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  1. Thread: Thread Drift

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    It's been years since I've had a cold this bad....

    It's been years since I've had a cold this bad. Five days in a row doing almost nothing, staying home except for a few errands. Last night I started taking a decongestant, mostly in an attempt to...
  2. Thread: April Rides

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    I ended up not doing the charity ride today. I...

    I ended up not doing the charity ride today. I woke up at 5, felt ok but was coughing a little, plus it was going to be chilly and cloudy all day. I decided more sleep would be better than wearing...
  3. In Maryland it is legal for cyclists to take the...

    In Maryland it is legal for cyclists to take the lane when it is not wide enough for a cyclist and car to be side by side with 3 feet in between. It is not legal to ride two abreast if there is...
  4. I think I know the airport loop you're talking...

    I think I know the airport loop you're talking about, though I've never ridden on it myself. I tend to agree that folks who are new to cycling or just getting back to it after many years will find...
  5. Thread: April Rides

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    So I did ride after work last Wednesday. My...

    So I did ride after work last Wednesday. My weekly post-work route offers lots of chances to add or subtract miles and short, steep hills depending on how I'm feeling, and last week was my first time...
  6. You could just replace the skewer yourself and...

    You could just replace the skewer yourself and tell the person who buys it that's you've addressed the potential problem.
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    Almost all of my shoes are from Clark's. They are...

    Almost all of my shoes are from Clark's. They are very comfortable. I was even able to find high heels that I could walk in for several hours without problems.

    I typically wear a size 9 shoe but...
  8. Read the whole story -- the safety issue occurs...

    Read the whole story -- the safety issue occurs when the QR is left open while riding.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/trek-issues-massive-quick-release-skewer-recall
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    Congrats!! I'm glad things went well for you.

    Congrats!! I'm glad things went well for you.
  10. I drove from White Plains, NY to Virginia this...

    I drove from White Plains, NY to Virginia this past Sunday. I looked up the directions on Bing maps (I have grown to hate Google) and they wanted to send me into NYC then west into NJ on the George...
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    Yes I had to have them adjust it twice. The bike...

    Yes I had to have them adjust it twice. The bike was pretty much unrideable -- chain jumping around spontaneously or landing between cogs with lots of rattling. Now that they've adjusted it...
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    Since I live in a second floor condo apartment,...

    Since I live in a second floor condo apartment, gardens aren't an option for me. However I do live in a county that puts much effort into encouraging this sort of thing, and this is what they say on...
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    Well here's a coincidence. BikesnobNYC wrote...

    Well here's a coincidence. BikesnobNYC wrote today about a new bike he just received from the Milwaukee Bicycle Company, including this:

    "The bike was packed exceptionally well and there wasn't a...
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    Stupid doctor indeed. My friend had partial...

    Stupid doctor indeed.

    My friend had partial knee replacement in early December and he's still recovering. And that was a partial.
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    I tend to agree. But also have you measured your...

    I tend to agree. But also have you measured your sit bones so you know how wide a saddle you need?
  16. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Yes I'm also lucky to have a good relationship...

    Yes I'm also lucky to have a good relationship with my family.

    No one rushes around cleaning up for me while I visit them. In fact one sister used to put me to work when I stayed with her at the...
  17. Thread: April Rides

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    So I had reached a point where I really didn't...

    So I had reached a point where I really didn't want to ride my bike. Just due to overload -- lots of driving around the area on weekends to help out a relative who recently moved here while trying to...
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    This can be a sign of an abusive, manipulative...

    This can be a sign of an abusive, manipulative relationship. Which could also explain why your brother still lives there. Obviously I don't know them well enough to know for sure, just saying there...
  19. Related to bike lanes, I just posted a thread...

    Related to bike lanes, I just posted a thread with a link to a great column by Bob Mionske about door zones and bike lanes. He points out that it is often safer to ride to the left of a bike lane in...
  20. The door zone, and riding too far to the right

    Excellent column on avoiding the "door zone," that part of the road (sometimes a bike lane) where you are vulnerable to being hit by someone opening the door of a parked car.
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    Why are my cables crossed??

    I just turned my bike upside down to clean it, for the first time since I paid the usually-reliable LBS to take it apart, clean it, reassemble it and tune it up. And I find this -- the cables are...
  22. Around here, drivers generally ignore No Turn on...

    Around here, drivers generally ignore No Turn on Red signs. And despite all the efforts to get 3-foot laws passed around here to protect cyclists, most cyclists squeeze between stopped cars and the...
  23. That's interesting about the bike boxes and...

    That's interesting about the bike boxes and increased collisions -- in DC they are adding more of them, and I know a bike/ped advocate in one of the close-in suburbs here who thinks they're great. I...
  24. There's a good picture of the cars here. ...

    There's a good picture of the cars here.

    http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/4/raikkonen-philosophical-about-missed-podium.html

    I think there must be something...
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    Great news!!

    Great news!!
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