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    https://www.apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0?fbclid=IwAR1O6mhEChjS7KeoDEJHG2s0LobtFClj0VVPgR5M-zjgowgPGxWkrcvvy3A
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    Not a CC issue but related story: My GF is an...

    Not a CC issue but related story:

    My GF is an executive at a huge global company and last year someone filed an unemployment claim against her company in her name. Dumb move given its easy to...
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    No good deed goes unpunished....from now on the...

    No good deed goes unpunished....from now on the kids will have to play in the rain.
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    Job is in PNW, is basically a family room...

    Job is in PNW, is basically a family room remodel, Kitchen partial, new floors in 3 rooms and resurface /stain entire first floor floors, paint 1/2 of first floor, refinish stairs, etc. ~$72,000...
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    Thanks, I have a couple quotes from standard GCs...

    Thanks, I have a couple quotes from standard GCs that swing a hammer but contract plumbing, flooring, electrical, windows and cabinets out. Both quotes about the same. A friend had suggested he...
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    Basic GC question....do I get a better deal...

    Basic GC question....do I get a better deal getting quotes from a GC company that has in-house crews vs one that subs everything out and charges me and then adds his 25% fee on the total bill for...
  7. 30yrs from now: If you spent 0 days with your...

    30yrs from now:

    If you spent 0 days with your daughter you will wish you spent at least 1 more day
    If you spent 1000 days with your daughter you will wish you spent at least 1 more day
    If you...
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    Its gonna be pricey no matter what you do -...

    Its gonna be pricey no matter what you do - summer in euope last minute - one option is to find a Biking tour company in France to take the place of your friend and RV. They exist, but yeah it will...
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    Amazing on the letsrun site so many people...

    Amazing on the letsrun site so many people blaming social media and the guy who pushed for investigating him rather than the cheater himself because he committed suicide (assuming) and so so much...
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    Dead: ...

    Dead:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/frank-meza-marathoner-accused-of-cheating-found-dead-in-los-angeles-river
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    [QUOTE=muted;5676876]I've spent time in...

    [QUOTE=muted;5676876]I've spent time in Price/Helper/Thompson Springs/Green River/Huntington/Cleveland/Elmo, searching for weird places. I love it there and the towns aren't weird once you get to...
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    Bobby - PM sent req carfax Thanks,

    Bobby -

    PM sent req carfax

    Thanks,
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    Unless you plan to go out bar hopping every...

    Unless you plan to go out bar hopping every weekday live where you work. Never understood the mentality of living where you weekend and then commute an hour each way to get to work every day. I...
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    That LC-F is gonna probably have a $150-200K...

    That LC-F is gonna probably have a $150-200K price tag!
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    Everytime I take an Uber/Lyft I chat with the...

    Everytime I take an Uber/Lyft I chat with the driver and perhaps my limited experiences are different that yours, but every driver I have talked to does this as a "side job" to collect extra $$. I...
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    Agreed about "cold car". Many 2018's up for...

    Agreed about "cold car". Many 2018's up for grabs with ~3000 miles @ $75-79K. By "winter" car I mean cold weather....not snow or ice. I figure you can get 20" wheels and throw all-season or...
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    What do you think about a 2018 Lexus LC500 as a...

    What do you think about a 2018 Lexus LC500 as a daily driver in the PNW?

    My better half insists on it but I am worried its probably as expensive to maintain as a German car and the...
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    The "fake it till you make it" attitude.

    The "fake it till you make it" attitude.
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    You have your personal car insurance already...

    You have your personal car insurance already along with the CC (Visa Gold or equivalent). I've been involved in accidents (only one was my fault) around the world from 3rd world to EU and USA and...
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    5yrs ago I flew United via SFO and Taipei to...

    5yrs ago I flew United via SFO and Taipei to Hanoi and returned same from Saigon with points. Something like 80,000 miles for the ticket.

    Internally FYI i went from Hanoi to Danang and from Hue...
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    2nd that call on Columbia. I wear a XXL and swim...

    2nd that call on Columbia. I wear a XXL and swim in their XXL jackets. Sometimes able to get away with a XLT instead if they have it. and I am 6'-6" and 240lbs.
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    I don't know....last time the airline screwed me...

    I don't know....last time the airline screwed me over was at SFO and we landed late due to weather...instead of holding the transfer flight for an extra 5 minutes knowing they had 7 passengers...
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    Someone made a video mocking GSA

    Randomly saw this pop up as a suggestion after watching a ski video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=482fJkQAQvU

    Not sure this has been posted before.
  25. As in past years, the majority of people who died...

    As in past years, the majority of people who died while homeless were white men. About 9 percent were black, followed by Hispanic people at 5 percent.

    Racist indeed.
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    This.....I eat at home and save you the trouble...

    This.....I eat at home and save you the trouble and me the trouble. More $ in my pocket and less in yours.
  27. McCarthy? Nothing for the town itself. Its...

    McCarthy? Nothing for the town itself. Its just at the end of the road. Being in the national park itself is the draw. Just past McCarthy is the Kinnecott Mine and buildings (which as a ghost...
  28. On a one week vacation I was able to do a...

    On a one week vacation I was able to do a circular route that included anchorage, Homer, Seward, Denali, Fairbanks, Valdez, McCarthy, Kennecott Mine, Plamer, all the Glacier stops/hikes along the...
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    I bought a PNW Cascade last year when they...

    I bought a PNW Cascade last year when they switched to the fixed insertion spot. Loved it. However my frame cracked and my new bike came with a LEV so I've been riding with that since and will keep...
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    Wish I knew that....I didn't know about the off...

    Wish I knew that....I didn't know about the off day swaps at the beginning and the final standings bonus either at the last week or I would have swapped out Bardet for Thomas the last week. instead...
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    Payment submitted....congrats! Lets use a...

    Payment submitted....congrats!

    Lets use a better platform next year similar to the old velogames. I hated this one - never did find the scoring rules and had to play blind - ended up...
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    This happened to an ex-GF years ago. Filter and...

    This happened to an ex-GF years ago. Filter and drain plug installed but forgot to put oil in. She only got 3 blocks from lube place before check engine light came on and she smartly pulled over...
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    I'm in again!

    I'm in again!
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    Thanks for posting!

    Thanks for posting!
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    I'd bet there are more black citizens living in...

    I'd bet there are more black citizens living in Portland than all of China....just saying.
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    Ended up going with the Niner Rip9 with 27.5+...

    Ended up going with the Niner Rip9 with 27.5+ setup (170mm FF, 150mm R) took it on its maiden voyage yesterday....night and day to my old 2000's era 26" bike. Something to be said for just having...
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    Any reason to pay up the extra $600 for the...

    Any reason to pay up the extra $600 for the Trance 2 vs the 3? Aion fork seems as good as the Fox Rhythm...and a swap of cassette seems inexpensive....
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    Ha thats funny. Seems we think alike! I...

    Ha thats funny. Seems we think alike! I however do like the idea of being able to switch out a 29"er option with the niner rip9. Tough choice.
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    This is true....I hate this situation as I have...

    This is true....I hate this situation as I have to do it with ski boots as well. I am usually stuck with the ONE pair that exists in my size in an entire metro area or chancing it online and paying...
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    Tried out a Giant Trance XL 27.5" and it felt...

    Tried out a Giant Trance XL 27.5" and it felt exactly like my old Giant Reign. Loved the bike...however still makes me look like I'm on a circus bike. Also tried out a friends niner Rip 9 XL with...
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    Boy this thread has run off on a tangent of 26 vs...

    Boy this thread has run off on a tangent of 26 vs 29 wheels.....I was just looking at 27.5" vs 29" for the tall rider (6-4" and above).

    how much of a difference is there in riding...
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    No, the local shop only has L for both the Reign...

    No, the local shop only has L for both the Reign and Trance. I would consider the trance, but the geometry measurements do not compute for my size...maybe if they made a XXL..... After breaking 3...
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    Interesting viewpoints from all sides! I was...

    Interesting viewpoints from all sides! I was riding on a 2005 Giant Reign to which I had switched the fork to a 160mm so my head angle was already around 67-68 degrees. I loved it, I just endured...
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    Cornering for sure.....but hard to...

    Cornering for sure.....but hard to describe....could be modern geometries - long reach, lower center of gravity, wider bars + the lower travel fork on 29ers....it honestly feels like i am riding one...
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    Calling all Clydesdale (tall) riders

    Broke my 3rd 26" FS frame over 13 years and an't get a warranty replacement (only credit) so I am in market for new bike. Am 6-6" and 250lbs and I tried out some 29ers in XL-XXL - never perfect fit...
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    And you wonder why the Chinese and Indians are...

    And you wonder why the Chinese and Indians are dominating STEM.....
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    Take a look at her resume....has done a lot, but...

    Take a look at her resume....has done a lot, but doesn't seem to focus in one area or a career for that matter. I bet she is having fun however!

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethswaney/
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    A controversial decision weeks earlier by...

    A controversial decision weeks earlier by President Donald Trump had shrunk the size of two national monuments -- known as Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante -- by hundreds of thousands of...
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    Good read - thanks for passing on!

    Good read - thanks for passing on!
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    Ambergris did have that marine park where you can...

    Ambergris did have that marine park where you can snorkel with nurse sharks and bat rays. I would think the kids would love that if they are 10+ years old. Shark Ray alley or something it was...
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