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    Sticky: That stop sign law--I think it engenders bad...

    That stop sign law--I think it engenders bad cycling habits--I already see so many cyclists who flaunt the rules of the road, causing enmity among auto drivers--and this just seems like another way...
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    Sticky: Please enlighten me, too--I know not of the laws...

    Please enlighten me, too--I know not of the laws you speak---is anyone else out there deterred even the least little bit by all of this smoke? Idaho is burning......
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    Sticky: hmmmm--is that a jab for living in the lovely...

    hmmmm--is that a jab for living in the lovely boonies? Are you talking ID or WA law--they are soooo different.
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    Sticky: Eastern Washington

    Pullman/Moscow here--live in Pullman, commute to the great state of Idaho, where I am employed...
  5. Thread: Idaho?

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    Idaho

    Not all of Idaho is in the Mt. time zone--a good swath of it is still in the Pacific Time Zone--but still, a mountain state, or maybe there should be a category for the Inland Northwest that...
  6. I have been yelling 'bike' when I go past cars...

    I have been yelling 'bike' when I go past cars with doors that could potentially open on me--anyone have any experience? Am I just yelling in the wind and making a fool of myself--or is it worth it?
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    What Is Wrong With You??

    What Is Wrong With You??
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    I rode for almost 2000 miles last season on a...

    I rode for almost 2000 miles last season on a bike that had a top tube that was tooooo long--many women do have different needs in a road bike, a shorter top tube often being one of them. I now ride...
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    yikes, I am stupified by all of this--I work with...

    yikes, I am stupified by all of this--I work with mostly men (I am an engineer), and would be horrified if one called me a hottie--no matter how close we are--why can't we drop all of the sexual...
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    Scary--I live in E. Washington, but ride lots in...

    Scary--I live in E. Washington, but ride lots in Seattle--always gets my adrenaline pumping--looking for the open door, whatever--this rider will be in my thoughts for sure.....
  11. Thread: Trek Pilot?

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    I ordered a carbon fiber pilot from my lbs--six...

    I ordered a carbon fiber pilot from my lbs--six months later, it was still not made for me--but I still think Trek makes a good bike for the money, especially in the mid-range price. I am now quite...
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    This is getting RIDICULOUS--when will you guys...

    This is getting RIDICULOUS--when will you guys get that women ride for the same reasons you do--how would you like to always be looking back, wondering? Would that not RUIN things for you, too? ...
  13. How creepy and frightening--next thing you know,...

    How creepy and frightening--next thing you know, bikes will be banned from streets. Hmm, Texas, big oil???? So sorry you have to deal with that! I ride in Seattle often, the actual city, not the...
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    Well, nice recovery!! I fell 7 times last...

    Well, nice recovery!! I fell 7 times last season-wrong cleats for my clipless--and it was up this bada$$ hill for most of the falls--as well as the obligatory right in town the world saw me I feel...
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    This girl gets my vote--like a fine filly--a bit...

    This girl gets my vote--like a fine filly--a bit hyper, but so super responsive--once you know how to handle her-you can get her to do anything!!
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    I used to feel the same way--but I started...

    I used to feel the same way--but I started commuting on my sweet road bike, 10 miles each way, and is it ever worth it!!
    I still love my 25-40 milers, when I can fit them in, but heck, a ride to...
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    what the heck is wrong with just introducing...

    what the heck is wrong with just introducing yourself, and talking for a while during the commute--I am a woman :D and I have had some nice friendly chats with men who have come up from behind, and...
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    I tend to agree with the 'ride your lightest...

    I tend to agree with the 'ride your lightest bike' group. So, I am going to get a new cheapo frame, and build a bike that will be a dependable commuter. I have great components, great wheels, etc,...
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    I am a lone rider (woman) who is out in the wilds...

    I am a lone rider (woman) who is out in the wilds of eastern WA state for 50+ milers routinely. I ride prepared--extra tube, tire, tools, cell phone (tho most often am out of range), and since I...
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    I LOVE cycling sooo much--the road to work...

    I LOVE cycling sooo much--the road to work parallels a local bike path, and I am filled with envy whenever I have to drive--so I commute for:

    1. Love of exercise
    2. Stress reduction, stress...
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    Okay, so here is what I have decided after...

    Okay, so here is what I have decided after today--I rode my sweet queen Ti bike in to work today, and enjoyed each and every pedal stroke, even with the pack on my back! I am going to buy a cross...
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    I have been attacked by redwing...

    I have been attacked by redwing blackbirds--figure they are nesting, and just sing back to them! And have a good laugh, after all, I have a helmet protecting my noggin!
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    Hotties?? That is so adolescent--have you tried...

    Hotties?? That is so adolescent--have you tried babes, wenches, or whatever?? On your left, studmuffin!!!
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    First commute woes....

    So, I commuted to work today (not really for the first time, but for the first time on my European step-through style bike), and what a slog...the bike felt sooo heavy, I could not even enjoy the...
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    I, too, like my Salsa seatpost--almost infinite...

    I, too, like my Salsa seatpost--almost infinite seat positioning--do be aware, though, that for the first few hundred miles, you need to check the nuts and tighten them--they seem to want to wiggle...
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