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    Thanks for all the great replies! I haven't been...

    Thanks for all the great replies! I haven't been able to get back to the forum for a couple of days.

    This particular race was held at the Alpenrose Dairy. It's an interesting venue. I guess a lot...
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    I just raced CX for the first time at Alpenrose...

    I just raced CX for the first time at Alpenrose last weekend. I'll be at Wilsonville this weekend. I live a few hours south of Portland, and since you're asking about PIR specifically I'm guessing...
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    My first cyclocross race!

    And not my last. It was even more fun racing than it’s been cheering for racers these last two seasons!

    I was a little nervous about my first ‘cross race. I made the butterflies smaller by keeping...
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    Anybody else have long fingers?

    I always wear full fingered gloves for mountain biking, but I've never found a pair that fit properly. My index fingers in particular are so long that the end of the fingers are constantly pushing up...
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    Congratulations on your first minor 'oops'. And...

    Congratulations on your first minor 'oops'. And the realization that not every spill will leave you with a broken bone. In fact, most spills just leave some bruising, and maybe a little blood.

    I...
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    Absolutely "Woot" away! I love to hear sounds of...

    Absolutely "Woot" away! I love to hear sounds of total happiness when I'm out on the trail with friends.

    I occasionally "woot". More often I make involuntary sounds when I nearly bite it. Usually...
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    Oh, that's just wrong. A sandpit, fine. A steep...

    Oh, that's just wrong. A sandpit, fine. A steep climb, okay. But a sandpit at the base of the steep climb?

    Good for you for going for it.
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    I've seen 200+ while mountain biking, and I'm...

    I've seen 200+ while mountain biking, and I'm guessing my max is probably in the 200 - 205 range ... but 220 - 39 = 181. Off much??!! So I know that the 220-Age formula is way, way, waaaay off for...
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    Some of the coolest things I've seen out riding,...

    Some of the coolest things I've seen out riding, I only got to see because I was alone. And usually at dusk or at night. A lot of deer, a coyote, more recently a bobcat. So I love riding alone!
    ...
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    OMG, I hate that! My husband is great in all...

    OMG, I hate that! My husband is great in all those other ways too, but he just couldn't stop himself doing the same thing. After MANY discussions about it, and me gaining quite a bit of skill in the...
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    We're roughly the same age, the same gender, and...

    We're roughly the same age, the same gender, and have very nearly the same resting heart rate ... and your HR profile looks very similar to many of my rides. So I don't think it looks extreme at all....
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    When I first started mountain biking I had grip...

    When I first started mountain biking I had grip shifters, and I relied on those numbers. But I haven't had that in a long time.

    I shift a lot mountain biking, and often lose track of the gear I'm...
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    Just another point of reference ... I'm 39, and...

    Just another point of reference ...
    I'm 39, and my resting HR is around 60 - 65.

    And here's my HR profile for a race I did back in April. I was absolutely maxed out, and there were a couple of...
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    I drink mine a little diluted when I'm riding,...

    I drink mine a little diluted when I'm riding, and I thought the Cola and Berry flavors were kind of nasty diluted, so I stick with the Lemon Lime now. Boring, I know, but it doesn't bug me. I'll...
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    I adore my Sidi's! And I do a fair amount of...

    I adore my Sidi's! And I do a fair amount of hiking. I find that the amount of traction on the bottom is just fine for that.

    I'm curious to know if any of you have tried the Crank Brothers Acid...
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    I don't typically have muscle cramping issues,...

    I don't typically have muscle cramping issues, but when I started increasing my mileage/saddle time, especially in the heat, I suddenly did. I've gotten into the habit now of dropping a Nuun tablet...
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    I ride a 29" HT (Niner e.m.d.) mountain bike, and...

    I ride a 29" HT (Niner e.m.d.) mountain bike, and a Specialized Tri-Cross 'cross bike.

    Neither of my bikes is WSD, although I'd consider it in a future bike. I'm 5'4" and have the smallest...
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    People can be kind of jerky. My suggestion is to...

    People can be kind of jerky. My suggestion is to smile in the face of their annoyance. Don't let their annoyance ruin your ride ... that kind of attitude is a reflection of them, not a reflection of...
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    DeFeet socks are great. So are you looking for...

    DeFeet socks are great.

    So are you looking for stocking stuffer things (socks, tubes, trail food, Brave Soldier Crash Pack :), etc), bigger coin (tires, work stand), or excessively expensive...
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    This definitely helps me quite a bit on longer...

    This definitely helps me quite a bit on longer rides. Even very slight inclines can give you a little extra resistance on the pedals, and I try to take advantage of that extra resistance by engaging...
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    Yeah, I did sound pretty short-sighted. I should...

    Yeah, I did sound pretty short-sighted. I should have been thinking in general terms rather than specifically about ‘my’ remote trails. And even here (an hour out, in lush persistent vegetation,...
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    Kristen, I hadn't noticed you were from Oregon....

    Kristen, I hadn't noticed you were from Oregon. Wasn't it great to see some sunshine yesterday! It seems like it's been forever.

    I'm taking a couple of days off the bike (and taking Rx, and...
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    I've always had low iron. Not low enough to...

    I've always had low iron. Not low enough to generally need supplements, but always hovering around the bottom of normal. And mystery bruises are normal for me.

    Of course I also have really thin...
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    I tend to not want to ride. Especially since when...

    I tend to not want to ride. Especially since when I'm sick the weather is usually pretty gross too.

    But my coach says if it's just a cold, ride easy. Don't try to push yourself to perform like...
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    Those look promising. Thanks!

    Those look promising. Thanks!
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