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    You might also look at Giant cypress DX...

    You might also look at Giant cypress DX I almost bought that one instead of my Trek 7.3fx. In the end I liked the Giant's comfort, but speed and maneuverability won out. Since you've stated the...
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    Awesome! Keep it up! Very proud of your effort!

    Awesome! Keep it up! Very proud of your effort!
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    I second, third and fourth the idea to buy bike...

    I second, third and fourth the idea to buy bike shorts. I felt a lot like you do when I started. Someone (possibly Donheff) here made that recommendation to me.

    Depending on your undergarments of...
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    I would counter this theory with one of my own. ...

    I would counter this theory with one of my own.

    It is all about pressure. High pressure as it relates to weather brings nice air and blue skies, while low pressure brings storms and dark skies....
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    Considering I am relatively new to the scene,...

    Considering I am relatively new to the scene, I've had 4 issues since I started in May.

    2 were teens yelling out of the window as they passed, I believe they thought they were being funny...I...
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    Welcome to the group. Back in May I joined this...

    Welcome to the group. Back in May I joined this group as well and there are a lot of really fine people here. When I started it was ok at first. i wasn't sure I'd made the right choice of bike, my...
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    As long as it is a slightly convex mirror...ahaha...

    As long as it is a slightly convex mirror...ahaha

    I don't hold much stock in those charts because there are too many variables to account for. Even using them as a rough guideline is error prone....
  8. Awesome! Keep it up. I did something...

    Awesome! Keep it up.

    I did something similar when my weight didn't move when I thought it should've. I removed all high fructose corn syrup from my diet. (read 6 pepsi's a day) 150 calx6=900...
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    I'm not sure how the ef60 shifters compare to...

    I'm not sure how the ef60 shifters compare to deore, but I can say I like the way they shift. Click it's in gear. The front derailleur you need to hold the trigger in a bit longer than the back but...
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    Where you at? 77f here today. I'll admit I did...

    Where you at?

    77f here today. I'll admit I did see some snow on the map out west and the local weather is predicting much cooler temps next week.

    I'm there with ya though. I just found my...
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    Go ride one. Heck go ride a few different ones. ...

    Go ride one. Heck go ride a few different ones.

    I chose the 7.3 because of the upgrades over the 7.2 or even the 7.1. I also chose the 7.3 because I would rarely if ever go off road and if I do,...
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    Enjoying the outdoors at your own pace. Basking...

    Enjoying the outdoors at your own pace. Basking in the beauty of this fine home we call Earth. Enjoying nature as you silently glide through forest, glade, pasture and town, it's ALL good.
  13. all red here. Could it be the way your browser...

    all red here.

    Could it be the way your browser is interpreting the color? Like a different set of default colors?
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    There is some truth to the repeating of...

    There is some truth to the repeating of statements.

    I was in my own little world Saturday concentrating on fighting a 15mph wind up hill, when a voice behind me said, "The wind is brutal today...
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    Aren't those moments defined as moments of...

    Aren't those moments defined as moments of clarity? A moment in time where everything is right with the world, when we can pretty much excel at whatever we are doing for that moment.

    The engineer...
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    MTBs are probably the 26" class of bikes.

    The data seems to point to price more than anything else as a driving factor. Hybrids are cheaper per unit than all other types with the exception of...
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    Good hydration? What did you eat that day? When...

    Good hydration? What did you eat that day? When did you eat before the ride?

    What seems to make a difference for me is eating about 2 hours before I ride and eat a decent meal. Getting hydrated...
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    Glad you're ok. I too vote for posting your face...

    Glad you're ok. I too vote for posting your face picture in the "what do you look like thread" before healing process completes. It didn't happen unless there are pictures. ;-)

    As far as the bike...
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    1.) What kind of Bike do you ride (most often)?...

    1.) What kind of Bike do you ride (most often)?
    Trek 7.3

    2.) Why do you ride that? What features make it the best choice?
    I liked the feel of the bike. The bike was responsive to my touch. It...
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    tcs, I like most of your suggestions. First...

    tcs, I like most of your suggestions.

    First and foremost - never show fear. Keep calm. Dogs know the difference. If you're excitable then they will be too.

    A C02 portable boat horn works pretty...
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    Cadence...reminds me of my military days. /me...

    Cadence...reminds me of my military days. /me shudders. I have a Cateye /w cadence. I started out around 57, then somewhere in the last 4 months I found I like 84. I primarily wanted to see the...
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    Welcome NUTNDUN. I started cycling again after a...

    Welcome NUTNDUN. I started cycling again after a really long hiatus. Enjoy the journey and the rest will take care of itself.

    When I started in May I barely made it around my block, let alone...
  23. Thread: Dog Attack!

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    Only once in my life did one of my furry family...

    Only once in my life did one of my furry family decide to challenge my authority. That was Heidi my doberman. She bit me once then I punched her in the nose. She never did it again. Although she...
  24. Congrats! I love these stories. I hope to be one...

    Congrats! I love these stories. I hope to be one too at some point.
  25. Thread: Dog Attack!

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    Dogs are easy to understand. All dogs have a...

    Dogs are easy to understand.

    All dogs have a zone of ownership. They will protect that zone. The key is to blow through that zone as quickly as possible. If I know I'm going past a protective...
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