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    I learned the hard way after lots of sores and...

    I learned the hard way after lots of sores and chaffing that cycling specific clothing is your friend. I rode in loose shorts and athletic shirts with cotton/poly blend boxers and got all sorts of...
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    I never had the pleasure of meeting him face to...

    I never had the pleasure of meeting him face to face, but we did trade emails and messages on here. He was a HUGE inspiration for me to get into shape, and my 60 lbs of current weight loss can be...
  3. Perfect! Thanks for the link.

    Perfect! Thanks for the link.
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    I bought it and love it! I got it last year and...

    I bought it and love it! I got it last year and it was a 2013 model. Really comfy and haven't chaffed since installing it. Make sure you are using good shorts, I tried a few short commutes to work...
  5. Sweet. I might be out there at the end of May...

    Sweet. I might be out there at the end of May just north of the DC area, so I might be PMing you folks.
  6. Well if I end up on the east coast in the next...

    Well if I end up on the east coast in the next few months this might be something to do next year.

    Any other good centuries out there?
  7. Google image it....but not if you're squeamish. ...

    Google image it....but not if you're squeamish. Basically instead of rolling your ankle to the side (either one) you roll your ankle with more of a backward motion than just side and pull the...
  8. I forgot to update, been riding to work for the...

    I forgot to update, been riding to work for the last week when not going to PT. I did go for a "longer" ride yesterday which ended up a little over 15 miles, but my average was about 17 mph. ...
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    Tried to check it out at work....spam blocker...

    Tried to check it out at work....spam blocker says it is a porn site!

    Is it a clothing optional training program" :lol:
  10. I am going to sit here and learn. I'd like some...

    I am going to sit here and learn. I'd like some new rims for my roadie in the next season or so.
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    Ahhh...why did you ruin it! I was enjoying the...

    Ahhh...why did you ruin it! I was enjoying the responses and hoping to see it form into a 12 page discussion over the next 6 years!
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    Listen, we can't REALLY comment until there is a...

    Listen, we can't REALLY comment until there is a picture....I'll wait.....

    I kid, congrats and enjoy! But seriously, we need pics!
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    I am so glad to be back riding!!

    So I picked up commuting full-time back in June of last year due to car troubles and it not being worth to fix. Well I ride 99% of this past winter in Chicago, decked the bike out in studded tires...
  14. Is that a Mongoose BMX bike? That looks pretty...

    Is that a Mongoose BMX bike? That looks pretty nifty!
  15. Bad sprain - precautions to riding again?

    So I've been silent for a little bit, just busy with life, but did become a full-time commuter back in June and rode 99% of the winter here in Chicago. Except for the last 2 weeks, because I ganked...
  16. I would love to travel out there, but a purple...

    I would love to travel out there, but a purple and green ankle is keeping me from doing anything other than hobbling along.
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    Here is what I consider to be a pictorial...

    Here is what I consider to be a pictorial representation of us big'uns on bikes:

    http://38.media.tumblr.com/08ab56065d3b01d436bd6cc00886dc86/tumblr_mxbbydRDq11qasw9lo1_1280.gif



    And at times...
  18. It is funny I went for a ride the morning before...

    It is funny I went for a ride the morning before GCN released this video and totally got dropped on a short climb with my buddy. My excuse was more honest.....I totally wasn't ready for it at all. ...
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    Sticky: I love my Canari bibs and shorts. I wear a large...

    I love my Canari bibs and shorts. I wear a large with a 36-38" waist but I have massively muscular thighs and like the compression. The large fits just tight enough that it isn't bothersome, I...
  20. I rock my round 2er all the time when out for the...

    I rock my round 2er all the time when out for the more serious rides. My commutes are for the clothes I don't mind trashing.

    Perhaps if this were to wait till after the 1st of the year I'd be...
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    Right now I am more focused on cross training, so...

    Right now I am more focused on cross training, so I run 2-3x per week and do some HIIT stuff 2-3x per week as well. Because I have focused primarily on riding the last 2 years my legs are fine tuned...
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    Oh I don't take offense easily, but I have...

    Oh I don't take offense easily, but I have purposely avoided riding with the group in question because of how hard they go. I have ridden with several that aren't a challenge. Just being a pansy is...
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    That is one step above reading it because you...

    That is one step above reading it because you thought it said h​erpes. :eek:
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    I have purposely come up with excuses as to why I...

    I have purposely come up with excuses as to why I don't ride with some groups....mainly it is because I don't want to get dropped. However my reasoning never has been that.

    Looks like I just need...
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    I feel like this is a frickin' chain letter and...

    I feel like this is a frickin' chain letter and now I need to do it.....I secretly hate you right now Solare ! :D

    I have thought about adding these into my HIIT stuff I try to do 2-3x a week and...
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