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    It is a good point. More importantly is how will...

    It is a good point. More importantly is how will Tinkoff without Riis contend with the Astana A team. Vino clearly after today today looks to be the premiere RD. What a strategy. Landa is the GC oh...
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    Today's attack was marvelous. Contrador exposes...

    Today's attack was marvelous. Contrador exposes the best team and forces them to answer who is your GC captain. Astana waffles and is clearly still behind Aru for whatever reason. Tomorrow will be a...
  3. Very well put.

    Very well put.
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    +1 I have never heard of the rule enforced in the...

    +1 I have never heard of the rule enforced in the past and a really odd time to enforce it. A rule is a rule unless it is a UCI rule. Subject to enforcement depending the race director to...
  5. There are somethings that you can meet in that...

    There are somethings that you can meet in that budget. As far as avoiding strip mall suburbia well welcome to urban California. I am in Penasquitos aka strip mall suburbia. Here is a condo for rent...
  6. Without hesitation I would take Pendleton there...

    Without hesitation I would take Pendleton there is no 1 there and the Marines for decades have been gracious host to cyclists. Follow their simple and common sense rules and enjoy. Had to to take the...
  7. My guess is the ride is much different now than...

    My guess is the ride is much different now than it was then. It has gone beyond Deer Canyon and is now run by the YMCA. Our first ride with my oldest daughter was in 2006 which was Dennis's last year...
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  9. Ride Across California Alumni! Nice I have done...

    Ride Across California Alumni! Nice I have done it 9 times including this year :) Deer Canyon? Dennis and Mike rode this year

    The wind can come up on the 138 and kick your butt once to the 15...
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    If you do the San Diego ride on the 21st or 22nd...

    If you do the San Diego ride on the 21st or 22nd I could help tour guide you through Americas Finest City aka San Diego. I could meet you in Oceanside and take you to the Amtrak. It is not hard to...
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    Sticky: Poll: I wear one. I have always demanded that my kids...

    I wear one. I have always demanded that my kids wear one. Not sure how my daughter would have fared without hers at 5 when she crashed. I do not want to know. Ryan Smiths father urges any who ride to...
  12. ^^^^+1 this is the strategy I have been doing...

    ^^^^+1 this is the strategy I have been doing forever it is the courteous way to share the road. Share the road is a two way street
  13. They are riding bicycles so this advice i not...

    They are riding bicycles so this advice i not helpful
  14. Routes to Avoid 101 Traffic San Clemente to Malibu

    This family posted before asking for routes on their way from San Diego to San Francisco. TOPtoTOP.org - Homepage Having Hiked Everest Kilimanjaro sailed from poll to poll biked thousands of miles...
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    No kidding. Very Impressive journey. The 1 can...

    No kidding. Very Impressive journey.

    The 1 can get busy in areas but is not full on traffic the whole route. It is windy and from the south there are many better than rollers to climb that always...
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    on the last page this link was on Carbon MTB...

    on the last page this link was on Carbon MTB Wheels | Do you need them? | Dirt

    It seems to indicate that a master wheel builder shop owner and racer does not suggest the hoops.This seems to...
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    I can not add anything but my own opinion. I...

    I can not add anything but my own opinion.

    I do not begrudge a LBS making money as I want them there to service me. I want one with a great mechanic that is well established and knows his bikes...
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    Poll: horrific and those roads needs definition. I...

    horrific and those roads needs definition. I think it can mean different things to different riders.
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    I would be more concerned about avoiding potholes...

    I would be more concerned about avoiding potholes and flats. Your frame is fine.

    now if you crashed and your frame hit the really hard on the curb it would be worth looking at the frame

    I would...
  20. You miss a key component of external force....

    You miss a key component of external force. Gravity, friction, wind drag, varied terrain etc. As the Chaadster points out above theory is one thing steady state in the real world is another thing all...
  21. if climbing is faster and accelerating is faster...

    if climbing is faster and accelerating is faster how is maintaining not easier

    reducing 3 pounds off your bike on your wheels will make a difference on overall biking
  22. I think the question lacks quality. In other...

    I think the question lacks quality. In other words what is the difference of a quality bike vs a ok bike

    I moved from a 2007 Stumpjumper HT comp to a Pivot Mach 429c

    Looked at some strava of...
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    best bike handler I know is about 5' 7" and rides...

    best bike handler I know is about 5' 7" and rides a 29r

    Another guy I know is a former Cat 1 and a master mechanic and not a small guy 5 10 200+ and prefers the 27.5

    I went from a 26 to 29 with...
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    smartphone app is the most economical. I would...

    smartphone app is the most economical. I would still be using it if not for some of my longer rides 4 hours plus. If you are under that the app works fine and probably is fine with some of the new...
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    plus 1 I went from cantilever brakes to...

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    I went from cantilever brakes to mechanical disc big improvement

    my new bike came with Hydraulic and wow what a difference
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