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    An option that would reduce logistics would be a...

    An option that would reduce logistics would be a virtual baton. Use Strava or another GPS tracking site to move the virtual baton. All you have to do to pick up the baton is touch the previous...
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    Wind is a trickster. Deludes me into thinking...

    Wind is a trickster. Deludes me into thinking I'm riding fast on a calm day, then shows me the truth with a 30 mile headwind back home.
  3. I'm 3rd overall in my best segment... out of 9...

    I'm 3rd overall in my best segment... out of 9 who have ridden the segment. And I'm 3rd with 20.4 MPH.

    California this is not.
  4. A homeless guy came in the co-op the other day,...

    A homeless guy came in the co-op the other day, and his nose was at about a 45 degree angle to the side. After warming up to us while we helped him fix a couple flats, conversation came around to...
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    I don't think anybody can tell you what level of...

    I don't think anybody can tell you what level of risk is acceptable to you; that's a personal choice. We can tell you what we think are the most likely scenarios and how to prepare and handle them....
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    Welcome. As a runner you probably have the...

    Welcome. As a runner you probably have the aerobic fitness and ability to suffer down pat, so you just have to develop some cycling muscles. Enjoy.
  7. Don't know your location, but if there's a bike...

    Don't know your location, but if there's a bike co-op nearby then go check it out.
  8. All my life. Asked my doctor once and he said...

    All my life. Asked my doctor once and he said tall skinny fit guys are the worst. I'm two or three out of three depending. Maybe he was wrong.

    You might want to be particularly careful with hot...
  9. I've noticed that people who actually interact...

    I've noticed that people who actually interact with people in need are much less judgemental than people who do not. I don't know which is cause and which is effect. My personal experiences,...
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    Welcome to bf. Easy does it is the way to go,...

    Welcome to bf. Easy does it is the way to go, especially with distance increances. Listen to your body particularly your back. Enjoy.
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    For the same reason some people have such a dim...

    For the same reason some people have such a dim view of pick-up truck drivers - because some guy driving a pick-up truck did something rude. Or BMW drivers, or SUV drivers, or minivan drivers. ...
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    Roll Charts anyone?

    While most of the world seems to be going GPS, I remain entrenched in paper cue sheets. But I struggle with a good way to hold them on my recumbent.

    Enter old school roll charts from the world of...
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    Mark sure you axles are fully seated in the...

    Mark sure you axles are fully seated in the dropouts before you adjust your brakes. Pretty common mistake.
  14. Think once, think twice, think three times even. ...

    Think once, think twice, think three times even. Just remember everyone dies, and be sure to live while you're here.

    OP learned a hard lesson; maybe some of us can benefit.
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    On a budget and willing to buy used, there are a...

    On a budget and willing to buy used, there are a lot of options and most of them would work fine. Proper fit is the most important thing, and for that you either need to read up or find someone who...
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    Recumbent, baggies, disdain for designer cycling...

    Recumbent, baggies, disdain for designer cycling food... please tell me you have a beard and hairy legs. Bits of peanut shell snagged in said hair would complete the image.

    Now me, I like to...
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    I quit playing corporate league ball at 45, not...

    I quit playing corporate league ball at 45, not because of eroding skills or quicks - I never had those- because the next day I could barely move. A couple guys in their late 50's still played...
  18. I'm not sure those holes were stripped out. I...

    I'm not sure those holes were stripped out. I think the screw is meant to turn in the frame, and thread onto a piece that fits in the dropout.



    This is what I've been looking for. I'm living...
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    That's cause you're a boomer. Everybody's your...

    That's cause you're a boomer. Everybody's your age.
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    I rode the last 20k of PBP '11 with a Belgian who...

    I rode the last 20k of PBP '11 with a Belgian who was riding fixed. Impressive, considering it's not a flat 1200km. He was hurting, but then everybody is by then.

    Don't worry about it, just do...
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    Direct order from their site. SP Dynamo System...

    Direct order from their site.
    SP Dynamo System
  22. I learned to unicycle at 49. Injuries happened,...

    I learned to unicycle at 49. Injuries happened, but nothing permanent.

    OTOH, I participated in a 'little bike slalom' race at work, which involved riding a contraption of two 12" kiddie bike...
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    I've run a Sanyo on my commuter for about 5...

    I've run a Sanyo on my commuter for about 5 years. I leave the light on always, so the higher resistance when off is not relevant. I do notice vibration but on a short commute it doesn't bother me....
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    Emergencies can happen, and when they do vanity...

    Emergencies can happen, and when they do vanity becomes less important than other considerations.
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    Computer Science BS ;) I have not written code...

    Computer Science BS ;) I have not written code in anger for a decade. I'm a troubleshooter/problem solver on any problem or need remotely related to electronics. Coworkers from developing...
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