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    if you are climbing much more than with the...

    if you are climbing much more than with the tandem, then expect more workout of the glutes and hams. Especially if you're doing most of that climbing in-saddle and there are less 'breaks' in the...
  2. This **** works! Honestly, I feel 6 months...

    This **** works! Honestly, I feel 6 months younger when I take them! Every lil bit helps...
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    ass-o-meter does not provide the final word, but...

    ass-o-meter does not provide the final word, but it does provide a start point for someone who has no clue, has no experience with saddles, and needs a start point. It gives a shop guy a reasonable...
  4. Yeah, missed that 0% at 60. But that just shows...

    Yeah, missed that 0% at 60. But that just shows how ridiculous the whole zone fiasco can be. 'Zone's are ways to fill up pages in a book.
    SO if I had a resting HR of 42, my zones would be lower,...
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    that brings up the multiple faces of drinking...

    that brings up the multiple faces of drinking common grocery milk in any quantity. One is the actual effect of the stuff that is milk. Other is the list of nasty stuff found in milk and other dairy...
  6. using any measurable criteria helps get a handle...

    using any measurable criteria helps get a handle on how 'improvements' are happening, even if they are not totally accurate for you.
    Whether 180 is close to your MAX HR becomes less important than...
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    has happened to me a number of times, when I was...

    has happened to me a number of times, when I was much younger.
    always in cold (under freezing) conditions, always when I was overdressed, always when I went out too hard without a decent warmup....
  8. well bummer on that here's to a quick recovery...

    well bummer on that

    here's to a quick recovery :beer:
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    RT Is there now a 2014 sheet and instructs to...

    RT
    Is there now a 2014 sheet and instructs to use? A new thread?
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    is there 'chat slang' for "That *******" ?

    is there 'chat slang' for "That *******" ?
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    Are Road Bikes Fragile? as far as I know, the...

    Are Road Bikes Fragile?

    as far as I know, the only things Fragile made were leg lamps
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    RT's O-Fish-L 2013 Mileage & Weight log has me at...

    RT's O-Fish-L 2013 Mileage & Weight log has me at
    8412 miles thru Dec4 (familial obligations meant zero mi for rest of Dec)
    it took all of that to lose 8 lbs... hoping to drop another 6 this year...
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    Anyone Riding in Sub-Zero Fahrenheit?

    Me? Not a chance!
    Been in NJ for over a month now - and it's been cold, snowy, rainy, Colder!

    But today takes the cake. Temp at 9:30 AM, on a very accurate thermometer outside the house
    = -2...
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    I have 3 helmutts which get cycled over a 2 wk...

    I have 3 helmutts which get cycled over a 2 wk period. Each goes into shower with me.
    Oldest is about 5 yrs old and has gone thru a shower every 2wks for that entire time.
    I have very salty sweat...
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    +1 Except I don't blow by anyone these daze. I'm...

    +1
    Except I don't blow by anyone these daze. I'm happy if I don't get shelled by the group on the hill of pain.
    If I climb over a 75 cadence, I will detonate.
    Really, we should try every possible...
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    OP, as others have noted, proper Cable...

    OP, as others have noted, proper Cable tension/setting is needed for the FD to have the proper alignment and for the 'trim' feature to function well. Additionally, improper angled alignment of the FD...
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    things I'd consider of course the 1st thing is...

    things I'd consider
    of course the 1st thing is to ride with various other gloves and see if that partially or fully mitigates the problem.
    next I would consider how you grip the bars. I almost...
  18. How does the bike helps you make best use of your...

    How does the bike helps you make best use of your assets?
    2 lbs is 2 lbs, and of some significance; but ultimately, does the new bike offer something which improves your performance/comfort? How...
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    superfeet black or sidas or , yeah...

    superfeet black
    or
    sidas
    or , yeah
    specialized
    all are a huge improvement
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    given that we can't actually see your posture...

    given that we can't actually see your posture while riding and the clothes (shorts and shirt baggy and black) hide some key things. BUt here goes.
    The bike and most certainly the stem, are not too...
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    nice posts which are a good 'cover' of riding the...

    nice posts which are a good 'cover' of riding the bike to increase your riding performance...
    I always luv'd the 'fighting a gorilla' saying - totally true.
    There could be a bunch other reasons for...
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    basic...

    basic
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Honey-Can-Do-2-Pack-Extra-Large-Vacuum-Packs-VAC-01299/202868200
    says they are Each 27.5 in. L x 40 in. W - so interpret opening on wide side - but if not, then...
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    cheap bike bag - nashbar...

    cheap bike bag - nashbar
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_174818_-1___
    also works great for flights
    gotta plan ahead
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    me 2 - motor-vation lacking I would trade places...

    me 2 - motor-vation lacking
    I would trade places with you anytime... Right now it looks like CO is having a good start to the snow season, whereas CA is just a bunch of cold rocks...
    I was hoping...
  25. if you are 6 ft and 33 cycling inseam, then I...

    if you are 6 ft and 33 cycling inseam, then I wouldn;t say proportional long legs, short torso - more the opposite.
    Compact allows a long torso, shorter leg rider to get enough stretch and still not...
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