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Good Piece of Writing on Autism

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Autism Awareness month doesn't mean that you know this neat word Autism and that some people have it.  Understand what this means.  Find a way to understand others.  That kid freaking out in the store or restaurant might not be freaking out because they weren't raised right.  

That person that shouldn't have said that because it was too blunt and rude might not have intended it, they might not understand/be capable of filtering, giving the world the unedited version.  

There's a long list of things you might encounter out there, things you might not immediately think "this might be Autism?"  

Here's some basics.  (screw the new DSM, we aren't playing diagnosis)

1.  Social Challenges - unable to filter, too literal in speech and understanding, repetitive, too long winded, doesn't catch onto hints or social cues, seemingly scripted speech.

2. Repetitive behaviors - saying the same thing over and over, having to do things in a patternistic way, often "OCD" is a title they adopt, need structure, get frazzled when things don't go according to plan.

3. Sensory Overload - Easy tantrums, shuts down in crowds, hates being around too many people, wears sunglasses a lot, earphones a lot, hates being touched/hugged, overreacts to sensory inputs that seem normal, etc...

There's so many ways it can manifest, but these are good examples.  Just because you know one person on the spectrum, does not mean everyone is like that, it comes in so many flavors.  

Want to know some realities, try http://www.wrongplanet.net

Want to know how to deal with people on the spectrum?  Simple.  Don't judge.  People on the spectrum have needs just like yours, including needing to be understood, to be safe, to be loved.  Just that often the ways life works to get there are different.  
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Horrible Statistics

and just look at how high the numbers are for students with disabilities

the systemic abuse of minority populations in public education settings is state sponsored psychological terrorism
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Look at the state stats. It's not tangential to the point I'm trying to make.
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Something's rotten in Don
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What a Maudlin, Pretentious and Venereal Beginning to an End the Mad Men Premiere Episode Was

And I love Dos Passos.

A waitress in a Hopper diner sits on her break reading Manhattan Transfer and later hikes up her uniform dress in a garbage can alley so Don can slip it to her. This should be good, but the metaphor is as over-ripe and fetid as the contents of those cans. 
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I submit this for spring photo
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Not this one. It handled this just fine though.
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If a person were to get this frame, what build would you do? Ten or nine cassette? Rims? Hubs? Crank set (needs to be 3)? Bottom bracket?

The specs they build it with are interesting. Thoughts, brothers and sisters?

For touring and brevets.
NEW for 2015, 10 speed gearing on all models! Made in the USA. 2013 Lightning P-38 XT with disc brakes P-38 XT (color metallic blue). Now with front and rear Avid disc brakes; 26×39×52 front gearing with 11-36 10-speed rear cassette provides an incredibly wide gear range; Average riders can ...
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That is true of pretty much any short wheel base design though. 
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Curtis Wenzel originally shared:
 
If a person were to get this frame, what build would you do? Ten or nine cassette? Rims? Hubs? Crank set (needs to be 3)? Bottom bracket?

The specs they build it with are interesting. Thoughts, brothers and sisters?

For touring and brevets.
NEW for 2015, 10 speed gearing on all models! Made in the USA. 2013 Lightning P-38 XT with disc brakes P-38 XT (color metallic blue). Now with front and rear Avid disc brakes; 26×39×52 front gearing with 11-36 10-speed rear cassette provides an incredibly wide gear range; Average riders can ...
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+John Nurse I already ride a 'bent (and some DFs.
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Had to Be Done

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So sad, 5-1
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I love +sandra patry gomez's bicycle paintings.
 
Pintura finalizada!!! oleo sobre lienzo 80x80
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Second submission for spring

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Great saddle!
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I want to make this into a chore bike. Any suggestions? It's been converted into a single speed. I want that to end. Fork? Crank? BB needed for sure. Bars?
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Internet Scold Tuesday

next time you are tempted to be flip and throw "tard; retard; retarded" into a sentence (even when you're not referring to persons), think about these PERSONS and all the people who know them.

#internetscoldtuesday

Even Howard Stern doesn't do it anymore.

h/t to +Joyce Donahue
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Few of our families are totally free of impediments of one kind or another but I do respect the counsel of people with skin in the game to the extent that Curtis can claim.
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If a person were to get this frame, what build would you do? Ten or nine cassette? Rims? Hubs? Crank set (needs to be 3)? Bottom bracket?

The specs they build it with are interesting. Thoughts, brothers and sisters?

For touring and brevets.
NEW for 2015, 10 speed gearing on all models! Made in the USA. 2013 Lightning P-38 XT with disc brakes P-38 XT (color metallic blue). Now with front and rear Avid disc brakes; 26×39×52 front gearing with 11-36 10-speed rear cassette provides an incredibly wide gear range; Average riders can ...
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For long rides, this type of handlebar is quite uncomfortable. You have to hold up the weight of your arms with your grip on the bar ends, not fun. I changed that bar on a carbon Lightning a while back for a friend, it made a big difference in comfort.

Building up a bent from a frame is the proper way to go, but I wouldn't start with that frame. Most touring riders like a lower frame with a longer wheelbase.

Gearing is very important, use 3 chain rings. Osymetric rings will give you more power, especially for climbing. We all use them and I have sets.

A 10 or an 11 speed cassette is the way to go, as gearing is everything. Very light, smooth riding wheels, and yes for touring discs brakes are preferable.

I'm building up such a bent soon and if I can be of help, let me know. My cell number is 786 307 5986, if you wish to call.

Later Curtis, 
Bill
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