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  1. On 5/6/2022 at 5:22 PM, ATXZJ said:

    "Pattinson Porter is a take on “a rare historical recipe for an East German Porter from the early to mid 20th century” that Pattinson brought along for the event."

    Having spent a lot of time in Berlin, Dresden and other East German cities, I can say that the number of Porters that I have had is <checks notes>, um, zero.

    All of the Porters that I have had in Europe have been almost exclusively in England and Scotland. Germany has a ton of great beers but I would be looking for dunkels, lagers and pils in Germany. If I wanted something more substantial I'd go for their "heavy beers", basically anything ending in "tor" like a good Spaten Optimator.

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  2. If it were Shimano I'd tell you to bring them by my house and I could bleed them, but I have no Avid experience, and from what I hear, don't want any.

    I have the Shimano kit and fluid, a full bleed takes about an hour for both wheels once you factor in the beer time in the middle.

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    Totally high on dog pills, actually enjoying the dog trailer (as much as he can).

    Cue Jeff Spicoli: "All I need is some tasty waves and a cool buzz and I'm fine."

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  4. Both bikes were clean when I picked them up, I did not "pay" to have them cleaned. I hosed both down well before I went in so they were not dirty in my mind, but I have a different vision of a dirty bike than most I assume.

    The prices were fair, so if they are cleaning it in addition, that was a bonus. I especially like that they replaced an Orbea bearing that was making noise, I was surprised that they had the size in stock, I'm guessing Orbea must be fairly standard because everything else comes from Spain.

  5. 15 hours ago, The Tip said:

    "They" are not going to suddenly shut down every trail to mountain biking because of ebikes being "caught" on a trail somewhere. Let's start giving the "we'll lose access" argument more credence if and when it actually occurs on a single trail. And it probably won't. What a land owner would do is just step up the enforcement of their no ebike policy. 

    But if it does happen then it can be said, "They shut down xyz trail because of this. So our concerns are valid." 

    So, which trail are you willing to have shut down in order to prove your point?

    We've lost sections of the greenbelt. We lost Forest Ridge. City Park is always under attack. Why should we ever take the stance that we can afford to lose *some* trail access in order to prove a point?

  6. Clearly there are use cases for eBikes, and nobody has ever doubted that.

    I think the debate on eBikes is not about "are they good?" and more of a discussion about "if they are used in places that they are not allowed, will that potentially cause the rest of us to lose access?"

    If I was 100% sure that eBikes would never threaten trail access, I would not care a bit. But when the trails where they are not allowed start to overflow with eBikes, it threatens access for all of us. This is not an argument about technology vs. not. This is an argument about the individual vs the community. There are some that believe that they are individuals and they can do whatever they want. And that risks access for the community.

    EBike riders should ride their bikes as much as they want, on the trails where they are allowed. And they can work with the local authorities to get access to trails where they are not allowed today. But they should not be riding those trails until access is granted. Too often, today, they just believe that because they have spent $5K+ that they are entitled to ride wherever they want. And that sense of entitlement risks access for everyone.

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