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Old 02-25-2013, 07:42 AM   #27451
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That's really no safer. I ride back roads and country lanes all the time and get hassled there too.

See 'dear bicycle riders' in JM if you doubt me. Had 2 people passing me into oncoming traffic yesterday. ...and honked at and then smoked at by a diesel PU hauling a 'farm use' trailer.

...on a SUNDAY! WTF?!

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I dont seem to have that issue on the back roads around here....
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #27452
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That's really no safer. I ride back roads and country lanes all the time and get hassled there too.

See 'dear bicycle riders' in JM if you doubt me. Had 2 people passing me into oncoming traffic yesterday. ...and honked at and then smoked at by a diesel PU hauling a 'farm use' trailer.

...on a SUNDAY! WTF?!

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I've had the same thing.

Sundays it's the "blue hairs'" going to church who, for whatever reason, feel compelled to buzz me. I mean, WTF? I'm in the country, there's no oncoming traffic, and they have to pass a couple feet from me. I've had that a couple times, on the same road, just down the from a church.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #27453
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Happens in the city, too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #27454
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Yup. I was out riding around town this weekend, riding with traffic down a 'back road' hill about 20mph, had a tinted Cavalier with a fart can exahust and gold rims turn into a driveway right in front of me, I could have kissed the trunk on the way by. Lady gets out, still texting with her 2" long fingernails, doesn't even look up. I resisted the urge to slice all four of her low pro tires and kick in her windows, but I knew my tax money would be buying a nicer set shortly thereafter. Instead, I let my adrenaline work for me, and I was flying for the next couple miles!

This is why I mtb, trees don't move (or text). At least when you're on a moto you have armor on and the option to throttle out.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #27455
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Very short ride yesterday. Uphill into a 25kt headwind for 35-40min, then downhill and home with a tailwind for 15min.

I signed up for my first race. It's a non-sanctioned event that will crash the LA Marathon course at 4am when they start the road closures. Last year's winner was CA state champ John Gabriel. I won't be riding at that level, but it should be a blast anyway.


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Old 02-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #27456
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Very short ride yesterday. Uphill into a 25kt headwind for 35-40min, then downhill and home with a tailwind for 15min.

I signed up for my first race. It's a non-sanctioned event that will crash the LA Marathon course at 4am when they start the road closures. Last year's winner was CA state champ John Gabriel. I won't be riding at that level, but it should be a blast anyway.


Man, thanks for sharing that! It looks like a hell of a good time! Hopefully you have good weather though, when you race it. I would love to try that someday!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #27457
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I've had the same thing.

Sundays it's the "blue hairs'" going to church who, for whatever reason, feel compelled to buzz me. I mean, WTF? I'm in the country, there's no oncoming traffic, and they have to pass a couple feet from me. I've had that a couple times, on the same road, just down the from a church.
Old people are the very worst about not wanting to drift into the oncoming lane to make the pass. 1200 o'clock on a sunday, stand by for close passes by a bunch of Ford Crown Vic's and various Buicks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #27458
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Man, thanks for sharing that! It looks like a hell of a good time! Hopefully you have good weather though, when you race it. I would love to try that someday!!


Wet or dry, it'll be a little chilly. I'll run the GoPro for sure just to capture the insanity.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:47 PM   #27459
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I did this yesterday. Wicked headwind as I was headed either west or south. Woof.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #27460
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Wet or dry, it'll be a little chilly. I'll run the GoPro for sure just to capture the insanity.
Awesome, that should make for quite a video!

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I did this yesterday. Wicked headwind as I was headed either west or south. Woof.
I've ridden along that part of the 101, before you turn East to go to Napa. Pretty scenery, but damn, yeah, the winds...Well done!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #27461
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I did this yesterday. Wicked headwind as I was headed either west or south. Woof.

Nice!

The winds were pretty nuts yesterday. It's always so disheartening when you're cranking along and you can feel your HR spiking, but you look at the bike comp and you're doing 15mph. I was actually chanting "H-T-F-U" while I was huffing upwind.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #27462
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that's a lovely area; most of the rides that i still do moto-ham support for are in that area. but like an idiot, i was on the bicycle yesterday instead. into the wind,...

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Nice!

The winds were pretty nuts yesterday. It's always so disheartening when you're cranking along and you can feel your HR spiking, but you look at the bike comp and you're doing 15mph.l
one more reason i don't spoil a ride with a cyclometer anymore,... dang things never seem to be able to sense the wind, and the work i'm actually doing,...
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #27463
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When it gets really windy out, I find myself riding my MTB for some reason. At 6'4", I'm more sail than aero. Gimme a nice, long climb over a headwind any day.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #27464
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well, due to some unfortunate circumstances, im gonna have to take Gummees advice.... the fork arrived today, and the idiot seller cant read a tape measure.... or know how to measure a fork steerer... one or the other.... 3 different bidders asked what the diameter of the steerer is...to which he replied 1" every time...guess what...its 1 1/8" with an ID of 1".....so it wont fit the elcheapo frame....so off to the mess of bike parts in the garage...out came the trek 3900 that i retired from mountain use last fall...and all the parts went over to that frame now...spent the last 3 hrs moving what all i can, so far i need a rear derailleur (needed one anyways) and a seat post clamp....and yes, that seat is WAY too high yet....LOL



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Old 02-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #27465
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well, due to some unfortunate circumstances, im gonna have to take Gummees advice.... the fork arrived today, and the idiot seller cant read a tape measure.... or know how to measure a fork steerer... one or the other.... 3 different bidders asked what the diameter of the steerer is...to which he replied 1" every time...guess what...its 1 1/8" with an ID of 1".....so it wont fit the elcheapo frame....so off to the mess of bike parts in the garage...out came the trek 3900 that i retired from mountain use last fall...and all the parts went over to that frame now...spent the last 3 hrs moving what all i can, so far i need a rear derailleur (needed one anyways) and a seat post clamp....and yes, that seat is WAY too high yet....LOL




No,No.... The bars are protour low. very aero
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