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    Thanks for all the advice ladies! My boyfriend...

    Thanks for all the advice ladies! My boyfriend had a blast and his team finished 8th out of 20. We are really happy with the result as 3 of the 4 ppl on his team (including him) had never raced on a...
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    ok, apparently one of the team mates has camp...

    ok, apparently one of the team mates has camp stoves. Good idea on the coffee though, I've got a small 4 cup machine I think I can run off the outlet in the back of the SUV (with the car on of course...
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    From the website it looks like there are no fires...

    From the website it looks like there are no fires allowed. This race is outside of Bastrop, TX where we had very bad wildfires in 2011. The area is still recovering from that so it's understandable....
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    I hadn't thought of extra sets of clothes, I...

    I hadn't thought of extra sets of clothes, I wonder if he has. He's doing relay so he will have some time between laps and want to be out of the chamois and a clean set is always nice. I'm still...
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    Support for a 12 hour race?

    My SO is competing in his first 12 hour mtb race this weekend (on a team), and I'm going with for moral support. Neither of us has ever done any MTB race before (he has raced track for a few years)...
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    Irulan, I hadn't even thought of skipping...

    Irulan, I hadn't even thought of skipping clipless. I'm so used to it on the road bike that I just assumed it would be better on the MTB too. It makes sense though, one less thing to have to worry...
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    Thanks Indy, I've been thinking this as well....

    Thanks Indy, I've been thinking this as well. I've had bad experiences learning other things from SO's in the past so I don't think I'm going to let him be my only source of instruction. Thekarens...
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    My boyfriend is the main fitter at my LBS so I...

    My boyfriend is the main fitter at my LBS so I think he'll be able to get the bike fit to me. I haven't let him fit me to a bike before, usually preferring to go see a lady fitter that I love at...
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    Trying to get into MTB

    Mountain Biking and I have a troubled past, I tried to get into it about 5 years ago on a borrowed bike who's chain kept coming off. We parted on bad terms after I fell off and cracked three ribs on...
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    Cannondale New Bike Concept

    I kow I posted another crazy bike earlier, but I have no one else to share these weird things with but you guys!...
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    My family was on vacation in Bastrop, TX this...

    My family was on vacation in Bastrop, TX this last weekend. My dad and I took our bikes and did 20 VERY hilly miles. I've been doing 50-60 mile rides on the weekends here in Houston pretty easily but...
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    I'm in for 142

    I'm in for 142
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    Also, while decending could be fun going up would...

    Also, while decending could be fun going up would be a chore
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    Urban 'bike' video

    What do you all think of this urban 'bike' concept?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiiI-q-bbE0&feature=player_embedded

    I'll stick to a bike with pedals that I don't need a harness to ride!...
  15. Thread: Doctor Who

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    I'm loving the 'Pond Life' mini prequles to the...

    I'm loving the 'Pond Life' mini prequles to the season that they are posting online. The first one was ok, but the new one they just released is so much fun! ...
  16. Thread: Doctor Who

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    Colby, Just noticed your Firefly call out above...

    Colby,
    Just noticed your Firefly call out above your Avatar LOVE!

    Seems like in a forum of bike geeks we also have quite a few who-geeks (or whovians) and browncoats! I feel so at home :)
  17. Thread: Doctor Who

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    Tulip, As much as I love the new series (and I...

    Tulip,
    As much as I love the new series (and I love it SOOOO much) if you want to get youself hooked, don't start at the first ep of the new series, start with "the Empty Child" or "Blink" the first...
  18. Thread: Doctor Who

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    Found an 'exclusive' trailer online:...

    Found an 'exclusive' trailer online:
    http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/videos/exclusive-season-7-trailer/

    The only way I knew the premier date was from a podcast I listen to (Nerdist). BBC...
  19. Thread: Doctor Who

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    Doctor Who

    Any other Who fans out there? I'm so excited for the premier of the new season on Sept 1.

    Thinking of having a watch party for my friends. Not serving fish fingers and custard though.
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    Loving being back on the bike!

    I just looked at my online statistics and I've logged 516 miles since I started riding again June 1 this year and that's just the ones I remembered to log! I was off the bike for several years due to...
  21. Thread: Free Shorts!

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    Shorts are spoken for! I will be mailing out...

    Shorts are spoken for! I will be mailing out today or tomorrow. :)
  22. Thread: Free Shorts!

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    Free Shorts!

    2 pair of performance women's shorts size medium. These shorts are several years old, but I probably wore each pair a dozen times. They were a gift from an ex boyfriends mom and they never fit me...
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    Support me in the Tour De Pink

    Sunday, September 16th (one month from today!) Iím riding my first century in the 8th Annual Tour De Pink. This charity ride helps raise money for the Pink Ribbon Project which supports the mission...
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    From a fellow houstonian: ride it on typical...

    From a fellow houstonian: ride it on typical Houston pavement. Though we don't have have hills until you get to Austin Houston does have plenty of crappy roads! Those will most likely be the roads...
  25. Thread: Wheel damage

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    Wheel damage

    My rear wheel has some damage on the brakeing surface. How major is this? I've had the wheel trued since the damage occured and it spins straight, but there are some scratches in the al. They look...
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