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  1. I definitely won't criticize anyone for choosing not to ride on the road. I rarely have close calls in my normal commute to work (which is 110 miles round trip) but my accident was an unusual case for me. I took a different route since I was going in late. I stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian but the car behind me didn't. It was a 2008 CBR1000RR that was totalled. I had my gear on and am pretty much ok, just sore. The bike had 67,000 miles on it and wasn't worth much for me to sell. However, there are no high mile CBRs for the insurance company to do a comp on so I got $6k for it, probably about 4x what I could have sold it for. :) The rare case where insurance works out pretty well.
  2. Very nice! I saw your thread over there. I got some insurance money recently (after being rear ended while riding one of my street bikes) and was on the fence between getting a pop up truck camper (not one that requires too much work as I'm lazy) and replacing the street bike. I ended up seeing a 2017 690 enduro r with just 1300 miles on it and supermoto wheels. I ended up buying the bike. Still, a four wheel camper or something else nice is still on my wish list.
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    Definition of max heart rate?

    I knew I sweat a lot but I went through and figured out my rate for running on hot/humid days and was surprised to find I was losing almost 20oz per mile. Between heat exhaustion a couple years ago and then kidney stones last year I've gotten on top of the dehydration issue but I went 48 years before I got smart...
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    Definition of max heart rate?

    Yeah, the only way to know your own max HR is to reach it. It's not about efficiency, just what your heart can actually reach.
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    Fitness/GPS watch

    All of these watches will track when you've gone a specific distance, like the general length of the track (e.g., if the track is 2 miles around the watches will call it a lap every time you go another 2 miles, not necessarily at the start line). If you're looking for actual lap times I think you'd need a transponder that clicks off a lap at the same point on the track each time.
  6. Yeah, this is a bad idea. The hitch has its own tongue capacity and is usually higher than the tongue capacity on a small unibody car like you've got. I wouldn't put more than 150-200 tongue weight on that car. I can't find a tongue capacity for that car.
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    Anyone here lower their truck?

    Yeah, I did a tiny bit of checking into lowering my 17 ram 4x2 down to the level my stock 87 chevy was but all the kits are intended more for an appearance change rather than a practical change.
  8. I would fit something around the screw (e.g., deep socket close in size to the screw) and try to put together something with a little length so you can gently bend it back with leverage.
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    2019 XTrainer - USA models

    You get a lot of bikes we don't (from many different companies).
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    Plastic - Polisport vs OEM

    Another update directly from Polisport on the new xtrainer plastic kit: First shipments will be shipped by the end of July, so between 4 and 6 weeks, it will available in USA.
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    Dirt bike shoes

    Can't just overfill the tires or maybe use some pipe insulation or similar to add some thickness (that's what she said)?
  12. I've got bins full of riding, camping, etc gear in there. So it is getting used in my case.
  13. I've got the 4" adapter from here (for my stock, 4x2, ram 1500 - I'm just that short and modern trucks are that tall ): https://www.discountramps.com/mx-hauler-hitch-adapters/p/404-HITCH-ADAPTERS/
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    Show me your...BETA !

    My dad would've loved this. If he was in the middle of a field swinging a shovel or stomping randomly chances are there was a snake involved. He killed every one he saw, poisonous or not. He said it had to do with keeping the horses safe but he killed the ones far away from the horses too. Just hated them.