Recent content by t2tall

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    My first 100 mile week!

    Thank you all for the encouraging words! I still have a long haul in front of me, but I'm about 60 - 70% there. I knocked off another 25 miles this afternoon, and ended up meeting a small group of riders doing the same run. Managed to hang with them for the entire run which was pretty cool...
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    Possible saddle suggestions?

    Okay, I know I have gravity working against me because of my weight, which will make any saddle uncomfortable, but darn it, I've been riding 4-5 days a week, 20 - 25 miles at a time and just can't finish a ride without my... err... posterior feeling like I got kicked by a mule. Isn't this...
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    Cycling with compression stockings (for DVT)?

    I don't have DVT and I'm not a doctor, so I can't speak to the dangers of cycling with a deep vein issue. I do however have a large superficial vein that has been a problem for years, in fact it ulcerated many years ago, prior to my wearing compression stockings. I'm currently trying to average...
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    advice on buying a road bike

    I'll conditionally agree with that statement. Most bikes at this price point are going to have virtually the same components, pretty much all Shimano Sora, which works just fine, even if it isn't flashy or ultra light. Spend more time looking for the right fit and geometry for your body and...
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    Your favorite place to ride...please describe.

    Rockingham recreational trail in NH. Starts near Lake Massabesic and goes nearly to the coast. All dirt, but not too rough, former railroad bed, 26 miles each way through woods, past ponds and wetlands and through little New England towns with brick mill buildings and picket fences.
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    What brand of bike do you ride?

    Road bike: Cannondale CAAD 5 frame and fork,USA edition from 2002. Shimano 105 9speed double crank front deraileur and brifters, older XTR mid cage rear derailleur so that I can run a larger cog on the back. rating - 9 1999 Schwinn Mesa set up as a comfort bike with Tioga city slickers on it...
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    My first 100 mile week!

    I'll never be able to ride on those silly low spoke count wheels!! Even if I hit my goal (which at 6' 8" is probably in the area of 240 ish), I'll still be too damn big for those wheels. I have a set of older Campy Ypsilon 36 hole semi aero rims that my LBS had kicking around. The mechanic...
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    My first 100 mile week!

    Okay, for those of you who ride regularly this isn't probably much of a big deal. For me however it represents a significant milestone. Late last June I hit the scale at 389lbs. I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like my chest was going to explode. High blood pressure, high...
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    Where are you from,what do you do?

    I'm a Process Engineer working for the automotive plastics industry. I work third shift 10:00pm to 6:00am, so I can relate to all you folks who work the odd hours and what it does to your system. I've always had bikes around and enjoy wrenching on them, I just haven't been riding them as much...