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  1. Joel is the poster child for changing his life...

    Joel is the poster child for changing his life for the positive. Listen to him. He is a great resource. You can do it too.
  2. +1 for Mark. He is your guy.

    +1 for Mark. He is your guy.
  3. I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a...

    I got the same thing from that dirtbag about a month ago. I just finished climbing out of Rollins Lake and pulled out of the stop sign onto SR174 going toward Colfax. He nailed me on the slight...
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    +1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort,...

    +1 on above comments. You mentioned "same effort, go faster". If you have a heart rate monitor, check it sitting and standing. I'll bet your HR is higher when you stand.
    Just a thought.
  5. Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have...

    Ride from Markleville to Lake Alpine and have lunch. Should be about 65+ miles. We started at the junction of 89 (Monitor Pass) and Highway 4 just for something different. A beautiful, hard ride....
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    FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally...

    FSA makes the K-Wing bars that are internally routed.
    K-WING COMPACT WHITE HANDLEBAR
    The cables still cross in front of your head tube. FWIW, I tried them for a couple of weeks, but returned them...
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    11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your...

    11 weeks is plenty of time. Just increase your time on the bike (or distance) by about 10%/week. That way, you won't hurt yourself and you will do just fine. Make it a mix of flats and hills. Go with...
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    +1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for...

    +1 on one legged pedaling. I started doing it for rehab for an overuse injury a couple of years ago and still do it at least 1x/week for 4-10 miles on a flat course. I spin 40-50 revolutions with one...
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    Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is...

    Beatty does have a short section of 16%. 8.9% is average from stop sign line at the bottom to the stop sign line at the top.
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    In my zanier moments, I calculate out average...

    In my zanier moments, I calculate out average grades. Here are a few of my favorites. Start and stop points may be different than yours, so the numbers may vary.
    grade=((rise'/(5280'*distance in...
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    The grade increases as you get closer to the top....

    The grade increases as you get closer to the top. I will have to look back on some of my rides to see if I picked it up, but it is probably closer to 18% for the last 50'
  12. +1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the...

    +1 on fit. Fit is everything. Just make sure the person fitting you has the credentials to do so. Post a inquiry regarding who the best fitters are in your area. It is worth every penny you will pay...
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    I would go clockwise. The prevailing south winds...

    I would go clockwise. The prevailing south winds blow right down the TC/Truckee corridor. It is better to have a downhill tailwind from TC to Truckee that the other way around. The climb over...
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    Nesdog, I used to live there. Probably not any...

    Nesdog, I used to live there. Probably not any organized rides, but you can solo it. A nice 45+- loop is to go from Tahoe City to Truckee via Highway 89. You can use the bike trail that starts across...
  15. I have been a loyal Kestrel guy since the 4000's...

    I have been a loyal Kestrel guy since the 4000's and have owned probably 7+ Kestrels. I loved the Evoke and owned two of them. Light, quick handling, and stable in corners (even on crappy road...
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    Campagnolo Shamal long term feedback

    I am thinking about replacing my Campagnolo Eurus wheels with a set of Shamals. I probably have 35k on my Eurus wheels with very few problems. Has anyone had a set of Shamals longer than 5k that...
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    Here is one for Monterey Monterey and 17-Mile...

    Here is one for Monterey
    Monterey and 17-Mile Drive - Monterey, CA
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    Hi All: Loved the doubles I rode and hate the...

    Hi All:
    Loved the doubles I rode and hate the injuries I am also having to recover from. My riding buddy gave me a book called Core Advantage by Tom Danielson, a pro rider. He co-wrote it with his...
  19. Thread: Stp?

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    Changeable weather is a consideration when making...

    Changeable weather is a consideration when making a decision to do it in one or two days. We rode it in 2009 in one day. Absolutely perfect weather 75-80 and light wind until the headwinds kicked in...
  20. If you do a lot of the area century rides and...

    If you do a lot of the area century rides and want something different, there are some great options in the Mt. Shasta area. We did the Fall River Mills century last year and had a blast. Probably...
  21. Thread: Shark Saddle

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    Looks like the ultimate wedgie to me. I think...

    Looks like the ultimate wedgie to me. I think I'll stick to more traditional seats.
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    Here is an option for you Tandem Tom 364432

    Here is an option for you Tandem Tom
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  23. A couple of options for you. You get distance and...

    A couple of options for you. You get distance and climbing.
    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/32087
    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/309553
  24. Thread: Disc wheels

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    What will you use the disc for? Daily riding,...

    What will you use the disc for? Daily riding, time trialing, track riding? Just be aware that tandems have a big wind profile. Disc additions in cross winds could be very dangerous. A deep section...
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    The only problem we ran into was a bent big...

    The only problem we ran into was a bent big chainring. God knows what some luggage handler did to it. However, through careful use of a large crescent wrench, I was able to straighten it out enough...
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