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    Right forward is my natural position. The last...

    Right forward is my natural position. The last couple of rides though, I rode switch while coasting and standing on the pedals. It just felt...wrong, haha. :p
  2. I'm in dry West Texas, and tried sleeves for the...

    I'm in dry West Texas, and tried sleeves for the first time this year like 2 or 3 times so far. Mid to high 90's all those times. First time was pretty unbearable, but the other times were a little...
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    Haven't found much really. Best things were a...

    Haven't found much really. Best things were a cheapy mini pump and a plastic Craftsman tool box. The found pump replaced my larger mini pump in the frame bag. There were no tools in the box, but I...
  4. Rear view glasses...

    Rear view glasses they're called now I guess. Spy is a brand of regular sunglasses/goggles now.
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    Perhaps Try to attach a bandana or something to...

    Perhaps Try to attach a bandana or something to the back of your helmet with Velcro or zip ties. Or maybe you can find a neck shade like construction workers use.
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    I use both, at the same time even :O. My water...

    I use both, at the same time even :O. My water bladder is 2 liters but I let the bike carry some of the weight and fill it to 1.5l at the most. With the bottle (~1l) on the bike I can squirt some on...
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    Congrats on the new ride. The front brake may be...

    Congrats on the new ride. The front brake may be best for stopping but, remember, it's the rear brake that helps you do awesome skids. ;).
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    Alone 99% of the time. I like riding with family,...

    Alone 99% of the time. I like riding with family, but I prefer to ride by myself a little more. I like stopping when I want (frequently), how long I want, going where I want. I'm also not...
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    Poll: 2007 Sentra (parents old car) and my "best" bike...

    2007 Sentra (parents old car) and my "best" bike is a 2012 Trek Skye. I used to have a 2001 Corolla that I absolutely loved. I don't baby my rides but the are treated well & taken care of.
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    This shabby little Mongoose is my oldest, 16 or...

    This shabby little Mongoose is my oldest, 16 or 17 years old. Mostly stock. Just painted the fork white the other day and changed the seat to match. It sees the least action, but gets out for a...
  11. Thread: My free Schwinn

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    Neat! Blue & silver looks pretty good together....

    Neat! Blue & silver looks pretty good together. I've read all these stories of people finding bikes on trash day, junk trucks, or side of the road or wherever...how come I never find anything cool...
  12. That's totally me. Unless it's way too big or...

    That's totally me. Unless it's way too big or falling apart at the seams or something like that, then I'm sure I can pretty much make any bike work for me. My most recent bike (2012) though was...
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    Just a cheapy Schwinn or Bell.

    Just a cheapy Schwinn or Bell.
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    Often I start on "just-cruising-around" mode, but...

    Often I start on "just-cruising-around" mode, but "go faster" mode kicks in as the ride goes on. But when I really do take it easy, I'll stop for every little critter, interesting plant, or neat...
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    I don't ride as much as many here, so my helmet...

    I don't ride as much as many here, so my helmet doesn't really get stinky. But when the straps get all stiff & white from sweat I just scrub them really good with a wet washcloth, sometimes with a...
  16. Thread: Bike shop love

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    Poll: I hardly go to the shop, though I did treat my...

    I hardly go to the shop, though I did treat my mountain bike to some new grips a few weeks ago. Guy asked if he could help, I declined and thanked him. I already knew what I wanted, but of course I...
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    My little beater, a late 90's Hoop D. Looks a tad...

    My little beater, a late 90's Hoop D. Looks a tad different from this pic now. Has a bar bag and the cage is under the toptube now. Taillight & that thing on the fork are removed. Bars were sprayed...
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    For mountain bike it's Multi tool, hex set, patch...

    For mountain bike it's Multi tool, hex set, patch kit, 2 tubes, pump. Recently added some tire levers, though my tires are pretty easy to manage by hand. One of my backpacks also has a gauge. For...
  19. Thread: I Love ELP

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    I'm not a commuter (but I lurk here alot!), but...

    I'm not a commuter (but I lurk here alot!), but can I just add that we also get to see this everyday. :)

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Other%20Stuff/Franklins8_zps716d12f7.jpg
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    I use an old Ipod Nano in a little case that I...

    I use an old Ipod Nano in a little case that I clip to my shirt collar or backpack. I put the headphone around my neck. Music's great when you're fighting the wind, an uphill, or just need a boost to...
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    Head turn. But I'm only briefly on the road till...

    Head turn. But I'm only briefly on the road till I get to my dirt. I have a couple of cheapy handlebar mirrors I've yet to really try out, though. I'll rock a mirror next time I do a street ride, if...
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    They're for exercise, playing, exploring, and...

    They're for exercise, playing, exploring, and just chillin'. :)
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    I might get some grips for the dirt bike and a...

    I might get some grips for the dirt bike and a chainwheel and/or brake pads for the bmx, but it would be as a late Xmas gift. If not for Xmas, then for Bday probably.
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    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Bik...

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Flatrat/Bike%20stuff/TrekSanta_zpsf7905682.jpg

    Happy Holidays folks!
  25. Went a couple of times this year. Used to be we...

    Went a couple of times this year. Used to be we mostly caught bluegill and some bass, but lake is now overrun with carp. Lots and lots of carp. :/
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