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View Poll Results: That which does not kill you...
Makes you stronger 21 33.87%
Delays the inevitable 12 19.35%
Is a tactical mistake 6 9.68%
Makes you stranger 2 3.23%
Do you like fried chicken? 8 12.90%
wut 7 11.29%
Other. Please explain. Be brief. 6 9.68%
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Old 07-22-12, 04:45 AM   #26
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That which doesn't kill you, reminds us that there are limits to one's foolishness.

Most "experienced" people have stories of survival.
We are an empire. Use it wisely.
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Old 07-23-12, 12:17 PM   #27
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That which does not kill you...

...could've been a lot more exciting had you flirted with death while pulling it off.
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Old 07-24-12, 07:56 PM   #28
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I'd rather ride 100 miles in 60 degree weather, but if 100 degrees is what you got, goodonya for getting out there. In any case, riding in those conditions beats the stuffing out of running in 90 degree weather.
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Old 07-25-12, 11:19 AM   #29
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That which does not kill you...

Isn't true Hookers and Blow.
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Old 07-25-12, 12:10 PM   #30
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Yes, you experience adaptation. If you hydrate and recover appropriately, you get both the training adapatation, as well as adapting/adjusting/whatever to the heat so it will be easier next time. We do rides like that every weekend here in Phoenix, but likely with a drier heat than you experienced.
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Old 07-25-12, 06:06 PM   #31
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That which doesn't kill you could still be a tactical mistake. In 100 degree weather I'd personally opt for a terrace and and a pitcher of sangria so I could watch other cyclists going by (preferably with a really high average speed). Evenings are cooler and better suited for 60km adventures.
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Old 07-26-12, 05:59 AM   #32
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That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and that which does kill you wasn't really a very good idea anyway.
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