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Gummee! 12-12-2006 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fidget
Looking to do some 1/2 triathalons in the spring. I own two mtn bikes and would like some advice on a good first road bike for 10 mile sprints. Or, it's only 10 miles, put the city slickers on and just do it.

For the first one(s) stick with the mtn bike. If you decide to stick with it, THEN get a road bike.

Definitely go with slicks on the mtn bike tho... Knobbies suck monkey balls on the road. DAMHIK :bluduh

M

Plan B 12-14-2006 10:45 PM

Cross Nats
 
Cross Nationals start tomorrow. The weather is really nice out here in Providence RI and it looks like it's going to stay nice all weekend. Tomorrow is mostly masters racing follwed by elite men and juniors on Saturday and elite women and U-23 racers on Sunday.
I'm not racing but I'll have lots of pictures. Here's a couple from the pre-ride today.


http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116895073-M.jpg

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116894977-M.jpg

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116892434-L.jpg

dirtypumpkin 12-15-2006 05:43 AM

Bump for some morning freeride video.

http://www.glumbert.com/media/freeride

My buddy just got a new/used road bike, 05 Cannondale Six13.
He is thinking about selling his Cannondale Tandem MTB now since his
wife isnt riding with him on it much. Its a LG/SM if anyone is interested.
Im glad he decided to keep his Cannondale Lefty so I can still MTB with him.:freaky
But keeping up with him on the pavement just became a lot harder...

Gummee! 12-15-2006 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plan B
Cross Nationals start tomorrow. The weather is really nice out here in Providence RI and it looks like it's going to stay nice all weekend. Tomorrow is mostly masters racing follwed by elite men and juniors on Saturday and elite women and U-23 racers on Sunday.
I'm not racing but I'll have lots of pictures. Here's a couple from the pre-ride today.


http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116895073-M.jpg

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116894977-M.jpg

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116892434-L.jpg

How can I see who's riding what if the pics are blurred? :baldy :confused

STOP THAT!

:lol2

M

Flaco 12-15-2006 08:44 AM

I read today that J Page is racing? I wonder how he'll do?

Wish I were there, watching, not racing.

Looking forward to pics and a full report from behind the scenes, B.

Thanks.

f.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Plan B
Cross Nationals start tomorrow. The weather is really nice out here in Providence RI and it looks like it's going to stay nice all weekend. Tomorrow is mostly masters racing follwed by elite men and juniors on Saturday and elite women and U-23 racers on Sunday.
I'm not racing but I'll have lots of pictures. Here's a couple from the pre-ride today.


http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116895073-M.jpg

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116894977-M.jpg

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/116892434-L.jpg


Zodiac 12-16-2006 10:13 AM

Damn I suck.

Been two weeks since my last ride, was doing alright but the new job let's me out too late,. etc, etc.

excuses excuses...

Finally motivated today, 46 degrees quite windy but dry out. Pulled 26 miles at a quick pace.

Anyone else have phlegm problems/congestion?

Whenever it's cold out I seem to have an unlimited supply of runny nose, phlegm.



What gives?

gambrinus 12-16-2006 10:25 AM

It's normal.


RW

/ 12-16-2006 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Damn I suck.

Been two weeks since my last ride, was doing alright but the new job let's me out too late,. etc, etc.

excuses excuses...

Finally motivated today, 46 degrees quite windy but dry out. Pulled 26 miles at a quick pace.

Anyone else have phlegm problems/congestion?

Whenever it's cold out I seem to have an unlimited supply of runny nose, phlegm.



What gives?

I crashed today. :D

Ran into a car speeding down Puke Hill in Fort Lee. The bike is getting fixed right now. New front wheel, handle bar tape, (the front fork seems to be allright) and a new helmet and a new jacket.

If I'm not sore by tomorrow, I'll be riding again.:deal

I think I am too old for a carbon / Al frame. Should I just get a steel frame? :lol3

/

Zodiac 12-16-2006 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by /
I crashed today. :D

Ran into a car speeding down Puke Hill in Fort Lee. The bike is getting fixed right now. New front wheel, handle bar tape, (the front fork seems to be allright) and a new helmet and a new jacket.

If I'm not sore by tomorrow, I'll be riding again.:deal

I think I am too old for a carbon / Al frame. Should I just get a steel frame? :lol3

/


Damn S, glad yer still alive, sucks.

Worst part of the ride is getting to a path, they're out to get us I tell ya!

Zodiac 12-16-2006 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gambrinus
It's normal.


RW


I guess that makes me happy.....

but what the hell, why is that?

I got's salamanders comin out of my lungs:huh

:1drink :D

Gummee! 12-16-2006 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Damn S, glad yer still alive, sucks.

Worst part of the ride is getting to a path, they're out to get us I tell ya!

Paths aren't as safe as ya think either... Can't tell you how many dogs, rollerbladers, walkers, joggers turning around abruptly that I've almost hit. :eek1 Its like the 'rules of the road' don't apply 'cause its a MUT. :confused

Glad yer feeling good there Slash. Wrecks hurt. Ask me how I know! Guy in the store the other day was raving about his Giant carbon frame. If ya like compacts, look at them. There's a lot of guys in this area riding Speciailized Roubaix and Tarmac frames (duh, they're made here!) that like em.

Personal opinion: if yer not 'racing' to use the term loosely (ie: not out on fast group rides, 'Tuesday Night Worlds' etc) then get a nice steel frame. Sycip, Strong, Landshark, etc. Go custom if you can. It DOES make a difference. More steel guys: Sachs, Vanilla, Gunnar, Waterford, Teesdale, Rivendell (but PLEASE don't :bert)

HTH,

Heal fast!

M

Omi 12-17-2006 07:10 PM

I went on a ride today with my girlfriend to Old Town, Alexandria. It was her first time on her new bike that my brother got for her. She had her last one stolen along with her helmet. We were riding along the path, having a great time when all of a sudden, I turn around and she was on the ground! She slipped off the pedal, fell and smacked her head on the pavement. :eek1 Although she wasen't wearing a helmet, thankfully she was fine. Some people stopped and called an ambulance for her. They came, checked her out and said she was ok. Just a few cuts and bruises. Man! That really freaked me out! She is going to the bike shop this week to get a new helmet, and I'm going to start to wear mine all the time now.

Zodiac 12-17-2006 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OMI1150GS
I went on a ride today with my girlfriend to Old Town, Alexandria. It was her first time on her new bike that my brother got for her. She had her last one stolen along with her helmet. We were riding along the path, having a great time when all of a sudden, I turn around and she was on the ground! She slipped off the pedal, fell and smacked her head on the pavement. :eek1 Although she wasen't wearing a helmet, thankfully she was fine. Some people stopped and called an ambulance for her. They came, checked her out and said she was ok. Just a few cuts and bruises. Man! That really freaked me out! She is going to the bike shop this week to get a new helmet, and I'm going to start to wear mine all the time now.


Glad she's alright.

Stupid question but does she have toe clips, or clip ons? Probably not and might not be ready, but check to see she's wearing a grippy soled shoe, and pedals have some teeth.

My sister did that when she was a kid and her front teeth went through her upper lip, she needed plastic surgery. Bit her tongue up real bad too.

Omi 12-17-2006 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Glad she's alright.

Stupid question but does she have toe clips, or clip ons? Probably not and might not be ready, but check to see she's wearing a grippy soled shoe, and pedals have some teeth.

My sister did that when she was a kid and her front teeth went through her upper lip, she needed plastic surgery. Bit her tongue up real bad too.

No. She has plastic pedals, and was wearing slick soled boots. She usually wears good tennis shoes that do just fine. I don't know why she wore her boots. I think I'll put on some nice BMX platforms on her bike because she isn't ready for toe clips, or clipless just yet.

Bubba Satori 12-17-2006 08:00 PM

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