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  1. valvan

    Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy

    i noticed today when i was ridding around power lines my heart rate monitor shot up to 260bpm when i was doing a zone 2 ride so always look at your surroundings. also make sure your shirt does not get underneath the sensors for this can cause errors also.
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    Your favorite rider?

    oops my bad it was at tirreno:o YouTube - Tyler Farrar Wins Over Mark Cavendish in the Third Stage at Tirreno-Adriatico
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    Your favorite rider?

    Got to give support for the guy from the home state, tyler farrar loved watching him beat cavendish at tirreno last year and seems to be having a good season so far this year.
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    problem with rear derailleur

    ok so recently ive been having trouble with my rear derailleur whenever i pedal the bike always acts likes its shifting gears except in the two lowest gears and whenever i have it in those gears i get a ticking sound. i took the bike into the shop last weekend and got everything lubed and a few...
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    Bicycling Training Plans To Help Cyclists .How to ride 10-30% faster?

    all i see is some crappy clip art and the words "you can go faster"
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    2010 Amgen Tour of California: Stage 7: Los Angeles Individual Time Trial

    anyone know where i can find the results of the triathletes that participated?
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    Your daily eating routine.....

    due to the fact that i am in college, my eatting routine is simplified as nomnomnomnomnom anytime possible. if i was to go into more detail would be about 4 meals a day.
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    The weight loss challenge

    currently weight: 74kg goal: 71-72kg height:6ft first year racing also if someone wanted to chart weight loss between everyone it probably could be by percent of weight loss achieved
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    Your thoughts on strength training for the legs

    Just a thought what if instead of strength training, you train with a heavier bike would that have any benefits?
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    the copenhagen wheel

    i believe this is what your talking about and it is a cool concept. The Copenhagen Wheel
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    new to cycling

    don't need to bother to much with the gym membership the college im at has a cardio room that is open to all students
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    new to cycling

    the bike shop i plan on buying my bike from has no drop rides on Sunday and that is were i plan to start. Next year i should be able to do some meet the team rides unfortunately they end this month and i was unable to join due to schedule, plus showing up with a walmart bike or my dads old...
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    new to cycling

    Ok so i am soon going to invest in a road bike, i have narrowed it down to the scott speedster s40 and i plan on racing in the 2010 season. So far i have been doing lots of hills and base miles i can do 35-40miles. I feel that i am ready to start actually training with hills, intervals...
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    Britain's Greatest?

    don't forget Bradley Wiggins
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    new to cycling

    i guess, im going out tomorrow to test ride more bikes, i never realized how many brands their are until i actually started looking.
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    new to cycling

    the part im confused on also is say the scott speedster s50 and the s40 their is a price difference of about $100 would it be worth it?
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    new to cycling

    i have considered buying used but i think id feel safer buying from a bike shop for my first road bike.
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    need help training

    Is it better to train by hours or mileage. For example, Tuesday i go out and train for 3 hrs or i go out and ride 35miles with no time limit?
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    Lance's New Team

    what about tyler farrar that guy with a great team behind him would definitely be cool to see.
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    new to cycling

    ok so i have recently decided to enter the world of cycling. Im looking to buy my first road bike this year and i want to go into some category 5 races. As of right now im running around confused:confused:. I went to the local trek deal and they weren't any help because all the employees seem to...