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    jabberwocky replied to a thread Lights 2015 in Bikes & Equipment
    I've owned a few sets of fancy lights over the years, but eventually the batteries or lights died. These days I just get whatever cheap chinese LED...
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    07-24-2015, 02:31 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Flat pedals? in Bikes & Equipment
    Those fancy VO pedals are very similar to several of the pedals I've run on DH bikes over the years. You really don't need to go fancy for flats,...
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    07-24-2015, 01:13 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Flat pedals? in Bikes & Equipment
    Having done both, I'd certainly have a difficult time going back to flats on anything but very short distance utility riding. Even on the DH bike I...
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    07-24-2015, 12:08 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Flat pedals? in Bikes & Equipment
    I think it depends on what sort of commuting you do, and what you use your bike for. Flats have advantages when it comes to convenience (wear...
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    07-20-2015, 03:04 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Do they even let Portland hipsters like yourself buy geared bikes? ;)
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    07-17-2015, 02:15 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Pbs in General Discussion
    Yeah, my understanding is the "jeff the cyclist" character is based on Jef (an avid cyclist), and they have a friendly rivalry (Jefs comic "Frazz"...
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    07-14-2015, 12:43 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Oh yeah, there is a path there. :) I've never ridden it. I just cut over from tall oaks. Wiehle isn't as bad as it would seem, especially as you...
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    07-14-2015, 12:01 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Thats the colvin run mill trail (connects from Hunters Mill to Carpers Farm Way, where you can join the CCT and head south to the W&OD). Its old...
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    07-14-2015, 11:15 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Yes, its all paved. I've ridden it a handful of times. Its not totally smooth and is a bit narrow in places, and there are some steep...
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    07-14-2015, 10:36 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Thats my recommended route. I actually rode it this morning. Up Wiehle, right on North Shore drive (up near Baron Cameron), around ring road to...
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    07-13-2015, 02:02 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Kill Bill 2015 in Group Rides
    Very cool! I have to say, planning the social ride was the biggest ride planning challenge I've ever done... just because I was trying to regularly...
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    07-11-2015, 10:47 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Kill Bill 2015 in Group Rides
    Meet at same time and place as the main ride. The whole ride will last all day. Plan on 40ish miles with lots of food stops. I'll try and post a...
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    07-10-2015, 02:34 PM
    Its easy to get a... skewed... view of normal reading this forum. :) Because we have people who ride 20 miles each way, every day, and to the...
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    07-10-2015, 01:25 PM
    34 miles a day is a lot of riding, especially if you aren't used to it. That would be over 600 miles a month just from commuting if you rode very...
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    07-09-2015, 12:56 PM
    Hah! My story isn't a passing story, but a "someone decided to draft me 3" from my back wheel without saying anything" story. I was rolling along...
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    07-09-2015, 12:34 PM
    Its weird how my attitude towards MUPs have changed over the years. When I first started bike commuting in 2006, I loved that most of my commute was...
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    07-09-2015, 11:27 AM
    I just think its ridiculous to truck along in the left lane expecting people people in front of you to yield when they probably don't even know...
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    07-09-2015, 09:16 AM
    If he didn't call his pass, thats on him.
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    07-08-2015, 01:31 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    I've been stung a few times after running into insects, and I had a spider drop on my leg and bite me years ago while mountainbiking. My fear has...
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    07-08-2015, 08:21 AM
    Dear white Prius with driver who was obviously on a very important phone call at Baron Cameron and Lake Fairfax Drive this morning: You are very...
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    07-07-2015, 11:57 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    I did notice the reduced traction when I switched to the contis. I never went down but there were a few times in those initial weeks where the bike...
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    07-07-2015, 11:01 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    I'd be happy to get over 2k miles on them. Thus far no contis have made it that far. I used to run Pro3s and get a consistent 2k out of them (the...
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    07-07-2015, 10:53 AM
    Latest upgrade: Replacement drivetrain for the big bike. Upgrading to 10-speed finally, so I decided to go 1x10. Start with an 11-36 cassette...
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    07-07-2015, 09:31 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Sidewall blowout about 1.5 miles from home necessitated an in the field dollar-bill boot, then my mini pump decided to give up the ghost (my fault,...
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    07-01-2015, 08:39 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Anytime, Casey. Shed is perfect SM100 training! Ride the trails and then grind around on the gravel roads, or swap the MTB for the road bike and...
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    07-01-2015, 08:14 AM
    Entirely within VA? If so, a handgun with a CHL is an option. Don't even think about it in DC or MD. As others have said, you'll want to get some...
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    06-30-2015, 08:42 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Drop me a line when you're ready and I'll show you around the Shed. I even have a good intro loop that won't have you hating the rigid bike too...
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    06-30-2015, 08:26 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Its certainly less maintenance than drivetrains are. Suspension forks are complicated things, but modern ones use good seals and cartridge dampers...
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    06-29-2015, 02:21 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Suspension forks aren't that much of a maintenance issue. On my trail forks I generally send them off every few years for an overhaul. The lyrik on...
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    06-29-2015, 10:56 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Kill Bill 2015 in Group Rides
    I've been volunteered! :D I'll be running (er, helping run, because Tania isn't getting totally off the hook for this ;) ) the social ride that...
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