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    Hmmm. Divergent. I've been called worse, and it...

    Hmmm. Divergent. I've been called worse, and it sure beats peculiar. ;)
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    I too went 35 years between bike rides. Thought...

    I too went 35 years between bike rides. Thought I was in pretty good shape until that first ride. I had to stop to rest halfway home from the bike shop--a whopping 0.67 miles total, so a third of a...
  3. Well they wouldn't have been able to speak about...

    Well they wouldn't have been able to speak about studded tires...

    Oh wait...

    You mean...

    Never mind.
  4. Yes. :) I know some of those roads--and...

    Yes. :)

    I know some of those roads--and drivers.
  5. Right up until July. Don't know how you do July.

    Right up until July. Don't know how you do July.
  6. Poll: Fairly warm today. 26, flurries with occasional...

    Fairly warm today. 26, flurries with occasional light snow, winds NW @ 12, dewpoint 21

    Winter cycling boots
    socks
    winter bib tights
    cycling shorts
    wicking LS t-shirt
    jacket
    gloves (not cold...
  7. I know it. You have to stop to do that. And who...

    I know it. You have to stop to do that. And who wants to stop? ;)

    I can smell the roses later... From my coffin.
  8. Super! Looking forward to meeting you and...

    Super!

    Looking forward to meeting you and maybe going for a little spin.
  9. Talking amongst ourselves... Interviewed by a BFer

    When BFer JonathanGennick contacted me about doing an interview for Loose Screws I thought, Well, that's about right.

    Turns out, it wasn't about peculiar eccentricities at all. Unless you...
  10. Thread: Whats the secret??

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    There could be several things. First studs...

    There could be several things.

    First studs don't do a thing for you if they don't have something solid and unyielding--pavement, ice--to bite into. Studs do squat when you're floating over soft...
  11. Thread: Flugelhorn Artists

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    Soundcloud ...

    Soundcloud

    https://soundcloud.com/search?q=flugelhorn
  12. Thread: Coworkers

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    So you're saying that the web traffic cams and...

    So you're saying that the web traffic cams and traffic reports are useless?

    Yesterday's conditions about doubled my commute time. So I left early.
  13. Thread: Coworkers

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    My coworkers hate me. Today was the first real...

    My coworkers hate me.

    Today was the first real lake-effect snow day. I arrived ten minutes early (from my goal of 30 minutes before starting time). Even stopped at the bank on the way in.
    ...
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    Aspie here. Welcome.

    Aspie here. Welcome.
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    As TJ said, it's not about range, but fine-tuning...

    As TJ said, it's not about range, but fine-tuning the middle.

    In the three seasons, I can run around all day in the 39 and my 10-speed 12-23. I use 'em all in almost every block.

    In winter...
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    Hey, I know NYS Bike Route 5. Part of it,...

    Hey, I know NYS Bike Route 5. Part of it, Elmwood Ave and Genesee Park Blvd through SW Rochester), forms my winter loop to work.

    Where was the pic taken?
  17. Thread: Drippy bike

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    Understood. However, I quite agree with the...

    Understood.

    However, I quite agree with the premise., perhaps because at the dawn of the TV era, that's how I was brought up. I begged and pleaded to to have the TV on "to watch the news" during...
  18. Thread: Drippy bike

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    Maybe then it's time to consider that conforming...

    Maybe then it's time to consider that conforming to the convention of a kitchen table doesn't work for you.

    Being single, I don't need a kitchen table either. My desk, computer, and bookcase...
  19. Thread: Drippy bike

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    It's all in how you prioritize. When I was...

    It's all in how you prioritize. When I was apartment shopping, that corner was to become my dream reading corner. You'll know from my occupation how important that is to me. It's got great natural...
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    Yes. Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 in 700x35/38. ...

    Yes. Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 in 700x35/38. They're the width of a 35, but the deeper tread gives them the height of a 38. The carbide studs wear forever. I bought these tires in the autumn of...
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    I used to do that. It makes sense at the...

    I used to do that. It makes sense at the beginning. But after a few years I came to realize that all I was doing was taking my wardrobe for a ride.

    As the 50+ jersey says, "Experience counts". ...
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    Commute Orlando did a nice piece...

    Commute Orlando did a nice piece with some companion videos. Here's the first one, the rest are linked at the bottom of the article.

    I also suggest some quality time with the book, Art of...
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    In this weather, please, keep your hat on. :D ...

    In this weather, please, keep your hat on. :D Not bravery or anything. Like most people, until I actually did it, I figured it couldn't be done. It's just how this old guy gets to work every day....
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    You bet! Indian Trail Ave just above the 1862...

    You bet! Indian Trail Ave just above the 1862 chapel and crematory. That's Section U down the hill to my right, Susan B Anthony behind that pickup truck in the background.

    I come down the hill...
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    Going to work today, a guy took my picture. I...

    Going to work today, a guy took my picture. I circled back and asked him to email it to me. He did. He couldn't believe that someone would be on a bike at 21F.
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