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    Even pros, after a major race series, say Le Tour...

    Even pros, after a major race series, say Le Tour de France, take quite some time to recover, perhaps weeks until they are one again at the top of their game. They do have specific recovery...
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    I'm particularly sensitive to saddle tilt. ...

    I'm particularly sensitive to saddle tilt. Minute differences in the nose of the saddle being up or down makes a big difference in pain or negligible discomfort. And many, many miles in whatever...
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    I had gained 12 - 14 pounds since retiring. This...

    I had gained 12 - 14 pounds since retiring. This summer I've lost 10 pounds of that and I'm getting close to high school weight of 158 pounds. The result has been that a saddle that previously was...
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    Nice adventure. Well done.

    Nice adventure. Well done.
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    Coastal R. I. and S.E. Massachusetts is warm...

    Coastal R. I. and S.E. Massachusetts is warm enough to ride most days throughout the winter months. The trick seems to be in finding the right combination of layers to be comfortable in as wide a...
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    When I first began truing my own wheels, I found...

    When I first began truing my own wheels, I found the work extremely tedious, probably because I didn't know what I was doing. When I got sloppy and my attention span dropped to near zero, I stopped...
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    I had a day just about like that today. I just...

    I had a day just about like that today. I just barely escaped with my life.
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    Recovery after a long or hard ride is something...

    Recovery after a long or hard ride is something even pros need to do. The more you ride, the more recovery practices are needed. There is much info available so google away after this: 7 Recovery...
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    I was a life long smoker also and I have asthma...

    I was a life long smoker also and I have asthma besides. While this limits oxygen uptake and capacity to sustain high speeds, I've seen a vast improvement in stamina from those first days on the...
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    RideMyWheel it has been good having you here on...

    RideMyWheel it has been good having you here on the forum. Know I will be thinking of you this evening as I hoist my Cuba Libre.

    Yeah, Barrettsvc, those Italians also know how to live. Actually,...
  11. Thread: 28c vs 25c

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    I use 28 mm tires on my own bike. My feeling is...

    I use 28 mm tires on my own bike. My feeling is the slightly wider tire is likely to handle sand and other debris on the road better than skinnier tires. There are also surprise potholes on road...
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    Peter Mayle, who has written several books about...

    Peter Mayle, who has written several books about Provence, where he has lived for years, believes the long lives people have in that region are due to an unhurried life style, obsessive insistence of...
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    Japanese have the lowest mortality due to heart...

    Japanese have the lowest mortality due to heart problems in the world so it is likely that a diet high in omega 3 fatty acids, as from fish, would account for that. Also with very low mortality...
  14. I have Ed Burke and Ed Pavelka's "Long Distancs...

    I have Ed Burke and Ed Pavelka's "Long Distancs Cycling" which having read, browse again from time to time. Just a few days ago I read again but had forgotten, tests were done on cyclists after the...
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    Last Sunday, as I loaded my bike in the car for...

    Last Sunday, as I loaded my bike in the car for the short trip home, a man in a fat tire bike stopped by to say helllo. He had been riding on the nearby beach through sand an there was considerable...
  16. I use one or the other of the following: either a...

    I use one or the other of the following: either a siliconized nylon stuff sack for my sleeping bag or a trash compactor plastic bag from the supermarket. Compactor bags are quite tough plastic....
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    As has been said, there is no substitute for time...

    As has been said, there is no substitute for time on the bike and the corollary is there is no substitute for experience. Many issues will be resolved with time.

    Saddle fit is a difficult issue. ...
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    I've camped quite in New Hampshire winters where...

    I've camped quite in New Hampshire winters where outside temps may be -20 F. The hot water bottle in the sleeping bag is a good tactic to warm up the bag and conserve body heat. I also use candles...
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    Auto mobiles are so reliable we jump in them and...

    Auto mobiles are so reliable we jump in them and we treat our bikes the same even knowing the consequences of some failure could be very serious. I clean my bike regularly and take that opportunity...
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    I used to have asthma as a child but then outgrew it. Twelve years ago the beginnings of asthma again made an appearance. The asthma is well controlled but in the last few years other signs of...
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    Italians are basically hearty, long lived people....

    Italians are basically hearty, long lived people. As for the French, such as Monsieur Marchaud, obviously a credit to the rejuvenating properties of foie gra.
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    On one road in our riding area the transportation...

    On one road in our riding area the transportation masterminds decided to carve rumble strips at the road edges and at the center, between lanes. There is no pavement outside the rumble strips. Now...
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    Rhode Island chiming in to confirm a beautiful...

    Rhode Island chiming in to confirm a beautiful day here also. The trees are 1/3 into full color, a solid hint of the glory to come. I've been eyeing my skis with a certain amount of lust.
  24. Thread: Calories

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    When I was that age I could eat anything and...

    When I was that age I could eat anything and didn't even ride a bike.
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    I don't have an answer to what makes for stable...

    I don't have an answer to what makes for stable steering but do have some observations. Many children's bikes can be steered no hands at slow speeds. Motorcycles all have very stable steering and...
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