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Old 06-24-2014, 12:18 AM   #2001
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Just bought 28mm Gatorskins for "The Hell of the North Texas". 100 miles, 25% gravel, will be my first century ride. CAAD10 reouls all.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:20 AM   #2002
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Oh yeah, and I'm getting the miles in lately. Reset my personal "longest ride" record several times in the last few weeks with a few 30ish mile treks and then did a metric. Learned to carry snacks after the metric.

The Feed Zone Portables will change your lyphe.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #2003
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I may do this on Saturday
HellNT - Denton, TX
Shorter 60 miler is an option. ~25% is gravel.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:48 AM   #2004
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TKS U EBAY.

Garmin 510 overseas cheaper by a lot edition coming my way.
#cantwait #iknowtheadvantagesofnorthamericanpart #dontcare
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So what is the advantage of the North American version?
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So what is the advantage of the North American version?
Easy to do updates.

I'm not one who usually cares to update things until they stop working. So it's not a concern to get an additional feature.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #2007
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What are your thoughts on having headphones on while riding (solo)?

I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones I use while im at the gym and I was just thinking that maybe a beat of some sort would help me push it a little harder some days....


FWIW, a buddy I ride with on occasion and I are thinking of signing up for a Triathlon. Thing is, Im a terrible swimmer and only slightly better at running.... cycling would be my "easy" part.
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Depends on where you ride. I like to be hyper-aware, it keeps me alive.
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If you get hit by a car, hearing it do so will not help you. I find riding defensively is the best option and I keep my headphones in.

I think it depends on the type of person you are. Some people can listen to two converstaions at once and some people can't even hear you unless you look them in the eye.

In a group ride/race headphones are never okay.
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A race isnt the only time head phones are acceptable? Its the only time you'll ride and wont be worrying about something sneaking up behind you to kill you, at least if its closed course.
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I never wear headphones on the street. Your ears are an integral part of your awareness.

Hearing that tire hiss closing on me when there shouldn't be one makes me move further right and check over my shoulder.

Hearing that tire hiss when it should be there (traffic) cues me to check again.

I would sooner ride with one eye covered than my hearing blocked.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:13 PM   #2012
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If you get hit by a car, hearing it do so will not help you.
Those cars, they come out of nowhere. What can you do?
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Those cars, they come out of nowhere. What can you do?
Nowhere \ˈnō-ˌ(h)wer, -(h)wər\
1: That place where we have no awareness
2: A place that can be converted in "somewhere" by having awareness of it


I have been riding bikes and motorcycles in the city for four decades. I have learned to anticipate the movements of other vehicles and pedestrians. Little cues like the front tire of a car twitching this way or that, a turn of the head.

The primary survival tool is recognizing situations, scenarios where you don't have an "out". Do you best to avoid them entirely and if that's not possible, put yourself on high alert and spend as little time there as possible. I see motorcycles zipping through intersections in the left side of the #1 lane without their fingers on the front brake/high beam, against oncoming traffic waiting for a spot to to turn left. I know this sounds awful, but I have no sympathy for those riders if they get taken out.

It is impossible to cover every scenario and we take a known risk by leaving our driveway but it makes sense to me to take every other possible precaution to avoid bad stuff. I have avoided many potential incidents over the past decades just by being on high alert and recognizing the risk scenario before I exposed myself to it.

So yeah, I don't wear headphones on public roads.
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Just in case this needed to be pointed out: I was being facetious.

I will never ride with headphones in. Listen for traffic, listen to the sounds of nature (if applicable where you're riding), listen for other riders, listen for pedestrians, listen to something else besides your iPod for a few hours, FFS. Just listen.

~85% of my commute takes place on a dedicated recreation trail, I'd say half of the riders (notice I didn't say cyclists) have headphones in. They're the ones going "hey!" when I buzz them. I buzzed them because they didn't get out of the way. They didn't get out of the way because they couldn't hear me.
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I also would never, ever wear headphones on a bicycle. It's dangerous and means you're about to get dropped.
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Come on, guys. Headphones are completely appropriate on a bike...




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That reminds me.

Best cycling movie? Best cycling movie.

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but but but

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