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April 27, 2021, 3:44 a.m.
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Re: Masonic Temples

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Thought you guys would've liked that one.

It was pretty funny actually, but I didn't see it until now.  Just don't give me any more spoilers for Jon Wick 2.  I just finished watching the first one.

The end of #3 will blow your mind.

April 27, 2021, 3:43 a.m.
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Re: Vaccines for all of us... assuming all the people under 40 left this forum.

Posted by: cam@nsmb.com

Whoa. I've missed you guys. 

I'm on day 14 of quarantine but as of midnight tonight I can get poked. I just need to find a poker.

With you just literally hanging around in the proverbial hallway and the longtimers chilling in the living room. ;-P 

I am highly allergic to sodiumphosphate and all those chemical derivatives of phosphate, and probably a few other chemicals - I am not sure if I want to get poked, tbh.

April 27, 2021, 3:38 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: idle

Posted by: Mic

Easter weekend was a bit of a weird one, drank a few beers and 2/3 of a bottle of Laphroaig 10 on Friday and Saturday eve and night.

Woke up with a mild hangover on Sunday and decided to do something about it: Anyone remember that thread on 30 days and 30 rides? Thought that might be a good cleanse mentally and physically. So...my goal is to shoot for 30 days of riding each day, some days a bit easier and some a bit more, and absolutely no alcohol. 

So far, 18 consecutive rides out of 30 days. Legs feel tired but not sore which makes me really happy. Happy Metal!

That's great, keep going!

I did something similar last June -- my only criteria were that it needed to be at least 30 minutes, and my average HR (measured by Garmin Forerunner 235) had to be at least 130.  Not very challenging for most people, but I was pretty unfit and it was a way to kick myself into a higher gear.  Some rides were bare minimum, but most were more intense and/or longer.

I am really amazed at this middle-aged body adapting so smoothly and almost without any pain. I am just tired AF., and notice that I really need some time to convince the legs that pedalling is a good idea, especially uphill. But as soon as my body is warmed up, it just keeps on pedalling. 

7 days left...now it is only a mental game. What surprises me a bit is that my skills are sort of taking off, which makes me more than happy. 

And after the 30 days I take it easy for a few days. Really easy. And maybe I am going to have my favorite IPA at a nice lookout on #30.

April 23, 2021, 5:47 a.m.
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Re: PQOD

The Stoics are really something special, the only thing that one must take care of is empathy - Stoicism is often interpreted as "cold"or emotionally empty. The Stoics have helped me through quite some challenging times the last 5 years. 

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"Do what you can't." - Casey Neistat 

Keep challenging myself as often as possible. Small steps, chipping away, step by step - challenges do not have to be big adventures or scary things. Feels good and keeps me sane, knowing that I can.

April 23, 2021, 5:41 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Easter weekend was a bit of a weird one, drank a few beers and 2/3 of a bottle of Laphroaig 10 on Friday and Saturday eve and night.

Woke up with a mild hangover on Sunday and decided to do something about it: Anyone remember that thread on 30 days and 30 rides? Thought that might be a good cleanse mentally and physically. So...my goal is to shoot for 30 days of riding each day, some days a bit easier and some a bit more, and absolutely no alcohol. 

So far, 18 consecutive rides out of 30 days. Legs feel tired but not sore which makes me really happy. Happy Metal!

March 15, 2021, 6:25 a.m.
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Re: You know you are old when....

Posted by: Stuminator

The flag had a rod along the top to keep it outstretched.

But it is not really stretched, or do I need glasses? ;-P

March 13, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
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Re: You know you are old when....

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: KenN

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: KenN

I watched the first moon landing live feed on our little 16-inch B&W TV. So there.

Also, git off mah lawn!

You know that was faked right?

But still, entertaining. I mean, I know that NASA used CGI tech 20 years before CGI was invented and all, but still pretty cool stuff.

But look, there's no stars in the sky. Fake.

Just look at that flag. Clearly fake.

March 10, 2021, 11:47 p.m.
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Re: Socio-political flap of the week - Dr Seuss

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: chupacabra

A lot of these concerns are meaningless anyway. It was bad enough that as a kid in the 80's we had to watch so many sexist cartoons from the 50's, but these days kids would look at Pepe or Yosemite as a historical documentary. Dr Suess is relevant still to young children so it is nice to see them keeping up with the times, but kids today are not interested in cartoons from post war era. It's just something to divide their parents. The free market cancelled those cartoons ages ago.

The Pepe issue came with new version of Space Jam 2 coming out and him being in it - so it is a current issue. His parts have since been cut.

Ahh, ok. I don't have cable and didn't even know there was a Space Jam 2. Commercials are awful, but I have found that they were pretty useful when it comes to knowing what the new movies are. My knowledge of pop culture is abysmal. I have to Google all the guests on talk shows now.

chup' .... maybe you are just getting old?

March 10, 2021, 4:16 a.m.
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Re: riding with glasses/goggles

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: velocipedestrian

Posted by: thaaad

Reviving this thread since my old glasses are too scratched to be worth using. 

Anyone have any current suggestions of glasses that aren't ultra nerd and won't break the bank? I like some of the stuff like the POC, Smith and 100% but I just can't drop 200 bucks on them lol

Still happy with my aliexpress POC fakes. Cheaper than a set of grips, multiple lenses and the optics seem good.

Holy! Just checked them...and I guess I just order a few for that price.

I used to work with a guy who lost his eye to a branch during a crash. He always told everyone who would listen to wear eye protection while riding.

My oakley's have a shatter proof lens. Anyone take one of the spare lenses and try to smash it to see if it would be better or worse in a crash? I figure a lens that shatters may be worse than no lens.

Hmmm...yes, that is a more than great idea - sort of how you forget certain basics because you have not had a decent crash in quite some time. Thanks for reminding me.

March 10, 2021, 4:14 a.m.
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Re: reporting posts

Posted by: tashi

Word, now let’s get that ignore user feature back!

second.

March 10, 2021, 4:12 a.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

Posted by: Adam-West

Ice breaking and buoy tending on the CCGS Sir Wifrid Laurier! I spent the last year on the CCGS Gordon Reid doing Search and Rescue.

Sounds most awesome! 

Btw..any chance for some more pics from VanIsle Style the Adam West way?

March 9, 2021, 12:53 a.m.
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Re: riding with glasses/goggles

Posted by: velocipedestrian

Posted by: thaaad

Reviving this thread since my old glasses are too scratched to be worth using. 

Anyone have any current suggestions of glasses that aren't ultra nerd and won't break the bank? I like some of the stuff like the POC, Smith and 100% but I just can't drop 200 bucks on them lol

Still happy with my aliexpress POC fakes. Cheaper than a set of grips, multiple lenses and the optics seem good.

Holy! Just checked them...and I guess I just order a few for that price.

March 8, 2021, 3:22 a.m.
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Re: PQOD

"I must not fear.

Fear is the mind-killer.

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

One of the best fictional quotes ever, Frank Herbert "Dune".

March 8, 2021, 3:19 a.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

Oh my god....thanks for sharing those amazing images.

Re: Shower beer, never have had one, give it a try the next weekend.

What makes me happy?

- Riding with my son if I have the chance, and seeing him grow to hopefully become a descent young man.

- Riding bikes in general, no matter if in a parking lot, on a fire road or on trails, as long as the wheels keep spinning and turning with the occasional air thrown in for good measure.

- Seeing paintings and sketches from Wil Freeborn, a Scottish illustrator and painter (check his IG, beautiful) and other artists - amazing talent out there.

- A beautiful sunset, a smile or compliment, the small things

The older I get, the more I appreciate the simple and basic things, being more or less in good health and not dead yet.

March 8, 2021, 3:10 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: skooks

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

^^ Why do ‘conservatives’ equate Freedom of Speech with Right To a Megaphone and Freedom from Consequences?

Because as long as the conservatives have the freedom of speech all is fine, totally fine. Quite simple, you may NOT argue against this though - then you might be the evil lefty or liberal.

Really? It seems I cant post anything non liberal or dare I say pro Trump without pages of people telling me I'm all sorts of things along with how wrong the idea of even supporting that argument is. If the left isnt allowed to argue against it, the right isnt allowed to try to explain a thing or there's no point in trying.

Could you rephrase that? I am sort of deaf from the bullshit I have to endure every day coming from woke and libtarded parents and colleagues at work in my lefty high school, Shogun.

Edit: I am tired of these silly little debates and arguments, Shogun. Or even reading these to and fro arguments. Syncro has asked you to be more specific or not use your little mind games and rhetorics more than once, without anything changing.

This forum used to be a great place to exchange ideas and share thoughts and have a meaningdul debate. But these petty arguments only drain. They are not constructive, not conducive to growth - be it on a personal or intellectual level, but divisive and not going anywhere which is sad. And silly, really silly at the same time.

You can make of this whatever you want or need or feel, I do not think that the underlying issue would change - or matters. We all have a certain perspective on life. Some change, some will not and some simply can not.

One can not explain the color red to a blind person. One just has to endure that this blind person can never understand nor grasp the color red without him or her losing sleep over that.

That may be the most eloquently written comment I have ever read on a forum Mic. Thanks for that.

NSMB has had a tremenduous impact on how I see myself as a rider and part of the local mtb community which is a bit lacking in comparison to what you guys in BC have, and I really enjoyed the forum, and for 2021 we should all post more again and share insights, thoughts and wheel love.

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