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    I found a great pair of Louis Garneau HRS-80's...

    I found a great pair of Louis Garneau HRS-80's "Lite Trainer" last year on clearance from REI. Nice and stiff, with option for cleat, I have the cleat in but as it is recessed I also ride my power...
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    Unless you are riding highly technical, rocky single track I would question needing any type of suspension. If you are doing dirt, gravel roads many of the newer bikes would serve your purpose.
    I...
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    You ladies are the best! My Dakine's are bike...

    You ladies are the best! My Dakine's are bike specific, they are a medium. Vented on the back but not the fingers or palm, very little padding - which I like. We go to Interbike in about 3 weeks so...
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    Raising money for cycling advocacy is great for...

    Raising money for cycling advocacy is great for sure. The carnival atmosphere is probably fine for those who enjoy it too. The aftermath of the event is what is often disappointing and does nothing...
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    That does look like fun, will have to check it out

    That does look like fun, will have to check it out
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    Okay a bit off topic, but then there is the other...

    Okay a bit off topic, but then there is the other extreme - Yesterday the Tour De Fat took place in Boise. 10,000 people dressed up in stupid costumes riding bicycles. Sorry but to me that paints...
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    Yikes! I am lucky to just have 3 spots on my leg...

    Yikes! I am lucky to just have 3 spots on my leg from carrying the sleeping bag. He took a poison ivy spray we got at our food coop - a mixture with vinegar and bunch of other stuff and then...
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    The Bike Hermit has Posion Ivy

    Ugh, The Bike Hermit calls me mid bike tour (I stayed home to run the shop) He says "what looks like a insect bite but isn't a bite and it spreads" - Hello!!! I said sounds like poison ivy or...
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    Industry magazine covers are the worst for...

    Industry magazine covers are the worst for projecting what a bike rider looks like - glance at the covers - 99 % of the time they depict a person standing up on their uber fancy bike all decked out...
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    Good reminder - and I should put mine by my...

    Good reminder - and I should put mine by my helmet -as I can usually remember to grab that. We did a ride a fews weeks ago that required 100 miles of driving and I managed to forget my shoes......
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    We did push up handstands against the wall today...

    We did push up handstands against the wall today - 60 second hold, I don't think I even move 1/4 of an inch - yet. Had my sports chiropractor Astem my IT Band yesterday and he pointed out that I am...
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    The whole race thing is always funny. If you...

    The whole race thing is always funny. If you tell someone you ski, they don't automatically assume you ski race, but I find when I tell someone I enjoy biking they seem to assume I enjoy racing -...
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    Catrin, I think that was a smart move. I know...

    Catrin, I think that was a smart move. I know it is painful to "take apart" a bike you are attached to but being so size and person specific, breaking it down makes a ton of sense. Good Luck
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    SO excited, the girl child is in my house! ...

    SO excited, the girl child is in my house! Heading to the market and a fun day of goofing off, tomorrow we drive 8 hours as she has an interview at 9am Monday for the nursing program she is hoping...
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    Read this blog post by Jan Heine BB Demystified...

    Read this blog post by Jan Heine BB Demystified Think it will be helpful.
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    Think this has been covered, yes Cross bike is more aggressive geometry. What was interesting to us on Surly - The DH's city bike is the Surly cross check in a 58cm and fits great but he would...
  17. Where do you Live? Go to The Surly Website and...

    Where do you Live? Go to The Surly Website and look for dealers. Don't be afraid of a steel bike :) For me, it was the answer to road fatigue. If your head can't get wrapped around a touring bike...
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    I have two. Bernard is my Gilles Berthoud...

    I have two.
    Bernard is my Gilles Berthoud touring bike that doubles as a road bike and a commuter bike and occasionally a dirt road bike.
    Willow, is my Surly ECR, to use the new buzz words - my...
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    That is a good price based on the photos and description - Don't you think
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    One more thing, Read Deb's saddle position...

    One more thing, Read Deb's saddle position remarks on the Rivet site, and perhaps have someone watch you ride. Are you sitting on your sit bones. Some of it sounds like positioning on the bike,...
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    You will rock it. One of the routines we are...

    You will rock it. One of the routines we are doing at work out is 90 seconds of slow movement controlled exercises. The hard one for me - but also a good all over body - start in up position of...
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    Surly ECR - 16" for sale

    Hi All, This bike actually belongs to one of my bike friends, is the same bike I have and absolutely LOVE. However as she adjusts her stable she thinks she'd do better with a full suspension bike...
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    If the bike seems to fit other than having to...

    If the bike seems to fit other than having to stand on tip toe is you are straddling the bike I would leave it alone. Seriously, how often does one stand over their bike like that. Typically we...
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    Can you find that saddle? Brooks doesn't make...

    Can you find that saddle? Brooks doesn't make the B68's anymore. Take a serious look at Rivet - either the Pearl or the Independence, although they aren't as wide, if you need width than look at...
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    Sooooo Tempting isn't it. I hope to ride it when...

    Sooooo Tempting isn't it. I hope to ride it when we are at Interbike - fingers crossed they have one there.
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