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    Living in Chicago means I am either on a busy...

    Living in Chicago means I am either on a busy main road (highway speeds because our PD doesn't have radar in their cars) or side streets which means stop signs every block which is about 700 feet. ...
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    I am thoroughly enjoy this thread and expanding...

    I am thoroughly enjoy this thread and expanding my vocabulary more so than usual from an A&S post.

    http://i.imgur.com/BCDYv.gif
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    That is about what I average as well on longer...

    That is about what I average as well on longer rides whether solo or in groups. Although my group max speed always ends up being higher, I used to get about that with my old Schwinn Continental but...
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    Ahhh, I see. So biking naked means I spend less...

    Ahhh, I see. So biking naked means I spend less on washing and clothing....I might have to try this! I kid.

    I won't say living below your means makes you morally superior if the end goal is...
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    I don't know whether this is genius or borderline...

    I don't know whether this is genius or borderline crazy. However to equate moral superiority to financial solvency sounds like you are chasing it for the same reason the poor play the lotto; one day...
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    Is that a 2014 3700? I almost bought that one...

    Is that a 2014 3700? I almost bought that one but it was a bit out of my price range for a designated commuter, especially since I have my nicer roadie to roll around on.

    What rack is that on the...
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    How do you like the helmet? I am looking for...

    How do you like the helmet? I am looking for something with less venting for the winter, and like the OP I had looked at surplus military helmets but felt they wouldn't adequately protected my...
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    :lol::roflmao2: You make my A&S perusing all the...

    :lol::roflmao2:
    You make my A&S perusing all the more amusing (rhymed on purpose).
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    I like your thoughts on it FBinNY, my wife and I...

    I like your thoughts on it FBinNY, my wife and I went to 1 car instead of 2 for the simple reason the one needed more work than it was worth and I only live a short distance from work and Chicago has...
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    VCC is a great place, bought 2 bikes there...

    VCC is a great place, bought 2 bikes there because of their service in the last few months.

    As for Chicago peds, similar to the treat them like cows approach. Unless you are on the lake front...
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    I have been messed with riding through some sketchy, but nor horrible, parts of Chicago. I am just constantly scanning ahead of me and being aware of darker places or groups of people. But prepared...
  12. It is all about the wording in a call to the...

    It is all about the wording in a call to the police. I could almost guarantee that I could get a police response to an incident fast then someone who doesn't know what to say at the same situation. ...
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    I lost 55 lbs from Nov. 2012 till Sept 2013, so...

    I lost 55 lbs from Nov. 2012 till Sept 2013, so nothing overnight and nothing too drastic in there. I think my most weight loss was about 4 lbs in one week. I am 30, however I was REALLY big years...
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    I had some compression stuff, it still compresses...

    I had some compression stuff, it still compresses but nowhere like it used to, probably because I got it 50 lbs ago! This winter I'll be needing new cold weather stuff for commuting in.

    And...
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    If I were to "move" out of this area I would...

    If I were to "move" out of this area I would still come to visit. The camaraderie here is unmatched in any other area of the forum, plus I love the stories and encouragement. Definitely don't see...
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    Loose skin

    I have lost about 55 lbs according to the scale, but I continue to lose inches around my waist despite my weight staying the same since end of last season. I have started to notice that my former...
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    Congrats to all those who lost some weight!!

    Congrats to all those who lost some weight!!
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    Yeah, I'll send a PM tomorrow at some point.

    Yeah, I'll send a PM tomorrow at some point.
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    My bike is happily parked out in our warehouse,...

    My bike is happily parked out in our warehouse, however once the winter weather rolls around I'll probably be forced to come through the loading dock since I currently roll through the front door and...
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    It did look like the roadie was riding in a...

    It did look like the roadie was riding in a passive-aggressive behavior, on initial watch I thought the BMX'r was being a dong face but after watching it a few times some of the roadie's moves seemed...
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    I am probably going to ride early on Saturday,...

    I am probably going to ride early on Saturday, around 6-630, possibly earlier. What speeds/tempos do either of you like to ride at? This is my workout so I try to keep a 18-20 mph moving pace with...
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    I saw this and thought BEAUTIFUL ride....clean...

    I saw this and thought BEAUTIFUL ride....clean but elegant.
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    I have not ridden them but I have a pair of...

    I have not ridden them but I have a pair of Nokian extreme 294s, the sidewalls seem very "baggy" so I am guessing they might want to run them a little higher pressure than yours. I used to drag race...
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    Do you notice the lower pressure, and wider...

    Do you notice the lower pressure, and wider footprint, give you problems in corners or turning?
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    Feel free! An off-duty police officer saw the whole thing (me almost being hit and then saying something), he also congratulated me on the remark and said the driver was a typical bag of feminine...
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