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    brevets anyone?

    I have a buddy who wants to get into randonneuring this year (his dream is to finish Paris Brest Paris by the time he turns 30-which is a bit of an impossible goal since he's almost 29 and it isn't...
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    If the quick release is tight, see if the wheel...

    If the quick release is tight, see if the wheel has any side-to-side movement in the fork. If that's the case the cones are probably loose. That can cause pretty noticeable wobbliness on a descent....
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    I have the exact same shoe, just in the mtn...

    I have the exact same shoe, just in the mtn version in a size 43. They fit perfectly, and I have wide feet (by women's standards). By men's standards my feet aren't wide, so it's not necessary to...
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    I did use panniers. Got them cheap from when I...

    I did use panniers. Got them cheap from when I worked at Performance (alright for discounts!) and the 40lb rack from there as well. It was interesting getting one of the supports to bend properly...
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    I've been using my road bike (all aluminum except...

    I've been using my road bike (all aluminum except for the fork, so not exactly built for the weight) this fall for touring and it's been working beautifully. Thanks to a nicely timed run-in with a...
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    If he's set on the NoVa/DC area make sure he...

    If he's set on the NoVa/DC area make sure he knows almost all of the good schools are private. If he likes the scene from those areas though and wants to be in a city, VCU is a pretty good school...
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    My bike! I don't think I have any not-fuzzy...

    My bike! I don't think I have any not-fuzzy pictures of it, which is a shame because the line work is really nice.
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    Yeah, I thought most of the people on this board...

    Yeah, I thought most of the people on this board would get a kick out of that. I'm unused to riding with people in that age group though! All the people I ride with at home are 40 or older, and all...
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    It was beautiful! Some of the leaves were...

    It was beautiful! Some of the leaves were changing but it was still mostly green, but nice all the same. It was cloudy but since we were by the water for the entire trip it was still nice. We...
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    Toronto-Niagara done!

    We finally got it done! The club that I run managed to drag along eight people (including me) to Niagara on Saturday by bike, then rode around the Niagara-on-the-Lake area on Sunday and train-ed it...
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    I wholeheartedly agree with the idea that the...

    I wholeheartedly agree with the idea that the customer isn't always right. Even if they're blatantly wrong though I never tell them that, and still act politely towards them. It's not even for my...
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    Yeah, it's the shop you think it is. Which is...

    Yeah, it's the shop you think it is. Which is why I haven't gotten upset with anyone who's asked that yet. Then again, Richmond shops in general are in poor shape right now and ours is actually...
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    Yeah, that's exactly what I was planning on...

    Yeah, that's exactly what I was planning on doing, since I'll probably get asked again if I ride tomorrow. Hopefully no one will say anything pertaining to me cooking anything again. Mostly I've...
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    blatant sexism

    I need a place to rant.

    I am so tired of the obvious and completely inappropriate sexism I get at work. Generally if someone works in a bike shop, they probably know a bit about bikes, and odds...
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    Will do! It'll probably be early-ish September...

    Will do! It'll probably be early-ish September before we all get piled down with school work.
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    Definitely will do. I think we're calling it the...

    Definitely will do. I think we're calling it the "Bike and Booze" trip. I'm planning a bunch of mini-multi-day tours for fall with my club, which is technically the University of Toronto Cycling...
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    Ahhh so many awesome ideas. And we will so ride...

    Ahhh so many awesome ideas. And we will so ride every single one of them. I'm starting up the club with mainly one other person and we're both ridiculously excited. She'll love these suggestions. ...
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    How was touring the Niagara region? I was...

    How was touring the Niagara region? I was planning on figuring out a route from Toronto to Niagara and doing some wine country touring during that trip (for my bike club). I've ridden around...
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    We have some really great short, steep hills on...

    We have some really great short, steep hills on one road here and on short rides I'll stand the whole time because I like doing that better, but long hills are definitely spin-all-the-way. Sometimes...
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    Dear university residence, Thanks for the good...

    Dear university residence,

    Thanks for the good times. I never thought I'd be missing my tiny alcove room, but come tomorrow morning when I'm moving out and once my room is bare I think everyone...
  21. Thread: summer job!

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    Yeah it's the one on Broad. It's actually really...

    Yeah it's the one on Broad. It's actually really close to Conte's which is kind of silly...

    And no I'm not working full time. I wanted to, but they only need part time employees right now and I...
  22. Ah that's a shame about losing all those bikes! ...

    Ah that's a shame about losing all those bikes! I guess three isn't unnecessary. I probably should have rephrased that. Another bike seems unnecessary when I have to leave it in storage for three...
  23. Thread: summer job!

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    summer job!

    So I'm officially working at Performance this summer! I'm pretty excited minus the whole working at a corporate retail job again (I haven't had to do that in a couple years, I've been working at...
  24. Thread: My New Bike

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    Congrats on the new bike! It looks great :). I...

    Congrats on the new bike! It looks great :). I have an OCR3 from the year before they came out with the women's version ( I'm only a little bitter it was the year before :rolleyes: ) but it's still...
  25. Wow I hope you guys with the super nice commuters...

    Wow I hope you guys with the super nice commuters aren't locking them up outside. I wish I could use my road bike to commute. It'd take no time at all to get everywhere. I do have my mom's old...
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