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    Joe, ALOT will depend on the weather. I am not a...

    Joe, ALOT will depend on the weather. I am not a fan of getting hypothermic during the climbing up to Peru. It seems to sleet every time I am in those hills!! I actually like East River Road ... I...
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    FWIW, COVAC is a great first full century. I have...

    FWIW, COVAC is a great first full century. I have literally ridden hundreds of centuries and my fastest ride time was at COVAC. Easy to get to the start -right off the highway, rest stops for...
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    Hey Joe, I have actually just confirmed some...

    Hey Joe,

    I have actually just confirmed some new ride dates for the ones that I could not find info for ... just need to make the time to get onto my site, reorganize it and update new links, ride...
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    I post a cycling events calendar on the web that...

    I post a cycling events calendar on the web that covers some of the area you are interested in ....

    http://lifestylebydesign.org/eventscalendar.html
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    Hello Cam, There are so many avenues that you...

    Hello Cam,

    There are so many avenues that you can take for fitness gains. Be patient and stay consistent with your training as nothing will happen overnight.

    If you haven’t already, I think...
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    Perfect! There is an extra instant 20-30 hours a...

    Perfect! There is an extra instant 20-30 hours a week of studying while on the trainer or riding a Spin Bike in addition to your outdoor training plan. You could maximize your effort with intervals...
  7. I have easily gotten my 56 CDale into my 02 Volks...

    I have easily gotten my 56 CDale into my 02 Volks Golf, 06 2dr Civic coupe (new body style), 04 Honda Accord (4dr sedan), and my friend uses his Acura RSX hatchback with no problems.

    When I was...
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    I am a woman, but ride men's bikes and couldn't...

    I am a woman, but ride men's bikes and couldn't be happier. The only changes I made to my Cannondale and Trek were shorter stems and saddle. I swapped out the bars on my Colnago for something with...
  9. I have 4300 miles on my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0's...

    I have 4300 miles on my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0's and have not had any issues with them whatsoever. The road surfaces in CT are breaking apart from the crappy winters, so the wheels get a pretty good...
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    +1 I absolutely agree (well, the congrats and...

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    I absolutely agree (well, the congrats and get out and ride part - she can worry about her own saddle :)).

    I have always received positive comments and compliments from both genders when out...
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    The Great River Ride is offered in the fall and...

    The Great River Ride is offered in the fall and the century route has some unbelievable climbing along with beautiful views. I cannot attest to the shorter routes because I never rode them, but I am...
  12. This is a great first century. I clocked my...

    This is a great first century. I clocked my fastest century time ever on this ride a few years back (thus, the very flat route).

    Have a great time and remember to post a ride report!
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    Yes it is. Keep in mind that there is no...

    Yes it is.

    Keep in mind that there is no "day-of" registration. On-line registration closes on August 26th or sooner if they reach their 1,600 rider limit. The $30 fee covers both days and you...
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    The route begins by leaving the Hampton Beach...

    The route begins by leaving the Hampton Beach parking lot and heads South on NH-1A, makes a brief initial loop into MA (so that it can be the "TRI" state ride) and then returns North on 1A past the...
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    Colnago. But, I am biased because I own one ;)

    Colnago. But, I am biased because I own one ;)
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    Exam. Then don't sue her.

    Exam. Then don't sue her.
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    Ithink you need to check for proper bike fit. If...

    Ithink you need to check for proper bike fit. If your seat is too high and/or the saddle is positioned too far back - that can cause pain behind your knees.

    Stretching is great, but don't forget...
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    Try Zane's Cycles in Branford: ...

    Try Zane's Cycles in Branford:

    http://zanes.com/page.cfm?pageID=149

    and you can search for local routes here:

    http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/index.php

    On August 18th there is a century ride...
  19. I haven't done GRR for I think two years now. It...

    I haven't done GRR for I think two years now. It seems that they change the route slightly every year. I tend to have issues with cycling with temps in the 30's and remember climbing up those hills...
  20. Bad climbs? No. The difficulty is what makes them...

    Bad climbs? No. The difficulty is what makes them Good Climbs :)

    I wasn't zig-zagging up any of the climbs, but Yes, there were people using that method, walking, or just stopping and I remember...
  21. Excellent! Then we can turn the 77 mile route...

    Excellent! Then we can turn the 77 mile route into 110 :D
  22. Yes, I have done it before. I have only done the...

    Yes, I have done it before. I have only done the 77.4 mile route and not the fifty, so I can not comment on the 50 miler.

    The ride has been around for a while - used to be called The Tour de...
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    Also, make sure that you are riding with your...

    Also, make sure that you are riding with your legs tracking straight ahead - not with your knees pointing out like wings on a duck during take-off.

    With your knees pointed slightly out - you are...
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    I have the Terry Butterfly (original) and love...

    I have the Terry Butterfly (original) and love it.

    I bought the Terry Butterfly Carbon (white) recently for my new bike and hate it. The cut-out is different and the saddle is very uncomfortable....
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    Check with Bicycles East and Pig Iron Sports,...

    Check with Bicycles East and Pig Iron Sports, both located in Glastonbury. Pig Iron does not have much of a website but they are really into cycling and racing. They might at least be able to...
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