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    Thirdgenbird; Now you know why we all hang out...

    Thirdgenbird;

    Now you know why we all hang out hear, a sense of humor is required for membership in the clyde forum.

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  2. Thread: MTB or Road?

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    Second! While I love my LHT as well, a...

    Second! While I love my LHT as well, a cyclocross bike, or any road style bike that lets you mount wider tires (700X 33, 35, 40, etc) would give you a softer ride than the skinny road bike tires,...
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    If it makes you feel any better, I about cacked...

    If it makes you feel any better, I about cacked two ipod zombies earlier this week. The first was playing with a skate board in the middle of the road with 4 other folks, and couldn't be bothered to...
  4. A few more additions: - Crush Proof...

    A few more additions:

    - Crush Proof compartment for food
    - Loop for mounting a digital camera to record ride
    - Safety strobe mounting loop (on back, front, and both suspender shoulder straps)
    -...
  5. I agree with Spudd. I have no doubt that you can...

    I agree with Spudd. I have no doubt that you can handle the distance, but the heavy traffic would be the problem for me. My commute is 20 miles, round trip, and I only have to deal with heavy...
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    With a six-pack and a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice...

    With a six-pack and a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

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  7. Shameless plug for Pedal for Peace, a bike relay.

    Hey there all;

    I haven't been around a whole lot this summer, mainly because of some medical problems with Mrs. ATCFoody. She is doing fine now, but it was rather scary for a while.

    Anyway, I...
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    700x35 Schwable Marathon Plus, on both bikes. ...

    700x35 Schwable Marathon Plus, on both bikes. Neither bike is a racer, but my LHT has worn these tires for the last 2000 miles, and I have not had a single flat.

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    Aside from the extra water that everyone else...

    Aside from the extra water that everyone else mentioned, steer clear of anything with caffeine in it (or any other diuretic), and you should be fine.

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    Proofhide and a rain cover, like others have...

    Proofhide and a rain cover, like others have said, does wonders when there are fenders on the bike.

    As for security (and not being sarcastic), how many people really know what a Brooks saddle...
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    I'm not a physician, but I have been seen on...

    I'm not a physician, but I have been seen on television in a white lab coat.

    Now that the legal bit is out of the way. There is one other possibility, you may have a hypomobile (non-mobile)...
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    I've been running schwable marathons (which have...

    I've been running schwable marathons (which have the reflective sidewalls) for a few years now, and they work great.

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    Amen brother! I'm on my second B-17 in a year,...

    Amen brother! I'm on my second B-17 in a year, and I love it. I got my first one last March, put about 2000 miles on it, and then moved it to my hybrid and got a new one for the commuter. 20-40...
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    I did a century charity ride last summer on my...

    I did a century charity ride last summer on my commuter. I took off the lights and the rack, but still had the fenders, and even added an extra water bottle cage. The best part was keeping up with...
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    I watch sports a lot, and repair the athletes...

    I watch sports a lot, and repair the athletes when they break.
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    The only thing I would add is do not shower,...

    The only thing I would add is do not shower, brush your teeth or use deodorant right before bed. Do all of these thing a few hours before you call it a night. While you might not have any...
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    Try the discount bin at your LBS. There might be...

    Try the discount bin at your LBS. There might be something perfect for you that is "used" but only for a few minutes.
    Just a thought.

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    +1 on the saddle. The one that her bike came...

    +1 on the saddle. The one that her bike came with was horrible. My mom got her a new one for her birthday a few years ago, and that has made all the difference. The bags are just icing on the...
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    After racking up 2300 miles since February 09, I...

    After racking up 2300 miles since February 09, I still am 6' tall and weigh 235-240lbs. My weight hasn't budged in a few years, but my resting heart rate has. Tuesday it was 58bpm. That is enough...
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    Grocery Ride; my chance to brag a little

    Hey there;

    I just wanted to brag a little bit, because I think this is terrific. Mrs. ATCFoody and I are fairly active folks, and I've finally got the misses up for riding to the grocery store. ...
  21. Honestly, I would say a Surley LHT would be...

    Honestly, I would say a Surley LHT would be perfect for you, and that is not because I ride one, but it helps. If you ride a size 54 or smaller, it comes with 26 inch wheels, like your mountain...
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    This is great advice. Since you mentioned having...

    This is great advice. Since you mentioned having bunions, make sure you are using a toe spacer between your first and second toe as well. The support you get from your feed depends greatly on...
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    Yup, that's about right. :D FCN 8 here....

    Yup, that's about right. :D

    FCN 8 here. Touring bike with fenders and bags, and SPD pedals. I wear a rodie riding suit in the winter, and baggies in the summer. Not sure if that changes...
  24. I'm not buying the lack of cross training as a...

    I'm not buying the lack of cross training as a cause. No offense folks, but if it was, you would have pain going up hill as well as down. Your quads are the main muscles that help with deceleration...
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    Absolutely. That being said, it largely depends...

    Absolutely. That being said, it largely depends on what you are taking. Blood pressure really doesn't go up a whole lot when you are exercising. Heart rate does increase significantly. The only...
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