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    Sticky: It started out as a nice summer day, rather cool...

    It started out as a nice summer day, rather cool for the season (27*C/80*F), and it's 1 hour before I have to leave work for home and there's a massive thunderstorm which seems to be hovering in the...
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    To work: Having to pass by a number of local...

    To work:
    Having to pass by a number of local beaches full of people having fun while on my way to the office.
    :cry:


    From work:
    Having to confront those same people, now dazed from spending...
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    Can't say much about cycling in the countries you...

    Can't say much about cycling in the countries you wish to cross, since I haven't visited them recently (although I would love to tour them by bike!) but I can offer any info on Greece, where I...
  4. Thread: Mirror Poll

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    D. None of the above I use to use handlebar...

    D. None of the above

    I use to use handlebar (Blackburn) and a helmet mirror (take-a-look), but after a few close calls, I've given up on mirrors, and always shoulder-check, which let's me get a...
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________________...

    scroca (MT) _____________________________ 4,040.68
    augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,857.8 (5,554.5 total) [94/94]
    gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 2,960.0 [73/88] (4,225.0...
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    Summer commuting here in Athens (Greece) sees...

    Summer commuting here in Athens (Greece) sees temperatures in the 90-100F's, but thankfully with little to no humidity.
    As mentioned before by others, the trick is hydration and not to over-exert...
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    Rule number 1: RIDE! ...for everything...

    Rule number 1:

    RIDE!

    ...for everything else, I use plain old common sense* and have survived four years of daily commuting!


    * the old fashion kind
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________________...

    scroca (MT) _____________________________ 4,040.68
    augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,857.8 (5,554.5 total) [94/94]
    gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 2,960.0 [73/88] (4,225.0...
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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)
    buzzbee...
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,239.9...

    scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,239.9
    augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2 (4,521.4 total) [75/75]
    buzzbee (CA) ____________________________ 2,556.0
    gregf83 (BC)...
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    Sticky: Summer weather with a bit of a cool northerly...

    Summer weather with a bit of a cool northerly wind has made my commuting to and from work pleasant!

    http://i62.tinypic.com/1zof95t.jpg
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    Sticky: augustgarage (CA)_______________ 3082.2 (4521.4...

    augustgarage (CA)_______________ 3082.2 (4521.4 total) [75/75]
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    Sticky: Summer's finally here with temps in the high 80's...

    Summer's finally here with temps in the high 80's (30*c) and clear blue skies.

    The temperature during my morning commute is slightly cooler, and the coastal road is also quieter, making it an...
  14. That's some smart advice FB, thanks!

    That's some smart advice FB, thanks!
  15. A quick update (for posterity). It's been a...

    A quick update (for posterity).

    It's been a little less than two weeks from the original post, and I've managed to clock over 80 miles, cycling daily, without any change in the condition of the...
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    Must not forget The Flying Scotsman! The...

    Must not forget The Flying Scotsman!

    The Flying Scotsman (2006) - IMDb

    "The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his...
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    scroca (MT) ____________________ 2,799.66
    gregf83 (BC)____________________ 2388 [59/72] (3163 total)
    augustgarage (CA)_______________ 2275 (3501.1 total) [55/55]
    buzzbee (CA)____________________...
  18. I had a set built on Sep. 2013 with 2x Mavic A319...

    I had a set built on Sep. 2013 with 2x Mavic A319 rims, DT-Swiss Champ 2.0 spokes, a Shimano Deore front hub and the existing low-mileage Nexus-3 IGH. The wheels have stood up to daily commuting...
  19. It's already Monday morning here so I'll call up...

    It's already Monday morning here so I'll call up my LBS (a trusted wheel builder) and have him order the necessary parts for the repair.






    I'll pass this information on to my LBS and...
  20. Unfortunately I won't be able to since I already...

    Unfortunately I won't be able to since I already have the Nexus-3 IGH which is 36h.



    Thanks Wanderer, you basically answered my original question, and even though I'll change it asap, I'll keep...
  21. Of course the rim will be replaced asap, but asap...

    Of course the rim will be replaced asap, but asap will probably be in a week or two (that is IF it will survive that long). As for changing to a 7 or 11 IGH, the 3 covers my current needs, so...
  22. (Yet Another) Rim cracks at spoke holes question

    There are tons of posts on this subject, but I feel compelled to seek your knowledge on this issue since it concerns safety.

    After I found the time to wash my bike of it's winter grime, I noticed...
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    Recently replaced a TAYA single-speed chain with...

    Recently replaced a TAYA single-speed chain with less than 500 miles on it. The chain had stretched more in three weeks than the previous KMC S1 which lasted 2,500 miles.

    Maybe it was a fluke,...
  24. I don't dress with specific clothing to LOOK like...

    I don't dress with specific clothing to LOOK like a commuter, but being one, I probably fit the clothing "stereotype"; sans the lycra since I'm a Clyde.

    Having said the above, I have noticed a...
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    Jamis Commuter 1 CmX with Nexus-3 IGH and some...

    Jamis Commuter 1 CmX with Nexus-3 IGH and some beefed up parts so it can withstand a Clyde on my daily commute!

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