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Mr Head 10-02-2011 08:19 PM

Nice!
I did hammer way too hard on the way out, but I was not sure I was going to go south and then up Newport Coast, get lost and make a wrong turn...:huh

Just in time for short days and bad weather during the week and of course we're going to go double crazy busy at work. I would have been in a lot better condition now, if I had worn the Fred-pack with the 3 liters of ice water. My heart rate is at, 66 ,which for most folks would be fine. I usually have a resting pulse of 43, so I got a workout today, and it is going to be a while before it falls off.
BTW, I didn't drop any weight today so I was taking on a lot of water, it was sweating out pretty good.
Next Saturday I'll do a shorter ride, maybe get some climbing in here on the hill to round off the effort, then Sunday I have to do the boobies 5K walk. So a lighter weekend, and work is looking to go nuts early in the week which will lead to long stupid days. At some point I do need to get the motorcycle serviced. I got stuff to do it, I just need to figure the time and get at it.
Then mid October I'll drop the Roubaix off at the LBS for the annual check up and tweak. I'm going to take it with me to Mesa for Turkey day. No touch football so I might as well ride.:wink:


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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 16986562)
Good effort, there. My GF and I hammered 74, last Thursday, in brutal wind. And, grabbed another 36, tonight. After having some recurrring health issues, I'm starting to get back out riding. :clap


Mr Head 10-02-2011 08:22 PM

OK, I'm a total geek for bicycle builds. I love welds, brazing whatever it is all cool.
Keep the pictures coming. :clap


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Originally Posted by Garthe (Post 16982671)


TheYeti 10-02-2011 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 16980182)
Yay.

On a related but not similar note: Thor and I were riding down the road on our bicycles when we rounded the front of this Toyo pickup. I sorta saw the dog on the other side of the truck but didn't pay too much attention to it since it looked like it was getting in.

Nope.

Next thing I hear is the scritch scritch of pit bull claws on pavement as he's headed for my right foot. http://www.farmrulz.com/forum/images/smilies/eekers.gif1 First thing I thought of was 'Eddy's a real SOB...' Then: all I gotta do is outsprint Thor. http://www.farmrulz.com/forum/images/smilies/thumb.gif Did that with ease.

We got 1/4mi down the road and the dog's still after us. :norton That was one determined dog!

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M


Dogs & bears,I've only got outrun or in this case outride the other guy.:lol3:rofl

pilot 10-02-2011 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 16986744)
Dogs & bears,I've only got outrun or in this case outride the other guy.:lol3:rofl

I got into three dogs this week. I was riding up hill at the time. I got another mile up the road and it was closed, had to go back the way I came. Good thing they weren't biters. I wasn't sure, though, until they quit chasing.

k7 10-02-2011 09:40 PM

Today's ride was up towards Sugaro Lake. It's about half urban and once you reach a certain point, you go into a canyon and suburbia literally disappears.

Today's hill was fairly short at ~ 3.5 miles but in actuality, there were grades and rollers leading all the way up to it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...1elevation.jpg

The only difficulty was that we started much later than I normally prefer so the heat caught me on the climb as it eased past 102F. Once you top the hill though, it's a nice downhill followed by easy riding back to the starting point.

A good day - looking forward to the end of triple digit temps on Tuesday!

Garthe 10-02-2011 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 16986691)
OK, I'm a total geek for bicycle builds. I love welds, brazing whatever it is all cool.
Keep the pictures coming. :clap

Here are some early photos of the build (before the clear powder coat).

http://garthe.smugmug.com/Other/STEE.../L/jim20-L.jpg

http://garthe.smugmug.com/Other/STEE...LS-FRAME-L.jpg

Ridge 10-03-2011 05:43 AM

Just checking in. No riding for the last two weeks. My coach told me to lock the road bike away in a closet out of sight until time for base building. CX season has not really picked up yet, so I've been running about 5-6 miles every few days for the last two weeks.

Flying out to see family in Texas later this week and hitting an ADV race in FL the following weekend. Looks like all you guys are making good improvements. Keep it up! :freaky

Gummee! 10-03-2011 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 16988307)
Just checking in. No riding for the last two weeks. My coach told me to lock the road bike away in a closet out of sight until time for base building. CX season has not really picked up yet, so I've been running about 5-6 miles every few days for the last two weeks.

Flying out to see family in Texas later this week and hitting an ADV race in FL the following weekend. Looks like all you guys are making good improvements. Keep it up! :freaky

CX is some fun pain. Screw the coach! Just do eet!

:D

M

ducnut 10-03-2011 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 16986667)
Then mid October I'll drop the Roubaix off at the LBS for the annual check up and tweak. I'm going to take it with me to Mesa for Turkey day. No touch football so I might as well ride.:wink:

Nothing wrong with riding, on Thanksgiving day, in Mesa, AZ. Florida, in the winter, is sounding awfully good to me. We went down, last February, and that has us thinking about how to stay there all winter. We're pretty frugal, so it may happen in the next couple years. I can handle warm riding, year 'round.

Mr Head 10-03-2011 10:28 AM

I've ridden out near there when I've been over for holidays. My brother and I rode out to Bush Highway, but he wanted to go find dirt, so we found some sand/gravel roads to ride. I had brought a couple mountain bikes. Rode out to Palo Verde once too. Cold on the way out, hotted up on the way back.

Saturday I saw there was a Christmas tree lot set up here in SoCal. :huh
Now, they are skipping holidays to get to the money ones. Very hard to think about Christmas when you are stewing in your own sweat.:lol3

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 16987148)
Today's ride was up towards Sugaro Lake. It's about half urban and once you reach a certain point, you go into a canyon and suburbia literally disappears.

Today's hill was fairly short at ~ 3.5 miles but in actuality, there were grades and rollers leading all the way up to it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...1elevation.jpg

The only difficulty was that we started much later than I normally prefer so the heat caught me on the climb as it eased past 102F. Once you top the hill though, it's a nice downhill followed by easy riding back to the starting point.

A good day - looking forward to the end of triple digit temps on Tuesday!


ducnut 10-03-2011 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 16990229)
Saturday I saw there was a Christmas tree lot set up here in SoCal. :huh
Now, they are skipping holidays to get to the money ones. Very hard to think about Christmas when you are stewing in your own sweat.:lol3

That's just stupid!

Mr Head 10-03-2011 12:47 PM

No kidding, everybody knows Christmas trees are plastic.:lol3

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 16991229)
That's just stupid!


Gummee! 10-03-2011 04:09 PM

Little BB30 help here?

So I found a Gossamer BB30 crankset at the 'LBS' but it doesn't want to play nice. FSA w/ ?? bearings.

I get sorta-kinda tight and it starts binding. There's no wavy washer, there's no DS AL dustcap, etc.

Is there something I'm not doing? Something I am doing that I shouldn't be? Did I get the wrong bearings?

:ear

This is my first BB30 install. Can ya tell?!

M

YakSpout 10-03-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce (Post 16972568)
the gatorskins are really tough, both tread and sidewalls, AND they ride nicely.

They sure seem tough, but I definitely notice a different feel and they don't seem to spin up as quickly. They kinda feel like they are 'squirming' over the road when I hit little gaps in the pavement at narrow angles. Tough to describe, but it was enough to make me look down at the tire a few times, thinking I'd gotten another flat or had under-inflated it.

It's the price I'll have to pay for less time spent on the side of the road changing tubes. :D

ducnut 10-03-2011 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 16992866)
Little BB30 help here?

So I found a Gossamer BB30 crankset at the 'LBS' but it doesn't want to play nice. FSA w/ ?? bearings.

I get sorta-kinda tight and it starts binding. There's no wavy washer, there's no DS AL dustcap, etc.

Is there something I'm not doing? Something I am doing that I shouldn't be? Did I get the wrong bearings?

:ear

This is my first BB30 install. Can ya tell?!

M

I paid the LBS, to do mine. I had one installed that was binding and they cut it loose. I said no go, do it over, chase the threads, and face the BB. Spun perfect, after that. I, also, switched shops, after that.

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Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 16992941)
They sure seem tough, but I definitely notice a different feel and they don't seem to spin up as quickly. They kinda feel like they are 'squirming' over the road when I hit little gaps in the pavement at narrow angles. Tough to describe, but it was enough to make me look down at the tire a few times, thinking I'd gotten another flat or had under-inflated it.

It's the price I'll have to pay for less time spent on the side of the road changing tubes. :D

The squirm will go away, once the tread gets worn a bit and you acclimate to the tires.


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