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    I haven't posted in a while. I'm still riding my...

    I haven't posted in a while. I'm still riding my Univega Trail Hybrid. I did manage to get rid of my Dept. Store FauxMTB that needed fixing. Someone was nice enough to take it to Norwalk, where it...
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    Sticky: No riding today. It'll be rain all day today and...

    No riding today. It'll be rain all day today and throughout the weekend, with flood warnings.

    As soon as I get to go back to work after the weekend, it'll be sunny.
    ...
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    Sticky: First ride of the new year, today! It was ~ 35 F...

    First ride of the new year, today! It was ~ 35 F when I left the house in the 9 am hour. The temp was predicted to approach 50 F by mid-day. I haven't been on the bike since early December, and the...
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    Sticky: I was astonished to be able to ride today. The...

    I was astonished to be able to ride today. The day started cloudy, but the sun broke through by noon. More important, we had wind gusts of 50mph overnight and into the morning. I rode out about 11:45...
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    Sticky: I'm about 40% done with a 10-mile trip. Home...

    I'm about 40% done with a 10-mile trip. Home ->library (where I'm posting this)->town for lunch->back home.

    57 F in late November in CT. Pretty sweet.

    I'll probably do a brunch run tomorrow...
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    Sticky: I'm doing 10 miles today: 5 miles into town for...

    I'm doing 10 miles today: 5 miles into town for lunch, a little shopping and a stop at the library, then back home.

    On Tuesday I did a 35 mile round trip commute to work. I got there on time, but...
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    Nah, you've just done a header while reading the...

    Nah, you've just done a header while reading the forum on your iPhone and riding at the same time. :D

    Kevin
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    Here's a New Haven Register story about teens...

    Here's a New Haven Register story about teens promoting biking to school:



    More on the Register's website

    I went past SHS on Meadow when I took my bike to work awhile back. I ususally take...
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    Sticky: I started a new temp job a few weeks ago. In the...

    I started a new temp job a few weeks ago. In the second week, they cut us down to a 4-day week. So I was able to ride on any of 3 days in the week, and usually did, if the weather permitted.* This...
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    I actually got to talk to one of these folks last...

    I actually got to talk to one of these folks last week. I had slowed to a near stop in the left-turn lane of a local highway. The cars to the right of me were going through, as they had the green. I...
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    I was in elementary school in the 1960s. I biked...

    I was in elementary school in the 1960s. I biked a mile and back to my (parochial) school often, as soon as my folks figured I was old enough. Many of our students couldn't, because they lived much...
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    Sticky: Being no fan of Budweiser, I'd prefer to be a...

    Being no fan of Budweiser, I'd prefer to be a Percheron.

    Kevin
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    Gorgeous day. Rode my hybrid to a temp job I've...

    Gorgeous day. Rode my hybrid to a temp job I've been doing for a week or so. 30 mile round trip. I'm about to start the "going home" leg.

    I should have done a "dry run." I thought I knew the...
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    I had a similar mishap a couple of Fridays ago,...

    I had a similar mishap a couple of Fridays ago, with my rigid fork pushed back so that the tire couldn't clear the frame. Luckily for me the kind fellow who stopped his company truck to help me......
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    {Attempted Humor}That's `cause `stralia was...

    {Attempted Humor**That's `cause `stralia was settled by those who got caught, and the USA was settled by those who outran the sheriff!{/Attempted Humor**

    Our states did, in fact, get rid of one...
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    Call the assistant principal (headmaster)/dean of...

    Call the assistant principal (headmaster)/dean of discipline at the nearby school and complain.

    I did this once about rowdy pre-teens on my city bus ride and got some satisfaction.

    Kevin
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    ...of Branford, CT? Kevin

    ...of Branford, CT?

    Kevin
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    Poll: Besides the weight, which isn't an issue for me,...

    Besides the weight, which isn't an issue for me, sometimes a kickstand leads to heelstrike.

    What I like about the Click-Stand is that it seems like it would be more stable when used on wet or...
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    Poll: Both my bikes have kickstands. The X-Mart...

    Both my bikes have kickstands. The X-Mart FauxMTB has one standard. My craigslist/bikeshop hybrid has a Greenfield, which could have been an aftermarket addition.

    If I was buying a new...
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    I think that's chalk, which would come in handy...

    I think that's chalk, which would come in handy when I'm finally creamed by an SUV, and whoever finds me needs to draw an outline. :cry:

    @ DnvrFox:

    I'm just under 239, myself.

    Kevin
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    An Activa Trail is my main ride. Have you had to...

    An Activa Trail is my main ride. Have you had to make any repairs to it? I see a replacement for the fork in my future, and I'm wondering how hard that might be to source.

    My "other bike" is a...
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    The Hybrid Forum has magic powers. I've been...

    The Hybrid Forum has magic powers.

    I've been out of work for awhile. Then the HF was created.

    Yesterday, I found some work.

    What can the forum do for you?

    Kevin
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    Y'know, I think you are right about that. ...

    Y'know, I think you are right about that.

    Hurrah! I'll be 3 oz. lighter!

    Kevin
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    I'm not doing training rides. I'm biking for...

    I'm not doing training rides. I'm biking for utility/commuting purposes. Any fitness improvement is a bonus. As someone who tips the scales at over 200 lbs and stands 5'8", I'm not concerned about...
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    Freak Scene by Dinosaur, Jr. on WFUV's Alternate...

    Freak Scene by Dinosaur, Jr. on WFUV's Alternate Side.

    Kevin
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