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    Lot's of valuable bike lessons to learn from the...

    Lot's of valuable bike lessons to learn from the pros... examples: don't reach in your back pocket while descending, don't be in the sprint if you're not a sprinter and don't be a tool and not bring...
  2. I rarely look into the group rides, but when I do...

    I rarely look into the group rides, but when I do meet up with others it is usually to start off from the same point. It is usually best for me to just train with one or two others of similar...
  3. Also, one of my first organized events was a gran...

    Also, one of my first organized events was a gran fondo and at the time I thought some of the upper level guys that had showed up to ride with their S-Works/cervélo/etc. rides and smooth cycling talk...
  4. Weekend bringing out the bike is a hobby separate...

    Weekend bringing out the bike is a hobby separate from putting in the countless hours it takes to race. People that drive sports cars aren't race car drivers. People who ride road bikes aren't road...
  5. The author seems to think that the racers (team...

    The author seems to think that the racers (team kits in paceline folks) are the ones picking on the non-racer wannabe types (wearing yellow jersey replicas while being slower than average). Although...
  6. You got me there... I admit defeat.

    You got me there... I admit defeat.
  7. We race bikes, take things seriously and give each other a hard time- are we snobs?

    Came across this gem earlier reposted by Peleton. Are we snobs? Does caring about our sport and wishing others would do the same if they would like to be involved make us mean? Can we really be...
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    Nicer materials will tend to fit better on a...

    Nicer materials will tend to fit better on a broader range of builds because they will be designed to stretch more and form to skin better.
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    My personal view (and this will get shot down) is...

    My personal view (and this will get shot down) is that if I am going to spend $100 on just about any jersey new, then I might as well spend $120-$140 on a top of the line jersey on sale. if anyone...
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    So, I got lucky and got the new Castelli Aero...

    So, I got lucky and got the new Castelli Aero Race 5.0 as a graduation gift. It has a bazillion different materials and fits perfect everywhere except right at the peak of my bicep on the right arm...
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    The hammer jersey looks pretty good the for price...

    The hammer jersey looks pretty good the for price I might snag one of those at some point. Not looking for an fugly jerseys though...
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    Here's the issue I have with self proclaimed...

    Here's the issue I have with self proclaimed forum veterans:You all get sick and tired of hearing the same questions again and again, but the questions seem to all vastly different answers based on...
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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the help (except...

    Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the help (except for the one jerk). I have one long sleeve and one short sleeve right now, but I bought the short sleeve Garneau off backcountry.com (great deals by the...
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    Sounds appealing. Need some pockets to stash my...

    Sounds appealing. Need some pockets to stash my snacks in, though.
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    What is the best jersey for the money?

    I'm not above buying a Rapha jersey if it means highest quality. I need something that I won't have to buy a new jersey for a while, which means I will need to be happy with my buy. So, what's the...
  16. Anyone have a Felt AR3 that they want to tell me about it?

    The title pretty much says enough. I'm thinking about picking one up. All of the reviews are great. Just wanted to see if anyone could put in a good word.
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    And also, my local bike shop has about 6-7 road...

    And also, my local bike shop has about 6-7 road bikes built half of which are women's bikes and the other half of which aren't remotely close to anything on my list. They did show me a nice S-works...
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    I think I forgot to stress just how small the...

    I think I forgot to stress just how small the town is that I live in. Campus is full of expensive bikes and I've never heard of a single one stolen or maimed so I really can't stress how unconcerned...
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    Of course someone had to say the bike is not...

    Of course someone had to say the bike is not holding you back. I don't give a damn if you've been riding for a year in a half compared to my 4+ years in the saddle putting countless miles on my...
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    Ehh. If I went to a different school I would be...

    Ehh. If I went to a different school I would be more concerned about locking it up, but I usually leave it directly in front of the building I'm in and never stay around past dark. I've always locked...
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    Time to upgrade. Now how to find a bike.

    I have been riding mountain bikes for a solid four years now, but last Christmas I got a Trek 1.5(58cm- needed a 56cm) to commute to school and back because parking had gotten so bad. Well, not only...
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    Really? Sorry for asking if anyone had any tips...

    Really? Sorry for asking if anyone had any tips for cleaning the inside of their bottle spouts, which they did. You're a clown. No one ask for this guy's help he is far too superior to us because...
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    I'm glad you worked at the cafeteria. When I was...

    I'm glad you worked at the cafeteria. When I was in college (which is now) I worked at law firms, did internships for local businesses and made straight A's for the past three semesters. Here's the...
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    So when I said I wasn't the best cleaner I think...

    So when I said I wasn't the best cleaner I think y'all might have taken that and ran with it. I still wash my cycling shorts after every use, I do my own dishes, and cooking. What I'm missing from...
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    How do you clean your water bottles?

    I'm going to start out with a disclaimer: I'm in college and cleaning anything isn't high up on my list of skills, so the answer to this is probably pretty simple.

    I have been cleaning my water...
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