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    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    Oops..... i meant mortgage interest.
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    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    Haven't done this years yet but the past several years both wife and I claim zero on everything and I pay an extra $75 per paycheck. Last year we about broke even. Expecting the same this year. We have nothing to itemize except mortgage insurance and no kids. The higher standard deduction should help us out this year but we will see.
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    Random Track Talk

    Went through the calendar on the Mid-O site. Subject to change. Glad the appreciation day isn't in October this year.
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    Random Track Talk

    Anyone see a schedule yet for Mid-O?
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Went to flip the stem on the dirt jumper and the cap bolt just spun. Stripped from factory. So instead of going to Rays on thursday, I had to drill out the old bolt and take the entire front end off the bike. Good news is that a new star nut was only $2. Most likely hitting up Rays tomorrow night.
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    Funny picture thread.

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    Who are the OR.net Mid-Ohio instructors?

    Mid-O would be a great place to start as a new rider. They are structured the entire day now and teach a lot. I've only been to Pitt (N2) once i think three years ago. It was still just the small track. But N2 novice was wide open. There were no groups, the CRs would help people if they asked but it was still not structured. Passing was allowed on straights. There was only one morning class and one after lunch. They briefly covered body positioning, apex, braking, etc. I rather enjoyed it cause I had been to Nelsons and Mid-O for a couple years. But if it was my first time on the track, i would have been terrified. My first couple track days were at Nelsons with Motoseries. The very first day i crashed during the open afternoon sessions. I rode off the track at T4 and went down in the grass. I was fine but defiantly riding above my ability. I couldn't imagine if they just let us all go in the morning. I've been trying to get back to Pitt for awhile now but my shoulder injury sidelined me all last year and my vacation is already screwing up May this year.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Got the bike finished and took it out for the first time tonight at Ray's. Overall it rode great. Wish the frame was about 1" longer to keep my knees away from the stem. But not that bad. Probably heading back out to Ray's again next Thursday.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Sigh.......USPS packages supposed to be delivered yesterday turned into "Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility." Last known location for both was a few days ago in FL. Really wanted to get this thing buttoned up to go ride Thursday.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Bought a Haro Steel Reserve 1.2. Added front brake. New grips, pedals and seat arrive today. Most likely hitting up Ray's on Thursday.
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    Random Track Talk

    LEAN Trackdays @ Nelsons (so far posted by them) 5/25 - Trackday 5/26 - Trackday 6/22 - Trackday 6/23 - Endurance Racing 7/20 - Trackday 7/21 - Endurance Racing 8/17 - Trackday 8/18 - Endurance Racing 10/5 - Trackday 10/6 - Trackday
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    Funny picture thread.

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    Funny picture thread.

    Double post
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    Funny picture thread.

    North Olmsted location to a T.
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    Funny picture thread.

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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Went to Ray's for the first time on Thursday. I'm hooked! Now i need to get a another bike for there!
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    Hardtail vs Full Suspension

    I know it all comes down to personal preference. But i'm torn between which direction to go. I was pretty much set on a Roscoe 8 but found a 2016 Trek Fuel EX 8 for $1,000. Looks pretty clean. Would probably change up to a 1X setup but could easily with the money saved. Thoughts?
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    Hardtail vs Full Suspension

    Also found this one. Prob a better one for me.
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    Hardtail vs Full Suspension

    Yay or nay? I'd have to ride it. A medium may be too small, i'm right at the cutoff between sizes.
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    Hardtail vs Full Suspension

    Well.....he just sold it to someone else. Lame.
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    Hardtail vs Full Suspension

    Just getting started into mtn biking. bought an old 26" to start and really like it. But that bike is really heavy and a tad too small. Last year i did mostly shorter rides, roughly an hour. Mostly at royalview which has lots of roots and some rocks. In which i rode out of the saddle for most of. I'd like to travel to more places this year.
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    Back Protectors

    I currently wear the Pro L2 Evo. No complaints with it at all but i also haven't tested its protection properties yet. Fits good under my leathers and stays mostly in place. I have to push it down while putting the suit on but i think that is the same with most back protectors. Before that i had the A* track vest. I liked it better in terms of fit and staying in place but did not fit under my new leathers (went from 2-piece to 1-piece). It was also much warmer compared to just the back protector even in 20 minute sessions.
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    What do YOU need?

    Do you carry snowmobile helmets? What would you recommend?
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    Motorcycle Survey from Ohio State

    My cousin just sent out a survey about swimwear. The format is identical. It's a marketing research class.
  25. https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/10/two_killed_in_independence_mot.html RIP. Wonder if the passenger was ok with the speed they were traveling. Gear didn't help this time.
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