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    He mentioned in a recent post comparing all the...

    He mentioned in a recent post comparing all the PMs now on the market that he's never used an SRM.
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    I used to really like my in laws, but that was...

    I used to really like my in laws, but that was when we lived halfway across the country. But for the last six and a half years, we have lived within a three-hour drive of them. I am now ready to pack...
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    Yes. It was ACA. Many of the mtb races I did in...

    Yes. It was ACA. Many of the mtb races I did in Texas were under ACA.
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    Just beer, no steak? He must not like you that...

    Just beer, no steak? He must not like you that much

    As for my team, we have a very lengthy process for bringing on new members. It's kind of a PIA really. But, we set it up that way so that we...
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    My wife has - and let me tell you, it felt like I...

    My wife has - and let me tell you, it felt like I was on there too. It was awful.

    And I have a buddy whose been racing for thirty+ years. He refuses to join a team or club, as he says they only...
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    Actually, he moved to California, and I think he...

    Actually, he moved to California, and I think he is spending most of his time running and doing tris. Or at least that the impression I get from his Facebook posts. We don't talk much anymore.
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    I know one person who was upgraded after...

    I know one person who was upgraded after completing six races.

    In his first three Cat-5 races, he lapped each field solo about three times in 30-minute crits. He was a pro-triathlete with a...
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    I tend to go with whatever I can find on...

    I tend to go with whatever I can find on clearance.

    I've been happy with PI, Specialized, Descente and LG.

    The Descentes tend to be my go to option though as they fit best.
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    I've got a set on my cross bike. They are...

    I've got a set on my cross bike.

    They are pretty light and fairly solid as they've held up to my use in cross. In my last race, I crashed pretty spectacularly, and I thought the front wheel would...
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    My office holds an annual winter games during the...

    My office holds an annual winter games during the days leading up to our office holiday party. Most of the games are pretty standard office fare - ring toss, putting, match the photos...

    But I...
  11. To go from a Triple to a Double, you will need to...

    To go from a Triple to a Double, you will need to replace your Front Derailleur and Left Shifter.

    You also would probably want to change your Rear Derailleur, as you will no longer need a...
  12. The rear wheel is naturally going to be heavier...

    The rear wheel is naturally going to be heavier because it has a larger hub and more spokes - You need more spokes on the rear wheel because the rear wheel is torqued more through pedaling.

    That...
  13. I used WM adapters in my Cannondale with a GXP...

    I used WM adapters in my Cannondale with a GXP crank. It worked fine. There is nothing in that set up that will creak. Any creaking would come from the bearings in the frame.

    If you already have...
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    Well, I've got room for one, maybe two people, if...

    Well, I've got room for one, maybe two people, if anyone wants to stay with me. W-S is about an hour up the road.

    Of course, Wanders is even closer.
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    The one thing I have not heard mentioned yet is...

    The one thing I have not heard mentioned yet is hip angle. If you put your bars too far out or too low, you will close your hips and can reduce power and comfort.

    A guy like CDR has been riding...
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    I'm pretty sure my Zipp 404s have at least 16...

    I'm pretty sure my Zipp 404s have at least 16 metal spokes.
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    I have a 2014 Gallium Pro and had a 2013 as well...

    I have a 2014 Gallium Pro and had a 2013 as well - 2014 replaced the 2013.

    It's a nice bike. Argon did a lot of cool things with the 2014 redesign that really impressed me. Notably the cable...
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    I have to buy a new suitcase. Apparently the one...

    I have to buy a new suitcase. Apparently the one I own is now considered too big for a carry on. I'd read recently that airlines said they were going to get strict about enforcing carry on sizing,...
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    http://youtu.be/ePT9Ed1pk4w
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    I heard a story on NPR about the growing number...

    I heard a story on NPR about the growing number of lawyers specializing in dealing with the after-effects of company holiday parties.
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    One of the bigger employers in our area just...

    One of the bigger employers in our area just announced it is laying off 20 percent of its employees. One of my riding buddies, and his wife, are among those losing their jobs. They just signed a...
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    I started on a mountain bike before switching to...

    I started on a mountain bike before switching to the road. I raced it and actually won too.
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    There used to be a guy at my gym who only lifted...

    There used to be a guy at my gym who only lifted with one arm. I'm not sure if he had a medical condition or what, but one arm was huge and the other was tiny.
  24. Yep. I often get crap from teammates and...

    Yep.

    I often get crap from teammates and friends about how much time I spend riding alone, but that is the best way to meet my training goals.

    We have lots of very fast group rides around...
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    Getting back on track about injuries, I...

    Getting back on track about injuries, I previously mentioned that I my knee finally feels better. Here is a bit more detail:

    For those of you who may not recall, I partially tore my patella tendon...
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