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2010.08.31 06:02 HeathenCyclist WhichBike: Which bicycle is right for me?

Bicycles: Looking for advice on selecting one? Want to know if you are paying too much? Want to know how to choose one? Ask here!

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2023.06.06 04:22 diligentslacker87 Snapped my frame, what should I get?

Had the misfortune of snapping my frame on a ride this Sunday and now my new bike purchase just got pushed to the tip of my list! I was riding a 2015 cannondale supersix evo 58cm and I loved it. It was quick responsive and climbed well for me. But when it comes to road bikes my experience is very limited having only road supersixes in the past. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions that are worth checking out!
Your level of experience with cycling
Mtbing for 15 years and road riding for 7
• What's your price range, and have you considered second hand?
$5,000-$6,000 maybe a little more? Would like a new bike
• What's your intention with the bike - commuting, fitness, touring, sport, etc?
Fitness and sport
• How far will you be riding, and how often?
3 days a week usually 20-40 miles with a 60-80 on a weekend
• Riding conditions: roads, pavement, trails, single-track, off-road? Flat or hilly? Traffic and weather.
100% road. The roads are usually rolling hills with some punchy climbs.
• Your location (even approximate) can help other locals familiar with your conditions, too.
Hudson valley New York area
• A bit about yourself: height, weight, and level of fitness can all help people understand your needs better.
6'0 193 lbs.
Thanks in advance and if I missed anything relevant let me know!
Did this on mobile so if formatting is bad sorry!
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2023.06.06 04:22 FunEbike How to choose brake system for your e-bike

To choose brakes for an e-bike, it is important to understand the common types and characteristics of bicycle brake systems. There are several different mechanisms and types of brakes for bicycles. Here are some of the common brake mechanisms:
Caliper Brakes: This common brake mechanism is typically used on road bikes. Caliper brakes consist of front and rear brake arms that squeeze brake pads against the wheel rim when the brake lever is pulled. This mechanism provides reliable braking performance and adjustability.
Characteristics: Lightweight and simple design; easy to adjust and maintain.
V-Brakes: V-brakes are a common brake mechanism widely used on mountain bikes and city bikes. They have two brake arms, each with a brake pad. The brake lever pulls the brake cable, causing the arms to squeeze the brake pads against the wheel rim. V-brakes provide strong braking power and adjustability.
Characteristics: Brake pads are squeezed against the rim using the brake lever and cable; providing strong braking power.
Coaster Brakes: Coaster brakes are a common rear brake mechanism primarily used on children's bikes and some city bikes. They are located within the rear hub and are activated by pedaling backward. When you pedal backward, the coaster mechanism engages, providing braking force. Coaster brakes are usually simpler to maintain than other brake mechanisms but have weaker braking power.
Characteristics: Internal brake system located on the wheel hub, activated by pedaling backward.
Disc Brakes: Disc brakes use a metal brake rotor and a brake caliper mounted on the hub. They can be mechanical disc brakes or hydraulic disc brakes. Mechanical disc brakes use a cable pulled by the brake lever to squeeze the brake rotor, while hydraulic disc brakes use hydraulic pressure to squeeze the rotor. Disc brakes provide powerful braking force and excellent adjustability, suitable for various riding conditions.
Characteristics: Brake rotor and caliper or hydraulic system used to squeeze the rotor; provides strong braking power.
Due to the higher weight and greater inertia of e-bikes, most e-bikes are equipped with disc brake systems. Now let's analyze the characteristics and pros and cons of mechanical disc brakes and hydraulic disc brakes to help riders choose between these two types of disc brakes.
Mechanical Disc Brakes:
Characteristics: Mechanical disc brakes use a cable pulled by the brake lever to squeeze the brake rotor.
Easy adjustment: Mechanical disc brakes are relatively easier to adjust and maintain compared to hydraulic disc brakes.
Simple maintenance: Mechanical disc brakes usually do not require hydraulic systems, making maintenance and repairs relatively straightforward.
Lower cost: Mechanical disc brakes are relatively more affordable, making them cost-effective.
Slightly weaker braking force: Mechanical disc brakes provide slightly weaker braking force compared to hydraulic disc brakes, especially in situations requiring higher braking performance and emergency braking.
Frequent adjustments: Mechanical disc brakes may require more frequent adjustments during use to ensure optimal braking performance.
Hydraulic Disc Brakes:
Characteristics: Hydraulic disc brakes use hydraulic pressure to squeeze the brake rotor.
Powerful braking force: Hydraulic disc brakes provide stronger braking force, allowing for more effective speed reduction and reliable braking performance in emergencies.
Better adjustment stability: Hydraulic disc brakes offer better adjustment stability compared to mechanical disc brakes, maintaining a consistent braking feel once properly adjusted.
Light touch and modulation: Hydraulic disc brakes usually have a lighter brake lever feel, allowing riders to easily control and modulate braking power.
Higher cost: Hydraulic disc brakes are relatively more expensive, and the maintenance and repairs involving hydraulic lines, brake fluid, and hydraulic systems are more complex.
Difficult maintenance: Maintaining and repairing hydraulic disc brakes can be more complex and require certain technical knowledge and specialized tools.
Potential leakage risk: Hydraulic disc brakes involve hydraulic systems, which carry the potential risk of hydraulic fluid leakage.
It's important to note that brake performance depends not only on the brake mechanism but also on factors such as the quality of brake pads or brake discs, tire traction, air pressure, and the rider's skill. Choosing the appropriate brake mechanism for your bicycle type and riding needs is crucial to ensure good braking performance and riding safety.
Consider the following factors when making a decision:
Riding type: First, consider your usual riding type. If you ride a road or city bike, mechanical disc brakes may already be sufficient for your needs. If you engage in mountain biking or require more powerful braking force, hydraulic disc brakes may be more suitable.
Riding environment: Consider the environment and road conditions where you usually ride. If the area is often wet, muddy, or has steep descents, hydraulic disc brakes may be more suitable as they offer more reliable braking performance under slippery conditions. Mechanical disc brakes may already meet your needs if the environment is mostly dry.
Maintenance and adjustment: Consider your comfort level with bike maintenance and adjustment. If you prefer a brake system that is simple, easy to adjust, and maintain, mechanical disc brakes may be more suitable for you. Hydraulic disc brakes may require more maintenance and specialized skills.
Budget: The cost of the brake system is also an important factor to consider. Hydraulic disc brakes are typically more expensive than mechanical disc brakes, so you need to make a decision based on your budget.
Remember to consult with a professional or knowledgeable bike mechanic to get specific recommendations based on your e-bike model and riding preferences.
Funbike's e-bikes are all equipped with hydraulic disc brake systems which ensures safety and higher brake efficiency.
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2023.06.06 04:17 Ok_Mycologist_1938 Trying to Rebuild Trust

Hey all,

I've created a throwaway for this, but recently I have had some issues in my relationship and I am hoping that this community may be able to offer some advice. I'm not extremely familiar with the subreddit, so please feel free to pull this if any rules have been violated or to direct me to a better place to post. However, in the little time that I have lurked, I have found this subreddit to be populated by generous people who all seem to give reasonable advice. Due to the particulars of my situation, I think this may be the appropriate place to post and I would greatly appreciate any advice from more experienced members of this community. It's a bit of a long story, so thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

My fiance and I have been together for over five years. Altogether, we have a wonderful relationship. She is an absolute darling and I cannot imagine another person better suited for me. I believe she feels the same. We are recently engaged and I am overjoyed to be spending the rest of my life with her.

Throughout the course of our relationship we have had a policy of nonmonogamy. We both love each other greatly, but also understand that novelty and new experiences are attractive. Neither of us wants to feel betrayed by a natural urge to seek out someone else for a night or two. While we talk about this frequently, neither of us had found much cause to seek outside relationships. I have asked her to always tell me if she does find someone else she is interested in or chooses to sleep with, I feel as though openness is one of the only things that can sustain an open relationship, and I don't want to allow suspicion or resentment to corrupt our love.

In the past, when we first started dating, she had a few flings with some other men. The first she didn't tell me about until I confronted her with clear evidence. Following that discussion, she reaffirmed her intention to tell me if anything were to happen, so that suspcion does not take root.

I travel a lot and my last job had me out on a boat for three months. The conditions for both of us were not ideal, we both have a history of depression and both of us were experiencing a degree of it while we were separated. I was not able to give her the support she needed and I believe she may feel that she was somehow lacking in her support of me. Given the circumstances of the job and the grinding and unpleasant nature of those three months, I do not believe that she is at fault at all in this.

However, near the end of the contract, she told me that she had slept with a guy. My initial reaction was poor. I had hoped that there was an understanding that, even if we espoused nonmonogamy, we would see fit to remain monogamous while the other was away. I had turned down advances in the past over concern that she might feel jealous or insecure. Now, on reflection, I realize that that was an unfair assumption to make. If anything good has come out of this situation so far, it is the realization that we can continue this relationship, and practice nonmonogamy, without the need for jealousy. While my initial reaction was one of anger and insecurity, all born from jealousy and longing, I no longer feel that way. We were able to discuss the situation and I am very comfortable with the possibility of her sleeping with other people and with the fact that she has slept with this individual while I was out of town. In fact, I feel a degree of security in it, knowing that this will not destroy the relationship, that jealousy fades and does not need to come up again, and knowing that I am free to make advances and take up other advances without fear of harming my fiance.

I had asked her to, for the duration of the rest of my contract, refrain from sleeping with anyone else. I was feeling very insecure and wanted to be able to simply cap this episode until we had time to see each other and work through it. She agreed and, while I had suspicions, I believed her. Since I have been home she has told me that she had slept with a few others before this individual, people she had neglected to tell me about at the time, and that she had also continued to see this individual for a period of about a month after our initial discussion, all while assuring me that she was not. She had, one night soon after our first conversation, gone out drinking and later met up with this guy. When I had tried to call her that evening, we talked every evening, she had ignored the phone calls and turned off her phone. I was at a loss, stuck on a boat, and frantic. I thought she was dead on the side of the road, arrested for DUI, or seeing another person and cutting me out. Eventually, the next morning, I did speak to her. She lied, said that she had simply forgot to charge her phone.

That night sticks with me, it may seem hard to believe, but it is almost certainly the worst I have felt within our entire relationship. Eventually, when I was back home and believed we were being open and honest with each other, I asked her directly if she had been with another man that evening. She lied to me a few times, and then eventully told me the truth. Later that night she told me about the other people she had slept with while I was gone. I appreciate that she is being honest now, it's not something she had to come forward with, but I am extremely hurt by her lies of omission and commission.

I had been open and honest with my fiance throughout this period. I had poured my heart out and had been lied to about things we had promised to tell each other. I feel as though she has cheated on me, I feel betrayed and suspicious. I am not accustomed to feeling anger or insecurity with her, but I have been intermittently dominated by these emotions since this has begun to come out. She has promised to be honest in the future, and promised to be honest about anything that may have happened in the past, but I find it extremely hard to accept that. I often feel compelled to ask her if there is anything she is not telling me, or to ask her to talk with me about these previous episodes. My intention is not to bring up things that may hurt her, but I feel that the only way I will be able to accept and move through this period, to trust her again, is to be able to approach this from a position of complete and open honesty.

She has expressed many times that she is being honest. She has also expressed that she wishes we could just move on. This is the reason she has given for withholding information once I was back in town, and for not wanting to speak about this at any depth. There is nothing I want more than to move past this, but there are times when I cannot lay next to her without betrayal and anger boiling in me, when I cannot help but bring this up again and try to lay the details bare. I am afraid that I will push her away, or reinforce her sense that by being honest she is making me unhappy and harming our relationship. I do not want her to feel as though I am asking her not to sleep with anyone else, or to have to hide any relationships she does have. In order to bring closure I need to believe she is being honest and forthcoming, but I'm afraid my insistence upon this will drive her to dishonesty and widen the rift between us.

This woman is my world. I do not want to harm our relationship, and so I'm writing this post to seek help and advice from this community. I don't have friends who I would be able to discuss something like this with, I don't believe the conventional wisdom that someone cheating ought to end a relationship. However, I also feel torn and hurt and don't know how to digest and move past this. I want to spend the rest of my life with her. I cannot imagine allowing this to open a rift between us, but I also cannot bring myself to live in suspicion or insecurity.

I greatly appreciate all those who will take the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing from people who may have worked through a similar situation before or have any advice that they can offer. Thank you for your time and help.
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2023.06.06 03:05 IcyCartoonist1955 Ni’ihau, the Only Forbidden Island in America

Niihau, commonly known as Hawaii’s ‘Forbidden Island,’ is the only place in the U.S. that has survived without electricity, running water, internet, shops, restaurants, paved roads, cars, or hotels for over 100 years now.
History says that the island was purchased by a Scottish woman Elizabeth Sinclair in 1864 from King Kamehameha V, the king of Hawaii, for a mere sum of $10,000 in gold. But there was one condition.
The king wanted Elizabeth to preserve the ‘kahiki’ or native Hawaiian culture and protect the island and its residents from outside influences. She gave her promise, and it still stands today. In the present day, the island of Ni'ihau remains under the care of the descendants of Elizabeth Sinclair and her family.
These descendants have continued to keep the island completely private and worked to protect the land from any outside influences that may try to encroach on the island.
Today the forbidden island is the only place where native Hawaiian is the most-used language. And the reason why it survived lies in its isolation from mainland Hawaii where the English language began to spread and replace the native dialects.
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2023.06.06 02:57 dboardboy An approach to treatment with Panicura

I (41M) started suffering from a hemorrhoids and fissures this year. Had a tag and occasional flare ups in the past but this year things broke down. About a month bout of daily pain has me scrambling to resolve the condition. I started the usual routine then Prep H w/ Lodocaine, hydrocortisone, pads, sitz, water, softener and fiber diet. I realized something was torn after a couple applications of the Prep H w/ Lidocaine cream caused a stronger stinging pain and that I must have a bad cut in addition to the hemi. Ive not gotten a system down on a consistent diet just yet but Im working daily intakes of oatmeal, beans, prunes, and cutting out dairy starting tomorrow. After a bad bm today that lead me to almost 1000mg of Advil- I see that all cards need to played on the road to recovery. Two questions- will extended use of Colace cause side affects like constipation or laxative dependency? Is there a home remedy that promotes healing of a fissure? I read reviews about the special cream Panicura works well to manage the pain and possibly heal any small tissue tears.
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2023.06.06 02:26 bie716 Singapore experts of r/bangtan! What advice and recommendations do you have for ARMY visiting Singapore for the SUGA Agust D Concert? (16 - 18 June 2023)

In just under two weeks, ARMYs will descend upon Singapore to see SUGA! Help an ARMY out and let them know about safety, how to get around, where to eat, tourist attractions, BTS-related things to do, or anything else that you think someone should know when they visit! (Special thanks to the mods for your input and feedback for this guide!)

BTS' Past Visits

Red Bullet Tour (2014 BTS Live Trilogy Episode II) at the The Star Performing Arts Centre (13 Dec 2014)
Music Bank performance (4 Aug 2017) at the Suntec Convention Centre
Love Yourself World Tour (19 Jan 2019) at the National Stadium
This made history as the first time a K-pop group held a concert at the venue (largest concert venue in the country) and tickets sold out in about 3.5 hours! (45,000 audience)

Concert Venue

Do note that it’s currently the June school holidays too (26 May-26 Jun), so the Sports Hub and surrounding areas may be crowded with many other visitors besides the concert-goers. Please be mindful!


Non-exhaustive list (all prices are in SGD)
(Note: You may want to check out Klook for discount tickets/passes)


Singapore is a food paradise with various cuisines from the local ethnic groups, as well as international ones. For Muslims, there are a lot of Muslim-owned or Halal-certified options around (look for this certificate, or the label “Muslim-owned”), including most of the fast food chains like McDonald’s/KFC/Burger King/Subway.
Carrying some cash with you (~$10 per pax) is a good idea, especially if you’re venturing out to hawker centres; while many places now have an electronic payment system in place, cash is still king in terms of versatility, and anecdotally most stores prefer cash or will charge a credit-card payment surcharge.

Where to eat?

What to eat?

Breakfast (These are generally very affordable options that should cost you below $10 per person, particularly if you go to food courts/hawker centres)
Lunch & dinner

Getting Around

Singapore has a great public transport system. It’s really easy & cheap to get around on the MRT (mass rapid transit trains) and buses. Use Google Maps or the City Mapper app to navigate yourself and get route recommendations (the latter also has transport arrival timings and fare estimates. It also works in many cities globally, so is very useful for tourists). Various transport passes are available for tourists, but you can also use your contactless credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) to pay for the fares (no registration required).
In general, using the Circle Line (yellow) or Downtown Line (blue) should get you to most tourist attractions. Orchard Road (main shopping belt) can be accessed via the North South Line (red), between Orchard and Somerset MRT stations. Map for reference, with links to versions in Chinese/Malay/Tamil available for download.
Taxis and ride-hailing cars: We have Grab and Gojek in place of Uber.
General navigation
All signs are in English, and the locals - esp the younger generation - are able to speak English fluently. If you’re really lost, feel free to approach others to ask for help! People are generally friendly and helpful despite initial appearances :)
As a side note: in general, if Google Maps is asking you to circle around a building to get somewhere - don’t. You can cut through most places on the ground floor quite easily, even the residential buildings (unless they’re private properties like condominiums/landed housing). MRT stations are connected to a good number of places via sheltered corridors if they’re nearby enough. Enjoy the aircon & shade instead of walking outside in the heat if you can.


Weathewhat to wear

The weather is especially hot these days (max temp of up to 35 degrees celsius, or 95 Fahrenheit), with possible spurts of heavy rain at certain times of day, so dress light and carry an umbrella (most places do have sheltered walkways between buildings and bus-stops/MRT stations though, so don’t worry too much about getting around in the rain). Mall air-conditioning can be cold, so hv another layer (e.g. cardigan/wrap/scarf) on hand. Remember to hydrate frequently & avoid staying outdoors for too long!


We’ve tried to achieve a balance between being succinct and informative, but certainly the above info is not exhaustive. So do feel free to ask in the comments below if the info you need is not here! Fellow SG ARMY, or those familiar with Singapore, feel free to chime in!
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2023.06.06 02:18 ConicalMonocle I have lost my mother and everyone. Please read and offer advice.

This is very long but I appreciate any advice. I am feeling a lot of things right now. I am a strong person but even I don't quite know what to do right now and that is how I find myself posting on reddit.
I'm 34, male and I am depressed, extremely bitter, frustrated, angry, lonely, ashamed, anxious. My mother passed January 27th from metastatic cancer diagnosed November 18 2022. I took care of my Mom mostly on my own while she was in hospice at home though she was in the hospital much of the time following thanksgiving because of her unstable behavior and thinking. Her mother, my grandmother passed November 21 2021 who I also spent time taking care of since she had lung cancer but contracted covid in the hospital and I was in the room holding her hand just my mother and I when she passed gasping for breath. My stepmother who I was close with passed away in September 2021 after suddenly developing a cerebral hemorrhage brain bleed. My brother 42 suddenly died from a cerebral aneurysm on the night of November 21 2020 while he was sitting around a fire pit with friends. My father passed from pulmonary fibrosis on his birthday October 16 in 2017 after about a year of trying to get him a lung transplant and driving back and forth to mass general. I watched him sit up in a hospice bed and touch his thumb and index finger together around his leg. My step father died from metastatic cancer in 2012. He and my mother now share an urn.
I left my girlfriend, for all intents and purposes wife, of 9 years in 2019 after I'd tried unsuccessfully for several years to help her to stop drinking and using drugs. She was not always that way but slowly became that way after she experienced the traumatic loss of he brother who died in a terrible car accident in 2014 and her mother who passed from untreated diabetes in 2016. Her other brother was a drug addict and pulled her down with him. I spent several years helping her to get to work, therapy, and cosigned for a car after she crashed hers and then ultimately crashed the one I cosigned for. Two years later she has moved to another state and is married with a kid. I believe I did the right thing.
I do what I have to do to maintain my life. I do not drink to excess or use drugs with the exception of a little weed mainly on weekends or before bed. I have good hygiene. I could sleep more but don't struggle to sleep once I have made up my mind to do it. I take time out to do things I find enjoyable. I maintain physical activity.
I am pushing forward with my life and I am posting on reddit of all places because I have no one else (read very few people) to talk to about what I am feeling. The people I do have to talk to do not offer great advice. They have not experienced what I have and/or are not the type to offer great advice ever no matter the context. I have sought therapy and continue to do so but I have a busy schedule and no one who accepts insurance seems to be able to accommodate 5:30pm or later on week days or any time Saturday and Sunday. I have very good benefits and am open to telehealth but its either they don't accept insurance or they don't have availability. I am working with my employer EAP and still am having trouble. I am persevering because it is what I always do.
I am buying my first house and relocating closer to where I work, a new job I am pleased with. I was hired about a year and a half ago and I am very pleased so far with it and how I've been treated when I was out of work taking care of my Mom. Right now I drive an hour and 15 minutes each way daily. I am able to work from home a couple days per week but my job is such that I need to be physically present some of the time.
I have very little family left. What family I do have is closer to the area where I work and am moving. Unfortunately they are also not the greatest support and tend to use. I help them but I have limits and some of them also are alcoholics and I've been there done that with my ex. I can't fix that and I can't let it impact my life.
I have no friends left for various reasons. I grew apart from many of them and lost others to drugs. Others have moved far away. I never had many friends to begin with. I was always the type for smaller groups and intimate gatherings. I do not feel close to anyone anymore.
I have an on and off again "girlfriend" who I remind all the time I am not feeling serious about our relationship. I am totally hanging onto that solely because I have no one else. She is nice and I try not to let myself think I am doing her wrong because I am quite honest about my feelings and often. That does not stop me from feeling some mix of guilt and fear at the thought of either staying or going. I am in no condition to date anyone else right now. Sometimes I think I will after I move but not right now.
I am terrified and am surviving because I stay laser focused on what I need to do. That doesn't mean I am stressed all the time. On the contrary I stay fairly relaxed but I accomplish this by stuffing down all my negative emotions and compartmentalizing my feelings rather than processing them. I feel like I do not have time to process my emotions or anyone who can help me to do it constructively. As I said I am continuing to look for a therapist. Sometimes I can't help but think about some of these things. I've never had a panic attack that I know of. I have heard all kinds of descriptions about how they feel. I will start randomly crying in the car while I'm driving. Sometimes recently when I am faced with a big decision like the move I am trying to coordinate or if I am forced to recall certain memories like while I am writing this post I feel numb all over and like I am outside myself and dizzy. I feel this way when I remember what happened just a few months ago. I think I am only doing as well as I am because I have worked so hard to forget what happened. I have been quite vague about it but she didn't just pass from cancer. The metastasis presented symptoms similar to brain cancer and she was not the person who raised me during that time.
My mother chose cremation. I intend to bury the urn this year and am working on purchasing a plot. Everything feels like a long story. My mother was never very clear about her burial wishes other than to be cremated and to be placed in the other half of the double urn with my step father. I tried to talk to her about it but she wouldn't talk about it except for on her terms. I think we both thought she had more time. When it became clear that was not the case I couldn't get a meaningful answer from her. I have picked out a cemetery which is appropriate for a number of reasons. If only it were that simple.
My step father who passed in 2012 is also in the urn don't forget. I have not seen or heard from a single member of his family since he passed. There was a court battle over assets and his daughter was involved. She is estranged but won some assets. I was younger then and while I do not particularly care for her I do not have any kind of a grudge toward her. I am worried about contacting her because I just want peace right now more than anything and I am afraid she will take even that from me. Needless to say now I am going to bury the urn and I want very much to just bury my mother and step father because this is hurting me so badly. I believe on the one hand I should contact her to let her know of my intent because this is her father after all. I do not have any sure way of contacting her and I don't know where she lives. I have googled her and can kind of guess maybe how I could contact her. She only ever showed up very infrequently to see her father in the first place when he was living. She was always the type to overtly value material possession and used her father for money and gifts. As I understand it he was not around much after he left her mother and so that is the type of relationship they had, as unhealthy as it was, and that is how she became the person she is since she never had a relationship to value and only material gifts. This is why I would prefer to have a private service and bury them both without contacting her. Aside from feeling some obligation to contact her about her father's ashes I am also concerned about ramifications down the road if she were to find out I buried her father's ashes without telling her. I do not recall but I believe when he passed she was given some of his ashes or at least the chance to have some whether she took it or not.
Thank you for reading my incredibly long story. There is so much more and I could write a book except even this much was a struggle. I deeply appreciate anyone who puts an ounce of thought into a serious response to this post. I think there are few things I need more right now.
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2023.06.06 02:08 itk91 Please Help I can no longer play on my save after the update what do I do?

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2023.06.06 01:42 SilifkeninYogurdu My take on the creatures

So far it's very Stephen King in style, which is obvious. I tried googling and googling but looks like the series is not officially based on any books? Yet, looks like it might be inspired by a bunch of different books. The worms also kinda resemble the ones from The Strain, another tv series... I think it might go Lovecraftian on us.

In King's stories/books, he likes making things personal and symbolic at the same time, also very American in its core. What is so American, if you're asking... A small town, a diner, the whole architecture, the roads and the cars... The car itself, although in modern times it's more of a German, Italian, even Japanese thing (car producers I mean), but in terms of culture and social influence, we're talking about American culture. It's American culture that put together cars, mobility and the idea of freedom. The beat generation, the movement, the idea that it's not about the destination but the road itself etc, "on the road" etc... And then there is like a car "graveyard" we saw, what, like twice or something on From? The halt on mobility, it increases the sensation of being trapped. But being trapped, as in cars literally not working and the roads physically not leading anywhere, might signify something else metaphorically. It might be there to say they're all trapped in their minds, of sorts?

If so, if they're trapped in their minds, then it would make sense to assume the creatures that come at night are some sort of parasites. They're an infection, eating away the people's brains slowly, killing them gradually... Just like some life forms do, like mosquitos do, they might be numbing their prey so they don't exactly feel or understand they're being fed on. Idk, it's a possibility 👀🙈

Assuming it is possible, what if it is some kind of Matrix story but little twisted? Like, it's all an illusion, there's a parasitic life form feeding on humans, let's imagine this life form is "alien"... This is where it might go Lovecraftian. In Lovecraft stories, in style, there's like crawling, squishy, weird and technically alien beings, right? They're ancient, they're powerful, they're scary and at the same time they're just another life form - I mean it's not magic, it's not an evil scientist making evil experiments in a lab either, it's just basic survival. Instinct, evolution.

Any life form would need a few basic things, would be drawn to these things. First is, well, survival. Food. Whatever environment is suitable for the specific life form. Assuming they're parasitic life forms, based on the worms we see, they might need slightly different environmental conditions --hence the trees never lost any leaves, the environment never seemed to change before like Victor said this last episode. They arrived, they occupied a territory, they separated it from the outside, they made it fit their requirements and they make sure there's always fresh food. Whenever they seem to be low on food supplies new humans appear, all so conveniently.

What if it's just a kind of farm in human terms, or just an animal's (parasitic life forms from somewhere else) hunting grounds, and humans are the cattle? What if the truth is as simple as that? Sometimes the scariest things are the simplest ones, like human nature, admitting defeat, admitting we are weak compared to what other different life forms exist and may exist out there... Admitting we might just be used by some other life form the way we use animals and not think twice about it...The scary part might be that there's no secret experiment like Jim suspects, there's no greater good or a purpose, there's just basic survival, cruel nature etc.

This would explain why the creatures were human before, they might have been towns people who got infected by whatever this life form is. Would explain why the creatures that come out at night seem to all be dressed in "old" outfits, like different decades. Because they were all from different timelines, when they turned into whatever, when they got infected, their outfits stayed from their own timeline... And of course if any of this is remotely true, whoever Jim talked to on that radio was not human.

That might also explain the ballerina, the visions and the talisman that keeps the creatures away. Assuming the parasitic life forms from outer space or something is true, and that they feed on humans etc, there might be basically what we have on earth as vegetarian/vegan humans; the deniers. The peace-seekers. The ones who wouldn't eat/infect humans and instead try to help them, no? If such beings existed among the creatures, maybe the visions is their way of trying to reach out and warn humans? Maybe, because of our differences as species, they somehow cannot contact humans directly aaand maybe, because of the same technical difficulties, they can somehow connect easily to individuals with childlike thinking (Victor) or children.

Assuming they can connect to children somehow, somehow they interact maybe mentally, exchange thoughts or something... And also, they should be able to use radio signals (someone or something did indeed reply to Jim after all)... What if their knowledge of human culture is limited? What if that's what the ballerina is? I'm not American but even I had a music box in my childhood, I think it's one of those things a good deal of humans can relate to, pretty much like a teddy bear. What if, these parasitic life forms somehow saw the music box in some people's memories or something, assumed it is important in the culture, and use it as a warning sign? The ballerina appears, and the music plays, right before something bad happens. What if it's not there to make fun of people or like taunt them or so, but to tell them "look, something bad is approaching, run."?
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2023.06.06 01:30 enelass Repair advices

Repair advices
Got an engine replacement + service on a KIA Sportage, the repair took two months, the battery died and had to be replaced, the tyres need replacement as well (so far so good, I’m OK with that) and we picked the car with an another issue (see attached). Dashboard lights are on and the power steering isn’t working.
The invoice mentions repair will cost about $500. My question is: since the issue wasn’t present prior to fixing this car, is it really on the cover or should it be handled and covered by the repair centre? Also is it usual for a repair centre to return a car with underlying issues?
It’s quite frankly annoying as the car is difficult to manoeuvre and we returned a long term rental (min rental term is 6 weeks) on the day we picked up our car from the repair centre. We have only one car which is much needed for kids pick up and else. So I’m feeling trapped.
Does that situation sounds fairly normal ? Or is it a fuck up? Thank you
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2023.06.06 01:19 Rocky128 [USA] [H] NES games, PS1/2/3 games, Switch, Xbox, Intellivision, more [W] PayPal, Venmo, etc

These are just PC prices, you can throw out an offer for anything.
NES games
Baseball (5 screw) 5 (x2)
Batman: The Video Game 15
Blades of Steel 7 (x2)
Blaster Master 10
A Boy & His Blob 13
Bubble Bobble 17(x3)
Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers 21
Contra 39
Double Dribble 5
Duck Hunt (5 screw) 10
Duck Tales 23
Faxanadu 8
Golf 4
Gotcha! The Sport 6
Hogan’s Alley 7
Ice Hockey 3
Karate Champ (CIB) 33
Karate Champ (5 Screw) 6
Kid Kool 15
King’s Knight 9
Kung Fu (5 screw) 8
Legacy of the Wizard 7
Little Mermaid 12
Little Nemo Dream Master 15 (x2)
Marble Madness 6
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! 42
Milon’s Secret Castle 6
Monopoly 6
NES Open Golf Tournament Golf 10
Othello 4
Pin-Bot 7
Pinball Quest 10
R.C. Pro-Am 10
Super Mario Bros. (5 screw) 17
Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt 8 (x6)
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Off-Road 14
Tecmo Bowl 11
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 9 (x3)
Tetris 10 (x3)

Super NES Games
TKO Super Championship Boxing (see condition) 8
Shaq-Fu 8
Super Return of the Jedi (see condition) 6
Top Gear 12
Zombies Ate My Neighbors 34

N64 Games
1080 Snowboarding (Japan) 5
Mario Story (AKA Paper Mario) (Japan) 15
Super Smash Bros. (Japan) 13
Wave Race 64 (condition) 8

Gamecube Games
Wavebird Platinum wireless controller w/dongle 63
The Hobbit 17
Mega Man X Collection 25
Mystic Heroes 28

Nintendo Wii Games
Beatles: Rock Band 9 (x2)
Big Brain Academy (new sealed) 12
Bully 12
Excite Truck 9
Game Party 7
Just Dance 2018 20
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess 16
Madworld 15
Mario Sports Mix with case 32
Mario Sports Mix disc only 20
The Monkey King 7
Rabbids Go Home 10
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition 11
Wii Play 7
Wii Play: Motion 22

Nintendo Switch Games & Accessories
Super Mario Enhanced Wired Controller & Slim Case 25
Link Amiibo 28
Splatoon Amiibo (see condition) 10
Minecraft 21
Shin Megami Tensei V 25
Nintendo DS games(loose unless noted)
Barnyard Blast 13
Goosebumps Horrorland 9
Mario & Sonic Olympic Winter Games 10
Sonic Classic Collection 11
Spider-Man 3 8
Transformers Decepticons 9
Nintendo 3DS games (loose unless noted)
Bust-a-Move Universe (complete with box & manual) 13
Jaws: Ultimate Predator 12
Monster High: New Ghoul in School 22
New Super Mario Bros 2 15
Nintendogs F. B-dog 17

PlayStation 1 games (in box unless noted)
007 Tomorrow Never Dies (disc only) 6
007 Tomorrow Never Dies (manual only) 3
007 The World is Not Enough 8
Assault: Retribution (disc only) 7
Assault: Retribution (manual only) 8
Cool Boarders 4 8
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 20
Final Fantasy Anthology 30
Final Fantasy Tactics (disc only) 17
G Police (disc only) 9
G Police (manual only) 4
R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 (discs only) 14
R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 (manual) 12
Resident Evil (disc only) 27
Star Wars Dark Forces (disc only) 9
Star Wars Dark Forces (manual only) 7
Star Wars Rebel Assault II 13
Tenchu Stealth Assassins (disc only) 13
Tomb Raider II (disc only)7 (x2)
Tomb Raider II (manual only) 4 (x2)
Tomb Raider III (disc only) 6
Tomb Raider III (manual only) 6
Twisted Metal III (disc only) 11
Twisted Metal III (manual only) 10
Vigilante 8 (disc only) 11
Vigilante 8 (manual only) 8

Playstation 2 games (in box unless noted)
007 Nightfire 9
Aggressive Inline 10
Avatar The Burning Earth 10
Bully 13
Cars (Disney Pixar) 8
Delta Force Black Hawk Down 9
Devil May Cry 10
Family Guy 21
Fight Night Round 3 10
Final Fantasy X 10
Final Fantasy X-2 10
Gallop Racer 2004 13
Gallop Racer 2006 14
Grand Theft Auto 3 x3 7
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 12
Madden NFL 12 25
MLB 11 The Show 7
Red Dead Revolver 16 (x2)
Shadow of Rome 29
Thrillville Off The Rails 8
Tomb Raider Anniversary 10
The Urbz: Sims in the City 14
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008 11

PlayStation 3 games (in box unless noted)
Burnout Paradise (disc only) 6
Dead Space 3 Limited 12
Disney Infinity 3.0 (sealed) 15
Driver San Francisco (disc only) 17
Grand Theft Auto Episodes from Liberty City (new sealed, small tear in wrapper) 20
inFamous (disc only) 6
Lego Indiana Jones (disc only) 7
Marvel Ultimate Alliance SE (disc only) 20
The Sims 3 9
Split/Second (disc only) 7
Wolfenstein The New Order 7
WWE ‘12 (disc only) 8
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 (disc only) 10

Xbox games (in box unless noted)
Hunter- the Reckoning 11
Max Payne 2 the Fall of Max Payne 11
Need for Speed Underground 2 (disc in blank case) 13
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 9
Xbox Exhibition Vol. 5 11

Xbox 360 games (in box unless noted)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 5
Dante’s Inferno (disc in blank case) 9
Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin 15
Disney Infinity 2.0 (new sealed) 10
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 15
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 10
Transformers Fall of Cybertron 44
WWE All Stars 23

Xbox One games (in box unless noted)
Borderlands the Handsome Collection 6
Evil Within, The 7
Final Fantasy XV (new sealed) 9
Halo Wars 2 (disc in blank case) 10

Sega Genesis games (loose)
Batman Forever (damaged label) 3
MLBPA Baseball 4
NBA Action 94 (complete) 7
Revolution X 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 11

Intellivision Games
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack (Complete) 12
Pac-Man 19

PC Games (complete in box unless noted)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition 30
Shadowrun (New, sealed w/slipcover) 17
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition 13
The Sims 2 Best of Business Collection Expansion 11
The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (w/bonus dvd) x2 12
The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion x3 12
The Sims 2: FreeTime Expansion 14
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2023.06.06 01:05 Miserable-Dark-9125 2004 Toyota Highlander. I'm at a loss and need some advice please.

2004 Toyota Highlander. I'm at a loss and need some advice please help!
My wife and I purchased a 2004 Toyota Highlander 4WD w/ V6 3.3 L, back in March 2022. We purchased a 3 month limited warranty through the dealer but didn't start having issues out of it until the warranty expired, go figure.
This is the issue we're currently having with the Highlander:
While driving only on the highway and high speeds like 60 mph, the vehicle seems to get rough and the steering wheel starts to shake badly. If I take my food of the accelerator pedal, while still driving the speedometer will drastically decrease rapidly and also the longer I drive under these conditions, I'll start to smell break dust really badly. Also the roughness and shaking will it stop unless I pull over onto the side of the Highway and come to a complete stop for a few mins. Then the car will start driving normally again but breaking again after the initial shaking/roughness the vehicle will jerking back and forth.
The issue again only happens while on the highway and never in town/side roads at low speeds unless I'm coming off the highway. It doesn't occur all the time so is sporadic and unpredictable.
Below are a list of repairs done to the vehicle since Last November 2022 until June 2023:
Front/Rear Struts New 4 set of Tires Wheel Alignment Break Hoeses LF/RF New Break Calibers on all 4 wheels Power Steering Pump/Fluid Catalytic Converter Rack and Pinion Assembly Outer Tie Rods New Break Pads/Rotors
Again I'm at a loss and we purchased the vehicle for 8K and have put in nearly $7,300 more in repairs so far... I'd hate to cut my losses now since we're already in the hole. I'm not sure if this is transmission issue or a rear differential issue or a tune up issue but any advice would be great, that's for taking the time to read my long post. ✌🏽
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2023.06.06 00:41 numeralsxci 2018 Specialized S-Works Roubaix Pro 58cm

SRAM ETAP 2018 Specialized S-Works Roubaix Pro. Bike can be used a road bike, competitive racing bike, or track bike. The bike is in excellent condition. Pedals and lights with SRAM charger also included.
Brand new Zipp Course bar tape
Brand new IRC Formula Pro Tubeless X-Gaurd w Stans sealant and Stan’s tubeless valves
Brand new haywire pro brake pads x2
Brand new SRAM 11spd chain PC-1170
Recently Serviced
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2023.06.06 00:23 CK1277 Current conditions on Trail Ridge Road?

I’m bringing my Girl Scout troop to RMNP this weekend. I know it’s open, but I can’t find any current reports on how much snow is still up there.
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2023.06.06 00:15 kashew_peenut [WTS] Mens Sz 10 Shoes- Altra // Topo // Salomon // Whitin

All prices include shipping and paypal fees.
All shoes are labeled a mens US 10.
Some items are from REI resupply, so you may find a silver "X" on the size tag.
Can do bundle deals

Altra Lone Peak 6- $70

Condition: near perfect. Used only once on a walk.
Weight: 21 oz

Altra Superior 4.5- $50

Condition: very light wear on lugs. Ran in once or twice.
Weight: 21 oz
Comes with the stone guard insole.

Altra Rivera (road running) - $40

Condition: ~30 miles. Some light tread wear on the sole.
Weight: 19 oz

Topo Ultraventure 2 - $30

Condition: ~70 miles. Used it rocky terrain. The blue toe cover part is not peeling off, just scuffed up. The left shoe toe has a scuff in the fabric. Looks worse than it is. Does not go all the way through and there is a plastic/rubbery material beneath it.
Weight: 21.4 oz

Salomon Speed Cross 5 - $35

Condition: ~70 miles. Used it rocky terrain. Some fraying/wear on the left shoe ankle area. Lugs still have plenty of live.
Weight: 23 oz

Whitin Minimalist Trail runner- Free, you pay ship. No cost if bundle.

Condition: They look worse than they are. That's what happens when you have a light grey shoe with yellow insoles. Still plenty of life. ~50 miles on em.
Weight: 23 oz
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2023.06.05 23:58 Then_Marionberry_259 JUN 05, 2023 BTR.V BONTERRA RESOURCES PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE

Val-d'Or, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - June 5, 2023) - Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSXV: BTR) (OTCQX: BONXF) (FSE: 9BR2) ("Bonterra" or the "Company") provides the following update on the forest fires in the Abitibi, and Eeyou Istchee James Bay, where the Company's projects and infrastructures are located. With the wildfires that are active in a large part of Quebec, particularly near the city of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) has modified the ban of forest access on Crown land and closure of roads. Following that directive, Bonterra has stopped its exploration activities and evacuated safely all personnel.
Marc-André Pelletier, President and CEO commented: "The forest fire situation is exceptional and Bonterra remains on the lookout for any development. The Barry and Gladiator camps and the Bachelor Mill Complex are not currently in danger, but we continue to monitor the situation with the authorities. We sincerely hope the situation will improve over the week."
About Bonterra Resources Inc.
Bonterra is a Canadian gold exploration company with a large portfolio of advanced exploration assets anchored by a central milling facility in Quebec, Canada. The Company has four main assets, Gladiator, Barry, Moroy, and Bachelor that collectively have a total of 1.24 million ounces in Measured and Indicated categories, and 1.78 million ounces in Inferred category. Importantly, the Company owns the only permitted and operational gold mill in the region. Bonterra is focused on graduating from advanced exploration to a development company to deliver shareholder value.
Marc-André Pelletier, President & CEO [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
2872 Sullivan Road, Suite 2, Val d'Or, Quebec J9P 0B9 819-279-9304 Website:
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Caution regarding forward-looking statements
This press release contains "forward-looking information" that is based on Bonterra's current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections. This forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements with respect to Bonterra's exploration and development plans and placing the Bachelor-Moroy deposit under long-term care and maintenance. The words "will", "anticipated", "plans" or other similar words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking information. This forward-looking information includes namely information with respect to the planned exploration programs and the potential growth in mineral resources. Exploration results that include drill results on wide spacings may not be indicative of the occurrence of a mineral deposit and such results do not provide assurance that further work will establish sufficient grade, continuity, metallurgical characteristics, and economic potential to be classed as a category of mineral resource. The potential quantities and grades of drilling targets are conceptual in nature and, there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the targets being delineated as mineral resources. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Bonterra's actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include but are not limited to: uncertainties related exploration and development; the ability to raise sufficient capital to fund exploration and development; changes in economic conditions or financial markets, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political, and competitive developments; technological or operational difficulties or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection with exploration activities; and labour relations matters. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect our forward-looking information. These and other factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking information.
To view the source version of this press release, please visit
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2023.06.05 23:55 03G35coupe Customers smh

So today I went to a service call because of an exhaust fan, I get there and I found it locked up. I advised him “the owner” it was in horrible condition and needed a whole new exhaust fan, he said no he doesn’t have the money, “he drives a brand new Mercedes” I said ok well the exhaust fan motor is gonna be X amount of dollars+labor. He said ok go get it and please get it fixed today so I went it took me 30 mins to get to supply house and 30 mins back, fast forward I do the repair and it works cool. I went to check out and he wanted to know why he’s being charged a hour labor for my trip to the supply house and got all pissy. Like wtf? Am I out here just riding the roads for fun? I told him he can handle that with the shop I gotta go. People man always got something to complain about when it comes to price, always want something for free. My rant is over 😁
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2023.06.05 23:48 SorryTry1528 [HR] Work in Progress

Wrote this a healthy two years ago.
I love Mike. He’s always had a slender figure, though in the year he’s been away for college, his once atrophied frame has become conditioned to move its own weight with ease. For some, hyperfixations hit swift and strong, and for Mike, this was climbing. I hadn't seen him in a good while, so when I got the invite to go climbing, I thought it would be a good opportunity to reunite, and an interesting experience nonetheless. I was off for winter break, so I thought it would be healthy to occupy myself with something to do. I find that when I’m left for my own devices for too long, my mind begins to eat away at itself. I’m plagued with the idea that if I’m not active I’ll rot. Waking up at noon feels blissful for only so many days before the guilt emerges.
I left at 10:00 a.m. If Ruston was an hour and a half away, and Shreveport was another hour, I could pick up Mike and his girlfriend before 12:00, eat lunch, and get to the climbing gym with enough time before it closes at 8:00. I’ve been familiar with the drive to Ruston for a few years now. Most of my friends, either from my highschool class or the class ahead, go there, so I try to take the opportunity to see them any chance I get. I’ve always been fascinated by the drive. The rural roads seem too good for such an infrastructurally incompetent state. I typically turn on some music or a podcast and enjoy the rolling hills. I’ve never seen any cops (at least so far), so I try to speed up over every hill just to feel my stomach drop. Being in Baton Rouge for so long has amplified my enjoyment of rural America, especially the liminality of it. The drive is comparable to parentheses; a sort of pause in between in the phrasing of reality. I take in a few key milestones on the drive. A bridge in Campti, or a four-way in Friendship, Louisiana. I remember once seeing a man walking in the middle of the road with a box on his head. Such a weirdly terrifying moment reaffirmed the dream-like aesthetic of the journey
I’ve never made the drive at night
At the end of the day, Mike offered that I could sleep in his dorm for the night while he stayed with his girlfriend. I thanked him, but declined. Seeing as though he already had a roommate, I chose to altogether avoid the awkward interaction that might ensue when his roommate, a stranger, discovers me asleep in his room. Perhaps I could’ve gaslit him into thinking he was in the wrong place, or that I was mike. I’m not that evil though, and I’m already a terrible liar.
I brush off the unease. I’ve got other things on my mind. Any thought of how unsafe the situation might be is quickly consoled by youthful arrogance, I see a stranger and ask him if the store is open. I already know the store is closed. It’s obviously closed. So why ask him? Once he reaffirms the truth of the situation, I dive back to I-20, where I know gas is waiting. My car has 15 miles left. Just then I got a phone call. It’s Mike. He says that Brayden left his wallet in my car.
That's fine~
His dorm is on the way to the gas station. I park and walk to give him the wall that was sure enough waiting in the backseat.
There is no one out.
Everyone’s home for break.
Mike’s figure is just illuminated by the streetlight roughly a football field away.
It’s a sort of eeriness I’ve always been able to appreciate. The isolation accompanied by the faint, artificial light from the street.
He apologizes for the inconvenience and I hand him the wallet. I lie and feign apathy towards the situation.
It’s too late.
I’m tired.
These thoughts are quickly consoled by how comfortable my own bed will feel in about 90 minutes.
I thankfully have enough money on my card to get a full tank to go home. These gas prices are going to kill me one day.
I finally began my drive home. It wasn’t until I got to Quitman that the fog set in. I don’t know if it was the sudden temperature change or if it had rained when I was away, but the visibility was shit. I put on my brights and go 30 (mph) through the fog.
This setting couldn’t be worse. I find myself amused with the cliché. I’m in the middle of foggy, rural America with faint street lights marking every half mile. I realize that I haven’t ever made this drive at night. In the past when I went to visit friends, I usually drove back in the morning. This, however, would prove an impossibility seeing as how Mike was spending the night with his girlfriend. I wanted to sleep in my own bed anyway. I’ve jammed my six-foot frame into dorm beds for too many nights, and I had no intention of doing so on my break.
After accepting the situation, I began to enjoy myself. The truck and the music inside almost insulate me. I’ve always enjoyed reading horror stories online, especially those about park rangers and the incomprehensible horrors that lurk in the woods. I’ve always been captured by the feeling of helplessness, of being in the presence of that which has no regard for your minute existence.
I notice a grouping of deer at the side of the road.
From what I can tell, they were all doe.
Typically when you see a group of deer, there are only fawns and doe. Buck are more cautious about making their presence known.
I drive for about 40 more miles before I reach Friendship.
From what I can remember, my GPS usually tells me to make a left at the four-way in the middle of a cluster of old shops making up the heart of Friendship. This time, however, I was being told to stay straight for another 26 miles. I’ve tried to play my hand at calling bullshit on the GPS before, but usually end up in a worse situation. Instead of questioning the decision of my digital overlord, I conceded, and went straight.
Passing through, the fog never let up. There was the occasional pocket of clarity, but within seconds I would plunge back into the dim mist.
I noticed I didn’t have any music playing. I guess I set up a queue and forgot about it. I’ve spent the better half of the drive hyper fixated on my driving anyways.
I clumsily fumble my phone with my sore hands to play something to change the mood. I had decided on some Backseat Lovers when all of a sudden a deer ran straight in front of my car.
I empty my lungs in a profound “BRUH.”- I’ve never been one to act tough when provided with some sort of sudden, absurd scare.
Its horns smack against my windshield and I feel its structure succumb to the weight of my vehicle under my tires.
I pull over and begin shouting profanities.
My windshield was cracked to shit.
I sit in disbelief until arriving at the thought that I’m too tired for this.
Any yearning to escape the situation was quickly accompanied by the fact that my car was damaged, and if I was going to get insurance to hand over any capital whatsoever, I would need some pictures.
Fuck you Geico.
I stepped outside begrudgingly. I decided that it would be better for my subconscious if I went to the front of the car first. I’d rather hold off on watching an animal bleed to death at 2:37 a.m. Sure enough, along with my windshield being fucked up to a considerable degree, one of my headlights got irradicated. Definitely wasn’t legal to drive home, but it's not like there were even any cops out here anyways.
After a bit, I finally mustered the gall to check on the deer.
I navigated through about 100 feet of black with my phone flashlight before arriving at my victim. It was deer alright, and a massive one. I could see where my tires had flattened its belly, resulting in the erupting of its viscera from its mouth.
I had cleaned deer in the past, but I still found the scene quite disturbing. I wanted to get away from this thing as soon as possible, and all I needed was a photo of the scene.
Making sure my flash was on, I directed my camera towards the corpse.
I don’t know why I didn’t notice before the photo, but its eyes were a bit uncanny. From what I can remember, I thought that deer eyes were sort of rectangle-esque, spread horizontally. The specimen before me, however, had distinctly circular pupils.
I matched his gaze.
Just as I snapped the photo, it jolted, then sporadically and violently, began to stand. The whole time intestines hanging from its mouth.
I’ve heard of these things happening before. A hunter downs an animal, goes to retrieve it, then just as the hunter gets close, it charges him.
I decided I didn’t want to find out whether or not I would be charged, so I sprinted towards the car. At least in the direction I thought the car was.
After about 30 seconds of frantic sprinting, I found myself on the road, but not near my car. I tried my luck with my phone camera, but the fog snuffed out whatever light it attempted to produce. I reach my hand in my pocket to try for my car keys when I notice something reflecting my phone light. It looked like a pair of eyes, which I immediately assumed to be the deer, though the fog obfuscated whatever figure lurked in front of me.
I thought to myself, panicking, what the hell was I supposed to do. Is the course of action similar to that with a bear or some shit? Do I run or stand my ground?
I watched as the pair of eyes in the fog suddenly gained elevation. I froze. I heard a slow clack of hooves on the pavement grow closer and closer.
I’ve always considered myself level headed when faced with uncomfortable situations. I always thought about things from a logistical, rationalist perspective. Though a situation may seem unnerving, such as that of the foggy drive, the likelihood that something could happen to jeopardize my own safety is extraordinarily unlikely. At least I had thought so.
This situation, however, sucked pretty hard. There was no coming to terms with a situation as absurd as this; however, coming to terms with the situation was the least of my worries, I needed to leave.
As soon as I found my keys in my pocket, I clicked the unlock button and heard my car beep.
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2023.06.05 23:26 FormalSmoke Release Date: adidas Adizero Adios 8

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Release Date: adidas Adizero Adios 8
Dropping later on this month, here is a first look at the adidas Adizero Adios 8.
The latest additions to the ADIZERO running footwear franchise, the adidas Adizero Adios 8 comes equipped withthe latest adidas technology and innovation. Built for speed on race day,the Adizero Adios 8 racing shoe is engineered to help runners achieve their best times with an enhanced midsole and a new upper construction that makes it the lightest Adios ever. New tech features on the model include a lightweight mesh upper that helps in making it the lightest Adios ever. With the new micro-fit pattern, the shoe still locks runners in during high-speed races.The updated ENERGYTORSION ROD 2.0 is embedded in the midsole and features a new third rod that runs from the midfoot to the forefoot for a snappy toe-off. The wearer will also experience an enhanced low-stack midsole construction that features adidas’ LIGHTSTRIKE PRO foam in the forefoot and the all-new LIGHTSTRIKE 2.0 in the heel and midfoot area. This combination gives runners a cushioned landing and a dynamic spring feeling. Continental rubber on the outsole provides superior grip in all road racing conditions. Last but not least, the sneaker is made with at least 50% recycled materials in the upper as it represents just one of adidas’ solutions to help End Plastic Waste.
The adidas Adizero Adios 8 will retail for $130 in a Wonder Blue colorway with Lucid Lemon and Lucid Pink accents, and launches widely on June 15 via the adidas website and in select adidas stores.
In Jordan Brand news, the Air Jordan 1 High OG Washed Black drops on June 10th.
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2023.06.05 23:20 dudebrobossman Grand Mesa Scenic Byway vs West Elk Scenic Byway

My wife and I will be doing a motorcycle trip through Colorado starting next week and the route is mostly locked in. The only place where I'm not sure which way to go is our day from Ridgway to Glenwood Springs. We can either take the Grand Mesa Byway and hop on I-70 (which we will have covered on the way in anyway) or we can divert at Hotchkiss and take the West Elk Scenic Byway (route 133) to Glenwood Springs. They both look really good and I'm having a hard time deciding. Any insight about road conditions, views, etc. would be great. Which would you choose?
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2023.06.05 23:15 --PG-- Yet another 4.5 week wait to see a GP

Another rant.
4.5 week wait to see the GP in Palmerston North. No local clinics taking enrollments.
This should be an election issue, not bloody multi lingual road signs. This is something that directly affects a majority of NZers daily lives
How bad is it in your area? Are any clinics in Manawatu or Wairarapa taking enrollments? What about your area?
ETA. Some good feedback here. Thanks for all the replies. I'm one of those people that has medical conditions so need regular checkups. Used to be once every 3 momths, then 6 months, but now I feel bad just trying to get in every 12 months.
This issue was heavily reported in the media last year, and back then I ranted about a 3week wait. Now it's 4.5 weeks. Next year will be, what? 6 weeks?
The situation has not improved over the last 12 months, and has in fact gotten worse. This needs to be brought to light again.
Keep up the good comments everyone. 👏
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2023.06.05 23:05 Joadzilla Thousands are living in RVs on Los Angeles’ streets. Leaders want to shrink the number, but the solution is elusive
Los Angeles CNN —
Early one recent Friday morning, sanitation workers, homeless-outreach workers and LAPD officers arrived on a little street in the west of Los Angeles. Jasmine Avenue is lined with low-rise apartment blocks, an imposing Catholic Church, a school and a handful of dilapidated recreational vehicles.
That morning on Jasmine Avenue, RV residents were offered $500 gift cards and a motel room. The city also offered to tow and destroy their RVs. One RV managed to leave, under its own steam, with what smelled like sewage leaking along the road as it left. This clearance is one small part of what has been a piecemeal approach by officials trying to tackle a burgeoning phenomenon of people living permanently in RVs on these streets.
“I’ll take a motel room,” one RV owner told me as he packed up his belongings after about six months on Jasmine Avenue. “See what happens.” But he did not let the city tow and destroy his RV. He towed it elsewhere himself, using a chain and a beaten-up SUV. He wants to keep it.
“The idea sometimes our clients have is, ‘What if this doesn’t work? If this doesn’t work, then I’m back on the streets. I’m back to square one,’” said LaTonya Smith, interim CEO at the St. Joseph Center, a nonprofit that helps the city find accommodation for the unhoused. “People who are living in RVs consider themselves to be housed, and in order for them to leave that RV, sometimes we have to incentivize.”
There are, by the latest count, more than 11,000 people living in RVs across Los Angeles County. And that number has been rising. The Covid-19 pandemic forced more people into poverty. Some of the RV dwellers have jobs but either don’t want to pay apartment rent, or can’t afford to pay it, in a city where the average one-bedroom apartment costs around $2,500 a month.
Some RV dwellers own the vehicles, but others rent them to the monthly tune of a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000, city Councilwoman Traci Park told CNN.
In Los Angeles, you are allowed to sleep in a vehicle on some streets. There are, of course, parking restrictions on many streets. But as the number of RVs has grown, enforcing those restrictions has become harder. Large, immobile RVs require large tow trucks. And, according to the city, destroying a dilapidated RV that might contain harmful chemicals can cost up to $9,000 per vehicle.
Outreach workers from St. Joseph Center interact regularly with RV dwellers. A spokesperson told CNN: “Staff encounter a large percentage, probably safe to say as much as 80-85%, of individuals who are ‘leasing’ RVs or may have purchased an RV that is not suitable for habitation or a ‘legal’ sale.”
Park and others argue that these RVs endanger their residents and blight neighborhoods, acting as magnets for crime and damaging the environment. Some advocates for the unhoused agree the impact on city neighborhoods is an issue.
“There might be trash everywhere,” said Smith from the St. Joseph Center. “People come outside their neighborhoods and homes, that’s not something that they really want to see.”
In the five years since Los Angeles County commissioned one of many reports into the RV problem and potential solutions, the number of RVs on county streets has risen by more than 50% – from more than 4,500 in 2018 to more than 7,100 at last count. Reports are regularly requested and written by various city and county departments.
“I’m tired of studies and reports,” Park told CNN recently at her freshly painted City Hall office. She was elected last year on a platform dripping with intent to handle the various homelessness issues plaguing Los Angeles. Among her first targets: people she calls “vanlords,” some of whom, she says, rent out rotting, unsafe RVs. “There is a thriving trade in RVs being rented out as dwelling units on the internet,” Park said.
Park proposed a motion that would explicitly add RVs to part of the city code that, “Prohibits a person or entity from reserving any street, parking space, or other public space without written authorization from the City while conducting business pertaining to new and used vehicles.” The motion would also force RV owners to comply with a state law, “which requires that any RV offered for sale, sold, rented or leased within California meet the design safety standards of the American National Standards Institute and Fire Protection Association.”
Right now, she said, “Apparently anybody in the city of Los Angeles can buy a junker RV off of a salvage lot and without any oversight or regulation, rent that unsafe inoperable vehicle out to a vulnerable person as a dwelling unit.”
“The point here is not to criminalize homelessness. The point is to regulate what is currently an unregulated marketplace that is causing serious public safety and environmental impacts all over the city,” Park said.
“Too often, RVs that are used as dwellings on LA’s streets are in grave disrepair,” Park’s proposed motion reads, in part. “Meaning that people living in them face unsanitary and sometimes dangerous conditions.”
She has opposition.
“It’s actually good, to provide housing for people” even if it’s an RV, said Dmitry Korikov, a filmmaker who says he volunteers helping people – mainly refugees from Russia and Ukraine – navigate van life on the streets of Los Angeles. “I lived myself in a motor home for two years. So I know how things (work), how the system works.”
He tells RV dwellers which streets they can park on, and connects them with private companies that service the vehicles for a fee: filling up the freshwater tanks, emptying the sewage tanks and sweeping the sidewalks.
“Everyone should have a right to use public streets,” Korikov told CNN. “If you cannot give them an apartment or give them a job to be able to afford an apartment and you tell them that you need to be in tents on the street, but not renting someone’s motor home, that’s evil.”
CNN put Korikov’s points to Park.
“I understand the dilemma,” she said. “On the other hand, I have seen too many of these explosions and these fires and we have got to deal with the collateral impacts that these vehicles are causing in our neighborhoods.” A small number of people have died in RV fires on the streets over the past few years, according to local reports.
Park says she is concerned that the unhoused are being exploited by the vanlords. And she is concerned about the impact the vans are having on the neighborhoods in her district, which includes Venice and much of western Los Angeles, where homeless populations tend to be higher.
One Venice resident told me he returned home from work recently to discover that the sewage tank in an RV had been emptied into the road. He had to walk through human waste to get to his front door.
“We have not resolved the RV issue yet,” Mayor Karen Bass told The Los Angeles Times in March. “But we absolutely will because it’s a very serious issue.”
One of her first moves when she took office as mayor late last year was to declare a state of emergency on homelessness. Her first target was not the RVs on the streets, but the tents on the sidewalks. Her administration has swept over a dozen tent encampments and moved more than 1,200 people into temporary accommodation in motels, the city administrative officer has said. The operation is dubbed Inside Safe.
The idea is to eventually move all those people into permanent housing, in line with an increasingly popular doctrine among housing researchers known as “housing first.” The theory is that the most impactful move in saving someone from homelessness is to provide them housing, with other services such as mental health or substance abuse treatment to follow.
Bass’ office, the city administrator’s office and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority cannot say how many of those people moved off those streets as part of Inside Safe are now in permanent housing. The mayor will hold a roundtable with the press in the coming weeks to discuss the data, her office said. The St. Joseph Center said is has found permanent housing for 32 people. A spokesperson told CNN the center expects those numbers to increase in June.
“I’m not going to leave people on the street while we’re building,” Bass told CNN this spring. “People die on these streets!”
When it comes to the RVs, a pilot program in one city council district has, over about 15 months, seen 41 RVs moved off the street and seven people moved into permanent housing. “That is why our program will be used as a model throughout the city, represented in the 2023-2024 budget adopted in May 2023,” Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez told CNN. That city budget includes $1.3 billion for the fight against homelessness.
City officials have approved a plan to deal with the RVs that includes concerted outreach to those living in them, incentivizing them to move into motel rooms, creating safe parking areas that can accommodate RVs, and finding permanent housing for those living in RVs. Now that plan needs to be implemented.
That final and fundamental piece of this puzzle is arguably the most challenging.
“We need more housing. We need more affordable safe housing,” Smith said. But housing is expensive and takes time to build. And for now, for thousands of people, an RV’s roof over their heads is all they can afford in Los Angeles.

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