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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #25321
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See my advice to Ridge. Its a lot of fun and a lot of hurt at the same time.

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yep hurts so good. You will be asking yourself why am I doing this during the race. But all is made well and pain is forgotten over the after race beer.

looks like they are having one in St Pete next month, will have to participate
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #25322
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yep hurts so good. You will be asking yourself why am I doing this during the race. But all is made well and pain is forgotten over the after race beer.

looks like they are having one in St Pete next month, will have to participate
I know around these parts, there's pretty much a race a weekend till mid-Dec.

I just signed up for Hyattsville. Still gonna get my rear end handed to me in the 3/4 field cause I don't wanna get up, drive, get ready for the 35+ 3/4 race.

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Old 10-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #25323
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+1


Did a decent warmup with some jumps and some efforts to get ready. Actually got to pre-ride the course (see above)

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What do you folks do for a warm up if riding isn't an option?

I live in a valley, the sea is at the end and eff off hills surround us, there's no where to ride a bike gently for two minutes let alone ten to get the muscles warm and the rhythm going!

Jump on, clip in and after 400 yards pedal hard up a Cat 3 climb

Any suggestions from the collective?

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:35 PM   #25324
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What do you folks do for a warm up if riding isn't an option?

I live in a valley, the sea is at the end and eff off hills surround us, there's no where to ride a bike gently for two minutes let alone ten to get the muscles warm and the rhythm going!

Jump on, clip in and after 400 yards pedal hard up a Cat 3 climb

Any suggestions from the collective?

Thanks,

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Do like the pros do and warm up on a trainer
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #25325
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start the hill spinning easy in granny gear ?
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #25326
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Anybody recommend a good 700 rear wheel? Baltimore ate mine.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #25327
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Anybody recommend a good 700 rear wheel? Baltimore ate mine.
Continental Gatorskins are really tough. go up a size for better durability (28c instead of 25c, or whatever). for 700c hybrid tires, I like the Specialized Nimbus in sizes like 35 or 38.

edit: oh wait, you said wheel. not tire. hahahaah. I've heard very good things about Velocity's wheels, and am thinking of getting a set for my bike. for durability and strength, go 36 spoke.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #25328
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Anybody recommend a good 700 rear wheel? Baltimore ate mine.
Fulcrum Racing 7 CX. They've survived bouncing along the dirt trails carrying 210 lbs. of yours truly with no issues. They won't break the bank, either.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #25329
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Fulcrum Racing 7 CX. They've survived bouncing along the dirt trails carrying 210 lbs. of yours truly with no issues. They won't break the bank, either.
speaking of.... whats the skinniest rim I can reasonably run fatty tires like 700x35 on ? I'd like to get wheels I could use anything from like a 28 to a 35 on.

what tire sizes to cx riders run? ah,k, the fulcrom 7 cx says up to 35c.


and, hmm. do the decals come off those fulcrum wheels or is the logo etched/screened on ?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:27 AM   #25330
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Anybody recommend a good 700 rear wheel? Baltimore ate mine.
I may have a deal for ya

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:19 AM   #25331
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:43 AM   #25332
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Fulcrum Racing 7 CX. They've survived bouncing along the dirt trails carrying 210 lbs. of yours truly with no issues. They won't break the bank, either.
http://www.amazon.com/Fulcrum-Racing.../dp/B004N9DR40



Dude, $300 won't break the bank? What do you do for a living? Do you need any help?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #25333
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Anybody recommend a good 700 rear wheel? Baltimore ate mine.
You didn't say what type of gearing (modern or threaded cassette) you have, but, these are fairly inexpensive:

Black Velocity 36H

Silver Velocity36H

Black Mavic 36H

Silver Mavic 36H

Fulcrum Racing 7 at $249

Velocity Chukker are really strong, but, mostly SS.

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speaking of.... whats the skinniest rim I can reasonably run fatty tires like 700x35 on ? I'd like to get wheels I could use anything from like a 28 to a 35 on.

what tire sizes to cx riders run? ah,k, the fulcrom 7 cx says up to 35c.
I'd say 15mm.

High-end, racing wheels will be ~13mm. Cyclocross and commuter wheels will be 15-18mm. 29er MTB wheels will be ~20mm.

I've run 40mm, on my Tricross (16mm). But, I've seen a 50mm, 29er MTB tire on a Tricross, too.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #25334
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You didn't say what type of gearing (modern or threaded cassette) you have, but, these are fairly inexpensive:

Black Velocity 36H

Silver Velocity36H

Black Mavic 36H

Silver Mavic 36H

Fulcrum Racing 7 at $249

Velocity Chukker are really strong, but, mostly SS.



I'd say 15mm.

High-end, racing wheels will be ~13mm. Cyclocross and commuter wheels will be 15-18mm. 29er MTB wheels will be ~20mm.

I've run 40mm, on my Tricross (16mm). But, I've seen a 50mm, 29er MTB tire on a Tricross, too.
Thanks for the tips - I apologize for not providing more data. I was ticked off when I wrote that last night. This is for my daily commuter, a 2010 Specialized Sirrus. 700c, 32h, 8 gears inna back. Need something double-walled and durable.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #25335
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Dude, is all that green on the map official bike lanes and paths? If so, I am jealous!

Here is the town I live in, probably about 150K people in this view. Just look at all the bike trails!

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maybe next time I push it up to 2 laps around the levy ... my 4 mile loop looks like... https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=F...&z=14&lci=bike


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