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  1. Lao Tzu, the Great Mountain Biking Sage sez: ...

    Lao Tzu, the Great Mountain Biking Sage sez:

    The trail flows on without end. Flow. Riding without fear is the way of the trail. Neither braking nor accelerating to excess, both occur naturally....
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    Significantly higher if you only count cars that...

    Significantly higher if you only count cars that are being driven vs. bikes that are being ridden.
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    No one wants to date a bum... but there is a...

    No one wants to date a bum... but there is a difference between a bum and someone without a car. Unfortunately, modern society just takes for granted that people drive, and everyone has a car. All...
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    You have no need for bike bells, bear bells, or...

    You have no need for bike bells, bear bells, or "on your left" because of the high pitched squealing and laughing which is clearly audible for hundreds of feet any direction from your bike... this is...
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    No, the nomad is not waterproof... but with a...

    No, the nomad is not waterproof... but with a coating of marine resin on the bottom side and a good treatment with camp-dry on the top, you won't discover that unless you ride through a lake. One...
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    Hmmmm... two deciding factors: How much weight do...

    Hmmmm... two deciding factors: How much weight do you plan on carrying, and are you running front panniers?

    If the answers are "quite a bit" and "yes" I would go with the Nomad. It will carry more...
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    IMO, biggest difference between the two is the...

    IMO, biggest difference between the two is the frame. The carbon stays on the comp make for a slightly different feel. Hard to say if that was all in my head though... you just KNOW a $2200 bike...
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    I put a pair of Conti Contact 700x28 on my bike...

    I put a pair of Conti Contact 700x28 on my bike once. They measured about 25mm wide, handled like crap, and they weren't even round. Thankfully, REI has an awesome return policy. Got some Vittoria...
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    A *slightly* lower than optimal saddle height...

    A *slightly* lower than optimal saddle height helps with dismounts and remounts, and won't hurt your pedaling dynamics too much in a racing situation where you are going to be all over the saddle,...
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    After years of riding without studded tires in...

    After years of riding without studded tires in mountainous places that get real winter, I bought my first pair of studded tires a few weeks ago. Probably won't get to use them that much until next...
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    Don't write off drop bars completely just because...

    Don't write off drop bars completely just because of how they look. The primary reason most people are uncomfortable on drops is because the bars are simply too low for recreational use. I run my...
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    Julian just turned three. He is right at the...

    Julian just turned three. He is right at the smallest limit of fit on the Weehoo, so pedaling is possible, but difficult for him. He has experimentally pushed on the pedals from time to time, and I...
  13. The only time I have ever left my bike unlocked...

    The only time I have ever left my bike unlocked and unattended for a "few minutes" was while on tour. At that point, the bike was hauling close to 70 pounds of gear not counting the 10L of water...
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    1. Check the derailleur position over the...

    1. Check the derailleur position over the cassette cog it is supposed to be on. The upper jockey wheel should be directly over the cog.

    2. Check your chain for wear. Check you chainrings for wear,...
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    Our winter errands and recreational rides range...

    Our winter errands and recreational rides range from needing tights, fleece, windproof pants and jacket, skullcap, hat and balaclava, with two pair of gloves (-10 degrees F) to needing only tights or...
  16. Wow. Not sure. Haven't bought gas in almost three...

    Wow. Not sure. Haven't bought gas in almost three years. It is amazing what totally passes out of your awareness once you are no longer dependent on it. One thing is certain though. My new bike build...
  17. Sticky: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c4mC0uFjrRI/TWr...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c4mC0uFjrRI/TWrxW6J5obI/AAAAAAAAACI/zfx1y_4X0dY/s320/weehoo.jpg
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    Weehoo I-go

    The Weehoo I-Go is a sweet machine. We just got ours, and my son Julian loves it. We went for an 18 mile ride first time out, and he can't wait to go again!
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    Missoula, MT - Checking in.

    People love to ride here. Not much will keep the dedicated biker inside all winter. I was out earlier this week in single digit temps clawing my way up forest roads, and passed a bunch of commuters...
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    Depends on the temperature. Went on a ride a...

    Depends on the temperature. Went on a ride a couple days ago where temps were in the low single digits. Hardpack snow/frozen mud surface on a fire road, around 7% consistent grade, 20% max grade. Out...
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    "Tour" starts tomorrow

    Yeah. Not really a "tour" per se. We turned in the keys to our house last Monday, loaded the bikes, and we are taking off to settle down somewhere else.

    Details here.
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    Resurrecting this thread to report back on the...

    Resurrecting this thread to report back on the project.

    I'm going to say, without any hesitation: DO NOT DO THIS.

    The trailers that have square stock frames are not laterally rigid enough to...
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    Rigid. Steel. Singlespeed. Looks like the...

    Rigid. Steel. Singlespeed.

    Looks like the right kind of territory... and they can be had cheap as well as very nice. KHS, Redline, Surly, etc. all make them in both 26" and 29" wheel sizes.
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  24. We are actually headed up this way in June. Our...

    We are actually headed up this way in June. Our route takes us through Utah over the high mountains, through western Wyoming, into Idaho, over the Bitterroot into Montana and then back into northern...
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    I've never had a problem on rail trails or fire...

    I've never had a problem on rail trails or fire roads on any bike, and that includes the fixie that I couldn't run tires wider than 28mm on. Now, you've got to be the judge of your surface...
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