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    a bunch

    a bunch
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    Good for you. Glad you took a couple of short...

    Good for you.
    Glad you took a couple of short pulls...pushing yourself a bit is important to test yourself and your improvements...It's knowing when to pull back and not blow yourself to pieces...
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    Love Ninigret...really miss the old Bob Beal...

    Love Ninigret...really miss the old Bob Beal Masters Weekend...really miss Bob Beal...I've done that course and raced in that area for many years with many great memories...a superb area to ride and...
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    Keep at it and keep training. Losing ground on...

    Keep at it and keep training.
    Losing ground on the "climb"...what does that mean?...and the rollers at the beginning of an "A" ride means your fitness is not even close to what is needed to stay...
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    No mask, unless designed to using proper filters,...

    No mask, unless designed to using proper filters, will filter anything other than perhaps dust.
    I use a tube hat that is also designed to be used as a neck warmer...it is open at the top with a draw...
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    I've used spray on anti-perspirant for several...

    I've used spray on anti-perspirant for several decades with great results. I also wear thin, moisture moving, socks. I even wear the same socks in cold/winter weather and use them as liners under my...
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    I've used Superfeet for years but lately have...

    I've used Superfeet for years but lately have been using the Specialized foot beds. My feet have a normal? to slightly high arch and no problems. The Spec beds provide the arch support I need and are...
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    The padding in the short/bibs always goes against...

    The padding in the short/bibs always goes against the skin...it absorbs perspiration and prevents the friction that causes irritation, rashes and other problems.
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    20 to 25 ish years old. I don't wear them outside...

    20 to 25 ish years old. I don't wear them outside unless they are under tights, etc. as they are see through in places I'd rather they not be...they also make great trainer shorts...
  10. Whoa those bolts are far too long for their...

    Whoa those bolts are far too long for their intended use. I've worked in two bike shops for twenty years and have installed many racks, many on bikes that were not designed for racks and I've never...
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    Northwave shoes fit my feet the best.

    Northwave shoes fit my feet the best.
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    nothing...

    nothing...
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    Yep, a silly troll out to cause a tempest in a...

    Yep, a silly troll out to cause a tempest in a tea pot and apparently fairly successful considering we are on page four.

    Started with a five speed "freewheel" and friction shifters...easy...
  14. Did you ask the lbs person why the fender was...

    Did you ask the lbs person why the fender was damaged? What was the reply?
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    lol...hard to describe all actions as many have...

    lol...hard to describe all actions as many have become as natural as breathing and seldom thought about.
    I did mean more of a "shock absorbing" action rather than bunny hopping as that can often...
  16. It happens and can/does happen often on a route...

    It happens and can/does happen often on a route we take all the time and know every rock and animal on...dogs are unpredictable.
    Glad you didn't get hurt too badly...or your bike.
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    As has been said pinch flats, not during tube...

    As has been said pinch flats, not during tube installation, are generally caused by one, or both, of two things...under inflated tire and/or hitting something hard enough to pinch the tube causing...
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    While cotton, imo, feels great against the skin...

    While cotton, imo, feels great against the skin it is a very poor moisture, sweat, management material. It absorbs but holds moisture...sweat, often leaving you feeling damp and clammy and worse,...
  19. Thread: Shoe Life

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    I am still using a pair of Sidis that are around...

    I am still using a pair of Sidis that are around twenty years old but look new. I also have a pair of Northwave shoes that are probably around the same age and still in great shape.
    I've gone...
  20. Gander Mtn is selling their Guide Series gloves...

    Gander Mtn is selling their Guide Series gloves at forty percent off...great deal...some are wind proof and conductive...I have stopped buying "cycling" gloves and have been using "hunting" gloves as...
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    I've worn Perli kit for decades and love the...

    I've worn Perli kit for decades and love the stuff but bought a Castelli winter jacket around eight years ago and really love it.
    I ride down to the teens before I turn to the mag trainer and it has...
  22. I prefer a CX bike for many off road uses and...

    I prefer a CX bike for many off road uses and crappy road conditions.
    I ride a Redline, and have for several decades.
    You can tailor the tires for the roads/conditions.
    Variety of hand positions...
  23. Thread: Lbs

    by Kai Winters
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    I generally buy everything over the interwebz....

    I generally buy everything over the interwebz.
    I've worked in shops for twenty years and over time I've learned how to do everything and have all the tools needed to build a bike from the frame up...
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    I've used a mild soap and water with a small,...

    I've used a mild soap and water with a small, finger nail, brush...hosed clean and placed on top of my water heater to dry for a day or two. They won't be brand new white but I don't care except to...
  25. I'm not a supporter at all to the HTFU...

    I'm not a supporter at all to the HTFU concept...pretty silly and perhaps harmful.

    It's all about proper layering and wind proofing. A "lite weight" and "mid weight" long sleeved base layers may...
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