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    I greatly prefer individual wrenches to a...

    I greatly prefer individual wrenches to a multitool. In a little roll with individual pockets, it's easy to see if any are missing and sometimes you just can't reach the bolt or screw with the...
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    That gives me something to work with. Thanks,...

    That gives me something to work with. Thanks, folks.

    This trip may morph into a Texas Revolution tour starting near Houston and including, San Jacinto, Goliad, Gonzalez, Washington on the Brazos...
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    Touring South East Texas?

    I'm checking to see what's between say Beaumont and the DFW area that'd make for a good 4-5 day solo tour. Anybody got must sees or must miss-es from that area?
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    Repeated for emphasis.

    Sometimes, during reinflation/topping off, the tube will push the rim strip off the spoke hole slowly and gradually, exposing the edge and eventually blowing the tube. ...
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    The Chemist (China) ________________447 (717 km)...

    The Chemist (China) ________________447 (717 km)
    Brian@PedalBIG (TX)_________________286 (328 Total)
    wphamilton(GA)______________________276
    Tarwheel (NC)_______________________250 (356 total)...
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    Our friends at The Spinistry...

    Our friends at The Spinistry are putting on some lovely gravel-grinder rides in the spirit of The Dirty Kanzaa - you might check in wit them.
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    110 plus >40% humidity plus 15-20 mph headwind. Survived by being old and stubborn and hydrating all day. 102-108 and windy was pretty much the entire 2011 summer, and I slogged through it just...
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    http://www.geartrade.com/search/results/?searchTer...

    http://www.geartrade.com/search/results/?searchTerm=patagonia#/2

    You're welcome. ;)
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    Poll: WTB Mountain Drops with 105 Brifters. Love,...

    WTB Mountain Drops with 105 Brifters. Love, love, love them for roads, gravel, doubletrack and easy singletrack. Comfy for climbing, too.
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    I keep a 10oz plastic flask in my pannier for the...

    I keep a 10oz plastic flask in my pannier for the epic or scenic moments, to share or enjoy solo. I start out with something like a 12-15 year sherry cask scotch, like Aberlour, then refill with...
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    It's been crazy-warm here of late. The last...

    It's been crazy-warm here of late. The last three mornings though, the temp has dropped from 66F, to 55F to today's 44F. Rides home consistently in the upper 60's. Makes me crazy trying to dress...
  12. My first purpose-built commuter was a Miyata 310...

    My first purpose-built commuter was a Miyata 310 I built up from a free frame/fork, some cheap-but-quality eBay and donor parts, garage sale finds (Campy crankset and Assos arm warmers, $6.00!) and...
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862 (12225)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________7788
    dschue5(MN)___________________________6910 (11,510 total)
    buzzbee (CA) _________________________6798...
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    22 miles round trip. If I have a too-light...

    22 miles round trip. If I have a too-light lunch, I'll try to eat an apple about a half hour before the ride home. I usually have one or a banana sitting around on my desk to stave off the...
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862 (12225)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________7788
    dschue5(MN)___________________________6910 (11,510 total)
    buzzbee (CA) _________________________6798...
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    That 970 was my first MTB and a very...

    That 970 was my first MTB and a very trail/street/tour-worthy ride. If I see one for sale in my size and good condition, I'll very likely buy it.

    If I ever see the one that was stolen from me in...
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    On a perfect day, I drink a glass of water, do...

    On a perfect day, I drink a glass of water, do 10-15 minutes of prayer/meditation, eat 1 egg, 2 bacon, 1 toast, then 20-30 minutes of full body calisthenics/workout via either the SWorkit Pro or...
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862 (12225)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________7788
    dschue5(MN)___________________________6910 (11,510 total)
    buzzbee (CA) _________________________6798...
  19. I'll be out there with the Queen of Sweden.

    I'll be out there with the Queen of Sweden.
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    last big tour - I knew temps would range from...

    last big tour - I knew temps would range from 20'sF to 100F.
    I spent the money for a lighter tent, lighter sleeping bag and pad. Worth every dime.

    I also resolved to only take 2 panniers and a...
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________8862 (12225)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________7788
    dschue5(MN)___________________________6910 (11,510 total)
    JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________________6106...
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    I'll agree that both OP's and the British...

    I'll agree that both OP's and the British scenario described are the suck. My recent unpleasantness has had to do with greater numbers of motorists who go into the opposing lane on a residential...
  23. Not left on the bike, but I did leave it, while...

    Not left on the bike, but I did leave it, while on my bike...

    On a cross country tour, in very rural Colorado, 50 miles into the day, I took a break on a bench in front of a store in a tiny ville...
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________7843...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________7843 (11053)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________7788
    dschue5(MN)___________________________6910 (11,510 total)
    JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________________6106...
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    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________7843...

    MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________7843 (11053)
    Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________7788
    dschue5(MN)___________________________6910 (11,510 total)
    JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________________6106...
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