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    Thanks for the replies. As far as what I'm...

    Thanks for the replies.

    As far as what I'm looking for...I'd like something in between comfort and aggression. I don't want something too leisurely. When I ride, I like to get a workout but at...
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    Heavy Rider needs a road bike

    Thanks in advance for any comments!

    I've been riding for a few years and I'm pushing 300#. I started with a yard sale Trek 820 Hybrid I picked up for $60 and equipped it for city...
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    Well...

    I am almost 300# and I ride egg beater c pedals. I got them from ebay for about $57, found shoes on craigslist for $40. I ride these on my commuter. This is my second season with them and I...
  4. Well, the bench presses was just to give an...

    Well, the bench presses was just to give an indication on where I was in overall strength. I do other lifting, but just light legwork since I spend so much time biking I'm usually too tired or worn...
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    Sticky: I posted this elsewhere before I knew there was a...

    I posted this elsewhere before I knew there was a Clyde tri thread, and I'm too forum ignorant to figure out how to move it...please don't hate!

    So, I've been biking for a couple years. I'm 6'0,...
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    Sticky: Just got this bike, found it on craigslist got it...

    Just got this bike, found it on craigslist got it for $340 (no it's not stolen)! 1999 Quintana Roo Tequilo, Ultegra components, French made Michelin Carbons (look new), syntace aerobars. Was hardly...
  7. I'm a Clyde, and I want to do a triathlon...

    This may be better posted in the triathlon forum...let me know and I'll stick it over there if you think that forum would be better.

    So, I've been biking for a couple years. I weigh about 300#...
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    Tri bike on the bike path

    l was shopping for a road bike on craigslist but I found a tri bike ('99 Quintana Roo Tequilo Ultegra) that was hardly ever used, in fantastic shape, and the original chain and hardware was still...
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    New road bike....sort of

    So, I had a budget of $500 to spend on a new road bike which meant I would have to go used a la craigslist. I currently ride a Trek hybrid and get good mileage and speed on it, routinely taking 50...
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    Do I need more rest days?

    I've been riding about 2 months now and I commute to work/school Mon-Thurs (12-30 miles depending on the day) and take a long ride on Saturday (60-80 miles atm) averaging about 150 miles per week...
  11. Well, that's because I have tree trunks for legs,...

    Well, that's because I have tree trunks for legs, which can be a problem. I've torqued my chain a couple times causing stiff links during a ride which in turns causes a little skip. I'm just worried...
  12. My first metric century and other thoughts...

    I didn't realized I did it till I got home and my computer read 67.3 miles, 15.8mph average speed, 4:16 ride time (5 hours including stops). I even hit a new max speed on the flats at 33.2 mph. My...
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    Unless you shave your head like me :)....the wind...

    Unless you shave your head like me :)....the wind on my scalp!
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    Haha, yes, fat to muscle....spent too much time...

    Haha, yes, fat to muscle....spent too much time doing the other.
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    New to long rides, am I doing ok?

    I am currently in weight loss mode, lost a bunch, and still have quite a bit of weight to lose. I'm up to taking 50+ mile rides one day on the weekends in addition to my daily commutes.

    This...
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    Posted there first, but to no avail. So, I...

    Posted there first, but to no avail. So, I appeal to you road cyclists.
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    First road bike to compliment my commuter

    Posted this in another forum, but no response.

    I believe I'll have my commuter bike finished as soon as my waterproof panniers come in. It's an older Trek 820 MTB with 26x1.25 100psi tires with...
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    Need a road bike to compliment my commuter

    I believe I'll have my commuter bike finished as soon as my waterproof panniers come in. It's an older Trek 820 MTB with 26x1.25 100psi tires with strong wheels (I'm 6'0 300#, down from 328# and...
  19. Ah, so in other words quit whining and just do...

    Ah, so in other words quit whining and just do it. That's what I've been doing and it is starting to get easier.

    So add to the list of things I learned this week: I learned what HTFU means.
  20. Enlighten me, what is HTFU?

    Enlighten me, what is HTFU?
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    Be a bit rough with a side wind, though. Also,...

    Be a bit rough with a side wind, though. Also, what happens when he stops? I don't see any way to hold himself up or get his legs out. Prolly has to pull up to a tree and hope it falls that...
  22. Thread: Beer?

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    Funny you should mention that. I rode for a few...

    Funny you should mention that. I rode for a few hours today and when I got home I said to the wife: "Wife, let's go out. I really want a beer." So we did and I got a Leinenkugel's (sp) summer...
  23. I just finished my first week also. I learned...

    I just finished my first week also.

    I learned it takes just as long to cool down as it took me to ride there. (just bought some wicking stuff, see if that helps)
    I learned my headlight was not...
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    First half-century done...

    Wow what a difference gear made. I was riding on a brooks gel seat 2 weeks ago and my butt hurt way too much to go past 40 miles. Love my new B17 and after I arrived home at 54 miles in 3:47 I felt...
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    Bah! The wind! I rode about 12 miles of my 25...

    Bah! The wind! I rode about 12 miles of my 25 mile trip out with a headwind, then half the trip back it was blowing directly sideways. I was all set to get the wind behind me too.
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