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  1. Yep, that's not for a while yet. Worth noting, as...

    Yep, that's not for a while yet. Worth noting, as well, that the protected bike lane will be on the section of Comm Ave between Packard's Corner and the BU Bridge. The rest of the way to Kenmore...
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    It depends. The quality of a dirt or gravel road...

    It depends. The quality of a dirt or gravel road can be incredibly variable from place to place and depending on the time of year. Here in New England, we tend to have dirt more than gravel roads...
  3. 446895 About $10 for one of these. Helps a...

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    About $10 for one of these. Helps a lot. I always have at least one cotton cycling cap in rotation. Fogging is still the biggest issue, but seldom a problem for me on commutes, which aren't...
  4. Those are solid sprint numbers, and also pretty...

    Those are solid sprint numbers, and also pretty good fatigue resistance I think. Of course sprinting is about a lot more than raw power, but it's nice to have raw power as one of your tools.
  5. I don't know what that is for W/kg but there are...

    I don't know what that is for W/kg but there are many, MANY men who cannot hit 1200W, and not just in Cat 4/5.
  6. I'm not impressed by your advanced case of...

    I'm not impressed by your advanced case of Internet Engineer Syndrome, but you know what? Forget it.

    Edit: Okay, look. I think this has become much more contentious than the actual scale of our...
  7. I have turned left from the left lane at the...

    I have turned left from the left lane at the intersection of Mass Ave and Comm Ave many times. It requires some assertiveness to get into the left lane, but it can be done. It's not my favorite place...
  8. The UCI is based in Switzerland. The only French...

    The UCI is based in Switzerland. The only French thing about it is the name.



    Disc brakes are already legal in USAC races and I've already spotted them in crits this year. No one was relegated...
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    So you believe, but be open to the probable truth...

    So you believe, but be open to the probable truth that you aren't. Don't worry. You will learn.



    No. Start with the bike you have and are comfortable with. It will corner fine.
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    Right!?

    Right!?
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    Dude, the difference in CoG is both not as...

    Dude, the difference in CoG is both not as consistent and not as pronounced as you make it out to be.
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    If you can't afford a coach, and lots of us...

    If you can't afford a coach, and lots of us can't, The Cyclist's Training Bible is a very good place to start.

    Also, 6-10 hours is a very wide range. As a general rule, JRA without structure...
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    Okay, let's step back a bit from the ledge. Is...

    Okay, let's step back a bit from the ledge. Is having a crap Battenkill really evidence that your efforts have "totally backfired?" It would be nice to think that you can make some progress in your...
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    Some unsolicited advice from someone who has had...

    Some unsolicited advice from someone who has had the same thought: it's best not to kick the fitness can down the road, cause that makes it easier to not deal with the problem now. And if you don't...
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    It's not possible to say what your HR says...

    It's not possible to say what your HR says without knowing where you typically run during various efforts. 180 might be high for you, or it might not. If I'm in good form and working hard in a crit,...
  16. I'm not ignorant of what a lever is. I'm telling...

    I'm not ignorant of what a lever is. I'm telling you that fork legs and a fork steerer do not in fact have identical properties and that the fork doesn't have the same negative effect as a long...
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    Congrats, Fudgy. TMonk, the Ritchey is...

    Congrats, Fudgy.

    TMonk, the Ritchey is certainly 33-approved. WR won a couple of races on an old Road Logic a few years back. And you do get a nice ride from the Ritchey's. But is it the best out...
  18. I don't have anything against disc brakes, I was...

    I don't have anything against disc brakes, I was just looking for a less expedition/loaded touring-focused bike among the manufacturers that have been recommended so far.

    I do think your idea of...
  19. That's not true. Fork legs and a steer tube are...

    That's not true. Fork legs and a steer tube are emphatically not the same and not designed for the same stresses. Yes, Surly designs their forks so they can say it's safe to stack 'em to the sky;...
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    It shouldn't be underrated at all. Persistence is...

    It shouldn't be underrated at all. Persistence is BY FAR my biggest weakness. Not FTP, not my sprint, not anything, just formulating a steady training plan and sticking to it like clockwork. It's...
  21. I was thinking more of the ES than the Saga. I...

    I was thinking more of the ES than the Saga. I agree with niknak, you seem to have your eye mostly on loaded touring/expedition style bikes, which doesn't really line up with my mental image of a...
  22. I'm just telling you that there is a reason that...

    I'm just telling you that there is a reason that putting a huge stack of spacers on an uncut steerer is neither typical or nor recommended practice, and it's not just aesthetics. Is it dangerous, no,...
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    *shrug* I don't build wheels, I only ride them. I...

    *shrug* I don't build wheels, I only ride them. I can only tell you that Velocity rims are cheap, that they are cheap because they are built cheaply from cheap aluminum stock, and my experience with...
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    Haha, I was sure it'd been noticed! The problem...

    Haha, I was sure it'd been noticed! The problem with the A23 wasn't so much that they were all bad, but QC was all over the map. Lots of bad batches. That was clearly still the case in 2013, when I...
  25. Well, the fork is better triangulated and...

    Well, the fork is better triangulated and designed to be self-supported. The steerer is not. And why give up anything you don't have to? But I get where you're coming from.
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