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  1. You'll have eternity to recover. I had a heart...

    You'll have eternity to recover.

    I had a heart attack while doing a 100% effort in 2000. Fortunately my resting heart rate (RHR) didn't reach RIPHR levels.
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    As long as it fits and is in good shape, $280 is...

    As long as it fits and is in good shape, $280 is probably a good, but not great, price.

    FYI: I was born over in Covington and lived in Erlanger for a few years. I'll be back in Cincy for the...
  3. The heart rate, especially resting heart rate,...

    The heart rate, especially resting heart rate, increasing is a possible sign of over training. I've never heard of heart rate decreasing being an over training indicator.

    Also a change in HR...
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    The writing for UTD is horrible. The plot lines...

    The writing for UTD is horrible. The plot lines are just stupid. I feel sorry for the actors. I watch it like watching a train wreck. I'm hooked.
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    I ride on the crushed limestone Katy Trail in...

    I ride on the crushed limestone Katy Trail in Missouri quite a bit. I've ridden it on a hybrid, touring bike, and road bike. Both the hybrid and touring bike had somewhat smooth 700x32 tires which I...
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    For that many miles you probably need to worry...

    For that many miles you probably need to worry about salt/sodium and potassium levels especially on the longer and hotter rides. You also need to worry about running low on carbs. On rides over 2...
  7. Mary Ann. Kirk or Picard?

    Mary Ann.

    Kirk or Picard?
  8. Thread: stock advice

    by JerrySTL
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    Buy high and sell low. Or something like that. ...

    Buy high and sell low. Or something like that.

    Southwest Airlines was in the news last week for missing, or improperly conducting, critical inspections on some of its aircraft and had to to ground...
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    Cycling certainly has racing, but it's not as...

    Cycling certainly has racing, but it's not as pervasive as running. Also most of the bike racers are Type-A personalities who are out there to RACE.

    On the other hand there are plenty of groups of...
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    2015 Katy Trail Ride | Missouri State Parks...

    2015 Katy Trail Ride | Missouri State Parks

    I'm doing a 5-day tour of the Missouri Katy Trail in June. It's the 20th edition of this group's tour and will be my 9th time. Very well supported.
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    I use the Shimano MT33...

    I use the Shimano MT33 shoes when touring. They are a good compromise between pedaling and walking.
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    You ain't kidding and make sure that you check...

    You ain't kidding and make sure that you check again just before the trip.

    My wife and I visited New York City for a few days and then were going to take Amtrak to Philly for a wedding. Everything...
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    MLB Baseball is putting in some rules to speed up...

    MLB Baseball is putting in some rules to speed up the game this year. Hopefully it'll cut the games down to only an hour too long.

    I think after 25 seconds, the pitcher should get to throw the...
  14. Missouri Katy Trail 5-day ride June 22-26, 2015

    Starting in Clinton and ending in St. Charles, Missouri. About $410 including a bus ride and two meals a day.

    2015 Katy Trail Ride | Missouri State Parks

    This ride often sells out fast....
  15. Congrats!

    Congrats!
  16. Instead of visiting the store, use the time to...

    Instead of visiting the store, use the time to look for another job just in case you don't get the call on Monday or ever.

    Visiting without buying something might be seen as a little creepy. Also...
  17. Poll: I change my 10-speed road bike chain well before...

    I change my 10-speed road bike chain well before it's officially worn. I get about 4K miles out of them. I lube pretty frequently.

    Last year I changed both chain and cassette. I had over 15K miles...
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    True. That's why I suggest standing near the...

    True. That's why I suggest standing near the handlebars to check the top tube clearance.
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    That makes sense. Some cruisers and comfort bikes...

    That makes sense. Some cruisers and comfort bikes are set up so that the rider can put both feet on the ground while sitting on the seat.

    Buying a $500 bike then having a $200 professional fit...
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    In a word: No. Unless the seat post was adjusted...

    In a word: No. Unless the seat post was adjusted all the way down, you shouldn't be able to sit on the saddle and touch both feet, or even toes, to the ground. If the seat post was adjusted down,...
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    Well he did have a 52 cm in stock..... I'd...

    Well he did have a 52 cm in stock.....

    I'd recommend trying another LBS who might just have some larger bikes in stock.
  22. Does she like it? If so, it's a good enough bike...

    Does she like it? If so, it's a good enough bike for her.
  23. If your tires are properly inflated and you are...

    If your tires are properly inflated and you are still getting pinch flats, you need a larger tire. I weigh 215 lbs and have never had a pinch flat while riding on the road with 700x25 tires at 100...
  24. Thread: open pros

    by JerrySTL
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    I ride OPs with 32 spokes and 700x25 Conti...

    I ride OPs with 32 spokes and 700x25 Conti GP4000s tires. I weigh about 215 lbs. I'm actually faster on 25s at 100 psi than 23s at 120 psi on longer rides. I ride on a lot of somewhat rough chip and...
  25. My kit makes me faster. I speed up so no one will...

    My kit makes me faster. I speed up so no one will see me.
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