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    "group ride" is not Italian for "race". Two...

    "group ride" is not Italian for "race". Two weeks ago when I was out of town I did a small group ride with a guy and his wife with the opposite problem. We kept the effort steady through rollers....
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    Sticky: Good idea 10 Wheels. Better idea would have been...

    Good idea 10 Wheels. Better idea would have been to get naked and crawl into the beer cooler. Not a pretty sight but highly effective. Might still be in there if I had tried it!
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    Today I'm recovering from yesterday. Yesterday I...

    Today I'm recovering from yesterday. Yesterday I rode 75 miles, 2800' of elevation, fixed gear in Texas heat. Spent as much time recovering in AC at store stops as on the road. Not one of my...
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    Sticky: yesterday I rode 75 miles, 2800' of elevation,...

    yesterday I rode 75 miles, 2800' of elevation, fixed gear in Texas heat. Spent as much time recovering in AC at store stops as on the road. Not one of my better ideas. Set a new record for Slow...
  5. I ride a Wabi with Rubino Pros as well-very...

    I ride a Wabi with Rubino Pros as well-very pleased. I'm as comfortable as on my geared road bkes.
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    StephenH you stated the issue better than I did. ...

    StephenH you stated the issue better than I did. I agree the heart of my cramping is fitness or lack of fitness for the level of ride on which I cramped. The more fit I am for the tempo and hills...
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    europa +1

    europa +1
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    "Don't grow old. Cramps get more frequent as you...

    "Don't grow old. Cramps get more frequent as you age."
    Yep. :cry: I will be 69 in a couple of months and live 70 miles north of Houston-hot and really humid. 25 years ago I lived and raced in...
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    I get EAI cogs from RG. $28

    I get EAI cogs from RG. $28
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    +1 for getting a trainer to ride. great for bad...

    +1 for getting a trainer to ride. great for bad weather,and avoiding riding in the dark but also good for easy rides, and very hard intervals.
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    your are not going to loose weight riding. ...

    your are not going to loose weight riding. weight loss will be through a careful eating plan off the bike. get professional help for such plan. Ride as often as you can building up base miles such...
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    lol as I reach for another double espresso!

    lol as I reach for another double espresso!
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    Have to pick up my wife from the airport tonight....

    Have to pick up my wife from the airport tonight. She is coming from NY. She was to arrive at 9:40, then I got a text it will be 10:47, then another text it will be 12:00 midnight and a text a few...
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    I think the answer(s) is some or all of the last...

    I think the answer(s) is some or all of the last three post above. I think two main factors are you need more recovery from the long ride and you need to learn what an "easy" ride is. It will be...
  15. Like TT I also have a Scandium Lightning and like...

    Like TT I also have a Scandium Lightning and like it a lot. In the last three months I've done three centuries on it. I also have a custom steel road frame and a Ti frame. I find the Scandium just...
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    rode 2/10 of mph faster with adverse wind...

    rode 2/10 of mph faster with adverse wind direction on a out and back course with rollers. may be the shorter cranks or motivation-quien sabe but the shorter cranks didn't slow me down.
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    Sticky: Rode Violent Crown club's Bagel Ride today. At...

    Rode Violent Crown club's Bagel Ride today. At the stop 5 of us turned around to do the "short ride" which was 60 miles. 25+riders did 75/80 miles. Averaged 19.5 for 50 miles and 19 for the 60....
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    I just spent a ton of money going from 170 to 165...

    I just spent a ton of money going from 170 to 165 to reduce amount of knee angle at top of stroke. I have realy short legs or I wouldn't have spent the money. Don't know if it will make a...
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    BTW Luis my wife and I and some friends are...

    BTW Luis my wife and I and some friends are spending two weeks in Alaska beginning September 1. We are taking an extra day to see Vancouver-looking forward to seeing your city.
    Mike
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    just got Sugino 75s 165mm installed yesterday but...

    just got Sugino 75s 165mm installed yesterday but haven't had chance to ride yet. I think they will work better for me riding fixed. Riding a geared bike the 170s feel fine. I guess shifting with...
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    Like TT I have the old model Wabi Lightning in...

    Like TT I have the old model Wabi Lightning in 650c. It fits me fine except the drop from saddle to bars is substantial and I have to use a stem with substantial rise. I also bought a quality, but...
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    I'm a lot shorter than you-5'5". I have been...

    I'm a lot shorter than you-5'5". I have been riding 170s same as my geared road bikes. I've done several centuries on the 170s and lots of 50+ mile rides and didn't have any problems but did a 100...
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    Sticky: Thanks "M.B.". Did 2:10 hours on the trainer...

    Thanks "M.B.". Did 2:10 hours on the trainer yesterday watching the Tour. I was keeping effort/heart rate in lower endurance zone except when the race would get exciting I would get carried away...
  24. The bearings in my rear Joytech hub lasted just...

    The bearings in my rear Joytech hub lasted just a couple of months. The front hub has held up fine. As to the RPM count-got to think of something sitting on the bike forever. :D
  25. One of these from The Scrod. Sugino 75 track...

    One of these from The Scrod. Sugino 75 track crankset | Retrogression I'm 5'5" and have always used 170 cranks on my road bikes. I've been riding 170 on my Wabi-I ride it on the road not tack. ...
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