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    I usually ride 5-6 days/week, when weather allows...

    I usually ride 5-6 days/week, when weather allows it. In contrast to the "no pain/no gain" philosophy, I have found that riding hard all of the time is a recipe for burnout and injuries. It all...
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    If I didn't have 3 green road bikes already, I...

    If I didn't have 3 green road bikes already, I would be all over this. Love the color.
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    This is why I don't even bother looking at...

    This is why I don't even bother looking at Surlys. Their geometry is all wrong for me -- long top tubes and short head tubes. I just don't like stacking up piles spacers like poker chips.
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    Sticky: First bike commute in two weeks due to a series...

    First bike commute in two weeks due to a series of 4 winter storms here. We've still got snow covering yards and snow-plow piles on the sides of the street 5 days after our biggest snowstorm last...
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    I use a regular bike computer and keep my iPhone...

    I use a regular bike computer and keep my iPhone in my jersey pocket in a waterproof case. My iPhone is too valuable to risk damaging it in a fall. I have several cycling apps on it and sometimes use...
  6. I commute on several bikes, but they were all...

    I commute on several bikes, but they were all built up from frames with my choice of components. All of my 5 bikes have 9-speed Shimano drive trains. They all have the same saddle (Fizik) that fits...
  7. Poll: Yes, I owned a Gunnar Crosshairs for a while that...

    Yes, I owned a Gunnar Crosshairs for a while that had been repainted black with no decals. I considered getting a custom head badge but ultimately was too cheap.
  8. I spent a winter in northern New Hampshire during...

    I spent a winter in northern New Hampshire during my college years. Being from the South, I was baffled at first about all of the streams and rivers, which all had very wide, rocky beds with very...
  9. If I lived in New England, I would be worried...

    If I lived in New England, I would be worried more about flooding than potholes. When all of that snow melts, the runoff will be tremendous -- particularly if it is a fast melt from warm...
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    My brother received one of the Brooks Cambium...

    My brother received one of the Brooks Cambium saddles for free when they were testing them. He rides with a B17 on his other bikes but found the Cambium to fit him just fine.

    I have considered...
  11. Looks like I'll be commuting with 32mm tires for...

    Looks like I'll be commuting with 32mm tires for a while.
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    Sticky: We got another 6" of fresh snow overnight so the...

    We got another 6" of fresh snow overnight so the city is mostly shut down. It was a very wet snow, causing a lot of downed trees and power outages. We've got no TV service but still have internet....
  13. I agree with most of the others that option #3...

    I agree with most of the others that option #3 is probably the wisest course. I injured my shoulder, probably from lifting weights, and developed a "frozen shoulder" a few days later. I couldn't...
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    Are you aware that this thread is 8 years old? ...

    Are you aware that this thread is 8 years old? You are better off sending the OP a personal message, if he is still a BF participant.
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    Sticky: We ended up with about 2" of snow here yesterday,...

    We ended up with about 2" of snow here yesterday, with another storm coming tonight and forecasts calling for 4-10" of additional snow. Our roads had just cleared up enough to ride on Sunday from...
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    I always buy folding tires because they are...

    I always buy folding tires because they are lighter and pack down smaller.
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    Definitely worth fixing up if it fits you,...

    Definitely worth fixing up if it fits you, particularly with its sentimental value. In the long run, learning how to work on it would be ideal since you have mechanical skills. However, you might...
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    Don't rule out new bikes. There are some...

    Don't rule out new bikes. There are some excellent touring frames available in the $500-600 range, such as Soma Saga, Bob Jackson World Tour, Surly Long Haul Trucker, All City Spacehorse, Jamis...
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    Ha, ha, ha. Good one. I'm 61 and I've already...

    Ha, ha, ha. Good one. I'm 61 and I've already ridden 1,200+ miles since January 1, often with a group of my codger friends.
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    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and...

    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
    ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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    I also plan to ride the GAP - C&O Canal trails...

    I also plan to ride the GAP - C&O Canal trails again in May, but I consider that a long tour since it will take us about 7 days. For shorter tours, I plan to ride Cycle NC Spring Ride in April, the...
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    One word: Winter

    One word: Winter
  23. My typical touring day averages about 60+ miles,...

    My typical touring day averages about 60+ miles, ranging from 50-80 miles. Average speeds are highly dependent on the terrain, weather and load carried. We averaged about 12 mph on our loaded trip...
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    Sticky: My bike commuting through Feb. 13 -- 6 days, 187...

    My bike commuting through Feb. 13 -- 6 days, 187 miles. My commuting since then -- 0 days, 0 miles. I thought I would finally squeeze in a commute today but we woke up to a surprise in NC this...
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    My mom was famous for her chicken and noodles,...

    My mom was famous for her chicken and noodles, which were like dumplings. I got her to show me how to make it, if you're interested in the recipe
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