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    1. Try doing some core/back workouts too....

      Try doing some core/back workouts too. Strengthening your core will allow you to keep more of your weight over your bike and not over your bars which is a big problem for a lot of people who have...
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      A race... the Everest Challenge Stage Race. 2...

      A race... the Everest Challenge Stage Race. 2 days 29k ft of climbing.
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      I think the Madone 5 and above have more aero...

      I think the Madone 5 and above have more aero profile than the 4 so if you're dead set on a trek, that may be the better route. But like everyone else said, there are other road bikes that are better...
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      Not sure my mileage or elevation so far this year...

      Not sure my mileage or elevation so far this year but I'm on my 3rd week in a row of 20+ hrs and I'm efffing ready for my rest week next week!
    5. It's been a while since I've ridden out there (My...

      It's been a while since I've ridden out there (My parents live like 10 minutes north of Coral Springs) but if the road conditions are what I remember then a Gatorskin or the GP 4-Season might be a...
    6. Thread: Merckx Corsa

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      This bike is screaming for a Campy Athena 11...

      This bike is screaming for a Campy Athena 11 group!
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      Actually, in a way, they are warmer... If you're...

      Actually, in a way, they are warmer... If you're doing a ton of climbing you will sweat just about everywhere. If you are climbing up a mountain, chances are it's going to be colder at the top so...
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      I don't use a computer on my bike since my...

      I don't use a computer on my bike since my powertap broke so I don't have a map but I did my longest day on a bike on Saturday. Me and a buddy did roughly 180 miles and 30,000 feet of climbing in...
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      I hate most saddle bags, especially the ones that...

      I hate most saddle bags, especially the ones that hang down like a bicycle version of truck nuts. I never put them on any of my bikes before I moved here. Now a lot of my rides take me far enough...
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      103.1 miles 12,637 feet

      103.1 miles 12,637 feet
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      No better way to steal Kanye's title than what...

      No better way to steal Kanye's title than what you just said.
    12. Thread: Monsters

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      The toll road is more of a mountain bike trail......

      The toll road is more of a mountain bike trail... I guess it's doable on a cross bike but I'm not sure I'd want to come back down it!

      This is one of my favorite HC climbs in the area, I try to do...
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      I'm not saying I don't like americans doing well,...

      I'm not saying I don't like americans doing well, hell I hope he does well in the future! I just think he needs to stop talking like he's guaranteed a win in a grand tour just because he won ToC. I...
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      I'm glad Tejay didn't win... maybe it'll keep...

      I'm glad Tejay didn't win... maybe it'll keep that big ego of his in check!
    15. Unless I need to stay above or below a number (HR...

      Unless I need to stay above or below a number (HR or Watts) I don't ride with a computer... and if I still want the data when I get home, I'll just put the computer in my pocket. I tend to look at...
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      More of the same bull**** from the euros? ...

      More of the same bull**** from the euros?

      http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/news/tygart-code-of-silence-claimed-leipheimer_261684
    17. Besides the issues with structural integrity that...

      Besides the issues with structural integrity that people have brought up, there is one other issue you might have. Valve stem length... I'm not sure what kind of profile rims you have but most...
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      Had my first race back after a 2 year hiatus...

      Had my first race back after a 2 year hiatus yesterday, I got 5th in the Single Speed A's. It wen't pretty well considering I just finished building up my bike the morning of. No crashes, just a...
    19. This^ you live in Palo Alto... you can ride year...

      This^ you live in Palo Alto... you can ride year round. Trainers and rollers are for warm ups and places that have real winters.
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      Long but interesting read detailing Lances doping...

      Long but interesting read detailing Lances doping history.

      http://cavalierfc.tumblr.com/post/30172302298/its-not-about-the-bike
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