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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Ridge
HEY! I only preen and pedant when no one is...

HEY! I only preen and pedant when no one is looking... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Ridge
Sharing an insightful article I just finished: ...

Sharing an insightful article I just finished:

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/07/strange-as-it-seems-cycling-haters-are-a-sign-of-cycling-success/374275/

Excerpt:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Ridge
I liked the interaction I had on Sunday. My...

I liked the interaction I had on Sunday.

My buddy and I were out for a 4 hour ride of 80% single track where all the trails are connected with a multi-use greenway. All had been going just fine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 06:27 AM
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Posted By Ridge
Wanna know what's funny and frustrating at the...

Wanna know what's funny and frustrating at the same time?

On days where my training schedule calls for an hour of active recovery I will usually forego the bike and take a brisk, 4 mile walk. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Ridge
If I'm in mixed traffic with motorists and...

If I'm in mixed traffic with motorists and approaching a stop light with no separate bike lane present, I'll stop behind whatever car is directly closest to me and hold position in the middle of that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Ridge
We have more than a few roads here that slow...

We have more than a few roads here that slow traffic down to 20; although all of them are in clogged downtown areas where it's difficult to get above that anyway. There is one particular road leading...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Ridge
One act begets another.

One act begets another.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Ridge
where was it? I didn't see any clues...

where was it? I didn't see any clues...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Ridge
:huh Welcome to 'Merica; where lawyers...

:huh



Welcome to 'Merica; where lawyers run the country. Everything and everyone can be held accountable and fiscally liable for any act. It's a fucked up state of the World we live in these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Agreed on all accounts. :freaky

Agreed on all accounts. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Ridge
This is the at crux of our disagreement in this...

This is the at crux of our disagreement in this thread and many others. A personal opinion or inference of written laws.

Not to go completely off the reservation but, just to name a few:

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Where in my statement did I endorse that...

Where in my statement did I endorse that behavior?

Edit: I was simply pointing out that, in almost every circumstance, it is illogical to hold all mechanical human conveyances to a posted speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Speed LIMITS are almost always MAXIMUM limits and...

Speed LIMITS are almost always MAXIMUM limits and not indicative of a minimum speed unless specifically designated and signage is in place for such. :deal

In other words; a posted speed limit is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Ridge
It would not be hard to beat Carmax. They offer...

It would not be hard to beat Carmax. They offer below what they would pay at wholesale auction price for cars. They offered me $9500 for my '06 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon edition with hard top and low...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Ridge
I think the only thing that would deter me would...

I think the only thing that would deter me would be the weather extremes. This past winter when it dropped into single digits and wind chill was well below zero would have made for a chore to gear up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Ridge
I'm glad you liked it. Growing up in Burlington,...

I'm glad you liked it. Growing up in Burlington, I've lost my taste for Hursey's Q but I genuinely still LOVE their broasted chicken. If you like fried chicken, you really need to try Hursey's next...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Ridge
dangit!

dangit!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Ridge
So... anyone up for lunch in Hillsborough...

So... anyone up for lunch in Hillsborough tomorrow? :deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Ridge
I chased at least a half-dozen through the woods...

I chased at least a half-dozen through the woods on my MTB this past Saturday. It was a good feeling to be on the delivering end for once... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Ridge
Best thing I've read all week!:clap

Best thing I've read all week!:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Ridge
If there's food involved... I'm in. Buuuut, I'm...

If there's food involved... I'm in. Buuuut, I'm addicted to Cook-Out's shakes. Peanut Butter and Banana... :tb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Pffft... this is ADV Rider; where more keyboards...

Pffft... this is ADV Rider; where more keyboards are ridden than actual motorcycles. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Ridge
The ride there is the cake while the destination...

The ride there is the cake while the destination is the icing atop it. At least that's the way I look at it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Ridge
I care about creativity and obscure tags;...

I care about creativity and obscure tags; otherwise it would not be much fun. Though I enjoy the food tags more than anything.


Sidenote: I do have an idea for a new N.C. tag game if anyone is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Ridge
no cookies in Angier... just hard tack and weak...

no cookies in Angier... just hard tack and weak coffee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Ridge
Whale, you did park it in the grass... :deal

Whale, you did park it in the grass... :deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Awesome! Did I describe it accurately?:lol3

Awesome! Did I describe it accurately?:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Open Eye is easy to get to via back roads so as...

Open Eye is easy to get to via back roads so as to avoid Franklin and Chapel Hill proper. Just come in via Jones Ferry/54. One reason I picked this vs. one in town.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Very well, cookies it is. Bonus if you make it a...

Very well, cookies it is. Bonus if you make it a dinner run there are some really good food choices nearby.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/esane9un.jpg


Sent from my intergalactic space...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Now the question... Do I keep it within range of...

Now the question... Do I keep it within range of most if you (easy) or move it west of Durham county for the opportunity to sample our wonderful cookies?
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Grab ...

Grab

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/4aqegegu.jpg


Sent from my intergalactic space modulator you puny Earthlings.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 11:34 AM
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Views: 259,154
Posted By Ridge
The only time I have ever witnessed a "line of...

The only time I have ever witnessed a "line of cars" stacked up behind cyclists is during a cycling event such as HHH, organized centuries, charity rides, road races, et al. Typically these events...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Ridge
If RHanson's wishes were realized, every cyclist...

If RHanson's wishes were realized, every cyclist on the road would stop riding their bicycle.

Logic being this: If, by his rationality, I am to pull over and stop every time I encounter a faster...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 05:10 AM
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Views: 259,154
Posted By Ridge
People with clearly more than 10 items in the...

People with clearly more than 10 items in the grocery express lane! :kboom
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Ridge
:deal:dhorse

:deal:dhorse
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Ridge
It's the same chick. You can see the tattoo above...

It's the same chick. You can see the tattoo above her left melon through the holey(sp?) skirt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Ridge
Seems we cyclists should exhibit mandatory...

Seems we cyclists should exhibit mandatory subservience to the motoring overlords who are not benevolent in their judgement. Resistance is futile... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Ridge
So long as I'm riding a bicycle, I'll keep doing...

So long as I'm riding a bicycle, I'll keep doing what I'm doing in the interest of my own safety and self-preservation. It's worked for me lo this many years at approximately 5,000 miles per year on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Ridge
Did he have dreadlocks? If so, probably Garth...

Did he have dreadlocks? If so, probably Garth Prosser. I see/talk with him a lot on the regional races here and he was in the room across the hall from me in KS for DK. Trans Iowa is on my bucket...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 07:31 AM
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Views: 259,154
Posted By Ridge
Best statement I've read in this thread to date.

Best statement I've read in this thread to date.
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