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Forum: Northeast 09-03-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,853
Posted By spindog
Joe, ALOT will depend on the weather. I am not a...

Joe, ALOT will depend on the weather. I am not a fan of getting hypothermic during the climbing up to Peru. It seems to sleet every time I am in those hills!! I actually like East River Road ... I...
Forum: Northeast 09-03-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,853
Posted By spindog
FWIW, COVAC is a great first full century. I have...

FWIW, COVAC is a great first full century. I have literally ridden hundreds of centuries and my fastest ride time was at COVAC. Easy to get to the start -right off the highway, rest stops for...
Forum: Northeast 09-03-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By spindog
Hey Joe, I have actually just confirmed some...

Hey Joe,

I have actually just confirmed some new ride dates for the ones that I could not find info for ... just need to make the time to get onto my site, reorganize it and update new links, ride...
Forum: Northeast 08-20-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By spindog
I post a cycling events calendar on the web that...

I post a cycling events calendar on the web that covers some of the area you are interested in ....

http://lifestylebydesign.org/eventscalendar.html
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-12-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By spindog
Hello Cam, There are so many avenues that...

Hello Cam,

There are so many avenues that you can take for fitness gains. Be patient and stay consistent with your training as nothing will happen overnight.

If you haven’t already, I think...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By spindog
Perfect! There is an extra instant 20-30 hours a...

Perfect! There is an extra instant 20-30 hours a week of studying while on the trainer or riding a Spin Bike in addition to your outdoor training plan. You could maximize your effort with intervals...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-17-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,719
Posted By spindog
I have easily gotten my 56 CDale into my 02 Volks...

I have easily gotten my 56 CDale into my 02 Volks Golf, 06 2dr Civic coupe (new body style), 04 Honda Accord (4dr sedan), and my friend uses his Acura RSX hatchback with no problems.

When I was...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,478
Posted By spindog
I am a woman, but ride men's bikes and couldn't...

I am a woman, but ride men's bikes and couldn't be happier. The only changes I made to my Cannondale and Trek were shorter stems and saddle. I swapped out the bars on my Colnago for something with...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-04-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,861
Posted By spindog
I have 4300 miles on my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0's...

I have 4300 miles on my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0's and have not had any issues with them whatsoever. The road surfaces in CT are breaking apart from the crappy winters, so the wheels get a pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,904
Posted By spindog
+1 I absolutely agree (well, the congrats...

+1

I absolutely agree (well, the congrats and get out and ride part - she can worry about her own saddle :)).

I have always received positive comments and compliments from both genders when out...
Forum: Northeast 06-29-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By spindog
The Great River Ride is offered in the fall and...

The Great River Ride is offered in the fall and the century route has some unbelievable climbing along with beautiful views. I cannot attest to the shorter routes because I never rode them, but I am...
Forum: Northeast 09-01-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By spindog
This is a great first century. I clocked my...

This is a great first century. I clocked my fastest century time ever on this ride a few years back (thus, the very flat route).

Have a great time and remember to post a ride report!
Forum: Northeast 08-22-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By spindog
Yes it is. Keep in mind that there is no...

Yes it is.

Keep in mind that there is no "day-of" registration. On-line registration closes on August 26th or sooner if they reach their 1,600 rider limit. The $30 fee covers both days and you...
Forum: Northeast 08-22-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By spindog
The route begins by leaving the Hampton Beach...

The route begins by leaving the Hampton Beach parking lot and heads South on NH-1A, makes a brief initial loop into MA (so that it can be the "TRI" state ride) and then returns North on 1A past the...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,483
Posted By spindog
Colnago. But, I am biased because I own one ;)

Colnago. But, I am biased because I own one ;)
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,405
Posted By spindog
Exam. Then don't sue her.

Exam. Then don't sue her.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By spindog
Ithink you need to check for proper bike fit. If...

Ithink you need to check for proper bike fit. If your seat is too high and/or the saddle is positioned too far back - that can cause pain behind your knees.

Stretching is great, but don't forget...
Forum: Northeast 07-29-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By spindog
Try Zane's Cycles in Branford: ...

Try Zane's Cycles in Branford:

http://zanes.com/page.cfm?pageID=149

and you can search for local routes here:

http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/index.php

On August 18th there is a century ride...
Forum: Northeast 07-26-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By spindog
I haven't done GRR for I think two years now. It...

I haven't done GRR for I think two years now. It seems that they change the route slightly every year. I tend to have issues with cycling with temps in the 30's and remember climbing up those hills...
Forum: Northeast 07-26-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By spindog
Bad climbs? No. The difficulty is what makes them...

Bad climbs? No. The difficulty is what makes them Good Climbs :)

I wasn't zig-zagging up any of the climbs, but Yes, there were people using that method, walking, or just stopping and I remember...
Forum: Northeast 07-26-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By spindog
Excellent! Then we can turn the 77 mile route...

Excellent! Then we can turn the 77 mile route into 110 :D
Forum: Northeast 07-26-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By spindog
Yes, I have done it before. I have only done the...

Yes, I have done it before. I have only done the 77.4 mile route and not the fifty, so I can not comment on the 50 miler.

The ride has been around for a while - used to be called The Tour de...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By spindog
Also, make sure that you are riding with your...

Also, make sure that you are riding with your legs tracking straight ahead - not with your knees pointing out like wings on a duck during take-off.

With your knees pointed slightly out - you are...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,620
Posted By spindog
I have the Terry Butterfly (original) and love...

I have the Terry Butterfly (original) and love it.

I bought the Terry Butterfly Carbon (white) recently for my new bike and hate it. The cut-out is different and the saddle is very uncomfortable....
Forum: Northeast 07-26-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By spindog
Check with Bicycles East and Pig Iron Sports,...

Check with Bicycles East and Pig Iron Sports, both located in Glastonbury. Pig Iron does not have much of a website but they are really into cycling and racing. They might at least be able to...
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