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    I've made a couple of changes. I had to switch to...

    I've made a couple of changes. I had to switch to a Fizik Alliante saddle that I'm used to from my road bike. It came with a Phenom I think which some people like, but it was killing me. I also went...
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    A 54. I guess that's pretty much the most common...

    A 54. I guess that's pretty much the most common size.
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    Ordered in October :) Got it about a month ago...

    Ordered in October :) Got it about a month ago from FreshBikes in Merrifield.

    http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/IMG_03231_zpsljcbbteq.jpg
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    I rode from Point of Rocks to Whites Ferry on the...

    I rode from Point of Rocks to Whites Ferry on the Diverge (carbon frame version) when there was still sections of snow on the C&O. The bike handled pretty well, but I walked most of the icy sections....
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    Golds Gym in my building at the corner of Rt 7...

    Golds Gym in my building at the corner of Rt 7 and International Drive.
  6. I'll be doing it, but I'll be coming in from...

    I'll be doing it, but I'll be coming in from Lexington. I have plenty of room if someone needs a place to crash. Only one spare bed but I have lots of floor space :)
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    I haven't done that ride, but I've ridden all...

    I haven't done that ride, but I've ridden all those roads quite a few times. I would describe the route as moderately rolling. There are some flat stretches, and most of the rollers are not crazy,...
  8. I feel like I should ELITE that stock pizza photo.

    I feel like I should ELITE that stock pizza photo.
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    I always cut through behind the office buildings...

    I always cut through behind the office buildings just before the bike lane ends. Usually I cross Rt 7 by going under the parking structure beside the Olive Garden, and then hitting the frontage road.
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    Somebody get out there with a shovel.

    Somebody get out there with a shovel.
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    When I started my ride out of Leesburg it was...

    When I started my ride out of Leesburg it was still about 35 degrees. By 2:00pm it was still only about 43 degrees. It never did start getting really warm until I was already home :mad:
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    I did not have an actual goal, but I ended up...

    I did not have an actual goal, but I ended up with 8300 miles, and 27 rides that were 100-mile +. My longest ride was 118 miles with 11K of climbing.

    I bought a new place in the Shenandoah Valley...
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    Once while riding in Loudon County (Airmont Road...

    Once while riding in Loudon County (Airmont Road I think.)

    Somebody tried it while I was riding on a road in Thurmont, MD, and totally failed. I gave him a big thumbs up.
  14. Thread: Forum names

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    Name, initial and Zipcode. Which is going to be a...

    Name, initial and Zipcode. Which is going to be a little confusing when I finally move away permanently in a couple of years.
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    From today's cold ride outside of Lexington VA,...

    From today's cold ride outside of Lexington VA, just below House Mountain on Wide Gap Road:

    http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/IMG_0318_zps27242440.jpg
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    My lights are plenty strong for riding too, but...

    My lights are plenty strong for riding too, but good lord I come up on runners and walkers all the time and just barely see them in time to avoid them. Dark clothing absorbs the light more than the...
  17. Get the book :) ...

    Get the book :)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006OGY1DG/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title

    Very interesting reading. Very interesting guy.
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    Lots of new fresh paving on the W&OD from Herndon...

    Lots of new fresh paving on the W&OD from Herndon out at least to Smiths Switch (the equipment was still parked by the trail the night before last, so they may be paving even further out before...
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    I have a lightly used Specialized Tri-Cross...

    I have a lightly used Specialized Tri-Cross (aluminum, carbon fork) with rack and fenders (not currently attached, but with all the parts) that I would sell cheap to a good home. Like real cheap...
  20. Thread: Bike Tolls

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    Agree, but... $30 for an annual pass is the way...

    Agree, but... $30 for an annual pass is the way to go.
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    I've done the full length of the drive many...

    I've done the full length of the drive many times, but I've never had the chance to go from one end to the other in one day (mainly because I'd have no way to get back :) ). A couple of times I've...
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    Just because I see sharrows I don't take it as a...

    Just because I see sharrows I don't take it as a sign that I need to ride right over them. They put the sharrows on Oak St. heading to Gallows right in the middle of the road, but I see no reason to...
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    I don't like to on-yer-left little kids when I...

    I don't like to on-yer-left little kids when I pass them, because I'm afraid of spooking them. I always try to give them a wave or a thumbs-up as I pass though.
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    Yeah, I saw you were going for the bonus miles :)...

    Yeah, I saw you were going for the bonus miles :)

    Someday you should come back and try that route though. It's a really, really fun downhill run back into Thurmont from Ft Richey. Also the ride...
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    Sounds like we had very similar experiences. I...

    Sounds like we had very similar experiences. I don't usually have really terrible cramping problems, but it was bad on Saturday. I started getting them at about mile 50 and they just got worse. I...
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