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    Am I correct that you are turning into the dirt...

    Am I correct that you are turning into the dirt parking area? If so I'd go with a 2 way plan. If the breaks happen merge into traffic and turn left into whatever part of the lot is available. That...
  2. I consider a spare tube essential. 5-10% of flats...

    I consider a spare tube essential. 5-10% of flats can result to damage to the valve. No spare tube and you are walking.

    Even more essential for a newbie or someone out of practice as the wrong...
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    If I read his post correctly he really does not...

    If I read his post correctly he really does not have the second choice and the first does not sound that good either.

    It sounds like this is a busy street without any central left turn lane and...
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    Bolding mine. Which is an excellent reason to...

    Bolding mine.

    Which is an excellent reason to assume that the guy was either stunned or wearing clips and straps. An ongoing violent thrashing will release clipless. I've seen newbies go down...
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    Since the video showed a clipless setup I'd say...

    Since the video showed a clipless setup I'd say the odds favor that being what the rider was using.

    It also mentioned arm and facial injuries. It may well be he was not clipping out because he...
  6. I watched the short clip at least 4 times to be...

    I watched the short clip at least 4 times to be sure my initial impression was correct. The guy riding the sidewalk is pretty much going at the speed of traffic in the road.
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    If they left a number call back, explain and ask...

    If they left a number call back, explain and ask to be removed from their list. Oh and mention that if you keep receiving calls you will have your lawyer pursue action for harassment.

    This does...
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    They made the problem you point out much worse by...

    They made the problem you point out much worse by limiting the number of riders who get point on each climb. Now a small break going out and doing what yuo describe on just one (high number of...
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    Nah, I'd say the journalism is correct. The...

    Nah,

    I'd say the journalism is correct. The thing is most rules are worded to give some leeway. Any rider who has a mechanical problem in the middle of the race will work back through the cars....
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    About as obscure as offside in Football...

    About as obscure as offside in Football (Gridiron, Soccer or Rugby).

    That is to the riders. Fans could easily be unaware of it because it never happens.

    Best one that is really like this is...
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    Agree totally. When I bought my road bike a steel...

    Agree totally. When I bought my road bike a steel frame Diamondback was the last cut. If I had been a racer it would have won. Wonderfully responsive, too responsive for the kind of riding I did. But...
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    Yea, I can really see spending a fortune to trim...

    Yea, I can really see spending a fortune to trim grams from the bike only to put on several pounds of body armor.
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    I'm pretty sure the Giro did this for the...

    I'm pretty sure the Giro did this for the prologue a few years ago. Drag race. Fair because it was perfectly straight. Not very long 5 Kms. at most.

    A crapshoot, but fun for a prologue. For a...
  14. What the cyclist did was stupid. While us props...

    What the cyclist did was stupid. While us props joke about trucks losing when they hit us, we know it isn't really true. He was lucky. Anyone jerk enough to do what the driver did is jerk enough to...
  15. Snap back and you're drunk, but you'll be sober...

    Snap back and you're drunk, but you'll be sober in the morning.

    The dumb variety will be so confused they can't function. The smart ones will laugh and buy me a round!

    Since I'm a Prop I'm...
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    I'd followup with asking just how he gets...

    I'd followup with asking just how he gets dropped. If it is getting dropped because the pace picks up is entirely different than getting dropped because someone jumps and you can't catch his wheel. ...
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    I think mine is allowed to drink. Not really sure.

    I think mine is allowed to drink. Not really sure.
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    Got Wood? Hey it worked for Milk!

    Got Wood?

    Hey it worked for Milk!
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    I'm going to go with simply more riders and teams...

    I'm going to go with simply more riders and teams in the race over the long haul and that the recent differences are that style and tradition are catching up.

    Easiest to check for the Tours, but...
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    On physics I agree with those saying work the...

    On physics I agree with those saying work the steepest section harder.

    On a biology point and especially as it relates to getting a better time next week and next month I say work your worst...
  21. I'm going to go with the fools who just loosen...

    I'm going to go with the fools who just loosen the bolt and rotate the handlebars on a road bike so they are upside down.

    Work out just where the brake levers are and what will happen if you...
  22. What was 99's real name?

    What was 99's real name?
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    Yea, but if you are a good rider on the flats...

    Yea, but if you are a good rider on the flats they should not catch you if yuo have any lead to start.

    A lot of dogs are territorial, the property line dogs mentioned earlier are the most extreme...
  24. My commute is under 5 miles if I take the most...

    My commute is under 5 miles if I take the most direct route, which I almost never do because it is far slower than adding a couple of miles.

    But I don't think I'll ever seriously consider bike...
  25. Close a street to cars and open it to cycling. ...

    Close a street to cars and open it to cycling.

    It really helps to have a way to cycle to the event, at least to some degree.

    The crowd it attracts is largely those who fear or at least...
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