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    Same winter routines here, except I hit local...

    Same winter routines here, except I hit local trails on cross country skis when the snow is too deep to ride them. Winter is my big running season as cycling takes up most of my exercise at other...
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    I'm not working right now, but over time I've...

    I'm not working right now, but over time I've worked all sorts of shifts and have commuted by bike in any hour you could name at some point. My favorite time to commute by bike is late in the evening...
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    In Flagstaff we just lost a really great store....

    In Flagstaff we just lost a really great store. It was owned by a guy who stocked refurbished used bikes and had a gold mine of old bike parts to choose from. He is also a custom frame builder and...
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    If the OP is still reading this thread... I had...

    If the OP is still reading this thread... I had no intention of belittling you or attacking you in my post. I was using my own example as a short person to show that it is possible to find a bike...
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    I have the same inseam you do (although I'm...

    I have the same inseam you do (although I'm several inches shorter in height) and have never had the problems you describe, except on bikes with frames that are far too large. My mountain bikes are...
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    Information like this is really useful. I've been...

    Information like this is really useful. I've been looking for possibilities for a touring bike that runs a lot lighter than the usual suspects, as most of them are vastly overbuilt for the load I'd...
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    I agree. The XP treats a wide variety of riders...

    I agree. The XP treats a wide variety of riders to one of the nicest recumbent rides around. At all of 5'3" and 105 lbs., I felt at home on a standard size XP immediately during a test ride at RANS...
  8. -Mama bear and 2 cubs were trying out the local...

    -Mama bear and 2 cubs were trying out the local MUP one night. I thought they were some new artsy sculptures until Mama said "WHUFF?" and stood up on her hind legs to look at me, as did the cubs. I...
  9. Thread: 69ers?

    by rnorris
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    I'm tempted to try this with my small frame GF....

    I'm tempted to try this with my small frame GF. It might roll a bit better over the rock gardens we have here in Arizona and provide a bit more crank clearance, which wouldn't hurt. Now I have to...
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    Was a bit chubby when I was 10 or 11, but grew...

    Was a bit chubby when I was 10 or 11, but grew out of that. Then some weird genetics took over and my build froze as a short, skinny 15 year old and I've never busted 110 lbs. I've always had lots of...
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    Since my post 4 years ago, I've grown to 225 lbs....

    Since my post 4 years ago, I've grown to 225 lbs. and 6'5". Well, not really. :lol: Still a scrawny flyweight, running the same tire pressures as before.
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    I generally average about 13mph as well in the...

    I generally average about 13mph as well in the hilly suburban to urban areas I usually ride in, whether I'm on my LWB or upright road bike. In my case it's simply that I can't put the power to the...
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    I want to do some night rides on desert trails...

    I want to do some night rides on desert trails next summer.... stars, plenty of moonlight, and warm air.
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    I usually run and cross country ski when local...

    I usually run and cross country ski when local trails are buried in snow, which they usually are for 2 to 3 months. Some trails get packed down enough to ride, but if I really want to get a fix of...
  15. Thread: Doomsday

    by rnorris
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    Some say that Paul McCartney fronting for Nirvana...

    Some say that Paul McCartney fronting for Nirvana at the benefit concert for superstorm Sandy in NYC tonight is a sure sign the world is ending.
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    I would guess that one's past its prime... My...

    I would guess that one's past its prime...

    My sister's department store MTB bottoms out on almost any respectable bump, even under me, which is ridiculous. Can't change the spring setting and I...
  17. Thread: Slim MB shorts

    by rnorris
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    Good to know, as I have the same problem. Really...

    Good to know, as I have the same problem. Really hate it when the hem of the shorts catches on the bike seat...
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    As others have said, you can raise a bit off the...

    As others have said, you can raise a bit off the seat to ease the worst of the bumps, and in time you'll start doing that naturally. I'm often off the seat when riding my hardtail on technical...
  19. In my own case, I find that I can never ride with...

    In my own case, I find that I can never ride with completely dry nose and eyes in cold weather, but keeping
    my hands and face as warm as possible seems to help. Oversized sunglasses look dorky, but...
  20. Thread: Route 66

    by rnorris
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    As in the song, Rt. 66 runs right through...

    As in the song, Rt. 66 runs right through Flagstaff where I live. There are bike lanes on it, just not a particularly pleasant ride as it's the chief arterial crossing town in an E-W direction and is...
  21. ...That I would ever be as big and old as my...

    ...That I would ever be as big and old as my grandparents, who fascinated me when I was very young with their seemingly immense, ponderous bodies and all-seeing eyes. My grandfather could sit in his...
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    Am in a very similar situation to you, although...

    Am in a very similar situation to you, although I'm a guy... just over 100 lbs. myself and it's rarely varied more than 5 pounds either way for decades. Weight gain comes very slowly for me,...
  23. Excellent advice here. Looking at the bigger...

    Excellent advice here. Looking at the bigger picture, you need to have a pretty good concept of what you want your retirement to be like before you can make plans and estimate your expenses....
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    271877 A Datsun B210, identical to the one in...

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    A Datsun B210, identical to the one in the picture- white "fastback". 1400cc engine, maybe 70HP. Bought it in New England in 1975, drove it to Seattle. It drew lots of stares in the Midwest,...
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    Yup, I called my first employer-issued phone just...

    Yup, I called my first employer-issued phone just that. Heavy, thick, and black with a retractable antenna. I told my young nephew that it was government issue and would take out a bear if you threw...
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