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    Yes my hearing was very good until one day I had...

    Yes my hearing was very good until one day I had a inner tube blow up in my face while inflating a road tire, while in a fully enclosed garage. The hearing in one ear took a big loss.
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    cable lock, with my bike located very close to my...

    cable lock, with my bike located very close to my tent.
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    i use a baseball hat as the op does, it works...

    i use a baseball hat as the op does, it works well for me. Its not perfect as my glasses do still get a little wet, but for me is aceptable.
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    Wearing it is a sound solution . You may or may...

    Wearing it is a sound solution . You may or may not be asked to remove it when going through security, other than that I see no down side.
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    IMO an 18+ average for most of a century is...

    IMO an 18+ average for most of a century is blazing fast for most of us. Is there a possibility you pushed a bit too hard on this ride. That would be my guess, but only a guess.
  6. I'm up near Tacoma, so have similar weather. I'll...

    I'm up near Tacoma, so have similar weather. I'll be riding tomorrow with an expected temp of 30 F or so. I know it hasn't rained for a few days and that the area I'll be covering is dry. Having said...
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    First Experience with a Poncho

    I've just tried over a period of two days a cheap poncho during conditions of light rain and moderate winds. I'm quite pleased so far. It did slow me down slightly, but really it wasn't all that...
  8. Whether your biking, walking, running or riding a...

    Whether your biking, walking, running or riding a bus, there will occasionally be those that don't like for some reason what ever it is that we do. Just smile and move on.
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    You said that you had ridden your bike to France...

    You said that you had ridden your bike to France a few years ago. What have you been doing on a bike lately , say the past year or so ?
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    If it were me, and there were no dents, dings,...

    If it were me, and there were no dents, dings, scratches or bends, I'd likely reuse it. But you indicated they look a little strange when on a bench or desk. Why? OTOH, bars usually are not that...
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    +1 , That plus two or three times a year, I'll...

    +1 , That plus two or three times a year, I'll pull my chain ring off and apart for a though cleaning, but I kind of enjoy doing it. It maybe over doing it a bit however.
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    In my case the nearest fixed object that would...

    In my case the nearest fixed object that would allow me to keep my bike within view when at this particular McDonald's is a very far distance away. As I always keep it within eye sight ( in this case...
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    I watched a fellow actually jump on my unlocked...

    I watched a fellow actually jump on my unlocked bike while I was having a coffee at a local McDonalds . I ran outside and rescued it as he jumped off. The cops were very UN interested. But I...
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    +1 This, with emphasis on attitude.

    +1 This, with emphasis on attitude.
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    When I'm on my bike, nothing more is needed.

    When I'm on my bike, nothing more is needed.
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    You've reason to vent, glad it turned out ok. I...

    You've reason to vent, glad it turned out ok. I had my eye's opened the other day while reading that in the year 2012 , 28% of bicyclists killed were legally drunk.
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    I like it

    I like it
  18. I also use jagwire cable and housing, and have...

    I also use jagwire cable and housing, and have been happy with them.
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    I had one years ago, if you have the chance to...

    I had one years ago, if you have the chance to obtain one for 80 bucks, do it.
  20. Rivendell Bicycles long ago published an article...

    Rivendell Bicycles long ago published an article with a similar conclusion called the Shoe's Ruse The Shoes Ruse
    I found it an interesting read, and consistent with my experiences. YMMV
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    Any Schwalbe tire with the name Marathon before...

    Any Schwalbe tire with the name Marathon before it.
  22. Chains don't stretch , they wear

    Chains don't stretch , they wear
  23. Your lucky. I have been also. I was right crossed...

    Your lucky. I have been also. I was right crossed in Florida a few years ago while on my folder, I was able to remain upright, but just barely.
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    I have both, and like both, but I'd give a small...

    I have both, and like both, but I'd give a small edge to my steel Surly LHT as it just feels the way it does. Nice
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    Well done, and thanks for the follow up.

    Well done, and thanks for the follow up.
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