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    >>Did you have a rear view mirror? Or just the...

    >>Did you have a rear view mirror? Or just the camera?


    >Camera only...the mirrors have always been a distraction to me...but I think I may try that again.

    I ride in that situation...
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    These photos are brought to you by my new policy:...

    These photos are brought to you by my new policy: Always take the camera.

    http://i.imgur.com/QE9HRIW.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/m0UuW9H.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/1pxSskJ.jpg
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    Yesterday I found it was easy to pack this stuff...

    Yesterday I found it was easy to pack this stuff into gelatin capsules. I took four with me on my ride, and it worked fine to just take one now and then.

    http://i.imgur.com/anZZUNq.jpg

    I'm not...
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    Anyone who says "Pics or it didn't happen" will...

    Anyone who says "Pics or it didn't happen" will be banned.
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    I got one of these: ...

    I got one of these:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16390.jpg

    Combo Cable Bike Lock

    at Harbor Freight. Not...
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    Communist flag factory? Here's a "No, the...

    Communist flag factory?

    Here's a "No, the horse isn't mistreated" sign from my ride.

    http://i.imgur.com/sXDJnrt.jpg
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    Sticky: Did my 60 miler the other day, but with a rare...

    Did my 60 miler the other day, but with a rare South wind. What a treat to have a push on the last 15 miles. It makes all the difference.
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    Moving time: 4:49 and total elapsed time 5:14....

    Moving time: 4:49 and total elapsed time 5:14. Average moving speed: 12.6 MPH. Elevation 3,884.

    I'm just not very fast, and never was, no matter what I ate.
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    Well, after one drive-and-ride trip, I'm back to...

    Well, after one drive-and-ride trip, I'm back to riding from home. It's just a nicer feel.

    I have two blinkies. I do use a mirror on my helmet that works fine, but I don't check out each...
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    Do-It-Yourself Endurolytes

    I've concluded that maybe my electrolytes get depleted on my five-hour rides. I wasn't convinced enough to spend the big bucks on Endurolyte capsules, but I figured I didn't have anything to lose by...
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    Metric With Only Water, Coffee

    In my continuing experiments to figure out how my body works, and to optimize my riding, I went on my standard 60 mile ride yesterday and only drank water (and had a cup of coffee en route). I also...
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    Yesterday I did the same ride with water only and...

    Yesterday I did the same ride with water only and a cup of coffee. It felt good. Better than normal, in fact. No nausea.
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    Drive a Little and Be Safer

    I really like riding right from home. Get the bike ready, have some coffee, and head off.

    But I realized that I can eliminate the most dangerous part of my ride (dangerous and deadly), if I put...
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    Yes, somewhere around there.

    Yes, somewhere around there.
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    Some unusual photos from today's ride. ...

    Some unusual photos from today's ride.

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    Ran into some good friends, so I'm glad I had my camera:

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    Next time, have them stand behind the painted...

    Next time, have them stand behind the painted bikes! :)
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    That Coeur d'Alene trail is a great place to...

    That Coeur d'Alene trail is a great place to bike. If I lived there I'd do that trail all the time, and never have to worry about being hit by a car.

    We did it in 2010.
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    That's another place to bike. We did it in 2010....

    That's another place to bike. We did it in 2010.

    http://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/IMG_4797.JPG

    http://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/IMG_4806.JPG



    Sorry to be plugging my blogs today,...
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    I have a picture of this guy on our bulletin...

    I have a picture of this guy on our bulletin board in the kitchen:

    http://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/09OlderGuy.jpg

    I met him at the top of Mt. Constitution in the San Juans. He was 79 then,...
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    My daughter's in Sweden right now, but before she...

    My daughter's in Sweden right now, but before she left she mailed this card, showing her on some job site:

    http://i.imgur.com/1MGSmiL.png
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    But you're not her father. Is she confused...

    But you're not her father. Is she confused because you say "Who's your Daddy?" a lot? ;)
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    You've talked only about tired legs. Are you also...

    You've talked only about tired legs. Are you also generally fatigued?

    For several years I exercised six days per week, and I'd often feel very tired at night. I'd just want to lie in the recliner...
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    I rode it a few times around 1978. They were my...

    I rode it a few times around 1978. They were my first centuries. Those must have been some of the first ones.
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    Recess at the Little Red School House (from...

    Recess at the Little Red School House (from today's ride to Redwood National Park):

    http://i.imgur.com/8Fa2QAz.jpg
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    On subsequent rides, I find that I'm less likely...

    On subsequent rides, I find that I'm less likely to take the camera if I plan to have it hanging from my neck. I might go back to slipping it into the jersey pocket.

    I once had a saltine-sized...
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