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  1. I appreciate the response. I just started the...

    I appreciate the response. I just started the swimming a couple of weeks back and have never done laps or any sort of distance swimming. I'm thinking I'm going to cut back on the total swim...
  2. Not a Triathlete...but, advice/opinion...PLEASE!?!?!?

    Hey, all, I'm a 51 yo male, 6'0" 230 pounds. I spent the last 16 months cycling and lost more than six inches around my waist. In Sept/Oct over 22 days I covered 1016 miles, doing a century on the...
  3. I appreciate all of the responses, as well as the...

    I appreciate all of the responses, as well as the cautions. The links provided are excellent! Honestly, I hoped I'd be able to cycle as well as I have this past year, and am happy with the results,...
  4. Okay, I didn't want to wear skin tight gear...

    Okay, I didn't want to wear skin tight gear either. For pretty much the same reason. But, as I got into the summer anything other than skin tight got in the way and I got over my modesty.

    But,...
  5. Winter X-training: Rowing, Swimming, Sprint cycling?

    I live in North Central Illinois and today we had our first bit of snow that stuck. This is unusual, but November seems to pretty much be the end of any distance riding I enjoy(say, 'bout 30-60...
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    I appreciate all the advice. I ended up taking...

    I appreciate all the advice. I ended up taking the bike to the LBS, and they fixed the problem for $10. At least so I hope. It is wet and snowy here today, so I didn't take it out on the street. ...
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    Cone Adjustment...Help!!!

    I'm coming to the end of a great riding season, and just when I thought I might make it before the snow without another "learning opportunity," I notice my rear wheel is loose, when my axle bolts are...
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    1. Thanks to all for the responses. It is a...

    1. Thanks to all for the responses. It is a definite boost.
    2. I'm very poor so I don't have much more than basic equipment.
    3. I live in the Illinois/Iowa area around the Quad Cities. Moline,...
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    22 days, 1016 miles...century today.

    I admit to feeling kind of left out when I get no response or a limited response to a post, so I kind of switched forums.

    I mean I am 51. But, when I posted my 3 weeks worth last night, tonight I...
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    21 Days, 910 Miles.

    I read the thousand mile thread on this forum and was inspired to try it. I didn't make it the first attempt due to an unfortunate interruption.

    I decided to try something unusual: 2 days on, 1...
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    I did my first century a month ago. I went solo...

    I did my first century a month ago. I went solo and had a great time. I actually ended up doing 110, instead of 100.

    I missed a turn at one point and headed off about a mile in the wrong...
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    beep beep, beep beep, his horn went beep beep...

    beep beep, beep beep, his horn went beep beep beep.
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    There are times I feel a bit perky, and other...

    There are times I feel a bit perky, and other times not so much.

    I don't triathalon, and I'm not a great athlete, but as the year has progressed, I've noticed I don't get passed as often.

    Early...
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    Hey, I'm no Doc, and I'm relatively new to...

    Hey, I'm no Doc, and I'm relatively new to cycling. So, my experience is only personal and anecdotal. Don't take it as gospel or all encompassing.


    I'm 51 and had my left knee replaced in '05,...
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    Okay, I'm hoping I do this when I'm 73. Very...

    Okay, I'm hoping I do this when I'm 73. Very good.
  16. Well, now that I feel my possession of testicles...

    Well, now that I feel my possession of testicles has been called into questions, let me make this clear:

    I'm no tough guy. But, as a volunteer firefighter, I was less afraid to go into burning...
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    I'd like to thanks everyone for the input. As...

    I'd like to thanks everyone for the input. As is, I had another flat today! 4 In two weeks. Rear tire again. You guys probably have done more to help me keep my sanity in this situation than...
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    Dumb tire questions.

    1. What is the average mileage I can expect out of a tire?
    2. I'm currently running 26x1.50 with about 3000 miles over pavement. I've had three flats in the last two weeks. Could the simply be...
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    Sounds like a muscle spasm, I've had my muscles...

    Sounds like a muscle spasm, I've had my muscles do it generally after a hard work out. Not in the middle of one, generally speaking.
    Same with cramps...usually after, if at all.
    I'm no sports...
  20. Yeah, I've had a couple of "professional" drivers...

    Yeah, I've had a couple of "professional" drivers give me a real eye opener about just how small I am and just how big their tires are....


    Fortunately, it was just an eye opener. Really,...
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    I rode in '07. A discount store bike, but I got...

    I rode in '07. A discount store bike, but I got to doing some distance. Last year I started again. My body image and my ego were totally out of whack with reality.

    The longest(feeling), most...
  22. Sounds like a great ride. Gotta admit, I'm much...

    Sounds like a great ride. Gotta admit, I'm much more rural, so your choice of napsites sounds a bit dangerous to me...park benches. But, the concept seems pretty cool.

    Good luck, have fun.
  23. Thanks guys!. It is much appreciated. It was a...

    Thanks guys!. It is much appreciated. It was a beautiful day and a great way to enjoy it.
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    Much appreciated. I'm hoping to tag a 200K. I...

    Much appreciated. I'm hoping to tag a 200K. I was tempted today, but in the end decided it was best to get the one I could for sure.
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    You've really caught my likeness. I appreciate...

    You've really caught my likeness. I appreciate it. You forgot the microscope, telescope and graphing calculator. But, otherwise, you're dang near spot on.
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