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    Not all that much. I could tell during...

    Not all that much. I could tell during accelerations and thought I could tell when climbing. A somewhat heavier, but more aero, set of wheels seemed to be faster while cruising around. If you could...
  2. Poll: I also have a Windsor Tourist that I ride on the...

    I also have a Windsor Tourist that I ride on the Katy Trail in Missouri. I use Egg Beater pedals with recessed cleats on mountain bike shoes.

    I've done a number of 12- and 24-hour races back in...
  3. When my wife starts on me like that, I just say...

    When my wife starts on me like that, I just say "you married me". :roflmao2:

    Make sure to set up that tent in advance. I found out a the hard way that an old tent might not keep out the water if...
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    Jealousy? I'm imagining something like the...

    Jealousy? I'm imagining something like the beginning of Weird Al Yankovic's music video "Fat".
  5. I bought a Windsor Tourist from BD a few years...

    I bought a Windsor Tourist from BD a few years ago. The 2015 is basically the same frame, but with better components than mine.

    I've been very happy with it. I ride the 250 miles of the Katy Trail...
  6. Thread: 301.7 finally

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    Congrats! Good to hear that you are getting back...

    Congrats! Good to hear that you are getting back to normal. Of course normal for you...... :eek:
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    Time for a new RD.

    Time for a new RD.
  8. I'd ride 40-50 miles today and/or tomorrow. Hard,...

    I'd ride 40-50 miles today and/or tomorrow. Hard, but short ride on Wednesday. Easy 20 miler on Thursday. Off Friday. I find I'm at my best for a century ride if I have a day or two off before the...
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    For rides under 2 hours, plain water should be OK...

    For rides under 2 hours, plain water should be OK unless you are sweating a lot. Then something like NUUN tablets might help.

    For rides over 3 hours, you need to start taking in some carbs from...
  10. I did that to a PITA neighbor kid except it was...

    I did that to a PITA neighbor kid except it was his lawn mower that he was bothering me to fix. Let's just say that there was juice to the spark plug wire.
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    Something is screwy there. I logged on and got to...

    Something is screwy there. I logged on and got to my ebay page. However the following error message popped up. I don't know what I was even trying to do that prompted the error.

    Sorry, we couldn't...
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    Welcome. I'm in Illinois also just about 20 miles...

    Welcome. I'm in Illinois also just about 20 miles from St. Louis. Lots of good riding around here.
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    Still don't discount the possibility of gout. If...

    Still don't discount the possibility of gout. If you have serious pain in any of your toes or finger for no known reason like a sprain, have it checked out for gout.
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    Your user name implies that you are a vegan. My...

    Your user name implies that you are a vegan. My daughter had to give up being a vegetarian while racing in college. In her case is was iron that was the biggest problem and taking supplements and...
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    I had a heart attack while riding when I was 46...

    I had a heart attack while riding when I was 46 YO. However it was a minor heart attack and they didn't even fix the artery as it's a little one and would take open heart surgery to get at it. So...
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    I weight 70 more pounds than you and use the same...

    I weight 70 more pounds than you and use the same size tires on my road bike. I put 100 psi in them and never had a pinch flat. At your weight, I'd go with 90 psi max especially if your roads are...
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    Makes for a good weapon. However you might want...

    Makes for a good weapon. However you might want to look at a folding model.
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    Ditto on the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. I used...

    Ditto on the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. I used them on 250 miles of the crushed limestone Katy Trail this summer and never had a problem. I weigh 215 lbs and used 700x32s. They are a little on the...
  19. My daughter started racing just a year younger...

    My daughter started racing just a year younger than you. She managed to take a 4th place in the US Junior Nationals road race a couple of years later. She also received a cycling scholarship to a...
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    A spoke breaking sometimes happens and can be...

    A spoke breaking sometimes happens and can be replaced. However three spokes breaking at different times probably means something is wrong. Most likely it's that the wheel wasn't built properly in...
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    Good point. I forgot all about parts of the KATY...

    Good point. I forgot all about parts of the KATY are closed right now.
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    I'm a fan of the KATY Trail. I've done it the...

    I'm a fan of the KATY Trail. I've done it the last 4 years in June. It can be hot still in September; however, it's usually dry then. That's a bonus.
  23. My CF Giant Defy Advanced has a CF seat post. And...

    My CF Giant Defy Advanced has a CF seat post. And it's not a standard round post; rather, it's teardrop shaped. It kept slipping down so I kept tightening it up. Of course I didn't have a torque...
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    My cardiologist told me that a healthy heart...

    My cardiologist told me that a healthy heart won't 'explode' or anything like that short of doing some drugs like cocaine.

    That's a healthy heart. I found out at the tender age of 44 YO that my...
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    Untreaded: Look cool. Sometimes more difficult...

    Untreaded:
    Look cool.
    Sometimes more difficult for a pump to grip onto.

    Threaded:
    Not so cool looking.
    The dorky kurl nut on a threaded stem can keep the tube from ripping while inflating...
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