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TheNedster 10-01-2011 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GotMojo? (Post 16979831)
My first 29er.... Yeti Big Top.... lovin' it so far...

http://car.blogs.com/.a/6a00d83455ae...4231970b-800wi

Approved!!!! :thumb

Gummee! 10-01-2011 05:31 PM

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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Garthe 10-02-2011 10:41 AM

I'm having a Stock steel trials frame made. It's almost done, here are some pictures.

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

http://garthe.smugmug.com/Other/STEE.../L/jim22-L.jpg

http://garthe.smugmug.com/Other/STEE.../L/jim23-L.jpg

http://garthe.smugmug.com/Other/STEE.../L/jim24-L.jpg

Mr Head 10-02-2011 04:33 PM

After watching MotoGP this morning I headed off for a ride. No backpack this time.

Less cold water, not good...:huh

I stopped at the beach and re-filled the bottles, headed down the coast on PCH. Stopped to re-fill at Crystal Cove Beach, then up Newport Coast road, over the top and down to Some canyon road, then took the wrong turn, but figured it out once I could see the mountains.:lol3

Turned back, climbed another hill back down to PCH, up the coast to the trail and home.

On the way out I had a couple of fast guys come by, I then caught, and dropped. :clap

On the way back there was a guy on a motorized scooter who came by. I caught him, passed and dropped him. His motor made a funny noise and quit as I was running at about 22 mph. :rofl

I had to stop a lot for water. It got hot and the work on the way out was a bit too much.
I'm still a bit shaky and queezy from the Gu, and strange waters. I hope that stuff doesn't make me sick.

The tape:

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Gummee! 10-02-2011 05:39 PM

Race #2 is in the bag. Details to follow.

The short version: goal #1 was met. Didn't get lapped
Goal #2 needs a little more work. My knee hurts where I crashed on it on my pedal. :bluduh

Next week: work on my starts. I lost 20-ish spots in the first 100m! :eek1

M

TheNedster 10-02-2011 06:52 PM

Good cross ride this AM. 36.5 mi. in 2:54. A little slower than normal, but I'm trying to work on keeping my spin up.
Summer is finally in full retreat out here; I had to break out the vest and arm warmers. It musta been in the 50's! :vardy :lol3 About half the distance was dirt. The trails are really dusty and loose, some rain would be good. Luckily, there was a charity run of some sort on the River Trail while I was out. Hellooo, ladies! :evil

ducnut 10-02-2011 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 16984738)

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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 08:19 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

Quote:

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!

<IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Gfv2diohUXE" frameBorder=0 width=420 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>

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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

Quote:

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


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