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    Two more days left of August, I doubt I'll get...

    Two more days left of August, I doubt I'll get any more rides in. That said I've got only 4 months remaining to ride the last 1400 miles to meet my goal of 3000 miles for the year. Pending this...
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    Sounds like you had some really bad luck. What...

    Sounds like you had some really bad luck. What size / brand tires do you use? I've got 700x35c Panaracer Ribmo PTs on my hybrid and have gone 3000+ miles thus far without a single flat.*knock on...
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    Congrats! I agree 14.3mph is awesome, I've been...

    Congrats! I agree 14.3mph is awesome, I've been training for my first (also solo, someday) and my only goal is to survive no matter how long it takes me to ride it.
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    Oddly enough my new commute is shorter, coming in...

    Oddly enough my new commute is shorter, coming in just under 15 miles one way (100% uphill on the way in, downhill on the way home). However I have some odd hours that commuting by bike isn't a...
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    Since I haven't commuted to my current workplace...

    Since I haven't commuted to my current workplace yet and I'm unsure if I ever will, I'll comment on my former 20mile one way commute.

    Pro:
    Wide shoulder 80% of the route.
    Ability to use rail...
  6. The only bike that sucks is one that isn't...

    The only bike that sucks is one that isn't ridden.

    You should be able to find a solid bike for $500 at any bike shop, last year models or a trade-in (used but with a guarantee - unlike Craigslist...
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    CONGRATS! IMO the best way to see progress is...

    CONGRATS! IMO the best way to see progress is through how your clothes are fitting, I gave up my scale months ago.
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    My initial post was not meant to be taken as a...

    My initial post was not meant to be taken as a shot or considered sarcasm, I was just stating that pretty soon you will be putting in 100 miles a week on the bike. We've all been there, and both...
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    Ah I totally understand this... I had the same...

    Ah I totally understand this... I had the same problem when I worked behind a desk 8 hours a day. Now I'm back to constantly moving for 10-12 hour shifts, and I can honestly say at the end of the day...
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    Well done. The bike doesn't matter, it's the...

    Well done. The bike doesn't matter, it's the person powering it. :-)
  11. Thread: 29 Days down

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    Awesome job!

    Awesome job!
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    Switched to first shift this week, which has me...

    Switched to first shift this week, which has me commuting at 3am and although there's not much traffic out that early, I don't feel comfortable riding on a 2-lane country highway (55mph limit) in the...
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    That's awesome! Next you'll be bragging that you...

    That's awesome! Next you'll be bragging that you just rode 100 miles in ONE week and look back on this post and say "did I just make a big deal over 100 miles in 2.5 weeks?" Ah, those were the...
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    An update from the past couple weeks I've been...

    An update from the past couple weeks I've been without internet access. Thunderstorms rolling in today and yesterday has kept me off the bike, but I'm hoping to brave the anticipated high humidity...
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    I'm only 5'10" and every medical "professional"...

    I'm only 5'10" and every medical "professional" I've spoken with, to include my PCP, has suggested my "magic number" to be 150#. BMI charts claim my current 165# is well within normal weight for my...
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    Keep in mind those generic responses may not even...

    Keep in mind those generic responses may not even be from him. He now has a "team" to help him update so he can get the rest that was prescribed to him. Gimme a break, what's he need a team for? What...
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    So we all now see what it takes to inspire the...

    So we all now see what it takes to inspire the masses. Lose your job, make some bad investments with your relative's money while gaining 300+ pounds, and while you're broke, obese & unemployed hit...
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    Over $10,000 raised already. Anyone figure out...

    Over $10,000 raised already. Anyone figure out what a touring cyclist needs $15,000 for? Stealth camp for free, stay with generous WarmShower hosts, eat cheap but fulfilling you won't need even a...
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    Congrats on riding 60 miles this week, pretty...

    Congrats on riding 60 miles this week, pretty soon you'll be up to 100, then 200 mile weeks :)
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    Went out for a quick loop. Passed three roadies...

    Went out for a quick loop. Passed three roadies wearing club kits, only going ~10 mph with a 12mph tailwind I assume they must've been on a recovery ride but who knows. Felt so good about that start...
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    I don't. That said,I would assume someone...

    I don't. That said,I would assume someone would've had him put down by now if he did...:p
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    If I had a dog that looked like that, I think I...

    If I had a dog that looked like that, I think I would have taken it out back and shot it. #Cruelbutserious
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    Hey, he rode 30 miles since July 25, let's blow...

    Hey, he rode 30 miles since July 25, let's blow some horns and have a party!!!

    On a serious note, although I wasn't as big as he is, when I made my transition into a better lifestyle I went from...
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    Not setting any more monthly mileage goals. I am,...

    Not setting any more monthly mileage goals. I am, however, aiming to ride all 31 days this month - rain or shine. Started out the month with a nice ride..

    08/01: 25 miles

    MTD: 25 miles
    YTD:...
  25. I didn't get to ride my anticipated century today...

    I didn't get to ride my anticipated century today and I didn't come close to meeting my goal for the month, but I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the month of July! Went out for a 30 mile...
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