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  1. I'm glad I don't live in any "city" - Olympia, WA...

    I'm glad I don't live in any "city" - Olympia, WA has great bike infrastructure. Easy to get around on MUP's and bike lanes. It's perfect... except for the rain.
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    I'm lovin' this idea! I have one of those lights...

    I'm lovin' this idea! I have one of those lights and use it on the oddly shaped chain stay of my cannondale. However, I'm thinking your use of the light is better and much more visible to drivers. ...
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    I'm sure you are right. Can you still gain back...

    I'm sure you are right. Can you still gain back your weight with the gastric sleeve... or do you just get too sick to actually over eat?
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    So why does this work? Is it because your...

    So why does this work? Is it because your stomach is so small that you eat so much less? I've seen a few friends that have had the sleeve. They lost a lot of weight. About half have put it back...
  5. Thread: Nice Tackle!

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    Nice Tackle!

    If you're not going to pull over, this is how it might go down (policeman tackles cyclist):

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/02/11/newday-california-police-tackle-suspect.cnn.html
    ...
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    This is the thing that I have found that works...

    This is the thing that I have found that works best:

    http://www.barmitts.com/gallery/index.php
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    It all depends on the condition of the road (or...

    It all depends on the condition of the road (or other) surface that you are commuting on. I commute on my road bike (23 mm) and on a touring bike (28 mm.) Both work just fine since the surface I'm...
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    I'm sure everyone has their own "line" as to what...

    I'm sure everyone has their own "line" as to what is good quality. For me, it's the tiagra level of the shimano drive train components. I have tiagra on my touring bike that I use for commuting. I...
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    Poll: It's 2-6 times per week for me (more like 3 times...

    It's 2-6 times per week for me (more like 3 times per week.) I don't really know why I do it. Based on my eating habits and exercise, I can tell you what it's going to say before I get on... and my...
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    A road bike will do the trick. ...

    A road bike will do the trick.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
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    Yep, those seem pretty accurate. looking at the...

    Yep, those seem pretty accurate. looking at the 2nd set of pictures, I'd place myself between 25% and 30%.
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    There are a few things you may also want to...

    There are a few things you may also want to consider in your "scenario."

    How much of your current weight is excess/retained water? I'm asking because I lost 9 lbs in less than 48 hours. Based on...
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    Back when I was "normal" at 167lbs (and 28 years...

    Back when I was "normal" at 167lbs (and 28 years ago) - Bench = 390 lbs; Deadlift = 575 lbs; Squat = 525 lbs. At the time I had a hydrostatic weighing that came out at 6% bodyfat. I was a highly...
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    I consider myself to be "on the thick edge of the...

    I consider myself to be "on the thick edge of the knife" (BMI 33.) I can look in the mirror and tell that I'm too heavy. Others think of me as heavy. BMI classifies me as "obese." Yep, it doesn't...
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    I think you are obsessing. You're in the...

    I think you are obsessing. You're in the "normal" range... but you are trying to hit a particular number in the normal range??? I think it is stated as a "range" with the full expectation that not...
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    If you're 400 lbs and have 200 lbs of lean body...

    If you're 400 lbs and have 200 lbs of lean body mass, then I think it's just fine to get down to 200 lbs and 150 lbs of lean body mass. Yes, you lost 50 lbs of lean body mass... but you also lost...
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    However, Rohloff speed hubs are not cheap......

    However, Rohloff speed hubs are not cheap... they're what? $1300-$1600? I'd barely notice the price of a chain. But yes... I'd love to have a Rohloff - but "cheap" and "Rohloff" never belong in the...
  18. Thread: backsliding

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    Good job! I read through the entire thread...

    Good job! I read through the entire thread (looks like it started a few years ago.) You went from bad to worse... got your complaining in (pity party) ... and then you got off your butt and got to...
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    Your own assumptions are a bit flawed. As you...

    Your own assumptions are a bit flawed. As you lose weight, it is almost impossible to retain all of your lean body mass (muscle)... you'll lose some of that too. So, you don't have to worry about...
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    I'm glad I don't live in the city. I've ridden...

    I'm glad I don't live in the city. I've ridden in Portland - pretty much unanimously named as the most bike friendly city in the country. Yes, it has some good bicycle infrastructure... but it's a...
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    I have a cannondale synapse carbon frame. The...

    I have a cannondale synapse carbon frame. The LBS tells me that it can take up to a 28mm tire. This is a true road frame that is raced on the pro tour in events that have long sections of cobble...
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    I have a touring bike (steel rodky mountain...

    I have a touring bike (steel rodky mountain sherpa 30) and a "performance" road bike (a carbon cannondale synapse.) I commute to work with both... depending on the weather. The touring bike is...
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    I have at least one weeks worth of wardrobe that...

    I have at least one weeks worth of wardrobe that I just leave at work. Shirts (6) are laundered every other week and pants (4) once each month. Shoes stay at work. I only carry socks and underwear...
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    I have no sympathy for people complaining about...

    I have no sympathy for people complaining about commuting in the rain. I'm going to forget about the rain for now... it's July and we won't see much rain again until September.
  25. Thread: Lube ...

    by InTheRain
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    Chamois Butt'r... oh forget it, you guys were...

    Chamois Butt'r... oh forget it, you guys were talking about chains.
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