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    go to the website. last year's data is still...

    go to the website. last year's data is still there.
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    I like this a lot. A competition within the...

    I like this a lot. A competition within the competition. Essentially, competing to be relevant. A primary component of this game is to encourage winter riding, and I support that. But I don't...
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    no, don't sit out. You're just like everyone...

    no, don't sit out. You're just like everyone else...you do what you can.
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    If I go 55 on the beltway (posted speed limit) I...

    If I go 55 on the beltway (posted speed limit) I get blow away by virtually every other driver. So why do you think that mentality wouldn't carryover to a speed limit on the trails? Public safety...
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    Same here, and can no longer transfer...

    Same here, and can no longer transfer registration, so it looks like I just made a donation!
  6. This is an amazing thread. After carefully...

    This is an amazing thread. After carefully reading all of the posts I decided to order a pair of Specialized Roubaix Pro 2BR tires for routine commuting on my new cyclocross bike, that is, until the...
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    I typically wave those cars through. I don't...

    I typically wave those cars through. I don't want anyone to do me a favor. I want everybody to do what they have the legal right to do. The car beats me to the 4-way stop on Van Buren...I wave...
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    GTFO! But then, there's plenty of roads to get...

    GTFO!

    But then, there's plenty of roads to get to the same place.
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    Done!

    Done!
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    Microsurfacing sucks as it regards riding a bike....

    Microsurfacing sucks as it regards riding a bike. It leaves the road surface rough and jolting if rolling with skinny tires. Shirlington Road used to be a fun, fast ride north to south, but now,...
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    If it's not enforced (which it's not) then it...

    If it's not enforced (which it's not) then it doesn't really exist.
  12. Thread: Coffee With a Cop

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    Odd that none are scheduled at doughnut shops.

    Odd that none are scheduled at doughnut shops.
  13. So, you haven't serviced your bike for 3 years...

    So, you haven't serviced your bike for 3 years and see a quote for $120 to provide the maintenance you need. That averages out to $40 per year for maintenance. Honestly, what are you complaining...
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    I bought a cyclocross bike today so I am now very...

    I bought a cyclocross bike today so I am now very interested in this event.
  15. Thread: Back pain

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    I wholeheartedly endorse the stop and stretch...

    I wholeheartedly endorse the stop and stretch idea. For me, 20 seconds of stretching makes fairly intense pain disappear. I can usually do this at a stoplight and not have to otherwise interrupt my...
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    Haha...that's my yard. My house and backyard...

    Haha...that's my yard. My house and backyard abut Lake Fairfax Park...the trails are right behind me. Yes, we should definitely meet up some morning when the light is more forgiving. I'm going to...
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    It's N+1 day... 15471 So, finally,a...

    It's N+1 day...

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    So, finally,a cyclocross bike. It's a Trek X02, 2010 variety. It's in great shape, essentially new components. Shimano 105 drivetrain but for the Elita cranks. It's...
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    Coeur d'Alene was the place where I first tried...

    Coeur d'Alene was the place where I first tried to ride in the mountains. I was still a smoker back then, in the 1990's. I didn't get very far, panting and gasping my way back down in defeat.
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    That's a really weird sweat stain on the front of...

    That's a really weird sweat stain on the front of that jersey.
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    I think I might have to do this.

    I think I might have to do this.
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    I'm a child of the '60's and they didn't use...

    I'm a child of the '60's and they didn't use training wheels on my bike. They put me on it and pushed. I stayed up or I fell on the street. One learns quickly that way.
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    I'm sitting here drinking beer and eating potato...

    I'm sitting here drinking beer and eating potato chips. That's good preparation, right?
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    This is where I need to go...been staring at...

    This is where I need to go...been staring at craigslist and ebay for cyclocross bikes, but really, I need one bike where I can just swap out wheel sets and get what I want. That said, I'm killing...
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    I hit the Mt. Vernon underpass on Friday about...

    I hit the Mt. Vernon underpass on Friday about 4:45 and didn't realize the water was as deep as it was...and quickly was in waist deep. Reversed course and crossed over via streets, and carried...
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    What's the order on the billing? Are they...

    What's the order on the billing? Are they playing first?
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