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Old 08-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #30706
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Just in case anyone really cares, fall has started to take hold up in Lassen Park. The fingers and toes got a little numb on the descent from the summit to the south gate. Still, that ride is worth the discomfort and then some.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #30707
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Yeah. Scans of some old slides. I really should have at least cleaned up the dust spots...

That stage was always fun to watch, but brutal on the riders. By mid afternoon, in August, in Grand Junction, it was pretty warm. The Euros especially seemed to suffer. I remember an Irish Killian's rider struggling up to the high point croaking out, "push me, please!" My wife jumped out and pushed him for about fifty yards, then a couple more spectators did turns, and then he was over the top... :-)

Wow A Young Doug Shapiro,Phil Anderson trying to shift those down tube fiction shifters while climbing. .... They probably had SIS by then though.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #30708
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In an effort to get back into race shape, I've been annoying the local adv community by getting the tags by pedaling there.



No pedals today, 2 hours at the mx Track on the 350 then 100+ miles on the 950. Pedal to work tomorrow, Bmx Tuesday, race team ride Wednesday, recover Thursday.


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Old 08-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #30709
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Wow A Young Doug Shapiro,Phil Anderson trying to shift those down tube fiction shifters while climbing. .... They probably had SIS by then though.
I wonder which teams were using Shimano in 1986? Six-speed but I guess it was SIS by then.

I know 7-Eleven used Dura Ace in 1988, but I don't think La Vie Claire or Panasonic ever used Shimano. Of course I could be wrong. I'm sure I'll be corrected here shortly by those who know. I have a box of snaps I'll have to get, one has Bob Roll's 7-Eleven bike which he said was a De Rosa.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #30710
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Daammnnn, that thing looks stout, snappy, and stiff. Methinks it must accelerate well.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #30711
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I was looking through my tool box and got sidetracked when I came across these,

Very cool! The referee patch is interesting in that it's BMW/boxer specific.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #30712
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Because he's Stybar, and we're not.

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:53 AM   #30713
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Yesterday...

I've been itching to try out my new 11-28 'climbing' cassette, and finally got my chance. Contrary to expectations I actually felt slower going up those hills than I did before, and was just as tired by the time I reached the tops. Appearances can be deceiving though: I set 11 PR's, the most ever on a single ride.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:52 AM   #30714
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Have they made any advancements in latex tubes or do I still have to air them up every 6 hours?
I ride nearly every day, so I check and air them up every day. Probably lose 5-15psi per day but I'm diligent about checking tire pressures and tire condition often. Any dedicated cyclist should be as well.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:52 AM   #30715
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Probably 86, The Worlds were Colorado Spings in 86 All the teams came to do the Coors Classic to race at altitude.
Yeah, 86. Here's another recent reflection on that year's racing from a friend of mine who was on the team.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #30716
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That was a great read. Phil is my single favourite rider from that era and it was a pleasure to meet him.

If I ever needed a boost I used to watch 23 Days in July or La Course en Tete.

If anyone can locate a copy of 23 Days in July on DVD I'd be happy to buy a copy.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #30717
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Daammnnn, that thing looks stout, snappy, and stiff. Methinks it must accelerate well.
It doesn't do bad, my 1st full carbon road bike. It would sprint better if I didn't have those tank wheels on it. All the parts are an accumulation of 15 years of pieces. The shifters and rear derailer are Veloce 9 speed but I put a 10 speed disc in the shifter and converted them over.

I had a SL01 prior and after 35 miles wanted off of it. I took it apart to sell after a couple years and the frame was cracked so BMC replaced it with this Grand Fondo (GF01), now I doubt I will sell it. The bike does everything well and the long distance comfort is great. The seat moves back from flex nearly an inch or more with my 200lbs on it whereas the SL01 moved about 0" more or less which cause the one crack near the upper frame loop. The offset seat stay/top tube joint allows lots of movement. If you ride with choppy pedals you will feel like you are riding with a flat rear tire.

The downside, the seat tube is a bit slack so I need to keep the seat pushed up to get my reach correct. I may try to find a zero offset carbon post from them so I keep the soft ride and get a better fit.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #30718
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Here's my spare Conti Comp. I pressed into service the other day.
Flatted, put this on, and rode another 15 miles;

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And all these years nobody told me I've been doing it wrong by carrying a spare tube instead of a worn out tire.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:08 AM   #30719
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That's probably right. We drove down closer to the Air Force Academy then pedaled over and got to ride beside the worlds across the median. The guys in the field would wave at us. It was great.
Sadly there was zero coverage outside the Springs. They had live radio but the people involved knew next to nothing about bicycle racing. There was a camera man who jumped off the motorcycle to film the riders taking "Natural Breaks", as Paul Shirwen says.
The Air Force placed port-a-potties around the course for the riders to use, but the only ones doing that were the US riders.
There was zero mention of the race or anything to do with the Worlds in Denver. I worked some of the races as an official. The Juniors races as a motorcycle official. Got to see some of the track events from the infield, (sponge monitoring official).

I'll have to go looking for any pictures I have from back in the day. My slides were "re-organized" into metal boxes. Many were scanned onto an external drive that has since crashed. I'm in the process of that recovery effort. $$$
I recall the Spanish squad were training along one highway one morning when we were riding to Steamboat from Dillon. We spotted them near Green Mountain Reservoir.
That an epic time. We stayed at the OTC, and across the street was this little neighborhood bar. We had left the high-zoot meet and greet with all the muckie mucks because it was too loud. And we rode back to our digs and walked across to the bar. We ordered a couple of beers and burgers and sat back to relax. The bartender comes over and asks if we mind strippers, as they were going to have to shut the door to any more patrons because of a bachelor party.
We didn't mind strippers, as long we're not paying fine, and the beer stayed cheap.
The wedding party bought our meals too.
The groom and his party were all too drunk to see by the time the strippers got there. Pretty funny.
A guy were supposed to meet up with there had ridden straight there, but after looking at the outside decided it might be a rough place.
Not an ADVrider of course.
We made an early evening of it and walked back to our digs. None of the racing was stupid early so we got to sleep in a bit and have breakfast in the training center. Back then they would pay us $.25/mile plus the tiny USCF fee and cover expenses like gas and food and lodging. The Worlds were real high-zoot. They took us to lunch in a local cafe with plates and everything.
I remember one race where we got Powerbars.

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:10 AM   #30720
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I used to carry both, but the advent of the Armadillos and riding mainly bike paths have lulled me into laziness. That and I can't find my old tiresock.

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And all these years nobody told me I've been doing it wrong by carrying a spare tube instead of a worn out tire.
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