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Old 07-23-2012, 07:24 AM   #24601
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Standard road crank (53/39) and compact crank (50/34 or 48/34) have different bolt circles; 130mm versus 110mm, respectively. You'll need a new crankset. The original derailluer MAY work. You'll just need to adjust it downward.
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Try it and see. You may not be able to get the der down far enough to work right. Depends on the bike and der.

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:00 AM   #24602
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20lbs? Unless you're a body builder, at a height of only 5'10', you should weigh around 165 lbs.
Yeah, according to BMI and most other measures 165 is correct. However, my senior year of high school when I was in the best shape I have ever been in (muscle wise and endurance) I was 180. My current goal is below 200. Once I hit that, we will see were I go from there. Could I be 165, sure. But that would require a lot of sacrifices in other areas of my life that I just am not willing to do right now. I would be very happy at 185 (yeah, yeah, 30 less than now; small steps...)
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #24603
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Yeah, according to BMI and most other measures 165 is correct. However, my senior year of high school when I was in the best shape I have ever been in (muscle wise and endurance) I was 180. My current goal is below 200. Once I hit that, we will see were I go from there. Could I be 165, sure. But that would require a lot of sacrifices in other areas of my life that I just am not willing to do right now. I would be very happy at 185 (yeah, yeah, 30 less than now; small steps...)
Check out this local mountain biker's website: http://www.johnstonefitness.com/

Even with all that muscle on him, he only weighs 175 lbs. Something for you to shoot for.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:22 AM   #24604
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Check out this local mountain biker's website: http://www.johnstonefitness.com/

Even with all that muscle on him, he only weighs 175 lbs. Something for you to shoot for.
Definitely.

I have seen his page before, and he did what anyone can do with some work. Inspiring none-the-less since most people are unwilling to do the work
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:45 AM   #24605
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Definitely.

I have seen his page before, and he did what anyone can do with some work. Inspiring none-the-less since most people are unwilling to do the work
Yep, count me in as someone unwilling to do the work. 'Course, I don't want to look like that anyway.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #24606
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Check out this local mountain biker's website: http://www.johnstonefitness.com/
Wow! Good on him.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #24607
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Wow! Good on him.
This is him riding our favorite local trail. I couldn't stop laughing the first time I watched it. He sucked even more than I did my first time out there.

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #24608
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This is him riding our favorite local trail. I couldn't stop laughing the first time I watched it. He sucked even more than I did my first time out there.
So there's hope for me
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #24609
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So there's hope for me
He's a terrible rider. He once told me how he panicked on a steep downhill section on a trail we both know. He tried to save himself from crashing by grabbing a tree branch above him. Unfortunately the tree branch broke, and he ended up tumbling all the way down the hill.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #24610
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Wow.

I watched part of the video, and he comes to one point and nearly goes flying into the brackish water. He says in the comments about that time that it was a difficult turn. On camera it looked pretty straight to me
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #24611
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Wow.

I watched part of the video, and he comes to one point and nearly goes flying into the brackish water. He says in the comments about that time that it was a difficult turn. On camera it looked pretty straight to me
I know! He's a terrible rider. I rode that trail when I was a total n00b and didn't crash or run off the trail even once. The video below is his worst faceplant on that same trail, which resulted in a trip to the emergency room.

Last week I gave him the number of a professional trainer for some lessons. I also encouraged him to buy a full face helmet as some body armor, which he says he will.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #24612
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Rode over to a buddy's house to meet him to go for a ride. Rode the ride then rode home. 4:06 on the bike.

I'm tired.

90min easy tomorrow, then the Wed ride.



Forgot the most interesting part: So there I was... going down this hill on the way to 17 on Cannonball Gate... Come around this corner and there's DEER! Eeek! There's a fawn off on the left side of the road, mom over there in the brush, but most important:

A FAWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!!

Aw h-ll, I really hope the thing goes one direction or the other! I really really don't want to t-bone a fawn at 30+!

Coupla tries to get traction and its off to the right side of the road

Whew!

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #24613
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Dammit. Thanks to Gummee I now find there's an entire forum on this site I didn't know about, and YET ANOTHER ONGOING THREAD I need to participate in. Thanks, Gummee, I didn't have anything ELSE to do!

Anyway, here's part of a post I made in another thread on this forum:

My ride from today:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202390325

I got to Leadville, CO, last Thursday. Did a couple paved rides on Thursday and Friday, did an easy run on Saturday, then did this yesterday:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202078831

The summary is 70 total miles over two days, all of it above 9k feet with about 8800' of total gain. The kicker? I'm from NC and never rode at this kind of altitude before. But I'm here for the next three weeks training for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race, and you can see more about it on my blog if you care. I'll have another blog post tonight or tomorrow about the Carmichael camp that yesterday and today's ride were a part of.

Likely going to head over to Winter Park this weekend to watch some of the slopestyle stuff they have going on, and traveling on my BMW G650X that I brought with me. A buddy is flying in and I have his KLR650 waiting here for him. So we'll spend some time at 14k feet via motor power, too!


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Old 07-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #24614
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@Donnie: don't go read the 'dear bicyclists' thread in Jo Momma.

I don't let it get to me, but it does raise my blood pressure a little thinking that MC riders (who *should* understand the nature of doing something 'dangerous' in traffic) are being *that* idiotic

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #24615
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@Donnie: don't go read the 'dear bicyclists' thread in Jo Momma.

I don't let it get to me, but it does raise my blood pressure a little thinking that MC riders (who *should* understand the nature of doing something 'dangerous' in traffic) are being *that* idiotic
Agreed. This world is a much better place when we agree to share nicely.

I choose to NOT ride on the road very often because of safety. But heck, I choose to not ride a motorcycle on the road NEARLY as often as I'd like for the same reason. And it's not because *I* am not safe, believe you me...


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