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    Occasionally in Helena; like you, not for a while...

    Occasionally in Helena; like you, not for a while just yet. Since I carpool with my wife, I usually just take the bike to work for the day then ride the 15 miles home for a good workout without...
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    First of all, to everyone who has posted: you can...

    First of all, to everyone who has posted: you can do it! You all inspire me.

    I'm 5' 11.5", 46 years old, around 220 right now. My goals this year are to be under 190 by the end of summer, ride a...
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    Doesn't exist without pics. But it's going to...

    Doesn't exist without pics.

    But it's going to suck just having to look at it after your surgery. Heal well, get on the bike soon.
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    Love cycling; always have, since I rode my bike...

    Love cycling; always have, since I rode my bike across town to school in the third grade (only a mile, but it sure seemed long!) I can hardly wait to get my bike off the trainer and get started this...
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    Ooh! Pretty!

    Ooh! Pretty!
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    New bike for the brat!

    Picked up this little sweetheart for my 11-year old last night:

    http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t195/TreborSnave/bicycles/BROOKESBIKE.jpg

    She named it "Lulu" within a mile. :)
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    I'm using two-bolt SPD cleats (eggbeaters on both...

    I'm using two-bolt SPD cleats (eggbeaters on both bikes) that are adjusted to be under the ball of my foot. MTB shoes, laced. Numbness (and pain) starts at the pressure point under the ball of my...
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    My feet fall asleep!

    After about an hour of being clipped in, my feet fall asleep. After three hours, even with rest stops, the pain becomes incredible.

    I want to ride long distances, but when my feet hurt like...
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    5' 11" or 6', depending on my posture, and...

    5' 11" or 6', depending on my posture, and probably around 225 right now. I don't particularly care for climbs, but I'm too stubborn to quit going up once I've started.
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    Hey, hill climbing clydes!

    Just wondering what you all are running for rear cassettes? I just picked up a new set of wheels and need a shimano 9 or 10 speed cassette, but I've no clue what range of teeth I should get. ...
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    Hey, thanks Shimagnolo! I never knew something...

    Hey, thanks Shimagnolo! I never knew something like that existed!

    And you other guys have "field expedient" repair methods, too. That's great!

    Where were you on Saturday when all those other...
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    gaah! I hate flats!

    Doing an organized MTB ride last Saturday, I was on a long downhill when a rock cut through my sidewall. Got that fixed but with the inch-long cut couldn't air the tire up too much without bulging...
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    So, I took the wheel in to get a new spoke. The...

    So, I took the wheel in to get a new spoke. The shop charged me $28 for the spoke and truing the wheel.

    38 miles later - shortly after the turn-around in the metric I was riding - another spoke...
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    Hey Beanz! A) Traditional SS spokes. B) 36...

    Hey Beanz!

    A) Traditional SS spokes.
    B) 36 spoke, non-fancy wheel.
    C) Wheel was ridden by the friend I got it from as training up for and riding in numerous triathlons. I doubt it was ever...
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    Join the broken spoke club!

    Well, I broke my first spoke tonight. Rear wheel, drive side, about an inch and a half from the flange. I was almost to my turnaround point, powering up a hill - well, powering for me - when I...
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    Poll: +1. Have to do it 'cause I'm still in the...

    +1. Have to do it 'cause I'm still in the military, and I have to train for it.

    But I do not like it.
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    Darwin, you owe me a new keyboard.

    Darwin, you owe me a new keyboard.
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    I can relate to your sig! And good job on...

    I can relate to your sig!

    And good job on the weight loss.
  19. Gaaah! Or, how long do your tubes last?

    I was all psyched up to go for a ride this evening, but when I got the bike out the rear was flat. Turned out to be a crescent-shaped tear in the tube. Patched it and reinstalled, but while I was...
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    Hope that goes away soon, I have to drive through...

    Hope that goes away soon, I have to drive through there Thursday night.

    That storm should be hitting us this afternoon, I think.
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    Had my dessert first.

    Dessert? In this forum?

    Well, only as it applies to biking. You see, I treat downhills as my dessert, and I live near the top of a hill in a rural area. My driveway goes down to the main road...
  22. I use eggbeaters on both of my bikes, with MTB...

    I use eggbeaters on both of my bikes, with MTB shoes. Nashbar has some pretty good deals on multi-purpose shoes right now.

    However, they can NOT be used with sneakers in a pinch! Well, I suppose...
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    Been there, still building! Actually, I built up...

    Been there, still building! Actually, I built up my road bike from an ebay frame and parts from other bikes and I'm replacing those used parts as time goes by. Works for me!

    Have fun with your...
  24. I ride a Specialized FSRxc Pro, and I'm about...

    I ride a Specialized FSRxc Pro, and I'm about 225-230. I love my bike. No loss of air pressure in the rear shock after two years. The shocks (both front and rear) can be locked out when climbing,...
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    Rolling again!

    Yay! First ride of the year! Now to see if I can keep it up and ride more than I did last year.

    Since it was a little chilly tonight, what do you wear for an outer layer? Long sleeved jersey,...
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