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Old 10-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #25696
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My buddy at work hates cyclists and never misses an opportunity to give me a hard time. When I submitted a short write-up to this site regarding my weight loss, health changes and my recent brevet, he suggested that no one would read it.

So, we did what any good friends would do: we made a bet.

It's simple: if I can get 100 thumbs-up by Monday morning, he'll donate $50 to the charity of my choice. Actually, we'll do it through a work foundation which will match it so technically, it'll be $100. My mother died of complications from Alzheimers so you can guess the charity of my choice.

If I don't get the 100 thumbs-up, I'll make the same donation to the charity of his choice.

May I ask for a favor? The article is here. If you have a second, please visit the site and if you like the article, hit the "thumbs up" at the bottom of the page. You don't have to register and there's nothing in it for me other than a bet between friends.

Thanks!
Shit I'll do it just to piss off a hater.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #25697
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yeah, me to. haters suck.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #25698
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I'd been slacking since I realised my bottom bracket might be going out. Car died tonight after work. Left it, got a ride home from a co worker.

Guess I bike to work this weekend. Bike apathy solved.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:07 AM   #25699
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Done K7, good luck with the bet! Haters gonna hate no matter what.

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:26 AM   #25700
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One more Like, Gerry. I hope you win the bet, and get your hating coworker into riding!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #25701
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May I ask for a favor? The article is here. If you have a second, please visit the site and if you like the article, hit the "thumbs up" at the bottom of the page. You don't have to register and there's nothing in it for me other than a bet between friends.

Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #25702
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May I ask for a favor? The article is here. If you have a second, please visit the site and if you like the article, hit the "thumbs up" at the bottom of the page. You don't have to register and there's nothing in it for me other than a bet between friends.

Thanks!
you are at 72 thumbs up
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #25703
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shit i'll just to piss off a hater.
+1

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #25704
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One more Like, Gerry. I hope you win the bet, and get your hating coworker into riding!
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you are at 72 thumbs up
Thanks guys. I may up the ante on him.

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #25705
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #25706
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I'm supposed to be on a 5hr ride right now. I've got the fuckits.

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #25707
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Any experience with dropper style seat posts? I feel like I'm a pretty solid mountain biker, and my Giant Reign is one of the best things I've ever purchased. Besides brakes, the only other 'complaint' (can't really call it that) is having to interrupt my 'flow' to get off the bike and lower the seat for downhill sections. I love making use of all 6" ... that's where the bike really shines. And to climb efficiently, I really need to get back off the bike and extend the post higher, otherwise I'm not able to get near my full power to the pedals.

LBS has the giant post for $220+tx... it seems steep but it also seems like an amazing addition to the ride, and I wont buy online... the LBS is amazing with customer support and super nice guys. I also figure I'll always be able to take the seat post with me as I move on to other bikes (eventually). I've heard some negatives of seat play and mechanical failures, but I've also heard they're worth their weight in gold. Thoughts?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #25708
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Any experience with dropper style seat posts? ...

I also figure I'll always be able to take the seat post with me as I move on to other bikes (eventually)...
no experience with dropper posts, but good luck with the moving it, seat posts come in a jazillion sizes.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #25709
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Any experience with dropper style seat posts? I feel like I'm a pretty solid mountain biker, and my Giant Reign is one of the best things I've ever purchased. Besides brakes, the only other 'complaint' (can't really call it that) is having to interrupt my 'flow' to get off the bike and lower the seat for downhill sections. I love making use of all 6" ... that's where the bike really shines. And to climb efficiently, I really need to get back off the bike and extend the post higher, otherwise I'm not able to get near my full power to the pedals.

LBS has the giant post for $220+tx... it seems steep but it also seems like an amazing addition to the ride, and I wont buy online... the LBS is amazing with customer support and super nice guys. I also figure I'll always be able to take the seat post with me as I move on to other bikes (eventually). I've heard some negatives of seat play and mechanical failures, but I've also heard they're worth their weight in gold. Thoughts?
I really like them. They really get the seat out of the way, and mine is only a 4" .

Don't count on being able to move it from bike to bike, LOTS of different sizes for posts. But you may be able to....
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #25710
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Cutting weight?

I'm told that for hundreds of dollars, I can lighten my 29er from it's current weight of 26 lbs down to 22 lbs. Alternatively, I can rid myself of 4 lbs just by dieting, and it would cost me nothing. So my question is, does taking weight off the bike make more of a difference during the ride than taking an equal amount of weight off the rider?

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