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  1. I love my wife and all, but Jesus Hercules Christ...

    Super Motivated New Dad Post Preservation Society (SMNDPPS). :D
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    🤣🤣

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    Iím not here to encourage a LC or VLC diet, but...

    Iím not here to encourage a LC or VLC diet, but if thatís your goal, you need to eat more fat. Protein is good for a lot of things, but isnít a reliable source of energy.
  4. Thread: Trucks.

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    ds4jnzqA3HI

    ds4jnzqA3HI
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    Ask the experts

    Not really worried that itís gone bad, more worried that additive technology has changed a lot in 15 years and it may be lacking the vitamins and minerals a growing fork needs.

    Doesnít matter, I...
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    Ask the experts

    Mezzer Pro damper service time. Thought I had 5wt but all I have is Maxima 7wt or an ancient bottle of Spectro Golden 5wt. Gotta get it back together tonight so Iím ignoring any ďyer gonna dieĒ...
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    Try Smoove. Similar to Squirt but lasts a good...

    Try Smoove. Similar to Squirt but lasts a good bit longer IME.
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    Nice thing about mineral spirits is that you can...

    Nice thing about mineral spirits is that you can reuse it and it lasts forever in a sealed container. Iíve been using the same jars of mineral spirits and alcohol to clean chains and such for years.
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    Any recommendations? This is something I want but...

    Any recommendations? This is something I want but donít know where to start.
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    Patience

    Patience
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    Did you go for opening weekend? I was planning on...

    Did you go for opening weekend? I was planning on it, but was talked out of it due to crowds. I've had decent luck on Thursdays and Friday mornings, so I've got a bunch of Thursdays blocked out this...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Interesting re:ass guy knob mutilation. Thatís what came on my bike and I was sure Iíd hate it, but itís been fine. Little vague, definitely more unplanned drift than a DHF, but super predictable so...
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    Nice! Such a badass bike, glad itís gonna...

    Nice! Such a badass bike, glad itís gonna continue to get ridden.

    This thread motivated me to rebuild my COVID hardtail and itís all Iíve been riding since. Such a blast, but also a reminder that...
  14. I'm old enough to have seen that coming.

    I'm old enough to have seen that coming.
  15. Why the hell have I started waking up at 4am?

    I reject the assumption that we have to start getting up early as we age. My old man is in his 80s and sleeps until 11-noon most days. When I wake up that early, I rub one out, queue up some Bob Ross...
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    Pump always cause my tools are in there and I've...

    Pump always cause my tools are in there and I've been let down by CO2 enough times to know better, but basically always have CO2 also cause I'm lazy.

    25 gram cartridges are ideal because a 16...
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    Coming from an older geo bike, it can be...

    Coming from an older geo bike, it can be surprising (and off-putting) the amount you need to shift your weight forward to get the bike to handle well, especially on steeps. Initially, it can be...
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    Gravel - Please help me "get it"

    Disagree, I wouldnít do it if there werenít opportunities to scare myself a little (or a lot).

    Thereís definitely an argument to be made about the idiocy of pushing the limits on tiny tires at...
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    Plugs have limits and are useless for sidewall...

    Plugs have limits and are useless for sidewall tears. Tubeless doesnít eliminate the need to carry a tube unless you like walking your bike or being a tube mooch.
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    Fresh gravel is crappy. Packed dirt/gravel/sand...

    Fresh gravel is crappy. Packed dirt/gravel/sand is awesome and grippy. Way less cars and they're traveling slower and generally seem more courteous. Steep descents are really fun in a terrifying...
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    I'm always interested in how those people ate....

    I'm always interested in how those people ate. I'm not discounting genetics, but I wonder how often, if ever, diet is a factor. I say that because I know some incredibly fit people that eat like...
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    OneUp pump with EDC and plug/pliers covers most...

    OneUp pump with EDC and plug/pliers covers most of what I need and is easily swappable between bikes. The rest is either strapped to the bike, or goes in my pockets. Long rides are different, but the...
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    I'm going for a conference, we just decided a few...

    I'm going for a conference, we just decided a few days ago that the family is going to tag along, so we're gonna cram into my room. The wife is pretty familiar with that part of SD and has ideas of...
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    Bump. Gonna be in SD for about 10 days in early...

    Bump. Gonna be in SD for about 10 days in early July with the family. We'll be in Gaslamp for the first half, but are looking for something else for the second half. We'd like to stay nearish SD,...
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    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/lists/recommend...

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/lists/recommended-sheets/
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    Doubtful I'll be checking rides off the bucket...

    Doubtful I'll be checking rides off the bucket list this year or in the near future, but I'd be stoked to end the season having spent a good bit of time at Snowshoe, Rock Creek, and Kanuga.
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    Random Unthreadworthy Questions

    Try regular Nu Finish?

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-car-wax-detailing-supplies/

    Itís also CRís top pick. Maguireís NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 is a close second.
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    Nice stuff. My old man has a couple of their pans...

    Nice stuff. My old man has a couple of their pans that he really likes. I've used them and they're solid. Maybe a little more utilitarian in look and feel than All-Clad, but well-made and better...
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    Holding out for an All-Clad skillet to go on...

    Holding out for an All-Clad skillet to go on sale? Get this instead. Worth it for the lack of rivets alone.

    https://www.cutleryandmore.com/demeyere-5-ply-plus/stainless-steel-skillet-p134946
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    Two parallel slits is a pinch flat. Just get a...

    Two parallel slits is a pinch flat. Just get a patch kit that uses glue, or switch to tubeless.
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    Two-packs of Truff

    Two-packs of Truff
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    Athletic performance in your 40s?

    To paraphrase Mitch Hedberg, starting yoga is as hard as stopping smoking. I know itís good for me and Iíll feel better, but I just canít get into a routine of doing it regularly.

    Iíve been...
  33. Thread: Supplements

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    I switched to this stuff on the recommendation of...

    I switched to this stuff on the recommendation of my internet doctor (Dantheman).

    https://a.co/d/8nZzwqO


    Consumer Labs is a good resource for supplements. Costs a little money but is worth...
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    A queso miracle!

    A queso miracle!
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    There you go. Go with CIT.

    There you go. Go with CIT.
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    No shilling or affiliate links, though most of...

    No shilling or affiliate links, though most of the info comes from comments, which can get tedious.
    https://www.doctorofcredit.com/high-interest-savings-to-get/

    Mostly what you're looking for is...
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    Re: Voltaren/Diclofenac Had a visit with the...

    Re: Voltaren/Diclofenac

    Had a visit with the nephrologist and asked him about topicals. He's very much opposed to my taking oral NSAIDs, but said topicals are fine. Some of it makes it to the...
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    TLDR, Sienna comes out on top. ...

    TLDR, Sienna comes out on top.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a43528264/2022-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-2021-honda-odyssey-2023-kia-carnival-2023-toyota-sienna-compared
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    Which bike to replace a Patrol

    Counterpoint, Super Boost is the better standard that actually makes sense and is backwards compatible, but Specialized, Cannondale, and Trek glommed on to Boost and we’re stuck with it.

    Having...
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    Stio got a lot more attention than I expected....

    Stio got a lot more attention than I expected. Thanks for the info!
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    JPH, my MIL's yard is pretty bare from her two...

    JPH, my MIL's yard is pretty bare from her two huge, hyperactive dogs. As mentioned, new grass doesn't stand much of a chance. The other problem is that the regular watering needed to grow new grass...
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    Athletic performance in your 40s?

    I got this because it was a Wirecutter pick, I think.

    https://a.co/d/dyQbP04

    At the same time the wife got the cheap Costco unit and itís basically the same FWIW. I donít know what paying more...
  43. I also assumed Google was consuming the same...

    I also assumed Google was consuming the same crowd-sourced info as Waze, but looks like I'm wrong about that. I quit using Waze because it would change my route without telling me and I'd end up in...
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    Tramontina 3QT Sauce Pan w/ Lid for ~$38 on...

    Tramontina 3QT Sauce Pan w/ Lid for ~$38 on Amazon. Don't really need it, but I couldn't resist. I love the handle on these pans.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JAQ5NC0

    The 2QT was listed at the...
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    If you like the foam roller results, you'll love...

    If you like the foam roller results, you'll love a Roll R8 (great for upper legs) and a massage gun (great for calves and everything else). I rarely touch my foam roller anymore.
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    Just checked and the most recent 13 and 17 week...

    Just checked and the most recent 13 and 17 week T-Bill auctions were over 5%. You could build a T-Bill ladder, which allows you to cyclically have the option to pull some money out if you need it....
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    Where to Invest Money Right Now?

    ^^Agreed. My only regret is having to deal with the Treasury Direct site. T-Bills are tickling 5%. Takes a little figuring, but pretty straightforward once you get over the initial hump. I buy...
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    Snowshoe was the Wild West BITD. Zero police...

    Snowshoe was the Wild West BITD. Zero police presence, only a useless and highly bribable group of security guards. A young workforce all too willing to enable the debaucherous desires of a bunch of...
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    Wait, whatís happening? Weíre sending to Rideski?

    Wait, whatís happening? Weíre sending to Rideski?
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    Gotta drink it.

    Gotta drink it.
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