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    This. And considering German TV is now...

    This.

    And considering German TV is now considering airing the TdF again because they think cycling has been largely cleaned up, if Astana lines up, I suspect the Germans will reconsider.
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  2. I haven't ridden it in twenty-eight years. At...

    I haven't ridden it in twenty-eight years. At that time, it took my two female companions and me five days to ride the length of Skyline/BRP self-supported. The two biggest issues, hopefully...
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    We do a bit of touring on gravel/dirt roads and...

    We do a bit of touring on gravel/dirt roads and lots of joy riding on gravel logging roads (a local delicacy). However, our tandem is built for 26" wheels. We've been super happy with the tires from...
  4. I also prefer to load the front as heavy as...

    I also prefer to load the front as heavy as possible. If I still have more stuff, on go the rear bags. Weight at the front axle stabilizes the bike; other locations destabilize it. As added perks,...
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    In the waning weeks of the year, we have a new...

    In the waning weeks of the year, we have a new leader for "A&S Post of the Year"
    Congratulations.
  6. Poll: I've lived with much higher levels of cycling...

    I've lived with much higher levels of cycling modal share in the US with very limited cycling-specific infrastructure. Yes, it works just fine, thank you very much. The motorists learn to adapt,...
  7. Poll: I much prefer the term Competent and Confident....

    I much prefer the term Competent and Confident. IIRC, the strong and fearless label was part of a segregationist campaign to belittle those who opposed mandatory-use cycletracks.
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    Maybe, and I'm sure we all wish Froome and...

    Maybe, and I'm sure we all wish Froome and Contador hadn't crashed out. However, wasn't Nibali the only rider to beat Froome in a stage race in 2013, the year Froome embarrassed Contador at the TdF?...
  9. Poll: Add in the reasonable supposition that the...

    Add in the reasonable supposition that the overwhelming majority of those cycling deaths in the US were some combination of drunk/ninja/salmon/sidewalker and I'm really not exactly intimidated by the...
  10. Poll: Some, perhaps most, of the segregationists are...

    Some, perhaps most, of the segregationists are only interested in proposed "solutions" that involve ever more segregation. Anything else is not interesting to them or must not be as effective as the...
  11. Thread: Nails

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    I doubt if there is there anything Rudy and Kay...

    I doubt if there is there anything Rudy and Kay haven't experienced at least once on a bike.
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    And yet he was getting his head handed to him all...

    And yet he was getting his head handed to him all year until the Tour. Great job of peaking maybe, but it does make one suspicious and that's a shame because the man has style. No one crashes on a...
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    Although I wouldn't call the folks who drive...

    Although I wouldn't call the folks who drive people away from lcf with their constant accusation of "Troll!" hard core, particularly since they shudder at the thought of riding even relatively short...
  14. Thread: Nails

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    A friend of mine had a new set of wheels built...

    A friend of mine had a new set of wheels built back in the mid-80's. On his first ride on them he ran over a nail that penetrated the front rim. My wife was riding with him and said that he cursed...
  15. It's a hopeful sign that such an article is...

    It's a hopeful sign that such an article is appearing in Arizona, the Florida of the west. It's also refreshing to see an opinion piece that isn't bemoaning a lack of world class sidewalks to ride on...
  16. Poll: As a general rule, are motorists in Germany...

    As a general rule, are motorists in Germany "forced", by enforcement and reasonable sanctions, to obey the law or is it more like the US where there is almost no traffic law enforcement and the...
  17. Pat yourself on the back for having such a good...

    Pat yourself on the back for having such a good feel for reality. I suppose you have an advantage over most folks since you are actually out there riding and walking. It looks like trucks,...
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    So, you don't have any references or explanation...

    So, you don't have any references or explanation for your alchemical claims. I didn't expect much from a faith-based poster like yourself.

    You seem to have more than a little in common with these...
  19. This part really should be expanded on....

    This part really should be expanded on. Particulate pollution, primarily from motor vehicles, causes many thousands of deaths from stroke and heart attacks annually. In addition, it damages the...
  20. Of course such amenities vary by location, but...

    Of course such amenities vary by location, but most places where I have lived have buses to ski resorts (there's usually decent X-country near the downhill stuff). I have friends and relatives who...
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    I didn't give up on cars as a reasonable means of...

    I didn't give up on cars as a reasonable means of transportation in an effort to save fuel for future generations. In part, I went to other means of transportation to show others how easy it is to do...
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    Okay, I've got to ask for some elaboration on...

    Okay, I've got to ask for some elaboration on that bit of alchemy. Reduced carbon molecules from iron and most of the solid mass of the crust (that being the part we have accessible) as reduced iron?...
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    I won a hot air balloon ride once. The only...

    I won a hot air balloon ride once. The only problem was that I had an intense fear of heights back then. Fortunately, a co-worker got married shortly after I won, so I gave it to her. She said it was...
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    Nice photos and ride report. Those Star Trek...

    Nice photos and ride report. Those Star Trek jerseys are a hoot.

    One of these days I'm going to have to head on down to Death Valley. I was planning on riding there from the Bay Area 33 years ago...
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    :roflmao::roflmao: Condescend much?

    :roflmao::roflmao:

    Condescend much?
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