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    I put the Atom over either shoulder. Typically I...

    I put the Atom over either shoulder. Typically I favor the left shoulder. Both the Atom and the Timbuk2 bags have a cross strap to keep the bag in place when biking. That is a key feature for me.
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    Good idea! Really, mashing a big gear may feel...

    Good idea!

    Really, mashing a big gear may feel fast, but your average speed and ability to maintain speed (without wearing yourself out) is going to be best at a cadence that puts you at 90-100...
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    Good point about the quality and construction of...

    Good point about the quality and construction of the tire making the biggest difference.
    I have ridden quality tires (gator skin or equivelant) from 23 to 32 mm. Personally on a commute I can’t...
  4. It is weird how much better Detroit is than the...

    It is weird how much better Detroit is than the suburbs (where people just run you off the road), and weird how a group rides that may have had 20 people on it a year ago now have thousands of...
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    I'm impressed!

    I'm impressed!
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    for a extra small messanger bag I use the...

    for a extra small messanger bag I use the patagonia sling. Patagonia Atom Sling Bag

    For other sizes, timbuk2 has lots of sizes for their messanger bags, and they hold up under daily use for years....
  7. For North America? Detroit is hands down my...

    For North America? Detroit is hands down my favorite. Wide streets, little traffic strong bike culture (think thousands of bikes for “slow roll” or “critical mass”, plenty of cool places to go on...
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    gyro, yeah it is not that simple. You have no...

    gyro, yeah it is not that simple. You have no way of knowing the current draw unless you put a current meter on there (or unless you run the battery dry as above and calculate it). My motor,...
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    Good plan. FYI, I have lifepo4 batteries that...

    Good plan.

    FYI, I have lifepo4 batteries that pretty much maintain constant voltage and thus a “fuel gauge” doesn’t work on them. I have a range of 24 miles. Once after 23 miles I checked the...
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    1) Battery voltage is determined by whatever...

    1) Battery voltage is determined by whatever matches the motor
    Battery amperage is determined by how far you want to go and how much $$$ you have. What guidelines does the motor vendor give you?...
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    For the most part, modern track bikes are not...

    For the most part, modern track bikes are not steel, just because other materials are so much stiffer. That “steel is real” feel doesn’t do you any good on a velodrome. Stiffness is paramount, and...
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    Sounds good, but I have 10ah battery, a 15amp...

    Sounds good, but

    I have 10ah battery, a 15amp controller and ride around constantly at full throttle. I can ride for an hour. By your thoughts I should run out of juice at 40 minutes. Obviously...
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    +1

    +1
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    I ride 90 Gear inches at the velodrome, but not...

    I ride 90 Gear inches at the velodrome, but not above 75 on the street. Riding FG on my commute, Its 70 GI, which gives me a comfortable spin at 20mph. I could do that all day long (and often do)....
  15. Timbuk2 used to have a messenger bag that could...

    Timbuk2 used to have a messenger bag that could attach to a rack. I think they gave up on the idea though. Lots of panniers have a shoulder strap like Ortlieb.

    Or you could use these things to...
  16. I liked that part of handing out the cash. ...

    I liked that part of handing out the cash. reminded me a bit of Shamu taking a fish as Sea World. ;-)
  17. That would be pretty odd. A well designed track...

    That would be pretty odd. A well designed track is actually banked differently entering and exiting the turn, so going backwards at speed would be quite a trip...
  18. Marymoor Craw - Is this the best track race format ever?

    Now, that is a fun race, a bit different than motorpacing. It the first half of the race, they are just dropping like flies. It is impressive how big the field starts out and then how few are left...
  19. pictures are good!

    pictures are good!
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    Find a motor with similar specifications as yours...

    Find a motor with similar specifications as yours (no load speed for example) and configure the battery & controler to match yours, and you can get a good estimate. Without that info, no one can...
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    Yes. Heat is bad.

    Yes.

    Heat is bad.
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    Yes

    Yes
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    not a lot of hills going around the island, but...

    not a lot of hills going around the island, but it could have helped with those in the middle!
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    It is a good looking bike! I have been able to...

    It is a good looking bike!

    I have been able to match tape to bike color, or the accent color used on a bike. In my case that is silver, black, red, blue and gold. Makes the tape invisible during...
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    Tire pressure makes a big difference. I find...

    Tire pressure makes a big difference. I find that most people over inflate thinking it will make them go faster, but it doesn't do much other than make the tire harsh after a certain point.

    I...
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