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    Make sure your brakes levers are positioned...

    Make sure your brakes levers are positioned correctly too.
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    I think internalized "misocycly" (hatred of...

    I think internalized "misocycly" (hatred of cyclists) is a contributing factor.

    When a certain group is not a "default" one, generalizations about that group are often made based on behaviour of a...
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    There is truth to that (though the Ortliebs are...

    There is truth to that (though the Ortliebs are actually pretty good).

    That's partly why it took me so long to learn the lesson. :D

    But after several incidents of getting caught in downpours...
  4. 36 F? That's like, summer, 'round these parts....

    36 F? That's like, summer, 'round these parts. :lol:

    I envy all you people who live in warm climates!

    Big time!
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    It's always encouraging to read the "First...

    It's always encouraging to read the "First Commute to Work" accounts. Congratulations, and welcome to the club! :)
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    I used to swear by Kryptonite, but have since...

    I used to swear by Kryptonite, but have since switched to an Abus Granit. Lighter than Kryptonite, seems better manufactured (Kryptonite lock mechanism would seize on me a few times... once I didn't...
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    A lesson I (finally -- I am slow!) learned about...

    A lesson I (finally -- I am slow!) learned about bags is that they must be waterproof or I ain't going to bother with them at all.

    Ortlieb Backroller Classics are.
  8. Thread: Gear addictions

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    I tend to gravitate towards minimalism. I do not...

    I tend to gravitate towards minimalism. I do not like "stuff" and all the effort you have to put into organizing and maintaining it. Though I did at one point entertain the idea of curating a...
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    I use Excel.

    I use Excel.
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    Two king-sized beds, obviously. You and your bike...

    Two king-sized beds, obviously. You and your bike go in one, your girlfriend and hers in the other. :thumb:

    On a more serious note, I personally don't see the need for dedicated bike parking...
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    Wow, I'm LOVING the look of that! Though I just...

    Wow, I'm LOVING the look of that! Though I just read a review that says the shifting the gears may require more strength that many 10-year olds possess.
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    Second that. We have two 10-year-olds, and that's...

    Second that. We have two 10-year-olds, and that's what they both have had for a year (not that particular Trek, but a 24" LBS bike). Fit them perfectly, and still plenty of room to grow. One bike was...
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    Mmmmm, I like!!! :)

    Mmmmm, I like!!! :)
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    There is nothing "immature" about a mountain...

    There is nothing "immature" about a mountain bike. I am by no means dissing your taste, just sharing an observation: people's tastes in bikes change after they've actually done a decent amount biked...
  15. Thread: Helmet Hair

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    :thumb: Bravo! For men (and women, for that...

    :thumb: Bravo!

    For men (and women, for that matter) reluctant to go this route, here is a hint: no helmet = no helmet hair. *winks suggestively*
  16. Thread: First Commute!

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    That's the right age to start! Congrats and...

    That's the right age to start! Congrats and wishes for lots of cycling ahead!
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    Poll: Staying in the saddle when stopped is terribly...

    Staying in the saddle when stopped is terribly inefficient, since you're not putting your body's whole weight on the pedal when starting, which makes your starts anemic and wobbly. Nothing screams...
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    I know a guy who only has vision in one eye and...

    I know a guy who only has vision in one eye and flies airplanes.

    My boss can only see out of one eye and drives a car.

    You should be just fine on a bike.
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    Sporty hybrid.

    Sporty hybrid.
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    It definitely feels much hotter with the helmet...

    It definitely feels much hotter with the helmet on. But then I never could stand to wear any headgear in the sun -- it just seems to make things worse for me.
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    Wow. There actually still exist people who are...

    Wow. There actually still exist people who are able to change their opinions after reviewing facts. There might still be hope for humanity, after all. Good job, TurbineBlade.
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    I don't get upset anymore, except when the...

    I don't get upset anymore, except when the incident turns really quite serious -- and that is exceedingly rare. I still mutter obscenities, but I don't let stupid little traffic annoyances ruin my...
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    You are operating a vehicle too. And you're not...

    You are operating a vehicle too. And you're not supposed to use the crosswalk when operating a vehicle. Especially at 25 mph. I suggest you pull the log out of your own eye first. (Even if you're...
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    Sounds like a fun ride! have you commuted these...

    Sounds like a fun ride! have you commuted these sort of distances before on a regular basis?

    Typically I just wash my face upon arrival. Hair too, if necessary (it's short). There are showers,...
  25. I live in Toronto, which is warmer than the...

    I live in Toronto, which is warmer than the previous place I used to live, but it definitely does get cold -- AND DAMP! -- in winter. I've never owned a balaclava or face mask or goggles. I...
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