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    Wind is enemy Until stop, and turn around Then...

    Wind is enemy
    Until stop, and turn around
    Then it becomes friend

    How's that?
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    The Zen of Wind

    The wind is your enemy
    Until you stop, give up, and turn around
    And then it becomes your friend

    This is a metaphor for life. Or marriage. Or getting lost during family vacations. Or something.
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  3. Great topic. Questions about the race stands: ...

    Great topic. Questions about the race stands:

    1. Do they clamp or clasp in at the bottom bracket? Or does the bottom bracket just rest on them?
    2. Aren't they a bit of a hassle having to take the...
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    Road bikes belong on the road. The clue is in the...

    Road bikes belong on the road. The clue is in the name.


    A bell? On a road bike? Not kosher.


    Meh, could be worse.
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    The load I dropped this morning shifted a few...

    The load I dropped this morning shifted a few rings due to last night's curry. It was my rear that got derailed, not my front.
  6. I build my own wheels. ...

    I build my own wheels.

    http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/rousseau1901/stewievictory.jpg
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    I'll ride down to -2 or -3. My coldest ride was...

    I'll ride down to -2 or -3. My coldest ride was -13, but that was a waste of time. Don't know what those temps are in Fahrenheit.

    This has been an intense winter, with lots of snow, so the roads...
  8. Just make sure you eat. He'll blow up, and you'll...

    Just make sure you eat. He'll blow up, and you'll win for sure.
  9. They're not Italian. What more do you need to...

    They're not Italian. What more do you need to know?
  10. Thread: Lol...

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    Nice one. Yeah, "aboot" is Scottish, not...

    Nice one. Yeah, "aboot" is Scottish, not Canadian. Canadians say "aboat." Hence, "oat in a boat" for "out and about."
  11. Thread: Addiction XXX

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    I'm not normally on this thread, but you're...

    I'm not normally on this thread, but you're taking the piss, right? I mean, I watched that video. A right wing idiot says that both Santa/St. Nicholas and Jesus were white, and people shouldn't make...
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    I got them at a bike shop near here, and they...

    I got them at a bike shop near here, and they don't seem to have any markings on them anymore, so I'm not sure what brand they are. Though I'm pretty sure the UK bucket shops have them for sale.
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    Overshoes for winter: warmest/best?

    I use a pair of overshoes that have a rubber sole with a cutout for your cleats to poke through, but I'm curious about the kind without the rubber sole, i.e. like this:
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    I see a difference between this: ...

    I see a difference between this:

    http://www.specialized.com/media/2009/bikes/9093-11_RBX_pro_carbwht_l.jpg

    and this:

    http://images-cdn.ecwid.com/images/1745031/68657409.jpg

    I could...
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    There is a massive difference between a bike shop...

    There is a massive difference between a bike shop with the name "Cafe Roubaix" and the Roubaix bicycle model, and two bike shops a town apart with the same name. That would explain the visceral...
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    You can trademark a city name? Really? That...

    You can trademark a city name? Really? That sounds ridiculous.

    And outrageous. The limit of my Specialized purchases has been a Toupe a few years ago, but I will never purchase a Specialized...
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    The Costa Brava.

    The Costa Brava.
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    Post resurrect! Missed this at the time. I...

    Post resurrect! Missed this at the time.

    I went to Cayuga for just grade 9 in 1980-81, then moved to Hamilton for the rest of high school. So we walked the same halls for a year. I remember really...
  19. Thread: Addiction XXX

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    What is this thread? And who are you people?

    What is this thread? And who are you people?
  20. Thread: 300 mile ride

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    It's only 80 km between London and Paris. ...

    It's only 80 km between London and Paris.

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/paris2008/00004.jpg
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    At least now he's trying to get more healthy...

    At least now he's trying to get more healthy nutrition-wise.

    http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/ford_video_20131114_topix2.jpg?w=620&h=450
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    I never shave because only people who race need...

    I never shave because only people who race need to shave. But I'm totally on board with the aesthetic appeal of smooth pins, so I cover them up with leg warmers when it's cool or cold and Under...
  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvKIWjnEPNY#t=1m2s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvKIWjnEPNY#t=1m2s
  24. I just wanna say: Group rides with locals in the...

    I just wanna say: Group rides with locals in the south of France?

    We're not worthy!

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YykpF1x8gGQ/UReusabuRXI/AAAAAAAABm4/pR7Iyw4FfA0/s1600/We%27re+not+worthy.jpeg
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    Wait a minute. Unless I haven't been keeping up,...

    Wait a minute. Unless I haven't been keeping up, aren't you the Shimano guy who refuses to see the light and switch to Campy?

    If Shimano is Buddhist and Campy is Catholic, how on earth can you be...
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