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    yeah, lesson learned.

    yeah, lesson learned.
  2. Thread: Cross Chain

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    Interesting use of "acute" here. I tend to think...

    Interesting use of "acute" here. I tend to think of an acute angle as anything between 0 and 90, so an angle either is or isn't acute. Like being pregnant, you can't have an angle that is more or...
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    Good for both of you. I'd say that 20 miles on...

    Good for both of you.

    I'd say that 20 miles on a soft trail is on the ambitious side for just starting out. It's more important to ride frequently than it is to push your limits.

    As to saddle...
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    Probably has a MHR of 200 or so. Oh, to be young...

    Probably has a MHR of 200 or so. Oh, to be young and fast.....
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    Saddle position: big power effects

    I'm slowly getting back in to shape after a long lay off that began with a bike crash involving my Felt. Because it's a carbon frame, I took it to the LBS to have it looked over, and they concluded...
  6. Yeah, that's a little odd. Wait staff in a very...

    Yeah, that's a little odd. Wait staff in a very busy restaurant? Mailmen? Personal trainers and aerobics instructors? Manual laborers?
  7. yes, me too.

    yes, me too.
  8. I have few arguments with this, except that I...

    I have few arguments with this, except that I wouldn't add the snarky comments about scientists (well, I are one, so maybe I'm a little sensitive). Studies like this aren't telling us what to do,...
  9. Part of this discussion has been about listening...

    Part of this discussion has been about listening to tunes when riding with others or in groups. I guess I haven't seen many (or any) favor this practice, as it seems most unsociable. Does anybody...
  10. Latest (but maybe not the last) word on exercise and longevity

    Not so long ago there was a study that suggested that too much strenuous exercise actually harmed longevity, to which I responded that I'd rather live a somewhat shorter life happily riding my heart...
  11. Thread: Cross Chain

    by MinnMan
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    I think with modern compacts and derailleurs, you...

    I think with modern compacts and derailleurs, you should be able to use virtually all the gear combinations. I seldom find myself using the small/small (34/12) combination, but commonly use the...
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    I'm somehow reminded of some young adult fiction,...

    I'm somehow reminded of some young adult fiction, "Good Times/Bad Times" I read way way back when I was a young adult, in which conjugating had an entirely different meaning.
  13. Thread: Wasted week

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    Sorry to hear that. I hope you heal soon.

    Sorry to hear that. I hope you heal soon.
  14. Thread: Wasted week

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    don't get too upset about missing time to weather...

    don't get too upset about missing time to weather or brief illness. And don't try to make up for lost time by riding beyond your ability.
    Keep your eye on the long view, stay committed to riding...
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    I can't think of any time that I've needed to ask...

    I can't think of any time that I've needed to ask directions. I've ridden so many routes around here, I seldom have to go far without encountering a landmark. Or if I'm more lost than that, I can...
  16. It is anecdotal because it is not a proper...

    It is anecdotal because it is not a proper experiment. A proper experiment has a control - double blind, etc. However, you are right that even poorly designed experiments and anectotes are...
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    blink your eyes and you'll be ready for the 65+...

    blink your eyes and you'll be ready for the 65+ subforum.
  18. It might be useless snake oil, but AFAIK, it's...

    It might be useless snake oil, but AFAIK, it's not known to be harmful except to your wallet. If it seems to help, then good for you.

    Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis: Benefit is Unlikely
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    I guess I don't know what you mean by "new bike...

    I guess I don't know what you mean by "new bike feeling". I've owned my best bike for several years and I still get a thrill every time I ride it. Maybe it's because I don't ride it every time - I...
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    +1. Probably you are too inexperienced to...

    +1. Probably you are too inexperienced to benefit much from a professional fit. As you improve, your position on the bike is going to change quite a bit. But an experienced friend or a video from...
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    I go by the idea - I think it comes from Joe...

    I go by the idea - I think it comes from Joe Friel - that when coming back to the road, you build a base for 500 miles before you ride hard. To me, base building means not doing anything super...
  22. I too rode with music when I first started out. ...

    I too rode with music when I first started out. Not only did I realize that it wasn't safe and a little bit rude, I also realized that I didn't need it to help my motivation or keep me from getting...
  23. +1 For those of you who do wear them, do you...

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    For those of you who do wear them, do you wear them in traffic on the roads? No? Just MUPS? IMHO, if you answer "no" to the latter because you think it wouldn't be safe, you should also...
  24. Thread: broke a wrist

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    hang in there, maintain your nutrition, do what...

    hang in there, maintain your nutrition, do what the physio says, and find a way to stay at least a little active.

    A lot of us have been there - it sucks - but you'll get better and you'll have...
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    Sticky: First club ride in more than 7 months. 21 miles...

    First club ride in more than 7 months. 21 miles on the ride and a little more than 20 going to and from the ride start/finish. It was a "B" ride and the pace and total mileage were similar to what...
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