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Old 11-15-04, 09:07 PM   #1
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Two years nearly car free and my clutch leg is weak!

I can barely drive in heavy traffic anymore. Since I've gone nearly car free two years ago my clutch leg is so out of shape I get sewing machine leg in stop-and-go traffic.

Just one downside to going car free.
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Old 11-15-04, 09:38 PM   #2
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I can barely drive in heavy traffic anymore. Since I've gone nearly car free two years ago my clutch leg is so out of shape I get sewing machine leg in stop-and-go traffic.

Just one downside to going car free.
Something tells me your commute is waaaay too easy!!
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Gosh, I think you need equal length crank arms
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do you have toe straps or clipless clutch? try adjusting your seat until you find the perfect fit
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what is sewing machine leg?
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Old 11-16-04, 08:22 AM   #6
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what is sewing machine leg?
you keep pushing in, and then releasing, back and forth non stop...like a sewing machine
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Old 11-16-04, 08:35 AM   #7
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you keep pushing in, and then releasing, back and forth non stop...like a sewing machine
I thought it was when you leg shook uncontrollably due to over-exerted muscles. Like when you're done weight lifting.
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I thought it was when you leg shook uncontrollably due to over-exerted muscles. Like when you're done weight lifting.
hmm..i dunno, maybe i'm wrong :dunno:
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Old 11-16-04, 11:02 AM   #9
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you keep pushing in, and then releasing, back and forth non stop...like a sewing machine
He he!
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Old 11-16-04, 03:08 PM   #10
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made sense to me...but i'm just an aggie...what do i know?
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you just need a mind in the gutter.
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Increase your leg muscle endurance by bicycling.
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