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  1. I'm not in, but you can officially call me...

    I'm not in, but you can officially call me jealous. Rides in February, I'm just hoping there is no snow on the roads, but experience has shown it isn't likely.
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    Thanks Tom

    Thanks Tom
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    Put me down for always wear. I wear clear at...

    Put me down for always wear. I wear clear at night/dusk. I wear contacts and one eye is especially sensitive. A few years ago I had a problem with a contact fitting properly and if I looked...
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    I don't own a crossrip, but recently have done...

    I don't own a crossrip, but recently have done several test rides and some comparisons.

    I rode the LTD both 54 and 56 cm, with 32 mm tires. Both bikes the LBS adjusted the stem for me. The stock...
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    I enjoy good sox. I've only worn merino wool...

    I enjoy good sox. I've only worn merino wool socks from Costco. Can anyone tell me how they compare to highly favorable smartwool socks recommended here?
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    Progression of hill riding

    Ok, maybe I spend too much time contemplating this, but here it is; the five progressions of hill riding.

    Phase 1 You ride halfway up the hill, turn around and coast home and take a nap. You...
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    Anyone have any experience with Grand Bois tires?...

    Anyone have any experience with Grand Bois tires?

    I have a set of 25 Conti Grand Prix 4 season tires, but after reading this thread I'm thinking of going with 28s. The 28 is as large as my bike...
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    Winter shoe recommendation

    After reading the thread about what pedals people use I thought I'd ask for recommendations for a winter shoe.

    Last winter I work my bike shoes with a neoprene foot warmer. For most purposes this...
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    Good luck sounds like it would be a fun ride.

    Good luck sounds like it would be a fun ride.
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    Something like these laser lights which create...

    Something like these laser lights which create lane lines. I'm not sure how well they work, but I like the idea.

    http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/xfire-bike-light-laser.jpg
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    Looks nice, has fittings for some fenders and...

    Looks nice, has fittings for some fenders and disk brakes all a plus for Seattle weather. Your name on it a nice added touch.

    I'm not sure if it was nice of them to send you a photo or some...
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    I was thinking of doing the 84. I'd like to do...

    I was thinking of doing the 84. I'd like to do the 47 with the boat ride, but I'd rather do the boat ride in the afternoon.
  13. Congrats. Sometimes it isn't the speed or the...

    Congrats. Sometimes it isn't the speed or the miles, but the company you keep. A guy on a group ride said he would rather ride 25 miles with someone rather than 50 solo.

    I would think in Boardman...
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    Coeur d'Fondo 2014

    Anyone doing this ride this year? I know it is a week away, but I'm still on the fence. I was going to do it with some friends, but they bagged on it. I'm not sure I'll ride it alone.
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    If I got this straight, he turned right crossing...

    If I got this straight, he turned right crossing your path. This means he had to pass you before he started the turn. :rolleyes:

    Scary, glad you only suffered minor injuries.
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    One of the things I found I really liked were...

    One of the things I found I really liked were neoprene shoe covers. I didn't realize how much my feet got cold. In the 40 degree range I might wear thin socks, but down in the 20's and 30's I put on...
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    Am I the only hoping to hear Jens as a...

    Am I the only hoping to hear Jens as a commentator.
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    OP look around this site...

    OP look around this site https://wearetraffic.org/mapping/reports/view/65 it seems to show bike racks in the Toledo area. The link I post talks about secure bike parking, but a key is needed from...
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    Forget about nuclear fusion and single occupancy...

    Forget about nuclear fusion and single occupancy unit. Here is a vehicle that has "wheels" and "chair" with the added advantage of a camp cook or two.
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    I started bike commuting to work last September....

    I started bike commuting to work last September. I would drive half way and then ride to work. One day I rode the entire distance and it took me 15 minutes more to do the entire distance. The extra...
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    If you ride north/south you are fine. if you ride...

    If you ride north/south you are fine. if you ride west/east you will want 21 speeds.:roflmao2:

    At least if you ride in downtown.
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    thanks for the ride report. I've often thought of...

    thanks for the ride report. I've often thought of finding a route from Wenatchee to Ellensburg which could avoid the highways.
  23. You might want to move this post to the...

    You might want to move this post to the electronics and lighting forum.
  24. Many good points here. Keep in mind that regular...

    Many good points here. Keep in mind that regular riding builds up fatigue even if not pushing it. That built up fatigue is a reminder that you need to take rest days and don't push it every ride.. ...
  25. OP welcome, you'll find this site helpful and...

    OP welcome, you'll find this site helpful and supportive. Nice bike.

    Best of luck and keep at it.
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