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  1. Great, thanks for sharing your experiences! My...

    Great, thanks for sharing your experiences! My LBS recommended going with a hard-shell bike shipping container, but I do know that friends of mine that have done Ironman all over have used a...
  2. Who has shipped a bike to Europe using FedEx, UPS, or DHL?

    Hello ladies,
    I recently moved to Germany and did not have a chance to pack and bring my bike along on the flight. With no plans to go back to the U.S. any time soon, I am stuck with the option of...
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    Bike rental in Chapel Hill/Carrboro?

    Hi ladies!

    I am headed to Chapel Hill/Carrboro for 3.5 weeks starting in mid-July for an intensive yoga certification course.

    In keeping with my desire to use clean energy, I want to rent a...
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    FS: Just posted my Sidi Genius 5 on eBay!

    I had originally posted them here, but no luck last year. Maybe someone needs these great (barely used!) shoes now? Check out the listing, and e-mail me anytime with questions.
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    Lithia gel saddle sz 130, black, like new!

    I used the Lithia twice and found it was too wide for me (I know, I know, 130 is not wide, but what can you do?). You can learn more about the saddle, and read a couple reviews, here:...
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    TacX Trainer Tyre T1390 for racing bikes

    This sturdy trainer tyre protects your racing tyres while allowing you to safely log zillions of miles on an indoor trainer in the wretched weather most of us see in winter. This tyre is NOT for...
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    Keo Look Classic pedals LIKE NEW!

    Like my Sidi Genius shoes posted elsewhere in this forum, these pedals were only used about 10 times, mostly indoors. They are in perfect shape and they are SWEET pedals! Check out this review:
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    Sidi Genius 5 sz 43 w/cleats LIKE NEW!

    I bought these awesome shoes last year and wore them about 10 times, mostly on indoor trainers. I had to sell my bike (my post describing why is probably still in the forum . . .) and I am finally...
  9. Full carbon Cannondale Synapse 6 Fem, 2008, Large (56cm)--CHICAGO

    Hi ladies,
    I have received the bad news that, due to exercise-induced anemia and attendant illnesses, I am not able to ride long-and-fast anymore, so I have no need for my fabulous bike. Here's the...
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    Hi bluebug, You're right, plyos are meant for...

    Hi bluebug,
    You're right, plyos are meant for fast-twitch, ATP-burning muscles. I was thinking of power as the maximum force produced in short bursts of energy, rather than extended endurance-type...
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    I have been a trainer and cyclist for 10 years,...

    I have been a trainer and cyclist for 10 years, and I do use resistance training for one very specific reason to improve my cycling: To increase my lactate threshold so my legs can produce more power...
  12. Thread: Planning rides

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    I'm just now starting to plan. Does anyone...

    I'm just now starting to plan.

    Does anyone know of any tours or centuries happening on March 14 through 22? It's my spring break, and since Europe is out of the question this year (thanks,...
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    Thanks! It's supposed to snow buckets here...

    Thanks! It's supposed to snow buckets here tomorrow, so I am not surprised if packages are a bit delayed.

    I'm scheduled for a functional threshold power (FTP) test on Saturday, so fingers crossed...
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    Thanks to you all for your generosity! If you...

    Thanks to you all for your generosity! If you find any, Mickchick, let me know! It's like Christmas all over again. :D
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    Are you selling any Small jerseys?

    I am in dire need of short-sleeve or sleeveless jerseys, size small or a smallish medium, that have pockets and are *not* pink or light blue!

    I am primary-color kind of gal, and all of my LBSs...
  16. Thread: Fatigue

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    Find a workout buddy!

    Firenze, I am *so* with you. I have been getting sad and tired in the winter for my whole adult life. I also crave exercise, because I have been a fitness professional since 1999. But even I get low...
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    Are women allowed to ride in the Tour/Giro?

    I am so curious if anyone knows whether women can officially compete in major tours like the Tour de France or the Giro d'italia?

    Are there major professional cycling teams with women on them, or...
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    Honestly, the only reason I "want" to use my mtn...

    Honestly, the only reason I "want" to use my mtn bike shoes is that I can't afford another expense! I am a grad student who really should not have bought a road bike in the first place, but I did so...
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    Encouraging words? You got it! I only aspire...

    Encouraging words? You got it!

    I only aspire to having stories like yours, in which actual things (unfamiliar clips, your daughter, etc) have been the cause of your accidents.

    Every time I have...
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    Benefits of road shoes???

    Hi all,
    I am new to the world of road-biking, and I plan to do centuries for the rest of my life. LONG hours in the saddle, touring the world . . . sounds like perfection to me.

    That said, I only...
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    Hey Chicagogal! When I first joined TE last...

    Hey Chicagogal!
    When I first joined TE last week, I wanted your screen-name, so it's only fitting that I actually get to write to you now!;)

    Which Century are you riding? That's my training goal,...
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    Wow, you all are mind-readers. I literally just...

    Wow, you all are mind-readers. I literally just sat down to post a question about Crank Bros, and here you are, with a lovely, informative thread about them!

    I'm headed to my LBS tomorrow to see...
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    Thanks for the tips, Ladies! I am off to my LBS...

    Thanks for the tips, Ladies! I am off to my LBS to return the Jett that's been hurting me and I was curious what other ones I should look out for. Now I know some options. I was thinking thin and...
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    Thanks, everyone. Unfortunately, I...

    Thanks, everyone.

    Unfortunately, I *definitely* need the cut-out. I always have, even with a hybrid and a mountain bike. Because my back is all fused, I can't take pressure off the front of my...
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    Top of thigh chaffing, for sure. It feels like...

    Top of thigh chaffing, for sure. It feels like the chamois is rubbing or folding right where my pantyline is. So I think you both might be on to something, KnottedYet and Tokie. I should try a bunch...
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