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    Oh, the ironies. First, I don't think, as you...

    Oh, the ironies.

    First, I don't think, as you wrote, that I have a "cancer link" in either of my two posts on this subject. Are you confusing me with someone else?

    Second, when you write, "I...
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    [QUOTE=RR3;17797465]No regulation? None? Try...

    [QUOTE=RR3;17797465]No regulation? None? Try testing that with some reading./QUOTE]

    Your comment seems a bit snarky. Was that necessary on this forum?

    I stand by my comment that there's no...
  3. Thread: Bib shorts

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    I've worn cycling clothes since 1975. I have bibs...

    I've worn cycling clothes since 1975. I have bibs and I wear them. As per above, I pair them with full zip jerseys.

    However, I'm another contrarian here. Bibs weigh more than shorts. On warm days...
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    https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t...

    https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11203085_766781556776132_8379024129657620874_n.jpg?oh=d16b4872397e20caa0d027e5e189db2c&oe=560CC149

    Another end of the day in Malibu,...
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    You could have mentioned how tough the hills were...

    You could have mentioned how tough the hills were when you opened the thread. Hills that are 16-20% are difficult for most cyclists, way beyond what most people ride. Given you're weight, you might...
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    Farther south: east of Bishop, with Mt. Humphries...

    Farther south: east of Bishop, with Mt. Humphries on the right.
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    Where are your 20% grades?

    Where are your 20% grades?
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    "I just can't imagine how that would work out on...

    "I just can't imagine how that would work out on a bike that forced me into a more aggressive position."

    You neck would feel fine if you ride - and train for - what you mentioned: "cycling for...
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    My problem with supplements is that I don't know...

    My problem with supplements is that I don't know what's in them. There's no regulation, no official testing.

    Do I take them? Occasionally I'll take a fish oil tablet if I'm not eating fish a...
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    Given that my photo was the inspiration for the...

    Given that my photo was the inspiration for the start of this thread, a long time ago, I guess it behooves me to keep it going.

    This photo shows the paved access road that starts at the end of Big...
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    If you're asking for advice, give us more...

    If you're asking for advice, give us more details.

    As per above, what grades are the hills and how long are they? How much do you weigh, how much do you ride? And maybe most importantly, what did...
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    http://www.pbase.com/davewyman/image/159952623/lar...

    http://www.pbase.com/davewyman/image/159952623/large.jpg

    Sunset at the top of Big Rock Drive, Malibu, California. This scene is the start of an unnamed access road into the Santa Monica Mountains...
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    Poll: For partly non-mechanical transportation, it"s...

    For partly non-mechanical transportation, it"s motorcycles and cars. And sometimes a truck. And if I could have put a manual transmission in my Outback. I would have.

    i guess when it comes to...
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    http://youtu.be/8DehM3OQqnE Atop Table...

    http://youtu.be/8DehM3OQqnE

    Atop Table Mountain, east of Oroville, California, on April 26.
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    I love the few organized centuries I do each year. I like the shared experience. I love the color, the comradiere, and the shared suffering. I like the support vehicles and mechanics and food and...
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    Poll: 5'11" and 166 pounds.

    5'11" and 166 pounds.
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    What do I look like? It's difficult, in my mind,...

    What do I look like? It's difficult, in my mind, to fix an image of myself. I used to see myself as a lot younger than I was. Now I usually see myself as the 67 year-old man I am, with wrinkles a...
  18. "As soon as I get home, I do not walk the dog in...

    "As soon as I get home, I do not walk the dog in the kit."

    I do walk my dogs after rides while wearing my bike clothes. Enough neighbors have seen me on my bike not to notice me and those who...
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    You had great weather and beautiful views. You're...

    You had great weather and beautiful views. You're right, I need to do it again!
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    Thanks! The compact was more than sufficient. And...

    Thanks! The compact was more than sufficient. And I trained on a lot of extremely steep hills. I never ran out of lung or leg power.

    Without enough miles, though, my body began to hurt and then...
  21. Ah, Fargo Street. On that street, though, most...

    Ah, Fargo Street. On that street, though, most people have to start in their lowest gear and keep it there.
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    The route pitched up to about 11% and now the...

    The route pitched up to about 11% and now the pedaling wasn't easy at all. As I zig-zagged my way up the curving pavement a couple of cars came down the road. I stopped to let them go by. There was...
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    Gaining some elevation, I had a fine few out to...

    Gaining some elevation, I had a fine few out to the ismthmus between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains, as well as some of the island's more populated areas.

    ...
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    Getting High on Haleakala

    There are a variety of ways to get high. There are, for example, drugs. Generally, the experience is short lived and not always pleasant. We can fall head-over-heels in love, which can last a...
  25. "With non-aero hoods riding on the hoods seems...

    "With non-aero hoods riding on the hoods seems incredibly uncomfortable. I already raised the stem to close to its max height, because my back just ain't so flexible."

    What seems uncomfortable,...
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