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    George on the Dragon

    Killboy.com captured a nice pic of George riding on the 129:
    http://killboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/biker-gang-rolled-through.html

    Some "share the road sentiment" from motorcyclists' comments, but...
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    I understand your point, but the data is not...

    I understand your point, but the data is not misleading. The report is a simple summary, with averages, of historical information. It makes no claims of future projections nor probabilities. That...
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    A little out of date (2009 publication), but...

    A little out of date (2009 publication), but interesting:
    "Almost three-fourths (72%) of the pedalcyclist fatalities were killed during the
    daytime between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 p.m., a...
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    ephemeral
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    Yeah, this really bummed me out. I only read...

    Yeah, this really bummed me out. I only read Infinite Jest...it was remarkable.

    Just finished:
    The Good Fairies of New York and Lonely Werewolf Girl, both by Martin Millar. Very funny stuff.
    ...
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    Take a look at at the Hostel Shoppe...

    Take a look at at the Hostel Shoppe. Mostly intended for 'bents & tandems, but you might find something that works for you.
  7. Thread: I hate her...

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    In the immortal words of Garth - "Uhm, get over...

    In the immortal words of Garth - "Uhm, get over it. Go out with somebody else." :lol:
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    In no particular order: Dumb-***** wet...

    In no particular order:

    Dumb-***** wet pavement - hit a turn too fast & overshot into a chainlink fence
    Wasp caught between sunglasses & helmet - freaked out & lost control.
    Dumb-***** forgot to...
  9. Thread: New Paris fashion

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    Indeed, they make the point of mentioning what...

    Indeed, they make the point of mentioning what their design target is for yearly milage. Not saying that they're over-designed, just making an observation. :thumb:
  10. Thread: New Paris fashion

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    Anyone else make note of the specs? 50# pounds...

    Anyone else make note of the specs? 50# pounds and $3,400. Those things are tanks. :D
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    Very nice. Congrats on the new ride.

    Very nice. Congrats on the new ride.
  12. Thread: best espresso?

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    Poll: I haven't tried them all, but Starbucks is the go...

    I haven't tried them all, but Starbucks is the go to espresso for me. Triple, please.

    Peets - a little too bitter to me.
    Illy's - I've made pressed coffee, but never espresso. Very good.
    Not...
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    I've tried Pearl Izumi, DeMarchi (low end of the...

    I've tried Pearl Izumi, DeMarchi (low end of the line), Assos, Nalini (made for Bianchi), and Descente. The Descente Aero-X series with the Spectra Chamois is what I settled on. Still occasionally...
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    Poll: Exactly. IMO, every cyclist should ride at least...

    Exactly. IMO, every cyclist should ride at least one in their lives, flat or hilly, supported or solo.
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    Great. Thanks.

    Great. Thanks.
  16. Thread: Bianchi or Madone

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    Bike Forum Law states "Thou must post pics". ...

    Bike Forum Law states "Thou must post pics". :thumb:

    Once you have it, of course.
  17. Thread: Bianchi or Madone

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    Adding a very biased Bianchi vote. Though, I do...

    Adding a very biased Bianchi vote. Though, I do like the 928SL frames better.
  18. Try velowear.com for good quality & reasonable...

    Try velowear.com for good quality & reasonable prices.

    I've found that 2pair of bibs is all I need as a frequent rider. I alternate riding in each pair, wash immediately after each ride, always...
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    I would recommend giving the recumbents some...

    I would recommend giving the recumbents some consideration as well.
  20. Thread: Anti-lycra!

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    Tough enough to avoid chafing and saddle sores...

    Tough enough to avoid chafing and saddle sores with cycling attire designed to prevent it much less in regular street clothes.

    Funny, though, it is such a PITA to gear up for a ride that I won't...
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    I forgot to add that for rides over 4hrs, I find...

    I forgot to add that for rides over 4hrs, I find I need to add solid food to my intake or I begin to run too much of a calorie deficit & risk bonking. A bagel or a Cliff bar or some trail mix -...
  22. Mini-pump & CO2. I've had occassion to give...

    Mini-pump & CO2.

    I've had occassion to give away my CO2 to a fellow cyclist who needed it. It was good peace of mind to know I still had the pump if I needed it.
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    It's a question of how many calories you want to...

    It's a question of how many calories you want to consume over your ride. I work well on about 150-200calories per hour. For me this means about 1/2 bottle of energy drink per hour and packet of Gu...
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    Did a thread on this a while back:...

    Did a thread on this a while back:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=117682&highlight=
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    During my fittting, the PT had me spin at my...

    During my fittting, the PT had me spin at my normal cadence for 10-15min. That can be long enough to start to perspire, especially indoors. Wear your cycling clothes, you'll be much more...
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