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    When CM started in SF, conditions were so bad for...

    When CM started in SF, conditions were so bad for cyclists that a group of messengers riding home from the funeral of one of their colleagues was attacked by a truck driver, with a 2X4 no less. He...
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    Go buy some white vinegar, enough to soak the...

    Go buy some white vinegar, enough to soak the shoes in whatever bucket you have. Soak the shoes and insoles separately for a few hours (overnight it better), then dry them as quickly as you can...
  3. I'm going to skip the math, not because I can't...

    I'm going to skip the math, not because I can't do it but because it's not necessary to prove your case. When your friend walks, he uses various muscles as his stride proceeds. At intervals, each of...
  4. Any of those are fine, in my experience. However,...

    Any of those are fine, in my experience. However, I've been rolling tires from these folks this past year and I'm pleased with them (I go fatter than 28). They cost a bit more, but they also last...
  5. Well stated position by the person in the video....

    Well stated position by the person in the video. Anyone who pays any attention to history can have fun looking at descriptions of the same period being viewed through different cultural/temporal...
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    I have one. We love the bike. Dan Towle, the...

    I have one. We love the bike. Dan Towle, the owner, really knows his stuff and he's refreshingly opinionated. His being opinionated means he won't just tell you what you want to hear, but he'll tell...
  7. With our irrational fear intact, we can pretend...

    With our irrational fear intact, we can pretend we're death-defying heroes every time we ride. And, when we don't ride, it's always the fault of someone else because they made riding dangerous.
  8. On the rare occasions that I drive, I don't have...

    On the rare occasions that I drive, I don't have the slightest anger at all. I feel a bit guilty and also feel a heavy weight of responsibility, but anger never comes to the fore. On occasion, I do...
  9. If you're sticking to roads with towns, don't...

    If you're sticking to roads with towns, don't bother. If you're like me and tend to ride off the beaten path for days on end, then a water filter is probably a good idea. I've had tours where I had...
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    I hope people like it so much it becomes a...

    I hope people like it so much it becomes a regular event, then a habit, then the new norm. Of course I hope that many cities, mine included, copy Paris. What an example of leadership!
  11. If anyone has to listen to me sing, you're all...

    If anyone has to listen to me sing, you're all going to wish you were deaf. Talk about an unpleasant tone. My son assures me that god kills a kitten each time I open my mouth to sing.
  12. Did they ever?

    Did they ever?
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    They actually put them on one side of the road to...

    They actually put them on one side of the road to water the other side. I may go fix them some day, but I kind of enjoy them as a monument to what happens when the entire city staff is car-bound...
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    Hey, I'm the late-rising cyclist on my street. I...

    Hey, I'm the late-rising cyclist on my street. I head out as my neighbor comes in. It's easy to know when he gets home because he always sings while he rides.
  15. What are the small claims limits in WA? You don't...

    What are the small claims limits in WA? You don't have to sue for the full amount of your loss; you can just sue the shop (and Cannondale, perhaps) for the maximum that small claims allow in your...
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    I was thinking about talking to the city about a...

    I was thinking about talking to the city about a set of several high-powered sprinklers that re aimed across the bike path I take at 3:00 AM most days. Unfortunately, these poorly done sprinklers...
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    Well, you're just in time. There's a full-moon...

    Well, you're just in time. There's a full-moon naked bike ride tonight. Get goin'.
    S H I F T to bikes!
  18. When my touring tandem was being made and built...

    When my touring tandem was being made and built up, the builder couldn't find 172.5 cranks for the stoker, so he just did the helicoil thing. After 20,000 miles it's all good. If you can't find a...
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    Lucky me, the only flying things I have to deal...

    Lucky me, the only flying things I have to deal with are bats, falcons, herons and the occasional peacock. Only a falcon has ever stayed with me for long, and when he decided to take a pull and I...
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    Funny, for years my commute was 25 miles and it...

    Funny, for years my commute was 25 miles and it never took more than 70 minutes, and usually took something like 50-55 minutes door to door by bike. Of course, it was inter-city with few traffic...
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    I've had several positive phone conversations...

    I've had several positive phone conversations with local companies over the driving habits of their employees. I've never had a second negative encounter with any of the companies that I have chatted...
  22. I guess it's a case of different strokes for...

    I guess it's a case of different strokes for different folks. While I am often abrasive, so maybe my vantage is skewed, I have found that almost all of the subforums on BF are composed of helpful...
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    Yeah, we've got an underground economy that...

    Yeah, we've got an underground economy that trades in stolen bikes (often for meth or heroin). I was at a nice local food wholesaler that also sells to the public today and they had a new sign up...
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    I checked and Greyhound does run out of...

    I checked and Greyhound does run out of Brookings. It runs up hwy199. If you tell its website to take you from Brookings to Eugene, it takes you to Medford and then has you spend the night before...
  25. I do a lot of miles on both my touring bike that...

    I do a lot of miles on both my touring bike that has a 24-tooth granny and a touring tandem that has a 26-tooth granny coupled to either a 30,32 or 34 tooth rear cog. However, since those low gears...
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