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    Yes, six years ago. Went over the handlebars....

    Yes, six years ago. Went over the handlebars. Spent the weekend at the hospital. Minor cuts and scrapes, back was black and blue, but the real problem was I broke my thumb in several places. Surgery...
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    Ride around Skaneateles Lake (New York), and then...

    Ride around Skaneateles Lake (New York), and then smoke some chicken for company.
  3. Very nice-I like it. I have a Litespeed...

    Very nice-I like it. I have a Litespeed Classic-you are giving me ideas :-)

    Just curious...how much did it cost to have the rims powder coated?
  4. This is what hurts. I passed out on the way to...

    This is what hurts. I passed out on the way to the bathroom a few months ago, and broke six ribs, bruised the spleen, and poked a hole in lung. A week in the hospital, and multiple cardiac...
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    I also like the Specialized BG gloves. Been using...

    I also like the Specialized BG gloves. Been using them for many years.
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    Your ride reports and photos are always an...

    Your ride reports and photos are always an enjoyable read. Looks like a great Century.
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    I can't comment specifically about Italy, but...

    I can't comment specifically about Italy, but with respect to tour operators I did a tour in California using Backroads, and they did a super job. Great accomodations, choices of routes, the guides...
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    Selle Titanico X saddle.

    Selle Titanico X saddle.
  9. I have the regular version (non-X model), weigh...

    I have the regular version (non-X model), weigh 185 lbs, and have had it for about 1.5 years. No problems with stretch-it feels better now than a year ago. I really like it, and have put the X...
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    I actually hit one five years ago. Spent the...

    I actually hit one five years ago. Spent the weekend in the hospital, and then couldn't ride for 8 weeks while my thumb, which required surgery, healed from multiple breaks. The best two months of...
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    Did the whole family like the trip? Wife and I...

    Did the whole family like the trip? Wife and I did a Backroads bike trip a few years ago, and we both loved it, but we are unsure if a family trip would be enjoyed by our daughter.
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    I have two bikes with Brooks B17's, and one with...

    I have two bikes with Brooks B17's, and one with Selle Anatomica Titanico. The Selle is more comfortable.
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    Look for (and get under) shelter-like some ones...

    Look for (and get under) shelter-like some ones open garage, covered stoop, under a bridge, etc. And just wait it out.
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    +1. I made the switch to compact bars due to...

    +1. I made the switch to compact bars due to easier packing, and ended up liking them so much I put them on my other bikes.
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    With my S&S bike, disassembly/packing takes about...

    With my S&S bike, disassembly/packing takes about 30 minutes, unpack and reassemble takes a bit less. It's a 60 cm bike, so the crank arms need to be removed (not just the pedals). Getting the...
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    A few years ago I bought a 2004 Litespeed Classic...

    A few years ago I bought a 2004 Litespeed Classic on ebay, then sent it to Bilenky in Philly for the retrofit, hardshell case, etc. I think I have about $3k into it, total. Haven't traveled with it...
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    Here is another that you may want to look into. I...

    Here is another that you may want to look into. I have B17's on my three bikes, but put one of these on one bike last summer, and I do like it better than the Brooks. Less nose pressure.
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  18. I had to click on your link to see where in VA...

    I had to click on your link to see where in VA this was. Two years ago I was in VA on business and stayed at a hotel in Woodstock. As I am walking from my car to the hotel a group of riders came into...
  19. Your pictures of your rides never fail to...

    Your pictures of your rides never fail to impress. Thanks for sharing.
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    Mind if I ask...how much was the cost? Or rather,...

    Mind if I ask...how much was the cost? Or rather, was it more or less than the traditional way?

    My last "new" crown was 1.5 years ago, and I think it cost me $700. Two weeks ago the sticky candy I...
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    People who smoke a cigarette while pumping gas...

    People who smoke a cigarette while pumping gas into their car.
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    I bought a steel frame, SRAM red equiped...

    I bought a steel frame, SRAM red equiped Motobecane bike from them a year ago. Out of three bikes I own-a litespeed and Trek carbon fiber-the Moto has been my go-to bike. Love the Red, ride is...
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    The past two years when vacationing in VT I have...

    The past two years when vacationing in VT I have done a ride that goes to Jay Peak. Profile looks like the profile of the Golden Gate Bridge-up/down/up/down. Total length of 42 miles. The climbs...
  24. I have three bikes, and all three have (had?)...

    I have three bikes, and all three have (had?) Brooks B17. I recently bought the Selle Anatomica and put it on one bike, and so far that is even more comfortable than the Brooks. Not as much pressure...
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    I hit one at about 18 mph. Bike was fine, I spent...

    I hit one at about 18 mph. Bike was fine, I spent the weekend at the hospital, and was off the bike for two months while my surgically-repaired thumb healed. The deer survived-I think he starred in...
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