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  1. Group rides are the most enjoyable for me. I...

    Group rides are the most enjoyable for me. I particularly like groups of 12-20 when the other riders are similar in speed. On 4/12 we road the Cross Florida (167 miles) with a really good group of...
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    Wear the best bibs you can afford and use plenty...

    Wear the best bibs you can afford and use plenty of chamois cream. Signal you're going to stand and then stand every few minutes. This should help minimize pressure sores.
  3. Thread: 168miles

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    This is really good advice! Since March 7, I...

    This is really good advice! Since March 7, I have ridden two 400k's (250+ each); a 400k (250+ miles) flesche; Cross Florida 168 miles (20.2 mph rolling speed average); a 600k last weekend (90...
  4. I've had saddle sores for the past 2 months. ...

    I've had saddle sores for the past 2 months. I've done 2 400k's and a fleche in the past 5 weeks. Did the XFL 170 mile ride Sunday, and had a huge boil develop. It hurts more when I start a ride...
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    Just keep riding and pushing yourself. Pick a...

    Just keep riding and pushing yourself. Pick a flat century ride a couple of months out and train for it by increasing your ride lengths gradually. Once you've done one, your confidence will be...
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    I had never of Randonneuring until two months...

    I had never of Randonneuring until two months ago. I saw there was a local 200K, and since I completed 5 centuries last year, I figured I could go the extra 25+ miles. I got a RUSA #10101 (great...
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    Three weeks ago (3/8 and 3/15) I got crazy and...

    Three weeks ago (3/8 and 3/15) I got crazy and rode a 400K on two consecutive Saturdays. The first had approximately 6800 feet of climbing, and the second was almost flat. I did a pretty hard 28...
  8. Thanks for the help, I just ordered one from...

    Thanks for the help, I just ordered one from Amazon.
  9. Good, reasonably small Battery Charging Device

    I am looking for a Battery Charging Device no bigger than an iPhone to carry in my top tube bag to recharge my Garmin, my light, and my iPhone. I bought a cheap round device at Walmart before a 400K...
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    Had a serious mechanical failure on the 300K, so...

    Had a serious mechanical failure on the 300K, so tomorrow I do my second 400K in as many weeks. At least tomorrow's is flat, and the weather should be great.
  11. I did my first 400K brevet Saturday with a great...

    I did my first 400K brevet Saturday with a great group of riders (may do another flat 400K this Saturday, and a 600K coming up next month). A little cold for Central Florida, and just under 7000...
  12. It was 82 degrees here yesterday afternoon when I...

    It was 82 degrees here yesterday afternoon when I went on my standard training ride. As much as I love the Buckeyes, I'll never move back to Ohio!
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    432232Not the best photo, but my 1989 Klein...

    432232Not the best photo, but my 1989 Klein Quantum. Black paint has held up great, and I still ride it, although for some reason it is really difficult to get new tires on the old Campy rims. ...
  14. I bought two Klein's from them in 1989, and I...

    I bought two Klein's from them in 1989, and I still have them. They had moved from Baldwin Park to Aloma Avenue (across from Winter Park Fish House) not all that long ago. Very sorry to hear they...
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    This completes my first full calendar year back...

    This completes my first full calendar year back cycling. I started on my road bike in July of 2013. I am just short of 7,000 miles for 2014, and had a great time. Finished 5 Century rides, two...
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    I agree with everyone who says that...

    I agree with everyone who says that dieting/nutrition is an individual decision. I've been on nearly every type of diet in my life, and all work if the calories taken in are less than the calories...
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    My Propel is as fast as I need for most...

    My Propel is as fast as I need for most things...but I did a Time Trial recently and just couldn't keep up with the TT bikes with the full disc wheels on the back.
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    Well done. I did 2 centuries in an 8 day...

    Well done. I did 2 centuries in an 8 day period...the first was Six Gap with 12,300 feet of climbing with Hog Pen Gap's 2+ miles of 15% grade and a 7 mile climb. The second was 2 days ago on a very...
  19. I couldn't do a 7-8 minute mile in a 5 K if it...

    I couldn't do a 7-8 minute mile in a 5 K if it was down hill. I jog...9-10 minute miles and it doesn't matter if it is a 5K or a 10K...I go the same slow pace. I am much more comfortable cycling...
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    It's not an easy ride...particularly with a gator chasing you!

    I run during the winter months since I can do it early in the morning,...
  21. Your Longest Break from Cycling to what effect???

    Can anyone help me give me any insight into what to expect when I get back from a 3 week vacation without any significant riding?

    I'm 64 yoa, and I re-started cycling a year and a half ago. Like...
  22. Bingo!!! DILL PICKLE JUICE...I train a lot, and...

    Bingo!!! DILL PICKLE JUICE...I train a lot, and I ride a lot, and I get leg (including shin) and foot crams frequently. I heard from someone that pickle juice or yellow mustard would help and I...
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    Got there at 6:20...COLD!!! We rode north at 7...

    Got there at 6:20...COLD!!! We rode north at 7 AM...Dark and still COLD. We finished the 100 mile ride, but I made the group progressively slower, particularly from mile 80 until the finish. But a...
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    Great looking bike!

    Great looking bike!
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    Coming up this Sunday at 7 AM! Fast and Flat...

    Coming up this Sunday at 7 AM! Fast and Flat...
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