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    I think that many MAGA cultists would actually...

    I think that many MAGA cultists would actually LIKE many of Biden's policies and accomplishments (IRA, anyone?) if they were framed as coming from "their team". The divisions we face haven't been...
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    Yay, another evdog TR!

    Yay, another evdog TR!
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    I had to escape the heat, so I went south and up...

    I had to escape the heat, so I went south and up to Rock Creek. It's still hot during the day, but at least it's tolerable in the shade. I continue to hone my LRS system. I'm now leading only 1-2...
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    Beautiful rock[emoji651]?[emoji651]?

    Beautiful rock[emoji651]?[emoji651]?
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    We're in N NV. Swamp coolers work super well when...

    We're in N NV. Swamp coolers work super well when the outside humidity is so low that the sensor doesn't detect it. It wasn't even running on high!

    In the desert using a swamp cooler instead of...
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    105.6 at my house. I'm heading to the Sierra...

    105.6 at my house. I'm heading to the Sierra hoping to find cooler air at 10k'.
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    Ugh. Thanks goodness for the swamp cooler. 496014

    Ugh. Thanks goodness for the swamp cooler. 496014
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    On my app, black font is the only readable...

    On my app, black font is the only readable color...perhaps you should change your background so it's white, like paper...

    Or you can highlight the text, which should make it show up. It's worth...
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    If you're running a DHR rear, you obviously...

    If you're running a DHR rear, you obviously aren't prioritizing rolling resistance, so I'd say it's hard to beat the Assegai front. They just have so much traction everywhere. But not so much on...
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    That's a decent deal. It's too bad it's only for...

    That's a decent deal. It's too bad it's only for the XC versions without sidewall protection. Ms CE needs tires for the Breck Epic, but she's deathly afraid of flats. For those that ride in the...
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    Very nice! It's cool to read about some guys...

    Very nice! It's cool to read about some guys just figuring it out rather than throwing money at the problem. Georgia is def on my list!
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    Hard water is caused by dissolved minerals. ...

    Hard water is caused by dissolved minerals. Those electronic things ionize the water, which makes it feel soft for a little while after passing through the device. So if you have an on-demand WH,...
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    USFS and others do that around here as well. ...

    USFS and others do that around here as well. Often when a new trail is built (usually a dirt sidewalk style one), they decommission the existing user-built trails with extreme prejudice. Even...
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    Yeah, this. Why not just acknowledge the reality...

    Yeah, this. Why not just acknowledge the reality that these STRs are just little hotels and treat them accordingly WRT tax & zoning?

    It's the same with Uber--eventually the chickens are coming...
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    Why? I found the Lectron to improve everything...

    Why?

    I found the Lectron to improve everything except for the first start of the day, which takes a bunch of kicks. I'm curious about what you found lacking.
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    https://archive.ph/uwoEF This one is pretty...

    https://archive.ph/uwoEF

    This one is pretty long, even by The Atlantic standards, but it's a great read about Arizona water, politics, and the general hopelessness of the future.
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    I also enjoy photocromic lenses for cycling in...

    I also enjoy photocromic lenses for cycling in variable conditions. They don't change fast enough for sun-to-shade riding, more for changing cloud cover.

    They don't work at all when it's near or...
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    I love the Lectron on my 200. In the PNW you'll...

    I love the Lectron on my 200. In the PNW you'll be riding from sea level to at least 6000', so rejetting will be necessary without one. I have no experience with the other brands, but I'm a total...
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    Last year, about 1 mi from my house a guy killed...

    Last year, about 1 mi from my house a guy killed 2 people when he couldn't stop his too-heavy-for-the-tow-vehicle trailer at a red light at the end of a long downhill. He's now in prison, where he...
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    TRS with a Camp Lift and a micro Traxion below is...

    TRS with a Camp Lift and a micro Traxion below is smooth like butter with an instant catch. Some use 2x MTs, and a chest ascender works as well. You just need a light chest harness or neck lanyard...
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    That's just down the road from me. The adjoining...

    That's just down the road from me. The adjoining areas have blown up, with a bunch of $6-15M new builds going in. The conservation encumbrance will prevent this one from being fully built out but...
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    Even comes with a ski RV! 495380

    Even comes with a ski RV! 495380
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    We need to get some of the shit-bag-leaver folks...

    We need to get some of the shit-bag-leaver folks together so we can ask them what their reasoning is. I'm genuinely curious.

    Then we can give them the beating they all deserve.
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    I was in the trailer market a couple of years ago...

    I was in the trailer market a couple of years ago and looked long and hard for a deal. There weren't any--trailers hold their value incredibly well. One can get a beater 16' box truck for the cost...
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    I'm not going to argue too hard about it, but if...

    I'm not going to argue too hard about it, but if you think a tire at ~25psi can transfer "high frequency buzzing" etc enough that a $200 bar that can flex at most a few mm such that you can feel it,...
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    On a gravel bike with lower tire pressures, I...

    On a gravel bike with lower tire pressures, I doubt anyone can tell the difference between carbon and al bars. Plus you'll prob wreck it sooner or later, and then you'll have to worry about the...
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    I usually use Lake carbon soled shoes, and would...

    I usually use Lake carbon soled shoes, and would def recommend those if you want XC style

    However, Ms CE and I just finished 3 weeks bikepacking around Scotland and we both took Fox Union shoes. ...
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    X post from the Real Estate Crash thread: ...

    X post from the Real Estate Crash thread:

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/17/kanye-west-tadao-ando-beach-house-malibu
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    Agreed, it's a good read.

    Agreed, it's a good read.
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    Yeah, the Synergetic would prob have been the...

    Yeah, the Synergetic would prob have been the perfect lube for this trip. HOWEVER, since I forgot both of our chains ("I'll just give these a last hot wax and hang them here to cool while I pack the...
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    No, I was referring to Roxtar's naptha+wax blend...

    No, I was referring to Roxtar's naptha+wax blend idea.

    Rewax after 5+ SS applications is the same as a rewax after none: quick rinse in boiling water and G2G. No consideration needs to be given to...
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    At my friend's Airbnb near Torridon, Scotland....

    At my friend's Airbnb near Torridon, Scotland. He's here for the Celtman triathlon, and I'm here to support him on the run.494904494905
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    Interesting. The SS is the wax emulsified in...

    Interesting. The SS is the wax emulsified in water, so it doesn't introduce any petro into the chain. I'm interested to learn what happens when you rewax those.
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    IME hot wax is great for 2 rainy rides or 1 rainy...

    IME hot wax is great for 2 rainy rides or 1 rainy and muddy ride. BUT you can always top it up with Silca Super Secret, which is what we did for a 3 week tour in New Zealand list year. The chains...
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    Not racing, certainly, but Scotland has been wild...

    Not racing, certainly, but Scotland has been wild so far.494468494471494470494469494472494473494474494475494476494477
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    IRC tires are $29.99 with free shipping. I...

    IRC tires are $29.99 with free shipping. I ordered one of their XCish ones and one of the bigger ones (they only have 2 models). The bigger one looks a lot like an Eliminator and I expect it to be...
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    I hadn't seen that clip, so thanks for posting it!

    I hadn't seen that clip, so thanks for posting it!
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    On that point, the guy I climbed with yesterday...

    On that point, the guy I climbed with yesterday sold his built out Sprinter a couple of months ago for $170k. He had paid $146k for it a couple of years prior. Only a couple of small upgrades. Guy...
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    It's prob steel, so obviously you should try...

    It's prob steel, so obviously you should try bending it back. What do you have to lose? Especially if it's one of the larger cogs it will still work even if you manage to break it off.
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    It's kind of like Michael Pollan's definition of...

    It's kind of like Michael Pollan's definition of "food". Would your great grandmother recognize it as food?

    The fact that bicycles don't have motors is so obvious that any disagreement points to...
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    It's not specifically the same thing, but I...

    It's not specifically the same thing, but I credit deadlifts and ATG split squats with pushing several recurring issues onto the sidelines. Overall I think full ROM strength stuff is overlooked.
    ...
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    Our Elite Suito has been trouble free for a few...

    Our Elite Suito has been trouble free for a few seasons now. $370 is a no-brainer deal.
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    Yeah that's the stupidest neoligism. Mopeds are...

    Yeah that's the stupidest neoligism. Mopeds are the new thing; bicycles don't have motors, period. It's all part of the effort to normalize motor vehicle use on non-motorized trails.
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    This is what I'm talking about. It's not like...

    This is what I'm talking about. It's not like this trail was narrow to begin with!493873493874
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    Last week I noticed that many of the rocks...

    Last week I noticed that many of the rocks alongside our local loop had been thrown aside. These rocks were part of the original trail design to keep it narrow. To be clear, these were rocks BESIDE...
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    KQ, I have a Roku I'd be happy to send you for...

    KQ, I have a Roku I'd be happy to send you for shipping.
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    Compared to the old Land Cruiser that sold for...

    Compared to the old Land Cruiser that sold for $35k (see GOTOS thread), this seems like a deal.493833493834
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    Wow. At least I know when I measure out 80g of...

    Wow. At least I know when I measure out 80g of table sugar and put it into a bottle, I'm getting 80g. What a debacle for Spring.
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    As someone who has been warning about the falling...

    As someone who has been warning about the falling sky for some time now, I'm glad to hear that more people are becoming alarmed. If you'd all listened to the early moped complainers we could have...
  50. Haha. Good eye. This was outside of Sports...

    Haha. Good eye. This was outside of Sports Basement , where registration for the Bay to Breakers was in progress.

    My sis saw a Cyber truck for the first time. She called her husband and said...
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