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    anyone with a cross bike ride blue hills? anyone...

    anyone with a cross bike ride blue hills? anyone know good maps of the riding trails out there? This cool dry air has me thinking of a gameplan for the winter once it gets too cold to ride road(sub...
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    i'd try to get up to the white mountains if you...

    i'd try to get up to the white mountains if you can, not much further away but roads around N Conway are mint for cycling and there are a few Cat 2 and 3 climbs to take down.

    Also, going down...
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    Great comments. Forgot about tires as that word...

    Great comments. Forgot about tires as that word be an obvious culprit. I ride pro race 3s, 23 I believe, at 116-120 psi every time. I don't think they can take much more air before they burst! I am...
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    Bike doesn't hold speed as well

    Hi all,

    I have been noticing a slight decrease in performance over the past week or so and am wondering if there is something mechanical to blame rather than me going soft.

    The facts I have are...
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    Boston to Southern Maine?

    I'm looking into riding from just south of Boston to my vacation home in Southern Maine at some point this summer. Per googlemaps it looks to be around 85 miles on 95, so i'd guess it to be somewhere...
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    hey i think im going to give this a shot this...

    hey i think im going to give this a shot this year. missed it last few years due to the ///NASCAR race i go to on the same day -- but i went to the july race so i think im good on that again. Only...
  7. all good points being made -- i guess the...

    all good points being made -- i guess the determining factor is not mash or not mash but how much work do you have after the hill
  8. i guess i should have emphsised the word...

    i guess i should have emphsised the word 'relative' -- the hill i am climbing is by no means a killer as i do hillsets frequently, but it IS a good workout and tougher than other roads in the area as...
  9. Whoever said spinning up hills is more efficient is a damn liar

    Ok so i live next to some decent hills relative to the Boston area (500 feet in ~2 miles) so when i go for a casual, non-commuting ride my obvious choice is to do some climbing -- less traffic,...
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    just a quick reading on this thread -- keep in...

    just a quick reading on this thread -- keep in mind that if youre not shooting for a specific time you should be good with a high 20's low 30's bike no problem. Just remember that shaving even 15...
  11. look into hydrowhey builder if youre looking to...

    look into hydrowhey builder if youre looking to gain lean mass. its a simple whey protein powder but with branch chain amino acids (the building blocks of muscle) and a pinch of creatine packed ino...
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    just out of curiosity -- how do you guys...

    just out of curiosity -- how do you guys accomplish 1000 miles in a month? i'm 25 -- been riding intermediate rides for 2 years and think my body could stand the riding, but career wise i just have...
  13. hmm thanks for the input, ill be sure to tell the...

    hmm thanks for the input, ill be sure to tell the bike shop these points as a way of saying 'hey buddie, don't fk it up this time!
  14. is there anything i can tell the LBS to maybe...

    is there anything i can tell the LBS to maybe "hey, watch out for this" when they put the thing together this time? lol
  15. i got an email similar to "bike shops fault, deal...

    i got an email similar to "bike shops fault, deal with them" and flipped my **** on their facebook page. within minutes someone from bonktown commented saying a customer service rep would contact me....
  16. i swear i bought new ultrgra pedals at the shop...

    i swear i bought new ultrgra pedals at the shop and they looked like those eggbeater cleats almost! they would not fit my spd cleat, so strange! so i traded for store credit (to a carbo cage) and got...
  17. Thanks for the comments guys. It does indeed...

    Thanks for the comments guys. It does indeed suck. Still no word from Bonktown on remediation -- on placing fault on the LBS -- i considered that, but at the same time i don't want to go down there...
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  20. as an update to this thread i got the bike in...

    as an update to this thread i got the bike in this past thursday and brought it to the lbs to get assembled as soon as it arrived. By friday afternoon it was set and ready to go after a pedal mishap...
  21. hit the gym and grab weights maybe? +1 rowing...

    hit the gym and grab weights maybe? +1 rowing machine
  22. well i'm gonna ride the **** outta this bike when...

    well i'm gonna ride the **** outta this bike when it shows up. can't wait
  23. that's very exciting to hear a positive review...

    that's very exciting to hear a positive review from someone who owns the bike. I'm counting the days till next thursday when my bike is expected to arrive and will be painfully difficult to wait to...
  24. well when i get it assembled i'll toss it on the...

    well when i get it assembled i'll toss it on the scale and let you know what it comes out to. worse case scenario it's in the 20-21 range but i ride a lot longer distances with this than my old bike...
  25. picked the bike off bonk today. can't wait to...

    picked the bike off bonk today. can't wait to test it out next week. review + pics to come
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