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    Need advice on training fatigue

    Ballyhara....great point! I should have mentioned in the original post that it's my legs that feel fatigued. Its a real problem is hard efforts when they just give out. Even at a pace that I could previously do. I like my sugar but have cut back a little. I hardly ever stretch (I know, I know)...
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    Need advice on training fatigue

    Thanks for the replies. Kakashi, I mentioned the sleep to see if people would point to that as a significant factor. It probably is. One reason I have trouble is due to a "neck thing" which - wait for it - is brought on by cycling. Ugh. That leads me to the other response. Corzhens, no worries...
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    Need advice on training fatigue

    Hi. I felt some real fatigue a couple weeks ago. I then took a week very easy (almost off) and felt better. Last Tuesday I did a fairly hard 42-mile day with some concerted but controlled efforts. Felt a little tired during the ride but okay. After another easy ride the fatigue is back, not as...
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    Tour de france roadside fans are killing me!

    I consider myself new to cycling. I'm watching as much of the Tour as possible and am really enjoying it. All of it except for one thing... The fans that get too close to the riders - or touch them - are making me crazy! Someone tell me...is my frustration with this due to some unrefined...
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    Does this make me look fat (photo included)?

    Haha, Froze...you have a funny way of putting things but thank you for the feedback. Most of my current stuff is darker, in part, for that reason. I was looking for something in a lighter color for hot summer rides. I get the impression cyclists don't worry about blacks and dark colors absorbing...
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    Does this make me look fat (photo included)?

    Haha...definitely dedicating the year to you but and if I crash and burn is it your fault? ;) And thanks for the vote!
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    Does this make me look fat (photo included)?

    That is oddly comforting, Mr. Beanz. Simultaneously, it makes me want to triple my mileage! Thanks for the comment :)
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    Does this make me look fat (photo included)?

    The answer is yes, I look fat, but the real question remains . . . is the fit okay? I'm embarrassed to post this (that's why you can't see my face!) but I have such a hard time purchasing good jerseys. And I really want one sleeveless one! My wife hates it and does not get cycling gear. She...
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    700x20c-25 vs. 700x20c race 28 vs. the theory of everything

    Thanks, dabac. I've only changed 2 tires and did explode one of them. My wife had to come get me. My boys (6 & 10) were in the car and harassed me endlessly: "Dad, are you KOM of flat tires?" And, "Dad, you fail at cycling!" Actual statements. They thought it was so funny. Anyway, I had only 1...
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    700x20c-25 vs. 700x20c race 28 vs. the theory of everything

    Thanks for the input, guys. I feel better and will keep the new tubes! Its just weird to me that they look so different.
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    700x20c-25 vs. 700x20c race 28 vs. the theory of everything

    Here I am with another noob moment when I ask for help. This time, it’s about inner tubes. Over the past year, when I need a new inner tube for either of my bikes, I got them directly at the bike store. They looked at the tire and picked it for me. Then I went and ordered some online but they...
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    New bike hurting achilles - please help

    Thanks, Methodical. More confirmation of this makes me feel better. I'm in the midst of the process you describe. I've dialed it down a little on my own, but still get a little sore. I've gone back to the bike shop for an additional fitting one time and am about to head there again. The original...
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    New bike hurting achilles - please help

    Thank you Uawadall and CAMPYBOB. Campy, I was going to toy with the saddle (it is different from the previous bike) before my next ride and will look at the fore-aft position in addition to the height. I really want to thank you for both telling me that you take months to get a new bike right...
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    New bike hurting achilles - please help

    A very interesting point, dhk2...if that is even your real name ;) I've got that syndrome BUT there are two problems with applying it to this case. First, I have not really gone beyond any riding I previously did with my 30 pound bike. I have yet to go full gas on anything...although close the...
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    New bike hurting achilles - please help

    Hi CAMYBOB...Thank you so much for the response. From the tone of your response and the suggestions you gave me at least it sounds like I'm on the right track. Believe me, my paranoid side makes me question whether or not the bike was the right choice. It's my first expensive bike and my 2nd...