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    The difference is in frames. Tarmac is...

    The difference is in frames. Tarmac is traditional superlight carbon with round tubes. Venge is aero with bladed tubes. Venge is slightly heavier, but it is going to be faster in almost all...
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    One of their TT frames is described as made from...

    One of their TT frames is described as made from "3005 T3 aluminum". T3 stands for solution heat treatment and cold hardening. Nobody else knows anything about this mysterious alloy, since, as you...
  3. No no. People are still sore because San Diego...

    No no. People are still sore because San Diego city officials banned public consumption of alcohol on city beaches a few years ago after a particularly big brawl. But California is extremely liberal...
  4. Your question is puzzling and my best guess is...

    Your question is puzzling and my best guess is that you're operating under the misapprehension that Southern California is an extension of northern Mexico (with its persistent drug cartel wars and...
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    It looks less wrong up close: ...

    It looks less wrong up close:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxaVPtRIUAAGzGZ.jpg:large
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    White River / 29th (stop sign before a left turn...

    White River / 29th (stop sign before a left turn onto a busy 4-lane street) is the first spot where people are going to start getting bunched up. 16th and Lafayette are bad in general, because...
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    Says 15 seconds here:...

    Says 15 seconds here: http://www.indianasportscorp.org/IndianaSportsCorp/media/PDF-Files/2014-Rules-Standards-%285-27%29.pdf

    Last year's median finishing time was 19 minutes, so, either traffic...
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    As far as I can tell, North Park 200k is the same...

    As far as I can tell, North Park 200k is the same as Fall Rally 200k and Pittsburgh Fall 200k (same controls.) RUSA database is apparently messed up: one of the most recent occurrences (2013/09/07)...
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    Calf cramps are one of the symptoms of arsenic...

    Calf cramps are one of the symptoms of arsenic poisoning.

    Just sayin' ...
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    Not at 15 second intervals. There will be some...

    Not at 15 second intervals. There will be some bunching up, especially at intersections. With police presence, most people won't dare to run red lights, but instead will gather in bunches and then...
  11. The only situation where this law makes any...

    The only situation where this law makes any difference, is if you're out on a road that isn't sufficiently wide to accommodate both a car and a bike, and there is a car directly behind you, and there...
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    Two major intersections? As in, traffic lights?...

    Two major intersections? As in, traffic lights? Amazing.
  13. Perfectly understandable, but, as a rule, it's...

    Perfectly understandable, but, as a rule, it's more economical to buy a full bike with a low-end group and part it out (especially if you get a good discount), than to pay the sticker price for a...
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    If you want to maximize your chances of success,...

    If you want to maximize your chances of success, ramp up hard and early. Go for 80 miles this weekend (but plan the route with one or two shortcuts/bailout points in case 80 proves to be too much.)...
  15. Your profile says "location: Arizona". Population...

    Your profile says "location: Arizona". Population density of Maricopa County, AZ is less than one half of population density of Netherlands. Population density of Phoenix is one fourth of the...
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    Yosemite is poorly suited for road cycling. Route...

    Yosemite is poorly suited for road cycling. Route 120 out of Lee Vining is actually your best choice, because it's the back entrance and therefore the traffic is minimal. Front entrances (routes 140...
  17. I had one definite flat since switching to...

    I had one definite flat since switching to tubulars ~4k miles ago and it was resolved by sealant and a hand pump. (There was one other and I've decided to ascribe it to the valve extender unscrewing...
  18. Here's perhaps a better comparison. If...

    Here's perhaps a better comparison. If Netherlands were a U.S. state, it would have the second highest population density in the country, only behind New Jersey. And if you compare its capital...
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    I'm neither. My last two phones were Androids...

    I'm neither. My last two phones were Androids (both with USB micro ports). But I'll take an Apple connector over an obscure connector that works with Galaxy Tab 2 and only Galaxy Tab 2 and is...
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    Maybe Samsung saw the light and changed the...

    Maybe Samsung saw the light and changed the standard. My experience, described above, is with Tab 2.
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    A smartphone is essentially a big battery with a...

    A smartphone is essentially a big battery with a screen attached to it. Removing the battery is only necessary when the original battery loses capacity and it needs to be replaced with a new one -...
  22. Thread: Apple Watch

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    To be fair, Apple is hardly alone with its...

    To be fair, Apple is hardly alone with its proprietary connector BS. In fact, Apple can be forgiven to a degree because they have cornered the market and they have the right to write some rules. You...
  23. As mentioned above, nearly all carbon...

    As mentioned above, nearly all carbon manufacturing is located in Taiwan and China. First-world countries deem themselves too advanced to manufacture tangible stuff, with rare exceptions (in the US,...
  24. Thread: Apple Watch

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    As I understand, many lefties either buy special...

    As I understand, many lefties either buy special left-handed watches, with the crown on the left side, or modify regular watches to achieve the same result. (Or at least they did back when wearing...
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    It is for a leftie. What I don't understand is...

    It is for a leftie. What I don't understand is what difference does it make whether the crown is on the top or on the bottom.
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