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    Sticky: Upon leaving my backyard I quickly went down on...

    Upon leaving my backyard I quickly went down on fresh ice in the alley behind our house. I was going slow and couldn't see the ice, went down in one of those slow-motion falls where you can't...
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    Sticky: No work today, Gov't closed, however, I decided...

    No work today, Gov't closed, however, I decided to go for a spin and see what the trail/roads were like. I had put my CX tires on the bike yesterday and removed/cleaned the cassette so, I went out...
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    Sticky: Tarwheel, you're right. At 43 the inability to...

    Tarwheel, you're right. At 43 the inability to get my legs to loosen up on cool/cold ride commutes is the most noticeable development in my ride. I find that I'm more tolerant of the cold but, even...
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    Sticky: 28 F. never felt so good in fact, I wore shorts...

    28 F. never felt so good in fact, I wore shorts today. It was cold and, don't get me wrong, I hate cold weather but, it was much warmer than the last couple of days. I've worn shorts all but 3...
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    Sticky: Didn't ride today and am feeling kind of guilty...

    Didn't ride today and am feeling kind of guilty about it. Actually, it's been 2 days. I made a 'go/no go" decision on Sunday morning when checking out the trail. It was still frozen/slushy in too...
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    My ride started off fairly enjoyably, it was a...

    My ride started off fairly enjoyably, it was a balmy 40 degrees and dry when I started out. I ditched the long pants and was comfortable in shorts, a long shirt and, winter jacket. I stopped to...
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    That's what she said. Can't believe I was the...

    That's what she said.

    Can't believe I was the first to think of it.

    Classic.
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    I'm sorry to here about your accident and the...

    I'm sorry to here about your accident and the severity of your injuries, hope you feel better soon. I've been fortunate never to have been so seriously injured, I consider it and what I would do in...
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    This year was my 6th. It was my first century...

    This year was my 6th. It was my first century too and is so fun that it's become a tradition with me/several friends. I always do the Assateague route and have only missed one year due to injury. ...
  10. Seagull Century 2013 Crash at Mile 11-Are you alright?

    Kind of a shot in the dark here but, I was wondering if the girl who went down hard at about mile 11, of this year's Seagull Century was ok. You were riding a black/orange Orbea and went down hard...
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    In the previous response I meant 33x17, this is...

    In the previous response I meant 33x17, this is where I run into problems, with the existing 33x16 combo everything works as it should.
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    I can adjust the bottom bracket, it works fine. ...

    I can adjust the bottom bracket, it works fine. It's just that with 33x16 gearing and, a longer chain (since the existing chain is too short to work with the 17t cog) it doesn't adjust enough to...
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    Help With Upgrading Cog

    I have an IRO model 19 (eccentric bottom bracket) and am currently running a 33 by 16 drivetrain. This gearing has proven a little too tall and I'd like to lower it a bit. I tried a 17 tooth rear...
  14. Sticky: Went to the farmer's market, a coffee shop then,...

    Went to the farmer's market, a coffee shop then, the playground with my wife and son this morning. Both my wife and I have been commuting for years and often run errands on our way home, however...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw16 View Post I...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjw16 View Post
    I just rode with 2 French students, they needed help getting from DC to Old Town, Alexandria. I chatted w/ them and rode them across the 14th Street...
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    I just rode with 2 French students, they needed...

    I just rode with 2 French students, they needed help getting from DC to Old Town, Alexandria. I chatted w/ them and rode them across the 14th Street bridge before we parted ways. I'm now wondering...
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    Today wraps up my second "all ride week" in 4...

    Today wraps up my second "all ride week" in 4 months. I was laid off at the end of March but returned to work 4 months later, resuming my normal riding routine. During my layoff I managed to...
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    Cold, about 28 F, but, not terrible. I felt...

    Cold, about 28 F, but, not terrible. I felt great with shorts and minimal layering up top. I finally replaced my hole-riddled gloves and that made a big difference. I felt strong and hammered in,...
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    My knees can get a little creaky too in cold...

    My knees can get a little creaky too in cold weather. Keeping them warm is paramount. I like to take as hot a shower as I can and wear full length pants in temps below 35F. I ride out slowly then...
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    Spivonious, yes, it would have been my fault. I...

    Spivonious, yes, it would have been my fault. I was crossing, in a crosswalk, againts the light. Even though it was early, with little to no traffic, I know better. My dissapointment is with my...
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    Well, it finally happened to me, I got hit by a...

    Well, it finally happened to me, I got hit by a car this morning. All things considered I was very lucky, other than a little soreness in my left knee and lower back, I sufferend no real injury. I...
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    Nice and cool, really felt invigorated compared...

    Nice and cool, really felt invigorated compared to July/August weather. I probably could have used arm warmers or, a long sleeved shirt this morning but, I pushed hard and warmed up quickly so, I...
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    Took it easy this morning, had a tooth extracted...

    Took it easy this morning, had a tooth extracted yesterday and, due to the soreness and not wanting to disturb the precious blood clot (which, apparently leads to a painful "dry socket"), have been...
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    Humid. I've been at work, dressed/rinsed off,...

    Humid. I've been at work, dressed/rinsed off, for over an hour now. I'm still sweating...
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    A couple of years ago I had an encounter with a...

    A couple of years ago I had an encounter with a driver where I, while pointing/talking with him, tapped the passenger side window as he rolled it up. This was the result of him racing up to my wheel...
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