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Old 04-13-21, 03:28 PM
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the address is blocked in the link

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the address is blocked in the link

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Yeah, I noticed. Just replace the %2A or whatever with the place that shall not be named but is one of the largest sites on the entire internet.
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Old 04-13-21, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
There are currently like 6000 people watching some dude riding rollers on ******, as part of r/talentshow live shows. Like, he's just riding normal rollers. I don't think he's a pro or anything. His form is fine. I don't get it. Everyone is like "wow" and having their minds blown. The internet is weird.

edit: Apparently that is a place that shall not be named... for reasons I can't begin to fathom.

Here it is, if it isn't gone
If it's a "competing" website you can't link to it or even write the name. I tried to link a chat of car mechanics to someone here and no dice.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
If it's a "competing" website you can't link to it or even write the name. I tried to link a chat of car mechanics to someone here and no dice.
I think that ship has maybe sailed. I don't think your local bookstore is going to stop Amazon by not allowing their name to be spoken.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
I think that ship has maybe sailed. I don't think your local bookstore is going to stop Amazon by not allowing their name to be spoken.
Plus, I don't think you could really say some sites are competing with this one..
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I've been to other sites. Without @gsteinb I don't get the same abuse, so I don't stick around.
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I did a thing...




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I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the shop that sponsored my team. I don't live near there any more, and don't really need or want anything.

What do you suppose I could buy and flip pretty easily, even if it meant taking a little loss to just get out of the credit?

Anyone need anything?
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I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the shop that sponsored my team. I don't live near there any more, and don't really need or want anything.

What do you suppose I could buy and flip pretty easily, even if it meant taking a little loss to just get out of the credit?

Anyone need anything?
e-bike.

My father in law wants one. I might even buy it from you
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the shop that sponsored my team. I don't live near there any more, and don't really need or want anything.

What do you suppose I could buy and flip pretty easily, even if it meant taking a little loss to just get out of the credit?

Anyone need anything?
Let me know if I can help coordinate haha.

You'll probably take a hit flipping something. I wonder if you can find someone looking for stuff brand new that you use your credit and you could essentially offer them like a 5-10% discount of sorts.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Let me know if I can help coordinate haha.

You'll probably take a hit flipping something. I wonder if you can find someone looking for stuff brand new that you use your credit and you could essentially offer them like a 5-10% discount of sorts.
Yes, and yes. What do you want?

I'd totally use it eventually. But I like my bikes, and going to a shop 250 miles away isn't all that useful.
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Just reg'd for Rosena Ranch circuit race P/1/2. 60 miles with ~3,100' of rolling hills, no flat on the course really. I'm looking fwd to it, kinda scared but mostly excited to see how I can do.

Tour de Murrieta is coming up in June, and I think I may race the M35+ instead.
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Just reg'd for Rosena Ranch circuit race P/1/2. 60 miles with ~3,100' of rolling hills, no flat on the course really. I'm looking fwd to it, kinda scared but mostly excited to see how I can do.

Tour de Murrieta is coming up in June, and I think I may race the M35+ instead.
I'm on the fence about racing it; I can do 45+ 1-4, or 30+ 3/4. Both races are going to have heavy hitters, and as a 49 yo that can only climb, my chances are bleak. The irrational part of me feels like people will think I'm a coward if I don't race, but the rational part is pretty sure no one cares what I do. I wish they brought back 40+ 4/5 races, they were represented well, but everything is going to 30+ 3/4. Mostly because the 3's don't want to be fodder in p12's, but now the 40+ 4's are fodder.

I'm a podium away from Cat 3, but that may have to wait a year.
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Old 04-15-21, 10:20 AM
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Just reg'd for Rosena Ranch circuit race P/1/2. 60 miles with ~3,100' of rolling hills, no flat on the course really. I'm looking fwd to it, kinda scared but mostly excited to see how I can do.

Tour de Murrieta is coming up in June, and I think I may race the M35+ instead.
I got my ass kicked on this course the only time I did it... but it was a field of 7 riders in the pouring rain, and the fastest 3 riders were much stronger than I. I trust you'll have better luck
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Do not stick your finger into someones rear wheel.

Thankfully everyone stayed upright, the only damage was to my right ring finger.

Also thankfully I am Canadian. They referred me to a fancy hand plastic surgeon who will pin it next week and it won't cost me anything.
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Do not stick your finger into someones rear wheel.

Thankfully everyone stayed upright, the only damage was to my right ring finger.

Also thankfully I am Canadian. They referred me to a fancy hand plastic surgeon who will pin it next week and it won't cost me anything.
I think you're supposed to use a pump, and it's the front wheel.
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Ha there is still some disfigurement from the last time I broke this hand by riding bicycles over 7 years ago. The head of the 5th MC should not be angulated like that.
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I think you're supposed to use a pump, and it's the front wheel.
Ha!
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What's the cycling lingo word for a cyclist in pro races without a team? I've heard it before but forget it.

Got it, privateers.....haha.

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Ack, that looks painful Enthalpic !
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Ouch Enthalpic, that does look like it hurts. Hope you heal quickly.
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It doesn't hurt much most of the time. I didn't take any pain medicine at all until this morning and that was just some ibuprofen.

I plan on riding tomorrow.
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