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  1. Beginning to Intermediate Cycling Class in Portland- Starts this week!

    Hi all! My team is helping to put on this great class for new or returning cyclists who would like to learn more about cycling - both classroom style and on the road - and meet some like minded...
  2. Thread: Introducing Una

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    Ooh, purty! Great choice!

    Ooh, purty! Great choice!
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    Good on ya for getting out there and racing your...

    Good on ya for getting out there and racing your beautiful bike. Congrats on your not-last finish! :)
  4. Thread: first race!

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    Lo-great job at your first race! I also had an...

    Lo-great job at your first race! I also had an unclipping error in my first race. One of the *many* times I fell! :o

    Jeni-I would have blown off a cross race for that weather too. For my race...
  5. Keep trusting your instincts. If your gut says...

    Keep trusting your instincts. If your gut says don't ride by this man's property, then don't do it. I agree with the drive to ride advice. You'll at least get to ride, even though it is more of a...
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    Thanks for all the input. (I'm still open to...

    Thanks for all the input. (I'm still open to ideas cause I won't be buying a new bike until next year some time). :)

    The tubular vs tubeless feedback is especially helpful. That seems to be the...
  7. Thread: Cool calendar

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    Cool calendar

    I just read about this cool calendar Chris King Components put together as a fundraiser for the Komen Foundation. Thought some of you may be interested in it....
  8. Ah, self-centered LA. :p The article makes no...

    Ah, self-centered LA. :p The article makes no mention of how this has successfully been rolled out in SFO, NYC, PDX and other US cities. As if it is their great idea to bring this from Bogota.
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  9. Thread: Compression socks

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    Love them! I started with socks (and here's a...

    Love them! I started with socks (and here's a tip, you can find "medical" compression socks for diabetics for waaaay cheaper than the athletic ones) and used them after long runs.

    After a...
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    Dreaming of a new cross bike

    This weekend, I experienced pinch flat #2 in my short racing career. I'll definitely be running higher tire pressures for the rest of the season, but I'm already thinking about next year's bike. ...
  11. Awesome! I've been wanting a Hakkalugi (isn't...

    Awesome! I've been wanting a Hakkalugi (isn't that the BEST name for a bike?!?) since I saw it on Fatty's blog, and now hearing how cool they are IRL, I want to buy a bike from these guys even more....
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    Great job out there! Looks like you had some...

    Great job out there! Looks like you had some nice weather for it!
  13. Thread: ewww, GU

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    I'm a fan of the Hammer gels. I think they are...

    I'm a fan of the Hammer gels. I think they are tastier than others I've tried and they go down easy for me.

    When I ran my first (and only) marathon, I didn't do gels at all, but took the sports...
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    I have the opposite problem - I haven't felt like...

    I have the opposite problem - I haven't felt like doing *anything*. I'm chalking it up to a recovery week. I've got a cross race this weekend, so that'll get the blood pumping. And when I fall...
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    Sorry you had a tough time, but thanks for...

    Sorry you had a tough time, but thanks for sharing!!! That was great!

    BTW, did you take the skewer all the way out of your wheel? You don't have to do that, you just need to loosten it enough to...
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    Great job! Sounds like a fun race. I'd love to...

    Great job! Sounds like a fun race. I'd love to plan my next trip to SD around a tri. Maybe I can convince the fam to drive from Oregon to Cali instead of fly?

    You'll do awesome at your next...
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    A 4 hr marathon? That is inspiring! Now...

    A 4 hr marathon? That is inspiring!

    Now that winter is setting in, I think I'll be doing more running than riding, since I'm not a fan of the trainer. My plan for the week is just to run twice...
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    +1 on the 10% rule. If your 40 or over, I've...

    +1 on the 10% rule. If your 40 or over, I've even heard 5% per week is a safer rule. Personally, I think 30 minutes is a good place to start - long enough to feel like you've gotten a workout in,...
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    Almost no running, normally. :) There is always...

    Almost no running, normally. :) There is always at least one barrier section where you have to get off and go over barriers (or you can bunny hop them if you know how to do that ;) ) and usually one...
  20. Hmmm...sounds fantastic! I love the idea of...

    Hmmm...sounds fantastic! I love the idea of riding a Silk on the road w/Andy, but I already have a road bike that I love. I love the idea of a Mojo, even though I've never done a lick of mountain...
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    Yep. I went to Sherwood. I'm totally addicted...

    Yep. I went to Sherwood. I'm totally addicted to cross! I'm trying to figure out a way to get out to Astoria both days *and* go trick or treating with my kids *and* not drive my husband completely...
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    Nice job, everyone! Susan, I think I saw you at...

    Nice job, everyone! Susan, I think I saw you at one point, but didn't know you were you - those SkirtSport tops are cute! (I saw a few of them out there).

    I spent the first 10 miles pacing my...
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    All of that worry and it didn't even rain! The...

    All of that worry and it didn't even rain! The course was a little muddy from the day before, but mostly still hard ground. Could have used some softening, as I pinch flatted about half way through...
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    Amazing!!! I wish I lived closer. :) My LBS...

    Amazing!!! I wish I lived closer. :) My LBS offers free coffee drinks, but no pancakes. Maybe I'll suggest it. :)
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    Thanks for all the encouragement and tips ladies!...

    Thanks for all the encouragement and tips ladies! I will definitely bring extra warmup clothes (hadn't thought of that!). I'm pretty sure I'm going to fall a few times, but I'll keep your handling...
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