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    The people he beat would disagree with you. ...

    The people he beat would disagree with you.

    I'll go with them.
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    Good thoughts...except I'll only add that several...

    Good thoughts...except I'll only add that several of the people who "tattled" were making money from being associated with Armstrong. Armstrong's success was their living. I look at it as akin to...
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    Ever heard of Festina and the 1998 Tour? Those...

    Ever heard of Festina and the 1998 Tour?

    Those snooty French.

    And the still love Virenque. And Jacques Aquetil who freely admitted to doping. Merckx doped. But he is a Belgian. :)

    I just...
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    Anyone here come from a broken or abusive home? ...

    Anyone here come from a broken or abusive home? If the answer is yes, you might have a bit of an understanding of why Armstrong's personality is the way it is.

    He came from both. And nothing he...
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    From a guy who has been there, the vast majority...

    From a guy who has been there, the vast majority WERE taking drugs of some type. And that was just to keep up with the peloton.

    Trust me on this. For some of us this is not an article or a...
  6. People need to lighten up. Are they going to...

    People need to lighten up.

    Are they going to blow up Stone Mountain, in Georgia as well?
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    Spin rate is good. Exactly what you want. ...

    Spin rate is good. Exactly what you want.

    Here's a bit more info and some better photos...

    http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/tech-n-spec/lemond-has-big-meat-lewedges-reviewed/
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    BikeFit - Cleat Wedges...

    BikeFit - Cleat Wedges

    A pretty good explanation.

    A fitter will have a device to use to measure the angles, and also you could have a leg length issue.
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    A little more detail...the float (and that is the...

    A little more detail...the float (and that is the correct term) will allow side to side flexibility. Using myself as an example, I have a shim between the shoe and cleat on my right foot that tips...
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    This is not uncommon for runners who go to...

    This is not uncommon for runners who go to cycling (most of the ones I know did it for triathlon) and did not get a cleat setup. If you are as serious runner you probably go to a running store to...
  11. At 30 years old I was about 190 for VO2 (been a...

    At 30 years old I was about 190 for VO2 (been a while) and my anaerobic was about 170. I'd ride all day at around 150 (steady state). At 20 years old 200 for VO2 and 180 anaerobic, steady state...
  12. Not because...but there are people who can race...

    Not because...but there are people who can race for 160 miles, run marathons, do full Ironman's etc.. to cite a couple of examples. Not everyone can despite training. I have been checked by doctors...
  13. No it does not replace the whole heart. It is...

    No it does not replace the whole heart.

    It is a small computer with electrical leads that go into the heart chambers. It is programmed to sense when the heart beat goes down, or up but not enough...
  14. FWIW...as I got older my top end dropped. Then...

    FWIW...as I got older my top end dropped. Then suddenly it dropped a lot. I was diagnosed, via hospital testing with a Type 2 Heart Block. Essentially it's a condition where the electrical signals...
  15. Wow. I only did the divorce thing once.

    Wow. I only did the divorce thing once.
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    Yep. Zeros are racing pedals. Without a way...

    Yep.

    Zeros are racing pedals. Without a way to adjust the tension. To get in and out, they are like having Looks or Shimanos with the max tension dialed in. They are not for everyone.

    I...
  17. Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan hits around that. ...

    Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan hits around that. but there is distance in that, not for 2 seconds. That 400-450 number is at threshold. But they/we were riding for about 5 hours a day.

    See how...
  18. Back to max heart rate... Rule of thumb to get...

    Back to max heart rate...

    Rule of thumb to get an idea is 220-your age. SO if you are 20 years old, 200. If you are 60, 160.

    Your target for a workout ride would be in the 110-170 range if 20...
  19. It is possible to set your bike up properly so...

    It is possible to set your bike up properly so you can ride in the drops without discomfort.
  20. A professional Grand Tour level rider will...

    A professional Grand Tour level rider will produce about 400-450 watts at threshold. In a full out sprint, about 1,400 watts.

    Just sayin....

    BTW..threshold is lactate threshold heart rate. ...
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    Height is just a staring point I can have two...

    Height is just a staring point I can have two riders both 5'10" with different leg and torso lengths and they made need different frames and further adjustments. I am only going on the photos, but...
  22. My carbon wheels were made in Indianapolis, my...

    My carbon wheels were made in Indianapolis, my frames made in Taiwan by a company that also makes parts for aircraft companies. My CAAD9 was made in Bedford Pennsylvania.

    My aluminum wheels have...
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    Did you buy this bike new or used? Because it...

    Did you buy this bike new or used? Because it looks to be too small. You are all over that thing. What size is the frame and how tall are you?
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    When I saw the photo that was my thought as well....

    When I saw the photo that was my thought as well. I figured it was the photo. Either that or the Specialized shorts and the Giant bike...;)
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    And this is a really good point...it's why, on a...

    And this is a really good point...it's why, on a trainer I wear two pairs of shorts because I am not moving around as much and sitting much more upright. More weight on the saddle than when I am...
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