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    FWIW: I'd expect it to be pretty dusty due to...

    FWIW: I'd expect it to be pretty dusty due to ongoing construction above the path. I drove through the canyon this week and was surprised to see that the bike path was opening with all they have...
  2. Poll: Living Car Free? What is your annual household income?

    From what I can find, a poll like this was done in 2006 and a lot has changed since then. New Living Car Free forum regulars, new economy, etc...
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    Riding through Glenwood Canyon is a great visual...

    Riding through Glenwood Canyon is a great visual experience (done it hundreds of times when I lived up in that valley.) If it's not available though, you can go from the south side of Gypsum, over...
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    Poll: Other: Cross. If I'm covering anything more...

    Other: Cross. If I'm covering anything more than a few miles one way, for me, a cross bike is the way to go.
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    I would agree with this. Why do loaded touring...

    I would agree with this. Why do loaded touring on such narrow tires? If your style of touring is about comfort and dependability, 35s are what I'd suggest trying. If you're more into putting down...
  6. Nice looking Dawes. I was going to guess a...

    Nice looking Dawes. I was going to guess a little earlier than 92 but that would be based on the components which may or may not be original.
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    Grand Tour plans for 2013

    I'm thinking about a nice long tour and wonder who on the forum has something planned in the 3 months to 1yr+ range to start in 2013. I'd like to hear about it.

    Me? 2014 is really going to be my...
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    Times are interesting. The recession has...

    Times are interesting.

    The recession has forced a great number of people into realizing what is really important to them.

    My work hasn't been effected by the recession that much as I retired...
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    I'll just remind everyone that the first mass...

    I'll just remind everyone that the first mass produced *fully carbon fiber" framed bicycle was being sold over 26 years ago. I knew and regularly rode with 5 people who owned the Kestrel 4000 back...
  10. Thread: Backpacks

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    ***Does anyone actually own one of these...

    ***Does anyone actually own one of these missionworkshop packs, who can prove that they do?***

    All I've seen is glamor shots and the results of an marketing team with a limitless budget.
    ...
  11. Thread: Backpacks

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    In Mission Workshop's dreams! In any...

    In Mission Workshop's dreams!


    In any suppliers' of such gear dreams. 1,000 different bag suppliers, a best pack or two per user, all dependent upon the user's perspective. No one producer...
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    LOL. I was in the business of playing with the...

    LOL.

    I was in the business of playing with the best fighter jets in the world for many, many years. In some pursuits, like professional auto racing and fighter aircraft, gear which is designed to...
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    Looks like a smartly designed bag. I was...

    Looks like a smartly designed bag. I was considering the Especial Medio last week but it's bigger than I really need. I'm still using my Timbuk2 "Classic" messenger for daily town rides.
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    My experience with this type of installation...

    My experience with this type of installation error, is that the tube will blow when the tire is first pumped up or in the first few minutes of riding the bike after the tire is inflated. Still a...
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    Just another data point: My commuter has a CF...

    Just another data point: My commuter has a CF fork and has been abused for many years with no failure or signs indicating that I should replace it. Many cross bikes, designed for racing come with...
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    I'd check the following: Remove the tire and...

    I'd check the following:

    Remove the tire and tube.
    Check the inside of the rim to make sure that if rim tape is installed, that it's in good condition and actually is staying where it should. Rim...
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    I had something lined up with the NTSB (National...

    I had something lined up with the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) but after 22 years of "being on the hook" within the DoD I thought I'd try relaxing for a little bit. :)
  18. I'll foreshadow my recommendation a little bit,...

    I'll foreshadow my recommendation a little bit, cause there's more to my story.

    OP mentions burnout. That's a tough one if it's really what's going on. I'm an ex-racer and biked hard pretty much...
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    Slamming dad, dad, dad, dad. Sad.

    Slamming dad, dad, dad, dad. Sad.
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    Photo caption contest: "I guess I should have...

    Photo caption contest: "I guess I should have locked my bike."
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    What's your cushion?

    From door to desk, do you give yourself extra time, should you have a mechanical or other delay?
    If you do, what is it? An extra 10 minutes?
    If you don't and have been late because of a bike...
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    http://missionworkshop.com/images/product-gallerie...

    http://missionworkshop.com/images/product-galleries/sanction/BART-bag-1.jpg

    $180ish.

    The OP's Bag OP wants to be hip, like the guy in the photo.
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    I'm surprised you ride a bike if not pumping up...

    I'm surprised you ride a bike if not pumping up tires is a "major plus" for you. If pumping your tires up kills you, maybe you need another pump.
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    Never = Schwalbe Marathon Buy high quality...

    Never = Schwalbe Marathon


    Buy high quality tubes and high quality tires. Pump them up far less, virtually eliminate flats. Schwalbe is the answer for both tubes and tires, for me.
  25. The Soma Double Cross Disc...

    The Soma Double Cross Disc would be a different vibe for you, perhaps.
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