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    I think the fact that this whole thing was...

    I think the fact that this whole thing was started by a bunch of Australians confirms that they're all slightly crazy, at best.
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    Yeah if only I had (a lot) more paid time off, I...

    Yeah if only I had (a lot) more paid time off, I would seriously consider more bike-related trips (not just touring). But as it is, I prioritize family vacations (happily).
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    Agreed. I also wish it was more commonplace for...

    Agreed. I also wish it was more commonplace for people in general to go [bike] touring. It's probably not something that occurs to that many people, or if it does it's viewed as more extreme. (That...
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    I did do the Rapha Rising challenge on Strava...

    I did do the Rapha Rising challenge on Strava last year and the year before (not this year - heard about it too late, and didn't have the time). It was interesting accumulating thousands of feet...
  5. Thread: Lights 2015

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    I upgraded from cheap Chinese LEDs to the...

    I upgraded from cheap Chinese LEDs to the NiteRider lights about a year or two ago and haven't had any issues yet. The cheap lights still work too - I mostly had issues with the mounts, and also got...
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    I calculated 22x for that section of Skyline, or...

    I calculated 22x for that section of Skyline, or 7x if you go to Hogback. Either way, it's a bit out of my league but I might be interested in supporting a ride. The only thing I'd say is to double...
  7. Thread: Flat pedals?

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    I have one bike in the fleet with flat pedals. I...

    I have one bike in the fleet with flat pedals. I use MTB style ones with the little screws for retention (these ones actually), they're great in the winter if you're wearing winter boots, etc. Later...
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    Seems about par for the course for most true...

    Seems about par for the course for most true climbers and to an extent, GC contenders - especially when they're taller. And yeah, track sprinters are so specialized, I don't think Forstemann's any...
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    Agreed. Considering TwoWheelsDC did the...

    Agreed.

    Considering TwoWheelsDC did the Tri360 KOM challenge segment in just over 4 minutes I would guestimate an FTP of at least 220W, or at least 230W+ for 20 minutes. (Assuming the same...
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    Yeah most days when I have power on (and care...

    Yeah most days when I have power on (and care about it) I ride with 3 sec power, 10 sec power, 30 sec power, lap power, lap distance, lap time (for intervals) plus cadence and HR on my Garmin (no...
  11. Thread: Kill Bill 2015

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    I was there too, I think I may have heard the...

    I was there too, I think I may have heard the cheering. At the time I assumed it was just an enthusiastic bystander resident, but after reading this, it may have been dkel!


    754 TSS points for me...
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    I'm fortunate that I can work from home some days...

    I'm fortunate that I can work from home some days - so I take at least one rest day a week (your body can't adapt if it doesn't have time to rest/rebuild). Before I had that option it took me a long...
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    Zwift, or organized group trainer rides (some of...

    Zwift, or organized group trainer rides (some of the shops around here do them), makes indoor trainer rides soooo much better. I do think if you really want the most precise training, trainers are...
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    You can also get "Training and Racing with a...

    You can also get "Training and Racing with a Power Meter" - a super boring read, unless you're interested in power and cycling. Even then it reads like a freaking textbook. But it covers all the...
  15. Whoops, missed that. July 29 - 7:01pm?

    Whoops, missed that.
    July 29 - 7:01pm?
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    I use Gatorskins as training/commuting tires only...

    I use Gatorskins as training/commuting tires only nowadays (i.e. often don't use them on longer weekend rides), but even then I'm not planning to ever buy another. Wear is okay, but feel isn't great...
  17. Thread: Covet

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    They're lighter than the BB7s I have already. But...

    They're lighter than the BB7s I have already. But yeah I guess dual-piston is a good reason to actually try the TRPs. Who knows, by the time my next bike comes up there'll be something new anyway.
  18. July 30, 7:02pm

    July 30, 7:02pm
  19. Thread: Covet

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    I will probably go with them for my next disc...

    I will probably go with them for my next disc brake build (whenever that happens to be).
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    Paul mechanical disc brake calipers....

    Paul mechanical disc brake calipers.
    http://www.paulcomp.com/klamper-disc-caliper.html

    Big image here.
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    If I were actually looking to go around somewhere...

    If I were actually looking to go around somewhere with a date by bike as opposed to going on a bike ride with a date, I would just pick a nice walkable neighborhood in DC or Arlington and take a...
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    Custard apples perhaps? Having grown up with...

    Custard apples perhaps?

    Having grown up with easy access to tropical fruit (and with parents from the tropics), I don't mind paw-paw/papaya. Not really a huge fan of durian although I don't...
  23. Why is that odd? I thought it was quite common,...

    Why is that odd? I thought it was quite common, since the rear has to deal with the torque of the drivetrain.

    These bikes do look really nice. I would be tempted if, yeah. I like that they give...
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    I do need to do a FTP test properly but a)...

    I do need to do a FTP test properly but a) suspect it won't have changed much, if at all, and b) not sure I have the TSB to play with right now. Kill Bill is coming (and I'm riding Wakefield on...
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    Looking forward to seeing Contador, Quintana,...

    Looking forward to seeing Contador, Quintana, Froome and Nibali duke it out. Not super interested in the sprint stages.
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