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    You're over doing it. 15 degree in line on the...

    You're over doing it. 15 degree in line on the treadmill and high gear on a stationary bike just starting out sets you up for injury. However at 28 years old, you should be able to do a lot of...
  2. The latest studies show muscle fatigue as a main...

    The latest studies show muscle fatigue as a main cause. If you were reasonably hydrated and took in enough electrolytes, it's just not being in good enough shape for the effort
  3. And those actions will get you killed

    And those actions will get you killed
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    Every pro team uses professional fitters. With...

    Every pro team uses professional fitters. With all the riders personal knowledge and experience, all the knowledge of the coaches, all their equipment, using a fitter says something.
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    That's why many use a forward tilting sestpost. ...

    That's why many use a forward tilting sestpost. Some people also prefer those funny looking saddles with the dropped nose.
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    And long beards with flannel shirts

    And long beards with flannel shirts
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    Heavy butt ugly - 500-600 grams for most.

    Heavy butt ugly - 500-600 grams for most.
  8. Most companies list weight without pedals. So if...

    Most companies list weight without pedals. So if you add pedals, cages, and a computer, plan on another 0.75 lbs or so.
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    The amount of energy spent driving a race car is...

    The amount of energy spent driving a race car is huge. It takes strength and tremendous stamina. Most importantly it takes amazing reflexes and the ability to make multiple split second decisions...
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    Or the kind of bike you ride to go fishing

    Or the kind of bike you ride to go fishing
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    And many of those crashes happen because it is a...

    And many of those crashes happen because it is a race. A race involves getting ahead of others in a competitive situation.
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    Why does this worry you so much? This is the...

    Why does this worry you so much? This is the second BF forum thread you started on the same subject. The answer to why people do fast group rides is obvious - they like riding quicker and it's...
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    Part of the fun of cycling to many, if not most,...

    Part of the fun of cycling to many, if not most, cyclists is going fast. Riding in a pack going maybe 10 mph faster than you would individually is exciting. Taking fast turns in a group is a little...
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    Thanks for posting. This is good!

    Thanks for posting. This is good!
  15. It happened to me. I ended up with a broken...

    It happened to me. I ended up with a broken finger and permanent scars on my arm and hip. We were in a fast, tight line and the lead didn't call it out. Everyone was tired and hot and weren't...
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    I resorted to using a washer with teeth

    I resorted to using a washer with teeth
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    Great response! I'm still laughing

    Great response! I'm still laughing
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    This is well said! It covers multiple areas...

    This is well said! It covers multiple areas where a lot of misperceptions exists, especially here.
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    You may have misinterpreted conservation of...

    You may have misinterpreted conservation of energy and efficiency. A cadence of 60-65 is most efficient if you just want to putt along at a leisurely pace. It's fine for cruising the neighborhood...
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    Sticky: Poll: I know you weren't trying to start an argument. ...

    I know you weren't trying to start an argument. I just replied with info on my three incidents. In all three cases, I don't they were avoidable.

    I also don't disagree with your premise that...
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    Sticky: Poll: One was a dog chased a cat and the cat suddenly...

    One was a dog chased a cat and the cat suddenly darted across the road under my wheel. I went over the bars. The second was a railroad track merged with another on the road and my front wheel...
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    Good thing tomorrow is a holiday because most...

    Good thing tomorrow is a holiday because most posters here need another day off from work.
  23. Group rides are usually very safe but the biggest...

    Group rides are usually very safe but the biggest threat are new/inexperienced riders. Thats where the rider leaders role is important. A good leader recognizes most riders. They ask if anyone new...
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    If you can afford it, I would get the TT bike. ...

    If you can afford it, I would get the TT bike. Clip on bars are okay but you need to do other things to get a good position that makes the original road position not that useful for riding - forward...
  25. Sad indeed. It's easy to jump to conclusions...

    Sad indeed. It's easy to jump to conclusions about these incidents. A fatality from just a crash along the road is extremely rare. Even hitting the pavement at 25 mph usually causes road rash and...
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