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Yesterday +Tom Ligman and +Jessi Lucas tried to get #ToolKitWars going. Today this happened. Anyone carry a pedal wrench AND spare pedals?

I had to borrow a coworker's car and drive home on my lunch break to get repair items. 
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+Leon Shaner the nearest bike shop is actually only about a mile from my office and maybe .25 miles from where the spindle broke. But the shop wasn't open at that time in the morning and I have half a dozen sets of spare pedals in my parts bin....
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Office Soundtrack for Thursday: Ft Worth's own Delbert McClinton.

Here he is kickin it on ACL.

+Dan Saunders


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Oh yeah, 335s and Strats are clearly the most popular, but I've seen plenty of Tele's do the job well. So much depends on the player's touch.

...and yeah, he's got chops and a voice that exceed his age.
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This is a cropped detail from an infamous photo of one of the most gruesome events to ever happen in Dallas. I post it here because of the fellow that rode his bicycle downtown for the purpose of witnessing mob violence and murder.

It is just a little detail that makes the photo very real and present for me. Too often we Americans ignore the difficult history. And when we do acknowledge it we too often externalize it thinking we are completely different today.

I wonder if the fellow with the bicycle was shouting for blood, or was he opposed and too scared to voice any opposition? Is the girl in the gingham dress appalled or excited? Is the young boy at lower right angry at the brutality of the system or becoming numb to it?

My church is doing a five week series of classes title "Race (Still) Matters" and this is the subject of the coming week's class and is being taught by a local historian and theologian Dr. Chris Dowdy. It will be an interesting one.

You can see the full photo and read about the 1910 lynching of Allen Brooks here: https://blog.smu.edu/untolddallas/
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I lived in Dallas from 5 to 18 then back at 28 to 48

I never heard nor knew about these.

Thank you for posting
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Today's office soundtrack: 80's jazz via Flim & the BB's. One of their best and certainly their best known.

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I need to replace a fork on my touring bike. (I am having a custom 1" threaded fork made.) In the meantime, I have a spare fork that would work but the axle-crown measurement on the replacement fork is about 40mm longer than original fork. Old fork approximately 375mm, temporary replacement approximately 415.

Anyone aware of any safety reason not to install this?

I realize it will effectively lengthen the trail and that will slightly affect handling, but I'm not planning to do any loaded touring with it until spring and I should have the custom fork in hand by then.
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There is no safety issue, it will only change your bike geometry a little.
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Describe yourself in three fictional characters? Moi?
#3CharacterDescription

+Tom Ligman +Eric Hansen 
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Rooster Cogburn, Peter Griffin and "V"
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Whose life story is most closely presaged in this marvelous obit?

??????? has exited his rickety old body, having lived twice as long as he expected and way longer than he deserved. [...] Preceded in death by his wife Carolyn (mainly because she had enough of his shenanigans) [...] He had a passion for old cars, scotch, his construction company, scotch, travel, and oh yeah scotch. Did we mention scotch?

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/obituaries/2016/sep/16/howard-neal/

+mike quinn +David Crowell +Ben Folsom +Curtis Wenzel +Scott Loveless
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Yeah Irn Bru, not a scotch drinker
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'Cuz you need a laugh today.
'Cuz it's true.
'Cuz it's important.

h/t +Bridget Spitznagel
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#Amplify some else's post without compromising their privacy.
Terence Crutcher was a father, husband, son, uncle, pastor. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by officer Betty Shelby, even though he was unarmed. What started as his car breaking down led to his body in the morgue. Keith Lamont Scott was a father, husband, son, uncle. Keith Lamont Scott ...
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How to truly disrespect the National Anthem.

I was in the stands for this. It was painful. The look on Matt Hedges' face at 0:36 really sums it all up.

I feel a little bit sorry for dragging this young woman back into a negative spotlight, but I feel worse for even suggesting any of my friends listen to it. Except for +mike quinn. He should watch it all.


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Oh...refund
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Imma suggest a compromise: Athletes agree not to kneel if the rest of us agree not to sing "the Land of the Free..."

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/17582563/megan-rapinoe-us-women-soccer-kneels-again-faces-possible-discipline
Megan Rapinoe continued to kneel during the national anthem in Sunday's game against the Netherlands, a situation that U.S. Soccer says remains up for re-evaluation.
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Actually i think kind of a lot of Americans like womens soccer. They seem to actually win stuff.
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Geek dad who lives and works in Dallas and bike commutes whenever possible.
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I'm an economist by education and a techie by vocation.

I enjoy cycling, photography, soccer, and good libations.  

Just about all content I post, including photos, are shared under non-commercial creative commons.  Some things are all rights reserved.  Please check before using.

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+Adam Pressler : protohipster. He liked things before before they were cool. 

The troll train catches +Adam Pressler; he backpedals and pretends he meant to ride slowly the whole time as he yells "It's not a race!" though his sweat soaked jersey belies his true intentions.

Oh, Adam... You're a  never-ending fountain, constantly spewing "win"

Adam, your hair appears to be injection molded and your mother dresses you funny.

You sure +Adam Pressler ? I might cut your chicken wings clean off. 

You need to either stop drinking or stop talking.
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