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    No one is perfect. Things happen, like...

    No one is perfect. Things happen, like accidentally leaving the garage door open and having someone who happens to be walking by walk off with something. Even with everything (doors,, windows, etc.)...
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    Yeah. When I pulled up to the beach in Ocean...

    Yeah. When I pulled up to the beach in Ocean City, NJ having ridden there from Seattle via Bar Harbor, ME on a bike with gear that weighed 90 lbs., to name one instance. Snow crossing the North...
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    I had a bike stolen from inside my house while I...

    I had a bike stolen from inside my house while I was home and awake. Had the bike been locked up with a chain, even to another bike, it would not have been stolen. No one broke in in the physical (as...
  4. Thread: Extreme hills

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    Tell me about it. Last year I did a...

    Tell me about it. Last year I did a self-contained cross-PA tour. Actually started in Warren, OH. Rode to Franklin, PA, picked up the Allegheny River Trail to Emlenton and then took PA Route V to...
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    Deep, man. So deep.

    Deep, man. So deep.
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    "They sure do talk a lot, don't they?"--Mia...

    "They sure do talk a lot, don't they?"--Mia Wallace
  7. Annual Philly or New Hope to Brooklym Ride

    Details are here:

    http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/events/nycride2015/nycridemain.pdf

    Looking forward to my 16th time.
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    You'd be the envy of any Iron Man tri.

    You'd be the envy of any Iron Man tri.
  9. That puts the bunny in the hat as a professor of...

    That puts the bunny in the hat as a professor of mine used to say. One can use a bailout gear and not need it. To determine whether he will miss it he should try doing without it. It's quite possible...
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    LOL! I walk and/or ride in the city every day and...

    LOL! I walk and/or ride in the city every day and see very little of what you describe. Indeed, yesterday I almost got hit by a cyclist who blew a red light. That happens nearly every week. Same deal...
  11. Thread: Extreme hills

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    While there are certainly PA hills steeper than...

    While there are certainly PA hills steeper than 10% (there are hills in NJ with ruling grades in the high teens to low 20s), I think the OP is overestimating the grade, probably due to the fact that...
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    Yum. All pizza is not equal.

    Yum. All pizza is not equal.
  13. Do a bunch of rides where you usually use your 34...

    Do a bunch of rides where you usually use your 34 but don't use it. You will likely have your answer.
  14. Yes. Wear your leg warmers over the shorts and no...

    Yes. Wear your leg warmers over the shorts and no one will be the wiser. Complete the look with a sleeveless jersey and arm warmers. ;)
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    Can't remember where I was, but some convenience...

    Can't remember where I was, but some convenience store chain was selling giant, reusable plastic "mugs" for soft drink refills. I use the term "mugs" in quotes because they were really like jugs....
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    Some history...There used to be a metal grate...

    Some history...There used to be a metal grate bridge there for bikes and vehicles. It was closed at some point in the 90s and ultimately removed. That wooden walkway was finished just days before one...
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    I was at my heaviest (265 lbs. at 6'2") in...

    I was at my heaviest (265 lbs. at 6'2") in college. I knew I had gotten big. I wish I would tell you what I was thinking as I was gaining weight. Why I wasn't able to say "This is not good" and take...
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    +2. I was touring in South Dakota last month and...

    +2. I was touring in South Dakota last month and I saw a lot of local families like that. Even more at touristy places like Mount Rushmore. The last night on the road I stayed at a massive KOA...
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    It was up a small incline and we had just come...

    It was up a small incline and we had just come off a sharp turn so we had no momentum. Also, we couldn't see if there was oncoming traffic until we got closer to the top of the rise. Once we could...
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    Or maybe it's you. What I really find funny...

    Or maybe it's you.

    What I really find funny is the people who obviously think the scenario plays out like the scene from one Dirty Harry film where Harry confronts three armed guys who are...
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    Maybe I just got "lucky," but I was in a LBS last...

    Maybe I just got "lucky," but I was in a LBS last week when two guys came in with cracked carbon frames. Neither was from a crash. One guy was clearly not a clyde. The other guy would qualify by...
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    Poll: Fair enough. We walked up this flight of stairs...

    Fair enough. We walked up this flight of stairs for this pretty fancy seafood specialty place during a road ride in Italy:

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    Not sure if this was mentioned anywhere....Sun...

    Not sure if this was mentioned anywhere....Sun block makes grease stains on your body dis-dis-disappear like magic.
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    Where do people who have a real need for weapons...

    Where do people who have a real need for weapons and defense mechanisms tour? Pakistan? Of more interest is where do you live. I have lived in Philly nearly all of my 50 years and have never been in...
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    ...your mom.

    ...your mom.
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