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    Sympathy here, been there, done that. Once after...

    Sympathy here, been there, done that. Once after a day of Mountain biking in Ruidoso, NM I decided to bike over a mountain to get a burger and Onion rings in town. I was taking a road through a...
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    Good story, similar things have happened to me in...

    Good story, similar things have happened to me in conversation. When they ask about cc's I ask about Blood Pressure and Resting heart rate. I know its a stupid male thing.
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    https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v...

    https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/546615_3606556929491_2012353081_n.jpg?oh=edee8ec09cf1a3c02dae159fd6b8ba7a&oe=54B40B4F

    I'm the chubby one.
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    that is some huge climbing, great effort and...

    that is some huge climbing, great effort and outstanding report. 2 Centuries, good for you.
  5. Thread: Hip Hurtin'

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    I had both hips replaced in 2008. It was a huge...

    I had both hips replaced in 2008. It was a huge improvement for my health. Good luck on your recovery and biking. Glad to see that you are doing well.
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    That is really BAD MUP Maintenance. We have...

    That is really BAD MUP Maintenance. We have miles of MUPs in Southern NV. But there is a "MUP Sweeping Machine" I guess you call it. It is similar to a street sweeper. The crew does a better job...
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    Balloon Fiesta? We were there Sunday morning. ...

    Balloon Fiesta? We were there Sunday morning. We started off enjoying a Green Chili Breakfast Burrito and coffee. The winds kept the Balloons from Lifting, but we did get to see a few inflate.
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  8. My bike is a Scott Spark 20 with Shimano XT 9...

    My bike is a Scott Spark 20 with Shimano XT 9 speed shifters and hydraulic brakes. Everything fits and works well. No problems!

    WELL, the lockout shifter for the rear shock keeps breaking. ...
  9. You are upgrading a 2006 bike. Ask yourself if...

    You are upgrading a 2006 bike. Ask yourself if you are really that attached to the bike that you want to spend money on changes. That being said, I had a 1994 Hardtail that I loved and kept it...
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    My guess is glass and pointy stones.

    My guess is glass and pointy stones.
  11. HA! That's why its called an obsession! Don't...

    HA! That's why its called an obsession! Don't have time to list. Reality can be humiliating!
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    Good to see your post and hear about your...

    Good to see your post and hear about your progress. I had both hips replaced in 2008. That is how I found this site, 50+ was my intro. Both replacements are excellent and strong.


    Here is...
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    I bought a pair of these last year. They roll...

    I bought a pair of these last year. They roll smooth and fast, handling is superior. But they FLAT A LOT! Could just be my personal experience. I love em and hate em.
  14. You are in the zone. Good place to be, congrats!

    You are in the zone. Good place to be, congrats!
  15. Nino Schuerter can't be a bad act to follow! Get...

    Nino Schuerter can't be a bad act to follow! Get the Scott. I have a Spark 20. I love it. But then again, there anywhere from 5-50 bikes that I would love. Go with the one that has the best...
  16. YES I AM!:lol:

    YES I AM!:lol:
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    Then there are the three "Pony Tailed Trophy...

    Then there are the three "Pony Tailed Trophy wives" (I came up with that name) running on the MUP. I am courteous and slow down when coming up behind them. I go really cautiously slow most of the...
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    Great story! I enjoy the crew on a couple of my...

    Great story! I enjoy the crew on a couple of my routes. There is the old guys on bents, the lady on the tricycle, elderly walkers, people with dogs and an older guys (and I am 60, how old could...
  19. I have had an issue with my original HR strap on...

    I have had an issue with my original HR strap on my Garmin 300. I would get spikes at the strangest times. This concerned me because I do have heart issues and tracking my HR is vital to me. I...
  20. Thanks for the guidance. Eating is another...

    Thanks for the guidance. Eating is another concern I have. What do you prefer to eat the day before and then the morning of the ride? I am pretty much off the bike from here on out. Maybe just...
  21. 8 Days to my second Century, what should I do?

    I plan on hitting it hard with climbing and @ 60 miles on Saturday morning. Sunday I have a work function. What should the next week look like as far as final preparation? The last Century I did...
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    This story could be epic. Keep us posted. I...

    This story could be epic. Keep us posted. I can't think of a better way to learn cycling.
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    I hate changing tires, but there is nothing worse...

    I hate changing tires, but there is nothing worse than flatting because of negligence. I bought some Vitt's Evo Courso. They roll smooth and fast, but they get beat up so easily. I was surprised...
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    Eat healthy and ride as much as you can,...

    Eat healthy and ride as much as you can, everything else will find a good path from there.
  25. Until Further Notice: CELEBRATE EVERYTHING! ...

    Until Further Notice: CELEBRATE EVERYTHING! Congrats on pushing the heart and body to new heights.
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