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blacksan 03-08-2008 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/249798423-L-1.jpg

http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/249798416-M.jpg

Little winter make over this wknd.


Was able to squeeze in a 35 mile club ride on the Raleigh -

http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/249798432-L-1.jpg


GO GIANTS!!!

Holy Sheet Bruda!!!!

How do you find so much time to have such cool stuff? So, are you heading south this summer? :wave

Zodiac 03-08-2008 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by blacksan
Holy Sheet Bruda!!!!

How do you find so much time to have such cool stuff? So, are you heading south this summer? :wave

I work 5 days a week without going home....:cry

Yeah, maybe trading mt GS for an RT, gonna have to head down BRP way again to scrub the tires:evil

Askel 03-09-2008 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
The best thing about Friel's or anyone else's plan is it gives you specific workouts to get to where yer going. If you're not planning anything, there's really no need to 'train.' Training hurts. There's really no two ways about it. The one that wants it the most and is willing to hurt for it the most is the one that is gonna win (most of the time). Training just gets you to where yer in better shape to hurt than the next dood. Yer used to it. I useta race crits for a lark 'cause they weren't nearly as painful as the training required to be fit enough to actually try and win.


:nod

Cyclocross taught me a lot about pain. :D

Anyway, I joined a team this year that has a couple of rather good riders to try and keep up with: http://www.redjacketcycling.com/

I've got some ambitious goals for the season (read: Not suck. :lol3 ), so thanks for the tips guys. The book is on its way.

Scary Mc 03-09-2008 09:45 AM

Riding the Yeti back fron the bagel shop this morning I was stopped at a light about a block from home and a roadie slides up next to me on a sweet S-Works Roubaix (those bikes make me kill kittens), anyway.... he slides up next me, gives the hello chin dip and then falls over in front of me.:lol3
I know it's happened to all of at least a few tims, but it was still damned funny. I helped him out of his bike and he went on his way.

Gummee! 03-09-2008 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Scary Mc
Riding the Yeti back fron the bagel shop this morning I was stopped at a light about a block from home and a roadie slides up next to me on a sweet S-Works Roubaix (those bikes make me kill kittens), anyway.... he slides up next me, gives the hello chin dip and then falls over in front of me.:lol3
I know it's happened to all of at least a few tims, but it was still damned funny. I helped him out of his bike and he went on his way.

Least you didn't :razor him right there.

Oh well. Least he acknowledged you. Iffen he hadn't (and it were me), I may have just hadta let him lay there and get his own ass outta trouble. :nod

M

yater 03-19-2008 08:38 PM

The third race in the tmbra spring XC series took us to Waco, Tx. The course at Cameron Park is one of, if not the most, difficult race courses on the tmbra circuit. Everytime I race it, I think "how the fuck did they make it all up hill?" It doesn't seem so bad on a casual ride but the rollers take a toll at race pace.

I rode a good race 2 weeks ago and spent the down-time doing a mini-tour around the east Texas hills. I rode about 200 miles over 3 days with a load....it was absolutely beautiful but didn't do much for my training plan. It also snowed here in east Tx during this time and we had some rare "cold" weather so I did some trainer riding...I hate the trainer.

My legs felt ok going into the race weekend. I had done a simulated warm-up the day before but I was coming off of an "off-week" in my training plan and didn't have the high intensity work I needed before the race.

The start at Waco is about 1/4 mile horseshoe on pavement before hitting the single track. The plan was to pin it out of the turn and get into the top 5 or so to avoid the pile-ups. I took the holeshot and then sat in as some guys jumped too early. I jumped just as I had planned and got into the woods in 3rd position....perfect
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...wacostart1.jpg

I'm on the right side of the pic in Plano kit....my teammate is not far behind on the left of pic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...wacostart2.jpg

...now I got the jump on some seriously fast guys this time. I knew I couldn't hold them off for long. They were soon farting my tire and I let them (2 guys) around about 10 minutes into the race. I would spend the next 1.5 hours swapping leads with my teammate. We're very evenly matched and either of us could win any given day. It's FUN racing your buddy tooth and nail after training with him for a year.

Us at the start
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../wacoline2.jpg

...and topping a climb
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/wacoline.jpg

I rode a decent race and made an attack just before the 2nd feed zone (about 1:20:00 into the race). I dropped my teammate and everyone else behind me and started to close on the "money" in front of me (this race was paying 5 deep in my class and I was currently in 6th). I felt great and was killing the climbs.....until my legs quit.

I guess it was the time off....I went into damage control mode during my last lap. I was picked off by my teammate and watched him slip away into the woods. I was able to hold on to 7th but I was watching over my shoulder and sure I would be caught. It turned out ok I guess and I have 3 weeks to train for the next one. I finished 7th of 22. This won't happen again!

one more
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/yater/waco1.jpg

yater 03-19-2008 09:19 PM

I almost forgot...I stopped by my shop yesterday and accidentally ordered a new '08 cannondale six13 frameset



















...in WHITE:clap :freaky


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...whitesix13.jpg

Zodiac 03-20-2008 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by yater
I almost forgot...I stopped by my shop yesterday and accidentally ordered a new '08 cannondale six13 frameset


...in WHITE:clap :freaky



suh-wheat!:evil

msparks 03-20-2008 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry
Anyone have any experience with a fixed gear track bike...?

They seem like a whole new animal, no brakes except to slow pedaling?

I like a challenge, but will I kill myself on one?

I have one, but it has a front brake. Tennessee has too big a hills to get stopped only by "backpeddling".

They are not that hard to get used to.

Zodiac 03-20-2008 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by msparks
I have one, but it has a front brake. Tennessee has too big a hills to get stopped only by "backpeddling".

They are not that hard to get used to.


Yeah, I've had one for over a year now (it's a long thread...:lol3 )

http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/24..._c5t7A-M-1.jpg

I love it for many reasons (listed in this thread).

Askel 03-20-2008 06:43 AM

Another great report, Yater. :thumb


So, uh.... maybe this winter is just going a little too long and I've had way too much time to myself to sit and think while riding the chair lift. It's giving me ideas.

Crazy ideas. :evil

So what do y'all know about BMX bikes? Specifically, BMX bikes built for the 6' tall fat guy class?

I think I might do a little landscaping around the ol' place this summer.

I think I want to turn my yard into a BMX track. :D

yooperbikemike 03-20-2008 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
Another great report, Yater. :thumb


So, uh.... maybe this winter is just going a little too long and I've had way too much time to myself to sit and think while riding the chair lift. It's giving me ideas.

Crazy ideas. :evil

So what do y'all know about BMX bikes? Specifically, BMX bikes built for the 6' tall fat guy class?

I think I might do a little landscaping around the ol' place this summer.

I think I want to turn my yard into a BMX track. :D

:loco

:lol3

Askel 03-20-2008 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by yooperbikemike
:loco

:lol3


The plan goes something like this:

1. Build BMX track.

2. Buy BMX bikes.

3. Buy keg(s) of beer.

4. Invite folks over.

5. ?????

6. Call you to get us out of jail. :lol3

yooperbikemike 03-20-2008 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
The plan goes something like this:

1. Build BMX track.

2. Buy BMX bikes.

3. Buy keg(s) of beer.

4. Invite folks over.

5. ?????

6. Call you to get us out of jail. :lol3

I used to have kind of a mini-Supermoto track set up in my yard. 200 ft of gravel driveway, about 150 ft of paved county road, and a whoops section that ended in a jump by my old barn. Used to be a hoot on my old DT100. The neighbors were less than impressed, though...

pop-a-wheelie 03-20-2008 07:28 AM

Just got my first fixed gear yesterday! What a trip! I am running a front brake for now...(Bianchi pista) I have a bunch of old frames that I may turn into fixed/single speeds as well.


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