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  1. Habenero Titanium CX bike in fulltime commuter...

    Habenero Titanium CX bike in fulltime commuter duty. Minus the fenders in this shot but it normally wears them year-round.
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  2. Thread: Tree carnage

    by woodway
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    Friday morning in the dark I came across a downed...

    Friday morning in the dark I came across a downed tree on the Burke-Gillman trail in Seattle. I stopped in time but unfortunately a cyclist coming the other way was not as lucky - he had hit the...
  3. I have a hilly commute and it's difficult to...

    I have a hilly commute and it's difficult to control the bike on the descents when it's icy. I went down once in traffic and it convinced me that I was being stupid. The car is better in black ice...
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    Great choice on the bike. I was going to...

    Great choice on the bike. I was going to recommend a Motobecane Fatbike:

    Save up to 60% off new Fat Bikes and Mountain Bikes - MTB - Motobecane 2014 Fantom FB4 Comp

    A friend got one and he...
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    Just a bit north of you in Woodinville. Welcome.

    Just a bit north of you in Woodinville. Welcome.
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    We had an officer on a motorcycle last year who...

    We had an officer on a motorcycle last year who would sit where the MUP crossed a street with a traffic/pedestrian light. He would drive onto the MUP to pull over cyclists who entered the...
  7. I live in Seattle, not Vancouver and have never...

    I live in Seattle, not Vancouver and have never felt the need for studded tires. If I think there will be black ice, I drive. It does not happen often.
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    I just make note of the ascent when the climb...

    I just make note of the ascent when the climb starts and then again at the top. At little subtraction in my head gives me the total for the hill.
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    I've reused them multiple times over the years...

    I've reused them multiple times over the years with no issues.
  10. I ride 16 miles to work on a MUP every day. I...

    I ride 16 miles to work on a MUP every day. I ride with a very bright light because that is the only way I can see the idiots who don't think to wear a light or something reflective when they...
  11. Thread: Tire pumping

    by woodway
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    When you push down on the pump handle is air...

    When you push down on the pump handle is air still coming out of the schrader hole in the pump head? Or, are you finding it difficult to push the pump handle down?
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    Good morning or on your left are both OK with me-...

    Good morning or on your left are both OK with me- I appreciate knowing your coming around me.

    If I am yo-yo'ing with someone who is not riding like a jerk I'll sometimes chat. I find pulling up...
  13. GP 4 seasons $47 on wiggle.com Here is a good...

    GP 4 seasons $47 on wiggle.com

    Here is a good deal on my favorite tire: Conti GP 4000, two for $95.45 with free delivery to the US.

    wiggle.com | Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road...
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    I flip my hydro brake equipped mountain bikes...

    I flip my hydro brake equipped mountain bikes over on a regular basis in order to let the fluid in the front shock soak the top bushings to keep them from dying out (as recommended by the shock...
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    Flip the bike over onto the seat/handlebars. ...

    Flip the bike over onto the seat/handlebars. Pull the wheel. If you need to set the wheel down prop it up against the bike. Fix the tire. Drop it back onto the bike. Flip the bike over. Ride...
  16. Don't forget to check the barometric pressure...

    Don't forget to check the barometric pressure before inflating the tires. You should always inflate at the same barometric pressure...
  17. Great pictures and adventure Benge! Welcome back...

    Great pictures and adventure Benge! Welcome back to the PNW.
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    Not everyone is in it for the thrill and...

    Not everyone is in it for the thrill and excitement. Some of us just want to ride home without worrying about that stranger on our wheel. So do us all a favor and ask before you latch on. What's...
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    95. Daily, year-round.

    95. Daily, year-round.
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    It's the height of rudeness to jump on the wheel...

    It's the height of rudeness to jump on the wheel of a rider you don't know without asking permission. I like the walking down the street analogy. When someone appears on my back wheel I'll wave...
  21. Thread: Larch rides

    by woodway
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    Generally the earliest you can ride the loop is...

    Generally the earliest you can ride the loop is later in August.
  22. Thread: Rim Wear :-(

    by woodway
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    FWIW, my commuter has Mavic Open Pro rims laced...

    FWIW, my commuter has Mavic Open Pro rims laced up to DT Swiss Disc hubs. After 16,000+ fairly miles on some pretty rough roads the rims are still true and there is no cracking visible around any of...
  23. Thread: Larch rides

    by woodway
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    Quite a bit of that area is open - outside of the...

    Quite a bit of that area is open - outside of the Wilderness boundaries of course.

    The Teanaway area is also open to bikes. Some great riding in there.

    I rode that loop two weeks ago. Martin...
  24. Thread: Larch rides

    by woodway
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    I cannot offer much advice about Larch rides from...

    I cannot offer much advice about Larch rides from a road bike. I can offer a great Larch ride from a Mountain Bike :)

    Here are a few photos from my ride over Angels Staircase and Horsehead pass...
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    Er, perhaps you missed this: Evergreen MTB...

    Er, perhaps you missed this: Evergreen MTB Calendar, Evergreen MTB Calendar, Evergreen MTB Calendar

    Deep Creek does not get as much traffic as the others. Palisades, Ranger Creek, Dalles Ridge,...
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