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  1. Thread: Covet

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    Too swooshy for my taste.

    Too swooshy for my taste.
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    Hahahahaha...maybe, maybe I might see peak power...

    Hahahahaha...maybe, maybe I might see peak power numbers that are higher than yours occasionally, but that's only because I've got like 40 pounds on you and, you know, physics. But I'd wager your...
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    Got to race DGM in her car from Longfellow...

    Got to race DGM in her car from Longfellow elementary to Westover. I won.

    First sighting, just past Kirby...she yells "Nice socks!"
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    Good news: Arlington painted a bike line on the...

    Good news: Arlington painted a bike line on the stretch of Washington Blvd. between 25th St. and Westmoreland.

    Bad news: They handled the paint job in a comically stereotypical bureaucratic...
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    Hit 822W today racing Deirdre home (she in her...

    Hit 822W today racing Deirdre home (she in her car). It was actually about 2 miles in to a 3+ mile, pretty-much-all-out effort on my part, so maybe I can hit 1000W after all.
  6. You say that as if it's a bad thing... ...

    You say that as if it's a bad thing...

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.usacycling.org/2014/Dec/ellen-noble-swept-the-womens-races-at-the-baystate-cyclocross-weekend-med.jpg
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    Quick, put some Campy on that thing before Dickie...

    Quick, put some Campy on that thing before Dickie sees!
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    Welcome! In addition to the correct seat height,...

    Welcome! In addition to the correct seat height, the positioning of your feet on the pedals can affect your knees as well. For example, I recently switched pedal systems and afterwards started...
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    I couldn't tell from your previous comments if...

    I couldn't tell from your previous comments if you had done a century before, but if you can finish 50 States, you can definitely finish a century.
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    Maybe he was just really excited to show you his...

    Maybe he was just really excited to show you his knife, in case you were thinking about buying one...
  11. http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/phil-gaimon-wh...

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/phil-gaimon-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-clean-bike-rider/
  12. I hope you refer all recipients to #capsnothats,...

    I hope you refer all recipients to #capsnothats, as well as

    Rule #22
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    In Soviet Russia, bike wrenches you!

    In Soviet Russia, bike wrenches you!
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    If I ride one of my nice bikes, I never leave it...

    If I ride one of my nice bikes, I never leave it in the racks. I'm lucky that locking up isn't required, so I can park it against the wall nearby where it won't get bumped or whatever. But I can't...
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    How do you carry your supplemental oxygen:...

    How do you carry your supplemental oxygen: backpack or pannier?
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    My issue with this, and maybe I'm mistaken, is...

    My issue with this, and maybe I'm mistaken, is that LEED gives lots of points for these types of low-hanging fruit, so builders can just make the cheap, easy fixes in a half-assed way rather than...
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    I think max grade needs to be less than 8-10%,...

    I think max grade needs to be less than 8-10%, otherwise, it's just too steep for that type of ride. 5-8% I can do all day (or at least I have for 5-6 hours) without burning matches, but even short...
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    I think if it's a social event like some of the...

    I think if it's a social event like some of the attempts I've read about, it's just as much about the spectacle as it is about the ride...that'd be my main motivation to try (and almost certainly...
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    From what I've read about Everesting, that seems...

    From what I've read about Everesting, that seems about right. We better start training!
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    Website is blocked for me too. I was looking at...

    Website is blocked for me too. I was looking at the first section of Skyline Drive out of Front Royal (Ascent to Dickey Ridge). It's 3.8 miles long, gains about 1,100 feet. So it's a nice, even grade...
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    On behalf of Dismal, I'll recommend tying a cheap...

    On behalf of Dismal, I'll recommend tying a cheap LED flashlight to your helmet using a segment of discarded inner tube.
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    Just ride up the Custis, hang a right whenever...

    Just ride up the Custis, hang a right whenever you feel so inclined, and ride around aimlessly for a couple hours. All the hills you could want! Only half-joking, actually...If you take Quincy north,...
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    I agree. Hills actually make rides interesting...

    I agree. Hills actually make rides interesting and help stretch the legs a bit.

    I will say, though, that hills do take some getting used to just in terms of developing a good technique so you can...
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    Flats are probably best for...

    Flats are probably best for year-round/all-weather use...I recently started riding clips/straps on one of my bikes and like it, but the clips aren't big enough for winter shoes/boots. But for JRA,...
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    It's probably just the way they designed this...

    It's probably just the way they designed this particular overlay, which is just a pre-made template...I would try to test it, but I doubt I could get even close to 1000W. There are overlays that are...
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