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    I leave mine on. I don't know about others, but...

    I leave mine on. I don't know about others, but the hitch pin on my rack (Hollywood Sportrider2) threads into the rack through the hitch (does that make sense?). If you don't screw it in tight, the...
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    Look at the roadway itself in Satellite view...

    Look at the roadway itself in Satellite view (preferably without labels so you can see traffic and shoulder conditions. Looking at the D6 along the Bois de Boutas, it seems to be a pretty wide road...
  3. Thread: Caption Contest

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    We're so smart that we put signs on the side of...

    We're so smart that we put signs on the side of the glass you only see on your way out...
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    Cyclocomputers work fine as long as: you...

    Cyclocomputers work fine as long as:

    you mount the sensor close enough to 'see' the magnet.
    you calibrate the computer to the tire size (e.g. changing from 700c to 26" or vice versa)

    pubb
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    If you're trying to do it more inexpensively, go...

    If you're trying to do it more inexpensively, go with the smaller end of what your current rims can take. I would avoid going too thin as you might wind up with pinch flats (depends on your weight,...
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    No pictures = didn't happen. And if you were...

    No pictures = didn't happen.

    And if you were going down the hill today, how has it been four days since you've been able to lift it?
    :troll:

    pubb
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    Or invest in a Garmin

    Or invest in a Garmin
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    Where does it hurt? In the arms/wrists? Hips?...

    Where does it hurt? In the arms/wrists? Hips? Back?

    When I was at my biggest (no, not last Tuesday), my gut made it uncomfortable to lean over. No twiddling of the stem would really fix that....
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    If you have road bikes, why would you want to...

    If you have road bikes, why would you want to turn an MTB into a road bike? The one exception I can think of is if you didn't want to leave your very expensive road bike outside where it could be...
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    Go with what is more comfortable and more...

    Go with what is more comfortable and more controllable for you. I don't like being off-balance at all, so I would have gone with a rack-top bag or split the contents across two bags.

    Don't block...
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    Another thing to bear in mind is that if you want...

    Another thing to bear in mind is that if you want to lose weight, you need to have a caloric deficit (i.e. expend more than you take in). It is far easier to create that deficit at your table than on...
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    From one teacher to others: consider this a...

    From one teacher to others: consider this a teachable moment in how to deal with adversity even when you feel that your last nerve is frayed.
  13. Thread: Gagets on a tour

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    Having spent all my money on the gadgets, the...

    Having spent all my money on the gadgets, the only way I can travel is by unsupported bike tour :)
  14. Thread: Gagets on a tour

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    1 Garmin Forerunner 305 1 Nikon D70s / 12-24mm,...

    1 Garmin Forerunner 305
    1 Nikon D70s / 12-24mm, 24-120mm, 70-200mm lenses, 2 spare batteries and battery charger. These go in a pelican case on the back of my bike.
    1 eeePC w/ac adapter
    2 iPod...
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    The guy has no fixed address, so I'm guessing...

    The guy has no fixed address, so I'm guessing that means "homeless". Maybe he was trying to see what ObamaCare would look like by spending some time in Canadian hospitals?
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    The seatpost clamp was actually the first (and...

    The seatpost clamp was actually the first (and thus far, only) thing to go on my Aurora - I had just had it for a couple of weeks and was tweaking it. I pulled off to the side of the road, went to...
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    "What do you mean Canada doesn't have a Second...

    "What do you mean Canada doesn't have a Second Amendment?!?"
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    Rather than ration every powerbar or measure out...

    Rather than ration every powerbar or measure out milliliters of gatorade, take a rest day.

    As for caloric expenditure, there are plenty of fitness calculators/references online. A 70kg rider going...
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    I am as uncoordinated an oaf as there ever was...

    I am as uncoordinated an oaf as there ever was and I had no problem learning how to clip in and out of Crank Bros Candy pedals. Put em on, went for a spin around the block. I found them very easy to...
  20. Any bike can be used to tour with. If you can...

    Any bike can be used to tour with. If you can ride all day carrying the amount of gear you want to bring with you, you have a touring bike. Riding position, bike sizing, and components are what...
  21. And worth every penny.

    And worth every penny.
  22. It scares me to think of how easily I would lose...

    It scares me to think of how easily I would lose my mind trying to protect a few hundred dollars in property. But the thing is, I would because it is mine, and I protect my property as I would...
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    Rocked by the red rocket? Unpossible!

    Rocked by the red rocket? Unpossible!
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    Ortlieb Shuttle Bike vs. Travel-Biker

    Anybody have hands-on experience with either of these two pieces? I am thinking of buying one for packing dress clothes for an upcoming credit card tour.

    The Travel-Biker is bigger, lighter, and...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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