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    I recommend Joe Friel's latest book Fast After...

    I recommend Joe Friel's latest book Fast After 50. (http://www.amazon.com/Fast-After-50-Race-Strong/dp/1937715264) Joe turned 70 and did a study of what he could expect regarding continued...
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    yep and you have to concentrate staying in the...

    yep and you have to concentrate staying in the zone the best you can with elevation changes. I just started doing these some Saturdays instead of a much faster/harder group ride. I am surprised how...
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    Check out the Trainerroad web site. It may be a...

    Check out the Trainerroad web site. It may be a cheap entry into training with power if you already have a trainer to ride in doors. If not you may consider a trainer anyway. Great not only for...
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    my Sugino 75 cranks are no more "round" than my...

    my Sugino 75 cranks are no more "round" than my Andel cranks:(. I locate the tightest spot and adjust from there. It works fine.
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    Riding hard "giving it my all" seven days a week...

    Riding hard "giving it my all" seven days a week will produce fatigue and your muscles are tired, not recovered and can't drive your HR higher. You need a day or more of recovery and alternate...
  6. Could it have anything to do with "the bar":)

    Could it have anything to do with "the bar":)
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    Off to see the Butt Doc this afternoon. Had...

    Off to see the Butt Doc this afternoon. Had saddle sores the past two weeks I haven't been able to get rid of. Due to a lot of riding on the trainer during the period of endless Texas rains, trying...
  8. very intelligent and extremely good looking with...

    very intelligent and extremely good looking with a great personality :rolleyes:
  9. After thinking of this and reading the comments I...

    After thinking of this and reading the comments I would either leave it alone and see if there is a second incident, or visit his house with a cold six pack and see if you can have a chat over beer...
  10. Great question to which I have no great answer. ...

    Great question to which I have no great answer. I've had only one occasion to catch a "honker/buzzer". I gave him an option as to how he wanted to end this matter and he walked off-fine with me I...
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    I see lots of "flat" snakes on bike rides. Saw a...

    I see lots of "flat" snakes on bike rides. Saw a flat coral or king snake (can't remember the rhyme as to which one can kill you) today. A bit further down the road I saw another "flat snake" which...
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    Sticky: the group of around 15 did 50 miles. There was...

    the group of around 15 did 50 miles. There was an option for an additional 6/7 miles but no one had the desire. At 7:30 it was 75 degrees and 90% humidity. By the end of the ride it was 85 degrees...
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    I have one of these. I it is almost too small...

    I have one of these. I it is almost too small for me due to short head tube but I don't think that would not be a problem for you. I doubt you will find anything smaller without going a custom...
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    In the 80s my son turned his Al Vitus fork into a...

    In the 80s my son turned his Al Vitus fork into a pretzel. Great wall trophy he kept.
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    Waiting for Bill to give me a bath!

    Waiting for Bill to give me a bath!
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    I was up to 110 gear inch and then the IQ thing...

    I was up to 110 gear inch and then the IQ thing resulted in an "ideal" gear of 42":(
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    It keeps the cows happy and a smile on my face:)

    It keeps the cows happy and a smile on my face:)
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    :thumb: but I haven't ridden a Big Block for...

    :thumb: but I haven't ridden a Big Block for comparison. I think TT's comments are accurate. I like to do long road miles on my Wabi and have been very satisfied with the bike and Richard Snook's...
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    We've taken our dog to doggie training class once...

    We've taken our dog to doggie training class once a week for six weeks. Tonight is the big test to get his "Good Citizen's Award". The pressure is on! I asked if there were a "Bandito" award.
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    Did the 52 mile course and it was a lot more...

    Did the 52 mile course and it was a lot more "fun" than the 96 mile course I did last year. No more Summer Centuries!
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    when something unexpected happens like hitting a pothole and instinctively trying to coast.
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    OP congrats on your ride. I did three centuries...

    OP congrats on your ride. I did three centuries last summer in the Texas heat on FG but a "sanity attack" stuck this year and no more 100 milers in this heat and humidity. A year ago this past...
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    You have to use bike shorts but they need to be...

    You have to use bike shorts but they need to be good (cost money) ones. I like to have quality shorts from different brands so the stitching of the chamois is a bit different. Chamois butter is...
  24. I didn't realize he was a serious cyclist until I...

    I didn't realize he was a serious cyclist until I read articles about and after his accident. I read he takes his bike with him on his overseas trips. He apparently gets in some dedicated bike time...
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    You may want to buy a saddle here wallbike.com |...

    You may want to buy a saddle here wallbike.com | Wallingford Bike Parts
    There is a long trial period and you can return or swap a Brooks at no cost other than shipping. Very good customer service...
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