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    Or you could used a pair of tweezers (with the...

    Or you could used a pair of tweezers (with the proper technique) and/or a match like we did when I was young. I went to an elementary school that was "in the woods," and we took a fair number of...
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    In the absence of information you can make an...

    In the absence of information you can make an educated guess based on things like "extra" ingredients and dressing. An otherwise healthy sounding salad that is topped with bacon bits and ranch...
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    You might want to check out ACA's forum. The...

    You might want to check out ACA's forum. The north-south issue has been addressed there. Try searching "divide north" and other similar terms for links to threads that address the topic. E.g.:
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    That would not be practical for small/smallish,...

    That would not be practical for small/smallish, independent restaurants, especially those with daily specials and menus that change often. I avoid eating at chain places not only because I find the...
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    There is a relatively recent thread started by...

    There is a relatively recent thread started by someone who had decided to have surgery. He noted that he was required to first lose 20 lbs. before you could qualify. With the potential downsides of...
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    You are not wrong. I have seen "Ride the Divide,"...

    You are not wrong. I have seen "Ride the Divide," which is a film made about the annual race of the route. Some of the NM riding is extremely bumpy. Same with MT. I have ridden some unpaved,...
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    The OP wrote that he plans to ride the "Great...

    The OP wrote that he plans to ride the "Great Divide," which I take to mean Adventure Cycling's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. The race I mentioned follows that route. Your post suggests that you...
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    I could be mistaken, but I thought fenders (at...

    I could be mistaken, but I thought fenders (at least the full coverage variety) are not recommended for the GD route due to the nature of the riding. I saw close to a dozen people doing the race this...
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    Heh. I nearly had a heart attack in June when...

    Heh. I nearly had a heart attack in June when someone in a pickup drove by and the dog with its head sticking out of the front passenger window gave me a good barking just as the vehicle passed.
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    Start planning your next tour to fill the void.

    Start planning your next tour to fill the void.
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    Think of how scary it would be if the truck flew...

    Think of how scary it would be if the truck flew past you and you had no idea it was coming.

    Of course I try to avoid heavy traffic when possible, but that's not always possible. Nor is it always...
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    I always take novels with me, even on overnight...

    I always take novels with me, even on overnight trips. Read "Flowers for Algernon" while touring in MT in June and "Slaughterhouse Five" crossing PA in September. Read "For Whom the Bell Tolls"...
  13. Grassy dunes are there for a reason. To keep the...

    Grassy dunes are there for a reason. To keep the sea at bay. Don't disturb them.
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    You set yourself up. Weenie Warmers from The...

    You set yourself up.

    Weenie Warmers from The Goofy Gift Shop
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    It's supposed to be balmy on Monday. 72 here in...

    It's supposed to be balmy on Monday. 72 here in Philly.
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    Sorry if I am getting off topic, but I have to...

    Sorry if I am getting off topic, but I have to tell you this story....

    I crossed the country with a group of 12 people. One woman got lost with relative frequency. A few days before the end of the...
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    I read you loud and clear, and what you say...

    I read you loud and clear, and what you say confirms some of my suspicions.

    This isn't directed towards you, but I want to say that it's great to be all Rah! Rah!, but when it becomes apparent...
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    A thimble should work for you.

    A thimble should work for you.
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    That's my preference, but it doesn't always work...

    That's my preference, but it doesn't always work out that way. When I toured across PA in September I didn't stay in one place that was in convenient walking distance from a grocery store. The first...
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    Yep. I have done that on my last two solo,...

    Yep. I have done that on my last two solo, week-long trips. Asked and was given permission to leave the bike out of the way near a cashier. One cashier even offered to keep an eye on it for me.
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    I know of at least one person on this forum who...

    I know of at least one person on this forum who repeatedly engaged in a lot of "puffery," to put it nicely. I caught him/her red-handed once. In another instance, his/her claimed mileage for the year...
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    Both my Ksyriums failed. The rear rim cracked. A spoke nipple on the front one cracked due to a known design defect. The rear hub also gave me troubles within the first year or two. Mavic customer...
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    You must be new to the sport. All my bottles have...

    You must be new to the sport. All my bottles have gotten similar marks.

    As noted, gently push the tops of the cages in to prevent rattling.
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    As noted, if your recent purchase was for items...

    As noted, if your recent purchase was for items on sale, you don't get the 10% member dividend. If you want to rack up some free REI money, get their Visa card. I have had one for years. Not only is...
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    I am extremely curious about what you mean. Are...

    I am extremely curious about what you mean. Are you saying that peoples' representations made in the virtual world (i.e., in this forum) didn't match what people were really doing in practice?
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