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How biking makes me feel.

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Bike Fitting and Sad News

I went for a bike fitting at Specialized Shinjuku yesterday. I’ve been struggling with saddles for so long that I decided it was time to pay the cash and get a professional, personalized opinion.

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LOVE Infinity

Recently I received an Infinity L-series test saddle in awesome brilliant pink. I had heard about the saddle before and was eager to try it. Perhaps this would be the one to finally end my search for taint-bliss?

My first moment in the saddle can only be described as

(O。O!! HOLY WOW!!!

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一ヶ月ぶりのパフォーマンス

今日は3週間ぶりのユーキャン練だった。前回は力入らずに恥ずかしい走りをしていた。師匠にも怒られて、ずっと落ち込んでいた。

最初は焦っていたが、結局こう思った。ゴミ脚で練習にでることはトレーニングのはずれがあるわけ。シーズンが始まると練習じゃなくて、レースになるから今一番つかめなきゃいけないコツは毎週日曜日に自分のベストをだすこと。
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Un-Hero

I’ve read stories about this woman, Evelyn or something, who made this “amazing transition” from high powered business woman on Wallstreet to top level athlete with now Boehls-Dolman (or however you spell that). She bought her first bike in 2008 and trained at home on the turbo “every night” for a year, debuting in 2009 and winning the US time trial championship in 2010.

…or something like that.

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こんなことをやっていた

カーボンの競技用ホイールを借りた。自転車に付けて。遊んだ^^

そろそろ返す時間が来たら、カセットの交換をしなきゃいけなかった。やった。できるメンテのリストに追加。

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なんか、本気を出す素人のみなさんにおすすめ。25万円の余裕を持っていないなら、絶対にカーボンのホイールを試乗するな。ハマっちゃうからやめといてね。


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I Did This

 

Borrowed some carbon race wheels. Put them on my bike. Played.

When the time came to send them back, I had to transfer my cassette back to my old wheels. I did that. Add it to my list of maintenance skills.

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Also, a recommendation for all you semi-serious race noobs: unless you have two grand to spare, don’t test carbon race wheels. Just… don’t


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More Heroes For Me!

Source: Bridie O’Donnell takes UCI world hour record with a carefully paced 46.882 kilometres | Ella

 

Look! Another world record set by another amateur over 40!

Chasing dreams is all about believing it’s possible. Believing it’s possible is all about finding people like you that prove it can be done.

Congrats to Bridie.

Stealth Sexism in Sports| ACTIVE

Sometimes a cyclist’s eyes are bigger than his or her legs. How many centuries can you realistically prepare for in a season?

Source: How Many Centuries Can I Ride This Year? | ACTIVE

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