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ducnut 10-27-2011 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17168199)
I'm trying to work up the motivation to go for a ride.

Its drizzly and 50-ish.

Same here, 43 and drizzle. Ugh!

Mr Head 10-27-2011 06:22 AM

No drizzle here, but long days in the cube, all the roads home are under construction so the commute has lengthened, colder weather is here finally along with shorter days, and I got a flu shot. I feel like crap, I'm freezing, and really not feeling like doing anything other than sleep.
Looking forward to the weekend and time to ride. It can rain then but I'll go riding dammit.:lol3

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17168275)
Same here, 43 and drizzle. Ugh!


Gummee! 10-27-2011 08:40 AM

I got to thinking on my ride just now how little time I actually spend going fast. Today it was a grand total of 6min in a 1:42 ride. It amazes me how that little bit of going quickly is absolutely essential if you want to go even quicker. :nod One of these days when I have a GPS-style computer, I'll post up exactly how slowly I'm going. You'll be amazed.

Today's ride started at about minute 16 when the first of the 90sec intervals started. I lasted about 1:05 before my legs completely shut down. The second, 4min later lasted till 1:20-something. The last 2 went full time but those last 10sec in each were some 'interesting' times.

Then it started to sprinkle. Out comes the Gore Oxygen jacket.

Then it stopped but by then I was a little sweaty under the jacket and couldn't take it off.

About 15min later it started to actually rain on me. Stayed that way for the last 40min of my ride. All I gotta say is thank doG for Gore Tex and Merino wool. :nod I need more wool base layers... If you haven't tried em, they're almost better'n sex. Almost.

...and now its stopped raining again. Oh well. At least I got the first hour in in the dry. :ricky

M

yater 10-27-2011 09:01 AM

Save the doper talk, this was exciting!

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...?v=1Yf1nJYkCHQ

HOT DAMN! 10-27-2011 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169494)
Save the doper talk, this was exciting!

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...?v=1Yf1nJYkCHQ

Whaa? :huh

yater 10-27-2011 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17169538)
Whaa? :huh

Elaborate? I don't know what you're saying.

Mr Head 10-27-2011 09:26 AM

The links produces a list of videos. I'm assuming the Fatties flip fine is what you're after?

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169617)
Elaborate? I don't know what you're saying.


HOT DAMN! 10-27-2011 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169617)
Elaborate? I don't know what you're saying.

If that link is what you consider exciting, I wanna party with you! :lol3

The link man, the link is dead. :thumb

yater 10-27-2011 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 17169649)
The links produces a list of videos. I'm assuming the Fatties flip fine is what you're after?

Fatties "fit fine" is a slogan for surly bike frames....meaning they can fit 2.2" tires, without rubbing the chainstays. Anything else?

Askel 10-27-2011 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169494)
Save the doper talk, this was exciting!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1Yf1nJYkCHQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Fixt.

yater 10-27-2011 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17169659)
If that link is what you consider exciting, I wanna party with you! :lol3

The link man, the link is dead. :thumb

The link works for me...and I get that most are not cycling fans, but it's my passion.

Mr Head 10-27-2011 09:38 AM

On the Surly site there is a video of a guy flipping a fatty. The name of that video is "Fatty's Flip Fine"
The other slogun thing I know about from the chain stay.

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169676)
Fatties "fit fine" is a slogan for surly bike frames....meaning they can fit 2.2" tires, without rubbing the chainstays. Anything else?


HOT DAMN! 10-27-2011 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169707)
The link works for me...and I get that most are not cycling fans, but it's my passion.

Help me out, I'm slow.

The link you posted, which produces this, has to do with bikes how?

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/Other/Oth...0-27-at-XL.png

Askel 10-27-2011 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud (Post 17161813)
I think I am coming down with a fatbike bug....:wink:

My wife would kill me.........

It gets worse when all your teammates are having a "Hey, everybody- let's buy fatbikes!" discussion via email. :bluduh


Having spent all my money on a kayak a few weeks ago, looks like I'll remain fatbike free this winter.

Which is OK, as it'll let me test my theory that 26x2.35s can handle 90% of what people ride fatbikes on.

And that last 10%? If conditions are that soft, fuck biking. It's time to ski. :D

ducnut 10-27-2011 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17168199)
I'm trying to work up the motivation to go for a ride.

Its drizzly and 50-ish. The ride yesterday got cancelled, so its gotta happen today. 90min of riding with 4 x 90sec 'all out' intervals. Oh boy!

M

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17168275)
Same here, 43 and drizzle. Ugh!

The drizzle let up, temp rose to 48, and I dug out the ski wear for a top layer. Managed 34 in massive winds. Headwind all the way back in.....ugh!

About 2 miles from my turnaround point, I meet a kid on a Wal-Mart bike in gym shorts and a hoody. I'm thinking "He's frozen". I catch him, as I'm coming back into town. It turns out the kids were out of school and he was riding to this town 17 miles away as part of his Eagle Scout project. His mom was to pick him up. However, when he called her she told him she was eating and wasn't coming to get him. So, he rode back to town in the headwind. I gave him huge props. He was cold, pissed, and feeling letdown by his mom. He needs new parents. A really sad deal.


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