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  1. Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Morning monkeys!

    Gave the wife a concussion on Saturday, watched football all weekend, milled some picture frame material, and started a picture frame.

    Moar office today.

    Be safe out there.
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  2. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    saw 6 houses yesterday, all sucked. seeing one tonight that we really like, on paper at least.
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  3. I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Hellodilly doodlily! Happy Monday ffs. Slept like crapola last night. It's raining. I had a nice weekend of sitting around on my ass doing nothing.

    How romantic. Some couples go for walks, or bike rides, or go shopping or go to a movie. You and BigT enjoy beating the sh!t out of each other. :cupidarrow:
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  4. stevew unique white person

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    the month of gloom continues....
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  5. stevew unique white person

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    maybe they need a padded headboard?
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  6. johnbryanpeters Hero

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    Grngl. Back at work. Luge exercise planned for next weekend fell apart. Snow gone, rode some yesterday.
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  7. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    ive had to use fog lights 3 days in a row now.
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  8. ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Morning.

    Enjoyed the heat wave this weekend and grilled up some food on the back deck last night. The warm weather break was nice but all of our snow melted around the house. The temp was back down around 30* this morning like normal.
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  9. Jim Mac Active Member

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    Yo, snow all but melted, foggy as London the last 2 days. Rode bieks with the kid Sat in all the empty college parking lots just outside our neighborhood. Played 'Who Can Crash into the Dirty Snowbank 1st' game. Fun!
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  10. Nick My name is Nick

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    Good morning.
    Didn't do squat all weekend. No snow to ski, too cold to bike, just lotsa football.
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  11. eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    driving the fat bus today, enjoying my homemade colonblow to get ready for the day
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  12. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Good morning, back from vacation and ready to tackle the week. Lots of meetings to set up and work to crank out. The flood of 1090's in my mailbox seem to indicate its also time to start thinking about taxes. Ugh. They say it's a dog eat dog world out there, but I'm living on ramen.
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  13. Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    :wave:

    Ran 14 miles yesterday afternoon. My electrolyte was a slushy at mile 9 and frozen solid at mile 11, and my headphone cables had icicles on them. I still don't think I've warmed up. I'm not doing sh*t today.
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  14. jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Morning Monkeys.

    Going by the body shop after work to find out just how bad Marceline is. If she is totalled, I am torn between buying her back and using the parts I need for the truck or just scrapping it and buying a beater until the truck is done.
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  15. insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    ive now become very interested in this truck you are building. any build thread anywhere?
    any how school then work, pretty much another one of those days i start the day at 6am and end at 10pm.
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  16. jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Buying the Vette put a dent in my budget and not much big progress has been made since I've been saving my pennies for my suspension.

    http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=430941

    I bought the Vette to use Porterbuilt Streetrods Corvette C4 Dropmember and C4 back half. But I fell in love with the car, so I was just going to use Nate's Dropmember front/rear with tubular control and trailing arms. Now I just don't know.

    The problem with the C4 Dropmember is the cost of the Ride Tech Shockwave's. The select ride version is $1200 a pair vs. standard bags and shocks for $500 a pair. Plus the C4 back half is $2500 vs. the trailing arm dropmember for $1900, front C4 dropmember is $1500 vs. $1100 for the standard dropmember.

    There are only a hand full of C4 Dropmembers made and there is only one other company that uses Corvette suspension and they don't have nearly the effort and design into it as Nate does. He has gotten away from the Corvette suspension now that he offers a "touring" version of the dropmember with his tubular control arms and coil over shocks (or shockwaves if you want them).

    The running theme of the truck is a V series Cadillac. The interior is out of a 2008 DTS, I will be using gen1 CTS-V Brembo disc brakes on all corners and gen2 CTS-V wheels. The goal is to have everything run off the tablet with redundant manual controls in the event of system failure.

    It's a bit out there, but if I pull it off it should be a ton of fun.

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    Here is a shot of the C4 Dropmember installed with shockwaves.


    C4 back half with shockwaves.
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    Tight:


    The C4 setup has a ride height of either 4" or 5" (customer choice and rim/tire choice) that goes from frame on the ground (if you want, or as much as an inch off) and a max lift of 9" from frame to ground.

    The C4 setup (like the standard) moves the engine and suspension further up in the frame to allow the truck to be lowered while maintaining proper steering geometry. Both also move the front tire 1" forward to center the wheel in the opening for better looks when low.
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  17. stosh Darth Bailer

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    Back to work after battling the Flu.

    Thank god for Tamaflu!
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  18. SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear.
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  19. insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    damn that thing is gonna be awesome when its all finished up!
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  20. dan-o Active Member

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    That's a cool plan and all JD, but WTF happened to your C4?!

    Answer soon or we'll Martin Whitely your ass all over the interwebz.
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  21. CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    See the whole thread on it.
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  22. skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    Morning! Had an AWESOME weekend with teh hubby and friends. Started Sat teaching ski lessons, have a group of 3 and 4 year old first timers... didn't even put my skis on, but had fun pretending we were animals on the magic carpet :) My kiddo took a lesson from the best skier I have ever met (well, I did meet Seth Morrison, Glen Plake, and Lindsay Vonn, so I guess that's debateable, but he's definitely the best skier on the mountain regularly), then we took him to hang with Grandpops while my man and I headed to the cabin with our friends for a night of racous drinking, bonfire, and delicious chili! Turns out it's hard to keep a bonfire going when it is below 20*! :)

    Rode Steven's Pass the next day after one of the girls made a few puke pit-stops on the side of the highway on the way up, but it was puke and rally for our group, and we had a BLAST! Hiked a bit to some pow stashed and today I am sore enough that I am content with the data entry ahead of me for the day.

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  23. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    My Special Ladyfriend aka Traveling Companion&#8482; aka the LBG just received an official offer letter for a new jeooorrrrrb. She's super stoked, is accepting, and is putting in her notice at the current jorb this afternoon. Barring any unforeseen disaster, as of Jan 29th she'll no longer be working in the "tiny, not-for-profit, trade association" portion of the ski industry, but rather for the "huge, corporate, evil-empire" part here in Colorado.








    And yes, SS, that means what you think it means.
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  24. skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    I think I'm jealous. Especially if it means "free seasons pass"
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  25. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Actually, the job she's leaving was a WAY moar better-er season pass deal for me. Her new job means I get to go back to buying a pass that is good at FAR fewer mountains.

    #firstworldproblems
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  26. skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    That kinda blows. Does her new paycheck equal enough more money that it doesn't matter at least?
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  27. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Meh, it only really blows for me actually. The old job came with 2 season passes, the new job it's just 1 for her. But I'll get a decent price through a "family/friends" program on mine, I think. And the new job is a significant increase in everything else for her, including salary, bennies, and career potential so it's all good!
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    Nice! (for her) I AM jealous!!! :) I've been looking to switch industries to something more outdoorsy. Just waiting for someone to see the combo of REI/The North Face retail and corporate admin positions as a perfect match for something within their company. I was looking into the evil empires for our mountains, but they are all owned remotely.
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  29. Nick My name is Nick

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    Awesome news. Tell her that the 1st order of bidness will be MOAR SNOW!
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    I hope that works out well. A friend of mine hated working for the big evil one that has a building in Interlocken.
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  31. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    The Evil Empire is already all over that if you believe teh rumours. Too bad their snow won't fall anywhere you have a pass... :(


    Interesting, all the folks that we've known or currently know who are employed there are pretty happy. That building has a lot of verticals, and I'd wager some are better than others.
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  32. SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    This mean you and I will get to shred some beaver together? :brows:
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  33. bean New Member

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    You're almost certainly right. And now that I think about it, he's had nothing but bad things to say about every place he's worked. Anyhow, good luck to her.
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  34. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Almost a definite certainty.

    Interesting about your friend, and thanks for the well wishes... she's real excited!
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    Some women are so selfish and not thinking about their significant others skiing needs. FOR SHAME!

    :D
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  36. Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    srsly.
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