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notyal

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  1. I heard (from my dog) that this has a nice meaty chew. Seriously though, why do we give dogs a monthly pill that repeals annoying at the least and potentially deadly insect bites, but we humans spray ourselves with DEET every day?
  2. I heard (from my dog) that this has a nice meaty chew. Seriously though, why do we give dogs a monthly pill that repeals annoying at the least and potentially deadly insect bites, but we humans spray ourselves with DEET every day?
  3. The Yellow Garden spider is also known as the Banana spider. This means that we can call the rope-like stabilimentum section of the web a "banana hammock".
  4. This one is embarrassing. That's me in the middle sporting an extra chin and posing with my first "mountain bike", a Specy Hardrock. Taken somewhere around 2006 in Lubbock after riding trails that in hindsight were definitely too muddy and thinking how cool our bikes looked caked in mud.
  5. Yeah, I think this guy's name is Jeremy and he's been at it for years. I've never bought anything from him, but for a while, there was another guy who kept post stuff like "Hey Jeremy, quit shit posting 20 bikes every day" and telling him to at least post in the dealer section. Apparently, he didn't listen. Also funny, most of his post say "Without a doubt, this is the PERFECT bike for Austin!" If you're selling 20 different bikes ranging from entry level hardtail to full DH race sled, they can't all be "Without a doubt, this is the PERFECT bike for Austin!"
  6. Took me a while on that perspective too. I thought at first he had some weird rigid lefty fork.
  7. I'm confused. Did I miss something? Does someone need to go check on TheX?
  8. Does it say if/how they are validating if a person is vaxxed? (Yes, I know I could read the article myself, but that would rob one of y'all from the satisfaction of posting an answer. No need to thank me. You're welcome.)
  9. Last week they were reporting that 99.7% of new cases were unvaccinated people. To know 2 different fully vaxxed people who got it in the same week is crazy.
  10. I play on a coed beer league softball team. Currently 4 players (2 couples) on our roster have covid. None of them vaccinated. I don't think they got it from playing on the team together due to the way the timing of each one's symptoms, their resulting quarantine, and the game schedule has played out. (Not that this really matters. Just an interesting sidenote.) At this stage if you are not vaccinated, it's pretty much a choice not to due to your political leanings and which news channel you watch. I feel bad that my friends are sick, but this was preventable. Now we are going to have to forfeit all our games the next couple weeks if we can't find some replacements. Yes, I realize that beer league softball games are very trivial when so many have been hospitalized and killed. It just sucks. We all have fun playing softball. The choices of a few are now affecting everyone on the team. It feels like a metaphor for America right now. Those screaming "let's get back to normal" a year ago are now the ones who are not getting vaccinated and preventing everyone else from getting back to normal.
  11. Cross post: what if a non-vaccinated person was approaching, coughing and I could immediately tell that their sense of smell and taste was altered. I yell “I fell threatened, don’t come any closer!” The sick individual keeps approaching, so I pull out my concealed handgun and drop the MFer. I blow the smoke out of the barrel and smile into the camera. With a wink I say “social distance, scum bag”. [roll credits]
  12. There's not much pedaling at Windsor. The lack of suspension is really the problem (assuming you have good brakes). Not that it's not possible, but it would be much more enjoyable on a trail bike. Why not figure out how to pull the pup trailer with your full suspension bike?
  13. Are you going to shuttle Windsor on a rigid SS?
  14. Or bring both. Where there's a will, there's a way.
  15. Vigilante justice at its finest. Driver intentionally hits Cyclist A with car. Cyclist B decides this warrants deadly force. My initial reaction was "good, fuck that guy". Not that the driver's actions are at all defensible, but does that give a bystander the greenlight to shoot the guy? Did the shooter get arrested/charged with anything? Would he have if the driver died? If so, how would that play out in court? Seeing that this is Texas, and the driver's name is "Jose Angel Hernandez", the shooter probably would become an NRA folk hero and gotten off any charges.
  16. I bought that variety pack and re-tried the Moon Walk. I wouldn't by it alone, but it wasn't as bad as I remember.
  17. The Cosby case is Cosby money vs. the legal system. Britney's case is Britney's money vs. Britney's money.
  18. It seems to me that their closest competitor is common sense. Who is this even made for? Not for offroad. Too heavy for any self respecting roadie. I don't see the recreational crowd going out of their way to make a modification like this. The testimonial on the page is by a recumbent cyclist. Maybe that's it. They ride goofy ass shit already. Also funny to me is the bike in the video at the top of the page. Full suspension Rockrider with aero bars and a kickstand. That's another slice of goofy.
  19. I've been digging the Boombox lately, and the Axis is a long time go-to. I just don't understand why they had to ruin that sampler pack with the Moon Walk. If they replaced that with some Lost Gold, I'd buy a bunch of those packs.
  20. Did I mention that I am willing to pay a fair price?
  21. What we rode of Glorieta is awesome. We didn't get to experience all of it, but what we did was super fun. We parked at the church, which didn't seem to be used anymore. There were other vehicles with bike racks and a kiosk with a map, so it definitely felt like we were in the right place. The trails were well built and maintained. There were lots of signs at first, but I think it's a work in progress because I didn't see any after a while and we missed a turn that is pretty critical. We started up Cairn Me Up which is a 5 mile/ 1000ft. climb and descended Jagged Ax, which was one of the my favorite trails we rode all week (including Windsor, the AF park, SBT, and singletrack in AF). Jagged Ax is rocky, technical, and challenging, but nothing that was too big or didn't have a B line. At the bottom, there is a very cool flow trail. Cairn Me Up would have been a less challenging, but super fun decent as well if you weren't up for Jagged Ax. We intended to do another loop off the back with another 1000 ft climb and decent (Snack Pack and Holy Mole). I think you have to take the fireroad that others have mentioned there and back to get to it. Unfortunately, we didn't get there. We missed the turn into Jagged Ax and the trail got steeper. We climbed/hiked an accidental 500 ft, which zapped the extra time and energy we had for the other loop. Looking at MTB Project, there are more options over on that side too. One of my best friends now lives in Santa Fe, so I'm sure I'll be back, and Glorieta will be on the top of my list to ride again and see what was missed.
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