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    Unfortunately, until Garmin adds a power meter I...

    Unfortunately, until Garmin adds a power meter I won't be replacing my Powertap. I've heard rumors that they might add a power meter but as far as I know, it's not available.
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    Cumulative descent isn't a huge thing for me. I...

    Cumulative descent isn't a huge thing for me. I guess my main objective is to find something that is compact and fairly accurate. I don't want something as big as a Garmin on my bike. If that is...
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    Looking For Basic Altimeter

    I'm looking for a basic altimeter to use while riding. I don't need any other functions because I already have a computer with HR, cadence, etc. All I need from the altimeter is total ascent, total...
  4. Just wanted to give an update. The...

    Just wanted to give an update. The exercises/stretches you linked to really work! I've been doing them for one week and my elbow stiffness is almost completely gone. It's amazing how a little...
  5. Thanks for the link! Those look like good...

    Thanks for the link! Those look like good exercises/stretches to do. I just remembered that I have a buddy who has SRAM on his bike. I'll call him and see if I can take his bike for a ride to try...
  6. SRAM Rival/Force Question related to tennis elbow

    Over the last year or so I have been battling some tendinitis (tennis elbow) in my right arm. It gets worse as I ride more miles outside. I think that it is aggravated by all of the shifting,...
  7. 10 speed cassette on 9 speed shifters?

    I'd like to take my Powertap wheel off of my new 10-speed Ultegra setup and use it on my old 9-speed 105equipped bike for indoor training.

    Can I do that?
  8. I thought the route was fine although the little...

    I thought the route was fine although the little rollers the last 6 miles or so were tougher than I thought. Tell everyone that I definitely appreciated the support volunteers. Everyone else I rode...
  9. Well, I'm back from the ride, refueled but...

    Well, I'm back from the ride, refueled but definitely very tired. It was a very tough ride but I am glad I did it, all 104 miles of it. It was just about perfect weather wise with temps at the...
  10. Well, there's four days to go til the Six Gap and...

    Well, there's four days to go til the Six Gap and the weather looks like it will be pretty good. Might need some arm warmers 1st thing but that's about it.

    I'm taking it easy this week and hoping...
  11. I rode up there last week and the tar strips on...

    I rode up there last week and the tar strips on Woody Gap were still there but they were not near as bumpy. They still will require some caution while descending. It looks like the weather is...
  12. I lived in Sacramento in 1988-1989 and rode on...

    I lived in Sacramento in 1988-1989 and rode on the ARBP quite a bit. It is a nice trail but even then there were "racer" types who thought they owned the entire path and rode like idiots.

    I now...
  13. It was a great three days of riding! The Mt...

    It was a great three days of riding! The Mt Mitchell ride on Thursday was fantastic. Thanks, BikeWNC, for waiting for me while I took a detour to get to the Pisgah Inn for Friday's ride. I really...
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    I totally agree that there are a lot of "roadies"...

    I totally agree that there are a lot of "roadies" or "tri-guys" that go WAY too fast on most MUP's. I've ridden on the Silver Comet a couple of times with my wife and we have been yelled at each...
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    My wife and I are registered and will be riding...

    My wife and I are registered and will be riding in Austin with 12-15 others from our area. I will be doing the 90 mile ride and my wife will do either the 30-45-or 65 depending how she feels that...
  16. I think I'll carry three bottles:)

    I think I'll carry three bottles:)
  17. Sounds like I'm in for a few hours of "fun". I...

    Sounds like I'm in for a few hours of "fun". I actually love to climb so this is exactly what I am looking to do. I have a 50/34 with a 12/27 on the back so I should be OK. This will be a great...
  18. Does this mean I won't be able to go up Mt...

    Does this mean I won't be able to go up Mt Mitchell, or just that I can't get there from the BRP?
  19. This is my second Summer here in GA and I am...

    This is my second Summer here in GA and I am finally used to the heat/humidity. I moved here from Illinois where it was really flat so the hills were also a big change. Now that I ride hills all of...
  20. In Asheville Aug 13-17 and looking to ride

    I will be in Asheville for the first time the 13th-17th of August and I want to do some riding, hopefully with lots of climbing. Thursday and Friday mornings are the best days for me to get in good...
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    I have found chocolate soy milk has a great...

    I have found chocolate soy milk has a great balance of carbs, protein, and fat. I usually drink about 16oz immediately after the ride, followed by some plain water, then I just eat as normal.
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    Why not do both? 1. When you can, get out...

    Why not do both?

    1. When you can, get out and do the longer ride at a quick pace and try to improve the time week by week. Be sure to pace yourself, especially at the start and just work up to...
  23. I really have no "minimum requirement" as far as...

    I really have no "minimum requirement" as far as length of ride goes. I can get a good workout by riding 15 minutes if I do it right. Like Merlin said, the shorter the workout the harder you need...
  24. The Allez is a perfectly good bike. It was my...

    The Allez is a perfectly good bike. It was my first real road bike when I bought one in 2003 and I rode it exclusively until last month when I got a new bike. I put almost 18,000 miles on the Allez...
  25. I had to choose between those two just about a...

    I had to choose between those two just about a month ago and I picked the Synapse. It felt (there's that word again) better to me than the Roubaix. So far I love the Synapse. It handles great and...
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