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Old 06-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #24031
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got a good 1 1/2 - 2 hours in at croom yesterday morning. Was a beautiful 64 degrees when we started. Many many many spiders .
I am hoping at least one was radioactive so I may be blessed with super powers. Trails were nice with the recent rains.
Where exactly is Croom, and does it cost anything to get in?

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aurelius - put moonscape @ alaphia on the trails that suck list...
Funny you should mention it. That very trail came up for discussion during our ride. One person thought it was great; the others thought it sucked ass.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #24032
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #24033
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Where exactly is Croom, and does it cost anything to get in?





Funny you should mention it. That very trail came up for discussion during our ride. One person thought it was great; the others thought it sucked ass.
Croom/Withlacoochee state forest you exit 75 at state road 50 @ brooksville. There are many places to park only the furthest lot in asks you pay $2 per person.


yeah great so long as you don't mind carrying your bike up a bunch of steep inclines
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:16 AM   #24034
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Just got punnished yesterday on what was supposed to be a nice 85K ride back to town from out in the sitcks.

Jumped on the bike and started bucking a non stop headwind that just would let up. The first 50K were cruel and then the hills started.

What a mess.

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:33 AM   #24035
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Wind is such a beatdown. At least you can see hills coming. I suck in the wind. The big diesel guys seem to excell...that's not me. I'm the bum catching a draft.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #24036
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Wind is such a beatdown. At least you can see hills coming. I suck in the wind. The big diesel guys seem to excell...that's not me. I'm the bum catching a draft.
Ugh, what a grunt.

At one point my heart was doing 165 BPM to get me to go 22KPH (13 MPH) it was humiliating.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #24037
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valid-bike.com

Anybody heard of them? I've been getting back jnto cycling overe the last 9 months, and am thinking about a new road bike. I like my '88 Schwinn Prelude - chrome moly frame and all, but have ridden a bunch of demo bikes lately. Top 2 for me are the CAAD10 or the Super Six, with the Ultegra package. This website has some "unbelievable" prices. Too good to be true?
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #24038
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Anybody heard of them? I've been getting back jnto cycling overe the last 9 months, and am thinking about a new road bike. I like my '88 Schwinn Prelude - chrome moly frame and all, but have ridden a bunch of demo bikes lately. Top 2 for me are the CAAD10 or the Super Six, with the Ultegra package. This website has some "unbelievable" prices. Too good to be true?
Typically, if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is.

Other than that, I haven't heard of that company.

Did 2:30 today. Despite the mouth breathers in the thread I linked to above, there were no idiots on the road. Some rolly hills, lots of wind, and the realization that carrying water bottles in yer jersey pockets sucks.

...but the Full Tilt Boogie is still a rocketship!

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #24039
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Typically, if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is.

Other than that, I haven't heard of that company.

Did 2:30 today. Despite the mouth breathers in the thread I linked to above, there were no idiots on the road. Some rolly hills, lots of wind, and the realization that carrying water bottles in yer jersey pockets sucks.

...but the Full Tilt Boogie is still a rocketship!

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Good onya for keeping up the fight, Gummee.

I can only handle so much and just reading a few posts in those kinds of threads has me clicking the 'back' button.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #24040
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Good onya for keeping up the fight, Gummee.

I can only handle so much and just reading a few posts in those kinds of threads has me clicking the 'back' button.
I know I'm beating a dead horse 'cause their minds are made up and nothing but nothing I'M going to say is going to change it.

...but I'm tenacious enough to think 'maybe just this once...'

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #24041
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I know I'm beating a dead horse 'cause their minds are made up and nothing but nothing I'M going to say is going to change it.

...but I'm tenacious enough to think 'maybe just this once...'

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On the plus side, now that YakSprout is 3 mos old, my wife is getting back on her bike and we did ~24mi this weekend. We even linked up with my mom and rode about 4-5 mi with her on the paths near her place. I'm going to have to work out some mid-week 'interval commutes', though, if my weekend rides will be spent bringing other folks up to speed.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #24042
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On the plus side, now that YakSprout is 3 mos old, my wife is getting back on her bike and we did ~24mi this weekend. We even linked up with my mom and rode about 4-5 mi with her on the paths near her place. I'm going to have to work out some mid-week 'interval commutes', though, if my weekend rides will be spent bringing other folks up to speed.
Sounds good! Next step: Burley trailer!



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Old 06-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #24043
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Sounds good! Next step: Burley trailer!



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As soon as he can hold his head up with a helmet on, I'll dust off the '86 ('87?) cro-mo DB Ascent EX and mount the trailer up.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #24044
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is something like this available commercially?



one lever working both brake cables
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #24045
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I need a new saddle for spirited commuting on fairly aggressive riding position.

101 mm seat bones.

And my ass hurts now.
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