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    I had a similar experience last winter. I was...

    I had a similar experience last winter. I was riding through trees along the Potomac River, which was frozen over. The low sun in my eyes, plus the light reflecting off the ice, was extremely...
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    I've never heard of bears on the C&O, but there...

    I've never heard of bears on the C&O, but there have been recent sitings in the DC outer suburbs. Racoons are prevalent, as well as foxes. So I'd recommend hanging food. I've heard what sounded...
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    You telling me I'm going to have to up my game...

    You telling me I'm going to have to up my game again? I'm already pumping out 1400 lumens between two lights, which is barely enough to overcome oncoming car headlights. Now I'll have to start...
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    How about if they started with those "interacting...

    How about if they started with those "interacting with other users of online forums?" No need to print paper tickets, just a powerful computer.
  5. Instead of paying someone, buy the tools you need...

    Instead of paying someone, buy the tools you need and learn to do it yourself. This is a valuable opportunity that should not be passed up. When you are done, bring it to a shop and have them give...
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    I agree that flashing lights are somewhat helpful...

    I agree that flashing lights are somewhat helpful to distinguish aids to navigation from background lights, but that is not their purpose. Coming into a port at night, you are faced with an array of...
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    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle...

    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with flashing lights.
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    I run two Lumina 700s, one on the bars and the...

    I run two Lumina 700s, one on the bars and the other on the helmet. They are extremely bright lights, and on crowded MUPs, I aim them down at the ground in just front of me, and turn my head to the...
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    This isn't quite accurate. Aids to navigation...

    This isn't quite accurate. Aids to navigation have flashing lights to distinguish them from vessels, which have fixed lights. Also, aids to navigation can be distinguished from one another with...
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    I picked up a 4800 mAh for about $20 at...

    I picked up a 4800 mAh for about $20 at Microcenter this summer. Lithium ion battery. Don't think it will put out 2.1 amps and is not waterproof, but at that price, I'm willing to take the risk. ...
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    Tell her when all drivers stop texting, calling,...

    Tell her when all drivers stop texting, calling, eating, putting on makeup, reading the newspaper, etc., you'll consider turning it off.
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    Perfect for you, I assume. I don't care for belt...

    Perfect for you, I assume. I don't care for belt drive, IGH, matte black, lack of clearance for wide tires, aluminum frame and low-end wheels.
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    An easy GAP trip to see what's possible would be...

    An easy GAP trip to see what's possible would be to take the steam train with bikes from Cumberland to Frostburg, which is all uphill, and ride the gentle 16 mile downhill portion back to Cumberland.
  14. You thought Moonlander had fat tires? You should...

    You thought Moonlander had fat tires? You should see my 26" tires.:p Makes trackstanding easy.
  15. Don't know about the other bikes you mention, but...

    Don't know about the other bikes you mention, but the Troll will do what you need. I commute 150 miles a week mostly on 700c wheels, and tour offroad with 26" wide tires. Not really into MTBing,...
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    Not following you...started out saying you were...

    Not following you...started out saying you were going to use an MTB for commuting with a suspension fork, but are actually planning to use the other bikes?
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    You'll have a much more enjoyable commuter bike...

    You'll have a much more enjoyable commuter bike if you try to reduce the weight. 50 lbs. is really heavy, and I assume that is with all your gear. Try leaving heavy things at work, like shoes,...
  18. Thread: Mud Flap?

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    Not sure which fenders you have, but Planet Bike...

    Not sure which fenders you have, but Planet Bike sells mudflaps separately if you want them to look really nice. Other brands may, as well. Zip tie them on.
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    Gives my puny biceps (compared to my quads, that...

    Gives my puny biceps (compared to my quads, that is) a little workout.
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    I will say this...risers bars with bar ends (Cane...

    I will say this...risers bars with bar ends (Cane Creek bar ends, in particular) are my preference for my commuting style and route, which is 15 miles each way on 95% MUPs, paved and unpaved.

    I...
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    Handlebar choice does make a difference, whereas...

    Handlebar choice does make a difference, whereas something like frame paint color is truly inconsequential. Saying you can do whatever you want doesn't really add much to the discussion. So how is...
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    One more thing...learn to use hand signals.

    One more thing...learn to use hand signals.
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    Wrong. Not getting run over is the #1...

    Wrong. Not getting run over is the #1 priority.
  24. Style points for full coverage fenders. Check. ...

    Style points for full coverage fenders. Check. Style points for mudflaps. Check. Style points for fender line with no visible gap. Nope.
  25. Style point deductions for reflectors. Extra...

    Style point deductions for reflectors. Extra style points for reflective sidewall strips. Black sidewalls, no style points.
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