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    PEOPLE! IT'S PEOPLE! :lol:

    PEOPLE!
    IT'S PEOPLE!

    :lol:
  2. Kopsis, thanks! I found an old Trek 750 with...

    Kopsis, thanks!
    I found an old Trek 750 with lots of front-center. 21 speed with grip shifters, I might put my 9 speed ultegra stuff on it. Way heavier than a modern cx bike, but will be fine for...
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    Are you married to a double? 52 42 30 is great...

    Are you married to a double?
    52 42 30 is great for all around, I used that with a 12-25, great spacing

    if it has to be a double I would try 48/34 with 11-28
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    I have used 11-28, 12-27, and 12-30 in the same...

    I have used 11-28, 12-27, and 12-30 in the same RD-7700 without any adjusting, and with same chain. Not a big deal.
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    Apropos the getting laid bit, Vegetarians have...

    Apropos the getting laid bit, Vegetarians have much lower sperm counts - Telegraph

    :thumb:
  6. Aha, when most people post about "my 1st century"...

    Aha, when most people post about "my 1st century" it is usually a race or a charity event, and those tend to give out snacks. After you finish your first solo century check out the charity rides,...
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    I never mentioned my personal diet. I am a...

    I never mentioned my personal diet.

    I am a certified childbirth educator, and I advise the pregnant ladies in my class to eat animals or animal products, because it is difficult get enough B...
  8. It feels better to me. I also found an article...

    It feels better to me.
    I also found an article that discussed the benefits thereof, which reinforced my choice
    POWER TO THE PEDAL ? CLEAT POSITION Bike Fit Feet Steve Hogg's Bike Fitting...
  9. if it helps... Bottom Bracket Drop:75, cranks...

    if it helps... Bottom Bracket Drop:75, cranks 172, HTA 71.5, Rake 50
    I don't want to go 650, I think the BB would get too low. I could get shorter cranks and save .5cm, but I really am looking for...
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    If your leg muscles feel tight, that may because...

    If your leg muscles feel tight, that may because they got stronger. :)
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    my GP4S 28s were about 26.5mm wide on 20mm or...

    my GP4S 28s were about 26.5mm wide on 20mm or 22mm rims. They do have excellent grip on wet roads. If the 32mm version runs true to size, or even 30mm wide, that would be nice.
  12. looking for frame with longer front-center due to toe overlap

    I usually ride a road bike with skinny tires, I tried a CX bike with 33's, and had lots of toe strike on the front tire.
    On the road no problem, but off road turning at lower speeds kept hitting,...
  13. Don't think you are sensitive to grains, but...

    Don't think you are sensitive to grains, but probably sensitive to insulin. Any grains will raise your insulin, while corn and potatoes lack gluten.

    Good news is you can reduce insulin sensitivity...
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    If you know what you are doing, and therefore...

    If you know what you are doing, and therefore make sure to get enough protein, healthy fat, and B vitamins, going veg is probably good for you.

    One caveat: if you (ie the future mrs) are trying to...
  15. Try a 100 miles, it will give you confidence. ...

    Try a 100 miles, it will give you confidence.
    If you are doing a supported century, don't eat the gels, bars etc that they give out if you have never used them before.

    Ride the week before but...
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    My short cage RD 7700, rated for 25t iirc, will...

    My short cage RD 7700, rated for 25t iirc, will handle 27,28, and even 30, though there is some noise.
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    tubular valve extender failure flat

    First tubular flat yesterday...but the tire looks fine. Valve extender (aluminum schwalbe) sheared off, leaving the threaded part in the tire's valve stem.

    A brand new valve extender is next to...
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    tubular valve extender failure flat

    First tubular flat yesterday...but the tire looks fine. Valve extender (aluminum schwalbe) sheared off, leaving the threaded part in the tire's valve stem.

    A brand new valve extender is next to...
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    I have DA 7800 with RD 7700 It runs with a...

    I have DA 7800 with RD 7700
    It runs with a CS-6700 12-30 but is loud in 30. Shifts into it just fine
    Also loud with my usual 12-27 cassette in 27. I think the RD is rated for 25 max!

    The Shimano...
  20. cranks are rotating weight, so they make more...

    cranks are rotating weight, so they make more difference :)
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    Brown fat has mitochondria, so probably more...

    Brown fat has mitochondria, so probably more vascular
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    Yes keep at it. If you are doing 12 miles with...

    Yes keep at it. If you are doing 12 miles with 2500 feet that is over 200 ft/mile, which is excellent training and will make you strong. You live near Santa Barbara?

    If you have the route for the...
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    Just ride harder and faster, as your quads get...

    Just ride harder and faster, as your quads get stronger your calves will grow, as calves work in opposition to quads.
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    It will work for energy. Medium Chain...

    It will work for energy. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) is the biggest calorie source in human milk. That was your fuel as a baby.
    You can run for hours on just fat, even on your own stored fat,...
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/health/low-carb-...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/health/low-carb-vs-low-fat-diet.html?ref=health

    Some interesting tidbits:
    "Eating refined carbohydrates tends to raise the overall number of LDL particles and...
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