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  1. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

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    Good Morning!!

    The recent rains we've had made dirt jump night at Nice Guy Mikes a no-go last night. To my luck, Justine got home early--and since Colin was at her parents house for a few hours, I took the opportunity to work on my hip-sprints. We were lazy and decided to order out instead of cooking, so I trekked out to the local Italian place for a couple of stromboli's. Colin is still under the weather and went to bed early again, and I followed suit.

    Tonight: LOST. **cue spooky music**
     

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  2. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Morning monkeys!

    Today I have a half day. The boss is giving comp time, but I haven't worked that much over to earn it. I fear what is coming.

    Next week and/or the week after I may have to go to the People's Republic of Cambridge to do some work. Our sister company closed the Mass office, and we took over. I'm going to have to make annual treks to Cranston RI and Acushnet MA to change out satellite units. Sounds like paid bike trips to me.
     
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    'Morning! I reluctantly skipped my workout last night to rest my back. Meh.
     
  4. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Freda Felcher is from Cranston.
     
  5. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    morning, 15^ at the house this morning...c'mon spring!
     
  6. laura

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    Wait, what happened to your back?

    I came home yesterday at lunch and walked the dog, I think I am going to come home today and run with her. It was a nice break and we have sunshine.

    I'm kind of in shock that it is thursday.
     
  7. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    morning... just had a meeting with our dept. chair... we were asked to cut 5% out of our budget again this year... :disgust:

    let me illustrate this...

    amount we spent last year -5% is not equal to the cost of the same supplies this year.:disgust1:

    this new board is fvcking killing us!

    anyway... Got my Subie back after having some work done... and now I am waiting for Catalitic converters to complete this round of repairs:disgust1:

    I want to head to Ray's this weekend but I don't know if it is in the budget! I wish we could ride the DJ's here in the burgh!:disgust:

    at least I have Lost tonight!

    have a good one Munkees!
     
  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I'm just getting old, man. My back's been acting up since our ski vacation. I'm too stubborn though to give it rest. :monkey:
     
  9. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Good morning everyone.

    Taxes ... groan.
     
  10. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    It is cold here today. I can't wait for the weekend. Not much going on but I did take monday off. I just need an extra day out of work to stop me from going insane.
     
  11. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Mornin'. Friggin' chilly and an inch of snow this AM! Beautiful sunrise commuting in, might just be a good day! Scouts last night and any former Boy Scouts here will know the significance of Jr. X3 co-pilot being "tapped out" for Order of the Arrow last night. Really proud of him.

    Have a good un'!
     
  12. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Morning. Spin class was good last night followed by post-spin cold tops. LOST tonight and that's about it.
     
  13. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Yoga.
     
  14. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    work interfered w/ my ability to hit spin class last night. so i went home and worked on some vacation photos.

    also found out that free jazz giant William Parker is playing a show in boston tonight. should be cool.
     
  15. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Morning all. My new frame, the Sinister Gruitr, came last night! (apologies for pic quality, it's from my phone this morning):


    As I was opening the box in front of Ewan, I suddenly felt the urge to repeat a few lines from "A Christmas Story" (as the father is opening up the leg lamp box), "It says FRAGEELAY, it must be Italian! It's some kind of major award!". Of course, Ewan looked at me like a way a bit wacky...The build starts tonight - popping in a CK headset with my Marz Z1 SL fork, Truvativ Hozfeller stem, post and BB. The BB cup has a removeable ISCG mount which is splined and fits into the frame. It's then tightened down by the BB. Interesting concept.

    Otherwise, today = work/studying up for my "event" next week!
     
  16. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Woohooo! Can't wait to see it in person! Congrats!!! :thumb:
     
  17. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Had beers while watching Lance Wade Thomas at a local pub last night. He was good, but damn man, he drank a lot of Patron and got trashed. I thought only rock stars did that.
     
  18. TreeSaw

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    Morning all. We got about 20" of snow from this crappy storm. I finished shovelling the walk at about 3:45pm and by 6:45pm there was 2 more inches :rant: I did manage a nice hard spin for an hour yesterday. I am beginning to re-think my strategy of sprinting for commercial breaks...they're LONG! We were lazy and had pizza for dinner last night so I didn't have too much work in the kitchen either.

    I also used some of my day to work the finances and try to figure out which races I will do and if I can get a new FS bike (sell & replace my current). Now the soul searching begins.
     
  19. MountainDrew

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    Morning all. Dropped my car off at the shop yesterday. Instead of sitting there waiting, I brough along to the bike and was going to ride the couple miles to the bike/coffe shop. I get about a quarter mile away from the auto shop and I get a flat, and of course i did not bring any spare, because I was only going a couple miles. It was a nice day for a walk yesterday anyway.

    Working from home today, so looks like I will get in another ride, or I may do a little lunchtime hike.

    Have a good one all.
     
  20. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Morning , Woke up to a Nice new layer of snow, So it made my choice of which bike easy . I grabbed the Mt bike. uneventful ride in.

    My Subie is suppose to be ready today

    Is it friday yet ?
     
  21. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    20"!!!!! We're just an hour south of you all and we got 3" - I think it measured more officially, but it turned wet, melted (and now is frozen!). What are you leaning towards for FS?
     
  22. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    let me be the first to say....

    looks flexy! :twitch::biggrin:
     
  23. TreeSaw

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    Yeah, it's crazy. There isn't too much here in Schenectady either.
    I measured this AM and came up just shy of 20". We had 9" on Tuesday at about 6:30pm when the plow finally came through so I could get my car home (it was at the bottom of the hill I couldn't get through -- man do I miss my AWD). Then another few inches before yesterday's 6" daytime and more evening. It just kept coming and coming!

    I am on the fence right now. I would have loved to get a Groover (Viscious Cycles) as they offered me sponsorship, but I am also really interested in the Orbea Occam (I'd love a Rallon too but we can't get them in the US right now and my LUNA connections will score me a nice discount on the Occam) and of course the Yeti 575 is still on the list. I am leaning toward the Orbea, but I am really concerned about sizing as it's looking like it might be too big for me :(
     
  24. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    You young punk, wait till you get to be my age.


    Maybe you should do the same "high impact" workout I do. :busted:
     
  25. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    do you want him to be the Impactee while you are the impactor ? then his back will be the least of his aches and pains ?
     
  26. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    ...and what, no rootbeer color?!?!? :busted:
     
  27. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Congrats to your kid. I was tapped out myself long before WWW stood for world wide web. Back then they actual thumped you pretty good. I remember being so scared. Definitely one of my fonder boyhood memories. Now some ninny would probably sue.

    Nice and cold today. Yesterday I was complaining that it has been too wet to ride. Well it wasn't wet today, just 23°, so I rode to work. Burrrr.
     
  28. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    The only question would be: With or with out brusing?
     
  29. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Superman doesn't bruise.
     
  30. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    word! We got 20+ at our house too when it was all said and done!! More expected for tomorrow too!! I had a great time playing outside yesterday with the kids in it!! You should have seen the look on their faces when daddy did a "superfly snuka" off the top of the swingset into the snow!! :D It was rad!!!!! :monkeydance:
     
  31. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    ...and don't forget proximity as an important factor - New Paltz/Vicous Cycles is pretty damn close by. I found that can sometimes make a difference in the service you get and also the relationships you build a company and visa versa. When Sinister was going balls to the wall last spring making frames and I needed mine for my 1st race, Frank the Welder offerred to meet me 1/2 way in Manchester, VT to make sure I got my goods in time! It's situations like that which sometimes make more of a difference than frame design, especially when it involves sponsorships. Call it a "feel good" moment, if you will!
     
  32. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Congrats on the new Devinister! ;) No seriously, that looks like a cool frame right there. Going to keep it raw I take it based on the stickers already being on it. Looking forward to the finished product and your ride reports of it. Does this replace the old Rocky Mountain Pipeline in the stable?
     
  33. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    I expect you to be at the Outside Adventures 6 Hour MTB Race,its local and just $60, plus win and get cash - with 50% total entry fees to first place!

    http://outsideadventures.net/id4.html
     
  34. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Required Equipment: A helmet is required. Bikes will be inspected at check in to make sure that they are not motorized in any way.

    hahaha!
     
  35. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Thanks Mark! It's the 1st Sinister not welded by FTW, but designed by him. Using Devinci will reduce the cost of the frame and hopefully help their turnaround time.

    Yes, it is going to replace the Pipeline - anyone want a 2002 Pipeline frame for cheap?! 200 bones, BB, seatpost/clamp and headset included! Many parts for sale to come, as I'm cleaning out the garage to cover my expenses.

    I'm leaving it raw, just like my R9 - just hit it with 1000 grit sandpaper for texture, then Mother's Mag Polish and you're good to go! Pedro's Bike lust also works very well.
     
  36. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    no I saw it looked "raw" and figured you would be taking it to get it a nice rootbeer powdercoating!
    :rofl:

    NO WOK NO CARE!!!
    :rofl:
     
  37. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    A matching set. Nice. I have an R9 & a Splinter that are both red.
     
  38. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I definitely agree. The cost difference (Orbea vs. Viscious) was incredible (whole bike = frame). Regardless, I will have to sell the jekyll to get a new one.
     
  39. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Not very likely as we're probably going to be doing the LUNA thing at the Freihofer's Run for Women 5k (and, Pats Peak is the same weekend). Schedules are tight this year for sure!
     
  40. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    What?!?! No pictures :busted: