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    Buy my guns

    It seems like all the good deals come up while i’m Trying to afford a divorce. Hope no one else wants the 1911
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    Back yard riding

    Lol. I won’t have a wife to complain about it, so as long as the neighbors are happy, i am good.
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    Back yard riding

    How much space do you need to have a little fun, and how much do your neighbors notice the noise? i am about to close on a .7 acre lot with a decent sized wooded area in the back. I know it’s not a lot, but i think an xr80 or a cheap 110 pit bike would probably be fun, if it’s quiet enough. Do not want to annoy the neighbors. Stock exhaust for sure. Will double as MTB good off space.
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    2014 CB500x

    $8-10 is about right. I don’t buy lunch every day, but at least once a week.
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    Bicycle racing season

    I took 9th in a poorly attended fat tire race in February, but “regular” racing is coming soon! I almost registered for the 3/23 mtb race in Chillacothe, but i’ll Be out of town. I am doing gravel races until the MTB trails solidify. 5/4 is the black fork gravel grinder. It’s really well organized, and if you don’t mind climbing, it’s a hell of a way to gauge early-season fitness. Haven’t looked much at MTB events yet, but will plan on racing at Vulture’s Knob, and maybe elsewhere around Ohio. I’d also like to buy a season license for CX this year. Anyone besides @jhawk going to come beat me?
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    Fleet sell off - Ducati, Honda and Yamaha

    I think you’re right. When Honda introduced the 600RR, the F4i became more street-oriented. Still a great bike.
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    Bicycle racing season

    saw results this morning. You’re officially fast, @jhawk Nice race. The course beat me. A little disappointed in my fitness. Gotta get back on the bike today, after i clean it up.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    The through-axle on my fat bike is seized to the threaded grommet, and the grommet is rotating in the fork “dropout.” i haven’t drilled it to hold the grommet in place so i can remove the axle yet, but i did order a Chinese carbon fork yesterday. I will drill and hack the current fork AFTER the new one arrives. Still riding the bike as is until then. I just wanted to swap my tires!
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    I'm baaaaaaakkkkk!

    Post some pics with the top up!
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    What i did in guns.

    If you want to carry in 45 ACP, that’s the way to do it.
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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    this was the first organized ride I did in 2017, and will be the first I do in 2018. I just registered for the 40 mile route, which I'm told is pretty much identical to last year, except that the 15 miles that differentiate the 25 miler from the 40 miler will be run in the opposing direction. This was also one of the first rides i tracked with Strava, so I'm curious to see how this year's times compare. My moving time last year was just over 3.5 hours for a 12 mph average speed. That's MOVING time, so my bathroom and food break didn't count. I'd like to keep my moving time to under 3 hours, if possible, which will mean 14 mph average. We'll see what happens. I'll still be riding the fat tire bike, and I'm sure it will be a field of mostly gravel and CX bikes, with some XC mountain bikes intermixed. The only meaningful changes to the bike since last year are a rear fender, and SPD pedals. The high is 37, but it's supposed to be sunny. I'm optimistic. Ride starts at 10:00 in Garrettsville. I would advise arriving early to ensure ease of parking. See anyone there?
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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    Well i guess i know myself better than i thought. I’m pretty beat, and finished in 2:58. Hard to be disappointed knowing that it’s 18 minutes faster than last year, and my first real ride on my CX/gravel bike. Fun time.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Road it 41.6(?) miles. And got it dirty.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Got a professional fitting on the CX bike last Friday. Ordered a spare 700c tube. Road Apple Roubaix Saturday. Been mostly working on myself until then. Need to test ride the CX bike with the new cassette, but it’s shifting well on the stand.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    (Related: my $1200ish in bike purchases is earning my wife a much nicer spa package for Valentine’s Day)
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Bought a CX bike. Swapping it from 11-32 cassette to 11-42, so it climbs more easily on gravel rides. professional bike fitting scheduled for 2/15 😎
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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    (For reference, that 20mph spin bike claim is based on my average speed on the bike at my old gym. Real-world results are more like 15 mph average)
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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    I just registered. Not sure how i will handle the distance. I can’t track mileage on the spin bike, but i don’t stay on it for much more than an hour, so MAYBE 20 miles at a time. My longest 2019 outdoor ride has been 13.6(?), and that felt good, but not as easy as it should have. Target time for the 40 miler is 2.5 hours, but “under 3” is probably more realistic. Hoping to ride this Sunday. 37, but sunny. I need a good 30 mile reminder of how 40 is going to feel.
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    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    A little late... replaced the derailleur cables and got the shifting super dialed in on the fat bike a couple weeks ago. Race ready for 2/23. rode a quick 13.x miles on the old Trek 850 “road” hybrid on Saturday. Been putting in some work on the spin bike before work. Looking at a CX bike on Thursday. RAR is 3/2. Need to start getting some longer rides in, rather than just 40-60 min HIIT rides.
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    OMRL 2019 Season

    Just adds weight. Super easy to bump-start.
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    OMRL 2019 Season

    You could spend $200 on gear or $2000. My first set of gear was $140 eBay leathers, and clearance boots/gloves. I already had a helmet. Current suit cost me $650 used... a set up stock xr100 tends to be $1300ish. It’s easy to find really clean bikes for more, and not all that hard to find older ones for less.
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    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    2019 RAR is coming up soonish. I won’t be in shape, but i will do it. Fun time with only 1 real hill. Good beer sponsor though.
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    Storing serial numbers

    i wish i were joking.
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    Storing serial numbers

    I finally photographed and recorded all my serial numbers a while back. Keeping them on a business card in my desk at work, as well as in a “note” on my phone. I also keep my spare gun keys in my office desk, so they can’t be taken if my house is broken into. Curiosu to hear how others keep their important spare keys, important info, etc.
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    Storing serial numbers

    I just have a steel cabinet. It’s primariky to keep my kids out. A motivated thief would get in easily enough, but it’s hidden pretty well, and situated in a manner that you’d have to take out a wall to use a pry bar to open it. Not that i don’t have power tools in the garage that would cut through pretty quick, but that adds time and noise. I’m realistic about who it will and won’t stop. Thus one reason i am keeping the serial numbers handy... my guns are probably only worth $1400. I may have more than that in ammo 😂
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