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    Well, I rode for years before having my first...

    Well, I rode for years before having my first real bike fitting, and I can tell you the difference was night and day. A bike I'd ridden and set up for me for 18 years was so uncomfortable as...
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    How often do you get a bike fit?

    Was reading the other day that you should get a bike fit every so often. I haven't had one in 5 years, and my weight has gone up and down in this period. Notice my arms and hands are getting numb...
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    A cold winter day here is probably spring weather...

    A cold winter day here is probably spring weather where you are! (LOL). Did a 54 miler today (longest ride ever at this point) and was at the back again, but at least I was able to complete it. ...
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    Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA)

    I was born and raised in So Cal, so anything under 70 degrees we were searching for a jacket. Even with all the smog, I never had any breathing problems. Moved to Northern California to do my Grad...
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    I thought you were supposed to ride your age on...

    I thought you were supposed to ride your age on your birthday, so you need to go out and do 58 miles on that puppy! (LOL)
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    Normally, the Hamstring muscles are much weaker...

    Normally, the Hamstring muscles are much weaker than your quads. They attach (start) up in your glute area, so it may be a hamstring strain. Icing may help, 20 minutes on followed by at least 40...
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    Muscle training is very specific. What you train...

    Muscle training is very specific. What you train for is what the muscles will adapt to, so that is why you cross train. You are using the muscles in a different way than they are used to, so yes,...
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    I purchased a Felt Z-70 road bike several years...

    I purchased a Felt Z-70 road bike several years ago. It's the relaxed geometry bike. It cost about $1200. The sticker shock was pretty intense, but I had ridden multiple bikes and this one was the...
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    I don't know the climate you're in, but I hate...

    I don't know the climate you're in, but I hate the cold. Talked to all the other riders in my group, as well as the LBS guy, and found out what they are wearing. LAYERS and layers and layers. I've...
  10. Since your cleats need to be lined up for your...

    Since your cleats need to be lined up for your feet, changing them out every time you wanted to ride the different bike is probably going to put your foot in different locations, which could lead to...
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    Only reason for shorts is if you have to go to...

    Only reason for shorts is if you have to go to the bathroom. Look at the Pro's, they wear bibs. Gotta be a reason. I prefer bibs as I find them more comfortable. They block the sun off your low...
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    Just as a matter of reference, my height is...

    Just as a matter of reference, my height is between 5'6 3/4" and 5'8" (due to bad disks, but I average a little over 5'7"). When I got my first road bike, with bike and saddle fit, I weighed 190...
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    I couldn't tell you. You'd have to have the...

    I couldn't tell you. You'd have to have the seats available and measure the area in the rear to see what fit in the 120mm range. If the specs don't show you widths, then you'd have to find a place...
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    If you know the width of your SIT bones, you can...

    If you know the width of your SIT bones, you can find a seat where the middle of the back padding is the same width, so you can measure that on any saddle. The SIT bones are what supports your...
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    Make sure you have a good bike fit, a good pair...

    Make sure you have a good bike fit, a good pair of shorts with good padding, and find a shop that knows how to fit a saddle. Measure your "SIT" bones and find their width, then look for a saddle...
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    Motorcycle shops sell electric gloves that have...

    Motorcycle shops sell electric gloves that have hand warmers. Check on that. They also make inserts that go in the gloves that warm the fingers. We also have a few guys that have hand mitts that...
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    The muscles start to atrophy after 72 hours of...

    The muscles start to atrophy after 72 hours of inactivity, so if you take more than three days off, you'll start to lose some muscle strength. Muscles are training specific, so if you are not doing...
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    You're lucky. He could have ran your name, etc,...

    You're lucky. He could have ran your name, etc, and obtained your drivers license number and still issued a cite, or if you couldn't prove who you were, he could have arrested you and taken you to...
  19. If you can identify the driver, such as you see...

    If you can identify the driver, such as you see their face and can recognize it later, obtain the license plate number and head down to the local police station or your local DA's office and advise...
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    MCL is a ligament, which means if you pulled it,...

    MCL is a ligament, which means if you pulled it, it is a sprain. Ligaments don't get tighter like a tendon, so it is permanently stretched and loose. You need to do a good overall knee...
  21. The wheels are true and everything is well...

    The wheels are true and everything is well maintained. Equipment is good quality and most wheels cost more than the bike did. When it comes time to have to replace stuff I will just go with a...
  22. Questions about getting new bike or keeping and upgrading the one I have.

    I have a Felt Z-70, which is the relaxed frame geometry as I have a bad back. Purchased new four years ago in May. Frame is aluminum with carbon fiber fork and seat stays. Components are Shimano...
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    Woodland Ca morning rides

    For those in the Woodland, Ca. area (near Davis and Sacramento), there is a ride that leaves from Foys bike shop Mon/Wed/Fri mornings at 9 AM. No Drop rides of about 32-40+ miles, usually with a...
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    If you can do it safely, sometimes you can use a...

    If you can do it safely, sometimes you can use a propane torch and heat the area then beat on it with a soft mallet to help break the corrosion loose. Lots of old motorcycle tricks I'm trying to...
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    Have you tried soaking the stem area in WD-40, or...

    Have you tried soaking the stem area in WD-40, or some other penetrant? Sometimes a good soaking and working it will get the rust to break free and then you can use a wrench or other things to get...
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