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    I'm definitely looking for more endurance-style...

    I'm definitely looking for more endurance-style bike, as I prefer riding longer distances. Which I know I can do easy enough on my hybrid but there's a matter of time that I'm not happy with, and I...
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    My bathroom scale had me weighing 10 pounds more...

    My bathroom scale had me weighing 10 pounds more than my doctor's office scale a few months ago. I immediately threw it out (the bathroom scale) and figured I didn't need to weigh my self often, once...
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    Finding a ride buddy is a good suggestion, I ride...

    Finding a ride buddy is a good suggestion, I ride once in awhile with a much faster rider who I used to work with, he easily leaves me in the dust but waits on the top of any major hills for me or...
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    I believe he was just showing off today. The guy...

    I believe he was just showing off today. The guy means well and only wants to see me progress on the bike.

    I've been riding since the end of April 2013, I started out at 230#. I've put over 2500...
  5. Once a week I wipe off the rims and brake pads...

    Once a week I wipe off the rims and brake pads and wipe off my rear derailleur. I use finish line dry lube on the chain which keeps it clean and only need to apply some every couple weeks. I try to...
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    Way to go! It's better to finish last than not at...

    Way to go! It's better to finish last than not at all.
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    Okay, the infamous ride report... First, Dave...

    Okay, the infamous ride report...

    First, Dave nearly killed me out there. He was pushing 19mph most of the way, while I was struggling to keep up with a 16mph rolling speed. What I wasn't...
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    I could never get used to my trainer, even while...

    I could never get used to my trainer, even while watching TV. I applaud anyone tough enough to endure an hour on one, but I must have a destination to ride to to keep me interested in riding. I plan...
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    Awesome. The riding season seems to be winding...

    Awesome. The riding season seems to be winding down for most... I'm likely going to hit 50 or maybe even more tomorrow with my former co-worker. It'll likely be his last ride of the year as he's a...
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    Due to parenting responsibilities I couldn't get...

    Due to parenting responsibilities I couldn't get out for my self-supported century ride today. Probably just making excuses but the first 50 miles would've been miserable with today's 17-20mph head...
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    Sounds like the ride goes towards a good cause,...

    Sounds like the ride goes towards a good cause, have fun. Don't forget you can dehydrate yourself even in the cooler temperatures so your water intake shouldn't change much just because you aren't...
  12. Congrats SammyJ! 25 miles in 1:20 is impressive,...

    Congrats SammyJ! 25 miles in 1:20 is impressive, my best time so far is 1:40 but my excuse is I ride a heavy urban hybrid.
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    I believe I have enough willpower to avoid eating...

    I believe I have enough willpower to avoid eating everything in sight. At my former job, I had co-workers who brought me doughnuts and coffee all the time as a way of thanking me for helping them out...
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    Sticky: Yesterday was interesting to say the least.. I...

    Yesterday was interesting to say the least.. I overslept so I rode in at 5:30 instead of 4:30, temp was in the low 40s and I noticed more than usual traffic out on the roads. Apparently none of them...
  15. 9/2: 10 miles commute 9/3: 10 miles commute...

    9/2: 10 miles commute
    9/3: 10 miles commute
    9/4: 20 miles recreation
    9/5: 10 miles commute
    9/6: 10 miles commute
    9/7: 30 miles recreation.
    9/8: 15 miles commute/errands
    9/9: 10 miles commute...
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    Thanks for the tip on the Gatorskins. I found a...

    Thanks for the tip on the Gatorskins. I found a spare tube in my toolbox so I never made it to the LBS but I know for a fact that it was my last tube so I'm planning a trip this weekend for sure. I'm...
  17. Thread: 50% Car Free

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    Whoa I can see where you're coming from as I live...

    Whoa I can see where you're coming from as I live out in the sticks (5 miles outside of a small town, 30 miles from the nearest city of 70-100,000), but truth of the matter is you could go car light...
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    Sticky: Much cooler again this morning, I ended getting a...

    Much cooler again this morning, I ended getting a flat 2 miles out and no spare tube in my bag so I walked back home and took the car. Since I'm going to be at the LBS anyway I'm going to see what...
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    How about sticking with 20 miles a day and throw...

    How about sticking with 20 miles a day and throw in a metric century on the weekends when free time allows to give you a little of a cushion for the days you miss? One day at a time...

    Speaking of...
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    Congrats on the progress you've made with becoming healthier, and good luck with your future endeavors as a law enforcement officer!
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    Sticky: Wet and dark morning(4am) but I didn't care. 7am...

    Wet and dark morning(4am) but I didn't care. 7am my daughter calls me in a panic because she couldn't find her math text book. "Uh, it's in my bag... I'll meet you in front of the school," I said....
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    Just Ride. That's the best advice anyone can give...

    Just Ride. That's the best advice anyone can give you. Once you put lots of time in the saddle, I guarantee you'll start seeing some progress. Before long you'll be riding 50 miles every other day...
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    9/2: 10 miles commute
    9/3: 10 miles commute
    9/4: 20 miles recreation
    9/5: 10 miles commute
    9/6: 10 miles commute
    9/7: 30 miles recreation.
    9/8: 15 miles commute/errands
    9/9: 10 miles commute...
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    To me, being FAT was expensive. I'm sure we've...

    To me, being FAT was expensive. I'm sure we've all noticed how much more 2X+ sizes cost compared to "regular" sizes.

    Once I lost a significant amount of weight I was fortunate in a way, as I was...
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    Well my friend's map calculation was way off, the...

    Well my friend's map calculation was way off, the loop we did was only 56.4 miles. I inputted the route into Google Maps and it said 55 miles even so we somehow rode 1.4 miles further. Anyway, it was...
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