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sideshow 12-30-2009 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Sweet. :thumb

While out bombing around on two tracks and gravel roads in the fall, I see a lot of partridge- so much so that I've considered dragging a shotgun with me now and again.

Might reduce the number of dudes in pickup trucks commenting on my perceived sexual orientation somewhat. :lol3

Just spray-bomb your bike pink and they'll be too afraid to get too close. Or dye the wool to pink. Or I guess you could go the gun route. You could at least return real fire. Ever since seeing GLDS Jeramey's (2Trakr) daughter's bicycle I have wanted to find a girl's "Barbie" or "Princess" bicycle foam cross-bar thingy to switch with my DRZ's Pro-Taper foam cover. "My Little Pony" would be too awesome.

I rode with Cannon a short while after the Trek. Had we brought guns, we'd have had a dozen or so grouse with what was popping up around us. That would be even more fun while bicycling. Bike-n-hunt. Could be a new sport or bicycling event. Hmmm. . .

k7 12-30-2009 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Might reduce the number of dudes in pickup trucks commenting on my perceived sexual orientation somewhat. :lol3

Try riding in the Texas hill country in wool shorts and cleats in the 70's. Man, did we ever draw stares in some of the small towns we cycled through. I still remember driving up to one shop in Austin to buy shoes and shorts - none of the shops in San Antonio sold 'em.

Javarilla 12-30-2009 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Nope, I just found out about gravel road racing, but it's the kind of riding I've been doing for fun (and usually by myself) ever since I got my cyclocross bike. Looking forward to riding with more like minded idiots in a competitive event. :D

I'm a like minded idiot, but, there's no competition to be had here. :lol3

Unlike Ken, I pump out about 12 miles per hour. Asphalt, dirt, gravel. Makes no difference to me. It's all 12 miles per hour. :lol3

gambrinus 12-31-2009 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
I'm a like minded idiot, but, there's no competition to be had here. :lol3

Unlike Ken, I pump out about 12 miles per hour. Asphalt, dirt, gravel. Makes no difference to me. It's all 12 miles per hour. :lol3


I'm right there with you 12mph.... but I can do it ALL fucking day.

RW

KiLeR650 12-31-2009 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
Unlike Ken, I pump out about 12 miles per hour. Asphalt, dirt, gravel. Makes no difference to me. It's all 12 miles per hour. :lol3

I can do 20mph all day long, no problem.

Down a hill or with a 35mph tailwind.

Bimble 12-31-2009 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
... Looking forward to riding with more like minded idiots in a competitive event. :D

Almanzo 100 postcard is filled out and waiting for January.

:D

Oznerol 12-31-2009 06:15 PM

October brought some pretty nasty weather, and I fell off the bike; I'm no Belgian. Other than 1-2 short 'rides' on the trainer each week and maybe 1-2 short MTB rides in there somewhere, I haven't ridden in close to 3 months.

Now we're spending Christmas and New Years on vacation in San Francisco. I brought along bike gear, and today I rented a nice roadie and took it up to Marin county.

I did a 30 mile loop with big tasty chunks of Hwy 1, Panoramic Hwy, and various other steep, curvy, beautiful roads. Bikely says I did about 5000 ft of climbing in that 30 miles, making it easily the steepest average grade of any ride I've ever done, period. The climbs were tough given my poor condition, but satisfying.

But it was the descents that really set this ride apart; I've never before had a chance to attack a set of fast downhill twisties like that on a road bike. It's going to take a couple of days for this grin to wear off.

pierce 12-31-2009 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
today I rented a nice roadie and took it up to Marin county.

I did a 30 mile loop with big tasty chunks of Hwy 1, Panoramic Hwy, and various other steep, curvy, beautiful roads.

thats my home stomping grounds! Ain't Mt Tamalpais just grand on a brisk winter day... hopefully you got at least some blue skies.

did you use Bolinas-Fairfax Rd at any point in your loop? thats a popular one with the pedalers...

Oznerol 01-01-2010 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by pierce
thats my home stomping grounds! Ain't Mt Tamalpais just grand on a brisk winter day... hopefully you got at least some blue skies.

did you use Bolinas-Fairfax Rd at any point in your loop? thats a popular one with the pedalers...

Grand is a good word for it. Not much blue sky, but slightly chilly, damp, and overcast is good enough for me at the moment.

I did ride up Bolinas-Fairfax from the lagoon to Ridgecrest Hwy. It was probably my favorite climb of the day, scenic and quiet.

Gummee! 01-03-2010 09:48 AM

All them goat paths in the Santa Cruz mtns are real fun on a MC too. :deal

SO... ya gotta watch yerself out there 'cause some of em (:augie) are bombing around on some faster stuff than yer legs

M

rajflyboy 01-03-2010 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
All them goat paths in the Santa Cruz mtns are real fun on a MC too. :deal

SO... ya gotta watch yerself out there 'cause some of em (:augie) are bombing around on some faster stuff than yer legs

M


You really got to watch out for the mountain lions!

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fz6kd7 01-03-2010 05:30 PM

i didn't read all 10k+ replies but have recumbents been mentioned??
i've got an action bent and like it alot, it won't go off road but fun for the streets. anyone else have a lounge chair on wheels?

gambrinus 01-03-2010 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by fz6kd7
i didn't read all 10k+ replies but have recumbents been mentioned??
i've got an action bent and like it alot, it won't go off road but fun for the streets. anyone else have a lounge chair on wheels?

Not my thing, but hey man... what ever blows wind up yer skirt.

I did ride a couple of "tadpole" 'bents around just a bit. THOSE things are fun.

fz6kd7 01-03-2010 07:09 PM

yeah the trikes do look fun but they seem to be heavy and pricey, the light ones are very pricey, thats why i bought what i did little on the heavy side but was cheapest option for a bent. its a comfortable ride, i'm not doing the tour de france, i'm just touring tha hood.


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