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    Hmmm, I've been riding bikes for more than forty...

    Hmmm, I've been riding bikes for more than forty years now and none of this ever really mattered. It was so much simpler to get up to the task of hopping on the bike before all these gadgets came...
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    I don't see why you'd need the LONG tights,...

    I don't see why you'd need the LONG tights, unless you are riding in cooler weather. Put those under ANY pair of shorts and you're going to look kind of dorky, though! I'd go with padded underwear.
  3. Given stops and slow-downs for hills, I typically...

    Given stops and slow-downs for hills, I typically average about 10mph. Like others here, I've based that on the number of miles I can usually cover in a certain number of hours. My rides are...
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    Thanks. I've heard so many names used for the...

    Thanks. I've heard so many names used for the same things over the years. Interesting that a toe clip isn't a "clip" at all...it's more of a cage. And a "clipless" pedal is one that actually has a...
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    When I used to travel to Matane, just about...

    When I used to travel to Matane, just about everybody spoke French, exclusively (except for my clients). I don't speak a word of it, unfortunately.
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    Why do they call them "clipless" if your foot...

    Why do they call them "clipless" if your foot clips into them?

    And what is the proper name for the plastic "cage" that attaches to a platform pedal?
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    I absolutely can't believe you posted this...

    I absolutely can't believe you posted this question today, about three hours after the same exact thought came into my head!

    I'm from Long Island, NY, but between 2002 and 2008, I traveled 4-5...
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    azza: I think what indyfabz is getting at is...

    azza:

    I think what indyfabz is getting at is that there are really no sure-shot answers to the types of questions you're asking. You just need to get out there and try things like the rest of us....
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    azza: FYI, a "tire boot" is a patch that will...

    azza:

    FYI, a "tire boot" is a patch that will close up a puncture or tear in a tire (not a tube) to keep the tube from pushing its way out. I've had success using a dollar bill for this purpose. ...
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    azza: FYI, a "tire boot" is a patch that will...

    azza:

    FYI, a "tire boot" is a patch that will close up a puncture or tear in a tire (not a tube) to keep the tube from pushing its way out. I've had success using a dollar bill for this purpose. ...
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    >>>>Help me out here folks, please. Opinion and...

    >>>>Help me out here folks, please. Opinion and anecdotes...... thank you. <<<<<<<

    You've gotta know by now that we are ALL walking on eggshells here...ALL THE TIME!!!!! I'm very sensitive to...
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    In case any of you were hoping this thread would...

    In case any of you were hoping this thread would dry up and go away, my apology in advance for reviving it.

    I've posted in this thread before, but as my thoughts evolve, I'm finding myself more...
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    Yes! It's also an "avoid saddle sore" thing. ...

    Yes! It's also an "avoid saddle sore" thing. But you have to keep them clean or you'll be dealing with issues just as painful as saddle sores.
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    Do you mean the shorts, or the UNDERshorts? ...

    Do you mean the shorts, or the UNDERshorts?

    The first time you wear padded shorts, you kind of feel like you have a load in your pants, but you feel really cushy on the saddle. To me, it felt...
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    I didn't think I needed padded shorts until I...

    I didn't think I needed padded shorts until I actually tried a pair. Now, instead of those expensive shorts, I own a few pairs of padded UNDERshorts. I can't imagine riding without them ever again....
  16. I'm in New York and have not been on the bike...

    I'm in New York and have not been on the bike since around mid-November. All I do is THINK about Spring and the bike trips I am going to take this summer. It'll be here soon.
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    I told a story on this forum recently about a...

    I told a story on this forum recently about a weeklong bike tour that got ruined because I gave in to another cyclist who wanted to join me toward the end. This was someone I like very much in "real...
  18. I started the survey, then quickly began to...

    I started the survey, then quickly began to suspect that this is a marketing project for shoe covers, helmets, or something else. I don't mind helping, but how about coming clean?
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    I'm sorry! I've been misusing the phrase "light...

    I'm sorry! I've been misusing the phrase "light touring" to describe the type of short, infrequent bike tours I've been able to take up until this point.

    My tours ARE "credit card" tours and I do...
  20. I'm tempted to pull my bike out of the basement...

    I'm tempted to pull my bike out of the basement one of these days in the teens, if only to dirty my new Schwalbe Big Apple balloon tires. Wish I wasn't such a woosy.

    Anyway, the guy was on a...
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    +1 to everything said here, from a biker who...

    +1 to everything said here, from a biker who makes a turn just like this every day.
  22. This guy absolutely was not dressed properly, but...

    This guy absolutely was not dressed properly, but he did not seem to mind.
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    >>>>Second, that riding a bicycle, period, is...

    >>>>Second, that riding a bicycle, period, is seen as weird, and is actually getting more and more weird as time goes by. <<<<<<

    This thread has started to reach that point where people are...
  24. Long Island: Today I Realized How Much I Suck

    I stopped riding when the temps dipped below 50 degrees. Yesterday, the thermometer on my car was displaying 17 when I saw a guy, probably in his 70's, well-dressed but not for the weather, on a...
  25. Looks like it's time to contact the manufacturer...

    Looks like it's time to contact the manufacturer and put the question to 'em.
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