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    I had the same test at work this week. Somebody...

    I had the same test at work this week. Somebody decided we needed a team building lunch...complete with box after box of pizza. So instead of my pastrami and Swiss sandwich, I somehow managed the...
  2. High TPI will make a tire more supple. But...

    High TPI will make a tire more supple. But generally, when makers are doing that, they are also trying to make them lightweight. So as a result, high TPI tires are often less puncture resistant. ...
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    The OP asked for opinions. I gave her mine. Now...

    The OP asked for opinions. I gave her mine. Now you have given her yours. She has a wealth of information to choose from and can make up her own mind about whether she believes it will be an issue...
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    My pre-ride for longer rides is a jumbo sausage...

    My pre-ride for longer rides is a jumbo sausage and cheese kolache and 8-12 oz of 2% milk about 1.5-2 hrs before the ride. Afterwards...chocolate milk.
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    Of the 4 people I know who started out riding...

    Of the 4 people I know who started out riding flat bar road bikes, 3 had severe hand numbness problems when they increased their ride distances above about 40-50 miles per day. One got a severe case...
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    What I love about watching races like Paris...

    What I love about watching races like Paris Roubaix is how often the top racers in the sport end up out in front having to do their own work and riding very hard. The TdF is great, but much of the...
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    Over a period of several years, I went through a...

    Over a period of several years, I went through a number of different saddles. In the end, I found that a more minimalist saddle with less padding was more comfortable to me than the big puffy gel...
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    If you are looking to eventually increase...

    If you are looking to eventually increase distance, I strongly recommend avoiding the flat bar bikes. As was said above, even with bar ends, you just don't have many hand positions and you will be...
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    Yep, Gig em! Class of 92.

    Yep, Gig em! Class of 92.
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    Yeah, I worried that the term punishment would be...

    Yeah, I worried that the term punishment would be taken the wrong way. I don't deliberately starve myself as if it will make a big difference on a day to day basis. But what I do is if I normally...
  11. As somebody who has MS and who will be riding in...

    As somebody who has MS and who will be riding in my 10th MS150 this weekend, I can tell you that the rides are invaluable, not only for raising money, but also for raising awareness. I am not sure...
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    Ricky, it isn't enough to just log what you...

    Ricky, it isn't enough to just log what you eat...if that was all you were doing, then I am not surprised you would lose focus. You need to start with a plan, a goal (preferably several including...
  13. Thread: Ms 150

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    Good luck all! Thank you all for riding and...

    Good luck all! Thank you all for riding and fundraising! Fairwinds and dry skies! If you go the Expo at the Omni this afternoon between 3:30 and 5:30pm, come by the "Because We Can" booth and say...
  14. Something that will help with the soreness in...

    Something that will help with the soreness in your legs after the ride is to stretch immediately after you ride while your muscles are still warm. Stretching for a good 5-10 minutes and hitting all...
  15. The main problem I see with that plan is by the...

    The main problem I see with that plan is by the time you add milk, a banana, peanut butter, and a couple of hard boiled eggs, you are talking about an 600-800 calorie smoothie. If you end up eating...
  16. Thread: Ms 150

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    Couple of other things to consider... 1. If...

    Couple of other things to consider...

    1. If you are a light sleeper or get disturbed easily by noises around you (i.e. snoring), bring some ear plugs for the overnight.
    2. Put your IDs and phone...
  17. Thread: Ms 150

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    I pack heavy, but I have a family member...

    I pack heavy, but I have a family member volunteering at our team tent who is driving our car with our stuff in it. If you are using the MS Society trucks, I think you are limited to 2 bags, but...
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    Something else that can cause excess hand...

    Something else that can cause excess hand pressure is having your saddle tipped too far forward. Before you spring for a new stem, try tipping the saddle nose up slightly and see if it relieves some...
  19. Thread: Ms 150

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    I have not taken the bus myself, but I really...

    I have not taken the bus myself, but I really doubt it will be that much of an issue. I don't think you necessarily need to get there way early or anything...I would just avoid arriving near the end...
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    Yep...was just telling my wife this am how glad I...

    Yep...was just telling my wife this am how glad I was not to be riding to Austin today and tomorrow with 20 mph NW winds.
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    What do you mean? The wind is current forecast...

    What do you mean? The wind is current forecast to be 15mph from the SSE! That is a tailwind! Who cares if there is a little rain on Sunday. You won't even notice it with a 15mph tailwind.
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    I have seen a few folks whose problem was that...

    I have seen a few folks whose problem was that their seat was too low. That caused their legs to come up too high at the top of their stroke and compress into their bellies. They would rotate the...
  23. Thread: Ms 150

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    I believe fhe waller start is a rolling...

    I believe fhe waller start is a rolling start...so you can start anytime you want after something like 8am.. Lots of space out there and lots of folks start fairly late there.
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    We get beer...and ice cream sandwiches!

    We get beer...and ice cream sandwiches!
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    Believe me, it will all feel worth it when you...

    Believe me, it will all feel worth it when you ride through Fayetteville on day 1 and when you get within a couple of blocks of the finish in Austin on day 2. I wish I could bottle the feeling I get...
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