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    Recover from a herniated neck; just be well...

    Recover from a herniated neck; just be well enough to ride.

    Maybe invest in a bike with a much taller stem or switch my already high stem to an even taller adjustable.
    Something so I can ride...
  2. Thread: Pub 51

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    Sticky: :thumbs: I wonder how difficult this might become...

    :thumbs: I wonder how difficult this might become for my children's generation - they are constantly responding to stimulation from Facebook etc. Maybe one day in the future there will be a big...
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    YOu can take my spot in the Clydesdale lineup. I...

    YOu can take my spot in the Clydesdale lineup. I got hurt and can't drink alcohol with the medication -- lost 4 lbs just like that, and am down to 195-196.

    Just make sure you get that bike....
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    Interesting link, thanks!

    Interesting link, thanks!
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    Ouch, that's just plain nasty. You really did a...

    Ouch, that's just plain nasty. You really did a job on yourself there.
    With the perspective I have from other sports I do, by comparison, us cyclists are right up there in the top echelon of the...
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    Fubar'd neck. No ride in weeks, could be months...

    Fubar'd neck. No ride in weeks, could be months of rehab.

    THe only cycling I've been doing is cyclobenzaprine and meloxicam, now tramadol. Suckage.
    Hopefully will be able to ride the recumbent...
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    Last year, first ride out with my then-15 yr old...

    Last year, first ride out with my then-15 yr old son, so MTBs instead of road.

    Was having a conversation, and there's this longitudinal seam in the road...you can see next to my foot how the seam...
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    What kinda crummy tights and knee warmers r u...

    What kinda crummy tights and knee warmers r u ladies/gentlemen wearing? ;)

    Ma Sugoi subzero thangs keep the leg fur well inside, but are still light and comfortable enough to wear on 50s and 40s...
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    Poll: Like I have a choice, I have nothing but hills...

    Like I have a choice, I have nothing but hills all around my house. Hills coming, hills going, hills in between... up to about 17%

    I've learned to like em.

    But I really like flat sections,...
  10. With or without clothes on ... I've been dancing...

    With or without clothes on ... I've been dancing around that 199 mark for months, but when I encounter a hill I sure do feel like a clyde.

    I Like that 196 line, though a bit of lunch and a...
  11. Catching up on last week, in amongst the horse...

    Catching up on last week, in amongst the horse farms...

    Time: 1:17:47
    Moving Time: 1:09:54
    Elapsed Time: 1:21:14
    Avg Speed: 12.0 mph
    Avg Moving Speed: 13.3 mph
    Max Speed: 65.4 mph << mmmmm I...
  12. Excellent post. I use a plug-in "Italian"bar...

    Excellent post.

    I use a plug-in "Italian"bar end mirror on the road bike.
    Takes some getting it dialed with the bar tape, but if gives just enogh information. I usually have to adjust it once or...
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    FTR: Truly unpleasant suffer climb Don't...

    FTR: Truly unpleasant suffer climb

    Don't forget this wall ... see about mile 11 on the graphic below.

    Mill Hill Rd. going from east in Oyster Bay headed west toward Chicken Valley
    Maybe only...
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    That's purdy... hard not to get distracted and...

    That's purdy... hard not to get distracted and keep one's eyes on the road at the same time, sometimes.
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    I was going to go windsurfing but my son had...

    I was going to go windsurfing but my son had other ideas. Well I needed a good ride and despite the strong wind it was a good cycling day. Plenty of riders out this morning before it really picked...
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    Sticky: How tall or short are ya bill. I've been...

    How tall or short are ya bill.

    I've been zigging and zagging between 215 and 195 for the last 6 years, that 195 barrier has been a brute and trying to keep weight off in my busy work season has...
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    Sticky: How tall or short are ya bill. I've been...

    How tall or short are ya bill.

    I've been zigging and zagging between 215 and 195 for the last 6 years, that 195 barrier has been a brute and trying to keep weight off in my busy work season has...
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    Sticky: Well I'm baaaa.aaaack. But it's not like I...

    Well I'm baaaa.aaaack.

    But it's not like I ever went away ... I was just hanging out in that purgatory of 195-200 and went back up to near 202.

    Had the gallbladder out, got down to 193, and...
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    That's the good news. Maybe it's why I ride...

    That's the good news.

    Maybe it's why I ride so many hills despite the pain factor...some have definitely started to seem a lot easier.
  20. Nice to see new options out there of on-off road....

    Nice to see new options out there of on-off road. Wonder if it has any where to put a rack, fenders. Probably not, but that geometry looks right up my alley, or inseam, rather.
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    I thought I hadn't wiped in years but this thread...

    I thought I hadn't wiped in years but this thread reminded me I had ... and ofvthe last crash.

    And of the need to always pay attention...it's easy to let it stray ...

    In the second photo of...
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    Ditto the top off pressure every time. Mine are...

    Ditto the top off pressure every time. Mine are optimized for 130 psi for some reason. I find the 25 mm serfas secas fine, but once ran some Conti 23s and those were too narrow for my nasty road...
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    Very little except for some descents, and some...

    Very little except for some descents, and some headwinds.
    Hoods and tops mostly.

    But I have T-rex arms compared with my torso :lol: so it's already like I'm in some kinda drop position.
  24. Sucks, but you'll be fine. it was catastrophic...

    Sucks, but you'll be fine. it was catastrophic gear failure that got you. That is not quitting.

    But now it's got me paranoid -- not sure the candy bar wrapper trick would have helped solve a...
  25. Rest assured you are not alone in that sense of...

    Rest assured you are not alone in that sense of futility sometimes - especially when injury recovery periods long, short, or in between keep you off the bike, board, kayak etc.

    My best period of...
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