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    Love it there when the falls freeze over. Damn I...

    Love it there when the falls freeze over. Damn I miss Ithaca so much sometimes.
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    Just got an eye exam (finally) and have one small...

    Just got an eye exam (finally) and have one small eye floater. Never had this before but at a -7.00 contact RX, eye DR said this isn't unusual (even though I'm upper 20s). Retinas looked fine. Anyone...
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    No idea how, but bikeflights has always been...

    No idea how, but bikeflights has always been cheaper for me than regular FedEx/UPS. Other option is greyhound shipping...have used for moving boxes before, I imagine bikes would be similarly cheap. ...
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    Nice, the good thing for the parents is that...

    Nice, the good thing for the parents is that school districts are no longer a factor.



    Good to know!
  7. FS jacket sold! Mike - awesome jacket, only...

    FS jacket sold!

    Mike - awesome jacket, only reason for selling is I'm moving to the land of no ice and snow.
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    Same here, maybe I'll see you there in the near...

    Same here, maybe I'll see you there in the near future! I'd be tempted to go for it on a gravel bike setup with higher volume tires, not to be super competitive, but for distance comfort, and take er...
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  10. For sale: Freeride Systems jacket, Holden pants, helmet, and goggles

    Freeride Systems jacket, black, size large. A few seasons old but great condition. Worn mostly bike commuting in the rain in Oregon, maybe 10 days skiing. Bought directly from MiCol on here. 8.5/10...
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    Another cool bikepacking bike...LWB Jones...

    Another cool bikepacking bike...LWB Jones complete just released:

    https://blog.jonesbikes.com/something-new-from-jones-bikes/

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    I've run Jones bars on a rigid bikepacking setup before...
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    286929 ...

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    https://allcitycycles.com/blog/the_new_electric_queen_guaranteed_to_blow_your_mind

    Damn you All-city!
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    I have one of those burrito bags and love it. I...

    I have one of those burrito bags and love it. I also run chuck buckets occasionally but yes I hit my knees on the gravel bike (not on the mtn bike). Preferred setup for long gravel rides is the...
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    Met a former computational biology professor at...

    Met a former computational biology professor at an ivy league school who ended up in the private dairy sector for insemination/genetics. Absurd amounts of money in that if you're smart enough.
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    Understandable, just seems like a slight slap in...

    Understandable, just seems like a slight slap in the face to folks who dream of a trip like this, train/take time off/save money for years to try to complete it.
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    Seems kinda wrong to scratch when you realize you...

    Seems kinda wrong to scratch when you realize you won't break any records.
  17. Trump is the embodiment of baby boomer attitudes,...

    Trump is the embodiment of baby boomer attitudes, "I am self-built man!" [had millions of dollars handed to him from his dad]

    Millennial - "Hey maybe I'd like to help solve climate change" [must...
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    Both shoes still available.

    Both shoes still available.
  19. Bump, added the swrve pants and shorts.

    Bump, added the swrve pants and shorts.
  20. ya i was being sarcastic

    ya i was being sarcastic
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    As if a 'gravel' bike with like 10mm of rear...

    As if a 'gravel' bike with like 10mm of rear suspension looks any better. Dentist paris-roubaix poser mobile?
  22. Yeah there are (or have been) aliens on earth......

    Yeah there are (or have been) aliens on earth...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIJTwYOZrGU
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    Bikes like the niner and new cannondale make set...

    Bikes like the niner and new cannondale make set ups like this even more appealing. I'm all for 'gravel' whether for fun and even on the racing side, but man does something like this just look like...
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    ^Sweet views above. Thanks for the comments so...

    ^Sweet views above. Thanks for the comments so far (my question was last post first page...)
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    Holy hell this is a minimal setup! ...

    Holy hell this is a minimal setup!

    https://theradavist.com/2019/06/a-video-breakdown-of-lael-wilcoxs-2019-tdr-kit/
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    I thought this was more interesting: ...

    I thought this was more interesting:

    https://theradavist.com/2019/06/team-brooks-a-grassroots-gravel-performance-art-installation-does-kanzaz/
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    Wow that might actually be the best highlight...

    Wow that might actually be the best highlight reel I've ever seen. And the comments are gold too.
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    This, and if you've ever worked on a fishing boat...

    This, and if you've ever worked on a fishing boat those fish stay on ice below deck anyways...
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    Bumping this. Parents might potentially move out...

    Bumping this. Parents might potentially move out here for a job opportunity (coming from the northeast). Would love some updated beta on the area as I've never been other than driving through the...
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    Yeah one of the best posts on that site every...

    Yeah one of the best posts on that site every year. Love seeing what people are running!
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  32. SADDLES, V-BRAKES, POOR MAN'S DROPPER FOR SALE

    1) Brooks Cambium c17, gray. Good condition (6/10). Some wear around the edges and fading but no loose bolts or tears. $50

    2) All-city Gonzo, take off from my Spacehorse. Probably 50 miles max....
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    https://bikepacking.com/bikes/tour-divide-rigs-201...

    https://bikepacking.com/bikes/tour-divide-rigs-2019/
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    Goddamn I miss Wegmans.

    Goddamn I miss Wegmans.
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    Dear god that's brilliant.

    Dear god that's brilliant.
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    There's some video on twitter of the shooting and...

    There's some video on twitter of the shooting and the suspect getting the shit kicked out of him afterwards.
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    Watcha using these days? In need of a new pack...

    Watcha using these days? In need of a new pack pump for the mtn bike. Just saw this and am intrigued:
    https://www.blackburndesign.com/en/core-co2fer-mini-pump/p/7098180
  38. Saddles, V-brakes, poor man's dropper for sale

    1) Brooks Cambium c17, gray. Good condition (6/10). Some wear around the edges and fading but no loose bolts or tears. Still a lot of life left. I want to swap this out for a carved version next. $50...
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    This is awesome, thanks for sharing! Great...

    This is awesome, thanks for sharing! Great insight on gear and cool photos too! I'm moving down to Tucson this fall so look forward to referencing your posts as I hope to ride a few chunks.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKlBkYb7IHQ
  41. Maybe I'm missing something here, so was the...

    Maybe I'm missing something here, so was the tongue inserted into the rectum?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/06/entertainment/marcia-cross-husband-cancer-trnd/index.html
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    Not a huge fan of the volt that my bike came...

    Not a huge fan of the volt that my bike came with, so swapped it out for my old wtb rocket and my undercarriage has been happy since.
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    Anyone on plus tires? I just swapped from 29x3...

    Anyone on plus tires? I just swapped from 29x3 surly Dirt Wizards back to WTB Rangers for the summer. Nice to shed some weight and the WTBs roll way faster on pavement to the trailhead.
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    Yeah, hence why I've avoided looking at programs...

    Yeah, hence why I've avoided looking at programs in San Fran or Seattle. Sticking to college town type places has been the only way financially I've been able to pursue this thus far... I guess...
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    Cool, might have to give those a try. Wondering...

    Cool, might have to give those a try. Wondering how ergons would feel on a bar with like 12-16 degree backsweep, compared to a normal flat bar.
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    Well aware of all of this. I've been in the...

    Well aware of all of this. I've been in the academic sector for awhile and already have made up my mind regarding the PhD track. I will still apply for other programs to compare regardless. My main...
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    Yeah, looks like UBC in Vancouver is the only...

    Yeah, looks like UBC in Vancouver is the only option. I'm currently TAing although it sounds like the American system is different (RA or TA for stipend + tuition remission). Canada sounds like you...
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    Sounds like maybe low 30s. That's not too far off...

    Sounds like maybe low 30s. That's not too far off from most American stipends either at least in the sciences (anywhere from low $20s to $30-32k at a top school).
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    Hey I saw this thread pop up today and figured...

    Hey I saw this thread pop up today and figured why not post my question...

    Looks like I have a decent shot at a PhD at UBC potentially on the horizon in the next year. I'm American, currently in...
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    Anyone experiment with different types of ergo...

    Anyone experiment with different types of ergo grips and bars on mtn bikes? I don't actively have wrist or hand numbness problems but lately have been going on much longer rides where my hands start...
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