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Gummee! 09-20-2006 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HarveyMushman
Thanks. This is the one: http://www.khsbicycles.com/07_flite_200.htm

$340

For whatcher gonna do with it :thumb

For 'serious' riding? :nah

:ricky is where its at mang!

M

knary 09-20-2006 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
It was a bad weekend for organized rides in NC

A 15 yr old girl killed on the MS 150
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlot...s/15545943.htm


A 41 year old man died of an apparrent heart attack near the finish of the Bridge to Bridge
http://www.caldwellcochamber.org/aboutus.asp?id06=50#

RIP cyclers

shite :cry

Gummee! 09-20-2006 01:47 PM

Well, that went better'n expected!

Hit the Specialized lunch ride again. Wanted about an hour easy 'cause I'm still coughing but can't stand not doing anything. Wandered over, rode with em thru the warmup and slightly beyond. When they turned up the wick, I dropped off and rode around the hill to meet em again.

Got hosed by a bus just as I was gonna turn around and get in the last group of 4-5. Sprinted for a bit, but only managed to claw back to about 10m from the back of the last guy, then couldn't close that last little gap. :baldy

Felt good leg-wise, but breathing hard was just about like pouring molten lead into the bottom of my lungs. Prolly didn't do myself much good cold-wise, but I feel better about myself for having exercised.

Snack of a Pepsi and a pair of poptarts are down, waiting for Stick Me to wake up for a 'real' meal.

Back at it Friday! Then.... RACING on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

M

Dark 09-21-2006 08:11 AM

It's Here!
 
It finally arrived yesterday. My Craigs list road bike find. I wanted to get back in at a low $ point to make sure I was as interested as I think I am. After all, itís been about 20 years since I did any road bike riding.
A neighbor who is in to road bikes helped put it back together, fit it & go through it. I left off the clipless peddles because at this point I donít have shoes. It cleaned up nice & seems to be in good working order.
Today was the1st ride, 16 miles 1hr 7min. The hills were hell & thank God it has a triple chainring. I was happy with the bike, it seems to fit well & ride well. I wasnít so pleased with my riding. My concern was my back since Iíve had some problems of late. The back was fine. Lungs & legs are another story. I know it will get better & at this point Iím still excited about it. When I wasnít gasping for air it was as fun as I remember it & the rush from a little speed was still there (31 max), the average was pretty sorry & Iíll spare you that.

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96906094-M.jpg

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96905733-M.jpg

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96905952-M.jpg

2whlrcr 09-21-2006 04:49 PM

My girlfriend has the same bike. A very nice low cost carbon/aluminum ride.:D

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96905952-M.jpg

Photog 09-21-2006 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
It was a bad weekend for organized rides in NC

A 15 yr old girl killed on the MS 150
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlot...s/15545943.htm


A 41 year old man died of an apparrent heart attack near the finish of the Bridge to Bridge
http://www.caldwellcochamber.org/aboutus.asp?id06=50#

RIP cyclers

:cry

We read about the girl...that was really terrible.

The bridge-to-bridge is really brutal. I saw people fall over near the top, still clipped in, unable to go another inch.

scorpion 09-21-2006 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HarveyMushman
Thanks. This is the one: http://www.khsbicycles.com/07_flite_200.htm

$340

Could this be a trend?
I've been seeing way more interest in low cost commuter/urban/hybrid bikes this year.

Seems as there is many more options available for performance street riding.

http://www.konaworld.com/Prod/000000080/dr_dew_460.jpg

Got some friends going to Interbike in Las Vegas next week.
I'm curious as to the industry offerings this year.

Gummee! 09-21-2006 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion
Could this be a trend?
I've been seeing way more interest in low cost commuter/urban/hybrid bikes this year.

Seems as there is many more options available for performance street riding.

http://www.konaworld.com/Prod/000000080/dr_dew_460.jpg

Got some friends going to Interbike in Las Vegas next week.
I'm curious as to the industry offerings this year.

Interbike's THAT soon?! Shit! I doubt I'm gonna be able to make it yet afuckinggain! :baldy Had a blast at the one I made in Philly! :nod

LOTS of schwag to be had. :nod

Start at PI in the AM. Its a good thing/bad thing kinda thing. I get $$, but I'm gonna miss the lunch ride again. :umph

Picked up some tires from Plan B for this weekend's ride. Thanks mang! Those Tufos are gonna come in hand this weekend!

Oh, btw FIRST CROSS RACE OF THE SEASON is this weekend! Can you tell I'm excited?! :ricky Didn't think so. I'm betting that I'm gonna get lapped 3x. Bets anyone? Prunetuckey for y'all that are local. Google for Bay Area Cyclocross and it'll come up.

M

Gummee! 09-21-2006 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark
It finally arrived yesterday. My Craigs list road bike find. I wanted to get back in at a low $ point to make sure I was as interested as I think I am. After all, itís been about 20 years since I did any road bike riding.
A neighbor who is in to road bikes helped put it back together, fit it & go through it. I left off the clipless peddles because at this point I donít have shoes. It cleaned up nice & seems to be in good working order.
Today was the1st ride, 16 miles 1hr 7min. The hills were hell & thank God it has a triple chainring. I was happy with the bike, it seems to fit well & ride well. I wasnít so pleased with my riding. My concern was my back since Iíve had some problems of late. The back was fine. Lungs & legs are another story. I know it will get better & at this point Iím still excited about it. When I wasnít gasping for air it was as fun as I remember it & the rush from a little speed was still there (31 max), the average was pretty sorry & Iíll spare you that.

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96906094-M.jpg

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96905733-M.jpg

http://seapoet.smugmug.com/photos/96905952-M.jpg

Congrats! New toyz are fun! :ricky

Keep an eye on those lugs. If this bike's anything like the Allez of the same era, there's a propensity for galvanic corrosion between the lugs and tubes connected to em.

I heard that these bikes rode real nice. :nod Good job!

M

pierce 09-21-2006 11:10 PM

apparently one of my kid's good friends, who's a 15 yr old cyclecrosser, got one of these as his new 'cross ride...

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/...L_Blk_Sand.jpg

i'm not sure exactly which model, I haven't seen it yet. phew, shades of old school cross bikes (I remember seeing a 1970-ish bianchi cross bike way back when, all campi, drop bars, 5 spd with chain keepers in front, and sewup tires with cute little knobbies)

Gummee! 09-22-2006 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
apparently one of my kid's good friends, who's a 15 yr old cyclecrosser, got one of these as his new 'cross ride...

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/...L_Blk_Sand.jpg

i'm not sure exactly which model, I haven't seen it yet. phew, shades of old school cross bikes (I remember seeing a 1970-ish bianchi cross bike way back when, all campi, drop bars, 5 spd with chain keepers in front, and sewup tires with cute little knobbies)

Nice. I see a few of em riding with the Specialized crew. :ricky Seem to be fast enough to keep up with the pack. :scratch wonder why MY bike won't?! :dunno :lol2

Off to my first day at PI. Details later.

M

knary 09-22-2006 10:21 AM

Sunday is the big(ger) ride. We've trained the team. Everyone should finish just fine. The weather is going to be perfect. The ride is through the farmland of the Willammette valley. A couple of us are looking forward to making some more steam. Should be fun. 106 miles.
:rilla

YakSpout 09-22-2006 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knary
Sunday is the big(ger) ride. We've trained the team. Everyone should finish just fine. The weather is going to be perfect. The ride is through the farmland of the Willammette valley. A couple of us are looking forward to making some more steam. Should be fun. 106 miles.
:rilla


Good luck! Don't forget to eat some bananas. :lol3

scorpion 09-22-2006 02:38 PM

Bicyclist killed in Beverly Hills
 
I ride through this intersection everyday afterwork.


BEVERLY HILLS, September 19, 2006 - A suspect in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 23-year-old bicyclist in Beverly Hills turned himself in Tuesday.
Ilia Pankin of Los Angeles died at UCLA Medical Center of injuries he suffered about 7:30 Monday night at Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards, said Beverly Hills police Sgt. Michael Publicker.
Witnesses told police that "a large dark-colored American sport utility vehicle" struck Pankin, Publicker said. The suspect was described only as a man in his late 20s with dark hair. The vehicle sped off westbound on Wilshire Boulevard. "As a result of the impact, the suspect vehicle would have sustained left side/front end damage," Publicker said.

The suspect turned himself in late Tuesday afternoon. No further details have been released by the police.



link

Uncle Pollo 09-22-2006 02:52 PM

I have been of the bicycle for commuting due the distances I have to transport myself. My girlfriend is worried sick about me riding the motorcycle 120 miles a day on the long days.

What she does not understand is that there are greater opportunities to get creamed on a bicycle than on a motorcycle.


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