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Old 09-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #31336
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I think the best was about a week ago
when a guy in a lowrider passed and said
cool bike.
i ride the same area on both a " real bike " and
on a bent, the bent gets noticed much more
and its always a positive reaction.
I ride the bent because its more enjoyable
and in the area i ride the " real bike " is always
about the same avg.mph
Well, the reactions said out loud are positive.

Ride a lot, ride a lot. Just ride.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #31337
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You match? Definite snob!



I don't care who you are - that's pretty darn funny.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #31338
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You must read that in your best Napoleon Dynamite voice in order to get the full effect.
Well, being second best isn't a bad thing. I was considering that he was only about 7 miles behind No 1 in the Sebring 24-hour event. There was a group of recumbents, drafting, who exceeded 500 miles. No 1 did 523 miles, No 2 did 516.

No 2's wife also did 516 miles but I'd rank her behind Maria Parker who did 474 miles non-drafting in the same event.

I don't care what you ride - anything over 400 miles is pretty serious riding. 500+ is hard to fathom even under the best conditions.

To put that in perspective, lots of riders, DF and recumbent, have done 250 miles in a day. The first day of nearly every 400-km, 600-km and 1200-km brevet is right at 250-miles in the first "day".

I say "day" because most are done with 400-km in 18 hour or so. The challenge as you transition from 600-km to 1200-km is essentially riding three double-centuries back-to-back-to-back followed by a 150 day to finish the event. Being physically prepared is one thing but the bigger challenge is psychological.

I never saw the movie you referenced but I suppose it one thing to sit behind a computer and "talk" versus going out riding.

From what I've observed, most of the people in this thread seem to have a pretty good balance and I appreciate the stories, the experiences and the expertise that's demonstrated here from riders like yourself, Docnut, Gummee, Rouch, Yeti, etc, etc, etc.

I don't even hold it against any of you guys just because you don't ride a recumbent.












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Old 09-28-2013, 02:17 PM   #31339
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Had good ride up to the old fire lookout atop South Fork Mountain this morning. A CX bike is my normal choice for this ride, but my buddy's Psychlo X is in pieces right now so we took the MTBs. A suspension fork and fat tires make the descent a lot less harrowing, too.



It's a long way to the top, but the view is worth it. (This is my best side, BTW. )

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Old 09-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #31340
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Man - that's beautiful country!
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #31341
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Had good ride up to the old fire lookout atop South Fork Mountain this morning. A CX bike is my normal choice for this ride, but my buddy's Psychlo X is in pieces right now so we took the MTBs. A suspension fork and fat tires make the descent a lot less harrowing, too.



It's a long way to the top, but the view is worth it. (This is my best side, BTW. )
Nice ride, nearly 4,000 feet of climbing and a nice payoff.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #31342
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Put in another 28 against my better judgement. Bottom bracket creaking, snapping and popping now. FSA... Fucking Shyte Accessories.

About half way I thought I should find a shortcut back to the truck or risk walking back with a broken machine. But I did the loop anyway.

I have everything I need to make the Dura-Ace swap aside from the $2.50 plastic tool that you use on the left side Dura Ace crankarm to set the preload.

In other news, for the first time in my adult life I threw the chain while going from big ring to small ring. How embarrassing. And I couldn't even trick the shitey bastard back on by massaging the FD while rolling. I had to stop and coax it back on.

The ignominy.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #31343
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Did the MS charity ride to the Jersey Shore today. Me and 8,000 other riders.

80 miles and a total of 1,015 feet of vertical. See, we've got hills.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #31344
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I got in 32 miles yesterday. Perfect riding weather. My KM is way down this month, life getting in the way and more rain. 420km

I LOVE the Clement tires, they ride great and handle good in gravel and rain. They are wearing great too.

I FINALLY made it down to 169lbs this morning

Taking the vstrom to the mountains tomorrow.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #31345
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I wanted a challenge and I got one. I rode my Trek XO1 Single Speed with a 39/16 gear on a 100k full of short steep climbs. 59 miles, 4,400 vert. feet, and 3h45' later, I was wolfing down a blueberry fry pie with ice cream.

I can't wait until tomorrow to see how my legs feel at the mx track. They'll probably fold like a cheap lawn chair under Rosie O"Donnel on the 1st jump.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #31346
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I FINALLY made it down to 169lbs this morning

Taking the vstrom to the mountains tomorrow.

Congrats on the weight loss, it can be a long rough road but worth it in the end.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #31347
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I wanted a challenge and I got one. I rode my Trek XO1 Single Speed with a 39/16 gear on a 100k full of short steep climbs. 59 miles, 4,400 vert. feet, and 3h45' later, I was wolfing down a blueberry fry pie with ice cream.

I can't wait until tomorrow to see how my legs feel at the mx track. They'll probably fold like a cheap lawn chair under Rosie O"Donnel on the 1st jump.

Nicely done. You're an ironman.

How was the gearing, spot on?
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:57 AM   #31348
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Love Cycling, unfortunately have become a bit lazy in the last month and don't get to more than maybe 50km a week and far from every week at the moment

Here's my do it all bike a Surly Troll I built up 2 years ago



As I don't do any mountain biking at the moment I replaced the suspension fork with a ridgid one and mounted some mudguards
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:43 AM   #31349
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Welcome to advrider
Nice bike and your country is beautiful
though i have only seen it through pics
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:50 AM   #31350
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It is, I came to Ireland from last year, I'm originally from Austria

The small country roads here are very nice for cycling and motorcycling, somehow terrible with the car, too narrow and you can never see what's round the corner due to bushes and/or walls, but well I don't have a car....
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