I DIDN'T Ride My Bike Today, Cuzz....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Voodoo Tom, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    For the life of me I couldn't find the "I didn't ride my bike today " thread so I'm posting here instead. Thought about riding this morning but decided to go on a family hike instead. Went over to the Placerita nature per my 9 year old sons recommendation. Took me all of about 2 seconds being on the trails to start daydreaming about riding my bicycle and for some reason my family thinks I'm obsessed with my bike...
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    While hiking with the family I realized that I was kind of enjoying myself and I think Rusty had a good time also...

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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Inspired by Voodoo Tom, this thread is the lesser desired post option for reasons you did NOT ride your bike.

    Reasons can range from legit to lame.

    I did NOT ride my bike both Friday and Saturday as I had stoopid Backhoe jobs that got in the way all day. So in essence, I rode my Tractor and not my bike. Yes...... I am ashamed...
     
  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    OK so how do I get my post moved over here???
     
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    DONE! Top of the class!
     
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  5. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Wow I guess it's all in who you know... Thanks Mikie...you-rock-smiley-emoticon.gif
     
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  6. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

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    CeeJay
    I didn't ride my bike today 'cause the SW swell is booming (I did ride my bike yesterday though)
     
  7. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

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    James Johnson
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    Cause I rode yesterday and am hurting from it.
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Hopefully I won't be using this same quote tomorrow.
     
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  9. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

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    Tom
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    For the same reason I didn't surf. I'm jacked up. If this shoulder ever heals... The closest I get is my old Schwinn Sierra up on the training stand and dirt(y) fantasies while I pedal.
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    I didn't ride today, because the newb I was supposed to ride with bailed out. And then the couch called.
     
  11. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    I did not ride today...but I watched the best in the world race DH! :thumbsup: :geek: I then tended to domestic chores to build up the family tolerance meter for my next ride - tomorrow! ;)

    Oh - and yes the SW swell is PUMPING. I saw lines to the horizon while driving past San-O this afternoon. AND the water temp is mid 70s - on a holiday weekend - a lifeguard's worst nightmare. Unfortunately for me, big surf is a little over my head (double entendre intended).
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    I did finally catch up on all of the MTB videos on the Red Bull Channel! The couch does have some advantages...
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Wellllll... work and still setting up the house before the first day of school rendered me a domesticated Dad/Hubby today. At least I am busy writing on IMTB instead of doing my homework! NO ONE can top me at procrastination. If there were a STRAVA for that, I would have a KOM on every category. :bang:
     
  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Herz, I was going to talk to you about your procrastination....but I thought I would just put it off until later...:oops::rolleyes:
     
  15. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Please - I totally wrote the book on procrastination - well actually, I'm about to. I've been writing it in my head for years, but...
     
  16. gunga din

    gunga din Active Member

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    steve villmer
    I didn't ride today, as a matter of fact not for almost 2 months due to fractured rib. am I bored!! :poop:
     
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  17. ridinrox

    ridinrox MTB Addict

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    I didn't ride yesterday cuz I was busy washing my bike from the Seven Oaks ride (and the SOB climb up Radford) on Sunday. Yep!!...I was at Snow Summit and I didn't DH - I was shocked too. :eek:
     
  18. Rob S.

    Rob S. Well-Known Member

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    Rob Skinner
    Good on ya, pops, for taking the pack out for an adventure.

    Live in the moment. When you're on a ride, ride. When you're on a hike, hike. When you're on a date with Missus Voodoo, be on a date with Missus Voodoo.
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

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    I was too wimpy to challenge the heat.:whistling:
     
  20. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Same here...smiley-on-fire.gif
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  21. UPSed

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    ........ because my sweet Jennifer had my car detailed for me then bought me dinner and drinks! I think she is hoping to get lucky!
     
  22. Rob S.

    Rob S. Well-Known Member

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    Rob Skinner
    Sexy lady details your car,
    buys you drinks,
    buys you dinner,
    lets you spend the evening on your smartphone.

    Dude. You're screwed. What do you think it is?
    She found a cute pair of Gianvito Rossi boots?
    Needs a new Louis Vuitton handbag?
    A big sparkly diamond caught her eye?
    Pregnant?
    It's the mailman's?
    Whatever it is, good luck.
     
  23. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    And it's not even my birthday.....yet! She is a fellow MTBer and the love of my life!
     
  24. Racer X

    Racer X Well-Known Member

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    Void
    ...because I let this guy ride for me.

     
  25. jaime

    jaime MTB Addict

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    jaime
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    Because is a little bit hot here in the circle city... but the emergency broadcast sent me a text about a flash flood right now... and its cloudy outside...
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  26. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

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    Its too hot to ride and I took the rear end apart to clean up the bearings/pivots. Might just replace the bearings to be on the safe side.
     
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  27. Rob S.

    Rob S. Well-Known Member

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    Rob Skinner
    Hey, Dan.
    Y'wanna know a secret about sealed bearings? The seals are there to keep dirt out, not to keep lubrication in. A little lube leaks out, some dirt gets in, and if you run them in water, you'll end up with corrosion. If you have the bearings out and don't want to replace them, at least repack them. Most of the time you can pop off the seal pretty easily. Most of the time it's just a piece of plastic coated steel. Gently stick the end of an X-acto knife under the outer edge of the seal, and pry it off. Approach it as you would if you were doing surgery without anesthetic. Clean it up, repack with whatever grease you like, and snap the seal back into place. You'll extend the life of the bearing substantially.
     
  28. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Cuzz I listened to the weatherman and rode my motorcycle instead. Nice to have options...
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Chris
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    Everyday, I feel like writing "because I worked from 7am to 7pm or later..." But, I love my job, so I shan't complain. I would like to catch some of this surf however, while the ocean and air are both bathwater!
     
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  30. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

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    Thanks Rob S. but I just ordered new bearing and will replace them. The new ones will be here tomorrow in time for the weekend. Thanks for the advice though.
     
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