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Old 04-05-23, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
I am so ready for the snow to be gone!

You chose to live in Dakota, no one here told you to do that.
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Rode the Madone 2.0. I really enjoyed it. The shifting is off but not enough to really have affect on the ride. Race maybe.

Need to slide the seat maybe 2 mm forward, and I recently bought a 120 mm stem with 17 drop, Im thinking I might need to go 110 or maybe even 100.

The 44 cm bars really didnít bother me all that much. would like to switch them out at some point in the future.

Only gripe, something felt loose at random times during the ride. I checked everything so I canít figure it out.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I just realized mine expired in March. Good thing I’m not going anywhere for a while.



Have you seen the newer beaver toothed BMWs? I’ve had several Bimmers over the years, but I may have to become an Audi guy (again).
In a word, heinous.

Have an A6 in the garage - one in a long line of Audis.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Do you know how to walk?

Then, you know how to snowshoe.

End of lesson.

You're welcome.
You are making an assumption that may be incorrect. It is VV you are dealing with.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Rode the Madone 2.0. I really enjoyed it. The shifting is off but not enough to really have affect on the ride. Race maybe.

Need to slide the seat maybe 2 mm forward, and I recently bought a 120 mm stem with 17 drop, Im thinking I might need to go 110 or maybe even 100.

The 44 cm bars really didnít bother me all that much. would like to switch them out at some point in the future.

Only gripe, something felt loose at random times during the ride. I checked everything so I canít figure it out.
Are you sure it is not 2.5 mm?
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Old 04-05-23, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Have you seen the newer beaver toothed BMWs? I’ve had several Bimmers over the years, but I may have to become an Audi guy (again).
I liked that look on the GT3 cars, but not so much on street cars. Although if you get one in black it's not as bad.

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Old 04-05-23, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Are you sure it is not 2.5 mm?

nope.
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Old 04-05-23, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I liked that look on the GT3 cars, but not so much on street cars. Although if you get one in black it's not as bad.

Of course, a black car is only ever clean once.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Do you know how to walk?

Then, you know how to snowshoe.

End of lesson.

You're welcome.
Wouldn't you enjoy the camaraderie of snowshoeing with Velo Vol ?
Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
My day begins at 3:10
What's at 3:10?
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Slow morning, in the infusion chair. But I did get to see the season pilot of MacGyver.
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Old 04-05-23, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Wouldn't you enjoy the camaraderie of snowshoeing with Velo Vol ?

What's at 3:10?
The train to Yuma?
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Iíve been to yuma, they can have yuma and the train.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You chose to live in Dakota, no one here told you to do that.
Agreed! People here twisted my arm by putting money in my hand. However, this is one of the coldest and longest winters since records have been kept, and when people complain about 40F temperatures it seems a little hard to swallow.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Agreed! People here twisted my arm by putting money in my hand. However, this is one of the coldest and longest winters since records have been kept, and when people complain about 40F temperatures it seems a little hard to swallow.
Sorry that came off like a jerk, wasnít being serious.

On the other hand I donít know how any of you guys live where you live. Extreme heat, extreme cost of living, too much snow, too much rain, cracked roads.

Velo, Dan333SP and I are the only ones that live in a perfect place.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I liked that look on the GT3 cars, but not so much on street cars. Although if you get one in black it's not as bad.

It's hideous. At least from front on. side view (as long as you can't see the grill) would be ok.
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Prolly some stupid tick tok trend, getting bit by a spider gets you high or something. Saw the other day tik rollers are putting burtís bees on their eye lids to get high. Nothing surprises me anymore.
The new smoking banana peels.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
They named a car after that one too

I had one...
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Sorry that came off like a jerk, wasnít being serious.

On the other hand I donít know how any of you guys live where you live. Extreme heat, extreme cost of living, too much snow, too much rain, cracked roads.

Velo, Dan333SP and I are the only ones that live in a perfect place.
Because this is where the thing I do for a living is done.
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I had one...
I worked with a guy for 10 years and he had one that looked just like the pic, same color, not a scratch on it. It was not his daily driver, he had several other cars in the time I knew him but he spent a butt-load of money on that Camaro. It was like an emotional outlet for him. When he would get really down he would dump money into the car. He bought a factory 383 high performance engine for it and was never happy with the power. One time he was upset about something with his parents so he bought all the stuff to convert the car to rear disc brakes. After that was done he just put the car away until the next crisis.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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I see no SEC football championships though.
Originally Posted by bampilot06
Velo, Dan333SP and I are the only ones that live in a perfect place.
Oh? How much real climbing you got this week?
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Agreed! People here twisted my arm by putting money in my hand. However, this is one of the coldest and longest winters since records have been kept, and when people complain about 40F temperatures it seems a little hard to swallow.
1) ATTN rjones28

2) 40F blows.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I see no SEC football championships though.

Oh? How much real climbing you got this week?

1) ATTN rjones28

2) 40F blows.

More than the brown squirel loop.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
In other news, still in laptop quarantine. Apparently an update just failed and then got into a locked state. Eventually level2 support called me (while I was in PT, of course) and fired off a request to uninstall FF. It failed, so I got back to still being locked down. Spent an hour on the phone with him just now getting it to even connect to him (he could see me but not connect) to manually remove it. The next step was going to be to go into a branch and plug in[size=13px].
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