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    Winter has always been my time to take stock of...

    Winter has always been my time to take stock of the condition of my bikes, perform any needed maintenance and to make any upgrades/replacements needed/desired. I still get in rides year round, but...
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    I recall that in 2008 as I was undergoing...

    I recall that in 2008 as I was undergoing treatment for stage 3 throat cancer, my doctors considered me to be an athlete and attributed my ability to withstand very aggressive treatment to that...
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    If your definition of athlete is someone who...

    If your definition of athlete is someone who competes in physical activities, then no, I'm not an athlete. If your definition is someone who participates in physical activities and develops skills...
  5. Different magazines. Bicycle Times is associated...

    Different magazines. Bicycle Times is associated with Dirt Rag which also has an event at a different location at Raystown Lake.

    Bicycle Times and Dirt Rag couldn't be more different from...
  6. Not the same location.

    Not the same location.
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    Same state, but different location. Introducing...

    Same state, but different location.
    Introducing Bicycle Times Adventure Fest - October 9-11, 2015
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    At least I didn't have to work hard to get there....

    At least I didn't have to work hard to get there. ;)

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    Timing is Everything! ...

    Timing is Everything!

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  10. Thread: Perfect Fit

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    Once I have fiddled with seat position and...

    Once I have fiddled with seat position and handlebar position, the most telling test for me is the hand clap test. While riding at a steady, moderate effort on flat ground, if I can lift my hands...
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    You can call it what you want. I call it messin'...

    You can call it what you want. I call it messin' with the kid. ;) (apologies to Junior Wells)

    FWIW, from the Paul site: "It is important to note that the Braze-On Racer Medium does not mount to ...
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    They are not U brakes. They are centerpull...

    They are not U brakes. They are centerpull brakes, their design based on classic Mafac Racers. I wanted my bike to be able to run 32mm tires with fenders and I didn't want to go with discs on this...
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    Racer Medium from Paul Component Engineering...

    Racer Medium from Paul Component Engineering

    113 grams. I don't know if that is light or heavy. I didn't choose them for their weight.
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    Soon. Home Page...

    Soon. Home Page


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    Poll: All of the above, but if I have to choose one,...

    All of the above, but if I have to choose one, rolling hills. Mountainous would be a fairly close second with flat way behind in last place. No climbing means no coasting and that's not my idea of...
  16. Yeah, I've never been and never intend to become...

    Yeah, I've never been and never intend to become that organized. I'll be there. That's about all I need to know at this point.
  17. I am now registered. No idea yet where I'll stay,...

    I am now registered. No idea yet where I'll stay, how I'll get there or whether my wife will be able to go, but I'm in.
  18. I ride when I feel like it. I tend to feel like...

    I ride when I feel like it. I tend to feel like it more often when it is warmer, drier and the wind is calm than when it is cold, rainy or windy. I make exceptions in both directions. I don't worry...
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    Exaggerate much?

    Exaggerate much?
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    To me a century is a single ride of 100 miles or...

    To me a century is a single ride of 100 miles or more. Stops for food, hydration and rest are definitely part of it. However long it takes doesn't matter. If I rode 50 miles, napped for a few hours...
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    I'm pretty flexible about what I eat on long...

    I'm pretty flexible about what I eat on long rides. I'll try whatever they offer at the rest stops on organized rides. On my own, I'll carry a flask full of Hammer Gel or honey and a Clif bar to...
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    Salsa Cowbell...

    Salsa Cowbell is the quintessential choice. (but 31.8)


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    I have no idea what you are saying.

    I have no idea what you are saying.
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    pedal faster

    pedal faster
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    These are great recommendations, but I'll just...

    These are great recommendations, but I'll just throw it out there that drop bar does not equal riding "all hunched over" if properly setup. It is possible to set up drop bar bikes with the same...
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