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    A couple of attachments here (testing if this...

    A couple of attachments here (testing if this works)... One is a modification of the rear deck on a Kona Ute to hold nearly a case of beer. I'm working on outfitting my Ute as a "party bike,"...
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    The Cascade Bicycle Club has some really good...

    The Cascade Bicycle Club has some really good info for ride leaders posted on their web site... http://cascade.org/EandR/Ride_Leader_Info.cfm. Nice little handbook, as well as pre-ride briefing...
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    If you're going to be out riding for more than...

    If you're going to be out riding for more than two hours at a time, you need to take some food along, or stop somewhere for a snack. A good rule of thumb is that if you're just pootling along at...
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    I dodn't have the internet in grad school,...

    I dodn't have the internet in grad school, either... it came along three or four years later ;-) But what I did find that I didn't have back in my undergraduate courses was a set of books, "The...
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    Little Rock was just rated as the 4th most...

    Little Rock was just rated as the 4th most dangerous city to try and be a pedestrian... http://autos.yahoo.com/news/15-dangerous-cities-for-driving.html and...
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    I have a minor in math and a master's degree in...

    I have a minor in math and a master's degree in p-chem, but am still strictly a cookbook mathematician when it gets above basic algebra ;-) Once I look up the equation, I can usually get it right,...
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    +100 for KnottedYet & Bicyclista... those guys...

    +100 for KnottedYet & Bicyclista... those guys rock it!

    The bike I ride most all the time when I need to go somewhere, or off on club or training rides is a Surly touring bike with rear and front...
  8. Thread: Bridges

    by PscyclePath
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    It depends... Most of the bridges around here...

    It depends... Most of the bridges around here don't have sidewalks as such, and they certainly don't have bike lanes, so I ride the traffic lane. It's a lot easier that way. The Highway 49 bridge...
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    The fabric can get a little thin back there (or...

    The fabric can get a little thin back there (or up front, as well) as the shorts get worn, leading to problems with personal modesty ;-)

    I've got a couple of pair that are getting like that, but...
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    A bike's soul is pretty evenly distributed on the...

    A bike's soul is pretty evenly distributed on the saddle and on the pedals. It's that driving force that makes the thing go to all sorts of wonderful places, and maybe even a few that aren't so...
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    Somewhere I have a picture of me trucking down...

    Somewhere I have a picture of me trucking down the road with a bottle of "vin rouge" in each of the outside jersey pockets and one in the downtube bottle cage ;-) We'd made a stop at one of the...
  12. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Several years ago I was detailed to be one of the...

    Several years ago I was detailed to be one of the members of the panel that heard all general courts martial for the area served by Mannheim, Germany. I wound up going over there around twice a...
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    The 50-mile route on the BDB 100 has a few short...

    The 50-mile route on the BDB 100 has a few short rolling hills, but nothing too daunting. There are two good-sized hills on the century route, but these aren't too bad.
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    The very, very first thing to do is to check your...

    The very, very first thing to do is to check your brake pads and rims to make sure they're in good condition, with no trash or junk stuck to them or embedded in there. Give them (pads and rims) a...
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    Bicycle Times is a really good publication that...

    Bicycle Times is a really good publication that covers day-to-day, utility-style cycling. Another good one, oriented more toward mountain biking, is Dirt Rag. Other than the club pubs, these are...
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    Beans (or peas) and rice are a pretty filling &...

    Beans (or peas) and rice are a pretty filling & nutritious combination that travels well in either panniers or a backpack. Same goes for oatmeal, farina, barley, and couscous. Some spices, maybe...
  17. All the ladies up above have given good advice......

    All the ladies up above have given good advice...

    If I were in your shoes, I'd say something like "Screw the 20 pounds... let's lose about 180" and dump the manipulative boy/girlfriend. Nobody...
  18. I carry my wallet in my left jersey pocket, and...

    I carry my wallet in my left jersey pocket, and also a wrist RoadID with my emergency contact info and my medical insurance provider & member number.

    A couple of months ago I did a traffic skills...
  19. Thread: Kindle

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    One trick that you can try is to download the...

    One trick that you can try is to download the Kindle app for either your iPhone or laptop/desktop PC... Works just the same as the Kindle, and you're not out the ezpense for another piece of...
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    I have a Sweat-Gutr and one of the Halo hadbands,...

    I have a Sweat-Gutr and one of the Halo hadbands, but cannot for the life of me figure out where I put them at the end of last summer. What's been working the past couple of weeks has been a...
  21. I believed Tyler at least at one point in time;...

    I believed Tyler at least at one point in time; and I believed Floyd, too. Only to be sorely disappointed.

    I do not give a rat's rear end if Lance did dope... looking at all those who are now...
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    We had somewhere between 60-70 riders here in...

    We had somewhere between 60-70 riders here in Little Rock... led out by one of our guys pulling a ghost bike mounted on a bike-to-work trailer, then the pack following (silently) two-by-two. We lost...
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    I shower before I head out, and ride a moderate...

    I shower before I head out, and ride a moderate pace. Hopefully you don't break much of a sweat, but summertime in Arkansas will often soak you down even if you ride easy.

    On arrival, I stop by...
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    From what the bike press is saying, he had a...

    From what the bike press is saying, he had a pedal strike a curb or short wall while descending at speed, and it was enough to knock him off the bike, apparently landing face-first to the pavement...
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    Agree... One thing that's worked well for me is...

    Agree... One thing that's worked well for me is to install a set of pedals that have an SPD clip on one side and flats on the other, rather than plain double-sided SPD or some other device. ...
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