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    Cig- Glad to see the bike is still going without...

    Cig- Glad to see the bike is still going without major repairs. Nice to see that it doesn't necessarily take a high-dollar bike to fit the bill.
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    Just a touch over 7 miles each way for me, a...

    Just a touch over 7 miles each way for me, a 400ft. decrease in elevation on the way in (over less than 3/4 mile), with that same elevation change the other direction. Yes, I am getting strong...
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    I think there are several good points made, the...

    I think there are several good points made, the biggest one is that you can't really generalize and put people into different categories based on the type of rider they "appear" to be. Personally,...
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    Cool graphs... oooohhh... ahh... :)

    Cool graphs... oooohhh... ahh...

    :)
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    Tom, I've got miles for last week & this week....

    Tom,

    I've got miles for last week & this week. 88.2 for last week, 112.7 this week. Rolled over 700 miles on my MTB Thursday afternoon. I should be at my goal for the winter (1000 miles) in just a...
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    I agree with the OP's handling of the situation....

    I agree with the OP's handling of the situation. If I weren't hit, I'd just let the 5-0 do their job, and leave it at that. Hopefully they learn their lesson. However, if there is a round 2, you can...
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    I had a nice, brisk ride this morning. In...

    I had a nice, brisk ride this morning. In addition to riding into a headwind, it was 31F. Not too bad, weather.com said 31F feels like 28F. The clock at the bank on the way in was reading 31F. My new...
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    Yay for government holidays! No commute for me...

    Yay for government holidays! No commute for me this morning... :)
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    I was feeling a tad bit under the weather this...

    I was feeling a tad bit under the weather this morning, so I had my wife drive me in today. No shame in that, though, because we had a lot of errands to run on the way home. Unfortunately, it was a...
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    Found an alternate route than adds about 1.5...

    Found an alternate route than adds about 1.5 miles this afternoon. It has a decent hill climb in it as well, and it's all residential. Took about 5 minutes extra to get home, due to the length and...
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    My trip home today was multi-faceted. I walked...

    My trip home today was multi-faceted. I walked for over a mile to the LBS, waited for most of an hour for my bike to get finished, test-rode it, came back in for a couple of minor adjustments, and...
  12. Thread: Cost per mile

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    Excluding initial purchases & stuff I've made my...

    Excluding initial purchases & stuff I've made my first purchase that was repair related, $7.06 for new cables & installation for my rear der and my rear disc. $7.06 for ~500 miles, which makes...
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    Faster is safer to be around the same speed, but...

    Faster is safer to be around the same speed, but not good when you are blasting by cars in traffic going down hill... :)
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    I've dusted off an old Columbia jacket shell and...

    I've dusted off an old Columbia jacket shell and scotch-guarded it to get it back to waterproof. I've also scotch-guarded a pair of track pants and an old pair of Nike's, installed toe-clips on my...
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    The evening commute to day was very short, barely...

    The evening commute to day was very short, barely 1 mile to the LBS, where my bike got dropped off for a tune-up. My wife then picked me up and drove me the last 6.5 miles home, nice, warm, and dry.
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    Fire Stevens. Seneca Wallace is...

    <thread jack>Fire Stevens. Seneca Wallace is going to get picked up to start for someone as soon as he's available. Hawks win by 21+, with over 10 sacks.</thread jack>
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    I know the feeling! I was going to teach my wife...

    I know the feeling! I was going to teach my wife on my old Civic with 350,000 miles on the factory everything, but it got crunched, rear-ended & shoved under a mini-van. Now she's afraid of the power...
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    I love this weather. It further proves that I've...

    I love this weather. It further proves that I've got my bike set up just right, but I'm desperately needing to upgrade my weather gear.

    How about all that flooding?
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    Relax, the rain isn't so bad. Been riding in the...

    Relax, the rain isn't so bad. Been riding in the rain for about a week solid, and loving every minute of it. :)
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    Get a wedgie bag with a spare tube & carry a...

    Get a wedgie bag with a spare tube & carry a frame pump, that way you can fix a flat after hiking 1.4 miles with your bike, and ride it home. Takes less than 5 minutes to change out a tube, and it's...
  21. Thread: Cost per mile

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    Is the Cast per mile a typed Boston accent, or is...

    Is the Cast per mile a typed Boston accent, or is it referring to the arm & a leg cost of gasoline? ;)
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    So if everyone else has had good life out of...

    So if everyone else has had good life out of their discs, I'll chock up the noise as attributed to our great-flood proportions of rain we've had this week, and mention it to the LBS when my bike gets...
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    Thanks, Tom. Right now my focus is cutting body...

    Thanks, Tom. Right now my focus is cutting body fat & maintaining proper total body water. Lean mass holds greater amounts of water than fatty mass, so theoretically as body fat % decreases...
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    Does the AAA estimate include the average car...

    Does the AAA estimate include the average car payment?

    Driving my car right now costs a good bit of $$$, too, far more than my bike.

    Payment: $500/mo
    Insurance: $100/mo
    Gas, Oil, etc.: $50/mo...
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