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    The Big Daddy MUP in Northern VA is the W&OD...

    The Big Daddy MUP in Northern VA is the W&OD trail. You can catch it as far west as Purcellville, VA, and follow it right down into Arlington, where it extends on the 4-Mile Run Trail right down to...
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    Sticky: Did a 50-mile "hair of the dog" ride as a...

    Did a 50-mile "hair of the dog" ride as a "recovery" from Saturday's century. Point of Rocks, MD out and around Poolesville and back. Tons and tons of riders out and about.

    My legs were a bit...
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    Sticky: Got my first 100-mile ride of the year in on a...

    Got my first 100-mile ride of the year in on a Potomac Pedalers ride from Walkersville up to Gettysburg:

    Untitled by jimf22003 at Garmin Connect - Details

    It was billed as a flat ride, and it...
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    Nice one, sir!

    Nice one, sir!
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    Nice report, M. Did you get a chance to ride any...

    Nice report, M. Did you get a chance to ride any of the pink ones (themed for the Cherry Blossom Festival?)

    Those go a lot faster :)
  6. I've considered it, but would probably not get...

    I've considered it, but would probably not get the "elite" version, since the GPS functions pretty much duplicate the stuff on a regular bike computer, and I think I would always be riding with one...
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    Sticky: 71 miles, with 6600 ft. of climbing mostly in...

    71 miles, with 6600 ft. of climbing mostly in Luray, VA:

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    I needed to do some work on my climbing, and this takes me up and over the ridge of...
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    Bob's avatar is a surprisingly faithful...

    Bob's avatar is a surprisingly faithful caricature.
  9. Of course it does. It's one faster.

    Of course it does. It's one faster.
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    My lovely scar goes from the breastbone to a...

    My lovely scar goes from the breastbone to a couple of inches below my belly button. It takes an interesting swing on its way around the belly button, sort of like somebody going straight through on...
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    Yes, many a troll thinks he's highly entertaining.

    Yes, many a troll thinks he's highly entertaining.
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    I had a bowel obstruction emergency surgery 2...

    I had a bowel obstruction emergency surgery 2 years ago, followed by a complication from a feeding tube that kept me off the bike for a couple of months. When I first got back to riding I felt weak...
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    Just roll your eyes and move on...

    Just roll your eyes and move on...
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    And so it begins...

    And so it begins...
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    I'll be doing SOTR (my third time.) I lived in...

    I'll be doing SOTR (my third time.) I lived in Lynchburg for a year back in 93-94, but wasn't riding a bike then. My impressions are that in general the town itself is not great for riding. But you...
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    "Kids these days..." are being sheltered in some...

    "Kids these days..." are being sheltered in some ways that would have seemed ridiculous in the olden days when I was growing up. We left the house at daybreak, usually on our bikes, and had to be...
  17. Won't pile on about how dooshy it would be to...

    Won't pile on about how dooshy it would be to return the helmet, because... it would be very dooshy.

    You're allowed to own two helmets. I keep a spare in my car, along with a spare set of shoes in...
  18. No additional notes on the timing, but there was...

    No additional notes on the timing, but there was one area of confusion when I ordered mine. I wanted almost completely clear lenses (i.e. a 10% shade) so I could wear the glasses at night. Through...
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    Sticky: Thanks! Put it on my watch list. That's the same...

    Thanks! Put it on my watch list. That's the same weekend as the Mountain Mama ride. Love to climb hills in August :)
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    Sticky: Nice! Cupcakes work, but I like a big gooey...

    Nice! Cupcakes work, but I like a big gooey blueberry muffin :)

    Hope to see some of those NC hills this summer. I've been planning road trip down that way for several years, but other rides, and...
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    Sticky: . Thanks for the fix :) Did my longest ride...

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    Did my longest ride of the year on Saturday, the WABA VASA ride from the Swedish Embassy in Georgetown out and about in Montgomery County, MD. The ride was 59 miles, and...
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    Sticky: Had the day off for my birthday (which is...

    Had the day off for my birthday (which is actually Monday), so did a little riding during the weekday. 50 miles from my home, down to DC, over to Bethesda, and back via the Capital Crescent Trail and...
  23. I just switched back to a DA crank on my R5 after...

    I just switched back to a DA crank on my R5 after using an SLK Light BBRight crank where the pedal threads ground out. It works fine. The only thing was that when they originally installed it, the...
  24. I've used a 28-tooth cassette with both the...

    I've used a 28-tooth cassette with both the mechanical and Di2 versions of 79xx. It might depend on the frame, but it works on my bike anyway.
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    The MVT will almost certainly be clear next week,...

    The MVT will almost certainly be clear next week, unless we get more snow :(

    It's a nice trail, and scenic, but can get crowded. The only confusing part is when you get to Old Town Alexandria....
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