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    yeah, it drives me nuts how often they (Phil...

    yeah, it drives me nuts how often they (Phil especially) screw stuff up. But they do make even the most mundane stages seem exciting somehow.
  2. can never see too many gals in spandex... lets...

    can never see too many gals in spandex... lets hope so!
  3. amen!

    amen!
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    Now that would make for some fun events!

    Now that would make for some fun events!
  5. +1!

    +1!
  6. I understand that for normal circumstance, but...

    I understand that for normal circumstance, but the spot where this happened was essentially Nibali's last chance to do something and he just agrees to sit up b/c Valverde wants to win the stage?
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  7. Yeah i really did not understand Nibali dropping...

    Yeah i really did not understand Nibali dropping back to the main group voluntarily. I understand why AV did not want him with him, but I cannot understand why Nibali just sez "ok" and goes back. Is...
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    yeah cudo's to the only two brits in the history...

    yeah cudo's to the only two brits in the history of the world who have been able to lay off the beer long enough to actually get as thin as they need to be to ride to victory in the mtns of France!
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    Yes, I know many riders that have done it. Sorry...

    Yes, I know many riders that have done it. Sorry I do not have first hand knowledge for you as I have never done it myself.

    From what i hear it is just as advertised. Very flat, and fast.
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    Back safely from the annual 3 State 3 Mountain...

    Back safely from the annual 3 State 3 Mountain ride. 102 miles thru the mtns around Chattanooga Tn.

    Got rained on (with some hail!) early. Then roasted in the 90+ degree heat on Sand and Lookout...
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    Yes, very familiar with the Harpeth River Ride...

    Yes, very familiar with the Harpeth River Ride and the Trace Parkway. I live within 2 miles of it, and am cycling on it all the time. Often with Trace Bikes group.

    Already signed up for the HRR...
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    Recently qualified for the 50+ club

    Hi All,

    Turned 50 back in March. Glad to see a forum for this group. I started riding back in my mid 40's, and have noticed a definite difference this past year or so. Slowing down fer sure :(
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    Good luck with that. 15 years after injuring mine...

    Good luck with that. 15 years after injuring mine in JiuJitsu sparring, it still (even worse now) gives me great grief.
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    Very well said!

    Very well said!
  15. BIG +1 on this... Caca-Dor's a worm!

    BIG +1 on this... Caca-Dor's a worm!
  16. knees, what suppliments/braces have people had success with?

    46 years old. Have had a "creaky" right knee all my life, but no real problems with it other than aching at times.

    Started riding about 5 years ago (no knee issues to this point), but this summer...
  17. Once again thanks for all replies. Lots of ideas...

    Once again thanks for all replies. Lots of ideas now!
  18. I forgot to mention, that even though i am hungry...

    I forgot to mention, that even though i am hungry constantly now, I do actually feel better than when I am eating regularly. No indigestion at all.

    THANKS! Everyone for the great tips... that...
  19. yeah it is great! My office is close to one of...

    yeah it is great! My office is close to one of the sections of town that is chock full of great mom-pop ethnic places. I have a Korean soft tofu soup restuarant within 2 blocks from me! (I love...
  20. middle age, and losing weight for better climbing...

    I am 46 years old, 6'2" and started this season at around 205. I was down in the 180's last year, and tried to keep in shape over the winter, but too many big lunches I guess.

    Biking in...
  21. I second that. Was having a problem, then got...

    I second that. Was having a problem, then got some Chamois Butter... LOVE IT!
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    i have better luck in keeping hydrated if i make...

    i have better luck in keeping hydrated if i make sure i down a fair amount of sport drink and water -prior- to the ride, say an hour before.

    then i just carry two bottles, and almost always fine...
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    thanks for the replies everyone. I guess to...

    thanks for the replies everyone. I guess to totally understand it I would have to race some, (which will never happen as I am 46 now!), but this has helped me for sure.
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    Once again I have to say "how"? If you are...

    Once again I have to say "how"? If you are cooked, how does the teamate help? You still gotta pull yourself up the same mountain.

    (I am not trying to be argumentative, I really don't get this)......
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    >>... Then the Schlecks disrupted Evans rhythm....

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    Then the Schlecks disrupted Evans rhythm. Evans would prefer to climb at one steady tempo. Instead, one Schleck or the other would accelerate in an attack, get caught, then sit up. So the...
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