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    It reminds me of my Swift, only a little wider...

    It reminds me of my Swift, only a little wider where it counts and with a better overall shape - which is why it seems to be more comfortable for me. Of all the Brooks saddles I have had, this one...
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    Sticky: Until about 5 years ago the Hancock Horizontal...

    Until about 5 years ago the Hancock Horizontal Hundred, which started back in the 70s, did not require helmets. Then of course the nannies took over and started requiring them...and I haven't...
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    Sticky: It seems you can't even read very well...since I...

    It seems you can't even read very well...since I mentioned your "experience indicates" and nothing about your "thinking". Wait, let me guess, you've hit your widdle head way too many times, proving...
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    Don't hug the curb and you'll decrease your odds...

    Don't hug the curb and you'll decrease your odds of crashes and replacing helmets.
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    Sticky: My experience in nearly 50 years of riding in...

    My experience in nearly 50 years of riding in traffic has never given me reason to want to wear a helmet. If your experience indicates otherwise, great, but perhaps you should go back to the...
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    Brooks Cambium.

    Brooks Cambium.
  7. So something that happens to people everyday,...

    So something that happens to people everyday, whether operating a car, truck, motorcycle or bike...or just walking, jogging, etc. gets your spandex bunched why? It's called traffic...don't over...
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    I was thinking of reporting myself as an Ebola...

    I was thinking of reporting myself as an Ebola victim to get a 21 day vacation away from it all...but that'll work too!
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    Barely. I am thinking of reporting myself as a...

    Barely. I am thinking of reporting myself as a potential Ebola victim just to get a nice 21 day vacation.
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  11. If the bike is used for competition...just say no...

    If the bike is used for competition...just say no to kickstands. Otherwise, do what works for you.
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    If my wife is holding it, it's definitely...

    If my wife is holding it, it's definitely up...and a photo would be NSFW
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    Many moons of experience bears out 10% as a good...

    Many moons of experience bears out 10% as a good number. YMMV
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    Ok now go back and read what I wrote and try...

    Ok now go back and read what I wrote and try again...here let me paraphrase: how does the activity you are doing...ie walking cycling, wacking off, etc. make the wacko in the truck more or less...
  15. f with the bull and you might get some horn

    f with the bull and you might get some horn
  16. I think it was more because he was being a doosh....

    I think it was more because he was being a doosh. That doesn't mean I condone what the cop did, but I sure as hell can understand why he did. Moral of the story...if you want to be treated with...
  17. There are laws against interfering with a police...

    There are laws against interfering with a police officer while in the performance of his duty.

    As far as I am concerned, cop or no cop, if you come get in my face while I am doing something, I'm...
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    Perhaps if cyclists would also remember that...

    Perhaps if cyclists would also remember that drivers are human (even the nutballs), rather than treating them all as the enemy in a war, we might make some progress.

    Splain to me how that guy in...
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    You need to ride farther left...out of the debris...

    You need to ride farther left...out of the debris and away from the bushes. The insane drivers have these things called steering wheels and brakes...which the debris and the bushes, don't.
  20. I did my time in office trying to change/prevent...

    I did my time in office trying to change/prevent them...so please spare the preaching for the kids.
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    Yes, but stay center enough to be safe...you...

    Yes, but stay center enough to be safe...you don't need to be riding through debris, roadkill, sewer grates etc.

    Rule of thumb: If the lane is wide enough to share, share it, if not, own...
  22. racing/training - gloves otherwise, not so...

    racing/training - gloves

    otherwise, not so much...unless you fall down and go boom a lot.


    +1 on the Lizard Skin bar tape
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    The only possible advantages I see are weight and...

    The only possible advantages I see are weight and weather tolerance. Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder...some roadies would never be caught dead with a Brooks on their road bike...but might...
  24. some think that paint has magical powers

    some think that paint has magical powers
  25. Let's call a spade a spade here...those are nanny...

    Let's call a spade a spade here...those are nanny laws. While government may have the power to pass laws concerning the general public safety, they have no right, IMO, to pass laws concerning my...
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