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    Cycling and Blue Jeans don't mix

    Ok, guys. I have encountered a problem as I have become a true cyclist. I have begun to develop the cyclist's body build. I love it. I have strong powerful legs and a firm backside. But I have the hardest time trying to find a pair of blue jeans that fit right. I am a 34 inch waist, but when I...
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    Anybody else feel depressed/crappy when you don't get to ride?

    I understand that it is advisable to take a rest day at least one day a week from cycling to let the muscles heal and grow. But I have discovered that I feel crappy on the days I don't get a ride in. I sometimes feel downright depressed. I read something someone said that they had "developed a...
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    West-Central Alabama: Anyone else tired of riding alone?

    I have been training for centuries for the past 8 or 9 months. I have since begun a new training plan to become a better climber. I join the local club for a ride now and then, but They either take off too fast or go to slow. I am somewhere in the middle and usually end up riding alone. If there...
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    2 weeks to prepare for hills...help!

    I have a bit of a dilemma. I am 2 weeks away from my second century ride and have been following the same training plan as the first. I did ok on my first century, but not great. I have been training a little bit harder for this one, but the heat has been sapping my energy. Today I decided to...
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    Century in the rain

    Hey all, I am registered to ride a century on Saturday and the weather is calling for rain to move in around noon. We are starting at 7:30am so a good portion of the ride will be through by the time it starts to rain. This is my first century and I want to know what type of equipment i need to...
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    Century Training with Type 1 Diabetes

    This is a topic that I need some good advice on. I have Type 1 Diabetes and have been taking insulin for 20 years now. I have been cycling for almost 2 years and haven't had too many issues with my blood sugars. Until now. I am training to ride a century for a charity ride for no less than to...
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    Bontrager Jones ACX + LT3

    I have both of these tire sets and was wondering which would be better? Or a combination of them? I was thinking of the ACX front and LT3 rear. Or should I just go with thw Felt Tar already on it?
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    Missed day due to weather...

    I have missed a couple days of riding this week due to the weather. And before someone says get on a trainer, I can't use one. It bothers my roommates. So if I miss a day or two to weather, when I get back on, should I sacrifice my long rides or short rides. My common sense tells me to keep my...
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    Do you do charity rides?

    I was checking out the local bike club's Facebook page recently and saw a post about a charity ride in May 2012. I have read a couple of articles about charity rides and how they are a good way to raise money to help others who really need it and to have fun doing it. The though has crossed my...
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    Platforms, Toe Clips, or Clipless?

    I have been commuting on my Scott Speedster S30, but I really didn't want to put so much wear and tear on it so I bought a Scott SUB 30 for my daily commute. I am in the process of transitioning from a backpack to panniers, but I was wondering what most people prefer as far as pedals and why? On...
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    How do you solve the hunger issues?

    I am new to trying to watch what I eat. I am trying to lose 15 to 20 lbs during my triathlon training. I have been able to lose the weight in the past by lifting weights. I have plenty of workouts planned and will drop the weight in a couple of months. What I want to know is a good way to push...
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    Anyone rode a century back to back days?

    I have been looking forward to riding the famed Silver Comet that runs from Anniston, AL to north of Atlanta, GA for a little while now. What I am wondering is what do I need to do to prepare for such a strenuous weekend? I am looking at 100 miles the first day, staying the night in a hotel and...
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    How far is your commute?

    How far is your daily commute? How fast do you ride? What do you do to prepare for it? And how do you recover for an enjoyable ride on your off days? I ask these questions because I have only been commuting for a month and have had some issues being tired on my off days. I have been wondering if...
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    Commuter Rubber

    I was curious as to what tires are being used in daily commutes. And a few reasons why you chose them. What kind? How many miles is your commute? What kind of terrain? I recently traded in the Vredesein Fortezza Tri-Comp that came on my older bike for some Continental Gatorskin 700c x 25c. I...