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  1. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

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    Good Morning!!!

    Woke up here in central NC to a light dusting of snow.....mostly turning to mushy rain right now, but it was a neat thing to see even though it will be gone in an hour.

    Last night was an awesome dirt jump session at Nice Guy Mikes house. The temp was a crisp 34 degrees, but that didn't stop the dirty dozen riders that showed up to shred. We had lots of laughs, and enjoyed watching Joe Haley nose manual the tabletop at mach-turkey!! I was riding great after about an hour of runs, and the DJ's were running at a perfect speed. I brought three tall boy cold tops, and when I opened the 1st one, I thought they sold me warm beer when I felt the can......turns out, the beer inside was the same temperature as the air outside, so the can felt actually warm to the touch......wierd, man......wierd.

    It's going to be an iffy day here at work.......we've got a ton of stuff to deliver, but the weather isn't cooperating too well, so I gotta take off now and call some contractors to see what's up with thier jobsites. Y'all have a good one......I'll catch up with you later.
     

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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Good morning, 'Hound and Monkeys. Busy as hell this week at work. Looks like my three day weekend (hooray MLK Day!) will consist of working Saturday and Monday. :plthumbsdown:

    I was going to go to the gym last night, but decided instead to not go to the gym.
     
  3. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    LONGEST WEEEEEK EVAH!


    god... it's only Thursday! :dead:

    PT last night... I think I only have one week left... the P therapist is stoked about my strength and I can tell I am stronger than before the accident so I am pretty stoked as well!

    I built a nice maple and walnut deck for a bongo board (aka indo board) and turned an oak roller for it, to practice ballance, and I spent about 45 minutes F'n around on it last night!:monkeydance:

    sore today!

    have a great day monkeees!
     
  4. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    'morning!

    I skipped the gym yesterday too, even though I had only intended on spinning. Zero motivation to pedal for 90 minutes and not go anywhere.

    Crappy weather continues. I can't wait for Spring to arrive.
     
  5. Greyhound

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    Brrrrrrrr!!!!

    ......Just spent the last 45 minutes in the freezing rain getting a gigantic roof job loaded onto a truck that's headed for Wilmington. The forks were coated with ice in 5 minutes and it was like trying to load a 3 ton icecube onto a skating rink!!! :help: I'm currently rain-soaked and trying to dry out in front of my little portable heater here in the office. :plthumbsdown:
     
  6. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    It must be winter - Mo got shut out of her spinning class last night, as did many top knotch roadie friends who showed up just a little too late (people started lining up @ 5 for a 5:30 class, like it was a Hannah Montana concert or something...). Today = Work, then bike shop work, where I pick up a road bikey for some spintervals in the dank basement. Then AFTER that, band practice..long but good day ahead!
     
  7. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Morning

    Not much going on , other than work , did a couple of hours of snow shoeing last night, now have a small blister on my heal. not much planned for today.

    I made my Bongo board out of maple. so much fun and great for balance.
     
  8. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    That's funny, I was thinking about looking into one of these just this morning. I stumbled out of bed and thought, I better work on my balance! Read an article in the NY times about this subject - that as we get older, we can lose our sense of balance, so it needs to be worked on. hmmm...
     
  9. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    the gym was crazy packed last night (stupid ny resolutions)...I did enjoy a lot of the "scenery" but for tonight the bike & my gear is in the truck
     
  10. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    Morning all,

    Going to eye surgery in a two hours, getting RPK done. Man am I nervous, and excited.
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Good luck Reactor
     
  12. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    Jmac, I will take some pics of it! :thumb: it really isn't that hard to build. Some people are using PVC pipe for their rollers... I spun a nice oak roller but either will probably work!

    Hey Splat, did you put the spar down the middle? I left the bottom flat with 2 stop blocks at the ends, and it is cool cause the thing slides around in every direction not just end to end as I ballance on it! I am starting to be able to walk down the board now which is cool! No falls yet so that is good!
     
  13. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    :stupid:

    good luck!
     
  14. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Morning. Spin class last night kicked my ass. It was the last one of "session 1" and it was all about sprinting. :dead: Next week we begin "session 2", which will focus on power and climbing. :dead: :dead: .

    Today is my son's 2nd B-Day, so we're having a little dinner/cake thing w/ family at the house tonight and then an actual party for him on Sat.. Man they grow up fast!! :eek: Oh, and gonna swing by the LBS after work and pick up some tires for the DH bike and a new tricycle for the boy's birthday. :thumb:
     
  15. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Good morning, everyone. Uneventful night, trying to plan out a ride this weekend but weather is playing havok. Man, I want more daylight!

    Reactor, good luck with the surgery..
     
  16. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    didn't finish my Christopher Guest review last night, but got it mostly done. spin class was good, though i decided to extend the long hard hill climb section on my own, and go until the song i was listening to on my iPod (the music selection played over the PA is horrible) was over. unfortunately for me, it was the ~7 min "The Mercy Seat" from Nick Cave...
     
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    YEAH!!! Happy Birthday Jamis! Which trike did you get him?
     
  18. TreeSaw

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    Best wishes for a successful procedure!
     
  19. TreeSaw

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    Morning all. Boring evening at home last night, and I fell asleep early on the couch so I missed the majority of Mythbusters :(

    Brunge - you're right this has been a LONG week!!! Weather man is predicting a little snow and some ice for the AM commute so maybe I will have a delay tomorrow. I think the teachers hope for delays & snow days more than the kids these days.
     
  20. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    just delays! I hate having to make up days! :thumb::busted:
     
  21. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Definitely...you got socked with extra days last year right? We've been pretty lucky thus far, but could definitely use a delay or two to keep us going.
     
  22. I Are Baboon

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    Speaking of new bikes, I was watching a program last night about our galaxy and the chick said that to compare the size of our solar system to the Milky Way, if our solar system was the size of a compact disk, the Milky Way is the size of Earth. Pretty cool. I love nerdy HDTV on demand. The one I watched two nights ago said the Universe will be destroyed in 50 billion years, according to the Big Rip theory, where all matter will be ripped apart down to every atom due to black energy.
     
  23. Westy

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    We have a good old fashioned white out going on outside. Real snow too, I hope it stays that way.
     
  24. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Morning monkeys!

    Brown stopped by my house on Monday and dropped off 160mm of sweet Italian smoothness (Marzocchi 55 TST2 fork) for my freeride bike. I began the installation last night. I removed the Z1 Freeride with a blown compression cartridge and installed the lower race on the new fork and fit the fork to the frame. I have ordered spacers and a new brake adapter, they should be in in a few days.
     
  25. MountainDrew

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    Morning all! Skiing yesterday was typical PA skiing, and got me depressed. Oh how I long to move back to New England!

    X3, the weather is not playing hacok, my stupid ass home shopping is. But what a better way to start the weekend than with a 7:00am ride! Dress warm!!!

    I might join Dan Killing sunday morning at 9:00am for some Jordan Laps. You game???:pirate2:
     
  26. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Brunge - I think we could use some Ridemonkey Bongo Boards! Seriously - that'd be cool as hell. Maybe with the RM logo etched into the wood somehow. :thumb: :cool:

    Oh and Good Morning Monkeys!
     
  27. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    YAY SNOW!

    I went skate skiing last night afterwork and then swapped out the skis for snowshoes and joined a group of friends snowshoeing. It was clear and starry out. Nice night.:clapping: