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By nathan (Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 02:37:37 PM EST) cycling, nathan (all tags)
Sadly, consistent lifting seems to be on the back burner. I'm too busy at work and I like to see my family sometimes. However, I'm reluctant to give up lifting entirely. ITT you give me advice.

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By FlightTest (Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 07:47:46 PM EST) Cycling (all tags)
Only cycling content within  - some bits rather SoCal/Orange County specific.

45.3 miles in 3:10 (2:55 in motion - darn traffic lights!) all essentially flat.

Yes, I'm like a kid at Christmas who just got the one thing he REALLY wanted.  I'm enjoying this tremendously.

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By ObviousTroll (Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 07:44:46 PM EST) cycling, family (all tags)
I made an interesting physiological discovery about myself today.

Weighed myself this morning. Came in at 241 pounds. Then I went and did some chores at the church, then embarked on a 40 mile bike ride in the July sun. During and after the ride, I consumed ~ 1 gallon of liquids. Then I went to get a shower.

Before the shower, I weighed myself. Came in at 236 pounds.

Including the liquids I drank, that means that I lost 13 pounds of water during my bike ride.

Admittedly, some of that was lost through respiration, but still. That's a lot of sweat.

Inside: More about the bike ride but, fortunately, nothing else about how much I sweat.

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By crispyduck (Tue Sep 02, 2008 at 07:10:25 AM EST) cycling, business, geocaching, cows, moo, dorset, cheese (all tags)
I've been meaning to post one of these things forever, I have been lurking somewhat but then some people said some things and I realised it's been quite a long time... At least I've still posted more recently than spiralx. ;)

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By miker2 (Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 11:38:21 AM EST) cycling, 39x25 just ain't cutting it, quads 'a burnin' (all tags)
No missed turns, but I sure do miss having an extra chainring.

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By BadDoggie (Sun Jul 16, 2006 at 04:59:40 AM EST) cycling, people do this for FUN?!, L. Armstrong is a weenie (all tags)
I found a mapping Web site for Munich which provides full directions from and to any point in the city and realised that my office is a lot closer to home than I thought.

The last time I used two wheels for transportation without the assistance of at least 700cc of quality engineering was some 25 years ago.

There's no way in hell I was going to try it on a work day without confirming the route ahead of time.

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By Gully Foyle (Sat Jul 01, 2006 at 11:29:20 AM EST) cycling (all tags)
I've wanted a road bike for a while, so when the paycheck arrived today, I bought one. Pic inside.

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Print Story I'll Bet You're Wondering How I've Been...

Oh yeah? Well, fuck you. I'm going to tell you anyway. I'm going to tell you with pictures, and you? You're going to like it!

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By Driusan (Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 08:28:12 AM EST) cycling, handlebar stem full of rust (all tags)
I was biking from one class to another today. I had to stop at a stop sign, 'cause there were cars.

Problem 1: Brakes don't work. Solution: Turn (onto grass, not road) and stop with your feet. Having a freewheel which works dubiously at best may also help with the stopping. Come to a complete stop, which brings us to,

Problem 2: The handlebar stem detaches and falls off the bike. Solution: Jump clear, look around, wonder what's wrong with the people around you that they're not pointing and laughing at you, and come to the conclusion that maybe you need a new bike. (Then loosely put it back, carefully bike home to your sweet, sweet adjustable wrench and fix it.)

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By ad hoc (Mon Jun 12, 2006 at 10:01:36 AM EST) cycling, movies, weekend (all tags)
I skipped it. Well, most of it anyway.

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Print Story Death to carlie butterbaugh.
By ad hoc (Wed Jun 07, 2006 at 09:56:20 AM EST) cycling, movies, books, weekend, shopping (all tags)
This is one of those days when I really want to look for another job. Civility is dead. Here are redacted highlights of three bug reports received today:

#1242: Nothing is working. Please investigate. (Unredacted)
#1243: The $person has $action this $object but it is not showing up ANYWHERE
#1244: What gives?

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By ad hoc (Tue May 09, 2006 at 10:21:23 AM EST) cycling, books, market research, reach out and touch someone, food (all tags)
I'm reading Tono-Bungay by HG Wells and even though he's one of my favorite authors, I'm having trouble getting into this one.

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By ad hoc (Tue May 02, 2006 at 10:12:15 AM EST) books, cycling, life (all tags)

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By ad hoc (Mon May 01, 2006 at 10:08:27 AM EST) cycling, movies, books, weekend, sun, fun, etc (all tags)

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