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    Hmmm sadly it's currently in little pieces in my...

    Hmmm sadly it's currently in little pieces in my basement... I blame Shawnofthedread, he complimented it last week at FMCC so I decided to give it some love, quickly discovered major frame rust, then...
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    I'm pretty sure that my family thinks I'm crazy-...

    I'm pretty sure that my family thinks I'm crazy- at about 5:30, they charged in the door en-masse, I immediately announced that I MUST SLEAZE and charged out the door. It's dark, I'm wearing street...
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    Actually I'm working with a view of fabulous...

    Actually I'm working with a view of fabulous skiing (Whistler). Seriously doubt that I'll have time to hit the slopes... le sigh.
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    Dismal showing on my part so far- in Canada and...

    Dismal showing on my part so far- in Canada and completely bikeless through next Tuesday! (Even if I did have a bike, there is 3' of snow on the ground- which I suppose wouldn't be an excuse if I DID...
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    I call my children (boys -3 & 5) "the Bandersnai"...

    I call my children (boys -3 & 5) "the Bandersnai" As the elder one was most seriously a "frumious Bandersnatch" for his first couple of years (but, thankfully, went un-smited by my vorpal sword). ...
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    Guy Continental = my "porn name" (in 1992 kid...

    Guy Continental = my "porn name" (in 1992 kid parlance, at least in Arizona, your porn name was your middle name + the street you grew up on)
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    To clarify (since I may have been the source of...

    To clarify (since I may have been the source of this)- the BLACK loop at Fountainhead has definitely gotten quite a bit harder and technical, even in the last few months. Last year(?) they added 3...
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    And if you are not the only one riding that exact...

    And if you are not the only one riding that exact route, you are free to be creeped out.

    FWIW, it's not a horrible idea to put a "privacy zone" of .25 miles or so around your house/workplace so...
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    I'm so glad that I clicked your link- I was just...

    I'm so glad that I clicked your link- I was just a few riders behind you on the chute and the photographer told me to yell:
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    I recognize that bike (I think that the mud...

    I recognize that bike (I think that the mud helps)- crazy bars... You started right in front of me in Masters.
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    Vastly improved over the last few years- owned by...

    Vastly improved over the last few years- owned by the same group as Raleigh, Chinese built, but some nice bikes in the high-end range. I was looking at the CX bikes- they looked like a decent deal...
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    I'd stick to WOD to the Ice Rink after Wiehle...

    I'd stick to WOD to the Ice Rink after Wiehle then drop down the singletrack. Not much of a savings to do Hunter Mill and it will be largely uphill.
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    Fountainhead- Monday 12/1

    I'm heading out to Fountainhead around 11am to catch what could be my last warm MTB ride of the year- PM me if you want to come (and don't have pesky "work" issues)
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    That would be cheating...

    That would be cheating...
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    Hint 1 is the bike; hint 2 is that this is barely...

    Hint 1 is the bike; hint 2 is that this is barely in DC...

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  16. Some bits and pieces- free to good home (or going in recycling bin)

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7050&d=1416599634

    Cleaning out. Most of this stuff is junk but *some* of it might be interesting to the right person. Figured I'd post...
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    I might be game for that...

    I might be game for that...
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    I'm in! Two whole weeks in a row! At this rate,...

    I'm in! Two whole weeks in a row! At this rate, next thing you know I'll even be doing Freezing Saddles again.
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    Sounds a bit fishy to me too- the oxidation may...

    Sounds a bit fishy to me too- the oxidation may have kept the frame alive this long (2004) as a protective layer. Perhaps just a dry-out plus LPS (Marine rust inhibitor)
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    Just had someone elsewhere advise using...

    Just had someone elsewhere advise using phosphoric acid (Ospho paint treatment) followed by LPS corrosion-blocking lube. Acid halts the corrosion, LPS seals it. Any thoughts? Renyolds 853 is...
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    Any product/technique suggestions for this as a...

    Any product/technique suggestions for this as a DIY measure? How about with a steel CX bike that's never had it done and been ridden wet more than it's been ridden dry? Can I apply over existing...
  22. Thread: Gloves?

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    My hands run super cold due to some serious...

    My hands run super cold due to some serious frostbite in young days so I'll opine from that perspective- what works for Hans or GB (frequent riding partners) is *way* too cold for me.

    I've...
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    I'm looking at THIS THING...

    I'm looking at THIS THING as the upgrade from a Skuut balance bike for our 3.5 y/o. Looks like it avoids some of the weight of the bike-sans-pedals approach while being useful for a year or so...
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    On bike or in car I'm terrified of Nissan Altimas with MD tags.
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    Dang... came up to Java Shack this morning just...

    Dang... came up to Java Shack this morning just in time to see the last stragglers depart in the distance (maybe Cindy, Dickie and dog man Cannon?). Of course I was walking and in street clothes so...
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