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  1. Those events that use the patriotic flag to line...

    Those events that use the patriotic flag to line their pockets should be avoided
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    It depends on the mentality of the dealer and the...

    It depends on the mentality of the dealer and the manufacturer rep. Too some, any abrasion at all from road sand can lead to accusations of abuse. How the hell do you keep a bike looking like it did...
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    I think it depends on the mindset of the...

    I think it depends on the mindset of the potential organizer. Of the types I've met in the former category the majority are complete control freaks, the purpose of the event is subservient to their...
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    maybe instead of LEVERAGE, you need a little...

    maybe instead of LEVERAGE, you need a little dexterity to align the pin on the tool to the pin on the chain. And then maybe a few rounds at the weight room to strengthen your grip. they are pretty...
  5. this is probably the only post in this thread...

    this is probably the only post in this thread worth quoting for a correct opinion. the finished matrix is the performance of a laminate. It's comprised of a layers of directional carbon fibres...
  6. left foot, right foot. rinse repeat. just...

    left foot, right foot. rinse repeat. just remember why you're out there..............it is to ride not sit around taking rest breaks of more than 10 minutes every hr.

    And don't go out hard and...
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    Has the animal layer been mentioned yet? 2 or 3...

    Has the animal layer been mentioned yet? 2 or 3 layers of the wool of your choice (merino is great as is lambs wool) with deal with moisture from within AND from without. Even if you hit saturation...
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    a little cold is far from the extreme of...

    a little cold is far from the extreme of frostbite, you said it was an hour. ever thought of maybe, just maybe, slowing your pace to ease the wind chill. cold weather survival is all about surviving,...
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    yeah, I doubt the BMC would be embarrassed riding...

    yeah, I doubt the BMC would be embarrassed riding past the clean lines of, say the OP, who is still sitting on the side of the road waiting for a ride. Or the BMC is enjoying the twilight hours while...
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    48 here. Got back into riding 2.5 yrs ago with a...

    48 here. Got back into riding 2.5 yrs ago with a hybrid, and 25kms was a looooong way to go, let alone hills. Kept it up and then started riding with the local rando club. It was then where I felt...
  11. I finally put a cog on my SS and rode it for the...

    I finally put a cog on my SS and rode it for the better part of a month without riding my geared bike. Last week to keep up on my 200km brevet/month I took out the roadie. It was an odd feeling about...
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    the hole is to drain any liquid that could get in...

    the hole is to drain any liquid that could get in the frame
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    A crack will continue to propagate in a FRP...

    A crack will continue to propagate in a FRP structure. the hole drilling technique is a cross over from metal workers ( and not recommended for plastics). To keep the region from further stress, it's...
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    you sound like the kid who was totally into his...

    you sound like the kid who was totally into his ride, head down in the drops, and just booking it. The next thing he was in the back of a parked car. Why, because he refused to pay attention to his...
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    I'd venture to guess you don't really want to...

    I'd venture to guess you don't really want to ride then. Because if you did, then you would have gone for a 20 mile spin the next day. Stop dreaming and start doing.
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    see that's just wrong on all counts. I played...

    see that's just wrong on all counts. I played with a guy once who used the excuse, "We're not on the Tour, so I am not going to ruin my club or take a stroke" for the root he moved his ball away...
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    I agree with that. I had an interesting chat with...

    I agree with that. I had an interesting chat with fellow riders after a 1200. The discussion turned towards information controls, specifically how they were untimed according to them. I had a problem...
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    considering its 2012, just how many miles did you...

    considering its 2012, just how many miles did you put on those tires in 4 years. I'm good for maybe 2000km before the front goes to the back, and a new tyre goes on the front at a minimum. far better...
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    the recorded track was one of the reasons I...

    the recorded track was one of the reasons I bought mine, I bought an Etrex Vista HCx on clearout. First it was to replace a cycle computer that would reset after 500km (no good for rando rides), and...
  20. ^^^^^^^ was just going to post this

    ^^^^^^^ was just going to post this
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    The barometric altimeter is a nice gadget, but...

    The barometric altimeter is a nice gadget, but useless on a bike. As you travel, weather systems change (ergo the pressure changes) which gives false altitude readings. To obtain any form of accuracy...
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    Mine is about a year old, and some think its 10....

    Mine is about a year old, and some think its 10. It has been soaked, scratched when the bike was flipped upside down to change a tire, and left to dry out in the hot sun. It has been scuffed from...
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    These should meet the criteria. would have been...

    These should meet the criteria. would have been done sooner, but many rides ended at 70 or 80kms. SS Gary Fisher Triton that started with 63 GI, and now runs 70". This bike has become my first choice...
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    apples to oranges. a 1200 can be 3 to 4 days of...

    apples to oranges. a 1200 can be 3 to 4 days of pain, with a total sleep count in single digits (maybe 16). A 200 or GF is a day trip.
  25. Great work and determination to finish the...

    Great work and determination to finish the series. Once an SR, always an SR is the tradition..................but keep on riding.
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