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    Shave your legs, ger-un-teed to increase your...

    Shave your legs, ger-un-teed to increase your speed :)
  2. Thread: Hello everyone

    by Rootman
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    Welcome! And while perhaps a majority of the...

    Welcome! And while perhaps a majority of the posters are Americans there is quite a few other countries represented as well.

    Just jump on in and contribute.
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    Yes, a lot of people approaching senior age have...

    Yes, a lot of people approaching senior age have a lot of issues sleeping. I do.

    I starting sleeping poorly after puberty and it has gotten steadily worse, especially the last few years.
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    Sorry to hear of your fall. All I can off in the...

    Sorry to hear of your fall. All I can off in the way of advice is to get a pair of silver SH56 cleats in stead of the "normal" SH55 black ones - provided that you are using the 2 bolt SPD style...
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    I'm barely over 200 pounds and I too have a hell...

    I'm barely over 200 pounds and I too have a hell of a time doing it. I feel like 'm going to go over my handlebars. It helped when I went to my Roam 2 with 700C wheels over my previous 26" wheeld...
  6. This ^^^^ . People fail to realize the size or...

    This ^^^^ . People fail to realize the size or position of their car. AND improperly adjust their mirrors. A lot of driver adjust the right mirror so they see the side of their own car instead of...
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    Well, when you follow someone for 1/4 mile riding...

    Well, when you follow someone for 1/4 mile riding no handed at 5 mph weaving all over the place and can't hear you or your bell - you pass when you can, in this case the first straight strip we hit,...
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    And back to our regular scheduled program . . . ...

    And back to our regular scheduled program . . .

    People who weave all over the MUP or even the road not allowing you to pass, followed one dude for 1/4 mile, he had earbuds in , music cranked up...
  9. I too advocate that WE learn as much as we can...

    I too advocate that WE learn as much as we can too, and follow the rules carefully. Sometimes the most obvious stuff never dawn on us. I always scold myself when I pull up too far at an...
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    Giant Roam 2. Local dealer that had good...

    Giant Roam 2.

    Local dealer that had good service, fair price and I wanted a larger frame with 700C wheels and disc brakes.
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    Worse yet are the goofs who pass at a light or...

    Worse yet are the goofs who pass at a light or stop sign when there is no room to pass. Been passed like 25' from a stop and had the user try and wedge in in front of me, more than once I'll just...
  12. Hanlon's razor states: "Never attribute to malice...

    Hanlon's razor states: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

    I've been there too, far too many times. I've found that while their actions seem aggressive...
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    I start out with my bell, if I fail to see...

    I start out with my bell, if I fail to see anything from the pedestrian (or fellow bike rider) that indicates they are aware I then call out. Sometimes they are completely zoned out, or as the above...
  14. Thread: The Right Hook

    by Rootman
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    Absolutely! There seems to be so many drivers out...

    Absolutely! There seems to be so many drivers out there who can't think more than 2 seconds ahead or look past the hood of their cars.
  15. Thread: The Right Hook

    by Rootman
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    If the pass was COMPLETE then NO right hook was...

    If the pass was COMPLETE then NO right hook was involved. It was the cyclists duty to stop or slow down for the car in order to proceed.

    What happens most of the time is that the pass is...
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    Sorry to hear of your accident. I hope you mend...

    Sorry to hear of your accident. I hope you mend totally and avoid surgery if at all possible. Wish you the best possible luck.

    The only advice I can offer is a recumbent bicycle is better than a...
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    Getting old :)

    Getting old :)
  18. Thread: Grill Trike

    by Rootman
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    Doesn't your bum get a little warm? :)

    Doesn't your bum get a little warm? :)
  19. Wow, had no idea that was even a sport. Pretty...

    Wow, had no idea that was even a sport. Pretty impressive track stands, I'd fall on my ass in about 2 seconds.
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    ??????????????????????????? So was he riding a...

    ???????????????????????????

    So was he riding a wheely the entire way?
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    Airzounds would come in handy right about here.

    Airzounds would come in handy right about here.
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    Got nothin' close to the post quoted above. I'm...

    Got nothin' close to the post quoted above. I'm 220 and have been on descents steep enough that I smelled burning rubber with regular rim brakes, no issues at all with my hydraulic discs. Love...
  23. I wonder too, had our first Maytag for 25 years...

    I wonder too, had our first Maytag for 25 years and I bought it USED back then. It was still working fine except a lot of internal hoses were rotting and the thing was rusted out on the bottom, we...
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    A guy bikes around here, does about 60 miles a...

    A guy bikes around here, does about 60 miles a day or more any day that's not raining hard or snowing. Retired, made a good piece of money selling out the company he started and retired in his 50's....
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    I went to a different part of a town about 10...

    I went to a different part of a town about 10 miles out form home. Saw a "trail" that I had never sen before on Google maps, thought I'd check it out. It was at the bottom a pretty tough hill, so...
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