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    I like ridewithgps when drawing new routes. I've...

    I like ridewithgps when drawing new routes. I've tried different websites and this is the best.
    I like strava for logging rides. It's fun to monitor personal performance, see what friends are doing,...
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    The comments I've received... "You're in the...

    The comments I've received...
    "You're in the wrong gear" (I am not a spinner, I tried to be one for several years, lower cadence works for me. If I'm struggling in my easiest gear, what gear...
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    Consider the option of doing a birdbath in a...

    Consider the option of doing a birdbath in a restroom stall very close to your desk rather than a long walk to the showers. The restroom I was using had a sink where my head would fit under the...
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    I've done some 105F commutes but had to make...

    I've done some 105F commutes but had to make frequent stops in the shade to drink and cool down. The dry air seemed like breathing in a blast furnace. Thankfully the sun was not directly overhead.
    I...
  5. Bartonville TX is on a very popular cycling...

    Bartonville TX is on a very popular cycling route. In 2010 a city ordinance was passed that no groups larger than 9 cyclists may ride together unless they acquire a $50 permit. Larger groups may...
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    I'm more in fear for my life when I drive my car...

    I'm more in fear for my life when I drive my car on the interstate through the downtown area during rush hour.

    Before I get my bike on the road, I mitigate risk to a certain extent. Helmet, high...
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    Similar? ------------------ Snickers Bar ...

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    Snickers Bar

    Serving Size 1 unit (52.7g) Calories 250
    Servings Per Container 1 Calories from Fat 110
    Amount/Serving %DV*

    Total Fat 12g 18%
    Sat. Fat 4.5g...
  8. The Ford Transit is not a bad option. You can...

    The Ford Transit is not a bad option.
    You can probably do the same in a more mainstream vehicle with good cargo capacity.
    My Honda Element accommodates a bicycle quite nicely.
    You can tint the...
  9. Heck of a way to spend a birthday, but I've had...

    Heck of a way to spend a birthday, but I've had some luck post-ride pushing a grocery cart for moderate leg stretching.
    Make sure you have a grocery list, impulse purchases post-ride are a problem.
  10. Huh. I am an Athena turning 59 in a month and I...

    Huh. I am an Athena turning 59 in a month and I ride a very nice 20-speed road bike - c/f, full dura-ace, etc. I wouldn't ride anything less. :) Don't sell your mom short.
    $150 is a used bike. I...
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    I have a favorite downhill on my usual weeknight...

    I have a favorite downhill on my usual weeknight route. It has a curve and I'll regularly hit 33mph. It's very fun.
    There is a flattish detour around that hill. If winds have gusts above 20mph or if...
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    If I'm in my lowest gear, trying very hard, speed...

    If I'm in my lowest gear, trying very hard, speed <= 4mph and cadence <= 40rpm; or if I have pain in the kneecap area, I'm walking the hill.
    A faster rpm won't help if I'm still going to slow too...
  13. I'm in a small bike club and when we've had 15...

    I'm in a small bike club and when we've had 15 people show up for an in-town social intermediate ride, we try to split into two groups slower and faster.
    The larger groups can get out of hand...
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    I tried shoes on at 5 bike stores over the course...

    I tried shoes on at 5 bike stores over the course of a couple of years before finding a good fit. One of the stores has a huge inventory and is 50 miles away; no luck at the time.
    I wear an...
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    I have a Canari rain jacket that I like. It has...

    I have a Canari rain jacket that I like. It has zip-off sleeves so you can open them a little as pit zips, or remove the sleeves entirely to wear as a vest.
    The rear big pocket converts to a stuff...
  16. You don't need to go with clipless pedals to wear...

    You don't need to go with clipless pedals to wear a stiff-soled shoe while riding. My mountain bike shoes have an inset that must be removed to attach the cleat.
    Are your feet swelling more than...
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    Poll: I'll use my lungs to get some air into the tube...

    I'll use my lungs to get some air into the tube before putting it on the wheel.
    Then the CO2 + 16oz threaded cartridge.
    If I don't use the entire cartridge, I keep it for the next flat. Then I...
  18. I haven't got my bike trainer set up for my road...

    I haven't got my bike trainer set up for my road bike (long story), but my knees don't do well on the special spin bikes at the gym.
    I do not have a smooth pedaling motion and I get out of synch...
  19. Dried apricots are my favorite. I bought a home...

    Dried apricots are my favorite.
    I bought a home fruit dehydrator hoping it would convert the apricots from my backyard tree to tasty dried ones.
    I didn't realize that the ones in the store use...
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    If I don't have a competent answer to a question,...

    If I don't have a competent answer to a question, I can always make something up. :rolleyes:

    I attended a 2-day workshop on safe and effective cycling (CyclingSavvy). They cover a lot of things to...
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    Sleep difficulties have been a major factor why I...

    Sleep difficulties have been a major factor why I am not currently bike-commuting to work.
    I have always been a night owl and have no trouble staying up late, great difficulty getting up early or...
  22. Best flat prevention for me? Don't ride in the...

    Best flat prevention for me?
    Don't ride in the gutter or to the extreme right of the road where debris accummulates.
    Watch where your wheels go. Have good lighting for rides after dark.
    Don't...
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    Personal experience is that gaining weight...

    Personal experience is that gaining weight affects bike fit .: losing weight affects fit.
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    It's not fun about 18mph and I won't ride over...

    It's not fun about 18mph and I won't ride over 25mph. My threshold used to be 30mph but I don't like the gusts grabbing at my wheels and I've wimpified over the years.
    There are some nice downhills...
  25. Sunglasses in the sun, and clear safety glasses...

    Sunglasses in the sun, and clear safety glasses for low visibility conditions. They were about $4 each.
    My contacts dry out from the wind if I don't protect them.
    My eyes are sensitive to light so...
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