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Ken 05-16-2010 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
yeah, i threw my cruiser on my roof rack when I drove up to Arcata a couple days ago to spend a day with my college kid and drive him home for teh summer. for hanging out in a college town there's nothing like being on pedal power. parking downtown sucks? no problem, park 10-20 blocks away in a quiet neighborhood and pedal downtown :)


I totally agree! I rode 4 hours yesterday and 3-4 hours today including riding to and from dinner in Naples, FL from the marina. I am so glad I brought the bike. It was my very first mountain bike and I did a MAJOR tune-up before this trip.

http://kenmc.smugmug.com/photos/868793803_eUwQa-L.jpg

pierce 05-16-2010 11:27 PM

any of you cross nutz noticed that Santa Cruz Bikes has a cross bike now?

http://www.boardlocal.ch/html/img/po...gmata%20tr.jpg


it looks like its only sold as frame or frame+fork, you get to kit it out yourself. looks like it could be some serious race kit.

http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/sti...hp#gallery.php
http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/stigmata/catalog.pdf

AKDuc 05-17-2010 12:35 AM

National Bike To Work Week
 
Here's a link to what's happening in your area: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/events.php

Doing this is A LOT easier for me since I live right next to one of our bike trails here in Anchorage. Fun!

Hats off to those who deal with more cage traffic.

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.

Askel 05-17-2010 01:05 AM

I would bike to work today, but my bike is pretty thrashed from this weekend... :D

Managed 51st out of 200something in the Almanzo 100 this weekend. Just under 7 hours. Absolutely fucking flying by my standards. I done blew up good at the 80 mile mark, that last 20 miles probably took me as long as the first 40. :lol3

Just an amazingly well run event, it's just a bonus that it's free. Looking forward to the Gentleman's Ride in September. It should be a good time if we can get team ADV together for it.

Bimble 05-17-2010 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
I would bike to work today, but my bike is pretty thrashed from this weekend... :D

Managed 51st out of 200something in the Almanzo 100 this weekend. Just under 7 hours. Absolutely fucking flying by my standards. I done blew up good at the 80 mile mark, that last 20 miles probably took me as long as the first 40. :lol3

Just an amazingly well run event, it's just a bonus that it's free. Looking forward to the Gentleman's Ride in September. It should be a good time if we can get team ADV together for it.

Outstanding! In for the Gentlemens Ride. I've been steadily building the miles and linking more gravel together. Really looking forward to it!

Finishing in the top 25%... Outstanding

:beer

PMC 05-17-2010 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
I would bike to work today, but my bike is pretty thrashed from this weekend... :D

Managed 51st out of 200something in the Almanzo 100 this weekend. Just under 7 hours. Absolutely fucking flying by my standards. I done blew up good at the 80 mile mark, that last 20 miles probably took me as long as the first 40. :lol3

Just an amazingly well run event, it's just a bonus that it's free. Looking forward to the Gentleman's Ride in September. It should be a good time if we can get team ADV together for it.

Nice work! Outstanding weather too

I see you're registered for the FT100 next weekend. The 4th for the Gentleman's Ride Dave B is also doing it (#68 on the list). I should be up to watch at some of the crossings and will be on a black and grey Vstrom.

trailer Rails 05-17-2010 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
any of you cross nutz noticed that Santa Cruz Bikes has a cross bike now?

http://www.boardlocal.ch/html/img/po...gmata%20tr.jpg


it looks like its only sold as frame or frame+fork, you get to kit it out yourself. looks like it could be some serious race kit.

http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/sti...hp#gallery.php
http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/stigmata/catalog.pdf

No disc brakes. :huh At least put mounts on the frame for those of us that don't race and want to be able to ride in bad weather and stop.

This is my ride, except I putt full SKS fenders on there, replaced the fork with a bontrager carbon disc fork and a regular compact crank, non cross gearing:

http://bike.woodvillage.co.uk/bike/i...CLOCROSS_2.jpg

I would not mind having one of these (except with the bars and stem setup correctly, what a horrible photo, that mechanic should be shot):

http://www.thecyclepeople.com/admin/...oprad_disc.jpg

Rumor has it that Fisher is going to be adding a OX platinum Disc brake cross bike to it's lineup real soon. :clap

kannonbal 05-17-2010 06:36 AM

The wife and I rode from Apgar village to as high as they had plowed on Going to the Sun road (just past the Weeping Wall @ Big Loop), in Glacier National Park on Saturday.

I am riding a Kona Jake, with skinny tires, and which fits me like a glove.

54 miles, 2600 vertical, including 7 straight miles of approx 6%.

2 separate flats to my front tire in the first 10 miles! First from a ding in my wheel that had a sharp bit of aluminum hanging just under the bead, and the second, 4 freeking miles down the road, from a household staple. Almost bagged it, but glad we didn't.

40 mile an hour wind, hail, and snow rolled in just as we were getting to as far as they had plowed which made the decent rather interesting.

She just got a job at Hammer Nutrition so we were fulling stocked with all sorts of energy goops and liquids which worked really well. I kind of bonked with 6 miles left and my sweetness was kind enough to give me her wheel, which was more than generous because I had not waited for her on the uphill and there was a good 20 mph headwind.

Cheers, Chuck

Askel 05-17-2010 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by PMC
Nice work! Outstanding weather too

I see you're registered for the FT100 next weekend. The 4th for the Gentleman's Ride Dave B is also doing it (#68 on the list). I should be up to watch at some of the crossings and will be on a black and grey Vstrom.


Cool! There may be three or four of us wandering around in matching kit.

Although the new kit might get in before we go, but it should be mostly similar.

I'm the one with the hair. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/...cb717ee230.jpg

(10 miles from the finish of the Almanzo. Photo courtesy of Craig Linder.)

Oznerol 05-17-2010 06:57 AM

Not an easy trailside repair
 
I did this on a trail ride, yesterday:

http://ericlorenzo.smugmug.com/photo...34_PxDu3-M.jpg

I'd known the hanger was compromised -- it'd been bent a bit in a wreck a year ago, then bent back. Somehow it got bent again, and then once again straightened. Aluminum doesn't like that treatment, and so it finally let go during an ill-timed shift yesterday, and took the rear derailleur with it. I'd been lazy about replacing the hanger because I'd imagined that it would fail during a wreck, not while JRA.

I removed the broken bits from the bike and stuffed them in my pack, then used the bike like a giant kick scooter to get back to the car. I already had a spare hanger in my parts bin, and picked up a new derailleur and cable on the way home. Had it all back together again within an hour.

I'm actually really glad it happened yesterday; On Wednesday we're departing on our third annual Colorado/Utah road trip, and dealing with this when I'm several miles out in the desert would suck.

Gummee! 05-17-2010 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
= removed the broken bits from the bike and stuffed them in my pack, then used the bike like a giant kick scooter to get back to the car. I already had a spare hanger in my parts bin, and picked up a new derailleur and cable on the way home. Had it all back together again within an hour.

You can also make it a SS. Pick a gear in the middle of the cassette and size the chain to fit.

Ride home insteada 'kicking.'

M

ducnut 05-17-2010 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trailer Rails
This is my ride, except I putt full SKS fenders on there, replaced the fork with a bontrager carbon disc fork and a regular compact crank, non cross gearing:

http://bike.woodvillage.co.uk/bike/i...CLOCROSS_2.jpg

Looking to add fenders to my Specialized Tricross Comp. What are your thoughts on the SKS fenders vs Planet Bike vs Somafab?

trailer Rails 05-17-2010 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Looking to add fenders to my Specialized Tricross Comp. What are your thoughts on the SKS fenders vs Planet Bike vs Somafab?

I think they are all about the same. Planet Bike are probaly the least expensive. The SkS are probaly the most adjustable but the stays will require trimming when finished.

ducnut 05-17-2010 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
I think they are all about the same. Planet Bike are probaly the least expensive. The SkS are probaly the most adjustable but the stays will require trimming when finished.

The LBS carries SKS, but, they don't know much about that kind of thing. I think they probably carry them because they come from QBP. Thanks.

trailer Rails 05-17-2010 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
I think they probably carry them because they come from QBP. Thanks.

So do planet bike. I have no experience with the Soma but they look like SKS with mud flaps. So they are probaly OK also.


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