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General Discussion / Re: Seat Problem
« on: September 26, 2009, 03:17:35 pm »
I've tried many saddles over the past 30 years, and the Fizik Alliante with carbon fiber rails is the most comfortable for me.

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General Discussion / Tips on keeping a touring group together
« on: September 01, 2009, 04:24:34 pm »
Has anyone organized or ridden with a group for a long period of time.  If so, can you share the problems you had keeping everyone happy and together for the entire trip?
 
I'm joining a group doing a self supported tour next summer of the TransAm east to west and am a little worried about the group getting along for 3 months.

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Gear Talk / Chris King rear hub skips when pedaling after coasting
« on: May 30, 2009, 03:59:20 pm »
Has anyone had this problem.  Its more of an annoyance than anything else, however, I'm worried that it might get worse.  And, it is an expensive hub.  It has about 6,000 miles on it, 3300 touring the L&C trail.

I hope it can be repaired, because it has been great up to now.

Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Osteoporosis and long distance cyclists
« on: February 21, 2009, 04:20:32 pm »
Thanks all.  At least its good to hear others talk about my problem.  By the way, I've been juicing organic vegetables for the last 10 years.  This includes the dark green leafy ones like spinach and kale.  I also thought this was the best way to get calcium, but, I have my doubts now.  Of course, its impossible to juice on the road, but, thats a once in 5 year situation.  Hopefully, I'll be able to do the TA in 2010.

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General Discussion / Osteoporosis and long distance cyclists
« on: February 20, 2009, 04:31:52 pm »
 Does anyone share this situation with me?  In June 2004, just before my start of the L&C trail, I cracked a tooth eating a sandwich that had small seeds in the bread.  The tooth was pulled and I completed the trip.  Then, a few years later, another tooth cracked.  Yes, it had to be pulled, also.  My chiropractor sent my to get a bone scan and to my surprize, I was dianosed with SEVERE osteoporosis.  Other tests confirmed my low bone density.  I'm taking a calcium supplement plus eating more dairy products along with weight lifting and some jogging.  I hope to test myself again soon to see if things are improving.  Anyway, I've read that long distance bicycle riding can cause this problem.  Any thoughts are appreciated. 

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