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  1. was7g

    Noob Questions @ Season's End

    First of all, let me say to all the regulars, thanks for reading and advice on my various questions so far. These forums are great. OK... so the end of my first biking season is approaching; I had been in spinning classes at the gym for a long time, and since several people at work bike a lot...
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    Winter Training Option?

    I'd like to throw in some cross training as an addition to working out on an indoor trainer and/or rides on the weekends over the winter. I'm not a fan of running- in fact, I chose cycling because I've got really painful shin splints (I know they go away with training, but I'm a wuss- what can...
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    Need Help on Cycling Brand

    All, a woman in my office has asked for the name of a company which makes cycling apparel and who uses a spider in their logo. It might be women specific, might not. I KNOW that I've seen their Web site, but it was a long time ago, and I cannot for the life of me remember the company. Can...
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    Century Preparation

    Hey everybody. When I bought my first road bike in April, I set a goal to work for during the summer- I wanted to do a century by the end of the biking season. I'm well on my way; I ride four to five days a week for at least an hour (gosh, how those 15-milers seem so easy now) and have been on...
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    Position in Saddle

    OK... stupid question for everyone... where am I supposed to be bearing my weight in the saddle? I know that I'm supposed to be bearing it on the "sit bones," or ischial tuberosities (I.T. bones), right? It seems to me that my weight is being borne too far forward in the saddle... I've colored...
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    Bonk?

    Noob question about bonking. I went out to ride ~50 miles (80k) today, and like an idiot didn't have anything to eat with me on the bike (although I had a good breakfast). Around mile 35, I just ran out of energy... flat out... I couldn't maintain speed except on the very flattest parts of the...
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    Back Pain - Seat Height Related?

    Hey all, Noob rider who fidgets constantly with seat height adjustment. I've read all the threads about how high the saddle should be, and I've moved the seat up and down accordingly. It seems to me that at a higher position, I start to get back pain. FYI- I injured my back last winter-...
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    Jersey Question

    What is meant by a "Euro style" jersey? Does that simply mean "form fitting?" I've seen them advertised in catalogues and the like, but don't know how they differ from regular jerseys, other than I think the cut is supposed to be tighter, right? Maybe the material is stretchier, too? If...
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    Noob Pedal Question

    Hey everybody, I've got a set of Shimano SPD-compatible pedals, and I've noticed that one pedal is very secure- that is, there's very little rotation around the axis that goes through the top of my foot and comes out the bottom (yaw, for the aviation-minded). If I rotate that foot in the...
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    Newbie Clothing Questions

    All; recently bought a LeMond Croix de Fer as my first road bike, and am loving it. My rear end is not- I know that I'm going to take a little while to get used to the saddle, and that I need some padded shorts- I actually have some, but they're cheap MTB shorts and the padding is a little...