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    Look for local bike club websites in places where...

    Look for local bike club websites in places where you might stop. I know ours has some local route maps.
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    the medium in this case stands powerfully at odds...

    the medium in this case stands powerfully at odds with the message
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    A few weeks back, I was within a mile of home...

    A few weeks back, I was within a mile of home when a thunderstorm popped up and it was suddenly pouring. Coming down the last hill, I'm still wearing sunglasses and my head is down to keep the...
  4. Unfortunately, the former owner probably blew the...

    Unfortunately, the former owner probably blew the hundred on more video slots.
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    A bit of satisfaction

    I live in an area where a lot of people come to ride as we have beautiful country roads and not a lot of traffic. I was almost done with my ride this evening and had just caught up with two other...
  6. Thread: Drone attack

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    I work in an engineering college and in the last...

    I work in an engineering college and in the last few years drones have become very popular as the basis for a senior design project. We've had a few kids get cut up pretty good from those propeller...
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    The thing about austerity is that it is always...

    The thing about austerity is that it is always reserved for the proletariat.
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    I don't really call myself anything. I just...

    I don't really call myself anything. I just ride. I wear spandex because it's comfortable, but I'm too slow to be taken seriously or to take myself seriously.
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    I've only been at it 3 years or so (having taken...

    I've only been at it 3 years or so (having taken a 30 year break from a lot of riding as a kid), and I'm just now starting to get up hills better. If you don't train hard (and I don't, I'm in it...
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    anti-snob, but some of the questions really...

    anti-snob, but some of the questions really didn't offer the right answers. Strava? "I've heard of it" wasn't a choice.
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    Heat plays a role for sure. Golf does it to me...

    Heat plays a role for sure. Golf does it to me more than biking, but I get weary and sometimes find my eyes closing in mid afternoon after hard exercise on a hot day. (Those who don't play golf...
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    Annoying drivers are rare where I ride, but I...

    Annoying drivers are rare where I ride, but I always smile and wave at them as if they were being friendly.

    Lights are the greatest accessory of the modern era IMO. When I rode in the 70s, we'd...
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    Ethanol isn't added to increase profitability,...

    Ethanol isn't added to increase profitability, it's added to create an outlet for all the excess corn the government subsidizes. It was ostensibly first used to reduce the need for fossil fuels,...
  14. I don't think there's been much change in the...

    I don't think there's been much change in the time I've been on BF. I think there has been a general coarsening of tone in society in general and specifically on the internet over the longer period...
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    I carry a spare tube along with CO2. Don't want...

    I carry a spare tube along with CO2. Don't want to mess with patches on the roadside.

    I also keep a small amount of cash. I think it's $23, but I haven't looked in ages. Never had to use it,...
  16. Thread: Scared of cars

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    In my experience, bikers generally pass me in my...

    In my experience, bikers generally pass me in my lane. Motorcycle enthusiasts move to opposing lane. Either way is fine with me. The Harley riders pass closer, but they know what they're doing...
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    I don't find that at all. My regular ride has...

    I don't find that at all. My regular ride has downtube shifters and my back up has stem. I find the stem shifters very awkward and the DT a much more natural motion.
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    Don't know if it's relevant here, and I'm a...

    Don't know if it's relevant here, and I'm a decade older than you, but for me aging has brought a lot of mystery bruises. Sometimes I can remember what I must have bumped, but other times I have no...
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    It's a tank, but if it's in good working order...

    It's a tank, but if it's in good working order it's probably worth the price. It's just not that easy to find anything ready to roll for less than that. It suits the purpose well (weight doesn't...
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    I've got the body of a rider, but as a lifetime...

    I've got the body of a rider, but as a lifetime smoker I don't have the lung capacity. I have to work to get a 16 mile loop in an hour. I can hold off the fast roadies for 4 or 5 miles if I see...
  21. Thread: Cyclone stuff

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    Can't tell from the pix ... is that a long cage...

    Can't tell from the pix ... is that a long cage RD?
  22. Sounds like the Department of Defense.

    Sounds like the Department of Defense.
  23. 75K income isn't really "wealthy" in most areas....

    75K income isn't really "wealthy" in most areas.

    (Although the headline of the blog actually says "richer" rather than "rich".)
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    Glad you've come out of the shadows. I had a...

    Glad you've come out of the shadows. I had a similar length of time out the saddle and started again a few years ago. Hope you love it as much as I do.

    And have fun picking a road bike!
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    We're very hilly compared to rest of flat...

    We're very hilly compared to rest of flat Florida. My rides tend to run around 30 to 40 ft/mi. But it's very different when I ride with my brother in North Carolina.
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