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    Saturday morning losers

    I am a loser. I am mtbr-ing at 10 am on a nice saturday morning.

    - i got a cramp
    - i got poison oak
    - i have to help select bedsheets at bed bath and beyond
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    what's your excuse for not riding?

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    hmmm...I too am a bit loser-ish this morning. Sitting here looking out at a nice day that just begs for riding and working on a Master's thesis...

    Why? not getting my new fork in my grubby hands until tonight so I can't ride until tomorrow. Long story, but the deal makes it worth it.

    Sorry francois, only one bike + no spare fork = no plan B

    I am thankful that I'm not stuck 'assisting' with sheet selection!!

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    Babysitting a two-year-old.

    Why the hell do toddlers love trains so much? It's just weird. Whatever, I'm off to Tilden park to ride the little steam trains with the little guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I am a loser. I am mtbr-ing at 10 am on a nice saturday morning.

    - i got a cramp
    - i got poison oak
    - i have to help select bedsheets at bed bath and beyond
    ....

    what's your excuse for not riding?

    francois

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    An hour ago I was out running erands - must have left the pc logged on...

    New Chain rings for the Foes - lube and a new pump. Hank and Frank is having a sale.

    Heading out now with the GF for lunch at heather farms park.

    Saturdays are reserved for the GF - Sundays for the bike.

    Tomorrow we ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    what's your excuse for not riding?

    francois

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    Damn -- called out by the Ultralord....that hurts

    I'm doing my chores today so that I can ride tomorrow

    And you sure as heck won't find me at Bed Bath and Beyond !! (not today anyway... )

    Cheers!
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    I'm MTBR-ing now because
    - I did a road ride at 5:30am this morning (nothing like catching sunrise)
    - I ran all my errands by 10:30
    - I'm going riding dirt at 2pm

    BTW: selecting bedsheets at bed bath and beyond = women's job...

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    Sorry you guys didn't get to ride...

    It was gorgeous out this morning (still is)
    Got on the touring bike this morning and rode to Richmond... then up to Tilden and did a dirt/ paved loop which put me back on the road at Inspiration Point and then back out Wildcat Canyon and the super-fun descent down Euclid. Living in the East Bat ain't so bad

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    Wink Because I suck.Haa-Haa...

    ..Nuf said?

    [QUOTE=Chum]I'm watching a buch of Russians install new windows in my house....this sucks[QUOTE]
    SHHHH!!! Don't let them hear you say that!! You'll end up in New Melones Lake!!*(Old News)

    Actually, I don't suck, I'm just slow to get out today. Been figuring out the family's weekend plans for a trip, and going to scope out Del Valle's trails and campgrounds right now.

    Francois, go with whatever the lady wants as far as the sheets.(And yeah, it does sound silly, but the higher thread count DOES make a difference...mmmmmm-comfort!!)

    *Actually, Fish and Game kicked the Feds off the Lake. Why? (They'd caught their limit!)

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    CSUS Extension Class

    Why oh why...what a dumas...

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    Do they smell like Vodka?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    I'm watching a buch of Russians install new windows in my house....this sucks
    But youll have new windows when its done..

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    I'm at work resting up after fightin some fire this morning at 5am.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Medic
    I'm at work resting up after fightin some fire this morning at 5am.
    Good news m'am we saved your house. Bad news...

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    Quote Originally Posted by obionespeedonly
    Francois, go with whatever the lady wants as far as the sheets.(And yeah, it does sound silly, but the higher thread count DOES make a difference...mmmmmm-comfort!!)
    Great advice! Should I go with higher yarn size indicates a finer yarn? I heard using a less-fine thread will result in a lower thread-count and a stiffer feel to the sheets. Also, Pima Cotton? Supima or Egyptian? And how do I prevent piling? In my experience, it may occur through normal use, by washing with other materials and over-drying.

    francois

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    date day with the girl....well at least it is over and I can tinker with the bike before Skeggs tomorrow.

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    Bad news is your house is still a s**t hole.

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Great advice! Should I go with higher yarn size indicates a finer yarn? I heard using a less-fine thread will result in a lower thread-count and a stiffer feel to the sheets. Also, Pima Cotton? Supima or Egyptian? And how do I prevent piling? In my experience, it may occur through normal use, by washing with other materials and over-drying.

    francois
    OK, OK, I give up! You can now post all you want about road rides.

    As long as it doesn't involve sheets. (At least not outside the Women's Lounge forum.)

    Oh, and did you give yourself a pair of socks for that PO?

    I was doing trail work at Santa Teresa Stiile Ranch, only a litlte riding before and after. Report on the other thread later.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    *ding-ding* Winner Here!

    Got my new 29" replacement frame a couple days ago.

    Went for a 18 mile shake down DIRT ride this morning.

    Came home with bike and rider intact.

    Life is as it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    francois, B R H*, blahblahblah, bmartinez1429, bustamove, Carl Hungus, CheapWhine, chudaman, DesertDave, detoilet, dr.welby, imridingmybike, jdubsl2, JMac47*, Joe Steel, jrm, Kaizen, Katana, knobs, LemurianGuy, levee67, LJ0913, Photo-John, Plim*, RJG, sfbikerider, shinewheel*, Shwaa*, SixShooter, Thor29, Tracer Bullet
    not sure why I'm not on that list - I was mtbr-ing around that time, too. of course, I was going back and forth between working on the irritation (irrigation) system in my back yard since it seems the rain may have finally stopped.

    wifey and I went for a walk around da 'hood around that time, too. I might be able to get a ride in tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Good news m'am we saved your house. Bad news...

    fc
    ...it was all the soap that you put in the washing machine that caused the electrical fire in the first place...
    There are no stupid questions but there are A LOT of inquisitive idiots.


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    Dang....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Medic

    I hope no bikes were in there


    That would be sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    I hope no bikes were in there


    That would be sad

    Funny, or not depending how you look at it, there were a couple of Huffy bike frames in the back yard and an old 8 spd shimano LX rear wheel on a pile of junk. Mostly auto parts and tires inside. Pack rat.

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    Sorry for the late reply, but I was out on my bike... but don't worry, I'm back on the computer now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Medic
    Good work though -- you got it out with a half case of Crystal Geyser

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    Quote Originally Posted by obionespeedonly
    going to scope out Del Valle's trails and campgrounds right now.

    I was out there too! After I mowed the lawn, trimmed some hedges, and washed a car...I took my two daughters and my moms dog out to Del Valle for a short canoe ride. I saw a few bikes on the trails -- maybe it was you?

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    So this morning, I was a loosa. I was picking bedsheets, doing yardwork and taking care of a kids party. I knew though that I had an afternoon mtb ride and huge road ride the next day.

    Anyway, I was sessioning jumps and wheelies with the neighborhood kids (5-8 year olds) when I overcooked a wheelie and could not click out. I slammed my butt on the asphalt. It hurts to walk or sit. I had to miss my afternoon ride. My ride tomorrow is probably a no-go. I sit here now on a bag of ice.

    It's ok though. I got mtbarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    francois

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    not sure why I'm not on that list - I was mtbr-ing around that time, too.
    You are a hardcore member... outing yourself.

    francois

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    10am i was watching F1 qualifying and riding my trainer. I don't allow myself to watch TV without being on the trainer, so since i cannot miss F1, ride i must.

    Other bike maint news:
    1. Got some Salsa 11degree flatbars on the 'walk the dog SS'. They replaced the 20" flatbar that are good for...not sure what now.
    2. Put a front brake on the Langster and went to the bank. Passed a guy that was coming back from his ride, on a Fuso. He comes back on and says 'hey, i ride with so and so 'Lang' at the track. I'm like, 'ok'. He says, 'your bike is named after him, he works at Spec now.'...'Oh'.
    He then says, 'jump on, i'll pull you'. I get behind his wheel, and he is way slowing me up by a good 2-3mph. Some people just love to help, God bless his soul.
    High tailed it to Crossroads bikes and bought their last pair of WCS foam grips! Cool. Everyone was out of stock. Now i just need a new bike frame for these grips...


    Sorry to hear about your pain in the ass ride fc, or should we call you Evil Jr?
    Heal well. Thanks for the ride yesterday. You's a strong rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    So this morning, I was a loosa. I was picking bedsheets, doing yardwork and taking care of a kids party. I knew though that I had an afternoon mtb ride and huge road ride the next day.

    Anyway, I was sessioning jumps and wheelies with the neighborhood kids (5-8 year olds) when I overcooked a wheelie and could not click out. I slammed my butt on the asphalt. It hurts to walk or sit. I had to miss my afternoon ride. My ride tomorrow is probably a no-go. I sit here now on a bag of ice.

    It's ok though. I got mtbarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    francois
    Sounds like it hurts... No riding for me today cuz we were picking slate tiles this morning, got delivered the cement board and particle board subfloor, went to a party, came back, mowed the lawn, and finally put a good dose of roundup on all the grass that grew over the last 2 months. Can't wait for the ride tomorrow!
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    Sorry, really shouldn't......

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    what's your excuse for not riding?
    .....participate here:

    Rode A'del today (and yesterday after work ) after cleaning house, some laundry, washed the car, fed the pets. Hoping for a road ride tomorrow......

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    wow.

    Lesley and I had the epic 3 hour at China Camp. Both sides. Cleaned stuff (she) never did before. She wanted to spin before kicking some a$$ and taking names tomorrow at Angwin. So look for us there! bb

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    It's ok though. I got mtbarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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    "I meant to do that"

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    So this morning, I was a loosa. I was picking bedsheets, doing yardwork and taking care of a kids party. I knew though that I had an afternoon mtb ride and huge road ride the next day.

    Anyway, I was sessioning jumps and wheelies with the neighborhood kids (5-8 year olds) when I overcooked a wheelie and could not click out. I slammed my butt on the asphalt. It hurts to walk or sit. I had to miss my afternoon ride. My ride tomorrow is probably a no-go. I sit here now on a bag of ice.

    It's ok though. I got mtbarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    francois
    hope you feel better..thats gotta hurt.

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    I did the Wente Road race yesterday... OUCH!
    Ride to eat, Eat to ride.

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    Yah?.....

    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    I did the Wente Road race yesterday... OUCH!
    ......and?????

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    Miss CC

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbecky
    Lesley and I had the epic 3 hour at China Camp. Both sides. Cleaned stuff (she) never did before. She wanted to spin before kicking some a$$ and taking names tomorrow at Angwin. So look for us there! bb
    As in I miss riding there! So how clean did you get the trails looking?? Hope to see great posts on the NVDC from the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    ......and?????
    I stayed with leaders the entire time, right as we were doing the climb to the finish I cramped up , real bad . I tried to soft pedal but that did not work so I went into the big ring and just stood up all the way to the finish. I actually passed a couple guys form the group. Finished somewhere aroud 15-20 out of a pack of 75. That is one hard race. 50 miles, a little over 3k of climbing and we averaged over 20 MPH.
    Ride to eat, Eat to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    Good work though -- you got it out with a half case of Crystal Geyser
    Haha this rally made me laugh.

    Good work mountain medic - not your house I presume (hope?)
    Love, Impy

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    Sounds good

    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    I actually passed a couple guys form the group. Finished somewhere aroud 15-20 out of a pack of 75. That is one hard race. 50 miles, a little over 3k of climbing and we averaged over 20 MPH.
    Must have been alll the time you spent on the SS.

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    Out living the life...

    I was at a swap meet, spending money I don't have on stuff I really didn't need.

    I bought for cheap:

    Some trailbike tires
    A bash guard for the SS. I already polished off the red ano and went for shiny polished silver.
    new Radius cantilever brakes for the SS, when the old LX ones worked fine. I think the LXs worked better, actually, so they are coming off, and going on craigslist.
    A new set of Sun Ringle hubs for the race bike.

    I put the tires on my Stumpy and went for long lap around China Camp, which I had to cut short cause I was running too late in my day. The tires worked great.

    The rest of the day was spent cleaning the garage and the downstairs office.

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