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    ^ Not only do I have few problems with regulating...

    ^ Not only do I have few problems with regulating things a bit better I look forward to it, especially if it will reduce the proliferation of unnecessary garbage out there like excessively powered...
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    Not gonna be so dry after today and tomorrow...

    Not gonna be so dry after today and tomorrow evenings storms.
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    So mine has a walk mode in the controller but it...

    So mine has a walk mode in the controller but it doesn't do anything. Every now and then it's needed and would be awfully nice to have. How do I enable it?
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    I use it similarly and also notice that I run a...

    I use it similarly and also notice that I run a consistently higher heart rate than I did before. I used to spike and dip more regularly whereas now it's steady and higher for longer periods of time....
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    Not totally sure but I water them twice a day a...

    Not totally sure but I water them twice a day a lot of days. They're in containers so the lower layer of soil stays moist all the time.

    I pulled the potatoes today because a few were starting to...
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    Dude he crushed it again last night. That was the...

    Dude he crushed it again last night. That was the best show I've seen him play since 1986, about 15 shows since then but none in the last 15 years. He played a bunch of covers of bands that were at...
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    Dude it turned the bike into an animal :) Once I...

    Dude it turned the bike into an animal :) Once I get the setup dialed in a little better it will be just silly good fun. The extra 75mm or so axle to crown slacked out the front end nicely and the...
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    Landed some free tix to Santana and The Doobie...

    Landed some free tix to Santana and The Doobie Bro's tonight. It's been 20 years since I've seen Carlos and never saw the Doobies. Should be fun, too bad it's at a shitty venue (PNC Arts Center in...
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    I thought the Alton trails were fun, mix 'em up...

    I thought the Alton trails were fun, mix 'em up with dirt roads and doubletracks that are all over the area and you can get a nice long ride in. There ought to be more with all of the old pathways...
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    From these guys but the wheel I'm using was just...

    From these guys but the wheel I'm using was just discontinued as the inventory ran out. https://www.dirtcomponents.com/ There is still an even tougher rim, the 36mm Rough Country that is Enduro rated...
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    https://wrensports.com/product/inverted-mtb-suspen...

    https://wrensports.com/product/inverted-mtb-suspension-fork/

    So much adjustability and so beefy. The front end of the bike has been transformed.
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    So I did a few things to my bike over the last...

    So I did a few things to my bike over the last few weeks and wheels and tires was one. 46mm (inner) Dirt Components Porc'r wheels with 3.0 meats. The other was a burly ass 150mm Wren fork up front....
  14. I didn't hear about that or I might have tried...

    I didn't hear about that or I might have tried especially if Brian Setzer was with them. I didn't appreciate them at the time but grew to later.

    I saw a post from Tom that Rob Baracco (sp?) will...
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    Elm Ridge is fantastic! Down the hill about 30...

    Elm Ridge is fantastic! Down the hill about 30 minutes from there in Roundtop is another kickass trail network.
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    The leaves on my cucumbers and melons have almost...

    The leaves on my cucumbers and melons have almost completely dried out and are mostly dead now. The cukes and melons are still growing but I feel like they're also not maturing right. What do I need...
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    No the muppets are 50.

    No the muppets are 50.
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    I must have seen a better show then, it was a...

    I must have seen a better show then, it was a good 2 hours maybe a bit more. Yup great stories and damn if he isn't a helluva player. That was one of the better shows I've seen in a while.

    So...
  19. Yeah I'm hoping to be there. You should make the...

    Yeah I'm hoping to be there. You should make the effort too. I don't know the early history of the band, I wasn't around for that (too young) but do remember the name floating around.
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    Isn't that just fucking awesome :( A few...

    Isn't that just fucking awesome :(

    A few years ago a woman ran a stop sign at about 50mph and drove into the front of my car which was doing about 25mph. Her CRV literally bounced off and rolled...
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    Heheh sounds like things we did in Steamboat in...

    Heheh sounds like things we did in Steamboat in the late 80's. Full moon longboarding down Rabbit Ears Pass with full body armor and a motorcycle helmet was pretty dumb... I really wanted a MB1 back...
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    Yeah double track and fire road climbs can...

    Yeah double track and fire road climbs can frequently be done in eco mode if you can maintain a decent cadence but again if it's rough it may not feel right as you're torque input varies. It does...
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    It's not about more assist it's strictly a feel...

    It's not about more assist it's strictly a feel thing. In eco it still feels like you're lugging a brick up the hill until you're at a pretty high cadence whereas in trail it helps down to super low...
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    Nice looking bike. I actually think the assist is...

    Nice looking bike. I actually think the assist is more natural feeling in trail mode rather than eco. I need to make the time to get mine out for a long ride and find it's limits.



    Haha
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    I want 92-93 Garcia Band shows again. Those were...

    I want 92-93 Garcia Band shows again. Those were some of the most fun shows I've seen and I've seen a lot of shows.
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    I kept hitting on bits as the festival was going...

    I kept hitting on bits as the festival was going on and caught some fantastic sets. I need to go back a rewatch some of it.
  27. ^Yup when the $$ are available that's my plan, a...

    ^Yup when the $$ are available that's my plan, a 60 with a 5 speed and EFI. It might be a while though :redface:
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    Gas station stupidity is rampant and a constant...

    Gas station stupidity is rampant and a constant source of frustration. A lot of gas stations around here are one way but apparently that doesn't apply to everybody. No I won't pull up to whatever...
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    Key West. Actually I'd prefer some of the less...

    Key West. Actually I'd prefer some of the less chaotic islands but it's pretty easy to fly into then head out. There's also an airport on Marathon.
  30. It really is. A couple hundred people with great...

    It really is. A couple hundred people with great sound and you can go in and out so you can burn one (or more �� ). They get some killer shows there, we have a few more lined up before the end of the...
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    Oh man some of what's in the pipe for the near...

    Oh man some of what's in the pipe for the near future is pretty hot. Yeah this is a teaser and has to stay that way for a little while but if you're going to be wanting a long travel, long range, all...
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    I generally prefer SRAM drivetrains but both NX...

    I generally prefer SRAM drivetrains but both NX and GX feel balky and klunky to me compared to XO and up. I'm riding the NX Eagle and can't stand that I can only downshift one gear at a time.
  33. Yep they crush it acoustic too :) Opened with Big...

    Yep they crush it acoustic too :) Opened with Big Boy Pete and it got better from there.
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    One of the things that bugs me about the Steps...

    One of the things that bugs me about the Steps motor is how low it hangs and how far in front of the bb it is. I've been smacking the shit out of that poor thing on rocks, trees, you name it and it...
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    I'm SO stoked! I just got the heads up that I got 4 free tix for the acoustic DSO show tonight. Gonna take the family and do some dancin' 🥳
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    You shoulda had a change for a nickel sign in the...

    You shoulda had a change for a nickel sign in the yard
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    I can attest to this. I used to max in the...

    I can attest to this.



    I used to max in the high 180's, before my heart attack in December it was much lower but I wasn't tracking it because I was too stupid to read the signs... Now I ride...
  38. 30+ years ago in Steamboat it was GOOD money...

    30+ years ago in Steamboat it was GOOD money delivering with my own vehicles, even in the winter when I drove old Landcruisers that got shit mileage. I lived pretty high for a while there and never...
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    Sam Adams Boston Lager is the fallback when I...

    Sam Adams Boston Lager is the fallback when I can't decide what else I want. It's just so damned easy to drink...
  40. You could go new and handbuilt if ~$1200 is in...

    You could go new and handbuilt if ~$1200 is in the budget.
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    This looks like a good one. Good tunes and good...

    This looks like a good one. Good tunes and good beer on my birthday sounds like a must hit. https://www.dirtfarmerfestival.com/
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    Doesn't change fast enough for me. Going from...

    Doesn't change fast enough for me. Going from bright sun to deep shade can be sketchy while the lens is lightening. Most of the changing lenses are like that. I gave up and either ride rose or clear...
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    That drivetrain driven door opener is pretty cool...

    That drivetrain driven door opener is pretty cool too. Turn the cranks and pedal it up or down.
  44. It's always the mild stuff where things go the...

    It's always the mild stuff where things go the most wrong, at least in my experience. Lat summer I blew my hand up when I missed a landing on a green trail at Mt Snow and bounced off into a culvert....
  45. The DSO show coming up this week at the brewery...

    The DSO show coming up this week at the brewery in Branford CT ought to be kickass. The beer is good there!
  46. It's location dependent. Around here there are...

    It's location dependent. Around here there are plenty of crusty old hiker types, wannabe greenies and unfortunately lots of assholes. The further into the BC or off the beaten path places you are the...
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    I was just watching last nights TAB set at the...

    I was just watching last nights TAB set at the Peach Festival. Good stuff!
  48. Wow when was that? I spent a fair bit of time...

    Wow when was that? I spent a fair bit of time hangin' at Volunteers shows at The Right Track Inn and seeing Jeff at that dive bar in Massapequa by the mall on Wednesday nights. It was usually Jeff,...
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    I went to the place I did so much of the...

    I went to the place I did so much of the trailbuilding work, my favorite spot in the whole region, and it's hammered. Those tornadoes last year made a mess, we knew that, but as it got tough to get...
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    Perfect. Thanks. Later this afternoon I went...

    Perfect. Thanks.

    Later this afternoon I went out and a chipmunk was chowing down on what's left of the broccoli. Little bugger split but then turned around and berated me for a few seconds before...
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