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Old 03-15-2011, 08:40 AM   #19441
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Nice!
Despite the lack of photo evidence.
I'm working form home again so maybe I can get away early this evening for a little ride of my own. My back went nuts on me last night.
So, I'll need a good spin to stretch it back out.


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Guess it never happened then.

...but why do my legs feel whupped?!

Got a late start so I modified the plan en route to the 'start of the ride.' Chopped off a chunk but still managed to go 1:20 this AM. Most of it was on good roads. 2 sections of gravel road. 1st was ~2mi long. Second was half that.

I was followin the advice I heard about a long time ago: when on the pave stick it in a big gear and hammer on it.

No time for pics when hammering.

Something tells me my hammering was slower than the guy giving the advice's tho.

I grabbed the 'new' Quattro Assi with 23c tires on it cause that's what shoes I put on. Shoulda ridden the wheels with the 25s cause I bottomed out a few times. Didn't flat tho.

It was sunny this AM. Sposed to be rain coming in this afternoon. Glad I got out when I did despite the mid- to upper-30s.

All y'all near me are welcome to come ride April 3rd. Should be fun.



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Old 03-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #19442
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A couple of us rode over the teams' shop in the next town over. The loop was only 34 miles but it might as wel been 94 the way I felt at the end.

While we were there I picked up a few parts so I can re-assemble the freshly re-welded X01 into a single cross. Unfortunately, Captain Brain Fade forgot to look for a singulator while he was there. Guess it can't be too had to fab one from all the priceless scap that my wife thinks needs recycled. My buddy thinks it needs stripped and re-painted with something cool, I think I'm leaving the scorched paint as battle scars.

Tomorrow is our 1st team ride of the season and I am sure I'll be the 1st to succomb, probably 30 feet out of the lot!
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:49 AM   #19443
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Tomorrow is our 1st team ride of the season and I am sure I'll be the 1st to succomb, probably 30 feet out of the lot!
I've been that guy. It sucks.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #19444
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I've been that guy. It sucks.

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I feel bad for some of the guys. I have nothing to prove so if I am struggling I just sit up and enjoy my own ride at my own pace. Others feel the need to burry themselves to apoint they barely make it back after being dropped then can't ride for 2 or 3 days.

Then you have the circle jerkers who think every training ride needs to start with a 28mph dash out of the parking lot with no warm up to speak of and be damned those who actually care about a quality workout or ride. We have one idiot that always leads the race out of the lot only to blow up then bitch about how things went.

The wonders of group riding!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:08 AM   #19445
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I feel bad for some of the guys. I have nothing to prove so if I am struggling I just sit up and enjoy my own ride at my own pace. Others feel the need to burry themselves to apoint they barely make it back after being dropped then can't ride for 2 or 3 days.

Then you have the circle jerkers who think every training ride needs to start with a 28mph dash out of the parking lot with no warm up to speak of and be damned those who actually care about a quality workout or ride. We have one idiot that always leads the race out of the lot only to blow up then bitch about how things went.

The wonders of group riding!!
That's why I like riding with the wimmens! They don't have all that ego/testosterone crap going on.

...AND they're better looking!

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #19446
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OK, the fixie is built! I finished late last night, so no pics yet. But it's a Reynolds 520 steel frame, black with chrome details. Saddle and bar tape are Brooks (honey colored), with SRAM drop bar brakes. Rounding out the build are Crank Bros Candy pedals and a freewheel on the other side of the hub.

Very, very different from my tri bike, of course - but guess what I'm doing saturday morning in Miami? And guess where the Orange Hawtness is? So guess what's getting raced this weekend?



I'm actually kinda dying to pass carbon-clad aero-geeks (and yes, I'm normally one of 'em!) on a steel fixie with leather bits. Too bad nobody makes a wool tri-suit!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #19447
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We will need photos of this.
The bike not the wool tri-suit.

And if you have ever ridden in wet wool shorts with real chamois pad? Well, it would be something you would not only remember but avoid.

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OK, the fixie is built! I finished late last night, so no pics yet. But it's a Reynolds 520 steel frame, black with chrome details. Saddle and bar tape are Brooks (honey colored), with SRAM drop bar brakes. Rounding out the build are Crank Bros Candy pedals and a freewheel on the other side of the hub.

Very, very different from my tri bike, of course - but guess what I'm doing saturday morning in Miami? And guess where the Orange Hawtness is? So guess what's getting raced this weekend?



I'm actually kinda dying to pass carbon-clad aero-geeks (and yes, I'm normally one of 'em!) on a steel fixie with leather bits. Too bad nobody makes a wool tri-suit!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #19448
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Update: Kris finished 11th in the Daytona 200. Impressive for a privateer on a shoe string budget.

Congrats to him. I'm always impressed how skills translate from one venue to another.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #19449
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Congrats to him. I'm always impressed how skills translate from one venue to another.

I'm still waiting for my criterium skills to translate to knee corner carving on the 950 but it hasn't happened yet
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #19450
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Got out for a short ride after the doctors visit.

27 miles down and back on the river trail. 1:43, and change.
There was a pretty good headwind on the way out, but that meant a nice tailwind to push me home. 20 mph was not too tough, though I was riding along a river on a paved trail in about 78 degree weather.

Very nice day out.





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Old 03-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #19451
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I'm still waiting for my criterium skills to translate to knee corner carving on the 950 but it hasn't happened yet
My crit and track racing skills have taught me that I don't want to drag a knee on an open road.



There's too many things that can go wrong quickly.



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Old 03-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #19452
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Very nice day out.

I'm starting to not like your pictures, no snow, no gray skies filled with rain, green on the trees....



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My crit and track racing skills have taught me that I don't want to drag a knee on an open road.



There's too many things that can go wrong quickly.



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Full knobs ona 950 aren't the greatest for practicing either
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #19453
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Wait a month or two, I'll be back to the PNWet and gray and dampish. Sans bike.

Oh, and Knobbies work just fine on the street. Think, real loose set up though.
Remember what the "King" said, "as long as you have throttle and road, you're safe", or words to that affect.
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I'm starting to not like your pictures, no snow, no gray skies filled with rain, green on the trees....






Full knobs ona 950 aren't the greatest for practicing either
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #19454
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OK, the fixie is built! I finished late last night, so no pics yet. But it's a Reynolds 520 steel frame, black with chrome details. Saddle and bar tape are Brooks (honey colored), with SRAM drop bar brakes. Rounding out the build are Crank Bros Candy pedals and a freewheel on the other side of the hub.

Very, very different from my tri bike, of course - but guess what I'm doing saturday morning in Miami? And guess where the Orange Hawtness is? So guess what's getting raced this weekend?



I'm actually kinda dying to pass carbon-clad aero-geeks (and yes, I'm normally one of 'em!) on a steel fixie with leather bits. Too bad nobody makes a wool tri-suit!
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #19455
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I wish I was this good, this is so awesome.


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