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Old 09-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #30961
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After paying all the bills, purses ($2500) and State Highway Patrol, I think I netted about $200 after promoting the Ohio State Championship Road Race.
Did they race through Cleveland?



I wish cycling could make money like it does in other parts of the world. A weekly crit series or 3 day multistage. Not that a kermesse makes a lot dosh but enough to keep them going every weekend.

They were a joy to watch, too. Not to race, I can imagine, because as soon as the gun went they were HAMMERING their lungs out and so it went for everyone I've seen. Immediate oxygen debt for as long as they could stand it.


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Rules? they're only lifestyle rules, for guys who wear complete matching kits and ride over priced bikes.

You went straight for the nards there, didn't you? I'm going to go polish my shoes now and make sure tomorrows kit is lint free. I'm also thinking of reversing bar tape to red and the saddle to black in order to reach status of Velominazi.

I already have the vintage black Selle San Marco Concor. Do they still make Cello tape?

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Old 09-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #30962
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Bet ya never thought of THAT one, did ya Gummee!

I was thinking the same thing.
Ja ja, first week bicycle mech apprentice training, nicht?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #30963
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I was thinking the same thing.
Ja ja, first week bicycle mech apprentice training, nicht?

I thought I could hear his teeth gnashing through my computer. Turns out it was just the dog chewing on his rawhide...

Nevertheless, a good tip for somebody to stumble on to!


I know you like the 80's road stuff, but here's a couple vintage MTB shots just for fun...






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Old 09-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #30964
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Thanks all for your replies!

Been doing a bit of research and with the help of a couple of the OZ inmates as well as your input.

Current thinking is sharpening towards:

a hardtail in a giant or something similar with SLX components (Giants are apparently the DR650 of the bike world )
Are bicycles in Oz amazingly more expensive, like motorbikes are?

You lot are closer to Taiwan, after all.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #30965
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Did they race through Cleveland?




60 miles south, Orrville, Ohio, Wayne County





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You went straight for the nards there, didn't you? I'm going to go polish my shoes now and make sure tomorrows kit is lint free. I'm also thinking of reversing bar tape to red and the saddle to black in order to reach status of Velominazi...

I'm talking about the $5000+ bikes that the local cat 5's ride and the career cat 4's. My friend Josh showed up for a race and the cat 5 kid next to him had the $3000 Campy deep V varbon wheels on his bike, Josh was sitting on a $600 Mercier.

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #30966
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Rules? they're only lifestyle rules, for guys who wear complete matching kits and ride over priced bikes.
HEY! I resemble that remark!



Did the '4PM Mtn Bike Ride' out of the shop at close to 4:30. Myself and the bike builder. He had some $ taken from him the week before so set up his go-pro in the area where our bags were stashed. Sure nuff. Person we both suspected had their hands in both our bags. Fished around in mine but didn't find anything (cause I didn't have any cash in my pocket!) and took $15 outta his bag.

I

HATE

thieves



There's not a rusty saw for me to chop off a hand, so I'll have to make do with words (if I see the person again).

Grrrr

Ride went well. Did some efforts and managed to put the hurtin on my bike builder riding buddy. Got to the end of Lake Fairfax's trail system and stuck it in 'slightly faster than toodle mode' for the rest of the ride.

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #30967
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If there was a thread of Bicycle Awesomeness, this would be the first post:







The Millarcopter.
Man, who hasn't had days like that on the bike? It must be cathartic to toss the bloody thing when it all goes pear-shaped. Of course, it's a lot easier when you didn't buy it yourself.

No bikes were flung in today's ride. Went up to Yreka and rode the Siskiyou Century for the first time. A very nice event; rural mountain valleys with little vehicular traffic, decent roads and good scenery. There are only two climbs of note, one at either end of the ride, so the pace quickly ratcheted up to Ludicrous Speed. I don't know if I've ever been on a ride in excess of 40 mi. with this high an average speed (I've never raced, BTW). In the last 20 miles, I only thought about voluntarily sitting up and slipping off the back about every 5 seconds or so. Gonna sleep good tonight.

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #30968
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60 miles south, Orrville, Ohio, Wayne County








I'm talking about the $5000+ bikes that the local cat 5's ride and the career cat 4's. My friend Josh showed up for a race and the cat 5 kid next to him had the $3000 Campy deep V varbon wheels on his bike, Josh was sitting on a $600 Mercier.

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Gone are the days of a cobbled together rig, hoping for a prime to offset your 84 Suburban's fuel costs, and food....and that was the 1/2 field. I felt fortunate to have a matching set of GP4's and good tires.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #30969
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I thought I could hear his teeth gnashing through my computer. Turns out it was just the dog chewing on his rawhide...

Nevertheless, a good tip for somebody to stumble on to!


I know you like the 80's road stuff, but here's a couple vintage MTB shots just for fun...






Those are amaing shots. I remember those guys saying "man, that is so moto" when someone had a big, kludgey set of brake levers or a massive stem or 4' wide bars.

Thanks for posting. I really like the drops on that thing!
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #30970
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Man, who hasn't had days like that on the bike? It must be cathartic to toss the bloody thing when it all goes pear-shaped. Of course, it's a lot easier when you didn't buy it yourself.

No bikes were flung in today's ride. Went up to Yreka and rode the Siskiyou Century for the first time. A very nice event; rural mountain valleys with little vehicular traffic, decent roads and good scenery. There are only two climbs of note, one at either end of the ride, so the pace quickly ratcheted up to Ludicrous Speed. I don't know if I've ever been on a ride in excess of 40 mi. with this high an average speed (I've never raced, BTW). In the last 20 miles, I only thought about voluntarily sitting up and slipping off the back about every 5 seconds or so. Gonna sleep good tonight.

5,000 + feet of climbing? Today I think I did about 500'. I climb well for a guy my size. That looks like a pisser of a ride, though. And sub 6 hours. You must have been cooking on the downhills and rollers.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #30971
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If there was a thread of Bicycle Awesomeness, this would be the first post:







The Millarcopter.
Bjarne Riis did the same thing with his TT bike during the 97 tour.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:07 PM   #30972
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did all you knuckleheads search for this at once?





Here's the throw.

1. it's nice to hear Stephen Roche again
2. Cannot fathom for the life of my why the wheel change and not the bike change, unless Riis insisted.


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Old 09-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #30973
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Speaking of throwing, I thought this was brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4XxCZagAjk
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #30974
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Say what you want about Cipo; he never fails to entertain.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #30975
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Also the most handsome man in the peloton. Just ask him.

Chip chip and Cavendouche. Say what you want about them both, I respect their speed and who could dislike a Manxman?

Plus, the first time I say Andre Greipel in classic German grey, tight legged trousers with blue socks and brown suede shoes with a buckle on the side. What self respecting... Mario would have been puking blood.
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