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    Roanoke, VA... The weather is pretty good--mild...

    Roanoke, VA... The weather is pretty good--mild winters and not devastatingly hot in the summer, and the cost of living is not bad, especially compared to many of the areas being touted here. ...
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    Not for me, either....

    Not for me, either....
  3. I'm from Richmond, KY. Harvey Yeary (aka Lee...

    I'm from Richmond, KY. Harvey Yeary (aka Lee Majors) went to Eastern Kentucky University and lived just down the street from us.

    Anyway, about that bike with the giant chainring--that thing...
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    BTW, I did have a second beer last night, then I...

    BTW, I did have a second beer last night, then I got up at 4:00 AM so I could eat breakfast, drink some tea, and go teach a 55 minute indoor cycle class at 5:45 before coming home, showering, and...
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    I'm sitting in my kitchen enjoying a Roanoke...

    I'm sitting in my kitchen enjoying a Roanoke Railhouse Broken Knuckle IPA as I type this on my iPad. I just got home from taking my wife's yoga class at the Y, so I think I'm OK with it.

    Even...
  6. I'm a NETA-certified group exercise instructor...

    I'm a NETA-certified group exercise instructor with indoor cycling certifications through NETA and MOSSA. Two of the areas of study we cover as part of obtaining certification are bike setup and...
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    I wish.... As regards enjoyment of beer, I'm...

    I wish....

    As regards enjoyment of beer, I'm lucky, there are quite a number of good breweries in my area--Parkway Brewing, Roanoke Railhouse, Sunken City, Soaring Ridge, and Devil's Backbone....
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    Re-read post #72...

    Re-read post #72 in this thread (you wrote post #72 , BTW) and I think it'll become clear why I referenced your name... ;)
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    I'm guessing you never saw the movie Stripes? ...

    I'm guessing you never saw the movie Stripes? IMO, that was one of the funniest lines in the whole movie, but you have to know the context.
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    What doesn't matter? Improvements in cardio...

    What doesn't matter? Improvements in cardio fitness via HIIT, whether it's obtained on the bike, through running sprint intervals, or through some sort of other form exercise will benefit you across...
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    There's different advice on this depending on who...

    There's different advice on this depending on who you hear it from. Some sources recommend doing HIIT up to 4 times a week with longer, low intensity workouts on days you aren't doing HIIT. ...
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    Thanks! my second job is as a NETA-certified...

    Thanks! my second job is as a NETA-certified group exercise instructor with 3 separate indoor cycling certifications, teaching high intensity indoor cycling at the local YMCA 2-4 times a week.

    I...
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    Maybe if you hauled a bell like this on a trailer...

    Maybe if you hauled a bell like this on a trailer behind your bike you'd be cool? I admit, it's a bit large and heavy, but it is a cool bell, and you'd certainly get mad props just for being able to...
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    I may be getting in a bit late on this one, but...

    I may be getting in a bit late on this one, but here goes...

    If you want to improve your fitness level then work on three things.

    First, interval training--either HIIT (High Intensity...
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    I'm not an alcoholic--as regards my brother,...

    I'm not an alcoholic--as regards my brother, grandfather, and great uncle, however, the story is quite different. I'm glad you are not as well.

    Also, I was a corrections officer for a number of...
  16. Given how much of my spine is fused IRL, I think...

    Given how much of my spine is fused IRL, I think I do...
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    If you've had Magic Hat #9...

    If you've had Magic Hat #9 , you'd know the answer to that question...



    Are you in recovery, by any chance? The way you go on about it, you'd have us believe that virtually everybody who ever...
  18. Oh, OK--I guess being an Action Hero is even...

    Oh, OK--I guess being an Action Hero is even cooler than I thought it would be.
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    None of us are getting any younger and we don't...

    None of us are getting any younger and we don't bounce back like we did when we were 18.... Consider it a tradeoff for all the knowledge and perspective you've gained!
  20. He could run 60 MPH, I wonder how fast he'd be on...

    He could run 60 MPH, I wonder how fast he'd be on a bike. Faster than 120, I'm guessing...

    What I've always wondered, though, was when it showed him flinging people around and bending big iron...
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    If you lived closer, I'd give you the rusty...

    If you lived closer, I'd give you the rusty mountain bike-shaped object that's leaning against my back fence in the alley behind my house. When the people across the alley moved out, they parked ...
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    I can definitely relate to serious back problems....

    I can definitely relate to serious back problems.

    I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis 34 years ago--double curvatures, so my spine is "S" shaped. My thoracic spine had 55 degrees of arc to...
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    Man y'all are tall! I'm a shade over 5'5", and I...

    Man y'all are tall! I'm a shade over 5'5", and I weigh 194 as of this morning. I'm built like a short linebacker--very broad shoulders, 48" chest, 34" waist, big legs. I'm fairly healthy at that...
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    I don't qualify as a Clydesdale any more...

    I don't qualify as a Clydesdale any more (certainly not an Athena, LOL), not by about 5 lbs, and I'm working on widening that gap, so I may be posting "out of school" as it were.

    Anyway, I'm...
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    TheManShow--the point is not that people can't...

    TheManShow--the point is not that people can't eventually make some sort of sense of what you are trying to communicate. The point is that if you don't take the time to spell properly, construct a...
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