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    I agree, and my suggestion was to head south of...

    I agree, and my suggestion was to head south of I-84 at the Dalles, cutting down to Hwy 26. Still faster than heading over the Cascades IMHO.
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    I would try to avoid too many mountain passes if...

    I would try to avoid too many mountain passes if you want to make time and avoid climbing for hours on end, although it will be somewhat less scenic. I have only done these roads on a motorcycle,...
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    I was unable to use Brooks saddles due to...

    I was unable to use Brooks saddles due to numbness and flow issues. If I tilted the nose down to relieve symptoms I would slide forward, move it up and numbness got worse. As the sitbone area wore in...
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    I had a Jamis Aurora Elite and found the steel...

    I had a Jamis Aurora Elite and found the steel frame rather flexy, even without a load. Also it had road gearing and rather short chainstays, at least my 08 did. Can't imagine touring with one but...
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    Since I am now living in the Pacific Northwest I...

    Since I am now living in the Pacific Northwest I purchased some bright yellow Ortliebs rollers (front and rear) and used them on my tour last Fall. I found it very difficult to stay organized and was...
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    I agree with Brad - that 520 looks great and I'd...

    I agree with Brad - that 520 looks great and I'd be all over it if it's your size. I had one and regret selling it - worked great as my only road bike (first) that could really do it all. And they...
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    I just bought one. Roubaix Expert SL4 Disc. Saw...

    I just bought one. Roubaix Expert SL4 Disc. Saw it on Saturday, bought it today. It was the first and only one they had at River City Bikes and it was my size (54)! Couldn't resist. It uses cable...
  8. Thread: Torn Meniscus

    by mtnroads
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    I think it's because we play harder. When I was...

    I think it's because we play harder. When I was growing up none of my parents or their friends were runners, or mtn climbers, or serious cyclists. Active? Yes. But not in the way our generation is.
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  9. Beautiful bike. I have a soft spot for them. I...

    Beautiful bike. I have a soft spot for them. I think that is a 1999, I bought my g/f one (used) and it was the same color scheme. My 1998 was green and gold. They have such a great ride.
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    There are many ways to reduce the onset of BPH -...

    There are many ways to reduce the onset of BPH - Benign Prostate Hypertrophy - which is the common prostate enlargement that we men sometimes get in late middle age. There are prescription meds like...
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    +2 for the Terry Liberator. Works great for me -...

    +2 for the Terry Liberator. Works great for me - the B17's would always make me numb if I had the saddle tilted enough to keep from sliding off the front.
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    That would be my choice before I would start...

    That would be my choice before I would start modifying a lightweight roadbike.
  13. Thread: Retirement

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    Absolutely. I have achieved far more satisfaction...

    Absolutely. I have achieved far more satisfaction from the things I've done when not "traditionally employed"... and hope to do more of the same whether it pays off financially or not. But of course...
  14. Ha ha ha - that's awesome... and I loved the "big...

    Ha ha ha - that's awesome... and I loved the "big oil" comment vis a vis the other thread on retirement. But really, that bike is very nice...
  15. Thread: Retirement

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    I just retired last week at age 57. Decided life...

    I just retired last week at age 57. Decided life is too short to work in IT any longer and I wanted to get out before my health turns bad. The past couple of years have been really rough on me with...
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    You are the man! That's great mileage. I still...

    You are the man! That's great mileage. I still don't understand why the 24T chainring wouldn't work - mine had one, but oh well, diff front der probably. I only had 30t in the back, you can go 32.. ...
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    Man that is such a great score. Where did you get...

    Man that is such a great score. Where did you get the bike? I know Chain Reaction would not have priced it that low. Definitely put a 24t on the front for those hills. Anyway, when I was in San Mateo...
  18. I'm with Cyccommute on this one. After 30 years...

    I'm with Cyccommute on this one. After 30 years of touring all around the Western states (mostly on a motorcycle) I can tell ya the wind in the afternoon is mostly out of the West. At least the kind...
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    My g/f hit her head hard in a fall several years...

    My g/f hit her head hard in a fall several years ago, then in the past 10 years took a couple hits to her head while sailboat racing on SF Bay. She finally quit that craziness but also has some...
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    I have both the Olympus Pen system and a recently...

    I have both the Olympus Pen system and a recently purchased Lumix Gf-1 with the 20mm/1.7 lens for low-light and candids. Coming from years of Nikon semi-pro gear usage I find these new micro 4/3...
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    I had a Trek 7500FX and the riding position was...

    I had a Trek 7500FX and the riding position was uncomfortable for rides of more than 2 hrs. The FX series has fairly short, flat bars and the position stressed my wrists and even my shoulders/neck on...
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    Finally - a response dealing with wind drag, the...

    Finally - a response dealing with wind drag, the overcoming of which which uses up at least half your pedaling power on flat ground. I also have thought for some time that a BOB would be more...
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    Love my Cannondale T2000 - by far the most...

    Love my Cannondale T2000 - by far the most stable, comfortable and responsive touring bike I've had. Load it up - no flex, no wobble - ever.
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    Well, 20 years of pedaling in unyielding clipless...

    Well, 20 years of pedaling in unyielding clipless bike shoes left my feet pretty messed up - it got to where hotfoot would set in after only an hour if pushing at a decent pace or on hills. It got...
  25. I'd look for a clean 5-10 yr old Trek 520 or...

    I'd look for a clean 5-10 yr old Trek 520 or Cannondale Touring for around $5-600. They come up all the time on Craigslist and have what you need to go touring without a lot of modifications - good...
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