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    Like I said I think they do have different...

    Like I said I think they do have different compounds. The OE ones on my bike aren't cutting it and all I've had so far this year is soft, loamy goodness. Hero dirt! Or all out mud :( and they haven't...
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    I have a couple of other tires that come from the...

    I have a couple of other tires that come from the same factory and they don't have the same problem so yes, I assume they have different compounds and it's just this model that's too mushy for me....
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    I have a pair of WTB Trail Boss on the new bike I...

    I have a pair of WTB Trail Boss on the new bike I got this year and HATE them. Actually the tread pattern isn't so terrible but the mushy wiggly knobs, particularly the side knobs, suck.
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    Woohoo! Another 1.6" of rain today (so far) and...

    Woohoo! Another 1.6" of rain today (so far) and it's still raining steadily. I think the next sunny day is supposed to be Saturday :( If Sunday at Citi Field for the Dead is nice I'll be sort of...
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    Find a used one for sale maybe. Is this the...

    Find a used one for sale maybe.

    Is this the right place to throw in a snarky comment about buying bikes online vs a good local bike shop?
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    A triple bypass is no joke. Riding 2 1/2 months...

    A triple bypass is no joke. Riding 2 1/2 months after is pretty damned solid recovery time! Good for him. I probably would have gotten started riding again sooner if a sloppy doc in the hospital...
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    Stupid is a thing around here. You'll get along...

    Stupid is a thing around here. You'll get along fine! :)

    Yeah I've got it pretty much figured out now but the lag still gets me a few times a ride. I mostly keep it in the low setting but as my...
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    Damn I forgot all about this. Dumbass...:redface:

    Damn I forgot all about this. Dumbass...:redface:
  9. I have the tape of the whole show kicking around...

    I have the tape of the whole show kicking around somewhere but my last tape deck died a while back :( I was at what was going to be his last show hanging out on the field with a couple thousand...
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    Boy that looks and sounds like it was a great...

    Boy that looks and sounds like it was a great show. I've listened to about half now and it really hits the mark, fkn Terrapin opener... :eek:

    Citi Field on Sunday fer me :)

    And yeah, stadium...
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    Dude I'm hittin' your house for dinner next time...

    Dude I'm hittin' your house for dinner next time I'm in the neighborhood.



    The stem bags and the handlebar bag are sufficient for what you're looking for, some of the bigger ones like the top...
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    You really snapped a pic at 155mph? Dude...

    You really snapped a pic at 155mph? Dude...
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    I am a bit concerned about having to drive with...

    I am a bit concerned about having to drive with it on the hitch rack in a heavy rain. It seems like that can't be good for it with all of the electronics. Creek crossings and general riding don't...
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    ;) Yup wet all day here too. I've said it a...

    ;)

    Yup wet all day here too. I've said it a few times now but it seems like the soil has taken all it's going to and everything new just wets the surface again and the rest runs off while things...
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    They do great work, a little pricey but they do...

    They do great work, a little pricey but they do it right. There are a few others now that are supposed to be good too, Ruckus Composites https://ruckuscomp.com has a great reputation.
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    If this works with your phone...

    If this works with your phone https://www.amazon.com/Rokform-Rugged-Miltary-Magnetic-Protective/dp/B075DJ7H27 They have others that aren't as tough but ought to be more than sufficient. Paired with...
  17. We're pretty much the same size, how do you ride...

    We're pretty much the same size, how do you ride with bars that wide? I can't do it, tried but it just wasn't going to work. It hurt my hands, wrists and the base of my neck. Shit core strength...
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    A couple of hours after serious rain and we were...

    A couple of hours after serious rain and we were back to hero dirt. It almost got dusty for a minute there, thank goodness for a well timed shot of rain ;) Yeah, like I said Fucking Hero Dirt!
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    :( :(

    :( :(
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    I've had good experiences with the Terrene Chunk...

    I've had good experiences with the Terrene Chunk in the terminal wet that has been the thing here in the NE for the last few years.
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    You obviously weren't paying attention to Rog all...

    You obviously weren't paying attention to Rog all those years. He tried to tell us a couple of times a year how good it is.



    I use a home brewed cocktail of tea tree, cedarwood, lavender and...
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    ^^Yeah that's my thing too, damned place is just...

    ^^Yeah that's my thing too, damned place is just so far away...
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    I'm finding that the 4 piston Guide brakes aren't...

    I'm finding that the 4 piston Guide brakes aren't nearly powerful enough. I'm going to try a few different compound pads and see if that helps but I don't think so. The brick needs more bite to haul...
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    Bikes!!! heheh Rode 6 out of the last 9 days,...

    Bikes!!! heheh

    Rode 6 out of the last 9 days, feels great! Hero dirt turned to dust and hardpan today :(
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    I just saw Bob Seger on his way through NY on his...

    I just saw Bob Seger on his way through NY on his 'farewell' tour. The venue sucked hard but the show was pretty good when the sound wasn't completely terrible. I think he was enjoying himself but he...
  26. Oh hell yes! I want to go to some Harry...

    Oh hell yes!

    I want to go to some Harry Chapin shows. Some Velvet Underground or Lou and JJ Cale at the Brooklyn Academy of Music would be nice. Some Fillmore East stuff wouldn't be bad, 4/28/71...
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    Just got my tix for Citi Field! I'm finally going...

    Just got my tix for Citi Field! I'm finally going to get a chance to take my kids to see a show, I'm stoked for them. Section 508, all the way up top :redface:

    Re: Tempo - Bobby needs it slow,...
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    Hahaha. Do I get off easier if I pay in Canadian...

    Hahaha. Do I get off easier if I pay in Canadian funny money? :)
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    I just can't win, all of my pics post sideways....

    I just can't win, all of my pics post sideways. I'm fucked up :(

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  30. That must have been a blast. You couldn't really...

    That must have been a blast. You couldn't really ask for a better car for that road and with clean smooth pavement... Mmm mmmmm yummy
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    If you're near Plattsburgh and need to ride check...

    If you're near Plattsburgh and need to ride check out the Ausable Chasm trails. Super twisty and turny but with next to no vertical gain or loss anywhere, 15-20 feet maybe. Mixed in with the velvety...
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    ^^ Haha Proper means you get to the end...

    ^^ Haha



    Proper means you get to the end mostly in one piece. #3"tiresFTW
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    :frown: Hero Dirt, just fkn perfect. Two...

    :frown:


    Hero Dirt, just fkn perfect. Two good days in a row.
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    Having so much fun on this thing. It's just silly...

    Having so much fun on this thing. It's just silly :) Sorry no pics, having too much fun.
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    They make a model for deeply swept handlebars.

    They make a model for deeply swept handlebars.
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    We go to the one in Danbury pretty often. Good...

    We go to the one in Danbury pretty often. Good pizza for sure but I still prefer NYC style better.
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    I read an interview that Bobby did recently and...

    I read an interview that Bobby did recently and he was talking about how he heard that people were complaining about the slower tempo of the music now. Basically he said that he needs it slower to be...
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    I've been riding Ergon grips for years. On some...

    I've been riding Ergon grips for years. On some bikes I like the comfort GP1's and others the race grip because it's firmer and gives better feel. I have the ones with the integrated bar ends on the...
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    Mutha fuggin HERO DIRT yesterday :) Damn it was...

    Mutha fuggin HERO DIRT yesterday :) Damn it was good. 284473284474 Big black snake right as the trail crests a little rise and all of a sudden this thing is staring you right in the face. It was a...
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    Yep 26 of 31 days this month had at least a trace...

    Yep 26 of 31 days this month had at least a trace of rain., 48 of the last 61.
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    I like that second shot. I can totally feel it.

    I like that second shot. I can totally feel it.
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    If y'all would like to get a Wren fork instead of...

    If y'all would like to get a Wren fork instead of the Mastodon let me know and I'll get you a discount on that too.
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    I yell at little kids just because ;) Sometimes I...

    I yell at little kids just because ;) Sometimes I give terminal kids a hard time too but that's a different story.

    Victim? Are you ok or did I miss something?
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    I have a couple of rides on two different Tranz X...

    I have a couple of rides on two different Tranz X droppers and they're not bad. If I was on a budget I'd consider them.
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    I'm tired of all of this...

    I'm tired of all of this skidding/slashing/rooster tail throwing shit. Who actually rides like that? Well, maybe kidwoo ;) but in the real world I don't know people that are that destructive. That...
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    Ha! I dunno 'bout dat :redface: Alive and back to...

    Ha! I dunno 'bout dat :redface: Alive and back to getting out and getting after it but I still need to drop another 15-20 to get back to my old fightin' weight :)



    Isn't it sad how there isn't...
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    My cardiologist isn't quite sure why those things...

    My cardiologist isn't quite sure why those things were happening but since I've gone on Atorvastatin (soon to go on a stronger type that I don't remember the name of) and Brilinta (anticoagulant) and...
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    I'm so glad you like them, I'll tell Patrick....

    I'm so glad you like them, I'll tell Patrick. He's a great guy and is doing some really great work down there in Austin. There will be aluminum gravel/xc rims and wheels intro'd soon and the new...
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    Yeah as long as we don't go in with a bike there...

    Yeah as long as we don't go in with a bike there wouldn't be any association with mtb'ers. Looks like it's going to be a series of night time/Sunday/rainy day stealth missions. Thing is we have some...
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    ^^ And they're quieter which is a big bonus. I...

    ^^ And they're quieter which is a big bonus. I have a super nice Japanese pruning saw but it looks like I'm going to have to get a bigger one.

    I got the heads up today that the ranger that handles...
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