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Old 11-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #31876
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Do it! They are a good time. Great atmosphere, especially if you know someone racing.....

Be careful though, they will suck you in.


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Old 11-11-2013, 11:31 PM   #31877
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is this bike porn? I'm too fat and old to ever want to ride it, but I can drool at the pictures.


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Old 11-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #31878
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is this bike porn? I'm too fat and old to ever want to ride it, but I can drool at the pictures.
Baloney. Buy it & ride the crapsnacks out of it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #31879
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Fuuuuuuuuck

~16F on my ride to work this morning. With the wool blend base layer, wool sweater, windproof jacket, sexy thermal tights, wool hiking socks, waterproof hiking boots, balaclava, and $16 ski gloves from Costco, I actually stayed pretty warm for the ~4 mile ride in. Only problem was when I hit the hills, I couldn't get going fast enough to keep my glasses from fogging. Might just have to stick them in my pocket next time.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:00 AM   #31880
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is this bike porn? I'm too fat and old to ever want to ride it, but I can drool at the pictures.



I dunno, looks to be the ideal MTB for your locale. Get one and go bombing through Demo on it!
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #31881
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Ugh..... didn't even make it to 30 degrees today. I chose house projects over riding. Although one of them is a backyard rink, so it's not all bad.

Gotta get out tomorrow. Once out, it's not bad, just gotta do it!
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #31882
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Strangely enough, I'm not minding the cold commute so much. Not sure I'd go ride around just for fun right now, but the cold brings a new challenge
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #31883
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I just need snow, then the fat bike comes out! Woohoo!!!!!

For now it is just exercise.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:31 AM   #31884
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I got to build a bike with XTR 10sp on it yesterday. That *may* be enough to get me away from my Paul's Thumbie and 9sp barcon combo.

I liked the snap in the shifter. The rear derailleur was a snap to adjust.

...compared to the 'lawn furniture' stuff I usually work on? MUCH MUCH better.

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Old 11-13-2013, 07:13 AM   #31885
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I got to build a bike with XTR 10sp on it yesterday. That *may* be enough to get me away from my Paul's Thumbie and 9sp barcon combo.

I liked the snap in the shifter. The rear derailleur was a snap to adjust.

...compared to the 'lawn furniture' stuff I usually work on? MUCH MUCH better.

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The new XT is really nice to.....
When I built up my wife's Ogre I put old XT 8 spd on it to make sure she liked it before it replaced her other bike. I didn't think it was that bad to setup. Once she decided she liked it (ALOT!) I picked up some XT 2 X 10 and after I got it setup I kept checking it to make sure it was good. It kind of threw me because it was so quick to setup and it worked really well. It is very quick and solid.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:18 PM   #31886
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Waterford RS-22 with Sram Force. I am more of a Shimano or Campy guy. What do you guys have to say about the Sram?
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #31887
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I have a Scott CR-1 Elite that came with Rival.
I swapped it out for Ultegra.
I couldn't get used to double taps.
If it's a great deal you could always sell the SRAM and buy Shimano.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:03 PM   #31888
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Waterford RS-22 with Sram Force. I am more of a Shimano or Campy guy. What do you guys have to say about the Sram?
Switched all my stuff over to SRAM. Bought her a bike that happened to have SRAM on it and she preferred it over her Shimano. Both our MTBs are SRAM. Different strokes....
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #31889
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SRAM makes great stuff. 4 out of 5 of my bikes have SRAM stuff on em. Came from 7700 Dura Ace.

The last is my mtn bike with M95X series XTR on it.

Wed nite gravel road ride last nite. Co-owner of the shop wanted to ride. He broke out the electric-assist bike so he could keep up. I WAS NOT gonna get beaten up the last hill by a fat dude on an electric bike!

I managed to kick my own ass pretty handily last nite. I was *supposed* to do some Tabata intervals today, but that may not happen. I'll ride something, but it'll probably be a 1:30-1:45 toodle on the road bike.

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:42 AM   #31890
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