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    Carbon has too many advantages for the industry...

    Carbon has too many advantages for the industry to "return to metal". There will likely always be metal bikes as they are simple to build, rugged, relatively cheap and make good bike frames. But...
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    I think spinal fusion, or any back surgery for...

    I think spinal fusion, or any back surgery for that matter, has a high rate of customer (or patient) complaints. Its a difficult area to address. My mother had fusion in 1969 and it never bothered...
  3. I suspect you will have plenty of free time since...

    I suspect you will have plenty of free time since that is not a lot of milage per day. I am just getting into some touring and am certainly no expert but, I would think a better idea is to cycle...
  4. Thread: Low ferritin

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    You need to eat more red meat and dark green...

    You need to eat more red meat and dark green vegetables like Spinach, Kale, etc. Eat three hearty meals a day and do not purse any kind of fad diet. They will rob you of minerals like iron. ...
  5. Thread: Exhaustion

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    Sounds to me like you need more calories. Eat...

    Sounds to me like you need more calories. Eat a bowl of spaghetti or pasta with meat sauce for dinner and some chocolate for desert. I'm very leery of fad diets and, when you mention 5 meals a...
  6. I like the AWOL too, though I have not purchased...

    I like the AWOL too, though I have not purchased one yet. And I like the Vaya too. But I will agree that for around town, greenway, a bit of gravel, dirt or otherwise, I like the new Specialized...
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    I have read each and every post, considered the...

    I have read each and every post, considered the comments, and have done some research on the recommendations. I thank all who have responded.

    The target temp range is 70-80+ degrees at night...
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    I like the "liner" approach.....and maybe...

    I like the "liner" approach.....and maybe sleeping in the picnic shelter. These are good ideas. With regards to a sleeping bag, it appears even the lightest at REI are intended for cooler...
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    I'll be cycling VA down through Fl (not all on...

    I'll be cycling VA down through Fl (not all on one trip). So it will be hot. Thanks for the Neo Air and Quarterdome recs (and the sheet). I'll be going to REI this week. If it gets too...
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    Warm weather sleeping bags/pad

    I'm getting ready to do some light touring that involves sleeping in state parks mostly. From reading this forum, most sleeping bag/pad threads focus on cooler weather it seems. Can someone...
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    Agree, its poor value considering the cost and,...

    Agree, its poor value considering the cost and, the fact that for half the price you can get an new S-Works. And the standard S-Works Tarmac is a superb bike in every way. It would be nice to...
  12. Junk science. Eating balanced meals will...

    Junk science. Eating balanced meals will provide all the protein necessary for conversation to amino acids. If unsure about his diet then have your son just drink a glass of whey protein before...
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    What is your hemoglobin and hemotacrit numbers? ...

    What is your hemoglobin and hemotacrit numbers? Mine was 13.0 and 37.8 respectively the other day and needless to say, I'm not real happy. My doc still won't do anything. I get the same advice...
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    My threshold HR is 172. I can hang at this rate...

    My threshold HR is 172. I can hang at this rate for one hour, or close to it. 10 miles will not be much different since the time is almost too long for being anaerobic. Maybe a few beats over...
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    Your lungs generally have extra capacity. They...

    Your lungs generally have extra capacity. They can typically handle 30% more than your body - or cardio system can use (gaseous exchange). You shouldn't run out of breath if you're breathing...
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    I'm 63 and my max rate is 193. I have not been...

    I'm 63 and my max rate is 193. I have not been able to exceed that number before I start collapsing on the bike. Max HR is what you can do, and formulas are not accurate for the most part. We...
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    No, no difference other than colors. Same tire,...

    No, no difference other than colors. Same tire, same construction. Get the II and save money.
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    Unless you ride the mountains, you might not need...

    Unless you ride the mountains, you might not need the little ring. You can put a 32 cassette on the Ultegra drive train - and DA too - although the DA might require the slightly longer Ultegra cage...
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    As others have said, electrolyte pills generally...

    As others have said, electrolyte pills generally pay dividends on hot rides, or very long rides. So if you're in the saddle 5 hours then it might be prudent to take them according to Hammer's...
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    Sticky: I tried signing up for it several months ago and...

    I tried signing up for it several months ago and it was sold out. It went fast this year.

    Rode the three humps with our local club today. 52 miles and 5900' of climbing. Super nice day. ...
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    I'm sorry that I had to miss this ride this year....

    I'm sorry that I had to miss this ride this year. The Thunder Ridge climb is the longest contiguous climb on the entire Parkway. And those 5 or 6 sharp rollers will hurt if you're riding it hard....
  22. Thread: warm up

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    Ideally about 7-10 miles for me.

    Ideally about 7-10 miles for me.
  23. I read the article when my magazine arrived. I...

    I read the article when my magazine arrived. I could connect with their descriptions of the riding area, since I've ridden around there too....though not as much as you. But it makes me look...
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    I own an S-Works Roubaix, and S-Works Tarmac,...

    I own an S-Works Roubaix, and S-Works Tarmac, Prevail helmet, gloves, socks, warmers, and I intend on buying the SL5 Tarmac toward the end of this year (when they become available). While waiting...
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    In addition, formulas for max HR are only...

    In addition, formulas for max HR are only estimates and they generally are low estimates. It will take a performance lab or, a competitive situation to find your max HR. If your arms are not...
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