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Old 04-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #23776
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Has anybody ever tried Selle SMP saddles?

http://www.sellesmp.com

I really like the look of them.
I'm on my second Extra. Had the first for about 2000mi, then noticed that I'd bent the rails a bit, so I replaced it and have been on the replacement for six months. It's not bad, but I think it's a bit over-padded.

I haven't found the perfect seat yet, but as long I don't skip too many weekends riding, the Selle SMP seems to stay pretty comfy for the short rides I do most of the time. (30-50mi)
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #23777
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I finally got a Go Pro so here is a few videos I have made in the past week.

My first go



Crashing in Sundays race



Me going backwards from the start

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:52 AM   #23778
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Went on a gravel road ride yesterday. Well... as much gravel as I get around here anyway. 4 stretches of gravel road in an hour and a half.

The third one got interesting cause I didn't *quite* have enough air in the rear tire. No flats tho.

...its raining today. Probably no riding. Oh well.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:21 AM   #23779
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Got my ass kicked on my favorite trail yesterday by some dude on an old and battered hard tail.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:22 AM   #23780
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I finally got a Go Pro so here is a few videos I have made in the past week.
Love those kinds of videos. I wish more people would post 'em here.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:31 AM   #23781
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I'm on my second Extra. Had the first for about 2000mi, then noticed that I'd bent the rails a bit, so I replaced it and have been on the replacement for six months. It's not bad, but I think it's a bit over-padded.

I haven't found the perfect seat yet, but as long I don't skip too many weekends riding, the Selle SMP seems to stay pretty comfy for the short rides I do most of the time. (30-50mi)
There is a reason why the rails and or shell bend ... It could be caused by an anatomical and more often a functional leg length discrepancy due to a variety of reasons. SMP's are great, but saddles are like shoes, you must try them before you buy them. When I am at clients homes doing fittings I bring about 30 saddles with me for them to try!
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:33 AM   #23782
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Has anybody ever tried Selle SMP saddles?

http://www.sellesmp.com

I really like the look of them.
If you are in NorCal I have their whole demo set that you can try!
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:44 AM   #23783
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If you are in NorCal I have their whole demo set that you can try!
I wish. Nobody in DC/Baltimore carries them. Closest place for me to try one would be Philly.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:11 AM   #23784
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I have their "kit carbon flow" on all of my bikes. It's expensive, and looks like a torture device, but I can ride a 24hr race and never think about my saddle.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:59 AM   #23785
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Had my first crash on the mountain bike yesterday up at Santos. While riding down a trail at a brisk pace, a stick somehow got wedged in the spokes of my front tire, flipping the bike over and sending me flying. Another rider who witnessed the accident gave it an 8.5 for style.

Fortunately nothing seems broken, just a lot of soreness on my left side. Hardly any damage to the bike either - just needs to have one spoke replaced. The real tragedy was that I didn't have my GoPro video camera recording at that point.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #23786
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Had my first crash on the mountain bike yesterday up at Santos. While riding down a trail at a brisk pace, a stick somehow got wedged in the spokes of my front tire, flipping the bike over and sending me flying. Another rider who witnessed the accident gave it an 8.5 for style.

Fortunately nothing seems broken, just a lot of soreness on my left side. Hardly any damage to the bike either - just needs to have one spoke replaced. The real tragedy was that I didn't have my GoPro video camera recording at that point.
One of the 'requirements' for getting a high score crashing on the mtn bike is coming up with something witty to say on the way down. 'Oh shit!' doesn't make the grade for witty.

Glad you're OK.

...that replacing the spoke thing is why I usually have multiple wheelsets running around.

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:16 AM   #23787
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One of the 'requirements' for getting a high score crashing on the mtn bike is coming up with something witty to say on the way down. 'Oh shit!' doesn't make the grade for witty.
I'll keep that in mind next time.

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Glad you're OK.

...that replacing the spoke thing is why I usually have multiple wheelsets running around.

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The other rider with me was once a mechanic at a local bike shop and said that replacing the spoke is something I should be able to do myself. It's only a $2.00 part, but it won't be in until Tuesday.

I'm really hoping my ribs heal quickly so that I'll at least be able to ride my street bike in the meantime. This morning I could barely get out of bed, but it seems to have gotten a lot better since then.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:23 AM   #23788
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The other rider with me was once a mechanic at a local bike shop and said that replacing the spoke is something I should be able to do myself. It's only a $2.00 part, but it won't be in until Tuesday.
Its not technically hard, but it helps to have the right tools: truing stand, spoke wrenches, etc.

Go look it up on Park Tools' website to see if its something you want to tackle on your own.

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:28 AM   #23789
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Body armor?

A couple of experienced riders tell me that I should invest in a pair of shin/knee protectors. The ones I've found at local stores only have shin pads, but nothing to protect the knees. Anybody got a recommendation?

What about elbow pads? Are these worth getting?

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #23790
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riding after prostate biopsy

Hi guys,
I had a prostate biopsy yesterday.Doctor said to stay of the bike for 2 weeks.Any one else gone through the same thing.It's killin me cause my new Caad 10 came in on friday and I only have 75 miles on it.I feel great today and have no soreness in the area.Is the Doctor being to cautious.I guess I'll wait until I get the results.Just want to see what others have been through and how you handled it.I'm 62 and probably a C rider.I just want to get out and turn the pedals over and clear my head.
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