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    I like the potato salad and pretty much all the...

    I like the potato salad and pretty much all the proteins at Carolina Brothers in Ashburn (not really a fan of their mac & cheese tbh). Vienna, Falls Church and Shirlington have plenty of options too....
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    I have a lockring tool you can borrow if you...

    I have a lockring tool you can borrow if you like. It's not even mine, but it's a long-term loaner from a friend who doesn't currently own a fixed gear.
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    Between 65 and 79 GI. I can spin 120rpm fine and...

    Between 65 and 79 GI. I can spin 120rpm fine and 140+ for short bursts so usually now I'm on 42/16 fixed on 28mm.
    I ran 48/16 SS for quite some time on 23mm, I would be happy with that on a stiff,...
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    Also: pit bike!

    Also: pit bike!
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    I probably just mumbled something like "I would...

    I probably just mumbled something like "I would be fine with having fixed/fixed", because yeah you can run a freewheel on a fixed hub from what I've read. I think the threading isn't quite as...
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    I believe so, yes, although I don't have any...

    I believe so, yes, although I don't have any experience with them. I only have fixed/free wheels. Although the ultimate statement in simplicity is the one-sided fixed hub :)

    I don't know much...
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    Good luck and best wishes! That 70 mi paved...

    Good luck and best wishes!

    That 70 mi paved trail nearby sounds good. (I don't miss commuting 5 days/week!)
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    At least he didn't get a flat today! Oh wait...

    At least he didn't get a flat today! Oh wait...
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    Yeah, I think it's generally accepted that even...

    Yeah, I think it's generally accepted that even without a derailleur it's better to run 48/18 than 43/16 since each chain link is rigid and has to bend around a cog. I have a 9-26 cassette on my...
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    That's what I mean though: when the chainline is...

    That's what I mean though: when the chainline is straight there is less lateral pulling/side strain on the chain, so less friction: both between the top of the chain (cassette to chainring) and yes...
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    Fans sound like a bit too much. I'd rather have a...

    Fans sound like a bit too much. I'd rather have a battery powering some heated gloves/shoes! What I do is wear a Buff / half-mask over my nose/mouth under the goggles so my exhaled air doesn't easily...
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    Between CX races, kids activities, and the like I...

    Between CX races, kids activities, and the like I won't be doing real weekend rides 'til next year probably. :(



    In that case, I think it would work okay for fixed gear! Other than perhaps...
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    Yeah, I think without chain tension I wouldn't...

    Yeah, I think without chain tension I wouldn't run that 6-bolt thing. It's a neat idea but unless you can get a magic ratio (maybe with a half-link?) I wouldn't run fixed, and then with SS you lose...
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    Awesome to hear. It took me much longer to get...

    Awesome to hear. It took me much longer to get used to riding fixed with the same confidence as my freewheeling bikes, but now I have the hang of it, FG is one of my preferred commuter bikes! After a...
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    Yep. I have a WeeRide Kangaroo bought new that I...

    Yep. I have a WeeRide Kangaroo bought new that I used on either my MTB or hybrid - you're free to borrow it. It does scratch up the top tube but I really liked the front seat option. I ended up...
  16. Thread: Cyclocross 2014

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    I don't think I've ridden the regular Bluemont...

    I don't think I've ridden the regular Bluemont trail more than twice, ever, so yeah... no idea!
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    You haven't crashed. :) Fixed gear skill #1

    You haven't crashed. :) Fixed gear skill #1
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    Use the rear brake more than the front brake, and...

    Use the rear brake more than the front brake, and keep weight back more than you usually would.

    Also:
    http://www.icebike.org/Articles/techniques.htm...
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    I was talking to Cyndi about it this morning!...

    I was talking to Cyndi about it this morning! Especially since the post-work time slot is tougher to do now. We were thinking of doing Bluemont sometime since it's more conveniently located than...
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    I don't mind golf (I grew up three houses down...

    I don't mind golf (I grew up three houses down from access to a public golf course), but I do wish there was some way of getting better shared use for the land. And I also prefer mini-golf.

    The...
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    Can't see the image :( There's also an...

    Can't see the image :(



    There's also an unofficial CX practice group that meets at Gravelly Pt, right now it is 6pm or so on Thursday (also a smaller Tuesday group I think)

    Not as fun as...
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    I'm interested in doing this sometime. I think if...

    I'm interested in doing this sometime. I think if you skip actually getting coffee at Java Shack (sacrilegious!) Swing's before 9am will be doable.

    Next time we should get a group to go the...
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    I'm just glad that - sometimes - people spell...

    I'm just glad that - sometimes - people spell Hains Point without the extraneous 'e'.
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    I hear ya. This is the most driving I've done all...

    I hear ya. This is the most driving I've done all year!



    Yeah, I've done 3 Cat 4/5 races in addition to the one DCCX rookie race. (I've also finished one Cat 5 crit, and after the awful sounds...
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    It's in the list but yeah, it's running TWO days...

    It's in the list but yeah, it's running TWO days this year! (I'm assuming it's a reversed course on the second day so the race flow will be different both days.)

    I recommend the rookie race if you...
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