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  1. Thread: Locking It Up

    by memebag
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    I would invest a couple of hundred dollars in a...

    I would invest a couple of hundred dollars in a beater bike and leave the $7,000 bike at home in the vault.
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    What happened to all the color on bikes? ...

    What happened to all the color on bikes? Probably the same thing that happened to cars. Look across any parking lot. You'll see white, gray, silver, black, but very little else. My daughter...
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    I ride in Houston - temperature and humidity in...

    I ride in Houston - temperature and humidity in the 90s - and sweat blinds me. I just tried one of those Headsweats skull cap things. It filled up with sweat quickly, then drained it all over my...
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    1. There was no mounting hardware included, just...

    1. There was no mounting hardware included, just a rubber band. They bounced around.
    2. The battery was on a long cable and had to be mounted someplace else. The whole thing was much bigger than...
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    I tried some of the cheap CREE imports first. ...

    I tried some of the cheap CREE imports first. They were a pain in the ass. Eventually I bought a Lumina Niterider 750 and it's been perfect. Well worth $100.
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    I have a Novara trunk bag and some Novara...

    I have a Novara trunk bag and some Novara panniers. They're all from REI. I just looked on the web site and they don't seem to be for sale anymore. But REI had the best selection and prices when I...
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    Try drinking Gatorade during your ride. It...

    Try drinking Gatorade during your ride. It contains simple sugars that will keep your blood sugar up.
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    I get no measurable benefit from clipless pedals...

    I get no measurable benefit from clipless pedals vs flats. I'm careful to lift my feet on both types so I'm not wasting energy on the down stroke. I try to keep a high cadence and just add a little...
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    I started on a cruiser 2.5 years ago. My wife...

    I started on a cruiser 2.5 years ago. My wife and I looked at big box stores. For about $50 more than those bikes we found we could get an Electra that was by far a better bike. It felt so good I...
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    Drag isn't linear. As you increase speed, you...

    Drag isn't linear. As you increase speed, you increase the effect of air resistance, so the calories burned isn't a straight line.



    When the OP says this:



    ... it sounds like it could be...
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    I use Strava on my phone. I have my phone with...

    I use Strava on my phone. I have my phone with me anyways, so the advantage is it's cheap.

    The stat I look at most is miles per week. Speed is interesting, but not as important as distance.
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    A lot of people cosplay without knowing it. ...

    A lot of people cosplay without knowing it. Business men check out other, more successful business men and start dressing up like them. Sports fans dress up like their heroes. Car people put...
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    I'm no expert, but I've read several places that...

    I'm no expert, but I've read several places that strenuous exercise can consume all of your glycogen reserves in an hour. I know I started experiencing the symptoms once my rides got up around an...
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    I usually wear bike shorts and a jersey when I...

    I usually wear bike shorts and a jersey when I ride. Last night I thought I would mix it up and go back to some padded cycling underwear, regular workout shorts and a T shirt. That doesn't work...
  15. No help here. I tried using clipless pedals for...

    No help here. I tried using clipless pedals for a couple of years and they always terrified me. I went back to flat pedals and everything improved. Good luck.
  16. Why not? Wealth is relative. I wouldn't think...

    Why not?

    Wealth is relative. I wouldn't think twice about spending $10 on a meal, but others aren't as fortunate as me.

    Personally, I've never ridden a carbon bike. If they are more...
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    Have you considered sewing your own? I don't...

    Have you considered sewing your own? I don't think I've ever seen sporting apparel for sale without the manufacturer's logo on it. Generic tube socks excluded.

    All of my jerseys advertise the...
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    I wish I could commute. I live in Houston,...

    I wish I could commute. I live in Houston, though, so that would require a shower at work. Also I have to take my daughter to school or pick her up 4 days each week, so there's only one day I could...
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    It gets easier the more you do it. Luckily, I...

    It gets easier the more you do it. Luckily, I live in the suburbs with easy access to a network of bike paths, so most of my rides start in my driveway. I don't get up too early since it wakes up...
  20. I don't want any padding. I also view gloves as...

    I don't want any padding. I also view gloves as disposable.



    I went gloveless until the 2nd time I mutilated my hands in a crash.



    I checked this weekend and they are Giro Zeros. Their...
  21. My goal is to get some new gloves. I was just...

    My goal is to get some new gloves. I was just wondering if anyone know of some that wouldn't get gooey when saturated with sweat.



    No idea what the model name is. The Giro web site doesn't...
  22. Seeking advice: Fingerless gloves for hot, sweaty weather

    I have a pair of Giro fingerless gloves that work fine in the winter, but Houston summers can be very hot and humid. That makes me sweat like a pig and causes the leather (leatherette?) palms of...
  23. Thread: Ms 150

    by memebag
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    I don't really understand the logistics of riding...

    I don't really understand the logistics of riding from La Grange to Austin. Is there someplace to park my car in La Grange? Will there be busses from Austin back to La Grange?

    I can't find any...
  24. Thread: Ms 150

    by memebag
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    I am very sad that day one is cancelled. I've...

    I am very sad that day one is cancelled. I've been looking forward to this all year.

    I doubt I can get to LaGrange to do day 2. This is horrible.
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    I was 220-225 when I started riding. I thought...

    I was 220-225 when I started riding. I thought lycra outfits looked goofy and took pride in riding in regular shorts and T shirts. Gradually, though, I started riding longer distances. I found...
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