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    Yep riding and lifting go together. Leg sleds...

    Yep riding and lifting go together. Leg sleds have really helped me improve my MTB skills and endurance.
  2. Age 67. Work part time at an interesting and...

    Age 67. Work part time at an interesting and complex job. I ride often both MTB and road.
    My strength and endurance remain good. I can still do 10 strict tactical pull ups.
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    I have found that leg sleds and squats at the gym...

    I have found that leg sleds and squats at the gym this winter have helped increase my endurance and speed.
  4. Good choice. I feel working out at the club makes...

    Good choice. I feel working out at the club makes me a stronger cyclist and in general fitter.
    Two of my favorite exercises are pull ups to work my upper back and leg sleds to build strength in my...
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    This outfit has scads of tires to choose from at...

    This outfit has scads of tires to choose from at decent prices
    BikeTiresDirect.com - Discount bicycle tires, components and accessories
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    I have the good fortune to live in Oregon. I...

    I have the good fortune to live in Oregon. I often ride sections of the Pacific Coast Bike Route. Oregon has many state parks along the way that have hiker/biker areas. I always ride N to S.
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    Yep agreed disc brakes are great. I have them...

    Yep agreed disc brakes are great. I have them (BB7)on my 2007 REI Safari. With front panniers and a BoB trailer attached stopping is not a problem going downhill.
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    Well for me when I am not riding it is what I...

    Well for me when I am not riding it is what I don't eat and drink: no beer, no cheese and no desserts.
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    With all that climbing losing a bit more weight...

    With all that climbing losing a bit more weight might help your endurance and speed. The pros ride at 2 lbs per inch of height during the racing season. Also some leg work in the gym - squats and...
  10. Thread: Never give up

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    Yep "never ever give up up" is so utterly true. I...

    Yep "never ever give up up" is so utterly true. I love cycling. It keeps me fit for life.
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    My strategies for prepping for hill climbs with a...

    My strategies for prepping for hill climbs with a loaded bike besides intervals and long rides is to keep my weight as low as I can and hit the gym for squats, leg sleds, hamstring curls and calf...
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    Some excellent advise here. Yep I learned about...

    Some excellent advise here. Yep I learned about butt muscle prep the hard way!
    Two things, besides riding of course, have made my hill climbing abilities better; keeping my weight low and squats.
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    I have been using this trainer: ...

    I have been using this trainer:

    http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html

    I bought it used off of Craigslist.
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    I got rid of my TV in 1983. This has helped me be...

    I got rid of my TV in 1983. This has helped me be more active.
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    I would like to ride the Kokopelli Trail in the ...

    I would like to ride the Kokopelli Trail in the spring of 2104.
    This is a MTB tour that runs from CO into UT.
    It is a little over 140 miles long. It is a perfect trail to try out ultra light...
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    I like to do both for overall strength and...

    I like to do both for overall strength and fitness. I tend to do shorter workouts in the summer at the gym. I focus on strength building exercises like squats, calf exercises, pull ups, chin ups, and...
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    Lift weights, use bike trainer in basement,...

    Lift weights, use bike trainer in basement, indoor archery, swim twice a week and go winter steelhead fishing!
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    I really like both road and MTB for different...

    I really like both road and MTB for different reasons. MTB to me is much less formal than road cycling.
    I love the solitude and the varied bike skills involved on a long MTB ride. For example, slow...
  19. The question is who didn't cheat?

    The question is who didn't cheat?
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    66 yrs. 5 - 8. I try to keep my weight @ 2 to 2.1...

    66 yrs. 5 - 8. I try to keep my weight @ 2 to 2.1 lbs per inch of height.
    I weigh 141 today.
    My 50 milers are at an average of 14 mph. Modest but long hills.
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    I would echo others comments about getting into...

    I would echo others comments about getting into the gym for front and back squats as well as dead lifts to increase your hill climbing prowess.
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    They could divide up the grand tours between them...

    They could divide up the grand tours between them next year.
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    Very nicely done!

    Very nicely done!
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    Michał Kwiatkowski

    This young Polish cyclist is impressive. Still in the top 10 (#10).
    There are quite a few young guns in this Tour.
    This bodes well for professional cycling.
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    I don't make it complicated. I do squats, dead lifts, pull ups and bench presses. These are compound exercises that work multiple muscles. For strength I lift heavier weights lower reps. I keep my...
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