ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Sports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 297 votes, 4.89 average. Display Modes
Old 12-28-2011, 06:39 PM   #22546
k7
Ancien cyclist
 
k7's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
Oddometer: 18,936
50 miles at just under 20-mph average. It was a beautiful day here. I started out with a short sleeve shirt under a long-sleeve shirt. At the 23 mile point, I stopped for snack and took off the top shirt. Later, I came up on another rider with pants, a jacket, gloves and a cap under his helmet. I guess he was cold....I mean the windchill was probably down to 70F.
__________________
Cheers,
Gerry
PHX AZ
k7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 10:44 PM   #22547
Spicy McHaggis
Darth Peach's cracker...
 
Spicy McHaggis's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Oddometer: 3,789
Quote:
Originally Posted by k7 View Post
50 miles at just under 20-mph average. It was a beautiful day here. I started out with a short sleeve shirt under a long-sleeve shirt. At the 23 mile point, I stopped for snack and took off the top shirt. Later, I came up on another rider with pants, a jacket, gloves and a cap under his helmet. I guess he was cold....I mean the windchill was probably down to 70F.
Good lord.

I didn't ride in anything ABOVE 65 degrees this year.
__________________
2006 DR650
Spicy McHaggis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 06:40 AM   #22548
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 27,999
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spicy McHaggis View Post
Good lord.

I didn't ride in anything ABOVE 65 degrees this year.
It got a little chilly yesterday here in NoVA. Windy too! I mean it musta been down around 42deg! Still managed to overdress.

I got some PRO Tarmac overbooties for Crimmus. Wore em for the first time yesterday. Light yet windproof. Warm enough that my toes didn't complain but not too warm where they got soaked in sweat. Wool socks under any bootie seems the way to go tho.

My little brother is (hopefully) coming to UW Hockey tonite. Hope he has a good time.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #22549
YakSpout
Obstacle Allusion
 
YakSpout's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: all by myself
Oddometer: 5,804
Christmas Day ride:



36degF start temp at 7am. Finished about 8:45 at 47degF. Had to test a new jacket from YakWife, but forgot the shoe covers. Numb toes at the end.

Yesterday's ride was much warmer at 58degF, but we didn't start until 9:15. It was nearly 70degF when we finished at 11:15.

I'm hoping for another 75mi before the end of the week, but that'll depend on work/pregnant wife...
YakSpout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 11:35 AM   #22550
PaigeIGGY
I heart MILFs
 
PaigeIGGY's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Oddometer: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by chisenhallw View Post


best decal ever!!
__________________
Heineken? FUCK THAT SHIT! Pabst Blue Ribbon -Dennis Hopper
PaigeIGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #22551
Lewy
Minus the LC8
 
Lewy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: South Coast, NSW, Strayla
Oddometer: 1,968
Just finished off my year of riding with my biggest week and biggest month.

405kms for the week.

799kms for the month.

6007kms for the year.

I am hoping to ride more next year.
Lewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #22552
VelvtRide
i can haz a motrsykle?
 
VelvtRide's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Central California
Oddometer: 25,605
Went to REI for their used gear sale and managed to find a brand new pair of Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek IV, in my size, for $14 and a nice Novara jersey for $4.

Is there anyone here that has old clip in pedals they no longer use and wish to sell to me cheap? I'm looking for the SPD type that are flat on one side and clip in on the other.

Got the shoes, need the pedals - then I'm completely done setting up my new bike!
__________________
Ninja Skillz... I haz dem.

Eat to live, don't live to eat. - VelvtRide, 2011

VelvtRide screwed with this post 12-30-2011 at 12:42 AM
VelvtRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 01:51 AM   #22553
Donkey Hotey
De Jo Momma
 
Donkey Hotey's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: 20 Mule Team Trail (Palmdale, Ca)
Oddometer: 10,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by VelvtRide View Post
I'm looking for the SPD type that are flat on one side and clip in on the other.

Got the shoes, need the pedals - then I'm completely done setting up my new bike!
Don't bother with Ebay; you'll just get sniped by me.

Just bought this yesterday. What's missing?



Seriously: have you looked at Ebay? I've seen sub-$20 pedals that were cosmetically challenged but, would do the job. I'm leaning the other way (drop $60-80 on some nice pedals and get it over with).

Edit: like these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/150728112924

Edit 2: hell, it doesn't pay. Here are the pedals I think you want, for $47, shipped to your door, with the cleats.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300589339366

Donkey Hotey screwed with this post 12-30-2011 at 02:18 AM
Donkey Hotey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 05:33 AM   #22554
fullmonte
Reformed Kneedragger
 
fullmonte's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oddometer: 5,045
Got out twice over the holidays while visiting the family in VA. My little bro and his two mtb race buds dragged me around last Friday through an hour+ of mud, rocks, and leaves. These guys are podium finishers when they race. I was happy to be able to keep up in the easy sections, but the rest was just a slog to stay upright. Those low profile 29er knobs really suck in the mud. Then on Monday, lil bro and I went out to Carvins Cove and rode most of the good single track there. This trail system was a weekly thing for me when I lived in Roanoke, so it was therapeutic to relive the good old days for a couple of hours. However, the creek crossings were cold and deeper than I remember due to recent heavy rains. We had a good time even with the froze toes. Weather during both rides was in the mid 40s.
__________________
"If you are looking for the typical ride to a restaurant, eat tacos, hold the middle finger over the food, stop and take a picture of a gravel road type ride, you probably won't be interested." - dlrides

"A guy I know was the lead researcher for the University of Utah federally funded study of cellphone and texting use while driving. He found that your twice as dangerous as a drunk while using your cell phone and I think it was up to six times worse if the driver was texting."-dakardad
fullmonte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 09:28 AM   #22555
ducnut
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,255
My MTB partner and I drove 5-1/2hrs, down to Dickson, TN and rode Montgomery-Bell MTB trails. There's really nice riding, if you don't mind having to pay upfront for every downhill. It seemed like every downhill required a nearly identical climb, before it. Definitely a different type of terrain from what I'm used to at my favorite local trail, as I'm used to a couple heavy climbs, throughout the local system, with much more gradual downhill. The trails were in great shape and we rode ~20 miles. I'd highly recommend the place.

I'm not sure if this gutsy or stupid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Asi...eature=related
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 09:31 AM   #22556
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 27,999
Amazing how riding in the mtns works... Gotta pay to play.

I 'grew up' mtn biking around VA Tech. Same situation: Up, up, up, up... to get down! down!

...and that was on a 30# Rockhopper! (started out rigid at 27# but that Manitou 2 was SO worth it!)

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 11:05 AM   #22557
VelvtRide
i can haz a motrsykle?
 
VelvtRide's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Central California
Oddometer: 25,605
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donkey Hotey View Post

Edit 2: hell, it doesn't pay. Here are the pedals I think you want, for $47, shipped to your door, with the cleats.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300589339366
Exactly! Thanks
__________________
Ninja Skillz... I haz dem.

Eat to live, don't live to eat. - VelvtRide, 2011
VelvtRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #22558
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 27,999
1:45 on the bike just now. Rolled out and the clouds rolled in.

That meant I was slightly underdressed till I got almost back home and back into the sun.



Oh well. I'll take darn near 50deg at the new year.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #22559
Donkey Hotey
De Jo Momma
 
Donkey Hotey's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: 20 Mule Team Trail (Palmdale, Ca)
Oddometer: 10,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by VelvtRide View Post
Exactly! Thanks
Aww, heck, I didn't realize you bought a road bike (thought it was a mountain bike).

Why not just go for it and get proper clipless pedals? I've never run them but, they look pretty easy to get out of (youtube videos). I'm sticking with combo pedals because of doing technical stuff offroad and wanting to dab.

How about these--$35, shipped to your door:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180751767249

Genuine Shimano for the same delivered price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220923523343

A few more bucks will buy you even nicer stuff. Magnesium pedals look appealing (lightweight, smooth surfaces and would look right on the bike).
Donkey Hotey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #22560
VelvtRide
i can haz a motrsykle?
 
VelvtRide's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Central California
Oddometer: 25,605
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donkey Hotey View Post
Aww, heck, I didn't realize you bought a road bike (thought it was a mountain bike).

Why not just go for it and get proper clipless pedals? I've never run them but, they look pretty easy to get out of (youtube videos). I'm sticking with combo pedals because of doing technical stuff offroad and wanting to dab.

How about these--$35, shipped to your door:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180751767249

Genuine Shimano for the same delivered price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220923523343

A few more bucks will buy you even nicer stuff. Magnesium pedals look appealing (lightweight, smooth surfaces and would look right on the bike).
I got one as a gift - a TT bike. I want those pedals because 1. I'm not worried about weight(my other bike is 30lbs heavier than this one!), 2. I want to be able to use the pedals without clip in shoes for rides to the post office and what not and 3. i want a larger platform for pedaling.

Thanks for the links!
__________________
Ninja Skillz... I haz dem.

Eat to live, don't live to eat. - VelvtRide, 2011
VelvtRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014