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  1. I wish that back in HS or even college someone...

    I wish that back in HS or even college someone would have given me a chance to learn this stuff. I was great with bikes and skis but didn't really know anyone that worked on cars. I'd be out riding...
  2. Only part of it was dismissed. It was a huge...

    Only part of it was dismissed. It was a huge ticket, over $3k! I stopped at around 4:30am to piss on the side of the road, hadn't seen another car in my direction for over an hour so I figured I'd...
  3. I had my first Troop K court encounter at...

    I had my first Troop K court encounter at Austerlitz 36 years ago. Fucking cop wrote the wrong date on the ticket and when I got there then building was locked up tight. I raced down from school...
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    That tidbit about Nokian moving production here...

    That tidbit about Nokian moving production here is great news.
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    Pulled a few more cayenne and Hungarian peppers...

    Pulled a few more cayenne and Hungarian peppers today. What's left is either ripening really slowly or getting partway there then starting to rot. I've got these plants I think are Mexican Sunflower...
  6. Who remembers the Joe Walsh for President bumper...

    Who remembers the Joe Walsh for President bumper stickers in '76?

    Fkn Taconic got me again. It seems like every 2 or 3 years I get popped on that damned road. Zoned out... grrr
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    Yeah, my next British car is gonna be a B GT but...

    Yeah, my next British car is gonna be a B GT but only because I can't afford to do an Interceptor properly. I've been wanting one of those MGs since I was 6, it's time.
  8. ^^ Waze ;) That morning was ez, the one last...

    ^^ Waze ;)

    That morning was ez, the one last week was covered with them, 11 between 84 and Albany :eek:

    I wish I could but it does this automatically every time.

    It sounds too good not to...
  9. So bike parts and working on cars cross paths...

    So bike parts and working on cars cross paths again. The rotor retention bolts I need are a special order and at least 2 months out so a creative solution was necessary. You guys were right, the...
  10. The Taconic just isn't pretty enough and the...

    The Taconic just isn't pretty enough and the traffic sux389117
  11. Whoever took that shot managed to just miss...

    Whoever took that shot managed to just miss getting the nuke plant in the background. Y'all just don't get it when it comes to The Upstate do ya... This is absolutely part of it. Just turn left or...
  12. @Mcphee - ya know I was thinking about that when...

    @Mcphee - ya know I was thinking about that when the rotor had some room to jiggle when I put it back on but figured it would be pretty much locked in place once the wheel was bolted on. Guess I'll...
  13. Ha 389046

    Ha 389046
  14. Perfect. Thanx all.

    Perfect. Thanx all.
  15. I always write on the bill of sale "Vehicle is...

    I always write on the bill of sale "Vehicle is sold AS IS. There are no warranties implied or expressed." Here in NY they have to sign and date the bill of sale and I make sure they see that. I've...
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    ASAP. On second thought after looking at it...

    ASAP.

    On second thought after looking at it doesn't it hang pretty low below the bb? That could end up poorly...
  17. I went through the options and everything came...

    I went through the options and everything came out $100 higher, some were a lot more than that, this time and most of those were for uncoated rotors which rust away to dust in a year here. Ehh...
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    I have only good things to say about the Falken...

    I have only good things to say about the Falken Wildpeak AT3W Trail I had on my Rover last winter. W = winter, they have the snowflake symbol. The only negative is there's just a bit of slip going...
  19. No, otb is owned by NYC. Tomorrow I'll be...

    No, otb is owned by NYC.

    Tomorrow I'll be doing a 700+ mile road trip up to the 'daks, gotta hit Plattsburgh, Placid, Saranac and Old Forge. Gonna be a long mutha day but I ought to be able to...
  20. Apparently there are only a couple of factories...

    Apparently there are only a couple of factories in the world that produce brake rotors and they are all in China. Obviously there are varying quality levels etc. but the differences, supposedly,...
  21. I use a hitch extender when I have the cargo tray...

    I use a hitch extender when I have the cargo tray on so the gate opens and the dog can jump out, it's already too high for her to jump in so I have to lift her anyway. If you only have somewhat...
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    It's either that one or in Althea 'thinking a lot...

    It's either that one or in Althea 'thinking a lot about less and less'.
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    That is a cool store isn't it. Many times I go in...

    That is a cool store isn't it. Many times I go in there to sell them stuff I spend damn near what my commission on the sale would be. lol. Ken is a good guy who knows his backyard trails really well...
  24. It may also affect how the airbags work. I've...

    It may also affect how the airbags work. I've seen way too many front end collisions where the airbags don't go off because the bumper is too stiff or the tube bumper guards change the dynamics and...
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    At an Upstate car show?

    At an Upstate car show?
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    It just keeps coming 388378 I'll be pulling...

    It just keeps coming
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    I'll be pulling peppers again soon. There are easily a dozen Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers almost ready and just turning orange so another week or so until they go red. They...
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    Lol

    Lol
  28. That's good to know about ;) I'll be in...

    That's good to know about ;)



    I'll be in Utica again next week, am I stopping to get you a couple of cases? I should have room in the back for a dozen or so :)



    I dunno, the Lake Placid...
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    Gimme a few weeks, I'm supposed to have a 500W...

    Gimme a few weeks, I'm supposed to have a 500W hub drive hardtail fatty available. I know, hub drive blah blah... it wouldn't be my top choice but the price should be pretty good at a few hundred...
  30. Yeah don't put bikes in the front, bugs and road...

    Yeah don't put bikes in the front, bugs and road debris can make a mess. Cargo trays with fork mounts work well BUT forks aren't made to be stressed laterally as they bounce and wobble. I snapped the...
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    Ya just gotta be a better rider dude ;) I'm...

    Ya just gotta be a better rider dude ;)

    I'm about to sign on with a sort of affordable commuter/comfort hub drive e-bike company to rep them here in the northeast, they seem alright. Does anyone...
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    ^^ YES!

    ^^ YES!
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    You're in VT-Freeheels backyard. Hopefully he...

    You're in VT-Freeheels backyard. Hopefully he sees this and can hook you up.
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    Kennedy Park is a bunch of fun. Go into the...

    Kennedy Park is a bunch of fun. Go into the Arcadian Shop when you park before you head into the trails and ask Erik or Ken in the bike repair shop downstairs for some trail suggestions for best...
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    I LOL'd. Classic TGR story.

    I LOL'd. Classic TGR story.
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    So, toss a few bucks at RIVN at IPO or wait? With...

    So, toss a few bucks at RIVN at IPO or wait? With today's tech disaster happening this is probably not the best time to be asking this question...
  37. Things I see at today's handmade craft show and...

    Things I see at today's handmade craft show and Oktoberfest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds387709 There's a bunch of distilleries from around the state here and the one from Middleburgh NY has the...
  38. I totally don't think of Dutchess County that way...

    I totally don't think of Dutchess County that way but I rarely hit the Rt 9 corridor. When I think of DC my thoughts are of a pastoral place ruled by agriculture, lots of forest and many miles of...
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    I really dislike stop-start too. #oldmanrant

    I really dislike stop-start too. #oldmanrant
  40. I used 12 liters when I flushed the tranny fluid...

    I used 12 liters when I flushed the tranny fluid and changed the filter recently. The stuff ZF says It's supposed to use is about $20/LR but I used the equivalent from Liqui Moly at less than...
  41. Thread: Trucks.

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    I've tried to get a minivan a few times now and...

    I've tried to get a minivan a few times now and run into almost exactly the same answer. Shit pisses me off...
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    Oh yeah, this ^^!!!!! There are some electric...

    Oh yeah, this ^^!!!!! There are some electric high lift jacks on Amazon that should lift a side in a minute or so for under $200 and electric impacts are cheap (cordless not so much). If you know the...
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    After seeing your early review and a few others I...

    After seeing your early review and a few others I put these on our Forester. I won't be doing that again. They have been the most easily damaged tires I've ever owned. Performance is sufficient for a...
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    Ha! Classic TGR story. Phuk yeah. They had...

    Ha! Classic TGR story.



    Phuk yeah. They had a few that I'd be happy to own and this is definitely one of them (but the paint is a bit midwestern gaudy).
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    I'm taking 2023 orders now for one of the...

    I'm taking 2023 orders now for one of the companies I rep and another has cut the potential number of sku's to order for 2022 in half. Can you imagine paying over $30k for a container of bike racks...
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    I recently picked up a set of used wheels because...

    I recently picked up a set of used wheels because one of mine was bent enough to make the truck shake, for $250 they turned out to be the greatest deal ever. Why? Because they came with a nearly new...
  47. That's a 50 or so mile view, sorry it's not...

    That's a 50 or so mile view, sorry it's not better but at speed it's kinda tough, a second earlier or later and it would have been a wider view. A few hours later I was going in the other direction...
  48. I've done about 3k miles in Upstate NY over the...

    I've done about 3k miles in Upstate NY over the last 2 and a half weeks with another 1.5k since late August and I have to say that Upstate NY is a fucking beautiful place. Doing a lap of the place...
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    RIP Commander Cody

    The Lost Planet Airmen have lost their pilot :(
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    So I had a pruning party this morning, it took 2...

    So I had a pruning party this morning, it took 2 cups of coffee. This afternoon when I could see what was going on I went at it again. There's no more death and disease in my mass of tomato plants....
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