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    IDK how we're ever gonna be the next Empty Beer...

    IDK how we're ever gonna be the next Empty Beer if you keep bringing rational thinking into it every time. SMH
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    I guess my point is that I agree with Buster in...

    I guess my point is that I agree with Buster in that judging a person for hypocrisy seems hypocritical, but it doesn't stop me from seeing the pragmatic effect it has on their message. Same goes for...
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    FIFY Creepy ones.

    FIFY



    Creepy ones.
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    True enough, but isn't the point of advocating to...

    True enough, but isn't the point of advocating to convince people who aren't already convinced? It is known that many such people are looking for convenient excuses, so offering them up is at best...
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    No. I was just agreeing with...in particular,...

    No. I was just agreeing with...in particular, this:
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    FWIW Jeremy has gotten shit in multiple threads,...

    FWIW Jeremy has gotten shit in multiple threads, not just one. This was one for the ages, 5 years on:



    Back to CG: what fraction of the hate starts from this thread? It ain't zero.

    The...
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    No socks. Not a chance.

    No socks. Not a chance.
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    Not to further inflate our collective sense of...

    Not to further inflate our collective sense of self-importance, but "no one" is maybe a step too far--that one dude who definitely did something about it is still a registered user.
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    Fixed and better located. Oh crap. Bullfighting?

    Fixed and better located. Oh crap. Bullfighting?
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    QFPRX
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    We were around a course most rides and seemed to...

    We were around a course most rides and seemed to keep hitting some "military" road when we weren't on a ridge. On the right track?

    I think if they ran a lift up the sleeping would end quickly. For...
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    Long pig

    Long pig
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    I guess I'm not that far away, but I would never...

    I guess I'm not that far away, but I would never think of Fernie as an unknown, more as an obvious destination. But maybe you need more ads? IDK. Riders around here know it, though.

    Kimberley...
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    Copper City bump; solid mention! Happened to stop...

    Copper City bump; solid mention! Happened to stop off by dumb luck this week--perfect location for an intermediate stop about 5 minutes from I-90. Really well done and a nice mix for varying skill...
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    Exactly that. Maybe I shouldn't be jumping ahead...

    Exactly that. Maybe I shouldn't be jumping ahead if there's another installment coming, but are you planning another attempt, OP? Curious how long this takes to change some type 3 fun to type 2....
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    Might be time to see what the motorcycle advocacy...

    Might be time to see what the motorcycle advocacy is up to. 10 seconds on the Googles shows many options in NY. Motorcycles are generally easier to share singletrack with than horses. Should be that...
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    So unless you can ride every mountain bike trail...

    So unless you can ride every mountain bike trail you can't ride anywhere? Don't be silly. Multiple use trails exist all over the place and there are tons of places to ride on dirt with motors....
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    Yeah apparently I got derailed by the description...

    Yeah apparently I got derailed by the description of same frames for Instinct and Instinct BC. SA is an obvious difference, though; I liked the BC pretty well, but even if the travel (155mm) is as...
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    Instinct or Instinct BC are the lighter version,...

    Instinct or Instinct BC are the lighter version, no? Sounds like either will take a coil and some longer travel.

    You at Wydaho rideit? I'm taking the Instinct BC out right now; if you're a large...
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    I certainly didn't mean to imply that I thought...

    I certainly didn't mean to imply that I thought the current administration was one of those quarters. But the amount of resistance this sees might be quite small given the "upside."
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    Or C, maybe they want pedal bikers' interests...

    Or C, maybe they want pedal bikers' interests further misaligned from other non-mechanized users.

    This certainly does what lifting the blanket W ban would do in terms of making natural allies out...
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    My wife planned an outing for the weekend:...

    My wife planned an outing for the weekend: starting with a road trip and a little camping. So I went forth and scouted a spot by a little river
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    Short drive this morning brought us to a...
  23. Ever the optimist. Up here we call them "traffic...

    Ever the optimist. Up here we call them "traffic days." But if the bus doesn't block the road 40's doable.
  24. Thread: Building Wealth

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    1. Build up savings 2. Invest savings in a nice...

    1. Build up savings
    2. Invest savings in a nice watch--something pretentious that will appreciate in 1-2 years
    3. Network, network, network
    4. Sell watch for tidy profit
    5. Use money to buy food,...
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    That's what got me thinking about ice cream: if...

    That's what got me thinking about ice cream: if chocolate milk is good, chocolate cream with extra sugar and magnesium salts (and maybe a little guar gum) should be better, right? The calorie density...
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    You may be right. Coulda thrown in disclaimers in...

    You may be right. Coulda thrown in disclaimers in an attempt to head off 7 or 8 but let's be honest: if it wasn't summer there would be no forced reading, but it is summer, so no amount of...
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    Ice cream

    I was going to put this in the nutrition science thread, but just couldn't do it. I'm wondering about ice cream as a fuel/re-fuel food immediately after a hard workout.

    Protein, sugar, maybe some...
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    Tl/dr. But you're making an argument for...

    Tl/dr. But you're making an argument for causation out of correlation and then with the above "not the other way around" you seem to misunderstand correlation: if obesity is a risk factor for...
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    Agreed on the quality of the work. It's a shame...

    Agreed on the quality of the work. It's a shame PG has no equal among his detractors: not since carving on the wingtip has such virtuosity of dissonant text been displayed here and only an equivalent...
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    You're joking, but...you might be right.

    You're joking, but...you might be right.
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    Had to stop. The first five minutes of that race...

    Had to stop. The first five minutes of that race set e-moped adoption back five years.
  32. Thread: TR: UK Road Trip

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    Very cool! Moist seemed like a theme. Thanks for...

    Very cool! Moist seemed like a theme. Thanks for posting!
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    SQ Lab 611 or whatever it's name is has treated...

    SQ Lab 611 or whatever it's name is has treated mine well.

    1 week? Did the old saddle die suddenly? If you know one that's been working maybe stay with it.
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    That was kinda my thinking at the time. I don't...

    That was kinda my thinking at the time. I don't know that I'd use 80 grit to take off 1/125 of an inch, but YRMV.
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    It's probably from one of PG's links, but I got...

    It's probably from one of PG's links, but I got the impression that the synthetic core is also there to ensure that damage from flexing and contact stress between the core and the wires is less than...
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    Pretty sure I've done that ^^ to fit a parts bin...

    Pretty sure I've done that ^^ to fit a parts bin post on a road bike...two hair widths all around and only as far up as the post needs to go. Might have used 240 and finished with some 400 or 600 or...
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    +1. I think most Zoic shorts do: yes, there are...

    +1. I think most Zoic shorts do: yes, there are adjusters, but set them once and forget them, the elastic gives a lot of range.

    I add a pair of Zoics when I see them under $30 and (partly thanks...
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    Blurred has been known to post in gear swap but...

    Blurred has been known to post in gear swap but is perhaps less interested in the laughter of JONGs than he once was.
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    One does not point to an alpinezone invitation,...

    One does not point to an alpinezone invitation, one quotes and thus preserves the invitation.

    Where the hell is Bobby anyway?? This is why we can't have nice things.

    PraxisRX etc

    ETA: lol...
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    Speaking for yourself you're right: skiing...

    Speaking for yourself you're right: skiing analogies won't increase your understanding. OTOH, defining "we" might be challenging, since understanding risk is a thought exercise and different things...
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    Choice is irrelevant. Don't try to be obtuse.The...

    Choice is irrelevant. Don't try to be obtuse.The comparison is meaningful to skiers, and was brought up because some of the people on this forum ski.

    Without a tangible comparison these tend to...
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    Too many options to list. Odds they picked the...

    Too many options to list. Odds they picked the right one do seem kinda long, though.
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    Not whataboutism. Risk comparison is a vital part...

    Not whataboutism. Risk comparison is a vital part of risk management, particularly on a personal level.

    Dunning-Kruger effect

    For example, the odds of dying while skiing are 2 to 4 orders of...
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    And making very loud noises each time a wire...

    And making very loud noises each time a wire snaps. Might sound like gunshots, for instance.
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    I always wonder about those peoples' perceptions....

    I always wonder about those peoples' perceptions. I try to hurry past without getting too close so as to minimize the inconvenience. About half the time I wonder if my perception of speed or control...
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    He meant cutting 2/3's of the thickness, speaking...

    He meant cutting 2/3's of the thickness, speaking in laymens' terms, none of that inside bullshit jargon that nobody understands.

    So spiral would mean you'd have maybe 1/8th of your original wires...
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    Agreed. I can think of more ways to do this in...

    Agreed. I can think of more ways to do this in relative safety and/or ease than I can count on both hands. No use publishing them, either. Methods are plentiful, it's willing fucktards that are...
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    As much as I'd like to believe the dream of...

    As much as I'd like to believe the dream of bipartisanship, that seems like the likely answer. Can I still imagine a bipartisan conspiracy to watch him commit suicide?



    That was beautiful, man....
  49. Congrats on the move and the view! I'm sure it's...

    Congrats on the move and the view! I'm sure it's keeping you busy, but if you're looking to get out on the mountain bike when the smoke clears shoot me a PM.
  50. FIFY

    FIFY
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