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    And by the way, as you've read, it almost...

    And by the way, as you've read, it almost doesn't matter what frame material you pick--carbon, in particular, has a reputation opposite of that with which it started: it is at least as long...
  2. Thread: Let it Snow!

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    Not that I miss him THAT much, but I really...

    Not that I miss him THAT much, but I really enjoyed the way that a certain person would post his pictures in a "story" format, along with a tag line or descriptor for every pic. This sounds like an...
  3. Thread: Let it Snow!

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    :popcorn

    :popcorn
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    The newer CX bikes make great road and fire road...

    The newer CX bikes make great road and fire road bikes--disk brakes, with the ability to mount fat, hi volume tires or skinny road burners. ..

    And at 240, you have nothing to worry about from...
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    We're trying to recovery it from the Ensenada...

    We're trying to recovery it from the Ensenada police (they're holding it for "evidence"). It was a sky blue one with drop bars and white tape. My dad loved it. I know this isn't the time or place...
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    Yes. I found an old Varsity that needed some TLC,...

    Yes. I found an old Varsity that needed some TLC, cleaned it up and sent it to him. He was thrilled.

    Thank you all very much. Of all the things that could have taken him, I can't believe this...
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    Be careful out there...

    Lost my dad on 5/21 to a Mini bus driver in Ensenada. He was riding a 70's vintage Schwinn Varsity.
  8. Ok, just to clarify, I stopped much, but didn't...

    Ok, just to clarify, I stopped much, but didn't walk...:p
  9. Lol!!!

    Lol!!!
  10. Thread: New Clydesdale

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    Okay, just wondering what country's language uses...

    Okay, just wondering what country's language uses "tonne," measures distance in klicks, yet offers its citizens tax returns... ;)
  11. Thread: My first ride

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    Your front brake is your most effective...

    Your front brake is your most effective brake--learn to use it in conjunction with your rear brake in order to scrub speed downhill. You're fortunate in that disk brakes are much less prone to fading...
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    Okay, I can totally relate to this... Yes, it is...

    Okay, I can totally relate to this... Yes, it is very hard for us bigger folk--but they are not impossible. The fact that you're contemplating it already shows a tendency towards victory over them...
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    Show-Off :p RedBEard, welcome back. Missed...

    Show-Off :p

    RedBEard, welcome back. Missed your posts around here.
  14. BeachGrad et al, I'm 90% in. I might have either...

    BeachGrad et al, I'm 90% in. I might have either my wife or my daughter with me (both of whom can presumably climb better than me, so no, I can't use them as an excuse to stop... lol). I'm looking...
  15. Take both hands off the bars, lean back a bit,...

    Take both hands off the bars, lean back a bit, and say WEEEEEEEE really loud! LOL! Seriously, though, I find that mixing up the rides (commuting is an unavoidable relentless pattern, but it is...
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    Reminds me of my old Globe (before it was stolen)...

    Reminds me of my old Globe (before it was stolen)
    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/Erwin8r/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_8049.jpg

    Great, high-utility and fun bike.
  17. That's a decent bike, but be prepared to buy a...

    That's a decent bike, but be prepared to buy a new seat post at some point soon--those suspension posts don't last very long at Clyde weights. Ask the bike shop to properly tension the spokes...
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    I've had the best luck (aside from the great...

    I've had the best luck (aside from the great folks on this forum) at my local bike shop. They have an incentive to keep "no drop" rides just that--by not pressuring the weakest riders other than...
  19. I love steel and ti bikes (De Rosa, Merckx, and...

    I love steel and ti bikes (De Rosa, Merckx, and have had a number of Merlins and Serottas)--I now have a ti Carbon bike (Seven ID8), an aluminum bike (Klein Pro) and a Carbon bike (Element Six frame...
  20. I noticed that Beachgrad05 had s cool dual-bottle...

    I noticed that Beachgrad05 had s cool dual-bottle holder attached to her seatpost in addition to the two on her frame. That looked like a nice set-up without resorting to aCamelbak type pack. On a...
  21. Oh, and count me in. I now have a time to beat...

    Oh, and count me in. I now have a time to beat :thumb:!
  22. This is where I stand: Leaderboard // Overall ...

    This is where I stand:
    Leaderboard // Overall

    MY CURRENT PLACE4136 / 4157
  23. Seriously Charlie, if I can do it, you can do...

    Seriously Charlie, if I can do it, you can do it... I may not be older, but at 5'10, 235, i'm fairly pudgy and with a highly-untuned cardio vascular system...
  24. Ouch! You must be putting out some serious...

    Ouch! You must be putting out some serious torque to crack frames like that! ;)
  25. Here's a nice shot of us at the shack: ...

    Here's a nice shot of us at the shack:

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/Erwin8r/Bicycling/20140322_094834_zpsmc4j7apz.jpg

    And another of my poor bike resting at the shack:
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