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  1. i completely agree with SkyeC. When I relocated...

    i completely agree with SkyeC. When I relocated to the bay area in 2000, my relo company representative told me that wherever you end up, you'll probably end up sacrificing something - maybe it's the...
  2. Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery,...

    Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery, 10 wheels.
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    If you kept going, chances are it wasn't exercise...

    If you kept going, chances are it wasn't exercise induced asthma. On the rare occasion I have an asthma attack/exacerbation it takes a lot more than a minute to resolve. It's also not associated with...
  4. Huh - like a coffee version of Hooters. I...

    Huh - like a coffee version of Hooters. I wouldn't want to be operating an espresso machine in, err, beach wear though.
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    Sounds like a great idea. I'm curious where she...

    Sounds like a great idea. I'm curious where she would commute to/from since the terrain can be pretty uncompromising around here - I like commuting on my road bike as I appreciate the responsiveness...
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    Kudos to the folks posting in this thread riding...

    Kudos to the folks posting in this thread riding with such low temps. Worst I contend with here are upper 20's. Still we get some crazy inversion layers when I go up and over the hills that can lead...
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    4th commute of the year today. Woke just before...

    4th commute of the year today. Woke just before 5, half convinced I wasn't going to bother getting kitted up and heading out on the bike. Felt tired and lethargic.

    5:20AM mid-30's start...
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    Youtube's for closers only ;-)

    Youtube's for closers only





    ;-)
  9. Grolby - just saw your post in the training...

    Grolby - just saw your post in the training status thread and posted my experiences with having an intramedullar pin for a broken collarbone there. I can honestly say that I feel 100% normal after I...
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    Your situation sounds like mine - I ended up...

    Your situation sounds like mine - I ended up being off the road for ~ 3months. I got on the trainer pretty early on though and started running too 2-3wks post surgery. By the time I had my pin...
  11. Like others - once, save for commuting when it's...

    Like others - once, save for commuting when it's an AM then PM proposition. How many days do you wear your underwear for?
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    A year of riding and racing with no injuries. ...

    A year of riding and racing with no injuries.

    Got more serious about commuting by bike (with transit).

    Promoted my first race.

    Had fun, made new friends and strengthened existing...
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    Decided to head out early for some solo base...

    Decided to head out early for some solo base miles - 85mi, 4900ft loop to Morgan Territory here in the East Bay. The roads were beautifully empty early AM. We're having an odd winter though - I...
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    Wait, what? Bikes don't have a run-in period. All...

    Wait, what? Bikes don't have a run-in period. All the gears should be usable from first ride.
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    That's a great time, Chris. Sub 16 on that hill...

    That's a great time, Chris. Sub 16 on that hill puts you in rare air.
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    Yeah, I jumped in with the U30 group a couple of...

    Yeah, I jumped in with the U30 group a couple of years back as a spry 40 yr old. No one seemed too concerned at reg since the "results" aren't recorded.
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    Not this year...carrying too many lbs and having...

    Not this year...carrying too many lbs and having done it 3x in the last 4yrs I'd only be disappointed with my time. I'll be logging some Jan 1 base miles across the bay instead. The first race that...
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    Why are you worried about your peak power on dec...

    Why are you worried about your peak power on dec 31st? Unless you're planning to peak for the Early bird crits (I wouldn't) you've plenty of time to address this.
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    It would help if your goals were more specific -...

    It would help if your goals were more specific - as they stand they aren't measurable, so it's hard to say how you might best use a power meter to achieve them.

    i'd think about something like
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    That's bit of a haul from Marin circle - I'd try...

    That's bit of a haul from Marin circle - I'd try Los Angeles and then take a left on Spruce and follow that all the way to the 5-way intersection with grizzly peak and wildcat.
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    Don't be the next Kim Flint.

    Don't be the next Kim Flint.
  22. Sorry folks, looks like Sunday isn't going to...

    Sorry folks, looks like Sunday isn't going to work for me after all. Have fun and post pics.
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    A big +1 for adding a wind vest to your list. Not...

    A big +1 for adding a wind vest to your list. Not only are they very versatile, having one allows you to give visibility to your teams sponsors during colder rides when you'd be covering your kit up...
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    Nice! I've been using an Ortleib back pack for my...

    Nice! I've been using an Ortleib back pack for my commuting adventures, and am I impressed with their simplicity, sturdy design and apparent water proof properties.

    do you have a link to that...
  25. I definitely had more pain post-op than pre-op,...

    I definitely had more pain post-op than pre-op, but I think that's a direct consequence of how much wrenching, wrangling and power tool usage the orthopedic surgeon gets to enjoy while you're under....
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