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    I learned from the master- Lon Haldeman of RAAM...

    I learned from the master- Lon Haldeman of RAAM Tour/PAC Tour fame. Dove dish detergent in warm water. Wash the bike, chain and cassette with a large bristled brush. You don't have to rinse the...
  2. I'm 64 in September and ride 5-6K miles/year. I...

    I'm 64 in September and ride 5-6K miles/year. I once rode with a guy in his mid 70s that could FLY up big hills on a Bike Friday and on a bike tour in WI helped a 78 yo women find the final stop...
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    Lake winter boots with insulating footbeds keep...

    Lake winter boots with insulating footbeds keep my toes warm down to 15-20 degrees F. Below that it is insulated winter boots with thick wool socks or the trainer in the basement with the 42" TV and...
  4. I think it depends on where and how fast you...

    I think it depends on where and how fast you ride. At the 15-18 MPH speeds I ride on the flats I find that the 40 or 42 tooth middle ring keeps me in the closer spaced low end of the cassette. With...
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    I did a 200k last year w. my 30 yo son on the...

    I did a 200k last year w. my 30 yo son on the hottest summer day we had in Wisconsin-95 degrees w/ greater than 90 % humidity. Because of the heat and frequent stops to refuel it took us about 10...
  6. I have a Gunnar Sport w/ 28 mm tires and fenders...

    I have a Gunnar Sport w/ 28 mm tires and fenders that I use as a rain and winter bike. I have taken in on a one week bike tour of northern Wisconsin. It's made in Wisconsin AND comes with a...
  7. :DI am 62, soon to be 63. I train to maintain my...

    :DI am 62, soon to be 63. I train to maintain my conditioning for one more season. There will be a day when I won't be able to ride as fast or as long. So far I keep getting a little better each...
  8. Showers Pass is water-proof, breathes and has...

    Showers Pass is water-proof, breathes and has pitzips. Rapha is OK in a light rain, is expsensive but very breathable. Gore rain gear is great in milder weather but doen't breath as well as the...
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    I have the Aliante Versus saddle and have put...

    I have the Aliante Versus saddle and have put many miles on it. I liked it so much that I got two more for my other bikes. The grove down the center really does decrease pressure on the perineum.
  10. Out the door in the morning before the sun has...

    Out the door in the morning before the sun has risen for my daily 21 mile ride and enjoying the sunrise over Lake Michigan, listening to the birds sing, seeing the occasional deer standing in the...
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    Most significant others-male or female-have...

    Most significant others-male or female-have hobbies of their own, some more and some less expensive than cycling. My wife's passion, interior design and decorating, is much more expensive than...
  12. 127 miles on the hottest day in WI last year, 95...

    127 miles on the hottest day in WI last year, 95 degrees and 90% humidity, on a Look 566. The dried sweat on my bibs made the black change to grey. The up side is that I did the ride w/ my 30 yo ...
  13. I have a gunnar sport w/ 28mm tires that I have...

    I have a gunnar sport w/ 28mm tires that I have taken on 100+ mile rides and on a week long tour. It is a great bike made in Waterford, WI. Call Richard Schwinn at the Waterford factory and ask him...
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    I have the Ardennes and have mounted 25 mm tires....

    I have the Ardennes and have mounted 25 mm tires. They work great and because they are wider can be run at lower tire pressures, thus making for a smoother ride. I also have used the standard tube...
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    Sugoi makes bibs that have an inseam that is 1"...

    Sugoi makes bibs that have an inseam that is 1" shorter than my other bibs.
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    Green tea.
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    After you get out of the shower stand naked in...

    After you get out of the shower stand naked in front of your bathroom mirror and jump up and down a few times. This sight is enough to motivate me to get on the trainer (I live in WI) for at least...
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    I have conti gatorskins on mine. They work great...

    I have conti gatorskins on mine. They work great and are reasonably priced. Knock on wood I have also never had a flat in over 1000 miles.
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    As a 62 yo cyclist in the mid-west w/o many...

    As a 62 yo cyclist in the mid-west w/o many mountains but some steep hills I would have to agree with Daytrip. I average between 15-18 miles per hour and with a triple I spend most rides in the...
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    As bicycle clothing size varies between...

    As bicycle clothing size varies between manufacturers and continents, club versus pro fits etc. it may be better to find a good bike store and try these items on before spending your money on line. ...
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    Try the Sele An-atomica, a leather saddle w/ a...

    Try the Sele An-atomica, a leather saddle w/ a cut- out. I have tried boxes of saddles and of the leather saddles I like the Brooks B17 and Brooks Team Pro, but neither is as comfortable as the...
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    After riding many different bikes. aluminum,...

    After riding many different bikes. aluminum, steel, ti and carbon fiber made by many different manufacturers (including a 2007 Orbea Orca), I am absolutely convinced that the most important thing in...
  23. I usually ride early in the morning when there is...

    I usually ride early in the morning when there is little traffic. Sometimes it is dark- I have lights, wet- I have rain gear and fenders, cold- I have lots of layers and Lake Winter biking boots,...
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    I have an RS and some other good CF bikes- Madone...

    I have an RS and some other good CF bikes- Madone 5.5, Look 566 and Scott CR-1 as well as a steel Gunnar and Serotta CDA. I believe the most import thing is the fit, followed by a good wheel set...
  25. Psimet +1! I have a bunch of nice wheel sets,...

    Psimet +1!
    I have a bunch of nice wheel sets, Easton EA90s, Easton EA90SLXs, HED Ardennes- all great wheels. I also have a set of Psimet-built wheels w/ Kinlin rims,
    White Industry hubs and DT...
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