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    You all are encouraging me, and some info I have...

    You all are encouraging me, and some info I have dug up on the interweb indicates that I might be able to do some, if not all, the riding I like to do. Off-road will have to step in, but with the...
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    Moving to New Mexico, Questions

    For lots of reasons (mostly work-related), I have been almost totally off my bike for a year. The work part seems to be getting solved, with a move to the Los Alamos area being worked on. I...
  3. Been chased a few times, seems it is always Pit...

    Been chased a few times, seems it is always Pit Bulls that give me the eye. Last time, I was already at about 20, so not much acceleration left in these old legs, but I got it up to about 23. Then...
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    Yore tax dollars at work. Again. David58

    Yore tax dollars at work.

    Again.

    David58
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    Listen more carefully and you might hear more...

    Listen more carefully and you might hear more than just what you want to hear.

    Signed,
    david58

    Bike commuting, recreational riding, economy car driving, Tea Party supporting cyclist.
  6. Thread: Eye protection

    by david58
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    Have had some pretty solid hits from pebbles...

    Have had some pretty solid hits from pebbles tossed by passing car's tires. Bugs. Occasionally branches. Must ALWAYS wear glasses.

    I wear single vision glasses to correct my astigmatism,...
  7. Thread: Blind curves

    by david58
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    Not a problem here in Oregon. All drivers have...

    Not a problem here in Oregon. All drivers have X-ray vision and can see around the corners.
  8. Ridden thousands of miles in Oregon, hundreds in...

    Ridden thousands of miles in Oregon, hundreds in Alabama. Drivers are aggressive and fast in Oregon, polite and careful in Alabama.

    Now I am talking farm country here - I dont ride in town...
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    My son was akin to Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes)...

    My son was akin to Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes) with his bike misadventures. Quit trying at 6, learnt to ride at 12, but didn't ride much.

    Fast forward to 21. Bike commuter in Seattle starting...
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    Blast! Conflicts with a wedding that weekend. ...

    Blast! Conflicts with a wedding that weekend. Well, you planted an idea in a couple of old noggins, we might just basically do a similar week unsupported in the Bend area. Such a grand place to...
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    I use the curved side of a Tide detergent jug,...

    I use the curved side of a Tide detergent jug, since it will sort of continue the curvature of the fender.
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    Sounds like the kind of cycling vacation I would...

    Sounds like the kind of cycling vacation I would pick for myself! Going to have to think hard on it - price is mighty nice.
  13. Thread: Stp?

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    My son has been riding the better part of a year...

    My son has been riding the better part of a year now, commuting to work in Seattle where he is finishing his final year of college. He works at an outfit that puts a "team" on the road for STP in...
  14. I still shudder. I crossed a highway yesterday...

    I still shudder. I crossed a highway yesterday without looking behind me. No sound of approaching cars, so I did it. Damned stupid.
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    Kinda funny - on a long climb, I find that lower...

    Kinda funny - on a long climb, I find that lower rpm at a given speed is more comfortable than higher rpm at that same speed. Glad there isn't an official rule. :) I also like to get up out of the...
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    Car wreck had me totally off the bike two months....

    Car wreck had me totally off the bike two months. Started riding in August, then job change had me off the bike in November and December.

    Question: Do you lose much fitness with layoff?
    Answer:...
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    The guy in the car was very likely well described...

    The guy in the car was very likely well described as being a sociopath, or having those tendencies. However, I would be slow to engage - I am doing a "do what I say not what I do" here - if...
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    "What's mine is mine. Yours is negotiable." ...

    "What's mine is mine. Yours is negotiable."

    Bike fees stem from jealousy/envy - auto drivers that care, care because they are paying and the scofflaw cyclist is not. At least in their...
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    Have you balanced the savings from not driving a...

    Have you balanced the savings from not driving a care against the $100 for the membership? Even with my decent mileage (27mpg) truck, riding four days a week (18 miles RT) and the fitness gain would...
  20. Thread: Safest Helmut

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    Depends on your political leanings as to whether...

    Depends on your political leanings as to whether or not there is agreement on that one. But Helmut was, in my mind, a safe Helmut.
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    After my discovery of helmet funk, I now purchase...

    After my discovery of helmet funk, I now purchase extra foam sets when I purchase a helmet. Those sponges only clean so well - I went to replacing them.
  22. Thread: Black Ice

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    +1000! A lot of us take pride in our toughness...

    +1000!

    A lot of us take pride in our toughness in riding in all kinds of conditions. But riding when it is icy on the roads, as cyccommute describes, is just plain dumb if the autos are sliding...
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    I sure like my banjo bros products - economical...

    I sure like my banjo bros products - economical and rugged.
  24. Very possible I am missing something - I ride...

    Very possible I am missing something - I ride 10-speed brifters (105s) and a 10-speed mbike cassette with mbike derailleur (34 tooth big cog).
  25. I have 2011 vintage 105's, and put a mtn bike...

    I have 2011 vintage 105's, and put a mtn bike derailleur on last summer. Have ridden it for a bit over a year with no problems, aside from being a bit touchy on adjustment. By touchy, just needs a...
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