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    On challenging days of my cross country ride, I...

    On challenging days of my cross country ride, I would tell myself to just get on my bike and sit there - it didn't matter how fast I went or how hard I pushed. After an hour I'd find myself 10 or 12...
  2. Nashbar flat bar road bike at $250, 50% off right...

    Nashbar flat bar road bike at $250, 50% off right now. If you're not up for trying to find a used bike on Craigslist, this bike is a great option. It's considerably better than any X-Mart bike at...
  3. Particularly if you are in San Francisco itself,...

    Particularly if you are in San Francisco itself, head to WARM PLANET BIKES is Here! | Warm Planet Bikes. All kinds of folding bikes in stock.
  4. Thread: SJ Bike Party

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    BIKE PARTY! I just went to my first SF Bike...

    BIKE PARTY! I just went to my first SF Bike Party last month and had a great time. Aptly enough here in the city, the crowd had an urban biker feel to it- not a lot of fitness riders on pricey...
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    Some day I'd like to circle around the Big...

    Some day I'd like to circle around the Big Island. I've ridden a fair bit there, but not on the eastern or southern sides. Kauai is lovely (I've done most of my riding there around Poipu), but...
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    I also might be headed to France this summer with...

    I also might be headed to France this summer with my family; unfortunately I am the only one interested in cycling.

    "Eurocamps", with locations all over Europe, are popular places for European...
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    Cheers, BigBen. I love that there are always new...

    Cheers, BigBen. I love that there are always new rides and places to explore around here. Even old favorites for me, like crossing SF through the Presidio and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, still...
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    I was looking for a ride a little south of Half...

    I was looking for a ride a little south of Half Moon Bay when I stumbled upon this thread. Believe it or not, a year and a half after the last post, it was through this thread that I learned of the...
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    Sounds like cost is a consideration. Nashbar has...

    Sounds like cost is a consideration. Nashbar has some very inexpensive options, as low as $14. ...
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    I realize the OP found what he wanted, but if one...

    I realize the OP found what he wanted, but if one [I]were[I] wanting to steer a tandem from the rear and needing to figure out steering linkages, idler wheels or whatever else, there are lots of cool...
  11. The small wheels might scare some people off, but...

    The small wheels might scare some people off, but the Bike Friday tandems start at around $1500. http://www.bikefriday.com/bicycles/tandem/322. A nicely equipped Friday would still likely be far...
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    Cotton Kung fu shoes. Ultra light, pack down to...

    Cotton Kung fu shoes. Ultra light, pack down to almost nothing, plain, unobtrusive appearance, and easy slip-on style. Downside is the flip side of the positives- with little structure to the shoe,...
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    How about the $329 7 speed Downtube Nova? At 24...

    How about the $329 7 speed Downtube Nova? At 24 pounds, it's supposed to be the same weight as your Uno. Modestly priced, well regarded for its price point, with 7 speeds (can be easily upgraded by...
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    Great smile! You work paid off!

    Great smile! You work paid off!
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    A photo with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at...

    A photo with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at the Trees of Mystery in Klamath CA is pretty much required if you are hitting the west coast of Northern California. ...
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    Yikes! You don't want to catch an edge or lean...

    Yikes! You don't want to catch an edge or lean the wrong way! Reminds me of the Flume Trail at Lake Tahoe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV8jMezW0F4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    I live in San Francisco and looked at lots of...

    I live in San Francisco and looked at lots of options for a North to South coastal trip with my kids by tandem bike. I ended up renting a car in San Francisco, dropping it off at the Crescent City...
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    Sports Basement for bike rentals: ...

    Sports Basement for bike rentals: http://community.sportsbasement.com/rentals/bike/
  19. Deal Extreme is even cheaper. ...

    Deal Extreme is even cheaper. http://dx.com/s/CR2032%2bbattery%2bpack.html?category=400
  20. This analysis is spot on. If Armstong has...

    This analysis is spot on.

    If Armstong has sincere interest in anything more than rehabilitating his image, he will start with apologies to all he slurred, starting with Emma O'Reilly, the...
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    There is excellent biking in and around San...

    There is excellent biking in and around San Francisco. With the 12,000+ member SF Bike Coalition leading the way and advocating greater awareness by all road users, and with new bike lanes being...
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    Another vote from here for the Bike Friday. We...

    Another vote from here for the Bike Friday. We also have the "Twosday" tandem. I got mine used off Craigslist when my stoker son was 7, and now ride it both with him, now 12, and my daughter, now...
  23. Terrific! Thanks for sharing the story and the...

    Terrific! Thanks for sharing the story and the building process. The boys are very lucky!
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    Thanks for asking; outside of the heavy rain that...

    Thanks for asking; outside of the heavy rain that dampened our spirits Saturday afternoon, we went and had a great time. We arrived Friday around noon, getting in 41 miles on the unsupported first...
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    Wow! You're an attentive reader, Brent. Thanks...

    Wow! You're an attentive reader, Brent. Thanks for the good wishes. Hope to post another CrazyGuy report later in the summer.
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