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  1. Thread: Cone-Azalia

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    I have teammate who has rode w/ people that...

    I have teammate who has rode w/ people that pre-rode the route and they told her they're running maxxis re-fuse 700x25s, FWIW.
  2. Thread: Cone-Azalia

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    I'll be there as well - my first time also. I'm...

    I'll be there as well - my first time also. I'm planning on racing the 'cross bike - Salsa Las Cruces w/ 28-spoke Mavic Open Pros that I've got a pair of 28c Conti Grand Prix 4Seasons on. Only issue...
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    11 1/2 mile (Catalpa if you're west of Main...

    11 1/2 mile (Catalpa if you're west of Main Street in Royal oak, Gardenia once you're east of Main Street) is a good road to cycle on, especially going west. Going east, I've taken it to John R and...
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    These are nothing like Belgian ales. They are...

    These are nothing like Belgian ales. They are Imperial Stouts - the alcohol content IS very high but they are very much distinctive as stouts and taste nothing like a Trippel or any other Belgian...
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    Race Report (also: BEER REPORT)

    I guess I should write a report instead of just lurking in here if I really want to learn something.

    This was my second race ever. 1st race report: hung in the pack, tried to break with 3 laps to...
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    Sticky: Yes! 4th day outside in a row. GO APRIL! ...

    Yes! 4th day outside in a row. GO APRIL!

    Snuck out at lunch time for a quick 23 miles with another dude here at the office. Rode, showered and back at my desk in just over 2 hours. LOVE living...
  7. I've been out about a half a dozen times - this...

    I've been out about a half a dozen times - this Saturday most recently. Catalpa/Pierce/Cranbrook all seem fine. Pierce from 12 mile to 13 mile and Cranbrook are actually EXCELLENT after the repaving...
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    How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in...

    How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in the market for one - quit the gym and no longer have access to spinning classes.
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    Thanks for the info Doug - better to know that...

    Thanks for the info Doug - better to know that now than make the hour drive on Sunday. My fault for waiting too long. Have fun - see you out there next year.
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    Cool Doug, I appreciate it.

    Cool Doug, I appreciate it.
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    So I just realized that I missed the registration...

    So I just realized that I missed the registration deadline on this — online registration was supposed to close last Friday (I was thinking this Friday for some reason...) — but the Active.com link is...
  12. Poll: I thought for sure this was going to be another...

    I thought for sure this was going to be another Shimano/Campy poll.
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    Here's a pic of my NX7: ...

    Here's a pic of my NX7:

    http://www.octanedesign.com/tom/blueNX7.jpg

    I am supremely happy with this bike. The geometry is spot on for my long legs/long arms/shortish torso. Bike handles amazing,...
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    Sticky: 9/23 yes - 43 hilly miles up and around Franklin,...

    9/23 yes - 43 hilly miles up and around Franklin, Wabeek, West Bloomfield.

    45 minutes into the ride I reached down to grab my front water bottle along Franklin. It wasn't there..."****, must have...
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    Wow, thanks for the heads up - I've never heard...

    Wow, thanks for the heads up - I've never heard of this. Definitely going to head up there one of these weekends. The thought of 60 smooth miles with little stopping sounds awesome.
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    I headed out after work for a quick spin before...

    I headed out after work for a quick spin before coming back into the office for some more good, clean fun (crazy deadlines right now.) Got caught in a brief downpour, but it cleared up after about 10...
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    Sticky: Sun/Mon/Tue yes! Work is finally not-so-crazy:...

    Sun/Mon/Tue yes! Work is finally not-so-crazy: only MOSTLY crazy now.

    Apparently, I didn't get the memo, but it's reseal your driveway week in West Bloomfield, MI. I swear, on my ride...
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    routeslip.com bikely.com etc.

    routeslip.com
    bikely.com
    etc.
  19. Yeah, I missed my mark by about 20 minutes (damn...

    Yeah, I missed my mark by about 20 minutes (damn clients!) but got in 30 somewhat hilly miles in seriously overcast skies that thankfully never opened up. What a great ride.
  20. Rain is officially GONE - it's beautiful out...

    Rain is officially GONE - it's beautiful out today. I predict I'll be on the bike by 5:15 (the advantage of having my studio across the street from my condo.)

    See you on the roads.
  21. Your post and bike FROM THE FUTURE is freaking me...

    Your post and bike FROM THE FUTURE is freaking me out, but it's good to know that we'll be able to get back on the roads Thursday.

    I gave my bike a good cleaning yesterday and I'm thinking tonight...
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    Does the bike come with a Centaur option? Centaur...

    Does the bike come with a Centaur option? Centaur and Ultegra are usually almost dollar for dollar. I'm running Campy Centaur 07 on my ride and really love it.
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    I'm thinking more Big Black "Racer X"

    I'm thinking more Big Black "Racer X"
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    Hey kelmurfee,

    Welcome aboard—I live on Oakland County (Royal Oak) as well - some other folks on here do to. It seems there's a fairly active cycling community out here on the west side.

    Enjoy...
  25. rsd - Yeah I grew up on the east side and it's...

    rsd - Yeah I grew up on the east side and it's pretty crazy around that side of town for cycling. Will you have a car+rack? Stoney Creek is not too far if you want to do the loop around the park a...
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