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  1. Thread: broke a wrist

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    Moth: sorry to hear about your injury. I broke my...

    Moth: sorry to hear about your injury. I broke my hip-femur in a crash in 2013, and know that rehab at our age ain't easy.

    As Bill mentioned, I ride one handed, because that's what I have. I've...
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    Pictures, so it must have happened

    Those of you who have asked for pictures, these just arrived. None of the butterfly, unfortunately, but note my little show off standing up on the pedals with her hands in the drops.

    439403 ...
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    Thanks to all for the positive reaction to this. ...

    Thanks to all for the positive reaction to this. Below is a Beauty and the Beast shot, taken before the start.

    In the for what it's worth category, I'm putting this down as one of the best days...
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    She's a Special Olympics alpine skiing and...

    She's a Special Olympics alpine skiing and cycling state champ, swam on her high school swim team, and has been working out in some fashion five or six days a week since announcing the triathlon...
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    The Things We Do For Love

    About six months ago, my 20 year old daughter entered a pilot fitness and wellness program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It's not so much that she needed it. She is about as fit...
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    Seemed to me you were spot on with the notion of...

    Seemed to me you were spot on with the notion of changing rings to the 50/34 and the cassette to the 11-32, both relatively inexpensive fixes. Given the training regimen you've described, I suspect...
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    Good advice here, particularly on the gearing. My...

    Good advice here, particularly on the gearing. My w/kg is 3.8, and I do most of the passes jumping between 34-25 and 34-28. I like to save a gear for when the going gets hard.

    I have found that...
  8. Thread: N-1?

    by tigat
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    Quite the group of hoarders we have here! This...

    Quite the group of hoarders we have here! This from a guy who still has every bike he has owned since 1978 give or take.
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    First off, welcome Eric. When it comes to...

    First off, welcome Eric. When it comes to wisdom, experience and a general attitude of mutual respect, you are in the right place.

    I don't count myself as being much on the wisdom and experience...
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    A few months back, I test rode and weighed the...

    A few months back, I test rode and weighed the SL8 Dura Ace in a 56cm frame. It came in right where advertised at 15.6 lb. The SLR8 is advertised at 13.6 lb. with the same groupset. The lighter...
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    If you like the SRAM shifting, and the bike fits,...

    If you like the SRAM shifting, and the bike fits, this is a steal.
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    You mean your LBS has not gutted out the Red...

    You mean your LBS has not gutted out the Red hydro shifters, and inserted Shimano di2 climbing buttons in specially molded metal inserts? Sheesh.
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    Poll: I live in range of some pretty awesome mountains,...

    I live in range of some pretty awesome mountains, but grew up and still go back to ride in a place with smaller bluffs, although frequently occurring. Climbing a mountain is a great accomplishment,...
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    433832 Built by the factory. Flipped and cut...

    433832

    Built by the factory. Flipped and cut by an awesome authorized dealer. Not sure what y'all are talking about.
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    Sticky: 42 sunny miles on the road, then 10 more withy my...

    42 sunny miles on the road, then 10 more withy my daughter lapping the neighborhood. Not going to pass up a chance of 65 degrees in February.
  16. For the 35 plus years I was more of a runner than...

    For the 35 plus years I was more of a runner than a cyclist (riding was most often with an infant seat or a trail a bike) 2 to 4 times per week was the norm. Occasionally, I'd rip off some 20 to 30...
  17. Great quote, Doug. Although I could not...

    Great quote, Doug.

    Although I could not envision a life without either skiing or cycling, the reality is anything we treasure could disappear tomorrow, despite skill, precaution, or otherwise. ...
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    I'm no expert, but anything over 30t on the back...

    I'm no expert, but anything over 30t on the back and I believe you are looking at a mid or long cage rear derailleur. I looked into a triple conversion on my Bianchi a few years back before riding...
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    Pride precedoth something. Bibs under tights...

    Pride precedoth something. Bibs under tights means the diaper look, but it beats the heck out of not riding. Full length bottoms with a built in chamois probably do too. Picked up some chamois crème...
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    In my business, k also means 1000, so you were...

    In my business, k also means 1000, so you were spot on with your jab. My feeble effort to respond was to turn the "k" into "km", which I thinks is European for pretty far but not 8 times around the...
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    To Louis and Cale both: When I go back and edit...

    To Louis and Cale both: When I go back and edit the OP with an "m", you are going to look harsh.
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    Critical under layer error?

    I spent much of last year's peak season battling sores, that felt like bruises, at the interior intersection between the top of my legs and the trunk to which they connect. It cost me much pain, in...
  23. I've been weather and work limited for the past...

    I've been weather and work limited for the past six weeks, and have been alternating between the trainer at home and the spin bike that sits beside the treadmill that my daughter uses at her club. ...
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    Don't know Joe but certainly know of him. In his...

    Don't know Joe but certainly know of him. In his early/mid 40s he was/is still kicking butt on both the track and the road. Those of you who haven't heard of him and are looking for a wow moment...
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    Fair enough, but what I was looking for was not a...

    Fair enough, but what I was looking for was not a mine is bigger than yours event. There are a number of reasons I'm not thinking about throwing down in a competitive sense, not least of which is I...
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