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    Then your city and ours (I live in and work for...

    Then your city and ours (I live in and work for the same city where the OP lives) are using different systems.

    One of the debates in city council was specifically around the issue of constant...
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    No, you're confusing red light cameras with...

    No, you're confusing red light cameras with surveillance cameras.

    The red light cameras in use here in R-Town are entirely automated. They record a picture only when there is movement in the...
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    Sorry Jim. Filling out your form for three...

    Sorry Jim.

    Filling out your form for three summer and three winter routes, plus variations of each in a matrix of three bikes is just too much work.

    You'll have to be satisfied with:

    The...
  4. Thread: Winter Tights

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    Unpadded PI Amfib bib tights below 30. I layer...

    Unpadded PI Amfib bib tights below 30. I layer regular kneewarmers under them below 15.
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    Congratulations! You're already doing better...

    Congratulations! You're already doing better than I did on my first ride.

    I had to stop and rest for about five minutes halfway home from the LBS on my first ride. I've since measured the total...
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    Remember that Calvin Klein jeans commercial from...

    Remember that Calvin Klein jeans commercial from back in the 70s with Brooke Shields? "Nothing comes between me and my Calvins."

    Same with bike shorts.
  7. Blackburn (http://www.blackburndesign.com/). In...

    Blackburn.
    In 2008 I bought one of their cyclometers. In 2013 a button on it stopped working. When I phoned, since the model I owned was no longer made, they offered either a full refund or...
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    Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for them. I think...

    Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for them. I think this'll be the last winter on most of my gloves.
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    Hmmm... Have you tried the children's sweater...

    Hmmm... Have you tried the children's sweater department? :)
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    I was thinking 1960s. Last time I bought...

    I was thinking 1960s. Last time I bought something that used 9V batteries, I was still in grammar school. It was a six-transitor pocket AM radio from Radio Shack.

    And why would you store...
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    My cycling gloves are all windproof, have grippy...

    My cycling gloves are all windproof, have grippy stuff on the palms and fingertips, reflective stuff on the backs for signalling in traffic after dark, and a snot wiper on the thumb and forefinger.
    ...
  12. Thread: Fenders

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    Esge. That was it. Thanks for the refresher.

    Esge. That was it. Thanks for the refresher.
  13. Thread: Fenders

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    SKS really needs to clean up their product names....

    SKS really needs to clean up their product names. Maybe expand their vocabulary a bit. Or reduce the plethora of models.

    There is a model called the "Longboard". And there's a model called...
  14. Poll: Depends on the route I choose that day. I have...

    Depends on the route I choose that day. I have routes that are all road, and some that are mixed road and MUP.

    I tried the MUP last night, but there's too much snow (they don't plow it), so I...
  15. Thread: Fenders

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    I have a set that used to be sold by Trek under...

    I have a set that used to be sold by Trek under the Bontrager name. They came stock on my 2006 Trek Portland. (And are part of the reason why the market dissed the Portland, because it didn't come...
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    Not too old. I'm 58 and commuted all last week in...

    Not too old. I'm 58 and commuted all last week in single-digits. Took the long way too on a couple of days since at least the road conditions were nice.
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    My ego. I can't ride in traffic without...

    My ego.

    I can't ride in traffic without being reminded of exactly how small, insignificant and poorly-regarded I am. Good for the humility.

    As for stuff, nothing I know of.

    I did...
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    Six degrees farenheit, winds NW gusting to the...

    Six degrees farenheit, winds NW gusting to the 30s going to work, 3F with the same winds coming home. Snow and blowing snow both ways.

    The nice thing about weather like this is that drivers wimp...
  19. She is simply trying to project her own...

    She is simply trying to project her own irrational fears on to you. This helps her to justify her irrational fears to herself.
    Point out to her that she's at risk from texting drivers on a nice...
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    Poll: I chose Moderately Well. It's a...

    I chose Moderately Well.

    It's a longstanding--if unwritten--policy at the library that staff get indoor bike parking. I was able to get my boss to approve, and facilities to install, a...
  21. Thread: A Janurary ride?

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    I've found keeping the wind off with a jacket...

    I've found keeping the wind off with a jacket works lots better than adding layers underneath. A windproof jacket keeps the wind away so I can stay warmer. Extra layers simply filter the breeze as...
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    Another Aerotech Designs...

    Another Aerotech Designs fan here. I prefer a thinner, more flexible pad. Their $40 Men's Pro Bike Short is the one for me. I also own the Top Shelf and its bib variant. I like those on rides...
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    The results are in: tsl's 2014 Commuting Stats...

    The results are in:

    tsl's 2014 Commuting Stats

    208 workdays out of 212 (98%)
    4,293.27 miles
    279:40:34 time
    15.51 Avg Speed
    37.00 Max Speed
    86 Avg Cadence
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    5,199.7 Had I been paying attention, I'd've...

    5,199.7

    Had I been paying attention, I'd've ridden around the block instead of cutting through the church parking lot coming home tonight.

    Which is another way of saying that while I track...
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    Year-round on the bike, you dress to keep cool. ...

    Year-round on the bike, you dress to keep cool. No matter what time of year, if you're sweating through your layers, you're wearing too much.

    Commuting home last night, it was 23F. I wore a...
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