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  1. Thread: favorite footwear

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    +1 on spd and sandals. I love wearing sandals.

    +1 on spd and sandals. I love wearing sandals.
  2. If the course is very smooth, I would expect...

    If the course is very smooth, I would expect skinny, high psi to be faster. But I have been in pace lines on very rough courses where we suddenly cross a county line and the road goes total glass...
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    My stick-on-windshield car unit sometimes gets...

    My stick-on-windshield car unit sometimes gets confused in densely packed tall buildings. I don't remember my etrex20 bike unit ever losing signal --even in dense woods, or rain, or city buildings. ...
  4. Unless you know every road you will ride on very...

    Unless you know every road you will ride on very well (boring?), you should assume some potential rough bumps. I certainly try to avoid holes, but some are hard to avoid.
    I switched my best CF...
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    You are so right, of course. But cell phone...

    You are so right, of course.

    But cell phone batteries are terrible under constant use, while GPS units (especially my tiny little etrex-20's) can last many days of constant use on 2 AA...
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    "Losing contact" is a cell phone based problem...

    "Losing contact" is a cell phone based problem but not a GPS device problem. Cell phone based apps generally need a network to download local maps. Simple GPS devices use preloaded maps and need...
  7. Definitely depends on the frame. 28s are not...

    Definitely depends on the frame. 28s are not necessarily guaranteed. I observe only about a quarter of my various road frames will accommodate 28s (pretty exclusively the older ones). And two of...
  8. Buying used stuff can be problematic. They are...

    Buying used stuff can be problematic. They are often unloaded for a reason, and the buyer has to figure that out.
    I pick up maybe 3 or 4 older frames each year for various pet projects and such. ...
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    It's more than a minimum wage employee assembling...

    It's more than a minimum wage employee assembling a department store bike from supplied parts. Big difference between screwing parts together and engineering a really great solution.

    Subtle...
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    I've worked my way through plenty of hobbies and...

    I've worked my way through plenty of hobbies and interests and I always try to go very deep into each one (design/build loudspeakers, design/build golf clubs, design/build computers, design/build...
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    I did enjoy my couple years on a bent, but I...

    I did enjoy my couple years on a bent, but I eventually went back. My reasons:

    1) the suspension thing. You can't unweight anything and might take a pothole in the arse. And even at my advanced...
  12. Thread: Fitness = Ageless

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    Recovery times are increasing a bit. Belt sizes...

    Recovery times are increasing a bit.
    Belt sizes seem to be shrinking (34 is not as long as it used to be).

    Article did seem a little like cyclist trying to prove the value of their lifestyle. ...
  13. After numerous long tours on triples, I realized...

    After numerous long tours on triples, I realized I almost never used the front big. I tried a compact double and discovered it made me do more front shifts --which I find disrupting. I am now...
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    62. Thinking about it stresses me out. I don't...

    62. Thinking about it stresses me out. I don't want to have one just because I'm worried about possible symptoms. (Am I going to die?)
  15. And I like the theory that the leading bike (the...

    And I like the theory that the leading bike (the one video-ing the event) ran over it first --causing it to hop up enough to engage the wheel/spokes. My first impression was that something fell off...
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    I think it's more "simplicity" than fashion. I...

    I think it's more "simplicity" than fashion. I ride an IGH to commute to the train station. I ride a derailled, brifter touring bike for my long and multi-day trips. But my absolute favorite knock...
  17. I think strobes are dumb.

    I think strobes are dumb.
  18. Thread: Fat Bike THIS!

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    I still love living in the upper midwest. ...

    I still love living in the upper midwest. Summers are good, spring is wonderful, and lazy fall days are the greatest. A few cold months can be tough, but I'd rather go south for a few months and...
  19. Yup. Unqualified. Right on the front of their...

    Yup. Unqualified. Right on the front of their website. I don't get those electras. Could anyone actually ride one for more than a half hour. Total butt weight. Hmmmm.
  20. I would have no problem with riding a mixte. I...

    I would have no problem with riding a mixte. I think they are kinda cool and old school. I suspect I'll have one when I hit the late seventies or eighties and need to ride to the golf course or...
  21. Thread: Low Blood Sugar?

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    Meters are cheap (often free), test strips are...

    Meters are cheap (often free), test strips are expensive.
    The "nerve damage" is long term cumulative and requires very prolonged numbers higher than 140. Many diabetics would be happy living at...
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    You're right. I still have the dream :)

    You're right. I still have the dream :)
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    GNH - Gross National Happiness, --Very nice. ...

    GNH - Gross National Happiness, --Very nice.

    I have often lamented the damage done to our national psyche by our governmental gridlock. I am an independent but I really cringed when seeing our...
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    Reminds me of a guy on a steep hill at RAGBREI...

    Reminds me of a guy on a steep hill at RAGBREI who casually reached down and pulled a cord --which fired up a well hidden two-stroke engine. He waved goodbye to everyone.

    Forgive my...
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    Finishing up the new primary light tourer. Other...

    Finishing up the new primary light tourer. Other two projects are a little boring but needed: retiring my commuter after 10 yrs of reliability and building up two as replacements --a winter version...
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