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  1. We stayed way to close to home this summer - all...

    We stayed way to close to home this summer - all my distance trips were in the car to Montana and Yellowstone for family stuff.
    Anyhooo, despite that we did several S24O's all on dirt and gravel...
  2. Thread: Hip pain?

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    Soaking up knowledge :) I know for me, with...

    Soaking up knowledge :) I know for me, with squats and anytype of side to side lunge I have to remember to focus on using my glutes, and hinging from the hip first. I tend to want to overload my...
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    How cool, love swapping!

    How cool, love swapping!
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    17389 This one is Extracycle and Bosch, ...

    17389 This one is Extracycle and Bosch, expected retail $5k
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    So glad I put this out there. I enjoy hearing...

    So glad I put this out there. I enjoy hearing everyone's thoughts and opinions. Think I will go do some digging around the internet and see what the prevailing winds say. Yes, I see the value in...
  6. IMO, one of your issues could be the design of...

    IMO, one of your issues could be the design of the Brooks Saddle over other leather Saddles - Like the Rivet. For me the fenders (the sides) of the Brooks are to long and the tend to flare a bit as...
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    E-Bikes thoughts, comments?

    Hey all, I was amazed at the number of E-Bikes at Interbike this year. It seemed like at least 75% of the bike MFG's were showing an e-bike - and not just commuter bikes. They had Mtn Bikes, Fat...
  8. Thread: Hip pain?

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    Suggestions for website that shows good hip...

    Suggestions for website that shows good hip openers? My left IT band, knee, leg... issue is related to my hip/glutes. I have about 5 different stretches, exercises I do but am alway open to...
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    Interbike! already...

    Wow, where did a year go. I promise to keep my hands in my pockets and practice saying no :p
    Although I heard Brooks and Ortlieb have collaborated on a new bag I am anxious to see.

    BUT NO NEW...
  10. Thread: Thread Drift

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    I was the caregiving child for both of my folks. ...

    I was the caregiving child for both of my folks. Some of the nicest things one of my siblings, who lives 500 miles away did. -
    sent me flowers thanking me for being there
    bought me a gift...
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    I actually know several women who have done multi...

    I actually know several women who have done multi day tours by themselves. We had the pleasure of interviewing Leana Niemand this summer, she has been traveling for 7 years, primarily by herself....
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    Bike Fit and Bike Handling

    Just wanted to share this interesting blog post from the Surly Website about the up and coming 650b Straggler.
    Interesting read.
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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...
  14. Unless you are riding highly technical, rocky...

    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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