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    I agree. I initially bought a Sora/Tiagra bike...

    I agree. I initially bought a Sora/Tiagra bike when I was first getting into rec riding. I actually never had any problems with how the Soras shifted, but as I started racing and riding in my...
  2. Spot on! You as well? Just got back from CP...

    Spot on! You as well? Just got back from CP loops with teammate...22.9 mi, to be exact.
  3. 18-30 mi Tue-Fri; 45-60 Sat & Sun.

    18-30 mi Tue-Fri; 45-60 Sat & Sun.
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    SIPA kids were way, way cooler than us. :) I...

    SIPA kids were way, way cooler than us. :) I didn't get invited to any SIPA parties!
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    This. I wouldn't call my office environment...

    This. I wouldn't call my office environment "competitive" per se, but obviously everyone wants to be staffed on the good deals. The senior attorneys coordinate the staffing, and you can bet that...
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    Broing -- your office is doing it wrong! Around...

    Broing -- your office is doing it wrong! Around here all you really need is a healthy enjoyment of beer, interest in sporting events optional but very, very helpful.
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    This is also the case at my company. I work at a...

    This is also the case at my company. I work at a large corporate law firm, and have never felt at all slighted because of my gender. However, I do have a personality suited for broing down with the...
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    ToC definitely felt like a rite of passage, but a...

    ToC definitely felt like a rite of passage, but a pretty awesome one. Gotta get more fitness and improved chase-group skillz, but did the best I could with what I had, and feel like my results were...
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    People invite themselves into my team's paceline...

    People invite themselves into my team's paceline pretty frequently. I'm always baffled, because, I wouldn't join up with a random group of people walking down the street as a group....
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    Poll: Grew up riding a bike and commuted a bit in...

    Grew up riding a bike and commuted a bit in college, but nothing serious. I occasionally daydreamed about how cool it would be to race bikes when I'd see an acquaintance's pictures on facebook, but...
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    The deal that's been keeping me crazy-busy died,...

    The deal that's been keeping me crazy-busy died, so Catskills is officially not-canceled!

    Also, I (unintentionally) painted my toenails Celeste this weekend. Didn't realize why the color looked...
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    For NYC-ers, it's pretty easy to head over the GW...

    For NYC-ers, it's pretty easy to head over the GW Bridge on weekends, and get long training rides in that way. In the mornings during the week, most just head to Central Park to do laps around the 6...
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    Best advice I've been given about leg/foot...

    Best advice I've been given about leg/foot position while pedaling -- pretend you are balancing a beanbag on your foot while pedaling.

    Also +1 to one-leg drills.
  14. What will your training regimen be like/based on?...

    What will your training regimen be like/based on?

    I was in a similar predicament earlier this season, and decided to max out my budget on a bike that I should be completely happy with for multiple...
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    Great week of racing for you! Congrats! I was...

    Great week of racing for you! Congrats! I was in the CRCA race today also, and I think I just realized that we met last week after reading your report! Awesome work from you and your team -- today...
  16. I just can't get past the SEVEN cassettes....

    I just can't get past the SEVEN cassettes....
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    Ugh. Senior associate told me there's a pretty...

    Ugh. Senior associate told me there's a pretty good chance I will not be able to get out of town for Tour of the Catskills (in the same conversation: "Expect a 100-hour week next week, and oh yeah,...
  18. This makes me miss being utterly impermeable to...

    This makes me miss being utterly impermeable to hangovers, as I was until I hit 25. I don't think I appreciated it enough then....
  19. This happens to be my training plan for this...

    This happens to be my training plan for this Sunday's race.
  20. Squats and deadlifts, once a week in-season. As...

    Squats and deadlifts, once a week in-season. As mentioned above, this is to help with sprinting and general leg strength for getting out of the saddle on climbs, etc.
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    It seemed like a strange day. I talked to some...

    It seemed like a strange day. I talked to some guys I know in the 4s, and they said that their field felt sketchier than usual, too...lots of braking and jumpiness, and there was a broken...
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    Yeah, I heard that the race was 100% fine after...

    Yeah, I heard that the race was 100% fine after the first lap, which was a relief to find out after the way that first lap went.
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    Ugh, it was not a fun day in the park. Open 3/4...

    Ugh, it was not a fun day in the park. Open 3/4 race meant that there were a lot of newer racers, some of whom had never raced in the park before. I'm a new racer myself, but I at least like to...
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    She was in the FIRST crash in the first lap, I...

    She was in the FIRST crash in the first lap, I was in the second crash in that same lap. I saw her afterwards and was glad to see she walked away -- it was a pretty scary crash. She looked a little...
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    Harlan -- I met you (very briefly) and your...

    Harlan -- I met you (very briefly) and your parents and brother's fiancee (for a bit longer), after I crashed out of the sketchy, sketchy women's 3/4 field and had time to hang around and chat...
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