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Cold Weather
Submitted by Maria Parker on Thu, 14/01/2010 - 1:00
I'm finally back to riding my bike regularly. I have made it my resolution to make this the first winter to ride outside on a regular basis. I'm so fortunate to have a group of dedicated riders who awaken early to meet at 5:45 am and ride regardless of the temperature. The coldest weather I
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New 12 hour distance record - pending certfication
Submitted by Maria Parker on Sun, 11/10/2009 - 21:19
I've been looking forward to, and dreading, Saturday October 10th for as many months as we have had the day marked on our calendar to set a women's recumbent world record.  What a terrific day it turned into, what a celebration of the Silvio's tremendous potential. We woke (or fi
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The night before
Submitted by Maria Parker on Fri, 09/10/2009 - 19:41
 Finally, it's the night before.  We've had Doug Burton here all day today and most of yesterday tuning my bike, and Jim's (for a back up). I've got my water, goo, and tea bottles filled, my little baggies of pretzels and food, my sunglasses, sun screen advil, mp3 player, h
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Last Suffer-o-rama
Submitted by Maria Parker on Thu, 01/10/2009 - 12:34
 Yesterday morning I did my last Spinerval, Suffer-o-rama work-out before the record attemp.  Spinervals are DVD bike work-outs that you do on your bike trainer in front of your TV. I have a Cruzbike Sofrider on a Cyclops Fluid 2 trainer in our bonus room.  Since I had a fall doing so
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Submitted by Maria Parker on Wed, 23/09/2009 - 23:05
I started tapering for the October 10th event this week. I am enjoying the extra time in the mornings already.  I may have started carbo loading too early though.  I actually ate an icecream cone tonight while watching The Biggest Loser.  I have been doing some riding on my ful
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