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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-04-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,401
Posted By nostatic
A few thoughts: 1. buy a new helmet. You...

A few thoughts:

1. buy a new helmet. You don't need to spend a ton, but you only have one head and comfort and safety is kinda important.
2. get full gear. If you can afford to buy the bike, you...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-26-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,401
Posted By nostatic
Steve emailed me asking about bikes relating to...

Steve emailed me asking about bikes relating to this thread so I figured I'd come to add my $0.02, sans dirt or tacos.

Been an eventful April - shingles for the wife and emergency appendectomy for...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-26-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,401
Posted By nostatic
fwiw - the new Triumph Explorer looks to be a...

fwiw - the new Triumph Explorer looks to be a better bike than earlier ones, the previous iteration was a pig with a tractor transmission (at least that's how it felt to me). I owned the smaller...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-07-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By nostatic
Same reason I have the GTI, though I've been...

Same reason I have the GTI, though I've been commuting a couple days a week by moto. The GTI has a ton of room, the wagon will have a bit more. Mines on a lease but I've only put 15K miles on it and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-07-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By nostatic
It's a stretched Golf. So far my GTI has been...

It's a stretched Golf. So far my GTI has been pretty flawless, and I liked my Jetta SportWagon (which was a bit bigger than the current one) was a pretty good car. Probably hencho en Mexico, but mine...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-07-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,722
Posted By nostatic
Most vehicles are complete overkill for the tasks...

Most vehicles are complete overkill for the tasks they are fulfilling. Of course in 'Merica we need 500hp to run to the Starbucks because...'Merica.

Buy and drive what you want.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-07-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,722
Posted By nostatic
a) EVs have heat and AC b) maybe (though not...

a) EVs have heat and AC
b) maybe (though not sure on those numbers) but that's even better for traffic
c) no one is trying to pry your car out of your cold dead hands :D
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-06-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,722
Posted By nostatic
The wife has an EV that has enough range to get...

The wife has an EV that has enough range to get her to school and back (barely), her studio and other errands being closer and easy. These days I mostly ride the moto to the office but now can take...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-06-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,722
Posted By nostatic
80% of the US popultion is urban ...

80% of the US popultion is urban

https://ask.census.gov/faq.php?id=5000&faqId=5971
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-04-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,556
Posted By nostatic
He's matured a lot in the last few years, and...

He's matured a lot in the last few years, and does a ton with kids cycling in his home country. He seems like a genuinely nice guy - and his interviews are hilarious.

He also blasted the peloton...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-03-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,556
Posted By nostatic
My wife has become enamored with Peter Sagan, so...

My wife has become enamored with Peter Sagan, so we're DVR'ing the full races and she watches them all.

at Tour of California earlier this year

http://nostatic.com/photos/tour_of_CA-5.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-22-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By nostatic
Tomato juice doesn't work. Dish soap (to...

Tomato juice doesn't work.

Dish soap (to solubilize the organic sulfides - stinky), water, and some hydrogen peroxide. You need to oxidize the sulfides.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-18-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,054
Posted By nostatic
My prediction: 3 safety cars, 2 red flags, and a...

My prediction: 3 safety cars, 2 red flags, and a Bottas victory. All bets are off if it rains :D
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-17-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,054
Posted By nostatic
That would be interesting for a bicycle race (we...

That would be interesting for a bicycle race (we used to call courses like that "crasheteriums"). An F1 race - probably not so much. Will either be carnage or a parade. Or a little from column A, a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-13-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 23,997
Posted By nostatic
You're forgetting property taxes and fixing...

You're forgetting property taxes and fixing stuff. Not insignificant in CA with a house that is 50+ years old and likely has a bunch of deferred maintenance and crappy "remodels".

I think the tech...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By nostatic
The military is acknowledging a significant...

The military is acknowledging a significant sexual harassment/sexual assault problem. And the majority of the incidents are male-on-male.

Part of the problem is the double-standards around...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 23,997
Posted By nostatic
Following the artists shows some of the...

Following the artists shows some of the trajectories. They used to be in Silverlake but got priced out. They used to be in Mt. Washington but got priced out. They are in Highland Park but are getting...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,466
Posted By nostatic
I remember when it changed for me. I got a call...

I remember when it changed for me. I got a call from his wife that my dad taken a fall (wasn't the first time), and was at a rehab facility. I'd seen him in the hospital quite a few times before for...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 23,997
Posted By nostatic
I think it depends on a lot of variables. If...

I think it depends on a lot of variables. If you're under 40, have a decent downpayment, and think you're going to stay in the house/area for 5-10 years, then I think buying makes sense. In my case,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-10-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 23,997
Posted By nostatic
We rent. My ex still has our house and she's in...

We rent. My ex still has our house and she's in good shape. In retrospect we should have kept my wife's tiny house in Highland Park that she bought at the peak of the market in '06 but we figured it...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-09-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 42,124
Posted By nostatic
been there, done that (x2). This too shall...

been there, done that (x2).

This too shall pass. It can and will be much better down the road.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-27-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By nostatic
*rimshot* Thanks ladies and gents, I'll be...

*rimshot*

Thanks ladies and gents, I'll be here all week. Try the veal...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-27-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By nostatic
Cornell is pretty isolated. I knew people in grad...

Cornell is pretty isolated. I knew people in grad school who went to Ithaca College which is proximal and they said it is beautiful, isolated, and snows a ton in the winter (but probably not that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-25-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,264
Posted By nostatic
I'm typing this from San Jose (up for biz). There...

I'm typing this from San Jose (up for biz). There were some Blues fans on the flight up from LAX. I'm rooting for STL as I'd like to see a game 7. No dog in any of the fights, but there have been...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-23-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By nostatic
The key to owning an Italian bike is to own at...

The key to owning an Italian bike is to own at least 2 - so you have something to ride then the other is in the shop :D

oh, and AAA motorcycle...
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