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  1. It was 82 degrees here yesterday afternoon when I...

    It was 82 degrees here yesterday afternoon when I went on my standard training ride. As much as I love the Buckeyes, I'll never move back to Ohio!
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    432232Not the best photo, but my 1989 Klein...

    432232Not the best photo, but my 1989 Klein Quantum. Black paint has held up great, and I still ride it, although for some reason it is really difficult to get new tires on the old Campy rims. ...
  3. I bought two Klein's from them in 1989, and I...

    I bought two Klein's from them in 1989, and I still have them. They had moved from Baldwin Park to Aloma Avenue (across from Winter Park Fish House) not all that long ago. Very sorry to hear they...
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    This completes my first full calendar year back...

    This completes my first full calendar year back cycling. I started on my road bike in July of 2013. I am just short of 7,000 miles for 2014, and had a great time. Finished 5 Century rides, two...
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    I agree with everyone who says that...

    I agree with everyone who says that dieting/nutrition is an individual decision. I've been on nearly every type of diet in my life, and all work if the calories taken in are less than the calories...
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    My Propel is as fast as I need for most...

    My Propel is as fast as I need for most things...but I did a Time Trial recently and just couldn't keep up with the TT bikes with the full disc wheels on the back.
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    Well done. I did 2 centuries in an 8 day...

    Well done. I did 2 centuries in an 8 day period...the first was Six Gap with 12,300 feet of climbing with Hog Pen Gap's 2+ miles of 15% grade and a 7 mile climb. The second was 2 days ago on a very...
  8. I couldn't do a 7-8 minute mile in a 5 K if it...

    I couldn't do a 7-8 minute mile in a 5 K if it was down hill. I jog...9-10 minute miles and it doesn't matter if it is a 5K or a 10K...I go the same slow pace. I am much more comfortable cycling...
  9. http://www.horrible-hundred.com/images/hh14/header...

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    It's not an easy ride...particularly with a gator chasing you!

    I run during the winter months since I can do it early in the morning,...
  10. Your Longest Break from Cycling to what effect???

    Can anyone help me give me any insight into what to expect when I get back from a 3 week vacation without any significant riding?

    I'm 64 yoa, and I re-started cycling a year and a half ago. Like...
  11. Bingo!!! DILL PICKLE JUICE...I train a lot, and...

    Bingo!!! DILL PICKLE JUICE...I train a lot, and I ride a lot, and I get leg (including shin) and foot crams frequently. I heard from someone that pickle juice or yellow mustard would help and I...
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    Got there at 6:20...COLD!!! We rode north at 7...

    Got there at 6:20...COLD!!! We rode north at 7 AM...Dark and still COLD. We finished the 100 mile ride, but I made the group progressively slower, particularly from mile 80 until the finish. But a...
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    Great looking bike!

    Great looking bike!
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    Coming up this Sunday at 7 AM! Fast and Flat...

    Coming up this Sunday at 7 AM! Fast and Flat...
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    Wow...you're not just a Disney fan, you're a...

    Wow...you're not just a Disney fan, you're a glutton for punishment! I run 5 & 10 K's (slowly), but that is it. While not a CM, I am a big fan. If you stop at McDonalds you must be out near the...
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    He ran in the 5th Disney Marathon years ago, and...

    He ran in the 5th Disney Marathon years ago, and one or two since, but he says it is pretty crowded (but fun running through the parks). He has his MBA and works at Disney. He is trying to run a...
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    The ride down Hog Pen was the most adrenalin...

    The ride down Hog Pen was the most adrenalin producing descent of the day. The descent down Woody Gap was the most fun, and it was long. As far as finishing late, the photo and commentary below was...
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    Sounds like you're doing the Horrible Hundred. ...

    Sounds like you're doing the Horrible Hundred. I'm doing it as well, but my son says no. He is doing back to back marathons (Saturday/Sunday) in a few weeks in New Hampshire and Maine.
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    My bike came with a 53/39 and an 11/23 cassette. ...

    My bike came with a 53/39 and an 11/23 cassette. After a 6 Gap practice ride in Clermont in July (I had to stand to get up a couple of the steep hills), I had a 50/34 (compact) and a rear cassette...
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    The beginning of the Hogpen descent was pretty...

    The beginning of the Hogpen descent was pretty steep, and the only time I laid on the brakes. Yesterday was the first time either of us had ridden in the mountains, and our agreement was we'd meet...
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    Rode and Six Gap Century yesterday

    Had an absolutely wonderful time riding/climbing Six Gap (Dahlonega, Georgia) yesterday. It was my son's 36th birthday and he decided to spend it with me riding 104+ miles up and down 6 North...
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    Congratulations on the new bike! Bob is a great...

    Congratulations on the new bike! Bob is a great guy and a fantastic mechanic and amazing cyclist!
  23. Thread: Gout

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    I just did a search and found this thread. My...

    I just did a search and found this thread.

    My question is has anyone ridden with gout in their foot, and does the rigid bike shoe help minimize pain since the big toe can't move relative to the...
  24. As a general rule I would agree...but that is not...

    As a general rule I would agree...but that is not true if you ride in the Clermont/Minneola/Montverde area. I used the modified standard 53/39 (11/23 cassette) that came with my bike until a couple...
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    It is just starting to drop into the high 80's...

    It is just starting to drop into the high 80's here. I did an 87 mile ride Saturday with about 4500 feet of climbing (Clermont) and went through 8 large water bottles of Powerade, electrolytes in...
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