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    Long winter, huh?

    Long winter, huh?
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    There are other cycling clubs in the area, but...

    There are other cycling clubs in the area, but I'm not that up on them. Lone Star Cyclists is down south of there, Manly Bulge club is somewhere, not sure where, Greater Dallas Bicyclists has...
  3. I think the perceived seriousness is considerably...

    I think the perceived seriousness is considerably different.

    For example, a year or two ago, there was a RAAM team busted because the "cyclist" was riding in a car when he should have been riding...
  4. Several years back, the steel handlebar on my...

    Several years back, the steel handlebar on my Worksman cruiser broke. Made for an awkward ride home.

    If you're going to test something, you need to have some standard that it's supposed to meet,...
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    Made the 200k ride in Port Isabel, fun times, a...

    Made the 200k ride in Port Isabel, fun times, a bit of wind to contend with!
  6. I thought the same thing, started to type a...

    I thought the same thing, started to type a response, then thought, "No, he might be riding a 100 mile stretch of freeway shoulder with NO services and continuous traffic..". Anyway, what skiffun...
  7. Thread: knee health

    by StephenH
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    People are different, problems are different. I...

    People are different, problems are different.
    I know with me, if I had knee pain after 100 miles, it would mean my saddle was too low.
    That doesn't mean that's your problem, though.
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    This was some other lady who was already in her...

    This was some other lady who was already in her attempt- but not necessarily a HAM'R attempt.
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    Heck, Kurt's record may be the one to beat for...

    Heck, Kurt's record may be the one to beat for the next 75 years!

    I was reading a couple of posts on facebook and don't know what to think about some of it. Supposedly Bruce Berkeley claims the...
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    In reading about the Ken Webb episode, there were...

    In reading about the Ken Webb episode, there were several issues that came up. One was that he appeared to be exaggerating his miles, another that he seemed to be heading to the train station when...
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    There's an update on Facebook on what all went on...

    There's an update on Facebook on what all went on with the disqualification. But basically, tracker system is subject to approval by the UMCA official, and you have to be a member of UMCA, and his...
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    Very cool. How do you like it?

    Very cool. How do you like it?
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    I was thinking it costs $300 to enter the HAM'R,...

    I was thinking it costs $300 to enter the HAM'R, so yeah, if they thought he entered, he probably did, and sent them money.

    It seems to me to be very shortsighted to go to that much effort and NOT...
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    Be careful using stuff made for one activity for...

    Be careful using stuff made for one activity for another. Where I notice this, for example, is a lot of hunting gear is basically made for sitting around- but if you're active, you need layers...
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    Well, I've been reading "The Year" and find it...

    Well, I've been reading "The Year" and find it interesting.
    I will say that all those old guys did what they reasonably could to make themselves successful. I think they would have ridden in...
  16. Thread: Foot wear?

    by StephenH
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    Regular cycling shoes with shoe covers if...

    Regular cycling shoes with shoe covers if required. I've got some Lake All-Weather shoes that I use when it's colder. Side note: Both the Shimano road and mountain pedals say "SPD" on the box, so...
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    Adios, I'm outta here!

    In a good way! Actually, I was down at the Weightwatchers meeting tonight and weighed in at 198 lbs, first time I've been below 200 in probably 30 years or so. Anyway, my goal weight is 200, so...
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    Well, I went down to the meeting tonight and I...

    Well, I went down to the meeting tonight and I had hit my goal weight of 200 lbs. So I reckon it works for me!
  19. One thing I'll point out is that people vary...

    One thing I'll point out is that people vary mentally. If you read in the Roadie forum, there are guys that ride their bikes avidly 6 months out of the year, then train indoors 6 months out of the...
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    If you try to fly somewhere, you basically kill a...

    If you try to fly somewhere, you basically kill a day of riding time (or more), so it works against you instead of for you, unless you're in a pretty awful place to begin with.

    I had understood...
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    When they first started the attempts, that topic...

    When they first started the attempts, that topic had come up, and I actually emailed UMCA to ask about if that was allowed, etc. "You are correct that a rider could take advantage of tailwinds....
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    By the way, going to Port Isabel, Texas, for a...

    By the way, going to Port Isabel, Texas, for a brevet is farther than Kansas City, Missouri, or Ridgeland, Mississippi or Memphis, Tennessee, or New Orleans, Louisiana, and just a little bit closer...
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    I tend to go easy, muffin from the convenience...

    I tend to go easy, muffin from the convenience store or poptarts or something like that. Still not a "healthy" breakfast, but not the full works either. I'd avoid greasy foods, tho. On "big"...
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    Hey, Dan's done the Stampede, so he can't say too...

    Hey, Dan's done the Stampede, so he can't say too much!
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    I got to thinking about this. First off, UMCA...

    I got to thinking about this. First off, UMCA issued their "position statement" that this was basically its own contest, not a continuation of the Tommy Godwin contest, and thus stands on it's own. ...
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