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    FWIW- ON3P measure true to stated length, whereas...

    FWIW- ON3P measure true to stated length, whereas most other manufacturers measure short. I'd bet these would be called a 185 by another company.
  2. Full Cycle Boulder is listing Aggressors and...

    Full Cycle Boulder is listing Aggressors and DHF's available in 29" DD Casing.
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    Mine get me every time I bend over the change my...

    Mine get me every time I bend over the change my shoes at the end of a long ride or when I'm driving away. Pure Agony.
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    I agree. I was hoping that Blister would work...

    I agree.
    I was hoping that Blister would work this out in the tire series, but they didn't compare tires to each other.
    We need a tables / charts that directly compares across manufacturers for...
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    As an alternative theory (and I'm not trying to...

    As an alternative theory (and I'm not trying to convince you to reduce your salt intake), read through this with the consideration that your hamstring is in a shortened position when you are...
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    I didn't recommend melatonin for exactly what you...

    I didn't recommend melatonin for exactly what you noticed: I tend to feel "off" in the morning, not unlike an antihistamine.

    Glycine does not have that effect at all. Just feel more rested when I...
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    Yeah, I'm pretty familiar with them....

    Yeah, I'm pretty familiar with them. Interestingly it seems they help both in carbohydrate limited and non-limited events.

    E.g.
    1. It helps if you're bonking
    2. It also helps if you are...
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    Cramping is such a difficult topic as the...

    Cramping is such a difficult topic as the etiology is varied depending on the person.

    Purely electrolyte imbalance based cramping is, on paper, a less likely cause as the cramping ought to...
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    Have you used these products / Eaten a PB Bagel...

    Have you used these products / Eaten a PB Bagel in the past without issue? In similar circumstances?

    1. I don't think you over-ate. I also don't think the poor sleep compromised you (acutely in...
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    I can get the Aggressor to drift when I force it...

    I can get the Aggressor to drift when I force it to, Dissector seems to do so more readily, which could be why the side knobs undercut so readily.

    Coming off a NN, I think the Aggressor makes...
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    Seth, not sure if you're asking about the 12 hour...

    Seth, not sure if you're asking about the 12 hour race or the other big ride, so I'll answer generally.

    On big days (for going A-B as fast as possible), I tend to climb in Low-mid Zone 4, pushing...
  12. Maryland Mountain in Blackhawk off the Peak to...

    Maryland Mountain in Blackhawk off the Peak to Peak Highway would be good. If it's busy, it'll still ride well.

    Mellow Double Track Climb that leads to a few options for coming down.

    "Hard...
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    I hadn't seen that. Link?

    I hadn't seen that.
    Link?
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    Did they do a Hemoglobin A1c? This will give a...

    Did they do a Hemoglobin A1c?
    This will give a better picture of your blood sugar over the past few months.
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    On my Epic Evo, I had good success increasing...

    On my Epic Evo, I had good success increasing pedal-ability by running a higher pressure, opening the compression, running smaller volume spacers. I did this after talking to the guys at DSD whom...
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    Ordered a new bar for OneUp... ...3 weeks ago......

    Ordered a new bar for OneUp...
    ...3 weeks ago...
    ... and I'm pretty sure Canada Post lost it.
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    FWIW, They do make a wide in the ME7. I have...

    FWIW, They do make a wide in the ME7.
    I have narrower feet and find Shimano to fit well.

    I have ME7's showing up today, got Kestral Lace's the other day.
    Will report on both.
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    I was wondering if the speed on smooth made up...

    I was wondering if the speed on smooth made up for the slowness on rough, but of course, it doesn't look like Kabush posts on Strava...
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    Why don't you go SuperGround? Given the weight...

    Why don't you go SuperGround?

    Given the weight is similar (890g), It seems the protection will be as well compared to grippier Maxxis (E.g. Exo Dissector or DHF).
    Better grip than than the...
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    Sometimes its the strap itself and sometimes its...

    Sometimes its the strap itself and sometimes its the electronic unit that clips on.
    Make sure there's no corrosion at the connect between the two.
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    For almost all of my efforts longer than 1...

    For almost all of my efforts longer than 1 minute, I basically expect the following time course.
    25% to finish: This is easy, I should have gone harder.
    50% to finish: Ok, This is harder than I...
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    Chest heart rate monitors ought to be more...

    Chest heart rate monitors ought to be more accurate than optical units. It's odd that yours are a bit freaky.
    The one thing I can think of is ensuring the strap is wet where it contacts your skin....
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    I can't believe you went 28mm CX tires. That's...

    I can't believe you went 28mm CX tires. That's baller.

    There's an unrelated article that mention's Kabush runs Cushcore Gravel, Plus his WRIAD / KOKO bike had a suspension fork (albeit with tiny...
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    While I like my Digital Lezyne, I'm not sure that...

    While I like my Digital Lezyne, I'm not sure that 1 psi resolution makes a big difference when you're at hundreds of PSI.
    I, personally, value the size of the handle more than anything else; those...
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    There's 2 paths (or a combination thereof) moving...

    There's 2 paths (or a combination thereof) moving forward.
    1. Focus purely on "physiology"
    2. Focus on the demands of the event.

    What is the 100 race, what is the terrain like and what are...
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    Totally fine and expected. Your HR may reach VO2...

    Totally fine and expected. Your HR may reach VO2 toward the end of the last set, but less likely prior to that.
    Often, HR will lag so much that the HR peaks are in the recovery portions of the...
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    Seth- My apologies- I completely missed your...

    Seth- My apologies- I completely missed your questions, but it looks like you've gotten some great info that echo's what I would have said. Kudo's to everyone.
    1. Your more recent zones look...
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    Thanks. I always think I'm going to lose a...

    Thanks.

    I always think I'm going to lose a bunch of weight with these efforts but, ironically, I'm always heavy (not the day of, as I'm dehydrated) for a few days after. It's most likely because...
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    Strava link for those who want to see the route ...

    Strava link for those who want to see the route

    https://strava.app.link/DvmWNszU9fb
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    Depending on the direction you go you either have...

    Depending on the direction you go you either have to climb Shafer or Mineral Bottom Switchbacks. These are dirt roads but good enough shape that most passenger vehicles can travel them in good...
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    Thanks, There were a good number of groups out....

    Thanks,
    There were a good number of groups out. Because of this, it didn't feel as remote as Kokopelli, which was nice considering I was doing it solo.
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    Re. Bike choice on White Rim: Hardtail:...

    Re. Bike choice on White Rim:

    Hardtail: Totally fine if that's your style. Likely faster on many sections due to the weight and stiffness advantage. Some of the rock sections, which ride...
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    TR: White Rim in a day

    My plan was to go Clockwise from Mineral Bottom, starting with the biggest climb as it most mimics the Kokopelli route. Some say this is the cheater way, and I believe them as the climb from Mineral...
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    What's your dirt / terrain like? Maxxis does...

    What's your dirt / terrain like?

    Maxxis does poorly on the rolling resistances tests; tires from other companies with taller knobs (e.g. Racing Ray) still seem to be faster.

    I'm running 2.35...
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    I've killed my last pair of now discontinued...

    I've killed my last pair of now discontinued PEARL iZUMi X-Projects.
    I like these on the trail bike because they were fairly efficient and fairly good hiking while being fairly low-profile.
    I run...
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    For small bumps, I liked my Epic with a Brain...

    For small bumps, I liked my Epic with a Brain better than my Epic Evo without a Brain.
    Once you got the Brain open, the complete lack of compression damping felt much smoother.
    It was very much...
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    2.6 Mezcal measured pretty true. I mounted and...

    2.6 Mezcal measured pretty true. I mounted and put one on the rear of the Epic Evo.

    It fit, but I'm pretty sure it would have buzzed the stays with hard cornering, so I took it back off.

    If...
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    If it were me, I'd go with a 3-week block...

    If it were me, I'd go with a 3-week block periodization rotation. I say this because you're looking to increase fitness while being mindful of family time. Instead of trying to balance riding vs....
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    Yeah- Depending on the skiing, it can certainly...

    Yeah-
    Depending on the skiing, it can certainly function similar to a HIIT / Strength session.

    I think you did the right thing in dialing back the riding and keeping it easy. Great job listening...
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    Depends what you define as “best”

    Depends what you define as “best”
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    Assuming you saw this, but if not:...

    Assuming you saw this, but if not:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-2021-salsa-blackthorn-purple-singletrack-eater.html
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    I was going to have them revalve my shock for the...

    I was going to have them revalve my shock for the Evo, waited a week and now the site says they’re not accepting mail ins.
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    Got the enforcers figured out. Still looking...

    Got the enforcers figured out.

    Still looking for Sakanas or maybe Blades.
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    I got lucky today and joined TOW late, landing at...

    I got lucky today and joined TOW late, landing at the top of the Epic KOM climb... which meant I got to cruise downhill earning 40xp / km!
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    With kids it's so hard to say what an appropriate...

    With kids it's so hard to say what an appropriate HR range is without testing.

    I'd, personally, go on feel and observation. See how they're doing on those longer rides. You want them to enjoy...
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    I'm hopefully heading home sooner rather than...

    I'm hopefully heading home sooner rather than later and planning on bringing the mountain bike. It'll be the first time I've ridden in New England in 20+ years.
    I'll be within riding distance to...
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    I spent years working with the BJC program and I...

    I spent years working with the BJC program and I cannot emphasis this aspect enough. Even with our juniors whom are racing at a national level, most of the training is games, relay races, skills,...
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    I used a whoop for ~ 2 years. My wife still uses...

    I used a whoop for ~ 2 years. My wife still uses hers.
    It works well, for the most part. Races and Big Workouts would definitely trigger reduced recovery. It typically responded as expected.
    ...
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    Cheesus Christ. 1. Crockpots are slow- use an...

    Cheesus Christ.

    1. Crockpots are slow- use an Instant Pot on the "Keep Warm +" Setting
    2. Pure Paraffin gets you 98% of the way. It's cheap. Lasts a long time.
    3. Silca's Super Secret Wax or...
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    If you're gonna go, might as well go big.

    If you're gonna go, might as well go big.
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