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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Bike moves in the trainer.

    I have my road bike mounted in a Kurt Kinetic trainer. My bike is a Giant Defy composite. Now that I am doing a Strava 6 week training plan I've noticed that when I have to ramp up the power for...
  3. Thread: Heart Rate

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    Yesterday I found that when my heart rate was...

    Yesterday I found that when my heart rate was hovering around 155 and had been there for about 10 minutes that I could not carry on a conversation. It was only after I got my heart rate back down...
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    I saw my Dr. yesterday and het old me that as...

    I saw my Dr. yesterday and het old me that as long as I can still talk while riding that I should not worry about what the heart rate monitor says. I took my 705 and heart rate monitor with me and...
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    Thanks to all who have replied. When the weather...

    Thanks to all who have replied. When the weather is warmer (okay, I admit to being a wuss) I can hold the same perceived effort as today and talk to others who ride with me. So I guess I'm ok.
  6. Thread: Heart Rate

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    Heart Rate

    I hope this is the correct forum for this question. I'm 66 and I just got a heart rate monitor to use with my Edge 705. Yesterday and today both I rode my trainer and I rode at my normal pace and...
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    That works until you get t Skamokawa and then...

    That works until you get t Skamokawa and then hiway 4 takes a big urn t the north, away from the river and it I not that scenic.
  8. But you live in Eugene, home of the Slocum...

    But you live in Eugene, home of the Slocum Center. Awesome orthopedic facility.
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    Saddles for women

    I have searched using the search function but I can not find the thread about choosing a saddle for women. My friend is experiencing some discomfort on longer rides and I'd like to find the threads...
  11. Thread: Mckenzie Pass

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    I rode the McKenzie Pass last Friday. I started...

    I rode the McKenzie Pass last Friday. I started at the first gate on the west side and rode to the top and return. Two hours and four minutes to the top and 33 minutes to do the descent. With out a...
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    I completed a metric century today for a month...

    I completed a metric century today for a month total of 146 miles to date.
  13. Thread: Mckenzie Pass

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    Thanks for the info. I hope to get there next...

    Thanks for the info. I hope to get there next week.
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    Mckenzie Pass

    ODOT has not yet officially opened HWY 242 yet but I'm wondering if it really open due to lack of snowfall this year. Does anyone know if it is?
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    I rode the Monster Cookie Metric Century last...

    I rode the Monster Cookie Metric Century last Sunday and finished in 4:05 which was 40 minutes faster than last year. I only got 229 miles in for this month. Last month I got 627 miles of riding...
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    I completed the ride in 4:05 and bested my time...

    I completed the ride in 4:05 and bested my time from last year by 40 minutes! With out a doubt this is my favorite riding event.
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    I see that the prediction is for .61" of rain for...

    I see that the prediction is for .61" of rain for the ride as of today. Man, I hate that but to get one of those cookies........:)
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    I will be there. Hopefully we won't have the...

    I will be there. Hopefully we won't have the rain and hail we did last year.
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    I got in 627 miles this month. My best month...

    I got in 627 miles this month. My best month ever and all of it outside.
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    Luckily I am able to go on a group ride three...

    Luckily I am able to go on a group ride three days a week. I added two more days on my own and got a total of 167.5 in this week. That brought my monthly total to 562 and beat my goal of 500 miles....
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    I got in 136 miles this week bringing my total...

    I got in 136 miles this week bringing my total for the month to date to 195. Now I'm sure that I will meet my goal of 500 for the month.
  22. Thread: Shoes

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    Thanks. I'll check out stiffer mountain bike...

    Thanks. I'll check out stiffer mountain bike shoes. At 66 I am not likely to take up racing, except against other old geezers.
  23. Thread: Shoes

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    So far I have had only one hotspot on one foot...

    So far I have had only one hotspot on one foot and that was only on one of the rides. Other than that they are fine.
  24. Thread: Shoes

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    Shoes

    I currently have SPD pedals on both my mountain bike and road bike. I only had to buy one pair of shoes to enjoy either bike. However, now that I am starting to do more rides of 60 miles+ I am...
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    I got a 36 mile ride in today and that brings me...

    I got a 36 mile ride in today and that brings me to 268 miles for the month and shooting for 500. Today the ride included a 30 MPH headwind for the last ten miles. Those dreaded southern California...
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