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    I talked to my friend who is a doctor (who also...

    I talked to my friend who is a doctor (who also did Tour de Poway) and he said it's a sodium headache meaning I was low in sodium, and coke has sodium. So I guess that's what it was.
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    Is a headache a symptom of bonking?

    I just did a metric century today (Tour de Poway) and about halfway through I got a headache. I thought it was my helmet at first because it ached where the straps touched my head. I loosened the...
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    Flats don't count for squat eh? hahah maybe I...

    Flats don't count for squat eh? hahah maybe I should just take them on hilly rides instead of mostly flat rides :p. Anyway thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it!
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    Thanks for he encouragement. I don't have any...

    Thanks for he encouragement. I don't have any interest in racing, but yeah now I do want to get faster. Maybe improve from embarrassingly slow to just slow :p. I guess I need to ride more and ride...
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    I only ride about 1 ride a week of 20 miles or...

    I only ride about 1 ride a week of 20 miles or so. Over the past couple years I've ridden a lot and I've ridden hardly any... it varies. I used to ride to work every day 14 mile roundtrip, but now...
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    One of my friends is in pretty good shape... the...

    One of my friends is in pretty good shape... the one who rode my folding bike. The other guy used to be in good shape, but he said he hasn't worked out for a year and he gained 40 lbs since he...
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    Yeah something doesn't add up... and I'm trying...

    Yeah something doesn't add up... and I'm trying to figure out why. Why am I so incredibly slow. I don't mind being slow, I just don't want to be embarrassingly slow!

    I ride a 1984 Miyata 1000...
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    One of my friends has a lighter road bike with...

    One of my friends has a lighter road bike with smaller wheels than me... but the other guy is just borrowing my folding bike... a Dahon Speed P8 with HUGE tires. It's lighter than my tourer, but its...
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    I do suck... :p. 12 mph is my normal without...

    I do suck... :p. 12 mph is my normal without much effort cruising speed. 15-18 is my good effort, my legs are burning speed. I cannot maintain this for an entire ride. My friends seem to be able...
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    I ride an 80's tourer... its fairly heavy and has...

    I ride an 80's tourer... its fairly heavy and has bigger wheels, but I didn't think that made that much of a difference. Its not like i'm riding a MTB. I don't think anything is mechanically wrong...
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    heheh yeah that's me...except I'm 30 :p.

    heheh yeah that's me...except I'm 30 :p.
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    The most recent ride was about 20 miles. Its...

    The most recent ride was about 20 miles. Its true he couldn't last as long on the bike as me, but that was cuz of the seat and his butt hurt... not really because of the legs. They were both...
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    Newbie friends are faster than me!

    I've never really been concerned with speed, but recently I introduced a couple of my friends to cycling, and they're faster than me on their first ride!

    They're seriously dropping me, and I...
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    yes my hubs have those 4 notches ... I'll take a...

    yes my hubs have those 4 notches ... I'll take a picture of them when I get home just to make sure we're talking about the same thing.
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    Yup, those hubs look like the ones on my Miyata....

    Yup, those hubs look like the ones on my Miyata. They have the exact same sticker. So are you saying these hubs are cartridge hubs? Seems like others are saying that the bearings are not...
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    Sealed Hubs - maintenance

    I am new to cycling and I've been riding a 1984 Miyata 1000 to work everyday for the last two months. I've been reading more about bicycle maintenance and I've learned that bikes need their hubs and...
  17. That does sound good. I think I will try it. ...

    That does sound good. I think I will try it.

    Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement!
  18. Sounds like a great idea actually.

    Sounds like a great idea actually.
  19. Yes absolutely! I think its really fun to work...

    Yes absolutely! I think its really fun to work on my own bike... but again I don't want to try to do it myself and screw it up so bad that I have to take it to a shop to get it fixed. Or worse yet,...
  20. Is it worth it to learn to overhaul my bearings?

    Is it worth it for me to get the tools and learn how to overhaul my own hubs and bottom bracket? I've read a bunch of tutorials on it from bicycletutor.com, sheldon's site and the park tools site...
  21. I seriously get passed by electric assist people...

    I seriously get passed by electric assist people all the time. It always takes me awhile to realize they're electric. I got passed by a really small lady the other day. I noticed she was pedaling...
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    Thanks everybody. I tried just removing the...

    Thanks everybody. I tried just removing the saddle and taking it in with me and its not as difficult as I thought it would be. I'll try this for awhile and if it doesn't work out for me I'll try...
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    We have it in San Diego... and it seems to have a...

    We have it in San Diego... and it seems to have a pretty bad rep.
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    Removing the saddle everyday couldn't be good for...

    Removing the saddle everyday couldn't be good for that hex screw could it? Yeah a cable that can connect to my ulock could work.
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    Afraid of someone stealing my Acorn Bag.

    I just bought the large saddle bag from Acorn and its the perfect size for my commuting needs. Unfortunately, with it's leather straps it takes a long time to put it on the saddle or remove it. I...
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