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Old 05-14-2012, 06:10 AM   #23836
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A little over 100 miles between yesterday and today, with a shitload of hills... I rode in the woods last Sunday for the first time in a few weeks. The road miles really make it so much more fun, as I can ride whole sections without blowing up!
I was out Fri with a Marine over on Quantico. He took us on a tour of the little trail system next to his office. Lots of fun, but he was getting tired at about the 50min mark.

Buddy of mine that 'found' the guy and I went out for a 4:14 road ride after. Coupla thoughts:
McD's doesn't make good pre-ride food.
Dose your efforts if you're going out for a 4+ hour ride. Don't burn all your matches in the first 30min

I had to pull the last 75min or so 'cause he'd blown up right before the halfway mark.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:11 AM   #23837
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The genuine Campy crank puller has a slightly larger thread and will fit more snugly in the puller threads, sometimes offering purchase when a Park has already pulled out. I use nearly nothing else for this reason.
If you get the Park tool, they usually have 2 sides: Shimano and Campy. The thread pitches are different enough that you *shouldn't* be able to screw one into the wrong crank

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #23838
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Buddy of mine that 'found' the guy and I went out for a 4:14 road ride after. Coupla thoughts:
McD's doesn't make good pre-ride food.
I've come to the conclusion that anything greasy/oily is to be avoided before a strenuous ride. I ate some Chinese takeout on Saturday and went riding an hour later. Two laps around a trail comprised of steep climbs, and I began to feel sick, but decided to press on. Eventually I had to get off the bike and take a breather. By that time I not only felt like I was about to vomit, but had gotten quite dizzy on top of it. I had to lie down next to the trail, as I was afraid I might pass out. Lying down seemed to do the trick, as after about 10 minutes I felt totally recovered and just walked my bike back to the trail exit. I'm thinking that in future it might be wise to forego any 'real' food before a ride and just eat an energy bar or two.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:48 AM   #23839
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For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

YMMV.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #23840
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For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

YMMV.

That's my breakfast almost every morning. Banana and Brown Sugar too. Good pre ride meal.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #23841
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"I've pulled dozens and dozens of crankarms....."

"I've pulled hundreds of crankarms....."

Yeah? Well I've pulled a BAJILLION crankarms, so there!!


My new tool showed up on Saturday. I've pulled two!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #23842
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For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

YMMV.
My wife swears by steel-cut oatmeal before a ride, but it gives me terrible stomach pain and heartburn about 30min into the ride. I'm good with a hard-boiled egg and a banana about 30-45min prior to the ride. And it helps soak up the coffee I drink while driving to the meeting point.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #23843
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If anyone is in central floriduh early june

http://12hoursofstpete.com/
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #23844
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And if you're feeling particularly generous...

... maybe you would consider donating to my Booty team? It's a group of 8 motorcycle buddies who decided to participate in a 24 hour BICYCLE ride to benefit cancer research. Should be interesting
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:55 AM   #23845
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Anybody had dealings with this outfit?

http://www.artscyclery.com/Specializ...e-SP2SJEV.html

Locally this bike sells for $5,400 + 6% sales tax.

Assuming the bike is shipped from California and that I won't be charged sales tax as a result, I'd be saving hundreds.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:25 AM   #23846
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even cheaper and in state but not carbon

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/2974841823.html
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:29 AM   #23847
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even cheaper and in state but not carbon

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/bik/2974841823.html
That's a 2011 model, and it's not an Evo.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:48 AM   #23848
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How fast is fast?

I've been reviewing some racing vids filmed at Santos on the same trails I travel to get some idea of my progress. The video below is of particular interest because I did my best run on it last Sunday, averaging about 12 mph, without feeling that I was pushing too hard. These guys are going faster - probably 15 mph average - which is what I'm shooting for. The video is deceptive in that the turns are much tighter than they look, and there's some rough terrain which is difficult to notice. One thing I see these guys doing that's different is that I tend to coast through corners to give my legs some rest, whereas they're pedaling non-stop. I can go 15 mph on that trail without fear of crashing, but I don't have the stamina to keep it up like these guys do. If I ever get to the point where I can pace these guys, I'll die happy.

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:16 AM   #23849
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That's a 2011 model, and it's not an Evo.
My bad I thought you may have been interested in saving $$.

So my answer is no I have no dealings with them.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:25 AM   #23850
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My bad I thought you may have been interested in saving $$.
I'm interested in saving money, but the bike I want to save money on is a 2012 Stumpjumper Expert Evo.
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