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    I took a 15 year break. I have now been back...

    I took a 15 year break. I have now been back riding for a couple months. One thing that helped me was I started at the gym a few months before I started riding, doing some core weightlifting. That...
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    Right at 20lbs (I am working on reducing my body...

    Right at 20lbs (I am working on reducing my body weight over bike weight)

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  3. Used may be a good way to go, of course,...

    Used may be a good way to go, of course, Craigslist is a hit and miss, lots of dishonest people selling stuff on craigslist.

    In my town (Salem OR) there is a small shop that specializes in...
  4. Probably too late, but we organized a Laser Tag...

    Probably too late, but we organized a Laser Tag game for my daughters 15th, a local vendor brought the whole setup to our house, ended up being a great time.
  5. If I commuted, I would have my firearm with me....

    If I commuted, I would have my firearm with me. End of story.
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    Holy Crap!, that would freak me out too, :( damn...

    Holy Crap!, that would freak me out too, :( damn Kamikaze Squirrels.


    Group of 4 of us almost got taken out by a car door, missed by inches, the guy didn't even look back before opening the door.
  7. I am 52, 6'1 207lbs, here is my bike: 345888 ...

    I am 52, 6'1 207lbs, here is my bike:

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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5 Carbon Fiber
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    I ride a 2011 Madone 4.5 and love it. Responsive,...

    I ride a 2011 Madone 4.5 and love it. Responsive, nimble, and rides well on all types of pavement. The 2012, and 2013 frames are even better.

    I also get excellent support from my lbs. I may...
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    I just got the small Fizik pack, to store the...

    I just got the small Fizik pack, to store the things that will stay with the bike, tube, levers, small patch kit and C02 inflator, and, most everyone I ride with has a small saddle pack. phone, keys...
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    This ^ Hopefully she had insurance, but the odds...

    This ^ Hopefully she had insurance, but the odds of her actually learning to put away the cell phone are slim. There needs to be consequences for actions. Not holding our teens responsible is eroding...
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    Poll: I am riding a Trek Madone 4.5 Carbon Fiber. I...

    I am riding a Trek Madone 4.5 Carbon Fiber.

    I started out at 245, now down to 207

    Loving the carbon bike
  12. Thread: My New Bike

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    Yes, very. And the new warranty. And they put a...

    Yes, very. And the new warranty. And they put a shorter stem on, and moved the brake hoods up a bit, re-wrapped the bars, put on my new pedals, new Node computer, and did a fitting.

    Good group at...
  13. Thread: My New Bike

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    Well, I am already looking at a second one,...

    Well, I am already looking at a second one, thinking a CX bike might be fun to hit some firetrails on. ;-)

    Really am liking the Trek, I am new to Carbon Fiber and Brifters, and it has a really...
  14. Thread: My New Bike

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    My New Bike

    So, after getting back into Road cycling after a long break, I started riding a friends Trek winter bike.

    After doing a few rides, and feeling pretty good, I started looking for a bike for...
  15. Thread: New Bike!

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    Congrats on the new bike, technique will come...

    Congrats on the new bike, technique will come with practice.

    I do a rolling mount, and dismount, as I slow to a stop I stand and throw my right leg over then stop and stand. Of course I have been...
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    I have a great LBS. Like the ones that used to be...

    I have a great LBS. Like the ones that used to be in every city.

    They have taken great care of me.

    two weeks ago I brought them a half-dozen fresh made Cannolis from a local bakery.

    They...
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    The point is that there are risks associated with...

    The point is that there are risks associated with any activity, including death. On the road you don't have to worry about Sharks ;-) (unless you are hit by an Attorney talking on his cell phone)
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    Absolutely! and my question was more of a...

    Absolutely!

    and my question was more of a devils advocate. no offense meant.

    And yes, I have been injured, high speed fall while skiing, of course not much to blame there except myself.

    I...
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    The problem with any of these studies is that...

    The problem with any of these studies is that they use sampling and assumptions to form their conclusions. Before cell phones, we still had distracted drivers. My daughter (15) actually said...
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    So, does that mean you don't drive any longer? Do...

    So, does that mean you don't drive any longer? Do you feel safer in your car? even though you are travelling faster and statistically more likely to die in an auto accident?

    And what about the...
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    There are risks associated with every aspect of...

    There are risks associated with every aspect of our life. Most of us are more likely to die from Heart problems, Diabetes or Cancer.

    Worrying excessively about what "may" happen serves no useful...
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    Very nice. Better than getting them pushed into a...

    Very nice. Better than getting them pushed into a closet.
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    Older book, but Greg LeMond's Complete Book of...

    Older book, but Greg LeMond's Complete Book of Cycling has a lot of good info

    Also, check with your local bike shop to see about group rides, get to know some other riders and do training with...
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    Have you had a good fitting done for your bike? That may help with some of the pain.

    Good luck, something I would like to eventually try also.
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    Nice looking ride. If the shop did not do a...

    Nice looking ride.

    If the shop did not do a fitting for you, there is great info in "Greg lemond's complete book of bicycling"

    Step by step instructions on how to measure and set up your bike
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