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    Definitely not an performance enhancer in itself,...

    Definitely not an performance enhancer in itself, but it can be an experience enhancer in the right circumstances. As such, I reserve it for special occasions or accomplishments. Typical training...
  2. Poll: Kinda depends on the type of bike rack. I have a...

    Kinda depends on the type of bike rack. I have a hitch rack that hangs the bikes from the top tubes. It's a three bike carrier and works well for two. For 3 bikes it's very tight and not really...
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    Sounds like a sadist. They get pleasure or...

    Sounds like a sadist. They get pleasure or satisfaction from hurting other animals or people. I've come across a few over the years.
  4. Probably not, but he didn't say the type of event...

    Probably not, but he didn't say the type of event or how strenuous it would be for him or what the temperature would be. A 6 hr event can be extremely strenuous and demanding. Most would consider a...
  5. Thread: Which groupset?

    by Looigi
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    Poll: God gave us 10 fingers and 10 toes. It took...

    God gave us 10 fingers and 10 toes. It took technology a while to catch up. 11 is the work of the devil.
  6. Thread: Road Schmutz

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    Some random guy found a fat overstuffed wallet on...

    Some random guy found a fat overstuffed wallet on the road. I only know about it because he used the address on the DL inside it to drive to my house and return it to my wife.
  7. Paris Roubaix finished in 6:09:01 this past Sun....

    Paris Roubaix finished in 6:09:01 this past Sun. A stroll in the park?
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    Not what's taught in the MSF course (at least not...

    Not what's taught in the MSF course (at least not what they used to teach). They teach the traction pie and that available traction on each wheel is dependent on the situation and apportioned...
  9. Thread: Did you see it?

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    I don't know about distracted drivers, but it...

    I don't know about distracted drivers, but it sure makes me look at gorillas differently.
  10. If they cost an arm and a leg, he'll only need...

    If they cost an arm and a leg, he'll only need one elbow pad and one knee pad.
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    One man's heaven is another man's hell. I presume...

    One man's heaven is another man's hell. I presume that would be assuming you made the lead echelon.
  12. Thread: Billboard bikes

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    That Roubaix isn't bad. There are far worse.

    That Roubaix isn't bad. There are far worse.
  13. Is it twue?

    Is it twue?
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    Note that cars have larger/better front brakes...

    Note that cars have larger/better front brakes than rear brakes. And note that on most motorcycles, the rear brake is much smaller than the front (often single small disc compared to double very...
  15. At least. A red lens over a white light make the...

    At least. A red lens over a white light make the light red by blocking all other wavelengths (colors). Red LEDs, on the other hand, only put out red light so they're much more efficient for the...
  16. Nice site with some good info. Apparently you...

    Nice site with some good info. Apparently you are a bicycle advocate (lawyer). Good to know for MA cyclists.
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    There are quite a few lightweight full fingered...

    There are quite a few lightweight full fingered mtb gloves you might check out. I use a pair of Fox gloves similar to these at times: Fox Ranger Glove - Fox Racing
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    How comfortable a helmet is depends a lot on how...

    How comfortable a helmet is depends a lot on how if fits the specific shape of your head. Reviews aren't very helpful in this regard because it's pretty unlikely and you don't know if the reviewer's...
  19. The Michelin tubes I use have smooth stems, which...

    The Michelin tubes I use have smooth stems, which I too prefer.
  20. Thread: HRM Question

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    I use chest straps but don't worry about them....

    I use chest straps but don't worry about them. Should I be?
  21. Most all the roads I ride on have no or minimal...

    Most all the roads I ride on have no or minimal shoulders. Cars have to actively move to the left from their normal path to avoid hitting a cyclist. If they don't see a cyclist, and don't see...
  22. Kinda funny, in a "Gift of the Magi" sort of way.

    Kinda funny, in a "Gift of the Magi" sort of way.
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    I chose a more traditional frame from catalogs my...

    I chose a more traditional frame from catalogs my optometrist had. The main functional criteria I looked for was that they were big enough, sat high enough for when in the drops, and had good...
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    You see pro cyclists using radios. They...

    You see pro cyclists using radios. They typically have an earphone taped in an ear and the mic with PTT is on the cord. They lift the mic near to their mouth to talk. Not very convenient, IMO.
  25. How about a pic?

    How about a pic?
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