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Dec. 29, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
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Re: Fact of the day

'Giving horns' with your hand...by extending your index and pinky finger is not considered Heavy Metal or Gnar or Rock'n'Roll in Italy. 

In Italy it is an offence and bike riders are better off showing "Hang Loose"

Dec. 29, 2019, 8 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Been riding in Finale Ligure the last threee days. Staying home was a bit too much....soo off for a short ride in 15 C and nice food and sweet trails.

Dec. 24, 2019, 2:25 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Marcus, did you understand syncro's post on your communicative pattern in online debates around here? It seems that you did not really respond to his remarks and thoughts as well except for that one small detail although this habit of not answering to other peopleˋs remarks and questions is an attitude that can drive you (among others) up a wall as well.

Sweeeeet jesus, how many different ways do I have answer this shit for how many different people? You guys are expecting way too much for what you give me, which is crap and zero respect. A reply is not respect.

If you and the rest of the online world must know, I didnt touch it because he failed to answer one question, twice previously while stating I skip out on some obligatory duty to reply to everything or everyone. Not hypocritical or oxy moronical at all.

Do you understand that or do I have to teach you WW2 history again?

Hahahahaha....cute. Respect is earned. And so far I am not aware of having you disrespected. Heated arguments, yes. But disrespect? If so, apologies.

And you are right - a reply does not equal respect. Which in turn can be applied to you and your way of arguing as well....see Syncro's post above.

By the way, I think that splitting hairs and counting peas and trying to find a common ground for further exchange is not the same. Rather, a different universe.

Dec. 24, 2019, 12:49 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: three-sheets

I've got 9 feet of snow outside my window right now and it's not forecast to stop until Jan 5th.

I'm beginning to doubt.

Just because the Earth's climate is getting warmer by almost 2 degrees Celsius on average does not mean that there won't be any snow.

Dec. 23, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
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Re: Best Christmas song?

Posted by: Stuminator

Mic, here is the latest version of their hit "Last Christmas".

Hahahahaha.

Although to be honest.. .I hate that song by Wham.

Back on topic....

https://youtu.be/fZjQTCaJCEY

When i listen to this song I can smell a woodburner, backed spiced apples, the cold air outside and fresh snow before coming home to what will never be again. Light hearted and warm. Dancing.

Dec. 23, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: tashi

Perfect 👌

It's better than AW's 24 page long picture thats for sure. Just as pointless though.

It seems you do not get the point, and I am not sure if you are just grumpy, obnoxious, arrogant or ignorant. I remember you as one of the more or less original board members, at one point you had an image of Keanu Reeves from that Philip K. Dick movie as your "avatar".

Back then users on this forum were way more active and used this forum as some form of gathering place and means of exchange. Same with all those topics such as climate change and a worrying syncro, et cetera ad infinitum.

and the cartoon as well as syncroˋs remarks about communication fit in here.

Why should anyone be interested in the bickering, arrogant and self-entitled Debater at a bbq when the only things that matter are exchange, gathering of info and context and knowledge. In an open-minded way.

Dec. 23, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
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Re: Scotch

Resurrection from the depths of the old forum...

Curious as I am when it comes to whisky and beer, I got myself a bottle of standard-fare Makerˋs Mark today. Quite nice, at times I like a Bourbon. So far my favorite has been Woodford Reserve. Bulleit was too much, as was Knob Creek. When it comes to Bourbon I like it a bit mellow and sweet.

By the way, a few years ago I was at a local distillery (Habbel it is called, they have a single malt of their own, Hillock and it is quite....interesting) and in the shop the assistant asked me what kind of a mood my life was into at that time. I said that it was rather rough and stormy, and he recommended a whisky a bit more peaty and difficult, kind of like life at that time. Good advice back then and now. I bought a Talisker 10 and reall enjoyed the sea, the salt and the peat.

Dec. 23, 2019, 2:24 p.m.
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Re: Christmas Day Ride

I can not join you....I would if... but you just made me realize that I can go for a ride tomorrow morning, the first time in 4 years since before my old life exploded. Tomorrow is the first Xmas Day morning where I do not have any responsibility except...go for a ride and sleep in, kind of. Have a nice Italian coffee, a small breakfast and go ride.

Dec. 23, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
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Re: fuck i hate facebook

Posted by: Stuminator

A few people I know have a rule with family gatherings. When you come in the door, all cell phones go in a box & do not come out until you leave. That way there is more interaction between folks.

That one is great, thanks for sharing. Have to keep that in mind....for quite a few moments I guess

Dec. 23, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

Oh my god....Stanton makes a nice 29er as well....totally forgot about them.

As do Naked Bicycles from Quadra Island. 

Do you know that feeling when all there is ... is decision paralysis?

Dec. 23, 2019, 12:32 p.m.
Posts: 12,778
Joined: Nov. 24, 2002
Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Marcus, did you understand syncro's post on your communicative pattern in online debates around here? It seems that you did not really respond to his remarks and thoughts as well except for that one small detail although this habit of not answering to other peopleˋs remarks and questions is an attitude that can drive you (among others) up a wall as well.

Dec. 22, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
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Re: fuck i hate facebook

I do not use facebook, but use instagram...and I am have not been using it for a few weeks, refreshing. That digital white noise is missing which is nice.

Dec. 22, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
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Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

Posted by: Heinous

Riding a bike is inherently unsafe. Carrying a gun changes nothing. 

That’s the problem - people just end up still feeling unsafe, and confuse this with greater risk, not a perceived risk that their gun hasn’t eased, and now they have a firearm to react with. See the state of US armed police response for an illustration of that.

Instead of a firearm, these guys need to accept that life feels risky.

which in turn resembles the statement by VikB who said that when it comes to firearms he only trusts the true experts, if I remember correctly. No amount of weaponry and no amount of time spent in training of self defence can "replace" a personˋs fear/uneasiness/etc. Personality is of utmost importance.

Dec. 22, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
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Re: Oops..

Posted by: Poz

No doubt.

I’m on the hunt for a new bike in 2020 and just before that mess I had the Evolink on my shortlist. After seeing their reaction, and lots of people coming out of the woodwork about their own Pole issues, it was removed.

if you have the money, I can highly recommend a Nicolai frame.

Re: RMB Slayer....I was playing with the idea of saving a lot of money and getting me the new Slayer as a kind of Superenduro for Park and the Alps and everything else.

Dec. 22, 2019, 1:24 p.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Mic

Yes, came across that on PB and was actually quite speechless. And have been thinking about his records since then....how meticulous he has kept them all these decades. Most riders get all rosy eyed when they manage some decent mileage in a year...but 1 million miles in a lifetime and he is not done yet. Holy cow.

Some serious inspiration.

As some stated in the comments, easier to collect lots of miles on a road bike than an mtb. But I like both. All ride. N+1.

to put that into some sort of perspective, it's like riding 600km per week every week for 51 years in a row. or, riding 86km/day every day for 51 years straight.

yes...mental...but intrigueing, at least as a mental game. I would choose something flat-ish for that, kind of like the Netherlands....86 km is a whopper, miss a day, ride a bit more, regularly (as in years to come) 200km or more. Come to think of it.... I really enjoyed reading "Tomorrow we ride", an autobiography on the life of the Bobet brothers, and one image stuck in my head, both on their road bikes on a 100sth training ride munching away at their baguettes while pedalling in woolen kits.

I'd like to know if some of the old riders who raced the classics back are still riding that much, if still alive.

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