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Jan. 20, 2022, 12:34 p.m.
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Re: Canyon Bikes

Posted by: Cheez1ts

I saw ReductiMat rip a crank arm in half on his YT and I’m pretty sure he was back in the lift line a few hours later. He’ll be fine.

As we used to say around here...pics, or it did not happen.

Jan. 20, 2022, 12:33 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Posted by: KenN

Posted by: syncro

a family meal at Christmas time that included my bro-in-law's brother/wife who were here from Florida. 

I'm interested to hear more about this brother-in-law's brother/wife. This really does sound like a 'Florida Man' story ...

Re: Florida

Believe it or not, people I know emigrate to Florida because of what they think of is slowly becoming a Corona dictatroship/tyranny. For real, sold their house and are on the move. and everything is better in Florida. Couple w 5 kids. What the.

Jan. 20, 2022, 12:29 p.m.
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Re: Gear that has improved my riding this off season

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Sethimus

how hard is it to stay on these rollers? do you need to concentrate much on keeping your line? could you watch tv while riding?

I learned years ago in about ten minutes. I was advised to start within a door frame so you could put a hand out in either direction. I could ride no hands pretty quick too. I found indoor training pretty dull. Modern Kicker type trainers are better because you can get subscriptions to Trainer Road and the like which kind of forces you to do actual training. But I know people that ride trainers for three hours to prepare for Ironman triathlons. I couldn’t do it. But that means there are always deals on lightly used trainers out there from people that bought them with good intentions but never got into it.

A buddy of mine has a customer who regularly sits in his basement staring at a white wall for hours on end, to get himself ready for audax length rides. Just the image of me sitting on my indoor set up in front of a white wall gives me the creeps. 

Hmm....maybe I should check out used smart trainers, never had that idea of buying used with electronic stuff.

Jan. 19, 2022, 2:35 a.m.
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Re: Gear that has improved my riding this off season

Posted by: Sethimus

how hard is it to stay on these rollers? do you need to concentrate much on keeping your line? could you watch tv while riding?

I remember asking myself that question before I bought my taxc setup which uses the back wheel, I could not see myself pedalling on these roller thingys.

Jan. 19, 2022, 2:34 a.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Posted by: tashi

Posted by: bux-bux

The thing with weaponized viruses is that they can't be contained. Unless your team has the vaccine and the other team doesn't....

Right?  Classic human hubris to believe that we could create, control, and contain an intentionally strengthened virus.

Maybe the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century will once be known as The Age of Hybris. 

The older I get the more I shake my head.

Jan. 18, 2022, 12:21 p.m.
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Re: Canyon Bikes

Posted by: Sethimus

Posted by: Kenny

You might notice a difference if you need warranty. Lots of canyon warranty horror stories floating around. I've only had personal experience with SC and they took great care of me. 

I feel like all of these "cheap euro brands" like canyon and YT are a bit of a roll of the dice. If I lived in Germany/Austria/France etc I'd be more inclined, I bet the support is better.

no it isn’t

Horror stories from locals in my area and some of the older locals in Winterberg kept me from buying Canyon or YT. 

But....that orange bike looks nice, hope you have fun with it. Send it.

Jan. 18, 2022, 12:17 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Posted by: bux-bux

Fun Read

https://bprice.substack.com/p/lab-leak-20

I read it, and it was for sure interesting ... but...I do not have enough background knowledge to be able to discern if the statements and comments made are trustworthy. To understand stuff like that a mere basic understanding of biology is not enough. 

Checked out the book Viral by Ridley and Chan that he mentions,  and guess I am going to buy this one in the future.

Jan. 18, 2022, noon
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Re: Gear that has improved my riding this off season

I was thinking about getting myself a trials bike as well, but back when I was really young I had a bmx and rode with a few racers. Anyways, I got myself a used b,xto work on my bike handling skills, near me is an indoor spot with a foam pit. So far, work has kept me from going, but the plan is still to go at least twice a month and learn a trick or two...and that elusive manual.  Over here it has been raining almost non stop for three months with temps hovering around zero deg. So not in the mood for riding outside....old school indoor trainer I have had for a decade, I guess. Or longer. Smart trainers/rollers...too expensive. Got to keep my kid riding. 

Other than that, a heavier kettlebell (32) and some rings on the ceiling but my right shoulder is still a little delicate after moving house. Carrying cases full of books on your own is no fun.

Jan. 18, 2022, 11:51 a.m.
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Re: Don't look up

Posted by: bux-bux

The movie "Nobody" with Bob Odenkirk is super fun.

Anyone see Dune? Wish watched in theatre. Still enjoyed it.

I saw "nobody" and really liked it, a weird and twisted sense of humour for older guys, I guess. 

Not seen Dun yet - but already regret not having gone to the theatre.

Dec. 25, 2021, 1:11 p.m.
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Re: Merry Christmas, nsmb.

Happy Festive season!

Aug. 2, 2021, 10:34 a.m.
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Re: How much do you know about the history of Indigenous people under Canadian rule?

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but this is a good read, the footnotes alone are worth it.  

Paul, Cecil: Stories from the magic canoe of Wa'xaid, as told to Briony Pen. Rocky Mountain Books 2020.

July 11, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
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Re: Gravel Bike Thread

Bought a Ragley Trig at the beginning of last year after my commuter decided to bite the dust. I really like the geo and it doubles as my roadbike although I would love to have bigger gears. 

Apart from that, am pretty happy about it, still run the stock parts, only switched to Continental Contact Speed tires since I mostly ride tarmack and bike paths, the whole gravel and fireroad thing is still somewhat alien to me. 

Added a rack for pannier bags since I am really tired of a backpack for my commutes. 

I would always prefer a proper mtb for such long rides through forests.

July 10, 2021, 12:24 p.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

Just fiished a two-day big ride, yesterday 160, today 180km. Rode home from the North Sea in the south of the Netherlands. 

Next week alittle bitofparkand in two weeks a solid 6 days in Austria with my kid...keeping my fingers crossed, Delta and all that considered.

June 30, 2021, 1:45 a.m.
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Re: UAPs - X-Files stuff or weather balloon?

Posted by: tungsten

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/pentagon-ufo-report-what-we-know.html

Why should the US gov't talk ooenly about possible secret weapons programs? Would be not that much of a secret then, would it? 

Ridiculous.

June 30, 2021, 1:42 a.m.
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Re: How much do you know about the history of Indigenous people under Canadian rule?

I honestly think the residential school system was enforced and put to practise because of colonialism, ideas of white superiority and blatant racism, and, ultimately, control of the country, sort of like the white settlers acted in the US. 

By the way, there are quite a few reading lists on FN (non fiction and fiction) floating around the web for those who do not know where to start.

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