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    Yay! Congratulations! Doing a new long distance...

    Yay! Congratulations! Doing a new long distance always feels like a cool accomplishment, no matter how short or far.
  2. Thread: Carrying Water

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    Carrying Water

    I'm getting back into running in preparation for a duathalon, and my ever increasing distances plus the heat wave we're having right now have got me thinking... I should probably be carrying water...
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    Aesthetically it's not much different from a...

    Aesthetically it's not much different from a cable, but a lot of people around here secure their saddle with a short length of chain (not security chain, bicycle chain). A little hipster, but as...
  4. Thread: Bike magazines

    by alice
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    Oh man, I could go on about bike magazines all...

    Oh man, I could go on about bike magazines all day.

    Bicycle Times, as mentioned above, does sound like what you might be looking for; it's transportation oriented, and low key as far as their...
  5. Thread: back pain?

    by alice
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    I had some lower back pain when I first started...

    I had some lower back pain when I first started riding after a long time just because my muscles weren't developed for whatever it is that they do while I'm cycling. It went away after a few months. ...
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    Here's a quote from this...

    Here's a quote from this website:
    "On the disadvantage side however, silicone fluid [DOT5] aerates easily. Harley-Davison, one of the sole current OEM users of silicone fluid, warns buyers to let...
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    I've had this on and off for a while. The last...

    I've had this on and off for a while. The last time I had it, it lasted for about three months (worst three months ever; I constantly worried I was having a heart attack). I find that warm compresses...
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    Me too! True, I sometimes get myself into some...

    Me too! True, I sometimes get myself into some sticky situations (e.g. going down hills I have to walk back up), but it's always an adventure. I often feel safer on a bike than I would in a car in...
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    I think this is just going to be a discussion of...

    I think this is just going to be a discussion of each of our personal definitions, because there is no industry/community wide standard definition for either "hybrid" or "comfort".

    The way I look...
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    Loved the picture of the folder in the folder!...

    Loved the picture of the folder in the folder! With proper precautions, I can actually strap my folder on the rear rack of my non-folder... I've never taken it anywhere, but I have considered it....
  11. Thread: Newbie

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    I am living proof that you definitely CAN forget...

    I am living proof that you definitely CAN forget how to ride a bike. I learned when I was a kid, but I never rode much on my own; my dad and I would go out on the tandem often, but that didn't teach...
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    I had a "jaw ache" sort of ride today, which is...

    I had a "jaw ache" sort of ride today, which is apparently my warm weather equivalent of your head-throb ride. I always forget how it's at least 10 degrees warmer/brighter than it appears to be from...
  13. Thread: Hello

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    Hi! I'm newish to the forum myself, and it's a...

    Hi! I'm newish to the forum myself, and it's a great place to be. ^_^ I hope you find the community you're looking for here.

    As to the bike, no specific advice (I've haven't seen either), but I...
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    I don't (usually) wear bike shorts, so take...

    I don't (usually) wear bike shorts, so take everything I have to say with a grain of salt.

    I've heard good things from my fellow padded shorts hating people around here about tri shorts- still a...
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    Quick Release Seatpost Clamp

    Free to a good home (in the U.S/Canada, or pay for shipping):

    1 generic (stock) quick release seatpost clamp. Black. The one I replaced it with is 31.8 mm (so presumably this one is too, though I...
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    Wow, I'm impressed! I'm a bit of a wimp, so I try...

    Wow, I'm impressed! I'm a bit of a wimp, so I try to stay off big hills with my 16" wheels. You're the second person I've seen (or heard of) in the last week doing some big climbs on small wheels......
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    1. I hadn't noticed until it was mentioned, but...

    1. I hadn't noticed until it was mentioned, but one reasons I've stuck around TE is because people use full sentences, actual words, and punctuation. I'm a fan of all of those things.

    2. The...
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    Ours was last week; I was already out of school...

    Ours was last week; I was already out of school and had nowhere to bike, but my SO did bike to work. There were festivities and such downtown, but I always feel like they're poorly planned; they...
  19. Thread: Bike Pumps

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    Home: Ascent Mega Force Floor Pump Bike: Lezyne...

    Home: Ascent Mega Force Floor Pump
    Bike: Lezyne Pressure Drive Mini Pump

    I LOVE the Lezyne pump; I couldn't ask for something easier to use, lighter, or slicker looking.

    I HATE the Ascent...
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    Did you make it all the way up? It was killer! I...

    Did you make it all the way up? It was killer! I walked up... surprised at the respect I got from people going up on two (or more) wheels.

    I was also suprised by the ratio of men to women (at...
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    Wow! I've never lived somewhere that it snows, so...

    Wow! I've never lived somewhere that it snows, so I wouldn't have even thought of this!
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    Is there a reason you're avoiding the roof racks?...

    Is there a reason you're avoiding the roof racks? We use the Thule roof rack (on ou 1999 CRV), and it works great for us. Only issues are that we can't put the bikes up until leaving the garage, and...
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    For grocery shopping I take both panniers, and a...

    For grocery shopping I take both panniers, and a backpack, and a cargo net to strap stuff on top of the rack. I buy a lot of groceries.

    But it's fun!

    Also, unlike most of you dedicated people,...
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    I haven't used BikeLink, but I've been...

    I haven't used BikeLink, but I've been considering it lately, since there's a station near a movie theatre I frequent, and I think it would be nice to have a more secure place to lock my bike for...
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    I ran into one of those people on my way home...

    I ran into one of those people on my way home from the library today. I stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, and a guy on a (very nice) road bike muttered "bike to work day, yay" in a...
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