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    Sticky: 101 miles but only 3200 ft of climbing. Headwind...

    101 miles but only 3200 ft of climbing. Headwind the first 50 miles then a nice helping wind the last 50 miles. Averaged around 17.5 mph. Was less than 16 mph the first 50 miles so picked up the pace...
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    A few photos from one of my Mt Lemmon Climbs ...

    A few photos from one of my Mt Lemmon Climbs


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    Those rollers are a real hoot on El Tour de...

    Those rollers are a real hoot on El Tour de Tucson...especially drafting a tandem. Did you go all the way up to the Ski Slope or turn around at the viewing area.....seems like they called that Windy...
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    There is a rock almost identical to that, with...

    There is a rock almost identical to that, with the trees, right turn and everything, on Hwy 221 near Grandfather Mountain. I'll have to get a picture of it so we can compare.
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    what.......no duct tape?????

    what.......no duct tape?????
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    Doing organized rides is my incentive for riding....

    Doing organized rides is my incentive for riding. I'd probably not have half the miles I do if I didn't do organized rides. I enjoy meeting folks at the different events either while riding or...
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    Atta boy Dudel!

    Atta boy Dudel!
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    Sticky: 65+ miles with over 5000' of...

    65+ miles with over 5000' of climbing....including an 8 mile climb up an 8% grade. I actually passed a lot of riders on the climb and I'm a slow climber. All my training rides must be paying off.
  9. Thread: Cleat position

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    Blues--are both your feet and legs the same...

    Blues--are both your feet and legs the same length? I'd start with the cleat in a position closest to the arch and see how that feels. If you get some knee pain you might need to adjust the cleat on...
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    That's a nice one if I say so myself! I can't...

    That's a nice one if I say so myself!

    I can't use a pedal wrench on my look keo blade pedals. I have to use a whopper of an allen wrench on the inside of the cranks. Sometimes I have to put a...
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    Sticky: A pretty breezy 32 miler. Another fellow and I...

    A pretty breezy 32 miler. Another fellow and I were the only ones to show up tonight. I think we averaged around 18 mph. Not bad after doing the TT last night and feeling tired from not sleeping...
  12. I'm thinking RonH should give his Cardiologist a...

    I'm thinking RonH should give his Cardiologist a nice tip. It's a good thing you followed through. You might have mentioned it but were there any indicators or elevated factors like cholestrol...
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    Not sure about all the technical advice so I just...

    Not sure about all the technical advice so I just go with what works for me:

    Age 61+
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    Resting HR 50-52
    Conversational Pace/Avg HR for Centuries 140's
    Avg HR for TT's 175

    I'm...
  14. Charlotte Motor Speedway Time Trial--Event 1 of 6

    We held our 1st of 6 10 mile TT's in the annual series tonight. I've had the lead on organizing these for a few years. I was pleased with the turnout and also the number of riders who have signed up...
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    Sticky: 10 mile Time Trial at Charlotte Motor Speedway....

    10 mile Time Trial at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 24 min 22 seconds or 24.62 mph avg
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    Very, very nice piece of work.

    Very, very nice piece of work.
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    I got a ride report that indicated that it was...

    I got a ride report that indicated that it was the most riders ever. The spaghetti with home made sauce afterwards was incredible. Not as much wind the last 25 miles as past years so it was a nice...
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    Thoughts on a Garmin VIRB Elite HD Camera?

    Has anyone here either tried one of these cameras or have an educated opinion on it? I suppose the main use would be taking videos while cycling. I saw where it does not have a zoom and the screen is...
  19. I'm in the less camp as well. I'm probably...

    I'm in the less camp as well. I'm probably burning around 600 calories per hour---maybe more on rides with more climbing. I generally don't eat anything for rides of 60 miles (around 3-3.5 hours)....
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    If he or Neal were there I missed them.

    If he or Neal were there I missed them.
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    Way to go! I had a 2 handicap a few years ago....

    Way to go! I had a 2 handicap a few years ago. Played the least number of rounds ever last year but rode way more miles than average. It was hard trying to stay at a high level for both hobbies. I...
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    I actually rode in it again yesterday. Perfect...

    I actually rode in it again yesterday. Perfect weather. Good turnout. The best thing about this ride is all the homemade cookies, pies and desserts. The peanut butter chocolate chip cookies at my one...
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    Sticky: 72 miles with 5600' of climbing. GREAT homemade...

    72 miles with 5600' of climbing. GREAT homemade pnut butter Chocolate chip cookies at the one station I stopped at. Home made sphagetti and pies at the end.
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    I've had one professional fitting and it was well...

    I've had one professional fitting and it was well worth the expense. I use the data to set up my bikes now. I can also tweak it a little to deal with any pains as long as I stay within the range of...
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    I love my Garmin 500. you can simply upload the...

    I love my Garmin 500. you can simply upload the information to Garmin Connect and stop entering the data into spreadsheets. I was doing the same as you until I got the 500 about 5 years ago.
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