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Nov. 30, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
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Re: Conspiracy

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

That was good. Really good.

Well I do happen to be a fan of pareidolia as well so have at 'er.

Do tell.....😜

Re...pareidolia, just spend a few minutes watching videos on YT. How beautiful the wasting of time can be.

Nov. 30, 2020, 10:36 a.m.
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Re: Do sidewalks have COVID?

The more important question is....can bikes get it?

Nov. 29, 2020, 7:48 a.m.
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Getting out of a rut....

Now...with almost 5.5k on the clock, and an almost daily practise of martial arts related practise and movement drills, I am now sort of in a hole, a rut ... stuck. 

I have a hard time motivating myself for even a short mtb ride, and serious difficulties for dragging myself to my barbell or my kettlebells. 

What are your secret recipes or routines to get back on track? Do you have any?

Nov. 29, 2020, 7:43 a.m.
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Re: Bike GPS unit/computer vs multisport GPS watch

Sweet. Thanks. So...now it is only a question if I take a more basic and not as expensive unit, or the Garmin 830.

I really would like to use it as a sort of navigation tool on longer gravel/road/randonneur trips. U turning because of shitty signage on a 150+ km ride is a major eff up.

Nov. 29, 2020, 7:41 a.m.
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Re: Which Universe: Gravitational or Electrical?

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

Shogun.  If you’re interested in skeptical thought / science current events, maybe try out this podcast.  

https://www.theskepticsguide.org

The science current events section at the start is quite good (the rest is less interesting) and the podcast hosts are well accredited in their fields.  They are big on evidence based skeptical thought and challenging media takes on science news. They also have an active forum if you take exception to any of their takes on the news.  They generally try and steer clear of politics.

Thanks for that link, in today's day and age of too little time for mentally active and challenging procrastination, this forum still delivers. Awesome.

Nov. 29, 2020, 7:38 a.m.
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Re: VAN LIFE

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Mic

bikes on the rack outside. 

You do that here you'd be missing your bike whole or parts when you woke up.

Over here it is U Lock, cables, the full treatment as well, especially near popular bike parks and in the Alps. I have met quite a few riders who have trained their trail dogs to be the alarm system, sleeping outside.

Nov. 28, 2020, 4:36 a.m.
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Re: Teh new prez

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Getting to know people and their opinion to get a better understandin of a complex issue is important, sure....But this does not really explain why you believe, or seem to believe and/or present it as such, that Trump did a better job than Clinton would have done or Biden would do.

Here's where I get to say because Clinton and Biden are globalist tools dude. If Trump was a globalist stooge instead of just a stooge, then none of the past 4 years would've been the same. Hell, you guys might even like him because he would support your side: rampant immigration through open borders, over taxation to provide nothing better and of course, sucking China's dick.

Trump is a nationalist tool that thinks there are 'fine people'in the mass of right wingers. And given the fact that Trump has been a globalist in certain areas as well, because he is all about business and cheap money, well...and interesting how you lump all the people who disagree with you together. 

Rampant immigration? Over taxation without anytjing happening? Sucking China's dick? 

Oh well, you still fall for that old trope "Us vs Them".

Nov. 28, 2020, 4:23 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: mrbrett

Posted by: thaaad

I'd go so far as saying it's my favorite bike I've ever owned, far and away I've had more better days on that bike than any other.

If this was a decision I was making, Future Me would ask Current Me to just keep it.

My Biking Me is agreeing to this. 

If you got the space to keep it....keep it. Seriously. You could even put the frame on the wall of your garage. You know that Collectors vid from Chromag? 

Keep it. Ride it. Some rides should not be sold. But kept and cherished like that truly great book, or mug.

Nov. 28, 2020, 4:13 a.m.
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Re: Which Universe: Gravitational or Electrical?

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

WTF is “my type of science”?

I think it was syncro's reply to him in the Covid thread which made Shogun Marcus reasses his understanding of how science works, hence HIS type of science.

Nov. 26, 2020, 11:38 p.m.
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Re: Bike GPS unit/computer vs multisport GPS watch

I checked the Garmin and Wahoo Elmnt bike computers, and what can you say about battery life and reliability? There are mixed reviews, I checked the Garmin 830 and quite a few say that it wstopped working or started to get weird after a few months of use, and that on longer rides the battery might act up. I would love to have a proper navigation on board for those longer rides and the odd "travel by bike will go far" trips.

And the

Nov. 26, 2020, 11:35 p.m.
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Re: Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

Thank you for your input so far, I do own a Kona Operator which is my park bike/bike for really gnarly stuff.

But I really understand the issue with feeling beat up after a day on rowdy trails aboard a hardtail. I always thought it happens because of smaller wheels and a shorter frame, and therefore, because of a more compact riding position that is a bit the opposite of a more relaxed body language, longer frames with modern reach feel more relaxed and makes for a better ride, I think. Could be wrong though.

I got a gravel bike that doubles as my commuter if I should ever start to really bike pack. The hardtail or full-suspension bike would really only be used for singletrack surfing and the annual trip to the Alps and Finale Ligure, and the local areas, which range from proper mtb trails to old and forgotten forest service roads. Kind of like in England.

Nov. 26, 2020, 11:31 p.m.
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Re: VAN LIFE

In my observation, a rider who wants to be independent does not need much, I have been travelling across Europe in pre-Covid19 times first in a minivan/family car from VW, now in a Citroen Berlingo. I built a construction I can sleep on quite comfortably.

Only thing I have to do is play a bit with the front seats so I can lay comfortably. A sleeping bag, an air mattress. Riding gear, a drybag for smelly or qwet clothes and gear for those cases when you can not put them outside to dry, and my "kitchen box" are put beneath the makeshift bed, bikes on the rack outside. I do not think that lots of money or even a large vehicle is needed. It would be more comfortable, yes...but...if you have access to campgrounds or community centres, this is way cheaper than a full-on van or RV. And parking is easier in cities.

Nov. 25, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
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Re: Conspiracy

That was good. Really good.

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:14 a.m.
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Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

Dear fellow riders,

Next season I want to replace my beloved Stylus. I still love that bike, but it does feel a little small and short and ....

Now the question that is really tormenting me...shall I get another hardtail, but this time with 29" wheels, such as the Rootdown - or go the full-suspension route and get myself that lovely Meta TR?

Thank you,

Undecided M.

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:11 a.m.
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Bike GPS unit/computer vs multisport GPS watch

Dear fellow NSMB'ers,

I notice that I am slowly riding myself into the ground, polishing the ego and trying to best myself every time because of that One Tracking App - which does not work. And I would love to have a chance to plan routes as well.

Now I am thinking about separating my tracking from my mobile phone and get myself either a bike computer with GPS or a multisport watch with GPS, and maybe upload to That Site Starting with S, or not.

The question is....shall I get a watch like a Suunto 9 or a small unit for the handlebars like the Wahoo Elemnt?

What do you guys have?

I am undecided....

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