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    Yes, Glen Rose, the road that goes behind the...

    Yes, Glen Rose, the road that goes behind the Sonic. The Texas Time Trials goes out that way, and a couple of our randonneuring routes go through there as well.
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    I'll give you my theory. Fat people sweat more,...

    I'll give you my theory. Fat people sweat more, up to twice or three times as much. If you sweat more, you're more likely to use a hydration pack. And if you're fat, you're more likely to DNF on a...
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    I don't normally read Foo is why I haven't seen...

    I don't normally read Foo is why I haven't seen this before, but I put a shot in just now.
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    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z172/stephenhaz...

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z172/stephenhazelton/2014%20Misc%20Bike%20Fotos/DSCN3895_1270_zps03e3ad90.jpg
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    Best option: Find someone to ride with you....

    Best option: Find someone to ride with you.
    However, I have used a cable lock for those kinds of occasions.
    When riding with just one other person, we've taken turns going in the store.
    With...
  6. Heck, if you can save 5 watts on a chain, all you...

    Heck, if you can save 5 watts on a chain, all you need to do is build a bike that uses 80 chains and you won't even need to pedal.
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    Slap every bit of flashing color you can on...

    Slap every bit of flashing color you can on there.
    Lots of us do use flashing tail lights (RUSA requires as least one solid taillight, as I recall, but doesn't limit how additional lights are.)
    PBP...
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    [QUOTE=Hypno Toad;17053929] I'm wearing bike...

    I'm wearing bike shorts with a foam pad anyway, so there's a nice layer of plastic between me and the leather regardless, it's not like I'm doing Nude Randonneuring or something. So an extra layer...
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    I don't think that's a "diss", just a lack of...

    I don't think that's a "diss", just a lack of customer service. He should have said, "I'll be happy to, but it'll be a couple of minutes until Jimbo is back and I can get on it" or words to that...
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    I once rode my Worksman reverse tricycle on a...

    I once rode my Worksman reverse tricycle on a 16-mile charity ride, took 2 hours and PASSED people while doing it. So yes, there are people riding slower out there. It may vary by the ride, and one...
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    Most of us have to deal with wind, it's not just...

    Most of us have to deal with wind, it's not just Indiana.

    Part of it is just learning patience, and being willing to crank along at 12 mph or whatever you can manage until you turn the corner....
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    From the front page of the Cruzbike website: ...

    From the front page of the Cruzbike website: "One of the things that make Cruzbikes unique in the world of recumbents is their ability to climb fast." But maybe that's just more snakeoil, I...
  13. When I first got my Sojourn, first two or three...

    When I first got my Sojourn, first two or three times I rode it, my back was a little sore, but that went away. So, it may be a minor issue just because you're not use to riding at that angle. Or...
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    Took me a second to see what that was...tandem...

    Took me a second to see what that was...tandem bike converted to cargo.
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    It's funny to me when people misspell the name of...

    It's funny to me when people misspell the name of the bike when it's in the picture they're posting.
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    You can pretty much take all the advice on...

    You can pretty much take all the advice on cramping and throw it out the window because it doesn't all make much sense when it's all said and done.
    What helps more than anything, seems to me, is...
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    Maybe you don't sweat like I do, either. If you...

    Maybe you don't sweat like I do, either. If you can squeeze sweat out of your gloves after 30 miles, that's a good sign. Anyway, if my shoes stink, my camelback stinks, my helmet stinks, my gloves...
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    I figure getting a saddle damp is no big deal,...

    I figure getting a saddle damp is no big deal, but I don't want it just soaked every day, so I keep a cover on it full-time. I get the impression the covers are mainly made for when you leave a bike...
  19. I've got a Worksman cruiser with big heavy Wald...

    I've got a Worksman cruiser with big heavy Wald basket and had a Schwinn HeavyDuti with similar basket. In both cases, it's workable, but I wouldn't say that it was "good handling". My point is,...
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    I'd like to have a high-quality low-cost bike...

    I'd like to have a high-quality low-cost bike made in the US of A, but seeing as how that doesn't exist, I'll take what I can get.
    I will point out that my tandem and my cruiser both have frames...
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    Some of us DO buy cars to fit our bikes.

    Some of us DO buy cars to fit our bikes.
  22. Did the 139-mile Barbecue Boogie permanent route...

    Did the 139-mile Barbecue Boogie permanent route with 8 other people. Good ride, except we hit some unexpected gravel and had a couple of pinch flats bouncing over that.
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    I've never triathlonned and no desire to, cycling...

    I've never triathlonned and no desire to, cycling is just fine, thank you.
    But everything you do has risks, some higher some lower.
    Sometime back, I went with a friend to a couple of her...
  24. I go through lots of fluids, but I've never had...

    I go through lots of fluids, but I've never had any problems drinking water only on 40 mile rides or so.
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    I know I should be Exercising but instead I...

    I know I should be
    Exercising but instead
    I surf the forums
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