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    I had that bike and put 6k miles on it, and only...

    I had that bike and put 6k miles on it, and only sold it to trade up to a 105 equipped steel bike (Masi Gran Criterium-Taiwan copy). The Partenza was a great entry level bike for me. I would try to...
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    Still on it started at 305, got to 205, hit 215,...

    Still on it started at 305, got to 205, hit 215, now back on the way down hill. It has been frustrating in that I have been on a ~210 lb plateau for almost a whole year. Eating healthy is a real...
  3. I read it that way too. On first reading it, it...

    I read it that way too. On first reading it, it struck me as being in language that was probably agreed to by all attorneys over a conference table. I was once involved as a witness in a sexual...
  4. I can do 50 on two Clif bars, three if it's...

    I can do 50 on two Clif bars, three if it's hilly. Water on cool days, over 80 F a 20 oz bottle of Gatorade G2.
  5. I am considering this later this year. Semper Tri...

    I am considering this later this year. Semper Tri / Devil Dog Duathlon ? Hard Corps Race Series. It is 500m swim, 5k run, and 30k open road. Good beginner event, and I would do it om my conventional...
  6. The Trek FX is sturdy enough. I had problems...

    The Trek FX is sturdy enough. I had problems with spokes breaking, then had the wheel professionally rebuilt. Not really cheap, but worth it. If that bike is used, and showing some wear, you may...
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    :thumb: Outstanding. I've gained ten in the last...

    :thumb: Outstanding. I've gained ten in the last three months. You are inspiring.
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    Wound up going down Nigel Rd. I hope to do the...

    Wound up going down Nigel Rd. I hope to do the ride this week or next.
  9. In the past this statement about chance for...

    In the past this statement about chance for survival was true. My second MI was a re-occlusion of the LAD. I actually went into full arrest during catheterization and was hit with the paddles. ...
  10. +1 True Wally bikes are cheap. Some are worse...

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    True Wally bikes are cheap. Some are worse than others, and this one isn't that bad. Decent budget bike. As a rule the Schwinn name (no relation to the original Schwinn company) is used by...
  11. Me too. Price is secondary to fit. I have a...

    Me too. Price is secondary to fit. I have a favorite LBS I go to for most things, but he is to small to stock a big selection of shoes for me to try. My last pair were from Performance Bikes, and...
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    +1, and three words. Economy of scale. I am...

    +1, and three words.

    Economy of scale.

    I am fortunate that at 5'10", I am right at the top of the bike fit bell curve. I have chioces galore.
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    Following too, and YOU Jeff, get well soon. ...

    Following too, and YOU Jeff, get well soon.

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    This is a hurdle for some, especially those as young as Ernie. Not only is he doing a great job physically, overcoming the stigma is...
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    No they do not, but my commrades and I DAMN SURE...

    No they do not, but my commrades and I DAMN SURE provide more funding to Metrolink that those who ride it for one day to Cyclavia (Sorry, Wrong again. Pay attention to context.)
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    Don't forget to pedal on your arch, and wear...

    Don't forget to pedal on your arch, and wear flip-flops.
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    Thank you. I was beginning to think no one was...

    Thank you. I was beginning to think no one was actually getting the point.
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    I believe they are Teamsters, and are under the...

    I believe they are Teamsters, and are under the same contract as Amtrak. Having said that, not only am I not the only multi-modal commuter with his chones in a bunch, the conductors who have to deal...
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    If democracy was simply a matter of majority...

    If democracy was simply a matter of majority rules, we would still have slavery in the deep south. Even if majority ruled, We who use the Metrolink a Majority of the time, and provide a majority of...
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    You are kidding, right? SCCRA, which runs...

    You are kidding, right? SCCRA, which runs Metrolink is a Government Agency. I and several others who are adversely affected by this pay up to $480/month to ride the Trains. Cyclavia is not a...
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    Especially since they get $325 a month from me. ...

    Especially since they get $325 a month from me. You think I want something for nothing?
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    Fine. Have Cyclavia. Do they have to f@#$% up...

    Fine. Have Cyclavia. Do they have to f@#$% up the service they are trying to promote in oder to promote it?

    No.

    Hold CyclaVia. Just don't do it at the expense of those already riding bikes...
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    Oh yeah! Have you ever been stranded fifty miles...

    Oh yeah! Have you ever been stranded fifty miles from home because you were denied access to the Metrolink due to not enough space because the bike car that is assigned to your train was pulled out...
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    On hills I use some kind of mantra, as a I...

    On hills I use some kind of mantra, as a I mentioned before "mind over muscle. . . mind over muscle . . ." or "Lon gom pa. . . Lon gom pa". (That last is a literary reference to a collection of short...
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    Like 'em both. Currently riding steel.

    Like 'em both. Currently riding steel.
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    I wish. I have given up on her.

    I wish. I have given up on her.
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