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    I gotta say that looks freaking awesome. I wish I...

    I gotta say that looks freaking awesome. I wish I knew of some honestly abandoned (not just seldomly used) rails around me to try that on. It looks fun and I don't care what nobody says! :) :thumb:
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    No need to convert rails to trails at all

    Is it bad that I sort of want to ride this like, a lot? :)

    http://23x.us/pix/bikes/matthewc-choochoo.jpg
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    Do I have the right part here?

    Is this the right replacement part for the stem on this bike?

    And before anyone tells me to dump the adjustable stem, I totally will, I swear! I just don't want to until I get a proper...
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    Holy crap one of my cars is named Svetlana. There...

    Holy crap one of my cars is named Svetlana. There used to be a "reality" dating show called "Shipmates." Two people meeting and dating on a cruise ship for our amusement. One time this Russian ribbon...
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    I would say just the female ones. For instance,...

    I would say just the female ones. For instance, if I owned a Surly LHT, I don't think i could give it a female name. That bike seems like a guy. Named Bob. Who is never hot-tempered, but rarely lets...
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    I have two ladies with names currently. The...

    I have two ladies with names currently.

    The Defy3 is named Jasmine. Name explained here.

    My Walmart Schwinn is named Peggy, after Peggy Bundy. Big, red, makes a lot of noise, but still a hell...
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    Rescue - 80's Zebra Racer?

    Garbage rescue!

    http://23x.us/pix/bikes/zebra/01.jpg

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  8. I was TRYING to get away. I could NOT go left due...

    I was TRYING to get away. I could NOT go left due to heavy traffic in the lane next to me and the TWO oncoming lanes. I could NOT go right due to his pacing me and blocking me. I could ONLY go...
  9. Not an entirely fair portrayal of my experience....

    Not an entirely fair portrayal of my experience. I was *behind* him when the "argument" started, and he swerved to the right to prevent me from getting away from his tirade, and he was attempting to...
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    Totally happened to me. I was moving very slowly...

    Totally happened to me. I was moving very slowly trying to turn around in soft gravel and *whoosh* the front tire went sideways. I rolled over seemingly in slow motion and ended up with both feet...
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    All you can eat...

    All you can eat. :D (WARNING! Some of that is not safe for work!!!)
  12. Agreed. I realized that when I re-read my...

    Agreed. I realized that when I re-read my post...this was my primary mistake. This is not that kind of intersection, and it was a bad decision on my part. I don't know if the guy would have went off...
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    I can attest to that. I have the stiffest-soled...

    I can attest to that. I have the stiffest-soled running shoes I could find and now that most of my rides are in the 50 mile range, my dogs is barkin' all the time. I just have to make it through this...
  14. Holy crap! Respect. :)

    Holy crap! Respect. :)
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    Weird...something like this happened to me...

    Weird...something like this happened to me yesterday. I was running loops of about 15 miles or so (staying near water and a bathroom for reason we will not go into right now :D ), so once an hour I...
  16. Off-topic: OMG Bubbles! Sunnyvale Trailer Park...

    Off-topic: OMG Bubbles! Sunnyvale Trailer Park in the house. Love that show SO hard. :)

    Yeah I definitely need to think faster in these situations. I'm thinking maybe of putting my bento box...
  17. Confrontation that scares me in retrospect

    After reading some of the news stories for the last few weeks, my confrontation yesterday isn't sitting well.

    Scenario: I rode on the road for 50-odd miles and took lanes, crossed intersections,...
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    See now THAT is some dedication. See a goal,...

    See now THAT is some dedication. See a goal, push hard to get it and succeed...nice job!
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    Deformed the cage on my pedals.

    Holy Clyde Power, Batman. This is what happens when I notice my right foot is loose in the clips, I don't bother to adjust it and then stand and climb for about a week. Whoops. This has certainly...
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    571.5 miles! 20 more than last month. Can't ride...

    571.5 miles! 20 more than last month. Can't ride tomorrow (weather plus other commitments) so that's it for me for July. I'd like to shoot for 600 in the month of August. We'll see. :)
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    Update: Got the call...LBS is going to replace it...

    Update: Got the call...LBS is going to replace it for $70 with a stock Giant CF part. Weight isn't my concern, but dampening vibration on some of these chipseal roads is definitely part of why I...
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    Why you should own a torque wrench

    http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/bxisl.jpg
    Click me, I get bigger

    1. Yes, I'm an idiot.
    2. Yes, it's crushed/cracked.
    3. See #1.
    4. Yes, I already ordered a Park Tool TW-1 Torque Wrench and bits....
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    Good thing Contador is 100% class, eh...

    Good thing Contador is 100% class, eh? Thank God we all have someone to look up to. Not like that dick who survived cancer, won a million races and devotes huge portions of his life and salary to...
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    I'm appalled at the defense of this maniac just...

    I'm appalled at the defense of this maniac just because he was on a bike. Riding does not auto-magically make a person better or give them protection from the law or common decency.

    If this kid...
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    I am riding the SMP Strike Extra (2008 model)...

    I am riding the SMP Strike Extra (2008 model) which is kind of like the new Strike with a TEENY bit more padding and a poly covering. It is the first saddle that gets me right in the sit bones...
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