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    Wait, that wasn't what I was suggesting :) Can...

    Wait, that wasn't what I was suggesting :) Can you do that [skip cat 4]? I would have assumed you need to earn those 4->3 points in cat 4 races (?)
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    Sounds good :-) I think it is nice to have the...

    Sounds good :-) I think it is nice to have the happy hour after the competition starts for things like this.

    I am planning to be at the happy hour to cheer y'all on.
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    I propose that returning FS participants can only...

    I propose that returning FS participants can only count Jan 1 miles ridden in excess of last year's miles. Maybe as a percentage. Otherwise seems like this prize will always go someone in the same...
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    I have a 5nm torque key. They aren't cheap...

    I have a 5nm torque key. They aren't cheap either, but most things seem to be 5-6nm, so that works well to just keep in the shed. I have a couple larger proper torque wrenches for when I need...
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    Well, torque carefully, I guess. At least it...

    Well, torque carefully, I guess. At least it isn't carbon.
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    Yeah, grease or anti-seize (though be careful:...

    Yeah, grease or anti-seize (though be careful: the copper anti-seize leaves copper-colored stains). Or carbon paste if you are concerned about bars slipping, though that shouldn't be an issue if...
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    You can cat up before 10 races if you are on the...

    You can cat up before 10 races if you are on the podium. I know someone who submitted for upgrade after 6 (and was granted) and I don't think he even had podium finishes (but he had placed well). I...
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    Nice. Looks like a steal for $300. Did the brakes...

    Nice. Looks like a steal for $300. Did the brakes come mounted like that on the bars? Weird position.

    Edit: maybe it is just the classic bend that doesn't lend itself to usable drops and flat tops.
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    Well, I rode Lake Fairfax on Monday and it was...

    Well, I rode Lake Fairfax on Monday and it was surprisingly wet. It is probably safe to assume that for the next few months the friendly trails should be ridden in sub-freezing temps to avoid trail...
  10. Yeah, it sounds like the slackers team may need...

    Yeah, it sounds like the slackers team may need to be reconsidered for next year (or this?). If the only goal of the slackers team is to allow individuals to participate in the pointless prizes but...
  11. Thread: Hashtags?

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    Yes, this is not exposed in the mobile apps, but...

    Yes, this is not exposed in the mobile apps, but it is in the web GUI, next to check box for "trainer".



    Pull requests welcome! ;-)

    http://github.com/hozn/bafs
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    I think commute is already a metric we can track...

    I think commute is already a metric we can track (there is a checkbox). But sure the other ideas could be interesting. I track my #snowtires and #cx rides since those are useful equipment datapoints...
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    Looks like it is open now:...

    Looks like it is open now: https://www.bikereg.com/snotcycle

    Not sure I'm gonna do it (I think I've only actually done it once -- maybe twice). Never raced at the Freedom Center either. I'll...
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    I think the tire width rule is a UCI rule; I...

    I think the tire width rule is a UCI rule; I don't think their rules apply to any of these local races.

    Yes, you should just strip your bike and race it. Actually, you should strip it down, put on...
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    You strip off those things you mentioned ... and...

    You strip off those things you mentioned ... and the bottle cages.

    Actually, you buy a Traitor Crusade and race SS.
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    Ah, I guess the trick is that I just don't feel...

    Ah, I guess the trick is that I just don't feel guilty. :-) I clean it when it starts making noise. (I am a believer in minimal bike cleaning, esp. with water, as a way to increase lifespan of the...
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    Is that Gambrill?

    Is that Gambrill?
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    I would also own another SS for commuting again...

    I would also own another SS for commuting again if I didn't want to also pull the trailer or ride off-road, but haven't found gears to be that big a lifestyle cramp for all-weather commuting. Was it...
  19. Thread: Strava noob

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    The weight is for the wattage. If you want...

    The weight is for the wattage. If you want wattage, weigh the bike. Otherwise just estimate. Somewhere between 22 and 30lbs would be a guess, for the basic bike. If you've added stuff like rack,...
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    From what I hear Fountainhead is definitely not a...

    From what I hear Fountainhead is definitely not a beginner trail anymore. I haven't ridden the redesigned trail, I am embarrassed to say (since I consider myself more a mountainbiker still ......
  21. Thread: Strava noob

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    C. Don't create public segments for your commute...

    C. Don't create public segments for your commute or from your house to place X. Just make those private. If there is a particular hill climb you think should be a segment, go ahead and make it (but...
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    Isn't that only lime 2500 miles? The belt didn't...

    Isn't that only lime 2500 miles? The belt didn't even last as long as a chain?
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    I imagine that the sex of the cyclist could play...

    I imagine that the sex of the cyclist could play a role here. I am guessing that a sociological study would find a difference in how (or how frequently etc.) help is offered depending on the sex of...
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    Yeah, exactly. I don't bother to ask everyone...

    Yeah, exactly. I don't bother to ask everyone stopped if they have what they need, though I typically do to be nice. ... If I am not running late or it is particularly treacherous out.

    But I also...
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    Yeah, I use front predominantly -- and it has the...

    Yeah, I use front predominantly -- and it has the bigger disc rotor (160mm) on my commuter and road bikes -- but I would use both brakes if I was panic stopping on my road or cx bike. Assuming I had...
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