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Old 06-23-05, 09:06 AM
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Cycle to the point is fast approaching. It's a big deal for me -the beginner. I gotta find somebody to train with, and I gotta find a training plan and most of all, I need to find out more about the clips. Right now I'm stilll using regular pedals (don't laugh) and I know just enough to figure that a 150 mile (approx. 75 miles each way) trip will require some power peddling for sprinting.

I would love to hear about your experience if you have done this trip -and I would like to know of your training plan. Also, tell me about your peddles? What should I look for and where can I buy them -for a real deal?

I'm taking a Cannondale Adventure 400. I wonder if it can make it. Maybe I should consider a road bike for this trip. Would welcome your comments.

I know the spelling of pedal is wrong. Sorry, but I can't change the title.

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Old 06-23-05, 09:26 AM
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I doubt you'll be doing much sprinting on a 75 mile tour^^ Relax and go with whats comfortable, and whatever you decide, dont wait to change your equipment too close to the date of the event. You may find yourself stuck with something you dont like/arent used to/do'nt know how to fix.

By the way, I've never heard of Pedal to the Point! Do you have a link or something? It sounds like fun^^
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I have no advice other than to maybe change your spelling of pedal and pedaling.
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Old 06-23-05, 09:30 AM
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Here is link:

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/OHA...ail.asp?e=7040
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Originally Posted by Be Ready

cool, looks like fun. Too bad I cant do it; I've already tapped out my friends/family/coworkers for the Tour de Cure earlier this month, so fundraising's out
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Originally Posted by Be Ready
Cycle to the point is fast approaching. It's a big deal for me -the beginner. I gotta find somebody to train with, and I gotta find a training plan and most of all, I need to find out more about the clips. Right now I'm stilll using regular pedals (don't laugh) and I know just enough to figure that a 150 mile (approx. 75 miles each way) trip will require some power peddling for sprinting.

I would love to hear about your experience if you have done this trip -and I would like to know of your training plan. Also, tell me about your peddles? What should I look for and where can I buy them -for a real deal?

I'm taking a Cannondale Adventure 400. I wonder if it can make it. Maybe I should consider a road bike for this trip. Would welcome your comments.

Lucky you, I have some nearly new Richey SPD pedals w/ cleats just looking for a new home. Drop me a PM, they are free (paying it forward, of course).

I did the ride a few years back. Into a headwind and rain for 75 miles sucked. Coming back was a breeze. For training all I did was three 20 miles rides a week for a month with a few 40-50 mile trips thown in for good measure. I see a lot of mountain bikes making the journey so you should be fine on yours and long as you don't load it to the gills.
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Old 06-23-05, 09:51 AM
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Ebbtide, Yahooo! I sent you an email.

Stumpjumper, you could always donate money from -yourself and ride, ride, ride.
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Hey Be Ready, when I was growing up in Sandusky I always found it much more interesting to ride to Cleveland . I don't really have anything to add to this thread, but have fun! I do miss riding in Ohio, the drivers down here are real asshats...
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