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Old 12-10-13, 12:38 AM   #4776
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I think it more comes down to preventing injury than just feeling warm or cold.
Truth. It becomes an issue as you begin to rack on he teh mileage/training load (read: stress on tendons)

Once in college, some friend-of-a-teammate dude from Vermont was visiting during the winter. Our ride started at sub 40F and ended at 45F, and he was in short sleeves. He was totally fine and soupes strong
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Old 12-10-13, 08:15 AM   #4777
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Old 12-10-13, 10:18 AM   #4778
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today i rode in my first real snowstorm, only fell 2 times but it was so much fun and i laughed both times

and yes all my limbs were covered

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Today I put in a hour thirty on the trainer.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/prote...moving-2013-12

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15min of fame for 40min of awkwardness. Made it all the way to Reuters. They even stalked my LinkedIn to make sure I actually worked here, unlike that protester who faked being a Google employee to try and go viral. ******.
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Old 12-11-13, 12:30 AM   #4782
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HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm totally gonna take a picture of my finger toes tomorrow morning.
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Old 12-11-13, 09:23 AM   #4783
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How does someone in Kansas know what your toes look like?

Today I smashed my calculus final. So glad to be finished with school for the semester! Also beginning to plan for riding the Trans America Trail on my enduro. 5,200 miles of off-road goodness!
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How does a man in Florida ask a Californian he's never met how a guy in Kansas knows what his toes look like?


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Old 12-11-13, 12:21 PM   #4785
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Old 12-11-13, 02:27 PM   #4786
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15min of fame for 40min of awkwardness. Made it all the way to Reuters. They even stalked my LinkedIn to make sure I actually worked here, unlike that protester who faked being a Google employee to try and go viral. ******.
Wait - you complied with protesters demands to see your proof of identification? (in this case, proof of employment) On what authority were they asking for you to do this? I don't have a beef with you but if it were me I don't know how I would have reacted to some unidentified stranger demanding I identify myself. **** would have been more than just awkward.
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Old 12-11-13, 02:30 PM   #4787
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Wait - you complied with protesters demands to see your proof of identification? (in this case, proof of employment) On what authority were they asking for you to do this? I don't have a beef with you but if it were me I don't know how I would have reacted to some unidentified stranger demanding I identify myself. **** would have been more than just awkward.
The news outlets wanted to confirm that he was a Google employee to vet the picture. The protesters were not asking for his ID.
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The news outlets wanted to confirm that he was a Google employee to vet the picture. The protesters were not asking for his ID.
While that makes more sense the same question applies: on what authority are you (the media) demanding to see my identification? Sure you want to vet your pic and all, but seriously if you don't believe me when I tell you where I work, don't use the photo. It's that simple.
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Old 12-11-13, 02:46 PM   #4789
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I haven't ridden in weeks. It hasn't been above freezing for a week now, and I can't deal with this cold. I wish I brought my rollers to college.
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Responsible media checks its sources.
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Old 12-11-13, 02:51 PM   #4791
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While that makes more sense the same question applies: on what authority are you (the media) demanding to see my identification? Sure you want to vet your pic and all, but seriously if you don't believe me when I tell you where I work, don't use the photo. It's that simple.
I don't think they asked him for ID. They clicked on Instagram pic. Clicked on Insta profile. Then cruised his LinkedIn on their own.

I imagine they contacted him for rights to run pic at some point. Unless Instagram is public domain by default, I dunno cuz I don't use it.
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I haven't ridden in weeks. It hasn't been above freezing for a week now, and I can't deal with this cold. I wish I brought my rollers to college.
I've been riding daily.
Don't worry it's gonna warm up and start raining now.
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I've been riding daily.
Don't worry it's gonna warm up and start raining now.

Don't even have leg warmers lol.

yay rain... :/
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I've been riding daily.
Don't worry it's gonna warm up and start raining now.
Rain is my favorite winter weather, warm(er) and no one to get in your way. Today was super sketch coming into work, about half the way was black ice. Only went down once on a left handed turn but landed on ice and slid like ten feet it was hilarious.
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Only went down once on a left handed turn but landed on ice and slid like ten feet it was hilarious.
thats what happened to me yesterday i always laugh as soon as i hit the ground, the only time falling down is fun
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Today I got out on the road after two days of riding on the trainer.

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Old 12-11-13, 08:02 PM   #4797
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Today I got out on the road after two days of riding on the trainer.
That's not a road, that's a single track.
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Old 12-11-13, 08:06 PM   #4798
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Nope, definitely a road. Old area, roads are narrow.
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Yep, I was just kidding. I spent a few of my formative years not all that far away in Hopatcong.
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Yep, I was just kidding. I spent a few of my formative years not all that far away in Hopatcong.
My sense of humor is broken this evening, been a long day had to hurry home to change a flat on my mother's car since my father isn't physically able to, and the wheel was corroded to the hub.

Hopatcong is a fun place to ride through.
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