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    Killing time when injured...

    Who else starts doing little stupid things to their bike when they're injured and can't ride it?
    So far I've changed the derailleur cables and housing. I swapped the disks from my girlfriend's backup bike to my main one since they are lighter and less worn and she was cool with it. I've washed it free of the dirt and grease and used polish on it for the first time ever. I degreased the chain, relubed it. Then adjusted all of the brakes to operate as close to perfectly as they ever have. I made tiny adjustments of the handlebars and the levers on them.
    On her bike, I fixed the oury grips so that the oury was aligned and pointing outward.
    Now I'm going to degrease her chain and and relube it out of total obsession combined with boredom... Then I'm going to take her backup bike and convert the rims to run tubeless...
    This is normal for injured riders, right?

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    What kind of injury? You're fidgeting a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    This is normal for injured riders, right?
    No. It is more normal to eride on Youtube and elsewhere for hours, watching videos of your favorite trails and imagining how much better you'd ride it than the OP, unless it is a pro, of course, in which case you take some tips and mental notes for when you can finally ride the trail. You can even then boast about how well your ride went in your head on MTBR (hey, no one has to know it was just an eride).

    That's what I'd do, anyway ...
    '11 Specialized Enduro Expert for the trails
    '13 Felt Z4 for the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    What kind of injury? You're fidgeting a lot.
    A couple of separated ribs. It doesn't hurt too much, but it's lingering for a bit...

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    Oh that sucks. Hopefully it was a spectacular crash to make it worth it. You need to heal up and don't fidget so much. Otherwise you're girlfriend is going want you to clean the house and do dishes and other stuff you want no part of.

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    Dan - join my band. We need some percussion. And maybe some drums too.

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    Only if you promise that less than 20% of the measures played will be 4/4.

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    since you like lubing stuff up why don't you master your basting technique...



    ...sorry I had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj2k4 View Post
    since you like lubing stuff up why don't you master your basting technique...



    ...sorry I had to.
    You know, roasting a turkey isn't a bad idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Only if you promise that less than 20% of the measures played will be 4/4.
    What are we talking here, some John Phillip Souza or something? I think Abba did a lot of tunes in 3/4. No, wait, that's it, you're out of the band!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    What are we talking here, some John Phillip Souza or something? I think Abba did a lot of tunes in 3/4. No, wait, that's it, you're out of the band!!!!!
    Probably a good move, but I still want a public apology.

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