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  1. FS: Cannondale Synapse Hi Mod Carbon, Zipp bar, FSA crankset

    Hi, everyone. I haven't stopped by for a while, but I know there are lots of Cannondale lovers on here, so wanted to post up my frame.

    I'm parting with my 2009 cannondale synapse Hi Mod Feminine...
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    I would be hurt and confused too. But have you...

    I would be hurt and confused too. But have you noticed that cyclists, particularly men, can be pretty judgmental when it comes to different types of cyclists? I don't think Bike Snob is far off when...
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    I incorporated running/jogging/fast walking...

    I incorporated running/jogging/fast walking (whatever you want to call it) into my off-season plan this year and in hindsight, this is what I would suggest:

    Be sure you have a pair of shoes that...
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    Finally checking in from New Jersey. We live...

    Finally checking in from New Jersey. We live about an hour from the coast and our are was hit really hard. We just got our power back, but many roads are impassible with trees uprooted everywhere....
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    You can be a strong rider able to hold high...

    You can be a strong rider able to hold high speeds or ride long distances, but there are specific skills necessary to ride in a group. I could probably fill a page with tips, but I would suggest a...
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    Do you have enough air in your tire? It's ok for...

    Do you have enough air in your tire? It's ok for it to squeak. Just be sure you have the tire clamped tightly to the trainer's resistance.
  7. A professional fitting is good because someone...

    A professional fitting is good because someone will be able to tell if perhaps the bars are the wrong size or maybe your stem is just too long/short or the wrong angle. Regardless, give yourself time...
  8. Thread: Trader Joes

    by bluebug32
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    I don't live near a TJ's, but whenever I do go I...

    I don't live near a TJ's, but whenever I do go I have to buy their ginger snaps. Three kinds of ginger, a soft center and perfectly crunchy outer...oh yeah. Nothing else quite like them.
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    I love to ride and race my bike and this will...

    I love to ride and race my bike and this will never change. I prefer to watch women's racing if/when it's televised and I enjoy the men's as much for the scenery as the sport. It sucks to have...
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    I just moved to a new state in February. I think...

    I just moved to a new state in February. I think the best plan is to go with a Meetup group or check your local bike clubs, as people from all levels tend to join. I also become a regular at our...
  11. Thread: tired legs

    by bluebug32
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    I've heard to wear them twice as long as your...

    I've heard to wear them twice as long as your workout was. For me I feel like I want to keep them on for the rest of the day and, if the workout was really tough or I need to get up and ride the next...
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    Thanks. My own medical background agrees with...

    Thanks. My own medical background agrees with your thoughts on orthotics too. I do feel like my toes are moving toward the inside of the shoe, so they definitely don't feel cramped.
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    Custom insoles?

    Yesterday I had a full analysis and bought a new pair of running shoes. At the end of the analysis they made a custom insole and used that in all the shoes I tried on. I had a two-year-old pair of...
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    Thanks, everyone. Do you guys always go to...

    Thanks, everyone. Do you guys always go to running stores to buy shoes? I think I'll go take a look at a new pair. I also have a pair of Five Fingers that I wear for shorter walks and to do...
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    I did the Bicycling Fall Classic. Got the ride...

    I did the Bicycling Fall Classic. Got the ride with Bicycling's editors, Ted King and Bike Snob. It was great and best of all, I placed 3rd on the timed climbs for women!
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    Here's a primer on foam rolling for cyclists and...

    Here's a primer on foam rolling for cyclists and the IT band: http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/injury-prevention/iliotibial-band

    The cause of IT band pain often stems from adding too...
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    Bootylicious is good! It's also nice to feel...

    Bootylicious is good! It's also nice to feel stronger on the bike.

    I have to continually tell my butt to get to work however. I try to engage it as much as possible when doing everyday activities...
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    I've had chronic hamstring pain for two seasons...

    I've had chronic hamstring pain for two seasons now. When my hamstrings got really bad, my calf would also hurt. I'm finally getting relief after an instructor at my massage therapy school who's well...
  19. Thread: Plyometrics

    by bluebug32
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    Just curious how you fit the plyos into your...

    Just curious how you fit the plyos into your training week? Do you combine them with other strength training or do them on days when you ride? I always have so much I want to do off the bike, but...
  20. Thread: Plyometrics

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    Veronica, just curious how you fit the plyos into...

    Veronica, just curious how you fit the plyos into your training week? Do you combine them with other strength training or do them on days when you ride? I always have so much I want to do off the...
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    Sounds yummy. Is the substitution for almond...

    Sounds yummy. Is the substitution for almond flour 1:1? I'm guessing it gives it kind of a nutty taste. What else do you use it in?
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    Now I'm going to have to try Martha Stewart's...

    Now I'm going to have to try Martha Stewart's pumpkin pancake recipe tomorrow morning...with bacon.
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    The shoes are Brooks with Super Feet insoles....

    The shoes are Brooks with Super Feet insoles. I'll check the soles for compression. It's hard to gage any changes in the way they feel when I run because I don't run regularly. I just started up...
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    When to replace shoes?

    I know running shoes break down and should be replaced every XX amount of miles. I'm an occasional runner (mainly in the fall) and use my shoes for walking more than running. I've had my shoes a...
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    Taking a big risk and changing directions is...

    Taking a big risk and changing directions is scary, but it was one of the best things that happened to me career-wise. I was laid off from my college administrator job, floundered for a year and then...
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