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Old 01-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #22846
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still got my bike, though. Protip; googlemaps takes you the shortest route somewhere, not necessarily the best.

Also, my 115db airzound bike horn helped save my bacon today; taxi driver sitting in the bike lane, slowly rolling out. Not looking one way or the other. I'm not sure if it was the horn or the footprint I left on his front quarter panel, but I know he was aware of me.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #22847
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:41 PM   #22848
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Protip; googlemaps takes you the shortest route somewhere, not necessarily the best.

And about that - where is the best place to do mapping inquiries for a long bike ride? I'm trying to map out my end of the year goal ride and using google, it seems like it doesn't take anything in to consideration other than shortest distance on roads that bikes are allowed on. I'd like a more intelligent routing program, something that doesn't take me up and over a series of giant hills instead of following the road along the river because it's .2 miles shorter over a 17 mile stretch. Does anything exist?
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #22849
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I dunno. Usually i just hit the 'pedestrian' or 'bicycle' option on the ol' google maps, and then follow it up by some in-saddle scouting. As I have demonstrated, it's not always the best idea. :eek If you didn't want a whole bunch of hills, you could ask google to display in topographical format.

Spent an hour today scouting routes to the local Target, 3 miles off. Plus I just wanted to ride.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #22850
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When you can pull off a move like that, you can ride whatever color bike you want as far as I'm concerned.

Went on my longest ride to date today. It was a big group, 35 at the start but we strung out pretty quickly. I JRA'ed in the middle with my only goal being to get back under my own power. Mission accomplished. I felt good at the end and think I might be turning a corner in my riding career.

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #22851
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When you can pull off a move like that, you can ride whatever color bike you want as far as I'm concerned.
Point of order; this is not a picture of the landing.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #22852
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Point of order; this is not a picture of the landing.
Given that he's the cyclocross world champion, it's doubtful he'll soil that pristine kit, upon landing.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #22853
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And about that - where is the best place to do mapping inquiries for a long bike ride? I'm trying to map out my end of the year goal ride and using google, it seems like it doesn't take anything in to consideration other than shortest distance on roads that bikes are allowed on. I'd like a more intelligent routing program, something that doesn't take me up and over a series of giant hills instead of following the road along the river because it's .2 miles shorter over a 17 mile stretch. Does anything exist?
Gmap pedometer is a good one. Map my ride. Ditto. Ride with GPS seems to work. Strava.

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Old 01-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #22854
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Given that he's the cyclocross world champion, it's doubtful he'll soil that pristine kit, upon landing.
He landed that jump a few times in that race.

Guy's good.

He's only been World Champion for the last 2 years running! I don't think he's gonna do it again. Too sandy for him on this year's course.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:48 AM   #22855
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:23 AM   #22856
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He landed that jump a few times in that race.

Guy's good.

He's only been World Champion for the last 2 years running! I don't think he's gonna do it again. Too sandy for him on this year's course.

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Aren't they coming to Louisville, sometime (2012 or 2013)?

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #22857
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When you can pull off a move like that, you can ride whatever color bike you want as far as I'm concerned.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #22858
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