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    It is out in the country. The roads are paved...

    It is out in the country. The roads are paved but do not see a lot of traffic. There is usually at least 1/2 mile between farms out there so there is not a lot of people around. I chalk it up to...
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    That's hilarious! Just remove the hair and give...

    That's hilarious! Just remove the hair and give the guy a bike and it would be perfect!
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    There are two interval sets that I like the best....

    There are two interval sets that I like the best. The 5 min on 5 min off + sets of 30 sec on 30 sec off.
    Those hurt lots!
  4. Your race will seperate in a big hurry. You will...

    Your race will seperate in a big hurry. You will have two camps: Those that can drop the hammer immediately and those that can't. Do NOT be in the back 2/3 of the pack going into the 1st corner on...
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    Cropdusted! Could it happen to you?

    On a nice peaceful ride through the lesser travelled back roads within 50 miles of my house, I spied a plane flying over fields nearby. At one point the plane flew low over the road I was on and I...
  6. My first 10 races were done on sora w/ a triple. ...

    My first 10 races were done on sora w/ a triple. Got my wrecks out of the way without worry about breaking stuff. Go race and have fun. Its even more fun when you beat dura-ace guys with your sora.
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    There are some nice rides around Pittsburg. Many...

    There are some nice rides around Pittsburg. Many different options where you can go out for 10 - 20 miles or 30 - 40 without much traffic. Also there are some nice DIY century routs that are fun.
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    10,000 miles

    I told my wife when I started biking when I got to 10,000 miles and 50 lbs gone I was gonna get a new one. A couple of years ago I made my goal and promptly ordered a Klein (that funky bright green...
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    SE Kansas checking in

    I'm from the Pittsburg area. I'm jealous of the Lawrence folks. We only have one hill, but there is talk of importing one....
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    I'm a fan!

    I started cycling to lose weight and accidently fell in love with the sport. I wear pro team kits from all over! Some people think this behavior makes you a "poser". I have an australian national...
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    I had good luck with probikekit.com. They have...

    I had good luck with probikekit.com. They have clearance shorts for around 17 bucks that are just fine.
    You have to check from time to time 'cause their clearance stuff changes often. Sometimes...
  12. How long until good enough for 1st race of the season?

    I have been doing some indoor training so I'm not in terrible shape but I'm obviously not in racing form yet either. If you have a decent base, how many weeks should you train before your first...
  13. Has anyone ever had braze-ons added to a frame?

    Here's the deal:
    I am thinking of building my own cyclocross mutant on the cheap. I have an old 70's schwinn steel frame. I have wheels + brake levers. I'll probably go with a single ring set up...
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    How to get sponsors for an amature team

    I ride with my local bike shop team. We are looking for some sponsors (local or otherwise)
    Does anyone have some advice on how to do this or knows of some national chains that sponsor amature...
  15. I've done a couple of races with a mini-pump...

    I've done a couple of races with a mini-pump attached. I now have campy wheels and no backups so I'm kinda on my own. What I would do would be to get one of those CO 2 inflators, a couple of...
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    In Cat 5 races, the pack usually does not let...

    In Cat 5 races, the pack usually does not let anything get away. Depending on how strong you guys are, I would wait until 3/4 of the race is over and have one of you attack hard. The other one sits...
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    I think you are going to see more campy creeping...

    I think you are going to see more campy creeping into the U.S. as a result of the pricing of the new 10 speed ultegra. I recently purchased an 05 Klein (with the awesome green paintjob) that came...
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    I started racing on a sora triple. Like the man...

    I started racing on a sora triple. Like the man at Nike says, "Just Do It"
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    I thought the apple-cinnamon tasted like eating a...

    I thought the apple-cinnamon tasted like eating a dollup of half melted butter with a little cinnamon in it.
  20. I think it's kinda like when people wear baseball...

    I think it's kinda like when people wear baseball jerseys or football jerseys with a player or team that they like. Some people think that maybe it's cheesy but I don't see anyone saying "Take off...
  21. One thing you might want to look into would be a...

    One thing you might want to look into would be a beginner cyclocross bike. It has larger tires and more gearing. Your bike will be tough and have the ability to do most of the same things that a...
  22. What off bike exercises have you found to be effective?

    I have seen advertisements for cyclo-core and other off bike fitness programs for off season stuff.
    I was wondering if anyone has had some exercises that they believe has helped them improve or...
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    www.truesport.com

    www.truesport.com
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    I would look at www.truesport.com and also the...

    I would look at www.truesport.com and also the uscf site for the big races.
  25. Thread: Intervals

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    Two type of intervals workouts that I like are:...

    Two type of intervals workouts that I like are:
    10 min warmup then 5 min max sustainable followed by 5 min real easy pedaling. If I'm on the road,
    I begin the interval with a sprint and then...
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