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    17327 There are always alternatives: Two...

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    There are always alternatives:

    Two women from Sweden have invented a bicycle helmet that remains invisible unless you need it, to solve the issues we all have with helmets - destroying hair...
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    I practiced falling from my bike onto an...

    I practiced falling from my bike onto an inflatable mattress on the grass in my backyard.
    Then I took out the mattress and fell on the grass.
    When I actually did fall in the gravel, I didn't break...
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    Currently, I have the most fortunate advantage of...

    Currently, I have the most fortunate advantage of having a full shower at work. I love it more than any other non-monetary benefit.
    Formerly, I did not have that luxury. I would use (and still do...
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    I caught almost all the light green today. Took...

    I caught almost all the light green today. Took me less than a half hour for a nine mile commute. Awesome!
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    Replying 4 years later: Bikes are expected to...

    Replying 4 years later: Bikes are expected to ride on the right hand side of traffic. But only if there is a 6 foot "fog line". In places of low traffic, cyclists are to take the lane. There are...
  6. Thread: Fairbanks?

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    Did you move to Fairbanks? I live here (20+yrs)....

    Did you move to Fairbanks? I live here (20+yrs). We have a wonderful cycling community. Google "Fairbanks Cycle Club" to find our group rides. You could ride everyday, winter as well.
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    Thanks for sharing the video! It was a cute...

    Thanks for sharing the video! It was a cute tongue-in-cheek for those of us who know how to take a joke. I have had girlfriends that actually ride like that, that is what makes it funny.
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    My commute today was non-existant. There is a...

    My commute today was non-existant. There is a rather large forest fire and the smoke was incredibly thick. Too thick to ride and breathe. Darn it! I have logged 220 miles so far this month and was...
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    I cannot say enough awesome things about padded...

    I cannot say enough awesome things about padded bike shorts/skirts/capris. You DO NOT want to wear them anywhere but when riding, but they are pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history...
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    Congrats on the Ortliebs! I have the backroller...

    Congrats on the Ortliebs! I have the backroller classics as well and LOVE them tremendously. After communting with carry-on-body bags for the last 15 years, I finally broke down and bought...
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    On days with lightening, I try not wearing my...

    On days with lightening, I try not wearing my metal helmet.
    http://www.killermangos.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/lightninghelmet-300x284.jpg

    On a more realistic response: I dont mind...
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    that iBert is awesome! I had the back seat rider...

    that iBert is awesome!
    I had the back seat rider a bagillion years ago and my son would have LOVED the view from the front!
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    Five feet from death...

    My commute today was unnecessarily crazy.
    It started off well with my 16 year old son commuting with me. He broke off to head to city center while I continued just south of downtown. I was...
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    Just a personal opinion to be taken with a grain...

    Just a personal opinion to be taken with a grain of salt, but...

    I HATE the trailers. Hate, hate, hate, hate, and hate!
    They are heavier, more drag, wider, longer, slower...

    My son (my...
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    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/29124_1...

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    A new bike helmet from YAKKAY? I am so in love with these.

    Water bottle filled with different powdered drink...
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    Anyone lately?

    I was thinking of making some fun panniers to swap out every once in a while with my heavy duty Ortlieb panniers.

    Some days I don't need to carry my entire wardrobe with me?

    Anyone convert...
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    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7680627500_006e...

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7680627500_006e16b5f3.jpg

    The four commuters we have at our small business get together and have a "riding lunch"
    It IS great to work with other commuters!
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    Approval of the Ortiel panniers

    I love my Orteil back panniers.
    I picked them up used on eBay for $135 for the pair.
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    oh, I havent been on the Kal-Haven Trail since I left the Mitten in 1992.
    Loved that trail, one of my favorite in the whole wide world.
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    I woke up exhilarated to ride to work, a very...

    I woke up exhilarated to ride to work, a very light mist, warmer weather (high 60's). Half way through the skies opened up and let me have it.

    I still have dirt in my hair from all the muck my...
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    Awesome ideas! I'll be on the look-out for...

    Awesome ideas! I'll be on the look-out for Skratch mix.
    I am digging on the gel Blox from Cliff, but man, they are sweet.
    I like to freeze coffee cubes and drop them in some diluted almond milk...
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