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stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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Hello insomnia, my old friend.

20 years at this half baked airline, today. :dead:
i think my brother has 20 years or more at REI....discounts are next level...

i hope you ditched work....
 
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Changleen

Paranoid Member
Jan 9, 2004
11,705
964
Hypernormality
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Hello insomnia, my old friend.

20 years at this half baked airline, today. :dead:
Wow! I cannot imagine that. Well done. I never lasted more than 4 anywhere so far. On the flip side I can tell you no place is full-baked; it does not exist. There is just some degree or less of coherence with your values. That’s what makes me happy or not. Plus being clear what those values are of course, that took a few decades…
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
Over 15 years in this job, couple more to go...same organizational bullshit the whole time but in varying flavors due to moves every 2-3 years over the duration... Not a bad ADD job.

Gotta figure out where to go when it is over. Need @Changleen to get me NZ residency...


Now time to ride that fresh built Canfield!
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
9,063
5,916
Red Bull Hardline just started, so that's my immediate future.

edit: I'll hit 20 years later this year.
 
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MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
Mi cafecito.
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First ride on a 29er ever. Felt like riding with a condom on. Felt a lot less, easy to keep going without getting spent.

So, perfect for what I wanted. Easiest climb of my life. Am sure XC/AM rims and tires were part of that along with wheel size, but the rough stuff was so smoothed-out...
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
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And la machina nueva

*máquina. My phone hates Spanish.
 
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MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
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And in repose, smothered in jungle. Descending was so much smoother, too...maybe I will someday become a modern one-bike mid-travel guy too.
 

iRider

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2008
3,462
1,385
Joe Smith (?) took quite the hit to his head there. I hope he's alright. Good racing.
That was terrifying to watch. :fie:
Johannes Fischbach had a bad crash earlier this week and walked away from it. Frame cracked, so he was out.
 

eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
18,681
7,809
directly above the center of the earth
15 years at my same job :banghead: just a couple more and I am done working for good :dance:

Bought new pillows yesterday and slept like a brick. no neck or back pain this morning, who knew? Going to spend today attempting to get through a couple of hundred pages of recert review for some DOT stuff
 

jonKranked

Detective Dookie
Nov 10, 2005
70,703
13,274
media blackout
Swimming accomplished. Got out just as it was starting to get crowded. Still wish I had my in own pool. Gonna maybe clean the basement some after lunch. Perhaps fajitas for dinner?
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
Is it worth buying all the crap I will need to fully rebuild a Reverb post, or just buy something else? They seem a bit over-engineered for the purpose.

I tried bleeding and repressurizing it. No dice.
 

StiHacka

Compensating for something
Is it worth buying all the crap I will need to fully rebuild a Reverb post, or just buy something else? They seem a bit over-engineered for the purpose.

I tried bleeding and repressurizing it. No dice.
Turn the bike upside down with the seat up, lower the seat slowly when upside down, put it back on wheels and let the seat slowly rise again. The seatpost has been like this since new, welcome to the world of Reverbs.
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
Turn the bike upside down with the seat up, lower the seat slowly when upside down, put it back on wheels and let the seat slowly rise again. The seatpost has been like this since new, welcome to the world of Reverbs.

If it worked before, it doesn't after the bleed...tried 10x.
 

TreeSaw

Mama Monkey
Oct 30, 2003
16,866
674
Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
Afternoon. Drilling some holes for some project of Sq-Earls. He loves giving me these annoying tasks, but it involves power tools so that's cool. Poured rain over night and into the morning so probably no ride today. Might go watch a student's baseball game later...he's the oldest's best friend so we try to see him play whenever we can. Watching the Olympics gymnastics with my gymnasts later too.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
31,621
3,829
Went on a little hike with the family in the morning.

Watched Toy Story 1 with middle kid as elder kid went swimming with her friend and youngest kid napped.

Working 5-10 for $ this evening.

 

jstuhlman

We noticed.
Dec 3, 2009
12,976
7,552
Cackalacka du Nord
watched some hardine but will do the replay tonight. apparently it had rained a fair amount last night where we rode-damn it was swampy and humid. GROSS.

kid got a flat at the very end of the ride. discovered there was a tube in it his tire, which was both an ardent and really worn down. fortunately i'd ordered a new rear tire for him a while ago, which automagically arrived while we were gone. easiest, quickest ghetto tubeless conversion i've ever done.
 

jebfour

Turbo Monkey
Jun 19, 2003
1,308
151
CLT, NC
After around 13-14 years without a DH bike, I took my new to me bike on its maiden voyage today after breaking out my museum ready spine/shoulder/chest protection.

I’m betting I was slowest guy on the mountain today. I’d also bet I was having more fun than anyone there.
 

maxyedor

<b>TOOL PRO</b>
Oct 20, 2005
4,183
1,511
In the bathroom, fighting a battle
take comfort in the fact depending on rust you can get anywhere between 15k to 25k for your lamdcruiser...
Why you trying to sell him short?

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Why must I feel great 6 days if the week, and like absolute ass the one day I have to do what I want? Time to start taking thursdays off I guess. Chased the kid around the park, then dealt with an angry toddler refusing to eat the rest of the day, yay.
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
10,608
691
chez moi
It's definitely not Bring a Trailer territory I don't think. There's evidence of a front end collision and the driver door doesn't sit perfectly...but it's a wonderful vehicle. I plan on driving it and my daughter wants it someday...any value is just a side benefit.
 

jonKranked

Detective Dookie
Nov 10, 2005
70,703
13,274
media blackout
It's definitely not Bring a Trailer territory I don't think. There's evidence of a front end collision and the driver door doesn't sit perfectly...but it's a wonderful vehicle. I plan on driving it and my daughter wants it someday...any value is just a side benefit.
I can relate. I have a bunch of old Legos I could cash in for a few grand easy. I'm enjoying play with them with my kids way more.