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Old 08-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #24841
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Aurelius is not here to be educated. He's made his mind up already....

It's beyond belief someone who actively rides a bicycle would suggest hitting/nudging/whatever them with their bumpers. I'm sure he's joking but really, it was in very poor taste.
I suggested nothing of the sort. Read the post(s) above mine: I was referring to the damage done to the bumper of a Prius in a link someone posted.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:20 PM   #24842
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Thanks, Taptalk kinda sucky

Came down laurel canyon (most screwed up road in LA) with it like that.

I'm thinking Ti with a carbon fork in the future
You're nuts. I'd never ride the hilly part of Laurel simply because the pavement is so bad, nevermind the traffic. Beverly Glen is on my usual commute and it's bad enough.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #24843
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You're nuts. I'd never ride the hilly part of Laurel simply because the pavement is so bad, nevermind the traffic. Beverly Glen is on my usual commute and it's bad enough.
if you broke a steel fork, don't even THINK of carbon fiber. if you do, inspect it very closely every few weeks for microcracks.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #24844
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I hate casseroles so much that I keep a second one as back up :wink

Looking at the Salsa Vaya ti for a custom build, maybe time for discs.
Hard to get a ti frame and yet still have a steel fork.

Maybe ill just stop kidding myself and get a seven expat...it IS my car. Atleast I can sell it to the wife that way!
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #24845
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heh. reading the 'new bike' packet that came with this floor model 2010 Specialized Globe Vienna 2 (a 700x35c hybrid, with an alloy frame, steel forks), and it says, 100kg maximum rider weight for most Specialized bikes.

I'm a nickle over that. what are really big guys supposed to do?

[this is purely rhetorical, I'm sure this bike will be fine, and I hope to use it to get under 100kg, target is 80kg.]
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #24846
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[Word up, the cracks that break that plastic fork will never be seen until you're looking at the pieces through a bloody face.
NDI, aka x-ray is the onyl way to see it before you experience it.
QUOTE=pierce;19330020]if you broke a steel fork, don't even THINK of carbon fiber. if you do, inspect it very closely every few weeks for microcracks.[/QUOTE]
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:19 AM   #24847
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WOW on that fork. I know they built the casserolle fork to be road only but come on! It also doesn't look like you were trying to moto that thing either. I am not suprised they quietly took care of you but that shouldn't ever happen.
I don't know. Things happen. *shrug*

Salsa seem to be a good group of people, by their blog.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #24848
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Got back last night from our trip. We went from Southern Vt into Mass, and rode around Mass for a while before heading back to VT through New Hampshire. A lot of hills. No decent pics as usual. 3 days, 249 miles, with 13,531 ft. of climbing. We rode the last 25 miles yesterday through a freakin' Monsoon! Thunder, lightning. The whole nine yds! That was pretty crazy. A couple of flats. Overall, a great time.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #24849
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Got back last night from our trip. We went from Southern Vt into Mass, and rode around Mass for a while before heading back to VT through New Hampshire. A lot of hills. No decent pics as usual. 3 days, 249 miles, with 13,531 ft. of climbing. We rode the last 25 miles yesterday through a freakin' Monsoon! Thunder, lightning. The whole nine yds! That was pretty crazy. A couple of flats. Overall, a great time.
Sounds like a great trip - glad that you guys had a good, safe trip!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:07 AM   #24850
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Actually ridden: 1:13 easy. Between going to bed late, having the dog freak out during a t-storm at 0200, and getting up early, just didn't have legs today.

I'll do the remaining 2:45 and efforts tomorrow.

Next week: rest week

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #24851
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Saturday ride done - PMBC

Another Saturday, another ride with the Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. 43 miles, little bit of climbing at around 1,000 ft. My powermeter says I briefly touched 695 watts and goldencheetah indicates xpower of 148 watts. I didn't try to blow by everyone as in the past - this was a fairly complicated route and twice, while ahead, I missed turns and had to backtrack. I held back until the last few miles and me and another guy pretty much dropped the rest.

Last week there were 90+ riders. I think the heat, which was near 100 towards the end of the ride, kept the count below 60.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #24852
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woke up this morning with time to kill .... and a rocket in my ass

went to my ride with my fuji roubaix with a "make it hurt for an hour plan" and swam into the pain head first. i havent done that since 2009. next time i wll leave at 0700 instead ... the group riders hogging the path got testy and gave chase after i wedged myself between them in order to pass them. about 30 of them ... someone yelled something at me but i could not hear because my headphones. the largest of them kinda blocked me and i rocketed forward. a couple minutes later the whole gang of middle age bandits was in clear pursuit. i took the east diversion path to washington street and so did they crested over the bridge crossing i40 and looked again and 4 or 5 were chasing hard; but lost sight of the rest. then a big rolling hill comes and made my legs scream down and up. looked back and those few were on the drops coming down the hill. i turned west on indian school and bombed down towards old town ... all the way to the staarbux on central and i 40.

it was just like any other motorcycle ride and coming into a pack of slow rolling middle age harley riders.

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Old 08-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #24853
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so a hair under 20 miles in an hour.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:24 PM   #24854
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100 mile race tomorrow, as stated earlier.

In prep I'm heading to my neighbours for a barbecue with wine and beer.

I'm super smart.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #24855
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so a hair under 20 miles in an hour.
Don't kill yourself man.....Monday morning we're going back out there
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