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  1. Thread: Checkin in ...

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    Welcome to a great place to waste time - in a...

    Welcome to a great place to waste time - in a positive way, of course!
    You're a little old to be riding a bike, aren't you????? (I just turned 66)
    Sounds like a very nice route you have mapped out....
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    Windows XP was still supported in 2005.

    Windows XP was still supported in 2005.
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    The outer pad does indeed bend the rotor over...

    The outer pad does indeed bend the rotor over into contact with the inner pad. At least that's how it works on Avid BB-7 brakes.
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    Four single bikes and one tandem live in our...

    Four single bikes and one tandem live in our garage. Always above freezing.
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    Our go-to bag for our tandem is a 13-year-old...

    Our go-to bag for our tandem is a 13-year-old Tailrider. Meets our needs quite nicely and shows no wear in spite of it's age.
  6. It's possible to learn quite a lot by reading...

    It's possible to learn quite a lot by reading about bikes in books, magazines, and online. (And instructional videos, of course.)
    Great to learn by doing, but even better have some basic knowledge...
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    Sticky: First tandem ride since Xmas Day - 11 miles with...

    First tandem ride since Xmas Day - 11 miles with my Favorite Stoker.
  8. Truly amazing to see so many of those Pacers...

    Truly amazing to see so many of those Pacers BikeShare yellow bikes riding around the heart of Indy. Amazing to see so many bikes, generally, compared to a decade or two ago.
  9. CIBA weekend rides always (?) have multiple...

    CIBA weekend rides always (?) have multiple length options - typically from 15-60 miles. If you go to the CIBAride.org site and look for the rides calendar and then toggle back to last Summer, you...
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    Sticky: Longest ride in a month today - 15 miles on a...

    Longest ride in a month today - 15 miles on a very pleasant afternoon. Sunny and in the 50's. :)
  11. A real Platform Pedal! I used a similar MKS pedal...

    A real Platform Pedal! I used a similar MKS pedal (with toe clips, of course) 3+ decades ago.
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    You only have one body?? Surely you are aware of...

    You only have one body?? Surely you are aware of the n+1 principle.

    I learned in a Human Growth and Development class that Middle Adulthood goes through age 65. Enjoy the rest of your Middle Ages!...
  13. Thread: sorry, not sorry

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    How much should a no-show fee for a Bike Wash...

    How much should a no-show fee for a Bike Wash cost?
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    Using spreadsheets for anything other than...

    Using spreadsheets for anything other than compulsive mileage tracking is just weird!
  15. The bikes I ride all have SPD clipless pedals but...

    The bikes I ride all have SPD clipless pedals but one side is clipless and the other is mountain-style platform. I spend probably 98% of my pedaling on the clipless sides.
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    Sticky: Was able to get out for a 9-mile ride after work...

    Was able to get out for a 9-mile ride after work this evening. Barely 40 degrees but mostly dry - felt great!
  17. Where did OP go off to, anyway?

    Where did OP go off to, anyway?
  18. Agree that 130 pounds is not heavy considering...

    Agree that 130 pounds is not heavy considering that I am at 185 and ride two bikes with 20" front wheels, one of which is a tandem. Are the tires wearing out immediately or are the tubes the problem?...
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    Too late to prevent the move, but before I got...

    Too late to prevent the move, but before I got my driver's license, I bicycled to summer marching band practice with my B flat trumpet on the rear rack of my Schwinn Corvette.
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    Sticky: Temps above freezing so first ride in a week...

    Temps above freezing so first ride in a week today. Ten solo miles - stoker wasn't interested in a 'cold' tandem ride. She had already 'ridden' the recumbent machine at the YMCA when we visited this...
  21. Charlie on the left. CIBA ride leaders will ask...

    Charlie on the left. CIBA ride leaders will ask at the start of the ride if there are any new riders and then, if yes, ask if anyone will ride with them as a mentor.
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    Haven't seen the new catalog yet, but nice that...

    Haven't seen the new catalog yet, but nice that Tandems East make available both paper and online content that is perusal-worthy.
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    That's a trumpet....

    That's a trumpet.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugelhorn
  24. CIBA rides should start populating the March...

    CIBA rides should start populating the March calendar in the near future.
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    One of my most memorable downtown Indy bike rides...

    One of my most memorable downtown Indy bike rides was several years ago - rode home from work during the first Colts game in Lucas Oil Stadium. Just happened to ride past during the pre-game ceremony...
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