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  1. CBaron

    Projects

    My first thought when I ran across this photo is....damn, I'm certain that guy does not have kids. LOL Cheers, CJB
  2. I’m pretty sure the rain this weekend is my son’s fault. Per my recommendation, he sends his sincere apologies for the rain this weekend. Cheers, Shaner
  3. Clyde’s maiden voyage. Sorry @RedRider3141 but it had been ordered for a couple of weeks already.
  4. Post-ride fallout after a humid early morning venture today.
  5. They said it was "humid" here and I had to laugh. Made the right call to take the bikes into the city with us today. The the wife made the right call to stop and get a beer. Half Acre Beer's Daisy Cutter and Revolution Brewing Anti-Hero. Technically you can see a bit of the bikes over the railing, past the flowers.
  6. mack_turtle

    Projects

    I bought this set of four interlocking floor mats for <$10 at Harbor Freight. they're about 10mm thick. they're just the right size to be cut in half and trimmed down to fit in the drawers and I'll have a few extras. Here's the SAE drawer. I drew one line with a yard stick along the bottom and started laying out the sockets with even spacing. it's not perfectly square, but it's close enough. I mapped them out on the "back" of the mat so it will look clean when I flip it over. I have some space left over, which might hold some hex keys or something: I've cut out about half of the the socket pockets. this took some trial and error, but I found this to work: put the box that the toolbox came in on a table top. it's four layers of cardboard so you can jab straight through and not worry about dulling the knife on the tabletop or scratching up the surface. extend utility knife blade all the way out (about 1") and start jabbing. cutting out each square takes a steady hand, but you can kind of saw through it to keep from sliding and slicing too far. flip the mat over and carefully cut out the rest of each square nice and clean. ^this socket fits perfectly in this spot. when I flip the mat over, it looks like this: bonus tip: for the very small sockets, cut the hole out about 150% of the length of the socket. they way, you can fit your finger behind the end of the socket to pry it out. you don't want the fit to be too tight so that the sockets fall in and are a challenge to dig out of the pocket.
  7. DD was fine but not ideal. Snail was a mess and needs more time to dry out. I didn't even try Rim. It's funny how you get on the bike at 6:30pm and head to the trail with the wind in your face flying down Little Elm. You're thinking, "this is going to be a sweet ride". Then half way through DD and you feel like you're in a tropical rainforest. You're now thinking to yourself, "why am I still sitting in the saddle with this feature right in front of me"? Still, you get through it, get home, slam a couple of Hopadillos, and have no regrets about getting in some exercise. Not sure I'll be doing it in Jul-Aug, but for now, life is good!
  8. Our very own Hoss started out at noon today, heading southbound from Emporia, MT to Antelope Wells, NM. You can follow him on Trackleaders here: Hoss_Kleinschmidt - Tour Divide 2021 individual history by trackleaders.com Blog posts when he gets the opportunity: HossBoss | Team IPA Racing Enjoy following along, folks!
  9. I feel like there is a lot going on with this bike. Prostate massage saddle, brake levers but no brakes, big Fred saddle bag. Only thing missing is the behind the saddle triathlete bottle holders. It's also a Cinelli and not a Cervelo.
  10. You know that hotdog doing the slow roll on the cooker at your local Sac n Pac? That’s what the chairlift at SM feels like in the summer. Have fun and congrats on the new career.
  11. Mallard Lake, Bloomingdale, IL. Got in a lap before seeing the family today.
  12. Sssshhhhhh, they're sleeping....
  13. Super easy bailout options, too, if one does overheat or just decide it's time for a beer.
  14. This is where Walnut shines. No matter how hot it gets, I'm comfortable there. It's almost entirely shaded and doesn't need any power moves to further tax the heart rate in the heat. It makes it really great for early hot season acclimatization.
  15. This seems like a good spot to plop down pictures of loaded bikes: Rigs of the 2021 Tour Divide Grand Depart = June 11
  16. Jonny Kim is one for sure. Kim enlisted in the Navy as a Seaman recruit after graduating high school in 2002. After completion of Hospital Corpsman “A” school training, he reported to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, CA. After completing his training at Naval Special Warfare, Kim reported to John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, NC for the Special Operations Combat Medic Course. He was assigned as a Special Warfare Operator to SEAL Team THREE Charlie Platoon in San Diego, California and obtained various qualifications including Military Freefall Parachutist, Combatant Diver (closed circuit rebreather), Naval Special Warfare Special Reconnaissance Scout and Sniper, and Advanced Special Operations Techniques. Kim served as a Special Operations Combat Medic, sniper, navigator and point man on more than 100 combat operations spanning two deployments to the Middle East including Ramadi and Sadr City, Iraq. He was commissioned as a naval officer through the Navy’s enlisted-to-officer commissioning program, Seaman to Admiral-21, following graduation from the University of San Diego in 2012. Upon graduation from Harvard Medical School in 2016, Kim began his medical internship with Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. At the time of his astronaut selection in June 2017, Kim was a resident physician in emergency medicine with Partners Healthcare at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Kim remains on active duty as a Navy Lieutenant at NASA. And yes, that is a SEAL patch on his astronaut uniform.
  17. This one may be my fault: https://www.instagram.com/p/CP127Ivl8vi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  18. No. Though we did pick some Chanterelles in our backyard just a few days ago!
  19. The late morning ride had its own highlights.
  20. Amen brother. Shred together and cherish those memories. Well played! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. BBQ after the ride is probably better too!
  22. This is what I found in my bin: If you want to borrow these until you can get set up with the right ones, let me know. May also have the SS slider, but the hanger should not be an issue.
  23. We have eager people including riders and trail runners at my work ready to use up our "giving time" hours. Once you set that up I'll post it in our Webex Team Space.
  24. First priority needs to be to fix the drainage issues. We will definitely need help here. My plan is to map out and get fixes planned for problem areas and then setup an ARR workday. For awareness, workday won’t occur for probably a couple weeks. I’m heading out to MN early next week for a marathon and then to meet with my MN team members in Rochester after that.
  25. I should start waking up early and riding then. It was brutal yesterday at 5pm. At least one spot with dried deep ruts on 1/4 we'll have to fix. And @GreenMTBrider let us know when the next time for some scree work. There are several areas that have slight widening and loose rocks on the center path.
  26. Rode Rim, DD, Picnic, and 1/4 Notch this morning. Despite the oppressive humidity, it actually wasn't that bad out there between 8:30-10. I consumed around 50oz of fluids and stopped once to cool off. Also have discovered great value in carrying a face towel in my pocket this time of year, since there's never a dry spot on my shirt to wipe my face / goggles. It's amazing to me how long it is taking for some of the muddy spots to dry up! We've had several days with little to no rain, but I guess given the amount of rain we had over a period of a couple of weeks, along with the clouds and humidity, it's just going to take more time.
  27. Getting jealous of all the beautiful i9 wheels that @xl_cheese (Wes) and Velorangutan keeps dropping. I made my own poor man pair. Front left done last night, rear SS tonight. Cheap chinesium straight gage stainless spokes in oil slick and some older Stans Flow. These are on my race SS, which can't take too wide a tire anyway.
  28. I'm really diggin' the new look on the Sago Palm, and amazed at how much growth has literally just sprung up out of the ground in a matter of weeks.
  29. Please, no one buy a new bike for a week. I have a friend coming to town and I took Monday off to go on a ride with him. Please.
  30. lol, I should try to sell it to some homebuilders. "Lightly used 2x6, some disassembly required. $80"
  31. notyal

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    Here a live photo that I converted to a gif. Not really testing anything. It just seems to convey the same feelings as this problem.
  32. AntonioGG

    -200

    The picture I posted above is 12.1MP and the raw picture is 12.1MP. I am sure it's not a size issue.
  33. Barry

    -200

    -200 may be a file size issue. I also upload from Chrome whether the telephony or PC version--I just don't enjoy Tapatalk. I've found that in either case, if I upload any image it works 0% of the time. But if I uploaId a cropped screenshot of the image, instead of the image, then it works 100% of the time. And so far as I can tell, the image quality is fine for our use.
  34. I was out there yesterday. The humidity was no joke. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. Headed to Cloudcroft, NM this week for some moto riding. I think that’s the only way to lower the humidity is to gtfo.
  36. Horse gulch trails start in SE corner of town. It’s the trails almost everyone rides first trip. There’s also Overend Mountain (aka test track) that’s on the west side of town. Both start in town and are well marked, listed on trailforks / mtb project. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  37. Nice bike. Trying to make it to their factory in the future, hoping that I can demo a bike there. Pretty nice trails in the area.
  38. Commencal clash. Good choice!
  39. I can tell you from experience bikes are cheaper. But whatever chance I get to spend time with them is worth it to me no matter the cost. Within reason Enjoy your time and sweet ride Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  40. He’s a great kid. I cherish the days I get to ride with him. It won’t last forever, but this is a unique time when we both love riding. Over a span of 2 years it is much cheaper than almost any club sport (or at least that is the rationale I’m going with). Fingers crossed for a run at Spider on Sunday!
  41. Lucky kid! I felt lucky with my clunker in the 90’s! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. Kicking back with some local scotch ale after a damn good ride.
  43. People who activate the turn signal while they are turning are a low-grade annoyance.
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