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taki5 11-03-2011 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264 (Post 17217703)
Holy crap, that is SO simple to remember :huh

Thanks :clap

Yes, thanks. i got the BB off, and i am glad i dont have to buy a new one.:D

ducnut 11-03-2011 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264 (Post 17217703)
Holy crap, that is SO simple to remember :huh

Thanks :clap

Quote:

Originally Posted by taki5 (Post 17219779)
Yes, thanks. i got the BB off, and i am glad i dont have to buy a new one.:D

Glad I could make a positive contribution to this thread. :freaky

TheNedster 11-03-2011 10:50 PM

Tonight's ride:

<IFRAME height=405 src="http://app.strava.com/rides/2207369/embed/8c3b03626144008724c48e4733115906f7966e91" frameBorder=0 width=590 allowTransparency scrolling=no></IFRAME>

I set a new personal record for number of near crashes. Good thing the manzanita pushed me back onto the trail.:D I was also able to ride some sections that I normally walk. It's one of the upshots of having a weaksauce headlight; makes it harder to scare yourself by seeing how deep in the shit (you think) you are. Ignorance really can be bliss. :ricky

vfr700 11-04-2011 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17216276)
You turning it the correct direction? One of em's backwards (and I always forget which!)

Oh, anti-seize is your friend. :nod Especially BBs in Ti frames. DAMHIK :bluduh

M


Unless it's Italian Thread.

ErrinV 11-04-2011 02:46 PM

I did some fatbacking across Catalina Island a couple weeks ago. These bikes are so fun. I enjoy riding it so much that I've been commuting to work and back on it. I can't find a reason not to ride it. More pics here.

http://errinv.smugmug.com/Bicycles/C...untitled-M.jpg

Ricardo Kuhn 11-04-2011 08:43 PM

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vGGlODF7_RY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

TheYeti 11-05-2011 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ErrinV (Post 17231267)
I did some fatbacking across Catalina Island a couple weeks ago. These bikes are so fun. I enjoy riding it so much that I've been commuting to work and back on it. I can't find a reason not to ride it. More pics here.

http://errinv.smugmug.com/Bicycles/C...untitled-M.jpg

Love your pics,those bikes look fun,and comfortable.

fullmonte 11-06-2011 08:37 AM

Highway to Hell
 
While on the return leg home of an 18 miler last night, I pedaled by a local bigshot's house. I noticed 100+ cars parked in his yard and a bunch more lined up on the road. Turns out he was hosting a reception with Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC, and some other racing drivers for the unveiling of their 2012 entry in the 24hrs of Daytona. Wish I had an invite.
http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/...race-da/?print

Lewy 11-06-2011 11:18 PM

I did a 90km charity ride yesterday. Had 10,000 people in it. I tacked on a few extra kms on the start and the end and got the train the last 50kms to home.

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Gummee! 11-07-2011 05:50 AM

2 days, 2 races, 2 top 10s*.

Sat was the VCU cross race in Richmond. Grassy course that while it looked fast, wasn't really. Had a great start but then got pinched off into the tape and ended up losing a dozen or so spots. Made em up and only 1 guy passed me, but I can't help but think 'what if...'

Sun was the UVA cross race in Earlysville. On a private farm with some more grass. This one was more wide-open and went thru a pasture. Two decent-sized hills. Ugh. First one was very rideable the second was rideable IF you could maintain traction. I made it every other lap (there were 4) only because of many years of mtn biking under my belt. Legs felt like crap on Sunday. I was doing OK at the start and got top 5 or so into the first 180deg turn. My teammate ran into my rear wheel and lost lots of places. Big dummy! I was doing OK till I got to the bottom of the first big hill and turned left. Everyone behind me freight-trained me cause I didn't have the oomph to go up the hill at race pace. I only caught one guy, but I had to work to get him. :nod FINALLY got passed him only to have him breathing down my neck for half a lap. Gapped him on the uphill (:confused) and held on to stay ahead of him by 50m or so at the line.

My legs feel the weekend. :nod How is it that 30min of racing each day feels worse than 3 hours of riding? :norton

Things to work on: tempo and over-unders

M

*field of 23 on Sat and 11 on Sun

Ridge 11-07-2011 08:09 AM

Riding interrupted momentarily by skin cancer removal and a skin graft. Still in the gym pushing weights and plyometrics, but no riding. Doc forbids exposing the graft to sunlight and my right ear is sutured to my neck with dissolving thread that will take a minimum of 6 weeks to go away... this sucks.

So, my advice for all of you, my cycling brethren, is to make damn sure you are putting sunscreen on your exposed skin bits if outside more than an hour and don't forget to re-apply if more than a few hours exposed. Skin grafts and surgery sucks, I don't care who you are. It sucks even worse at 36 years of age. Ride safe hermanos!:freaky

Mercury264 11-07-2011 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 17249242)
Riding interrupted momentarily by skin cancer removal and a skin graft. Still in the gym pushing weights and plyometrics, but no riding. Doc forbids exposing the graft to sunlight and my right ear is sutured to my neck with dissolving thread that will take a minimum of 6 weeks to go away... this sucks.

So, my advice for all of you, my cycling brethren, is to make damn sure you are putting sunscreen on your exposed skin bits if outside more than an hour and don't forget to re-apply if more than a few hours exposed. Skin grafts and surgery sucks, I don't care who you are. It sucks even worse at 36 years of age. Ride safe hermanos!:freaky

:huh

Good luck dood :thumb

Mr Head 11-07-2011 08:49 AM

Sorry to hear that. Man, I grew up in Colorado, and of course sunscreen only came out by the time I was late 30's. Lots of my northern European day-glow skin was burned off me in my youth. :huh
I use SPF 50 prior to going out and its stuff that just doesn't wash off easily and never sweats off.
Take care man,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 17249242)
Riding interrupted momentarily by skin cancer removal and a skin graft. Still in the gym pushing weights and plyometrics, but no riding. Doc forbids exposing the graft to sunlight and my right ear is sutured to my neck with dissolving thread that will take a minimum of 6 weeks to go away... this sucks.

So, my advice for all of you, my cycling brethren, is to make damn sure you are putting sunscreen on your exposed skin bits if outside more than an hour and don't forget to re-apply if more than a few hours exposed. Skin grafts and surgery sucks, I don't care who you are. It sucks even worse at 36 years of age. Ride safe hermanos!:freaky


Mr Head 11-07-2011 08:51 AM

Sounds like a good weekend.
I've been off the bike for about two weeks now. A combination of work, short days, a sinus infection and weather have conspired against me. I may be forced into the gym if this persists.:eek1


Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17248410)
2 days, 2 races, 2 top 10s*.

Sat was the VCU cross race in Richmond. Grassy course that while it looked fast, wasn't really. Had a great start but then got pinched off into the tape and ended up losing a dozen or so spots. Made em up and only 1 guy passed me, but I can't help but think 'what if...'

Sun was the UVA cross race in Earlysville. On a private farm with some more grass. This one was more wide-open and went thru a pasture. Two decent-sized hills. Ugh. First one was very rideable the second was rideable IF you could maintain traction. I made it every other lap (there were 4) only because of many years of mtn biking under my belt. Legs felt like crap on Sunday. I was doing OK at the start and got top 5 or so into the first 180deg turn. My teammate ran into my rear wheel and lost lots of places. Big dummy! I was doing OK till I got to the bottom of the first big hill and turned left. Everyone behind me freight-trained me cause I didn't have the oomph to go up the hill at race pace. I only caught one guy, but I had to work to get him. :nod FINALLY got passed him only to have him breathing down my neck for half a lap. Gapped him on the uphill (:confused) and held on to stay ahead of him by 50m or so at the line.

My legs feel the weekend. :nod How is it that 30min of racing each day feels worse than 3 hours of riding? :norton

Things to work on: tempo and over-unders

M

*field of 23 on Sat and 11 on Sun


scorpion 11-07-2011 11:33 AM

I really gotta stay out of the bike shop. Did a 40miler to my favorite shop and a Salsa Vaya came really close to following me home. I was offered a smoking deal too, must be strong. . .
http://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/bikes_vaya_comp2.jpg


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