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    You have it right. If you have a compact crank 10...

    You have it right. If you have a compact crank 10 speed with 34 and 50 rings. You can put on an 11-34 cog set. Then your low gear is 1 to 1 or 34 teeth to 34 t. Same as 36 to 36. A ten speed...
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    I have had hip and leg pain all my life, started...

    I have had hip and leg pain all my life, started missing work from it at age 27 I'm now 63. A crushed disc showed up in an x ray. Surgery was suggested. I tried everything except surgery, PT. sports...
  3. I agree with everything, I just want to add, for...

    I agree with everything, I just want to add, for a 70 mile ride don't wait the two hours to start eating. Start eating a little even at the 1/2 hour point.
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    Yes. And hopefully he imagines them harnessed in...

    Yes. And hopefully he imagines them harnessed in so they can't jump out. Bailey hikes out the side in his harness, like sailboat hiking out.
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    When did you decide on a Corgi? Can't keep with...

    When did you decide on a Corgi? Can't keep with this thread. The dog would be happier if you imagine two Corgis.

    They can keep each other company when you are out, I imagine.
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    When I was a kid I stepped on a nail in a board...

    When I was a kid I stepped on a nail in a board and it came out the top of my shoe. It could always be worse !
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    That's a new one to me. At least you found the...

    That's a new one to me. At least you found the nail. :)
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    You guys are making me hungry.

    You guys are making me hungry.
  9. It will help. Good idea.

    It will help. Good idea.
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    Understatement.

    Understatement.
  11. That's a good point, it could have been...

    That's a good point, it could have been dangerous. But, I was having a great 103 mile ride that day. I chose to have a nice day. I have better things to do than teach idiots a lesson, that they...
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    Manufacturing that is the easy part. That does...

    Manufacturing that is the easy part. That does not mean they will sell. I scanned the article and did not see anything about market research. This is a classic failure for many, if not most, small...
  13. Exactly !!

    Exactly !!
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    If you are traveling fast and aim the horn into...

    If you are traveling fast and aim the horn into the wind, the wind will overpower the gas coming out, and will not work sometimes. Also will not work well in cold. In the cold it is possible to keep...
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    I have had good results with stopping and feeding...

    I have had good results with stopping and feeding them some kind of dog treat. Made friends with a dog that bit me, and I had to ride past all the time. I have also had good success with a squirt...
  16. There are lots of idiots and jerks in the world....

    There are lots of idiots and jerks in the world. They can only make you mad if you let them. I know it's easier said than done. Don't let an outside force affect you. If you let another person...
  17. I can understand that point of view completely. ...

    I can understand that point of view completely. I would call the cops or at least try to get a photo of the car if I felt it was dangerous.

    The other thing I didn't mention, is that it gave me a...
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    My large rear panniers weight 2 lbs each. I would...

    My large rear panniers weight 2 lbs each. I would bring all four just in case. Plus it can be easier to get one thing out of a pannier if things are spread out.
    My small panniers are one lb..

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  19. If you really want lots of attention, especially...

    If you really want lots of attention, especially from hot females, get a little dog and bring him on the bike.
  20. Saturday I was riding in a nearby city that is...

    Saturday I was riding in a nearby city that is known for no tolerance for bikes. Or anything for that matter. I have seen two other bikes in this town over more than a decade. Probably because this...
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    Unclip and put your legs straight out behind you....

    Unclip and put your legs straight out behind you. Get those legs out of the way.

    I've done it. I don't really recommend it, it's dangerous. I'm not going to try it again. Somewhere on the...
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    Thanks. Is it some one who lives in the East...

    Thanks.
    Is it some one who lives in the East Bay?
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    Do you happen to know his gearing on that race? I...

    Do you happen to know his gearing on that race? I think I saw one bike in the video with a huge cog.
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    I have read that some of the Mt. Washington...

    I have read that some of the Mt. Washington climbers have special low gearing added to the bike. If you got a 34 t big rear cog (new Cassette) and a long cage derailleur, that will help. Depending on...
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    Yeah, riding in snow and slush in traffic with...

    Yeah, riding in snow and slush in traffic with one hand.
    Brilliant.
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