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  1. InfinityMPG

    Oval crankset

    Like Rock Creek Rider said, there have been studies that show that riding an elliptical does have benefits. For direct evidence, if you look at how Rotor cranks show data, they can even give you an optimized chainring angle so that you have a smaller "dead spot" in your pedal stroke. That is...
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    Ironman Feasability

    Sorry in advance if a month and a half is considered thread resurrection. To your original question: is that enough time to train for an Ironman? Yes. That is plenty. You could compress the h-ll out of that if you wanted to. If you want to get serious, you can finish a full length...
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    How do you handle aggressive drivers while on the road?

    haha, that's the way to do it On the finger topic, I routinely use the middle finger to say "hello" to children and the elderly. It is my custom. So I do not understand the hostility. [sarcasm yes] Now for the OP question, though I commute by bike every day, very luckily I have not had...
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    Plan on doing my first Tri 2011

    Thanks johnnythomas. I'm really happy you're here to spam the forums with life insurance advertisements. Keep topping dead threads from early 2011, that will make you all kinds of popular and about as effectual as a creeper handing out strip club flyers.
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    Bikers Never Stop!

    The way I look at it is that if they can pass me, I can pass them. Most of the time this is fine as I'm always ready for repeat close passes when there's limited space. The times I make exceptions usually involve working trucks, trucks with trailers, large trucks with blindspots, buses...
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    Critical Mass Attack in Brazil

    Here are some updates on the attack: http://www.baikbike.com/critical-mass-carnage-in-brazil/ http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/03/07/brazil-critical-mass-bicycle-event-accident-or-homicide/ The short is that the driver, Ricardo Jose Neis (pictured), is facing attempted murder...
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    Critical Mass Attack in Brazil

    That is fauking horrible. That wasn't even just a couple nudges, that was death mobile. What I find particularly disturbing is that this car did not even use a horn. They just floored it. That says a lot. This person continued to speed through people even as they were on the hood of the car...
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    Plan on doing my first Tri 2011

    Congrats on getting started! You're going to become addicted, and it is going to be awesome. It seems like you're already improving, and your having done a half-marathon will translate well to the Olympic Triathlon distance. That's what you'll be doing for the next LA Triathlon, I take it...
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    Unfriendly cycling cities

    Quote: Originally Posted by Shak180 You can't just ride on the sidewalk in the sketchy areas? Even if sidewalk riding wasn't a bad idea, which is pretty much always is, the area I ride in is pretty course with sidewalk quality and availability. Sometimes when I'm on a long ascent...
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    Bikers Never Stop!

    My bad, I let this thread get away from me. I should be more specific in my meaning of "Obey the Law" by adding "...by default." In a car, for instance, a "rolling stop" through a stop sign is illegal. A car must come to a complete hault before passing through the stop sign. When I'm on my...
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    Unfriendly cycling cities

    Oh man, cycling with super-prejudice sucks. There's some guy from Minneapolis on YouTube who does videos complaining about cars not completely moving to the other lane to pass him and stuff like that. I would love to be able to complain about the little things. There are also plenty of safety...
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    Three deaths by bike helmet

    I hope no one actually thinks that the helmets were entirely at fault. Children's helmets should have a safety release like cat and dog collars so that they snap open with a certain weight or force, but otherwise this changes very little. If the child is young enough to still need to be kept...
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    Bikers Never Stop!

    The US is a big country. What works in a relatively micro system like The Netherlands (size of Maryland) or England (size of Louisiana) is a lot tougher to apply to the greater land area. There's a bigger audience to reach, and a lot of cultural barriers to get through, with each city seeming to...
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    Winter cycling - questions

    It's awesome that you've chosen to ride through the winter! I know a lot of people are only Summer riders -- these people have what is called an "off season". haha... For winter storage I've left my commuter bike out in the cold (under a roof, but otherwise exposed). The things to worry...
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    Bikers Never Stop!

    I do agree with making sure that we as cyclists do our part to show drivers who don't cycle that we belong on the road, but on the subject of not using bike lanes or bike paths.. Bike lanes are great when they're there, but you would not see me using a bike lane if it's in the "door zone" --...