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    A big factor is how much your slide your butt...

    A big factor is how much your slide your butt forward or backward as the terrain changes. If your butt is planted in one position on the saddle all the time, then a slight upward tilt is OK. If you...
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    If you're riding slow enough that wraparound...

    If you're riding slow enough that wraparound sunglasses won't benefit you, then why not use Raybans?
  3. I agree that saddle position (height and tilt)...

    I agree that saddle position (height and tilt) are more important problems than brand of saddle, unless your saddle is way too wide or way too narrow for your pedalling style.
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    There is a water fountain at Roberts Store on...

    There is a water fountain at Roberts Store on Woodside Road. Also at the museum on Tripp Road. Huddart Park has water fountains, but I don't think near the entrance.

    Bikes are legal on several...
  5. Bicyclist dies in Santa Rosa police custody

    From the Sunday Chronicle. Anyone have more information about what happened?
    Bicyclist dies in Santa Rosa police custody - SFGate
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    Do the trifecta: Mount Hamilton, Mount Diablo,...

    Do the trifecta: Mount Hamilton, Mount Diablo, Mount Tamalpias. Not necessarily on the same day.
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    Continental 4 Seasons. Not the cheapest, but you...

    Continental 4 Seasons. Not the cheapest, but you asked for best, not cheapest.
  8. I tried CueSheet for a while. It works fine for...

    I tried CueSheet for a while. It works fine for short rides, but it regularly crashed on long rides or if I had to use the phone for some reason in the middle of the ride (like to answer a phone...
  9. I've seen people mount rear-facing GoPros under...

    I've seen people mount rear-facing GoPros under their saddles.
  10. If you bought a dirt cheap used bike intending to...

    If you bought a dirt cheap used bike intending to spend the money to restore it, then go ahead and do it.

    Big money upgrades to new bikes never make sense. Upgrading worn out or poorly fitting...
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    Your bike might be in pretty bad shape if you're...

    Your bike might be in pretty bad shape if you're thinking about replacing bar tape and tires for just one ride. If you're going to be replacing parts, add chain, cassette, brake pads, and...
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    I switched from 23 to 25, mostly because of...

    I switched from 23 to 25, mostly because of deteriorating road quality during the George Bush years. Wider tires will hopefully give me more flat resistance. I don't notice much if any difference in...
  13. bicyclist killed by hit-and-run in Half Moon Bay on Friday March 21

    Police are seeking witnesses. Victim is a 67-year-old local man. Mercury-News: Half Moon Bay: Driver who hit and killed bicyclist on Highway 1 turns himself into police - San Jose Mercury News
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    All of the cheapest bikes from the major brands...

    All of the cheapest bikes from the major brands are competent and perfectly adequate for beginners. These don't get reviewed much because they don't change much from year to year. Just make sure you...
  15. Expect cool weather in the morning (sometimes...

    Expect cool weather in the morning (sometimes cold if you start early). Mostly cool weather on the ocean side of Skyline, which is where most of the ride is. Tunitas Creek Road climbing back up to...
  16. IMHO - tires don't make a whole lot of difference...

    IMHO - tires don't make a whole lot of difference for "recreational and fitness riding" as long as you avoid heavy hybrid or cyclocross tires. My advice is to go for a more lighter-weight puncture...
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    Don't leave anything on your bike that is easily...

    Don't leave anything on your bike that is easily removed. That is why messenger bags are so popular in SF.

    I don't trust locking skewers. I use a U-lock + cable during the day. For overnight in...
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    Here is a map of public water fountains in the...

    Here is a map of public water fountains in the San Francisco area: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=211365072343207759207.000469954b70e936c9f31&msa=0

    User-contributed maps like this can get...
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    I hate prescription inserts. They are heavy and...

    I hate prescription inserts. They are heavy and bulky and uncomfortable. I get my bicycle glasses from this place: http://www.sportrx.com/
    They are a California optician that can make prescription...
  20. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/SRAM-Recalls-H...

    http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/SRAM-Recalls-Hydraulic-Bicycle-Brakes/
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    Road bike disc brakes must be complicated to...

    Road bike disc brakes must be complicated to engineer or manufacture, judging all the recent SRAM and Shimano road bike disc brake safety recalls in the recalls forum:...
  22. Women-specific bikes do come in smaller sizes,...

    Women-specific bikes do come in smaller sizes, which is great for shorter women (less than average height). For taller women, then yes, most of what you're getting is narrower handlebars, smaller...
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    This one is pretty cheap and works pretty well:...

    This one is pretty cheap and works pretty well: http://banjobrothers.com/products/current/handlebar-bags/bar-top-phone-pouch/
    Attaches with Velcro, so it is easy to remove when you don't want to use...
  24. Specialized Recalls Source Eleven and Source Expert Disc Bicycles

    http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Specialized-Recalls-Source-Eleven-and-Source-Expert-Disc-Bicycles/
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    Ramsay is 47 years old and not a professional...

    Ramsay is 47 years old and not a professional athlete. Older guys with regular jobs usually do not have the flexibility to ride the same types of racing bikes as younger guys.
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