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    I didn't know about co-ops. Looks like we have...

    I didn't know about co-ops. Looks like we have two in the area. Thanks.
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    Beginner Maintenance Training

    I had a wonderful time today. My LBS gave me a couple hours of one-on-one time with one of their bike techs who taught me how to fix a flat, adjust my brakes, dust the derailleurs, and perform...
  3. Poll: I have a 7.5x I got a few years ago as a trail...

    I have a 7.5x I got a few years ago as a trail (paved) bike and a way to get some basic exercise. It is a great bike t get reacclimated to cycling and for casual rides. I also find as I taught my kid...
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    Now I have to worry about killer birds? I thought...

    Now I have to worry about killer birds? I thought bugs were enough. ;)
  5. Thread: Dehydration

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    Appreciate all the experiences and feedback. What...

    Appreciate all the experiences and feedback. What struck was not even considering or knowing that the symptoms were indicators of a lack of water. I will never leave home again without it and I will...
  6. Thread: Dehydration

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    Dehydration

    Today I went for a short ride. Didn't think I would need to bring the water bottle. Figured I would just be out for 30-45 minutes. The 90 degree weather didn't feel that hot. (Our first really hot...
  7. Great resource. Thanks. I have been trouble...

    Great resource. Thanks. I have been trouble finding clothes that are comfortable and don't look awful on me.
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    As a new cyclist, that is both really impressive...

    As a new cyclist, that is both really impressive and terrifying! Thank you for sharing.
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    Yes. I am sorry I didn't follow up. Yes, quite a...

    Yes. I am sorry I didn't follow up. Yes, quite a bit. I have been learning how to use my gears more efficiently, and I think my endurance has increased quite a bit relative to where I started. Thanks...
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    Thanks. Since dumping the underwear... so far so...

    Thanks. Since dumping the underwear... so far so good. But, I am doing a lot more laundry these days. ;)


    LOL
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    This is extremely useful advice. Thanks, BigFred.

    This is extremely useful advice. Thanks, BigFred.
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    So, two weeks later. I have been biking just...

    So, two weeks later. I have been biking just about everyday. (Time off for work). I have lost 8 lbs to date and have really enjoyed ramping up the new habits. I have made some additional observations...
  13. Thread: 100lbs lost.

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    Fantastic! That is definitely inspirational!

    Fantastic! That is definitely inspirational!
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    These have been extremely helpful answers....

    These have been extremely helpful answers. Thanks. As a large guy, 250 lbs. in my forties (although down 8 already since starting to ride more seriously), I am very concerned that a fall will lead to...
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    Recommended Clipless for the New Guy

    I would appreciate some advice. I have been getting a lot more comfortable on my bike and have changed my mind. I would like to advance to a Clipless system. I am, frankly, afraid of falling, and the...
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    These are great flip side (experienced)...

    These are great flip side (experienced) additions! Thanks.
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    As a fellow new guy, I can't emphasize enough the...

    As a fellow new guy, I can't emphasize enough the value of the LBS. I didn't know what I didn't know and the shop really focused on educating me before selling me (ultimately the same thing in this...
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    Thanks for all the kind words. This is really...

    Thanks for all the kind words. This is really fun, and I am enjoying the process of learning all the different aspects of the sport. We have a couple great LBSs (that I know of) and both offer...
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    Observations from a Newbie

    I am a beginning road rider. Just got my first road bike a few days ago. I am way out of shape, but so far, having fun. These were some thoughts running through my head during my ride today. Pardon...
  20. I brought the bike home today. Fast! So much...

    I brought the bike home today. Fast! So much faster than my Trek!

    http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww196/msrthiagi/49f7c229.jpg
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    This is great information and experiences....

    This is great information and experiences. Thanks.

    Boy, I am definitely not the quality rider to merit the effort and risk to my bike. It's just hard to stay in shape when you live on the road. I...
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    Thanks for all the input. Extremely helpful. I...

    Thanks for all the input. Extremely helpful. I have to confirm, but it looks like United won't charge extra for the off size given my flier status. Are their hard cases anyone recommends?
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    Thanks. Appreciate the feedback. The dealer talked me into (easily) upgrading the tires to 25mm and I got a pair of Axiums.
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    Traveling with a Bike

    As the resident newbie, please excuse my dumb questions. I searched, but missed anything out there.

    I travel quite a bit. It would be nice to take a bike with me when I go for more than a week at...
  25. Interesting. Thanks. It is Old Stock. I will deal...

    Interesting. Thanks. It is Old Stock. I will deal more. $200 off seemed reasonable and given the new ones are $300 more. I'll push a bit. I think he knows he has a neophyte in front of him. The...
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