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ducnut 09-23-2011 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by mud (Post 16919276)
For those of you interested in clipless (not that there is anything wrong with that) for MTB. You may want to check out these. Don't know if they are officially out yet though.

Speedplay Syzr

The cleat is way too big. Makes for a useless shoe, if you have to walk any terrain, especially in a 'cross environment.

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Originally Posted by mud (Post 16919276)

I am more into these.:evil

SL AMP:clap

Pretty! Stuff looks so much nicer, these days.

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Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 16920128)
I've got these on all my bikes,I like them because it has the flats side,if you can't get in them you can still pedal. set them loose and they'll give some float.



http://media.nashbar.com/images/nash...-NCL-ANGLE.jpg

My GF runs those. She likes that she doesn't always have to wear a bike-specific shoe.

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Originally Posted by fullmonte (Post 16920612)
You nailed it. The planets have to align just right to break the 20 barrier when you're riding solo. Pushing wind is not easy when you are doing all of it yourself. In a group ride setting, its possible if you can put in some hard work and not blow up. I felt extraordinarily strong last Tuesday and managed 18.9. The last 1 mile climb back to the house always has me huffing at 15-17. Kept it between 18-21 (in the big ring, which is a first)and still missed the 19mph avg by a whisker. One of these days I'll manage to eat optimally and catch the wind when its blowing in the "right" direction.:lol3

Come up my way and bring a TT bike. If the winds are mild, you can cruise 20mph, all day long. I did a 23.7mph average over 37 miles, at my best. There are some studs, around here, doing 27-28mph averages. :eek1

The farmers are harvesting the corn and the season is a changing, so the winds are starting to get rough. I dread winter.

ducnut 09-23-2011 03:46 PM

I've praised my LBS, on here, many times. I've never posted pics of the place, because I didn't want to offend their privacy. However, they posted this pic on their FB page.

They have inventory.....
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...49906586_n.jpg

TheYeti 09-23-2011 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 16921899)
I've praised my LBS, on here, many times. I've never posted pics of the place, because I didn't want to offend their privacy. However, they posted this pic on their FB page.

They have inventory.....
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...49906586_n.jpg


WOW!!!:eek1 Holy shit Batman that's a lot of wheels.

YakSpout 09-23-2011 05:39 PM

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I'd much rather go outside and ride, but for those of you who ride on trainers or rollers, have you tried any of the Sufferfest videos? I've been on a trainer exactly once and that was when my bike was fitted. I imagine a 60min spin would get boring without something to watch and these videos seem slickly produced.

http://www.thesufferfest.com/

I happen to have an extra room at the moment (won't be a nursery until the days start getting longer again) and was thinking of putting a mat, trainer and my extra bike in there to get some post-sundown saddle time.

TheYeti 09-23-2011 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 16922516)
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I'd much rather go outside and ride, but for those of you who ride on trainers or rollers, have you tried any of the Sufferfest videos? I've been on a trainer exactly once and that was when my bike was fitted. I imagine a 60min spin would get boring without something to watch and these videos seem slickly produced.

http://www.thesufferfest.com/

I happen to have an extra room at the moment (won't be a nursery until the days start getting longer again) and was thinking of putting a mat, trainer and my extra bike in there to get some post-sundown saddle time.

They're supposed to be great ,I listen to music or watch music video's.I'm not gonna spend much over 45-50 mins on a trainer Those would be worth a try.

GP640 09-23-2011 06:17 PM

I know what I'm getting for Christmas.

dolomoto 09-23-2011 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by fullmonte (Post 16905688)
You should be fine riding around metro ATL with a double. However, if you decide to venture out into the north GA mountains, you will NEED that triple. Trust me on that.:deal Brasstown Bald is THE hardest climb I've ever done.
edit: The Brasstown ascent was done on a mtb in granny gear. It was a struggle.

OOf. I'm a flatlander (Savannah) riding the mountains for the first time in the Six Gap Century on a compact double. Gotta make the "cutoff" at 39miles in 3.5 hours.

Embrace the Suck!

k7 09-23-2011 09:06 PM

Looks interesting
 
A new adventure bicycle magazine? Looks interesting... link

Lewy 09-24-2011 02:56 AM

Got out for a 150km ride today.

Feeling it now.

http://app.strava.com/rides/1732297

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...0/IMAG0166.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...0/IMAG0164.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...0/IMAG0168.jpg

ducnut 09-24-2011 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 16923687)
A new adventure bicycle magazine? Looks interesting... link

Thanks for the link.

Schnickelfritz 09-24-2011 09:12 AM

Screenshots from Worlds Denmark (mid-race non-spoiler)
 
ID the motos, anyone?

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...4at94601AM.png
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...4at94554AM.png

Eyes Shut 09-24-2011 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 16923687)
A new adventure bicycle magazine? Looks interesting... link

Thanks for the link. I already get Adventure Cycling magazine:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/mag/

ducnut 09-24-2011 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Schnickelfritz (Post 16925828)

The left appears to be the new-style V-Strom 650 and the right appears to be a Honda ST1300 Pan European.

Schnickelfritz 09-24-2011 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 16925911)
The left appears to be the new-style V-Strom 650 and the right appears to be a Honda ST1300 Pan European.

Thanks! Any idea on the two behind? Just curious. Sometimes hard to tell from small-screen TV. Lots of FJRs in the gendarmeries and marshal crews. I think French cops switched from Kawa ZXs a couple years ago. Plenty of RTs on the courses. There's one euro camera moto on a white early-90s K100RT who seems to be at every race I watch.

Love watching these drivers. Their mountain race work is amazing. And with the crowds, it's surprising that this doesn't happen more often:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...rance-a-1w.jpg

Hate it when that happens.

TheYeti 09-24-2011 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Schnickelfritz (Post 16926114)
Thanks! Any idea on the two behind? Just curious. Sometimes hard to tell from small-screen TV. Lots of FJRs in the gendarmeries and marshal crews. I think French cops switched from Kawa ZXs a couple years ago. Plenty of RTs on the courses. There's one euro camera moto on a white early-90s K100RT who seems to be at every race I watch.

Love watching these drivers. Their mountain race work is amazing. And with the crowds, it's surprising that this doesn't happen more often:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...rance-a-1w.jpg

Hate it when that happens.

lift it up and drop it on the stupid F*&k a couple of times ,he'll learn.


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