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Old 02-06-2011, 02:01 PM   #18901
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WTF is a Conch Republic Flag on your helmet?
Yeah - but only after I took my Santa cap off my helmet:






But if you're going to be silly, it helps to have a bunch of co-conspirators:
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #18902
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2 hours today. Got up to 45-ish degrees with a light wind from the NNW.

I was the only person I saw out. I miss some kinda 'cycling blackout day?'

Didn't go nearly as fast as I coulda, but that's OK cause I didn't needta go fast today.

For some reason every-effing-body on the UW Hockey team decided to watch football. No UW Hockey practice tonite.

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #18903
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You'll note drops and spandex - not smug enough for capris and fist-wide handlebars yet!

BTW, I pulled the trigger on black and chrome.

TheNedster, good call on the hoods. I almost never ride on the flats anyway.
Nice, post pics. And be sure to grow out your neckbeard.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:29 AM   #18904
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The Arrowhead 135 made the front page of the Minneapolis Sunday paper!

(yeah, you get an advert, first)

Sounds like our local boy had a rough time. Looks like he finished, but rumor I heard yesterday was that he got hit pretty hard with some frostbite on his toes and fingers. Like stuff turning black hit hard.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:56 AM   #18905
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Got out for 10 miles of pre-Superbowl, single track, calorie burn yesterday. Lost 6 lbs since Xmas (down to 220)and want to stay on track. Its the first time I've ridden my regular 26" wheel mtb since demoing a 29er last weekend. In short, the ride sucked. Lots of "Oh shit" moments and not much confidence to bomb through the faster sections dodging trees/rocks. Nobody told me it would be this bad.
edit: Things are going to get expensive in the near future.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:12 AM   #18906
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youre killing me here. what are your thoughts on the Motobecane bikes? everything ive read about Bikesdirect seems good...
I bought one last November. I'm happy with it, came quickly, everything as advertised. You should definately shop around locally first, what seems like a killer deal on their site isn't so killer, compared to a local closeout. You will need a good amount of set-up too, so if you're not familiar you'll have to have the local bike shop set it up for you for another $50-60.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:09 PM   #18907
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Did not get out on the bike over the weekend. Hiked. 5 miles 2,700 feet of climbing. Beat me good as I ran the last mile and a bit to get my HR up.

But back to bike business: RAGBRAI 2011
I will be wandering across the state with team Iowa Wine, from the Snus Hill Winery,

http://snushillwine.com/

Should be a hoot.
Some of us are planning to ride the whole week. It may work out I'll get some pre-ride altitude training in Colorado. I'm thinking Gore Pass. Maybe even Rabbit Ears.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:22 PM   #18908
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Wife got me a FlipHD for Christmas and finally got out to film a bit with my local club. This is my first video attempt on one of Tucson's more technical trails, Brown Mountain. Lots of steep climbing and tight, rocky switchbacks. I wish my model Flip had image stabilization but it doesn't. That's the next model up.

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Old 02-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #18909
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Ya know... In the 18mos I lived in Tucson, I didn't make it out there.

I know.

Did a buncha running on trails very similar around the house tho. Dog loved it. I suspect if I'da had a BC in Tucson, I'da been out riding with it insteada the Great White Pyrenees mix I have now. He got tired out at about 8mi

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #18910
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I'm looking for ideas about what to do with an old mountain bike. It's a 10 year Cannondale f600. The two biggest problems with it are a blown headshock and some frame damage. I hauled the bike to Moab tied to the inside of an aluminum trailer rail, I wrapped the frame tubes in towels but they moved during the trip and now the frame is scored a bit on the seat stay and on the head tube. I've also used it as a winter bike so there's some corrosion on the components. I don't really like riding it now because there's zero damping in the fork, and if I lock it out, there's still just enough travel to make it annoying/painful as the tiny bit of movement crashes into the stop.

Should I either
1) convert it to a conventional suspension fork
2) have the headshock rebuilt, or
3) write it off due to the frame damage and keep the usable parts?

I've been thinking of getting a hardtail 29er, would 26 inch disc wheels work in a 29 inch frame if I kept the wheels off the f600 and ran street tires on them?

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #18911
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I'll go with 3 and no.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:51 PM   #18912
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I'll go with 3 and no.
What this guy says. Start looking for a new bike, sell the old one on craigslist for $100. Cheaper and better in the long run.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:30 AM   #18913
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yeah. 3. and CL. cannondales are full of nonstandard bits that are incompatible with anything else. starting with those forks you got.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #18914
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I'm looking for ideas about what to do with an old mountain bike. It's a 10 year Cannondale f600.

Should I either
1) convert it to a conventional suspension fork
2) have the headshock rebuilt, or
3) write it off due to the frame damage and keep the usable parts?

I've been thinking of getting a hardtail 29er, would 26 inch disc wheels work in a 29 inch frame if I kept the wheels off the f600 and ran street tires on them?

I too have a 15 year old Cannodale with a headshock that is blown. I looked into rebuilding the fork last summer as I have an emotional attachment to the bike, but it was going to be like $700 to get the fork running again. That is just too close to a decent bike these days, and the advancement in brakes, shifters, etc is just to great to make it worthwhile. So mine is hanging from the ceiling in the garage. So much potential.

You'll be happy with a new 29er...
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:50 AM   #18915
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I too have a 15 year old Cannodale with a headshock that is blown. I looked into rebuilding the fork last summer as I have an emotional attachment to the bike, but it was going to be like $700 to get the fork running again. That is just too close to a decent bike these days, and the advancement in brakes, shifters, etc is just to great to make it worthwhile. So mine is hanging from the ceiling in the garage. So much potential.

You'll be happy with a new 29er...
Ok, thanks. $700 is a lot more than I'm willing to pay, too.
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