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  1. I'm not about to read 4 pages of this thread,...

    I'm not about to read 4 pages of this thread, but I wonder who's holding a *** to the OP's head forcing him to buy "over-priced" cycling swag?
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    No, not even close.

    No, not even close.
  3. I don't have time to regularly ride my age (68),...

    I don't have time to regularly ride my age (68), but I certainly do it in the vicinity of my November birthday and this spring I did 80 miles with ~6000' of climbing; more recently a "50 miler" of...
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    What attributes of a bicycle cause one to "fall...

    What attributes of a bicycle cause one to "fall in love"? Paint? DI2 versus tried-n-true? I assume were talking road bikes as opposed to "I bought a hybrid and have now decided I love recumbents"....
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    I've got a good life, but occasionally fantasize...

    I've got a good life, but occasionally fantasize about living in a condo, sleeping in, riding every day. Then I wake up, feed the horses, walk the dog, fix fences, disc the pasture, ...., but it...
  6. 68+ here. Dropped 20 lbs since retirement; I'm...

    68+ here. Dropped 20 lbs since retirement; I'm sitting at a comfy 180 lbs at 6' tall. Not on any medication. Have had a few pre-cancerous skin things dealt with. Wouldn't mind a bit more...
  7. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: I'm in my late 60's and could do a relatively...

    I'm in my late 60's and could do a relatively flat century, but flat rides are just killers. I'd rather do/attempt a hard 100K, maybe 6000' of climbing, then plant my rear in the saddle on flat...
  8. Poll: I try to use common sense? Since I retired and...

    I try to use common sense? Since I retired and not traveling I'm eating better, average 1 beer/month give or take, have been eating more fruit. I'm not big on deserts, but have a weakness for the...
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    Duct tape is an excellent frame protector.

    Duct tape is an excellent frame protector.
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    Sticky: 47 miles with about 2200 feet of climbing. This...

    47 miles with about 2200 feet of climbing. This 2x/week riding isn't getting it done!
  11. I have a Volagi Liscio which was originally...

    I have a Volagi Liscio which was originally equipped with the BB7s. The BB7s worked fine and I don't recall any particular problem with adjustment or squealing (unlike on our tandem). Removing and...
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    Barfly early adopter here. Big improvement over...

    Barfly early adopter here. Big improvement over a stem mount. Before Barfly hit the market I had been using one of the accessory bar mounts; this worked fine for my 705, but didn't hold the 800...
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    Eagle Encounter

    I was doing a climb up a dead-end ranch road a few days ago. This road was maybe 15' wide with steep slope on the left and a drop off on the right with trees and shrubs. I encountered a very, very...
  14. Skill degradation or caution of the medically...

    Skill degradation or caution of the medically under-insured?
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    Sticky: 42 miles with a bit of climbing. I'm stuck in a...

    42 miles with a bit of climbing. I'm stuck in a one ride/week mode as I readjust to an uptick in my consulting hours, home projects and a new hobby. I'm shooting for 3x next week and 80+ miles
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    Sticky: Got in 29 miles yesterday with a few thousand...

    Got in 29 miles yesterday with a few thousand feet of climbing. I don't know how I can be so busy in retirement, but I'm only riding every 2-3 days so I try to get in 30+ miles when I do ride.
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    To each his/her own. If you live in Florida you...

    To each his/her own. If you live in Florida you can get by with one brake, maybe no brakes whatsoever. If you weigh 140 lbs, no sweat on descents. My personal experience with discs at 200 lbs is I...
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    Two factors I didn't mention in my original post ...

    Two factors I didn't mention in my original post About the time I retired we adopted a dog (found wandering in the street, couldn't find the owner). I walk the dog 2x/day for about 1/2 hour each. ...
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    Post Retirement Weight Loss?

    Go figure? I had gotten down to 200+ riding 75-80 miles/week pre-retirement. I retired last November. While my mileage isn't really up I'm at least not traveling. I'm not dieting at all. I...
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    Sticky: I rode 29 miles today as a deferred recovery ride...

    I rode 29 miles today as a deferred recovery ride from last Sunday's very tough organized ride. 6 days without riding and I'm not sure I feel guilty. What gives?
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    Serendipitous that this thread should pop up...

    Serendipitous that this thread should pop up right now. I've just concluded I need to switch from SPDs to road pedals. I have good cyclocross shoes, but they are just not stiff enough and my feet...
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    Your're more coordinated than I am! 15% grade,...

    Your're more coordinated than I am! 15% grade, narrow, poorly paved ranch road no way could I turn around going downhill, but I envy folks who can.

    I actually don't think there is anything wrong...
  23. You need a basic fit, nothing too expensive. A...

    You need a basic fit, nothing too expensive. A small change to seat height +- can make a big difference to your knees.
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    I have a follow-up confession. While I do hate...

    I have a follow-up confession. While I do hate to stop I also don't get very good photo ops on the twisty ranch road climbs in my area. If I were doing a brand new climb in a beautiful area I would...
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    Stopping during a big climb, a bad habit?

    I find no matter the scenic vista that presents itself on a climb which tempts a photo opportunity I'm unable to stop. I look at stopping as a defeat of sorts. When my wife and I were riding the...
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