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Old 06-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #24166
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I'm gonna be pissed if you push that thing over 100 pages. My old thread at 100 pages was the gold standard until it got punted to Head Explody.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #24167
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My oldest daughter predated my access to trailers so I had one of those chair things on the back of a long wheel base Motobecane Grand Record. Just fit with her big feet. I used those plastic kid chains to tether her bottle and a toy just long enough to give her room to move them around but not long enough to get into the spokes.
Longest ride I did was about 15 miles or so. Beat me like a rented mule. Straight block and the extra weight were a bit much.

Then her sister comes along at about the time she graduated to a two wheeler of her own. We got a Burley for a smoking deal. I mounted up some pink knobbies wth Mr Tuffy Tire liners and hitched it to my Rocky Mountain Glacier.
By the time she could talk, she'd yell, "Faster Boy, faster!".
That was her first sentence I think. I always seemed to have at least two kids in that trailer. I pulled it to the top of Vail Pass a few times. I always wave and nod at the people I see on the trail pulling trailers. Makes me remember those days. Closing on 25 years now.


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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 06-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #24168
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My oldest daughter predated my access to trailers so I had one of those chair things on the back of a long wheel base Motobecane Grand Record. Just fit with her big feet. I used those plastic kid chains to tether her bottle and a toy just long enough to give her room to move them around but not long enough to get into the spokes.
Longest ride I did was about 15 miles or so. Beat me like a rented mule. Straight block and the extra weight were a bit much.

Then her sister comes along at about the time she graduated to a two wheeler of her own. We got a Burley for a smoking deal. I mounted up some pink knobbies wth Mr Tuffy Tire liners and hitched it to my Rocky Mountain Glacier.
By the time she could talk, she'd yell, "Faster Boy, faster!".
That was her first sentence I think. I always seemed to have at least two kids in that trailer. I pulled it to the top of Vail Pass a few times. I always wave and nod at the people I see on the trail pulling trailers. Makes me remember those days. Closing on 25 years now.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:05 PM   #24169
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My oldest daughter predated my access to trailers so I had one of those chair things on the back of a long wheel base Motobecane Grand Record. ...
omg, I still HAVE my motobecane grand record, from 1975. I think Ive pasted these pictures here before, my kid took them a few years back in high school.



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Old 06-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #24170
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Whoa.... heart rate

I haven't checked my heart rate in a few months.... so when someone at work asked me about it, I checked - twice - since I didn't believe the results the first time around.

My rate, in beats-per-minute, is just a tick under my age in years.

That's down from just two months ago when I was at 62 bpm resting. Every Sunday for the last several weeks, I've been going up & down South Mt on multiple climbs with Tuesday/Thursday early morning rides.

I guess I'm in pretty good shape and hopefully, that'll translate to a finish in the 600k/378.8 mile ride next Friday/Saturday in under 40 hours.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #24171
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How my (then) 5 y.o. son and I used to roll....
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Here's the full ride report... "What's 29+29+20?"
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #24172
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I haven't checked my heart rate in a few months.... so when someone at work asked me about it, I checked - twice - since I didn't believe the results the first time around.

My rate, in beats-per-minute, is just a tick under my age in years.

That's down from just two months ago when I was at 62 bpm resting. Every Sunday for the last several weeks, I've been going up & down South Mt on multiple climbs with Tuesday/Thursday early morning rides.

I guess I'm in pretty good shape and hopefully, that'll translate to a finish in the 600k/378.8 mile ride next Friday/Saturday in under 40 hours.
Good Luck that's a LOT of miles in 48 hrs.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:52 PM   #24173
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Good Luck that's a LOT of miles in 48 hrs.
Thanks. The limit is 40 hours and we aim to get a little sleep too.... if we don't get lost like we did on the last attempt.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #24174
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I started looking at fatbikes a couple of years ago when I got my first 29er. I knew after reading and researching about fatbikes I had to get one for my next bike. I settled on the Pugsley for a few basic reasons, front and back wheel can be swapped (can be ran geared with back up single speed), steel frame, and cost. Yes I know the pugs is a snow/sand bike. I like eccentric bikes, and I live right on the central coast. In less than 5 minutes I can be on the beach. Here are some pictures from its first time out. Short ride up a sandy trail.









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Old 06-07-2012, 01:37 AM   #24175
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I guess I'm in pretty good shape and hopefully, that'll translate to a finish in the 600k/378.8 mile ride next Friday/Saturday in under 40 hours.
Good luck. Please provide a review of your ride afterwards!
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:26 AM   #24176
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I settled on the Pugsley ....


You're going to love it. Pugsley is probably the best all-rounder of the fat bike bunch.

I got mine for snow riding, but it's probably seen more miles since the snow melted than any of my other mountain bikes.

And rocking it out through a new pump track/dirt jump/flow trail just built in town gets me far more applause than somebody going that slow deserves.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #24177
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kewl stuff...

here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:40 AM   #24178
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here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
I'm surprised I didn't see any pictures of Holland. Statistically there are more bicycles in Holland than there are people. A picture I snapped in Amsterdam:

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #24179
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Very cool.

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here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #24180
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SPOILER!!!
Don't read the captions if you're still watching the 2012 Giro!
I know I'm a little behind but I can go delete the last 16 stages now since I know who wins.
But some very cool shots.



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