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    See, it's all about genre. Can't get too fancy...

    See, it's all about genre. Can't get too fancy here. Get in, get out, keep moving.

    So: there are no useful moral distinctions between non-human animals and human animals. Language matters (try...
  2. I didn't do exactly that route, but some friends...

    I didn't do exactly that route, but some friends and I just finished a tour north of where you're planning, on the Pony Express Trail from Wendover to SLC. There was almost no water on that entire...
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    This next week is going to be the first time I've...

    This next week is going to be the first time I've toured, but so far I've churned out half a dozen spreadsheets, three hand-drawn packing diagrams, called the BLM and the Fish and Wildlife Service,...
  4. Thread: Shim!

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    tourist - they're independent: Salsa Down Under...

    tourist - they're independent: Salsa Down Under rack. The route isn't exactly 4x4, but it is popular with ATV'ers...
    djb - We're headed out on a loaded test run this week. I think that I'll be...
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    Thanks for the replies - I'm heading to the...

    Thanks for the replies - I'm heading to the hardware store this very afternoon! The standoff would be my ideal choice, but the Down Under has a strut that mounts to the inside boss on the fork.
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    Shim!

    Hello! I'm doing my first tour in a couple weeks across Utah's West Desert and I have a question. So, I've got a Surly Ogre with Salsa Down Under racks and they didn't quite fit. So, a ton of spacers...
  7. Thread: Pedal Idea

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    Pedal Idea

    So, for the last three seasons, I've ridden with shoe covers. That's three seasons featuring temps anywhere from -11 to 40F. My shoe covers are officially done for, but I'm having a hard time...
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    Bumped. Have any of you tall, statuesque...

    Bumped.

    Have any of you tall, statuesque people tried Specialized or Pearl Izumi? I've been using PI WxB pants for a couple years but they were too short (medium). My size is a 32 waist, 34...
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    Rigid Racin'

    Hello! Has anyone here competed in XC with a fully rigid bike? I'm looking for tips, experiences, remembrances. I have a Surly Ogre that I want to race, but I'm nervous about my chances of...
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    Here's my parts beast '12 Surly MeanOGREeno. ...

    Here's my parts beast '12 Surly MeanOGREeno. Wearing the commuting pants, but when it finally dries out they'll come off as all pants must. Getting it ready for fire road racing this summer (and...
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    Commute was good: only one driver inexplicably...

    Commute was good: only one driver inexplicably believing that they could share the lane with me. Since I was hugging the center line, this was somewhat baffling, but then the driver did the same...
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    WTB's coming out w/ a 35c tubeless tire...

    WTB's coming out w/ a 35c tubeless tire later this year, but that's pretty much it. I'd look at gravelgrindernews.com, since they usually comment on how well the 40c-ish tires they test set up...
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    Ditto that. Love that look.

    Ditto that. Love that look.
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    Dirt Fondo recs

    Hello! I'm doing the Dirt Fondo in July and I was wondering if anyone who'd ridden the fireroads outside Cedar City, UT could gimme the low-down. I've ridden plenty of Iowan gravel roads (including...
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    The Tire Report

    Hello!
    I thought it would be helpful to have a kind o' tire clearinghouse thread (if one doesn't exist already... I'm quite lazy, you know) where people can look for winter-specific tire reviews.
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    I've got last year's (I think) Pearl Izumi Elite...

    I've got last year's (I think) Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell jacket. My only complaint is that it's almost too warm for 30 degrees F and above. I wear it over an old Bontrager long sleeve jersey and...
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    I smoked for about a decade and my circulation is...

    I smoked for about a decade and my circulation is still recovering, so my hands and feet are perpetually frigid. I've found that XC ski gloves are good for fit, ie, having fingers that'll fit between...
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    You'll have to let me know how they work out....

    You'll have to let me know how they work out. These are falling apart.
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    +1 whoever said that bike Co-ops and shops can...

    +1 whoever said that bike Co-ops and shops can co-exist. I worked at a bike library and a shop for awhile, and what I found was that the bike library not only introduced people to cycling who would...
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    Sticky: Thumbs skyward.

    Thumbs skyward.
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    Durable shoe covers.

    Do they exist? I bought a pair of Pearl Izumi WxB covers last season and - granted - they bore daily use all last winter, but I went to put them on a few weeks ago and lo! they're falling apart. ...
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    Stay in a low gear and pedal at a fairly high...

    Stay in a low gear and pedal at a fairly high cadence. Make sure it's a gear that you like because you might end up stuck in it if the derailleur ices over.
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    My experience has taught me that taking the lane is far and away the safest option if you're in town. If there are more than two lanes I don't even think twice: riding far to the right is an...
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    Long sleeve jersey, with a base layer of...

    Long sleeve jersey, with a base layer of bad@$$ery.
  25. /bump So the opinion seems to be that wearing...

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    So the opinion seems to be that wearing masks doesn't do anything, but I'm actually a lil' bit worried. It's my first winter in Salt Lake City, and the thermal inversions here can be long...
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