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  1. Thread: Too much salt?

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    I'm a pretty salty sweater as well. I haven't...

    I'm a pretty salty sweater as well. I haven't experienced any adverse effects from this. Last night I rode an 'easy' 45 miles and felt great. At the end of the ride I literally had chunks of salt...
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    Thanks guys. Skippyyak I appreciate the link,...

    Thanks guys. Skippyyak I appreciate the link, I've been trying to do my research. Once I add TN tax it comes out to just under 5200 plus he's putting carbon pedals on it. Sounds like the price...
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    Am I getting played by my lbs?

    So, I'm shopping around for a new bike and dude at my lbs (who has always been pretty cool) is trying to sell me a Cannondale SuperSix Evo with Ultegra Di2. I know he's a salesman and all but IS a...
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    43 miles & 5100 feet of climbing over the...

    43 miles & 5100 feet of climbing over the foothills parkway & back in beautiful E. Tennessee. It was a tough day in the saddle but great weather & scenery.
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    It wasn't too hot, the high for the day was...

    It wasn't too hot, the high for the day was around 85 but it wasn't that hot when we started obviously. Actually, it was quite cool at the top. I could've used some arm warmers up there. By the time...
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    Well. I did it. It was really rough. The first...

    Well. I did it. It was really rough. The first tough climb came at about mile 5 of the Cherohala Skyway. When I hit that climb I thought, if it is like this the whole time then I just don't know....
  7. Thread: Weekend Rides?

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    Ouch...

    Did the Cherohala Challenge this weekend. 62 miles over 5000 ft. elevation gain. Needless to say, I still hurt. I did it though, now everytime this ride comes around each year it can't taunt me. ...
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    Yep!

    Yep!
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    Think I might do this one. Have family that lives...

    Think I might do this one. Have family that lives in Asheville so this will be perfect.
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    Cherohala Challenge

    Thinking about doing this one in Tellico Plains, TN. Don't know that I'm ready for it, but every year it keeps calling my name. Just doing the 62 miles with 5000 ft. of climbing.
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    Got out and did 4x3min. intervals with 6min. rest...

    Got out and did 4x3min. intervals with 6min. rest in b/wn. I wasn't completely spent by the end of the workout so I added a few more miles in. I was def. gasping for air at the end of the 3 min....
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    Thanks for your advice Jiffer! I will get on...

    Thanks for your advice Jiffer! I will get on these interval workouts stat. I am runner turned cyclist so I too am very anal about keeping track of times. :D
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    I can't get over the hump!

    Hello, so here's the thing. I want to ride faster. Right now, I can maintain about 16 mph for around a 20-25 mile ride. I can't seem to get over that hump. I've been stuck on the 16 avg. since...
  14. Thread: Weekend Rides?

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    Smoky Mountains

    Did almost 30 miles today. Did some climbing in the Great Smoky Mountains then did a couple of (10+ miles) loops to add. Beautiful chilly morning.
  15. Thread: Upgrade

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    Saddle is def. an ehhhhhh. I haven't gotten a new...

    Saddle is def. an ehhhhhh. I haven't gotten a new one b/c I just expect that all saddles besides a banana seat are gonna be uncomfy right?? Handlebars are good. I might check out prices on wheels, I...
  16. Thread: Upgrade

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    All factory..... Frame Giant Advanced...

    All factory.....

    Frame Giant Advanced Composite
    Fork Giant Advanced Composite w/aluminum steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant P-R2
    Hubs Formula sealed
    Spokes SAPIM Race 14/15g
    Tires Giant P-R3,...
  17. Thread: Upgrade

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    Thanks Biciclista. There are a few LBS around...

    Thanks Biciclista. There are a few LBS around but I wanted to get some outside opinions before I walk in & ask them. Definitely, not doing the upgrades myself. :P
  18. Thread: Upgrade

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    Upgrade

    I'm thinking about making an upgrade on my road bike, & I need a little advice on which upgrade I should get. Everything on my bike is stock (giant avail advanced II). Should I get new rims/tires...
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    Thanks Muirenn. Girlsubobscura, yes beach...

    Thanks Muirenn. Girlsubobscura, yes beach cruisers are rampant but ONLY on bike paths. As you prob are familiar with greenways, this isn't the safest for a road bike. Even if I had a cross or...
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    Kiawah Island Rides?

    Hello,
    I'm a posting maniac today. I was wondering if anyone lives near Kiawah Island, SC?? I've been there for the last 3 years for vacay and there are tons of greenway trails but I've heard that...
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    The Fam

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    My two dogs Bailee & Dori then there is my bearded dragon Julio Sanchez Natchez. He's much bigger now. :)
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    Sticky: Getting To Know Me!

    Real name: Nikki
    Where do you live? Knoxville, TN
    Explanation of your handle: Combo of my last name to say (bikin')
    Explanation of your avatar: I dunno if I even have one of those
    Age (general or...
  23. Thread: August 15 rides

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    35 mi. with some girls from a local riding group....

    35 mi. with some girls from a local riding group. We got an early start but by the time we finished the sun was beaming. The temp. was in the mid 90s here. Pretty easy ride, it just felt good to...
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    I've also been happy with Giant avail adv.

    I've also been happy with Giant avail adv.
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    I feel ya Crankin! Fastest I've hit so far is...

    I feel ya Crankin! Fastest I've hit so far is 35.5mph (on a 'safe downhill'), I was feeling quite proud until I heard others after the ride talk about hitting upwards of 45mph. I know what prevents...
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