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Jim Moore 01-05-2012 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17670502)
I couldn't believe how cold the forecast showed for FL. It was warmer, up here, than there. :clap

I know! it's a bunch of crap. I didn't pay a lot premium for this bullshit.

Cavernous 01-05-2012 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel (Post 17670353)
Yeah, same here. And I'd kind of hope it was a team of people given how prolific "he" his.

Not as prolific, but still funny: http://www.almanzo.com/p/letters-from-mallory_30.html


I used to follow Swobo's blog -- 'How to Avoid the Bummer Life.' Too bad they pulled the plug.

Flaco 01-05-2012 02:30 PM

Fat Bike touring?
 
Are you fat bike guys catching this stuff?

I figure everyone here probably reads drunkcyclist.com. if you don't, check it out.

mud 01-05-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Flaco (Post 17673014)
Are you fat bike guys catching this stuff?

I figure everyone here probably reads drunkcyclist.com. if you don't, check it out.

I stopped checking him out when he dropped the porn....

Cool read though.

Askel 01-05-2012 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mud (Post 17674845)
I stopped checking him out when he dropped the porn....

Cool read though.

He had porn too?

Damn, I missed that.

Despite the fact that a blog called "drunk cyclist" would seem right up my alley, I could never get into that one.

Still big on the concept of fatbike touring. Got a couple of overnights planned biking along the lake superior shoreline on the ice for this winter. Looking at doing a good chunk of Cannonshot's UPAT next summer: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627424

Gummee! 01-05-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by soewe812 (Post 17664805)
Happy Birthday Mike!

Thanks mang.

You still riding?

:ear

I was out today for about 1:10. Did a few 'cruise intervals' on the dirt roads around here. Didn't go play UW Hockey tho. Not 2-a-day for me!

Cruise intervals = let's go hammer somewhat on the dirt stretches and take it easy on the road.

M

soewe812 01-06-2012 01:09 AM

As a matter of fact I have been... on the trainer. I am on week 4 of Time crunched cyclist and have logged around 400 miles in the last month. May have to enter a race or two later this year. Right now I'm just trying to make sure I'm in good enough shape for a rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon the end of May first of June. If this weather holds I will get a couple of 2 hour rides outside this weekend.

Anyone need a Brooks B17? I've found it less that adequate while on the trainer. After trying an SMP I can't believe I liked the Brooks as well as I did.

Gummee! 01-06-2012 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by soewe812 (Post 17676857)
As a matter of fact I have been... on the trainer. I am on week 4 of Time crunched cyclist and have logged around 400 miles in the last month. May have to enter a race or two later this year. Right now I'm just trying to make sure I'm in good enough shape for a rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon the end of May first of June. If this weather holds I will get a couple of 2 hour rides outside this weekend.

Anyone need a Brooks B17? I've found it less that adequate while on the trainer. After trying an SMP I can't believe I liked the Brooks as well as I did.

I think Ducnut is running a few Brookses. Try PMing him.

Congrats on the riding. How's that book treating you? IOW are the workouts working for you? :ear

I'm gonna ride to Warrenton and back here in a few hours. 2+ hours. Gotta go to the bank and I might as well get a ride in at the same time. Right?! Its already over 30, so I should be OK.

M

soewe812 01-06-2012 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17677540)
I think Ducnut is running a few Brookses. Try PMing him.

Congrats on the riding. How's that book treating you? IOW are the workouts working for you? :ear

I'm gonna ride to Warrenton and back here in a few hours. 2+ hours. Gotta go to the bank and I might as well get a ride in at the same time. Right?! Its already over 30, so I should be OK.

M


The workouts have been fun so far. At least I haven't puked yet. It is amazing how 97% LTH feels easy after some 101% even though it felt like I was gonna die at first. Yesterday was over/unders and that was the worst so far. Despite being sore most days now, I feel pretty good. Hopefully I will become a better climber and lose at least 50 lbs in the process. Here is a link to the last workout http://connect.garmin.com/activity/139199518. No mapping since it was indoors. I haven't lost much weight yet, but I am getting thinner. I guess I should take a before picture for later comparison.

ducnut 01-06-2012 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by soewe812 (Post 17676857)
Anyone need a Brooks B17?

What color? Imperial? How much?

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17677540)
I think Ducnut is running a few Brookses. Try PMing him.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Askel 01-06-2012 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercury264 (Post 17659999)
I figured you of all people might find that interesting...

I'll post up if I hear more about how she's doing.

This is sounding more and more like some kind of lame reality TV show:

http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/sup...st8819447.html

At least there are some good posts from people who've actually ridden Hannebrinks. Short version: They had their day.

Gummee! 01-06-2012 11:58 AM

Its sunny
Its warm
I've got to run to the bank

I know! Let's go for a ride!

So I rode over to Warrenton from home (~1hr by bicycle) to the branch there and then back. I'm not one to head to a coffee shop and profile mid-ride :nah so I'm gonna go back here in a few and THEN profile! :augie

I was out for a total of about 2:30 riding the Crosshairs with some 28c Gatorskins on it 'cause there's still a bunch of salt all over the roads. Gotta love the knowledge that its gonna take a LOT to flat.

Supposed to meet Thor down at Pearson Ele tomorrow AM. *Supposed* to be a birthday ride but so far it sounds like everyone else is riding down in Culpeper. I refuse to drive for MY b-day ride, so eff em. :nod Heck! I may end up riding solo. Won't be the first time.

M

soewe812 01-06-2012 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17679098)
What color? Imperial? How much?



Thanks for the suggestion.

Black B17. Been laced. Around 1500 miles on it so just starting to break in.:D Would include wrench and tin of Proofide. How does $60 shipped sound?

Gummee! 01-06-2012 05:31 PM

While I'm blessed with an ass that can ride pretty much anything (saddle-wise) there are some that work better.

For example: the Antares that I was riding today is good up to about 90min and then starts to get a little wonky.

The Romin is good for many hours.

The saddle that still fits best is a Flite. May have to replace the black and green Antares on the Crosshairs with my R/W/G Flite for the spring/summer as I'm riding the Crosshairs as a road bike. :nod

M

TheNedster 01-06-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by soewe812 (Post 17678207)
The workouts have been fun so far. At least I haven't puked yet. It is amazing how 97% LTH feels easy after some 101% even though it felt like I was gonna die at first. Yesterday was over/unders and that was the worst so far. Despite being sore most days now, I feel pretty good. Hopefully I will become a better climber and lose at least 50 lbs in the process. Here is a link to the last workout http://connect.garmin.com/activity/139199518. No mapping since it was indoors. I haven't lost much weight yet, but I am getting thinner. I guess I should take a before picture for later comparison.

Good to hear. I bought the book a while back and have read through about half of it...and that's about it.:deal

I've been riding fairly regularly, but not with any real structure. Just getting in miles and having fun. Prolly time to stop horsing around and spend some quality time in the pain cave. Meanwhile, I'm planning to get in a 55 mi. loop Sat. morning.


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