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    All I've heard is that I might need a set of...

    All I've heard is that I might need a set of "professional" tire levers to get them on and off. I definitely do not want to be fighting with a tire out on the road, so this is something I'm going to...
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    OK, you dropped the bomb...how about some details?

    OK, you dropped the bomb...how about some details?
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    >>>>Remember,wider tires are also taller.

    >>>>Remember,wider tires are also taller.<<<<<

    I hadn't thought of that. All the other measurements seem to suggest that they would fit on my GT Outpost. Thanks for the heads-up.
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    Maxxis Hookworms for Light Touring?

    Also posted on "Commuting" forum...

    Based on the 100% over-the-top positive reviews I've read of these tires, they seem to be great for something, but I'm not sure it's touring. I love the look,...
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    Maxxis Hookworms for Commuting?

    Based on the 100% over-the-top positive reviews I've read of these tires, they seem to be great for something, but I'm not sure it's commuting. I love the look, the potential comfort, and the...
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    >>>>@ Tom. Your post was very poorly phrased and...

    >>>>@ Tom. Your post was very poorly phrased and very condescending. That's unusual for you. <<<<<

    Yeah, that's the problem with trying to put things into words when you're not face-to-face...
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    So you're saying the "Hiking Only" signs are NOT...

    So you're saying the "Hiking Only" signs are NOT placed as the result of some compromise between CLIMB and the Greenbelt Trail Conference, whether a handshake deal or a legal document? If that's the...
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    >>>>I wonder if that designation has the force of...

    >>>>I wonder if that designation has the force of law, or did the GreenBelt club take it upon themselves to mark it as such?<<<<<

    I don't want to sound like your killjoy, self-righteous Uncle...
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    >>>>It really would be awesome to have bike paths...

    >>>>It really would be awesome to have bike paths leading to things to do.<<<<<

    That's always been the problem. With the exception of the Ellen Farrant Bikeway to Jones Beach, most of the bike...
  10. That's a really good point that I hadn't...

    That's a really good point that I hadn't considered. If the prospect of a good workout or a chance to beat yesterday's time works to get more people out on their bikes in the AM, I'm all for it.
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  11. I guess I just see commuting differently than a...

    I guess I just see commuting differently than a lot of people. For me, it's a way to be outside, in the fresh air, on my bike for as long as I can be, in between long stretches of sitting in a...
  12. >>>>is it a sin to enjoy commuting at higher...

    >>>>is it a sin to enjoy commuting at higher speeds? is it a sin to enjoy speed<<<<<

    No. But this is a thread about the OP not giving a sh-t about passing people or being passed. I was simply...
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    I think I've seen this photo before, but one...

    I think I've seen this photo before, but one thing I can say is that I'm gaga over those tires. What brand and model are they?
  14. Yeah, but this is the COMMUTING forum, which I've...

    Yeah, but this is the COMMUTING forum, which I've always assumed was filled with people who view the bicycle primarily as a transportation tool, and less as a recreational vehicle. I understand the...
  15. When you're driving in your car, you're...

    When you're driving in your car, you're constantly passing people and being passed without even taking notice. Why should we expend any energy thinking and worrying about these things when we are on...
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    There have been a few recent days I felt like...

    There have been a few recent days I felt like riding to work, but all my "stuff" is put away for the winter. I know it sounds like a lame excuse, but once my water bottles are cleaned and packed,...
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    New York, here. I'm with you guys about staying...

    New York, here. I'm with you guys about staying off the roads in ANY kind of snow or ice conditions. It's not even so much about the instability of my own bike as it is about the unpredictability...
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    +1 for the LIE Service Road to Horseblock,...

    +1 for the LIE Service Road to Horseblock, following Steve B's directions around the Sagtikos. And +1 for Watch Out! at the Nicolls Road exit.
  19. >>>>So far you've only done weekend tours? Is...

    >>>>So far you've only done weekend tours? Is that right?<<<<<

    From the OP: I've done one week-long tour, in 2001, while I was running my own business and things were slow during the summer. ...
  20. >>>>I don't think I even implied that they didn't...

    >>>>I don't think I even implied that they didn't plan to do an coast to coast tour, merely that their motivation faded, they changed their mind, or life got in the way before it came time to...
  21. A quick interjection from the OP: I'm amazed -...

    A quick interjection from the OP:

    I'm amazed - and glad - to see how many people have found ways to save money or live without it in order to follow through on these cross-USA tours.

    I, too,...
  22. Why Does It Seem Like More & More People Are Cycling Across America?

    I'm just curious. I can barely find time to put together a weekend bike trip, let alone afford to take time off work to plan anything longer. Yet, it seems every time I look at this forum, there's...
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    >>>Flip the bike upside-down.

    >>>Flip the bike upside-down.<<<

    Woops! I'm dirty already.

    >>>Now put your thumb on the cage behind the jockey wheel(arrow) and your index and middle fingers on the derailleur ...
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    What's a chain hanger?

    What's a chain hanger?
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    Bicycling is allowed everywhere, including the...

    Bicycling is allowed everywhere, including the Flushing Bay Promenade, which you can access by going under 25A right across from the entrance to CitiField.

    A few years ago, while NYC had a bid in...
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