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    We've used Cycle Tucson in the past...

    We've used Cycle Tucson in the past (http://www.cycletucson.com/?page_id=51 ) They deliver. The bikes were in good shape and rates reasonable for the week-long tour we took.
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    My commuting bike is yelling at me to buy one,...

    My commuting bike is yelling at me to buy one, but, alas, her fender would get in the way. But, why does she want one? Her name is Clyde, short for Clydesdale(*)...and she wants to clip-clop...
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    The photography for Velofocus is amazing. I have...

    The photography for Velofocus is amazing. I have it on my RSS feed just to see the race photography. Even the peloton shots have an air of artistry to them. You don't just see the obligatory...
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    I used to play the "gee, what set them off this...

    I used to play the "gee, what set them off this time" game, but then realized that, for me, that's just bad science....sure, I'd just eaten chocolate or had a glass of wine, but how many times had I...
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    Software developer. Currently work agile. In 30...

    Software developer. Currently work agile. In 30 years of software I've probably never really worked pure waterfall. Even when we were FDA certified we developed the software in a agile-ish manner...
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    Off the beaten track, look at Boure:...

    Off the beaten track, look at Boure: http://www.boure.com/1650.html

    Triathlon shorts may be thinner, but they're also more narrow. That doesn't work for me. The Boure short has a wide, thin...
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    Not too many "just enough"... + Waterford...

    Not too many "just enough"...

    + Waterford custom commuter (cost justified, of course...and I have secure indoor parking)
    + Surly Pacer backup commuter (because driving is not an option and the...
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    I realize that you're no longer thinking this,...

    I realize that you're no longer thinking this, but for the sake of keeping the thread complete, it should be noted that Selle Anatomica will *not* add a cut out to the B68/B67 any longer. They did...
  9. Been there. Wanted so bad to say that. Thanks...

    Been there. Wanted so bad to say that. Thanks for saying it. But I digress...to Wahine's question...

    Trust. If I'm with a small number of riders that I trust to ride consistently and...
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    Either, but it is easier to just buy studded...

    Either, but it is easier to just buy studded tires. Make sure the studs are carbide or they'll wear out before the end of the season.

    Oh, and...uh....err...you want to leave them on until the ice...
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    I've had great luck with Boure shorts (...

    I've had great luck with Boure shorts ( https://www.boure.com/ ). One could argue that I'm a groupie. Their base short is longer than most; the chamois is not heavily padded but is wide enough in...
  12. How about the "you're hoarding" number is one...

    How about the "you're hoarding" number is one more than you can afford and/or put to good use? Says the woman who probably qualifies as a hoarder to some.

    I'll confess that between the 2 of us we...
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    As a year round commuter in the snow belt, I can...

    As a year round commuter in the snow belt, I can attest that there are decent studded tires out there. Schwalbe's Marathon Winter is a nice riding tire on pavement, very light snow and ice. I have...
  14. If we hadn't moved we'd still be watching an...

    If we hadn't moved we'd still be watching an analog TV. But when we moved it seemed like a lot of work to move the box. It was a 30" console and, yeah, weighed so much it was hard just to push...
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    What can I say? I'm an engineer and we always...

    What can I say? I'm an engineer and we always take great designs and try to tweak them. And, as I tell my students, always credit your sources, even if you modify the design; you have to make sure...
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    Congrats. I've ridden many of those roads. ...

    Congrats. I've ridden many of those roads. Given that it is headed for 0F tonight, I read your account with great pleasure, picturing warmth and sun. Thanks, but more importantly, congratulations...
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    Ah, the "nose buff". It is an invention of...

    Ah, the "nose buff".

    It is an invention of TE-er LPH (she of the cold north in Norway). Cut a old, ugly buff in 1/2 (one 1/2 for you and one for your spousal unit who will also need one). ...
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    As I toyed with riding or not, I kept thinking of...

    As I toyed with riding or not, I kept thinking of the woman who rode to the South Pole. Now *that* was impressive. If she could do that, what's a commute to work?

    It is funny, the colder I...
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    Record idiocy for this commuter. The university...

    Record idiocy for this commuter. The university I teach at wasn't closed so I had to go in. It was bike or bus....40 minutes by bike or stand on the bus corner for up to 20-30 minutes (because my...
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    Congrats on starting the New Year with a ride! I...

    Congrats on starting the New Year with a ride! I am truly jealous.

    But...sigh....I won't be riding until Monday (no winter joy riding this far north this year) and it will be my coldest yet. ...
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    It was things like this for which I recently...

    It was things like this for which I recently changed banks. After several attempts at pointing their security problems to no avail, I decided I couldn't trust them. The sad part is that the new...
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    We got that early snow and nasty cold -- the kind...

    We got that early snow and nasty cold -- the kind that can make the commute more of a chore than a joy. You know, the days where it seems it takes you longer to bundle up than to ride. That is,...
  23. Thread: Chin-ups

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    Never been able to do one. Last month I...

    Never been able to do one.

    Last month I installed a chin up bar and, from your description, am where you were. I've thought this quest for a chin-up a fools errand, but you've just motivated me...
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    Hang in there....remember that both peppermint...

    Hang in there....remember that both peppermint and ginger are good for upset tummies....tea or hard candy....
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    We've rented from http://cycletucson.com/ with...

    We've rented from http://cycletucson.com/ with success a couple of years ago (now we have S&S coupler bikes that travel to Tucson with us each winter).

    For locals Feb may be cold, but even though...
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