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    sci_femme = geek chick.

    sci_femme = geek chick.
  2. Welcome to the forum! As fellow Central...

    Welcome to the forum!

    As fellow Central Floridian (Orlando) with 30 mi RT commute I would not recommend cycling every day of the week in the summer. I tried and by day 4 I was stupid with heat...
  3. Light Athena, roads are all asphalt of wildly...

    Light Athena, roads are all asphalt of wildly different quality, no snow, torrential rains half the year. Posting out of the saddle on every pothole, rail road, bump, but that has more to do with...
  4. Beg to differ - I get 3K out of 4 seasons 700x28

    Beg to differ - I get 3K out of 4 seasons 700x28
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    My problem would be drivers making right turn...

    My problem would be drivers making right turn from Hickory to Lebanon northbound. At acute angle a cyclist is not even going to register...
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    Slight correction - at 30 mi RT ride quality...

    Slight correction - at 30 mi RT ride quality comes close second, if not a priority. Punctures happen more often or less often, but a tire with bad feel sucks every time.
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    And long-wearing too - I get about 3K out of the...

    And long-wearing too - I get about 3K out of the pair

    SF
  9. Tires - give Continental 4-seasons 700x28 a whirl...

    Tires - give Continental 4-seasons 700x28 a whirl - very nice ride combined with stupendous wet traction and puncture protection. Spendy, tho.

    Rack - Tortec Supertour, also serves as rear fender...
  10. Here in Florida we wrote a definitive book on...

    Here in Florida we wrote a definitive book on sweating. After each ride I put a folded paper towel to soaked pads and straps to wick as much moisture as possible, so pads and straps dry faster. This...
  11. Go Jens! He was the third in claiming first...

    Go Jens!

    He was the third in claiming first climb, and other two pretty much conceded sprint to him, so it made sense to go into solo breakaway when he really warmed up in order not to share. The...
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    OYL confuses people. They do not take bell...

    OYL confuses people. They do not take bell seriously - it is associated with child's bike. I found that simple "watch out" is very effective in moving people away from the source of the noise - me.
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    Take it easy and acclimate. This spring I went on...

    Take it easy and acclimate. This spring I went on business trip to South Louisiana and gave my lungs a rest from all the Central Florida humidity. Meanwhile my colleague from Colorado division felt...
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    a. wrap the bars for comfort and wear non-padded...

    a. wrap the bars for comfort and wear non-padded gloves.

    b. work on core strength.

    c. check the overall fit.

    Good luck

    SF
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    60%. So? 2008 mess dumped scores of woefully...

    60%. So?

    2008 mess dumped scores of woefully unprepared cyclists riding woefully incompetent machines onto the streets. You have all seen him, and heard his chain from three blocks away. That...
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    Clothespin? Not like we are here to make a...

    Clothespin? Not like we are here to make a fashion statement.
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    Check stuff by Specialized Body Geometry. My...

    Check stuff by Specialized Body Geometry. My experience with Riata (ladies SPD shoes) is excellent. I do not remember the name of men's counterpart.
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    Poll: Hand that holds the needles hold the fork does...

    Hand that holds the needles hold the fork does not - Yoda grammar intentional.
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    Poll: Oh, boy, don't I ever! Knitting continental style...

    Oh, boy, don't I ever! Knitting continental style does not help either.

    OK, we successfully derailed the discussion. Begging Mods' forgiveness.
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    Poll: [QUOTE=kookaburra1701;16584638] What is the...

    What is the purpose of a false seam?
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    Poll: I have a little trick - when confronted with...

    I have a little trick - when confronted with I-am-king-because-I can-write-my-name-in-the-snow attitudes I mentally hum Annie, Get Your ***: "anything you can do I can do better"...and communicate...
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    Poll: 30 mi RT commute in full MAWIL get-up (I am doing...

    30 mi RT commute in full MAWIL get-up (I am doing my darn best to put span in spandex).

    Both commuting while female and posting on forums while female require slightly thicker skin and willful and...
  23. They won't. And boys are abandoning the idea in...

    They won't. And boys are abandoning the idea in greater numbers than girls.
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    Full battle gear for me - I do 30 mi RT in...

    Full battle gear for me - I do 30 mi RT in Central Florida. Shower in the morning before take-off and thorough sponge bath in the bathroom upon arrival. We have powder room style bathrooms at work.
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    Really? In my house my bike leans against...

    Really?

    In my house my bike leans against freshly remodeled, blond wood, granite-topped kitchen peninsula. Why? Because I AM THE WIFE!

    Mwa-ha-ha-haa!!!!!
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