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Old 12-31-2012, 06:11 AM   #26641
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So my riding buddy is dead set on doing a century tomorrow.

...except its supposed to rain. While I have Gore Tex, riding 6-8hrs in the rain in the winter don't sound like what I'd call fun.

Wed is supposed to be cold, but clear. Trying to talk him into moving it back a day or possibly even splitting up the ride over 2 days. I can handle a few hours of misery, but 6-8? Pass.

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I bet, if you don't go, he won't make it. And, am guessing, even if you did go, he'd probably realize the misery and want to bail.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:53 AM   #26642
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So my riding buddy is dead set on doing a century tomorrow.

...except its supposed to rain. While I have Gore Tex, riding 6-8hrs in the rain in the winter don't sound like what I'd call fun.

Wed is supposed to be cold, but clear. Trying to talk him into moving it back a day or possibly even splitting up the ride over 2 days. I can handle a few hours of misery, but 6-8? Pass.

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I'm all for hard riding, but at the end of the day this is still supposed to be fun.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #26643
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I'm all for hard riding, but at the end of the day this is still supposed to be fun.


Rain isn't too bad. Cold isn't too bad. Rainy and cold? You can keep it.

45F, but dry when I left on yesterday's ride. About 53F when I finished. The rain moved on two days ago, but the roads still have wet patches and lots of run-off.

I was going to ride with a local club this morning for a quick trip to the Hollywood sign before work. 10 month-old YakSprout had other plans that involved him screaming from 3 to 4:30am. Fingers crossed he'll sleep through tonight so I can get out there tomorrow when everyone else is still sleeping off their hangovers.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #26644
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I'm all for hard riding, but at the end of the day this is still supposed to be fun.
Rescheduled for Fri. Instead of doing 45mi on my birthday, we're doing 100

It's been tossed about to do 113 just because

We just got back from 14mi mtn bike ride. Little on the side

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:48 AM   #26645
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5055 as of yesterday. How about that, I've been over 5000 miles on this bike. That's pretty goddam cool! Anyway, that was 348 miles, not great but not bad. I didn't have much of a chance to ride with the club, so most of those are solo. I'm at 2705, 80 miles ahead of my schedule. I should be at 2625.
Well that just plain ol' sucked. The past three months have been a perfect storm of bad weather, injury, sickness, and a healthy dose of laziness thrown in for good measure. I only managed 433 miles in three months, which leaves me at 3138 for the year, well short of my goal of 3500.

So, how did I do this year? My first goal was 3500 miles. did I reach it? No. My second goal was a century. Did I do that? No. My best ride was about 80 miles. My third goal was twenty miles in an hour. Did I reach that? No. My best was 19.25 miles. In short, suckage, suckage, and suckage.

That's not going to keep me from setting even grander goals for enxt year though. Here they are: 4000 miles, a century, and 20 miles in an hour. I have absolutely zero confidence that I'll make any of them.

As a note, I'm at 5488 this morning.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:48 AM   #26646
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Anyone know of a source of tyres for 28" wheels? Obviously these are older so expect them to be NOS.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:03 AM   #26647
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Anyone know of a source of tyres for 28" wheels? Obviously these are older so expect them to be NOS.
28" is usually synonymous for 700c but check the size chart to be sure

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:17 AM   #26648
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28" is usually synonymous for 700c but check the size chart to be sure
Thanks for that chart and the link. That's fixed that issue then as was considering getting a 28" wheeled frame but as there's only 5mm difference in BSD between the 27" and 28" nominal wheels, I shan't bother.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #26649
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I have absolutely zero confidence that I'll make any of them.
At least, you're honest with yourself.

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Thanks for that chart and the link. That's fixed that issue then as was considering getting a 28" wheeled frame but as there's only 5mm difference in BSD between the 27" and 28" nominal wheels, I shan't bother.
Yeah, don't get too wrapped up in wheel sizes for frames. Just make sure you can get a brake caliper that'll work.

I've got an English 26" (590mm BSD) rolling on 700c (622mm BCD). I'd read on a few forums that they don't fit. Go figure.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #26650
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Well that just plain ol' sucked. The past three months have been a perfect storm of bad weather, injury, sickness, and a healthy dose of laziness thrown in for good measure. I only managed 433 miles in three months, which leaves me at 3138 for the year, well short of my goal of 3500.

So, how did I do this year? My first goal was 3500 miles. did I reach it? No. My second goal was a century. Did I do that? No. My best ride was about 80 miles. My third goal was twenty miles in an hour. Did I reach that? No. My best was 19.25 miles. In short, suckage, suckage, and suckage.

That's not going to keep me from setting even grander goals for enxt year though. Here they are: 4000 miles, a century, and 20 miles in an hour. I have absolutely zero confidence that I'll make any of them.

As a note, I'm at 5488 this morning.
You could always start on a really long downhill.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #26651
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You could always start on a really long downhill.
Not in FL.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #26652
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Not in FL.
I hear they have some causeway bridges down there.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:15 AM   #26653
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Was aiming for 100km of dirt and tarmac yesterday. Made it to 80 as it was hitting 4PM. We were 1:30 away from home the way we'd planned, 45min away from home down the busy road, or 15min away from my buddy's house. Ended up at 90km on the day.

We chose my buddy's house. My bike is over at his place. Dirty. Oh well. He's gonna bring it to the Haymarket ride tonite and I'll have three bikes to clean (mtn from Mon, Crosshairs yesterday, and the FTB from tonite)

Got my training plan all worked out till April, and the basics roughed in to the Hilly Billy Roubaix at the end of June. Now to be able to actually RIDE said training plan without killing myself. There's lots of 4hr rides backed up by 3-3.5hr rides on the weekends.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:30 AM   #26654
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Hill climbing

So I spent part of yesterday trying to learn to climb steep hills on my 29er. Couldn't do it, though. In retrospect, I think I was getting bad advice: using the smallest gear in front combined with the largest gear in back made pedaling ridiculously easy, but it also caused the bike to wheelie uncontrollably, with an occasional loss of traction at the rear. The video below at the 1:22 mark shows a rider pedaling at a much slower cadence than I was, but both wheels remain firmly planted.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:51 AM   #26655
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