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    That route looks amazing. And that so much of it...

    That route looks amazing. And that so much of it is on a trail??? I love it.

    I'll be on the trains that get in at 8am and leaves at 5:30. Not sure if that puts me at the cool kid's table or...
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    You're all so awesome. I'm excited about this...

    You're all so awesome. I'm excited about this commute now.

    Where do a lot of you commute in from? I'm all set on the IE-OC Metrolink line, but there's been an issue with catching the train at...
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    I will be right off of the intersection of...

    I will be right off of the intersection of Jamboree and Main. I looked on Google Maps and it seemed the Irvine stop was the best bet. I saw it was about 7mi from the station, and I believe there...
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    Sorry, I forgot that part. I'd be picking up the...

    Sorry, I forgot that part. I'd be picking up the IE-OC line from Riverside. I remember when I lived there before, Metrolink seemed to be cool with bike people, but I wasn't sure.

    I did Street...
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    Irvine Bike Situation

    Hey all! I just got a new job that is requiring me to move from NC to SoCal. I grew up there, so no biggie.

    But I was afraid I'd have to drop the Car Free thing, until I found out I can ride the...
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    I do my commuting in the Southern humidity which...

    I do my commuting in the Southern humidity which is tantamount to riding through a steam room like your uncle Morty used to use to do business meetings.

    The whole time I've been here, I haven't...
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    Is there somewhere I can read a little more on...

    Is there somewhere I can read a little more on that? I have the "always hungry because I'm training" thing going on, and I am pretty good about skipping the bad-for-you-but-oh-so-yummy stuff... but...
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    Well, yes but it's because I train in the North...

    Well, yes but it's because I train in the North Carolina summer humidity. We get drenched in sweat going to get the mail. :thumb:
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    You make a good point. Which makes sense because...

    You make a good point. Which makes sense because you're a professional.

    I guess I have to realize the last 10lbs are more cosmetic than health. There's a distinction between on the bike and by...
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    I didn't say I was gonna buy them. I have...

    I didn't say I was gonna buy them. I have different tastes in my kit... I like more quirky and irreverent stuff.

    I just never see anyone wearing them around here and wondered what the rest of...
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    Pro-like Kit Items

    So this strikes me as interesting and I was wondering what everyone's take on it was. So pros have their leaders jerseys and their championship bands and what not.

    I see in a number of places...
  12. I'm not sure about anywhere else, but my LBS will...

    I'm not sure about anywhere else, but my LBS will not only allow a test ride, but require it. I can't speak for anywhere else, but it comes with the caveat that my LBS is awesome.

    Honestly, I...
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    We have that at my grocery store too and I don't...

    We have that at my grocery store too and I don't know why it bothers me as much as it does, but it does. I gave up smoking years ago, and even when I was, I was always the first one to say "Oh, I'm...
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    Please tell me everyone is kidding about "Don't...

    Please tell me everyone is kidding about "Don't wear a helmet."
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    I used to not have this issue because I wore my...

    I used to not have this issue because I wore my hair short. Now that I've grown it out into an undercut (before Marcel Kittel did!!) it's become a thing.

    The girl who used to cut my hair said to...
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    I don't live in a super bike-heavy town. We're...

    I don't live in a super bike-heavy town. We're only juuuust now getting a bike culture going... so proper racks are few and far between.

    However, I tend to get pretty creative. The grocery store...
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    We have them here in the raging metropolis of...

    We have them here in the raging metropolis of Greenville, NC -- and they're actually some of the coolest cops you've ever met!

    There was a few units responding to our ghetto ex-neighbors having...
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    Weight Loss Pre-Century Ride

    So I'm training for the Hundred For Hope century ride coming up soon.

    When I did it last year, I was at one certain weight. It was my first century and I was pretty new to cycling and car-free...
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    The point of riding in a pack being hard, I knew...

    The point of riding in a pack being hard, I knew but didn't really count on, and that is an excellent point. There is a club here in town that I am starting to ride with and I am positive a handful...
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    Going From Just Riding To Racing

    So I ride, and ride pretty regularly. I don't really go for time as much as I go for distance and going cool places. But the other day I saw there is a Criterium being held in my town in just over...
  21. Saturday, set out to do "a quick ride" on my new...

    Saturday, set out to do "a quick ride" on my new bike. Sort of let the ride get away from me and rode from here in Greenville, NC out to the Waterfront in Washington, NC. 40mi round trip. Gorgeous...
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    Luckily there's not a ton of plate glass windows...

    Luckily there's not a ton of plate glass windows in my town.

    Is there a trick to getting used to them before I actually head out there? Or is it one of those "rite of passage" things where I'm...
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    Some of this thread I find pretty awesome... that...

    Some of this thread I find pretty awesome... that nobody was like "Eh that bike is dumb, toss it out" But at the same time, there's a little bit of "Uhh really?"

    My roommate has a GMC Denali. He...
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    I found a pair I like and I thank all of you for...

    I found a pair I like and I thank all of you for your help! :)

    Any advice on learning how to get in and out of the pedals without eating pavement from a standstill -- greatly appreciated!! ...
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    If this doesnt work, let me know and I'll go take...

    If this doesnt work, let me know and I'll go take a good, close up. (Thanks for bearing with a road bike noob.... commuters Im good with... still new to road)

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