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    I don't have a specific recommendation but I know...

    I don't have a specific recommendation but I know such bikes for smaller people exist. We have a woman in out club who is about that size. Out club sends people in three groups, Fast, Medium fast...
  2. I live in coastal Rhode Island where we can ride...

    I live in coastal Rhode Island where we can ride almost every winter day. I have several combinations that work for me. As Fietsbob said in post #2 , layering is the way to go so as to adjust...
  3. Well done. I've yet to to 100 miles but like you...

    Well done. I've yet to to 100 miles but like you I've found I do best when I pay attention to nutrition. I'm paying much more attention to recovery before and after the ride and still need to step...
  4. Whoops. I meant to say glucosamine sulfate. My...

    Whoops. I meant to say glucosamine sulfate. My experience is the same in that I notice if I've not been taking it.
  5. I may be helpful to document the measurements...

    I may be helpful to document the measurements that work for you. Park Tools has a handy chart for t his that can be downloaded. http://www.parktool.com/uploads/files/blog/positionroad.pdf
  6. A good fitting bike is probably the first thing...

    A good fitting bike is probably the first thing to have on your side after just being young. It will take a while but your body will adjust to the work, given enough time. In my case, as a 76 y.o....
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    If you are completely ready to go and can't think...

    If you are completely ready to go and can't think of a single thing more to prepare, get out there and mingle, get into conversations, meet and greet and maybe help someone else who may be not quite...
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    I once ended up having mysterious leaks around...

    I once ended up having mysterious leaks around the valve stem. After replacing several tubes I figures out the rim, after being drilled for the valve stem, had rough aluminum shards sticking out...
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    Long ago I spent quite a bit of time sailing with...

    Long ago I spent quite a bit of time sailing with passages across the Atlantic east to west and north to south. These days most sailors use GPS and a sextant is just for backup. Celestial...
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    Hi Rich. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes...

    Hi Rich. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes several years ago. The surgeon recommended sunglasses and I bought the cheapest ones I could find that had full UV protection that fit well and had...
  11. First Turns '14/'15 on Vimeo...

    First Turns '14/'15 on Vimeo This is from a poster today on a ski forum I frequent. He is in Michigan enjoying the benefits of lake effect snow. The solution to lifes imponderables as well as...
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    Mechanical solutions to knee pain or discomfort...

    Mechanical solutions to knee pain or discomfort may be the solution to its elimination but that is not the only or best solution. For myself, what works is to strengthen the area with exercises of...
  13. George Hincapie's book was a good read with...

    George Hincapie's book was a good read with insight into the pro peloton. http://www.amazon.com/George-Hincapie/e/B00IW8TLX4 Phil Gaimon's book was fun. Hi is a funny guy....
  14. Thread: Hudson Valley

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    I grew up in that area but do not live there now...

    I grew up in that area but do not live there now although I still have family there so I get back 'home' once or twice a year. My stamping grounds when I did live there was from about Pine Bush to...
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    I've had plenty of good experiences with...

    I've had plenty of good experiences with motorists while I was cycling. In people's neighborhoods, I offer a "good morning' greeting. If someone waves me through an intersection I give them a...
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    I've used chemical toe warmers and they work...

    I've used chemical toe warmers and they work fine. In the past I've used neopreme shoe covers just covering the forefoot. While the top seems to be well insulated, the bottom of the toe area had no...
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    I don't know the answer to your question but I...

    I don't know the answer to your question but I know that one day a pitcher can throw a no-hitter and a week later can't get the ball over the plate. Maube the both of you were having an off day.
  18. My neck and back near the shoulder blades goes...

    My neck and back near the shoulder blades goes out of alignment now and again. On the neck, I can push on the vertebrae myself and feel then pop back into place. On the back, I see a chiropractor...
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    I'm just now reading a book entitled "The...

    I'm just now reading a book entitled "The Sociopath Next Door" written by a woman who is a clinical psychologist and was for 25 years on the faculty of the psychology department of the Harvard...
  20. Thread: Multi-Sports

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    My feeling is that the best exercises are the...

    My feeling is that the best exercises are the ones you find the most rewarding and are therefor, the ones that will be maintained year after year. In your situation, since you have children, I'd...
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    Individual metabolisms vary a great deal. For...

    Individual metabolisms vary a great deal. For example, during my backpacking days in temps of 20F, I would begin the day well bundled up for the first half hour. Meantime, some of my friends would...
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    I have had in the past asthma attacks, (twice)...

    I have had in the past asthma attacks, (twice) induced by exercise. These days Symibcort wards against that problem effectively. I also have an Albuterol rescue inhaler but never need it while...
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    Even pros, after a major race series, say Le Tour...

    Even pros, after a major race series, say Le Tour de France, take quite some time to recover, perhaps weeks until they are one again at the top of their game. They do have specific recovery...
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    I'm particularly sensitive to saddle tilt. ...

    I'm particularly sensitive to saddle tilt. Minute differences in the nose of the saddle being up or down makes a big difference in pain or negligible discomfort. And many, many miles in whatever...
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    I had gained 12 - 14 pounds since retiring. This...

    I had gained 12 - 14 pounds since retiring. This summer I've lost 10 pounds of that and I'm getting close to high school weight of 158 pounds. The result has been that a saddle that previously was...
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