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  1. Bontrager hard case tires tend to be heavy for...

    Bontrager hard case tires tend to be heavy for their size. I’ve only had one set (700 x 32’s), but I didn’t like them. One of them had a bead issue (way out-of-round) which made it a nightmare to get...
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    Hot or cold, I always wear gloves. They add a bit...

    Hot or cold, I always wear gloves. They add a bit of comfort and are good for wiping sweat from oneís brow (or as mentioned previously, wiping oneís annoyingly runny nose). Yes, they get washed often.
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    I had a squeak recently that corresponded with...

    I had a squeak recently that corresponded with pedaling. When I stopped pedaling, the squeak ceased, but as soon as I started pedaling, the squeak returned. Initially I was thinking “bottom bracket...
  4. Thread: shifters

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    When my 7-speed SRAM Gripshifters recently broke...

    When my 7-speed SRAM Gripshifters recently broke on my beater bike, I went with the Shimano Altus SL-M310 7-speed trigger shifters which are much better than any type of twist shifter. They only cost...
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    It’s been 4+ years that I’ve been commuting...

    It’s been 4+ years that I’ve been commuting exclusively via bicycle and my speeds have continued to increase. I achieved a 19.4 MH average speed coming home from church last week via my 32.6 pound...
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    I’ve been using the Bontrager 26” x 2.0 H2’s on...

    I’ve been using the Bontrager 26” x 2.0 H2’s on my mountain bikes for years and love them!

    Last summer I purchased a set of 700 x 32 H2’s for my Trek 29er hardtail. I liked the 29” x 2.1...
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    Reynolds, though I sincerely appreciate your...

    Reynolds, though I sincerely appreciate your sentiment, it honestly was never my intent to present my 93 mile limited food/water ride as any manner of “impressive” feat. I was merely attempting to...
  8. My first bike (at age 11) was a trash-picked...

    My first bike (at age 11) was a trash-picked relic (a junker which I cherished above all other possessions – see pic of the bike). The bike’s right pedal was a mere thin shaft, it had at least one...
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    My first century ride was on March 14, 2012 (pi...

    My first century ride was on March 14, 2012 (pi day & Einstein’s birthday) via my Trek 2.1 road bike and my longest previous ride was a single metric century ride via my 35-pound Trek 29er hardtail....
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    OldsCOOL, that’s a wonderful way of expressing...

    OldsCOOL, that’s a wonderful way of expressing it! That fits me to the letter. :thumb:
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    I’m willing to wager that wasn’t the response he...

    I’m willing to wager that wasn’t the response he was looking for. :D
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    I typically only get a tickle in my throat when I...

    I typically only get a tickle in my throat when I suck in an insect. :)
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    I meant to add the following earlier but got...

    I meant to add the following earlier but got sidetracked.

    Typically the day prior and the morning of a long distance ride, I’ll fill up on foods with lots of rice and noodles since they retain...
  14. Many individuals are open to accepting and trying...

    Many individuals are open to accepting and trying one’s advice while others tend to be a bit more skeptical/stubborn, but some are outright incorrigible (ditch the latter individuals as quickly as...
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    Thanks, HtownTREK. I actually enjoy pushing...

    Thanks, HtownTREK.

    I actually enjoy pushing hard; I love gravity-bombing steep descents (52.6 MPH my max descent speed currently); and I love riding really long distances. So it only seems...
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    Gregf83, I concur that you’re “willing” to carry...

    Gregf83, I concur that you’re “willing” to carry as much food & water as is necessary (and for that matter, so am I), but if you were traveling across the country, you couldn’t be absolutely certain...
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    Clearly, you’re thinking far too narrow-mindedly...

    Clearly, you’re thinking far too narrow-mindedly and it’s causing you to draw a number of flawed conclusions.

    I didn’t say anything about not eating and drinking when I arrive at various...
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    The point of my experiment is rather easy to...

    The point of my experiment is rather easy to understand and it would be pointless for me to repeat my reasons. But I’ll add a few things which will hopefully make matters clearer for you.

    But...
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    Traversing considerable distances via limited...

    Traversing considerable distances via limited food and water is exciting for me, so that made my ride all the more enjoyable! It equates to an improvement in the efficiency of my bio-engine, which...
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    Thatís an awesome weight loss, gman214! If I lived near you, Iíd get you out riding with me as often as possible.

    Donít let slight gains in weight discourage you from continuing your quest to...
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    With all due respect randyjawa, you paint a...

    With all due respect randyjawa, you paint a gloomy picture of our age group which actually bears no overall truth when it comes to our age group allegedly “not getting better” with age. I’ve gotten...
  22. Thread: its working!

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    Keep at it billiamUK and the pounds can melt away...

    Keep at it billiamUK and the pounds can melt away as you enjoy bicycling.

    Weight loss via dieting has always been a lost cause for me, but bicycling over the last 4 years (and 8,176 miles) has...
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    Minimal food & water ride

    Greetings Fellow 50+ers,

    I was riding last Sunday (05-03-2015)ósolo as usualóand I had mentally plotted my intended course, a roughly 125 mile ride depending upon how I felt as I approached the...
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    Iíve had a good April (2015), having traversed a total of 383.5 miles.
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    Yes, but not everyone's going to benefit by that...

    Yes, but not everyone's going to benefit by that tailwind.

    Iíve been on many rides that were headwinds in every direction or experience only a rare, short-duration tailwind. Itís just how things...
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