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    My preferred schedule is long rides on Saturday...

    My preferred schedule is long rides on Saturday and Sunday, evening rides TWTh, and Monday and Friday off. But all kinds of things interfere with that ideal. I can ride 5-6 days in a row in some...
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    I'm just hoping Q and/or Contador do something...

    I'm just hoping Q and/or Contador do something heroic in the Alps. I'm actually OK with the idea of Froome winning, but I'm hoping for some drama.

    Sagan has heart, if not luck and maybe not...
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    I think this is the origin of an internet...

    I think this is the origin of an internet acronym: YMMV.
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    Well yeah - if the only other choice is no bike...

    Well yeah - if the only other choice is no bike at all, I'll ride any bike. But why would I want to ride an awful bike when for slightly greater cost and not much inconvenience, I can ride one of my...
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    jeez - is there anybody on this forum who is...

    jeez - is there anybody on this forum who is riding for a *different* reason? What a great thread - it's interesting to know how many of us are engaging in bicycle therapy.

    It's also why I'm a...
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    Yes, you are joking. And so I won't need to...

    Yes, you are joking. And so I won't need to count the reasons why that's a bad idea.
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    This is SOOO TRUE. I can't count the times when...

    This is SOOO TRUE. I can't count the times when I have had a bad day at work or am just mad at the world, and then I go for a bike ride in the evening and my anger slips away.

    One afternoon this...
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    I totally sympathize, particularly because your...

    I totally sympathize, particularly because your story has echoes of my experience with my broken hand last year. It took forever to heal and I had to rattle lots of cages to get them to pay...
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    I've long thought about a Bike Friday. As...

    I've long thought about a Bike Friday. As already mentioned, they are not cheap. But it may happen some time soon.
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    I'm at 2800, but I dunno what I'm going to be...

    I'm at 2800, but I dunno what I'm going to be able to do for the rest of the year - dealing with injuries and a lot of scheduled travel. I hope I can make 5000. If I don't make 4000, then something...
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    Traveling to another city with a bike

    Owing chiefly to business travel, I commonly find myself in another city, in need of a bike to ride. When I can, i rent one, but a suitable bike is not always available to rent (though I've noticed...
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    Totally understand. I do not have anything...

    Totally understand.

    I do not have anything close to clinical depression, I don't think, but I can easily fall into a deep melancholy. I function, but I do not enjoy life.

    Cycling helps...
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    Inspring and deflating at the same time.

    Inspring and deflating at the same time.
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    Rats - back to the sore calf....

    I've been fighting a sore calf for months. It's a repeat of an older injury that shows up when I overdo things. It's not the Achilles tendon, but rather up high towards the knee. Anyway, it's been...
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    Thanks for the tips. The Bay Trail doesn't look...

    Thanks for the tips. The Bay Trail doesn't look continuous on the maps, but I'm sure I can figure it out.

    I got *RAINED* on whilst descending Old Tunnel Rd. this afternoon. That was pretty...
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    Berkeley-East Bay - riding in the flats?

    I'm visiting Berkeley for two weeks, and don't get me wrong, I'm loving riding the Berkeley and Oakland hills, but every ride begins with a 1000' climb. I'd really like to mix in a couple of easy...
  17. Thread: Max Heart Rate

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    Oh yeah, I didn't catch that before. DON'T ride...

    Oh yeah, I didn't catch that before. DON'T ride 7 days a week if you care about performance. Your body needs rest to recover and to build fitness.

    Mix hard and easy days and take at least 1...
  18. HR zones from Strava are generic and more than...

    HR zones from Strava are generic and more than likely don't apply to you, unless you pay for premium status and enter the needed information.

    Garmin is capturing your raw HR numbers, but doesn't...
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    We don't know if those zones are set right. I'm not sure the OP knows his MHR, his resting pulse, or his lacatate threshold. He could be spending more of his time in z4 but just have the boundaries...
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    I'm in California for two weeks. I shipped my...

    I'm in California for two weeks. I shipped my Trek here, Fedex ground, so back in Minnesota I was without it for nearly a week (4 business days transit). I rode my Felt on a ride or two where...
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    +1

    +1
  22. Thread: Thigh Cramps?

    by MinnMan
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    uh huh.

    uh huh.
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    Having experienced a whole range of muscle...

    Having experienced a whole range of muscle cramps, including events that sound a lot like yours, my guess is that you won't ever know exactly what causes them, but that they will go away.

    For...
  24. Thread: Thigh Cramps?

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    Tums are just calcium. I know of no evidence...

    Tums are just calcium. I know of no evidence that calcium alone prevents leg cramps. I'm not even sure that electrolytes are always key, but if you are going to take supplements, take something...
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    I want to expand on this part also. One of the...

    I want to expand on this part also. One of the pleasures of riding with my wife is showing her parts of our area that she didn't know and that i didn't know before I started riding. The Twin Cities...
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