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  1. If you decide to NOT change it, you might take...

    If you decide to NOT change it, you might take something with you where you can form a boot to cover the area on the inside of the tire if it should happen to wear through and the tube blow out (just...
  2. Our plan is to have a place in Tucson. Love the...

    Our plan is to have a place in Tucson. Love the place summer and winter.
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    Sticky: Fun but different day. On the road at 6 am, rode...

    Fun but different day. On the road at 6 am, rode 22 miles to meet up with friends. Rode 50 miles with friends and took a long break for grilled burgers. Then rode the 22 miles back home.
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    I wonder if he was thinking how much he could...

    I wonder if he was thinking how much he could sell it for if he got his hands on it.....
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    What's the total climbing feet of the 27 miles? I...

    What's the total climbing feet of the 27 miles? I don't know the elevation of Idaho Springs......too lazy to look it up.
  6. I bought 4 pairs of some shorts that I really,...

    I bought 4 pairs of some shorts that I really, really liked a few years ago and I'm towards the end of my last pair. The padding stays pretty good but my friends give me a hard time when the spandex...
  7. Thread: 2-Slice Hilly

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    Speaking of Hills, I rode this one on Saturday....

    Speaking of Hills, I rode this one on Saturday. That climb at 75 miles was just plain nasty......with several more grunts after that.

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  8. Thread: Too good to ....

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    Good for you! When I have back issues about the...

    Good for you! When I have back issues about the only think I can do is ride my bike......too strange. Glad you were able to salvage today.
  9. Anyone else frustrated with changing styles of cycling stuff??

    We've talked about this before but why don't manufacturers just leave well enough alone. Sometimes they change stuff and it's just not for the better. I'm mainly thinking of cycling shorts, saddles...
  10. Thread: Numb hands

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    Definitely check fit #1...

    Definitely check fit #1 . I ride thousands of miles a year and my fit is fine. However I do have one pair of gloves that causes numbness in my hands due to how the padding is situated-all my others...
  11. Thread: My Century

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    My Airy is about 2+ hours to the NE from him. It...

    My Airy is about 2+ hours to the NE from him. It has a Mayberry/Andy theme to the downtown area. It's located at the base of some Blue Ridge Mountains so if you ride north you can climb lots! I've...
  12. 101.5 mile organized ride in Western NC. 6hr 32...

    101.5 mile organized ride in Western NC. 6hr 32 min riding time plus 10 mins for 3 stops. About 8000' of climbing with one killer climb. Perfect weather for August. The ride is called Brutal and it...
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    Great post! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Great post! Thank you for sharing it with us.
  14. Thread: N-1. It happens

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    Tough decision but a good one! I too am enjoying...

    Tough decision but a good one! I too am enjoying a slightly more upright position. Plus I would guess that a comfortable fit is even more important on a gravel grinder where the riding is lot bumpier...
  15. Thread: My Century

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    Very nice area to ride! Just enough elevation to...

    Very nice area to ride! Just enough elevation to help with humidity. I do a lot of training rides starting in Tryon and will go up near Flat Rock. If you'd like an organized century I rode in Tour de...
  16. Thread: My Century

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    What area did you ride in to do your Century?

    What area did you ride in to do your Century?
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    Climbing Boulder Canyon ...

    Climbing Boulder Canyon

    http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/jppe/Ride%20the%20Rockies%202014/DSCN3020_zps4de7394f.jpg
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    Dang Curtis.......read your blogs and I sure hope...

    Dang Curtis.......read your blogs and I sure hope you heal up quickly. Fractured ribs are the pits, but they do heal. Those were some nasty cuts and scrapes. I sure hope things work out for you in...
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    I totally agree. The GC winners would not be on...

    I totally agree. The GC winners would not be on the podium without guys like this. I'm just amazed at what these guys can do day after day. The domestiques that run around and get water bottles for...
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    I've found that my spare bike comes in most handy...

    I've found that my spare bike comes in most handy when I plan to ride and there's a mechanical issue with one of my regulars and there's not enough time to make the repair. It doesn't happen too...
  21. Thread: Gel Shorts

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    I tried them a number of years ago and I didn't...

    I tried them a number of years ago and I didn't like how they squished around while sitting plus they felt like I'd had an accident in my shorts...........But I might not be a great example because I...
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    Very exciting race up Huez today. Taped and...

    Very exciting race up Huez today. Taped and watched it all. Riding through the tunnel of people must be a rush.
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    All the best Charlie. We're behind you all the...

    All the best Charlie. We're behind you all the way. It's something all of us need to be very concerned with.
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    You've been watching, too! Someone told me that...

    You've been watching, too! Someone told me that Hannah was in those commercials. I'm going to see if I can spot her tomorrow.
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    Have you been watching the Tour de France?

    I work out of my house and have really enjoyed watching it in the mornings.

    Who would have thought I would have also enjoyed commercials repeated over and over again that featured a talking...
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