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    Yeah, it's gonna be hot... I've seen it regularly...

    Yeah, it's gonna be hot... I've seen it regularly cool DOWN to 105 at night in the Indio area, humidity under 10%, wind 10-20 steady. All combined it's very difficult to drink enough liquid. I've...
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    Yeah, there just doesn't seem to be an "ideal"...

    Yeah, there just doesn't seem to be an "ideal" handlebar bag...if anyone could even agree to the definition of "ideal". I agree with bikemig... I choose bags for desired features (size, pockets,...
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    If you read through the CVC I think the answer...

    If you read through the CVC I think the answer gets simple...the striping is irrelevant; the traffic control device (signal light, stop sign) is what indicates if you must stop, go, yield etc.
  4. It's a harsh thought on a subject that I can't...

    It's a harsh thought on a subject that I can't change: Organ donors have to come from somewhere.
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    Now.

    Now.
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    And to you, Brethren. USAF ComCam, 1982-2014

    And to you, Brethren.
    USAF ComCam, 1982-2014
  7. Thread: Odometers

    by sam21fire
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    +1...cheap cyclocomputer with the basics (speed,...

    +1...cheap cyclocomputer with the basics (speed, odometer, trip)....and a map.
  8. My 4 panniers are packed more for function than...

    My 4 panniers are packed more for function than front/rear weight (except for a seemingly insane amount of water during a late summer Mojave crossing..I stashed water containers wherever I could fit...
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    Don't forget the most important chore...beginning...

    Don't forget the most important chore...beginning plans for the next tour!
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    My condolences to the family, but I've seen...

    My condolences to the family, but I've seen people die (with families present) in MUCH worse situations, full of regret and pain. As stated above, I'll take a tent in the wood during a tour over...
  11. I've got a 24 on my Trek 520 and 95% of the time...

    I've got a 24 on my Trek 520 and 95% of the time that's enough...but as posted above, when the grade gets into the 8% range 24 may not be quite low enough. On the flip side, when I'm grinding along...
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    Yes I was injured, nothing major but a separated...

    Yes I was injured, nothing major but a separated A/C joint that won't ever heal properly. Bike was fine.
    I'm working on the claim...it's a little complicated because the PD made several mistakes on...
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    Actually, after my crash I chose to not talk to...

    Actually, after my crash I chose to not talk to the driver's insurance company at all despite numerous phone calls and letters; same for the driver's attempt to contact me. The driver's insurance...
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    My wife and I did this ride a few years ago for...

    My wife and I did this ride a few years ago for our honeymoon. It's really great to see this route again. Thanks for posting.
    Sam
  15. Recently while driving home from work (rare day)...

    Recently while driving home from work (rare day) I noticed a bike rider with a white blinky and was impressed by how visible he was more than a block away. The next day (and every day since) I...
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    You've been peaking on my life, haven't you? (no,...

    You've been peaking on my life, haven't you? (no, not paranoid too LOL). I agree all the way; my coworkers can tell if I haven't ridden, and will start bugging me about it after a couple of days.
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    Sticky: Noddy, you are correct, thanks for the...

    Noddy, you are correct, thanks for the clarification.
  18. FRED's like me don't have paceline speeds...

    FRED's like me don't have paceline speeds...
  19. Thread: baby helmet

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    I want to start carrying my...

    <following> I want to start carrying my granddaughter along on rides...
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    Yeah, I wanted to sign up for a Cycle Cop...

    Yeah, I wanted to sign up for a Cycle Cop training class just for the bike handling skills but it was only open to LEO's
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    Hey "Its.." I think this is the best written,...

    Hey "Its.." I think this is the best written, most eloquent and well reasoned response I've ever seen. Congratulations, and thank you.
    Sam
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    I use a metal whistle; it's very loud and...

    I use a metal whistle; it's very loud and remarkably effective at getting the attention of drivers. Not sure if it's legal in California but I haven't found anything so far that says either way.
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    Sorry but I will (and have) go hungry rather than...

    Sorry but I will (and have) go hungry rather than eat MuckDonalds "food"
  24. I would at least say Hi, but they're as rare as...

    I would at least say Hi, but they're as rare as unicorns at 0500 in semi-rural Riverside County CA
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    I work excessively at avoiding excess.

    I work excessively at avoiding excess.
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