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    Many thanks for the info, Shootingstar! -Carol

    Many thanks for the info, Shootingstar!

    -Carol
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    Toronto area biking in mid-May?

    Hi all,

    I'm going to be in downtown Toronto in mid May (12-20) for about a week of work-realted meetings and a conference. I'd like to rent a road bike and get out for some rides in the area while...
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    Thanks to everyone for the comments, suggestions...

    Thanks to everyone for the comments, suggestions and insights on the topic of the utility of weight lifting for cycling.

    I agree, in general, with the philosophy that the best way to improve any...
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    Andrea, Great input. Thanks! I live in a small...

    Andrea,

    Great input. Thanks! I live in a small rural town in Maine so I'm not sure there are many CSCS's running about but I'll see if I can track one down. There are lots of athletes around and...
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    Hi ridebikeme, Here you go... ...

    Hi ridebikeme,

    Here you go...

    http://www.nysef.org/bikerace.htm

    I rode the Highlander Cycle Tour last year which is in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Highlander is a full day of...
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    H- I think this is very true. I was able to climb...

    H- I think this is very true. I was able to climb Mt. Washington in N.H. four times last summer (all of the races up the mountain were cancelled last year because of weather --but there were still...
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    thanks!

    Indysteel,
    thanks for the pointer to the previous post. There was a reference in that thread that led me to a Master's thesis entitled "Ballistic Training: The Effectiveness of Maximal Power...
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    Weight training - useful or not?

    If there are any exercise physiologists out there I'd like to know your opinion about how useful weight training is for improving cycling power. I'm also interested in the experiences of TE members...
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    Another really good resource about nutrition for...

    Another really good resource about nutrition for active people is Nancy Clark's website and books...

    http://www.nancyclarkrd.com/

    I have her book, The Cyclist's Food Guide, and consult it often.
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    Hi Lynette, Great! I won't know if I can make...

    Hi Lynette,

    Great! I won't know if I can make it until it gets closer to the time ---but if I do get to ride this year maybe we can connect at the event.

    Carol
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    Hi Lynette, I just got off the phone with Jeff...

    Hi Lynette,

    I just got off the phone with Jeff Miller of the Bike Coalition of Maine. There apparently isn't an elevation map for this ride but Jeff will double check for me this week.

    He...
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    Hi Lynette, I still haven't heard from the...

    Hi Lynette,

    I still haven't heard from the Bicycle Coalition if they have an elevation map of the Lobster Ride century. I sent them an email but no response. Next time I talk with Jeff Miller (the...
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    Hi Lynette, I'm not sure anyone has put...

    Hi Lynette,

    I'm not sure anyone has put together an elevation map for the Lobster ride courses. I'll check and post back here what I find...

    - Carol
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    Getting a sore arm following a flu shot is pretty...

    Getting a sore arm following a flu shot is pretty common. I just got mine today and my arm is definitely sore. Mild body aches and a low-grade fever are not unheard of either. But, wow, your...
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    Hi Cyclesome, I didn't ride this year but I did...

    Hi Cyclesome, I didn't ride this year but I did last year (the century route). It's a great ride with lots of supportive, energetic volunteers and very excellent lobster rolls at the end of the day....
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    Have you recently picked up the volume or...

    Have you recently picked up the volume or intensity of your rides recently? A couple of times this season I've been training too much (too long, too hard, too frequently). When this happens I find...
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    70 miles and 4500 of climbing in under 6 hours!? That is too much fun. Sounds like a great day and thanks for posting pics to go with it.

    I'm especially interested in that 9 mile climb-fest to...
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    on drug testing....(long)

    I don't know if Landis cheated or not but it is clear that cycling has a long history of the illegal use of performance enhancing drugs. If anything good comes out of the Landis case I hope that it...
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    Look for the USP label!

    The best way to get all the minerals and vitamins you need is through your diet because supplements don't have all of the good phytochemicals and antioxidants and fiber and stuff that you get from...
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    I have a couple of friends who are doing the Kanc...

    I have a couple of friends who are doing the Kanc but I'm going to focus on Mt. Washington this year...and depending on my schedule and how I'm feeling I may give the Highlander Tour (September) in...
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    That sounds like a great loop to me. I'll have to...

    That sounds like a great loop to me. I'll have to look carefully at the map again.

    We did see a moose off Rt. 17 on our way into Oquossuc. They are losing their winter coats and look kind of...
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    Western Maine road conditions report

    I had a great training weekend over in the Bethel region of Maine this past weekend. Weather was cool, but dry. Unfortunately there were relentless 20-25 mph headwinds all weekend which made things...
  23. I agree with Kalidurga that you should have your...

    I agree with Kalidurga that you should have your local bike shop spend time to do a bike fit with you. This is a process that can take a little time so it's usually best to call ahead of time and...
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    Hi SheFly, I'll be down that way next weekend...

    Hi SheFly,

    I'll be down that way next weekend (unless the weather is lousy) so I'll post whatever conditions I find when I get back. I love riding Rt 113 in N.H. but there are plenty of other nice...
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    Evans Notch, N.H. open?

    I'm planning another training weekend soon in the Sunday River/Bethel, Maine area and want to ride Rt 113 in NH over Evans Notch. Anyone know what the road conditions are like over that way?
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