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Old 10-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #31456
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I can't wait until the next time I can ride so I can see what kind of cadence I'm keeping when I ride. I tried using the smaller sprocket on some of the very few hills I rode, and it did seem to make it easier. And I tried using a bit lower gear as I rode.
I've got a cadence sensor on only one of my bikes, unfortunately the one that is ridden the least I've found from that bike that my ideal cadence is about 80 rpm. When I'm cruising along, any faster or slower than that doesn't really feel right.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #31457
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Think this will buff out?
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #31458
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Think this will buff out?
I bet if you took off those plates, and gently hammered them flat on a anvil, you could make it work again.

but that doesn't look like a particularlly fancy derailleur, so why bother? slap a Alivio or Tiagra or whatever on in its place and move on.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #31459
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I've found from that bike that my ideal cadence is about 80 rpm. When I'm cruising along, any faster or slower than that doesn't really feel right.
Your legs would get use to higher cadence if you keep at it for a while, just feels strange at the beginning
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #31460
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Yea I couldn't believe they were using a pressure washer. I could see a stong stream from hose.
As often as those bikes get rebuilt, a pressure washer's fine.

IF you're gonna do the same kind of R&R schedule on your bearings, go for it. I've BTDT and a self-serve carwash's hot soapy water does wonders on mtn bike drivetrains. ...but you need to to re-grease all your bearings right afterwards!

Hyattsville CX today. Legs did better. Still not top 10, but I'm not DFL either. I was holding my own at the tail end of the 'lead group.' I'd gain a spot or two and lose a spot or two depending on where in the course we were. I faded somewhat on the second half of the last lap. Lost a spot at the last time over the barriers and lost another at the last 'z turn' before the start/finish. I figure on somewhere near 20th spot out of 62 starters in the Men's Open 3/4. If I could bring myself to get up at un-doGly hours, I could probably podium in the Master's 45+ 3/4 races. ...but I refuse to get up at 0430-0500 on my day off!

I think I've got a torn sidewall that's terminal on my Grifo Seta. Oh well. Time for another $80 tire! If you can't afford to replace it, don't race it. Right?!

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Old 10-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #31461
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Hey guys. what;s a 1st gen Fargo worth. fast ideas please
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #31462
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Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo was yesterday down in Santa Rosa. Two of my riding buddies got hitched during the ride and had Levi officiate. Story here: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article...cles/131009712
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #31463
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Haven't been riding much lately.
Wife bought me a GoPro.

I think she wants to get rid of me.

Or pin me to this damned computer. Editing video is tedious.

So, I strapped it on the mountain bike and went for a ride.

Bloody hot afternoon here.



Not fast, but it didn't hurt either and I only bled a little. Dinged a knuckle taking that fat bike off the ceiling.

I'm still trying to get a video to store on Smugmug. I burned it to disc to watch on the big screen but it won't play MP4's.

Do we really need eleventy million damned formats?
Not riding the mtb for long, long time and I pull it down puff up the tires and it goes, shifts and boings. Technology.
No firmware updates required.

I'm planning a trip for next end of summer. See if I can hurt myself on my new-to-me KTM 990. Man what a cool bike. I have no idea why I bought the BMW first I could have worn out a couple of these. At least the front tire doesn't get a lot of wear.
If I can ever get a video to work I'll dump a link here. Boring and hot as heck. I had to delete the music since I don't have my own band.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #31464
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Computrainer Lab

Got one of these as a birthday present for myself. I've been using the Computrainer at all the VQ Racing classes, so I'm already familiar with it's basic operation, though I haven't yet used it in the modes shown in the video below.

You can even use GPS data to duplicate your favorite rides, or download *.gpx files created by other riders all over the world and duplicate them in your living room.

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #31465
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It is not looking good for the Pittsburgh to DC trip. We are scheduled to leave on Friday. We are hearing reports of local police patrolling the closed C&O trail. People are getting tickets.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #31466
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Got one of these as a birthday present for myself. I've been using the Computrainer at all the VQ Racing classes, so I'm already familiar with it's basic operation, though I haven't yet used it in the modes shown in the video below.

You can even use GPS data to duplicate your favorite rides, or download *.gpx files created by other riders all over the world and duplicate them in your living room.

That's pretty cool - let us know how it goes.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #31467
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It is not looking good for the Pittsburgh to DC trip. We are scheduled to leave on Friday. We are hearing reports of local police patrolling the closed C&O trail. People are getting tickets.
Locking people out of trails like that is such
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #31468
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What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-p...each-cyclists/


Definitely worth the read. Forwarded to my moto list as well.

Thanks!
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:29 PM   #31469
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RAAM crew

It's official - I'll be crewing next June for Jacquie Schlitter as she makes her RAAM debut. Yep -we're gonna cross the US at speeds that range from 10 mph up into the 40's.

More information to follow and if you're anywhere near the race course, let me know.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #31470
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It's official - I'll be crewing next June for Jacquie Schlitter as she makes her RAAM debut. Yep -we're gonna cross the US at speeds that range from 10 mph up into the 40's.

More information to follow and if you're anywhere near the race course, let me know.

That is cool
How many days are you expecting to complete?
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