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    Yes - since you are asking - it would definitely...

    Yes - since you are asking - it would definitely be "silly" to change shoes directly before trying a very long ride. Whether or not it would be a "mistake" - is yet to be determined.

    My...
  2. My remarks about the terms "conditioning" and...

    My remarks about the terms "conditioning" and "training" were an attempt remind anybody attempting a Century - that your "total amount of miles ridden " or exercise volume is probably the best...
  3. Whether or not you have a successful and or...

    Whether or not you have a successful and or enjoyable "first century" has little to do with your ideas about "training" the weekend before.

    In fact - what you have been doing is more accurately...
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    That's an awesome rear light array. I have been...

    That's an awesome rear light array. I have been using something similar for quite a few years. (10 wheel)

    As far as the original question - I have a couple of reminders.......

    If you just...
  5. Why not just ride the old BAM route?

    Why not just ride the old BAM route?
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    People get tired for many different reasons. And...

    People get tired for many different reasons. And many different people can get tired for exactly the same reason. Isn't funny how different riders can have "highs and lows" and different times...
  7. I am a lonely old man - living a quiet existence...

    I am a lonely old man - living a quiet existence of pain, lost cycling abilities and dread. My only motivation for life is to make it to the next "Simpsons" episode on TV.

    My body is broken in...
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    I think the fact that you pose your question...

    I think the fact that you pose your question about "recovery" rides - as a means of preparing for a big, yet to be ridden event - demonstrates at how weirdly language can be distorted about...
  9. I want to talk to a stranger - right now on "live chat"

    I am bored because of bad weather - call me on google chat at 573 340 3950 - I will conduct expert bicycle discussion as well as interesting stories about my vast cycling history.......


    I am...
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    Any questions - on just about any forum - are...

    Any questions - on just about any forum - are always about a way to enjoy or improve one's life, one's training of health. The sad facts are - that you're mileage and efforts will always be based...
  11. I like the idea of a "constrained" RAAM - where...

    I like the idea of a "constrained" RAAM - where riders could keep together, at least to some degree - and still "prove" their superiority at the end of the "ride/race."

    How many of you would like...
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    I use rubber bands made from old tubes. Use tape...

    I use rubber bands made from old tubes. Use tape and tube material to build a "holder" on the bar - then just "strap on" the light.....
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    I wonder if anything else needs lubrication?

    I wonder if anything else needs lubrication?
  14. any one try deal x el cheapo 3 x xm l??

    What about all these deal x knock offs?

    The two factors that interest me are how the beam pattern looks with the three-way reflector - and of course whether or not the thing actually works for a...
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    I'm using a 200AA as a helmet light and daytime...

    I'm using a 200AA as a helmet light and daytime blinky. I've got a number of battery packs - including a six cell AA pack that has not "blown it up" yet...... (use only NiMh) ....
  16. If you don't pay for for a perfect fit - it must...

    If you don't pay for for a perfect fit - it must be worth less......

    I wonder what the OP has to say now?

    I've always believed that a bicycle fit for a given type of ride can't possibly be good...
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    Looks good! - now you can ride at night and never...

    Looks good! - now you can ride at night and never worry about being seen. You got it made!
  18. I just love a good discussion - and this thread...

    I just love a good discussion - and this thread is priceless - ugh - I mean this thread is of "great intellectual value" - to Richard Cranium........

    What I would like know - and please -...
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    The kinds of questions you ask will have answers...

    The kinds of questions you ask will have answers based on the personal experience of each given reader.

    Only you know what "kind" of cyclist you are - and only you know how care "full" or...
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    Although most people do not believe it - aerobic...

    Although most people do not believe it - aerobic endurance exercise is something that seems to develop over many years.

    I can remember how completely exhausted I was after riding 50 miles as a...
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    Most of the posts have usable information. But my...

    Most of the posts have usable information. But my original comments are central to anyone starting out in night riding.

    1 - plenty of good lights - but none of them do you any good in they are ...
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    There are plenty of excellent products. The "real...

    There are plenty of excellent products. The "real issues" have to do with whether you want to protect your self with some sort "side marker" lighting. In urban environments - where you have to...
  23. Thread: Lsd.

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    So are we arguing about the original post's...

    So are we arguing about the original post's content? If the original post is about 1000 miles in a month - without any reference to the average speed or time spent - then there is no basis for...
  24. Hey thanks - I need to take a better look - I am...

    Hey thanks - I need to take a better look - I am betting the clamp could be damaged. I'm also wondering if the binder bolt could fatigue as well.

    Thanks again.
  25. Seat binder problem - old Trek carbon "postal" bike

    I was changing posts on an old Trek carbon - "US postal addition" circa 2002-2003"

    Is the correct post size 27.2? There is a gap in the rear part of the seat tube even as the binder becomes fully...
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