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    Oh, yes the lunch line at the homeless shelter. ...

    Oh, yes the lunch line at the homeless shelter. I'm sure you get your free lunch often.
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    I love actual camping: you know, out in the...

    I love actual camping: you know, out in the wilds, away from other people. Pitching a tent in an empty lot with 1,000 of your fellow cyclists isn't really camping, and I would choose the hotel.
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    First hand experience?

    First hand experience?
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    I have grad degrees in Economics. I have mainly...

    I have grad degrees in Economics. I have mainly worked in the public sector, and generally been really more in Finance than Econ per se. My statistical skills are my most used attributes. Other...
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    Seriously, why in the world are there religious...

    Seriously, why in the world are there religious wars over the brand of phone or computer people use? Of all the useless things to argue over, that might be the top of the list. Can't we go back to...
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    How could you not? :thumb:

    How could you not? :thumb:
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    I have pretty fond memories of drive-ins from...

    I have pretty fond memories of drive-ins from when I was a kid in the Tacoma area. There were a bunch of them. Star-Lite, Fife, AutoVue, 112th St, etc.

    There are still a few of them in the area:...
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    Didn't attend my 10-year because I was on the...

    Didn't attend my 10-year because I was on the other side of the country, but I did attend my 20-year. I personally had a lot of fun seeing people I had not seen in many years.

    I went with an open...
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    Quick update on Haleakala. I did the climb on...

    Quick update on Haleakala. I did the climb on May 6, starting at Lower Paia Beach and ending up at the observation deck. Took 5 hours to go up, about an hour down. My Garmin says 10,087 feet total...
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    But F1 cars use extremely high profile tires, so...

    But F1 cars use extremely high profile tires, so the actual rotating dimension is still fairly high.

    I can't remember the source, but I remember reading that the requirement for such a small...
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    I raced Vance Creek yesterday too. I did the Cat...

    I raced Vance Creek yesterday too. I did the Cat 5 race, where there was a crash on the 2nd lap, going up the Fuller Hill with about 1K to go to the finish. I am not 100% because I went down on a...
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    Another vote for the Vittoria Corsas here. They...

    Another vote for the Vittoria Corsas here. They have good "road feel" and handling, and have been pretty bullet proof for me.
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    I was there too. Decided to race in the Cat5 pack...

    I was there too. Decided to race in the Cat5 pack (I'm still there, although I may have more starts than any cat 5 in history) and help out a couple of team mates racing in their first race.
    ...
  14. Record is tasty stuff. I have Record on my race...

    Record is tasty stuff. I have Record on my race bike, Campy Centaur on the rain bike. Of the modern integrated shifting systems, I've owned bikes with Dura-Ace, Record, and Centaur. I've raced with...
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    :popcorn:
  16. I was told that the primary difference is the...

    I was told that the primary difference is the shape of the head that they're fitting. The Bells are round and the Giros are oval, or vice versa, I can't remember specifically.
  17. ^^^ I've really been tempted, but just haven't...

    ^^^ I've really been tempted, but just haven't pulled the trigger on an SMP. My brain knows that there's probably nothing wrong with the "beak" but my heart tells me that my behind isn't going to be...
  18. As long as the helmet is CPSC certified, it meets...

    As long as the helmet is CPSC certified, it meets a certain baseline safety standard. After that it's about fit, comfort, and yes, looks. Giro helmets happen to fit my head the best. I've had two...
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    Yes, do it all the time for big efforts. I use a San Marco ASPide.
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    Yes, I've seen that kind of thing a lot in race...

    Yes, I've seen that kind of thing a lot in race pictures. In this particular case, he was also one of the ones pretty badly hurt. Most of this happened so quickly that there wasn't much that anyone...
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    144554 Here's a picture of my latest clipless...

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    Here's a picture of my latest clipless pedal incident. As you can see, the pedals continue to hold on tenaciously to my shoe and cleat despite the awkward angle of the bike.
  22. Thread: Race numbers

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    There's a WSBA (Washington USAC affiliate) racer...

    There's a WSBA (Washington USAC affiliate) racer who makes number brackets and sells them:

    http://northwestvelo.com/articles/14/nathan-s-race-plate-brackets-for-sale
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    1. When you're 13 and everyone else is playing...

    1. When you're 13 and everyone else is playing football and baseball and dating cheerleaders, keep going on your training rides and looking up to Phil Anderson, Eric Boyer and Alexi Grewal....
  24. Got married to someone who didn't appreciate me...

    Got married to someone who didn't appreciate me going for bike rides.
  25. Thread: Race Tire

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    I find all of the "which tire is best" threads to...

    I find all of the "which tire is best" threads to be pretty much snake oil sales. I am guilty of this myself, since I definitely have a favorite clincher (Vittoria Open Corsa) and feel like I've had...
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