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  1. Newton's Revenge Practice Ride, June 2: Looking for a Ride Down

    A friend and I are doing the Newton's Revenge practice ride this Sunday and are looking for a ride back down the mountain. If you are going and have space, please PM me. Thanks.
  2. Newton's Revenge Practice Ride, June 2: Looking for a Ride Down

    A friend and I are doing the Newton's Revenge practice ride this Sunday and are looking for a ride back down the mountain. If you are going and have space, please PM me. Thanks.
  3. Newton's Revenge Practice Ride June 2: Looking for A Ride Down

    A friend and I are doing the Newton's Revenge practice ride this Sunday and are looking for a ride back down the mountain. If you are going and have space, please PM me. Thanks.
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    Excellent. Thanks! Nickel, while part of the...

    Excellent. Thanks!

    Nickel, while part of the point is to get exercise, being in a new town, probably smarter to take it a bit easier and look for more scenic rides. Again, I'll be downtown and...
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    Renting a Road Bike in Minneapolis

    Hey Minneapolitans (first, do I have that right?),

    I am going to be in Minneapolis at the end of April attending a meeting at the Convention Center and probably staying nearby. Where would you...
  6. The key for me is to not overdress and to peel...

    The key for me is to not overdress and to peel layers as I approach work. I only have an 8 mile commute, but, unless it is 10 degrees F or lower, I might stop once or twice to peel off a layer. The...
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    I have a Trek Portland and love having the...

    I have a Trek Portland and love having the mechanical discs. The story I heard about the Portland was that they were building up a CX bike and expected the UCI (or whatever body sanctions CX races)...
  8. Great. Looking forward to it. :twitchy:

    Great. Looking forward to it. :twitchy:
  9. Thank you. I was hoping to find a place in Miami...

    Thank you. I was hoping to find a place in Miami Beach as I'll have to probably walk, but or cab it to the bike shop. A couple of others that appear to have road bikes are:

    Miami Beach Bicycle...
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    Happened to me yesterday morning in 5 degree...

    Happened to me yesterday morning in 5 degree weather. No problem today in 20 degree weather. The grease gets more solidified, springs don't spring, and the pawls do not engage properly. Icebike.com...
  11. Advice on renting a road bike and riding in Miami Beach

    I'm going to be going to Miami Beach (Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel...looks nice) in May. I will not have a car.

    Most importantly, where would folks recommend renting a decent road bike? A...
  12. I did find some information on the montionbased...

    I did find some information on the montionbased forums that I hadn't noticed before posting here. Thanks for sending me back there, luv2climb.

    I followed a lot of the advice including reloading...
  13. Garmin Edge No Longer Acquiring Satellites

    I've had my Garmin Edge 205 for 1.5 years and have been very happy with it. I have used almost all of the functionality on it at one time or another.

    This weekend and into this week, I have been...
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    Poll: Isn't honey an insect product? I eat...

    Isn't honey an insect product?

    I eat everything, but I'm not crazy about tomatoes or olives. (I know that's wrong.)
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    After suffering going up "my hill" for the first...

    After suffering going up "my hill" for the first year of my commute, I now look forward to it as a highlight of my day. It's as easy or as hard as I want to make it.

    Like you, I'm convinced going...
  16. I grew up in San Francisco and you quickly learn...

    I grew up in San Francisco and you quickly learn the fastest, flattest way from A to B. Having said that, sometimes you just have to go UP!
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    Doo itashima****e. I've been using SPDs with...

    Doo itashima****e.

    I've been using SPDs with MTB/Touring shoes for years. It is the way to go. My winter bike has one side platform, one side SPDs and I virtually never use the platforms. Clipless...
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    Depends on who I'm meeting. Most of my off site...

    Depends on who I'm meeting. Most of my off site meetings can be casual and people already know me as the "nut on a bike." For those -- if I know the people I'll be meeting well -- I make sure to ask...
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    You will notice a big difference between those...

    You will notice a big difference between those setups. As above, pay attention to what you're using now. I have a triple and have only used it on my commute a handful of times in the past 6 years.
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    You just wrote that, didn't you?!

    You just wrote that, didn't you?!
  21. That's it! Lunch time! BTW, your bike looks...

    That's it! Lunch time!

    BTW, your bike looks awesome. The pumpkin and the drink rack look great!

    (When I first read the thread title, I was worried you'd run yourself off the road avoiding a...
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    Can you be clearer what's happening to you?...

    Can you be clearer what's happening to you? "Bonking" generally means that you've depleted the glycogen stores in your muscles and can't work any harder. Symptoms include tremulousness, anxiety,...
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    1+ on Gatorskins. For me, of all the tires I've...

    1+ on Gatorskins. For me, of all the tires I've tried, they give the best combination of speed, flat protection, grip, and durability.
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    1+ on the mirror. As someone else recently posted...

    1+ on the mirror. As someone else recently posted elsewhere here, it is a more important piece of safety equipment than my helmet.

    I draft riders unknown to me all the time, but my commute takes...
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    Well said. I will be quoting you incessantly.

    Well said. I will be quoting you incessantly.
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