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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-28-10, 07:06 PM   #2876
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People got along without these stupid compression socks for a 100 years. Totally unnecessary. Lemmings, all a bunch of Lemmings.
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Old 06-28-10, 07:25 PM   #2878
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People got along without these stupid compression socks for a 100 years. Totally unnecessary. Lemmings, all a bunch of Lemmings.


totally unnecessary
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Old 06-28-10, 09:06 PM   #2879
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Some socks (to match my jerseys) and tires (to match my tape)





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Old 06-28-10, 10:09 PM   #2880
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totally unnecessary
thats disgusting
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thats disgusting
thats big george. i wonder if shaving is an issue. i wonder if that gives "just a little nick" a whole new meaning. i wonder if he uses it at parties. oh the possibilities.
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Old 06-28-10, 10:44 PM   #2882
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Old 06-28-10, 10:46 PM   #2883
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thats big george. i wonder if shaving is an issue. i wonder if that gives "just a little nick" a whole new meaning. i wonder if he uses it at parties. oh the possibilities.
yup. i've been googling those legs for the last half hour.

so i guess the science behind it is that compression tights would keep the pressure higher in the legs so varicose veins don't form. so unless you want to have hincapie legs, compress/elevate those suckers. the picture alone would probably make an effective advertisement.
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Old 06-28-10, 10:58 PM   #2884
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yup. i've been googling those legs for the last half hour.

so i guess the science behind it is that compression tights would keep the pressure higher in the legs so varicose veins don't form. so unless you want to have hincapie legs, compress/elevate those suckers. the picture alone would probably make an effective advertisement.
the compression sock may prevent, or just slow down the process. there are previous threads on the topic, and i guess genetics play a role. i love testing new recovery techniques. we all get the heavy legs, they feel sluggish, muscles feel tight, and it bothers me when i have to sit or stand in the same position for extended periods of time. you should have seen me in the theaters the other day, i felt bad for the people next to me because i was squirming all over the place trying to extend my legs. yesterday i did 1.5 hour drive each way to LA and would have loved these socks.

i did tons of research, like with anything else i buy, and finally came down to asking a good friend (triathlete, cat2 roadie) who works at a local nytro cycling shop. i said "compression socks, fad or function?" and he answered "2xu=fad, cep=function."

here is the basic description you will see when researching them:

"By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower channels. The arterial pressure is increased, causing more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet. Compression socks are tightest at the ankles, gradually become less constrictive towards the knees. The soles of compression socks may be heavily padded for better shock absorption."

so, what i like to do is use "the stick" first to loosen up the muscles then throw the socks on.
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oh yeah, and i grabbed some of this. another recovery technique. definitely an experience.

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very informative, thanks for the info. i don't think i'm to 'the stage' where i need to be using compression clothing, but when i get there i'll make sure to check those socks out.

peppermint oil eh? gotta be the menthol. would probably smell just as good as it feels.
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"New bike week" for me. Picked up a 2010 supersix, full ultegra 6700 gruppo, ritchey pro headset and carbon seatpost, FSA k-wing bars and ultegra pedals. Spent the weekend building it up. It's almost finished except for the seatpost which is backordered and a fresh wrap on the bars after I tweak the fit. Using a crappy bonetrager MTB seatpost for the time being.
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Old 06-29-10, 08:05 AM   #2889
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People got along without these stupid compression socks for a 100 years. Totally unnecessary. Lemmings, all a bunch of Lemmings.
people also got along with out electricity, fire, the wheel, etc for many many years. do you want to give those all up now?
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Old 06-29-10, 05:26 PM   #2890
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I always appreciate extra Campy in my life! =)


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Old 06-29-10, 05:32 PM   #2891
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Good stuff man! Lets see the Bike all done now!
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Of course! Those components literally just got delivered by Fed-Ex 10 minutes ago!
Will be done tomorrow or day after, will post in the Ridley Compact thread
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Old 07-01-10, 09:31 PM   #2895
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Old 07-02-10, 06:37 AM   #2897
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Second SRM Cannondale SI spider, SRM PC V, mounting kit (BB), charger. My first SRM spider just went dead (no power readings, and flaky ones for a week).

I was debating staying old/incompatible (SRM PC V) or upgrading to Ant+ Sport (Quarg, new head). With the reliability of SRM, used parts support, the fact that I want two bikes complete/ready to go, I decided to stick with the incompatible SRM PC V.
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