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Dstl1
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"Talkin Cycling on a Wednesday"


  

          

Yeah, I know...that's not a thing. Welp, it is today. We haven't had a cycling post in here in a good minute and in honor of one of my FAVORITE times of the year, The Tour de France, I thought I'd make one. One month, 21 stages, crashes, mechanical failures, sprint finishes, riders dropping out, teams imploding...just great drama. I love it. Shoutout to this man: https://twitter.com/lawsoncraddock?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Bruh crashed on Saturday...the first fucking day of the Tour. The result was a busted eye and a fractured clavicle. He got back on the bike and finished the stage: https://www.chron.com/sports/article/Houston-s-Lawson-Craddock-crashes-at-Tour-de-13056936.php

Being a Houston dude, he has pledged to donate to the Hurricane Harvey relief for every stage he can complete...and challenged others to do the same. He prolly finished Stage 1 on pure adrenaline, but after he woke up on that next morning, dude had to be in agony. He's currently riding in Stage 5 as I type this. I don't see it being humanly possible for him to finish the Tour. Certainly would be amazing, if he did. I can't even imagine how uncomfortable it is to support himself on the bars with that fracture. It's virtually impossible for him to get up and pedal, which means he has to stay in the saddle the entire time. Imagine riding 120 miles in the saddle the whole time, LOL...that's mind-boggling.

So...what's good? Y'all riding? New bikes? Repairs on old joints? Stories? Querstions? (c)my mother

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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this fall
Jul 11th 2018
1
family, what's the science on losing parking?
Jul 11th 2018
2
major renovations in the building require the underground garage
Jul 11th 2018
5
Where are you riding from?
Jul 11th 2018
3
Arlington over near Ft.Myer...so only 5miles ...
Jul 11th 2018
6
Luckily the only deckless left now are Jump
Sep 13th 2018
82
Really wanna start riding my bike to the train
Jul 11th 2018
4
fold-up bike?
Jul 11th 2018
7
Nah...I wish
Jul 11th 2018
11
Locking skewers, a good U-Lock, and lock the back wheel and the frame
Sep 13th 2018
83
I copped a hybrid as a starter
Jul 11th 2018
8
What's REI's policy
Jul 11th 2018
21
      free tuneup in 1st 3 months after purchase
Jul 11th 2018
24
I just hope you guys don't wear those Tour De France outfits lol
Jul 11th 2018
9
what exactly are those? there's no tour specific "outfit"....
Jul 11th 2018
10
Lol you and I not know what I was making fun of
Jul 11th 2018
14
      exactly my point, but at least get it right if you trying to clown
Jul 11th 2018
17
a "kit"? hell yes if the ride is anything over 5 miles.
Jul 11th 2018
13
Lol what's wrong with 9 inch Nike compression shorts
Jul 11th 2018
15
because it's not about the outfit being tight.
Jul 11th 2018
19
      I get the whole padding thing
Jul 14th 2018
34
           I'm comfortable with my body.
Jul 16th 2018
45
basically
Jul 11th 2018
20
Tights? You realy don't want shit flapping around when you ride
Jul 11th 2018
23
wide variety of cycling gear...
Jul 11th 2018
25
I'm doing a two day 100 miles bike ride for charity MS
Jul 11th 2018
12
you can definitely get it done on a hybrid...
Jul 11th 2018
18
check the route/terrain...
Jul 11th 2018
26
      Yeah there are inclines, riding from Irvine to San Diego
Jul 11th 2018
27
i'm a novice
Jul 11th 2018
16
28 miles ain't no punk, though...that's good work for your first...
Jul 11th 2018
22
Those gnarly crashes...
Jul 11th 2018
28
It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve been on my baby
Jul 11th 2018
29
haven't taken my first ride yet this summer.
Jul 12th 2018
30
On a Schimano that I got for $800 off.
Jul 13th 2018
31
accessory talk?
Jul 14th 2018
32
I like those lights, simple, very bright and rechargeable...
Jul 14th 2018
37
not bad
Jul 15th 2018
39
Is Velosurance a scam?
Jul 14th 2018
33
sounds like you have a bike that's not the right size for your body fam
Jul 14th 2018
35
you either got the wrong size for your body, or you need a fit...
Jul 14th 2018
36
I have Velosurance...its backed by Markel Specialty Insurance...
Jul 14th 2018
38
Has anyone riden or tried REI's co-op bikes?
Jul 15th 2018
40
Or a Masi bike?
Jul 15th 2018
41
welp, first day didn't go like I'd hoped.
Jul 15th 2018
42
https://www.bikenashbar.com/SearchDisplay?advancedSearch=&pageView=g...
Jul 15th 2018
43
      thanks.
Jul 16th 2018
44
           options...
Jul 16th 2018
46
                got it.
Jul 16th 2018
50
I want an old Cannondale or Klein frame aluminum frame.
Jul 16th 2018
47
god bless you, you magnificent beast.
Jul 16th 2018
48
My DREAM dream is to find a 2010 Gary Fisher Cronus
Jul 16th 2018
51
I have a green trek frame in the basement RIGHT NOW
Jul 16th 2018
53
I've got an old GT frame...actually entire mtn bike..from mid 90's.
Jul 16th 2018
49
      I had a GT in the late 90's and it got stolen in Oakland.
Jul 16th 2018
52
Cracked my frame on my 2016 bike last weekend
Aug 03rd 2018
54
so the seat tube cracked where the front derailleur mounts to it?
Aug 03rd 2018
55
      The frame is alluminum
Aug 03rd 2018
57
           ah, ok...right where the seat tube welds to the bottom bracket...
Aug 03rd 2018
58
best pedals/shoes for a hybrid road/mountain bike?
Aug 03rd 2018
56
this is always difficult...
Sep 11th 2018
63
i use platforms and 510s
Sep 11th 2018
67
got a 40mile road ride in last weekend
Aug 03rd 2018
59
Did a NYC Century Ride yesterday.
Sep 10th 2018
60
congrats...
Sep 11th 2018
62
My current bike is about three weeks old
Sep 11th 2018
65
can you post the route?
Sep 11th 2018
68
      RE: can you post the route?
Sep 11th 2018
72
           HUH! Thats an interesting take on riding in NYC.
Sep 12th 2018
79
                You are welcome.
Sep 12th 2018
80
finally copped a new ride.
Sep 10th 2018
61
curious to know what the annual maintenance will cost for this...
Sep 11th 2018
64
guess I'll find out.
Sep 11th 2018
71
      i ride a mountain bike and the maintenence is easy
Sep 11th 2018
75
           I need to get a stand.
Sep 11th 2018
76
                they are AMAZING but can be a hassle
Sep 11th 2018
77
                     I'll have to remember this
Sep 12th 2018
78
                          before i got an air compressor/tank
Sep 12th 2018
81
get the fuck out. all that for under 2000?!
Sep 11th 2018
69
yeah, the price got me too.
Sep 11th 2018
73
damn, that's a helluva bike...
Sep 11th 2018
70
      thx.
Sep 11th 2018
74
This Giant E bike is really tickling my fancy
Sep 11th 2018
66

FLUIDJ
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1. "this fall"
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i will likely be forced to commute by bike again...
losing parking at the job for the next 7 years!

Will be looking into finally building up a Big Dummy with an e-assist motor OR going to Bike_Friday for a custom build to haul baby#2 home with me on the afternoon commutes.

Going to be tricky now that the DMV is littered with dockless bikes & scooters and knuckleheads that don't know how to ride them safely.

"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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Dstl1
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2. "family, what's the science on losing parking?"
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...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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FLUIDJ
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5. "major renovations in the building require the underground garage"
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to close...so they taking ERRRRYBODY'S parking so there are no hurt feelings ....

The parking I got was immensely discounted to the tune of $86/month....
NOWHERE in DC is that even close to being available....
and so...I shall ride again.

  

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MEAT
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3. "Where are you riding from?"
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“There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.” -Albert Camus

  

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FLUIDJ
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6. "Arlington over near Ft.Myer...so only 5miles ... "
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coming in is easy breezy downhill....
going home is the complete opposite though

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magilla vanilla
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82. "Luckily the only deckless left now are Jump"
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which are the motherfuckin' truth.

I'm going to need to either get an Xtracycle kit for my hybrid bike, get a Burley trailer, or go to the full long tail (thinking Radwagon) by this time next year -- kid 2 is going to be joining his brother at the same school next year, so getting them there in the same bike would be super advantageous.

Basically took the summer off bike commuting due to having to shift the oldest to different camps around the district, but have gotten back into it now that he's back at school. Oddly where I've run into scooters the most are on the MBT; they haven't been too big of a deal around Farragut Square or elsewhere downtown.

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4. "Really wanna start riding my bike to the train"
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But we don't have a rack outside the work building, and I'm not feeling leaving it (even locked up) at the train station all day. Gonna see if I can put it in one of the storage closets or something.

Fell kinda dumb asking my wife to get me from the train station when I dont feel like walking the mile home from the train after work.




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FLUIDJ
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7. "fold-up bike?"
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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11. "Nah...I wish"
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Just a regular mountain bike from Dicks, lol



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magilla vanilla
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83. "Locking skewers, a good U-Lock, and lock the back wheel and the frame"
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I had Pinheads installed when I got my bike (https://www.amazon.com/Pinhead-Bicycle-Locking-Skewer-Piece/dp/B001Y9X328) and a Kryptonite New York lock. If I don't feel like the whole commute, I run the U lock around the bike rack pole and through both the back wheel and the downtube just above the pedals. You don't have to lock it tighter than Fort Knox -- just tighter than the other bikes there.

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8. "I copped a hybrid as a starter "
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https://www.rei.com/product/121596/co-op-cycles-cty-11-bike

Just walking in there was overwhelming
I was like "I just want a bike, not trying to be Lance Armstrong"
It rides smooth, very light
Been going back and forth on the metro branch trail, the national mall (playing frogger with the tourists), and the Mt. Vernon trail

  

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21. "What's REI's policy"
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on making repairs/adjustments to your bike?

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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j.
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24. "free tuneup in 1st 3 months after purchase"
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fee after that, forgot how much

  

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Heinz
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9. "I just hope you guys don't wear those Tour De France outfits lol "
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Dstl1
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10. "what exactly are those? there's no tour specific "outfit"...."
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pretty sure you know that, though.

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14. "Lol you and I not know what I was making fun of "
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17. "exactly my point, but at least get it right if you trying to clown"
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13. "a "kit"? hell yes if the ride is anything over 5 miles. "
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and i'm on the road bike.

its the only way - err, kinda I mean, you could wear full on padded mountain style shorts but for long rides you dont want anything in the way

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Heinz
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15. "Lol what's wrong with 9 inch Nike compression shorts"
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Under running shorts?

If your outfit looks like you are only missing a number pinned to your back I'm def laughing at you lol


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19. "because it's not about the outfit being tight. "
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check it out

this is a saddle, also known as a "bike seat": https://cdnmos-bikeradar.global.ssl.fastly.net/images/bikes-and-gear/components/saddles/specialized_oura_pro_womens_saddle-1472636567215-1g7vvu7c013d3-630-354.jpg

this is the chamois the part in cycling shorts that is under your ass:
http://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/cropped/preview_500/images/X-BIONIC%20The%20Trick%20Biking%20Pants/X-BIONIC%20The%20Trick%20Biking%20Pants%20-%20pad.jpg

see how they mirror each other? the chamois or padding is there to keep you riding for miles and miles.

an actual cycling saddle is not really a seat as much as a perch for your seat bones. check it: http://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/bontrager-biodynamic-saddle-posture-comparisons.jpg


So, there is such a thing as baggy cycling shorts where the outer layer is baggy and the inner layer is a skin tight lyrca style short.
see: https://mk0theadventuregfnyq.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/41rUMUCRszL.jpg

which I do wear when I go mountain biking
but for pure road riding I would not prefer to have a ton of fabric flapping about.

There is a bit of a happy medium however where companies are making commuter geared stuff where its a combination of padding and shorts without all the fabric like: https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Pearl-Izumi-Rev-short-riding-1.jpg


by the way, there is a lot of road style stuff out there and a lot of it is not just Tour looking. Rapha makes fantastic shit.

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34. "I get the whole padding thing "
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But the shpants you posted nobody should ever wear

Why cant you wear nike training or running shorts that arent baggy over the saddle?

Yeah i get the whole slowing down thing but theres shorts that dont let too mich air get in where you are parachuting up like you are in water.

Lol ionno do what you wanna do if it helps with your times or goals i just think it looks funny? Lol cant we say yea its a neccessity for you guys but looks ridiculous? Haha



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45. "I'm comfortable with my body. "
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And when you're riding a bike, you're riding a bike, not walking around mid town going to museums.

why wear shorts when you ball?
why wear a suit to work?
why wear pajamas when you sleep?

etc

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20. "basically"
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...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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23. "Tights? You realy don't want shit flapping around when you ride"
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Baggy shorts/pants/shirts catch the wind and slow you down. It's why track runners wear skin-tight, barely-there gear too. The bike gear also wicks moisture while keeping the sun off your back.

  

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25. "wide variety of cycling gear..."
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..some of which looks like regular clothing.

kits are for specific events/tours.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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12. "I'm doing a two day 100 miles bike ride for charity MS"
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In October. I've done it in the past on a KHS road bike not an expensive bike, but I prefer flat bar instead of curved handle bars. But for the distance I'm wondering if I should just stick to a road bike or get a hybrid, what do you guys think?

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18. "you can definitely get it done on a hybrid..."
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50 miles a day, that is. I personally prefer road bars because I have three different positions I can get into as the miles add up.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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26. "check the route/terrain..."
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..before making your final decision.

a proper fit (riding position) makes all the difference on long distance routes (esp routes with significant inclines/declines).


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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las raises
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27. "Yeah there are inclines, riding from Irvine to San Diego"
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And ride up Torrey Pines, may have to stick to a road

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16. "i'm a novice"
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last summer my homeboy, who had just purchased a road bike, invited me out to the trail with him and his neighbor.
I broke out my 10 year old mountain. Shit needed air in the tire, it was heavy as fuck, hadn't been tuned up ever. We rode 12 miles and that shit seemed like FOREVER.

the next week, I purchased a road bike. A Schwinn. It was 70 percent off at JCPenney. Road it a few times last summer.

Me and my boy rode 28 miles on memorial day weekend. I had plans of a 50 miler this summer but I haven't ridden since mem day weekend, and that ride was difficult as is.

  

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22. "28 miles ain't no punk, though...that's good work for your first..."
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few rides. You could definitely hit that 50 with some work-up time.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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28. "Those gnarly crashes..."
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..This time of year is extremely busy for me, but I try my best to keep up with the stages.

Trying to keep up with live sports and remain active during the summer is a serious challenge.

  

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29. "It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve been on my baby"
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It’s been in a portable storage pod for almost 2 weeks. The new neighborhood is full of trails that I used to go out of the way on my commute to ride, so I’m excited to introduce them to my kids who are stronger than ever on two wheels.

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30. "haven't taken my first ride yet this summer."
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now that that 10k run is behind me, I hope to ride this weekend.

I normally do like 25 or so miles from Decatur to piedmont park and back. its a fun ride there, but no matter what route I take home, its pretty much inclines all the way.

got a good bike speaker on my mountain bike. need to double check a few things in lieu of a tune up. I should be good to this weekend.

nah, you trippin

  

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31. "On a Schimano that I got for $800 off."
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I bike north of 20 miles a week and it's lovely. Getting used to climbing and going about my business. Main thing I love about this bike is the weight. It's really light and unassuming.

I wearing tights, shorts, and a black shirt.

Cycling is low-key peaceful and is fundamentally different than what I thought it'd be. It's easy to do it and unwind from a long day. Main focus on doing this is endurance and keeping myself in shape. It would be nice to do an endurance run so I'm working my way there.

  

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32. "accessory talk?"
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what is the opinion on these lights?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N2HZV9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

best water bottle? best bottle cage?
are there fixie heads in here?

don't be fkn evil.

  

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37. "I like those lights, simple, very bright and rechargeable..."
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I don't do a lot of night riding. Sometimes I leave the house and when I come back it's just past dark. The park I ride in in the mornings is about a 4 mile trail around the lake. There's some sections that are heavily covered by trees and even with the sun out, it's fairly dark through there. I keep my lights on...flashing...the entire time, front and rear. I use some pretty basic, carbon fiber bottle cages and 2 Camelbak bottles.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Origin8-Speed-Wing-II-3K-carbon-fiber-Bottle-Cage-Clear-coated-carbon-20g/202348522592?epid=1700056649&hash=item2f1ce96c60%3Ag%3AMyYAAOSwESZbLYg2&_sacat=0&_nkw=origin+8+bottle+cage&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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39. "not bad"
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i recently bought this as a backlight but i yet have to install it. like to keep it as simple as possible


https://supernova-lights.com/produkte/ruecklichter/airstream-tail-light-2/

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33. "Is Velosurance a scam?"
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http://velosurance.com

I misspoke earlier my bike is a Cannondale 600 is pristine condition that I haggled down to $225. Naturally I need insurance on it and need more info on a reputable company.

I ran into a few issues cycling that I need help with:

I slow down because my shoes cannot keep up with my pedaling speed.

Going Aero is the shit but my needs touch elbows. Is this normal? My seat is as high as it can be.

Ran into an issue of my nuts hurting during rides. Is there an easy way to fix this? Feels like I'm getting kicked in the nuts constantly and it hurts.

What are yall doing for security?

  

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35. "sounds like you have a bike that's not the right size for your body fam"
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Seat all the way up & knees hitting your elbows is not a good thing.

If the seats hitting your nuts then it's either tilted up in the front too high, not narrow enough or too large...or all three possibly.

I'm not following you regarding shoes not keeping up with your peddling speed.

"Get ready....for your blessing....."

  

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36. "you either got the wrong size for your body, or you need a fit..."
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if it's the former, you can go have a fit done to get the best you can out of the bike you have. If you're all the way down in an aero position, your knees shouldn't be coming that close to your elbows. As far as the nut pain...sounds like your saddle may be nosed up or you're too far forward on the saddle. Your perenium is taking a beating...that can be a function of anything from a bad bike fit, to a saddle that's not for you. Man, I would STRONGLY recommend having a fit done. There are different levels of fits. The best ones have you bring in your shoes. You clip in and they take video of your pedal stroke from all angles. They do a ton of measurements and try to get you in the best position within the bike's limitations. Most even adjust your cleats properly.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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38. "I have Velosurance...its backed by Markel Specialty Insurance..."
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I can't say if it's a scam, because I haven't had to file a claim. I have a pretty expensive bike, that I built, so I wanted to get it insured beyond how my homeowner's insurance would. It's pretty comprehensive...covering the bike, components, race fees if you have a loss and can't show, breakdowns...etc. I even have a little roadside assistance card I keep in my saddle bag in case I have a mechanical.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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40. "Has anyone riden or tried REI's co-op bikes?"
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If you have how are they?

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41. "Or a Masi bike?"
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42. "welp, first day didn't go like I'd hoped."
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went through 3 tubes for the rear tire.

after the 3 one, I found a tiny piece of metal in the tire. it was only inside the tire. wasn't visible on the outside. not sure how this even happened.

anyway, guess I'll be buying tires soon. and tubes.

any suggestions on mountain bike tires?

nah, you trippin

  

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43. "https://www.bikenashbar.com/SearchDisplay?advancedSearch=&pageView=g..."
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https://www.bikenashbar.com/SearchDisplay?advancedSearch=&pageView=grid&searchTermScope=&categoryId=205034&beginIndex=0&pageSize=24&categoryFacetHierarchyPath=205034&searchType=&maxPrice=&resultCatEntryType=2&searchTerm=tires&sType=SimpleSearch&filterTerm=&manufacturer=&top_category=&catalogId=10052&langId=-1&showResultsPage=true&storeId=10053&urlLangId=-1&metaData=&minPrice=#facet:&productBeginIndex:0&facetLimit:&orderBy:&pageView:grid&minPrice:&maxPrice:&pageSize:&

Continental & Vittoria tires are prime.

*take time to sweep the inside of a tire during a tube replacement.

as always, ride safe & swift.



*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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44. "thanks."
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seems like the options are limited for 2.1 width.

is there much issue with getting wider or slimmer tires than the orginals? or is it all just preference?

nah, you trippin

  

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46. "options..."
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>seems like the options are limited for 2.1 width.
>
>is there much issue with getting wider or slimmer tires than
>the orginals? or is it all just preference?

there are options available to the left boarder of the page. the type of rims you have determine the tire specs.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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50. "got it."
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thank you sir.

nah, you trippin

  

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47. "I want an old Cannondale or Klein frame aluminum frame."
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I have a chromoly specialized frame now that I use on a city bike.

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48. "god bless you, you magnificent beast. "
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if you get a klien make sure it's pearlescent purple

if you get an old c'dale make sure it's green.

personally I'm a fan of old treks

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51. "My DREAM dream is to find a 2010 Gary Fisher Cronus"
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BRUH.

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53. "I have a green trek frame in the basement RIGHT NOW"
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49. "I've got an old GT frame...actually entire mtn bike..from mid 90's."
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back when GT was still an independent private owned bike company
it's the loudest red/orange/pink you've ever seen

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52. "I had a GT in the late 90's and it got stolen in Oakland."
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My landlord was an old hippie and he watched dude walk from the side alley with my bike, but he was so high on hash and weed that it took him 5 minutes to walk to my room (on the first floor of the house) and another 5 to tell me it was stolen.

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54. "Cracked my frame on my 2016 bike last weekend"
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I more than likely cracked it last Saturday and my local bike shop discovered it Sunday. I initially went into the shop that same Saturday I more than likely cracked it because I had problems shifting my front gears. One of the mechanics tightened the wires and sent me out on the road. I still had the same issues shifting the front gears and returned the following Sunday to get new gears as I thought that was the issue. In cleaning the bike down one of the mechanics discovered by frame right by where the front gear is located completely cracked. Fortunately I'm getting somewhat of a deal in terms of getting a whole new bike from the same shop, so I'm not sweating the dollars involved. I'm mainly hurting from not being able to ride for almost a week now since I'm so accustomed to riding.

Anyone else here suffered from cracking their bicycle frames? And I'm not counting anything that happened as result of crashes and such.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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55. "so the seat tube cracked where the front derailleur mounts to it?"
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Wow. Don't think I've ever seen that. What material is your frame. I wonder if you shifted just as you were applying torque and the frame was already weakened, somehow. I have seen the derailleur mount rip clean off the bike under a hard shift. Never seen a direct mount pull out of the frame, though.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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57. "The frame is alluminum"
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and the crack is where the bottom of the seat tube meets the bottom on the frame of the bike, if that makes sense. The front derailleur wasn't separated from the bike at all. I'm guessing the snap could have happened when I shifted to late as I was going uphill somewhere since that would apply a ton of force on the bike.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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58. "ah, ok...right where the seat tube welds to the bottom bracket..."
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I've known a couple of people who had carbon fiber frames repaired. I would have guessed the shop would have told you if repairing that was an option.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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56. "best pedals/shoes for a hybrid road/mountain bike?"
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don't be fkn evil.

  

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63. "this is always difficult..."
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..mostly because of the variance found in stance/comfort/tech for cleat/pedal specifications.



*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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67. "i use platforms and 510s"
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https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/FT07.html

510s are the most amazing shoes if you arent trying to do clipless

  

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59. "got a 40mile road ride in last weekend"
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Was my first longer ride since riding 50 in March and then a short 16 before a brick run in June, I've been slacking this year.

  

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60. "Did a NYC Century Ride yesterday."
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It'll be my first and last time doing that event. So unorganized given the scale of the course and folks that even were equipped with GPS computing trackers got lost multiple times on the course. I had one section of the course where I got lost near Van Courtland Park that kind of had me on edge given that I'm not familiar with the Bronx at all and it was in a section of the park that was very very secluded. One positive aspect to the event was exploring the disastrous pock-marked streets of the Bronx. I feel sorry for the cyclists in that boro that have to suffer with what appear to be deplorable cycling environments.

I have to admit that if the weather were a bit better (it was drizzling off and on all day yesterday and the wind was a bit strong at times as well), my outlook on the event might have been better. I can't honestly say I look forward to signing up for next year's run though. Props to the folks to do that event on a re-occuring basis with the knowledge the planning for the routes isn't the sharpest.

I am fortunate I didn't get a flat through the event as I saw cyclists with much more experience under their belts get flat tires.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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62. "congrats..."
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>I have to admit that if the weather were a bit better (it was
>drizzling off and on all day yesterday and the wind was a bit
>strong at times as well), my outlook on the event might have
>been better. I can't honestly say I look forward to signing up
>for next year's run though. Props to the folks to do that
>event on a re-occuring basis with the knowledge the planning
>for the routes isn't the sharpest.

weather is always a factor for cycling events (esp nyc). as such, knowing your route and what to expect makes a huge difference.

that said, how did your bike/gear fare under those conditions?


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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65. "My current bike is about three weeks old"
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so it held up pretty well. I have a 2019 Giant Escape City Disc bicycle (https://tinyurl.com/y726lt73). The disc brakes and preinstalled fenders were lifesavers in the terrible constant downpour on Sunday. The tires I used were pretty much brand new Gatorskin tires that I had to install the day before because the Marathon tires I bought previously had a defect in them according to an inspection I had the fine folks at my local bike shop do the day before the event. I was disappointed because I prefer the treading in the Marathon tires compared to how slick the Gatorskin tires are, but I can't be too mad at the Gatorskins since they help up so well for me on Sunday. It was complete luck that I happened to have the Gatorskins as I intended to use them on the old bicycle I had and they were pretty much laying around.

The main thing is that I have to clean the chains since I notice a little bit of rust building up. I'll take care of that this weekend since it appears the rain will finally stop then.

If you're curious why I have such a new bike, I mentioned in a prior thread that the frame in my prior bike cracked on me about a month or so ago.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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68. "can you post the route?"
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every long ride I have ever done in NYC involved going across the GW bridge and up to NYAC if i wanted to do a centry

longest I have ever done by myself in the city is 60 miles

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72. "RE: can you post the route?"
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>every long ride I have ever done in NYC involved going across
>the GW bridge and up to NYAC if i wanted to do a centry
>
>longest I have ever done by myself in the city is 60 miles

https://tinyurl.com/ycq3evd8

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79. "HUH! Thats an interesting take on riding in NYC."
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thanks for sharing this.

#fall2018goals

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80. "You are welcome."
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According to folks I talked to during the event, the course changes a little bit every year.

Also, one frustrating aspect to the event is that course I showed you wasn't available until about 3-4 days before the event, which doesn't leave you with the most amount of time to preview what you have ahead of you, at least that's the case for me since I have a 9-5 to deal with.

If you happen to do the event in 2019, major props to you. Hopefully you have a GPS biking device handy as you'll need all the help you can get to avoid getting lost.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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61. "finally copped a new ride."
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after a ton of research and learning some good info, I got a Giant Fathom 1. bikes are way diff than when I bought a few year ago, lol.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/fathom-1

came with air shocks, tubeless tires, and a dropper post. I also like the internal wiring.

Since it was a 2018, it was 150 off the regular price.

was considering this Kona,

http://www.konaworld.com/mahuna.cfm, but it didn't have all the things that Giant had.



nah, you trippin

  

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64. "curious to know what the annual maintenance will cost for this..."
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..sounds like a solid set up.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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71. "guess I'll find out. "
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in talking with the shop guy, it didn't seem like it would break the bank on maintenance.

the shocks would likely need the most attention. matter of fact, I need to buy a pump for it.

nah, you trippin

  

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75. "i ride a mountain bike and the maintenence is easy"
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maybe every few years get the forks redone at the shop

otherwise all the maintenance you can do yourself and of course if you have a bike stand its even easier

if you are not prepared to deal with a tubeless set up this will be your biggest headache

i highly recommend you come up with a compressed air solution so you dont have take it anywhere to set the bead

  

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76. "I need to get a stand."
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also need to research this tubeless deal. never had this before.

thanks.

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77. "they are AMAZING but can be a hassle"
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if you are riding regularly its no big deal just remember they do/can slowly leak so youll want to keep an eye on your tire pressure


pros


run at much lower pressure, feels like your holding onto the ground

youll probably never get a flat tire again, ive smashed my wheels on all kinds of roots rocks and other gnarly things and never had a flat


cons

they work like car tires, so you need to set the "bead" when inflating them/putting them on the rim

they use "goo" or sealent which can get very messy and can build up in the tire over time which isnt necessarily a bad thing until you try to add more sealent


since you are running at a lower pressure it takes more effort to go faster so youll notice that right away typically

  

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tariqhu
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78. "I'll have to remember this"
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>if you are riding regularly its no big deal just remember
>they do/can slowly leak so youll want to keep an eye on your
>tire pressure

since I don't really ride in winter.
>
>
>pros
>
>
>run at much lower pressure, feels like your holding onto the
>ground

I've noticed its much easier riding that my previous bike. even with just going through grass or areas with no sidewalk.
>
>youll probably never get a flat tire again, ive smashed my
>wheels on all kinds of roots rocks and other gnarly things and
>never had a flat

that was the reason I wanted it. I ran into a rash of flats on my old bike. besides age, it was partly the reason to get a new bike.
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>cons
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>they work like car tires, so you need to set the "bead" when
>inflating them/putting them on the rim
>
>they use "goo" or sealent which can get very messy and can
>build up in the tire over time which isnt necessarily a bad
>thing until you try to add more sealent

I need to buy sealant just in case. if I get lazy, I might see how much it cost for the shop to do it.
>
>
>since you are running at a lower pressure it takes more effort
>to go faster so youll notice that right away typically

good stuff. thanks mayne.
>

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81. "before i got an air compressor/tank"
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i would take my bike to the bike shop to have the bead set/sealent put in

sometimes they would just charge me the supplies (the sealent) sometimes they would charge me like 5 bucks for the work + sealent

*edit


and your welcome! tubeless tires are probably one of the coolest "new" tech for me

  

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69. "get the fuck out. all that for under 2000?!"
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1x setups used to be really spendy, I like that its something you can cop for no cash these days

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73. "yeah, the price got me too."
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it helped that the new models were out so they needed to get rid of the 2018s. I actually tested the 2019 too. the shop guy said the 2018 had better components.

I was also looking at a trek rosco 8, but they were all gone.
https://www.mbr.co.uk/reviews/hardtail/trek-roscoe. really wanted it because that orange is so dope.

even with the good price, it was more than what I intended to spend. so I got a new credit card with 200 cash back after 3 months. I feel like I won something, lol.

nah, you trippin

  

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70. "damn, that's a helluva bike..."
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I just don't ride my mountain joint, enough. I dropped a stack on my Fuji Nevada 29er a year or so ago...it barely gets action.

...I wipe my feet on your CD covers like welcome mats. Bienvenidos...How bout that? (c)Ab Soul

  

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74. "thx."
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I'm hoping to hit some trails, which I've never really done. my last bike was also a 'mountain' bike. I didn't really do off-road with it.

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66. "This Giant E bike is really tickling my fancy"
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https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-toughroad-eplus-gx-2019

  

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