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Homey 10-01-2007 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ThomD
That's just mean Homey! DMD is so freakin' hard! Central Coast is a much better choice and he could ride with you. :1drinkHomey is GREAT to ride with.

Veronica

ThomD's insane half.


Hey Veronica!!!

Oznerol 10-01-2007 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry
So we hitting redbones on wednesday, I might have my car though.

I'm in for Redbones. If you've got the cage and you're coming from Boston proper, your best bet is to leave the car there and take the subway to the Davis Square stop; It's within a block of the restaurant.

I'm in for a jersey.

Zodiac 10-01-2007 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Somebody
I'm in for Redbones. If you've got the cage and you're coming from Boston proper, your best bet is to leave the car there and take the subway to the Davis Square stop; It's within a block of the restaurant.

I'm in for a jersey.

I haven't decided yet, but I think I'm taking the GS this week, weather looks good to go. see ya there, I think someone's making a thread in regional about it(?)

Re jersey - I'm gonna do the research this week, and then get a list together of all takers.

Askel 10-01-2007 09:54 AM

I actually put my Yamaha FZ1 up for sale this weekend to fund the purchase of a new bicycle (or two).

Oh how the mighty have fallen. :eek1

Bimble 10-01-2007 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
I actually put my Yamaha FZ1 up for sale this weekend to fund the purchase of a new bicycle (or two).

Oh how the mighty have fallen. :eek1

:eek1

... well, if you aren't riding it... I can tell you from experience that an unused FZ is an unhappy FZ. I finally got my carbs cleaned out from the last long sit.

and I'm going shopping, too. :D

season close-outs around town. :clap

Now I just need to get back on the bike. I got distracted for the last... whoa! month-and-a-half!

:huh

:doh

Askel 10-01-2007 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
season close-outs around town. :clap


Except on cyclocross bikes. Demand is just picking up for them. :cry

Bimble 10-01-2007 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Except on cyclocross bikes. Demand is just picking up for them. :cry

I don't know anything about cyclocross except that those prices have, indeed, not come down around here. I'm looking for a road bike to replace my old Schwinn Crossfit... time to do the unthinkable and actually ask for help getting a bike that fits. :lol3

That, and the trainer I just got needs some thingy called a skewer. The Schwinn has a solid axle... all the reason I needed to go find another bike.

Not that I'm compulsive.

At all.

Homey 10-01-2007 11:02 AM

Here are the results from the dents in the Van in the earlier pics. Gore Alert! Not horrible gore but gore nun-the -less...

These first two were taken in Illinois, a couple days after the crash

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...B/DSCF0074.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...B/DSCF0073.jpg


These two were taken at the hospital...the Dr. was a former Pro Volleyball player and did an awsome job stitching me back together.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...ashdamage3.jpg

This is the bugger that caused me the most grief. Not the hole in the knee but the stitches across the kneecap. They'd get caught in the bandages and it was game over. It took vicodin to get the pain to go away.
About the big hole, the Dr. told me that he was going to have to take skin off my ass to cover the hole in my knee. I asked the Dr. how was I going to ride with a skin graft? He said I wasn't so I asked him what would happen if I left it open to heal and he said I would have a nasty scar. I figured my leg modeling days are over so we left it open and I was able to get back on the bike.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...ashdamage1.jpg

Mik 10-01-2007 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Baldy
Long as I'm blabbing in this thread, I attempted The Death Ride this year and LOVED it!! I couldn't figure out why people were already on the road at 4:30 a.m., so I tried to sleep 'till 6:30.

The roads are completely closed for the first 75 miles or something like that and 4 alpine passes, which are gorgeous.

I completely underestimated the effort and this was my first DNF from being too wiped to finish...

I had run the Comrades Marathon, 56 miles in Africa over hill and dale, just a few weeks before and was probably still tired. And I took it lightly because it was all biking, no running a marathon after the bike like I usually have to do.

So I didn't eat enough, didn't drink enough, showed up with gearing too high and had to get off my seat a lot on the third pass. By the fourth pass I was suffering and in a state of shock about it.

You pass by your car on the way to the 5th pass, a very bad idea. I stopped to eat and...it was too easy to turn the key and drive away. So now I have an excuse for doing it next year -- unfinished business and all that.

I heard similar accounts from members of my cycling club (no one running in Africa though!). Many DNF's. I've thought about doing the DR route unsupported, but why? Closed roads, sag and other support is the way to do it. I'm signing up for 08 (is it a lottery, I'll look it up). No plans for a run in Africa...:D

If I learned anything this year regarding endurance cycling is hydration and food. Now I need to finally spend a few bucks on cold weather cycling clothing (froze on a descent down Mt. Ham just 2 weeks ago, it was late summer not even fall yet).

Bimble 10-01-2007 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
I actually put my Yamaha FZ1 up for sale this weekend to fund the purchase of a new bicycle (or two).

Oh how the mighty have fallen. :eek1

Followed me home tonight

:augie

http://bimblebee.smugmug.com/photos/202952557-M.jpg


I don't think I'll be selling anything just yet, but I may blow off an upcoming ride up north to spend a long weekend cranking around the countryside

:wings

Shuffler 10-01-2007 08:13 PM

New CX frame!
 
Got my new PM cyclocross frame from Joe tonight. :clap I am so psyched to get this beauty built up this week. I love the tight, clean welds. This rig should be an improvement over the noodly RVT Ti frame I was racing...the 3/2.5 tubes are larger diameter which should bump up the stiffness & improve climbing & sprinting.


http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202967751-M.jpg

http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202967556-M.jpg
http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202968698-M.jpg
http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202967902-M.jpg

Dranrab Luap 10-01-2007 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Shuffler
Got my new PM cyclocross frame from Joe tonight. :clap I am so psyched to get this beauty built up this week. I love the tight, clean welds. This rig should be an improvement over the noodly RVT Ti frame I was racing...the 3/2.5 tubes are larger diameter which should bump up the stiffness & improve climbing & sprinting.


http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202967751-M.jpg

http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202967556-M.jpg
http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202968698-M.jpg
http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/202967902-M.jpg

What kind of parts are you going to hang on it?

Ken 10-01-2007 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Followed me home tonight

:augie

http://bimblebee.smugmug.com/photos/202952557-M.jpg


I don't think I'll be selling anything just yet, but I may blow off an upcoming ride up north to spend a long weekend cranking around the countryside

:wings

I like it... very nice :thumb

Shuffler 10-01-2007 08:36 PM

Nothing fancy...DuraAce 9spd group, 12-26 cluster & 44/39 double up front, XTR pedals, Shimano CX brakes, Roval Pave Equipe wheels, Thompson Elite setback post, Ritchey Pro bars/stem. It'll be a lot nicer than the dated 8spd Ultegra I was running before...I hope the 'motor' is fit enough to give the bike a good debut this weekend...I'll post pics once it's all together.

Dranrab Luap 10-01-2007 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Shuffler
Nothing fancy...DuraAce 9spd group, 12-26 cluster & 44/39 double up front, XTR pedals, Shimano CX brakes, Roval Pave Equipe wheels, Thompson Elite setback post, Ritchey Pro bars/stem. It'll be a lot nicer than the dated 8spd Ultegra I was running before...I hope the 'motor' is fit enough to give the bike a good debut this weekend...I'll post pics once it's all together.

Dura Ace is adequate:D CX brakes? Why that choice?


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