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    Hilly: the first 80 miles of last Saturday's Ride...

    Hilly: the first 80 miles of last Saturday's Ride Across Wisconsin. The biggest hill was probably less than 200 ft. of gain, but there seemed like there were at least 50 hills of some sort, many...
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    Congratulations! I rode it as well with a...

    Congratulations!

    I rode it as well with a couple of friends from Trek. When the Trek Factory Racing boys rolled by, with about 50 riders in tow and pushing 28 mph or so on the flats, support...
  3. Thread: 3x Birthday Ride

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    3x Birthday Ride

    A few weeks ago, I posted a thread looking for advice on long distance rides, in anticipation of doing the first ever Ride Across Wisconsin, an 175 mile, one day event.

    As I was planning for it,...
  4. +1 on this. Putting on a new tire is not...

    +1 on this. Putting on a new tire is not changing fit or function, it's just security and risk reduction. 2500 miles is a lot to expect from today's tires. Riding 100 miles, for the first time or...
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    A few Saturdays ago, I was on a long ride that...

    A few Saturdays ago, I was on a long ride that eventually culminated in an afternoon at the office. Ugh, I know. About 35 miles into it, with 20 left to go, wham! Right on the bridge of my nose,...
  6. My Domane and Bianchi come from different...

    My Domane and Bianchi come from different starting points (endurance vs. race geometry), but have ended up at the same place fit wise--same drop, same reach, same saddle position, etc.

    With the...
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    Carry Cameras and Photo Advice

    I'm looking for advice on what camera to carry on longer group or organized rides, and how to approach picture taking.

    When my wife and I were touring Ireland on a supported group ride, I carried...
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    +1 on that. Thanks for sharing!

    +1 on that. Thanks for sharing!
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    Long Distance Advice Needed

    I have an opportunity to be in Wisconsin on August 29 for the inaugural edition of the Ride Across Wisconsin, a one day, 175 mile route from Dubuque to Kenosha. It's advertised as 6500 feet of...
  10. Thread: Bontrager shoes

    by tigat
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    I'm on my second pair. RLs first, now Velocis,...

    I'm on my second pair. RLs first, now Velocis, because they come in wide. In between I had Bonts. The Bontragers are far more comfortable and perform in an equivalent manner.
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    We took a short holiday to Sante Fe earlier this...

    We took a short holiday to Sante Fe earlier this week and rode couple of sections on the high road to Taos. Day 2, 2500 ft of climbing in the first 6.5 miles, at 90F. Continued respect for my spouse....
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    The Effect of Crosswinds

    On my commute home from work tonight, I hit a pretty steady 15 mph westerly cross wind for the 15 miles of river trail. The trail meanders some, but never gets more than 30 degrees off of due south....
  13. 100 on 25s, 90 on the 28 rear-32 front combo I...

    100 on 25s, 90 on the 28 rear-32 front combo I used over the winter.
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    Thanks for keeping us young and cutting edge--I...

    Thanks for keeping us young and cutting edge--I had to look this up, but agree it is an apt descriptor of my post.
  15. I went in for a pretty extensive bio metric...

    I went in for a pretty extensive bio metric screening with a cycling coach a few months age (long story). At the end, he suggested that I needed to up my fat intake, and used as examples avocados and...
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    Beic's story got me thinking. In the five...

    Beic's story got me thinking.

    In the five years since we started riding again, I've been hit by cars and twice crashed hard on my own. My wife's worst accident has been tipping over into gorse...
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    The doc who fixed my broken femur-hip a few years...

    The doc who fixed my broken femur-hip a few years back knew, without my saying so, that I wanted a partner in constructing a safe but aggressive rehab plan. He wasn't a rider himself, but definitely...
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    6100 miles counting trainer time (I know, that's...

    6100 miles counting trainer time (I know, that's debatable to many), but this year it means most of my July, which I have spent nursing broken ribs and missing out on a number of scheduled centuries.
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    On the road side, the Bontrager Velocis has a BOA...

    On the road side, the Bontrager Velocis has a BOA adjustment and comes in a wide version. Three weeks in, it's been very comfortable.
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    Great, great post! Yesterday we hiked on a...

    Great, great post!

    Yesterday we hiked on a trail that overlooked one of the epic climbs on the front range, one that I have done countless times, and she has done once (her goal from the summer...
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    My wife rides with me 4 to 6 times a month, from...

    My wife rides with me 4 to 6 times a month, from March to October, with distances ranging from 15 to 50 miles a pop. It will be more often if I am rehabbing from a crash (so she can keep her eye on...
  22. Thread: Max Heart Rate

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    At 58, I top out at 160 based on testing. I...

    At 58, I top out at 160 based on testing. I pretty much turned myself inside out, and thought the number would be much higher. Nevertheless, the output I was producing for vo2 max and ftp watts/kg...
  23. You've got to blame somebody, right? Again,...

    You've got to blame somebody, right?

    Again, thanks to all.

    Wanderer: if you or your bud would be kind enough to snap and post some pictures of the setup, here and/or in the adaptive forum, it...
  24. I'm glad some others have chimed in on the...

    I'm glad some others have chimed in on the comments about group riding, so hopefully this does not sound too defensive.

    The group I was riding with did indeed slow and space out for the tracks,...
  25. A bunch of good ideas here, and I plan to try a...

    A bunch of good ideas here, and I plan to try a few when I'm back in the saddle. Thanks to all.

    In thinking about it, which I had lots of time to do sitting in the hospital seeing if I needed a...
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