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  1. Thread: Motorcycles!

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    shut up, ya pretentious ****** (aka BMW owner). :D

    shut up, ya pretentious ****** (aka BMW owner). :D
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    and pumpkin pie too. :D A nice nice ride. The...

    and pumpkin pie too. :D

    A nice nice ride. The rest stops were a little less well stocked this year and everyone, including me, was grumping about the perpetually nasty Cytomax, but otherwise a...
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    Mel, The Peach team did those hills last week....

    Mel,
    The Peach team did those hills last week. Whoever mapped them at 2,700 feet, as listed in several guide books, wasn't paying attention.
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    The new 105 is comfier on the hands (note the...

    The new 105 is comfier on the hands (note the difference in hood shape), but I'd trade that for a smoother, but still tight, ride any day.
  5. Yes, emissions requirements do impact fuel...

    Yes, emissions requirements do impact fuel mileage. But they are NOT the reason our cars guzzle gas. They guzzle because we're gluttonous *******s that whine that drive 5,000 lbs vehicles that make...
  6. No. Fuel mileage is down because people are...

    No.
    Fuel mileage is down because people are driving bigger and more powerful vehicles. Power doesn't come from no where. Creature comforts and safety doo-dads don't come without the penalty of added...
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    +1

    +1
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    Or it's not so bad advice for a mere mortal...

    Or it's not so bad advice for a mere mortal that's just getting into riding a full on road bike after riding his son's hybrid. He's not racing. He's riding. 20 mph is something he probably can't even...
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    As others have noted, if you're relatively...

    As others have noted, if you're relatively inexperienced, 10 miles is not close to enough to make any strong conclusions about fit. Go back the bike shop. Tell them your concern. They may look at...
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    I know we're all hardcore racers training for the...

    I know we're all hardcore racers training for the next assault on the yellow jersey, but sometimes there's something sweet and beautiful about coasting down a winding road out in the country...
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    a vest and arm warmers would be enough for me. ...

    a vest and arm warmers would be enough for me. but then riding in cool rain is par for the course 'round here.
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    The peach looks like it'll be 106 miles this...

    The peach looks like it'll be 106 miles this year. It was to be 102 but they had to add 4 miles as part of a detour for a road closure.

    http://www.salembicycleclub.org/majrides/majrides.html

    As...
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    In. I'll be there with the TNT gang (me=...

    In.
    I'll be there with the TNT gang (me= mentor).
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    Sticky: NE Portland, just off Alberta. I work at home, so...

    NE Portland, just off Alberta. I work at home, so no commutes. Mentoring the miniscule TNT team doing the Peach in a couple weeks.
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    I'm with ravenmore. Nice image, but cycling isn't...

    I'm with ravenmore. Nice image, but cycling isn't about cogs.
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    danke

    danke
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    That other kind of ride

    Originally posted in a motorcycle forum
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    Pondering something I won't remember, I missed my turn. Backtracking, I passed two girls, almost women, that looked up and smiled. The...
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    But how much is a few pounds of weight savings...

    But how much is a few pounds of weight savings really going to help on a hill, especially if you're a regular ol' mortal who eats real food and drinks real beer (translation: carries more than a few...
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    They sent them up Springwater? Yikes. I have this...

    They sent them up Springwater? Yikes. I have this image in my head of a wall of riders converging on a hapless family walking four abreast complete with double wide stroller and dogs.
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    I ride with a charity group as a mentor....

    I ride with a charity group as a mentor. Yesterday one of our team members during our ride was struck by an a-hole redneck driving a truck towing a trailer. They threw some kind of liquid on her and,...
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    Do some digging into Specialized's business...

    Do some digging into Specialized's business practices before buying their products.
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    Nicely done! Looking at the elevation map...

    Nicely done!

    Looking at the elevation map through me for a loop. I forget how hilly it can be around here. :D
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    IOW, We can't know for certain how much more...

    IOW,
    We can't know for certain how much more secure OS X is than, say, windoze. The empirical evidence strongly suggests that a mac is essentially infinitely less likely to get a virus than a...
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    Garmin is supposedly releasing OS X software...

    Garmin is supposedly releasing OS X software within the calendar year. When exactly, no one seems to know.

    OS X is more secure from the ground up. The author of the article suggesting that it...
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    What jeh said. + Those spendy condos are only...

    What jeh said.
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    Those spendy condos are only rocketing towards the insane (already there, IMO). The NW is fast becoming the place to live if your idea of a budget car is a new BMW 3-series and...
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