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ducnut 07-21-2010 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Does it count if I went for a run last nite.

Hell yeah! Triathlon, anyone? :evil

Gummee! 07-21-2010 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Hell yeah! Triathlon, anyone? :evil

Mmmm cute tri girls!

:tb

Nothing quite like em. :nah

Too bad I swim like a rock.

:cry

M

heynowref 07-21-2010 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Hell yeah! Triathlon, anyone? :evil

That thread is a little slow to take off here.

Anyway, I've got a bare frame I need to build up.
I've looked around a little and have been pretty surprised at the cost of a new component set.
Had someone suggest buying a complete bike from one of the cheap online place and using the components off of that. Not a bad idea.

Any other ideas?

Gummee! 07-21-2010 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by heynowref
That thread is a little slow to take off here.

Anyway, I've got a bare frame I need to build up.
I've looked around a little and have been pretty surprised at the cost of a new component set.
Had someone suggest buying a complete bike from one of the cheap online place and using the components off of that. Not a bad idea.

Any other ideas?

ebay?

CL?

I've pieced together frames from both sources. Takes longer.

The 'buy a Motobecane and sell the frame thing' isn't a bad idea either. Recoup some of the costs. Prolly not much, so ya gotta pencil it out.

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Mr Head 07-21-2010 09:08 AM

Finally got back out on the bike last night. About an hour getting used by the hills here near the hotel in Mukilteo. :lol3

Short Ride

Tonight we hit the Snohomish river trail, (probably spelled that wrong) and maybe get in some good mileage and spinning.

Oznerol 07-21-2010 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Does it count if I went for a run last nite.

I got up early and ran a few miles this morning. Ran last Wednesday, too.

Harder on me than biking, and much less fun. But it's way easier to bring along running shoes on a business trip, and better than being a total slug.

Mr Head 07-21-2010 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
I got up early and ran a few miles this morning. Ran last Wednesday, too.

Harder on me than biking, and much less fun. But it's way easier to bring along running shoes on a business trip, and better than being a total slug.

+1 on that. I had been doing some running on the treadmill earlier this winter and spring. The pounding my knees took even on the bouncy treadmill was tough at times.

Once the weather broke I was talked into shipping my bike up on the plane. I love having my bike here, and the hotel provide our group a storage closet.:clap

Gummee! 07-21-2010 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
I got up early and ran a few miles this morning. Ran last Wednesday, too.

Harder on me than biking, and much less fun. But it's way easier to bring along running shoes on a business trip, and better than being a total slug.

Trail running = mo bettah.

I hate with a passion trudging along on the roads. :nod Get me out in the woods tho... :ricky (since we don't have a running smilie) Hashing = different cause yer looking for trail. Makes even pavement inneresting.

M

Oznerol 07-21-2010 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Trail running = mo bettah.

I hate with a passion trudging along on the roads. :nod Get me out in the woods tho... :ricky (since we don't have a running smilie) Hashing = different cause yer looking for trail. Makes even pavement inneresting.

I'd rather trail run, too, but usually the trouble of getting to the trail kills the whole time efficiency argument for running over biking. Fortunately, I found a nice unpaved path that cut off from the road not far from the hotel, so I was able to do most of my running if not in the woods, then at least well-insulated from the busy roads around here.

kbasa 07-21-2010 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
I could say the same of how my motocycle adventures are in comparison to others. It doesn't matter though. The only thing that matters is what the experiences mean to me. Ride that bike and ride with joy Steve!

It ain't about the miles.

I'll say this, though. In 6 months, you can from a complete slacker to being able to ride 100 miles in a single day.

Zodiac 07-21-2010 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
It ain't about the miles.

I'll say this, though. In 6 months, you can from a complete slacker to being able to ride 100 miles in a single day.


Agreed, the miles are all in your head. Just tell yourself you're riding a full day and it takes care of itself.

My 63 yr old dad just brought my 12 yr old nephew on his first century, he (my dad) doesn't look it but he can crank for miles (lifelong bicyclist).

They had no problems.

Askel 07-21-2010 11:49 AM

Awesome! :lol3

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/stev...n-qinghai-lake


:flip

Dranrab Luap 07-21-2010 12:00 PM

If anyone is looking for a very good deal on a pretty well speced urban bike, take a look at this link. With the right tires this bike could pull any kind of duty from fast fitness riding to touring, to commuting to trail riding. With the 15% of coupon, you are looking at a $380 bike. I think it's a damn good deal.

http://www.nashbar.com/images/nashba...R-NCL-SIDE.jpg

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_200348

CatfishRacing 07-21-2010 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
It's just a little too far away for "only" a metric century. I need something a little more epic if I'm going to spend two full days driving to do it. :D

So ride there.
Instant Epic!!!

pierce 07-21-2010 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
If anyone is looking for a very good deal on a pretty well speced urban bike, take a look at this link. With the right tires this bike could pull any kind of duty from fast fitness riding to touring, to commuting to trail riding. With the 15% of coupon, you are looking at a $380 bike. I think it's a damn good deal.


http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_200348


discs on an urban bike is just poseur points.


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