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    Had to strip some bits off the portland for a friend's build, back on the casseroll.
    Slower, but more "freight train-ish" in chopped asphalt.
    The extra heft makes it a bit harder to toss around and will undoubtedly delay my rehab and training for thiis year's tour.

    I'm down to a month before the trip... haven't huffed more than 40K in a day and the last couple times I've gone out with clipless have been newbie-embarassing getting clipped in.
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    Rode my longest day this year (on MTB tires) at 38.3 miles. Saw a few hundred Robins on one mile of trail (there must be a food or water source there) so I got my Hitchcock fix. Met a couple guys near work who were new to town and commuting to work for the first time. Then on the way home I saw a Fox (should really buy a GoPro) and had a der pulley take a crap. Looks like I'm down to one bike for a while. Guess I should clean things more often.
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    Really nice ride in today. Stopped at my buddies shop to pick up a new computer, and ran into one of the guys that is in the group that I ride with on Friday nights. He ended up riding the rest of the way to work with me as he was heading that way already. Ride home was really nice, very cool, but pretty fast. It looks like my max speed on the fixed gear was about 28.7 mph. That was me just screwing around. I want to hit 35 eventually. Made the days total a nice 20 mile round trip ride.

    Thoroughly annoyed with the people that ride to work, and how they just don't understand how to lock a bike up to a rack. I will try to get some pictures of the rack these next couple of days and show everyone what I am dealing with.
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    No commute today. Woke up to some violent thunderstorms. Guess the weather guy was wrong…….

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    A bit slow feeling this AM after yesterday's ride to the bus (20 miles) and bike clinic riding (10 miles single track with kids - slow going and lots of uphill starts...) last night. A good ride, though. Nice weather overall. Mid 50s, but cloudy.

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    Had a flat yesterday for the first time in something like 2.5 years. Discovered that a big section of my gorillatape rimtape had migrated off of the spokeholes, and bunched up under the bead. I haven't tested the tube to see if the exposed spokeholes were what caused the leak or not, but they'd clearly been like that for quite awhile. We're in the middle of two weeks of temperatures touching 90F, which I don't mind riding in, but my clothes sure get gross quick.

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    Left home about an hour early to make it in for an all day meeting, and saw 4 other bikes! One guy already had on a winter hat and I don't think it was a fashion statement.

    Yesterday an 18 wheeler behind me honked just as the narrow cones marking the construction lanes began. "Move over" I guess. So I did, right into the middle so that he didn't try to squeeze by. I did pick up the pace for the remaining couple blocks of the zone.

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    I have been commuting most every day this summer. Most days are good, but not terribly notable. Yesterday was one of those days that you just want to tell about. I was about 2 miles from home and saw a road treasure and turned around and went back for it. It was a spool of blue nylon rope, brand new in the package just the right size to fit in my backpack. I grinned, excited to return home and show bedwards1000 what I had found. Just as before I was to turn onto the side street we live on the neighbors dog ran across their yard, into the road to come after me. Cars coming in both directions...the car coming behind me hit the dog, I hit my brakes hard, then realized that I needed to clip out...just a little too late. I crashed down into the street still clipped in. Ouch! Then I watched the dog run back into the yard. Not dead! Then looked back to see there were about 5 cars all stopped in the street waiting for this drama to unfold. Holy Crap! After picking my self back up and getting out of the street I realized the dog had not been injured, I had not been injured and everyone around was very concerned for my wellbeing. Phew! I rode the bike (with a newly cracked mirror) around the corner and completed my commute. A happy ending! After gushing through my story to bedwards I remembered the spool of blue rope in my backpack. Score! I prefer the less notable days

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    ^^Wow, rollingrunner, so glad nobody was hurt. I hope you're not too sore tomorrow.

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    Glad you are alright.

    It is amazing to me how gloriously nice my rides in can be and how utterly miserable the exact same ride in reverse becomes on the way home. Guess it's the difference between 80F and 110F. Today was brutally hot after the monsoonal cool down (low 100s) of last week.

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    21 miles today round trip to work and back. Just glad I didn't get another flat. Can't believe how many flats I get. Anybody have any suggestions for good puncture resistant tires? If this is already covered somewhere let me know please.

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    How was your commute today?

    Quote Originally Posted by biker_soldier101 View Post
    21 miles today round trip to work and back. Just glad I didn't get another flat. Can't believe how many flats I get. Anybody have any suggestions for good puncture resistant tires? If this is already covered somewhere let me know please.
    I really like the performance and speed I get from Conti Gatorskins, but Specialized Armadillos aren't too shabby either.

    This morning was a blast. Put the hammer down and set a few new PR's, and felt the burn. Unfortunately (but fortunately) I put in a 13 hour, extremely physical day, so the wifey picked me up. It would have taken over an hour to make it back home. We'll see if I can roll out of bed on time to make it to work. 0430 comes awful early...
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    Ugh. I think I caught the flats from reading everyone else's posts. I took my wheel off to check the problem and there was a small metal piece that looked like a stud from my winter tires on it. I tried to pull it out and couldnt. So I took the tire off and there was about an inch of it in my tire. Pulled out the spare tube and the valve broke. Luckily I wasnt too far away and my roommate was able to bring the Troll. Ended up only 15min late for my appt and didnt really miss anything. I also got to swing by the fun doughnut shop on the way home when I went to the bike store to pick up some extra tubes. So it was almost worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biker_soldier101 View Post
    21 miles today round trip to work and back. Just glad I didn't get another flat. Can't believe how many flats I get. Anybody have any suggestions for good puncture resistant tires? If this is already covered somewhere let me know please.
    Continental Gatorskins. Absolutely love this tire. I have some Specialized Armadillos as Tex mentioned above, but they roll slower imho.

    Ride in was very windy, with that headwind just blasting me. Hotter than hell for 70F for some reason as well. Ride home was actually warmer I think, and pretty boring all the way back to the MUP. Once on the MUP, it was nice and quiet, nothing going on, wait, wut? Come up on a guy with his bike upside down. My lights caught his rear reflector. BMX bike, and it is screwed up, and he is swearing up and down left and right. He hit something, and wrecked, and wrecked bad. The rear brake is completely locked up on the wheel. The whole caliper is completely bent, and when I say bent, we could not get it undone. He went otb, and hit his face, his hands, and his knee pretty bad. It was swollen already and it had just happened. I told him to keep walking and moving it around and I looked at the bike. I hate to say this, but my first thought is that I was going to get jumped and/or robbed. I kept looking around for someone to jump out and try to steal my bike or whatever. MUP is pitch black at night, and this kid was pretty shaken up, and it was after midnight so I dismissed that pretty quickly. Well, I couldn't get the damn brake undone at all. I had a multi tool and a single speed tool with me, and neither did the job. He calmed down and we decided that he should just carry the bike for the last .5 miles to the main road. I walked my bike with him, using my lights to light the way. I have never been happier to have really bright lights before. He kept thanking me because he was pretty sure that he wouldn't have made it back without me. I felt good, but at the same time felt bad for him. Riding a BMX bike home from work on a pitch black path using his cellphone LED for a light. That path is really dark. I tried to ride it one night with just a BlackBurn Flea headlight, and I could barely see. I don't imagine that a phone LED is much better.

    He told me that he hit a rock. A rock? No way. I looked on the path because that would have been one hell of a rock to hit. Then I noticed where we were. I had issues here a few times in the past. Why? The suicidal rabbit. I swear, I bet he hit one of them. He said he felt it when he hit and then he was down.
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    New bike rack in Barre, VT, supporting our claim to Granite Capital of the World.
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    Been thinking of carrying patches. Not sure how much to trust those though.

    As far as my commute this morning. One word........ construction. :-/

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    There was a few week period where I rode 6 days a week between commuting and recreational riding, then last weekend I had to take a few days off just because I was busy. My legs got completely rested and I figured I'd feel invincible when I got back on the bike, but they just didn't want to work everyday I rode this week. Legs felt useless, no motivation. I was only able to ride three days then my father came up from Florida for a few days, so now I won't ride again until Monday (and the last day I rode was Wednesday). Hopefully I'm feeling a bit more motivated next week!

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    I felt great on Monday, and then for some reason my legs were just tired the rest of the week. Theoretically I'm going to take it easy over the weekend, but in reality I know that won't happen. I have 100ft of hedges to take out on sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biker_soldier101 View Post
    Been thinking of carrying patches. Not sure how much to trust those though.

    As far as my commute this morning. One word........ construction. :-/
    I find that it is much easier to change a tube than to try to patch while out on the road. If I flat out, I change the tube quickly and then when I get home or wherever I'm going, I find the hole and patch it and put that tube in my bag for then next time I need one. I do carry a patch kit with me - depending on the riding I am doing, as I have had times where I've gotten multiple flats on a single ride - though that is rare.

    Good riding this morning. Warmish, but humid. I am looking forward to the weekend. Have a trail work and bbq day for the kids bike clinic I've been coaching at this summer - should be fun. Might even get some river bottom riding done afterwards.

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    Love the bike rack! It has a LOT of personality! Seems like no-one would steal a bike with those guys watching!

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    I almost always bike with a bad or wearing cargo shorts. That way I always have space for a tube, patches, and tire levers. Does me well enough. I like the glue patches. Takes a few more minutes but they'll last longer from my experience.

    Good ride today. Felt sluggish but was actually pretty good. 17.9mph. I'll take it.

    So I think I'm going to get a new bike this weekend. Road bike. 1986 Schwinn Let Tour with wheels upgraded to 700c, new tires, new bar tape, new saddle. It's super clean and pristine. Dude won't take less than $150. I haven't seen anyone selling a newer bike with all cro mo tubing at a price that lot so I'm thinking about jumping on it. It's also got index shifters. That's good. Almost bought a newer aluminum frame bike for the same but the guy sold it for less because he didn't wanna hold it for another day... Craigslist, where you always wonder if it's stolen.

    Do any of you know about centurion bikes? Some guy is selling a fixed converted Dave Scott ironman centurion (which just sounds silly) and I declined because he didn't know anything about it, like if it was fixed only or flip/flop. I don't need fixed for a commuter. Single speed, I'd like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I don't need fixed for a commuter.
    Why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Why not?
    Simply put, I would hurt myself. And I really like being in control of where my feet are positioned. That's a big one for me.

    To each his own. I know your bias on this. I'll try single speed before I try fixed, but I'd rather have a flip flop and be able to do either.

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    Hot and humid ride home on the Monocog. Geared too low for commuting but the low gear might've worked to my advantage as I just took the ride home slow and easy. Commuter had a flat this morning. Almost drove in but figured having two extra bikes in the stable hardly justified a drive in. Will fix flat and lightly tune up commuter this weekend.

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    Yesterday morning was cool and cloudy. Got caught in a few light, sprinkles. Nice ride. All pavement. Ride home started with a downpour and thunderstorm. Only lasted about 10-15 minutes. The sun came out when I hit the trail. All in all a fun commute. My PI jacket isn't ad waterproof as I thought. Any suggestions for breathable rain jackets?

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    42 miles last night, not on a commute, but with the local bike group. Dodged thunderstorms most of the day, and luckily, we ended up rain free. Not sure how that worked out, because when I left to get to campus to meet up, the sky was pitch black to the northeast. Thunder in the distance, and a few hits of lightning. We rode all over town, hitting a jazz festival and a kayak and canoe rental place. That was fun and all, but the ride that 4 of us took to get some white spray paint was better. There is a ghost bike near the hospital that I work at, and someone defaced it, painting part of it pink. We took care of that last night, and it was an honor. We had a foreign exchange student with us, on a brand new to him 1974 Schwinn road bike, and he was loving it. Kid busted it out like a boss, as he rode about 38 miles of the ride with us throughout the night.

    No commute for me today as my legs are pretty shot after riding all week, and then the ride last night.
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    Friday was my first commute in a week post crash (wheel sucking crack + inattention = me splayed out on the ground) and it was obvious my wrist was not healed as much as I thought. Between the crash damage and the humidity it ached all the way, not really enjoyable. But it did feel good to ride again.

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    Few close calls on the way in this morning. Two right hooks then a lady backed out of her driveway in front of me, then she puts it in drive but is still angled towards her driveway because she sucks at backing her car up, so she starts to pull forward before turning the wheels left so the front right of her car sort of goes into the shoulder in front of me, not only that, she completely stops when her bumper is blocking the whole shoulder so she can wave goodbye to her child so I had to slow way down. Then she starts to accelerate really slow, so slow that I was able to pass her for a couple seconds. I looked over but she didn't see me. I just threw my hands up like "what the hell?" but I don't even think she saw. People are completely oblivious to others. Then I got to work and had all sort of issues with our servers to fix (the group I supervise is in charge of around 350 servers for the software company I work for). I took out my anger on a guy in the cafeteria. My bagel was toasting then he put his in and changed the speed (one of those conveyor belt toasters) which people do all the time and I think is rude, so I said "you know there's other people's food in there too" and changed it back. Let's hope the day improves.

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    In a strange turn of events, I didn't end up buying the Schwinn (guy never actually called, doesn't matter) but my buddy who works at the lbs called and said he'd sell me one of his personal bikes for a good deal. Now I have a cannondale synapse (it's actually a"femme" frame, but it fits me well). Today will be the first commute on it. I'll see how that goes.

    Only beef, it's bright orange and every bike I've owned for the last eight years has been gray.

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    Steady drizzle falling since some time last night. I`ll take it.

    Just dragged in my BOB and loaded it up with cardboard and junk mail to recycle at work, then noticed one of the spring clips that hitch it to the axle has mysteriously disappeared. I`ll have to order a new one, but in the mean time, I found a diaper pin to stand in. Diaper pin! man, what are the chances ?!?

    Yesterday I rode my folder into town to retrieve Mrs Rodar`s car from my mom`s house. For a few seconds there, I thought I was in somebody else`s ride- car frantically beep-beep-beep-beeping at me and the driver pointing at a silly potholed bike path that runs for a couple blocks on the salmon side of the street. Made me smile, so I waved. That short run (1.5 hrs including a donut stop) was my first ride of 2014 other than commuting. Puts my work ride : fun ride ratio firmly at 748:14. Woodway, you got that beat, dontcha?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spatialized View Post
    Friday was my first commute in a week post crash (wheel sucking crack + inattention = me splayed out on the ground) and it was obvious my wrist was not healed as much as I thought.
    Ouch. Don`t do that!
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    That short run (1.5 hrs including a donut stop) was my first ride of 2014 other than commuting. Puts my work ride : fun ride ratio firmly at 748:14. Woodway, you got that beat, dontcha?
    Rodar, I'm missing your touring reports/photos. Come on man, get with it

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    It is raining about as hard as I've ever seen right now....... might wimp out and take my truck home tonight if it doesn't clear up!

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHWESTERN MESA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO... UNTIL 500 PM MDT

    * AT 203 PM MDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

    EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS... HIGHWAYS... STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi View Post
    It is raining about as hard as I've ever seen right now....... might wimp out and take my truck home tonight if it doesn't clear
    Cleared up enough to ride home! I got plenty wet, but didn't get rained on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi View Post
    Cleared up enough to ride home! I got plenty wet, but didn't get rained on.
    Aw c'mon. Storms are the best!

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    Yesterday I rolled a stop sign at about 4-5mph from one side street to another. There was a lady in an SUV a few hundred feet back moving really slow. A few second later I hear her beep from pretty far away then a minute later she pulls up next to me, rolls down her window and says "You didn't even look" then rolls up her window and speeds away. She then proceeds to stop about 10' past the stop line at the next light and turn left with no turn signal. Double standards are a wonderful thing.

    After that I lucked out, there were isolated thunderstorms all around me and I only got rained on for maybe 5 minutes at the most. This morning's ride in was nice, weather was just about perfect.

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    Had another thunderstorm last night/this AM. Didn't get rained on though. Was a nice cool wet morning , felt like fall. I can't wait for fall!

    Mental note, look into fenders and a breathable rain jacket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Yesterday I rode my folder into town to retrieve Mrs Rodar`s car from my mom`s house. For a few seconds there, I thought I was in somebody else`s ride- car frantically beep-beep-beep-beeping at me and the driver pointing at a silly potholed bike path that runs for a couple blocks on the salmon side of the street. Made me smile, so I waved. That short run (1.5 hrs including a donut stop) was my first ride of 2014 other than commuting. Puts my work ride : fun ride ratio firmly at 748:14.
    What gets into people?!?

    Sorry your fun ratio has been hit so hard.

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    Good rides today, a coworker thought I was "crazy" to ride home, but it only rained hard for the last mile or so, and instead of thunder and lightning, there was a rainbow.

    Lots of wildlife by my house lately, a bear took down 3 bird feeders Saturday night, removing every metal perch from the tube feeder and leaving some bite holes in the plastic. Then yesterday morning a brown blur ran away from my dog on the trail and then up a tree. It posed there eyeing me curiously, and I was able to see it was a fisher cat, which I have never seen before. They're in the weasel family and known as the only porcupine predator, and also for eating housecats, even though they are only housecat size themselves. Ten minutes later, we saw a doe and fawn.

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    Great day for a commute, so I did. Decent on the way in, longer ride on the way home. Took the longer way home, and did some exploring. The route is something I have driven before, but never ridden, so I went that way. All out of the way, but still nice. Almost halfway to my goal for the year, and it will be a struggle to reach it I think.
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    Got rained on a little bit on my way in, not too bad though. Then I got to work and had forgotten my breakfast, but that was okay, because it was chocolate chip pancake day in the cafeteria, which is my favorite breakfast!

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    It took some work to get them on, but I tried out some origin8 "space bars" I saw laying around EMS - feel pretty good, though I think I may swap on some non-ergon grips when I get home. Mostly just like the width (I had an old school 540mm bar on there before) but the sweep is nice too. Been riding through the state park a lot lately, adds some good scenery and a couple miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCuse View Post
    I tried out some origin8 "space bars" I saw laying around EMS - feel pretty good, though I think I may swap on some non-ergon grips when I get home.
    Not sure how you've got it setup, but it's worth playing around with the angle a bit. I've run my sweepy alt-bars level, angled up, angled down a bit, and angled down a lot. It completely changes the feel. For my Mary bar (which I think is pretty close to the spacebar) I tend to angle it down about 20deg. But it depends on stem length and height too. You can also flip it for a completely different feel. There's plenty of options is what I'm saying.

    As for the commute, it's too humid here. 80% is not right for the prairies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
    I really like the performance and speed I get from Conti Gatorskins, but Specialized Armadillos aren't too shabby either.

    This morning was a blast. Put the hammer down and set a few new PR's, and felt the burn. Unfortunately (but fortunately) I put in a 13 hour, extremely physical day, so the wifey picked me up. It would have taken over an hour to make it back home. We'll see if I can roll out of bed on time to make it to work. 0430 comes awful early...
    Thanks man. I have heard of the gatorskins more than once. Went for a ride Sunday and had another flat. Front tire this time. I try to avoid debris too. Fustrating. Anybody seen these?.... WTB Freedom ThickSlick Deluxe Sport Tire - Performance Sales Exclusions

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    Quote Originally Posted by biker_soldier101 View Post
    Thanks man. I have heard of the gatorskins more than once. Went for a ride Sunday and had another flat. Front tire this time. I try to avoid debris too. Fustrating. Anybody seen these?.... WTB Freedom ThickSlick Deluxe Sport Tire - Performance Sales Exclusions
    Just looked at the specs, those are pretty heavy. Most WTB tires are. They seem to get good reviews though, and much cheaper than Gatorskins. I have been running Gatorskins on my commuter and road bike for a combined 6000 miles and only had 2 flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    Rodar, I'm missing your touring reports/photos. Come on man, get with it

    My Work Ride:Fun Ride ratio for 2014 is 3157:1345. Here is a snap of the latest fun:

    That does look fun. I'm not Rodar but here's a few pics from my latest ride. The mountains aren't quite as tall as that big one in your picture.
    The Candid Cyclist: A Mountain, A Ledge and a Notch

    I just ordered up some Gatorskin 28Cs for me and the misses for the cross bikes.

    Commutes have been good dodging thunderstorms and working late. The lights have come out early in the season.

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    ^^Cool trip, you went up the Maine side of Hurricane? I have only done the NH side to take the trails back down. For others unfamiliar, when you drive that road over Hurricane you say "how the heck did they put blacktop on something this steep and winding?"

    Say it ain't so on needing the lights already for the ride home from work!

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    Wrist is healed (basically) but the mind has doubts (and worries and other issues clogging up the works) and riding just wasn't fun, it was work. So I drove. When the mind's not in the game it's just not worth it to mount up. It's even a bit dangerous as I found out. Be back at it soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    That does look fun. I'm not Rodar but here's a few pics from my latest ride. The mountains aren't quite as tall as that big one in your picture.
    The Candid Cyclist: A Mountain, A Ledge and a Notch
    Nice report bedwards!

    That big on in the picture is Mt. Rainier: Mount Rainier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by biker_soldier101 View Post
    Thanks man. I have heard of the gatorskins more than once. Went for a ride Sunday and had another flat. Front tire this time. I try to avoid debris too. Fustrating. Anybody seen these?.... WTB Freedom ThickSlick Deluxe Sport Tire - Performance Sales Exclusions
    Every bike shop I have been in tells me to get the Gatorskins over the ThickSlicks, so I did. Very happy with them so far. No issues, price wasn't too bad, and the ride is nice.
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.
    2015 miles: 5019/5000
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