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Lewy 09-17-2011 11:10 PM

How do you get that sort of link to work from Strava.

I have been using it since August and love it.

Askel 09-18-2011 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 309 (Post 16872405)
Have any of you replaced serious off-road motorcycling with mountain biking? I'd be curious to hear your motivations and experiences.


I took up bicycles a few years ago. Never had any intention to replace motorcycles, but it just sort of happened.

Way more events, way more local folks involved and way more developed trails around here quickly started getting me out on the bicycle more than the motorcycles.

Don't kid yourself about it being any safer though. Maybe it's just the greater number of people involved, but I've seen way more accidents (both minor and major) at bicycle events than at motorcycle events.

And it definitely isn't any cheaper. Bicycles can absorb every last cent of your disposable income just as easily as motorcycles. Dollar for dollar, you might get a larger pile of crap out of the deal, but you can still only ride one bike at a time.

Bicycles do however, keep me a hell of a lot healthier.

And if your looking for a family friendly sport, mountain bike racing is definitely up there. Nearly every race I attend will have a class or separate race for even the littlest kids.

Cat0020 09-18-2011 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mgorman (Post 16875563)
Correct

Downhill bicycles can travel just as fast a dirt bike, just ask David Knight, however, XC riders attempt to be as fast wearing nothing more than double thick panty hose and a beer cooler on their heads.

Dirt bike or bicycle, rocks are the same hardness and trees won't move for either.

Motorcycles carry more momentum and more travel therefore tend to track straighter and roll tough terrain better. A small rock that'd be soaked up by 12" of travel will launch a cyclist like a rag doll

Quote myself from nearly a year ago:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cat0020 (Post 14298179)
RedBull gives you "balls":

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zippy 09-19-2011 08:18 AM

how not to take on a barricade
 
made me chuckle this morning , thought I would share



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEGAI...layer_embedded

mud 09-19-2011 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy (Post 16886536)
made me chuckle this morning , thought I would share



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEGAI...layer_embedded

The gal in the background made me REALLY laugh....:lol3

"OH MY GAWD!":lol3

Ridge 09-19-2011 10:20 AM

Bridge to Bridge 2011 in the books. A much better way to finish off my road riding year than last weekend's races. I shaved 30 minutes off my finishing time from 2010 and finished under 6 hours.

102.5 miles, 9500 feet of climbing, average speed 18mph and finished in 5:43... I am stoked and I'm sure I can find another 13-20 minutes for next year.

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Askel 09-19-2011 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy (Post 16886536)
made me chuckle this morning , thought I would share



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEGAI...layer_embedded

I saw a guy to pretty much the same thing this weekend. Except he was still on his bike trying to bunny hop it.

Thankfully, he was out on the course in full downhill armor, so he was mostly OK.

Why was a guy out on a cyclocross course in full downhill armor you ask? It was the "Fun Race"! Arguably the most competitive class of the event.

http://www.feep.org/gallery/d/64478-2/IMG_8858.JPG

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fullmonte 09-19-2011 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 16887330)
Bridge to Bridge 2011 in the books. A much better way to finish off my road riding year than last weekend's races. I shaved 30 minutes off my finishing time from 2010 and finished under 6 hours.

102.5 miles, 9500 feet of climbing, average speed 18mph and finished in 5:43... I am stoked and I'm sure I can find another 13-20 minutes for next year.

Very impressive.:clap BTW, the roads on the map you posted are much more fun on a bike with a throttle.:deal:lol3

Gummee! 09-19-2011 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jake28 (Post 16873784)
In before this totally derails into debates about protective gear, counter-steering, and the meaning of life.

Don't forget the ever popular: which chain lube do you use argument too.

309: As much as I want to be more moto- I seem to end up with/on human powered rides much more frequently. Its easy to hop out the front door, ride the road bike (training for mtn biking, ya know :deal) and come back an hour, 2 hrs, X hrs later.

Its somewhat harder going mtn biking cause typically you have to drive to the trails. :bluduh That 1-X hr ride is sandwiched with driving to/from and significantly adds to the day.

Oh, my story for the day:
Welcome back to riding. Lets go do 3 hours!

Yup. Haven't ridden in 2 weeks (don't ask http://www.farmrulz.com/forum/images/smilies/bluduh.gif) and got talked into getting out in the AM with Thor. So I rode down to Pearson Ele and met up with him. Did a little loop, and rode home.

...that was after playing UW Hockey for 90min last nite. So there I was, floating on the surface watching the backs move the puck away from me when this guy surfaces for air. Right into my very relaxed thigh. Can you say charley horse?! Effing OW! Still hurts this AM. http://www.farmrulz.com/forum/images/smilies/baldy.gif Don't interfere with riding, but I was out in the garage this afternoon and needed to measure my seat heights. Had to kneel. THAT sucked. http://www.farmrulz.com/forum/images/smilies/nod.gif

So I got my Regals on my 2 road bikes, my R/W/G Flite on the green Crosshairs for cross season, and 2 tubulars glued. This time there isn't NEARLY the glue on em! http://www.farmrulz.com/forum/images/smilies/clap.gif

M

Gummee! 09-19-2011 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel (Post 16888958)

I thought my kit was bright. :eek1

M

Chisenhallw 09-19-2011 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 16890243)
I thought my kit was bright. :eek1

M

Seen this?

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Ridge 09-20-2011 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fullmonte (Post 16889787)
Very impressive.:clap BTW, the roads on the map you posted are much more fun on a bike with a throttle.:deal:lol3

Yeah, funny you mentioned that. I saw dozens of prospective inmates out and about on both days. Seemed like there was an 800GS about every 5 miles. Lots of Katooms and thumpers over on 181 probably headed to Mortimer/NC90 and the fire roads. Loved exploring up there when I had my KLR.

Gummee! 09-20-2011 07:14 AM

Rain.

Do I *really* want to go get wet? ...and the follow on: do I *really* want to go do pyramid intervals in the wet?

Right this second, the answer's no. Later it may change.

M

pilot 09-20-2011 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 16894523)
Rain.

Do I *really* want to go get wet? ...and the follow on: do I *really* want to go do pyramid intervals in the wet?

Right this second, the answer's no. Later it may change.

M

I detect an echo in the force. :norton

Gummee! 09-20-2011 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by pilot (Post 16895354)
I detect an echo in the force. :norton

Especially since I just spent all that time moving things around?

Not now either.

M


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