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    Dang didn't see that...use the trainer to avoid...

    Dang didn't see that...use the trainer to avoid the smog?
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    Get a trainer and trainerroad for the winter and...

    Get a trainer and trainerroad for the winter and buy carbon wheels next year for the season.
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    Favorite Chamois Cream

    What's your favorite cream for protecting the goods? I've had good results with Udderly Smooth Udder Cream and DZ Nutz. The Udder cream is cheap and works well for me on rides <50 miles. I use the DZ...
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    Thanks for the help - I was asking because Trek...

    Thanks for the help - I was asking because Trek told me 130mm, and I wanted to make sure I got the right answer. Could have done without your little jab about google searches and reading.
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    So when my wife wants to ride outside, all I have...

    So when my wife wants to ride outside, all I have to do is swap wheels for her. The trainer tires are a beast to take off and put back on again.
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    Seems a little excessive for my wife's needs. I...

    Seems a little excessive for my wife's needs. I already have a kurt kinetic trainer that she will be using.
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    Trek 7.2FX Rear Wheel

    Has anyone put a spare wheel on for the trainer? I am looking to get a trainer wheel setup for my wife's bike. I have looked everywhere and I can't find the spacing size of the rear hub - 130mm or...
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    I asked the folks at trek and they said the rear...

    I asked the folks at trek and they said the rear wheel spacing is 130mm.
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    Wheel compatability help

    Hello,

    I bought my wife a Trek 7.2FX hybrid bike. I am trying to set her up for the Fall/Winter with a separate wheel for the trainer. Will an 8-speed cassette work on a Shimano wheel that is...
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    Lower Back Tightens Up

    Anyone ever experience lower back tightening when putting in hard efforts on the bike? It has been happening to me lately. I have a history of disc issues in my lower back - and have poor...
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    Thanks for the advice! I have decided to take the...

    Thanks for the advice! I have decided to take the job. I just can't risk being unemployed in the next 6 months. I will buy a beater Honda Civic and suck it up and make the commute. A house in the...
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    The new location would be Salt Lake City -...

    The new location would be Salt Lake City - excellent riding and huge climbs anytime I wanted. I lived there for 4 years as a college student and loved it. The market is good - My house would probably...
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    Job Changes and Cycling...

    Ok guys/gals - I need some input from a cyclist's perspective on a job change. I currently work for a financially unstable place that could go out of business by the end of the year. The schedule is...
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    Got in 100 miles this week. Got 30 in yesterday...

    Got in 100 miles this week. Got 30 in yesterday and another 25 in today. Pretty sad that I am sore, but that's what I get for slacking the last month. Nice ride to Utah Lake and back was my favorite...
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    374289 Nice day for a ride yesterday.

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    Nice day for a ride yesterday.
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    Thanks for the help guys. I think I do need to...

    Thanks for the help guys. I think I do need to work on my short term power numbers. I have always been terrible at the shorter efforts. Losing weight will obviously help too - I've never been able to...
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    This year I did the Crusher in the Tushar - 6...

    This year I did the Crusher in the Tushar - 6 hours and I did the Tour of Park City - 163 miles in 9 hours.
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    Isn't it possible to get faster without doing a...

    Isn't it possible to get faster without doing a lot of racing? Best case scenario is that I can do a crit every other week over the summer - but is that really going to prepare me for a 5-hour long...
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    The numbers are coming from my Kurt Kinetic Rock...

    The numbers are coming from my Kurt Kinetic Rock 'n Roll and TrainerRoad.com. Been riding for 5 years - about 7,000 miles per year.
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    What are my weak areas?

    I'm starting to plan for the 5 months I get to spend on the trainer starting in November. I don't have a power meter - but I do use trainerroad. Here are my power numbers from the end of my trainer...
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    Winter Training Help

    I've been riding for about 5 years now. I live in Utah - so I have to resort to the trainer November-April. My target race next year is the Crusher in the Tushar - which is about 70 miles long and...
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    I've also lost 25 pounds - so I am down to 160....

    I've also lost 25 pounds - so I am down to 160. I'm sure that helps too, but I am still too fat for this sport. I've worked on the diet too. I have to calorie count - I have the metabolism of a snail.
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    Cycling: It's good for you.

    I started cycling in 2009 after getting some alarming news about my cholesterol levels. My LDL was 199 and HDL was 39. Pretty crappy numbers for a guy in his mid-20s. I was a little overweight, but...
  24. I guess sometimes you shouldn't say "Good Morning".

    Passed another cyclist on my way to work today. I was trying to be nice and said a friendly "Good Morning" as I passed on the left with plenty of room. He had a mirror on his handlebars so I assumed...
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    For your reading pleasure

    Found this funny comic on running this morning. I think it applies to a lot of us here if you replace running with cycling. I identify most with the feed and vanity.

    Enjoy!
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