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Brief Moments in your lives!!! Also, show us your Pets Thread!!!

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hey, let's try something new.

Share some small video or pictures that you might want to share. I suppose this probably should belong in General Bullshit thread, but amuse me.



We're stuck in a nice little winter spell here in the Chicagoland. This isn't that bad, but probably the most prolonged winter for us since 2014. Looking at about ~10 inches of snow at the time of the video


Pinky leads the way:




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Love the idea for this thread!
Here in Austria, where I grew up, it's also been quite a long time since there's this much snow for weeks.

So, I've decided to build myself a new road bike, and my murder floofs clearly love the packaging it came with:





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You mean I never told you all about my Guinea Pig?



Every time I hop on the Xbox after work, regardless of how full his bowl is, he always gets jealous.
"The music Gets Louder, The Lights swirl faster, the chap who freaks out hasn't passed the acid test... A surprising number of these youngsters don't even know who Timothy Leary is..."


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lol, wasn't my intention to be a pet thread, but nice to meet the forum furry companions!

Stefan, you happen to have any expertise in bikes? I might need some advice on a future purchase.

Since the start of the Pandemic, I'm one of those people who have vowed to try and improve my health and I've been utilizing my local prairie trail. I've been walking/running it, but would love to eventually have a bike to more conveniently take on the whole trail. The trail is mostly comprised of flat packed crushed rubble and few moderate inclines/declines.

I haven't had a bike since my teenage years which was a hand-me-down bmx.

Any suggestions, by any chance?


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California has been a bit cold with a dash of gloom weather. Love it when I sleep in and wake up on my day off! A little bright spots here and there to appreciate. This is a polar opposite of boscos vid!

Fun fact: This isn't even my cat! He belongs to a guy 2 houses down. He just mingles from backyard to backyard for free food and free pets, plus he has brought me at least 3 dead mice, so he protects the hood!



lol, wasn't my intention to be a pet thread,

Just barely noticed this post. My bad
This is up there. Like, Star Guitar up there.


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I don't think there can ever be too much pics/videos of our pets ;D

Stefan, you happen to have any expertise in bikes? I might need some advice on a future purchase.

Since the start of the Pandemic, I'm one of those people who have vowed to try and improve my health and I've been utilizing my local prairie trail. I've been walking/running it, but would love to eventually have a bike to more conveniently take on the whole trail. The trail is mostly comprised of flat packed crushed rubble and few moderate inclines/declines.

I haven't had a bike since my teenage years which was a hand-me-down bmx.

Any suggestions, by any chance?
I do have experience with road bikes and road cycling, which is one of my main hobbies for 17 years and counting. Don't really have much overview of off-road bikes. so I can't really give you specific brand/model recommendations.
From what you're describing you're probably looking for a light mountain bike or touring bike, depending on whether you want a "pure" sports bike or something which is also useful for day-to-day rides, usually being equipped with mudguards, bike racks and lights.
There's also a relatively new category called gravel bike, which is basically a road bike (drop handlebar, rigid frame with "agressive" geometry) with super wide tires.
I think it would be best if you visit a local bike store and take a look at the bikes they have on offer, you'll also be able to take a short test ride to get an idea of how they ride and feel. It's also good for choosing the best frame size for you.
If you're planning on riding for much longer than 1 hour or so, it's a good idea to also get some cycling-specific clothing, especially bibs with integrated padding (there are enough options these days even for loose fitting clothes, if you're not down for that skin-tight lycra look). Of course you can just start with whatever sports attire you already have and see how comfortable you feel.
One thing I'd definitely recommend is clipless pedals, regardless of bike type. It might sound a bit scary being attached to your pedals, but clipping in/out is actually very easy and it makes pedaling way more efficient.
Anyway, this was ony very basic general advide. if you have more questions I'd be happy to help.

To stay on topic of brief moments of our lives, after some very cold weeks it's finally warming up enough to not freeze on bike rides. Even though it was a bit foggy, it was very beautiful:
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Stefan, thanks for informative answer!

This past summer I was teasing the idea of buying an adult trike/tricycle and decking it out with a mini traveling sound system. I then started reading about the problems of tipping on un-level surfaces and inclines, so I scrapped that idea for the time being.

Awesome photos and great looking cycle there! Gonna have to do some video/photo dumping of my previous ventures out in the "wild".




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meet my late summer/fall girlfriends of last year:




Saw them just about every day at same time. They're making the trek for the creek in the middle of the preserve to get some water.

BTW, they used a tractor to mow down a good portion of the prairie. Typically they do a burn. Maybe they took note of a high deer population this year and went the non-threatening method? Either way, that's why it's been so easy to spot the deer around the path.
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