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  1. Go Jens! He was the third in claiming first...

    Go Jens!

    He was the third in claiming first climb, and other two pretty much conceded sprint to him, so it made sense to go into solo breakaway when he really warmed up in order not to share. The...
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    OYL confuses people. They do not take bell...

    OYL confuses people. They do not take bell seriously - it is associated with child's bike. I found that simple "watch out" is very effective in moving people away from the source of the noise - me.
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    Take it easy and acclimate. This spring I went on...

    Take it easy and acclimate. This spring I went on business trip to South Louisiana and gave my lungs a rest from all the Central Florida humidity. Meanwhile my colleague from Colorado division felt...
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    a. wrap the bars for comfort and wear non-padded...

    a. wrap the bars for comfort and wear non-padded gloves.

    b. work on core strength.

    c. check the overall fit.

    Good luck

    SF
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    60%. So? 2008 mess dumped scores of woefully...

    60%. So?

    2008 mess dumped scores of woefully unprepared cyclists riding woefully incompetent machines onto the streets. You have all seen him, and heard his chain from three blocks away. That...
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    Clothespin? Not like we are here to make a...

    Clothespin? Not like we are here to make a fashion statement.
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    Check stuff by Specialized Body Geometry. My...

    Check stuff by Specialized Body Geometry. My experience with Riata (ladies SPD shoes) is excellent. I do not remember the name of men's counterpart.
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    Poll: Hand that holds the needles hold the fork does...

    Hand that holds the needles hold the fork does not - Yoda grammar intentional.
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    Poll: Oh, boy, don't I ever! Knitting continental style...

    Oh, boy, don't I ever! Knitting continental style does not help either.

    OK, we successfully derailed the discussion. Begging Mods' forgiveness.
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    Poll: [QUOTE=kookaburra1701;16584638] What is the...

    What is the purpose of a false seam?
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    Poll: I have a little trick - when confronted with...

    I have a little trick - when confronted with I-am-king-because-I can-write-my-name-in-the-snow attitudes I mentally hum Annie, Get Your ***: "anything you can do I can do better"...and communicate...
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    Poll: 30 mi RT commute in full MAWIL get-up (I am doing...

    30 mi RT commute in full MAWIL get-up (I am doing my darn best to put span in spandex).

    Both commuting while female and posting on forums while female require slightly thicker skin and willful and...
  13. They won't. And boys are abandoning the idea in...

    They won't. And boys are abandoning the idea in greater numbers than girls.
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    Full battle gear for me - I do 30 mi RT in...

    Full battle gear for me - I do 30 mi RT in Central Florida. Shower in the morning before take-off and thorough sponge bath in the bathroom upon arrival. We have powder room style bathrooms at work.
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    Really? In my house my bike leans against...

    Really?

    In my house my bike leans against freshly remodeled, blond wood, granite-topped kitchen peninsula. Why? Because I AM THE WIFE!

    Mwa-ha-ha-haa!!!!!
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    Getting all lathered up before doing real math.

    Getting all lathered up before doing real math.
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    Advanced degree in Chemistry. Working in...

    Advanced degree in Chemistry. Working in environmental testing saving Mother Earth at my desk 9 to 5 for a living. Therefore zero patience for Greenpeace, tree huggers and Prius owners.
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    O-rings can be surprisingly durable. I have...

    O-rings can be surprisingly durable. I have Magicshine mounted to my handlebars for, oh, more than three years with no problems.
  19. I live in Florida. Do not hate me for that.

    I live in Florida. Do not hate me for that.
  20. If you are after durable, non-padded, wel-fitting...

    If you are after durable, non-padded, wel-fitting gloves - I bought my son a pair of GreaseMonkey fingerless gloves from Home Depot and he loooooves them. I could not find them in ladies' size, or at...
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    You are a chick. I am a chick. Generally, chicks...

    You are a chick. I am a chick. Generally, chicks are not famous for upper body strength. Ergo - mini pump is a lot of work with dubious results. Topeak Road Morph or bust! It has a hose, pretty...
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    I propose the rule as antithesis of V's #29...

    I propose the rule as antithesis of V's #29 , 30, 31, 32, 34. Your frame can be pristine or loaded with pump, cable lock, U-lock, saddlebag, handlebar bag, what have you. Your cockpit can be as...
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    "Embrace your gadgets" "Better Fred than...

    "Embrace your gadgets"

    "Better Fred than poseur. And proper spelling is PHred"

    I vote for Commutinati spelling, original form reminds me of Communism
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    The tallest water bottle you can find? I think...

    The tallest water bottle you can find? I think Polar will be tall enough.
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    Get one that put a smile on your face, budget...

    Get one that put a smile on your face, budget overage notwithstanding. It will pay for itself in the long run - you will love it better, maintain it better, enjoy every ride more, all the intangibles...
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