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  1. Thread: What is a Fred?

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    A Fred is the guy that shoaled past me at two...

    A Fred is the guy that shoaled past me at two lights in a row during my commute home last night: he rode a CAAD with tons of lights, panniers, wore full kit and stood in front of me at each red light...
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    Cycling Plus is a very good magazine and probably...

    Cycling Plus is a very good magazine and probably what I want Bicycling to be when I pick up an issue. I'm surprised no mentions for what I consider the best cycling periodical out, however: Bicycle...
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    I wear these and they work great to block the...

    I wear these and they work great to block the wind and brightness: Fits Over Sunglasses | Solar Shield | Andes
    Not so good for nighttime, tho :(
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    Yeah, each bus has room for two bikes, but the...

    Yeah, each bus has room for two bikes, but the distances I'm traveling are so short (< 4mi) it's probably not worth taking the bus _and_ riding my bike. The bus will probably be a backup in case of...
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    Today marks the end of my first week bike...

    Today marks the end of my first week bike commuting in about 10 years, it was certtainly nice to be back at it and the SoCal weather doesn't hurt. Previous to this I telecommuted for almost 2 years,...
  6. Thread: Drops vs risers

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    ouch.

    ouch.
  7. Thread: Zip cars

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    IIRC, Zipcar has a daily mileage limit of...

    IIRC, Zipcar has a daily mileage limit of somewhere around 200mi per day. After that I think they charge you an additional fee per mile.

    In response to OP, I've used Zipcar regularly in multiple...
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    I'd do (S) The Old Road -> (S) Balboa -> (W)...

    I'd do (S) The Old Road -> (S) Balboa -> (W) Rinaldi -> (S) De Soto -> (W) Chatsworth
    On Chatsworth, west of De Soto, you can catch a river trail that follows Browns Canyon wash (which is quite...
  9. Thread: Yowamushi Pedal

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    I can confirm that you will climb faster if you...

    I can confirm that you will climb faster if you sing the Love Hime song.
  10. If your rear drops are 120mm, you could check out...

    If your rear drops are 120mm, you could check out the Six Fyx, but unless your ride is really hilly or you're constantly spinning out your current gear it's doubtful you'll see a major speed increase.
  11. Wow, sounds like a great ride. I hope it went...

    Wow, sounds like a great ride. I hope it went well, I'd love to make it in a future year.
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    Definitely this. OP: Try to add a nice bowl of...

    Definitely this. OP: Try to add a nice bowl of oatmeal to your egg breakfast and you should see your energy levels improve and you'll likely enjoy the ride more.
  13. About 73gi (49x18 700x25c) which gives me a nice...

    About 73gi (49x18 700x25c) which gives me a nice cruising speed for the road. Sometimes I think about gearing down and sometimes I think about gearing up, so I figure I've got it about right.
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    I know this is reviving an old thread, but I just...

    I know this is reviving an old thread, but I just wanted to say I ended up doing this ride out and back last month. Overall it was a nice and pretty easy ride, although I recommend not starting late...
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    The shape is made up of thousands of peoples camp...

    The shape is made up of thousands of peoples camp sites. They are organized into sections with "streets", kind of like city blocks. They are circled around "the Man" which will be burned on Saturday...
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    I last went a decade ago, but there was something...

    I last went a decade ago, but there was something really cool and special about watching countless glowing bikes whiz around in every direction in the dark of night. Especially cause they left those...
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    Yes! Congratulations. I didn't quit drinking, but...

    Yes! Congratulations. I didn't quit drinking, but began a moderation approach after realizing I was living a damaging lifestyle. The approach started with 30 days abstinence and I turned to cycling...
  18. Thread: Yowamushi Pedal

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    Where are you watching it? There were a few...

    Where are you watching it? There were a few episodes on youtube, but I haven't been able to find the whole thing.
  19. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    Today I did about 1km of gain over 50 miles. I...

    Today I did about 1km of gain over 50 miles. I wanted to do more but it's too damn hot!
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    Yes. Also, I believe there are cases when it is...

    Yes. Also, I believe there are cases when it is legally permissible to cross a double-yellow to pass, but IANAL.

    EDIT: The polite thing would've been for the cyclists to fall back to single file...
  21. Thread: Fixed Randonnee

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    Awesome ride. I'm preparing for my first fixed...

    Awesome ride. I'm preparing for my first fixed english century, you're putting my nervousness to shame :)
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    Today I was buying a hot dog and a guy in full...

    Today I was buying a hot dog and a guy in full kit and clipless shoes was polite to me. We exchanged pleasantries, complimented each others bikes and went on with our days. WTF!?
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    For $300, I'd go with the Windsor Timeline...

    For $300, I'd go with the Windsor Timeline. It comes with a freewheel by default, is ready for racks, fenders, etc. and can fit wide tires. No suspension fork, but the steel frame and fork should be...
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    Yes!! This bike is awesome.

    Yes!! This bike is awesome.
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    I've been experimenting recently and have noticed...

    I've been experimenting recently and have noticed that those people tend to react better if I use complete sentences. When I say "on your left" they tend to move left, but when I say " Careful! I'm...
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