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  1. Grand Fondo this coming Saturday (9/14) in the Memphis, TN area (Orgill Park)

    Folks,

    Come ride 70 miles of pure fun, some steep climbing and $500 worth of prizes (to be awarded via raffles). Scenery as good as it gets. SAG/neutral water will be provided.

    This is a...
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    Me and you both. I hate hills. To the OP:...

    Me and you both. I hate hills.

    To the OP: lose 15 lbs, it will make you faster than any wheelset worth $1,500. If you still want to fork out some money, get a pair of chinese clincher carbon...
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    I have a pair myself. Do yours squeak like a...

    I have a pair myself. Do yours squeak like a stabbed pig on steep descents? I've replaced pads twice, each time getting more expensive ones. I am always able to stop, but wondering if I'm courting...
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    Mt bike race in the Memphis, TN area

    Hello,

    Just in case you hail from the Memphis area or live close by and want to race this one will be held on April 20-21:

    http://twitter.com/MemphisVelo/status/318880739250823169/photo/1
    ...
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    Hell of the South

    Spot on report. I would only add one thing. The poop hit the fan at mile 8.7, which is an important point because it is one of the steepest hills and is right before the grovel section. I screwed...
  6. wouldn't that cause an up-shift? that is going to...

    wouldn't that cause an up-shift? that is going to next larger/easier gear. But you may be onto something, because when I shift to smallest cog I can tap the shifter one more time, like it thinks...
  7. Can't shift to largest gear when on the small ring - SRAM RED

    Hello,

    I have SRAM Red 2013 group installed just a week ago on a brand new frame. Bike has less than 100 miles. Cassette is 11-28T, chainring is compact, 30/54.

    My problem is I can't shift...
  8. dude, I'd hate to be your GF or significant other

    dude, I'd hate to be your GF or significant other
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    OK, to the OP, this really hits me, as I did...

    OK, to the OP, this really hits me, as I did Friel's Jock Classic race program and the virtual coach (ATP) feature at trainingpeaks.com for 2 years. I progressed quite a bit, this after racing 1-2...
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    That's what I do too. Keep it down to only 1...

    That's what I do too. Keep it down to only 1 word. So my collection of race numbers, from good to bad, have the following written on the back:

    First
    Second
    Second
    Fourth
    Seventh
    ..
    .....
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    I'm also a Cat 5 and I raced against a couple of...

    I'm also a Cat 5 and I raced against a couple of guys who claim, like you, to have a FTP of 300. Right now, that would be a dream for me, however, I've always beaten them on crits, even though I'm...
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    At least PCad doesn't dope.

    At least PCad doesn't dope.
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    +1

    +1
  14. but I am now! ;) ;) how tough can it be? ...

    but I am now! ;) ;)

    how tough can it be? :lol:
  15. and the single mindness to squeeze every ounce of...

    and the single mindness to squeeze every ounce of your domestiques. they were others that meet your criteria above, most or none achieved LA's success, Lance's secret, in my opinion, was to make his...
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    It's cojones Cajones means drawers or box, as...

    It's cojones

    Cajones means drawers or box, as in desk drawers or pine box. Or was that a Freudian slip? It is a crit after all.....
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    Hammy, try Bolivian. The best.

    Hammy, try Bolivian. The best.
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    Your post reminds of how important weight is in...

    Your post reminds of how important weight is in cycling. My FTP is 25-35% higher than yours but I weight almost 35 lbs more. So my PWR is lower than yours. What depresses me is that I was about...
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    +1. You can create an account at...

    +1. You can create an account at trainingpeaks.com and upload the file, once you upload the file (by creating an exercise entry in calendar) you can see the peak power tab and it will tell you your...
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    Sticky: WR, Great post, thanks. Hope it remains a...

    WR,

    Great post, thanks. Hope it remains a sticky.

    Question, if you don't mind, what percentage of your training is done on the trainer? assume you are doing these on trainer, the road is too...
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    12

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  22. are you talking about Vaughters? he confessed to...

    are you talking about Vaughters? he confessed to doping while being a pro, not an amateur. First time I've heard it from him. Oh, well, c'est le peloton, n'est pas?
  23. Thread: Form

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    Racer Ex, I have this dream of one day writing...

    Racer Ex,

    I have this dream of one day writing a screenplay for a real bike race movie. Have several characters, one of them the mentor of a new talented rider who is the main character. I can...
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    hate meditation....and people

    hate meditation....and people
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    order should be reversed

    order should be reversed
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