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    Just a note to let anyone who might be...

    Just a note to let anyone who might be interested, the Westerville Bike Club annual Dry Run ride will be held in September (see the link below). You can register from the link or from active.com. ...
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    I think you might enjoy riding with the...

    I think you might enjoy riding with the Westerville bike club on your weekend and weekday rides. The Wednesday evening rides would fit what you are looking for as there are a lot of people riding at...
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    The only things I can add are when you do get up...

    The only things I can add are when you do get up front and it's your time to pull, don't speed up. Maintain the speed you were at when you were in the rear or middle of the pace line. Also you'll...
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    I really like the "take a look" mirror. It...

    I really like the "take a look" mirror. It mounts on the side of your glasses so it's not obstructing your vision in any way yet provides a very clear, vibration free, view of traffic, other riders...
  5. Thanks! this is exactly what I've been looking...

    Thanks! this is exactly what I've been looking for
  6. Help fixing a flat on a rear wheel with an Alfine 8spd internal hub

    I recently discovered that I have a slow leak in my rear tire that I need to fix. The problem I'm having is I can't figure out how to go about removing the rear wheel from the bike because it had an...
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    Sticky: Our bike club had a ride to Yellow Springs this...

    Our bike club had a ride to Yellow Springs this summer, stopping at Young's Dairy for lunch before heading back. I live in Westeville myself.
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    If you're not locked into finding a riding group...

    If you're not locked into finding a riding group or club in the Grandview area, I'd recommend the Westerville bicycle club as a great group for you to look into. Riders of all skill levels,...
  9. Thread: Cold toes?

    by haningp
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    +1 I wear a pair of Pearl Izumi boots for...

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    I wear a pair of Pearl Izumi boots for mountain bike shoes. They have a waterproof, windproof outer shell and fleece on the inside. They keep my feet comfortably warn.
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    I bought one from Performance earlier this year. ...

    I bought one from Performance earlier this year. I attached mine so that it hung below the drops on my left side. It was pretty steady on my rides and provided a great wide angle view. The only...
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    Could it also be that you are drinking less water...

    Could it also be that you are drinking less water than you would in higher temps? I know I have that problem when riding in cold weather and my body definately gets tired a lot quicker because of...
  12. Thread: frozen fingers

    by haningp
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    I use Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves when the...

    I use Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves when the temperature gets below freezing. The are much warmer than regular full fingered gloves and work well with all types of shifters and brakes. They are a bit...
  13. I have the EX model and had the same problem...

    I have the EX model and had the same problem finding panniers that fit. I eventually just removed the wooden panel and have had no problem finding panniers that fit now. I still use the bungee cord...
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    My concern is not the temperature, it's the...

    My concern is not the temperature, it's the amount of daylight I have to complete my 44 mile round trip commute. I have to ride on some busy streets with fast moving traffic so I don't feel...
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    I've been using a gps60cs (older than the csx...

    I've been using a gps60cs (older than the csx model) with a handle bar mount and just love it. I use the gps when walking, hiking or even driving (with the dash board mounting). So it cn be used...
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    I don't know how far you are willing to ride or...

    I don't know how far you are willing to ride or if putting your bike on a car rack and doing a little driving to get to some rural roads but there are plenty of them where I live in Westerville. You...
  17. In a group ride, never ride directly behind a...

    In a group ride, never ride directly behind a rider who frequently spits off to the side. Sorry but I discovered that one this past weekend..the hard way.
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    56, male. Starting commuting in June, 1-2 days...

    56, male. Starting commuting in June, 1-2 days per week so far. 44 mile round trip so I don't now how much more I'll be doing this year when I start running out of enough daylight to make the trip.
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    I've been commuting for the past few months on a...

    I've been commuting for the past few months on a Giant TranSend EX and I really like it. The internal hub and rapid fire shifters make shifting a breeze. The disk brakes are a nice touch as well. ...
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    +1 I have one of these bikes for commuting and...

    +1 I have one of these bikes for commuting and really like it. Shifting is a breeze, the brakes are pretty good and the bike is quite comfortable on short and longer rides. My commute is 22 miles...
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    So far I haven't had any trouble with my...

    So far I haven't had any trouble with my Transend. I have the EX model and have been commuting with it for a couple of months, once or twice a week. I have almost 500 miles on it so I don't think...
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    I'm a software developer spending way too much...

    I'm a software developer spending way too much time sitting in a chair. My commute is 22 miles each way so it provides a great way to keep my energized through the day. It also provides a good...
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    I found the Knog Bullfrog tail light and I'm...

    I found the Knog Bullfrog tail light and I'm testing it on the back of my rear rack. It's got a flexible flap attached to the light body that can wrap around just about any surface shape or size and...
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    Good to hear there are other commuters riding...

    Good to hear there are other commuters riding downtown. I've made the westerville to downtown commute one or twice a week for the past couple of months. It was easier than I thought. I take bike...
  25. Thread: First Commute!

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    Wow, Tuttle and Emerald, that is a busy...

    Wow, Tuttle and Emerald, that is a busy intersection and busy streets. I live in Columbus (actually Westerville) and can understand your concern for being in that spot. It sounds like you did a...
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