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  1. Pack everything you would normally take on a...

    Pack everything you would normally take on a backpacking trip. And then pack everything you would normally take on a long bike ride. And go! :biggrin:

    Hard to say what you'd think of or not. ...
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    Someone recommended to me Costco's house brand...

    Someone recommended to me Costco's house brand shorts - the Gerry. Yeah, the name.... But they are $12 a pair, simple, light weight, comfy, plenty of pockets, and did I mention $12. Might be...
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    Makes sense. I'm sure a lot of other cards do...

    Makes sense. I'm sure a lot of other cards do that as well. Probably something I should look into one of these days, since I always decline the CDW and anything else.
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    Paging "Eric Lindros, your mom is here to pick...

    Paging "Eric Lindros, your mom is here to pick you up"
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    Words do evolve. The word faggot, for example,...

    Words do evolve. The word faggot, for example, now refers to Harley Davidson motorcycle riders not gay dudes. :fm:


    Alarm in my bedroom went off half hour after I went to bed one night. No...
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    Why the need to rent with AMEX?

    Why the need to rent with AMEX?
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    Always give a fake number.

    Always give a fake number.
  8. Thread: what amuses you?

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    I bet he has a couple cousins from Quebec who...

    I bet he has a couple cousins from Quebec who rescued a baby bison in #YoloStone last year.
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    I might have to try that on a few streets here.

    I might have to try that on a few streets here.
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    Agreed on CL. You might luck out and find some...

    Agreed on CL. You might luck out and find some good deals, even free. I spent 3 months trying to unload cubicles and desks from our office on CL, for FREE. Finally had someone take 1/3 of the...
  11. I prefer my old-style geo Mojo SL to the new...

    I prefer my old-style geo Mojo SL to the new style Mojo3 for tight switchbacks. Mojo3 has a worse turning radius, and the front wheel wants to flop over more. It also doesn't climb as well as the...
  12. Thread: M985 brake leak

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    Same here. Wipe it clean and keep an eye on it...

    Same here. Wipe it clean and keep an eye on it for now.
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    ^^^ Time to get studded tires :wink: What's...

    ^^^ Time to get studded tires :wink:


    What's worse though - someone parking like that, or someone parking so far back that their tiny car sticks out into the lot further than the largest...
  14. Thread: what amuses you?

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    Since we're on bike stories....here's another...

    Since we're on bike stories....here's another tale of annoyance leading to amusement.

    Years back I went to a trailwork day in North Van. It is considered bad ju-ju to ride a trail during a...
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    Look at the dust kicked up right at the end :eek:

    Look at the dust kicked up right at the end :eek:
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    Try these out. They don't last super long but...

    Try these out. They don't last super long but they have been comfortable and are cheap at $3-5/pair after goofy discount codes. The bottom of the heel usually goes thread-bare for me before anything...
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    Haha. I was sure that annoyance has been covered...

    Haha. I was sure that annoyance has been covered many times. This one was just too blatant. We really should have a dedicated costco thread.


    I hear you. But this costco gas has very short...
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    Costco first timer? Or just can't read? Every...

    Costco first timer? Or just can't read? Every costco around here has multiple signs saying "Long hose - fill from either side"
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    Ha. I usually go early morning before the store...

    Ha. I usually go early morning before the store opens so the gas station is deserted. Easy.... Needed gas mid afternoon on Sunday and there was a costco in big box store land hell right there,...
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    Take a look at Knolly. Should be lots of used...

    Take a look at Knolly. Should be lots of used deliriums out there. Solid bike though geo isn't the longest/lowest/slackest unless you go for new which won't be as cheap.
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    There are stupid people everywhere but Costco in...

    There are stupid people everywhere but Costco in particular brings them out of the woodwork

    Two spots open up on the left side. The lady next in line pulls ahead. Rather than take the middle...
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    And would do much better to lose 10-15 pounds...

    And would do much better to lose 10-15 pounds themselves


    Oh, and don't forget the overlanders for your list. The people who make every imaginable upgrade to their rig and can tell you the brand...
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    Headed out to Laguna mountains this weekend for a...

    Headed out to Laguna mountains this weekend for a couple rides, Sat evening and early Sunday morning. Great way to beat the heat

    After a lap around the laguna I climbed up to one of the more...
  24. Thread: Sedona

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    Good food for sure. I get a 2 for 1 beer coupon...

    Good food for sure. I get a 2 for 1 beer coupon every year with my Arizona Trail Assn membership but had never been through there with time to stop. Finally did in April when I rode the AZT.
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  25. Thread: Wildlife

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    A few critters from this weekend's bike ride ...

    A few critters from this weekend's bike ride


    Biggest scorpion I've seen yet

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/01-SanDiego/Lagunas/MtLaguna8-4-19/IMG_3417.jpg


    Got buzzed by this guy on...
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    Apparently not all PO's accept general delivery,...

    Apparently not all PO's accept general delivery, as I was told by one PO when I tried to mail something to a friend via general delivery. So check first if that's your plan. Won't be worth it if...
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    I was waiting for the bison to break down the...

    I was waiting for the bison to break down the fencing and throw the guy. Disappointed...
  28. Thread: Sedona

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    Just follow the hoardes of other hikers :wink: ...

    Just follow the hoardes of other hikers :wink:

    Hikes already mentioned are good. A couple others are Mescal trail off Dry Canyon road - hike out along a long slickrock ledge. Or hike up to...
  29. Thread: Iceland in Sept?

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    Yeah a full day in Reykjavik is probably enough,...

    Yeah a full day in Reykjavik is probably enough, or maybe one at each end with kids so you don't have to rush. Hopefully in Sept crowds have thinned out a bit at popular sights and the weather...
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    I remember seeing story where people were lined...

    I remember seeing story where people were lined up outside a store to buy the new iphone, and some woman shows up thinking she's going to buy a spot at the front of the line and then buy the store...
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    Living nearby I rode WBP a lot in early 2000s. ...

    Living nearby I rode WBP a lot in early 2000s. Every so often you'd break a rear D or chain or have a front or rear brake go out. If it was close to the end of the day or if you couldn't fix it...
  32. In North Van you could ride out the fire road in...

    In North Van you could ride out the fire road in LSCR and back on the Fisherman's trail along the Seymour River. Nice mellow scenic ride, but maybe too mellow? ...
  33. Thread: what amuses you?

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    Having a hard time imagining how that is...

    Having a hard time imagining how that is possible, except to assume that they were together and having a foot fetish, each had his skates on. :eek:
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    Agreed. Not as many riders looking for size...

    Agreed. Not as many riders looking for size small so it can come down to just waiting for the right buyer to come along. That said having an attractive price helps. Personally I'd let it go for a...
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    Check again... 9 teams these days and none with...

    Check again... 9 teams these days and none with the same name

    I always liked CFL football. Faster pace game than NFL with more passing due to only 3 downs. Best part is the lack of never-ending...
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    Ha, was going to rant about this but forgot. ...

    Ha, was going to rant about this but forgot. Pulled off the trail last weekend to let two approaching riders pass and rather than ride on the trail they blazed past through the grass on the other...
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    Fake presidential seal projected behind trump...

    Fake presidential seal projected behind trump during his speech had Russian-style two-headed eagle clasping golf clubs and cash. Appropriate.
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    Dunno if I'd call it the minority, but a lot of...

    Dunno if I'd call it the minority, but a lot of people definitely have varying opinions on what they call camping. We have some areas in Socal where tons of people go camping... pretty much...
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    So then why are the XD cassettes all so fucking...

    So then why are the XD cassettes all so fucking expensive? You would think someone would make one on the less expensive side - you know, competition. But cheapest msrp I could find was GX at...
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    This is all you needed to say. Screaming kids,...

    This is all you needed to say. Screaming kids, barking dogs, loud talkers, loud drunks, watching tv, generators, warming up the diesel at 6am, leaving trash all over. I camp often and try to avoid...
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    A cruise around the Mt Laguna yesterday morning...

    A cruise around the Mt Laguna yesterday morning with side trip to check out Monument Peak. Did not disappoint!

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/POD/POD2/IMG_2649.jpg
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  42. Thread: what amuses you?

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    Two things seen for the first time ever today at...

    Two things seen for the first time ever today at a cafe I stopped at for lunch.

    First, the credit card receipt had three tip lines, one for "kitchen" one for "server" and one for...
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    Annoying neighbors and their fucking little yappy...

    Annoying neighbors and their fucking little yappy dog.

    "Bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark"
    neighbor yelling: ELLA, SHUT UP!

    *5 seconds later...*
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    Assuming you are referring to Lael, she scratched...

    Assuming you are referring to Lael, she scratched once she realized she was too far beyond her best time pace to catch up, and decided she'd rather scratch and be able to interact with her GF/film...
  45. Thread: WTB 150mm fork

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    20mm and non-boost. So....26" wheel size? ...

    20mm and non-boost. So....26" wheel size? :biggrin:
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    Judges getting in on it: ...

    Judges getting in on it:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/florida-judge-allegedly-choked-clerk-over-late-paperwork/ar-AAEzysm?ocid=spartandhp
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    Looks GMG-ish

    Looks GMG-ish
  48. Thread: Some Good News

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    406 and I paid $150 each way last fall. Delta...

    406 and I paid $150 each way last fall. Delta had cheap $150 return flight and the total cost was comparable to other carriers who had lower bike fees but Delta was direct to SLC. Still pissed me...
  49. Thread: Some Good News

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    I'll be interested to see what they do with...

    I'll be interested to see what they do with oversize/overweight fees. If they waive their flat $150 bike fee but then apply 62" limit on a bike case with a huge oversize fee then this announcement...
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    Years ago I went to a moto shop and bought a few...

    Years ago I went to a moto shop and bought a few sheets of protective film. It's pretty thick like what was mentioned for putting on a downtube. Seem to recall paying about $20 for maybe 5 12" by...
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