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  1. looseleftie

    Cycling jerseys -- why so expensive?

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    how much difference does a quality bike make for ave joe

    Cheers guys, awesome responses, and ALL have given me something to think about.. Ok, another question (or two! :)) .. So, if aside from a much smoother ride, easy and more responsive gear changes, then for a middle age bloke looking at riding 200km a week, and if the speed is relatively similar...
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    how much difference does a quality bike make for ave joe

    Hello, I was having this discussion with another cyclist, who is very experienced and more than capable, whilst I am only 4 months into cycling to paint the picture here.. Anyway I asked him if he had a twin brother, identical in every way in terms of weight, muscular strength and cardio...
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    how much difference does a quality bike make for ave joe

    Hello, I was having this discussion with another cyclist, who is very experienced and more than capable, whilst I am only 4 months into cycling to paint the picture here.. Anyway I asked him if he had a twin brother, identical in every way in terms of weight, muscular strength and cardio...
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    Heavy legs after riding, feel slow for other sports

    Thanks for the reply, appreciated mate.. I try and do 30km most mornings, getting up 5.45 and out the door just after 6am, it's not like I am only riding flat terrain, I like the challenge of hills, and within my 30km theres quite a few... Should I be only doing this once or twice a week, and...
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    Audi driver in a hurry

    What an a$$hole!! What was going through the Audi driver's head?? Hope the cyclist is ok, they should string the driver up by his knackers for that, hugely irresponsible, and extremely dangerous.. Definitely be a criminal charge! This basically reconfirms my stance of sticking to quieter roads...
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    I'm becoming aggressive towards car drivers!

    Hello, I am a pacifist by nature, but since I began cycling, I tend to get a little frustrated (to say the least) with some car drivers, who fail to give way when u are crossing on a green light intersection, or who pull out instead of stopping and giving way to u at an intersection... I think...
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    Heavy legs after riding, feel slow for other sports

    5'10" 69 kg, pretty active. My usual ride comprises 5-6 hills (some of them are pretty hard in truth, varying in gradient/distance from 500m-3km and a few flat sections, real mixed bag, but there is definitely a focus on hills to be honest. I ride on good roads also. My diet is good, eat healthy...
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    Heavy legs after riding, feel slow for other sports

    Hi, relatively newbie here, 2 months in, and going really well!! Love it, however noticed that my legs feel very heavy and slow after a good ride of approx. an 1 hour or so going at a steady pace. I ride in mornings, generally 4-5 times a week, however after ride, I feel that I have dead legs...
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    I feel terrible all over after my first 100 km ride, suggestions anyone?

    Cheers guys, love the feedback I'm getting here.. Viking and Swampy, I think u are on the right track with your advice.. I think I pre fuelled up and during ride, and post ride satisfactory.. In hindsight, I was not fit/strong enough to comfortably and most importantly, safely, complete my 100km...
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    I feel terrible all over after my first 100 km ride, suggestions anyone?

    Thanks guys for your input thus far, appreciated! I still after close to 2 days since my ride, don't feel 100%. It really took a lot out of me.. More than expected.. I thought the 8 Weetbix and 3 slices of toast were enough pre 100km ride!! Obviously not.. Thanks for confirming that my 3 bananas...
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    I feel terrible all over after my first 100 km ride, suggestions anyone?

    AyeYo, cheers mate for the respone.. So if 3 bananas and water are enough for 100km ride, then you mentioned that I probably didn't eat enough prior to the race, can u suggest perhaps what I might have eaten? I thought I fueled up well before my ride!:(.. Perhaps I didn't really need to do the...
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    I feel terrible all over after my first 100 km ride, suggestions anyone?

    Hi newbie here, very brief history, have been riding for 4 weeks, in that time I have ridden over 650 km.. I love this sport!! I'm 44yr 69 kg and overall pretty fit, however today feel like bad all over!! I had a day off, and family were off somewhere else for the day, and I had decided that I...