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Old 03-08-2013, 02:33 PM   #2356
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My Kona Tanuki just after I got it last summer. My first full suspension bike and I really like it so far. I might splurge and get a dropper post this season.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #2357
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Join me in the fight against MS

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/si...al&fr_id=19245

Follow this link to my MS web page.
Help out with your generous donation

Thanks
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #2358
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http://main.nationalmssociety.org/si...al&fr_id=19245

Follow this link to my MS web page.
Help out with your generous donation

Thanks
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Done. Throw this up in Inmates and the Bicycle Thread in Sports, too, and you might get more traffic.

I rode the MS150 in SoCal a few years ago and it was a wonderful experience.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #2359
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I've done the MS150 in Oregon several times. Super fun event.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #2360
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Well since he did it....LOL i am gonna be riding for poverty this summer, the ride info is here: www.seatosea.org and my personal donation page is here: http://tinyurl.com/bogieboy01

I am gearing up for a 450mi week the end of july, from iowa city IA to grand rapids MI....

Any donations would be appreciated...
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #2361
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I've already posted the bike, but figured I'd show off my new rack setup.

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:56 AM   #2362
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I've already posted the bike, but figured I'd show off my new rack
That is sweet! Made me walk to the garage and start thinking of how to mount my Thule Criterium.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:50 AM   #2363
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I wrenched for an MS150 years ago when I was wrenching.

As for # vs $$ I've weighed pretty much the same since 1988 except for the two times I broke my leg-atrophy sheds a lot of weight
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #2364
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I gained weight when I broke my leg. Inactivity does that to ya.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #2365
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I gained weight when I broke my leg. Inactivity does that to ya.
Next time you'll stay active won't you
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:25 PM   #2366
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I gained weight when I broke my leg. Inactivity does that to ya.
Despite running*, I gained appx 40# when I jacked up my back. Didya know doing the clean and jerk on an RT is bad for your lower back? Neither did I till the DMV tester lady 'wasn't looking at me' and that's what I did.

I'm back down to within 5-10# of where I was in '05 (165ish) when I officially got my MC license despite dropping my bike during the test. I'd *like* to get back to where I was in college (155#) but I don't see that happening without adding MANY more miles/week.

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*make that hashing. Hashing = lots of Stone Pale Ale = lots of empty calories. Add some junk food and presto chango! there's a fat SOB looking back at me from the mirror.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #2367
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Despite running*, ...
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*make that hashing. Hashing = lots of Stone Pale Ale = lots of empty calories. Add some junk food and presto chango! there's a fat SOB looking back at me from the mirror.
Hey...unless somebody's paying you to run, or you're a medal contender...there is noooo reason to carb load any other way.

Screwing up your back sucks big time. That'll change you from a three-sport racing fiend, to a couch potato in no time.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #2368
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I'll shut up, you guys will hate me, halfway through my 5th decade I still have a six pack and I truly don't deserve it; I drink an awful lot of beer.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:07 AM   #2369
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Hey...unless somebody's paying you to run, or you're a medal contender...there is noooo reason to carb load any other way.
Add 'in moderation' and I agree. Problem with hashing is... there's very little moderation involved!

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Screwing up your back sucks big time. That'll change you from a three-sport racing fiend, to a couch potato in no time.
I'd get off the bike and it'd take me a few min to be able to stand up straight. I figured I'd rather have a back then a season and stopped doing the thing that made my back hurt.

Big mistake

Its taken darn near 2 years to get that weight back off again. I'm not *quite* a food nazi, but I'm close. I've had 3 beers in the last 2 months, etc.

The upside to weighing less is no heartburn, acid reflux, or as much snoring. When I was heavy I had to watch what I ate when or it'd crawl back up my throat when I was sleeping. Nasty. Waking up with gastric acid going down your esophagus? Ick.

Oh, I don't have a pic, but I gots me some new handlebars for the Giant. AL Ergonovas. Different shape so I can actually sprint from the drops and not hit my forearms! They don't feel too much different than the carbon S-Works bars that I took off! The innerwebs say I just gained 180g or so, but it don't feel like it. I'm testing these bars in AL to see if I like em before I spend large $ on the carbon version. See? I'm [Forrest Gump] Smart [/FG]

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:35 AM   #2370
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I can't drink alcohol anymore. I'm allergic - I break out in handcuffs.
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