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Old 02-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #27466
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No,No.... The bars are protour low. very aero


well, seeing as i cant make them any higher (drawback of a preowned fork, cant add to the stem hieght...LOL) it may just stay that way depending on where the seat ends up...LOL
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:24 PM   #27467
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Got all pumped about riding after watching that video about the night race down in LA next month...Decided to go out for a short, but challenging ride. Ended up staying out for 4 hours, and got some killer shots with the Droid:




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Old 02-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #27468
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Least that frame's worth riding.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #27469
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nice photos Nihon Newbie !





Got in an 18 mile loop around Acadia National Park last night.








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Old 02-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #27470
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This guy is well known to be an idiot and continues to reinforce that. Not only in pricing, but, look at the shipping.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:01 AM   #27471
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First "long" ride of the year coming up this Saturday!

What we don't have in altitude (~ 2900 ft of climbing), we make up for in distance (248 miles). We'll start in Casa Grande and make our way to Gila Bend - a lovely desert oasis and generally speaking, one of the hottest towns in the US in the summer.

From there, we'll go north towards Buckeye and then turn back to the east where we'll skirt Phoenix from west-to-east before heading back down to the lovely town of Casa Grande.



This is roughly 400-km and according to the on-line maps, 248.3 miles. I'll add another mile or so to record an even 250 miles.

Last year, we completed the ride in 19:50 total time of which 16:40 hour was moving. Three hours of rest isn't really a lot but 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there really adds up. Lunch and dinner adds time - we usually stop for a midnight snack too. Heck, after 10 PM, it's hard to ride past a Circle K when they're 20-25-30 miles apart.

I have two goals: finish safely and enjoy the ride. The weather is supposed to be spectacular - highs in the high 70's and lows in the 50's. The moon will be 92% so it'll be a bright night to boot.

BTW, I've said it before... if you can do a hard-ish flat 60-mile ride at 18-20 mph, you can ride just about any brevet - especially this one. Our goal is to pace ourselves at 16-18 mph but in reality, we'll take what the road & weather gives to us. There are some short rollers on the way to Gila Bend and we'll do 25+ through that section 'cause it's a blast!

These take a lot out of you but with regular caloric intake, patience and pace, 250 miles in a day is a lot easier than you think. If you're on a diamond-frame, a superior fit will help - distance rides will accentuate any fit issues or adjustments that aren't perfect.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #27472
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distance rides will accentuate any fit issues or adjustments that aren't perfect.
I believe that qualifies as an understatement.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #27473
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I believe that qualifies as an understatement.
I just want people to think that these are impossible. Anyone can do them. As a friend of mine says, "90% of brevets is 50% mental."
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #27474
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I just want people to think that these are impossible. Anyone can do them. As a friend of mine says, "90% of brevets is 50% mental."
All I gotta say is 'you can have em!' I'll pass on the brevets. Give me a velodrome and I'm a happy camper.

Misjudged the rain. Got appx 30min in to a 2hr ride and the pink stuff on the map turned green. So, since I already had on Gore Tex and other waterproof or resistant stuff, I kept on going for another 90min, including 60min of Tempo.

Its 36-38deg and coming down slowly, so it isn't *too* bad. That hour or Tempo made me sweat. Both layers of wool were soaked thru when I got back. All I gotta say is thank doG for wool 'cause while I was chilly when I got back, I wasn't cold per se.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #27475
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I like this shot.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #27476
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nice photos Nihon Newbie !
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I like this shot.
Thanks! I'm really liking it too. Might have to go back out there soon with a real camera to nail the shot again.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #27477
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I have a tan line!



Woot.

Its not real distinct at the moment, but it IS only Feb.

IOW I managed to get out today for 3hrs in shorts.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #27478
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got the bike FINISHED tonight!!!!!! even took it out for a slushy ride...LOL put a half mile on in the dark and snowy weather here in chicago, and it rides nice and smooth, gears all work great, which was a bit of concern to the LBS, seeing a 52t road crankset on a MTB frame...LOL

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #27479
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I did this yesterday. Wicked headwind as I was headed either west or south. Woof.

Nizice

The profile data for your ride look quite rich. Is the Strava site supplying elevation along mapped routes? How dyou get such a detailed view of the ups and downs?

I'm prepping for a May ride from Berkeley up through Wine country, out Navarro to the ocean, then back along the coast. Six-seven days, 325 miles or such. I've been using Google maps to figure distances, but haven't found a good resource for accurate elevation data along the roads.

Of course, we'll stop at the Bovine. http://goo.gl/maps/P04oE
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #27480
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hey Andrew!

have you played with Map My Ride? that gets you at least some of what you were talking about,..
http://www.mapmyride.com



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The profile data for your ride look quite rich. Is the Strava site supplying elevation along mapped routes? How dyou get such a detailed view of the ups and downs?

I'm prepping for a May ride from Berkeley up through Wine country, out Navarro to the ocean, then back along the coast. Six-seven days, 325 miles or such. I've been using Google maps to figure distances, but haven't found a good resource for accurate elevation data along the roads.

Of course, we'll stop at the Bovine. http://goo.gl/maps/P04oE
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