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    I normally ride with an ear bud in my right ear...

    I normally ride with an ear bud in my right ear to listen to my cycling app and to catch a phone call every once in a while. I leave my left ear open to listen for traffic and sounds from my bicycle....
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    Thanks....just ordered a set to test. Anything...

    Thanks....just ordered a set to test. Anything is better than what I am experiencing presently.
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    Hearing loss?

    Fairly new rider here..., been back riding for a couple years now. However, the wind noise while riding eems to working on my hearing a bit. Even noticed a couple of instances with complete loss of...
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    You could also continue down through South Nags...

    You could also continue down through South Nags Head and join the main road south down to Oregon Inlet. you'll pass Bodie Lighthouse on the way. Ther is also an Outer Banks cycling guide that has a...
  5. You have a couple of options. First one is...

    You have a couple of options.

    First one is the East Coast Greenway loop. Head south on the ECG towards Raleigh and further south to Wilmington and then loop back to the colonial leg of the ECG...
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    Just finished my first Century this past weekend...

    Just finished my first Century this past weekend on the Cap 2 Cap ride between Williamsburg, VA and Richmond, VA. 101.89 miles....feeling good about it. Did not burn up the road, but finished it...
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    Yeah, I may have had too many programs running at...

    Yeah, I may have had too many programs running at the same time. Not sure if I will go with a phone app again, but maybe better battery management would help. The HALO did give me some juice at the...
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    Best of luck Steve. It is well worth the effort...

    Best of luck Steve. It is well worth the effort if this is your first one. I am sure you will have your own special remembrance of the event.
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    Thanks everyone for the input and good words. ...

    Thanks everyone for the input and good words. When I saw the odometer turn over from 99.9 to 100.00, it was great to see.

    On the other stuff, rmh asked about my saddle - it is a Brooks B-17 with...
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    Review of first century attempt

    I accomplished something I have been waiting on since I got back into cycling two years ago. I rode my first century on the Capital 2 Capital ride between Williamsburg, Va and Richmond, VA. Took me...
  11. UPDATE: Finished my first Century. Took my time,...

    UPDATE: Finished my first Century. Took my time, but I got er dun. See post, Review of first century.
  12. Well, not exactly what I wanted, but I put a five...

    Well, not exactly what I wanted, but I put a five hour time limit on my ride did 66.6 miles and finished by noon. I know, kind of spooky, but that was what Strava said. Rest of the day my angry wife...
  13. Thanks for the input. I was thinking that...

    Thanks for the input. I was thinking that tomorrow, I would try and stretch my longest ride ever to 75 miles and then take a rest day on Monday, maybe a 15 miler on Tuesday, WEdnesday and...
  14. One week before my first attempt at a century

    Okay, exCtley 7 days until my attempt at a century. Question is what kind of ride schedule Til then. Looking at a 50-75 miler tomorrow. Have ridden about 600 miles since beginning of year, 250 this...
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    Thank you Unterhausen. I ordered the Cygolite...

    Thank you Unterhausen. I ordered the Cygolite combo pack today and you were right, the rear tail light adapter came up as an option on Amazon and I picked that up also.

    I went to Paul...
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    Light Mounting Question

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    Okay, I have a front rack from Jandd (Extreme) and a Topeak Super Tourist for Disc Brakes. See pictures.

    My question is that I am looking to mount a Cygolite Hot Shot on the...
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    Thanks Nick, I agree, road time is priceless,...

    Thanks Nick, I agree, road time is priceless, especially for a goal like this. Problem I have is time, so I will maximize the options and stress the road time.

    The Surly has the 26" tires and...
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    Thanks for the tip. I have a MapMyRide account,...

    Thanks for the tip. I have a MapMyRide account, but will check out ridewithgps as I have seen several random routes posted there.
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    Actually, I am looking forward to this trainer as...

    Actually, I am looking forward to this trainer as I might be more consistent with my work outs and still get some equitable road time in. That was one of the reasons looking for a good guide, so I...
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    Thank you Skiff. I got your PM. Will do.

    Thank you Skiff. I got your PM. Will do.
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    Just joined RUSA last night and....

    .....and looking to do my first brevet in March 2015. It is the suffolk / skippers ride in VA. Not a lot of elevation gain, but a little.

    My question is twofold. I have a 2001Trek 520 with a...
  22. Willis Methodist Church might fit the bill from a...

    Willis Methodist Church might fit the bill from a distance standpoint. It has a bike hostel available for riders on the TransAm. May want to look their number up on one of the ACA maps and cal ahead...
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    Thanks everyone, but looking forward to riding...

    Thanks everyone, but looking forward to riding towards something I have not seen before. Going east to west. Looking at a July departure as a Bithday present to myself. Since I am already in Va, it...
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    How late can you leave.....

    ......from Yorktown heading to San Fran on the Trans Am / Western Express? I know most folks leave around May. Can you leave as late as July and still miss the snow issues crossing the Sierras in...
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    419619419620 The second picture is not as...

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    The second picture is not as good, but it does show the flat lay of th Jacks R Better Bear Mountain bridge hammock. I lay perfectly flat on my side, stomach or back. And I sit in it...
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