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    I have practically the same wheel config on my...

    I have practically the same wheel config on my Cinelli (my rims are H+Son SL42s, but the hubs are the same Origin8s) and I run fixed/fixed (although of course you can run fixed/free on that setup)....
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    #astrophysicshumor

    #astrophysicshumor
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    But only for a second as he rides past...then he...

    But only for a second as he rides past...then he gets really small really fast.
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    Spotted a certain khaki'd economist rolling fixed...

    Spotted a certain khaki'd economist rolling fixed down Washington Blvd while walking my dog this morning...
  5. Surprisingly, I didn't have any serious issues...

    Surprisingly, I didn't have any serious issues during the Tour of Richmond. I think it was a combination of just enough hills to keep me out of the saddle, and moving to better bibs (Rapha vs...
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    The Hudson River Greenway is a fantastic ride,...

    The Hudson River Greenway is a fantastic ride, and well-suited to the speeds of CitiBikes. The only bridge I've ridden over on a bike (a CitiBike, actually) is the Brooklyn Bridge, and it was a total...
  7. Agreed. On longer hills I'm either a bit slower,...

    Agreed. On longer hills I'm either a bit slower, or my fatigue level at the top is significantly higher (sometimes both) compared to running gears. On short hills, I can pretty easily absorb the HR...
  8. I wouldn't say riding fixed for long distances is...

    I wouldn't say riding fixed for long distances is easier, but for the not-particularly-difficult fixed centuries and longer rides I've done, it certainly hasn't made it harder. I'm curious how the...
  9. I think the biggest issue with this type of setup...

    I think the biggest issue with this type of setup would be getting your chain tension right, since presumably you'd be running this setup on a bike with vertical dropouts. It's not impossible, but it...
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    I still do that every so often when I'm tired. It...

    I still do that every so often when I'm tired. It definitely wakes you up though!
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    Whaaaaaat? I stand by the accuracy of my...

    Whaaaaaat? I stand by the accuracy of my description of those "hills".
  12. If I was in the market for a new non-road helmet,...

    If I was in the market for a new non-road helmet, I'd seriously consider the black version, but the $70 premium over a non-lighted helmet of this style would be a major turnoff. For that, I could...
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    Aha, so that's what that noise was!

    Aha, so that's what that noise was!
  14. 5 bikes in my shed, but only 3 rear brakes...

    5 bikes in my shed, but only 3 rear brakes...
  15. Memorize the bus schedule...

    Memorize the bus schedule...
  16. Oh my gawd there's going to be one a block from...

    Oh my gawd there's going to be one a block from my house! Of course it's scheduled to be installed AFTER I finish my masters program in Va. Square. I find it a bit frustrating though, that the...
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    Looks like the perfect opportunity to show off...

    Looks like the perfect opportunity to show off your fixed gear skillz.
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    Lots of county maintenance vehicles on the W&OD...

    Lots of county maintenance vehicles on the W&OD this afternoon in the Glencarlyn area. It wasn't entirely clear what they were doing, but it was more than the usual amount of maintenance work I've...
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    Apparently salmoning around Hains Point is a...

    Apparently salmoning around Hains Point is a full-blown trend right now. I mean, I occasionally see the random (seemingly) inexperienced rider going the wrong way slowly, but today I saw several...
  20. The thing about 50 through there is that it's so...

    The thing about 50 through there is that it's so freeway-ified that you almost forget there are stoplights...that, and drivers are so used to having a green wave, that they barely pay attention to...
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    The trail that links Buchanan and the Bluemont to...

    The trail that links Buchanan and the Bluemont to Fairfax Dr.

    http://goo.gl/maps/1CwLe
  22. And there's the issue...cycling is viewed as a...

    And there's the issue...cycling is viewed as a "sport" rather than a "mode of transportation." But it's nice outrage-bait for the print media, I guess. Gotta do something to slow the death spiral....
  23. That's a nice ratio for the city. It's what I'm...

    That's a nice ratio for the city. It's what I'm running on my State for school commuting and what I ran for 50 States. Not so good for spirited rides around HP or flatter roads/trails, but that's...
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    Oh man, that's rough. Hope he makes a full...

    Oh man, that's rough. Hope he makes a full recovery. I found the paceline behavior to be pretty hit-or-miss, and there were some big groups formed up, so unfortunately I'm not surprised something...
  25. What gearing did it come with?

    What gearing did it come with?
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