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Mr Head 01-29-2012 04:10 PM

Nice. :clap
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNedster (Post 17856371)
When you can pull off a move like that, you can ride whatever color bike you want as far as I'm concerned.

Went on my longest ride to date today. It was a big group, 35 at the start but we strung out pretty quickly. I JRA'ed in the middle with my only goal being to get back under my own power. Mission accomplished. :thumb I felt good at the end and think I might be turning a corner in my riding career.

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Askel 01-29-2012 05:50 PM

http://www.feep.org/gallery/d/66288-1/fat1.JPG

Also, I'm the 47th fastest fastest snow bike racer in the entire world! :lol3

fire_strom 01-29-2012 06:27 PM

:clap

Garthe 01-29-2012 10:00 PM

Winning...
 
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-k5Cx...-k5CxnjM-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-j26Q...-j26QMJF-M.jpg

Chisenhallw 01-30-2012 05:37 AM

Nice!

Mr Head 01-30-2012 06:54 AM

Nice!:clap


ducnut 01-30-2012 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel (Post 17864376)

Cool! Looks pretty jagged.

Mr Head 01-30-2012 07:09 AM

Finally a weekend of riding, but it didn't quite go as planned...

The plan had been to ride long both days, but the winds had a different idea. I woke early Saturday to a wind whipping the palm trees tops like shaking out a dust mop. Riding in that wasn't something I was looking forward to. So I figured the wind would drop off to manageable by noon or so. It did kind of.
I went out and soon decided I'd only ride for an hour and turn around. That was about a half hour too far, given what the mild tailwind freshened to for the ride back home.
There were stretches where 9 mph was difficult. At least it was hot.:lol3

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Late in the evening as we were thinking about hitting the sack, the older daughter called and said she and some friends form law school were coming back to our house. About 1:00 am we finally got to bed. I woke at 6.

Ouch! I'm really glad I had switched to water. After my usual oatmeal breakfast I got back to messing with the computer to get it back to working, (I'd replaced the operating system and nuked the partitions), and of course the wind was still with us. I waited about as long as I could and finally decided to take off down the path and feel how the wind was. By the time I dropped down the little hill to the straight past the park, I'd decided to make today a climbing day which meant not riding the trail much.
I flipped around at the bridge and headed back for hills. And again on the spur of the moment decided to head up a hill I'd not climbed. Not as steep as I'd thought, but long. By the time I got to the top I'd decided to climb all the hills.

By the time I topped the top of my hill, I'd decided to drop back by the house and refresh my water and head down the hill and east on the trail then come back and do a second lap of the big hill.

And I managed to do it. Without stopping to rest, just ride. It was hot and not a breath of a breeze on the hill. Perfect for this gravity based torture.

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Stinez 01-30-2012 10:20 AM

Did a big loop (15.9 miles) this weekend on a new mountain bike that weighs ~7lbs less than the old bike.

https ://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206222003058632162701.0004b7b2213919 8b5eeed


http://stinez.smugmug.com/Other/2012...in-Bike-XL.jpg

:super

If I can't snowboard I may as well ride. :deal

Bimble 01-30-2012 10:29 AM

Nice. I just bought the same bike and am itching to get out and ride. Like you, if I can't ski...


Trails are half-frozen and muddy around here, though, and the roads are full of salt.

Patience. Patience...

Nnnghhh

CatfishRacing 01-30-2012 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImaPoser (Post 17855461)
And about that - where is the best place to do mapping inquiries for a long bike ride? I'm trying to map out my end of the year goal ride and using google, it seems like it doesn't take anything in to consideration other than shortest distance on roads that bikes are allowed on. I'd like a more intelligent routing program, something that doesn't take me up and over a series of giant hills instead of following the road along the river because it's .2 miles shorter over a 17 mile stretch. :lol3 Does anything exist? :ear

Bike Route Toaster?

mud 01-30-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimble (Post 17869143)
Nice. I just bought the same bike and am itching to get out and ride. Like you, if I can't ski...


Trails are half-frozen and muddy around here, though, and the roads are full of salt.

Patience. Patience...

Nnnghhh

If we get cold again, Elm Creek has been in really good shape. I have been riding with small block v-8's and have only found a few areas icy.

R-dubb 01-30-2012 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stinez (Post 17869078)
Did a big loop (15.9 miles) this weekend on a new mountain bike that weighs ~7lbs less than the old bike.

https ://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206222003058632162701.0004b7b2213919 8b5eeed

:super

If I can't snowboard I may as well ride. :deal

Where did you go? Here's mine from Saturday.

http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/Other/Bicy...creen-shot.jpg

VelvtRide 01-30-2012 07:44 PM

Nothing to brag about, but I've logged nearly 100 miles on my new bike since the first of January. One of these days I'll be able to do 100 miles in a day instead of 30. :lol3

Gummee! 01-30-2012 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VelvtRide (Post 17873401)
Nothing to brag about, but I've logged nearly 100 miles on my new bike since the first of January. One of these days I'll be able to do 100 miles in a day instead of 30. :lol3

Its not like you hafta worry about how long it takes. Do it! Plan a route that gets you to a few rest stops so you can refuel on the road and in a month or less, you can do it. :nod 100mi is just a number. Its all in yer head. :nod

Got a Zipp stem for the Full Tilt Boogie. 110 x -17. 23mm lower and 2mm longer than the 110 x -6 stem that was on there. :thumb Feels good. I may switch back to the higher stem for cross season. We'll see.

Tomorrow is 1:30 with 30min of tempo in the middle. That means 30min consistently riding 35-40kph. While it feels good to go quickly, doing it for 30min is somewhat painful.

M


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