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    My thoughts exactly.

    My thoughts exactly.
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    I'd say no to spring-free being meaningfully...

    I'd say no to spring-free being meaningfully safer. Yes to the rectangular question. Still loving our ACON. The bounce is so consistent no matter where you are on it.
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    Most of mine was parts bin stuff so it cost me a...

    Most of mine was parts bin stuff so it cost me a lot less than it should have.
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    The only other color option is a nearly-black...

    The only other color option is a nearly-black "dark gray" that's certainly more "manly" but I found uninspiring. The purple is dead sexy IRL. Plus, the wife wants to ride this bike, too.
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    Freshpark's quarter pipes look like a good design...

    Freshpark's quarter pipes look like a good design to copy as far as radius, height, etc.: https://www.freshpark.com/products/quarter-pipes/quarter-pipe.html
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    Mmmbop project complete. 27 lbs. First bike...

    Mmmbop project complete. 27 lbs. First bike I've ever built up from a completely virgin brand new frame.

    Pike RC Debonair 160 mm
    GX 11sp
    Bargain bin RF Turbine cranks w/ RocRide 32t
    Hayes...
  7. Looks like they don't carry hangers for any of...

    Looks like they don't carry hangers for any of the bikes I own.

    edit: brands owned include Ragley, GG and Diamondback. They carry DB but not for the Release.
  8. I broke a couple RDs on my last bike, never broke...

    I broke a couple RDs on my last bike, never broke or even seriously bent a hanger. Maybe Giant didn't get the memo that it's supposed to work the other way around. I have no spare hangers for my...
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    Glad you didn't die all those times you...

    Glad you didn't die all those times you statistically should have!
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    Hell, we're not even aggressively testing...

    Hell, we're not even aggressively testing symptomatic people. My neighbor almost certainly has it, moderate symptoms. Apparently she called into a local clinic about getting tested and was told to...
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    He has a link to his blog in his signature. The...

    He has a link to his blog in his signature. The blog has his real name and the link to that video. I doxxed no one.
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    I answered the question, I did not make a value...

    I answered the question, I did not make a value judgement as to whether being "normal" is good or bad.

    Here's video of Spats (albeit from 8 years ago), acting rather intelligent and...
  13. Ain't no bootstraps in posh Vegas hotel rooms.

    Ain't no bootstraps in posh Vegas hotel rooms.
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    With the caveat that it's been about 15 years...

    With the caveat that it's been about 15 years since I've seen Spats IRL: Nice? Yeah, basically. Normal? Hard no.
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    Got a source for this claim? Because I'm pretty...

    Got a source for this claim? Because I'm pretty sure it's demonstrably false.



    In that case you apply the influenza vaccination model and life goes on.
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    FWIW, the same phenomenon was reported throughout...

    FWIW, the same phenomenon was reported throughout the Siege of Sarajevo, which lasted three years.
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    Please allow myself to repeat...myself: ...

    Please allow myself to repeat...myself:



    Long-term, I'd love to see that kind of social change, but I'm also all too cognizant of our current political reality. Short-term, a return to...
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    Posted 15 minutes apart. Wow.

    Posted 15 minutes apart. Wow.
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    I am definitely confused about what your point is.

    I am definitely confused about what your point is.
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    Positive antibody test means you've already had...

    Positive antibody test means you've already had it and are now immune, so there's no reason not to do any of that.
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    A lot has changed in 13 days, eh? Doublin',...

    A lot has changed in 13 days, eh? Doublin', doublin', doublin'....
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    Seriously. This way this situation is being...

    Seriously. This way this situation is being presented as a choice between saving lives and saving the economy is absolutely false. Millions of Americans (and tens of millions more globally) dying...
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    The way I understand it, GG is able to do this...

    The way I understand it, GG is able to do this because their process is mostly automated and requires way less labor than traditional CF where the lay up is done almost entirely by hand. Eventually,...
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    Frozen butter? Shit's fine.

    Frozen butter? Shit's fine.
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    I used to know a lot of people that worked at...

    I used to know a lot of people that worked at BC.com. This sounds about right based on what they told me margins were on high-end outerwear.



    I don't see how the general premise here can be...
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    That's not a vacation, it's a sabbatical. Eight...

    That's not a vacation, it's a sabbatical. Eight weeks off paid to go on some epic adventure would be amazing, but there's zero chance that's what any of these guys are doing.
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    The logistics of how you would fairly and...

    The logistics of how you would fairly and equitably enforce this seem mind-boggling.

    One thing this crisis has made abundantly clear is that we need some kind of mechanism that would allow us to...
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    Hell yeah, fred, hell yeah. The intelligent...

    Hell yeah, fred, hell yeah. The intelligent response here since this will happen again, and it would benefit society greatly the rest of the time, would be to create a robust social safety net and a...
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    I'd definitely agree that a hybrid bike is a...

    I'd definitely agree that a hybrid bike is a better choice than a drop-bar gravel bike.
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    OP said he wanted to do some trail riding. My...

    OP said he wanted to do some trail riding. My commuter is equivalent to these suggestions and I'd never want to ride trails on it. Plus, to buy one of these new with hydro discs and a non-shite...
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    I'm currently building up a Mmmbop frame and very...

    I'm currently building up a Mmmbop frame and very impressed with the quality for the price. Looks like someone snagged the last Large Big Al last night.

    As for a dropper, just grab a BrandX...
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    You should absolutely get some flavor of 29er...

    You should absolutely get some flavor of 29er hardtail with mid-level components and good tires. Those UK hardtails check every box.

    Used bikes can be a great value, but if you don't know what...
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    Another kickass option that's even cheaper than...

    Another kickass option that's even cheaper than the Nukeproof. These UK hardtails are so much bike for the money.
    ...
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    Here you go ...

    Here you go
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/us/en/nukeproof-scout-290-race-bike-deore-2020/rp-prod183330
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    There's plenty I could bitch about, but I'm not...

    There's plenty I could bitch about, but I'm not going to because I'm in a pretty good place overall to ride this out. Definitely have some survivor's guilt knowing things are basically fine with me,...
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    Sorry, I keep forgetting to look for mine. As to...

    Sorry, I keep forgetting to look for mine. As to whether the large will be too big, I'm 160 lbs but the shock it's in is a later model that has a bigger air can. It would probably be fine, and like...
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    This is the source:...

    This is the source: https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch

    Some curve flattening in Italy. US is still straight as an arrow.
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    It's *interesting* if you're invested in applying...

    It's *interesting* if you're invested in applying your own biased conclusions to someone else's words that don't actually mean what you think they mean.
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    Classic Skoug. Nope, no benefits that I can see...

    Classic Skoug. Nope, no benefits that I can see to pushing ahead with major freeway construction when traffic volume is way, way down. No clearly discernible benefits whatsoever, especially in...
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    His plasma is probably quite valuable now: ...

    His plasma is probably quite valuable now: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/fda-to-allow-for-plasma-therapy-for-covid-19-patients-67324
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    "While Camp distinguishes himself from his...

    "While Camp distinguishes himself from his father, a conventional Southern conservative who he said would march with Trump to the gates of hell, he insists there are still too few coronavirus victims...
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    ^^^That's an awesome story.

    ^^^That's an awesome story.
  44. This is going to sound ridiculous, but if you...

    This is going to sound ridiculous, but if you want to reduce the number of times you see that guy in your dreams for next little while, go play Tetris for 15 minutes right now. Multiple scientific...
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    Yeah, the actual death toll likely will be far,...

    Yeah, the actual death toll likely will be far, far higher than 50,000. Even if deaths magically stopped on Easter you're talking about as many deaths in one month as the flu kills all year.
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    Home->office for me is a usually 15-20 minute...

    Home->office for me is a usually 15-20 minute bike ride that I enjoy immensely. WFH cannot be over soon enough. If I had to suffer through a real commute I'd probably feel differently.
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    It's a bold strategy. US deaths are doubling...

    It's a bold strategy. US deaths are doubling every 3 days, which puts the body count at >50,000 by Easter.
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    I didn't take it that way. I was just making a...

    I didn't take it that way. I was just making a counterpoint to those treating the south as monolithic Trumpland.
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    The cities tend to skew liberal as they do in...

    The cities tend to skew liberal as they do in most of the country, so it may even out.
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    Yeah, 73 mm BSA. Excellent, thanks. I was...

    Yeah, 73 mm BSA. Excellent, thanks. I was definitely overthinking this.
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