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    this is kind of cool

    http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=HAtSQQaWJ- 0&eurl=http% 3A%2F%2Fpleasant revolutio
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    this is kind of cool

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    Seaborn

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    Reality Check!

    Seaborn claims he didn't realize he'd hit anyone YET THE VICTIM'S BICYCLE WAS FOUND IN HIS POSSESSION ?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

    Hello, Monterey County prosecutor...is anyone home?

    Nice work with the properly pious courtroom appearance. Surely he is a model good citizen and loves small animals.

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    what do you do when...

    with all the funk going around.
    that is, i've been sick with the flu and a funky cough...
    then this whole thing with Daniel Vasquez goes up...
    my god...
    sometimes i just trip out.
    how can this be LIFE?
    anyways...
    so i decided to vent/direct some funky weird nervous/ill energy
    the outcome was to go thru the Pug, clean it up, inspect the wear, rotate tyres, and basically just give it a bunch of omage. pay my tribute so to speak. treat it nice, and go thru a working mediation of sorts, if you will, and repeat a ritual of bicycle maitenance that i've done countless times over, since i was a kid.

    here is the result...
    O.D. green Pug properly cared for...
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    howitzer

    cool old pic
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    ToC Stage 4

    D, did you and Pugs catch the start up in Seaside? They finished less than a mile from my home in SLO, after averaging 27 mph over 132.6 miles!

    For one day at least, bicycles ruled this town.
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    very cool pic. looks like the Mission in the back ground.

    i havent been out and about for about a week now. i've been fighting off the flu/cold/respiratory junk..etc.
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    how to patch a tube?

    so the Pug has had this annoying slow leak.
    first it took a couple of weeks, and i was thinking...lol...dude...it takes weeks for any noticable air to escape...forget it.
    then it became about a week...
    and then...i woke up and the tyre was flat
    dooohhh!
    i take the tube out...give it a once over...nothing
    and for 2 days it likes to go almost flat in about 8hrs...
    ok dude....you got to figure this out.
    one more time...pull it apart
    inspecting the valve stem...
    damn...
    its separating from the tube...
    its the kind of flat that typically cant be fixed.
    but its the Pug...uhhh...like dude...i just dont happen to have an extra Pug tube layin around. hmmm...well...if Eric over at Winning Wheels is smart, he'd have one in stock with my name on it. I cant wait...so i decided to ghetto rig it.
    the approach...
    Marine Goop and old road tube.
    we'll see if its holding air in the morning.
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    Nice.

    Dude, you rule!
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    if you aint ever used that stuff...
    it also is sold as "Household GOOP"
    and you can thin it with Toluene.
    the Goop is thick...squeeze some into a glass jar, add toluene, and stir with a metal stick. like an old spoke...and make sure you do all of this outside or in a well ventilated area. also you can add paint...like any Testor's model paint, and then you have this crazy adhesive/sealant.
    i mean...dude...you could put a cloth patch on your Zodiac inflatable boat and paint over it with clear Marine goop, and add layers as needed. it flexes all crazy, and will virtually never come off.
    ever have a nice old saddle start to unglue/unravel from underneath...like the way they like to do after a year or two, especially once they get a good solid winter exposed to the underside...well...GOOP is your hero on this one too. just re-glue the edges into place.

    uhh...
    so you can use Goop for other things too
    like...that is how i glued my Cars-R-Coffins patch to my messanger bag
    also a big ol strip of reflective Scotch Brite

    btw...
    i read once b4 that drunks are lured to red lights
    they often fixate on the tail lights ahead...
    so on a bike...a red light...one of those little red blinkie types...
    well...my fear is that they are like "Drunk Lures"
    they fixate on them...Target lock
    and next thing you know....ka-blam-o
    so i use a big-ol AA powered white vista light
    officially according to DOT white is for the front
    and red is the only legal rear tail light...
    but that big white flashing light is noticable
    and there is something to be said about any reflectors that move around
    like reflective tape on wheels, etc
    on the messanger bag, its the scotch brite swewed into the straps

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    the Townie life is driving me crazy. I can hardly believe that this is The Life. Just today im sitting in a staff meeting with these huge bayview windows peering thru the swaying pines, with the Monterey Bay crecent shape a void of sorts, at the distance its a blue flat spot.
    I can see the Monterey Beach Hotel, and i find it so weird that near to that spot is a monument dedicated to the Portola Expedition.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portola_expedition
    and to think that this area was home of some 10,000 native americans
    a group that we commonly refer to as The Ohlone.
    see The Ohlone Way
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohlone
    in about 300 years this is what we've come to
    gone are the days where life was natural
    and can you imagine all the piddly junk that goes thru our heads on a daily basis...
    its insane
    all these silly concerns, and what of it all?
    the Ohlone would simply move from the cost to the hills, following the seasonal foods.
    Abalone where plentiful on the rocks, and all you had to do was pry one loose.
    no cars
    no houses
    no jobs
    no electricity
    but then again, the average lifespan was about 40yrs.
    40yrs of pure nature
    these days we've enslaved our selves
    paying the mortage, car payments, healthcare costs, the list goes on
    we work our days away

    in the background a roundtable conversation so to speak, therapeutic dosing, rates of infusion, duration of therapy, etc....
    my mind fights the battle and to resist the nuances of the whole notion
    my point...i better get out there an live my life before its too late.
    and suddenly the grasp of Civilization will hold me fast
    all those protocols will soon to be upon my horizons, and all that will be left of a free life will be just a book, to read, as i'd pass my days in doors, watching the sway of pine boughs.
    not too much different than the way things are now.
    the only difference will be that i'd be the reciever of those medications.
    and glad to have them too, i assume.

    so for now, as the call of out of doors and the beckon of a life as free as i can manage pulls at my heart strings, eBay away my life is a moto that is growing stronger and stronger every day.
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    Devo are you OK? Haven't heard much from you lately. Your probably out on the ramble again.

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    thanks for asking...

    things are fine
    just working a ton
    saving the $'s
    pretty much i feel like i've said all that i've got to say

    i'm still on the bike every day
    gettin in about 3hrs a day, and the bike parts seem to be wearing out more and more
    so i've been rotating tyres, canibalizing brake pads, and simply swapping bikes.
    I want to put a new drive train on the Pug, but waiting for the Surly cranks

    it seems that summer is fast upon us...
    i wonder what happened to the rain?
    or have i become that accustomed to what it was
    for the most part the ground is now hard pack
    the tracks i laid in the wet have set in clay
    the ravens are flocking these days
    it seems that spring chicks and eggs are the feast
    as those early morning murders swoop along

    the other day, im sitting on my steps, reading a book a buddy gave me
    "Monkey" folk novel of China by WU CH'ENG-EN translated by Arthur Waley
    when a squirl decides to visit
    we chat a bit
    and it comes to sit along my side, while i pet it for awhile
    curious as to what im reading
    so i read aloud
    the story or my voice seems to entertain it a bit
    shortly after...its upon a hand rail, when a raven swoops past
    Squirl stands upon 2 legs
    stares into the distance...
    and to my surprise...
    holds up a fist!
    perhaps 10seconds past as it stood in this posture

    and to think that most run mad in our daily lives
    engaged with a mind of utility function
    work, paybills, wash dishes, laundry, plan for retirement, etc
    we scramble to our cars
    while hawks screech above, coaxing their young from the nest
    a passer by says to me, "what are you staring at?"
    those hawks high above of course

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    OK guys, how do you change the tires on the Large Marge's? My adult son and I could not seat the bead enough on a WTB monster tire to get the tire on. We broke multiple tools, including a specialty mounting tool, in addition to a drumstick. We both had bloody knuckles and he wacked himself in the face when one of the tools broke. I've replaced dozens of "regular" tires without a problem. I feel like half a man.

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    The thing is with LM rims is that they are shaped like a valley. so the thing to do is to PUSH the bead of the tyre off of the bead of the rim, and into the middle of the rim (the valley).
    do this on both sides.
    now that the tyre (bead) is in the "valley" there is more room.
    cuz...the outside diameter of the valley is much less than the outside diameter of the rim bead.

    anyways...
    with the tyre in the valley of the rim, it gives you plenty of room to now take the bead of the tyre off the rim.
    you can do all of this with NO TOOLS.
    once you learn it, you'll be amazed at how easy it is.
    crazy easy.

    i also use plenty if talc around the tyres. (baby powder)
    you know...just coat the inside of the tyre, i also get plenty of talc on the tube
    that way the tyre doesnt stick to the tube
    which makes everything even that much more easy
    almost....SLICK

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    Glad to hear that you are still out there. Keep those big wheels rollin'.

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    i had to laff the other day...
    here i am living in this old hay loft with all these bikes
    the Car Free life
    and yet there is this condition that allows us to carry junk with us all the time...
    so it goes with the bike
    the challenge is to figure out how to carry the junk
    the mind of a backpacker comes to the front
    asking, "why do i want to carry THAT?"
    do i really need it?

    and i laff
    cuz all this time, with trailers, panniers, Xtracycle, messenger bags...
    it comes to the messenger bag

    mostly the Xtracycle sits
    for the last month or so i had been on my Salsa Moto Rapido, only using my messenger bag.
    once i pulled the BOB for logistics
    but really...

    to simplify i guess is to live your life with a messenger bag and a bike
    lol
    i had thought to myself how crazy i am...
    an XTRACYCLE of all things...
    a trailer...too crazy
    and the craziest of it all, is that at certain times, i actually do need to use things like that.
    but overall...i guess i can get away with just the Kremlin on my back.
    its gold and huge.
    it can carry more than i care to put on my back.

    tonight i cleaned up the Pug, put the panniers and racks back on...
    the lure of those crazy Gucci saddle bags is beyond yuppie
    there is something so cool about not wearing anything on your back
    and to throw just about anything you care to lug around into the panniers
    then just click them off, walk into work...

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    Brah, I can definitely sympathize. I look around the condo and think that I could do without a lot of the stuff I have. Bikes, gear, furniture, etc. Anything that isn't absolutely necessary seems excessive. But then I go and buy some new riding gear - goggles, moto boots, armor. What am I doing? A conversion van? I must have really lost my mind. No, I am following my passion.

    Keep on keepin on man. You are an inspiration to us all. I took my Xtracycle to the store today to get my groceries. We are liberated!
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    you'd never guess what i did today...
    today was the good old days parade here in PG
    and there was a little group for "sustainable PG"
    they asked me to ride in the parade, being that im a no car guy
    ok...cool...

    so im at this parade and im watching all the kids, etc
    up in front of us a few, is a group of kids, all girls, that are doing some kind of chorographed line dance/drill and ceremony/cheerleading kind of thing.
    when i watch...
    those kids have no buisness making those kinds of moves.
    holy smokes!
    way too young to be movin like that

    obviously im turning into an old man, and seeing the impact mass media has on our society pretty much disgusts me.

    im at work tonight, and all the junk that humanity has, pours out
    its obvious that we just dont know what we are doing
    how to live
    how to treat each other
    how to treat our environment
    much less how to treat ourselves

    at the end of my day...
    im on the Pug and its late night
    the drizzle is coming down
    cars slowly roll past
    the flash of the Vega headlight strobing thru the drops
    Little Feat going thru my head
    lyrics pour from my childhood
    the mood seems just about right

    Lowell George
    I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
    I'm drunk and dirty don't ya know, and I'm still, willin'
    Out on the road late at night, Seen my pretty Alice in every head light
    Alice, Dallas Alice

    I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
    Tehachapi to Tonapah
    Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
    Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
    And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine
    and you show me a sign
    I'll be willin', to be movin'

    I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet
    Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet and I'm still... willin'
    Now I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
    baked by the sun, every time I go to Mexico, and I'm still

    And I been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
    Tehachapi to Tonapah
    Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
    Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
    And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine
    and you show me a sign
    I'll be willin', to be movin
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    Check this out.
    Ok…so I work 10 days per pay period (14 day pay period)
    There are 26 pay periods per year
    10 x 26 = 260 days of work/year
    I haven’t had a car for the last 2.5yrs
    260 x 2.5 = 650 times I’ve ridden to work in the last 2.5yrs
    From my house to work it’s about 700ft of elevation gain
    700 x 650 = 455,000ft of elevation gain (almost ½ million feet)

    Wow…numbers trip me out.
    Everest is 29,000ft
    455,000/29,000 = 15.6 times
    455,000/5,280 (1mile) = 86 miles of elevation gain

    Just getting to work over the last 2.5yrs, the elevation gain is about equivalent to climbing Everest 15.6 times.
    Well…riding a bike up Holman Hwy 650 times is nothing like Everest, altho there are O2 canisters at work.

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    Riding up Holman Hwy is no joke on that bike . I'm sure you don't need any coffee to help you wake up after that ride .

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    sometimes i loose track of time...

    over the last day I've been going thru my mind over and over...
    has it really been 2.5yrs without a car?
    somehow, that figure "650" times up the hill just to get to work...
    the 455,000ft of gain...
    it just doesnt seem possible.
    not to mention all the regular rides, etc...
    i've been in my job for over 13yrs now
    I'd say that I've ridden my bike to work over 90% of the time
    its just mega miles
    massive hills, etc
    i remember when i was into doin 24hr solo races
    and the course(s) would have about 1600ft/lap of gain
    i'd get in about 12 laps or so = about 19,000 of climbing
    and god only knows what I've really climbed over the last 2.5yrs.

    so I'm rumaging thru my mind, thinking that none of this is factual.
    and im thinking...dude...all of it is just way too crazy. no way
    im going back thru this thread, and sure enough, I've been on the Pug since 10/05
    holy smokes
    time just flies by.

    I was eating Mexi food over at Taqueria Del Mar one night
    and i say to the lady that works there, "I remember when there was a counter on that wall."
    she looks at me and says..."next month (May) it will be 20yrs."
    i cant believe that i've been eating burritos at the same place for 20yrs!

    I remember when I first got the Pug
    in my mind, I'm sayin to myself things like...
    "Ok cool...its like when you were a kid 11 or 12 years old and you had a Schwinn 5sp cruiser."
    just the heft of the Pug, getting it up and down the stairs every day, reminds me of being that little kid wrestling a cruiser with generator light and rack
    as an adult with some athletic experiece and a daily "bike practice", the miles set in...
    i distinctly remember for about the first week or so, every time I'd take the Pug out, at the end of the day, I'd just pass out. SLEEP
    I was exhausted. and i'd just laff about it

    this past winter, i never even got cold
    the Pug is so big, that you never get cold. just go up hill...instant heater.

    yesterday (saturday) and last tuesday, I took the Pug out with some roadies with VCM, goin out thru Ft. Ord on Tues, and Sat was thru PB.
    group road ride on a Pug
    its fun
    its amazing that i can actually even ride it in a group
    its a monster
    yet at times its truely amazing
    its about all that mass
    the momentum it carries
    and the ability to corner so well
    those huge tyres just provide massive grip
    a twisty descent with bad pave, on the Pug, you eat this kind of stuff up
    the girls on road bikes love to sit behind and use the draft
    they say its good, mega draft
    sometimes someone will call out, "car back" as the Pug tyres have caught their attention...
    only to laff as i'm rotating thru in the pace line

    its truely an amazing machine
    its in bad need of a new drivetrain
    I've been waiting for the new Surly Mr. Whirly cranks, cuz i'd like to get rid of that mega DH BB and use the outboard bearing set up, but im not sure if i'll wait
    maybe i will go ahead and get stuff. it looks like the Surly cranks are sans chainrings anyway...so i guess if i buy a new drivetrain, the chainrings will swap over.

    this winter im 39
    as the days go past up at work, the topic of personal health, and quality of life often comes up.
    its the big question that we all carry around.
    that is...
    "what is this life im living?"
    lately i've been getting all these complements about my health, simple life, and seemingly voluntary effort in my circumstance(s).
    in that light, i'm so greatful to have found that the bottom bracket is in fact the center of my universe.
    just yesterday someone was telling me of their prior life in Illinois where they drove an hour every day to get to work. they had to pay for parking, the gas, the new car, the insurance, and of course the life that ensued, which was work, driving, and eating from fast food. life was from box to box, and the pay was check to check. week after week, year after year, etc
    when i see that car leasing is on the rise, it concerns me.
    my suspicion is that the tactic is to lure with cheaper monthly payments or something along those lines. maybe a nicer car for x amount of $
    my co-workers say that in the news it said to expect gas over $4gal by the end of summer.
    as i think about the $ people devote every month to their cars, and the life secondary to the bondage of cars...
    at $4/gal, and the rise of car payments, etc...i honestly wonder to what degree will our nation be imprissioned, sitting at home, not affording transport, a life, and yet paying with sweat and $.
    for me its a sad vision
    the vision that we as a culture, our collective efforts, have lead us to this condition.
    everyday i honestly believe that im living my ideal life
    that being that i can ride my bike to work
    and i can even choose to ride a bunch of dirt on the way there.
    a place to live, wage, and lifestyle that allows me to actually save money
    its a simple life that is calm and tranquil, only life at work is the chaos...that is the nature of that job, and perhaps that is the nature of humanity.

    i look around and see a lot of really nice bikes out there these days
    lots of new faces in our community
    VCM (the local club) is getting pretty big
    to the extent that there are actually now, 3 groups, 7a, 730a, and 8a for the Saturday Morning Ride.
    cycling is pretty large these days.
    i have to confess that i'd sit in the back of my mind, and kind of elvaluate these people. i'd look at them, listen to their speech, the way they ride, and i ask myself if this is a person that would possibly incorporate the bike into their daily lives.
    a couple of Tuesdays ago, one of the girls pulls up on her Calfe road bike with a rack on the back, and i say to her, "thats great! as my dad would say...you've now taken that bike and made it useful." lol

    so i leave you with a couple of pics
    a parking lot off of Lighthouse Ave in PG during Good Old Days, filled with bikes

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    blinkies, lights, tyres...

    i finally broke down and bought a new Light and Motion ARC Li-ion
    and wow, its so crazy bright
    there is something about that crazy purple(ish) light
    i see things at night that i've never seen during the day

    back in the day Light and Motion use to give me stuff when i was doin some 24hr Solo racing, and its only been in the last year or so that my Cabeza finally took up the ghost. of all things the cable frayed open at the back of the light. Oh well...new light now

    i've been using a Vega for the last 2.5yrs and its great. I've never had one issue with it.
    even when i was knocked down by that passing mini van, the Vega slid across the pave a bit, leaving it with a few scratches, but its always worked.

    I read that they have a new LED setup, Stella, that is due to come to market this fall. I hope that i can simply plug it into the new Li-ion battery that comes with the ARC.

    on the topic of commuting and lights, i'd like to re-emphasize the importance of being seen. so i like to use a VistaLite WHITE blinkie. I had once read somewhere that drivers in general tend to fixate on the tail lights ahead. So by using a WHITE blinkie for the rear it grabs drivers attention, instead of acting like some kind of tractor beam.

    here are a couple of pics of the Pug from today. the tyres are wearing quite well. I've only had to replace 1 tyre since 10/05. they've seen lots of miles, and a wide range of use.
    I've also just now replaced the EBC Gold brake pads.
    a new drive train should be soon.
    i need to not be such a tight wad on this kind of stuff.
    but the new ARC, disc brakes for the Salsa, and a few other small items has set me back almost a cool $1K

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    I like your thinking, but you would get a ticket riding with a rear-facing white light in New Zealand. They might tolerate it if you put a "blue" or "green" gel under the lens.

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    technically speaking
    as far as i know
    according to DOT (department of transportation), here in the US a white tail light is not legal.
    VistaLite sells it as a front light.
    and as i remember, some time back, some bicycle group tried to get DOT to change the laws.
    but for now, i get away with it, along with a handful of other things


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    night ride, not what i had imagined...

    so tonight i decide im gonna hit the beach after dark, and check out the scene/get a ride in.
    as it turns out...
    its 53F, windy, and the tide is on the rise
    i ride anyway...
    being that is what i do anyways...ride
    it gets dark somewhere around 830p
    that is...its dark enough then to use a light
    the beach is pretty much empty...
    what did i expect?
    people, warm weather, music, food?
    wait....uhhh...dude?
    i think that is Mexico that is in your mind...
    right...
    Monterey is nothing but cold
    the people that are on the beach...
    well...it seems pretty weird
    likely illicit activity
    so i get a kick off of using my new HID light
    like they dont see me coming a mile away anyways...
    so im surprised when they act surprised

    with the weather being what it is...
    and being the middle of the week...
    as i chit chat with some local bikies i happen to know...
    i realize that there is this social person in me that is wanting to get out
    but where are the Buddhist girls on bikes?
    where is the simple life?
    (sigh)
    same old America
    I came across a girl in a tank top dropping coins into the parking meter...
    she gave me no notice, until she spotted the tyres on the Pug
    the classic line goes like this...
    Girl: "wow...those are the biggest tires i've ever seen on a bike."
    Devo: "ya...its a lot of rubber."

    its the typical banter...i dont know what to make of it, other than simple chit chat

    earlier i rode my Salsa with BOB trailer, as i had to make it up to work for a meeting
    new Avid BB7's hadnt yet been broken in
    so it was an easy, premeditated venture
    with BOB in tow, it was to the grocery store after the meeting.
    loading up...i have no real idea of what i hauled. less than 100lbs, more than 50

    the ride before work was a good solid 1.5hrs at a decent effort, hills, and just in the nick of time to clock in.
    then i just realized that tonights little ramble around town was a good 2.5hrs

    so there you go...
    4hr bike day
    Devo style...
    no goal...
    just go out and have fun.

    new found vice of the day?
    uhh...
    Virgil's Rootbeer from Trader Joe's

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    Is that really morphine?

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    ya...for reals empty jar. it used to have 25gms. the other jar is Marinol 5mg. also empty.
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    thank my lucky stars...

    today i say, "thank my lucky stars"

    as the money piles up
    as the simple life settles in
    as the tranquility soothes my bones
    the miles roll by
    and im happy to call this place home

    daily life on the bike
    is just like its always been
    like when i was a kid and i learned i could just ride across town
    or ride to the beach
    and hang out with new people
    or just to be in a new scene
    i often stop to realize just how far i've become removed from the norm
    Devo and his bike
    on his typical solo ramble around who knows...

    i do know this tho
    im greatful for the ability to do as such
    and im greatful for the environment i was fortunate enough to stumble upon
    im greatful for the set of circumstances that i live
    im greatful to have small town streets that are hardly busy
    im greatful to ride to work during off peak commute times

    as the years fade away
    as the miles pile up
    it seems that recently more focus on Bike Life is coming into view
    new Staff Locker Room is soon to open, complete with showers
    along with yet another set of bike lockers to boot

    Im greatful for the job i have, a karmic chance to increase one's field of merritt
    the immediate environ out of those doors, just as it is from my doorstep
    the locale is prime for cycling
    even in the rainy days, its really not that bad...actually i like it

    today was yet another staff meeting
    and luckily for me i was allowed to clock out, and head home
    as compared to sticking around for yet more OT and work
    i rolled my happy butt along side of everyone else in their cars...
    stopped at the lights...
    rode back into PG
    bunny hop curbs
    do wheelies for kids
    they say "whoa!"
    chit chat at the bike shop (Winning Wheels)
    Im amazed to think back thru the years
    grab a soda at PG Liquiors
    and roll home...

    nothing exciting today...
    laundry, dinner, rest, and get ready for another 10day stretch of work
    those days too will melt past
    just as the rest have
    mile after mile
    hill after hill
    the tyres grind into the ground
    the drivetrain wears away
    my shorts pill, rip, and fade
    the salt builds up in my shoes
    the trash piles up
    wash clothes, eat food, ride bike, work, sleep and all that is in between

    this townie life is as if some kind of apparatus
    an obsticle
    a piece of equipment
    a condition for sure
    a place to find that peace of mind
    these days...im pretty well contented

    so i leave you with a few pics of my commute to work today...
    what do i have to complain about?
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    more of the same...

    more of the same...
    commute to work scenery
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    I've never seen bike lockers like that before. Those are really cool!
    That is the best commute I have ever seen. Makes me long to ride in the woods again.
    Thanks for the pictures!
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    ya...
    those are cool lockers
    BUT...
    as it is...
    uhhh....my seat actually presses against the door when i close it.
    i guess thats cool...it like the perfect fit
    im 5'10"....i can imagine that a person, say 6', on a MTB, maybe the door wouldnt close.
    anyways.,,kind of cool bike lockers
    they have taken a bit of a beating, getting hit by cars and all...figures huh?

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    Better the locker than the bike getting hit, right?
    QR seatpost, problem solved, although I guess that would get a bit annoying.
    I ride DH bikes, so my sleat is slammed anyways.
    I definitely can't complain, my office lets me bring my bike in and store it in an empty cubicle. Putting it in the elevator to get it to the 3rd floor is difficult sometimes though. I've tried carrying it up the stairs, but people don't pay attention when they are coming down, so they almost walk right into me.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    Sigh... D, to find and attract a buddhist on a bike, you might want to think about becoming a buddhist. Don't leave you morphine bottles laying around.

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    lol
    you funny girl
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    Devo life wouldnt be devo if there wasnt a bit of Civil Disobedience in daily life.

    so it goes like this.
    the Monterey Bay has become a Marine Sanctuary some time back, so of course now there is some fed money out there for various things.

    God knows i love TAMC (Transportation Agency of Monterey County), as they are our friends with Big Brother.

    last evening TAMC reveald a bike path plan.
    here is the article out of the Monterey Herald

    Trail plan displayed
    Path goes from P.G. to Pajaro
    By KEVIN HOWE
    Herald Staff Writer
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    Article Last Updated:05/04/ 2007 08:40:29 AM PDT

    Details of a three-phase, 20-year, $27 million walking and biking
    trail system from Pacific Grove to Pajaro were displayed Thursday by
    the Transportation Agency for Monterey County at Castroville Public
    Library.
    The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail is planned as a continuous
    coastal trail system between Pacific Grove and the Santa Cruz County
    line.

    The master plan includes bicycle and pedestrian trail routes that are
    already in place and development of new trail segments.

    It is intended to provide access to, and promote appreciation of, the
    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and to serve as a regional
    transportation alternative to the automobile.

    The project is divided into 17 segments. Maps showing existing trail
    routes, future routes and alternatives prepared for TAMC by
    consulting firm Alta Planning and Design, along with summaries of
    project details, were arranged in the library meeting room. Alta and
    TAMC staff members were on hand to answer questions. Written comments
    from visitors were collected.

    The draft plan calls for an initial $5.2 million project over the
    next five years to improve the existing trail segments in Monterey
    and Seaside; connection of a gap in the trail from Tioga Avenue to
    north of La Playa Avenue in Sand City; completion of trails at Fort
    Ord State Park to Marina State Beach; and completion of trail
    projects in Moss Landing, including a bridge across Elkhorn Slough.

    The second phase, estimated to cost $14 million, calls for completing
    a paved scenic trail from north of Marina and across the Salinas
    River, connecting to the Moss Landing segment of the trail to the
    McGowan-Thurwatchte r Road bridge over the Pajaro River.

    Several alternatives for crossing the Salinas River include using the
    existing railroad bridge, the existing two-lane highway bridge, or
    building a separate bridge for the trail, said Alta planner Loren
    Buckland.

    Use of the railroad bridge, she said, would not preclude eventual
    restoration of rail service on the old Del Monte Express tracks.

    The final trail project phase would involve completion of an unpaved
    trail between Marina State Beach and Moss Landing, with the cost
    estimated at $7.9 million.

    While the plan calls for avoiding, where possible, acquisition of
    private land for the trail, the $27.1 million estimated cost includes
    $9 million for land acquisition, according to the draft plan, which
    notes that this cost could vary with changes in land values.

    The transportation agency is expected to consider approval of the
    scenic trail plan at its Aug. 26 meeting, said Debbie Hale of TAMC.
    An environmental analysis in compliance with state and federal
    environmental laws, and permits from the Army Corps of Engineers,
    U.S. Coast Guard, state Department of Transportation and the state
    Coastal Commission, among others, would have to be secured.

    Kevin Howe can be reached at 646-4416 or khowe@montereyheral d.com.
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    this is my 2cents on the topic/tangent

    so this is what i wrote for VCM/TAMC today.


    I dig the effort of TAMC and the proposal for the new bike path.
    i guess what we can look foward to in the close future is the change in the bike path behind Costco, and the use of the old Beach Range Rd. on Ft. Ord.
    that is super cool. we all know how awkward it is on Tioga Ave. maybe the bike path will simply not cross the bridge over HWY1, instead simply stay on the ocean side of the freeway.
    Ft. Ord Beach Range road couldnt be opened up soon enough.

    I'm thinking that the $27million over 20yrs has something to do with the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. that being, money is allocated on a federal level. Cycling as a recreation has an environmental/tourist/financial potential for growth.
    with REI moving into Ft. Ord, what more validation is there?

    my concern is of the immediate locale
    that is...
    bikes are good in daily life commuting to work, around 10 miles or so.
    i cant remember the last time i rode to SC.
    but i do know when i last went to Trader Joes, etc
    where is the bike path on Forest Ave, Freemont Blvd, Casa Verde, etc..
    obviously Forest Ave is too narrow at some places
    my point is that it seems to me that in our collective American Mind we objectify the bike. we wedge it into the corner with all of the other sporting goods. i love that bikes are so popular, but so many are uptop a car on the way to Tahoe, etc.

    when i see money (aka energy) being devoted to projects like the Monterey Bay Scenic Bike Path (dare i put a name on it?) it worries me because the bicycle is so much more than a piece of Recreational Sporting Good. A person shouldnt have to be an athlete and have an expensive bike to enjoy "The Bike Life". Bikes are mostly good for about 10 miles radius of a person's residence.
    while gas is on the rise, and the economy being as it is, wouldnt it be nice to see our immediate surroundings becoming more bicycle friendly for the "average person". How i'd love to see kids riding their bikes to school, to the beach, etc. Mom and Dads too...
    leave the car in the driveway...
    ride your bike around town...

    peace...d

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    lately I've been on a bit of a social spree
    I've been going out on group road rides with the Pug
    and doin a bunch of chit chat with my fellow bikies here in town
    im always amazed with road bikes
    so i decided to take mine out yesterday, and head up to work
    wow...
    what a crazy thing a road bike is
    i put it back on the rack
    it almost frightens me
    a buddy has broken all kinds of road bike parts
    face plate for the stem
    frame broke at the BB
    twisted a pedal spindle in the crank arm
    broke off a handle bar
    BB bearings start grinding away
    straight up just pulled out a set of spokes from a DT Swiss wheel set
    chains snap
    etc
    its all catostrophic failure
    and he's lucky to have not been hurt

    with the Pug, the bike is solid enough that i dont worry about these things too much
    a solid dependable bike is what i appreciate these days

    at 160lbs i dont condisder myself a big guy
    even my old Cdale F900 the rear stays would flex in some turns on the road, to the point where i'd hear and feel the rear deraileur cable rub against the WTB Mutano Raptors.
    same holds true with my Salsa Moto Rapido, but not as much

    so todays theme is Reliability, and Safety.

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    I just read this article in the Christian Science Monitor about the reduction in automobile proliferation in selected cities - made me think about you . . . it's mainly about recreation, but it's a start. Carless

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    i love it!

    today's song of choice that streams thru my brain

    Modest Mouse, Interestate 8

    Spent 18 hours waiting stoned for space
    I spent the same 18 hours in the same damn place
    I'm on a road shaped like a figure 8
    I'm going nowhere, but I'm guaranteed to be late
    You go out like a riptide
    You know that ball has no sides
    You're an angel with an amber halo
    Black hair and the devil's pitchfork
    Wind-up anger with the endless view of
    The ground's colorful patchwork
    How have you been? [x2]
    How have you? [x2]
    I drove around for hours, I drove around for days
    I drove around for months and years and never went no place
    We're on a pass, we're on pass
    I stopped for gas, but where could place be
    To pay for gas to drive around
    Around the Interstate 8
    You go out like a riptide
    You know that ball has no sides
    You're an angel with an amber halo
    Black hair and the devil's pitchfork
    Wind-up anger with the endless view of
    The ground's colorful patchwork
    How have you been? [x2]
    How have you? [x2]
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    the house at work has been going thru major construction over the years...
    so there is this model of the facility under a plexi-glass dome placed for the public to view, right there at the Fountain Court.
    a young dad is holding his little girl up, maybe 3yrs old, and she is pointing out and saying the names of the things she can identify...
    tree
    car
    road
    grass
    and she says, "i like the grass, not cars"
    as im passing by, the dad had picked up that i had noticed them, and i say, "she is so smart"
    i smiled and kept on my way...
    some days, there are these moments of hope
    it seems that intuitively we as humans know something about life and how we interact with the world.
    its a secondary learning that brings us to value a car more than the grass...

    on another topic
    but along the same tangent...
    i read in the Californian (Salinas based news paper) that a Condor was found dead at Pinnacles National Monument. http://www.californianonline.com/app...EWS01/70514008
    so im on this Condor kick so to speak
    and im all into YouTube to find the vids
    of course there are a ton
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&v=mp35i8Eylmo
    but i especially dig this vid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR49mqmPo9A&NR=1

    this vid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N6b364bE60
    at first i kept thinking that people were mistaking the common Turkey Vulture for a Condor, but as much as i tell, it does infact seem to be a Condor. WOW!

    at times where we've spent $600 billion in Iraq
    at times where it seems to me that we have lost touch with reality...
    what did Thoreau say?
    something like...
    "what remains after all this activity? (refering to man's industry)
    "Nature. Nature is what remains."
    im sure I've hacked the quote, but you get my gist

    and this guy is super cool
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp35i8Eylmo
    obviously he's reading a script
    but to stop and put the time and energy into reading something out...
    that is rare!

    as this is May, Clean Air Month
    and here in Monterey County this week is Bike to Work Week...
    ironically these 4 days im off of work
    lol
    perhaps i'll sit on the bike path and mooch muffins in the am...
    make face with TAMC, etc...

    it seems that i've been more tired than i had thought...
    the day i let melt past, as i dozed away...
    something about riding the Pug with VCM (Velo Club Monterey) thru Pebble Beach on the Saturday Morning Ride (SMR), and my increasing time/efforts has put me on edge with that familiar threshold of exhaustion.

    the front page of the Californian has a pic of the crit from the weekend...
    sport...
    its ok i guess
    but you know, i have some serious ethical concerns
    when we look at professional cycling...
    all the dopping, i.e. Basso, Hamilton, etc...
    and sport in general...
    this mentality is more than likely the most formidable obsticle within the realm of cycling, that is...to bring cycling and nature to the forefront of our lives.
    when we engage in this competive spirit, consumerism, racing, the "A" type personality is quick to rise. the Ego.
    not that sport is bad
    bcz thru sport we learn cohesiveness, discipline, and our personal limits, to name a few.

    Saturday as i was heading up to work, again...up the hill, as i had already done so on the Pug at roadie pace, this time, the day had yeild a sunny moment...
    high above a hawk shrieks, its cries, i delight
    a pinpoint in the sky
    circling, wings and tail spread wide, its silhoutte easy to make out...
    it folds its wings back..
    this is my favorite part
    a screaming dive!
    into the forest thru the tree tops
    a high speed fly by
    a nest at the bottom of its parabolic flight
    a show off!
    im so envious!
    shear speed and grace
    and of little effort
    to be at one with reality

    the trick is to keep notice of those hawk nests
    and when you hear them high above, make your way quickly to view the show
    as this particular moment flashed by
    it streaked across a small clearing, a gap in the tree tops, maybe 20ft wide
    and im sure more than 100mph

    i track stand below
    in awe
    on the way to work...
    similar to the condor chick still in its shell...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR49mqmPo9A
    i too...
    living a Townie life
    bound to economy, industry, etc
    moments of nature tug my heart strings...
    those feelings must be similar to the grunts of a hatchling
    waiting to take flight...
    en la Ventana
    along the cliffs of Big Sur
    in the Big South
    on the edge of western civiliztion
    where Big Blue sparkles like diamonds in the sun...

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    Reminds me of something...


    (from The Dark Crystal)

    I'd love to see one flying, but man, that thing is ugly up close...

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    The Dark Crystal, and Time Bandits
    classic
    ------------------------------------------------

    check out the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce website.
    http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/condors.html

    attention the PBS vid.
    http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/view/93
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    not much new here this week

    here's some Devo Irony...
    its Bike to Work Week
    and im off from work.
    lol
    Friday i return to duty
    pretty laffs if you ask me
    but what else would it be
    me in my devo ways...

    so last evening there was this Ride of Silence
    a ride in memory of those who have fallen
    its a drag
    Brad Hanson
    Daniel Vasquez
    both i didnt know
    attending Brad's memorial i was amazed to the extent that has to be gone thru in order to get something as simple as a guard rail put into place.
    Brad from what i've come to know was on his bike a lot, and a bit of an outsider, so to speak.
    you know...
    in our little subculture of a world that is cycling
    its easy for an outsider to say, "oh, they are a cyclist", but we all know the mad array of pigeon holes we get wedged into.
    From what i know...
    it seems to me
    that Brad and Daniel were those of the flock outside the norm

    i can identify

    The Ride of Silence was an officially sanctioned event
    part of Bike to Work Week
    and part of May, Clean Air Month

    as i had no expectations
    other than i'd probably find peeps i know
    and to hear what the speech was going to be
    the group of cyclists was a wide cross section
    a couple of roadies, in full roadie garb
    parents and kids
    commuters
    and those who identify with the cycling lifestyle

    on the way home i was chit chatting with a buddy
    whom i havent had much of a chance to hang out with for some time
    a few brief moments to blab away, in free-format form, about life, and bikes of course
    ernie breaks off, i continue my way to PG

    i spot a group on cruisers, Rat Fink style, etc
    i know a couple of them, so i FLY into the back of the group
    Pug tyres with full brake, howling, grinding into the pave

    one of the guys i've known for quite some time, as he's a wrench at one of the LBS's
    another i've known thru ink
    the others im just inviting myself along the way
    lindsy catches my eye
    my brain now multi tasking...
    as Devo blasts thru my mind
    like an old record with needle cratch at the begining...
    The Girl you want...

    its just a cruise down to Lover's Point
    hang out at the little pier(?) for some time
    the sun long gone
    stories of the stupidiest things we've done on bikes
    stories of things we remember about each other
    and lately its been the ebb and flow of stories of
    Devo and the Pug
    i cant believe all the things people say...

    ie; "dude i remember one day, it was all rainy, and you were like 40mph in traffic, you signaled left, slid the rear tyre and dissappeared."
    life is funny

    obviously the Pug is like advertisement
    everyone says..."wow, what big tyres"

    the monterey peninsula
    somes i've come to say "The Monetary Peninsula"
    is mostly a bunch of A types
    a mass of aspiring athletes
    those so serious about...well...we all know...serious about life
    its a bit rare to come across the easy people
    those who seem to be casual, at easy, and relaxed with the way of things
    those who go with the flow

    i had to laff when ernie would tell me of the Salinas Crit, Cat 5's out there with carbon wheels. cat 5's on $4k bikes. that says its all.

    basically what im saying is that yesterday, in fact this week
    has been a social outing for me
    as if an elipical orbit of sorts
    as my dad use to say to me...
    "catch ya next orbit"
    at times, i'm so far removed from society
    so far removed from social occasion
    i get word that people look for my name in the obits

    well...
    today is the day the Pug gets a new drive train
    i finally ordered new chainrings, cogset, and chain.
    1yr 7months
    1 tyre
    1 set of brake pads
    new drive train.

    peace..d
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    not much new here this week

    here's some Devo Irony...
    its Bike to Work Week
    and im off from work.
    lol
    Friday i return to duty
    pretty laffs if you ask me
    but what else would it be
    me in my devo ways...

    so last evening there was this Ride of Silence
    a ride in memory of those who have fallen
    its a drag
    Brad Hanson
    Daniel Vasquez
    both i didnt know
    attending Brad's memorial i was amazed to the extent that has to be gone thru in order to get something as simple as a guard rail put into place.
    Brad from what i've come to know was on his bike a lot, and a bit of an outsider, so to speak.
    you know...
    in our little subculture of a world that is cycling
    its easy for an outsider to say, "oh, they are a cyclist", but we all know the mad array of pigeon holes we get wedged into.
    From what i know...
    it seems to me
    that Brad and Daniel were those of the flock outside the norm

    i can identify

    The Ride of Silence was an officially sanctioned event
    part of Bike to Work Week
    and part of May, Clean Air Month

    as i had no expectations
    other than i'd probably find peeps i know
    and to hear what the speech was going to be
    the group of cyclists was a wide cross section
    a couple of roadies, in full roadie garb
    parents and kids
    commuters
    and those who identify with the cycling lifestyle

    on the way home i was chit chatting with a buddy
    whom i havent had much of a chance to hang out with for some time
    a few brief moments to blab away, in free-format form, about life, and bikes of course
    ernie breaks off, i continue my way to PG

    i spot a group on cruisers, Rat Fink style, etc
    i know a couple of them, so i FLY into the back of the group
    Pug tyres with full brake, howling, grinding into the pave

    one of the guys i've known for quite some time, as he's a wrench at one of the LBS's
    another i've known thru ink
    the others im just inviting myself along the way
    lindsy catches my eye
    my brain now multi tasking...
    as Devo blasts thru my mind
    like an old record with needle cratch at the begining...
    The Girl you want...

    its just a cruise down to Lover's Point
    hang out at the little pier(?) for some time
    the sun long gone
    stories of the stupidiest things we've done on bikes
    stories of things we remember about each other
    and lately its been the ebb and flow of stories of
    Devo and the Pug
    i cant believe all the things people say...

    ie; "dude i remember one day, it was all rainy, and you were like 40mph in traffic, you signaled left, slid the rear tyre and dissappeared."
    life is funny

    obviously the Pug is like advertisement
    everyone says..."wow, what big tyres"

    the monterey peninsula
    somes i've come to say "The Monetary Peninsula"
    is mostly a bunch of A types
    a mass of aspiring athletes
    those so serious about...well...we all know...serious about life
    its a bit rare to come across the easy people
    those who seem to be casual, at easy, and relaxed with the way of things
    those who go with the flow

    i had to laff when ernie would tell me of the Salinas Crit, Cat 5's out there with carbon wheels. cat 5's on $4k bikes. that says its all.

    basically what im saying is that yesterday, in fact this week
    has been a social outing for me
    as if an elipical orbit of sorts
    as my dad use to say to me...
    "catch ya next orbit"
    at times, i'm so far removed from society
    so far removed from social occasion
    i get word that people look for my name in the obits

    well...
    today is the day the Pug gets a new drive train
    i finally ordered new chainrings, cogset, and chain.
    1yr 7months
    1 tyre
    1 set of brake pads
    new drive train.
    and a lot of miles


    peace..d
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    "Bicycle Lifestyle, realized." D.G.

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    Condors...
    you got to check out this article in the Monterey Herald
    http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_5915850

    and then check out this vid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR49mqmPo9A
    i think this is the chick that is mentioned in the Herald article.
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    Condors...
    you got to check out this article in the Monterey Herald
    http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_5915850

    and then check out this vid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR49mqmPo9A
    i think this is the chick that is mentioned in the Herald article.
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    Mary...

    today didnt turn out much at all what i had thought

    instead i ended up giving a single speed a bunch of attention.
    i installed the avid disc brakes
    and decided to try out this On One Mary Bar
    its a trip.
    i think i'd like a shorter stem
    first impression i've noticed having your weight back further.
    that is trippy

    so the Pug didnt get its new drivetrain today
    maybe tmrrw, or the next, or the next...

    the DISS is a cool bike
    i've got 2 of them
    this one is a 19.5 frame geared 32x17t i believe
    it seems to have plenty of torque.
    im kind of curious to ride it in the dirt
    see what the hub bub is all about

    at times i've wanted to put the Mary bar on the Pug, but i cant seem to bring myself to it. i've become so accustomed to the current set up.

    i tried the bar upside down
    mostly cuz i thought i would like the way it looked
    but it was way to wacck
    didnt look right
    plus the position was beyond stupid
    perhaps with a short riser stem, Mary upsided down would be cool
    something about those swoopy upside down handlebars that suggests SPEED!
    flash gordon-esq
    but not the bike for that style

    as you can see, some kind of Retro Tec, Black Sheep, racing cruiser is flashing thru my mind.
    a KM with Salsa flared road bars?
    Sram groupo?
    Salsa Momasita?!
    i wonder if i could figure out how to get a road Compact crankset on it
    mated with SRAM road group
    avid road mech discs
    and somekind of cool fat-ish commuter slick

    my brain flashes with bikes
    suddenly i've opened my pocket book
    the consumer in me has woken up

    my shorts are so thin that people would comment on them
    so i placed a Voler order
    $300 later...new shorts, shirts, jersey, accessories
    hopefull that will last me another 2yrs.
    it seems about that long since i placed an order

    New Light and Motion Li-ion ARC Ultra
    drive train for the Pug
    brakes for the salsa
    new clothing
    hammer nutrion order
    and some things from Chrome (cell phone holders)
    1k easily lighter
    back to Scrooge McDuck

    maybe eBay off that SS
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    I tried the Mary bars, wasn't too crazy about them. At first, I thought they were cool, but I could never find a comfortable position on them. Tried so many different setups, but I think I'm just too used to flat bars or risers. I put a narrow flat bar on my Xtracycle - hoo boy, after riding only DH bikes with 28" bars, going to something that narrow is crazy!
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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