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    California Fires

    Sounds bad in the Ramona area where my friend lives. Just talked to her and she is safe along with her 2 horses, dog and cats.

    60 MPH going on -- how do you stop a fire with that kind of wind?
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    Weight gain @50

    I have a problem with weight gathering around my stomach area also. I am 54 and always have been thin, but my belly right now is hard to lose. I think it is an age thing -- not so much a permanent...
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    Century

    Hi Joyfulgirl
    Do the century!!!

    I had not ridden much for a few years, but could always jump on a bike and do 10 or 20 miles. When I decided to get back into cycling -- a friend convinced me...
  4. Anyone want to ride Saturday May 20 on the WOD?

    Anyone want to meet and do a ride on the WOD on Saturday or Sunday??
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    I am wondering where this flattest century ride...

    I am wondering where this flattest century ride on the east coast is being held? What is the name of it and does it have a website?

    Clue me in. Thanks.!

    Barb
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    I am always ready to come to a complete stop at a...

    I am always ready to come to a complete stop at a stop sign if necessary, but if all is clear I just roll through it.
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    It will help when changing gears on a hill to: ...

    It will help when changing gears on a hill to:
    1) anticipate the hill and drop to the smallest sprocket on your front sprocket before hitting the hill.

    2) when changing the gears on the front...
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    Metric alone

    Go for it! You'll hook up with someone to ride with. I did do a fairly new (second year for it) century ride last year -- less than 1000 people participated and I did ride alone a lot. The larger...
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    Trek Bike

    Brandy,
    The $350 for a Trek 1000 is a good deal. Hope you got it.

    Barb
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    Cassette

    Hi AWM,
    I just had my cassette and chain replaced -- and the shop said it is common to need to replace it when you have around 3000 miles on the bike. I have 2900 on my bike. I also had the...
  11. Nokesville Ride

    Looks like spring weather is here to stay!

    I wanted to let you all know, I know the Nokesville ride quite well, since I have done it a number of times. I would be happy to meet everyone either...
  12. Riding buddies in Northern Virginia

    Hi everyone,

    I would love to find some people to ride with on weekends. I have done a number of centuries over the past few years. I am an average rider, more stamina than speed. :) My average...
  13. Northern Virginia cycling

    Hi Autumn Breeze

    Lots of wonderful places to cycle in Northern Virginia. Lots of bike trails in the DC area. There are a number of clubs two I am familiar with Potomac Peddlers and the Reston...
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    I too plan to ride into my 70s!!!!!!!!! The...

    I too plan to ride into my 70s!!!!!!!!! The century rides are inspirational seeing the older people riding them! I saw an 80 yr old couple on one -- and we were all at the 80 mile mark!
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    I'm over 40. Always rode -- 20-30 miles since my...

    I'm over 40. Always rode -- 20-30 miles since my 20s but now I am doing centuries. You only get better as you get older :)
    Ok, I will tell me age 51. :D :D
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    Cleaning bike

    i was reading the info on cleaning our bikes. The Pledge idea is a new for one. I will try it!

    A bike shop recently told me to make sure your bike chain etc is totally dry before lubing it up...
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    Pain while riding

    Are you wearing cycling pants? If not, they are worth every dollar you pay for them. That would help your croch pain alot. Make sure you get a pair with 6-8 panels in them. The more panels the...
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