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    A bit OT - Boise bike needed; bike shop rec...

    Hey Idaho and Boise riders...

    I'm in Scottsdale, AZ and very active in the AZ forum. I ride 29'ers - a sir9 SS and RIP9 FS. Intro pic below...

    My daughter is transferring to Boise State, and I'll be driving her up there starting tomorrow. She's a swimmer, and needs a bike for dryland training. Does anybody have any recommendations for:
    - A decent, used mountain or cross-bike that you have, or know someone is selling, or
    - A good LBS where she can pick one up and get it serviced.

    Yes, I'm looking at the classifieds and Craiglist, but thought I'd throw it out there to see if anybody has anything to offer. Budget for this is "college student low"...

    Of course, at some point soon, I'll need to be housing a bike at her apt. in Boise so I can partake of your Idaho riding...

    Thanks all,

    Walt in AZ
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    I moved from Scottsdale to Boise about 8 years ago. Maybe you'll decide to stay once you get here .

    There are lots of bikes on craig's list in Boise. I recommend George's, and there's one not too far from BSU (Front/Broadway). There are other shops to try.
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    Bob's Bicycles also has some screaming deals from time to time...
    http://bobs-bicycles.com/

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    stop by Bikes 2 Boards on State Street/36thStreet/Veterans Parkway right across from the Washington Mutual.

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    Reed Cycles in Eagle....World Cycles Downtown........both top notch shops!

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    Talk to Jon

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    I have a deal on a top-of-the-line road bike if that might work for you: Javelin Brunello built with DuraAce and Ultegra bits and Mavic Ksyrium wheels. Fits a 5'4 person. PM me if interested.
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    ++2 for Reeds Cycles in Eagle too....great mechanics and great owner

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    Walt,

    I think that in general the bike shops in Boise are all pretty good -- probably a notch or two above what we have here in Phoenix.

    Reed's cycles is a good shop -- I only had reason to go in there a few times before I left, as they are fairly new, but they treated me well. (They didn't laugh when I went in there to buy 27 inch tires and tubes, and actually had these in stock!)

    I liked World Cycle, right downtown. They don't have many bikes, but they usually have a fairly eclectic selection so you should be able to find what you need.

    Idaho Mountain Touring and George's are good, too.

    You'll have a hard time finding a bad bike shop in Boise. It's still quite like a small town, so if a shop stinks they'll go out of business pretty fast.

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    ****My daughter is transferring to Boise State, and I'll be driving her up there starting ****tomorrow. She's a swimmer, and needs a bike for dryland training. Does anybody have ****any recommendations for:
    **** A decent, used mountain or cross-bike that you have, or know someone is selling, or
    **** A good LBS where she can pick one up and get it serviced.

    Oh ya thats great im going there to.. more hotties for the swim team..i just started ridding in 2000

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    is she a hottie..

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    dude... two words... "Cold Shower"...

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    stickofpoop??? what!! and you ride single speed????
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    well thanks Flip but im not a DUDE and just want to know if she a hottie thats all.. i might have to go and watch the swimming

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    chill hunny chill flipp can you ride tomarow am??
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    screw you jugle.. and were did you get that name i dont even want to know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5
    chill hunny chill flipp can you ride tomarow am??
    Can't K... SJ and I are leaving town tomorrow morning to ride someplace with cooler temps as a last getaway before her classes start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Can't K... SJ and I are leaving town tomorrow morning to ride someplace with cooler temps as a last getaway before her classes start...
    cool man soon then ay.. and this thread is nuts
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    humm and its jungle not jugle!!!!
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    Yes, I know I'm feeding a troll, but I just can't resist...

    'Dude' is not the only descriptor that starts with the letter 'D'. I'm sure at least one alternative is appropriate.

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    Poop. Poop is always good. Even better when it's part of your user name. Kudos to poop.

    Remember - a good poop is better than bad sex.

    Irony - JK5 is correcting another poster's poor spelling and/or grammar.

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    First, on topic. Go to a shop. Doesn't matter which shop. Create a relationship with a mechanic. When done, stick with said mechanic. Bring him beer. Rinse. Repeat. You will have manageable hair and workable bikes.

    In honor of stickofpoop:

    Clearly, those who work at home alone - or don't work at all - can ignore this.

    We've all been there but don't like to admit it. We've all kicked back in our cubicles and suddenly felt something a brew down below. As much as we try to convince ourselves, the WORK POOP is inevitable. For those of you who hate pooping at work as much as I do, I give you the...

    Unofficial Survival Guide for Taking a Dump at Work.

    Memorize these definitions and pooping at work will become a pure pleasure.

    Escapee
    Definition: a fart that slips out while taking a leak at the urinal or forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of panic embarrassment. This is similar to the hot flash you receive when passing an unseen police car and speeding. If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are standing next to the farter in the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee, it is uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

    Jailbreak (Used in conjunction with Escapee)
    Definition: When forcing poop, several farts slip out at a machine gun pace. This is usually a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover. If this should happen, do not panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom so to spare everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

    Courtesy Flush
    Definition: The act of flushing the toilet the instant the nose cone of the poop log hits the water and the poop is whisked away to an undisclosed location. This reduces the amount of air time the poop has to stink up the bathroom. This can help you avoid being caught doing the WALK OF SHAME.

    Walk of Shame
    Definition: Walking from the stall, to the sink, to the door after you have just stunk up the bathroom. This can be a very uncomfortable moment if someone walks in and busts you. As with all farts, it is best to pretend that the smell does not exist. Can be avoided with the use of the COURTESY FLUSH.

    Out of the Closet Pooper
    Definition: A colleague who poops at work and proud of it. You will often see an Out Of The Closet Pooper enter the bathroom with a newspaper or magazine under their arm. Always look around the office for the Out Of The Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

    The Pooping Friends Network
    Definition: A group of coworkers who band together to ensure emergency pooping goes off without incident. This group can help you to monitor the whereabouts of Out Of The Closet Poopers, and identify SAFE HAVENS.

    Safe Havens
    Definition: A seldom used bathroom somewhere in the building where you can least expect visitors. Try floors that are predominantly of the opposite sex. This will reduce the odds of a pooper of your sex entering the bathroom.

    Turd Burglar
    Definition: A pooper who does not realize that you are in the stall and tries to force the door open. This is one of the most shocking and vulnerable moments that can occur when taking a dump at work. If this occurs, remain in the stall until the Turd Burglar leaves. This way you will avoid all uncomfortable eye contact.

    Camo-Cough
    Definition: A phony cough that alerts all new entrants into the bathroom that you are in a stall. This can be used to cover-up a WATERMELON, or to alert potential Turd Burglars. Very effective when used in conjunction with an ASTAIRE.

    Astaire
    Definition: A subtle toe-tap that is used to alert potential Turd Burglars that you are occupying a stall. This will remove all doubt that the stall is occupied. If you hear an Astaire, leave the bathroom immediately so the pooper can poop in peace.

    Watermelon
    Definition: A turd that creates a loud splash when hitting the toilet water. This is also an embarrassing incident. If you feel a Watermelon coming on, create a diversion. See CAMO-COUGH.

    Havana Omlet
    Definition: A load of diarrhea that creates a series of loud splashes in the toilet water. Often accompanied by an Escapee. Try using a Camo-Cough with an Astaire.

    Uncle Ted
    Definition: A bathroom user who seems to linger around forever. Could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting on the pot. An Uncle Ted makes it difficult to relax while on the crapper, as you should always wait to drop your load when the bathroom is empty. This benefits you as well as the other bathroom attendees.

    Fly By
    Definition: The act of scouting out a bathroom before pooping. Walk in and check for other poopers. If there are others in the bathroom, leave and come back again. Be careful not to become a FREQUENT FLYER. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the bathroom.

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    thanks earthpig that is funny i know because im allways all over the place.. so it is a good one.. but for real stickofpoop.. wow thats a good one..
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    I'm feeling the love. All the way down to my tween. It's all tingly.

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    And here I was beginning to think you were going to break form by getting all serious.

    You forgot the high water mark.
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