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    Poll: After my new mountain bike was stolen out of my...

    After my new mountain bike was stolen out of my garage last June, my wife made me keep all of our bikes, 6 of them, in the house.
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    Yesterday when out for about 20 miles on my...

    Yesterday when out for about 20 miles on my hardtail mountain bike. Rode through a bunch of orchards, farmland, and some old oil land. Had a great time just exploring.
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    Thanks for the idea. The rack is surprisingly...

    Thanks for the idea. The rack is surprisingly stable as it is currently setup. I have the Roubaix on the bottom because it goes out every morning. I want it easy to get to at 5 am every morning....
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    My Roubaix has a 50/34 in the front and an 11/32...

    My Roubaix has a 50/34 in the front and an 11/32 in the back using a SRAM Apex rear derailleur. While I wish the middle gears were spaced a little closer, I really appreciate that 32 in the back on...
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    Here is the link for the Thule version. It looks...

    Here is the link for the Thule version. It looks exactly like the one that Sci Guy posted. They are lilkely the same rack with a different sticker on the top. Wish I had seen that other one first....
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    My wife and I decide long ago not to get each...

    My wife and I decide long ago not to get each other gifts for Christmas. Instead we do big birthday presents.

    However, my mom and dad got me a new Thule T2 bike rack. I bought the extra...
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    I use a Thule stacker in my office for two of my...

    I use a Thule stacker in my office for two of my bikes. It works so well that I just ordered another for my boys new mountain bikes. I like that it is freestanding so I did not have to put any...
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    Just bought a pair of PI AmFIB tights about a two...

    Just bought a pair of PI AmFIB tights about a two months ago. Don't have to worry about my legs getting cold at all anymore.
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    Weight: 190 by April 1st, -20 lbs from where I...

    Weight: 190 by April 1st, -20 lbs from where I am now
    Miles: > 6,000, from approx 4,500 this year

    Ride in a least one organized Road bike and MTB Race/Ride
    Complete a century
    ride 20 miles...
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    You are good to go with just about anything out...

    You are good to go with just about anything out there. I bought my carbon Roubaix when I hit 225 lbs. I have over 3,000 miles on it now without a single issue. All I have done is replace a worn...
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    My '13 Roubaix Elite Apex ...

    My '13 Roubaix Elite Apex

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/BBates/IMG_1560_zps3fafd901.jpg

    '13 Stumpjumper FSR Elite
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  12. I am using episodes of Breaking Bad and my heart...

    I am using episodes of Breaking Bad and my heart rate monitor / Garmin 510. Get my heart rate up to 150 and keep it there for 45 minutes. I also do intervals on some days. I may have to try out one...
  13. Thread: My Reward

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    Congrats!!! You will love the new bike. It is a...

    Congrats!!! You will love the new bike. It is a great feeling to accomplish a goal and earn your reward!

    I have also been using incentives like this. I bought my Roubaix after I lost 50 lbs. ...
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    My 29er MTB on 2.2" tires already feels like I am...

    My 29er MTB on 2.2" tires already feels like I am driving a dump truck on the road.

    That thing would be fun in the snow, sand, or mud though.
  15. Thread: Indoor Trainer

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    I use a Kurt Kinetic, old grey model, because I...

    I use a Kurt Kinetic, old grey model, because I was able to get a sweet deal on it. My buddy sold it to me for $50 because he hated using it. It is a fluid model and works great. It is quiet...
  16. Thread: Clipless help

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    I wear a 10.5 4E in running shoes. I went down...

    I wear a 10.5 4E in running shoes. I went down to my local shop and tried on a bunch of different shoes. I am really glad that I did. The shoes that I was planning on getting were very...
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    My MTB, Stumpjumper FSR, only has one mount and...

    My MTB, Stumpjumper FSR, only has one mount and with the frame design it is pretty much worthless. I only use a Camelback with riding it.

    How about a Handlebar mount like this?...
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    I bought a pair of ]Pearl Izumi Men's Elite AmFIB...

    I bought a pair of ]Pearl Izumi Men's Elite AmFIB Bib Tights about 2 weeks ago. I am proud to say that I am able to fit in a size L in these now that I am down to a 36" waist. I still think that I...
  19. I broke my right arm in almost the same way 11...

    I broke my right arm in almost the same way 11 years ago. I had to have my radius plated and the ulna pined. I still have the plate in my arm and have lost about 15% of the movement in my wrist. I...
  20. Do you already have a Mountain Bike? You stated...

    Do you already have a Mountain Bike? You stated that you did a century on a bike with flat bars.

    Decide what you want your new bike for. Will you be riding on the pavement/road or on the dirt?...
  21. Thread: 497 miles...

    by B8888S
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    Great Job!!! It is amazing how fast the miles...

    Great Job!!! It is amazing how fast the miles rack up. Wait until you are able to start riding 40+ miles at a shot.

    I am also OCD about counting miles. I keep track of them in three different...
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    Sticky: Just picked up this today. Found it on...

    Just picked up this today. Found it on Craigslist, made a low offer, guy accepted. Less than 6 months old and in super shape. Can't wait to take it out tomorrow.

    '13 Stumpjumper FSR Elite 29er...
  23. Thread: Operation N + 1

    by B8888S
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    Operation N + 1

    Scored a new to me bike today. That makes N=3 right now. Who knows what the future holds. Found it listed on Craigslist, made a lowball offer and the guy accepted it. He is moving to Costa Rica to...
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    I bit the bullet and invested in some cold...

    I bit the bullet and invested in some cold weather gear; tights, thermal jersey, windbreaker, thermal gloves, toe covers, and a skull cap. Not cheap, but worth it. It has been in the low 40's at 5...
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    I am right there with you. I started out at 275...

    I am right there with you. I started out at 275 last February. My wife bought me a bike for my birthday and I started riding every day. I also changed my diet and cut out many things that I used...
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