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    Dog tags from PetsMart. Name, address, emergency...

    Dog tags from PetsMart. Name, address, emergency contact info & insurance policy number. Got them strapped to my helmet and am thinking about adding one to my shoes.
  2. I'm in. From the 2012 BP MS 150 - the Piper &...

    I'm in.

    From the 2012 BP MS 150 - the Piper & me
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  3. Nope. I shave on & off, depending on how much...

    Nope. I shave on & off, depending on how much motivation I need to train (shaved legs = more motivation) or how much I plan to race. Don't notice any difference when it grows back. If it did get...
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    South Louisiana, also work offshore in the Gulf...

    South Louisiana, also work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico for an oilfield service company. Customer requirements have us wearing hard hats & long sleeve, fire retardant coveralls on location. The...
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    My commute route is a mix of urban & rural,...

    My commute route is a mix of urban & rural, riding out of one town, through another, to the fringes of a third.

    You know you are a hard core commuter when you have classified at least four...
  6. Thread: BRASS video

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    BRASS video

    http://vimeo.com/22250448

    The cycling community in Baton Rouge is a close-knit and diverse group of people. The city is big enough to have a wide range of cyclists, but small enough so everyone...
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    They are killers, leaving cyclists right in the...

    They are killers, leaving cyclists right in the door zone. The AASHTO manual has designs, but the car widths used are way too small. The manual shows cars, with one door open, measuring 7.5'.
    ...
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    OK, I am 6'3" & 210 pounds. My custom IFab Crown...

    OK, I am 6'3" & 210 pounds. My custom IFab Crown Jewel w/steel fork, SRAM Force kit & traditional wheels, 32 F, 36 R weights in at 19.2 pounds.

    I've broken frames, stems & wheels, so nothing is...
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    Got that exact tool myself. But I'm the kind of...

    Got that exact tool myself. But I'm the kind of guy who likes working on his own stuff. I volunteer as support on big charity rides, so I like having a tool that can deal with all sorts of roadside...
  10. Yes. Just run the numbers from the article: ...

    Yes. Just run the numbers from the article: that is over 100 dead on the highways every day. But it is in ones, twos & threes, so we, as a culture, have become inured to it all. If it were an...
  11. Poll: What's the relative speed? What's my speed? ...

    What's the relative speed? What's my speed?

    The lower either of those numbers, the less distance in want.
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    Bike thief destroyed

    Not sure if it's real or a set-up, but I like it!

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936094
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    Yep, on the SS. The ride organizers had lots of...

    Yep, on the SS. The ride organizers had lots of spoke cards, with the reverse giving a brief explanation of why & for who we were riding for. They handed those out to any motorist they could reach....
  14. Oops, missed that point.

    Oops, missed that point.
  15. Section 551.103 of the Texas vehicle states that...

    Section 551.103 of the Texas vehicle states that a cyclist has full lane privileges and is NOT required ride AFRAP if in an outside lane that is less than 14 feet in width.
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    Nothing yet. It was the result of bike advocates...

    Nothing yet. It was the result of bike advocates contacting the guy. I'm waiting to see the revised bill.
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    The legislator in question has admitted to making...

    The legislator in question has admitted to making a mistake in the writing of this bill. The intent was a blinkie after dark. Current law here is white light to the front and red light OR reflector...
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    NASA folks in the Shuttle & ISS have noticed...

    NASA folks in the Shuttle & ISS have noticed that, when sleeping in microgravity, the sleeper's head will bob with their heart rate, caused by the blood pressure in the carotid arteries. Some...
  19. If you are looking to pass along enlightenment, a...

    If you are looking to pass along enlightenment, a well-written handout has worked for me: http://bicycleaustin.info/laws/handout.html
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    That I am finally adept at eating & drinking...

    That I am finally adept at eating & drinking enough on a century. And that Benadryl makes an excellent sleep aid for me.
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    And the Stig was unmasked this past season. ...

    And the Stig was unmasked this past season.

    Are there no true icons left?
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    Hmmm, I have similar shivering if I stop suddenly...

    Hmmm, I have similar shivering if I stop suddenly on a cold ride. If I taper off (cool down?) on cold rides, no shivering. Just recently, I was hammering on a cold & windy ride. Front side cold,...
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    Ah, but now you have taken the first step along...

    Ah, but now you have taken the first step along the path to becoming one!
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    Business card hidden in two places on the bike &...

    Business card hidden in two places on the bike & my name & phone number painted on the steer tube.
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    Careful now, the law varies by state. In...

    Careful now, the law varies by state. In Louisiana, there is no requirement to carry ID. However, in Texas, law officers can legally detain an individual until ID can be verified.

    A state ID...
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