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    Key question : How hilly is your 30-mile loop? ...

    Key question : How hilly is your 30-mile loop?

    The averages of the stronger 55-ish people I ride with:

    Moderate terrain (say around 500 feet of climbing per 10 miles) - 17 to 18 mph. If you're...
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    Trail mix - preferably the kind with M&Ms. ...

    Trail mix - preferably the kind with M&Ms.

    Contains a bit of everything - carbs, sugars, fats, proteins, lots of calories in a small package.

    Easy to chew and swallow, easy to digest, easy to...
  3. In a recent magazine article (RBA? Velo? I don't...

    In a recent magazine article (RBA? Velo? I don't remember) a variety of aero items were measured in a wind tunnel.

    As far as I remember - according to that article, at 25mph, the diference...
  4. I travel there every other week. here's how I...

    I travel there every other week.

    here's how I find out what rides are on across the whole area:

    Chapel Hill Cycling : Upcoming Rides

    There are 2 A rides, a B ride (9:00am, 54 miles), and a...
  5. I got mine from safetyglassesusa.com...

    I got mine from safetyglassesusa.com

    Careful - some of the glasses that look good in the pictures are actually too big, and quite ugly. The ones I bought are the same size and shape as my...
  6. My cycling glasses have a bifocal section at the...

    My cycling glasses have a bifocal section at the bottom, so I can read the pump, the Garmin, the cue-sheet, or even the menu on the rare occasions I stop for something to eat along the way.

    They...
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    Back to the OP's original question: There are...

    Back to the OP's original question:

    There are obviously many variables - so the following is a generalization:

    In terms of speed:

    On a windless day you can typically feel the effect from...
  8. One of the local race teams (not my team) in my...

    One of the local race teams (not my team) in my area supplies their riders with CAAD-10s for crits, at a hugely attractive price. It's almost part of that team's uniform.

    I have a CAAD-9, and...
  9. Muscle Milk. Excellent recovery drink IMO. (I...

    Muscle Milk. Excellent recovery drink IMO. (I can't drink real milk).
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    I've used Speedplays for years. When I buy new...

    I've used Speedplays for years. When I buy new pedals or cleats (e.g. new shoes or new bike) they work perfectly immediately ... no need to break 'em in.
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    You're speaking in code again ... what does that...

    You're speaking in code again ... what does that mean? (I need to learn the short-hand...)
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    Strenuous hiking. Mountain climbing. ...

    Strenuous hiking.

    Mountain climbing.

    Sailing.

    Progressive rock music.

    Photography.
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    For rides of up to 60 miles, nothing. For...

    For rides of up to 60 miles, nothing.

    For rides of 60 to 100 miles I put Perpetuem in my water bottle and make sure I take in 300 calories / hour ... starting at the beginning of the ride. With...
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    Ah - thanks.

    Ah - thanks.
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    Dumb question: What's RBI, if it isn't a baseball...

    Dumb question: What's RBI, if it isn't a baseball term?
  16. Sounds interesting, and it's fairly close to me....

    Sounds interesting, and it's fairly close to me.

    How fast / slow will the ride be?

    What sort of socializing typically takes place before/during/after the rides?
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    VO2Max intervals are tough! (1 hour CompuTrainer...

    VO2Max intervals are tough! (1 hour CompuTrainer training course tonight).



    A few folks from my team are planning to be in Richmond, VA for the 2015 worlds, staying over 1 of the 2 weekends,...
  18. Yes, many times. A few caveats -- The...

    Yes, many times.

    A few caveats --

    The Garmin isn't happy in a pocket etc. it wants to be un-covered. A simple solution is to put it in a clear plastic baggie,and use a safety pin to attach it...
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    Hey - a little respect here!! How'd the Redskins...

    Hey - a little respect here!! How'd the Redskins do in the post season?

    :D

    But seriously ... hitting the trainer again today, despite this morning's session? Mega kudos.
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    Nice! Thanks - that's where I'll start....

    Nice!



    Thanks - that's where I'll start. Then, if I find that time trialing is to tough for my weak legs, I'll restore the bike to its normal road racing format and run a few crits instead. ...
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    Yah... I've dusted of my TrainerRoad subscription...

    Yah... I've dusted of my TrainerRoad subscription and started doing some of their work outs. Not much good at building form, IMO, but it may be provide decent maintenance. Asthma and very cold...
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    If I get into TTs, I'll have to get at TT bike...

    If I get into TTs, I'll have to get at TT bike...
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    A 40 km (25 mile) time trial in under an hour.

    A 40 km (25 mile) time trial in under an hour.
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    Thanks, IBOHUNT. I agree about the business...

    Thanks, IBOHUNT.

    I agree about the business travel schedule - but I'm hoping it will ease up a bit this year. (Yah - I said that in 2014 as well :( )

    And I agree with training for goals - and...
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    New(ish) poster here. I posted in this forum...

    New(ish) poster here.

    I posted in this forum some time ago, when I was toying with the idea of racing. Since then I've joined a velo club, started 5 crits, and did reasonably well in the National...
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