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  1. Thread: 168miles

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    All great advice here from many wise elders who...

    All great advice here from many wise elders who have been there and done that. What we may be underestimating though, at least a bit, is the power of a 21 year old ego and the heart, legs and lungs...
  2. Thread: Late bloomers

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    From spring 1984, when our first son was born, to...

    From spring 1984, when our first son was born, to the fall of 2010, a few years after our youngest learned to ride a two wheeler and got booted off the trail a bike, 300 miles on a bike was a good...
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    I can think of few greater joys in life than...

    I can think of few greater joys in life than getting to ride with my kids and grandkids (someday for me). As for keeping up, I am equally looking forward to the day that happens only with their help.
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    As a one-handed rider, I can't generate any power...

    As a one-handed rider, I can't generate any power standing, so I'm a sit down guy on climbs. A few things have helped me.

    On shorter climbs, I tend to start slow in a lower gear, high cadence,...
  6. I'm truly sorry that the comment on scientists...

    I'm truly sorry that the comment on scientists came across as snarky. It was not intended as that. I totally agree that studies that help people understand practices that might extend their days are...
  7. Tomorrow, I might get hit by a car (again). A...

    Tomorrow, I might get hit by a car (again). A genetic defect in my heart, thus far undetected, may put me in the grave, right in the middle of a really challenging climb.

    Those are things I can't...
  8. Great question. On the short downtown...

    <br><br>Great question. On the short downtown segment of my commute, I have been avoiding the streets with the marked bike lanes for that very reason. In this case, my riding partner picked the bike...
  9. Sobering thoughts, blt, but for good reason....

    Sobering thoughts, blt, but for good reason. Thank you.

    On today's commute home with a friend, in a bike lane headed west on a one way street, a very safe bike lane with cones separating it from...
  10. Yet another reason many of us want to be you Vic...

    Yet another reason many of us want to be you Vic (fifty plussers--see the recent I'll Fly Away thread if you don't get the reference). Your grown up behavior casts a good light on the biking...
  11. Thread: Autism on a Bike

    by tigat
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    Very cool! You have done a great thing for your...

    Very cool! You have done a great thing for your son.

    In Colorado where I live we have a very active Special Olympics cycling-racing program. My daughter, who has Down syndrome, has been racing for...
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    I'm pretty sure you're right on this, Bill. I...

    I'm pretty sure you're right on this, Bill. I changed out the battery on the actual computer in January. At the time, the manual said to change both, since they drain at about the same rate. The...
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    Lost my speedometer yesterday

    About 2 miles into my ride yesterday, my speedometer-odometer started acting flaky, on sometimes, off others, and by about 10 miles it was showing 0 except for an occasional blip. My guess is it's...
  14. 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...
  21. Thread: N-1?

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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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