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    Used road bike buying question

    Well saving 5,700 dollars is a pretty good deal, so if there is not too much wear and tear then you can certainly see the value in it. That said, though, it is still a good amount to spend at 2,000 so you want to make sure that you are getting your money's worth and not overspending for...
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    Does biking create bigger legs?

    Well I can certainly say that have noticed a significant change in the size of my legs from when I started cycling. Over the years all that riding just adds up and builds solid muscle. Mostly in the calves and thighs is where I see the most change, and that is probably the case for most...
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    Oldest rider

    Oh man I hope to be able to even know what a bike is by that time I am up there, so that is quite amazing for this guy and good for him. I am always amazed at how people can live such long and happy lives, and I am glad for them and it seems like they enjoy every last minute. I just know that...
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    Shoes for these pedals

    Well the good news is that if you find the right place to look you will most likely find yourself with a whole host of options to choose from from all sorts of categories. This was one of the things that really surprised me when I first go into cycling as a hobby about twenty or so years ago...
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    Need training advice

    Well I do like the advice that @dkrenik offered to "just ride", and he is right to a certain degree. Twenty miles is a lot though and it seems like you are making quite a jump, but it is doable and it just might need a little more effort and time, which is fine. I would say go step by step and...
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    List of cycling equipment required for a starter?

    Don't forget to bring a good attitude and the willingness to battle through some tough times or some pain. I remember going on some pretty rough rides when I really first started with one of my more advanced friends and I got a little down, so it does happen. I would just hate to see someone...
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    Did You Ride Today?

    I actually went out today, despite everything telling me not to. It has been crazy hot and humid here lately, and this morning felt a little nice but it was still forecasted to be really hot, but I decided to go and get a ride in. It got up there, and I sweat more than usual, but I think I...
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    Who taught you how to ride?

    Well that would have to be the greatest man that I know...my father. I still have some pretty good memories of being out there trying to ride a bike and having him there, which is pretty cook considering my memory of other events is not really all that great. It is certainly something that I...
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    Still Own A Singlespeed?

    I sure do, and I am holding on to it for when my son gets to be old enough to ride it. We are not quite there yet, and he is still growing and I am thinking about one or two more years, but I will be super excited when I see that day and I already have my camera ready. I still get some use out...
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    You might be a cyclist if....

    ..."if you have more water bottles than drinking glasses" - Amen to that one. My whole cupboard is filled with water bottles and those Nalgene bottles and I think I have about five or six actual glasses that I use. It is kind of funny now that I think about it, but that is just what I buy so...
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    Bad news for talansky

    Well it is never good news to see a rider go out due to a crash, but it is just par for the course and the nature of the business, so you really cannot be too surprised. I hope that he is able to make a speedy recovery and get back out there doing what he loves. I am sure he will bounce back...
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    Maybe You Find This Interesting!:) Give Me A Chance:)

    I think that you have to commend anyone who is willing to follow their dreams and give up all of that to go do it, ad for that well done and best of luck to you. I am sure that we all wish that we had the courage to do this, but life often stands in the way of dreams and that is just the harsh...
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    Does cycling affect well-being at work?

    It surely has an impact on my feelings at work, and especially if I ride into work. That is pretty rare, though, given how far away I live, but I do try and do i t every once in a while when I have the time. I actually feel like I have a bit more energy if I ride that day, but I guess it does...
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    Touring the country by yourself

    Well I have to say that I like riding alone and being alone in general, but this does sound a little much. I think that I would love it, but i do know that there would be times when I would want someone else to be there. It sounds like an adventure though, and if that is what you crave then by...
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    Mass state triathlon bike & run course

    Well that is pretty nice that you live right next to the course for the event...pretty convenient. Sounds like your friend is in for a good time, and I am sure that he is lucky to have someone who knows what they are doing behind them. That is really part of my fear of a lot of events like...