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  1. Thread: New TE?

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    No, I'm afraid not. Even though we carried a...

    No, I'm afraid not. Even though we carried a fair bit of non-cycling apparel before, we just never sold all that much of it. (That is, in any given style, we rarely sold enough units to cover all...
  2. Thread: New TE?

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    Hi All, Thanks, Pax, for dropping me a note...

    Hi All,

    Thanks, Pax, for dropping me a note and asking me to chime in.

    There are many many ways I could answer the questions all of you have posted above. The natural tendency for a business...
  3. A couple random thoughts, in no particular...

    A couple random thoughts, in no particular order... :-)

    My office/warehouse is 1/3 mile from my house. I bought the house after we built the warehouse because I specifically wanted to be live...
  4. Does anyone use the 1000 yet? I've heard mixed...

    Does anyone use the 1000 yet? I've heard mixed reviews. Still using my 800, but it will give up the ghost eventually.
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    Thanks, ladies! Yes, it was quite the...

    Thanks, ladies! Yes, it was quite the adventure... It's hard to *remember* to believe in yourself when you are exhausted and feeling hopeless. I have a T-shirt that says "Belive you can and...
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    Good for you for making the hard, but smart...

    Good for you for making the hard, but smart choice. It's NEVER easy to make the decision to DNF but listening to your body so that you can ride again another day is always the best thing to do. ...
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    Ride Report: LEL 2013

    I finally got around to finishing my ride report of the 2013 edition of the London-Edinburgh-London 1418km randonnee. While one of the hardest things I've ever done, LEL was also one of the most...
  8. As Wahine says, if you are using them, then you...

    As Wahine says, if you are using them, then you aren't hoarding them. If they are just sitting around, find them a new home.

    I sold 2 bikes last year because they definitely weren't being ridden...
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    That is SO awesome. Start 'em young!

    That is SO awesome. Start 'em young!
  10. Yeah, gotta say, I'm not impressed, either. ...

    Yeah, gotta say, I'm not impressed, either. "Let's just placate those little ladies and toss them a crumb. Something to entertain the crowds while they wait for the "real" racing..."
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    Bethany - As many have suggested, please call our...

    Bethany - As many have suggested, please call our office. I'm biased, obviously, but I think we have awesome staff, all of whom really really really want to help everyone who calls find something...
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    Curious to know why you prefer SE over Perpetuem...

    Curious to know why you prefer SE over Perpetuem or Heed. I've never tried SE, even though it is also a Hammer product. I've relied on Perpetuem the past few year unless it's hot, in which case I...
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    Sarah - yes, 200K. As far as the liquid to solid...

    Sarah - yes, 200K. As far as the liquid to solid ratio goes: When I first started rando, I only ate solid foods and had plain water in my bottles. I was opposed to the "science diet" aspect of...
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    What do Randonneurs Eat?

    I get some version of this question quite often. SO I wrote a blog post about it!

    http://susanotcenas.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-do-randonneurs-eat.html

    For those of you unfamiliar with the...
  15. Well done, azfiddle! Congratulations on your...

    Well done, azfiddle! Congratulations on your longest ride ever!! I'm really happy that the fun to misery ratio was better than you expected. :)

    I rode that permanent in 2010, so reading your...
  16. Thread: Chin-ups

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    OK, so I still can't do a chin-up. BUT, this...

    OK, so I still can't do a chin-up. BUT, this morning, I climbed the the rope hanging from the ceiling. Big thick sucker, with knots in it every, i dunno, 24 inches or so. I couldn't do that a...
  17. Thread: Chin-ups

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    I am a pro at that Inverted/Racked Row position. ...

    I am a pro at that Inverted/Racked Row position. Really. My trainer says rows are my greatest strength. I can do a lot of them, getting my chest up quite a bit farther than the gal in the video. ...
  18. Thread: Chin-ups

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    Yesterday my coach had me doing them hanging from...

    Yesterday my coach had me doing them hanging from the TRX straps. I started palms facing my chin (line a chin-up), by my hands naturally rotated to the palms facing each other. I guess I'm...
  19. Thread: Chin-ups

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    Thorn, I've never been able to do one either. ...

    Thorn, I've never been able to do one either. Well, at least not since I was knee high...

    I DO think it's possible, though like lph said it's a mix of technique, strength and body type. I'd like...
  20. Thread: Chin-ups

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    I haven't even tried palms away. I do them palms...

    I haven't even tried palms away. I do them palms facing me. I'm under the impression that palms away is more difficult, as it uses more triceps...
  21. Thread: Chin-ups

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    Chin-ups

    I'm curious to know how many women here can do a chin up. I'm betting Veronica can. Anyone else?

    I've been using a personal trainer since January, with a special focus on core and upper body...
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    That demonstrates some serious core strength,...

    That demonstrates some serious core strength, Veronica. Nice work!
  23. Congratulations on finishing in conditions that...

    Congratulations on finishing in conditions that were so outside of your comfort zone. It's a mark of true strength that you were able to draw on things to motivate you when the going got tough. ...
  24. I find that when the weather is poor, my...

    I find that when the weather is poor, my extremities are what feel it most. I like warm gloves and booties on a day like you are describing.

    That said, while rain and mid 50's probably sounds...
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    I have over 6000 miles already this year. All...

    I have over 6000 miles already this year. All but ~600 of those by August 1st! :eek: I'm taking the second half of the year mostly off, as I train to run a marathon in March.

    1. What kind of...
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