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  1. Thread: Cramping

    by Long Tom
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    Bananas are a miracle food, at least one a day...

    Bananas are a miracle food, at least one a day and I'm mostly ok. I don't cramp while riding but later, at night, I am prone to vicious hammie or quad cramps, usually when getting up from the couch...
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    "Brifter". Bdop, this is your time!

    "Brifter".

    Bdop, this is your time!
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    This. It's a bit of an art but just the tiniest...

    This. It's a bit of an art but just the tiniest little pause in applying power at the right instant is all it takes.

    OTOH, I do a lot of steep hills and do often shift my 6800 under heavy load......
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    Mix the fruit juice of your choice with bubbly...

    Mix the fruit juice of your choice with bubbly water in a 1:4 ratio. Not too sweet, very refreshing. These days I mix with tart cherry juice as a gout preventative.

    Most fruit juices are a bit...
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    Hottest summer on record here... good cycling...

    Hottest summer on record here... good cycling weather in the evenings, but tough in the afternoons.
  6. I don't know Sora, but Tiagra works fine. At...

    I don't know Sora, but Tiagra works fine.

    At that price point, and with the end of the summer in view from a vendor's POV, I'd wait just a few weeks and start looking hard for closeouts on 2014...
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    It's a wickedly long, unrelenting, cruel,...

    It's a wickedly long, unrelenting, cruel, torturous mofo that saves it's worst- which is brutal, like a gradient in the upper teens- for last.

    Its awesome. :)
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    I was down there at Xmas. Do the Tramway Road...

    I was down there at Xmas.

    Do the Tramway Road climb out of Palm Springs. I dare ya. :)
  9. Great thread. Might've sold me a 300R. I ride...

    Great thread. Might've sold me a 300R. I ride rural roads, and often into the evening sun in the summer. I've got a couple Serfas Thunderbolts, but it sounds like the Dinotte is way better.
  10. I'm in a great spot, if you like epic pastoral...

    I'm in a great spot, if you like epic pastoral rural scenery and hills. Very easy to put together 30-50 mile hill rides. My main workout ride right now, because I'm moving part of my house then...
  11. Yeah, this. There's this instinct after a...

    Yeah, this.

    There's this instinct after a crash to literally and figuratively say "I'm OK! I'm OK!" as a way of reassuring yourself if nothing else. The thing to be wary of as far as settling...
  12. Thread: shimano 105

    by Long Tom
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    I have 10-sp 105 on my city/rain bike. Works...

    I have 10-sp 105 on my city/rain bike. Works great!

    11-sp really shines if you are an obsessive climber (I am) because of the available cassette. Maybe there's a 10-sp cassette that goes up to 32...
  13. Good point. I figured that'd be true to a degree.

    Good point. I figured that'd be true to a degree.
  14. Conti GP4000s II 25mm- first ride impressions

    Let me say up front my basis for comparison is quite limited, having only run the stock Specialized tires on this particular bike (2014 Roubaix Expert).

    I ran the rear Spesh tire down to the...
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    Thats a whole lot less than paid! Noticed...

    Thats a whole lot less than paid!

    Noticed I'd hit the cords on my OEM rear tire tonight. Rode anyway; made it back alive <g>. Fantastic bike. You won't regret getting the Expert.
  16. Good on ye. You'll do fine here. I use a...

    Good on ye. You'll do fine here.

    I use a top-tube bag, but it is undeniably Fredlike. But to thine own self be true, as the wise man said.
  17. There's lots of things "nobody needs" in this...

    There's lots of things "nobody needs" in this world.... to include homes beyond a certain size, clothing that is anything beyond functional, and on and on. I submit its improper to cast the ol' hairy...
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    I shamed myself, with this thread, into an...

    I shamed myself, with this thread, into an evening ride yesterday. :)

    Was so whipped at 5:45 that I was sitting on my front porch trying not to throw up the water I'd drunk. By 6:00 and some...
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    I deplore debt and in fact carry none. If I can...

    I deplore debt and in fact carry none. If I can keep this thing on budget, I'll still have money in the bank when it's done.

    I was quoted $20k for the move and foundation work. I'm thinking I can...
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    I'll be "hiring guys" at some stages but at this...

    I'll be "hiring guys" at some stages but at this point, not. I've got a guy helping me move the house (he's actually done it before, haha) but dammit Jim, I'm a DIY guy, not a hirer! :)

    I'm...
  21. I'm embarked on a ridiculously physical home...

    I'm embarked on a ridiculously physical home building project that stretches out as far as the mind can see and then some. I'm in the ditch digging phase right now. Gonna try to keep riding but it's...
  22. Next up: the Daemon. You saw it here first!

    Next up: the Daemon. You saw it here first!
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    Shovel = bike? No sir. Not hardly.

    I'm embroiled in a massive home project involving demo'ing half my house, moving the remainder about 50 feet, putting it on a foundation, then building a new 825 ft/2 addition. I'm currently digging...
  24. 34/32 for me, on 6800 Ultegra. A few of my climbs...

    34/32 for me, on 6800 Ultegra. A few of my climbs are so stupidly steep that I'd go one lower, if I had it, too.
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    Run 28mm tires, worry less, enjoy!

    Run 28mm tires, worry less, enjoy!
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