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Mr Head 10-19-2011 08:32 AM

I actually carry both CO2, and a small pump.
I'll take the weight hit. Back when I raced I'd carry a pump, two tubes repair kit some tools and a spare tire in circuit or roadraces. Criteriums and timetrials I'd go without since these are short and have a pit.

Gummee! 10-19-2011 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 17109196)
I'd go without since these are short and have a pit.

...and you're not allowed to have anything on your bike...

M

Mr Head 10-19-2011 11:32 AM

Yeah and that. Never liked Crits for anything other than being the motorcycle lead official. Great fun sliding around on city streets.
Though once around a park course I leaned in hard to a turn and clipped the stop sign with my helmet. Fortunately they give a bit. But the official on the other end of the mic wondered what the loud "thawk" was. :lol3
These look interesting:
http://www.genuineinnovations.com/cu...hnologies.html

Mine leaks so it is basically a single use item. And I have a bunch of the threaded top cylinders and my inflater only accepts the smooth tops. someplace I have a brass head for these that I use with the motorcycle.

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17109229)
...and you're not allowed to have anything on your bike...

M


ducnut 10-19-2011 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 17110290)
These look interesting:
http://www.genuineinnovations.com/cu...hnologies.html

Mine leaks so it is basically a single use item. And I have a bunch of the threaded top cylinders and my inflater only accepts the smooth tops. someplace I have a brass head for these that I use with the motorcycle.

I have a GI Ultaflate Plus. It allows one to use threaded and un-threaded. However, I have to stuff a napkin piece into the bottom of the cage, to use paintball cartridges (12g), as they're much cheaper than the 16g cartridges from the LBS. Some of the newer inflators allow one to use either size.

YakSpout 10-19-2011 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17111954)
I have a GI Ultaflate Plus. It allows one to use threaded and un-threaded. However, I have to stuff a napkin piece into the bottom of the cage, to use paintball cartridges (12g), as they're much cheaper than the 16g cartridges from the LBS. Some of the newer inflators allow one to use either size.

I have a bunch of 12g carts left over from BB guns, so I threw some into my seat bag one day figuring I'd have some spares.

I suffered a flat at some point after that and used the one included 16g cartridge without realizing that my inflator used the larger size. Well, a few weeks go by and I get another flat on a nasty climb. I'm cursing and sweating and trying not to get killed by passing pickups while yanking the tire off... I pull out my inflator and slap in a 12g cartridge and screw the top down.... Nothing. Hrm... My monkey brain finally figured out that 12g and 16g cartridges are different.

Lesson learned: The right-sized rock in the bottom of the inflator will convince a 12g cartridge to work. :D

Mr Head 10-20-2011 08:22 AM

Got out for a short ride last night. I had meetings all day so screwed up my food. Then I forgot my afternoon apple.

As I rode down to the park and back to warm up, I could tell I was getting hungry. Once on the hill I was riding a bit harder. Held some larger gears well past where I'd been dropping into the bottom of the range.
As I came past the stop sign I saw another rider up ahead. :clap

A rabbit.

I shift up one gear off the bottom and stand for a bit, shift and sit. I am not getting closer, but not falling behind yet either.

As I top I the hill he is gone. Oh, well that was fun, but now my calves are cramping. I have to stop spinning and stretch them at the bottom of the pedal stroke. On the descent I figure I'll give it another lap and see if the legs cramp on the way up. I spy the rabbit. He is closer.
I manage to draw within about 40 feet, but then can't get across the gap. On the last pitch he accelerates away from me. :eek1

I'm thinking, I'll give it another lap and see if I can catch then. But, as I top the hill my calves go nuts. I can't relieve the cramps. I'm going to be forced off the bike to use the ground to stretch. Back to the garage, and I swing off the bike and stretch. Ouch.

I should have eaten some Chomps before leaving. Maybe tonight. Not as far last night for some reason, but faster. I did turn around at the same point as the night before. Weird. :huh

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Ridge 10-21-2011 06:15 AM

WOOHOO!! After a full month+ off the bike, I get to resume riding duties again next week. :clap Hope y'all are getting in some good miles lately.

Gummee! 10-21-2011 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 17123487)
WOOHOO!! After a full month+ off the bike, I get to resume riding duties again next week. :clap Hope y'all are getting in some good miles lately.

Miles? Not as much. Its cross season.

I got some new skinsuits in yesterday. YAY skinsuits! Mostly 'don't hit me green' with some 'don't hit me yellow' thrown in for good measure. I'll see if someone takes my pic this Sunday

M

Yodagoat 10-21-2011 07:08 AM

Here's some wee film's I've made of the trails we ride here in Scotland.

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Hope you guys like them!

Mr Head 10-21-2011 07:52 AM

Shorter days mean shorter rides. The addition of climbing the hill has added intensity to the ride.
Got out last night again for a little more than an hour. I rode the river trail for a half hour then turned tail for home and rode over the top and back down.
Every time I ride up that hill it seems just a little less steep.:lol3

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Mr Head 10-21-2011 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yodagoat (Post 17123726)
Here's some wee film's I've made of the trails we ride here in Scotland.

Hope you guys like them!

Nice! :thumb

TheYeti 10-21-2011 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 17123487)
WOOHOO!! After a full month+ off the bike, I get to resume riding duties again next week. :clap Hope y'all are getting in some good miles lately.

Was doing great then two days of rain and 30mph winds have kinda F'd up this week. I'm gonna do probaby 50 tomorrow, then sunday starts a new week.

Met a guy down the street from me who does coaching also, mostly guys like you a little older racers and Vets, Masters. interesting conversation.

Any way I'm glad your gonna be riding again,Did the running help clear your mind. or what ever it was supposed to do.

Ridge 10-21-2011 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 17127677)
Was doing great then two days of rain and 30mph winds have kinda F'd up this week. I'm gonna do probaby 50 tomorrow, then sunday starts a new week.

Met a guy down the street from me who does coaching also, mostly guys like you a little older racers and Vets, Masters. interesting conversation.

Any way I'm glad your gonna be riding again,Did the running help clear your mind.

It doesn't help with working out my daily stresses like I can on the bike, but it was a decent substitute. I'm just happy to get back in the saddle again. Coach has me in the gym three days a week as well. Gyms are such a money racket!!

TheYeti 10-21-2011 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 17127701)
It doesn't help with working out my daily stresses like I can on the bike, but it was a decent substitute. I'm just happy to get back in the saddle again. Coach has me in the gym three days a week as well. Gyms are such a money racket!!

I've got a Plant fitness membership it's cheap , got good equipment ,so if I don't use it all the time it's not really eating up a lot of money.

Mr Head 10-21-2011 10:30 PM

Tonight was tune up night. Ran out of chain lube about 1/3 of the way through. Swapped seats just for giggles. I'm thinking of riding the big Adventure to coffee early. You know I am a gnarly adventurer. :lol3

Then once the sun burns off the gloom, take a pedal.

I have some chores I need to attend to so I need to get the workout in then back on the list.

Thank you sir, may I have another...:whip


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