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  1. Thread: Gearing ?

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    I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran...

    I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran fondos and training ...

    I have a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace with a 50/34 compact and 11-32 cassette. I use it mostly for training, and flatter long...
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    This article I posted on my website says it all...

    This article I posted on my website says it all ...



    Why I Ride
    A Story Of Recovery
    By Greg Bullock 2007

    When I was nine years old my parents were divorced and I began living nearly ten...
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    I use bars like Clif Bars, or oatmeal raisin...

    I use bars like Clif Bars, or oatmeal raisin cookies, brownies, peanut butter/banana sandwiches, ect.

    But, after about 100k I find it more difficult to eat on the bike, so I took an idea from my...
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    I look for hills, always have. Most of my life I...

    I look for hills, always have. Most of my life I lived in a hilly area and did climbing every time I was on the bike. About ten years ago I moved to a flater terrain. Now I have to ride to or drive...
  5. It's great to hear of other success stories. I...

    It's great to hear of other success stories. I know a lot of people have knee replacements these days. There are many hip replacement recipients out there also. The medical technology of joint...
  6. I have heard of people playing basketball and...

    I have heard of people playing basketball and doing non-competitive martial arts without any problems. It is about the reward for doing something you love verses risk to damage the prosthesis and...
  7. Tek-Knees Cycling with knee replacements

    I posted in long distance last fall about a project I started, Tek-Knees Cycling Project.

    I ride with double knee replacements. I am doing brevets, centuries and gran fondos. But, the intention...
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    I recently bought a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace ......

    I recently bought a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace ... Ultegra drive train and 105 brakes were stock. I added Weinmann DP wheels, and a Terry Fly saddle. I love the ride ... Reynolds CrMo frame. I am told...
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    I ride year round here in Central Jersey ......

    I ride year round here in Central Jersey ... except during snow and ice storms. Don't like cold rain either. Will use mountain bike on messy roads, if roads have been plowed.

    Layer the wardrobe,...
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    I haven't been that cold yet ... it's all about...

    I haven't been that cold yet ... it's all about the proper layering of outerwear. I ride into the teens with shorts and jersey too ... on top of that, I add a layer to trap my body heat, a layer to...
  11. I used to use a trainer for winter months, but...

    I used to use a trainer for winter months, but sold it after one season. I have a LifeCycle, where I can do mountains, intervals, whatever (except stand). I still ride outside until it gets into the...
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    I have been asked that question before ... and my...

    I have been asked that question before ... and my answer is "over 40 years". I began riding my uncles Schwinn Continental seriously, in 1970, doing 10 - 20 mile rides. A year or two later my...
  13. Anything that will help a driver look away from...

    Anything that will help a driver look away from other distractions around them, and notice me, I'm for. Hi-vis clothing might add that small percentage of visibility that makes a difference, when...
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    I am definitely a road cyclist ... I use cycling...

    I am definitely a road cyclist ... I use cycling jerseys on any ride over a few hours, where I need to carry extra food, tubes, ect.

    Both, my training and event bikes have the following ...

    I...
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    I ride steel and titanium. I've owned aluminum,...

    I ride steel and titanium. I've owned aluminum, test ridden carbon, and would not buy either.

    I own a Lynsky, and it is a dream bike.352245

    That's just me ... :thumb:
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    Seruis balaclava ... made of Polotec, with nose...

    Seruis balaclava ... made of Polotec, with nose and mouth vents, so my glasses don't get fogged up.

    http://www.seirus.com/snow-sports-detail/1380/?ltag=snow-sports-ByTag/clavas/
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    +1 351326 Lynsky R230. I built mine for...

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    Lynsky R230.

    I built mine for hilly century and 200k events ... would make a nice crit bike though. Very quick and responsive.
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    I'm 53 years old. I began cycling in 1970, had my...

    I'm 53 years old. I began cycling in 1970, had my first sports related (non-cycling) knee surgery in 1976. My second knee surgery (other knee) to repair a broken patella in 1982. I have always been...
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    350779 My 2011 Raleigh Record Ace, relaxing near...

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    My 2011 Raleigh Record Ace, relaxing near the falls at the Red Mill, in Clinton, NJ.
  20. I'm not a frame builder or a metallurgist ......

    I'm not a frame builder or a metallurgist ... but, I am an experienced cyclist, who owns aluminum, steel and Ti frames.

    My preference for comfort is steel. My Ti frame is second for comfort, but...
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    Made a massive difference in my life. I am back...

    Made a massive difference in my life. I am back to riding 200k events, training between 100 - 200 miles a week, and climbing well (for a Clyde). Yes, I can honestly say my knees are fine ... I do...
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    53 here ... I have arthritis in my neck,...

    53 here ... I have arthritis in my neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, back and ankles ... knees have been replaced, so they're fine.

    I ride year round ... once I got back on the bike from knee...
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    Shoe covers make a world of difference ... wool...

    Shoe covers make a world of difference ... wool socks, plastic bags, ect. help the shoe covers work better. But, shoe covers are the key. IMHO:thumb:
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    From the Ops description, it sounds to me like...

    From the Ops description, it sounds to me like something else is going on ... not related to bonking.

    The rule of thumb for "bonk" prevention; Eat before you are hungry, drink before you are...
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