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    Sometimes I use music -- an uptempo play list....

    Sometimes I use music -- an uptempo play list. One song easy, next song hard effort, next song half easy, half moderate effort, etc. Or shift to a hard gear for the chorus and easy for the verses....
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    With January-like temps already here, I'll be...

    With January-like temps already here, I'll be getting my indoor trainer out of storage soon instead of waiting until January like I usually do. I just have to motivate myself to ride it...

    I hope...
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    Hello and welcome! I would guess the same....

    Hello and welcome!

    I would guess the same. Clipless pedals are popular for road bikes. Don't feel that you have to do the same, though. There are still a few folks who prefer toe clips, power...
  4. I have only used low end Bontrager bars so I have...

    I have only used low end Bontrager bars so I have no recommendation. For me the important thing has been having compact bars. I don't think my hands are small for a woman but they are small enough to...
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    Trek, I'm so sorry to read this. Thanks for...

    Trek, I'm so sorry to read this. Thanks for letting us know. I hope the treatment goes well.

    You are right that a colonoscopy is not a difficult test. I didn't love the prep but it was not as bad...
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    I know people who can (and do) get lost despite...

    I know people who can (and do) get lost despite having GPS.

    I went for the new bike fitting last night, after looking at it next to the old Madone WSD and deciding I probably needed to switch it...
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    Hi Ashleigh. The forum activity these days is...

    Hi Ashleigh.

    The forum activity these days is less than it used to be, but some of us still like using it. Many others read it regularly but don't post much. And there is a wealth of knowledge...
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    I picked up the new bike! I put two bottle...

    I picked up the new bike!

    I put two bottle cages on along with the pedals while I was the bike shop parking lot. The only difficulty was opening the tube of Park Tools grease -- I didn't have...
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    Thanks ladies. All in all it could have been...

    Thanks ladies. All in all it could have been worse. There is a bit of swelling today on the back (not palm side) of my wrist, but it feels better today than last night. My elbow is a bit puffy too. I...
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    30 degrees colder today than my last two rides....

    30 degrees colder today than my last two rides. We planned a 58 mile ride, a variation on the annual Gettysburg tour that my friend leads. The sun is still fairly strong so it was not bad with temps...
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    Howdy!

    Howdy!
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    Thanks! The new bike does not come with...

    Thanks!

    The new bike does not come with pedals, so that eliminates any difficulty in removing them.

    I did buy a pedal wrench to take the old pedals off my mountain bike. That was almost 2 years...
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    Very nice, NWG! Good to hear from you,...

    Very nice, NWG!

    Good to hear from you, Rebecca. Best wishes to you and Alex on that different road!

    I led a ride on Sunday in northern Maryland, 58 miles. It was summer in October, and most of...
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    Thanks for the input, NWG. It is very helpful. I...

    Thanks for the input, NWG. It is very helpful. I think my 2:00 and your 11:00 might be the same thing. Basically I try to start with the pedal as close to the highest point (12:00) as possible,...
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    Okay, fans of flat pedals, how do you get started...

    Okay, fans of flat pedals, how do you get started on a hill?

    With clipless, I have my left foot clipped in and my right foot on the ground. I move my left foot up to around the 2:00 position,...
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    Fat bikes might not be your preference, but put...

    Fat bikes might not be your preference, but put them next to the indoor trainer and they might look pretty good. Maybe once the weather really goes downhill the fat bikes will feel more fun to ride.
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    I just cleaned the chain, and I think I know the...

    I just cleaned the chain, and I think I know the cause of the weird noise. There are rough edges on numerous links, no doubt as a result of being jammed between the cassette and the spokes last...
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    It's been summerlike all week and I love it. I...

    It's been summerlike all week and I love it.

    I rode last night after work, about 18 miles. My speed was very slow and I'm not sure why. I was in a bad mood all day and had to stop several times...
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    2018 Trek Zektor 3. The Kelly's Blue Book value...

    2018 Trek Zektor 3. The Kelly's Blue Book value is $365.

    After a crap day at work today, I am going to order it and use it toward a new gravel bike. Life is short, might as well have fun on...
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    Hello everyone! I've gotten in a couple more...

    Hello everyone!

    I've gotten in a couple more rides of late. After way too many rainy days, we finally got a break last week. I rode on a rail trail with friends on Friday, about 26 miles in all....
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    Hi Trek! I put platform pedals on my mountain...

    Hi Trek!

    I put platform pedals on my mountain bike after I hurt my ankle so I could do short rides around my neighborhood without having to twist my foot to clip in and out. I found it very hard...
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    I found the numbers for the old Trek 2000 men's...

    I found the numbers for the old Trek 2000 men's bike from 2003, on page 42 of this. No stack or reach numbers, but there is this:
    HTA: 73.0
    STA: 74.0
    ETT: 54.4

    Standover comparisons:
    CP 54:...
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    I am impressed that you found those numbers! And...

    I am impressed that you found those numbers! And your understanding of frame geometry is also impressive, Sheila.

    I agree that it would make sense to try the Checkpoint in a 52. When I go back to...
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    The story continues. The first ride with the...

    The story continues.

    The first ride with the new freehub was fine until I was more than 30 miles into it. This was typical of the mooing -- I would generally have at least 15-20 miles of quiet...
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    Thanks all for your input. This is my current...

    Thanks all for your input.

    This is my current road bike: 2010/trek/madone47wsd. This is the men's bike I had before it: 2003/trek/2000.

    I am 5'7". The above bikes were both 54.

    I went to...
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