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    So Vic, what did you get figured out???

    So Vic, what did you get figured out???
  2. What a great story!

    What a great story!
  3. Great stuff!

    Great stuff!
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    excited for you with your new Trek!

    excited for you with your new Trek!
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    I like my Joe Blow but it need replacing as well....

    I like my Joe Blow but it need replacing as well. I use a "pipe" accessory to pump up my TT wheels which have a recessed valve and the head of the Joe Blow will not fit in the recessed area. Anyway,...
  6. Thread: Time for a rest?

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    I vote and suggest taking a break. Let both the...

    I vote and suggest taking a break. Let both the mental and physical juices recharge. You'll be better for it in the long run. It's terrific to have goals but they are just that. A goal with a higher...
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    Sticky: 100.5 miles with 3800' feet of climbing at 18.2...

    100.5 miles with 3800' feet of climbing at 18.2 mph, 5 hr 31 mins. Great group of folks on this one. Conversations and socializing for 5+ hours.
  8. Rode the 2nd 100 miler of the weekly December...

    Rode the 2nd 100 miler of the weekly December century series yesterday that is put on by one of our local bike clubs. It was a nearly perfect ride. We had a great group of 24 riders that just wanted...
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    We buried my buddy today. He went out for a bike...

    We buried my buddy today. He went out for a bike ride with friends Sunday morning. We learned from the other riders that he vomited twice and felt feverious, which can be classic heart attack...
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    Thanks for the thoughts everyone. He's about all...

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone. He's about all I've thought about this week. I had a vacation today trying to use it all up by years end played golf. My mind was anywhere but on the golf course. I...
  11. Thread: To the Moon!

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    These earthen miles are a lot harder than the...

    These earthen miles are a lot harder than the lunar miles due to gravity.........just sayin
  12. Last century was Sunday, 100 miles of local roads...

    Last century was Sunday, 100 miles of local roads with 3900' of climbing. A pokey 17.5 mph but brisk headwinds the first 50 miles.
  13. Good going Vic! Always fun reading about your...

    Good going Vic! Always fun reading about your events. You do a commendable job with visuals as well.
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    Lost a fellow cyclist, good friend

    A very good friend, fellow PE and coworker died of an apparent heart attack yesterday at the age of 57. Not sure of all the details but he had gone out for a bike ride, his wife ran some errands and...
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    What was your typical riding week? Lots of short...

    What was your typical riding week? Lots of short rides versus long rides on weekends? Just curious.
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    Sticky: Training for 2015 has begun. 100.0 miles with...

    Training for 2015 has begun.

    100.0 miles with 3900' of climbing at 17.5 mph. Tough headwinds for all the first 50 miles-temps 40-50. We will do the same route each weekend in December.
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    I have Afib and it shows up every now and then...

    I have Afib and it shows up every now and then like what you've described. But, yours could also be a faulty strap. Does Jim have a Garmin that you could also wear at the same time with his Computer...
  18. Thread: Bibs ?

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    Agree that many polyesters are not comfortable in...

    Agree that many polyesters are not comfortable in the hot humid south. However the technical wicking synthetics are better than cotton at keeping you cool due the evaporative cooling effect of the...
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    Sticky: 80 miles at a very slow pace-temps high 20's to...

    80 miles at a very slow pace-temps high 20's to low 40s.
  20. This is perfect!!! The end of day destinations...

    This is perfect!!! The end of day destinations are exactly the same areas I was planning on so I don't need to do much tweaking to this at all. I had planned to stay at Peaks of Otter, Boone and...
  21. Anyone ridden the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline end to end?

    I'm looking at doing the BRP + Skyline Dr next spring/summer and just curious if anyone has done it and what they found were good daily stopping points. I'm thinking we'd do about 80 miles a day...
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    Welcome! Can we assume you ride a bike, or used...

    Welcome! Can we assume you ride a bike, or used to ride a bike, plan to ride a bike at some point........or just like pie?
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    It would certainly appear that way. I'm thinking...

    It would certainly appear that way. I'm thinking there might just be a post related to the topic.
  24. How was it? I need to get back out and do that...

    How was it? I need to get back out and do that one again. I think it took me at least 5 minutes to cross the start line the time I did it.
  25. Welcome back to cycling and to the Forum....

    Welcome back to cycling and to the Forum. Generally there is a lot of wisdom we can all learn from that is shared here. I have a trainer but hate it. For you, you probably don't have much choice so...
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