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    Looking for road helmet: Limar vs Kask?

    I'm looking at getting a new road bike helmet. I currently have a Giro, but it's really more of a mtn bike helmet (larger, less venting, etc.).

    I'm looking for a lower profile helmet. Mine does...
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    Sweet. This is exactly what I was looking for. I...

    Sweet. This is exactly what I was looking for. I mapped it out HERE on RWGPS. I didn't include the coastline N of Langley to Freeland, just cuz of time.

    How's that look? I also adapted your...
  3. I thought I should clarify that the 2013 bike was...

    I thought I should clarify that the 2013 bike was actually not a $300 discount, but a $900 discount ($2600, but original list was $3500). It was $300 less than the 2016, which the other dealer...
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    Riding Whidbey Island; suggestions?

    I'm visiting your beautiful state next week. I'll be biking around the Lynnwood area, then biking Whidbey Island up to Anacortes to take the ferry to the San Juans.

    I'm planning out my route on...
  5. I did it. Went with the 2016 Domane 5.2. ...

    I did it. Went with the 2016 Domane 5.2. Looking at the photos online of the white/silver, I didn't think I'd love it. It was "okay."

    I'm surprised at how much I like it now that I have it. It's...
  6. Wow, this is so helpful. Thank you, all. I...

    Wow, this is so helpful. Thank you, all. I almost feel embarrassed not to have known what a no-brainer this is. :)

    I am curious to know if anyone might be able to confirm for me whether the...
  7. Buying advice: save $300 for 2013 Domane, or go with 2016

    I'm looking at getting a Domane 5.2 carbon fiber bike.

    One LBS will sell me the 2016 version for $2900

    A second LBS doesn't have the 2016, but will sell me the 2013 model for $2600.

    I'm...
  8. This is excellent. I'm now looking at modifying...

    This is excellent. I'm now looking at modifying my itinerary, to doing the San Juan Islands, ferrying to Sydney and spending a few days in Vancouver, then ferrying from Sydney to Port Angeles,...
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    Nice. Is that the outpost handlebar roll? Do...

    Nice. Is that the outpost handlebar roll?

    Do you feel like the harness is necessary? Would I be okay just doing it with a dry bag and straps? Does the harness really add that much in stability?...
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    Excellent. Very helpful. It's looking like the...

    Excellent. Very helpful. It's looking like the Pika will be a better solution for me; so I will need a handlebar solution.

    I would be comfortable going with a dry bag for the handlebars. I'm...
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    Interesting. This is really helpful. So, with...

    Interesting. This is really helpful.

    So, with the Viscacha: I have about four inches of seatpost, and then another inch of the seat tube that is above the top tube. The website says five inches. ...
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    Pika or Viscacha for road bike tour

    I'm planning a 10-day bicycle tour in September. I'll be on a road bike, exploring the San Juans by credit card (staying in hotels). I'm trying to figure out the best way to go for packing. I have...
  13. Oops. Sorry, no. I meant passport, not visa. Just...

    Oops. Sorry, no. I meant passport, not visa. Just a slip of the tongue.
  14. How "doable" is a quick jaunt from San Juan Island to Victoria?

    Okay, might sound like an obvious question to a local, but hey, I'm from Pennsylvania, so I thought I'd check this out.

    I'm planning a trip to Seattle in Sept to visit my brother. Looking at...
  15. To clarify, you are referring here to the section...

    To clarify, you are referring here to the section between Sequim and Port Angeles, right? Or to the road going to Lake Crescent? Sounds gorgeous.

    So, I'm understanding you to say that, gorgeous...
  16. I have three days to explore the Olympic Discovery Trail on bike

    I'm planning a bicycling vacation to Washington in September. I'm going to spend a week in the San Juan Islands, then take the Puget Sound Express from Friday Island to Port Townsend on a Monday. ...
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    That's excellent. Thank you. I wasn't sure on...

    That's excellent. Thank you. I wasn't sure on that deception pass piece, but this makes it sound very doable.

    Thanks!
    Tesgin
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    That is a great suggestion. I have actually been...

    That is a great suggestion. I have actually been thinking about doing exactly that. What would you suggest as a route?

    One option would be to go from Edmonds along the mainland (via Everett,...
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    I was looking at doing a tour with a group from...

    I was looking at doing a tour with a group from Sep 12-19, so I guess I'd say a round-trip, but 8 days apart (Lynnwood to Anacortes on Sep 12; Anacortes to Lynnwood on Sep 19).
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    Bike shuttle from Edmonds to Anacortes

    Greetings, all.

    I'm trying to plan out a visit to Washington in September. I'll be staying in Lynnwood or Edmonds and am trying to coordinate transportation with my bike up to Anacortes, from...
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    Harrisburg Bicycle Club

    I'm curious as to whether anyone on this forum might be doing the Finger Lakes weekend with the Harrisburg Bicycle Club next weekend? I'm in the Hershey area, leaving on Thu, would be interested in...
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    What is my "real" HR MAx?

    Okay, this might sound like a stupid question, but bear with me.

    I'm having questions about what my "real" HR Max is. I've read a moderate amount about different ways to calculate it (joel friel,...
  23. quick-release seatpost rack on carbon wrap seatpost?

    Hi all.

    I have a quick question. I'm thinking about getting a quick-release seatpost rack for my road bike (CAAD-10), which has a Cannondale C3 carbon wrap seatpost.

    I know you shouldn't use a...
  24. SF, I'm curious: do u hv a consistent signal with...

    SF, I'm curious: do u hv a consistent signal with your Garmin? Any problem areas where I should be concerned about not being able to find satellites? Signal loss?

    Tesgin
  25. SF, another question for you (or two!)... You...

    SF, another question for you (or two!)...

    You use a Garmin GPS. I'm curious what you do for keeping it charged on multi-day trips? Do you use a solar charger? If so, which?

    Also, for SF or...
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