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Old 01-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #22591
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If that goes well, my riding buddy wants to attempt a 300-km brevet in early Feb. .
For sure, that'll be a different level.

I had a goal to do at least one 150 mile day, in 2011. It didn't happen. But, that was going to be my indicator as to whether or not the Dirty Kanza 200 was feasible. I hate to make an attempt and not complete.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:26 AM   #22592
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For sure, that'll be a different level.

I had a goal to do at least one 150 mile day, in 2011. It didn't happen. But, that was going to be my indicator as to whether or not the Dirty Kanza 200 was feasible. I hate to make an attempt and not complete.
Royal 162 registration is open this month.

http://www.almanzo.com/
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #22593
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Holy Jesus Toast it's cold out there.

28 degrees standing still. That gets a lot colder when you're bombing down past the Inner Harbor to the Gwinn Falls trail head and then back up to 30th & Calvert. At least the buses mostly behaved.
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You strategically place a billboard of boobs on the outside of a turn and I'd ride my motorcycle off a cliff.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #22594
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Royal 162 registration is open this month.

http://www.almanzo.com/
That's a fair distance from me......440 miles.

If you know registration's open, does that mean you're doing it?

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Holy Jesus Toast it's cold out there.

28 degrees standing still.
16 degrees, this AM. Supposed to be 50, come Thursday. Woot!
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #22595
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This is pretty badass. From Raleigh, no less.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #22596
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #22597
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All told about 100mi for the week. Finally got some pedal time in.

My buddies rode another 13-14mi on Jan 2nd, but I bailed early on that ride to escort a cramping rider back to our start point. Honestly, I'm glad. My legs were cooked at the end of the ride.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #22598
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That's a fair distance from me......440 miles.

If you know registration's open, does that mean you're doing it?

About 400 miles for me. And I've got to sign up to defend my "Dead Last But Finished" from last year....

One of my teammates is bugging me to enter on the Pugs. Should make sure I don't finish before dead last.

Raleigh makes a lot of cool 'cross type bikes and frames. Fell absolutely in love with the belt drive carbon fiber single speed CX bike that ran the ragnarok last year.

I'd settle for a Furley though.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #22599
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Norco used to have a couple of urban bikes with steel frames, disc brakes, and belt drive. One had a flat bar and eight speed Nexus hub, the other was a drop bar single-speed. I'd love to either one...or maybe a Vaya.

Had a pretty sucessful MTB ride today to close out my vacation. Got to try out some new trails that are part of a network being built by BLM west of town. They were great and I had them all to myself!

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #22600
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Problem here is that the pedal bike is replacing the motor bike. Bike 384.4 mi from December 21st to January 2nd. Moto miles = 0. It would make sense to use the motorcycle for commuting and errands and the pedal bike for recreation and fitness. I am not there yet, unfortunately using the cage is easy.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:58 AM   #22601
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #22602
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It would make sense to use the motorcycle for commuting and errands and the pedal bike for recreation and fitness. I am not there yet, unfortunately using the cage is easy.
That's why I'm MOTTGATT. I'll skip the armored pants for Draggin Jeans or other heavier duty(ish) pants. Boots are easy to hide under everything, jackets come off, and helmets can get left in the top box...

My car useta move 2-3x/ week living in the land of lane sharing.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:03 AM   #22603
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That bike looks like it was designed by someone dead set against using current fatbike wheel setups.

I'm curious how those tires compare to big fat larrys or some such.

And also why they used that crazy complicated white brothers downhill fork.


P.S. Kiteskiing is cheating if you want to call this "biking across Antarctica". But it's still a hell of an endeavor.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #22604
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Problem here is that the pedal bike is replacing the motor bike. Bike 384.4 mi from December 21st to January 2nd. Moto miles = 0. It would make sense to use the motorcycle for commuting and errands and the pedal bike for recreation and fitness. I am not there yet, unfortunately using the cage is easy.
This past summer, my daily beater sat so long the battery went dead. My nice truck sits in the shop, on a Battery Tender. I was using the motorcycle or bicycle to get around. She uses her car, daily. But, with me going to the store for the odd couple things at a time, we were able to minimize our trips to the grocery store to two times a month. Still, she only fuels up about once a month. I haven't fueled any of my vehicles in over a month. We've talked about getting a Surly Big Dummy or an Xtracycle, but, they seem like a lot of money versus what we actually use in gas to go to the store.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #22605
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That bike looks like it was designed by someone dead set against using current fatbike wheel setups.

I'm curious how those tires compare to big fat larrys or some such.
Askel, these guys look like they might be of interest to you. Check out their FB page, where they have some product shown. I think it's a good move by QBP. Though, their studded tires look an awful lot like Nokian's stuff.

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