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    I wish I knew the grade percent of the hills I...

    I wish I knew the grade percent of the hills I commute on daily. My guess is they're between 5-8%, but they're fairly short - no more than a mile or two.

    I haven't given names to the hills, but...
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    The nice thing about Torrey Pines (if you turn...

    The nice thing about Torrey Pines (if you turn right at the stoplight at the top of the hill and follow the path along the golf course) is that you end up in the park, and there's a large bathroom...
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    I've commuted by bike regularly for 4+ years (on...

    I've commuted by bike regularly for 4+ years (on and off for more than 10), and have used both bike lanes and separate bike paths. While each has its benefits and its downsides, I have to say that...
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    There are *some* nice drivers where I ride.....

    There are *some* nice drivers where I ride.. There are thousands of cyclists in my area, so while drivers may not like us, there are SO MANY of us that they are more or less used to us. They give...
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    The oddest sight of them all for me was several...

    The oddest sight of them all for me was several weeks back during the Buick Open at the Torrey Pines golf course. That's in La Jolla, I was in Oceanside - about 30 miles NORTH. I was riding along...
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    Be really careful with this type of friction. A...

    Be really careful with this type of friction. A couple years ago, I got a blister on the hood that caused me to go to the doctor to make sure it wasn't anything else but irritation from riding... I...
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    Thank you! His healing has been a long process;...

    Thank you! His healing has been a long process; I've been there through it all by his side. My Christmas and Birthday presents for him are to pay for converting his bike to being all right-handed. ...
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    Where do you live: Oceanside, CA Age: 29 ...

    Where do you live: Oceanside, CA

    Age: 29

    What Do you ride: 2004 Bianchi Axis, a cyclocross bike, on the crappy roads in North San Diego County

    Which is your favorite? I love trail riding,...
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    Body image problems.. I still have them.

    Sorry if this is kinda long...

    I was a hyper kid. My parents were wise enough to know that the REAL solution to my hyperactivity was to put me in sports. Soccer in winter, swim team in summer,...
  10. But, what about warming up after *cold* commutes?

    I've been commuting in the low 30s, and while I think I finally figured out my right clothing combo for my 16 mile commute, it often takes me *hours* to warm up afterwards. As soon as I'm off my...
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    I figured out what the problem was. The...

    I figured out what the problem was.

    The fork-mounted sensor has three positions where the wheel-mounted magnet makes the sensor "click". Turns out that my particular bike/sensor/magnet combo...
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    I commute year round, and the object of my game...

    I commute year round, and the object of my game for night riding is others to be able to see ME.

    I have:

    Flashing white LED clipped to my helmet visor.
    Flashing red LED light clipped to my...
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    Cateye 7 Wireless Computer problems

    Ever since I got a new wheelset, my computer keeps malfunctioning: the ride-time functions properly, but the speed, avg speed, and distance traveled are all off. I tried moving the sensor on the...
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    Not that I'm defending the woman who hit the...

    Not that I'm defending the woman who hit the cyclist or anything, but a small part of me wonders if SHE might have been startled by hitting him?

    Still, her actions are SICK and TOTALLY...
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    I have big thighs. Always have. But, I don't...

    I have big thighs. Always have. But, I don't know anyone who can fill out jeans like I do OR shorts like I do (other than other women cyclists, of course ;) ). My legs are two of my most prized...
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    Potholes & wheels

    I hit a pothole hard enough a couple months ago that one of my water bottles got knocked clean off the bike and I didn't notice it was missing until a moment later when I felt more breeze than usual...
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    Swapped my chain!

    I had a rather interesting biking incident on my way home from work last night. Biking home, it's dark out now, and even with my double-headlamp, I still didn't spot whatever it was I hit. Whatever...
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    Best advice was to get a bike that suits my needs...

    Best advice was to get a bike that suits my needs & go clipless, closely followed by joining a cycling club.

    I'd been riding solo for *years* and finally decided to join a club after being told,...
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    Superlong hair here...

    My hair's just past my knees, and I have my hair in a coiled up ball at the base of my neck. I braid it first, then slide the braid into a home-made nylon hair sleeve, then roll it up to my neck. I...
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    Actually, it tastes pretty good! :D

    Actually, it tastes pretty good! :D
  21. As someone who commutes to and from work, this...

    As someone who commutes to and from work, this story hit me extra hard. I've been on edge whenever some dumbass driver gets too close or rolls a stopsign in my path. I've been overly vocal at...
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    I get razzed ALOT for my rather startling glove...

    I get razzed ALOT for my rather startling glove tan. It's especially noticeable when I've got my arms crossed across my chest. I've also got matching ankle tans too. And, while just as stark a...
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    Most of my riding is solo. One of the routes...

    Most of my riding is solo.

    One of the routes I take is kind of off the beaten path so to speak, but it's also a very heavily traveled route during daylight hours, so I'm not really alone out...
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    Dry Heaves after major exertion

    The cycling club I ride with likes to ride *very* fast sometimes. Some rides though, I find myself so exhausted that I get the dry heaves. So, I slow my pace a little, recover a little, then try to...
  25. I've had a couple moments like that - nowhere...

    I've had a couple moments like that - nowhere NEAR as scary, but I'm very glad you're ok.
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