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    I'm home again!!!!

    Early this afternoon I was strapped into an aambulette for a ride back home, It felt so good to be back. I'm sure that anyone who has experienced an extended stay in the hospital can relate.

    I...
  2. Kira and Gary can show you around Scotch Valley....

    Kira and Gary can show you around Scotch Valley.

    Edit for SV TR
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    Thanks everyone. I'm still in the hospital,...

    Thanks everyone. I'm still in the hospital, trying to get the pain under control in a controlled setting before I head home. I should be out on afriday. Just a few minor tweaks, but I'd rather get it...
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    Maybe you should take Trev along with you on your...

    Maybe you should take Trev along with you on your next epic ride to Bear Mtn, and show him somenew tricks:biggrin:
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    11 Days in the hospital and counting...

    Well, I have now been stuck in the damn hospital since the 16th, and still have no clue when I'm getting the hell out. It's so mentally taxing to be going through all of this. Earlier this week I had...
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    second dibs

    second dibs
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    Public Enemy- "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To...

    Public Enemy- "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back"
    Beastie Boys- "Check Your Head" I know "Paul's Boutiuque" is the conneseiuer's pick, but CYH really defines the overall Beaste Boys...
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    Free Bros? Well if that's not an incentive to get...

    Free Bros? Well if that's not an incentive to get better, I don't know what is!?!?

    I had my first round of radiation this afternoon, and begin a new chemo regiment in about a half- hour. This is...
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    Checking in from the hospital.

    Well, guys, the last few weeks could best be described as a completley emotional fucking train wreck for me. It all began a few weeks ago when I checked into Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY on an...
  10. Just curious, how many of you who still doubt...

    Just curious, how many of you who still doubt that global warming is at least being significantly accelerated by human technology have any serious education in science. While I will be the first to...
  11. Insomniac needs reccomenations to help get some sleep

    As a lifelong insomniac, I find it hard to fall asleep without listening to music or watching TV or doing something else to keep my mind from racing. Unfortunately, mot of my music purchases consist...
  12. This is not what I have experienced. I skied...

    This is not what I have experienced. I skied Dromond's Powspatpluses on the St. Paddy's day storm in VT, and they absolutely slayed it later in the day when the snow got all tracked, chopped, and...
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    Personally, I would like to find some...

    Personally, I would like to find some paint-by-numbers boots.

    But in all seriousness, there is no industry standard for boot flex, unlike say the DIN standard for binding release values.
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    Inner and middle rings? That's pretty wierd. I'd...

    Inner and middle rings? That's pretty wierd. I'd at least try to see if I could get a warranty, or at least replacement rings at cost. Worth a try, at least.
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    While I'm not surprised Discovery isn't renewing...

    While I'm not surprised Discovery isn't renewing their sponsorship. Without Lance, cycling is not a good investment from a marketing perspective from an American company, unless they are trying to...
  16. Poll: The stock footbeds in most higher end boots are...

    The stock footbeds in most higher end boots are not that high quality. The manufacturers assume most avanced-expert skiers will be getting custom footbeds anyway, so they don't bother putting a lot...
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    WTB:" Rasta" bar tape

    Here's the deal- I have a red/black frame. I bought a pair of Sierra Nevada Team issue Crank Bros. Quattros pedals. The pedals are green and yellow. They kind of look ugly, but If I could put some...
  18. I don't envision myself using any other pedals...

    I don't envision myself using any other pedals for quite some time. I love my Candy's on the MTB and Quattro's on the roadie (dual sided entry is great). This just makes me want to continue using...
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    Put 'em on the Raleigh.

    Put 'em on the Raleigh.
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    Even pros stop for piss breaks during races....

    Even pros stop for piss breaks during races. Seriously, hon, you don't need to be pissing on the bike, especially during training rides. As far as getting the stink out, well, I have no suggestions....
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    If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black,...

    If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, Miss I Put Spokey-Dokes On My Race Bike ;)

    Update for you all: I've been feeling SOOOO much better these last few days. And it's not just because...
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    Damn straight. It's a difficult thing to be...

    Damn straight. It's a difficult thing to be sitting in an oncology ward where everyone is significantly older than you (or in the cases of some young adults, stuck in a pediatric ward full of...
  23. You would think that I would have a lot to say...

    You would think that I would have a lot to say right now, but to be honest, I don't. I know all of the fear, anxiety, pain, and stress you are going though. But I also know the positive changes this...
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    Well, I'm finally out of the hospital, and back...

    Well, I'm finally out of the hospital, and back at home. I'm still in some pain, but it is insignifigant compared to what I have been experiencing for the last several weeks. have been in constant...
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    Pre-ride fuel:
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/nilznissen/IMG_1150.jpg

    The group getting ready to ride. ince I am on the DL, I was the teams directeur sportif this weekend. L-R:bumpskier,...
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    Read "A Rough Ride" by Paul Kimmage. Domestiques...

    Read "A Rough Ride" by Paul Kimmage. Domestiques actually have more incentive to dope. These are the guys who aren't sure they will have a contract next year, so they need to impress the directeur...
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    Congrats, guys. You are all way more badsses than...

    Congrats, guys. You are all way more badsses than I'll ever be. I'm a pussy when t comes to running.

    Great job DG and kb

    BD4A- congrats on getting into IMUSA.
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    It is paved- by VT standards. See you guys...

    It is paved- by VT standards.

    See you guys tomorrow night.
  29. As if chemo wasn't making me nauseous enough...

    As if chemo wasn't making me nauseous enough already:eek:
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    Go to eBay and find a pair of Salomon 997 Equipes...

    Go to eBay and find a pair of Salomon 997 Equipes or S900's with a 14 DIN. Can probably be done for <$50.
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    But he's funnier than Dane Cook, who isn't...

    But he's funnier than Dane Cook, who isn't getting fat (although this may be a bad example, because being funnier than Dane Cook is not exactly a major accomplishment.
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    A few weeks ago I saw a dog get hit by a dump...

    A few weeks ago I saw a dog get hit by a dump truck. Fortunately, the guy about 3 cars behind was a vet, and took the dog to a nearby animal hospital. When he removed the collar to try and find an...
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    As far as shoe reccos, you know the drill. Try...

    As far as shoe reccos, you know the drill. Try and buy.

    As far as pedals go, switch to Crank Bros. I have the Quattros on my roadie and Candys on my MTB. I can use my Nike MTB shoes on the road...
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    Yes, I have made an singlespeed. Also, will there...

    Yes, I have made an singlespeed. Also, will there be power tools present? I have some old skis and could use some new lawn furniture...
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    A state run system would be terrible. Especially...

    A state run system would be terrible. Especially when it comes to highly advanced, specialized medical centers. I am fortunate to live in NY, which provides me with acess to some of the world's...
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    I have no idea if I'll be up to riding, but I'll...

    I have no idea if I'll be up to riding, but I'll show up with tools and a repair stand and do some wrenching.

    And Bluebird- I'll be down with going to Mt. Snow.
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    Hey. MeatPuppet- FUCK YOU. Come back when you are...

    Hey. MeatPuppet- FUCK YOU. Come back when you are told at the age of 28 you have cancer, are working two part time jobs in lieu of full time, and have no health insurance. And just for some...
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    Ever since the polish butcher in my hometown...

    Ever since the polish butcher in my hometown retired about 6 or 7 years ago, I have not had a great brat. He made some amazing sausages.
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    I won't be there. I barely got out of bed...

    I won't be there. I barely got out of bed yesterday, and am not very active today. Making the trip to the city is not in the cards for me.
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    Happy happy joy joy.

    Happy happy joy joy.
  41. Thread: Dammit

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    Kicking Cancer's Ass blog...

    Kicking Cancer's Ass blog
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    Is that BLOOD dripping fom your knee? I'm...

    Is that BLOOD dripping fom your knee? I'm bringing my Pressure Suit to Sprite's party. I'm scared to ride around you now ;)
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    agree X 100

    agree X 100
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    You're waiting for some Elans?...

    You're waiting for some Elans?
    http://www.snowrental.net/images/equipment/skis/elan/07/med/07_ski_elan-777.jpg
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    Great, the IRS just called me up. I'm getting...

    Great, the IRS just called me up. I'm getting audited for the year 2005. They said that since I was 30 and posted in the TGR forums, there was about $485K in income I did not report that year.
  46. Thread: Dammit

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    Just got back from NYC. I'm wiped out. Will post...

    Just got back from NYC. I'm wiped out. Will post more tomorrow.
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    Kind of like when I put on a parka in the middle...

    Kind of like when I put on a parka in the middle of winter I feel a lot warmer than I do when I'm naked?
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    This is what happenned to bumpskier the last time...

    This is what happenned to bumpskier the last time she was hanging out with Sprite...
    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/nilznissen/bumpscrapes.jpg

    And bumpskier, how many road signs should we...
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    Despite being below 14th St, that pretty much...

    Despite being below 14th St, that pretty much guaruntees a BD4A noshow.
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    Depending on how I feel, I'll try to make it out.

    Depending on how I feel, I'll try to make it out.
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