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    Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!! I'm getting tired of people...

    Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!! I'm getting tired of people wearing iPods (both bike riders and joggers/runners). If only they had the sense to stick to the far right, but nooooooooo, they take the middle of the...
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    My family and I biked to this morning's Bike To...

    My family and I biked to this morning's Bike To Work Breakfast at Pioneer Museum. It was a nice ride. Early on on our ride we were "joined" by about 50+ riders from one of the local technology...
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    Folks wimped out because of rain so I had the MUP...

    Folks wimped out because of rain so I had the MUP all to myself! :D
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    Hello there! I haven't posted in a while but I...

    Hello there!

    I haven't posted in a while but I have been reading the forum posts. I normally bike commute about 3 days a week (nothing out of the ordinary so this is why I haven't posted); this...
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    Good heavens! I'm so glad I moved from Rochester...

    Good heavens! I'm so glad I moved from Rochester to Colorado Springs! :D
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    RIP Roy. My deepest condolences to family and...

    RIP Roy. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

    I can understand accidents... as much as they could be avoided sometimes they just happen... but for the driver to leave the scene... :( I...
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    Two-way radios

    Hi, I was at REI today and saw one of those neck mics that connect to two-way radios. Which got me thinking... I get two-way radios for the whole family (4) which the neck mikes, and then we can...
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    Bob

    I use a BOB. The bag is pretty much water proof and you can take it with you to the store. Carries up to 70lbs (although you have to get used to hauling that much weight not because of the weight...
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    Get yourself a Gary Fisher 29 incher. You can...

    Get yourself a Gary Fisher 29 incher. You can fit a wide variety of tires for road and off-road riding or a combination of the two. You can fit it for comfort or for more aggressive riding. The...
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    >>>No. Rochester is the second-cloudiest city in...

    >>>No. Rochester is the second-cloudiest city in the lower 48 after Seattle. Several months of relentless gloom isn't something one looks forward to.<<<

    Ah, I'm glad I left all of that behind! ...
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    Started using my BOB to haul stuff/food to the...

    Started using my BOB to haul stuff/food to the office on Mondays and bring stuff/dirty laundry back home on Fridays. Used the BOB today to bring protein, food, and workout stuff since I intend to...
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    Have ridden every day this week and feel very...

    Have ridden every day this week and feel very good. Morning temps are getting really nice into the 50's.

    Went out for a ride during my lunch hour and it was headwind everywhere I turned to. But...
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    Nice ride this morning; short but the weather was...

    Nice ride this morning; short but the weather was wonderful. I hope to be back to my regular schedule after battling allergies and tiredness the last couple of weeks.

    GreenAnvil
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    Only significant event yesterday was that a...

    Only significant event yesterday was that a yellow jacket flew inside my glasses and stung me under the eye... I squashed it but not before the bug stung me right over the eyebrow as well. After that...
  15. >>Does anyone use both - a handlebar mirror and...

    >>Does anyone use both - a handlebar mirror and one that mounts on your sunglasses?<<

    I do. The handlebar mirror is good for monitoring traffic straight back and coming way down the road. I...
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    Didn't bike commute last week because I was...

    Didn't bike commute last week because I was fighting the flu. I'm still going through some after-effects, but I was back in the saddle both yesterday and today. It's starting to cool off in the...
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    Some folks around here (Colorado Springs) still...

    Some folks around here (Colorado Springs) still see you and they seem to care less... For example, I don't ride on Academy Blvd... NO WAY! I take the sidewalk.


    This is exactly what I do; I...
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    26.51 miles round trip. I'm on training this week...

    26.51 miles round trip. I'm on training this week and decided to bike to the training facility, which is north of Colorado Springs (across the USAFA).

    Riding heavy + hills + headwinds = >:|
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    Best downhill speed last night - 43mph. ...

    Best downhill speed last night - 43mph. Increased my morning commute from 2.5mi to around 13-17mi (depending on route) with two challenging hills. Have seen my avg speed slowly climb up from around...
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    Nice ride this morning. The warmest I've seen it...

    Nice ride this morning. The warmest I've seen it since I moved here. The only bad part was crossing the Sinton Trail tunnel under Centennial... several broken bottles with glass shards all over the...
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    No commute today but still decided to go out for...

    No commute today but still decided to go out for an early ride. 12.38 miles including Fillmore hill (2nd time up and I seemed to do Ok). The weather was nice; 50F-something and very comfortable. ...
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    Today was supposed to be my easy relaxing ride...

    Today was supposed to be my easy relaxing ride after riding 30+ miles yesterday that included some long and some steep hills... But I got out of work at about the same time as another coworker who's...
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    No wild animal sightings today. Phew! :) ...

    No wild animal sightings today. Phew! :)

    Took a road that runs parallel to the Santa Fe trail (Mark Dabling) so that I wouldn't have to go into the trail so early in the morning. I was riding...
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    Ran into a black bear this morning on Santa Fe...

    Ran into a black bear this morning on Santa Fe trail just a bit south of the I-25 bridge construction. Entered the trailhead by Criterium Bike Shop and was heading south, went under the I-25...
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    I ran over a Daschund once. It wasn't my fault;...

    I ran over a Daschund once. It wasn't my fault; the dog darted out of nowhere and literally threw itself right in front of me. The front tire went over the dog, and then the frame hit the dog hard...
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