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    This topic hits home for me. I had been...

    This topic hits home for me.
    I had been contemplating asking the same questions about why this inner thigh muscle would cramp.
    I am not a new rider and I ride year-round about 3000 miles/year.
    ...
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    When I was riding my 1970's era 10-speed bike...

    When I was riding my 1970's era 10-speed bike with the downtube shifters, the kind of gloves didn't matter. Thick leather work gloves, cotton garden gloves, mittens.
    Usually the temperatures didn't...
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    There has been some objection to building bike...

    There has been some objection to building bike paths near residences in my community in some of the expensive neighborhoods.
    The homeowners think they will find discarded beer bottles and litter on...
  4. My bike lives inside my house pointed at the...

    My bike lives inside my house pointed at the front door. The trunk bag is mounted and clothing goes in the night before.

    My high pressure tires need to be topped off at least every other day. The...
  5. Thread: Junk Food?

    by nkfrench
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    If somebody has hypoglycemia and is on the verge...

    If somebody has hypoglycemia and is on the verge of passing out, a packet of table sugar (highly portable, cheap, available, doesn't spoil, immediate effect) is bad?
    Or when you are dehydrated and...
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    I vote to change the formula that you ride your...

    I vote to change the formula that you ride your age in miles until your 50th birthday, then you ride 100 minus your age until you get to 99 years old.
    When you get to 100 years old, do whatever you...
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    Nice backdrop. Very pretty bike. Interesting...

    Nice backdrop. Very pretty bike.
    Interesting architecture with the buildings going sideways. ;)
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    Heads are heavy and just holding them up can...

    Heads are heavy and just holding them up can fatigue neck and shoulder muscles when not totally upright.
    A cyclist/triathlete discussed this at a presentation I attended. Despite all her...
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    I've tried walking in-plant before, but by 5,000...

    I've tried walking in-plant before, but by 5,000 steps on bare concrete floors and unpadded carpet my joints are toast and I limp for a few days.
    My shoes have good cushioning, it's not their fault....
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    I have a stainless steel thermos bottle that fits...

    I have a stainless steel thermos bottle that fits in a standard bike cage. Got it at Target. I have a neoprene coozie to put it in to eliminate clanging and escapes. It has a button to pop the spring...
  11. I don't sweat as much in winter but the humidity...

    I don't sweat as much in winter but the humidity is lower and it will remove moisture from your skin and respiratory tract (just from breathing).
    With lower humidity sweat will evaporate off quicker...
  12. I have a microwave oven at my desk at work. I...

    I have a microwave oven at my desk at work.
    I cook big batches on weekends and portion into single-serving containers. Some go into the freezer and can provide variety during a workweek.
    Homemade...
  13. Thread: Junk Food?

    by nkfrench
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    Junk food is what your friends and family eat...

    Junk food is what your friends and family eat that you disapprove of. Or what your guilty pleasures are. As Machka states, context is important.

    I consider bacon to be a junk food - more of a...
  14. Thread: Junk Food?

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    As a side note about the 1950's pizza and...

    As a side note about the 1950's pizza and hamburgers being "junk food" - those foods have changed a lot over the years and what we eat today bears little resemblance to what I was served when I was...
  15. I get about 3,000 miles on a shifter cable. The...

    I get about 3,000 miles on a shifter cable. The road bike is 2006, full Dura Ace components. I don't know which model DA.
    The cables fray then snap inside the shifter.
    I alternate failures between...
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    I've had more problems without clipless pedals...

    I've had more problems without clipless pedals than I have since converting to toe clips then to clipless.
    There was the time I was climbing standing on the pedals on my 3 speed women's bike and it...
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    I prefer men's club-cut jerseys. Generally the...

    I prefer men's club-cut jerseys.
    Generally the women's plus sizes just don't fit my build and don't have the features I like.
    Pockets are too small, sleeves are too narrow and too short, they...
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    Regarding the paid subscription - as a 55-64 age...

    Regarding the paid subscription - as a 55-64 age Athena rider, I like filtering by age and weight. I also like seeing the power calculations. It's fun to do the ride data post-mortems.
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    Most of my hardest rides are done when I am...

    Most of my hardest rides are done when I am compelled to use a Polar HRM, which isn't compatible with Strava but Polar does calculate Training Load and allows configuration of training zones and Max...
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    My old 10-speed "Rusty" Schwinn Super LeTour gave...

    My old 10-speed "Rusty" Schwinn Super LeTour gave my newish Specialized Ruby Pro her name "Rhubarb" as her gang name for RAGBRAI several years ago. Rhubarb is a pretty deep red and has kind of a tart...
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    My knee pain is more weather changes not the...

    My knee pain is more weather changes not the actual weather. The knee swells inside and gets stiff and achy. I know some sort of weather front is coming in (or leaving) but I can't tell exactly what...
  22. Yep. Any intense exercise (swim, bicycle) makes...

    Yep. Any intense exercise (swim, bicycle) makes me cough. My ear insides get congested too so I don't hear well.
    It only lasts a few minutes after the effort (not during) but hours later when my...
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    You people have some impressive rides. I rode 20...

    You people have some impressive rides. I rode 20 miles easy terrain social pace on MUP or on-street bike lanes. We had a gorgeous day 57F temps sunny skies light cool breezes.
    We turned around...
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    I enjoy my night rides. I get to see city lights...

    I enjoy my night rides. I get to see city lights reflecting on the lake I ride by, and enjoy starlight if it's a clear night.
    I do temper my speed since I don't have the visibility I enjoy during...
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    Forecasts are indicating freezing rain on Jan 1. ...

    Forecasts are indicating freezing rain on Jan 1.
    There is a marathon of Criminal Minds reruns at 10am CST.
    Miserable bike ride or slounge in front of the TV? Tough decision. :)
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