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  1. What kind of learner are you? I am a fairly slow...

    What kind of learner are you? I am a fairly slow one! haha Seriously though, I am very hands on when it comes to figuring stuff out. I'll look at all the parts, maybe watch a video on FaceTube and...
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    The fog was really cool. I plunged into Jones...

    The fog was really cool. I plunged into Jones point park with my helmet light on high and couldn't see a damn thing!
  3. A good shop example. I was in a shop once when a...

    A good shop example. I was in a shop once when a young dude came in and dropped off a wheel with a flat tire to have it fixed. The mechanic/owner said "hey 'kid', when are you going to let me show...
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    Random post to derail your thread mostly. ...

    Random post to derail your thread mostly.

    Over the holidays I was back where I grew up in rural Western North Carolina. Didn't take a bike but I went driving around. When I was young I would put...
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    It's slick as balls outside my place near...

    It's slick as balls outside my place near Huntington metro. Just went out and checked. Ride studs if you've got any. I'm taking the train...
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    Could someone go out to the real shady spots...

    Could someone go out to the real shady spots between the marina and the airport tomorrow morning between 530 and 6 and let me know if I should ride regular tires, studs, or fat bike?
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    You should nip Illinois on that route too, after...

    You should nip Illinois on that route too, after St Louis. I like the Nebraska/Iowa route better but it would add ~100 miles. Nothing like a good winter road trip.
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    Let's hope that is a massive tail wind on the way...

    Let's hope that is a massive tail wind on the way home! I rode the fat bike and it damn near killed me.
  9. Thread: Frozen brake

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    Lube, less is more, in cold weather. It will just...

    Lube, less is more, in cold weather. It will just add to whatever sludge is in your brake cable housing and exacerbate the problem. The rear shifter on my regular commuter is susceptible to this.
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    The best thing I have found is having shoes large...

    The best thing I have found is having shoes large enough to accommodate heavy wool socks and a liner sock. If you add winter shoes to that and you should be good. I used that combination in Alaska......
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    When it's really cold I break these out. 15987

    When it's really cold I break these out.

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    I use my motorcycle goggles. Cheap and...

    I use my motorcycle goggles. Cheap and replacement lenses are ~4 bucks.

    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1583/7486/A.R.C.-Corona-Goggle?c=253
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    My ex used to have the same issue or pretty...

    My ex used to have the same issue or pretty close. Her butt and outer thighs would get ridiculously cold while she was out skiing or riding in cold weather. Not so much while participating in the...
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    After consulting the women of the house... They...

    After consulting the women of the house... They didn't have anything politically correct to say.

    Helmet cam or appearance thereof is a decent idea. Ignore the assholes and pedal on was the most...
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    Is there a vigilante justice bike gang following...

    Is there a vigilante justice bike gang following nearby option?

    I'll ask the ladies of the house for suggestions. They were teenagers on bikes when it was much less common. I'm guessing they'll...
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    I can ride lead out for a solid 15-20 seconds at...

    I can ride lead out for a solid 15-20 seconds at KOM speed if you need me.


    I posted that without actually looking at the speed... I'd need a tailwind.
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    I have an older model of those wheels on my...

    I have an older model of those wheels on my backup commuter bike. I need the 36 spokes... They are good wheels but have a narrow-ish rim. I like the tire profile of 35c tires on a wide rim. I think I...
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    I had to replace my wheels last year, the rims...

    I had to replace my wheels last year, the rims had run their course like yours. I went decidedly in the heavy duty camp. Kind of the opposite of the wheels Honz would be interested in ;) Good build...
  19. Glad to hear you are getting some rowing time in...

    Glad to hear you are getting some rowing time in addition to your other workouts. That's awesome.

    I'm fortunate enough to have my own erg. So I don't have many excuses.
  20. Thread: Yay for biking!

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    It also does wonders for my mental health! (do...

    It also does wonders for my mental health! (do they have a little cross eyed smiley face?)
  21. Concept2 has a bike erg now. I had no idea... I...

    Concept2 has a bike erg now. I had no idea... I don't really have a place for it right now but it is interesting.
    http://www.concept2.com/bikeerg/concept2-bikeerg
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    Snowmachine trails make good fat bike riding if...

    Snowmachine trails make good fat bike riding if the snow isn't too soft. Dog sled trails are the best. I haven't found a lot of either around the DC metro area for some reason? My fat bike has been...
  23. Looks like a strong turn out this year. I am on...

    Looks like a strong turn out this year. I am on page two of the honor boards as of today, that's fun.
  24. Thread: Ummm... Live TV

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    Stating the obvious doesn't usually piss people...

    Stating the obvious doesn't usually piss people off, I think you're on safe ground. Spam is annoying.

    There was a good rant, er discussion, about the spam recently if you want to check it out:...
  25. I pulled 15k. No unusual aches or pains, which is...

    I pulled 15k. No unusual aches or pains, which is good. Over the summer I was rowing on my telework day pretty regularly. Hopefully that will benefit me this year.
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