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    Looking forward to the full trip report RideIt....

    Looking forward to the full trip report RideIt. Iíd be interested in replacing our 20 year old gasser if it works well. We have a narrow drive but have to throw the snow to the front of the house so...
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    In college the interior design program had space...

    In college the interior design program had space in the architecture school. We referred to them as Interior Desecrators.
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    Upwards of 30% of positive Covid cases show no...

    Upwards of 30% of positive Covid cases show no symptoms. Not what I would call an outlier.
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    We also use AnyList but on iPhones. Works great.

    We also use AnyList but on iPhones. Works great.
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    For us it was required by the local code official...

    For us it was required by the local code official when we added a second bathroom. Supposedly the cost of the pump running is much less than the cost of pumping, filtering, distributing, collecting,...
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    Ice, we added a recirc loop a couple of years ago...

    Ice, we added a recirc loop a couple of years ago with a Grundfos unit. First thing to check is that the sensor is placed properly. Our plumber had the sensor in a bad location, we also have a solar...
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    Counterpoint, schools here in Burlington were...

    Counterpoint, schools here in Burlington were open in person all year. Mrs Flounder teaches 2nd grade and for the first time in 25 years wasnít sick a single time. Not once was there a sickness that...
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    Canadians are too lazy to mow our lawns, clean...

    Canadians are too lazy to mow our lawns, clean our houses, work in meat packing plants, or hang out at Home Depot waiting for odd jobs. All of which pay less than minimum wage with no benefits.
  9. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Decent working conditions for all employees so...

    Decent working conditions for all employees so they donít have to wear diapers or shit in a bag. Healthcare, vacations, retirement accounts, educational opportunities, realistic production targets,...
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    People my age grew up playing hockey without...

    People my age grew up playing hockey without helmets. Too many pucks to the noggin?
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    Only 50%, youíre too kind.

    Only 50%, youíre too kind.
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    House was all that was left of the estate. Rest...

    House was all that was left of the estate. Rest of the cash went into permits, lawyers, and removal costs along with taxes and heating costs. Costs were way more than 10k, closer to 100k for just the...
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    As a point of reference the my wifeís...

    As a point of reference the my wifeís grandparents had one at their house when they passed away. Took two years to jump through all the hoops and regulations before the tank was removed, ground...
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    The issue for these risky behaviors and...

    The issue for these risky behaviors and smoking/obesity comparisons is that there isnít a two shot treatment that provides 90%+ reduction of risks for those activities. If there was a vaccine that...
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    As a Burlington resident Iím glad UVM finally got...

    As a Burlington resident Iím glad UVM finally got around to requiring the vaccine. Iím sure the fact that applications were up 40% helped with the decision. Plenty of depth if some students bail.
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    Every day Iím getting more convinced that OG is...

    Every day Iím getting more convinced that OG is right. It sucks for those with kids or immune issues but with one political party all in on convincing people to not get vaccinated itís going to...
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    You have some valid points on housing density and...

    You have some valid points on housing density and development. The problem with your argument is that these rules were not implemented by faceless government officials looking for a way to screw you...
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    Punk Music Is Good

    Finally got around to watching this. Not what I was expecting but pretty cool none the less. Never really knew about the cuckoos nest, seemed like my kind of place. One of the best parts was learning...
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    Excellent point, someoneís got to be the one....

    Excellent point, someoneís got to be the one. Same reason I still have a CD by Marky and the Unexplained Stains, one CD has to be the worst. If I got rid of it, which one would take the crown?
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    Went to the doctors today for a follow up visit....

    Went to the doctors today for a follow up visit. They took down all their signage requiring masks. Glass doors so I could see into the lobby and check in. Everyone inside was wearing a mask, visitors...
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    Yes, itís that long. Itís pretty flat but half...

    Yes, itís that long. Itís pretty flat but half will be on gravel. Add in cross winds or head winds and itís a good work out. Local Motion and most downtown bike shops rent e-bikes which could be a...
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    Who would write it? All the world experts are in...

    Who would write it? All the world experts are in this thread and we still donít have an agreed upon delineation for upstate. How are we going agree on a definition of an upstate dive bar? Sure...
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    Shelburne museum and Shelburne farms are very...

    Shelburne museum and Shelburne farms are very different. I think the museum is back up and running but the farm is still pretty much shut down. I think you can see the cheese making but the main...
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    Well there are indications the vaccine is helping...

    Well there are indications the vaccine is helping clear up long term Covid symptoms. Perhaps itíd cure your Covid caused tinnitus.
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    Unfortunately there are many of them and they are...

    Unfortunately there are many of them and they are not all trolls. What we are observing is a combination of the left hand side of the bell curve, a disregard for education (Iím going to be a pro...
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    If the ticket is true youíd think the rental car...

    If the ticket is true youíd think the rental car company would have charged your credit card. Exceedingly difficult to rent a car with out a card. On our honeymoon in NZ the guy told us heíd be...
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    Fuck. That sucks. Vibes to friends and family.

    Fuck. That sucks. Vibes to friends and family.
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    Nice set up. Bet those fortes sound even better...

    Nice set up. Bet those fortes sound even better than my old KG4ís which sound great. Iíve got live at Pompeii on blue ray which is an awesome ride when I drop it on. Nice to be able to get back to...
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    Started feeling a fluttering in my chest off and...

    Started feeling a fluttering in my chest off and on while biking last year. Got progressively worse and I can trigger it with hard climbs. No issue skiing which was good. Finally broke down in...
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    378603 Survived my ablation yesterday. Hope to...

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    Survived my ablation yesterday. Hope to be sprung soon. Be nice to be able to hammer climbs without triggering afib.
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    Good to know about Bike Yoke as thatís what I...

    Good to know about Bike Yoke as thatís what I have now instead of the KS. Never had a drooping issue with mine and I use the dropper more than anyone I ride with. Guess I lucked out.
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    I was born there. Lasted 9 days before I moved!

    I was born there. Lasted 9 days before I moved!
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    My only long term dropper post experience has...

    My only long term dropper post experience has been 7 years on a KS Lev. Once I swapped the crappy light weight wire that kept breaking with a regular shifter cable itís been trouble free. Zero...
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    Iím surprised they didnít split up the haul...

    Iím surprised they didnít split up the haul amongst themselves so they could each have grand ole time this weekend. Kinda like they did when they seized beer and weed from us when we were underage.
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    It was the Pivot demo fleet, at least I think so....

    It was the Pivot demo fleet, at least I think so. Signed up through the pivot website.

    Now you make me wonder if I misremembered which bike had sram. I remember having sram shifting issues while...
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    The revolution is real. Had to trim the article...

    The revolution is real. Had to trim the article to fit post limits but you get the idea.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2021/06/30/electric-lawn-care/
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    Iíll back you up on this issue. Itís always...

    Iíll back you up on this issue. Itís always bugged me that the Burlington weather station is located at the airport which is a few miles outside of Burlington in South Burlington. 90% of Burlington...
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    Off to the basement to grab the silicone spray....

    Off to the basement to grab the silicone spray. Iíve just been letting the creaking from the Volt saddle annoy me for years. Pretty sure the noise is coming from where the metal interfaces with the...
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    Got behind this guy the other day. Didnít get a...

    Got behind this guy the other day. Didnít get a look at him to see if heís pretty fly for a white guy. 378178
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    Thanks! Old habits die hard. Always been Shimano...

    Thanks! Old habits die hard. Always been Shimano for MTB and Campy for road. Also demoed the switchblade with SRAM and it shifted like crap on the low end where I spend a lot of time during climbs....
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    Fully torqued to finally get this. Delivered at...

    Fully torqued to finally get this. Delivered at 6:30 this morning from a shop in the disputed zone of where the upstates starts. Unfortunately itís hot, humid, and raining so itíll be at least a few...
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    Usually a tank somewhere. Iíve seen them that fit...

    Usually a tank somewhere. Iíve seen them that fit in the floor space when the back seats are removed or underneath where the spare was before it went on the back. At least for 4runners. Bonus points...
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    Thatís most of it. Did the reel mower for a few...

    Thatís most of it. Did the reel mower for a few years but it doesnít mulch as well. It tended to just cut and leave long pieces. Mulching mower has improved the lawn greatly.
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    We bought our ego a few years ago from Home...

    We bought our ego a few years ago from Home Depot. It was a demo model and they ďfoundĒ a battery for it but didnít know the provenance of it. It lasted 3 years and I had to replace it last year. The...
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    Ego mower for our tiny lot. Much better than the...

    Ego mower for our tiny lot. Much better than the old Neuton it replaced. I went dewalt for string trimmer and blower since they matched batteries I already have. Works great, blower is quiet and...
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    Probably not the best analogy in this case. The...

    Probably not the best analogy in this case. The US bans all sorts of vehicles from around the world because they donít meet our safety standards. Pretty much what Canada is doing to us now, we donít...
  47. Thread: Found Music

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    Wow, Storm Large on Americaís got talent. Thought...

    Wow, Storm Large on Americaís got talent. Thought she had a decent career between Pink Martini and her solo. Played the Flynn theater in BTV a couple of years ago and brought in a good crowd. Hope...
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    Bitcoin and GME

    Bitcoin and GME
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    I see what you did there! I laughed. How...

    I see what you did there! I laughed.

    How about Sacco and Venzetti? All I know is this upstate mosaic I walked past thousands of times implies innocent.
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    No idea on dose for dogs, Iím guessing it depends...

    No idea on dose for dogs, Iím guessing it depends on size. I was on it years ago for a while. 200 pounds and 500mg twice a day as I recall. It fried my brain, shits nasty. Felt great to be off it,...
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