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    I disagree that you cannot see cars in time. I...

    I disagree that you cannot see cars in time. I use a mirror attached to my sunglasses and always can tell if a car is moving over for me or not. Get mirror for glasses and wear bright jersey and...
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    Thanks for the great info - looks sweet - cannot...

    Thanks for the great info - looks sweet - cannot wait!
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    Totally off topic - but I noticed you live in ARK...

    Totally off topic - but I noticed you live in ARK spdracr39 - Me and some buds are going there for our annual mtb trip in May. What are some of the must do trails to hit? I am not certain what part...
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    Maybe I am "odd" but I often ride alone in very...

    Maybe I am "odd" but I often ride alone in very remote locations and don't tell anyone - I am 48 no children and have been through the **** so maybe that is part of it. Where I ride cell coverage is...
  5. Thread: Weight Loss Club

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    Sticky: Just want to throw this out there - I read about...

    Just want to throw this out there - I read about exercising in the morning "before" you eat will help you burn calories and fat - So, I started commuting to work which is 15 miles (20 when bridge...
  6. Thread: Enduro...

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    Enduro...

    Did not see anything much about this on forums - appologize if I missed it. I am doing my first Enduro event this weekend and wonder if anyone on here has done any or does race this style. On paper...
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    Sticky: I am right now 231 5' 10" - Just got back from...

    I am right now 231 5' 10" - Just got back from mountain bike trip out west in elevation with mucho climbing and happy to report that I rode just fine with the rest of the group who were much...
  8. Thread: Daily ride reports

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    Levis Mound in Wisconsin! ...

    Levis Mound in Wisconsin!

    http://vimeo.com/94797689
  9. I have found that a light spin warm up and then...

    I have found that a light spin warm up and then stretch seems to help me much more than a cold stretch out. helps me in hockey as well.
  10. Rookie mistake I still make: Eating bad or too...

    Rookie mistake I still make: Eating bad or too much before a long ride -
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    Anyway... I am a Clyde that actually loves hill...

    Anyway... I am a Clyde that actually loves hill climbs as long as there are no Cat 1/2 skin n bones breaking away. There is nothing worse than just losing it in a group ride on a long hill. For...
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    I asked my insurance guy about insuring my bikes...

    I asked my insurance guy about insuring my bikes and asked what if... When he found out how much I had in bikes he said why would anyone spend that much on a bike. I no longer insure through him. ...
  13. Thread: Phone apps?

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    I have been having many issues with Map My Ride...

    I have been having many issues with Map My Ride as well. Problems linking with GPS so my routes are all wacky versus what I actually did. Never had problem with it until recently - hopefully an...
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    My only advice is look on craigslist for a more...

    My only advice is look on craigslist for a more road specific bike or hybrid - Different wheels on that bike you have now will not serve you much benefit.
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    I ride almost exclusively in rural areas. I use...

    I ride almost exclusively in rural areas. I use a rear mirror. I feel very safe riding with headphones/music/podcast etc. As far as taking away from the experiance of riding... - I use music to...
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    I have been using them for many years and they...

    I have been using them for many years and they have helped me a lot - Hammer Heed for preventing cramping and keeping hydrated and the gels for energy. I use mostly for endurance mountain biking and...
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    Sticky: Came across this while looking for a good budget...

    Came across this while looking for a good budget bike with decent components. Focus Variado 2.0 Bike 2012 > Complete Bikes > Road Bikes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    It's a 2012 model - which...
  18. Thread: New Mexico Trip

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    Thanks hogan! I just bought a friends Niner RIP...

    Thanks hogan! I just bought a friends Niner RIP and can't wait to push it.
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    OK.... Loonies, Tokens, Gold Dust whatever. :) ...

    OK.... Loonies, Tokens, Gold Dust whatever. :) I remember before cellphones I carries a quarter in case I had to use phone booth.
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    One dollar bills in case the vending machine only...

    One dollar bills in case the vending machine only takes singles. :)
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    Jumping in a little late in the thread but here...

    Jumping in a little late in the thread but here are my suggestions. Wear a mirror on helmet or sunglasses (nice to know whats coming) - Use music to put you at ease. Cellphone - even if shut off...
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    New Mexico Mountain Bike Camping

    Looking for advice where to camp for best access to trails near Albuquerque and or Santa Fe. Also any must ride trail suggestion appreciated. Heading there end of May for 1 week from Wisconsin with...
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    It is kind of funny the psychological grief we...

    It is kind of funny the psychological grief we all battle in our heads whenever the topic of cars versus bikes comes up. I find myself almost immediately preparing for a defensive move and immediate...
  24. Thread: New Mexico Trip

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    Awesome - thanks!

    Awesome - thanks!
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    First commute of the spring and forgot the most...

    First commute of the spring and forgot the most important thing is preparation. Cutting holes in socks to make shoe covers at 6am is no fun. 25f and 25 mph winds at my back made a record time in -...
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