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playzNmud 07-28-2010 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Uhhhh blondie...

There's no site!

:norton

M

what, haven't you mastered mind reading???!!! wtf!

Gummee! 07-28-2010 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playzNmud
what, haven't you mastered mind reading???!!! wtf!

My ESP is in the shop.

:nod

Mine works ESPECIALLY badly on wimmens too, so it really needs a rebuild.

:nod

:D

M

playzNmud 07-28-2010 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
My ESP is in the shop.

:nod

Mine works ESPECIALLY badly on wimmens too, so it really needs a rebuild.

:nod

:D

M

damn Gummie... are you still talking in abbreviations.. "women", it is WOMEN not wimmens... geez... drive me nutz <----- :-)

Gummee! 07-28-2010 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playzNmud
damn GummEE!... are you still talking in abbreviations.. "women", it is WOMEN not wimmens... geez... drive me nutz <----- :-)

Least ya could do if yer gonna bitch is spell the name right!

I see you haven't surfed the PUAC thread lately, huh?

M

playzNmud 07-28-2010 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Least ya could do if yer gonna bitch is spell the name right!

I see you haven't surfed the PUAC thread lately, huh?

M

PUAC? it is too difficult to decipher the shorthand to get the message... and sorry gumEEEEEEEEEE lol

I am never on here anymore - I keep riding or playing on FB instead... probably hit the 4,000 mark on FB

Uncle Pollo 07-28-2010 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playzNmud
PUAC? it is too difficult to decipher the shorthand to get the message... and sorry gumEEEEEEEEEE lol

I am never on here anymore - I keep riding or playing on FB instead... probably hit the 4,000 mark on FB

now ... after mastering track ... you should master bicycle polo

Then jousting.

kbasa 07-28-2010 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playzNmud
PUAC? it is too difficult to decipher the shorthand to get the message... and sorry gumEEEEEEEEEE lol

I am never on here anymore - I keep riding or playing on FB instead... probably hit the 4,000 mark on FB

Pull Up A Chair; it's over in Inmates.

playzNmud 07-28-2010 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alejo
now ... after mastering track ... you should master bicycle polo

Then jousting.

I tried the polo - fresh to the bicycle.. wasn't pretty. I pretty much have the same pike-crash position to date...

hi Kbasa!

kbasa 07-28-2010 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playzNmud
I tried the polo - fresh to the bicycle.. wasn't pretty. I pretty much have the same pike-crash position to date...

hi Kbasa!

howdy hey! :wave

zippy 07-29-2010 10:22 AM

response to ducnut
 
See above. I'm anxious to try the 28mm Continental Tour Plus in place of the 32mm Specialized Burrough CX Pro on my Tricross. My mind is telling me they'll ride worse, but, be faster. I gotta' try 'em to find out for sure.


They run small. I went from 28mm ribmos to the contis and they look like 23mm in comparison. They ride very nice and have reflective sidewalls.
The work very well in water. Had a deluge on my pedal home and hit water higher than my bottom bracket. Cars had to turn around or backup but I pedaled through.

pierce 07-29-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy
See above. I'm anxious to try the 28mm Continental Tour Plus in place of the 32mm Specialized Burrough CX Pro on my Tricross. My mind is telling me they'll ride worse, but, be faster. I gotta' try 'em to find out for sure.


They run small. I went from 28mm ribmos to the contis and they look like 23mm in comparison. They ride very nice and have reflective sidewalls.
The work very well in water. Had a deluge on my pedal home and hit water higher than my bottom bracket. Cars had to turn around or backup but I pedaled through.

more likely, the ribmo's run large. look for the ISO size, often molded but not printed, something like 28-622 (a proper 28c... 622mm is the actual size of a 700c wheel, measured from the seat of the bead). I've seen several 700c tires where the first number is larger than the claimed size, like my "700x40C" Michelin City's were 42-622, and when I switched to some proper 38-622's I was amazed how much thinner they looked compared with the City's.

ducnut 07-29-2010 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
more likely, the ribmo's run large. look for the ISO size, often molded but not printed, something like 28-622 (a proper 28c... 622mm is the actual size of a 700c wheel, measured from the seat of the bead).

^^^ Both, the OEM Specialized tires and the Continentals, are ISO sized the same as the advertised sizing.

So, Tuesday, my GF and I planned to ride the Tunnel Hill Trail, in southern IL. I planned to ride it one way, spend the night, and ride it back the other way. Once we got going, she decided she wanted to round-trip it for her first century, and my second in 3 weeks. I explained that it wouldn't be easy on crushed limestone and that we'd have a headwind going back. That didn't deter her motivation. Unfortunately, her lack of training, under-nourishment, and lack of hydration did; I had preached my methods to closed ears. She made it, but, really suffered the last 40 miles, riding eight to 10 miles an hour on the way back, made for an 11 hour day. The chamois of my favorite bibs even wore through. Fack! Anyway, it's a beautiful rail-to-trail. And, if anyone happens to be in the area, it's well worth the trip. I wrote up a review on the Rail-to-Trail site with some more info. Enjoy a few pics.

The Barkhausen Wetland Center at the southern-most end.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1166.jpg

Typical trail environ.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1171.jpg

A sample of the marshlands along the trail.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1168.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1245.jpg

Heron Pond adjacent to the trail.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1179.jpg

Many deer along the trail.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1184.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1229.jpg

Shot from inside an abandoned building along the way.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1216.jpg

The trail's namesake is 543' long.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1212.jpg

One of the many trestles along the way. This one is 90' high and 450' long.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1201.jpg

And, above the treetops.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1202.jpg

Dry riverbed.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1199.jpg

The rail builders blasted right through the rock.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1192.jpg

Turtle just hangin' out.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...l/IMG_1237.jpg

kbasa 07-29-2010 04:46 PM

That's fantastic!

ImaPoser 07-29-2010 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jocflier
I ride a LOOK, and it doesn't make me look sexy.:lol3 :cry


I make my LOOK look sexy. :ilmostro

slackmeyer 07-29-2010 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut
So, Tuesday, my GF and I planned to ride the Tunnel Hill Trail, in southern IL. I planned to ride it one way, spend the night, and ride it back the other way. Once we got going, she decided she wanted to round-trip it for her first century, and my second in 3 weeks. I explained that it wouldn't be easy on crushed limestone and that we'd have a headwind going back. That didn't deter her motivation. Unfortunately, her lack of training, under-nourishment, and lack of hydration did; I had preached my methods to closed ears. She made it, but, really suffered the last 40 miles, riding eight to 10 miles an hour on the way back, made for an 11 hour day. The chamois of my favorite bibs even wore through. Fack! Anyway, it's a beautiful rail-to-trail. And, if anyone happens to be in the area, it's well worth the trip.

That's cool that you both made it anyway- among the distance riders I know, there's a combination of endurance, knowledge (pacing, eating, hydration, etc.), and of course a high tolerance for suffering.

Great looking area!


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