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    Rich: Glad to hear you found something. Pain at...

    Rich: Glad to hear you found something. Pain at any age is no fun and the enemy of an active lifestyle.

    Down the road, you may want to check out a product called Acuknee. It's basically electronic...
  2. Bruised: Although this has drifted a bit...

    Bruised: Although this has drifted a bit (wonderfully) from your original post, which I just went back and reread, let me offer a suggestion. You are creeping up on the time of year when riding...
  3. Bruised: sorry to enter the game so late. I was...

    Bruised: sorry to enter the game so late. I was hiking, trail running in Montana for a bit with my sons, and blissfully out of range. Per my wife, I'm grounded bike-wise due to a crash and later...
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    Everybody and every break is going to be...

    Everybody and every break is going to be different. A similar crash for me last year (rumble strip not RR track) needed a surgical rebuild with titanium. Three weeks to a stationary recumbent (25%...
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    Just the opposite. Pulse was 60 or so, standard...

    Just the opposite. Pulse was 60 or so, standard for immediately post ride, but BP was 150 over 95, half again normal for me.
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    Harsh comment, but everyone's entitled I guess.

    Harsh comment, but everyone's entitled I guess.
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    This is the nutritional label on the drink, which...

    This is the nutritional label on the drink, which has worked for me on the last 5 centurie (16 oz serving):

    Amount Per Serving: Calories 80, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Saturated...
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    My helmet is about a month old, and one of the...

    My helmet is about a month old, and one of the first things I did after Friday's crash, and before I rode the 6 more miles to work, was to check it for scratches and dents and the like. As an aside,...
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    A no good, very bad week on the bike

    The day after posting "No good deed..." about getting right hooked in a bike lane by an SUV (lot's of great advice there btw, thanks), I returned from a 25 mile or so ride in the foothills, moderate...
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    Very good idea. Since most of my commute is on...

    Very good idea. Since most of my commute is on the MUP, though, I'll need to watch out for the senior moments of remembering to turn off and on.
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    Totally agree, though it was not warp speed. I...

    Totally agree, though it was not warp speed. I put myself in a place where he did not expect me to be. Won't happen again.
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    You are going to rock that thing, youngster! ...

    You are going to rock that thing, youngster! Welcome to the surreal world of old folks, acting and smiling like young kids. My hope is that, in a short while, you'll need a new handle.
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    Good suggestion. This one, unfortunately, was a...

    Good suggestion. This one, unfortunately, was a bit different. We were maybe 100 yards past a stop light. I had sprinted to make it though on the green, so I was coming up on him. His presence was...
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    Totally not! The few minutes of pleasant chat...

    Totally not! The few minutes of pleasant chat with the nice woman visiting from SoCal was well worth it. If anything, I would have been better off guiding her up to the foothills and completely...
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    No good deed ..., be careful out there

    On my commute mid morning on the MUP, I was flagged down by a woman rider looking for directions to the trail that branches off the river and heads up to the foothills. Her garmin was shouting turn...
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    What do I look like?

    Kinda like a 58 year old refuge from an old episode of The Fugitive:

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    With no. 2 son in Montana last October.


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  17. As someone who grew up in LaCrosse, did my...

    As someone who grew up in LaCrosse, did my undergrad in Madison, and started my career in Milwaukee, I can only think of a few good reasons to go to Sheboygan: 1. You're dating a girl from there; 2....
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    We do: on the only sections on weekdays that tend...

    We do: on the only sections on weekdays that tend to have pedestrians on weekday mornings or evenings, there is a gravel path. Where there isn't, I seldom see more than ten other riders on a given...
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    You're probably right. As a relative newbie, no...

    You're probably right. As a relative newbie, no doubt I'm overthinking this. But the 15 to 20 or so fast friendlies that I always enjoy seeing all came about because one of us came along side and...
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    MUP Etiquette: How to Avoid Awkward?

    My typical commute involves a section that is anywhere from 12 to 16 miles of unobstructed riding on a very nice MUP. I'm almost always in full kit and use it for workout purposes, at least in one...
  21. Thread: domane clearance

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    My bad-old eyes and dirty tires. The 28 and 32...

    My bad-old eyes and dirty tires. The 28 and 32 tires are both AW2s.
  22. I agree with Walter on the splitter. The second...

    I agree with Walter on the splitter. The second advantage, at least for road biking, is it gives you the option of setting up two levers, one on the hood and a cross or interupter brake on the
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    I have run 32 on the front, 28 rear, Bontrager...

    I have run 32 on the front, 28 rear, Bontrager R2s. The rear doesn't look like it will handle much bigger.
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    1972 Atala frame, very, very large, with 27" (not...

    1972 Atala frame, very, very large, with 27" (not 700) wheels, and all Campy top of the line parts for the era. Sits at 26 lbs with pedals and cages. Working on the wheels alone, I could probable get...
  25. I'll let the more seasoned riders address the...

    I'll let the more seasoned riders address the "what to do if you've only got a week left to get ready" questions. But you definitely deserve a shout out for the weight loss and lifestyle...
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