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he earned that right

 

 

Yes, of course. He is a great cyclist and has an increíble palmarés, but Dowsett is the current champion and he is younger.

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Wow, the Tour de California was amazing this year.  I won't spoil it for anybody time-shifting, but I just watched yesterday's and today's stages and it was thrilling.

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Just rode 16 miles for my first ride of the year. Half a mile in my seat post collar gave up so I did the ride with my seat all the way down. Still did ok.

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I think I would have given up at a half mile and gone home

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Rode each day this weekend. Felt really good. I'm pretty confused because my power numbers don't look that bad but again I am 50lbs heavier so I'm a bunch slower.

 

Looking forward to more riding this year.

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I got a feedback sports rack from performance bike that was $99 and works great

 

Ken,

 

Either ^^^ what Dan said or keep an eye on CL.  I've seen some good deals roll through NH for stands and you're in a much higher density area.  Also, I own a Feedback stand as well and it is very nice but mine is not in budget (about double).

 

I've checked the local CL every day since you suggested it Nate.  Not a single work stand has appeared.  So today I bought a PCS-10 and a floor pump from my niece's fiance.

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A new cassette sounded like a good reason to do the bottle thing with the chain.

Prolly should have done it sooner then 800 miles.

 

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The computer stole 5 miles from me!

Should have know the chart in the manual was not accurate....

 

 

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You watching nationals again this year Brent?

Since I live just over a mile from part of the course, that's the plan. Not sure if I want to do hours and hours again, or even the finish, but will definitely watch some of it.

**BRENT**

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I had a go a creating a course in Garmin's software this morning.  We'll see how it goes on the ride this afternoon.  I set a moderately aggressive pace for the ride - a 24 mile, mostly uphill ride to some of our friend's house.  Not sure that was the best idea considering that I'm a) pretty out of shape and B) trying out a new saddle.  That latter point is probably doubly true in terms of less than great ideas but here's to hoping for more comfort, less pain.

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Good luck Nate. I did 2 laps of the lake this morning before I went out fishing with my family. I may be fat and slow but I'm pretty darn happy :)

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Forgot to mention that I had to buy a cheap front wheel at Performance after discovering a cracked into Zipp front wheel hub. At least it's under CPSC recall so should be covered entirely but I really wish that Zipps didn't fall apart. This is my first front hub failure but I have had 2 rear hub failures. Ridiculous for any wheelset much less the "Clydesdale" build of $$$ wheels.

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Got it back. Time to test ride then tape the bars

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Looking good, Dan.

Me - commuted to work yesterday. The morning was perfect, 70, no sun, no wind. The afternoon, not so much. Blazing sun, 10-15mph headwind and 90 degrees. I was spanked by the time I got home.

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I did 7 or so with 250 ft of climbing. I'm out of shape.

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Anyone have a favorite (or hated) garmin mount recommendation? I need 2 for mountain bikes, one for a cross bike, and one for the calfee.

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I stopped using all my k-edges and changed to the Garmin plastic mount. Seems to work very well, might protect the locking tabs better and looks great on all my black bars.

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So I threw the calfee on the scale, and without having made any real effort to make a light bike, it's 18.5 lbs ready to ride (ancient seat, mtb campus pedals, alloy wheels)

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