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Old 04-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #28276
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Around here the illegal trails are just called out by the forest preserve they are in....LOL
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:47 AM   #28277
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3:58 total time. Spent some time looking at the map going so we didn't hit 4hrs of moving time. Oh well.

What an awesome day for a ride!

Awesome dirt roads.

Kicked my own ass attacking the hills.

Now its nap time

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:38 PM   #28278
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The "STRAVA Made Me Dope" shirt is awesome. I'd wear it and I happen to like and use STRAVA. It's like Doc Holliday said in "Tombstone": "It would appear that my hipocracy knows no bounds."

A couple of WTFs from the MTB world-

http://www.clubrideapparel.com/ I get that you may not want to dress like an XC (AKA "mountain roadie") dork, but is looking like you're waiting for a lunch table at Chili's any better? What's next, DH-specific chinos with integrated knee/shin armor?

Also, what compels a certain segment of MTBers to invent Secret Squirrel names for trails that already have posted names? Yes, "Terminator" sounds way cooler than "Mule Mountain Trail", but you're not some grom trying to protect his little loop of illegal singletrack from other trail poachers and The Man. You're a soft, white, suburban dude north of 35 just like me. Just use the names on the maps and the signs and it'll save everyone a lot of hassle.

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #28279
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Headed out for a 45 miler today.... Had a lot of fun!!! More info on my blog

http://bogieboy01.wordpress.com/2013...mits-big-time/
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:24 AM   #28280
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be safe out there!

Study shows drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 cyclists





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Old 04-27-2013, 06:20 AM   #28281
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We should make ourselves look like smartphone screens. I bet they'd see us then.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #28282
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We should make ourselves look like smartphone screens. I bet they'd see us then.
You may be on to something... We should make a jersey that looks just like an iPhone screen. Then 40% of drivers will see us, but 10% of them will wave dismissively and say to get an Android phone.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #28283
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If gravity is the weakest of the fundamental forces, why is it so gawddamned hard to pedal my ass uphill?





Anybody heard from Ridge yet?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #28284
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Dude! WTF?!


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Old 04-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #28285
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Holy schnikees!

Glad to see the guy that took the brunt of it able to walk off. It looked really bad getting folded up the way he did.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #28286
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that motorcycle rider looked like a total beginner. he had no control on that turn, and when he hit the first bike, he had his feet off the pegs and forward like they were going to stop him.

I really wish we didn't let total beginners get on 650 or 1000cc supersport bikes without some serious training first. yes, I know, that was probably a SV650, not exactly a supersport, but still a pretty serious motorcycle.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #28287
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I think someone needs to find another hobby instead of motorcycling...


I did my first century today. I'm pretty happy with it, 15mph moving average. The weather's been so crappy this spring I only had less than 200 road miles altogether, so I increased my mileage by over 50%. I was pretty careful about eating and drinking and we made five supported rest stops with snacks and bevereages. I didn't have any problems with cramps , but there was a 15mph wind out of the south that KICKED my ass, I felt really good on the hills early on, but the wind just beat me down . The last 29 mile loop sucked, and on paper it should have been the easiest, but my ass was dragging. Anyway, I've finally got a century under my belt.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #28288
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I think someone needs to find another hobby instead of motorcycling...


I did my first century today. I'm pretty happy with it, 15mph moving average. The weather's been so crappy this spring I only had less than 200 road miles altogether, so I increased my mileage by over 50%. I was pretty careful about eating and drinking and we made five supported rest stops with snacks and bevereages. I didn't have any problems with cramps , but there was a 15mph wind out of the south that KICKED my ass, I felt really good on the hills early on, but the wind just beat me down . The last 29 mile loop sucked, and on paper it should have been the easiest, but my ass was dragging. Anyway, I've finally got a century under my belt.

Awesome

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #28289
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Helluva job!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #28290
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Congrats on your first century 2whl-hoop. To finish with no cramps means you did it right.
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