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    Sticky: Welcome to VeloViewer!...

    Welcome to VeloViewer!

    It pulls your activity from Strava (which as a data junkie I'm sure you're already using) and calculates an overall ranking, tracks individual segments, etc. It's really...
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    Sticky: Back in the saddle

    Late January I noticed a bit of an Achilles injury; between field work early February, vacation half of March, and the injury, I didn't ride much at all from late-January to early-April. Now I'm...
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    Update from Theo, Rich's close friend who is...

    Update from Theo, Rich's close friend who is organizing the IndieGogo fundraising campaign, including a newspaper article from today with some details:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! When...
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    Wow, got an email out of the blue tonight asking...

    Wow, got an email out of the blue tonight asking if I was the person who'd posted about a friend's accident on BF... scrolled down and saw the PayPal receipt for the above mentioned bike lube,...
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    He's American too, so if it had to happen, better...

    He's American too, so if it had to happen, better here than south of the 49th. Wish it hasn't happened at all though.
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    Fellow BF member hit by a car

    Wow; sent an e-mail to @joeyduck last night about some high mileage bike lube that he & I were looking to order out of the USA... his wife responded to my e-mail this morning indicating that he was...
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    Sticky: I was at said game :) Rode Monday, but while I...

    I was at said game :)

    Rode Monday, but while I don't remember injuring myself, I instantly felt pain in my left achilles with every rotation of the cranks. Took the Skytrain partway to and from...
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    Sticky: Psst... I think I know where you can get a new...

    Psst... I think I know where you can get a new cassette and chain that would definitely improve the drivetrain department ;)
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    Sticky: Getting off to a decent start to 2015; not trying...

    Getting off to a decent start to 2015; not trying to kill it or anything, but Veloviewer shows a much higher slope to my mileage time series in 2015 compared to 2014. Here's hoping the trend...
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    Sticky: They're following a buried line; most likely...

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    They're following a buried line; most likely sewer or water. You can see two access covers up past the blue Toyota. Unfortunately these features pre-date the bike lane, and it's just a...
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    Hydrogeological Engineer for a boutique...

    Hydrogeological Engineer for a boutique consulting company. Based in Vancouver, practice internationally (5 continents and counting... they REALLY need to discover a mineral resource in Antarctica)
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    augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3...

    augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3 (10848.8 total) [218/218]
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    Sticky: Was a bit worried I'd be huffing and puffing...

    Was a bit worried I'd be huffing and puffing today; first ride since December 18 before xmas holidays... after I got home that day I stripped the bike down for a good thorough cleaning, and didn't...
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    Where did you hear that? The protocol used to...

    Where did you hear that? The protocol used to communicate with your HRM has nothing to do with Strava... Depends on the device. iPhones (and probably most/all smartphones) have Bluetooth but not...
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    Love the reflective sidewalks on my new Marathons...

    Love the reflective sidewalks on my new Marathons :-)

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    So you think it's reasonable to use the GP 4...

    So you think it's reasonable to use the GP 4 seasons as a summer tire (maybe a 25c as they'd fit my rim better), and my Marathons for the other 10 months of the year in Vancouver? :)
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    Correct; I was referring to the 17mm internal...

    Correct; I was referring to the 17mm internal width of my rim. Sheldon says that you can essentially put any size tire on any size rim, but he goes on to say that:


    "If you use a very narrow...
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    Great to know! How wide are your rims? Per...

    Great to know! How wide are your rims? Per Sheldon Brown's rim width recommendation table, i probably shouldn't put 23's on my 17mm rims. But with discs, not sure I want to run two separate wheel...
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    Got the original Marathons "with GreenGuard"...

    Got the original Marathons "with GreenGuard". They're lighter and cheaper than the Marathon Plus, which I believe is the other comparable option.

    I'm contemplating one of the Schwalbe Durano line...
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    Nope, discs... Oh well, at least I got to buy new...

    Nope, discs... Oh well, at least I got to buy new tires! I know the Gatorskins get great reviews here, but several MEC.ca user reviews from people around me indicate that they're too slick. My other...
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    Found that my rear tire was tearing at the...

    Found that my rear tire was tearing at the sidewall/bead contact last night, so talked to my LBS and bought a pair of Schwalbe Marathons (700/28) for $90; think I get 15% off still having bought my...
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    Thanks! I don't have any loyalty to Specialized...

    Thanks! I don't have any loyalty to Specialized for replacement parts... think I'd probably rather buy from a tire maker. I've heard good things about the Gatorskins or Shwalbe Marathons or...
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    tire troubles

    Oh, woe is me. Went out to the garage to check my tire pressure tonight before the morning commute. Found that my rear tire was developing a tear between the bead and the sidewall. Luckily I just...
  25. An update: after my wife's staff dinner Friday...

    An update: after my wife's staff dinner Friday night, I had to come home to release the babysitter while the wife and her work friends went to the casino. With some time on my hands, I decided to...
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