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    Face protection for cold weather riding

    Anyone recommend what they use to protect the face from snow and sun during winter riding and xc skiing?

    I have always used basic Dermatone in the tin but I'm finding that it doesn't protect...
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    Kansas City Riding/Rental

    I'm planning a trip to the Kansas City area to see the Tour of Missouri and do some road riding. I am having no luck finding a shop that rents road bikes and don't feel like taking mine along.
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    Weight training during cycling season

    I'm interested if others drop their weight training during the summer riding season. I do one hour twice a week of free weights at home Oct-Apr but find that if I continue this into the heavy riding...
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    Florida riding - Miami area

    Does anyone know if there are good road rides around Miami or anywhere in the southern part of Florida? I would like to take a long weekend and go somewhere warm with bike to get out of this cold...
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    Wanted: Specialized BG Stumpy Trainer Shoe

    Everyone seems to be out of the BG Stumpy Trainer in size 40. If anyone has a line to these please let me know.
  6. Thread: Helmets and Hair

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    Helmets and Hair

    Looking for feedback. I have a Giro Pneumo and looking for a replacement. I always wear a cap under my helmet because helmets pull my hair. Also, I always wear my hair in a ponytail. I just...
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    Carbon frame damage

    Ok I'm an idiot and learned a sad lesson the hard way. I leaned my carbon frame against a rock wall and then proceeded to trip over it and knock it down. The result is 4 major scrapes on the frame....
  8. I grew up in Harbor Springs which is about 25...

    I grew up in Harbor Springs which is about 25 miles south of Mackinaw City. There are excellent roads to ride all over Emmet County. Try taking Shore Drive from Cross Village to Harbor Springs, it...
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    Specialized Roubaix and Cages

    I have an XS Roubaix and am having a tough time finding 2 bottle cages that will fit on the frame. Of all the combinations I have tried, the bottles always meet at the bottom and won't go in the...
  10. Thread: Cycling caps

    by mars
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    Say YES to Caps

    I always wear a cap mostly for protection from the sun. But it turns out that almost every helmet I have owned pulls my hair (which is getting thinner by the day) so I also like it to save the hair....
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    Wanted: Specialized Comp Racing Saddle

    Looking for a Specialized Comp Racing Saddle that is sold only on stock bikes from Specialized, specifically the Allez. If anyone has one they would like to sell let me know. It is my favorite...
  12. Thread: Montreal Cycling

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    Hey Grog, wow, are you a travel agent in your...

    Hey Grog, wow, are you a travel agent in your other life??? I love all the details and will now go figure it out and let you know. Today I drove down to the park on the other side of the pedestrian...
  13. Thread: Montreal Cycling

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    Montreal Cycling

    I'm in Montreal on and off alot for work lately and wondered if anyone could provide info on where to rent a bike (too hard to transport mine). Then advice on where to ride that would be close to...
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    Do you still have this for sale?

    Do you still have this for sale?
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    Craft it is

    I made the move last night because there seemed to be a love connection when I saw these Craft Storm Pants, and they were 40% off. They will be good for running and xc skiing too. Wind protection...
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    Thanks everyone. I'm going to go with the...

    Thanks everyone. I'm going to go with the yellow-green and my favorite apparel item - a strap on slow moving vehicle sign! Those big trucks will think I'm a fast tractor.
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    Thanks, very good info. My problem with the...

    Thanks, very good info. My problem with the pants that are waterproof only in the front is that my rear is what gets the most water from the road. Sure I could put a fender on but that would be too...
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    My boyfriend made me earrings and then a bracelet...

    My boyfriend made me earrings and then a bracelet from bike parts. They are the best. The bracelet is made from Campy C10 chain links and spoke nipples. Do you want to put your order in?
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    Most visible color

    Not sure if there is a fact floating around out there about this, but does anyone know what the most visible color of clothing is on the bike? Red, neon green, yellow?

    I ride alot on country...
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    Wet cold gross weather pants

    Anyone have advice on good pants for midwest (Chicago) slush and wet conditions? I now use my Patagonia rain pants over fleece, or over my cycling pants. But they are baggy and slippery. Would...
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    Knitted hat pattern

    I'm so excited, another knitter who rides! Do you want a circular pattern, or for straight needles? I have lots of them and will send you one.
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    Shimano vs Campy

    Dear Pedal Wench -

    Just when I had convinced myself to be open minded to Shimano, you come out with this! I'm a Campy fan and have been shopping for a new bike with Shimano. But I haven't ridden...
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    My goal in life is to keep my hands and feet...

    My goal in life is to keep my hands and feet warm. With that said...I put baggies over my socks inside my shoes. Smartwool socks. Neoprene shoe covers. That's for my road shoes. Can't fit any...
  24. Thread: Sunscreen

    by mars
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    My favorite for 10 years has been Banana Boat...

    My favorite for 10 years has been Banana Boat Sport in the orange tube. I'm fair and can stay in the sun all day without burning, and no sweating in the eyes.
  25. Thread: Cycling Shorts

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    Just bought my 3rd pair of Pearl Izumi...

    Just bought my 3rd pair of Pearl Izumi Microsensor. One pair will last 2 yrs, so averaging out the the price.... ok, it's my justification. Only complaint is that the elastic is a little tighter...
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