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  1. I couldn't have done it in my 50's, but I'm in...

    I couldn't have done it in my 50's, but I'm in better shape now. I went to Clermont last night an went up the front and back of Sugarloaf 5 times. It is short, but definitely steep. Going downhill...
  2. I'm in. Closest room I could find was 4 miles...

    I'm in. Closest room I could find was 4 miles outside of town. Have been training in Clermont. Up and down front and back of Sugarloaf last night 5 times...only 1749 feet of climbing in 16.38...
  3. I have registered. I did the Clean Air in March,...

    I have registered. I did the Clean Air in March, and the Tour de Melon in June. Both were nice rides that were flat and fast. Doing 6 Gap (approx. 11,200 feet of climbing) the week before and then...
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    I love Castelli Men's Free Aero Race Bib Shorts. ...

    I love Castelli Men's Free Aero Race Bib Shorts. I just bought my second pair, and I like them more than my Body Paint bibs. On sale around $159.
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    Come on down!

    Come on down!
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    It was a 28 mile ride. I'm normally a 18-22 mph...

    It was a 28 mile ride. I'm normally a 18-22 mph group rider, and 17-20 alone. I nearly always have tired legs, but I had ridden 41 miles the day before (21 at a 20-22 group pace and 20 solo at at...
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    Butt Kickens!!!

    I've been trying to find some early morning weekday rides and have gone with two different groups the last couple of weeks. The one group goes exactly my speed of 20-23 mph and rides through a very...
  8. I've got 3500+ miles on my Di2 and love it. ...

    I've got 3500+ miles on my Di2 and love it. Front chain ring shift is just as easy as the cassette.
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    My son and his 3 kids (half of my 6 grand kids)...

    My son and his 3 kids (half of my 6 grand kids) came to Yankeetown and we did an easy 25 miles on the barge canal trail. What a view of the Gulf of Mexico at the end.

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    Then back to...
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    387698 My son and me on Father's Day 2014 near...

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    My son and me on Father's Day 2014 near Yankeetown, Florida.
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    Great looking jersey.

    Great looking jersey.
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    I constantly have sore legs. I ride 150-200+...

    I constantly have sore legs. I ride 150-200+ miles a week, I turn 64 in three weeks, I am a little below my ideal weight, and have had a hard time keeping my weight up. I eat healthy,...
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    Classic Cycling on 6/13/14. Castelli has/had a...

    Classic Cycling on 6/13/14. Castelli has/had a 20% off (CAST14) on all 2014 cycling apparel.
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    Just ordered a pair of these: Castelli...

    Just ordered a pair of these: Castelli Evoluzione Bib Short 2014 for $71.96 including shipping. I love Castelli.
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    As long as it wasn't too steep I'd love a...

    As long as it wasn't too steep I'd love a downhill Century. My advice would be to go for your goal of 4:30...if you don't make it, train longer and harder, and go for it again.

    We did a FLAT...
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    My cadence is pretty high...I stay between 90-95...

    My cadence is pretty high...I stay between 90-95 most of the time, however occasionally as high as 100+, or as low as 85 on rolling hills.

    as far as getting in for a physical, I was lucky to get...
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    Blood work in 5 weeks, physical on August 8th. ...

    Blood work in 5 weeks, physical on August 8th. Rode 21 miles this morning with 18.7 mph average through urban southern Orlando with a sprint towards the end to 28.5 mph on Orange Avenue with...
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    First I am going to get a new battery and try it....

    First I am going to get a new battery and try it.

    Second I am going to schedule a physical. My insurance plan pays for one every two years, and it's been about 5-6 years since I've had one. ...
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    I bought a Cateye like my computer. There is no...

    I bought a Cateye like my computer. There is no jumping around of numbers. I think I'll set up a physical with my doctor.
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    Rode my daily 25 mile training ride with HRM. My...

    Rode my daily 25 mile training ride with HRM. My legs are a little tired since I did a century Saturday (18.9 mph) and a 28+ mile recovery ride Sunday (17 mph). So I wasn't up to doing my usual...
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    I just took my pulse, and got 45 sitting at my...

    I just took my pulse, and got 45 sitting at my desk and on my 3rd large coffee (if that matters). So maybe the monitor is not that far off.

    When you say increasing my "threshold," what are you...
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    Usefulness of Heart Rate Monitoring???

    I finally bought a heart rate monitor that supposedly feeds to my Cateye Stealth 50 computer. It took me almost an hour to figure out how to "pair" it with the computer, after which, while sitting...
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    Did my second century yesterday. Flat, windy and...

    Did my second century yesterday. Flat, windy and HOT. Averaged 18.9 mph on bike computer and 19.3 on Map my Ride phone app. Don't know why the difference. The start was pretty neat. It was in...
  24. Bill Millen was there with his bag pipes as well:...

    Bill Millen was there with his bag pipes as well:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/world/europe/20millin.html?_r=0

    D-Day piper Bill Millin remembered with memorial in Normandy | Glasgow & West...
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    I know what happened...if you're like me, you...

    I know what happened...if you're like me, you gave up your freedom when you got married!

    I suggest you listen to your wife.
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