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    I switched from BB7's to TRP HY/RD's...

    I switched from BB7's to TRP HY/RD's (mechanically actuated hydraulic calipers) last year. HY/RD's are a big upgrade over BB7's. I'd love full hydraulics but I don't love the price. Maybe in a few...
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    I'm 54 years old. Been bike commuting fulltime...

    I'm 54 years old. Been bike commuting fulltime since 2008. My current commute is 40 miles RT but most of it is on paved MUPS which makes it pretty pleasant.

    I've driven my car to work maybe ten...
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    Thanks for the heads up SF. Monte Cristo has...

    Thanks for the heads up SF. Monte Cristo has been on my bucket list forever. I need to get out there.

    If try riding the log and you go into the water, you'll definitely want to go in downstream...
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    Did you check the Washington State Parks website?...

    Did you check the Washington State Parks website?

    Iron Horse State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

    Click "Camping" and "Maps".

    I've ridden the entire trail from...
  5. Thread: STP Questions

    by woodway
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    An acquaintance did a one day STP on a cruiser...

    An acquaintance did a one day STP on a cruiser bike in 2009. I did the one day ride that year and ran into him in the shower line at the finish. He was still had on the shorts, Hawaiian shirt and...
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    Get off the SRT at 124th, ride up the hill, turn...

    Get off the SRT at 124th, ride up the hill, turn right at Slater and then left onto the Kirkland trail.
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    I've been riding my bike to and from work full...

    I've been riding my bike to and from work full time for the last three years which means I am really not driving that much anymore. I've come to realize that there is a proficiency that you maintain...
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    I've done the climbs you mention and more with a...

    I've done the climbs you mention and more with a 50x34 double on the front and a 32-11 cassette on the rear (10 sp). I've never wanted for a lower gear range but will run out of gearing at the other...
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    What is a BSO? I just use a spreadsheet to...

    What is a BSO?

    I just use a spreadsheet to track my commutes.
  10. Hi Billy - The park that Kindaslow is...

    Hi Billy -

    The park that Kindaslow is referring to is the Duthie Hill park. You can find information on it here: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/duthie-hill

    You'll want to checkout the...
  11. Thread: Stinky Spoke

    by woodway
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    Anyone who wants a little dirt workout should...

    Anyone who wants a little dirt workout should checkout the Thursday night Thrilla (which is short for the "Thrilla in Woodinvilla") which utilizes the same roads/trails as the Stinky Spoke, but with...
  12. Thread: Stinky Spoke

    by woodway
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    Hang on, the Stinky Spoke is in the Redmond...

    Hang on, the Stinky Spoke is in the Redmond area...why would I want to take the Kingston Ferry?

    Or are we talking about different Stinky Spokes?
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    LOL. I earned every foot of that view!

    LOL. I earned every foot of that view!
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    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rmBR4O3d4zA/VCi...

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rmBR4O3d4zA/VCiXsod9mmI/AAAAAAAAC1I/62OUb8fP0EM/s800/20140927_140632.jpg

    On top of Angels Staircase at the end of September
  15. Habenero Titanium CX bike in fulltime commuter...

    Habenero Titanium CX bike in fulltime commuter duty. Minus the fenders in this shot but it normally wears them year-round.
    ...
  16. Thread: Tree carnage

    by woodway
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    Friday morning in the dark I came across a downed...

    Friday morning in the dark I came across a downed tree on the Burke-Gillman trail in Seattle. I stopped in time but unfortunately a cyclist coming the other way was not as lucky - he had hit the...
  17. I have a hilly commute and it's difficult to...

    I have a hilly commute and it's difficult to control the bike on the descents when it's icy. I went down once in traffic and it convinced me that I was being stupid. The car is better in black ice...
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    Great choice on the bike. I was going to...

    Great choice on the bike. I was going to recommend a Motobecane Fatbike:

    Save up to 60% off new Fat Bikes and Mountain Bikes - MTB - Motobecane 2014 Fantom FB4 Comp

    A friend got one and he...
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    Just a bit north of you in Woodinville. Welcome.

    Just a bit north of you in Woodinville. Welcome.
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    We had an officer on a motorcycle last year who...

    We had an officer on a motorcycle last year who would sit where the MUP crossed a street with a traffic/pedestrian light. He would drive onto the MUP to pull over cyclists who entered the...
  21. I live in Seattle, not Vancouver and have never...

    I live in Seattle, not Vancouver and have never felt the need for studded tires. If I think there will be black ice, I drive. It does not happen often.
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    I just make note of the ascent when the climb...

    I just make note of the ascent when the climb starts and then again at the top. At little subtraction in my head gives me the total for the hill.
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    I've reused them multiple times over the years...

    I've reused them multiple times over the years with no issues.
  24. I ride 16 miles to work on a MUP every day. I...

    I ride 16 miles to work on a MUP every day. I ride with a very bright light because that is the only way I can see the idiots who don't think to wear a light or something reflective when they...
  25. Thread: Tire pumping

    by woodway
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    When you push down on the pump handle is air...

    When you push down on the pump handle is air still coming out of the schrader hole in the pump head? Or, are you finding it difficult to push the pump handle down?
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