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Old 04-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #19861
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Race pics!!!

That's me, in the black wetsuit with the red swimcap.


Look, ma, four arms!


And we're OFF!




Looking serious:


And not so serious:


And thus began the sufferfest:




"Francisco,


you are an...


IRONMAAAAAAN!"


Tri suit: $150. Bottle of water: $1. Silly grin after getting a medal from Chrissie Wellington: priceless.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:30 AM   #19862
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #19863
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That's cool, man. Great job.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #19864
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Damn F, I can actually see the weight loss between the beginning of the race to the end........

That's awesome man, something no one can ever take from you, cool


ps - we gotta ride when you're in NY again.... bicycles that is....
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:49 PM   #19865
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I'm jealous of both the accomplishment and that sweet bike!!
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:29 PM   #19866
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Great job What is the deal with the socks? Help with cramps?
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #19867
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I live in Florida. There is a small man-made rise that goes over an irrigation ditch on my route. Prolly 10 feet of vertical change bottom-to-top. I call it "Heartbreak Hill." It saps my very will to live.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:22 PM   #19868
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I live in Florida. There is a small man-made rise that goes over an irrigation ditch on my route. Prolly 10 feet of vertical change bottom-to-top. I call it "Heartbreak Hill." It saps my very will to live.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:04 PM   #19869
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I live in Florida. There is a small man-made rise that goes over an irrigation ditch on my route. Prolly 10 feet of vertical change bottom-to-top. I call it "Heartbreak Hill." It saps my very will to live.
I bet you and your spandex-clad buddies ride 4 abreast over that ditch, too, don't ya?!?

Next time I go by in my raised El Camino, I'll blow my train horns and you'll spook and steer into the ditch.

Take that, road fags.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:20 PM   #19870
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I am about to pull the trigger on one of these.



.....new in-the-box for $350.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:33 PM   #19871
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I am about to pull the trigger on one of these.



.....new in-the-box for $350.
What's your planned riding style?

That's a pretty good deal on a hybrid.

Again, buy the bike that makes you want to ride it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:29 AM   #19872
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I am about to pull the trigger on one of these.



.....new in-the-box for $350.
Being a Specialized dealer and hearing that makes me a little upset.
1) Dealers are not allowed to sell bikes in the box, bikes must be assembled by the dealer.
2) That price violates Specialized MSRP pricing. Dealers are not allowed to sell below minimum MSRP levels.

Other than that I like the Sirrus'. They are nice bikes. I just ordered a Sirrus Expert for my self for rail trail/urban riding.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:41 AM   #19873
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I can't imagine nailing my cleats to my shoes...

I use the Speedplay Zero pedals/cleats. Easily adjustable from zero degrees all the way up to 15 degrees of float. No matter how hard I sprint, or pull, I have never come unclipped from these. Some of the more "vintage" roadies that I ride with don't like them due to the recessed style of cleat that can pick up dirt or mud. I have worn them across RAGBRAI twice and never had a problem with it, but to each his own.

Never tried the "LOOK" style of clipless, but a lot of guys still swear by them. For MTB, I use Crank Bros. eggbeaters.
On the road I've ridden clips and straps, Shimano D/A Look-style, Speedplay, Clips and double toe-straps, SPD-R, SPD-SL, and now Keo-s. Off-road its been a little more restrained: clips and straps with road shoes (bad idea), OnZa HO-s, then Speedplay Magnums, now ATACs. I'm thinking about going to SPDs (XTR) off-road cause the ATAC is kinda wonky to get out of cyclocrossing.

I'd been racing at the track in clips and double straps at riding road in Speedplays. Wanted something with less float, so went with the new thing at the time: SPD-Rs. Ugh that pedal sucked. Right after I'd standardized my 3-4 pairs of pedals and shoes on SPD-Rs, the Speedplay Zero came out. Oh well. Now I have 3 pairs of Keos...

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:44 AM   #19874
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Being a Specialized dealer and hearing that makes me a little upset.
1) Dealers are not allowed to sell bikes in the box, bikes must be assembled by the dealer.
2) That price violates Specialized MSRP pricing. Dealers are not allowed to sell below minimum MSRP levels.

Other than that I like the Sirrus'. They are nice bikes. I just ordered a Sirrus Expert for my self for rail trail/urban riding.

If its last year's, I can see that. If not, I'm with you.



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Old 04-16-2011, 06:06 AM   #19875
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Ah, spring....

When a young man's thoughts and desires turn to.....


NEW BIKES!



It's bad this year. Real bad.

I saw one of these on the Ragnarok:
http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/rale...rbon-frameset/


More specifically, this one:
http://behind-bars-bicycle-shop.blog...2/not-bad.html


It's one of the few times where I seriously considered just saying "fuck this no-name steel, tank-like wheels, and 8 speed bullshit. I'm buying the best there is for once."

That sentiment lasted for about 32.6 seconds after I found out a SSCXWC framset is $1200 and changing the gearing on a belt drive setup is still a $100-$200 proposition.

But nonetheless, the hook was set. I need a singlespeed 'cross bike now.

Conveniently, my team sponsor has become a Felt dealer and this looks mighty fine:
http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2011.../Cy/Breed.aspx


Pros: It's one of the first SSCX bikes I've seen that comes stock with sensible gearing. 42x17 seems to be the norm, and well... That's kind of insane for our CX courses and gravel road racing.

Cons: Any bets how long it'll take me to kill an OEM rim with only 28 spokes?

But this also looks cool:
http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy1/


Pros: I can complete my collection of CX bikes named after pro wrestlers.

Cons: So durable and unsexy looking. And that 42 tooth chainring has got to go.

Seems the Major One is gone forever now (probably should have jumped on that one last year....). Any other cool SSCX bikes out there I should look into?
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