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    I had manager approval to bring my bike up the...

    I had manager approval to bring my bike up the freight elevator to my 6th floor office but within a day I was notified by my my manager that the building management would not allow it.
    I asked "why"...
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    tahoe_girl, that is good advice especially for...

    tahoe_girl, that is good advice especially for women. It favors the strong glute muscles and puts less stress on kneecaps.
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    I ride relatively better in winds than a thinner...

    I ride relatively better in winds than a thinner person of my peer group.
    As an Athena, I am naturally aerodynamic with rounded frontal surfaces and fewer/smaller open spaces between arms legs...
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    I ride for fitness, friendships, fun, and to see...

    I ride for fitness, friendships, fun, and to see what kind of stuff I am made of.
    My rides vary but most rides include some time trial pacing, and trying to be fast on a few flat/downhill strava...
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    The really tall 200+ rider and the short 200+...

    The really tall 200+ rider and the short 200+ rider will still have valuable information to share on what kind of wheels their bike needs, where to find large-sized clothing, how to appropriately...
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    You'll be fine pace-wise. On 90 minute...

    You'll be fine pace-wise.

    On 90 minute rides you don't usually need to worry about some of the things that can hit hard on longer rides.
    Make sure you drink during the ride. Don't start...
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    my 2c Decide how intense and far you want to...

    my 2c
    Decide how intense and far you want to ride (easy, medium, hard, agony) and establish a breathing rhythm that accommodates that level of effort.
    For me, an easy ride means I can talk and am...
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    I've noticed a speed difference about 1mph...

    I've noticed a speed difference about 1mph between riding armadillo tires and the conti 4000 gps.

    I believe that good equipment can help a rider with poor pedaling technique more than a rider...
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    It takes me about 5 minutes in the morning to...

    It takes me about 5 minutes in the morning to throw my bike computers into a mesh bag, throw that into a backpack with shoes, clothes, throw helmet and other gear into a drawstring bag, then get...
  10. With the tailwind, you don't get the full benefit...

    With the tailwind, you don't get the full benefit of extra speed due to the increased drag.
    You are more slowed by the headwind than you can make up with the tailwind.
    That's assuming that the...
  11. Headsweats skull cap in the summer, PI...

    Headsweats skull cap in the summer, PI transitions lycra cap in spring/fall, balaclava in winter.
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    Virtually all of my riding is in my Keen commuter...

    Virtually all of my riding is in my Keen commuter sandals clipped into MTB pedals (Shimano M540).
    Longest ride 73 miles, longest day 80 miles.
    I wear them in the winter with thick wool cycling...
  13. 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...
  17. 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. ...
  25. 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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