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  1. so you're THAT guy on an ebike?

    so you're THAT guy on an ebike?
  2. yep i do. Though, I try and avoid the popular...

    yep i do. Though, I try and avoid the popular descents if i do, or take logging roads if they are an alternative. If i am stuck on a two-way singletrack i usually am super careful and try to stay...
  3. Pretty much. At some point, if that much...

    Pretty much. At some point, if that much conflict is happening to you, you really need to take a hard look at what you might be doing to attract that conflict.

    Its pretty easy to recognize the...
  4. I find that not riding in the main descending...

    I find that not riding in the main descending line around blind corners works really well to avoid conflict.

    IDK if this is you or not, but there are folks who live and die by "ascending rider...
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    If what you are doing is peeing, then yes, 72 is...

    If what you are doing is peeing, then yes, 72 is comfortable.
  6. Its been 3 years since i bought a bike, but the...

    Its been 3 years since i bought a bike, but the small handful of bikes i bought with bro-deals before that were all 30-40% off and i know they werent losing money on me. Is 25% really the retail...
  7. so anything

    so anything <42% off should be honored?

    My point was that 40% off is typical shop/proform (IME). Were they discounted beyond 40%? Even still, pretty common for +40% discounts on end of model...
  8. Can they not honor the price? Its not like they...

    Can they not honor the price? Its not like they lose money on the deal, they just dont make any. 40% off is not an unheard of discount and is not large enough to be obviously in error.
  9. life is good if the biggest issue with your bike...

    life is good if the biggest issue with your bike is the tires weep a little sealant, or the tires need topping off once a week.
  10. Unlike the skiers around me, MTBers seem to be...

    Unlike the skiers around me, MTBers seem to be the most finicky people always looking for a problem with their gear and ways to spend more money.

    Eg. i know people who will throw away barely...
  11. No, it is helpful. It is confirming my decision...

    No, it is helpful. It is confirming my decision to nearly completely move away from aesthetic/strength goals in the gym, and refocus on quality of movement. The chore now, like you said, is to...
  12. Osteoarthritis in Younger Active Folks

    Looking for tips on how to manage Osteoarthritis without just throwing in the towel on being an athlete.

    I am 34, played highlevel baseball and high school football, and have been skiing and...
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    If something with moving parts is broken, 9/10 it...

    If something with moving parts is broken, 9/10 it can be fixed with a hammer or a rock.

    Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

    the best skier is the one having the most fun

    Water temps below 80...
  14. Just did a lawn renovation in my backyard where i...

    Just did a lawn renovation in my backyard where i dethatched, aerated, spread some top dressing soil and overseeded. The MFing squirrels decided that every single goddamn plug hole from aerating was...
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    Whats kind of funny is that in many (most?)...

    Whats kind of funny is that in many (most?) industries you happily talk a ton of shit about crappy work done by your peers in the industry. I talk so much shit about other engineers and engineering...
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    Large difference in the history of the conflict,...

    Large difference in the history of the conflict, motivation for invasion (numerous legitimate ancillary reasons to depose Sadam in addition to the main illegitimate motivation) intended endgame,...
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    FWIW a couple developers i work with/for are...

    FWIW a couple developers i work with/for are starting to provide additional EV charging stations on their urban apartment complex buildings. Whole floors of underground parking will be EV. Its...
  18. You prefer hardpack groomers over fresh powder...

    You prefer hardpack groomers over fresh powder too, huh? Weirdo.

    It truly is a wonderful thing to ride a loamer in peak condition where you sink and then catch into every turn, and you can feel...
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    I grew some tomato plants this year that went...

    I grew some tomato plants this year that went absolutely hog wild and completely overwhelmed the 4'-5' tomato cages i put them in. the tomato area is now a cats-cradle of bright pink landscaping...
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    This coming spring i will be installing an...

    This coming spring i will be installing an irrigation system for my backyard. 3 zones- veggie garden, perimeter landscaping, and lawn sprinklers. It will all run around the perimeter of the yard in...
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    This is, IMO, the real problem. LEOs have an...

    This is, IMO, the real problem. LEOs have an absolutely insane amount of power in this society, and yet the qualifications for the job are really easy (because they need to fill positions). It...
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    Do you have to be salaried to be Antiwork, or can...

    Do you have to be salaried to be Antiwork, or can folks paid hourly (for all their time) be Antiwork?
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    IDK, my experience is different. My state school...

    IDK, my experience is different. My state school has been on a building spree with new buildings, dorm, cafeterias, sports facilities, rec centers etc. Stuff was super nice when i went there, and...
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    Admins prioritize getting money for their...

    Admins prioritize getting money for their schools. Kids prioritize the "college experience", which basically means an all inclusive resort experience. I mean, there are very few kids who will pick...
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    When i first gradutated college, i spent the...

    When i first gradutated college, i spent the first few years living the same as when i was in college in an effort to pay off my loans ASAP. I lived poorly, and put a lot of money towards loans...
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    I understand not wanting to be buddy-buddy with...

    I understand not wanting to be buddy-buddy with your neighbors. I like my privacy and my unmolested downtime as much as most introverts.

    that said, i dont really see the point of being a rude...
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    When i run out of the stash of plastic plugs that...

    When i run out of the stash of plastic plugs that i grab from the ski shop, i typically use whatever golf tees i have lying around. Plastic, or wood doesnt really matter. Dont even need to use...
  28. Or, if you are looking for old school geo, you...

    Or, if you are looking for old school geo, you could maybe look at an old school bike and save a few grand?
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    I had a mild case of covid back in late july. Im...

    I had a mild case of covid back in late july. Im still suffering fatigue and brain fog for a day or two after a big day doing something physical (eg 6+hrs of hard yardwork). My fitness in the...
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    You sure they arent just your average...

    You sure they arent just your average run-of-the-mill peeping toms?

    Lets suppose you are correct that they are govt agents surveilling you. Are you sure they are american agents?
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    I get the free shit that arborists drop off at...

    I get the free shit that arborists drop off at your house so they dont have to dispose of it themselves. crapshoot as to quality and quantity and the date of delivery, but once its dumped, its your...
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    Its the worst. We fly a pride flag on our porch...

    Its the worst. We fly a pride flag on our porch 6months out of the year and the damn mormon neighbors are still as freaking nice as can be letting us borrow tools and telling us when they are making...
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    Kinda nice to be able to quickly text the...

    Kinda nice to be able to quickly text the neighbor and ask them to grab your amazon package because its pissing rain out and you wont be back for a couple days. Or have them know your dogs name so...
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    Could that stat be skewed by older generations...

    Could that stat be skewed by older generations where that financial gap existed in large part because a college degree was more rare and so there were plenty of well paying jobs available to them,...
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    Pulled the trigger on some 192 M Free 108s as i...

    Pulled the trigger on some 192 M Free 108s as i was a couple years overdue on replacing my DD ski and the evo sale was really good. Now the question is what to mount on there. Im a cheap fuck so...
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    Yeah, it would have been shitty. But, it would...

    Yeah, it would have been shitty. But, it would have been a like $1500 fine, and as long as their work was decent up to that point, someone else (or myself) could have finished it and gotten it...
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    Nah. Why would they? I wasnt a dick to them,...

    Nah. Why would they? I wasnt a dick to them, and paid them a fuckton of money (this was last spring during peak construction costs). My neighbors are super chill too. Its an at-grade patio roof,...
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    No plans, per se. I had a sketch drawn on pad of...

    No plans, per se. I had a sketch drawn on pad of paper. which i went through with them. the focal point being a glulam beam (which i clearly sized and dimensioned for them) spanning the entire...
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    I think thats a great way to do it. Does...

    I think thats a great way to do it.

    Does this mean that all those stats and charts showing how much more "Some-College" folks earned over their lifetime compared to "No-college" comes down to...
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    Isnt a college degree or even some college a...

    Isnt a college degree or even some college a really good return on investment when looking at the average income differential over a lifetime between No College and Some/4 Year degree? I bet ROI for...
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    Its less amazing how many GCs half ass things? I...

    Its less amazing how many GCs half ass things? I had a contractor fundamentally alter the design of a large patio cover i had sketched out for them without telling me. I caught it after they had...
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    WWJD? He would forgive. Kinda ironic that...

    WWJD?

    He would forgive.


    Kinda ironic that a purported benefit of forgiving the student loans is more folks able to buy houses... with a loan. They should make 8 hours of community service a...
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    Does everyone who owns an EV have 240v already...

    Does everyone who owns an EV have 240v already installed, or is anyone using a normal outlet?
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    Personally, i couldnt care less what HR has to...

    Personally, i couldnt care less what HR has to say (unless there are HR issues with the candidate). They have zero idea what the employee is like from a work perspective, they just know the HR...
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    Is that a law? IDK, industry folks im friendly...

    Is that a law? IDK, industry folks im friendly with have reached out to me to ask about previous employees who are in the interview process at their company. And similarly, ive reached out to folks...
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    Have you seen how nice the ammenities are for...

    Have you seen how nice the ammenities are for on-campus students at most universities? there is an ammenity arms race to attract students (and their tuition $$), so schools build newer and nicer...
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    If i busted my ass to pay off my student loans,...

    If i busted my ass to pay off my student loans, and now am part of the middle class that will likely shoulder the majority of the nebulous tax burden that finances this student loan forgiveness, am i...
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    More or less astounded than you were at the...

    More or less astounded than you were at the disdain your friends and friends-of-friends had for you for being a college-guy when you visited this past weekend?

    IDK, i dont really see anyone...
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    The harder you drive your lifted gas guzzler, the...

    The harder you drive your lifted gas guzzler, the better ROI you get on that subsidy.
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    Whre can i take out a loan to pay off this $8560...

    Whre can i take out a loan to pay off this $8560 (or $1000 depending on how its calc'ed)?
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