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Old 05-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #29071
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But what if your arms get tired?
Then you should start working on your planking exercises so your core is stronger. You do know that a strong core is the base for effective pedaling, right?

Truthfully, I spend as much time working on my core as I do on leg strength. When I'm throwing 350 watts down through my legs, I need a core that won't deflect and allow my hips to rock. Here in NorCal, that's how you get up a hill without dying.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #29072
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You certainly make bicycling sound fun.
Love the work. Embrace the suffering.

Truthfully, yeah. Do that. If you're trying to get that last mph, you're going to have to suffer. Like Lemond said, "It never gets easier, you just get faster."
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #29073
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Love the work. Embrace the suffering.

Truthfully, yeah. Do that. If you're trying to get that last mph, you're going to have to suffer. Like Lemond said, "It never gets easier, you just get faster."
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The more I suffer, the better the post-ride beer tastes.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #29074
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You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

Those have to be worth +1 mph. That way I can keep my elbows straight.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #29075
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Those have to be worth +1 mph. That way I can keep my elbows straight.
Arguably more benefit from the pointy helmet.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #29076
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Love the work. Embrace the suffering.

Truthfully, yeah. Do that. If you're trying to get that last mph, you're going to have to suffer. Like Lemond said, "It never gets easier, you just get faster."
I've noticed that my capacity for suffering has increased over the years. There was a time the burning pain in my legs and lungs would become unbearable, and I'd have to back off. Now I can keep a sprint going until I nearly pass out.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #29077
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Arguably more benefit from the pointy helmet.
Already have one of those.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #29078
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You're aware some bicycle shops that carry zipps will allow you to rent them for a day or a week. Try before you buy .
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #29079
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Try waxing your eyebrows.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #29080
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You're aware some bicycle shops that carry zipps will allow you to rent them for a day or a week. Try before you buy .
No, I wasn't aware of that. Good to know, 'cause I sure don't want to drop that much coin only to find out that they suck.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #29081
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Try waxing your eyebrows.
I've already shaved them off.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #29082
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #29083
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Got out for a ride today. Possibly a little more than I was ready for. Tired.

36 and a bit more for a little less than two and a half hours.

I'd intended to ride 15 out and back, but when I got to fifteen I still felt OK, so hiked my goal to 20 out and back.
Yeah that little bitty climb back up from under the last bridge just after 9 miles to go sign told me my legs had left the building.
With this bit of information I made the second good decision of the day and turned for home. Stopped at the little park to take on some fresh water and drop off some.

Then at the big park it was clear I needed a GU. More water too. Then the last bit of slog home. Didn't stop on the shallow hill but needed all the gears I brought.
When I got home I found I' again had a Strava fail. A little investigation told me it was user error. Strava don't work so well without the Location Service being set to "ON".

We'll try again tomorrow.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:15 PM   #29084
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You're aware some bicycle shops that carry zipps will allow you to rent them for a day or a week. Try before you buy .
its like crack or heroin. first taste is free.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:31 AM   #29085
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its like crack or heroin. first taste is free.
precisely why I ran away. Too $$$$$ for me.
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