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  1. Timex Ironman performance monitor. No...

    Timex Ironman performance monitor. No interference.
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    Stop by the visitors center immediately after...

    Stop by the visitors center immediately after passing over the bridge on 158 entering into Kitty Hawk. Believe it is a right at the second set of traffic lights. They have free maps with bike routes...
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    If you're a heavier rider, above 180#, go with...

    If you're a heavier rider, above 180#, go with Zonda, lighter go Proton.
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    Tell her it increases your libido, endurance and...

    Tell her it increases your libido, endurance and stamina. :D
  5. Check out the Olmo Mercury or Millenium. Both are...

    Check out the Olmo Mercury or Millenium. Both are steel and smooth rides with the latter being the lighter and stiffer. www.redroseimports.com, www.repartocorse.com and www.eraprobike.com are sources...
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    Congrats on your new Olmo. As sportbiker said...

    Congrats on your new Olmo. As sportbiker said we're a rare breed anywhere but the bike always draws raves from other cyclists. Also stayed with steel and have the Millenium.
  7. There's one on Old Westport Road. Take a left and...

    There's one on Old Westport Road. Take a left and it's just off Rte 6/ State Rd. near the North Darmouth Mall. They are a Trek dealer. Also handles Colnago's. Believe it's named Dartmouth Cycles or...
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    I am a runner and a cyclist and do not use audio...

    I am a runner and a cyclist and do not use audio devices of any type, IPod, Disc player, radio, etc. All interfere with my situational awareness. Wind noise whistling through ones helmet is enough to...
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    I'm a Clydesdale too but weight is not...

    I'm a Clydesdale too but weight is not necessarily the main issue. Fit to and comfort for your butt is the concern. That said, some saddles have weight bearing limits.

    A good start may be to get a...
  10. + 1 on the Olmo. Millenium and Mercury are...

    + 1 on the Olmo. Millenium and Mercury are reasonable Olmo options.

    As Spunkmeister suggested, check the http://redroseimports.com site. Also check http://www.repartocorse.com for lots of...
  11. My Timex Ironman Perfomance Monitor works with my...

    My Timex Ironman Perfomance Monitor works with my Cateye CD300DW
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    Sent you a PM with the name of a certified fitter...

    Sent you a PM with the name of a certified fitter at Spokes Belle View. He uses a couple of "systems" along with "trial and error' of how you feel on your bike.
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    At the outset, I looked for a steel frame. Tried...

    At the outset, I looked for a steel frame. Tried Gunnar, Masi and Lemond and researched Italian frames e.g. Moser. DeRosa, Casati, Torelli etc. Many exceeded my budget and in others, the geometry was...
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    Ditto! Bought my bike here after email exchanges...

    Ditto! Bought my bike here after email exchanges and telephone conversations with the owner.
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    Great helmet. Tried several but liked the fit of...

    Great helmet. Tried several but liked the fit of the Pneumo best of all.

    The bad: those funky pieces of cushioning foam that kept falling off the helmet. Problem solved by using some good Scotch...
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    There's a number of formulas to out there to try....

    There's a number of formulas to out there to try. The one that is most accurate for me based on my observed results during hard exercise is: 205- half my age. For those under 40 try 208- half your...
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    Another vote for Time RXE or RXS.

    Another vote for Time RXE or RXS.
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    [QUOTE=puddin' legs]There are many drinks. Read,...

    [QUOTE=puddin' legs]There are many drinks. Read, research. Try different things. Not everything will work for you. Trail and error.QUOTE]

    Ditto........ As a marathon runner, I tried most energy...
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    Sticky: Finally manged to upload pics of my bike to an...

    Finally manged to upload pics of my bike to an image server. Here's one of my Olmo Millenium. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/roadrider62/OlmoBike0001.jpg
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    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/roadrider62...

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/roadrider62/OlmoBike0001.jpg
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    Don't know about Hydrafuel. But, the other two...

    Don't know about Hydrafuel. But, the other two can be found at most running shoe/runners stores. Performance also carries Accelerade, Endurox, GU etc..

    I experimented with lots of sport drinks...
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    Welcome Kerry! That's beautiful country out there...

    Welcome Kerry! That's beautiful country out there and many clubs have rides in that area of VA.
  23. As a new roadie, I'm interested in Bike...

    As a new roadie, I'm interested in Bike clubs/rides Potomac Pedalers sounds good as does Reston. I emailed National Capital Velo but got no reply. There's also DC Velo. THe latter two are racing...
  24. Welcome Pete from another Alexandrian just south...

    Welcome Pete from another Alexandrian just south of Old Town.
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    lol! What came to mind after I bought the bike...

    lol! What came to mind after I bought the bike was "SloMo" an appropriate term for me.

    The LBS mechanics who completed the bike's final assembly and tuning and the fitter volunteered favorable...
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