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Old 12-23-2011, 07:40 PM   #22396
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Used to (well, 2 hours east of KC, anyway, in Columbia). Moved to Bawlmer in July. Girl got into Hopkins.
That's right, Columbia. Guess, I haven't totally lost my memory.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #22397
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I got 2 rides in today and was still home before 11am

First on the MTB



And then on the road on the CX bike



Was planning on a night ride tonight too but my wife just told me it wont be happening
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:21 PM   #22398
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...Maybe an old steel road frame with a single speed and a freewheel hub and a chain guard is the way to go. I'll just build one. Yeah. I can do that. I have all winter. What could go wrong?
if you're going to SS a old steel roadie, make sure its got horizontal dropouts . and isn't some nice english/french/italian double butted 531 or columbus frame.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:32 AM   #22399
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if you're going to SS a old steel roadie, make sure its got horizontal dropouts . and isn't some nice english/french/italian double butted 531 or columbus frame.
That's all the rage, I guess. I saw a Indy CL add where the guy put something like "Please don't turn this into a fixie". I don't remember what the bike was, now.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:01 AM   #22400
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That's right, Columbia. Guess, I haven't totally lost my memory.
You know what's nuts? The transit bus drivers in Columbia were a cycling menace, too.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:26 AM   #22401
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if you're going to SS a old steel roadie, make sure its got horizontal dropouts . and isn't some nice english/french/italian double butted 531 or columbus frame.
I'm leaning toward a single speed, but it will have to have a freewheel hub, I'm not coordinated enough for a fixie. and the frame will likely be whatever I find laying around a friends basement or something. I think this will end up being a fun winter project!
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:01 AM   #22402
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I'm leaning toward a single speed, but it will have to have a freewheel hub, I'm not coordinated enough for a fixie. and the frame will likely be whatever I find laying around a friends basement or something. I think this will end up being a fun winter project!
The horizontal dropouts are a near must as vertical ones mean you need an external method of adjusting chain tension, such as an eccentric bottom bracket, or an external chain tensioner.

and grinding the derailleur boss off a campi dropout should be a felony!
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #22403
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:46 PM   #22404
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I got in 67 miles today. Left the house on Savannah's southside and rode to the historic district and Chippewa Square (the one folks associate with Forrest Gump). Every Saturday, the ride leaves from the Perry Rubber bike shop at 0800, the owner supplies bagels and coffee to all who show up..during the summer, I've seen over 120 cyclists.

Today was about half that.

The Six Pence Pub usually stays busy, a bit early for a Guinness though...



After a quick safety briefing and info for the noobs (we'll break into groups by speed at the only stop six miles into the ride).



Some of the roads on the route are very lightly traveled and we have it to ourselves until the "Car Back!" call...



We travel on main roads (US 17) a few miles...the "bike lane" is usually unusable but we stay "as far to the right as practicable" per GA law.



I've ridden over 200 miles this week by the start of the ride, my legs were toast before we even started! I tried to bring a dropped rider back, but I waited too long....and then, had the ride to myself! (That's the peloton disappearing in the distance at 22-24mph...I'll never catch them)



Mitsubishi is building a HUGE plant to repair turbines, the 5 mile road going by the work site is deserted on weekends.



I met up with another dropped rider towards the end and we had a nice easy spin back to the historic district. I found out that he took up cycling in his 60's...and I thought I was late to the game by picking it up at 39!

It was a great day to ride, temps around 52 to start and 65 to finish.

Todays ride brings this weeks mileage to 271...tomorrow, I think I may squeeze a 29 mile ride in before strapping on the feedbag.

I hope your ride went as well as ours!
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #22405
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Good idea: Skiing down ski slopes.

Sort of OK idea: Fatbiking down ski slopes.


Sort of like riding in sand, but with less feedback.


Dab....dab....OHFUCKWEREGOINGDOWN



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Old 12-24-2011, 05:52 PM   #22406
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We travel on main roads (US 17) a few miles...the "bike lane" is usually unusable but we stay "as far to the right as practicable" per GA law.

What more people need to see is this pic. Lessee... we can single up and have a pack 1/4mi long OR we can take the entire lane and you only need to pass 100' of us.

Pick one.

Me? I don't see this as safe. Too stretched out. Someone's gonna try and pass the pack, get halfway up, realize that 'hey! There's my turn...' and problems are gonna happen.

OR someone's gonna come in from a side street...
OR someone's gonna try and pass into oncoming traffic (2 lane roads)
OR...



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Old 12-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #22407
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I see your point of it being unsafe, but they aren't likely doing anything illegal. Most states/counties/municipalities allow riding two abreast on anything with more than one lane (and that's a two way road, even). Also, a bicycle is a legal vehicle, so you don't have to yield to a car if there is another lane for it to move around you. Check your local laws, of course.

That said, someone back home died a few months ago doing a road ride that was hit by a car. Twisty road and not a lot of visibility. My mom tells me about it every time I see her practically now.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:50 PM   #22408
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Good idea: Skiing down ski slopes.

Sort of OK idea: Fatbiking down ski slopes.


Sort of like riding in sand, but with less feedback.


Dab....dab....OHFUCKWEREGOINGDOWN



I hate snow, but I gotta admit that looks like fun.
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:16 AM   #22409
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So what kind of bicycling-related stuff did Santa bring you?

We haven't even opened presents, so I can't post up. I know there's at least something from Dept of Goods and something from Competetive Cyclist under my tree.

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Old 12-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #22410
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So what kind of bicycling-related stuff did Santa bring you?

We haven't even opened presents, so I can't post up. I know there's at least something from Dept of Goods and something from Competetive Cyclist under my tree.

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Same here, we're currently in a holding pattern waiting for the rest of the clan. Competitive Cyclist has some mad deals right now though. Any monies I get from the Fat Man might be going to them...
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