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  1. Great great set of tips man. I'll definitely do...

    Great great set of tips man. I'll definitely do these. I have no work or anything since college let out so it is just so nice to ride every single day.

    I do have a slight concern though that...
  2. This makes absolutely no sense as you probably...

    This makes absolutely no sense as you probably didn't read my OP. I increased my training load by roughly 6 hours so of course I am going to be tired. That is something you simply cannot get around...
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    Ok, you seem pretty knowledgable. Would that...

    Ok, you seem pretty knowledgable. Would that rest be a 2 hour easy zone 1 spin or completely off the bike?
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    I'll check those out! Thank you man

    I'll check those out! Thank you man
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    I just am such a fanatic of the sport. I LOVE...

    I just am such a fanatic of the sport. I LOVE riding my bike, its like the only thing that helps me really connect within myself and its so fun exploring and breathing hard up hills etcetera...
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    Riding twice a day?

    Anything wrong with training twice a day? My days are so wide open now due to college letting out and after my morning ride, by 6-7 hours afterwards I feel well recovered and want to ride again.
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  7. Is this a sign of my metabolism slowing down?

    I like to always exercise before breakfast. So like today I did 2.5 hours on the bike easy. I have noticed that I can ride for 2.5-3 hours before needing food on the ride. It used to be only like...
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    good advice. ill take it. this should help a...

    good advice. ill take it. this should help a lot no??
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    Plan for the summer critique

    I am training right now around 12-15 hours a week. I ride 6 days a week generally, and I do run 3 days a week because I do some running races on the side. but this summer once school lets out, i...
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    training more and losing weight

    for the past few weeks i have been putting in the volume with 15-20 hour weeks. I started at around a 19bmi and now I am officially classified as "underweight" by bmi standards. I have been eating...
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    That worked. I loosened the barrel adjuster on...

    That worked. I loosened the barrel adjuster on the chainring shifter side. The side that changed from big to small chainring (left hand. I apologize with my ignorance on part names.

    But now...
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    Ok is this what I shoud read and follow Park Tool...

    Ok is this what I shoud read and follow Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Front Derailleur Adjustments
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    Chain rubbing/grinding in big ring

    Whenever I put my gearing to the big boy, it rubs up against the front part. i think it is the front derailleur its called. I loosened the top screw on it a lot but still it rubs against it and I...
  14. Thank you so much for the insights! All advice...

    Thank you so much for the insights! All advice will help me. i have been cycling only for 2 years
  15. I never train intervals. just hills/hill...

    I never train intervals. just hills/hill repeats. I am new to cycling so bare that in mind :) So hills will still keep leg strength?
  16. More spinning loses leg strength? Does it?

    I have been really enjoying spinning on the flats, hills, etc lately. I have a triple and NEVER use my 52, never. it is hard for me to push. I am always in my 42x17-21 just spinning 95-115rpm. it...
  17. after first crit -- want to improve speed

    So I just raced my first crit and took 2nd out of 20 riders in the field. I am a junior and am quite happy with the results! I just want to really focus on getting faster now and from what I have...
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    my performance yesterday was killer!! i just...

    my performance yesterday was killer!! i just needed one complete day off the bike and am riding even better than before. just that rest day was all i needed
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    yep.

    yep.
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    yes and from what i read overreaching is a GOOD...

    yes and from what i read overreaching is a GOOD thing if you follow it with recovery which of course i am doing next week on monday

    high mileage must be good though for winter training isnt it? i...
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    then why do peopl do high mileage? i thought this...

    then why do peopl do high mileage? i thought this builds aerboic endurance. I see people do big tour rides all the time like this
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    Can't get my heart rate up

    SO its about the end of the week and I have ridden 320 miles so far. After a couple back to back 80+ mile days, I cant seem to get my heart rate up and instead of pedalling my 52-19 or 42-15, I am...
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    I am male, 5'7" 126-128lbs and am like you, been...

    I am male, 5'7" 126-128lbs and am like you, been eating a lot lately and riding about 240mpw as well. I typically eat 3200-3500 per day but this week i am riding 700 miles so going euro/TdF style...
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    Yes I am positive. I eat a vegan diet so that...

    Yes I am positive. I eat a vegan diet so that probably explains it, and I eat quite a lot, as in 4000 calories at least a day
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    Maintaining endurance this winter

    I am a little bit new to "training" and actually riding to get fitter and for racing (begin racing next season), so bear with me. I have been doing a lot of 100+ mile rides and now 100 miles is...
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