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    There is no argument. That's silly. My point was,...

    There is no argument. That's silly. My point was, and still is to the original comment in the post I responded to, about night riding be "foolish". It simply is not foolish. Some people may be more...
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    Since we create our own luck by putting ourselves...

    Since we create our own luck by putting ourselves in position for good things to happen, by doing our due diligence in a given endeavor ... I agree with you.

    Cycling Accidents

    Around 75% of...
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    I ride alone frequently ... no issues. The risks...

    I ride alone frequently ... no issues. The risks are the same. In daylight, more cars on the road, odds for accidents increase. Night riding, less cars, less chance for being run over. Decreased...
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    I don't think night riding is foolish at all. As...

    I don't think night riding is foolish at all. As a matter of fact I feel can be safer to ride at night.

    We do RUSA rides through the dark all the time, all year round. I ride with a group on...
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    Nikon Coolpix ... inexpensive, light, easy to...

    Nikon Coolpix ... inexpensive, light, easy to use. Fits in jersey pocket.
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    I just did a very comfortable 400k this past...

    I just did a very comfortable 400k this past weekend in 19:48. I've done 300k in 15 hours, with rolling hills and a steep climb.
  7. The best part about a new and better bike ... it...

    The best part about a new and better bike ... it motivates you to ride more, which will get your butt back on the bike. Enjoy the new toy!!
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    I have not been stung under the helmet ......

    I have not been stung under the helmet ... probably because I wear cycling caps under my helmet. I have been stung inside the jersey, and on the hand. I've been hit on the front of the throat by a...
  9. +1.2 When you climb (and are not pushing the...

    +1.2 When you climb (and are not pushing the limit), you can coast and recover on the descent. On flat rides you are always working ... the constant effort adds up over time.
  10. I've been using AndroGel since 2010 ... some...

    I've been using AndroGel since 2010 ... some small side effects (thinning hair mostly). It has given me more energy to train, and I train harder than I could before ... when my test count was low. I...
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    The 28 cog would help for sure. I use a 39 front...

    The 28 cog would help for sure. I use a 39 front chainring with the 25 and 28 for climbing without issue. I have a 32 cog I use occasionally, but not always ... especially early in a ride. I was...
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    Pcad, Getting out of the saddle to climb will...

    Pcad, Getting out of the saddle to climb will take a while.

    I am a little over two years out from surgery and still don't hammer when I'm out of the saddle. It took about a year before I felt...
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    Cycling With Knee Replacements

    I have been a cyclist since 1970, and a TNR recipient since July 2012. Watching this forum I have seen other cyclist who have received TNR sharing their experience or raise questions about cycling...
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    One thing to consider ... When you have knee...

    One thing to consider ...

    When you have knee replacements, the metal pieces used to cap the femur and tibia are made of tantalum. This is a porous metal. As your bones recover from being cut, and...
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    I am 54 ... 52 when I had the replacements. As...

    I am 54 ... 52 when I had the replacements.

    As a matter of fact, I just got in from a 200k, and did a 100k yesterday ... 240 miles this week. No knee issues whatsoever.

    That's my experience,...
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    I had both knees replaced in July 2012, and began...

    I had both knees replaced in July 2012, and began riding on the road again on Labor Day of that year. I have ridden many many miles since ... 7000 miles and 300,000 feet of climbing per year since...
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    RAW is a qualifying race for RAAM. RAAM is RAAM...

    RAW is a qualifying race for RAAM. RAAM is RAAM ... two different races. The entrance fees are vastly different as well. The organizers run them at the same time, so they can use the same resources...
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    Excellent job on that century! Now, are you...

    Excellent job on that century! Now, are you hooked and ready to register for the next one? That's usually what happens ...:thumb:
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    This is the undeniable definitive best answer ......

    This is the undeniable definitive best answer ... further debate is hogwash!:bang:
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    Pcad, It's all about the rehab ... be...

    Pcad,

    It's all about the rehab ... be patient!!

    This article may help: https://www.tek-kneescycling.com/rehabilitation-and-cycling.html

    Best of luck to you. Let me know if I can help in any...
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    I ride a 2010 Lynskey R230 customized ... it has...

    I ride a 2010 Lynskey R230 customized ... it has straight bars/bar ends with Deore XT brakes and shifters, Ultegra (52- 39 - 30) triple, with SRAM Force (11 -32) cassette and Deore XT...
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    July 2, 2012 I received double knee replacements...

    July 2, 2012 I received double knee replacements ... August 16, 2014 I became the first person to bicycle up Mt. Washington with knee replacements.

    Anyone interested, can go to my website for info...
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    Mt. Washington Hill Climb ...

    Wanted to share my ride report for the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B591bdQU4B6FNXRBS2VwY3lKbzA/edit?usp=sharing

    On August 16, I became the first...
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    I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran...

    I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran fondos and training ...

    I have a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace with a 50/34 compact and 11-32 cassette. I use it mostly for training, and flatter long...
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    This article I posted on my website says it all...

    This article I posted on my website says it all ...



    Why I Ride
    A Story Of Recovery
    By Greg Bullock 2007

    When I was nine years old my parents were divorced and I began living nearly ten...
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