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    Garmin Edge 800 PLUS ANT+ chamber

    I want to add an ANT+ chamber to my bike set up. I have an old Garmin Edge that honestly does everything I need it to do. In looking at the documentation on it, I need to purchase a GSC 10 device...
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    Tour de Cure in Cleveland 2016

    I have done the Tour de Cure in Kansas but my son is living in the Cleveland area and I am considering doing the Tour de Cure in Cleveland to create a reason to visit him and take my bike. ...
  3. Thread: New here!

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    Oakleaf my impression is that she is through with...

    Oakleaf my impression is that she is through with cardiac rehab and that her cardiologist said go do it--just pace yourself. That is what I read.
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    This is really an interesting thread. I do think...

    This is really an interesting thread. I do think that perception of work can keep people from trying to exercise because any shortness of breath is perceived as a threat.

    I _would_ use a HRM. I...
  5. Thread: Not sure

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    You don't say a lot about yourself. (And not...

    You don't say a lot about yourself. (And not that you should.) Your age, general fitness etc. All of these things matter. A lot of it depends on how long it takes you to go those 4-6 miles. IF I...
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    Crankin there are two forms of "I never want to...

    Crankin there are two forms of "I never want to do that again", I think. There is the form you experience when your body is not prepared but you do some form of exercise and you spend days...
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    Clips. Well, they are just lessons in humility. ...

    Clips. Well, they are just lessons in humility. I rode in very low traffic areas and it was literally a couple of years before I rode in a group. It always seems like one foot is easier to unclip...
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    I have not been that much of a fitness oriented...

    I have not been that much of a fitness oriented person but about 5-6 years ago, I took some weight off and exercise was a big part of that. And here's the "secret" I learned. It was a secret to me...
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    When you clean the tube, do you remove the bite...

    When you clean the tube, do you remove the bite valve? Seems like it would be hard but otherwise, I'm not sure you are going to get anything you want done.

    These are some great tips.
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    Thank you to everyone that replied. It's all...

    Thank you to everyone that replied. It's all good stuff. Irulan, I live in the middle of KS. Where might one attend a "skills" class? Are they usually offered through bike clubs or local bike...
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    Camelbak care question

    I have a new Camelbak Aurora and just used it for the first time ever. It took me a long time to decide to do a Camelbak because they just seem like ideal germ green houses. What tips do Camelbak...
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    I have a Garmin 800 and it has a heart rate...

    I have a Garmin 800 and it has a heart rate monitor. I think heart rate monitoring probably gives a a more accurate calorie burn. I also have used a Polar FT7. Both of these are lower end models...
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    Thinking about trail riding

    I really love my road bike. But I have thought about how it might be cool to try trail riding, something more off road. I have a nice hybrid bike that lets me ride in town and on some gravel. So...
  14. Thread: New to cycling

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    Make sure the bike you are using fits your body. ...

    Make sure the bike you are using fits your body. Your local bike store should be able to tell you if your seat position is decent. If you are using a previously loved bike make sure its chain is...
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    This thread has given me a lot to think about. I can stand and pedal on my hybrid but have big trouble making it any thing but a brief grab on my road bike (with its drop bars). Sometimes its just...
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    "...in which I topple over like the little old...

    "...in which I topple over like the little old man on the trike on Laugh In."

    Love the image and that's just how I feel.

    I have some variety of the SPD's and I love them. I may have a...
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    I live in KS and have stayed off my road bike all...

    I live in KS and have stayed off my road bike all week because of predicted storms. In scouting they tell you that if a tornado comes up you should shelter in a ditch or other depression. That...
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    I just rode my first charity ride and it took me...

    I just rode my first charity ride and it took me a long time before I felt comfortable riding in a crowd like this clipped in. But I'm a slow trajectory person. I have a hybrid with regular peddles...
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    This is what I have and I really like. Held my...

    This is what I have and I really like. Held my bike rock stable and I would trust it for distance travel.

    Swagman XTC-2 a 2 bike platform carrier. Got it at my LBS.
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    I don't have anything to add except that I think...

    I don't have anything to add except that I think the next item I'm going to purchase might be one of those wool based bras. Even the bras I have that are supposed to be wicking don't really wick. ...
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    I'm laughing at myself. I was perusing that plan...

    I'm laughing at myself. I was perusing that plan for intervals and I misread it. I am not at all fluent at bicycle lingo. Suffice to say, I worked harder than intended but I'm smarter for it.
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    In Kansas there is wind and if you wait for a...

    In Kansas there is wind and if you wait for a windless day, you won't ride much. But I often use my bike to drop my vehicle off for service (never fails to impress) and my ride home takes me down an...
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    Rain and road bikes

    I've kind of gotten bitten by the charity ride bug and I have been looking at some opportunities for area rides for 50 miles or so.

    All rides carry the disclaimer that they ride rain or shine but...
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    One more thing, Crankin. Your comment about a...

    One more thing, Crankin. Your comment about a flat road.

    Living in Kansas, you think that you live in a flat state--and we really do but the road I chose, had some little hills that added some...
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    nybiker, I hate riding my road bike in town,...

    nybiker, I hate riding my road bike in town, though you have to do it. I fell on my bike in the first time in a long time :o the other day when an excitable dog ran out to greet me and others, and a...
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