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    A good friend of mine has owned a Space Horse for...

    A good friend of mine has owned a Space Horse for several years. He rides it a lot on greenways and trails. We recently completed our second "conquest" of the GAP-C&O Canal trails from Pittsburgh to...
  2. Cinelli natural cork would like nice although not...

    Cinelli natural cork would like nice although not a perfect match. My Soma Saga has a Fizik saddle that I had recovered in light tan, and it is reasonably close in color and tone to a Cambium...
  3. Thread: Black Is In

    by tarwheel
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    Black bikes have an understated stealth look,...

    Black bikes have an understated stealth look, unless the manufacturer plasters them with decals, which is the case with many carbon bikes. I've had two black bikes and really liked the look for...
  4. I wouldn't consider $100 expensive for a new...

    I wouldn't consider $100 expensive for a new fork, and that's not a part that I would cheap out on. That said, the Soma forks are excellent quality for a reasonable price. I have the Soma lugged...
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    What size frame? The Soma Saga is available for...

    What size frame? The Soma Saga is available for 26" wheels in smaller sizes. The Saga is an incredible value for the money, and very well designed for touring.
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    There are baggage services that can shuttle you...

    There are baggage services that can shuttle you back to Cumberland. Check at the bike shops along the route, such as the excellent shop in Hancock. They should be able to provide you business...
  7. Thread: Long Commutes

    by tarwheel
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    I take several bike tours every year in which I...

    I take several bike tours every year in which I ride 60+ miles a day over the course of a week. Just finished a tour riding from Pittsburgh to Washington DC on the GAP-C&O Canal trails, where we...
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    I've been bike commuting for 8 years, 32,000...

    I've been bike commuting for 8 years, 32,000 miles total. On my 15-mile route (one way), about 1 mile has a bike lane and that was just added in the past year. At first I was uncomfortable along...
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    Sticky: Warm and humid with temps in the low 70s this...

    Warm and humid with temps in the low 70s this morning, and very pleasant for riding. Afternoon will be much hotter with the usual scattered thunderstorms. Every day is a crapp shoot regarding...
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    Depends on whether you plan to do any real,...

    Depends on whether you plan to do any real, loaded touring and/or use panniers. A cyclocross bike is great for the uses and conditions you describe unless you plan to carry heavy loads in panniers. ...
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    Sticky: Nicest commute of the week this morning with...

    Nicest commute of the week this morning with temps in the 60s and little wind. Got lucky yesterday and avoided any thunderstorms. The weather is very humid here right now, so afternoon thunderstorms...
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________________...

    scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,569.78
    augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2 (4,521.4 total) [75/75]
    johnlp (AZ) _____________________________ 2,596 (3287 total)
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    I've been using LoseIt for about 4 years. I lost...

    I've been using LoseIt for about 4 years. I lost about 30 lbs during the first 10 months, at almost exactly the rate of my goal (1 lb/wk). However, I have found maintenance to be more difficult and...
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    Sticky: Back in commute mode today after taking a rest...

    Back in commute mode today after taking a rest yesterday. My legs were simply fried from all of the riding I had done over the past week, and weather forecasts were calling for afternoon...
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    Sticky: I posted a journal on the Crazy Guy site from...

    I posted a journal on the Crazy Guy site from last year's trip. Here's a link:

    https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=14451&v=3k

    This year's trip was pretty similar, but we went a...
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    Textbooks could easily push cargo weight to 50...

    Textbooks could easily push cargo weight to 50 lbs. Have you ever picked up a box of books? They are heavy. Do you need to lug your books back and forth every day? Could you leave some or all of...
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    Personally, I wouldn't worry about the climb...

    Personally, I wouldn't worry about the climb going either direction. Base your decision on which direction to go on other factors, such as convenience, train schedule, etc. I just finished riding...
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    I think about it from time to time, but I...

    I think about it from time to time, but I honestly feel more at risk while driving. You are traveling at much higher speeds in a car, with the possibility of head-on collisions, and the roads that I...
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    FWIW, one of my friends who is a serious bike...

    FWIW, one of my friends who is a serious bike collector (50+ bikes) says his SL frames are the nicest riding ones. I've got one SL bike, a De Bernardi with very tight geometry, and it rides like a...
  20. I've been extremely pleased with my Soma Saga,...

    I've been extremely pleased with my Soma Saga, which I use for commuting, riding on greenways and loaded touring. Mine is the canti-brake version, but Soma also sells a disc version in a nice orange...
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    Sticky: For the past week, I've been "commuting" from...

    For the past week, I've been "commuting" from Pittsburgh to Washington DC on the GAP-C&O Canal trails, averaging about 60 miles/day. Today I'm back in the real world, riding to work again. Tough...
  22. Google maps pedometer works great for that...

    Google maps pedometer works great for that purpose.
  23. I stopped at our BTWD event on my way to work and...

    I stopped at our BTWD event on my way to work and got a free t-shirt, vest, bike tools, cap and light. Most of the stuff I will give to my daughter, but I'll keep the cap, which is made of wicking...
  24. Sometimes stuff just happens. With thousands of...

    Sometimes stuff just happens. With thousands of tires manufactured, it's inevitable that a bad apple will slip through every now and them. I have used Paselas for years with no issues. ...
  25. I am not a fan of leather bar tape. It's...

    I am not a fan of leather bar tape. It's expensive, has very little padding, and gets discolored after a while. The Fizik honey-colored tape looks just like leather but keeps its nice appearance and...
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