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Speaker 02-04-2007 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
I guess I COULD load up the truck and head to Sedona, but I have an issue with driving to go riding. :dunno Seems wrong somehow.

No it is definatly not wrong to go to Sedona. the other NAU cyclists and myself loaded up a truck with 9 bikes and went to Sedona on Friday night. We trail rode for 4 hours under the full moon. Talk about fantastic. Of course when we stopped for a break the sweat cooled down and it got cold, but as soon as we started riding again the heat came back.

Ken 02-04-2007 02:23 PM

So anyhow... I'm riding with my budddies this morning on my 10 year old Cannonale F2000. Nice bike and well ridden... I wear my bicycles out so I don't mind buying pretty good stuff. Well, we were riding as we do every weekend both Saturday and Sunday. When the spring and DST gets here I'll ride 3 times a week. Well, somehow I broke the shifter and was stuck in 3rd gear on the back and I could only control the chain ring up front. I start telling the guys that it's about time for a new bike. That I could turn my current F2000 into a beach bike (I have an old specialized road bike down there now) as they are more fun then road bikes for just dicking around. I tell the guys that the cost of bikes have come down and that I should be able to get a pretty good one for some where between $500 to $700. We finish the ride and I load my F2000 onto the car to take to the bike shop for repairs. I figure I'll just take a quick look at the new bikes just in case they have a really good deal.

Bikes are NOT $500 to $700 :cry But, I love my new bike... :clap :clap :clap :clap I just brought it home :deal

http://kenmc.smugmug.com/photos/127567045-S.jpg

Ken 02-04-2007 02:26 PM

http://kenmc.smugmug.com/photos/127567285-S.jpg

When I saw the "lefty" I had to have it... :nod

http://kenmc.smugmug.com/photos/127567407-S-1.jpg

Ken 02-04-2007 02:29 PM

http://kenmc.smugmug.com/photos/127567181-S-1.jpg

yater 02-04-2007 02:34 PM

I just raced my first 12 hour mountain bike race yesterday...The Dirty Dozen in Warda, Tx. We entered as a 4 person team (open class). Since there was no elite/pro class, the pro guys also rode open class. We finished 20 laps (150 miles) in 12:17, taking 3rd place out of 18 teams (+ several DNFs)....behind 2 elite teams from Austin and Dallas.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/wardapit.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../wardapit2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...rainer2007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/wardanap.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...podium2007.jpg

vfr700 02-04-2007 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speaker
No it is definatly not wrong to go to Sedona. the other NAU cyclists and myself loaded up a truck with 9 bikes and went to Sedona on Friday night. We trail rode for 4 hours under the full moon. Talk about fantastic. Of course when we stopped for a break the sweat cooled down and it got cold, but as soon as we started riding again the heat came back.

I rode for NAU in 90 and 91 during the infancy of the team. How has the program progressed since then? In 91 we qualified and went to the collegiate nationals in Spokane. Doug Loveday of ASU won the roadrace, and I came down with pneumonia during the trip to Spokane. That totally blew! During the winter we used to park at the Sedona exit on I-17 and ride down to Camp Verde, head west to Jerome, up to the top of Mingus Mountain, then turn around and come back. It's a good ride and makes the drive worth it. When we got back to Flagstaff we would head straight to Salsa Brava and re fuel the tanks.

Rob.

Ken 02-04-2007 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater
I just raced my first 12 mountain bike race yesterday...The Dirty Dozen in Warda, Tx. We entered as a 4 person team (open class). Since there was no elite/pro class, the pro guys also rode open class. We finished 20 laps (150 miles) in 12:17, taking 3rd place out of 18 teams (+ several DNFs)....behind 2 factory teams from Austin and Dallas.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...podium2007.jpg



Good for you guys ... :thumb :thumb :thumb

Gummee! 02-04-2007 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speaker
No it is definatly not wrong to go to Sedona. the other NAU cyclists and myself loaded up a truck with 9 bikes and went to Sedona on Friday night. We trail rode for 4 hours under the full moon. Talk about fantastic. Of course when we stopped for a break the sweat cooled down and it got cold, but as soon as we started riding again the heat came back.

...and you didn't tell me why?!

:bluduh

M

Gummee! 02-04-2007 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vfr700
I rode for NAU in 90 and 91 during the infancy of the team. How has the program progressed since then? In 91 we qualified and went to the collegiate nationals in Spokane. Doug Loveday of ASU won the roadrace, and I came down with pneumonia during the trip to Spokane. That totally blew! During the winter we used to park at the Sedona exit on I-17 and ride down to Camp Verde, head west to Jerome, up to the top of Mingus Mountain, then turn around and come back. It's a good ride and makes the drive worth it. When we got back to Flagstaff we would head straight to Salsa Brava and re fuel the tanks.

Rob.

I'm still gettin used to the altitude...

Today's 1.13 ride kicked my ass! All I did was ride from home off Country Club, past FMC so I could see how long it'd take me to ride to work, then onto 180 towards the GC. Got to something Pass Rd and turned around.

:baldy

I wished I'd had a camera as I rode past the 7000' sign both in and out!

:wheeze
:huff-n-puff

M

Speaker 02-04-2007 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vfr700
I rode for NAU in 90 and 91 during the infancy of the team. How has the program progressed since then? In 91 we qualified and went to the collegiate nationals in Spokane. Doug Loveday of ASU won the roadrace, and I came down with pneumonia during the trip to Spokane. That totally blew! During the winter we used to park at the Sedona exit on I-17 and ride down to Camp Verde, head west to Jerome, up to the top of Mingus Mountain, then turn around and come back. It's a good ride and makes the drive worth it. When we got back to Flagstaff we would head straight to Salsa Brava and re fuel the tanks.

Rob.

The team's doing well Rob. We have something like 40 members now. We race collegite nationals and also host the AZ cyclocross series.
our website: http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~cycling
That sounds like quite a ride you guys used to do. Funny because when we got back on Friday night we ate at Dell Taco (everything else was closed)


Gummee!, you only got to Shultz Pass? Keep pedaling!

Gummee! 02-04-2007 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Speaker
The team's doing well Rob. We have something like 40 members now. We race collegite nationals and also host the AZ cyclocross series.
our website: http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~cycling
That sounds like quite a ride you guys used to do. Funny because when we got back on Friday night we ate at Dell Taco (everything else was closed)


Gummee!, you only got to Shultz Pass? Keep pedaling!

Dood! This altitude is kicking my ass as it is. Keep pedaling my ass.

Crap weather hasn't helped motivation. :nah Ice on the roads ain't my idea of fun. :nono Neither is riding my rollers. :nah

M

vfr700 02-06-2007 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Dood! This altitude is kicking my ass as it is. Keep pedaling my ass.

Crap weather hasn't helped motivation. :nah Ice on the roads ain't my idea of fun. :nono Neither is riding my rollers. :nah

M

When the riding was for shit I would snowshoe up humpheries peak for a workout. It summits at about 12400ish feet, and can be a real gam burner- especially if you pack a ruck sack with a few extra kilos of cinders.

Gummee! 02-06-2007 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vfr700
When the riding was for shit I would snowshoe up humpheries peak for a workout. It summits at about 12400ish feet, and can be a real gam burner- especially if you pack a ruck sack with a few extra kilos of cinders.

Hmmmm that sounds good...

except I don't own snowshoes

M

blacksan 02-06-2007 03:37 PM

I hike with a 75lb weight vest to make the gams burn. When I feel real sadistic I ride my Mt. bike wearing the same vest.

http://blacksan.smugmug.com/photos/121391368-M-4.jpg

Gummee! 02-06-2007 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by blacksan
I hike with a 75lb weight vest to make the gams burn. When I feel real sadistic I ride my Mt. bike wearing the same vest.

http://blacksan.smugmug.com/photos/121391368-M-4.jpg

What do you weigh?

That 75# may just get you up to what I'm pushing around these days!

:cry

M


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