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    For rides of the length described or a bit...

    For rides of the length described or a bit longer, I'll take honey in 9-gram pouches, dried pineapple, a Clif bar, and a package of peanut butter & crackers.
  2. Cannondale. I had an issue with Cannondale...

    Cannondale. I had an issue with Cannondale apparel and with a bike. I was very satisfied with the speed and nature of the responses to these two situations.
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    As my older brother would say, "That's slicker...

    As my older brother would say, "That's slicker than snot on a glass door knob!"

    Thanks for posting.
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    Got mine repaired around 14 years or so ago. Got...

    Got mine repaired around 14 years or so ago. Got the boot (mesh). No problems. I'd probably opt to get the repair done while it is still by design and not by default.
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    Sticky: 6,503 miles for 2014, 2nd best year for mileage. ...

    6,503 miles for 2014, 2nd best year for mileage. 8 centuries, my best year in that regard.
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    31 miles on 01/01/15 in the mid 30s. Last three...

    31 miles on 01/01/15 in the mid 30s. Last three miles featured light rain in the mid 30s.
  7. My experience is that a wind jacket is the first...

    My experience is that a wind jacket is the first thing to get. It allows the under layers to do what they're supposed to do.
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    6,503 miles for 2014 with 8 centuries. That's my...

    6,503 miles for 2014 with 8 centuries. That's my second best mileage and a new record for centuries.

    I started 2015 with a whopping 31 miles, today, the last three miles of which were in a light...
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    The wife got me a U.S. Marine Corps jersey. Been...

    The wife got me a U.S. Marine Corps jersey. Been wanting one and now I've got it!
  10. Merry Christmas, brothers and sisters. 22...

    Merry Christmas, brothers and sisters.

    22 chilly (upper 30's) miles in central Louisiana this morning. One set of kids here. Remaining set en route.

    Food attack is a couple of hours away...
  11. Thread: Calipers?

    by doctor j
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    We use Mitutoyo digital calipers at work. The QA...

    We use Mitutoyo digital calipers at work. The QA technicians check calibration weekly with gage bars. The Mitutoyos are accurate and precise. They "hold calibration" well.

    We have some Starrett...
  12. Thread: Almost hit!

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    Good on you for checking on driver.

    Good on you for checking on driver.
  13. Start with a wind jacket.

    Start with a wind jacket.
  14. Thread: 183 Miles

    by doctor j
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    OUCH! Sorry to hear about the accident. The 183...

    OUCH! Sorry to hear about the accident. The 183 sounds doable. Good luck, good riding, and may tail winds frequent your routes.
  15. Saddle is tilted down too much.

    Saddle is tilted down too much.
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    Four tail lights on my night-ride bike. Two PB...

    Four tail lights on my night-ride bike. Two PB Superflash, 1 Cygolite Hotshot, and 1 Foxfire. All set to blink. Do not forget to wear a high-viz safety vest with silver reflective panels. Very...
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    ^^^This is what I have done to solve problem. ...

    ^^^This is what I have done to solve problem. Works pretty well for me.
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    I miss leg room on airliners.

    I miss leg room on airliners.
  19. I use the MKS GR9 pedals on both of my road...

    I use the MKS GR9 pedals on both of my road bikes. There is a tab on the rear of the pedal, which when it is tapped with the toe of the shoe, brings the pedal up for easy entry into the cage. I...
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    I wear a Louis Garneau wind jacket over increasing numbers of layers as the temperature decreases. It has served me well. I'm using the Electra 2 jacket.
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    Get a wired bike computer at Wally World. It...

    Get a wired bike computer at Wally World. It will do just fine. They will work in frigid weather, and batteries last a year or so. You can get one for each bike.
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    Sticky: 23 miles at 26 degrees F under the lights on...

    23 miles at 26 degrees F under the lights on yesterday's after-work ride.
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    The best cliche answer: How dare you come here...

    The best cliche answer: How dare you come here and ask a question. Use the search function.
  24. ^^^You're correct.

    ^^^You're correct.
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    You shouldn't need to change the derailleur.

    You shouldn't need to change the derailleur.
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