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    If you ever switch to a road bike, you'll want to...

    If you ever switch to a road bike, you'll want to get fitted for a saddle. You probably need fairly wide, but you won't want squishy. Once you start getting 25 MPH rides in regular, that soft saddle...
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    Specialized Avatar 155, Aerotech bibs.

    Specialized Avatar 155, Aerotech bibs.
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    14 more today; 46 for the month (which is really...

    14 more today; 46 for the month (which is really 40 for the last week...)
  4. Just checked today's ride. MapMyFitness says 1012...

    Just checked today's ride. MapMyFitness says 1012 KCal burned. Garmin Connect says 1013... 12 mile ride at 15.8 MPH AVG, 78 RPM Average, 165 avg Heart Rate. I'm 6'5", 295 (that's down 120 from peak),...
  5. That's kind of what I figured. I'm assuming...

    That's kind of what I figured. I'm assuming adding the power meter would be even more accurate?
  6. Garmin computer plus heart rate monitor calories burned accuracy

    By now, most of us are aware that the majority of cycling apps grossly over-estimate calories burned, but how accurate are the Garmin computers when paired with a heart rate monitor and cadence/speed...
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    Even with the surgery recovery, I'm at 32 miles...

    Even with the surgery recovery, I'm at 32 miles for the month, most of it in the last week. Went over 10 (11.8) today. I'm shooting to make the 100 by the end of the month. 10 a day during the week...
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    Zinn -...

    Zinn - http://www.bigandtallbike.com/JK-wide-road-handlebars-46cm-47cm-or-48cm-C-C_p_169.html - has wide bars for sale as well. Up to 48CM C-C
  9. Surly Straggler, Salsa Warbird

    Surly Straggler, Salsa Warbird
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    Cheaper option - the 3XL might be good to go with...

    Cheaper option - the 3XL might be good to go with a basic fit. KHS Flite 747 tall road bike designed by Lennard Zinn
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    Zinn Cycles :: Big Apple XXL, XXXL, or 4XL road,...

    Zinn Cycles :: Big Apple XXL, XXXL, or 4XL road, commuter, touring bicycle | Zinn Cycles website
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    Honestly, you're going to need a custom frame to...

    Honestly, you're going to need a custom frame to REALLY fit. Zinn cycles may have some "semi-custom" options. If you have to go that route, I wouldn't do a flat bar hybrid setup though, but a touring...
  13. EVERYTHING he said. Padded seats are great to sit...

    EVERYTHING he said. Padded seats are great to sit on. They get increasingly more uncomfortable the longer your ride gets. Many Clydesdales like the Brooks B17 saddles. Seems one of the most popular...
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    I'm working on trying to sustain 80-85, but being...

    I'm working on trying to sustain 80-85, but being off all exercise for so long my legs get tired, so I coast too much. That's why the average is low.
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    I'm pretty happy with my Specialized Avatar...

    I'm pretty happy with my Specialized Avatar saddle. If you're a Specialized saddle guy, they have other options that will fit the same but be more comfortable.
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    Need a training plan to Century by mid-September....

    Need a training plan to Century by mid-September. Anybody got some good ones?
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    Woo Hoo! Back on the bike!!!!

    4.66 miles in 21 minutes. First ride since September and I've been completely couch bound since February. No pain in the foot - or at least no new pain. Just switched from Mavic pedals to Look KEO...
  19. You're about the same size I am and the same...

    You're about the same size I am and the same inseam (I'm 6'5" with a 32-33" inseam), started at 425 and am currently 295 and falling. Road bike, figure about a 60cm frame bike, and a wheelset. You...
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    Synapse and Specialized Roubaix are at least as...

    Synapse and Specialized Roubaix are at least as comfortable as hybrids and after 10-15 miles, become much more comfortable, particularly if you get a good fitting and can comfortably alternate...
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    High risk for stress fractures to the rest of the...

    High risk for stress fractures to the rest of the foot. My goal weight range is 220-240, and with the 5th metatarsal amputated, running would place too much stress on the other bones in the foot. He...
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    Been a while. No exercise since February 10....

    Been a while. No exercise since February 10. Since then, I’ve had multiple tests and a biopsy and ultimately had my 5th toe on my right amputated along with the 5th Metatarsal, due to a bone...
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    Ohio isn't ALL flat - neither is Indiana. Once...

    Ohio isn't ALL flat - neither is Indiana. Once you get South a bit, it's quite hilly. Cinci area, Southeast of Columbus, South of Indy in Indiana, especially Brown County area. Northeast Indiana and...
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    I track food with MFP and use MapMyRide for...

    I track food with MFP and use MapMyRide for cycling - well, I did. I bought a Garmin triathlon watch this year and will be using it once I'm back riding instead of my phone.
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    Healing update

    Rather than re type it all, go here... https://theraceofmylife.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/update-2/

    Hopefully, back on the bike in a week or two if all goes well.
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