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    Bummer jackstraw. Hopefully you heal up soon! ...

    Bummer jackstraw. Hopefully you heal up soon!


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    Watched a college kid turn one into a convertible...

    Watched a college kid turn one into a convertible driving full speed leaning out side to scoop a ball on the ground. Just after he got it, hit a low tree limb sent him flying and sheared the...
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    I ran them further back when racing XC after...

    I ran them further back when racing XC after suffering some pretty bad calf cramps one season. Ridden that way since, also left them for CX and gravel riding as a result. My road shoes tend to be...
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    It's possible, but I live in Downingtown right...

    It's possible, but I live in Downingtown right next to Marsh Creek, so don't get to the Wiss too often. Depending your riding crew, I imagine we could pretty easily connect some dots on...
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    ^^ I generally agree with toast, but being local...

    ^^ I generally agree with toast, but being local to your area I think size Large Ripley would be best. Guessing based on location you're locals are Wiss, Belmont or similar? I'm N/W of Philly and...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    [QUOTE=jamal;6665475]They go in the two lower rear vents, then kind of get wedged between the helmet and your head, in there pretty solid with the helmet on.

    Thanks Jamal! Easy on off while...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Nice, was really tempted by one, but couldnít find the new kineticore to try on. Any chance you could take a pic of how sunglasses are stowed?

    And while thatís a good rant, packs are ridiculously...
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    Shoulder injury people...

    Ugh, bummer about your GF Whiterroom!!

    Rode 30 miles on gravel bike this afternoon and then this tonight, so Iím well ahead of schedule thankfully!!
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    Hate to tell you, but in my experience Bacon is...

    Hate to tell you, but in my experience Bacon is superior to Dart tool. Couple friends in agreement with me. Sometimes they work together though and Stans may have updated the dart tip stiffness a...
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    Mix and matching spare mtb parts with DJ parts...

    Mix and matching spare mtb parts with DJ parts w/o more research got me.

    Ordered a freewheel and 4 notch tool to match. Arrive and realize my silly hub is a 6 notch singlespeed cassette, so now...
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    Maybe just my area and perhaps my east coast...

    Maybe just my area and perhaps my east coast rocks are smoother, but pedaling around DD tires to save a flat seems to be not worth the squeeze. Normally ride 4-5x per week most of the year on EXO or...
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    Reverse rant and follow up... Went to a shop...

    Reverse rant and follow up...

    Went to a shop last weekend, brought glasses and tried on 8+ helmets from various manufacturers; Fox, TLD, Leatt not one even attempted to have glass storage. Will...
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    Yep been on Zwift for a week or two, first...

    Yep been on Zwift for a week or two, first trainer ride after almost 3 weeks was probably best trainer session of my life. Just starting easy outdoor rides with my daughter (see pic thread).
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    No idea what pioneer day is until this, but seems...

    No idea what pioneer day is until this, but seems they've got it backwards per the google definition or maybe they just couldn't complete the journey....

    Completing a treacherous thousand-mile...
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    That’s a first never seen ping pong table at a...

    That’s a first never seen ping pong table at a trail system, have seen plenty of beer taps, benches, old chairlift seats, and even a urinal (OG American Standard in Jim Thorpe).

    Finally getting...
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    Wow that thing looks crazy slack just sitting...

    Wow that thing looks crazy slack just sitting there in the picture. Sea Foam green looks better in your pic than the site too. Enjoy and the big meaty tires are great on the modern HT, despite the...
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    Just bought a bunch of things I don't need from...

    Just bought a bunch of things I don't need from that sale, bunch of reasonably priced handlebars to try out different cockpit rise/height and a few tools.

    Got really excited seeing a carbon Hydra...
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    Watched Grey Man last night, review above isnít...

    Watched Grey Man last night, review above isnít wrong. Was slightly better than 6 Underground. I described it to my wife as a mix of John Wick and James Bond w a bit of Bourne mixed in, but worse...
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    I put well over 6k miles on set of 2014ish...

    I put well over 6k miles on set of 2014ish Reynolds Black Label Trail wheels. Broke one pulling a spike through the rim-bed, which was warranted, but otherwise rarely ever touched them. The...
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    Ugh bummer Roxtar, but good to hear youíre back...

    Ugh bummer Roxtar, but good to hear youíre back on the bike.

    Couldnít resist and took a few super easy pump track laps today. Daughter told me sheíd tell mom/wife if any tires left the ground. ...
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    Few buddies in environment consulting usually do...

    Few buddies in environment consulting usually do air permits for chicken factories and the like. While both friends are quite liberal the business is quite far from conservation. Then again...
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    Use the stans injector myself, but in a pinch the...

    Use the stans injector myself, but in a pinch the 2 oz stans or similar squirt bottle also work great for injecting new sealant through the valve.
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    Ugh sorry to hear W_G!! Was pinging w Summit...

    Ugh sorry to hear W_G!!

    Was pinging w Summit about his a bit as well.

    Iím lucky that Iím recovering pretty easily. Scapula fracture is hairline and ribs are healing, knee took about 10 days...
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    I got 14 years out of my T2, but rust finally...

    I got 14 years out of my T2, but rust finally won. Replaced both arms and ratchets over the years, mostly living outside. I did back it into a tree and bent the tray bracket a bit, actually made it...
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    Enjoyed Hustle more than I thought. Real...

    Enjoyed Hustle more than I thought.

    Real surprise was CHIPS, it was horrible, but also pretty funny. Maybe caught my wife and I in the right mood for it, but it exceeded my very low expectations.
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    Not sure Shimano make a 12 spd HH cassette, but...

    Not sure Shimano make a 12 spd HH cassette, but SRAM has a lower end one. Have used it for a backup wheelset plenty.


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    Skywalker series, Minecraft dungeons, Animal...

    Skywalker series, Minecraft dungeons, Animal Crossing (mostly my daughter), MarioKart are most played in my house by 11 y/o boy and 9 y/o girl. Neither kid can beat me yet, though I don't play those...
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    Buddy of mine rides/races XC on them, but heís...

    Buddy of mine rides/races XC on them, but heís pretty gentle with his bikes. Definitely curious but not worth the $$$ for me.


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    ^^ Definitely biker on a mission. I try to wear...

    ^^ Definitely biker on a mission. I try to wear MTB shirt/hat whenever I'm hiking in w/ saw to maintain my trail/street cred
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    I don't think you're crazy to go Medium at 5'10",...

    I don't think you're crazy to go Medium at 5'10", especially if you have a high ape index. My size Large 2020 stumpy has a 445 reach which is pretty short by today's standards. Giant Trance of same...
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    The fuck if Iím yielding high ground to horses. ...

    The fuck if Iím yielding high ground to horses. I donít want a 400 pound dumb animal above me. I also donít have to deal w that situation on high alpine singletrack admittedly. If your horse is...
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    That flow trail we rode last June together wasnít...

    That flow trail we rode last June together wasnít too bad and seemed pretty new. Guessing theyíve expanded on that? Plenty of other natural trail in your area still thankfully! Definitely agree on...
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    Horse Incident

    Well when youíre riding a dumb giant fucking deer itís almost always actually the horse riders fault for bringing a giant dumb animal on the trail, but youíre right that youíd get the blame.

    My...
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    Shades of old Sky and US Postal teams with...

    Shades of old Sky and US Postal teams with Jumbo's tempo setting yesterday, was great seeing Sepp crushing the last . Glad I picked up Pidcock mostly just b/c of his MTB prowess.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220713/89f06584...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220713/89f0658485e9df610a4085aedee5d257.jpg
    Told my 9 y/o to make herself a frozen waffle. ďDad we have a problemĒ and I couldnít stop laughing for 15 minutes.
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Prime day picked up Oakley Sutro w/ clear lenses for $50. They were marked at 50% off/$75, but order/invoice says $51. Also bought some aftermarket low light lenses which I'm interested in trying. ...
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    Another route is email to his university honor...

    Another route is email to his university honor code reporting system (if they have one). Some schools take that stuff pretty seriously.


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    Selling and shipping a bike question.

    DH busting out his Liam Neeson impression on a PB sale gone wrong, love itís. Hopefully heíll be compelled to dot the right thing.

    Is there an excel sheet involved tracking the contacts and info?...
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    In my search for a new trail helmet I'm insanely...

    In my search for a new trail helmet I'm insanely annoyed by half-shell reviews and marketers touting goggle storage but these same dumbasses brush off sunglass storage. Who rides a half-shell w...
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    2022 TDF Fantasy Challenge (SPOILER ALERT)

    Hoping charismatic, but have definitely considered the latter. Also turned on coverage to see WvA in the break?!? WTF

    Looking forward to tomorrows stage, should be a good one.


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    Looks like Roglic dislocated his shoulder and had...

    Looks like Roglic dislocated his shoulder and had to put it back in. Bummer, but still loved todays stage


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    Yes, but same has often happened even w/o the...

    Yes, but same has often happened even w/o the cobbles with cross winds in first week. Roglic wasnít gonna contend this year anyway IMO.

    Bike racing for ya


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    Not nearly as impactful as the last few times...

    Not nearly as impactful as the last few times they ran something like this losing GC potentials. Tadej proved he can ride cobbles too, plus most GC guys made it safely even if some did lose some...
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    Yep, hence my narrowed list of things I could...

    Yep, hence my narrowed list of things I could try/buy locally. Doubtful Iím seeing a Leat helmet in person around here.

    Leaning Lazer given I have a few around here that fit and should be able to...
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    Thx for recoís leaning POC or Lazer Jackal given...

    Thx for recoís leaning POC or Lazer Jackal given good results w Impala. Will have to check the TLD and some of the Bell/Giro options which i havenít owned in quite a while.


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    What trail helmet am I? Good coverage and...

    What trail helmet am I?

    Good coverage and venting for humid east coast
    Visor, preferably adjustable I think
    Sun glass storage - why isnít this a thing for MTB helmets!?!?
    MIPS or equivalent
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    I donít believe he did it on purpose, but WvA...

    I donít believe he did it on purpose, but WvA definitely moved off his line toward Sagan, but didnít completely block him.


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    Shoulder injury people...

    Discharged today, Ortho said same thing Dan and WRG. Check back in 2 weeks to see if I did some rotary cuff damage which they couldnít tell, but rest and then work w PT. Getting up and out of...
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    Bummer to hear Summit and I just joined the club...

    Bummer to hear Summit and I just joined the club today w broken scapula and 3 broken ribs. Out for summer it sounds like as well.

    Guess time to get some backlog projects done where I can.

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    Shoulder injury people...

    May be joining this club. Riding Wissahickon park in Philly this am, tail end of ride, hit a built up rock kicker that bucked guy in front and then me right after. He barely pulled it together and...
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