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    Yesterday it was 35F here. Rode in shorts,...

    Yesterday it was 35F here. Rode in shorts, jersey, light gloves and a little thicker cycling jacket.
    Friday it was 10F, rode in knickers, rain pants, long sleeve base layer, jersey, winter jacket,...
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    Broken chain links, bits of carbon fibre and an...

    Broken chain links, bits of carbon fibre and an 11 speed cog to spice it up.
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    16% is significant. 16% longer than 300m I would...

    16% is significant. 16% longer than 300m I would consider a tough climb.
    I've done 10% over a 10km stretch (Penser Joch in the Italian Dolomites) and I was completely gassed after that effort....
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    https://www.google.de/maps/place/RadGebiet/@51.512...

    https://www.google.de/maps/place/RadGebiet/@51.5125134,7.4856839,13z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sfahrrad!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x548224a8056f6ebc

    This should tell you all the shops around Darmstadt. ...
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    Howdy. Now before you start considering...

    Howdy. Now before you start considering something nice and stealable. Where do you lock up the bike? Outside or somewhere inside the house/workplace/university/coffee shop? Bike theft in Germany...
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    I was 30 with 2 kids. After kid #2...

    I was 30 with 2 kids. After kid #2 I pulled the brake. Hard! :)
  7. Damn! I have been to Granada about 20 years ago...

    Damn! I have been to Granada about 20 years ago and in my young ignorance completely ignored those mountains while riding around Granada.
    Gotta go there again! Cool video!
  8. Since my callipers are post mount, it's 2 bolts...

    Since my callipers are post mount, it's 2 bolts that hold the calliper in place. So removal is less than a minute, installation is a cake walk as well. Tighten the bolts lightly, then open 1/4...
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    Cutting wasn't the issue with the local...

    Cutting wasn't the issue with the local anaesthesia, but pulling on the strings to get enough rope... I fainted and had some of that sharp smelling stuff held under my nose to get me back into the...
  10. I use TRP Hylex with S&S Couplers. But my...

    I use TRP Hylex with S&S Couplers. But my hydraulic lines cannot be split. I basically remove the rear calliper and a few clips that hold the line in place and then i can separate the frame without...
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    25 years ago I started in Lyon and ended my two...

    25 years ago I started in Lyon and ended my two week ride in Avignon. We went west into the Parc National des CÚvennes, went south to Ales and then to Arles and Camargue and back up to Avignon. ...
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    Yeh.. I've ridden in a snow storm, where the snow...

    Yeh.. I've ridden in a snow storm, where the snow was pelting sideways in my face and the wind blew me off the bike path.
    I most likely would have worked from home, but the snow storm didn't start...
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    Ordered a 6700 long cage rear derailleur and a...

    Ordered a 6700 long cage rear derailleur and a 12-30 cassette for my good ol' Madone. At least now the climbs in the Alps should be a little less tiring.
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    Definitely crossing the alps with a great group...

    Definitely crossing the alps with a great group of friends and then riding back solo across the Penser Joch.
    Alp-X bike tour 2015

    Day 1:
    Bike Ride Profile | Alp-x Day 1 near Lenggries | Times...
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    augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

    augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
    f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
    scroca (MT)...
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    S-Bahn in Munich you can buy tickets now with a...

    S-Bahn in Munich you can buy tickets now with a cellphone app. The ticket is then loaded onto your screen and the conductor can check it with a QR code.
  17. I run Marathon Supreme tires on my new commuter,...

    I run Marathon Supreme tires on my new commuter, since August no flats so far on my daily 30km roundtrip. So I'm not sure if solid tires are a good solution. Maybe one day I'll give them a shot.
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    Money doesn't buy you happiness. But riding...

    Money doesn't buy you happiness. But riding bikes does, especially different ones in their suitable terrain.
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    I ride a Rohloff equipped Gates Carbon drive...

    I ride a Rohloff equipped Gates Carbon drive bike. Taking the rear wheel out is no different than a derailleur equipped bike.
    1. Remove external gear mech from hub
    2. Open Locknut or quick...
  20. .. one look at the thermometer and a peek outside...

    .. one look at the thermometer and a peek outside the window and you know by instinct how many layers you need or don't need.
  21. I run shutter precision hubs, SON hubs and...

    I run shutter precision hubs, SON hubs and Edelux, EdeluxII, BM Lumotec IQ and BM Toplight in various configurations on 4 of mine, wifes and kids bikes.
    They all provide ample light for night riding...
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    Enterprise Storage operations for a large...

    Enterprise Storage operations for a large automobile maker. Laid back, good pay. Cool people and a foosball table for breaks.
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    Same here. I also have a Rohloff with gates belt...

    Same here. I also have a Rohloff with gates belt drive and disc brakes. Popping out the rear wheel is no different and definitely less messy then my other bikes with rear derailleur and dirty...
  24. MTB is fun 481671 But so is road 481672

    MTB is fun
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    But so is road
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    I cycled Friday, since i'm working this weekend. ...

    I cycled Friday, since i'm working this weekend. Drove with the MTB on the car roof to my favourite spot, the Tegernsee. Awesome climbs, awesome roads, awesome views, brutal climbs.
    It was a...
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