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    Greipel vs. Cavendish.

    It's still official
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    Greipel vs. Cavendish.

    So I guess it's official -- Cavendish is the winner.
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    Newb Just got back from my 2nd ride. Is it possible for me to go 56.2mph?

    It's possible, but that would have to be a very steep hill and a very strong headwind, unless of course you were pedaling very hard. I can get up to about 48 mph on these little bridges around Jacksonville (over the intracoastal waterway), but that's pedaling very hard with a 52/11 gear ratio...
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    Any Composters Out There?

    I’m an avid composter, been doing it now for nearly five years. Just curious if anyone else composts and what method you use? When I first started I read many articles online and books from the library. I was undecided on which bin design I wanted to build and was NOT going to buy one from...
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    HEART RATE SITTING HIGH... IS THIS A PROBLEM??? NEED ADVICE!!!!

    I know that's the case with me. I tend to push it too hard and not just hard riding, but also a lot of really hard sprints from a stopped position. So my resting HR is always high for a few days afterwards (~70 bpm), usually 45 - 50. I have to force myself to slow down, sucks during the ride...
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    Bike lanes unconstitutional in the US

    My concern is that as bike paths (there's a contradiction in terms) increase there will be more of a push to get bikes off the road. Has anyone ever looked on youtube at the bikelanes in New York City? I don't know if there's any ordinance to keep bikes off the road and in those bike lanes, but...
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    Cramp - how do I avoid it?

    Holy ****! I missed that. I thought you upped your ride from 28 to 32. In which case I totally agree. You probably just freaked out your body with an all-of-a-sudden large increase in mileage. Despite getting a cramp at mile 32, going an extra 9 miles makes recovery harder. Curious, how...
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    How many miles should chain ring last?

    28,000 miles...oh **** I'm gonna have to get another bike
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    Cramp - how do I avoid it?

    Actually that should be enough, unless of course you're severly depleted in those nutrients from your normal diet. One 20oz bottle should be plenty for a 30 mile ride, actually I only drink water for a 30 mile ride. Water should always be your primary fluid intake -- too much of the sugars in...
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    Cramp - how do I avoid it?

    Usually it's an indication of low potassium, eat bananas and also potatoes are a very good source of potassium. Also ensure your hydration is good, but with good hydration is the concern of dilluting certain electrolytes, so be careful to get enough sodium if you're drinking a lot. Basically...
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    How many miles should chain ring last?

    I've often wondered this same question, sort of like the question: "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop" Of all the bikes I've had I have never worn-out the Chain Ring and my bikes all had over 10,000 miles. I just bought a new bike before it wore out, sort of...
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    Bike lanes unconstitutional in the US

    Unfortunately, that's the opinion of many, us commuters are one of the smallest minority groups in America. And on top of that we're virtually unrepresented - or at least not take seriously in America. There are a number of roads (shoulderless roads) that I ride and are adjacent to bike paths. I...
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    Weight-Lifting for Legs

    Sorry about that, first I saw it when I was looking for some squatting techniques from Mark Rippetoe. I though it was neat, but should have known it was probably pretty well worn out here
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    Bike lanes unconstitutional in the US

    Again another issue where people get all wrapped up in the politics of the issue and not the reality. The reality is that not enough people commute by bicycle and building more paths/bikelanes doesn't entice people on a bike for commuting. There are some exceptions and let those areas make their...
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    Weight-Lifting for Legs

    Wow, somehow I missed this thread, but here's my contribution, sorry if it's already been posted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDawlrIeaVM