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ducnut 10-02-2010 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by jocflier
Should you ask if you can drop in with them if you are keeping pace, in the back of course? Should you take you turn out front and pull for a while?

It's always best to ask, but, definitely be expected to pull your fair share-the others appreciate it.

Gummee! 10-02-2010 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jocflier
My question is this. Should you ask if you can drop in with them if you are keeping pace, in the back of course? Should you take you turn out front and pull for a while?

What say you...:ear

Joc :D

1. Yes.

2. Ask first. People get funny bout that stuff.

M

Jeffy 10-02-2010 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
:nono Hyperglide and on

M

How can I tell what kind of chain I have. It's a Shimano I suspect since everything else is. It's also a Narrow chain. I think there are some markings on the links but I haven't looked at it closely. I'll take a close up pic of the chain in a bit.

Gummee! 10-02-2010 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy
How can I tell what kind of chain I have. It's a Shimano I suspect since everything else is. It's also a Narrow chain. I think there are some markings on the links but I haven't looked at it closely. I'll take a close up pic of the chain in a bit.

Clean off a few links. If there's big HG logos on the links, ya gotta have the special pin.

If it sez Sachs, Sedis, UG, or anything else, don't worry about it.

M

jocflier 10-02-2010 12:19 PM

Thanks both of you. Asking first is the way to go.:D


Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
1. Yes.

2. Ask first. People get funny bout that stuff.

M


Mastodon 10-02-2010 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by zippy
Nice ride ! Have always liked the bad boys. Shopping via bicycle is a warm & fuzzy for sure. When leaving bike have proper lock(s), take any lights/computers off if leaving bike for a bit. People will steal every and anything.
Reflective or bright colored gear certainly helps one be seen. Saddle time will bring additional comfort and joy. Be safe.

I think I've got a good U-lock attached to the bike. Of course, that doesn't mean anything when I forget the key and am forced to use the cheapie cable lock that I keep in one of the saddle bags. I don't trust myself enough yet to ride at night or in rain, so I don't have any lights, and my only computer is the Garmin 305 that stays on my wrist. The saddlebags have some reflective bits on them, but mostly I'll wear brighter clothing.

I'm starting to do a little every other day, usually as my "rest" days for my running. And I have been noticing my thighs aching less, and myself being able to focus more on enjoying the ride, almost to the point of me wanting to take a longer route home, just because I'm not ready to quit yet.

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
The whole DC area is great for riding. Get out past Dulles and the roads open up. :nod

The W&OD trail will take you about as far west as ya wanna go. :nod Just watch out 'cause for some reason people turn their brains off when riding there.

Yeah, I run various parts of the Mt. Vernon trail, and constantly see signs for where it breaks off into multiple other trails including the Four Mile Run trail (which ends at the start of the W&OD) and the C&O Canal trail that goes all the way to Pittsburgh.

I get excited thinking about trying some of these trails and it makes me regret waiting til now to start getting back on the bike again, but at the same time, I know there's no way I could do a 185 mile trail (one way). I'm just not up to that type of adventure....yet

pierce 10-02-2010 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy
How can I tell what kind of chain I have. It's a Shimano I suspect since everything else is. It's also a Narrow chain. I think there are some markings on the links but I haven't looked at it closely. I'll take a close up pic of the chain in a bit.

its probably *not* a shimano chain... for instance, the 1998 rockhopper http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...pper&Type=bike had a Sachs chain (and the 98 rockhopper is darn close to what you have)

otoh, the 97 rockhopper *did* have a shimano chain per bikepedia. Do note, you can't totally trust that database as often minor parts substitutions are made on bikes based on what the assembler has in stock, plus that database itself isn't 100% reliable (although its usually pretty good)

TheYeti 10-02-2010 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
You gotta' adapt a different attitude on the LHT. I went from a tri bike, as an everyday bike, to a 'cross bike with aerobars and fenders. Likewise, 23mm to 37mm tires. I no longer hurry and don't care. I enjoy the improved comfort and just the fact that I'm out riding. Before, I was always pushing for time.

I'm just glad to be riding at any level,I had Total knee replacment surgery on both knees in Mar and Apr they are doing great I've just got to got the rest of my strengh back that's been my biggest hurdle. It's comming back but very slowly, I just keep plugging along. Leg speed has improved greatly,before 90-100rpm hurt too much.

TheYeti 10-02-2010 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by k7
...I'd love to attempt (notice the word, "attempt" as opposed to "do") a trip like this.

Linky


Any touring is a one day at time, sometimes one hour at a time. Just put one pedal in front of the other mental state. address problems as they happen. Almost any body can do it with enough time and desire. Bike the World.

TheYeti 10-02-2010 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by jocflier
Thanks both of you. Asking first is the way to go.:D

I say hey, or hello. If they just grunt at you, ya probably don't want to ride with them any way.

Gummee! 10-02-2010 05:05 PM

I just discovered what generations of Boulder cyclists have known: 36 is a fast road. :ricky

Did this ride from the Lyons end. Cut over at Niwot Rd. and back up 36. Lots of fun. I don't particularly like riding next to 60mph traffic (36) but on the whole, it wasn't bad. :nah

Next 2 weeks are gonna be in training in Chicago for insurance I can prolly teach the class on. :bluduh No riding for me. :cry I haven't run a step since I came down from WY, so I'm debating whether to bring running stuff or not. :confused

M

Jeffy 10-02-2010 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Clean off a few links. If there's big HG logos on the links, ya gotta have the special pin.

If it sez Sachs, Sedis, UG, or anything else, don't worry about it.

M

Yeah it says HG. So what would be my options? Not that I'll be going this soon. The chain is in good shape currently.

Gummee! 10-02-2010 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy
Yeah it says HG. So what would be my options? Not that I'll be going this soon. The chain is in good shape currently.

You need the special pin. :nod Look for a black pin in the chain now. Break opposite that.

M

Mr Head 10-02-2010 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
I just discovered what generations of Boulder cyclists have known: 36 is a fast road. :ricky

Did this ride from the Lyons end. Cut over at Niwot Rd. and back up 36. Lots of fun. I don't particularly like riding next to 60mph traffic (36) but on the whole, it wasn't bad. :nah

Next 2 weeks are gonna be in training in Chicago for insurance I can prolly teach the class on. :bluduh No riding for me. :cry I haven't run a step since I came down from WY, so I'm debating whether to bring running stuff or not. :confused

M

In Chicago I'd run. Just stop when the cops say so.:huh

Gummee! 10-02-2010 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head
In Chicago I'd run. Just stop when the cops say so.:huh

:wink:

M


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