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    Congratulations on the great ride with your son....

    Congratulations on the great ride with your son. I rode the Six Gap event for the first time a couple of years ago. Very well organized and a beautiful and challenging route. I enjoyed all of it...
  2. Hope you heal well and quickly. Agree with...

    Hope you heal well and quickly.

    Agree with some others that the width of the tire is less a factor than the angle of attack.
  3. Thread: My N+1

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    I'm not too familiar with the specific models you...

    I'm not too familiar with the specific models you mentioned, but in general, there are a few key factors I look for in bikes suitable for gravel riding. Compared to typical road bikes (and many CX...
  4. Welcome to the club!

    Welcome to the club!
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    Not much response. This used to be a big deal...

    Not much response. This used to be a big deal here. In fact, I used to feel like it meant a whole lot less to me than to many here who seemed almost obsessed by pie.

    Anyway, I waited too long to...
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    FYI, the kit was designed by a member of the...

    FYI, the kit was designed by a member of the team.

    Cycling Inquisition: An interview with Angie Tatiana Rojas, designer of the IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar cycling kit
  7. Before we make any more unfortunate and...

    Before we make any more unfortunate and uninformed remarks...

    "We had best intentions," says Colombian kit designer - Cycling Weekly

    Cycling Inquisition: An interview with Angie Tatiana Rojas,...
  8. Get whatever hard effort you think you need out...

    Get whatever hard effort you think you need out of your system in the next few days and then ride a little or none until the century. I would be giving more thought to eating and hydrating than...
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    Here I am being Mr. ride director when would have...

    Here I am being Mr. ride director when would have much rather been getting ready to ride.

    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/GonzoDawg/director.jpg
  10. To get 10 speed road shifter compliance AND a...

    To get 10 speed road shifter compliance AND a clutch type rear derailleur (edit -without making modifications), you'll have to change everything to SRAM 10 speed. Shimano 9 speed rear derailleurs...
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    Congratulations! You are now and forever more a...

    Congratulations! You are now and forever more a century rider. :thumb:
  12. Here is a great video showing the race from the...

    Here is a great video showing the race from the viewpoint of the 3rd place finisher, Jayson O'Mahoney. Having ridden these roads many times myself, it was interesting to see them ridden much faster...
  13. Thread: who can...

    by BluesDawg
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    It must be related to the rule that says if there...

    It must be related to the rule that says if there are only two cars on a long stretch of road traveling in opposite directions while you are riding your bike on that road, the cars will pass each...
  14. Congratulations on the good ride. Singletrack...

    Congratulations on the good ride. Singletrack riding is definitely one of the good ways to have fun on a bicycle.
  15. Why not cook a sweet potato and put it in a zip...

    Why not cook a sweet potato and put it in a zip lock bag in your jersey pocket?
  16. I'm no engineer, but with two Domane riders...

    I'm no engineer, but with two Domane riders noticing a softening of the ride after an hour or two, I wonder if there might actually be something to this. Maybe the flexible joint loosens up during...
  17. If the Warbird had a steel version, yes, it would...

    If the Warbird had a steel version, yes, it would be close. The Vaya is also similar, but heavier because of its touring ready spec.
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    ^^^ Nice!!!! Lucky to find such a nice Paramount...

    ^^^ Nice!!!! Lucky to find such a nice Paramount in such a large frame size.
  19. Salsa makes great bikes. Love my Casseroll. Can't...

    Salsa makes great bikes. Love my Casseroll. Can't say I see the point of disc brakes on bikes without wider tire capability than mid reach calipers can handle (I am running 34mm wide tires on my...
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    Dadgummit! You have already been a living example...

    Dadgummit! You have already been a living example of how life ain't fair. Such a kind and caring person deserves an easier go of it. I know there have been advances in treatment since my grandfather...
  21. Thread: Wheezing

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    (fify ;)) Seeing the Dr. is a good plan. Could...

    (fify ;))

    Seeing the Dr. is a good plan. Could be as simple as you need to keep riding just below the wheezing threshold to get in better shape. Could be something treatable.

    I've had some...
  22. I've been considering the idea of selling off a...

    I've been considering the idea of selling off a few bikes and some redundant or obsolete components in order to help make room for and help pay for a new bike I am planning to build soon. That's...
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    Clement MSO 40s fit my carbon Crux with enough...

    Clement MSO 40s fit my carbon Crux with enough clearance for dry conditions, but could get tight in real mud. I love them for gravel roads.
  24. What a depressing question. I think I'll go take...

    What a depressing question. I think I'll go take short rides on a few of my bikes and think about ideas for the next one.
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    Saturday at the gravel grinder

    link to post about Red Clay Ramble
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