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  1. Captain Brainstorm

    What's the best park in nj?

    The climb out of 6 bridges is also a barrier, because it sucks. The entire loop is also kind of there in a corner, doesn’t really link up to or flow naturally into a bigger ride. Still a fun, OG trail though.
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    State Park Closures (AKA where's all the secret localism singletrack?)

    Ringwood was crazy this weekend. I've never seen so many people in the woods in my 20+ years of riding there, even during the peak MTB years in the late 90's/early 2000's. I saw people in places I've never seen people, and given the time of day, I hope they had flashlights. Parking lots were...
  3. Captain Brainstorm

    Fishing Thread

    I’m going with raccoon liberated it from someone’s trash, dragged it to the lake to wash it, as is their custom, then consume it. A crow then grabbed the carrion and flew to the other side of the lake to pick through it in safety and solitude, as is their custom. You stumbled upon the remains...
  4. Captain Brainstorm

    Fishing Thread

    Yea, I'll have to go with bluefish as well, those teeth are very piranha-looking. I usually throw them back, not down with oily fish except sardines, but the cocktail blues are palatable, and that one looks on the smaller end of the spectrum.
  5. Captain Brainstorm

    Bike shops can still operate with closed / locked doors.

    #True. I used to do the road course thing on the Gixxer like it was my job. “Retired” from that because at the rate I was going, eating shit big-time was only going to be a matter of time. We used to do that run all the time. It’s kind of short though. Hint: there are a lot better roads...
  6. Captain Brainstorm

    Bike shops can still operate with closed / locked doors.

    That's what the car guys always say. Sliding around is always more fun when you don't have to pay for the tires.
  7. Captain Brainstorm

    Fishing Thread

    Do you have walleye in your lake? If its a deep lake, you might.
  8. Captain Brainstorm

    Fishing Thread

    Friend of mine was fishing the lower D for smallmouth yesterday and saw Hendricksons and Paraleps coming off, but no fish on them. Water up north where I fish is still in the low 40's, it needs to push into the 50's to start seeing consistent Hendos. I'm going to fish some local wild trout...
  9. Captain Brainstorm

    DO YOGA

    Pullups are a great exercise because you can improvise and do them in lots of different places. I've done them in the trees when camping. They're also purely a strength/weight ratio game. Just because a skinny guy can do lots of them doesn't necessarily mean he's strong. I lost 30lbs, and...
  10. Captain Brainstorm

    Fishing Thread

    Haven't fished NJ in years, but I may get out and go fish a local wild trout stream tomorrow or Friday. A couple of days of warmer weather turns the bite on. Opening day in NYS also, but water is still too cold up where I fish, nights are still getting into the low 30's, so the bugs haven't...
  11. Captain Brainstorm

    DO YOGA

    No drilling or cutting required. Comes with a little metal clip that slides in at the top do the molding, as a safety, but you don’t really need it. Physics does everything for you. It’s made by Harbinger, check it out. It’s getting me through this whole quarantine thing. This and bourbon.
  12. Captain Brainstorm

    DO YOGA

    I bought this thing after they closed my Gym from Dick's, before the state shut down: Best $35 I ever spent. You can do pullups and pushups. I do like 10-12 sets of pullups every other day, alternating days with pushups that I do with the kids sitting on my back. Fortunately I also have...
  13. Captain Brainstorm

    XT vs Level TL brakes

    Best thing I did was upgrade to 4-piston XT front and rear, and 203/180mm rotors front/rear. Braking is now a transparent activity, it basically happens as it should without drawing attention or any thought. Unless I experience sudden braking, usually a result of hitting a fixed object.
  14. Captain Brainstorm

    My Corona Social Distancing in Isolation Contest

    Nice! I’ve been doing the same thing, I set out a bunch of small targets in the yard to hit. If I may offer a slight adjustment, end your presentation cast at 11 o’clock instead of dropping to parallel. This allows your line to unfurl and fall gently to the water, and also gives you the...
  15. Captain Brainstorm

    Bike shops can still operate with closed / locked doors.

    How about a 97 GTI VR6 with 240k miles on it, new timing chain and clutch done at 200k? Never had one single issue with the car in all of that time, but can’t pass VT inspection because the bottom is rusted out. Been indoors up there the entire time. May brIng it down to have a body guy I know...
  16. Captain Brainstorm

    Coronavirus

    This thread has become a literal shit-pile of fear mongering, holier-than-thou BS, and passive-aggressive political shots. But before I punch out of this for good, I will say that you need to give these Vets a little more respect. They are hard-asses in a way that you cannot fathom. I know a...
  17. Captain Brainstorm

    Coronavirus

    Not for nothing, but those 2 shouldn’t have been tested. There are 400M people in this country, every fool who goes in with the sniffles, headache, or mild fever shouldn’t be tested. If your symptoms are severe, they’ll test you, if not, stay isolated. Even if it’s “just the flu”, it doesn’t...
  18. Captain Brainstorm

    Coronavirus

    Large scale is relative here. South Korea is the size of Minnesota with 51M people, vs. us with 400M. We also test only the people that need to be tested. Despite what the news is telling you, know anyone who's sick and has been denied testing? Pretty sure everyone that presents at an ER or...
  19. Captain Brainstorm

    Coronavirus

    Exactly! Half of my job is coordinating and leading teams at the manufacturing sites to scale-up new drug manufacture. There is no government factory somewhere making test kits, it all comes from the private sector. Even under expedited conditions, there’s at least a 4wk lead-time for...
  20. Captain Brainstorm

    Coronavirus

    I like how everyone thinks that testing kits are the crux of beating this thing. Testing kits only help with the statistics at this point. If you have any flu-like symptoms, quarantine yourself. If you're in respiratory distress, go seek medical help. If you don't need to go to the ER, stay...
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