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    For me at 73, it varies with how my lungs are...

    For me at 73, it varies with how my lungs are performing on a given day - I have asthma/mild COPD. A couple of puffs of my inhaler about 20 min before a ride help to get me going. This morning the...
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    1. Legacy Trail 2. Depends where you are...

    1. Legacy Trail
    2. Depends where you are commuting
    3. Check out smbc.us

    Sarasota has a very active cycling community catering for all tastes/abilities
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    In 60+ years of cycling and repair of countless...

    In 60+ years of cycling and repair of countless tubes, I have never had a correctly applied patch fail. Just sayin':)
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    Well, I stand corrected, but we weren't actually...

    Well, I stand corrected, but we weren't actually looking for bike shops. However, we didn't see any of those classic bikes you mentioned.
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    70+ is my age and "racing bike" in the olden...

    70+ is my age and "racing bike" in the olden days, at least in England, meant what we call today a "road bike." i.e. drop bars, multiple, normally derailleur, gears and fairly light weight. There...
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    Oh, I didn't realize you had racing bikes here 50...

    Oh, I didn't realize you had racing bikes here 50 years ago:-) Even 40 years ago on my first visit (DE, PA, CA) I didn't see a single one. In fact when we were in Pall Alto my wife said we should...
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    When I was a child, in the Middle Ages, 52/42 was...

    When I was a child, in the Middle Ages, 52/42 was the norm and I still have a TA crankset on the bench in my garage to prove it!
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    For a young guy like gif4445 (I'm 73), I would...

    For a young guy like gif4445 (I'm 73), I would have thought 11-34 with the 50-34 compact would be the first and least expensive alternative to try. That would give a 27 in low gear. He might need a...
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    Costco should be your first stop for buying. They...

    Costco should be your first stop for buying. They seem to have all the top brands and their prices are much lower than elsewhere.
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    I did, and in fact initially typed that, but...

    I did, and in fact initially typed that, but Americans can be very sensitive, so I changed it:)
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    Or try this ...

    Or try this http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/getting-around-london/london-cycle-hire-scheme I've seen them, but never used them. I think a Sunday would be the best day to ride,...
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    Are we talking about the same cuff?

    Are we talking about the same cuff?
  13. Thread: Woe is me

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    One of the symptoms is being unable to lift your...

    One of the symptoms is being unable to lift your arm to the side, horizontally, without severe pain in your shoulder.
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    Hope you weren't hurt. It can be very blustery...

    Hope you weren't hurt. It can be very blustery along the seafront, even in summer!
    Hope to meet you when we are in Brighton June-Sep. We have a Trek T2000 tandem there.
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    We have ridden our Tx2s over 1000 miles with no...

    We have ridden our Tx2s over 1000 miles with no problems and really like them. This is in contrast to the Topolinos we rode for about 1000 miles and had two cracked rims and a broken spoke with bills...
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    Timtruro-I live on Longboat Key - about 12 miles...

    Timtruro-I live on Longboat Key - about 12 miles long with a good bike lane each side. Good ride is from Bayfront, Sarasota, over Ringling Bridge (the only hill around and only 65ft high! Wide bike...
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    Weird indeed! However, if you suspect that it was...

    Weird indeed! However, if you suspect that it was submersed in salt water at some time, be very careful: some years ago, my son's steel Peugeot road bike blew into the dock at our marina. I managed...
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    Hi tandemtony - could I ask you to measure the...

    Hi tandemtony - could I ask you to measure the exact distance, center-to-center, between both bottom brackets on the T2000? Mine is in England and I'm thinking of upgrading to Gates when we go over...
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    Is English your second language?:)

    Is English your second language?:)
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    Well, presumably the vehicle would be travelling...

    Well, presumably the vehicle would be travelling too fast for the dog to grab you, but when a dog is chasing along the ground, the water bottle squirt is a good start toward fending it off.

    If you...
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    Agreed:)

    Agreed:)
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    Delta, this is what has worked for me in terms of...

    Delta, this is what has worked for me in terms of nutrition
    EATING FOR A CENTURY RIDE

    2 DAYS BEFORE
    LOAD UP ON CARBS: MEALS INCLUDING PASTAS, WHOLE GRAIN CEREALS, OAT BRAN, COUSCOUS, BROWN...
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    Beautiful, but what are the frame sizes as...

    Beautiful, but what are the frame sizes as conventionally measured from top of seat tube to center of bottom bracket?
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    Do you really have a pet Australian?:)

    Do you really have a pet Australian?:)
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    a) I thought it inadvisable to let a dog have its...

    a) I thought it inadvisable to let a dog have its head out of a car window at speed in case some flying object, like an insect or gravel should hit it in the eye. Isn't that commonsense?
    b) yes,...
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