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    High blood press & Cholesterol Meds Killing Performance

    I have a friend who's after some advice. His doctor has him on blood pressure (Avapro) and cholesterol (Lipitor) medication. Since taking this medication, his performance on the bike has suffered. If he goes off the medication, performance improves. So, has anyone else has this experience and...
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    NuVinci infinite gears hub drivetrain

    Anyone tried the NuVinci hub gearing? http://www.fallbrooktech.com/home.asp Infinite gears it claims. Just after any personal experience with it, pros, cons, etc..
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    Eurobike 2007

    Anyone going to EuroBike in Friedrichshafen at the end of the month?? I'm interested if Garmin does in fact have a new product being shown there.
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    Aussie ProTour team?

    With Team Discovery disbanding (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2007/aug07/aug10news3), there is a spare ProTour licence up for grabs. Is there enough Aussie money out there to put a team together?
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    Racing Etiquette

    For all you seasoned riders out there, a question (or two) about bike racing. Background: I've been racing since mid Jan, and have seen the same story played out almost every week. Start race with 10-20 riders. Through the course of the race, between 3 and 5 of us, will share the work at the...
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    Bike Racing etiquette

    For all you seasoned riders out there, a question (or two) about bike racing. Background: I've been racing since mid Jan, and have seen the same story played out almost every week. Start race with 10-20 riders. Through the course of the race, between 3 and 5 of us, will share the work at the...
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    Detour de france movie

    Has anyone seen Detour de france? The preview looks good. See http://www.detourdefrancemovie.com/ Someone I know has heard about it, but no one seems to have seen it. I wonder when it will be released on DVD.
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    Lights

    With daylight savings finishing just around the corner, has anyone had experience with "power beam". More specifically: http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/POLIHNNHA&contentId= Halogen lights & battery for just $85. Sounds good, or am I missing something????
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    The cycling community is a helpful bunch.

    Murphies law strikes again. I had a flat on the weekend (faulty tube, but that's a whole other story), and used my last tube. At the same time I rearranged my saddle bags of my two bikes, and I don't know what I was thinking, but left both puncture repair kits in the one bag. Of course, it was...
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    Sheldon Brown. Where for art thou

    Anyone know what's happened to Sheldon Browns web pages? http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ In case you're wondering sheldon brown provided all sorts of useful bike related info and resources including gear calculators etc...
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    Cleaning up the sport

    Can someone explain to me why only 4 people per stage are tested in Le Tour? My understanding is that the yellow jersey, the stage winner, and two other random riders are tested each stage. If they were serious about cleaning up the sport, why not test the entire field before stage 0, and then...
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    Fruit Loop Ride

    Any one been on the fruit loop ride before? This year (assuming it's been on before) its on September 17th. 50, 100 or 200km distances. See http://www.fruitloopshepparton.com/ If yes, good ? bad?
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    Stage 3 sprint finish?

    Question for the experts out there. With a cat 3 just 2km from the finish, will the sprinters be there at the end?
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    3 Australians in the top 10??????

    Early days, but good to see. Come on Cadel, let's make it four.
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    No TTT this year.

    Quite enjoyed the Team Time Trial last year. What's the reason behind not having it this year? Am I just one of few who liked the TTT??
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    Brad McGee non starter???

    I must admit that I haven't really been paying attention lately, but I just noticed that Brad McGee is not on the list of (possible) starters for Le Tour (see http://www.letour.fr/2006/TDF/RIDERS/us/engages.html). Is he injured??? Now I have to adjust my Polar Dream Team...
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    Jockey wheels.

    Question about jockey wheels. I was cleaning my chain today, and decided to give my jockey wheels a proper clean. I normally just give them a quick brush with a tooth brush, but having some spare time today, thought I'd take it all apart, and do it properly. When I removed them, I noticed that...
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    Denton talks to cyclists Louise Yaxley & Alexis Rhodes

    Enough Rope With Andrew Denton 9:35pm Monday, April 17, 2006 Andrew Denton talks to Louise Yaxley & Alexis Rhodes - cyclists involved in the accident in Germany last year
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    survey on bike paths?

    Over heard a conversation in a bike shop tonight. There were people doing surveys on some bike paths today. However, I wasn't a very good eves dropper, so I don't know any details, where, when, why. Anyone stopped?
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    Long ride anyone?

    How about this. 2,700 km in twenty two days. Well, 20 days riding, 2 days resting. Its from Perth to Adelaide, so that'll be with the wind. Details: http://www.alltrails.com.au/rides_2006_perth_adelaide.php Looks a bit expensive, but I think I want to do it.... next year.