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    And for those of you that may be interested in...

    And for those of you that may be interested in the Epic Designs products, the above-mentioned URLs don't work anymore. It looks like maybe they changed the name to Revelate Designs.
  2. If you'll be in town next Sunday, Aug. 25th, then...

    If you'll be in town next Sunday, Aug. 25th, then you might want to ride the Sunday Parkways (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/58929). The streets can get crowded at times but there are...
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    Think of hill repeats as equivalent to interval...

    Think of hill repeats as equivalent to interval training. You can usually get a better workout from intervals because you get the rest period in between.

    The only drawback is that hill repeats can...
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    There's so much out there, you just need to try...

    There's so much out there, you just need to try several things to see what you like and what agrees with your gastrointestinal system. You also need to consider how far and how fast you're going, and...
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    I'm not familiar with any non-removable core...

    I'm not familiar with any non-removable core tubulars, what's out there that you use? How are they durability-wise?
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    I only have experience with Stan's but I've found...

    I only have experience with Stan's but I've found that it depends on the type of puncture. Punctures made by wires from auto steel belts and shards of glass are usually fixed (but you MUST remove the...
  7. The construction is done, last weekend a friend...

    The construction is done, last weekend a friend and I rode the Historic Columbia River Hwy from Troutdale up and over to Latroulle Falls without any problems (other than being out of shape...)
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    You know, I totally spaced that (it's been quite...

    You know, I totally spaced that (it's been quite some time since I rode that route) thank you for bringing that up before I sent some stranger into a construction zone. I don't know what the bike...
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    You can try the Springwater Corridor path all the...

    You can try the Springwater Corridor path all the way to Oaks Park, over the Sellwood Bridge and then up through the cemetery. Then over to Barbur Blvd then take Barbur/99 all the way to Hall Blvd,...
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    Yep, it's all road (shoulders).

    Yep, it's all road (shoulders).
  11. Thread: New to PDX

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    Check out http://www.meetup.com/Rubber2theroad/,...

    Check out http://www.meetup.com/Rubber2theroad/, it's kind of quiet now but there will be a lot more rides of all capabilities as the year progresses.
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    Two reasons I like Campy: 1. It was the first...

    Two reasons I like Campy:
    1. It was the first brand that I used, so I just kind of stay with it. (I didn't say these were logical reasons).
    2. The shifters can be rebuilt which increases longevity....
  13. http://www.meetup.com/Rubber2theroad/

    http://www.meetup.com/Rubber2theroad/
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    The lower you can mount your lights, the better...

    The lower you can mount your lights, the better they'll emphasize the relief of the road. I mount one of my lights on my front axle quick release (using something like this except I didn't pay $25...
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    I wear bifocals and use this...

    I wear bifocals and use this mirror. I haven't compared it to any other helmet mirrors but I guess I liked it enough to buy a the exact same model after I wrecked and destroyed the mirror on my old...
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    Another option is to use aerobars. I use some...

    Another option is to use aerobars. I use some clip-ons, they let me relax my neck and upper shoulders which is my main discomfort area but they also let me take the weight off my hands.
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    Daily neck/shoulder stretching helped me. I also...

    Daily neck/shoulder stretching helped me. I also started using aerobars, that really helps on the long rides I like to do. You'll also want to look into getting a bike fitting if you haven't done so...
  18. I did part of this route the other day, and the...

    I did part of this route the other day, and the views are really great. I left Sandy, did Marmot > Barlow > Lolo Pass, then into Parkdale and up to Govt. Camp (circumnavigating Mt. Hood). I was able...
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    I always use gel flasks, I just make sure to lick...

    I always use gel flasks, I just make sure to lick the nozzle off as good as I can before stuffing it back in my jersey pocket. The only time I had a problem was when I didn't click an EFS Liquidshot...
  20. We also have a meetup group with a ride calendar:...

    We also have a meetup group with a ride calendar: http://www.meetup.com/Rubber2theroad/
  21. I drop a couple Nuun tablets in with my Heed for...

    I drop a couple Nuun tablets in with my Heed for flavor.
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    It depends on what type of bread you like. If you...

    It depends on what type of bread you like. If you like the real fluffy store-brought stuff, they can't do that (at least ours can't). The bread our machine makes tends to be a bit on the dry side,...
  23. Thread: Gel expiration

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    When it comes to food packets, the only thing to...

    When it comes to food packets, the only thing to check is to make sure that they're not puffy (generating gas: bad...) or leaking. Considering that it's basically sugar, they're probably good even...
  24. Ha! That's exactly what I switched to, I drop a...

    Ha! That's exactly what I switched to, I drop a couple of Nuun tablets in to kick up the flavor though. I alternate between the Melon and Lemon/Lime, whatever's closest to me on the shelf.

    I...
  25. The official ingredient list (and nutrition info)...

    The official ingredient list (and nutrition info) can be found here. It kind of sounds like you're expecting the sales guy to read the ingredient label to you over the phone, can't say I blame him...
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