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    Who I want to win : Ivan the Lovely Who I think...

    Who I want to win : Ivan the Lovely
    Who I think will win : Ivan the lovely
    Who simply must win and get a place in the history books for taking the Giro/ Tour double : Ivan the Lovely

    Winner of...
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    Only that the car park of the racecourse is very...

    Only that the car park of the racecourse is very busy at going home time. The side roads all around the area are quiet and we parked along one of those. It made it easier to get away at the end of...
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    Seasoned commuter

    Hiya
    Lots of inetresting and useful tips, ladies.
    I have been riding to work for a few years now (includes the UK and New Zealand). I tend to average around 20 to 25 km each way at the moment ( I...
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    Eastcape enduro

    There are still a few places left on the Eastcape enduro ride from Sept 28th to Oct 1st.
    It is 476km in 3 days and goes from Opotiki to Gisborne around the coast and back via the inland gorge. It...
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    I did the Taranaki ride this year. It was...

    I did the Taranaki ride this year. It was FABULOUS. It also happened to be the hottest part of the entire country that day! We did it in 5 hours 17 minutes at 33 degrees and drank around 5 litres of...
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    The Synapse has been out about a year. Its...

    The Synapse has been out about a year. Its Cannondale's first full-carbon frame. It has had absolutely rave reviews in every mag going ( I have read US, UK and Aussie reviews) They say it is...
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    Just want to point out that I am the one who uses...

    Just want to point out that I am the one who uses Gators and boasted about having no p*nctures....then had 2 in same week! :eek:
    Just to clarify this - it was on my commuting bike and therefore NOT...
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    Specialised do some women's specific saddles of...

    Specialised do some women's specific saddles of various seat-bones distances. They have done alot of research around body geometry and might be a good place to start. Their Jet saddle has some good...
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    I am wanting to try Speedplays as they are dual...

    I am wanting to try Speedplays as they are dual sided and I am used to MTB SPD's. I don't want to set off from every intersection looking down at my feet!

    Anyone got tips about the good, the bad...
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    I agree! I cannot make my tail bone touch my...

    I agree! I cannot make my tail bone touch my saddle even if I try. Are you perching too far forward on it? You did right to change from the wider saddle as that pushes you forwards on the seat and...
  11. Well done all of us! The body has to go through...

    Well done all of us!
    The body has to go through some huge changes when you stop the nicotene, caffeine and sugar all at once. The way your body metabolises its energy stores has to readjust too. You...
  12. Thread: Jerk!

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    We keep a little book at our local cycle club and...

    We keep a little book at our local cycle club and make a note of driver details when dangerous or aggressive drivers have a go. ( We let the police know if it was a particularly serious incident) We...
  13. Thread: The *HIP club

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    I thought that consumer law dictated that the...

    I thought that consumer law dictated that the shop is responsible for replacement and they should deal with the manufacturer themselves not leave it to you to sort out?
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    The stretch out probably does put more tenseness...

    The stretch out probably does put more tenseness in your shoulders.
    A very wise guy on the cyclingnews.com Q&A section (it is great for bike fitting/cleat adjustment tips) said that if you ride...
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    Cheaper then a new saddle is anti-chaffing cream....

    Cheaper then a new saddle is anti-chaffing cream.
    I also have some shorts with more definite seat bone pads that lift you off the sensitive areas.
    Otherwise, it sounds like you might want to try a...
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    I had the same thing happen to my lovely Pearl...

    I had the same thing happen to my lovely Pearl Izumi shorts. They were black with red stitching and matched my bike/outfit perfectly.....sigh.
    I found the culprit: My saddle wedgie!
    I had changed...
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    tense shoulders?

    I recently read an advice letter about the same thing and they said to check the position of your shoulders while you ride. Apparently where your brachial plexus (the nerves that supply everything to...
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    plantar fasciitis

    Glad to hear its not a stress fracture. Not that Plantar Fasciitis is an easy way out! You might try gel heel inserts (in all footware not just tha bike shoes) and calf and foot stretches definitely...
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    Hi Cakewalk I am kinda new too, I read more than...

    Hi Cakewalk
    I am kinda new too, I read more than I post and everyone is very friendly and helpful here. I have learned lots and its great to feel part of a community.
    You are not alone....you are...
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    Heel problem

    I obviously haven't had the opportunity to actually look at your foot so what do I know?
    But if loading the ball of your foot makes your heel hurt has anyone ruled out plantar fasciitis? The tight...
  21. Thread: Uphill skills

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    Gain ground on hills

    I read an article in one of the british mags recently that pointed out something really obvious that I had never thought of before, about the need to be good at climbing:

    To gain ground on another...
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    Texting while driving!

    I just got in from a lovely ride, sunny day, sparkling waterside section, tailwind for some of it....

    I tried not to let the cars spoil my day; one pulling out on us despite seeing us (she had to...
  23. Thread: Hand Pain

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    Hand pain? Do you have dropped handlebars or...

    Hand pain?
    Do you have dropped handlebars or straight? If you have straight ones do you have bar-ends?

    I agree with Dianyla about the rest of the bike too. If you saddle is too tilted (you know...
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    Hill strength?

    I am really sorry to break this to you, but for me anyay, the only way I managed to get stronger on the hills was doing more hills!

    I came to Auckland thinking I was fit and could climb....oh boy!...
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    Just putting my two-penn'orth.... Its a great...

    Just putting my two-penn'orth....
    Its a great thing to set yourself a goal like a century. You do get a real sense of acheivement when you finally cross that line. Its very weather and terraine...
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