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    My, it's still a little early for Freezing...

    My, it's still a little early for Freezing Saddles-style taunting.
  2. He wasn't riding fully loaded. I'm not...

    He wasn't riding fully loaded. I'm not impressed.:rolleyes:
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    Wet leaves? Fixed gear cog not tightened...

    Wet leaves?

    Fixed gear cog not tightened sufficiently?:rolleyes:

    Derailleur being out of adjustment would make it seem that the bike was trying to shift cogs unsuccessfully. It shouldn't...
  4. I thought FTC is a defunct boy band. Have fun...

    I thought FTC is a defunct boy band.

    Have fun reading this prose:
    www.business.ftc.gov/documents/bus03-complying-made-usa-standard
    The answer boils down to the value of parts versus the value of...
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    There is no solution to the auto headlights. A...

    There is no solution to the auto headlights. A brighter light will not help.

    More frequent painting would make the trail easier to follow.
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    Finally a way to get my kids to pick me up a case...

    Finally a way to get my kids to pick me up a case of beer.:rolleyes:
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    Apparently I can't afford proper gear.:rolleyes:

    Apparently I can't afford proper gear.:rolleyes:
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    "I don't care" means full revolt? I don't care...

    "I don't care" means full revolt? I don't care because everything seems so pointless.:rolleyes:

    I think you should let the market take care of this. See how much everyone will pay for...
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    The "us" she is furious with is the Arlington...

    The "us" she is furious with is the Arlington County Board.
  10. There is a raised center median between Frederick...

    There is a raised center median between Frederick and George Mason. This is just a repave and restripe job.
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    Where do street cars manage to work (and be high...

    Where do street cars manage to work (and be high capacity)? I don't see how rail in a nondedicated right of way can ever be significantly better than buses when there is significant traffic. (I...
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    20%

    20%
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    Rail transit without a dedicated right-of-way...

    Rail transit without a dedicated right-of-way makes no sense. To characterize opponents of the streetcar as anti-transit seems to be SOP in the current tenor of political discourse.
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    Hey, I'm already handicapped by my personality.

    Hey, I'm already handicapped by my personality.
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    My self-reported handicap should have been higher...

    My self-reported handicap should have been higher than what Strava said in October and November, but it was likely more "accurate" since in reflects my base riding level. Using previous January...
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    I think there is a distinction between...

    I think there is a distinction between sandbagging and going above and beyond in one's effort. I've always calculated my handicap assuming five normal round trip commutes per week. If I exceed...
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    South of the TR bridge? I didn't see them at...

    South of the TR bridge? I didn't see them at 8:00, but I went over the TR bridge.
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    I can barely get my HR to break 10 bpm, but, then...

    I can barely get my HR to break 10 bpm, but, then again, I am an economist.:rolleyes:
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    Sorry, "hardcore points" are only awarded at the...

    Sorry, "hardcore points" are only awarded at the post-Freezing Saddles happy hour.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Weigles-Bicycle-Frame-Saver-...

    http://www.amazon.com/Weigles-Bicycle-Frame-Saver-Inhibitor/dp/B0012GO58Y

    Probably shouldn't go over corrosion. It's a method to seal bare steel from water.
    Of course, when I repainted my...
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    I'd suggest the bikesdirect model and see if...

    I'd suggest the bikesdirect model and see if he'll spring for the extra $50 for the fully-chromed frame.:rolleyes:
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    I fail to see how tomorrow's forecast is worse...

    I fail to see how tomorrow's forecast is worse than today.
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    If they want to stay warm, tell them to get out...

    If they want to stay warm, tell them to get out of the box and start pedaling.
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    The Bryant's bar are made of a special aluminum...

    The Bryant's bar are made of a special aluminum alloy that is compatible with the Versa shifters. That alloy is designed so that the bars are maintenance-free.:rolleyes:

    If I am not mistaken, the...
  25. As a cyclist, I hate the jaywalking pedestrians...

    As a cyclist, I hate the jaywalking pedestrians just as much as drivers do.
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