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  1. REALLY long distance riding....

    "Was wondering what it is that makes you want to be on the bike so long and in all conditions year after year, day after day".

    I wasn't gifted with the genetics that makes exercise 'enjoyable' and...
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    339650 I'm at work and Ruby is at home so a pic...

    339650 I'm at work and Ruby is at home so a pic from the internet is the best I can do at the moment (51 cm 2007 Specialized Ruby Expert Triple). I have custom wheels with 'bullet proof' hubs (hand...
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    Dangerously unstable?

    Greetings
    I am hoping that one of you mechanical geniuses out there might be able to help me figure out why my Specialized Ruby has a dangerous quirk. I find myself stopping frequently because the...
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    The reports about the road conditions in the last...

    The reports about the road conditions in the last running of the event scared me off.
    Heard the Chip Seal was brutal.
    Got a tender tush ya know :)
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    Fellow Flasher here and an ultra cyclist. Also...

    Fellow Flasher here and an ultra cyclist. Also writing a paper on menopausal symptoms and exercise. Endurance exercise definately increased both frequency and severity of HF amongst our ladies. ...
  6. Don- congratulations on stepping up to a new...

    Don-
    congratulations on stepping up to a new challenge!
    check out the googlegroup Randon- you'll meet folks who are all about randonneuring and other crazy events from all over the world. Also...
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    Hello we have a good number of high end riders...

    Hello
    we have a good number of high end riders in my club (2-3 1200k+ yearly ,RAW, RAAM etc). Many feel that carbon doesnt have the durability for randoneering and I've been told that if I continue...
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    The fantasy ride ( but cost prohibitive )- the...

    The fantasy ride ( but cost prohibitive )- the Grassland 1200k in inner Mongolia or the 1200k out of Mumbai. The more likely ride- Taste of Carolina 1200k with my SR in Colorado. Maybe the...
  9. Thread: Newbie Here

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    You can use your trainer and some basic core work...

    You can use your trainer and some basic core work to increase your power output over the winter. (Carmichael (trainright.com) has some video training CDs if you're interested). Good luck on your...
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    There are stories of the Russian and German...

    There are stories of the Russian and German coaches making their teams ride all out on trainers for 4-7 hrs either facing a brick wall or in a completely dark room. the goal wasn't training the...
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    I'm a geezer too. I started riding brevets after...

    I'm a geezer too. I started riding brevets after not being on a bike for30 yrs, did 2 SR series and a 1200K even tho I rode my first century the year before. The recovery from that year was truly...
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    Health Effects of Endurance Sports

    Greetings Friends
    There have been inquiries on this list in the past about negative health impacts of endurance sports. there's a new article that just came out in the June 2012 issue:

    O'Keefe...
  13. Overnight Randonee Control- What do you need?

    Greetings Friends!
    I'm gearing up to run an overnight control for the Colorado High Country 1200K. Last year blackbean soup/cilantro rice/killer garlic bread and grill cheese sandwiches were big...
  14. outside bony bump = lateral malleolus most...

    outside bony bump = lateral malleolus
    most ordinary explainations... you habitually rise out of the saddle and stand on the same foot while you're coasting, putting all of your weight on the ankle. ...
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    consider your pedaling technique. If you are...

    consider your pedaling technique. If you are mashing the pedals, your feet are going to hurt. (And btw... If you're able to find a fitter who can let you see your pedaling dynamics on a...
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    This is my third yr too and i'm having the exact...

    This is my third yr too and i'm having the exact same blahs as you've described. The idea of the 1200k feels insurmountable and the SR was pure grunge. I wonder how the long timers keep motivated? ...
  17. Thread: Silly Question?

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    we had a local ultra runner who believed in this...

    we had a local ultra runner who believed in this same thing. He started an event with what he thought was a minor cold. when he crossed the finish line he collapsed and died. Post mortem it was...
  18. My group has done a number of clinical trials on...

    My group has done a number of clinical trials on DHEA and aging/physical and cognitive function and publish regularly on the topic. The principal investigators give talks in front of a medical...
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    round trip byers/anton =110 miles. Luv those...

    round trip byers/anton =110 miles. Luv those agricultural roads in eastern Colorado. No stops required.
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    Hi Kitty Welcome to Colorado. I hope CHC will...

    Hi Kitty
    Welcome to Colorado. I hope CHC will be a great experience for you! It's a beautiful ride and yes altitude was a significant problem for some of the folks who rode it last year. I...
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    Hi Dudelsack! Welcome to randonneuring! I've...

    Hi Dudelsack! Welcome to randonneuring! I've only been riding for a few years and unlike the folks who are the black belts at the sport I'm still learning with 'beginners mind'. The primary focus...
  22. double layers (including a thin outer layer such...

    double layers (including a thin outer layer such as your running shorts) works for some folks.

    Advice from an MD who's also a cyclist:
    the thing that initiates saddle sores is moisture. ...
  23. I've ridden the local 400k and 600ks to the point...

    I've ridden the local 400k and 600ks to the point that I could do them in my sleep. The point isn't to have a goal to rise to the monotony. The point is to use them to train for the rides that really...
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    i spend more on the upkeep of my bike then I do...

    i spend more on the upkeep of my bike then I do on my car (replacement of components/tires/tubes). In fact I could have purchased two new carbon bikes based on what i've spent in the last 3 years. ...
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    My saddles of choice are SMP the SMP Extra if...

    My saddles of choice are SMP
    the SMP Extra if I'm going to do a multi day ride (a little more padding)
    the SMP Glider for aggressive 'balls to the wall' bangers

    IMO the 'wider' saddles are a...
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