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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...
  9. Thread: Child carrier

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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...
  10. 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...
  20. Thread: Cyclocross 2014

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    Cyclocross 2014

    So, if you're interested in spectating or participating in a cyclocross race, the season has begun!

    There's a conveniently expanded list of dates compiled here:...
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    Unfortunately, it's not the first time this has...

    Unfortunately, it's not the first time this has been brought up here recently:
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?7426-Hain-s-Pt-peleton-rides
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    Macaulay Culkin sure is good at riding bikes!

    Macaulay Culkin sure is good at riding bikes!
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    As long as you are sure the fit will work, I'd...

    As long as you are sure the fit will work, I'd say go for it. I would generally say it's easier to fit on a bike that's a bit too small than one that's a bit too big, especially if you are riding in...
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    I pretty much agree with dplasters and hozn on...

    I pretty much agree with dplasters and hozn on this stuff. If I was expecting to do longer rides in the rain I might look for more options, but as it is I just pack extra clothes for the ride home...
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    I think the everesting.cc rules forbid that...

    I think the everesting.cc rules forbid that (which is why I said a slight dip in the middle of the climb).
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