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TheYeti 06-27-2012 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel (Post 19006264)
The Pugsley does not fly, it merely pushes the earth away from it briefly.


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Good Resistance training for Gravel road races.:lol3

Aurelius 06-28-2012 05:40 AM

Drops technique
 
Unlike what everyone else has been telling me, the technique he demonstrates doesn't require raising the front wheel or lowering the seat. Looks easy enough even for me. :lol3

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ducnut 06-29-2012 07:06 AM

Good deal on a Fargo Large.

ducnut 06-29-2012 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 18999173)
What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?

Toilet paper.
Multi-tool that includes a chain breaker.
Master link.
1 plastic tire tool (metal tools damage the rim and are more likely to damage a tube).
Spare tube.
Stick-on patch kit (for a speedier fix).
Glue-on patch kit (stickies don't alway work, especially on larger tubes or seams).
Brooks tensioner tool, if you run their saddles.
Tire pump. Inflators are expensive and limit the number of flats you can have and the number of cyclists you can help.

melville 06-29-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 19010587)
Unlike what everyone else has been telling me, the technique he demonstrates doesn't require raising the front wheel or lowering the seat. Looks easy enough even for me. :lol3

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That's not a log drop-off. That's a jump. If it were a log, he'd have used his big ring for traction on the way over.

trailer Rails 06-30-2012 08:55 AM

It is a log DROP-OFF, not a log. Not a jump either. :wink:

With that said, I don't remember the last time my big ring touched a log, it should not touch the log if you know how to cross a log properly. On logs over 12": just a quick front wheel tap and I am over the log. On smaller logs, just bunny hop.

Gummee! 06-30-2012 11:07 AM

Just got in from 4:10 on the bike. Bad legs the entire time. :bluduh

Its hot, but as long as you're moving faster'n about 20kph its not as bad as it seems. :nah

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TheYeti 06-30-2012 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 19027548)
Just got in from 4:10 on the bike. Bad legs the entire time. :bluduh

Its hot, but as long as you're moving faster'n about 20kph its not as bad as it seems. :nah

M

I had people say oh, you shouldn't be riding in this heat. With the low humidity it's not bad. It's usually 50-60%. humidity this time of year ,That would be brutal.

Chisenhallw 06-30-2012 01:15 PM

22.5 miles today. I get to add to the list of things I've dodged while on a bike.

- road shoulder mulch piles
- downed trees
- half-a-block long sewage spills. :huh

ah, cycling in city. :lol3

Gummee's right, though. As long as you can keep the airflow moving over you it's not so bad.

rbrsddn 06-30-2012 02:29 PM

Good for you, guys! We got out for 51.5 today. It was hot, but the humidity was bearable. Still sweated bullets. Going out for 55+ tomorrow. Not bad for 2 days. For me.:deal

Scurley 06-30-2012 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 19027832)
I had people say oh, you shouldn't be riding in this heat. With the low humidity it's not bad. It's usually 50-60%. humidity this time of year ,That would be brutal.

Down here, we don't have people to remind us not to ride in the heat. It's too humid, so they're all inside. :1drink

Lewy 06-30-2012 05:20 PM

I was the sweep rider in a 100km MTB Enduro yesterday. I have never spent that long on the bike before. Riding from home to the start and back home again may have been a mistake:D

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And a video I made of some it

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Jim Moore 07-01-2012 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Moore (Post 18806371)
3737 as of this morning's ride. 477 in May! Highlights included a 75 mile day and an impromptu 1 hour time trial (I got a late start this morning) that netted me 19.25 miles. I'm at 1387 for 2012. I should be at 1458, but goddammit, that's progress! As far as my 1012 goals, a century is looking pretty damn doable. My 3500 mile goal looks legit, barring disaster. 20 miles in an hour is still looking pretty sketchy. I can cruise along OK between 19 mph and 20 mph, but someone drops a load of bricks on me at 20.1.

4038 as of yesterday's ride. 301 miles. Not great, but not bad. Lowlights of the month were a minor knee isue and a goddam week-long hurricane. And two flat tires. I'm at 1688. I should be at 1750.

Mr Head 07-01-2012 07:51 AM

I finished out the month not riding. Though it was my biggest month of the year. 392 miles. I was supposed to be working, but work had ther ideas. A mess we'll sort come Monday.

I did get a workout in the afternoon heat. Changed the tires on the Adventure. Fresh Knobbies. :clap

In stalled some new cages on the Roubaix and filled bottles await cooling their heels in the fridge. A couple more things to sort here, then I can go spin my way into July.
Weather is perfect here. Should be hot today, I hear tell inland will hit 102-ish. Should cooler at the beach, so I'll head that way.

ride report after.

Ridge 07-01-2012 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYeti (Post 19027832)
I had people say oh, you shouldn't be riding in this heat. With the low humidity it's not bad. It's usually 50-60%. humidity this time of year ,That would be brutal.

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