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    Is anyone using a Cateye Steath 50? I've been...

    Is anyone using a Cateye Steath 50? I've been looking at them because they seem to offer everything I want(speed, cadence,GPS) at a better price than the 500, but it doesn't seem like many people are...
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    First congrats on breaking through the 25 mile...

    First congrats on breaking through the 25 mile mark. Second, as far as speed goes here is what I have found over my last year of riding. For me to make gains in both distance and speed I had to work...
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    I have to believe that your intention was good,...

    I have to believe that your intention was good, it was just your execution that was lacking. Your thread may have been better as "What worked for me". Just because you don't like something, like...
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    I could have swore I read there was a link...

    I could have swore I read there was a link between smoking and lung cancer, you know a sucko lifestyle leading to a condition we bring on ourselves. You know what we will just throw out what the...
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    I agree with much of what you are saying, but to...

    I agree with much of what you are saying, but to say that weight is irrelevant I just can’t go along with. Weight is an important part of the equation, and one we can easily measure anytime we want,...
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    Some of your experiences here must be different...

    Some of your experiences here must be different than mine. When I first started posting I could only ride a mile or so, then I posted about doing my first 10 mile ride, then 20, 40, and so on. Not...
  7. Thread: First metric

    by LabRat2k3
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    Thanks guys. It was a little bit faster pace than...

    Thanks guys. It was a little bit faster pace than I had planned on but it seemed much easier in the group. The weather was nice, after it quit raining, it was mid 80's and slightly overcast for the...
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    BS not all of us that ride are retired or single....

    BS not all of us that ride are retired or single. You make time for what you want to make time for. I have a job, family, child, and just completed my first metric this weekend. We made a vacation of...
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    I understand what you are feeling. I went through...

    I understand what you are feeling. I went through the same thing this weekend, looking at pics from my first ride I felt like I looked like the Michelin man. My girlfriend kept telling me how good I...
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    I think worship is taking it a bit far, but I'm...

    I think worship is taking it a bit far, but I'm quite proud of the weight I've lost. It is the measurable part of getting healthier. It is something we can all easily look at as often as we choose,...
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    I guess it all comes down to why are you riding....

    I guess it all comes down to why are you riding. If you are riding towards a goal how do you measure your progress. Personally I started riding to lose weight, improve my overall health, and stamina....
  12. Thread: First metric

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    First metric

    Completed my first Metric Century this weekend. It was at the Tour de Cure in Charlotte, NC. It actually ended up being 65 miles due to the signs at the start of the ride being wrong and we all went...
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    Mine has changed as I have gotten in better...

    Mine has changed as I have gotten in better shape. Last year when I started I was working to maintain 80-85 RPM. Now I feel comfortable in the mid 90's and stay there without even thinking about it....
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    Thanks for the help and suggestions. That sounds...

    Thanks for the help and suggestions. That sounds about like my sleep position so I'm sure that adds to my problem. I think I may have figured out what caused it to just start recently. Looking at my...
  15. Being pretty much a noob to the whole cycling...

    Being pretty much a noob to the whole cycling thing I have to say this thread has really surprised me. I just can't understand how someone spending their own money to buy their own rims for their own...
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    carpal tunnel

    Does anyone have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that is aggravated from longer rides? I am getting some lasting numbness/tingling that will go away with Motrin and an ice pack. The weird part is I don't get...
  17. My why is simply, I'm a cheapskate. Those low...

    My why is simply, I'm a cheapskate. Those low spoke count rims came stock on my bike, and I figured I'd ride them until they failed. If someone my size was asking me about buying rims I would...
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    Thanks everyone. It sure does feel good. When I...

    Thanks everyone. It sure does feel good. When I passed the spot where I gave up last year I thought to myself, "Not today!", and just kept on going. I have been breaking my personal limits this year....
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    In fairness I couldn't hold that average on any...

    In fairness I couldn't hold that average on any other route around here. This is one insanely flat ride. The road follows a creek, you go slightly uphill for 21 miles (600 ft gain) then ride down...
  20. They are the RS-10's that came stock on my bike....

    They are the RS-10's that came stock on my bike. I figured I ride them until I had a problem with them. I'm down to 230 pounds now so I see no reason to try to fix something that isn't broken.
  21. I ain't mad at ya, I'm rolling on a set of 16/20...

    I ain't mad at ya, I'm rolling on a set of 16/20 with 23's. Started out at 265 pounds on them and about 1000 miles later have never had a single problem.
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    Wait! What? No body told me there was going to be...

    Wait! What? No body told me there was going to be someone better looking than me. Not cool.
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    New personal best

    Went on my first organized ride yesterday and set a new personal distance record, 42 miles at 16.8 MPH average. My previous best was 24 miles so it was quite a jump in distance. This is the same...
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    Way to go. I tell you some of you amaze me. I...

    Way to go. I tell you some of you amaze me. I don't know how you get in the miles that you do. I rode 200 miles and felt like I spent all my free time on my bike. My hat is off to you all, maybe...
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    4-2 = 25.5 km 4-3 = 27.4 km 4-5 = 10 km 4-6 =...

    4-2 = 25.5 km
    4-3 = 27.4 km
    4-5 = 10 km
    4-6 = 27.5 km
    4-8 = 12.9 km
    4-9 = 33 km
    4-17 = 20.6 km
    4-19 = 33.8 km
    4-21 = 34 km
    4-23 = 10.6 km
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