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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Quo Fan, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Morning monkeys!

    BigT is taking her dad for cancer surgery today. I hope it goes well. I'm a bachelor for at least the next week while she stays and takes care of her mother.

    Today I get to look at a house in the rain in NY. Last time I was in NY, I nearly got hit by lightning. Tonight I'm judging a karate tournament. Nothing like crushing egos.

    Be safe out there.
     
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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    Day off, going down to visit the out-of-laws.
     
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  3. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Workin'.

    Dry and sunny. For a change.

    Heavy structure is all done...


    Pretty doubtful I'll be seeing anything mechanical actually move... Ah well. Maybe they'll send me out for some final closeout. Or I'll stay home and go riding after work... Hmmm...

    Mind you, flying business class hasn't completely lost its novelty yet. Close, but not quite.
     
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  4. Mo(n)arch

    Mo(n)arch Turbo Monkey

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    Waiting for tomorrow.
    Bikepark season is starting.:weee:
     
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  5. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    You poor thing. We've had almost two full months already.
     
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  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    It's going to rain like a mofo today. I've got a treadmill with my name on it after work.

    MBC suggested I do a duathlon in mid-July. 4K run, 40K bike, 10K run. I love that woman.

    Quo, best of luck to BigT and her dad!
     
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  7. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    Dropped BOTH the MTB and the roadie off at the shop for a little love. For the record, no one is allowed to say I don't support my LBS.......$$$$

    Quo tell BigT best of luck for us!
     
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  8. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    yay, not on the fatmobile today. With my luck I will be in gangland all day
     
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  9. Mo(n)arch

    Mo(n)arch Turbo Monkey

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    It sill has snow on top of the mountains here. And it rained almost every second day since march (Monday, Tuesday was always sunny :rant:, but weekends were terrible as it gets), so we start tommorow.

    Fortunately we have a few unofficial dh tracks with uplifts year round in our area
     
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  10. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Rode yesterday, did some yard work. Think I've got a sunburn.
     
  11. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Good morning.
    Super ride on my go-to trail yesterday, followed by a beer and watching the Hawks game.

    Our first park opened last weekend, another next weekend and two more after that, snow dependent.
     
  12. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I want to go to a park...
     
  13. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Raining like stink here today. 5 days until my board exam, 3 days until I fly out for it.
     
  14. Mo(n)arch

    Mo(n)arch Turbo Monkey

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    ^^It's easier to learn, if it rains. You can't go out.;)
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    My son is coming down with a cold/cough. He was up every hour last night. I eventually brought him into bed with me, but still wound up being woken and kicked every hour... coffee is tasting very good today.

    no riding this weekend, going to visit the in-laws and family from out of town. I'm not too dissapoint, looks like the weather is going to be ****e anyways.

    also toying with the idea of a new fork to replace my 2009 36 TALAS RC2. Looking for more midstroke support, and more suppleness in early stroke. Thinking of a X-Fusion Vengeance HLR DLA, Slant, or waiting a bit for the 2014 36 TALAS RC2. Thoughts?
     
  16. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Morning Monkeys.

    This week has been awful with 4+ hours of meetings every day. But the weather is awesome and I will be spending some much needed moto seat time with the lady friend.

    Father daughter date tonight, that too will be awesome.
     
  17. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Whistler will be waiting for you. :thumb:

    Are you ready?

    I'm in the same boat. I wish I could demo the X-Fusion but cannot, so I'm leaning towards the '14 RC2. I only use the 160-130 range anyway, so the 160-120 would be perfect. Have you ridden the RS Lyric?
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Lookit all dat SNOW! :D

     
  19. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Lyrik.
     
  20. slyfink

    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    yeah, I've thought of that. but I was still under the impression that RockShox uses plastic internals, which I'm not keen on. Am I incorrect? There's that, and the Lyrik is slightly heavier than the 36, at roughly the same price. I have a Pushed Monarch in the rear that I'm happy with though so maybe I should look into it. Maybe if RS introduces a new Lyrik similar to the Pike, the price of the old Lyrik might come down... hmmmm decisions decisions...
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    I rode a Lyric in 2010 on a rental Enduro on Comfortably Numb in Whistler. I was very impressed. But that's one ride, on a shop-maintained bike (Evolution).
     
  22. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Ask me on June 14. I'll know the results by then, but two days later. Yikes.
     
  23. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    good run, stressfull and physically demanding. carried a 84 year old out of a second floor bedroom and transported to hospice. as I was walking back to the rig the family started giving me hugs and a teary eyed thank you. yes I feel really good this afternoon, sometimes I love this job
     
  24. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    yes it is freaking cold beer thirty. so stupid hot outside (gauge is in the shade)