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  1. When I say a well defined gut, I mean I know...

    When I say a well defined gut, I mean I know exactly where the fat is.:) Before there was some mass there, kind of a tire, but not really toned. Now, you can see some six pack, covered here and...
  2. This is an interesting thread. To give my post...

    This is an interesting thread. To give my post context, some personal info:

    I'm 5' 8.25" and around 200lbs. I'm built like your typical college running back. I played basketball at the college...
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    But unless you move the seat backwards your...

    But unless you move the seat backwards your center of weight moves forward on the TT in relation to the headtube. Your head and shoulders are more out over the headtube and front wheel. And it is...
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    What never seems to be talked about on these bike...

    What never seems to be talked about on these bike weight threads is the weight of the rider in relation to the bike. I'm 5'8" and 200lbs with maybe 10-15 lbs of extra weight. Modern fitting practices...
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    I have post office about a block away. So just...

    I have post office about a block away. So just about all of my vintage frames get weighed during the overhaul/cleaning process. They are weighed with the fork, the headset and the BB...
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    I'm kind of like you. I have been active/athletic...

    I'm kind of like you. I have been active/athletic all of my life and just can't relate to these transformations. You even see the roller coaster weight rides listed here in the bike forums all the...
  7. Poll: I still say fisticuffs at the end of a ride. Take...

    I still say fisticuffs at the end of a ride. Take off the cycling shoes and throw down. If "that guy" chickens out then he loses cred and on the path gains the upper hand. Plus if I remember right,...
  8. Thread: Solo riders

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    I got lost on a century last weekend a year ago....

    I got lost on a century last weekend a year ago. I started late and was pushing to catch the peloton. I made a wrong turn and ended up in BFE. Then my phone died. I was stopping at rural churches and...
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    I live in the Richmond VA area. VA usually has...

    I live in the Richmond VA area. VA usually has not quite as much heat, but lots of humidity. Usually, but not this year. This has been the mildest summer I can remember since I moved here. We had...
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    I grew up in the Wichita Falls area. Graduated...

    I grew up in the Wichita Falls area. Graduated from Midwestern State U. All of my relatives are spread throughout West Texas. I have a brother that lives in Wichita Falls. He works HHH every...
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    There are also 2 types of people in the world....

    There are also 2 types of people in the world. Those who like to talk trash and those who don't. Maybe this guy is a trash talker that likes to hear his mouth run. You're going to have to find...
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    Hard to beat the Mid Atlantic this summer for...

    Hard to beat the Mid Atlantic this summer for weather. Not your typical VA swelter. High today in RVA around 80 and sunny. I'll take it!
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    Would your by chance be a Syracuse, UVA, Auburn,...

    Would your by chance be a Syracuse, UVA, Auburn, or U of Illinois grad?
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    Myth: Certain colors of bicycles are faster than...

    Myth: Certain colors of bicycles are faster than others. I've tried every color in the spectrum and still get passed by turtles.
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    To the OP, since you and the villain are close in...

    To the OP, since you and the villain are close in age you could always duke it out at the end of a ride. Nothing closes a mouth like a good butt kicking! Or you could just ignore him. "That guy" is...
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    The new 8 speed Claris brifters are pretty...

    The new 8 speed Claris brifters are pretty cheap(as brifters go) and do not have the thumb button. I put them on my wife's Team Miyata. She has 8 speed, brifters, and a 105 triple. The Claris...
  17. Give me a triple every time! With a compact you...

    Give me a triple every time! With a compact you have to use every cog with both rings to get the gearing you want. But with the triple you can ride in ranges and keep that chain relatively in line....
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    I didn't know the words "cool looking" and "bike...

    I didn't know the words "cool looking" and "bike helmets" could be used in the same sentence!
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    Skip lunch every day.

    Skip lunch every day.
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    Here is another C & V comparison. On the ride...

    Here is another C & V comparison. On the ride mentioned in my previous post, friction is better than indexed and brifters. The ride has lots of V shaped hills, top and bottom. So with the brifters...
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    Definitely true. I am 5' 8.25" and around 200lbs...

    Definitely true. I am 5' 8.25" and around 200lbs depending on the day of the week, time, etc. I ride 54-56 of all different types of tubing and they all feel about the same. Now if you want to change...
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    Well, the newest bike in my stable is a 91/92...

    Well, the newest bike in my stable is a 91/92 Team Miyata, so I don't have any modern to compare it to. It does have brifters, an eight speed and a triple, so all of the modern conveniences. It is...
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    55 on a steep descent that VDOT had to redo the...

    55 on a steep descent that VDOT had to redo the curve at the bottom because of all of the car crashes there. I hit the mid to high 40's every year descending the Blue Ridge Parkway on a ride. The...
  24. I will steer it back to cycling. But the...

    I will steer it back to cycling. But the conversation will still be the same.:)

    Here is an interesting article:

    http://www.cyclingpowerlab.com/professionalcycling.aspx
  25. Here is an article from someone who actually took...

    Here is an article from someone who actually took a gene test.

    My DNA test shows I have fast-twitch muscle fibers
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