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    Sticky: Just the one I took at Paramount Cycles while I...

    Just the one I took at Paramount Cycles while I was unsuccessfully fighting temptation.
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    Sticky: Great ride to work last night. Because it was on...

    Great ride to work last night. Because it was on my new bicycle, a 2015 Salsa Fargo 3. Need to figure out rear fender mounts before the rainy season gets here.
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    Sticky: Thus one of the reasons (besides laziness) for...

    Thus one of the reasons (besides laziness) for the beard. Built in face protection. Also the bushy sideburns work like the Cat Ears noise reducers.
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    And the the spaced out multiple light set up...

    And the the spaced out multiple light set up might (big might) give car drivers a little more of a visual clue on how fast the bicyclist is approaching.
    Justin
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    Sticky: 429840 A little frosty this morning temp...

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    A little frosty this morning temp averaged over the 9.5 miles 5*F. Wunderground had one of the home weather stations along my route reporting 1*F. Winter is back for a couple of days at...
  6. Thread: Iditarod

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    Just read this morning that there is some...

    Just read this morning that there is some consideration going on to doing the sled dog Iditarod restart in Fairbanks this year do to the lack of snow here in South Central AK.
    Justin
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    Have you rode it in the dark yet? I am wondering...

    Have you rode it in the dark yet? I am wondering how the shadows to the right side are because of the tire blocking light spillage.
    Justin
  8. Thread: Nutzo weather

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    Warm and no snow in weeks. Here is a video from...

    Warm and no snow in weeks. Here is a video from one of the villages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVF6DQGh8Ic
    Justin
  9. Thread: Nutzo weather

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    Awful weather in Alaska. It has been in the lower...

    Awful weather in Alaska. It has been in the lower to mid 30's all week.
  10. Another vote for "vintage" bike, especially...

    Another vote for "vintage" bike, especially mountain bikes. #3 son just picked up a 1991 Bridgestone MB-4 in excellent condition for $80. 3rd owner of the bike.
    Justin
  11. Poll: Probably 3/4 of my route is usually Campbell...

    Probably 3/4 of my route is usually Campbell Creek Trail (MUP) unless the snow is slushy and then it is the bike route/sidewalk along Dowling and Elmore roads here in Anchorage. The rest is on...
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    Patch kit, tire levers, pump, allen wrench set,...

    Patch kit, tire levers, pump, allen wrench set, spoke wrench, spare batteries for the tail light, large black garbage bag, and for this winter a bivvy bag. My EDC kit in my pockets and on my belt...
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    Poll: Voted Well on poll. We have a rack inside the...

    Voted Well on poll. We have a rack inside the hanger, downside is that you have to have a SIDA badge to access the hanger to use it so a couple of the dispatchers that ride park outside. Also I think...
  14. Kobalt work gloves from Lowes with the safety...

    Kobalt work gloves from Lowes with the safety green back with reflective stripes. Good down to around 12*F, lower then that I go to a second hand pair of surplus air force arctic mittens bought dirt...
  15. Thread: bike rack at work

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    bike rack at work

    The bike rack at work this morning, just liked the view of three Alaska winter commuters. Inside storage is nice though. My ride is the red Rockhopper with the big light and no poggies.
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  16. Depends on where in the US you are at. I know AK,...

    Depends on where in the US you are at. I know AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA allow studs on your car during the winter driving months. But if you get caught with studs still on during the summer driving...
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    Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, currently an...

    Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, currently an Inspection Supervisor for a commuter airline.
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    Sticky: Probably less painful then using duct tape like...

    Probably less painful then using duct tape like the Iron Dog snowmobile racers use to protect their cheeks from frostbite.
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    Sticky: Rain and soggy snow falling, mushy snow and...

    Rain and soggy snow falling, mushy snow and puddles on the route, 34*F is not how the weather is supposed to be for New Year's Eve/Morning in Anchorage AK. Really missing 18*F temps because it is...
  20. Thread: Bar Mitts

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    Dogwood Designs | Beaver Sports...

    Dogwood Designs | Beaver Sports
    These were recommended by a local bike shop owner that does a lot of winter riding and back country racing up here in Alaska. I haven't had the need yet on my...
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    The one thing I don't like about helmet mounted...

    The one thing I don't like about helmet mounted lights is that it is tough to keep from blinding other trail users. I was ran off the trail twice in less than a mile stretch of a local MUP because...
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    Lucky you to live someplace with reliable public...

    Lucky you to live someplace with reliable public transportation.
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    2000 Specialized Rockhopper that wears a set of...

    2000 Specialized Rockhopper that wears a set of Specialized Nimbus Armadillo tires during the summer commute season, fall and spring tires are knobbies, and for the second winter a set of Nokian...
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    Morning commute was nice and chilly at 35 F. ...

    Morning commute was nice and chilly at 35 F. Almost was in a head on collision with a bike ninja who was thought since he was in AK he could ride up the wrong side of the MUP like a salmon. I had...
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    Cool and rainy here in Anchorage. Don't mind...

    Cool and rainy here in Anchorage. Don't mind though because it clears the Campbell Creek Trail of all the fair weather users and I end up with the trail mostly to myself.
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