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    It's hard to hike around at 14,000 ft... can't...

    It's hard to hike around at 14,000 ft... can't imagine riding a bike that hard. Awesome ride!
  2. Is this Frank Thomas who use to hang around BF? ...

    Is this Frank Thomas who use to hang around BF?

    I agree with Rick... there hasn't really been much change. The forums that were positive and uplifting (C & A and 50+) remain so and the forums...
  3. well, don't come down to P & R where everyone is...

    well, don't come down to P & R where everyone is a troll...just kidding, just half!

    I get mad at the folks in P & R for chasing away new posters there too but if I can add my two cent... be very...
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    Ask to see the owner or manager of the shop... if...

    Ask to see the owner or manager of the shop... if the young kids helping you are clueless, dismiss them and go straight to someone who should know better... Owners should know bout bigger riders and...
  5. This is gonna sound terrible, but nothing usually...

    This is gonna sound terrible, but nothing usually would keep me from riding (except now this busted ankle!). In fact, having expereienced a few cysts, I knew that riding likely would cause the cyst...
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    Get a Samsung Galaxy S5... 6's just came out so...

    Get a Samsung Galaxy S5... 6's just came out so there are deals to be had. Very rugged. Excellent voice quailty. Just get the unlimited talk and text plan with the low data usage (which is what I...
  7. Like I said, get them often enough to no longer...

    Like I said, get them often enough to no longer be concerned. When I do, I keep the area as clean as possible. The cyst will either receed or will develop a head and pop (sorry if too graphic but...
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    Yes true which is why I recommend checking the...

    Yes true which is why I recommend checking the shops to see what they sell and support... buy online but just know how to measure yourself so the bike fits well. Mountain or hybrid bikes you can get...
  9. I get "cysts" fairly often... they are caused by...

    I get "cysts" fairly often... they are caused by the pressure of the saddle and sometimes an ingrown hair. Keep the area clean... the cyst will eventually pop but always good to get checked out if...
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    Hey buy online if you know what you are doing......

    Hey buy online if you know what you are doing... if you don't then spending alittle more to get LBS customer service is well worth the expense...I've brought a number of bikes online but knew exactly...
  11. I ride on anything from 23 - 28 depending on the...

    I ride on anything from 23 - 28 depending on the bike and terrain. A think 25's are good for larger sized people and they roll fine...
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    Best advice I can tell you is seek out your local...

    Best advice I can tell you is seek out your local LBS and see what they carry and recommend... For your price range a Performance Bike would be great especially since they have a good return policy....
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    HelpMe... my guy is a mechanical engineer and has...

    HelpMe... my guy is a mechanical engineer and has built more bikes than any of us can count. What makes him a good engineer and an even better bike mechanic is the fact he is not a people person......
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    OK like Gatorskins... depending on what I do I...

    OK like Gatorskins... depending on what I do I use either 25 or 28 (usually while touring). Both width seem comfortable and the tire wears well.

    BTW it's not the tire that increases speed.......
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    Some time back, while doing a particular hard...

    Some time back, while doing a particular hard climb (and going very slow) I had a peleton pass me... as the last rider came oround me he commented to his friend (in a not so quiet tone) "Boy! That's...
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    I think in 1984 it was easy to make a profit......

    I think in 1984 it was easy to make a profit... times were different. The City, County, So Cal Infrastructure was not in great shape but OK; now its a mess. I worked a number of the events. I...
  17. No advice really needed... just enjoy the ride...

    No advice really needed... just enjoy the ride ... what happens happens... but if I can impart words of wisdom for the event:

    1) rest stops are not for socializing... get in and out. Think NASCAR...
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    So don't be like me and think "hey! I feel...

    So don't be like me and think "hey! I feel good... think I go shop at Costco!!!" [see prior post] While I felt great, it's fairly major surgery especially when you think about the fact they pull...
  19. And never ever ever ride with underwear... they...

    And never ever ever ride with underwear... they are your enemy!
  20. It's a misnomer the wider/cushier the seat the...

    It's a misnomer the wider/cushier the seat the better. If rubbing is involved, the saddle is likely too wide and too cushy. If the pain is caused by pressure points then you likely are seating too...
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    Dessa... hopefully you have a passion for cycling...

    Dessa... hopefully you have a passion for cycling because it can be frustrating... it is much easier to just start walking if you are looking to start a fitness program.

    That said, develop a...
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    In the beginning, a good, knowledgable LBS will...

    In the beginning, a good, knowledgable LBS will be your friend. Ordering things online is for people in the know...

    Best advice, just ride... whether its 10 minutes a day or 2 hours on the...
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    I got to say the ride was beautiful; glad I had a...

    I got to say the ride was beautiful; glad I had a chance to participate in some way even if by car. I was so impressed that JAckie and Kathy did the 70; the climbs were tough. I was even more...
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    I was not advocating closure of roads to cars or...

    I was not advocating closure of roads to cars or bikes... I was trying to state when stuff like this happens, it gives some governing entity an excuse to close off traffic... let's try not to give...
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    Poll: Long ago, I got talked into carrying CO2 (like,...

    Long ago, I got talked into carrying CO2 (like, you know, it's "cool")... half the time it didn't work and I was forced to carry a pump "just in case". Since I had to carry a pump anyway, I didn't...
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