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    But don't those mimic barefoot running, what we're naturally supposed to do? Shouldn't it be more comfortable? lol
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    They aren't meant to support your feet. Running "right" is running light and not landing on your heels. Those shoes pretty much punish you if you run "wrong".
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    Quote Originally Posted by calv View Post
    But don't those mimic barefoot running, what we're naturally supposed to do? Shouldn't it be more comfortable? lol
    Thats exactly what they do. Basically show you how to run properly. But cycling, even like a 10 min ride around campus, is awful. Never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    They aren't meant to support your feet. Running "right" is running light and not landing on your heels. Those shoes pretty much punish you if you run "wrong".
    running barefoot punishes you even if you run "right," unless you're a badass native american from 200 years ago. or a track sprinter.
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    Yeah, but it hurts like hell to have heavy foot falls on the heel. I ran only a couple miles my first time out barefoot and ended up with some huge bloody blisters around the "knuckles" - metatarsal heads - how do I describe this region? I felt fine while I was running but it sucked while the blisters were healing.
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    true. bottom line is running sucks and biking rocks hahaha
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    Except that its healthy to do both. So that you don't just work out your thighs and your calves don't get much work...

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    I havent run in a long time. My knees suck, it took a long time for my knees to adjust to running and it hurt. I do miss runner's high
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    I use to really suck at running but yesterday we ran a mile-ish as a team and I was fine. I guess swimming gets you into shape fast, lol.

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    Back on topic?

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    Running on the beach is the only way.
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    I run and bike in these. they are awesome for running. so light and comfy. they are meant to mimic the sandals worn in like the old days by romans and spartans and stuff, just with a heavy duty rubber running sole. i actually think its the same ruber thats used on the barefoot shoes. but these are much more awesome although .you do need straps to ride with them

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    Seriously, stop with the shoes and barefeet. This is not on topic and derailing the thread.

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    Dear Carleton:

    After building up a monster cross style single speed (chain tensioner) for my brother (out of a Kona Tiki Deluxe, using 700x40c tires) I have the urge to build up a 29'er with an internal hub. They just so happen to have a Focus 8 speed alfine with a belt drive. Talk about a nice setup...

    So my question is... Have you ever built up a project that you were completely unfamiliar with (i.e. a 29er without knowing all of the differences between road, mtb, disc, 29'er...yadda yadda) or are you one to buy a complete and go from there? I know that for myself, getting my hands dirty while learning about everything along the way can be quite entertaining, but at the same time, quite expensive.

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    Dear Carleton,

    The last couple days I've been having a little knee pain. I have my seat set up correctly, and am generally conscious about my form. I raised my saddle height a very small amount last week (maybe 1/4") but didnt have any trouble until now. My pedal stroke feels fluid, and I'm not rocking my hips. I do skid sometimes, but not generally. Anyhow, wondering if you have any advice.

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    A picture, or even a vague description, would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilcphoto View Post
    Dear Carleton:

    After building up a monster cross style single speed (chain tensioner) for my brother (out of a Kona Tiki Deluxe, using 700x40c tires) I have the urge to build up a 29'er with an internal hub. They just so happen to have a Focus 8 speed alfine with a belt drive. Talk about a nice setup...

    So my question is... Have you ever built up a project that you were completely unfamiliar with (i.e. a 29er without knowing all of the differences between road, mtb, disc, 29'er...yadda yadda) or are you one to buy a complete and go from there? I know that for myself, getting my hands dirty while learning about everything along the way can be quite entertaining, but at the same time, quite expensive.
    I've often considered buying/building a SS MTB. But, all I'd do is ride around town with it. Then I'd be unhappy with the fact that it's not as fast or efficient as a road or SS bike.

    So, the million dollar question is: Are you gonna use it for what it's designed for?

    If so, do tons of research. See what other guys are riding. And I'd probably buy complete at first then tweak it. Buying a-la-carte custom only serves the person who has preferences and has good reasons for exactly what he/she wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Seriously, stop with the shoes and barefeet. This is not on topic and derailing the thread.
    haha, dude had a picture of his sandal and everything! ahaha.

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    that's a nice looking sandal
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    Dear Carleton,

    Sprint sets tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Dear Carleton,

    Sprint sets tomorrow?
    Have you recovered from the ones you did the other day?

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    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Yes.
    Then go for it!

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    Do you ever have trouble walking down stairs after a workout or a race day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Do you ever have trouble walking down stairs after a workout or a race day?
    A few minutes after doing a Kilo (1K time trial). If you do it right, you shouldn't be able to stand up for a few minutes. It's a very taxing event. I did one this weekend and my legs burned for about 5-10 minutes after it was over. Then my legs didn't feel right for 2 days after that. The phenomenon is called having "Kilo Legs".

    Outside of that, I'm in a constant state of mild fatigue until I peak for an event. So, walking up and down stairs is really tough.

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    Dear Carleton,

    Can you do the Carleton dance?

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