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ImaPoser 06-13-2008 05:04 PM

No matter how hard I twist the grip, it just doesn't go up the hill any easier. :bluduh

Gummee! 06-13-2008 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImaPoser
No matter how hard I twist the grip, it just doesn't go up the hill any easier. :bluduh

Try pedaling.

M

Ri-Ra 06-13-2008 06:20 PM

I had no idea how much pain I was in for when I finally got this out on the trail, but I do love it so...

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...5623e6ada4.jpg

Askel 06-14-2008 02:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Try pedaling.

M



I kinda like coasting myself. :D

Askel 06-14-2008 04:22 AM

Although I might need to do some of that pedaling crap today.

http://www.chaindrive.org/

32 miles.

I hate it when I get a couple passes at the course beforehand. I start worrying about all kinds of other stupid shit instead of what the course is going to be like.

:D

yater 06-15-2008 12:52 PM

I just started back at the gym today in preparation for the fall and marathon series starting in september. The first day at the gym always sucks...so do the following days. I've been mostly off the bike (until last week) for about a month. I always love starting up again.

Just for kicks, a few pics from my last couple of spring races...

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/IMG_3337.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ersgnarly1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/IMG_3344.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r-hstartDH.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/IMG_2799.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...rtydozen08.jpg

Dranrab Luap 06-15-2008 01:15 PM

Are you still racing the sport class Yater?

yater 06-15-2008 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
Are you still racing the sport class Yater?

I'm racing pro/cat1. The classes have been restructured this year. The old beginner class is now cat3, sport is cat 2, expert is cat 1...then there's pro/cat 1. I raced this past season in expert 19-29 (now cat 1). I have enough expert podiums to race in the pro class this fall (a little more laid back than spring). Also, my expert times were competitive with the top half of the pro class this spring...so I'm going to dabble in pro class for the fall and race cat 1 (expert) again next spring.

cornercarver 06-15-2008 02:20 PM

Rode a very hot and windy century yesterday (121 miles, including riding 8 mies to the start point and back). My asshole feels like I got a fresh tattoo on it yesterday. Managed to finish the last 25 miles with a 20mph pace in a 3 man paceline, though my legs were basically jelly on my commute home as a result. We were the 2nd group to make it home. I used to get dropped by these guys on every ride. Fun stuff. Half century (56) on Thursday and a century on Saturday. 250 miles for the week. Now I'm going to go out and eat about 5,000 calories for lunch.

Askel 06-15-2008 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by yater


Nice jersey colors, dude. :thumb

Keep posting race reports, I always like reading them.


More red and black spandex action from my race yesterday:

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...U_X3.sized.jpg

Green Lantern 06-15-2008 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javarilla
I'm considering Salsa's ElMariachi and RetroTec's Classic.

Here's the RetroTec Classic...
http://ingliscycles.com/i/r_c_fade/r_c_fade1.jpg

I just need to convince my wife it'll
a) Get me out of the house so she doesn't have to put up with me...
b) Make my dick harder because of all the cardio...
c) Ultimately cost less than destroying my 525 every two months...

That green one's fuggin bad ass. I'm lookin at intense cycles. 5.5 evp.

notmike 06-16-2008 05:35 PM

Here's how my ride ended on Saturday.
http://notmike.smugmug.com/photos/314437919_C2MUv-M.jpg

Wrecked: XTR Der. Sram PC90 chain, Mavic Crossmax wheel and one seriously bent der. hanger. Ouch!

Gummee! 06-16-2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notmike
Here's how my ride ended on Saturday.
http://notmike.smugmug.com/photos/314437919_C2MUv-M.jpg

Wrecked: XTR Der. Sram PC90 chain, Mavic Crossmax wheel and one seriously bent der. hanger. Ouch!

BTDT

The wheel you can fix. The rest is a write off.

M

pierce 06-16-2008 07:10 PM

years and years of pounding on old school reynolds 531 steel frames w campy dropouts, and I /never/ broke a derailleur hanger.... I swear the bikes they are making today are much more fragile and breakable than any of the old school stuff.

yater 06-16-2008 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
years and years of pounding on old school reynolds 531 steel frames w campy dropouts, and I /never/ broke a derailleur hanger.... I swear the bikes they are making today are much more fragile and breakable than any of the old school stuff.

I bent a hanger when my xtr (970) derailleur grenaded. The hanger was $11 and bolted up in 10 seconds. I don't have a problem with that every 5 years or so. My bike also weighs 23 lbs with about 4" of travel front and rear. It's a compromise I'm willing to make.


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