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  1. . Other than your reading comprehension and ...

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    Other than your reading comprehension and your mistaking my words we do somewhat agree. Can does not equal require and my opinion has not been revised. I think I confused you by talking about two...
  2. 9-28 9.4 miles warming up for race 11...

    9-28 9.4 miles warming up for race
    11 miles racing cx. Took 38th Cat 4 Masters 45+. Garmin malfunction resulted in lost ride data. Last I know it was working i was riding above threshold....
  3. I'm not using an 11-30 cassette to justify my...

    I'm not using an 11-30 cassette to justify my opinion. I am using 5k miles this year with an 11-28 and a few hundred with a 12-30. I don't own an 11-30 10 sp, had a 9sp with that but whatever. One...
  4. 9-26 2.65 miles running plus 8.3 mile easy ride...

    9-26 2.65 miles running plus 8.3 mile easy ride to go fetch a beer.
    9-27 33.1 miles beautiful morning ride, cool and calm.
  5. Utter nonsense! With a 34 small ring and an...

    Utter nonsense! With a 34 small ring and an 11-what ever cassette you are good to speeds below 22 mph if you have the ability to spin and if you don't, learn. At the same time if you go to a 30 cog...
  6. You need to measure the chain How To Measure Bike...

    You need to measure the chain How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A Ruler - YouTube
  7. You should be able to find a bike co-op somewhere...

    You should be able to find a bike co-op somewhere near you. You may be able to trade out your crankset for a compact double. Used or recycled parts and it would not cost much. Same with a derailleur...
  8. LGHT assuming Saturday is your event day and also...

    LGHT assuming Saturday is your event day and also the day of the week you are able to ride far your first week would look like this:

    Saturday 20 miles
    Sunday off
    Monday hard interval
    Tuesday 40...
  9. Congrats and congrats on the PR on the 24th! ...

    Congrats and congrats on the PR on the 24th!

    9-24 24.6 miles, 19.7 on an S-Works Tarmac!
    9-25 23.7 miles

    mtd 552 miles
    ytd 6056 miles
  10. Whatever you do within three weeks of the event...

    Whatever you do within three weeks of the event will not benefit you on the day of the event but may hurt you. Said differently it takes about three weeks for your body to realize the full benefit...
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    The Strava segment was 1.3 miles in the middle of...

    The Strava segment was 1.3 miles in the middle of a 19.7 mile ride. There are really too many variables to try to measure speed gains over the course of a whole ride unless it is a time trail course...
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    Jarrett2 the ride last night was 19.7 miles long...

    Jarrett2 the ride last night was 19.7 miles long on the S-Works. It felt fast and responsive the entire ride and that was with me going into it in a fatigued state. Several times I slowed down on...
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    Lots of good advice in this thread. Cycling can...

    Lots of good advice in this thread. Cycling can lead to weight loss, it did for me. We can serve as inspiration for you, your choice but motivation has to come from you. Set yourself up to succeed by...
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    Last night I was able to ride an Specialized...

    Last night I was able to ride an Specialized S-Works Tarmac with Di2. I put out max effort on a strava segment that is 1.3 miles long with a few rolling hills plus some turns linked here. I was able...
  15. Yeah training zones are next to worthless IMHO as...

    Yeah training zones are next to worthless IMHO as it really depends on whose scale you are using. My Z5 is 90% (of max)to max heart rate as Garmin figures it. I use this because it is convenient when...
  16. I spend a fair amount of time at Z3...... it...

    I spend a fair amount of time at Z3...... it works for me. I don't spend nearly enough time at Z1 and Z5...

    I try to not do more than two days hard in a row except for the Tour of Sufferlandria...
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    Welcome, you might also consider checking in the...

    Welcome, you might also consider checking in the C&V forum. There are some there that have built touring bikes out of older steel road bikes.
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    The Medio Fondo is still a great route. Has...

    The Medio Fondo is still a great route. Has plenty of climbing and a fast 10 mile stretch of the Trail of the CdA's. When I did it it was well supported and had a great selection of snacks at each...
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    Bar width has almost nothing to do with rider...

    Bar width has almost nothing to do with rider height. It has everything to do with shoulder width. CX races are not fast enough or long enough for it to matter much. Wider may give you more control...
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    Which one might you do? I did the long one two...

    Which one might you do? I did the long one two years ago and it was a hard ride. My buddy crashed 27 miles into it, after he was hauled away in an ambulance I finished on my own seeing very few other...
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    I'd suggest starting a new thread rather than...

    I'd suggest starting a new thread rather than dragging up one from '08. Not sure how you will upgrade to faster than 20/24. At 255 pounds I'd consider going to higher spoke count wheels. Losing a few...
  22. Way to go! Hopefully your story inspires others...

    Way to go! Hopefully your story inspires others to know that losing large amounts of weight is possible. Enjoy your new bike!
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    My saddle has moved up by a CM. In addition to...

    My saddle has moved up by a CM. In addition to that I now also ride in the drops, lots.
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    Why? Seriously if you are not spinning out at...

    Why? Seriously if you are not spinning out at over 38mph when would you need a 53? Just last night I was going all out 50x11 36mph@101 rpm. Flat ground, slight tailwind, <10 mph. It was all I could...
  25. I Will Beat My Ass Today To Kick Yours Tomorrow!...

    I Will Beat My Ass Today To Kick Yours Tomorrow! I am a Sufferfest Darksider! I rode the Tour of Sufferlandria this year in January and February. The ToS kicstarted my outdoor season and turned out...
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