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Old 06-26-11, 02:14 AM   #201
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do you enjoy futurama?
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Dear Carleton,

Could you elaborate on your preferred method of sleep (2-4 hrs with naps or something like that)? I remember it from earlier in this thread and it sounds interesting.
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Dear Carleton, what is your favorite episode of Futurama?
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Dear Carleton,

Do your knees hurt?
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Dear Carleton,

Have you ever ridden a 2wd bicycle or know of someone who has a 2wd fixed gear?
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Could you elaborate on your preferred method of sleep (2-4 hrs with naps or something like that)? I remember it from earlier in this thread and it sounds interesting.
In stead of 7-8 hours of sleep, I get 2-4 hours of sleep at different points during the day/night. Basically, a short sleep plus some extended naps.

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Have you ever ridden a 2wd bicycle or know of someone who has a 2wd fixed gear?
No. And it sounds pretty dumb to look for a 2wd fixed gear.
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on a more serious note and then maybe I will stop posting in this thread
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...brother-a-bike
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Hairnet why don't you get me a bike instead, I'll pretend to be your brother and everything I promise.
And Carleton what's a good book for some summer reading?
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I just finished The Hobbit. it was nice
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Hairnet why don't you get me a bike instead, I'll pretend to be your brother and everything I promise.
And Carleton what's a good book for some summer reading?
botto (a BF road racer) turned me on to a good book called The Rider by Tim Krabbe.

It's a simple book written in first-person that takes you through the ups and downs of a racer's thoughts during a bike race.

At 150 pages, it's not a book that will take long to finish. Maybe a few days in a coffee shop depending on how fast you read.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...brother-a-bike
Does he like building stuff or does he just want a decent bike? At 15 I was more inclined to work harder on the bike that I would have putting in miles. But, your brother may be just the opposite.

Maybe get him on the case scouring craigslist in LA and neighboring cities. Maybe then you can see how interested he is in the project.
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Go in. Chat. Then mention, "Hey, I'm about to go get a coffee. Want one?"

Either she'll take a break and go with you, she'll ask you to bring one back for her, or she'll be flattered that you asked. Either way, you have broken the ice.
Well, this is damn smooth. Stamp of approval.


Dear carleton,

Now that you have your own thread, is BF more or less of a boulder?
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Dear carleton,

Now that you have your own thread, is BF more or less of a boulder?
I prop my boulder up and have an espresso while I read and reply.
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Whats the weather like?
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whats the weather like?
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I prop my boulder up and have an espresso while I read and reply.
See? And you wanted me to close this thread...

Dear carleton -

Why do my legs feel like they're never going to recover from the 55-mile, considerably hilly ride I did Sunday? I've been doing climbs more frequently, riding between 20-30 miles daily and feeling great but for whatever reason, Sunday's ride really kicked my ass.
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Dear Carleton,

I just read this whole thread hoping someone would ask what bikes you own and nobody did. What bikes do you currently own and if you feel like it, pics?

Also surprised at the amount of fellow bassists on here. woot! (and I prefer roundwound for their tone but flatwound feels better to me. Rounds on my electric bass and flats on my upright.)
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Dear carleton -

Why do my legs feel like they're never going to recover from the 55-mile, considerably hilly ride I did Sunday? I've been doing climbs more frequently, riding between 20-30 miles daily and feeling great but for whatever reason, Sunday's ride really kicked my ass.
You probably need 2 days off in a row off the bike. That means no commuting, too.

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I just read this whole thread hoping someone would ask what bikes you own and nobody did. What bikes do you currently own and if you feel like it, pics?
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My Tarmac:


This bike looks a lot different now. Different wheels, bars, seatpost, and cranks.
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You probably need 2 days off in a row off the bike. That means no commuting, too.
The only real "commute" I have is about a quarter mile to my office space so I guess that's doable. It's going to be tough not to ride more than that though because I've been kicking so much ass lately and losing weight. Oh well...two days won't kill me!
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The only real "commute" I have is about a quarter mile to my office space so I guess that's doable. It's going to be tough not to ride more than that though because I've been kicking so much ass lately and losing weight. Oh well...two days won't kill me!
That's awesome (seriously).

The key is to let your body rest and recover like every 2-3 weeks or whenever you feel rundown (gotta listen to your body). That's when the real physiological changes happen and you get stronger.

Here's a relevant blog post on the subject that was just posted today: Stronger Cyclist: How to decipher Body Signals

Next you are gonna start asking about chamois cream
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Dear Carleton,

Recently noticed my rear tire was all weird and lumpy in 4 spots (2 on drive, 2 on on non). Took it to a shop as I was not in my home state and had no tools. When I installed that tire, a 28c, I used a 700c 28-32 Bontrager tube, which seemed to be too large in diameter for my wheels (it was folding as I installed it, but I thought it would fix itself as the tire inflated, I got the bead to sit). The guy at the bike shop assured me that I was an idiot when I told him this, and tried to sell me a new tire and tube. Lo and behold, when I take the tube out, there are 2 different spots where it was clear that the tube was folded onto itself (creases with talc collected in them).

What gives with these larger diameter tubes?
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