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Old 10-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #31426
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Don't know how many folks here follow road bike rider, but here is an interesting tidbit from today's newsletter;

CA Gets a 3-Foot Law; GA Gets a Caveman Bill
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists.

The state’s current law requires drivers to maintain a “safe,” yet undefined, distance when passing a cyclist.

The new law will go into effect September 16, 2014, with California joining 22 other states and the District of Columbia in mandating a buffer of at least 3 feet.
We have the 3 foot law here and it makes no difference. Some nozzles of douche will always disregard it and claim ignorance is a legitimate excuse.

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Meanwhile, proving that the fight for safer cycling will never end, three Georgia legislators have proposed a bill for the 2014 legislative session that would roll back existing law governing cycling in the Peach State (RBR’s HQ) and require bikes to be licensed like cars.

The proposed bill made the rounds this week and caused a stir in the cycling community for its utter ridiculousness.

Beyond an $80 lifetime license fee – including the requirement to have a license plate on your bike – the proposed bill would no longer allow 2-abreast riding and would limit “pacelines” to no more than four bikes in a line, with each being a minimum four feet apart!
This is patently ridiculous. I routinely ride south of the border and ride many miles in north GA as part of my normal road routes. The good thing is I've only seen a cop out there once, from the town of Cohutta.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #31427
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So no one here rode Six Gap this year?
Hey, DLDeano did the 3 Gap 50 a few pages back. It's not easy... unless you're on a motorcycle. Most Floridians struggle with all of those curves.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #31428
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Yeah, we have the 3 ft law here too, but it seems like only bicyclists know it's there.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #31429
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Cyclocross Star Amy Dombroski Killed in Collision with Truck While Training

Well .....shit.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #31430
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Hey, don't forget the 2 bridges at Ocean City!
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #31431
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Well .....shit.
Yeah, we lost a true competitor with Amy. Very sad.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:21 AM   #31432
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Just be courteous when someone calls your attention and you turn your head towards them. Instant blindness... amhik.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #31433
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Interesting article

What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-p...each-cyclists/
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #31434
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What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-p...each-cyclists/
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #31435
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I went on a ride on our local MUT it runs around a lake ( Salem Lake)
A few pics.....




It's got a few short steep hils




It also has blind corners
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #31436
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #31437
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silly question, but how do you spoke the rims without spoke holes? do they come with the nipples permanently installed? or are these rims only available as factory wheelsets?

A bit late on this reply but Campagnolo uses a bit of steel in their nipples (not body piercings) and you drop the nipple into the valvestem hole and guide it to the proper hole with a magnet, then pull it through being careful not to drop it back in again before catching a few threads. I guess you could keep the spokes on a super strong magnet over night so they'd stick to that while you are fiddling around.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:20 AM   #31438
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Is this some kind of a hint,Dumbass clean your bike . I'll admit it needs a good cleaning, The MUT is dusty as hell.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:21 AM   #31439
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SalemLake ...more



Had rubber duck races when my daughter was little here.


fill up every lap,it's a lot easier than trying to fill with fountion.



I heard a lot yelling and screaming ,figured it was the cross country team that runs here. I've never seen this before here.

Good ride no traffic ,a few runners ,no crazy crossers like yesterday.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:22 AM   #31440
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I've just started cycling in the past couple of weeks, and I've got a few questions for the masses.

First, what's a good sped to be pedaling? I just finished a 29-mile ride, and was pedaling constantly the whole time. Sometimes I was in a high (low?) gear and pedaling slowly, and sometimes I'd drop it down a gear to pedal faster, even though I was going the same basic speed. Is this a personal preference thing, or is there a "right" answer?

Second, (and this may be related to the first question) I don't even use the sprocket on the front. I keep it in the larger of the two gears and just shift the back. Am I wasting effort? Is there really a good time or situation to shift the front?

I was going to post the Strava map, but can't seem to figure it out. The 14.7 miles out I kept up a 18.5 mph pace, and the 14.69 miles back, (musta stopped a bit short) I kept up a 14.7 mph pace. The wind was bad on the way back, which killed me.

I can already see this stuff is addictive. For instance, on one 7-mile stretch, I now have the 7th fastest time, being about 2 minutes slower than the fastest time. I think that's an attainable goal, and plan on working toward winning that stretch. Also, it seems my heart rate is 15-20 bpm lower than the people who are just a little bit faster than me. So now I want to see if I can push it a little bit more, because it seems that I'm slacking. (Or maybe it's just that I'm 40, and they're probably not quite that old...)

Anyway, this cycling thing is awesome. I'm glad I spent the money to get a good bike.
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