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  1. Thread: Need advise

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    OP you may find even if the temperatures are...

    OP you may find even if the temperatures are high, conditions will be OK for a moderate-paced ride once the sun starts lowering.
    Try it about 2 hours before sunset.
    Pre-hydrate, take plenty of...
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    I don't worry about BB damage or structural frame...

    I don't worry about BB damage or structural frame damage. I do believe there is less scratching and scuffing if the bike isn't sliding around and bouncing on the rubber floor mats in my Honda...
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    I use a foam pool noodle to cushion my bike under...

    I use a foam pool noodle to cushion my bike under handlebars and bike rear. It avoids wear on the bar end plug and bartape, and keeps the bike from bouncing on bumpy roads.
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    Same here. I wear my Keen SPD sandals on the nice...

    Same here. I wear my Keen SPD sandals on the nice new hardwood floors and ceramic tile at my house with no issues whatsoever. They don't snag on carpet. But on the driveway/sidewalk, it's crunch...
  5. Got my ride-your-age (58) done with bonus miles...

    Got my ride-your-age (58) done with bonus miles to survive 73 miles at the local Tour de Cure.
    The Rules allow us to rollover the extra miles to backfill missed rides in the past or use as comp...
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    Most of the things you can accomplish in 5 days...

    Most of the things you can accomplish in 5 days are wearing yourself out or dehydrating yourself. Do some easy rides just to get mr rump acquainted to mr saddle and make sure the bike equip is...
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    I think that the failures of LBS may be...

    I think that the failures of LBS may be associated with internet competition that doesn't have the overhead costs or services provided at bricks-and-mortar establishments.
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    I have the fantasies but reality keeps getting in...

    I have the fantasies but reality keeps getting in the way.
    I hate getting up early and riding in the cold and dark in morning rush hour traffic - there goes the daily early morning bikeride.
    Or...
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    I have MTB SPD pedals on my road bike. I wear...

    I have MTB SPD pedals on my road bike. I wear Keen bike sandals year-round all rides. The sandals have a stiff forefoot plate but flex enough to be comfortable off the bike.
    I've worn them on bike...
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    Hotter 'n Hell is a relatively flat course so you...

    Hotter 'n Hell is a relatively flat course so you won't suffer badly from a few extra pounds on the climbing.
    Heat/fluids/fuel management are generally easier at lower weights.
    Ability to ride in...
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    Sturdy D-rings to attach a shoulder strap ...

    Sturdy D-rings to attach a shoulder strap
    Excellent quality zippers and stitching.
    Durable fabric that is resistant to puncture, abrasion, sun fade, snags.
    Fabric is water resistant and doesn't...
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    I can't always judge the 3' clearance I need to...

    I can't always judge the 3' clearance I need to give cyclists and on higher speed roads, 6' is safer. My car has some pretty big blind spots.
    I also assume that any oncoming traffic is speeding. ...
  13. I don't have OP's exact problem - I wear a...

    I don't have OP's exact problem - I wear a contact lens - but would like to add some thoughts.
    First - some of my clubmates have clip-on lenses to go on their prescription glasses. Some have...
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    My parents were raised during the Great...

    My parents were raised during the Great Depression and had the mindset that healthy babies were well-fed and "pleasingly plump".
    My mom was convinced that a good mother should make sure that her...
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    Check to make sure your bike saddle is at an...

    Check to make sure your bike saddle is at an appropriate height. Usually they are set up too low which is tough on knees and robs your power/speed. Sometimes they are set up this way for new riders...
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    My personal experience is that I perform better...

    My personal experience is that I perform better and recover faster from intense rides with recovery-type refueling right after the ride, and with sport gels during the ride.
    By "intense" I mean...
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    Congrats on your achievement. Remember the 10%...

    Congrats on your achievement.
    Remember the 10% guideline to assure a gradual but steady progression with less chance of overload or injury.
    Progression is more than improving your muscle...
  18. So the 14 year old riding his bike to school has...

    So the 14 year old riding his bike to school has to carry an ID?

    We've had a cop scold us for riding more than 2 abreast -- but we weren't. We were not in a strict paceline format with everybody...
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    Everyone's definition of "birdbath" varies. ...

    Everyone's definition of "birdbath" varies.
    Mine means a full shampoo in the bathroom sink.
    Then move to a large stall with a lightly-soaped damp washcloth for a shoulders-to-toes scrubdown. ...
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    Never forget this moment. Remember how hard it...

    Never forget this moment. Remember how hard it was for you to get to this point.
    Then when you hit a few more milestones, look back and marvel at how you managed to stick with it at all.
    Some of...
  21. I crunched a squirrel. It darted out in front of...

    I crunched a squirrel. It darted out in front of me, stopped; darted off the road; then doubled back and tried to go between the wheels. I felt bad. It was gone 15 minutes later, something else ate...
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    I always carry water on every ride no matter what...

    I always carry water on every ride no matter what the distance. If I have to stop to fix a flat where there is no shade, water can be a necessity including pouring it on my head.

    I use Polar...
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    I wear a headsweats skullcap - very light wicking...

    I wear a headsweats skullcap - very light wicking mesh that protects top of ears and back of neck along with areas exposed by helmet vents. It is a light color and is comfortable.
    Keeping the sun...
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    At my work facility it would take more time to...

    At my work facility it would take more time to use the shower facilities than to do a sink shampoo/bathroom stall scrub.
    It is almost a mile walk inside the factory building between my desk and the...
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    I like the intensity of shorter faster rides. 1-2...

    I like the intensity of shorter faster rides. 1-2 hours.
    Slogging around for 5 hours in sweaty salt-crusted bike shorts lacks appeal.
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