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What sort of steel horse do you ride?

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New to Cycling

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TUE?

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NYC Tour de Cure!!

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Treating lows, not just while active

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Comment by Mike Campana on April 26, 2010 at 5:19pm
Hi Erin, that's a great question! I'm not sure where any velodromes are. I think there is one somewhere in Indiana if I remember correctly. I know the area out here, Cleveland, OH, just received some sort of grant to start building one here. It would be great to see the area becoming even more of a cycling destination. I know we don't have massive mountains but we do have some great roads, trails and Ray's Indoor MTB Park!

It's tough to find anything online, I'll keep looking and pass along whatever I find.
Comment by Erin Ball on April 26, 2010 at 4:48pm
does anybody here track ride because there arent many veladromes in the u.s. or even in the world.... just curious.....i live in kenosha wisconsin so i get much practice at my local track....
Comment by tmana on April 23, 2010 at 9:38pm
Wow/cool/congratulations!
Comment by Joe on April 23, 2010 at 6:16pm
Wooo Hoooo! I'm officially a member of Randonneurs USA, and the results of my first 200 kilometer ride have been posted!

Comment by KiwiRox on April 23, 2010 at 2:50pm
Just keep finding those extra miles...
Comment by tmana on April 23, 2010 at 12:26pm
Depending on what your diet is like, you may be able to push off statins with dietary change. General belief is keep total fats < 30% total calories, sat fats < 7% total calories, dietary cholesterol < 200 mg/ day, and take 1000 mg fish oil supplement. OTOH, based on the amount of cycling you do, you should have an incredibly high HDL and therefore a healthy proportion of Total Cholesterol to HDL (under 3.5 IIRC).
Comment by Mike Campana on April 23, 2010 at 4:37am
John, you will be pouring on the miles now that they have fixed you up! Your a machine!!! Glad to hear you are doing well!
Comment by tmana on April 23, 2010 at 4:28am
Sounds really great, John! Yesterday I passed 450 miles for the year-to-date, turned a 7-mile errand into a 19-mile loop to do extra errands. (Wednesday's ride would have been cancelled for weather.)
Comment by John Sangdahl on April 23, 2010 at 3:47am
Update
I have put 570 miles on my bike since my quadruple bypass. Tuesday I rode 27 miles at 18 mph by myself. I feel great. I am on a new diet, Dr. Esselstyn's . My total cholesterol is 98. I take 40mg of a statin. They are going to drop me to 20mg.
Comment by Frank Kolakowski on April 20, 2010 at 3:53pm
Thanks for the encouragement. I just got the route and I will try to ride it next week. I am looking forward to the ride!
 

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