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    Lower Back Tightens Up

    Anyone ever experience lower back tightening when putting in hard efforts on the bike? It has been happening to me lately. I have a history of disc issues in my lower back - and have poor...
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    Thanks for the advice! I have decided to take the...

    Thanks for the advice! I have decided to take the job. I just can't risk being unemployed in the next 6 months. I will buy a beater Honda Civic and suck it up and make the commute. A house in the...
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    The new location would be Salt Lake City -...

    The new location would be Salt Lake City - excellent riding and huge climbs anytime I wanted. I lived there for 4 years as a college student and loved it. The market is good - My house would probably...
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    Job Changes and Cycling...

    Ok guys/gals - I need some input from a cyclist's perspective on a job change. I currently work for a financially unstable place that could go out of business by the end of the year. The schedule is...
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    Got in 100 miles this week. Got 30 in yesterday...

    Got in 100 miles this week. Got 30 in yesterday and another 25 in today. Pretty sad that I am sore, but that's what I get for slacking the last month. Nice ride to Utah Lake and back was my favorite...
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    374289 Nice day for a ride yesterday.

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    Nice day for a ride yesterday.
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    Thanks for the help guys. I think I do need to...

    Thanks for the help guys. I think I do need to work on my short term power numbers. I have always been terrible at the shorter efforts. Losing weight will obviously help too - I've never been able to...
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    This year I did the Crusher in the Tushar - 6...

    This year I did the Crusher in the Tushar - 6 hours and I did the Tour of Park City - 163 miles in 9 hours.
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    Isn't it possible to get faster without doing a...

    Isn't it possible to get faster without doing a lot of racing? Best case scenario is that I can do a crit every other week over the summer - but is that really going to prepare me for a 5-hour long...
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    The numbers are coming from my Kurt Kinetic Rock...

    The numbers are coming from my Kurt Kinetic Rock 'n Roll and TrainerRoad.com. Been riding for 5 years - about 7,000 miles per year.
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    What are my weak areas?

    I'm starting to plan for the 5 months I get to spend on the trainer starting in November. I don't have a power meter - but I do use trainerroad. Here are my power numbers from the end of my trainer...
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    Winter Training Help

    I've been riding for about 5 years now. I live in Utah - so I have to resort to the trainer November-April. My target race next year is the Crusher in the Tushar - which is about 70 miles long and...
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    I've also lost 25 pounds - so I am down to 160....

    I've also lost 25 pounds - so I am down to 160. I'm sure that helps too, but I am still too fat for this sport. I've worked on the diet too. I have to calorie count - I have the metabolism of a snail.
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    Cycling: It's good for you.

    I started cycling in 2009 after getting some alarming news about my cholesterol levels. My LDL was 199 and HDL was 39. Pretty crappy numbers for a guy in his mid-20s. I was a little overweight, but...
  15. I guess sometimes you shouldn't say "Good Morning".

    Passed another cyclist on my way to work today. I was trying to be nice and said a friendly "Good Morning" as I passed on the left with plenty of room. He had a mirror on his handlebars so I assumed...
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    For your reading pleasure

    Found this funny comic on running this morning. I think it applies to a lot of us here if you replace running with cycling. I identify most with the feed and vanity.

    Enjoy!
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    Tour de Park City in Utah

    Tour de Park City in Utah
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    Road Tires on Gravel and Dirt

    I just found out a 157 mile race I am doing in 3 weeks has a 6 mile section of gravel and dirt that was mentioned nowhere until now. I was planning on riding my 23mm GP4000s until I heard about this...
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    I've been wondering too...to go from yesterday's performance to looking like he will lose 15 minutes today...
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    No problemo - Glad the coupon worked out for you!...

    No problemo - Glad the coupon worked out for you! Get out and ride!
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    Can you use the 15% off any single item coupon at...

    Can you use the 15% off any single item coupon at the top of the page? That brings it down to $765.
  22. Thread: June Distances

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    My biggest month ever - 1305 km. I upped my...

    My biggest month ever - 1305 km. I upped my training this month to prepare for The Crusher in the Tushar. Lost 9 pounds over the month too. I'm hoping to get down to 160 lbs - only 3 more pounds to...
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    In the saddle most of the way, occasionally I...

    In the saddle most of the way, occasionally I will stand to get comfortable or help with some of the steeper sections. I go between hoods and tops while climbing, probably never us the drops.
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    I know Strava isn't very accurate with power...

    I know Strava isn't very accurate with power numbers, but I did the same climb earlier in the week before the fit- I averaged 245 watts for 31 minutes. After the fit it took 268 watts to cut it to 29...
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    I am 30 years old, weigh 165 lbs, and I am 5'10"....

    I am 30 years old, weigh 165 lbs, and I am 5'10". I have terrible flexibility and lower back issues (herniated L4/L5 about 5 years ago). I get some tightness in my back while doing long extended...
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