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I would like to thank everyone I also am going this route to Al from NH.  I should be in NJ next week.

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Routes / Re: 200 Mile Ride in one day
« on: August 08, 2010, 09:42:20 am »
Randonneurs often ride 200+ miles in a day. go to http://www.rusa.org/ web site for more information. Good lights and saddle are mandatory.

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Gear Talk / Re: which bike to buy?
« on: August 03, 2010, 09:13:46 pm »
It came with bike planet fenders on the sojourn. They came in handy during the Prouty Century ride in July.  It down poured in the morning and everyone that did not have fenders loved mine. This was in NH and Vt.

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General Discussion / Re: B17 makes me numb, why?
« on: August 03, 2010, 04:27:28 am »
I don't have an answer. I went with the B17 imperial and like it. Maybe someone else has some suggestions. Different body types need different saddles.

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Gear Talk / Re: which bike to buy?
« on: July 31, 2010, 12:49:28 pm »
The STI shifters installed were not cheap but Drummond Cycles who installed them did a great job. They work very well without a glitch.


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Urban Cycling / Re: commuting by bike
« on: July 28, 2010, 07:28:51 pm »
I bike to work 3 or 4 days or evenings a week. I have lights and racks on my bike so carrying clothing is not a problem. My shift either starts at 0600 and goes to 1400 or from 1400 to 2400. I love riding at night except I do not on Friday and Saturday nights. I seen to many drunk drivers over the years. Round trip is about 10.6 miles.. Living in NH I ride in the winter as long as it is not snowing or forecast-ed to snow. I wear a wool cap under my helmt, face mask, lobster gloves and several layer of clothing in the winter. We have some good hills on the way to work.

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Gear Talk / Re: which bike to buy?
« on: July 23, 2010, 09:07:53 pm »
I have a  sojourn. I really like it. The handle bars did not fit me so I went to a traditional drop with STI shifters.  I purchased it last September and have been riding it a lot since. It is not the fastest bike climbing but I can climb anything it is geared low enough. I am leaving in Sept. for a trip from NH to AL..

I purchased it as it had the most features I waned one of them being the disk brakes. I ride no matter what the weather, snow, rain, sleet and I have found the disk brakes to be the most reliable in bed weather.

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Gear Talk / Re: Panniers- EZ on/off
« on: July 20, 2010, 08:46:41 pm »
I have Ortliebs and use them every day as I commute to work. I bring my equipment to work with me. Last week I filled them up with magazines and transported them to the recycling center. Handled all that weight with out a problem. Very easy on and off. I purchased my in bright yellow. They are very visible.

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Gear Talk / Re: Mitts or Gloves for extreme cold
« on: May 17, 2010, 05:43:45 pm »
I also us the Lobster gloved in my commute in NH. 

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