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  1. I bought my Garmin 500 in 2011 and it still lasts...

    I bought my Garmin 500 in 2011 and it still lasts through a full ironman (ride+run) or for over a week of bike commuting. I bought it before I raced. Speed display for me was great for tracking my...
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    i think it's spelled shifter

    i think it's spelled shifter
  3. if you have a distended abdomen, bibs make oxygen...

    if you have a distended abdomen, bibs make oxygen intake easier by allowing your diaphragm to expand fully

    if you're curious what a distended abdomen looks like:...
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    sorry for the late response, guys. This was all...

    sorry for the late response, guys. This was all incredibly helpful though. I wore my bike shorts underneath my thermals today and it worked splendidly. Also ordering a set of the nashbar bib tights....
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    net tailwind would have to be greater then your...

    net tailwind would have to be greater then your forward velocity for that to work

    example you're going 45mph and have a 50mph tailwind, then catching more tailwind by sitting up would make you...
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    diet if you're riding a century but eating...

    diet

    if you're riding a century but eating burgers and ice cream after you're not doing yourself much good. I've ridden with guys who were very heavy eaters and drinkers, and they didn't stay with...
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    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/0...

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/050/504/came.jpg
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    looking for better cycling thermal tights

    Have noticed that my current set of thermal tights (under armor and nike pro combat) don't handle muscle swelling very well. They feel good when I first put them on, but after the first couple miles...
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    how many times did you felled?

    how many times did you felled?
  10. m'-clane, mec-lane, mi'clane, nevar macleen

    m'-clane, mec-lane, mi'clane, nevar macleen
  11. yes this looks familiar. Once I accidentally my...

    yes this looks familiar. Once I accidentally my whole front brake. Bike was never the same again
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    install it, stick it in your trainer, bear down...

    install it, stick it in your trainer, bear down on it with the force of a thousand waterfalls. sprint in the trainer pulling up on it. If it doesn't fail that abuse it probably won't fail on the road...
  13. i got an email update for this thread. This...

    i got an email update for this thread. This assessment is quite accurate. In addition to PT, foam rolling or trigger-point balling the vastus medialis, adductor magnus/longus, and gracilis, gets rid...
  14. Thread: foot pain...

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    if you keep the shoe too tight it collapses the...

    if you keep the shoe too tight it collapses the foot, putting pressure in areas of the foot that are not naturally designed to bear load

    shoes should be kept loose enough to have a tiny bit of...
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    among roadies and triathletes I see more trek and...

    among roadies and triathletes I see more trek and cervelo than anything else. Lots of cannondale as well
  16. Inner thigh cramping: research and personal findings

    Over the last 2 seasons I had been struggling with sudden inner thigh cramps (feel like spasms, very painful and immobilize the leg) that have onset around mile 60 of Z3 rides/races. Most of my...
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    Thanks everyone - your responses make a lot of...

    Thanks everyone - your responses make a lot of sense. I think I just need to shutup and ride.

    Will ease back into some long rides and then increase intensity. Hopefully I'll be stronger than before
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    heart weaker after 2 weeks off?

    Just got back from a vacation where I was able to do no training. My body ate some of my leg muscle, as I noticed a definite loss in size (but not tone), and my weight range is about 2 lbs lower than...
  19. DC area: Class-Action suit against Virginia DOT?

    For the last month, the Virginia Department of Transport had completely stripped various segments of Virginia Route 123 for repaving. The route is a major vein into DC for Northern Virginia...
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    it's a judgement call - if the intersection is...

    it's a judgement call - if the intersection is clear and the road is empty, I go for it.
  21. B, C, and D...I usually figure they are either...

    B, C, and D...I usually figure they are either pissed at me, or they are just over-correcting.

    My mother tells me that when she passes cyclists on single lane roads she does so as quickly as...
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    whatever...their cars are hard, my lawyer is...

    whatever...their cars are hard, my lawyer is harder
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    It's not about the loss of time - it's the fact...

    It's not about the loss of time - it's the fact that IF you were further ahead when she turned, she could have injured or killed you.

    Drivers like that get no sympathy from me.
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    I usually give them the finger...probably...

    I usually give them the finger...probably shouldn't.
  25. I commute daily about 35-40 miles (1 hour each...

    I commute daily about 35-40 miles (1 hour each way) - biggest issue is recovery and nutrition. You need to make sure your legs are in good working order each morning...consider also getting a light...
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