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    Peel the sticker off, then ride worry free.

    Peel the sticker off, then ride worry free.
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    If you consider trucks to be a form of...

    If you consider trucks to be a form of automobile, you could say the automobile displaced walking, horses, and trains. That's a wide range of use cases, and infrastructure is built and maintained to...
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    Sheldon says they are not necessary; that's good...

    Sheldon says they are not necessary; that's good enough for me.

    But... with a pocket knife, a Presta valve cap can be turned into a functional Schraeder adapter.
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    +1 on just ride. Listen to your body, and rest...

    +1 on just ride. Listen to your body, and rest when it says to rest. Keep it fun and you'll keep riding. In Texas heat I'd carry at least one water bottle regardless of how far I was riding.
  5. Working on your bike in your garage at 2AM is not...

    Working on your bike in your garage at 2AM is not likely to get you arrested, divorced, or infected. The same cannot be said for many activities going on outside your garage at that hour.
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    Turned out great, weather-wise. Wind was steady...

    Turned out great, weather-wise. Wind was steady but not bad, cloud cover most of the day kept it cool, and the rain never showed. I even managed to hit my goal.
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    National 24 Hour Challenge

    Who's going?

    Temps look great, with a high of 80 and an overnight low of 70.
    Chance of thunderstorms increasing to 60% overnight.
    Predicted total rainfall is only around 0.2", so that's not...
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    There was a very very brief time, in the...

    There was a very very brief time, in the Quicksilver and Nelson Vails era, when cycling kits were club chic. Guys clomping around in cleats, shirt pockets sagging with gear, sporting legs that...
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    My '76 Grand Jubile has three original parts: ...

    My '76 Grand Jubile has three original parts: frame, fork, fixed cup. Paint is "rough". The front fender is a hacked up rear fender, and slightly wider than the rear. It sports flat bars mounted to...
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    Welcome. Pros: You already know how to suffer...

    Welcome.

    Pros:
    You already know how to suffer
    Your cardio conditioning is probably great
    You've dealt with dogs
    You're accustomed to spending too much money on shoes and special clothing
    ...
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    Congestive heart failure, bike crash, diabetes...

    Congestive heart failure, bike crash, diabetes complications, skydiving mishap, stroke, motorcycle crash, cancer, backpacking fall, suicide, car crash, shot by a jealous spouse, emphysema, and so on....
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    Keep it fun, and it will keep providing benefits.

    Keep it fun, and it will keep providing benefits.
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    Fender and rack ready, stock tires are 32mm wide...

    Fender and rack ready, stock tires are 32mm wide so you have options, 3x9 is beyond sufficient even considering sometimes pulling a trailer. It would certainly work for me. YMMV.
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    In my teens and twenties, my general rule was to...

    In my teens and twenties, my general rule was to turn whatever direction looked least familiar. Being lost was common, and not terribly concerning. I once asked a local which way to the city, and...
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    Riding alone on a dark quiet country road, on a...

    Riding alone on a dark quiet country road, on a cool summer night, is just about my favorite thing. If there happens to be a thunderstorm flashing on the horizon, so much the better.
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    Commute on the Giant and weekend warrier on the...

    Commute on the Giant and weekend warrier on the LeMond. If you're still riding in the fall, take advantage of season ending deals. You'll know more what's important to you by then.
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    I rode sunrise to sunset last weekend, plus some....

    I rode sunrise to sunset last weekend, plus some. Of the hundreds people I encountered, from motorists to farmers to convenience store clerks, exactly one person came across as unfriendly. I won't...
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    I'm going against the crowd and suggest you sit...

    I'm going against the crowd and suggest you sit this one out. Starting a 600k with an issue, knowing your reluctance to DNF, sounds like a formula for a serious problem.
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    To paraphrase from a completely different domain:...

    To paraphrase from a completely different domain: all advice is wrong, some is useful.

    As the rides get longer, care and feeding of the mind and body become increasingly important. In fact,...
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    Add my 2 cents, maybe you will find some value. ...

    Add my 2 cents, maybe you will find some value. For years I taught the cycling merit badge to Boy Scouts, essentially taking kids from couch potato to completing a 50 mile ride by the end of the...
  21. Thread: Back health

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    Avoid the recliner, it's also bad for your...

    Avoid the recliner, it's also bad for your cardiovascular system :)

    I'd say getting to 60 without any significant back problems suggests you're already doing something right - better than most...
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    Maybe Discovery will pick him up for a reality...

    Maybe Discovery will pick him up for a reality show.
  23. Use the claw, mount it on the axle as if the bike...

    Use the claw, mount it on the axle as if the bike didn't have a hanger. With luck the protruding threads from the claw pivot should settle nicely in the hanger drilling. No modification of anything...
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    Can you test ride the Kona? If you can, and you...

    Can you test ride the Kona? If you can, and you love it, buy it. Unless you'll grit your teeth over $70 on every ride....

    How you feel after hours in the saddle trumps all else.
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    The only place you might realize there is drag,...

    The only place you might realize there is drag, is if you coast downhill next to another cyclist. Forget about it.
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