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Mr Head 07-04-2012 01:35 PM

Broken spoke on the fancy Roubiax rear wheel has that part at the shop. The LBS had to order a spoke, (Specialized shop)... So much for that.:huh


So, instead I'm at work, riding my ergo-chair and waiting on software... Server disconnects... And so it goes.

The hope remains the wheel being ready Friday, then I can ride Saturday and Sunday.
Last night my lower back flared up into spasms. It wasn't a fun night.

I should get out of here before dark so I can beat the crowds away from the beach and get home to the hot tub and a nap.

Ridge 07-04-2012 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce (Post 19056624)
IPA's (India Pale Ale) are supposed to be rather bitter and strong. I suppose its an acquired taste, like single malt whisky.

Double IPA's are my achilles. I will do stupid human tricks for those and some of the Belgian Tripples... :freaky

TheNedster 07-04-2012 02:50 PM

Good ride on the MTB this morning. Saw lots of critters; what was either a bobcat or young bear hauling ass up a hillside, chased a buck deer for a bit, saw some very recent tracks from a good-sized mountain lion and ran across (almost literally) a particularly grouchy rattlesnake. Also saw a fair number of riders, all of which were minding their P's and Q's, which is heartening.

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blackfriar 07-04-2012 06:04 PM

Got in 22 miles this morning...87 degrees at 0930. Will get out a little earlier tomorrow as it is supposed to be hotter. Fireworks in downtown GB tonight.

Aurelius 07-04-2012 08:26 PM

On this day last year I was lying in a hospital bed, awaiting the operation to repair my femur which I'd broken in a bicycle accident hours earlier. In memory of that occasion, I decided this morning to take another shot at a challenging technical trail which I'd yet to do a perfect run through. Fortunately I recorded the whole thing on video, because today I made it all the way without incident in 9 minutes flat. :clap A video made in 2010 shows racers doing it in 7 minutes, so matching that time will be my long term goal. I can see right away that my biggest impediment is weak legs. Pedaling uphill through the toughest rock gardens had to be done while standing on the pedals, which wore me out in no time at all. Prior to my accident last year, I was doing three sets of ten reps on the leg press, using the entire 620 lb weight stack, so my year long absence from the gym has obviously had disastrous results. Luckily the solution is just a matter of resuming my weight training. :gdog

Ridge 07-05-2012 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 19059189)
On this day last year I was lying in a hospital bed, awaiting the operation to repair my femur which I'd broken in a bicycle accident hours earlier. In memory of that occasion, I decided this morning to take another shot at a challenging technical trail which I'd yet to do a perfect run through. Fortunately I recorded the whole thing on video, because today I made it all the way without incident in 9 minutes flat. :clap A video made in 2010 shows racers doing it in 7 minutes, so matching that time will be my long term goal. I can see right away that my biggest impediment is weak legs. Pedaling uphill through the toughest rock gardens had to be done while standing on the pedals, which wore me out in no time at all. Prior to my accident last year, I was doing three sets of ten reps on the leg press, using the entire 620 lb weight stack, so my year long absence from the gym has obviously had disastrous results. Luckily the solution is just a matter of resuming my weight training. :gdog

Good deal and congratulations. Keep up the riding and you'll be hitting that 7 minutes in no time.

YakSpout 07-05-2012 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 19057056)
Broken spoke on the fancy Roubiax rear wheel has that part at the shop. The LBS had to order a spoke, (Specialized shop)... So much for that.:huh


So, instead I'm at work, riding my ergo-chair and waiting on software... Server disconnects... And so it goes.

The hope remains the wheel being ready Friday, then I can ride Saturday and Sunday.
Last night my lower back flared up into spasms. It wasn't a fun night.

I should get out of here before dark so I can beat the crowds away from the beach and get home to the hot tub and a nap.

Hope it works out.

I popped an impossible-to-find Ultegra spoke (my own fault, something fell out of my bento box and into the rear wheel) about two months ago. Really difficult to find a shop with one in stock, but after about 45min of calling around, I found one. Big shout out to Velo Pasadena for the amazing 15minute turn-around in a busy shop on a big sale day to get me sorted. Good crew over there. Even if the owner's son was selling a $$$$ TT bike to a fat dude being egged on by a buddy.

"So I can just wear normal shoes on these pedals, right?"

"Umm. We have flat pedals, but on a bike like this, you'll probably want to wear cleats."

I hope it doesn't become a shirt rack. It was a nice bike.

k7 07-05-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 19062253)
..... Even if the owner's son was selling a $$$$ TT bike to a fat dude being egged on by a buddy.

"So I can just wear normal shoes on these pedals, right?"

"Umm. We have flat pedals, but on a bike like this, you'll probably want to wear cleats."

I hope it doesn't become a shirt rack. It was a nice bike.

Coming soon to a Craigslist listing near you....

YakSpout 07-05-2012 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 19062308)
Coming soon to a Craigslist listing near you....

:rofl

Or the other extreme...

"If I get that Cat Eye, it's 40g lighter than my Giro helmet and I'll be more aero! I need the new carbon fiber Sidis. These shoes are too heavy. Do you have any lighter energy bars?"

RxZ 07-05-2012 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 19062466)
:rofl

Or the other extreme...

"If I get that Cat Eye, it's 40g lighter than my Giro helmet and I'll be more aero! I need the new carbon fiber Sidis. These shoes are too heavy. Do you have any lighter energy bars?"

I am just about to get into MTBing, hopefully getting a bike tonight actually. If I ever start asking these questions, unless I am on a sponsored race team, one of y'all had better come to Tyler and slap me once right across the face. I'll buy you a brew for the trouble :freaky

Chisenhallw 07-05-2012 11:44 AM

Hmm. So if we smack you we get beer...:hmmmmm

:lol3

RxZ 07-05-2012 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Chisenhallw (Post 19062856)
Hmm. So if we smack you we get beer...:hmmmmm

:lol3

Only for the right reasons :deal :rofl

Gaston Gagne 07-05-2012 12:18 PM

Had to get up early to get this one in.

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k7 07-05-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne (Post 19063084)
Had to get up early to get this one in.

Define "early". My ride this morning started in moonlight. :lol3

Aurelius 07-05-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 19060456)
Good deal and congratulations. Keep up the riding and you'll be hitting that 7 minutes in no time.

Well given that all those guys are half my age or less, it's probably unrealistic, but it's something to shoot for. :D


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