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  1. sp00k

    Best value Carbon Road Bike

    i've been interested in a new carbon bike around that price point for some time now. i have come to the conclusion that to get full carbon around AU$3000 - 3500 you start to compromise other important components, like wheels and cranks/bb. many have ultegra shifters and gears but they have to...
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    Clothes...

    i just bought a new kit which has some spandex in it and man is it tight. i feel a bit self conscious in it still but the you hardly notice it is on when it fits nicely. road jerseys that are too baggy dont look right.
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    need to strengthen upper back?

    i agree, it is probably more the core muscles that need strengthening rather that the Lats etc. Also there are a load of small muscles in the shoulder area that become lazy with bad posture and just stop doing their job. In fact working on the Lats can make this condition worse because the...
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    Spinning classes in Sydney ??

    hello can anyone recommend a good Spin class in central Sydney. im there over the break and I can't take my bike........spin is the natural answer. thanks for any info sp00k
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    Get back with G/F or stay on the bike??? Help.

    show her your post/poll and then let her decide......you will be back on the bike in no time
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    Movies about cycling

    there's a couple of Tour de France dvd's out ...2002, 03. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0974393118/qid=1065007831/br=1-3/ref=br_lf_d_3//102-3323019-6325706?v=glance&s=dvd&n=494020 and the discovery channel eco challenge (adventure racing) videos are pretty motivating, not...
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    Are you a Cycling Dork?

    check these worst dressed cyclist awards... this guy nails it.. http://www.vorb.org.nz/modules.php?op=modload&name=My_eGallery&file=index&do=showpic&gid=3&pid=226&orderby=dateD :D
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    Getting hit by a car, is it a matter of time?

    i've been taken out a couple of times by cars and once by a roller blader coming at me on the wrong side of the road. in all instances i have been lucky to come away with bruises and scrapes and a month or so of physiotherapy. I reckon most drivers have not ridden a bike since they were a kid...
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    Indoor trainer selection

    thanks for all the advice. i am holding off for a while...it's just got incredibly hot here so I am out riding instead. I'm thinking way too hot for stationary cycling. cheers.
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    Indoor trainer selection

    hello all I am in need of an indoor trainer. Can anyone recommend make / models etc. Also fluid over magnetic etc ? Thanks very much sp00k
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    busted 8speed STI shifter - Options ?

    hello - i have Shimano 600 STI shifters on my road bike and the 8 speed one has busted. I am trying to avoid buying brand new Sora 8 speed shifters because the bike aint worth all that much.<br />Is it likely I will ever source a used one from somewhere, or is it likely I could buy a used set...
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    Adventure Racing Revisited

    yeah i guess we won't be doing any training together. <br />SA - i've only seen the west coast down to capetown but a beautiful place.<br />Is AR pretty popular over there? I am orginally from NZ where multisport and AR is very popular. Things are just starting to pick up here in Aus.<br /><br...
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    Adventure Racing Revisited

    yeah i guess we won't be doing any training together. <br />SA - i've only seen the west coast down to capetown but a beautiful place.<br />Is AR pretty popular over there? I am orginally from NZ where multisport and AR is very popular. Things are just starting to pick up here in Aus.<br /><br...
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    Adventure Racing Revisited

    acid, im located in brisbane, australia<br />and yourself?
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    Adventure Racing Revisited

    the cross training certainly impacts my cycling - since i've started trail running in prep for AR my daily road rides and weekend MTB are really hurting. I think when you start training multiple disciplines you've got to really plan out your training properly (periodisation etc) because the...
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    Training Programs

    this guy is pretty interesting.........<br /><br />http://home.hia.no/~stephens/mtbplan.htm
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    To shave or not shave ?

    and watch out for butt hairs if you wear non-black knicks.....tee hee hee