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    Dominatrikes sbhikes's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes
    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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    cyclist/gearhead/cycli... moxfyre's Avatar
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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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    ride more, study less lt1aggie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulfheir
    what is sewing machine leg?
    you keep pushing in, and then releasing, back and forth non stop...like a sewing machine
    -chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by lt1aggie
    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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    ride more, study less lt1aggie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ofofhy
    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:
    -chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by lt1aggie
    you keep pushing in, and then releasing, back and forth non stop...like a sewing machine
    He he!

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    ride more, study less lt1aggie's Avatar
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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.
    Bring the pain.

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