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    If you had 20 mph tailwinds all the time and then...

    If you had 20 mph tailwinds all the time and then one day it was a 19 mph tailwind, you'd complain about that. If it was 70 degrees every day, then one day it was 71, there's another complaint. ...
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    Making the distance is great, gives you bragging...

    Making the distance is great, gives you bragging rights regardless of whether you hit the time.

    What you do now is just go ride the heck out of that bicycle for the next year or so.

    On your...
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    When I first started riding, I bought a cheap...

    When I first started riding, I bought a cheap mountain bike. The seat on it was about like sitting on a 2x4, so I stuck a cruiser saddle on and that worked okay. Later, I bought my Raleigh Sojourn...
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    Rule I heard concerning truck driving long ago-...

    Rule I heard concerning truck driving long ago- "Put it in whatever gear it will go in".
    For now, get it in sort of a middle gear where it's comfortable to ride and get used to it. You don't need...
  5. Looks like a cut to me. If the cord inside is...

    Looks like a cut to me. If the cord inside is cut partway through, that'll let it bulge.
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    Get an old cruiser for campus use, reconsider...

    Get an old cruiser for campus use, reconsider your other budget options. On Ironman, by the time you pay entry fees, travel costs, bike shipping costs, motels, wetsuit, etc., the bike could be the...
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    My experience- riding with just a bottle or two...

    My experience- riding with just a bottle or two in warm weather, I would stop at every stop, pretty much. Riding with a Camelbak and bottles in warmish weather, I'm good for 30+ miles, and a 100k...
  8. Riding a century isn't exactly the pinnacle of...

    Riding a century isn't exactly the pinnacle of athletic achievement, you know? First several centuries I rode, I didn't have a beer belly, but it was still a fat old man riding 100 miles on a...
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    No simple solution. A lot of the issue is your...

    No simple solution. A lot of the issue is your perception of your personal safety, not your actual safety.
    I know some women that pretty much don't ride alone, period.
    I know others that it...
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    Oh...for cue sheet- look for "Barmap" brand map...

    Oh...for cue sheet- look for "Barmap" brand map holder. I got mine at REI, but I don't see them on the website anymore. You want the smaller one, not the half-page size. They're probably not...
  11. Both my bikes have disk brakes, they're good and...

    Both my bikes have disk brakes, they're good and fine and all that, but all I have ever read on that topic turns into a Ford vs Chevy argument. There's advantages, there's disadvantages, and just...
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    What works for me...leave the perpeteum, protein...

    What works for me...leave the perpeteum, protein shake powder, roasted chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, potato bread w/honey sandwiches, banannas, apples, fig newtons, and emergency food at home.
    And...
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    In the UK, they, to some extent, have lightweight...

    In the UK, they, to some extent, have lightweight racing trikes. Those are pretty well unknown in the US. The only upright trikes in the US are primarily intended seen as an old-person's ride, with...
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    On the charity rides (where you pay $30, get a...

    On the charity rides (where you pay $30, get a T-shirt and do the ride), they usually have rest stops every 10 miles. There's been rides where I stopped at every single one. It depends on how hot...
  15. First off, zombie thread, it's a couple of years...

    First off, zombie thread, it's a couple of years old now, so hopefully, the original poster has got his new brakes worked out.
    I've read the instructions on breaking in brakes and never could tell a...
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    If it was me, I'd ditch the camping gear and ride...

    If it was me, I'd ditch the camping gear and ride around and have fun, then when I got the distance built up, I'd start in with toting extra crap along. Otherwise, you could be sucking all the fun...
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    For randonneuring rides, a 100k will normally...

    For randonneuring rides, a 100k will normally have a stop in the middle. The fastest I've ever done a 100k was in a little less than 4 hours, but that was in cases where it was part of a longer...
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    A serious answer to your question: When you're...

    A serious answer to your question: When you're at the doctor sometime, ask about your weight. Doctor says you're fine or you're ideal or whatever they say about people that match their...
  19. Chris, the problem is that people are different...

    Chris, the problem is that people are different and are motivated by different things.

    Riding with a group makes it a lot more fun for me. Has to be the right group, though, you can get in a...
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    I'm in if I remember to update. Goal: 1,000...

    I'm in if I remember to update.
    Goal: 1,000 miles.
    4/1/14: 10.8 miles
    4/3/14: 35.2 miles
    4/4/14: 21.4 miles
    4/5/14: 129.2 miles
    4/7/14: 19.4 miles
    4/8/14: 36.5 miles
    4/9/14: 19.7...
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    You'll likely not find many if any off-the-shelf...

    You'll likely not find many if any off-the-shelf tandems that will fit a 6'-4" stoker. You're likely looking at a custom frame. CoMotion, among others, can do custom frame geometry; get in touch...
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    There are a lot of variables involved....

    There are a lot of variables involved.
    Typically, a higher-grade "cheap" tandem means an older model. They may use 7-8 speed instead of 9-10-11 speed. I understand some of the older tandems tended...
  23. My wife doesn't ride at all, so no input on that...

    My wife doesn't ride at all, so no input on that end of it.
    Riding with the different ladies in the club- it's just all different, depends on the different people involved.
    The tandem works great...
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    Yeah, zombie thread. If he's still riding, he...

    Yeah, zombie thread. If he's still riding, he figured out the answer long ago. Next time somebody asks this, let's all say we average 25 mph and he's a wuss if he doesn't.
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    January, February, March completed.

    January, February, March completed.
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