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rbrsddn 05-14-2012 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blur (Post 18683000)
For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

YMMV.


That's my breakfast almost every morning. Banana and Brown Sugar too. Good pre ride meal.

Jim Moore 05-14-2012 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by surly357 (Post 18678598)
"I've pulled dozens and dozens of crankarms....."

"I've pulled hundreds of crankarms....."

Yeah? Well I've pulled a BAJILLION crankarms, so there!!


:D

My new tool showed up on Saturday. I've pulled two!

YakSpout 05-14-2012 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blur (Post 18683000)
For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

YMMV.

My wife swears by steel-cut oatmeal before a ride, but it gives me terrible stomach pain and heartburn about 30min into the ride. I'm good with a hard-boiled egg and a banana about 30-45min prior to the ride. And it helps soak up the coffee I drink while driving to the meeting point. :D

zippy 05-14-2012 11:16 AM

If anyone is in central floriduh early june
 
http://12hoursofstpete.com/

Blur 05-14-2012 01:12 PM

And if you're feeling particularly generous...
 
... maybe you would consider donating to my Booty team? It's a group of 8 motorcycle buddies who decided to participate in a 24 hour BICYCLE ride to benefit cancer research. Should be interesting :lol3

Aurelius 05-15-2012 04:55 AM

Anybody had dealings with this outfit?
 
http://www.artscyclery.com/Specializ...e-SP2SJEV.html

Locally this bike sells for $5,400 + 6% sales tax.

Assuming the bike is shipped from California and that I won't be charged sales tax as a result, I'd be saving hundreds. :clap

zippy 05-15-2012 05:25 AM

even cheaper and in state but not carbon

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/2974841823.html

Aurelius 05-15-2012 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by zippy (Post 18690356)
even cheaper and in state but not carbon

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/2974841823.html

:nono That's a 2011 model, and it's not an Evo.

Aurelius 05-15-2012 05:48 AM

How fast is fast?
 
I've been reviewing some racing vids filmed at Santos on the same trails I travel to get some idea of my progress. The video below is of particular interest because I did my best run on it last Sunday, averaging about 12 mph, without feeling that I was pushing too hard. These guys are going faster - probably 15 mph average - which is what I'm shooting for. The video is deceptive in that the turns are much tighter than they look, and there's some rough terrain which is difficult to notice. One thing I see these guys doing that's different is that I tend to coast through corners to give my legs some rest, whereas they're pedaling non-stop. I can go 15 mph on that trail without fear of crashing, but I don't have the stamina to keep it up like these guys do. If I ever get to the point where I can pace these guys, I'll die happy. :freaky

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zippy 05-15-2012 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18690372)
:nono That's a 2011 model, and it's not an Evo.

My bad I thought you may have been interested in saving $$.

So my answer is no I have no dealings with them.

Aurelius 05-15-2012 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy (Post 18690626)
My bad I thought you may have been interested in saving $$.

I'm interested in saving money, but the bike I want to save money on is a 2012 Stumpjumper Expert Evo.

Blur 05-15-2012 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18690469)
If I ever get to the point where I can pace these guys, I'll die happy.

If you forget about lap times, cadence and heart rate, forget that others are even on the trail and just ride your own ride, you can be happy now. :brow

Aurelius 05-15-2012 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Blur (Post 18690733)
If you forget about lap times, cadence and heart rate, forget that others are even on the trail and just ride your own ride, you can be happy now. :brow

Nah. I'm very goal oriented. Setting goals and achieving them is what makes me happy. :thumb

k7 05-15-2012 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18690221)
http://www.artscyclery.com/Specializ...e-SP2SJEV.html

Locally this bike sells for $5,400 + 6% sales tax.

Assuming the bike is shipped from California and that I won't be charged sales tax as a result, I'd be saving hundreds. :clap

I was under the impression the Specialized dealers couldn't ship their bikes.

Aurelius 05-15-2012 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 18692083)
I was under the impression the Specialized dealers couldn't ship their bikes.

:dunno It no longer matters because my local Specialized dealer is willing to match the price on that website. :clap:clap


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