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    Was fun seeing Mcdavid get run over a couple...

    Was fun seeing Mcdavid get run over a couple times. Kane being a hot head they'll be able to get under his skin. Agreed Lucic's line could be a difference maker in the series. Oilers have the...
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    About the only thing we didn't see was a goalie...

    About the only thing we didn't see was a goalie brawl. Maybe next game if Smith is back in net.

    Very fun game to watch. Mcjesus is so impressive to watch, making big plays out of nothing time...
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    Flames chase Smith from the net in less than 7...

    Flames chase Smith from the net in less than 7 minutes.

    In other news I missed the first 5 mins because ESPN insisted on showing lame Canes/Rangers post game interviews rather than switch to the...
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    MTB club spent the last 2 yrs on a complete...

    MTB club spent the last 2 yrs on a complete rebuild of a trail destroyed by fire and subsequent storms. 10 miles of awesome, exposed backcountry bliss. Hikers have now found it and use it to access...
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    Hell yeah Flames! Oettinger was incredible. ...

    Hell yeah Flames!

    Oettinger was incredible. Great to see the whole handshake lineup give him props for his play.

    Battle of Alberta should be awesome. Mike Smith isn't lights out like...
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    It's all about spending $3k more than necessary...

    It's all about spending $3k more than necessary on your setup while making using the truck as hard as possible.
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    Can't really argue with that assessment. They...

    Can't really argue with that assessment. They made good use of the terrain though and the stuff at Barnes has some good chunk and interesting features. Upper Ella goes through some very scenic...
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    My favorite day of all!!! 😁

    My favorite day of all!!! 😁
  9. Thread: Ask the Idiots

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    I can confirm a truck bumper is the perfect spot,...

    I can confirm a truck bumper is the perfect spot, then when you forget its there and drive away that "too many tools" problem gets solved one tool at a time. Have lost a Swiss army knife that way...
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    Did you get to ride Ella Mountain? I hear that's...

    Did you get to ride Ella Mountain? I hear that's now been connected all the way back to town. Last fall it only went about half way. Cool trail!
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    I've not had as much of an issue with Duracells. ...

    I've not had as much of an issue with Duracells. These kirkland batteries have been terrible.

    They could still be made by Duracell I guess, although the contacts on each end are a different...
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    This is a good one. QAnon personality tells...

    This is a good one. QAnon personality tells followers they no longer need to pay utility bills, property taxes or credit card bills. They follow....with predictable results.
    ...
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    I've stopped using the costco batteries as this...

    I've stopped using the costco batteries as this seems to happen with every set, but I'm still finding things that I missed swapping out for fresh duracells.

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    I paid for Hulu when playoffs started so I could...

    I paid for Hulu when playoffs started so I could actually watch the games. Tune in yesterday for Flames/Stars and the Caps/Panthers game was playing on that stream channel. They didn't switch over...
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    That sucks... heal up! My bars have been...

    That sucks... heal up!

    My bars have been rotating back on me. I like to angle the bar so the rise is in line with the fork and I keep noticing it is off a bit. Each time it happens I've...
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    Unrelated to prior two posts, I picked up a...

    Unrelated to prior two posts, I picked up a couple of these for the first time in years. Pretty smooth, don't see DFH here much anymore.

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    Wow post a couple pics and look at the trash that...

    Wow post a couple pics and look at the trash that shows up!


    See if you can find this spot, Lee!

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    So this raises a question... as a buyer you would...

    So this raises a question... as a buyer you would want to verify whether something like that was permitted. Wouldn't going to the city/county to do so bust the seller?
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    5th day Looking at a trailhead kiosk map the...

    5th day


    Looking at a trailhead kiosk map the day before reminded me of another trail I had been wanting to check out - Middle Sespe trail. It's the only trail along Sespe creek that is open to...
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    Awesome! I think Old Man Peter Morin is still...

    Awesome! I think Old Man Peter Morin is still doing his thing on the Shore too. He's got to be almost 80 now.
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    4th day Was still throwing a few plans around...

    4th day

    Was still throwing a few plans around in my head and opted to head over towards Ojai. There are some really fun trails over there that are not well known.



    Namesake of the Piedra...
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    3rd day. Rain. Woke up to rain and spent...

    3rd day. Rain.

    Woke up to rain and spent some time in the camper reading. Every time it seemed like it had cleared up I'd start to get moving and it would start raining again. Went on like...
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    My setup is a 100Ah lithium battery and two 100W...

    My setup is a 100Ah lithium battery and two 100W solar panels. This typically runs a dometic fridge, lights and charging USB devices. When out camping I've never seen my battery drop below 85% with...
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    Second day of riding was Cold Springs, one of the...

    Second day of riding was Cold Springs, one of the four main descents on the Santa Barbara front side.


    The trail was about 3 miles east of camp on Camino Cielo. Nice views to the north from...
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    My own tour of Los Padres continued for another...

    My own tour of Los Padres continued for another week. I camped up above SB on East Camino Cielo and did a couple rides from camp after taking a full day off to relax and recover.



    The view...
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    Race route and website in case google failed you!...

    Race route and website in case google failed you! : )

    https://tourdelospadres.weebly.com/

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38537648


    This was the third iteration of the route. First one...
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    Same here. Have never had an issue staying...

    Same here. Have never had an issue staying charged up. My only heavy usage is water heater for hot showers. My charge controller pulls from both solar panels and/or alternator when driving. I...
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    Flames were lucky to get out of their game with a...

    Flames were lucky to get out of their game with a win considering all the penalties they took.
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    The New York Times: An Anaconda’s Play Date With...

    The New York Times: An Anaconda’s Play Date With Dolphins Took a Strange Turn.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/science/dolphins-anaconda-bolivia.html

    Strange turn indeed
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    Lots of them where I live. This one takes cards,...

    Lots of them where I live. This one takes cards, coins or $bills. But if you use a card they bill $5 which gives you twice as much time as I needed, also why I didn't want to feed my $5 bill in...
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    Went to the coin op car wash today to wash the...

    Went to the coin op car wash today to wash the moto. Change machine there was broken. At the laundromat around the corner one change machine was broken and the other wouldn't take my only $5 bill. ...
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    Good brats usually come in packs of 4 or for some...

    Good brats usually come in packs of 4 or for some reason, 5. Occasionally 6. Buns come in 6 or 8. You are almost always left with extra of one or the other and if you're like me and hate throwing...
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    Back at it at my restoration project last week...

    Back at it at my restoration project last week for a few sessions.

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/Digging/2022/rs2.jpg

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/Digging/2022/rs3.jpg
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    I used the Play Music app a lot to play MP3s. It...

    I used the Play Music app a lot to play MP3s. It worked great with my truck's stereo system. Would connect reliably when I'd start the truck up.

    Since that went away I've been using one called...
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    Pic doesn't do the paint job (or whatever you...

    Pic doesn't do the paint job (or whatever you call it) justice

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  36. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Another vote for Sweat buster after Beaterdit's...

    Another vote for Sweat buster after Beaterdit's post. Works great if you sweat a ton. Actually takes quite a while to become totally saturated, and continues to soak up more sweat after you wring...
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    I fold a bandana twice and put it in there. But...

    I fold a bandana twice and put it in there. But that's also because the helmet I bought (same size and model I owned before) was slightly too big for my head. Bandana fills that space just right...
  38. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Interesting re gorilla tape on carbon rims. I am...

    Interesting re gorilla tape on carbon rims. I am cheap, so when I got my spur rather than fork out $$$ for a frame protector kit I just taped it up with gorilla tape. Helps I have the dark green...
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    A friend recommended Corki rotors from Amazon. ...

    A friend recommended Corki rotors from Amazon. Put one on the front last month. So far so good. It handled 5k of descent yesterday with no complaints.
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    Looks awesome! I'll have to check back in again...

    Looks awesome! I'll have to check back in again when I get back to a computer. Nice work!
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    Can't post a link right now but if you Google...

    Can't post a link right now but if you Google tour de los padres there is a ride with GPS map on the website under race info. If you can't find it I'll post up when I get home.

    Yeah, been a long...
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    Not very good if I recall. It was some model of...

    Not very good if I recall. It was some model of new Winnebago and had all sorts of racks everywhere but I don't recall much mounted on them.
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    Did the restaurant drop any of its food/drink...

    Did the restaurant drop any of its food/drink prices when they made this change? If not, this is the restaurant raising the price on you. Before, it was built into the price like every other...
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    Thanks! I did a few more days in SB and Ojai...

    Thanks! I did a few more days in SB and Ojai after the bikepack and will post those as well next week.
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    Day 6 With cold wind gusts continuing to...

    Day 6


    With cold wind gusts continuing to blow it was tempting hang out in the warm bivy. But we also wanted to finish today, so we had to get moving.


    Deluxe accommodations at Bluff Camp
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    Day 5 Up with the sun. It was a bit windy...

    Day 5


    Up with the sun. It was a bit windy and chilly out but not terrible. I rolled out after a quick bite to eat.

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/03-Socal/LosPadres/TDLP2022/05/01.jpg...
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    Right on! You probably didn't see me at Queens...

    Right on! You probably didn't see me at Queens ransom, I was waaaay off the back of the main group as usual. Need to go back to Big Sur and do more riding!
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    One of these days I need to set up a will. No...

    One of these days I need to set up a will. No kids / not married so stuff will either be left to parents and/or sister and her family. At least her husband rides bikes so that stuff along with...
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    Am I the only one who clicked the link in the OP...

    Am I the only one who clicked the link in the OP and was disappointed at the complete lack of interesting or hilarious shit that was found?

    Probably as boring as what people will find in my place....
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    I agree with both parts. My rear derailler on...

    I agree with both parts. My rear derailler on the other hand...not so much. : )

    State parks where...CA or NV? A friend moved up to Reno a few years ago and was salivating over how much easier...
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