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    Mmmmmm... what would you do...

    My beloved first nephew and his wife just had their first baby.... a perfect little girl. Some time ago, they told me the name they picked. My response (always brutually honest and it gets me into...
  2. Thread: haiku

    by Pamestique
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    Goat head season now I carry tubes and patch kit...

    Goat head season now
    I carry tubes and patch kit
    changing flats just suck!
  3. I experimented with all sort of systems... I...

    I experimented with all sort of systems... I currently use Time Atac on the road bike and Time ZControl on the mountain bikes. Good thing about both, if I grab the wrong shoes (I have shoes for road...
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    OK if that's what is meant... I am wondering if...

    OK if that's what is meant... I am wondering if its not the shifters themselves but the placement? Shifters can be move up and down and positioned depending on the rider's reach. In addition,...
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    One of the most highly rated clubs in my area...

    One of the most highly rated clubs in my area rides in a formal paceline (2 X 2, turning turns pulling, calling out all down the line hazards, actions etc). There is a A, B and C group and you must...
  6. Thread: Hello!

    by Pamestique
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    Love the fact you worked with a local USA builder...

    Love the fact you worked with a local USA builder and got a custom bike! It's beautiful! I love the color! Happy riding!
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    Why do you need wide and squishy? If you are...

    Why do you need wide and squishy? If you are sitting bolt upright on your bike, than a wide saddle works but if there is some flexibility and you are leaning or trying to lean forward all a wide...
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    Not certain what "sti" is... but generally if the...

    Not certain what "sti" is... but generally if the bike does a fit they can trade out for someone that works...
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    I grew up lower middle class but after I left the...

    I grew up lower middle class but after I left the house (at age 17) by parents started making money (they owned their own bsuiness) and my sisters grew up upper middle class. Since I was always...
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    So here's the deal... shops have to purchase the...

    So here's the deal... shops have to purchase the bikes they sell... so generally they carry only a few, as much as they can financially afford to carry. If the shop you are dealing is not a larger...
  11. Thread: The jerk

    by Pamestique
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    One reason why I generally avoid any of the river...

    One reason why I generally avoid any of the river trails... it is not a place to ride if one expects to be able to race... not faulting you riskdr1 but jerks abound on river trail as do joggers,...
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    Also Callie do you need a WSD bike? If the...

    Also Callie do you need a WSD bike? If the gender neutral bikes fit you better or as well, then you might get a better deal on one either now or alittle later. You should only be looking at WSD...
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    Last year I talked a friend into purchasing the...

    Last year I talked a friend into purchasing the Domane 4.5 (with Ultegra). She kindof whined and complained about the price (on sale about $2000) but has been really happy since - the bike is very...
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    I don't disagree with your statement... I was...

    I don't disagree with your statement... I was just responding to a question without providing a thesis... all CA schools are hard to get into, even private ones, without resources and funding and...
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    It's easier to get into USC (which is a private...

    It's easier to get into USC (which is a private school) then any public CA university and the school especially welcomes foreign money which is why so many Chinese students are there... the school is...
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    I learned to ride a hundred years or so ago......

    I learned to ride a hundred years or so ago... the sport, at least here in so cal, was not that popular. The roadies then were very serious riders. Mountain bikers also serious... if you did...
  17. Just adding - at work today... my left eye has...

    Just adding - at work today... my left eye has really settled down and the clarity is amazing! I can undersatnd now how, in a few weeks, especially with the other eye done, improved my vision is...
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    I can't address the phone issue - I am so ole...

    I can't address the phone issue - I am so ole skool don't use any of that - I just ride...

    I can address the shoe issue... can be a number of issues - did you get the right size (should be...
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    Just returned from the doctors (post op check up)... everything looks good and is right on track, unfortunately there are some visions issues I need to deal with... because I could not wear my...
  20. It's not always sunny in Southren California...

    Thank goodness! I was scheduled to lead a "docent" ride thought Limestone Canyon and was afraid the temps would be Africa hot... pleasant surprise - it was overcast! And at times, cool (high 60's -...
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    Not certain who drives in a "group" unless you...

    Not certain who drives in a "group" unless you mean with other cars like on a freeway...

    for the most part... cars where I live do stop at stop sign and lights... there are alot of police around...
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    While mountain biking last year, I had a bad fall...

    While mountain biking last year, I had a bad fall going up a steep hill... hit a rock, bike just stopped and in order to avoid falling off a cliff to my right, I "willed" myself off the bike to the...
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    I've had my share of bad accidents and long...

    I've had my share of bad accidents and long recoveries... after each I got back on the bike but... I've slowed it down a bit; I don't descend like I use too (I was at one time fearless - now I am...
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    I stopped riding with a large club here in Orange...

    I stopped riding with a large club here in Orange County because apparently those people thought traffic rules applied to someone else... anywho... probably one of my major complaints both on the...
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    I have the same problem as you which is why I need the surgery sooner than later... I just can't drive at night anymore either. In fact, I have difficulty during the day, if its bright out (een with...
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