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    Let me add another twist...so what breaks down...

    Let me add another twist...so what breaks down (road blocks) our Situational Awareness (SA)? I'll start with an easy one: FATIGUE. We begin to lose focus, feel tired and slowly begin to lose our SA....
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    I used to eat figs but found them to be very dry....

    I used to eat figs but found them to be very dry. I use little debbie fig newtons...not as dry. Excellent snack and carb food regardless!
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    Not in a webster dictionary sort of way but we...

    Not in a webster dictionary sort of way but we would use SA differently while cycling. Not only do we use SA but also risk management, communication, decision-making, error control, etc. All of which...
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    I just wanted to prompt discussion SA. It isn't...

    I just wanted to prompt discussion SA. It isn't discussed much in the cycling community. And, to bring awareness that good SA can prevent accidents. Here are some stats and with good SA, you can...
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    I'm truly impressed after reviewing the websites...

    I'm truly impressed after reviewing the websites you provided. It's so interesting to meet fellow cyclists from around the world and to see their respective accomplishments. You should be very proud!...
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    I use a formula (can't remember where I found it) but it goes like this: multiply your height in inches by 2.2 and this should be your body weight. I believe some of the pros multiply by 2.0. An...
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    Name your snack on long rides

    Please keep it short and sweet! List other than the norm such as energy bars and gels. And, please only list one snack item! <smile>

    Me, baked potatoe (quartered)
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    I wish her the best in the ironman competition. I...

    I wish her the best in the ironman competition. I just watched the Lake Placid ironman (not sure if it was a rerun) on the telly the other day and it was great!
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    Your Greatest Ride

    Many of us have cycled in various places in the United States to include other countries and on various types of roads, terrain and environmental conditions. What was your greatest ride/achievement?...
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    Cyclists and Situational Awareness

    Curious as to how cyclists would define "situational awareness."
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    East Asheville area. Routes will take us in areas...

    East Asheville area. Routes will take us in areas such as Blue Ridge Parkway, Black Mountain, Old Fort, Lake Lure, Mount Mitchell, etc.
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    Sticky: CMP's

    I recently wrote an article entitled, "Cyclist Management Principles" for Cycling Weekly magazine. It parallels the mental model of the discussions here. It's about riding safely. I am not permitted...
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    Hello Everyone!

    Thanks Joe for directing me to the intro thread. I'm a retired Coastie aviator living in the mountains of western North Carolina. I fully retired two years ago at the age of 46. In my spare time,...
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    My Yummy Potatoes!

    You'll love these: cut up several potatoes in small pieces; cover with olive oil, Tony Chacheres seasoning, and rosemary; go ahead, get your hands in there and mix it all up! bake at 400 for about 30...
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    Thought I was a tough rider!

    Fellow cyclists, I have a quick story for you. I was riding alone several weeks ago when I came across this white bearded fella cycling in my neck of the woods. I rode along side and chatted for a...
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