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Old 11-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #31906
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That was fun. I just got in from a 2-ish hr mtn bike ride from the back door of the shop.

Left after we closed, so had to change in the parking lot. Man! did it get chilly or what?!

Two thin wool layers under my softshell jacket is still too much for this temp range. Gonna have to lighten up on the jacket next time.

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #31907
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your lucky i might get 10mi depending on how much i want to put up with traffic

speaking of which i got to get started
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #31908
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10 mi almost 500 ft el gain 3 cops

lite traffic and no tickets or muggings

thats a good ride
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:50 AM   #31909
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Tour of West Africa 2013

Last week was the kick off of the West Africa tour (ECOWAS Tour). Start off point Lagos, Nigeria then Benin, Togo, Ghana and end at Cote d'Ivorie.

Riders and teams from Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Cote d'Ivorie, Libera, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and an observer from Cape Verde took part.

It was cool doing Moto work on the first stage and seeing the racing from inside.

I was behind the main bunch on an incline that I hit close to HR max @25km/h and the bunch was doing 45 (and looking relaxed) when I checked my GPS. And the fireworks had not even started then.

The attacks were a thing of joy to watch, and seeing the Nigerian team go TTT mode to reel in a break was awesome.


From ECOWAS Cycling Tour 2013 Edition


Numero Uno
From ECOWAS Cycling Tour 2013 Edition


Neutral part of stage
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Break!
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Peloton chasing
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #31910
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Dude.....

About 5 hours ago, this guy, Vincent Muoneke of Seattle (originally from Nigeria) just finished his 10th 1200-km brevet ......



...... this year.

Let me help you with the math.

1200-km x 10 is 12,000 km or roughly 7500 miles.

I rode a bit with Vincent in the one we did in Texas - great guy, damn good rider.

Oh, this particular event was in Australia and had just over 53,000 ft of climbing hence the Sydney - Melbourne Alpine 1200 jersey.

Let me speak briefly for myself...and probably for the majority of riders here - "Ain't no f'n way for me to duplicate his achievements."
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #31911
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Rockburn CX today. Legs felt good, but I rode bad technically

Video: Using tinfoil strips to keep your feet warm


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There's some good info on there but #1 is

If I have an off I don't want my phone & my id 10 feet away with my bike. I want them in arm's reach!
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #31912
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I just wanna ride again...
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:25 AM   #31913
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I just wanna ride again...
What happened?
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #31914
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Last week was the kick off of the West Africa tour (ECOWAS Tour).
Infectious smiles, from those guys.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #31915
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What happened?
Taking 9 hours of coursework this semester combined with my career and farm duties has put a halt on peripheral activities. since it requires much less gear; I can still eek out a run a couple days per week but no way can I effectively train on the bike. I hope to alleviate some of that as the year/semester draws to a close. I really need to maintain the base if I plan on racing at all next year.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #31916
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Oh is that all! I was afraid you'd gotten hurt or something.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #31917
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ha... I would not wish that on anyone but I'm sure I would not feel as bad about not riding if that were the case.

I'm living vicariously through you guys until I can put rubber to pavement again.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #31918
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Garmin Edge 500 on the local craigslist, guy wants $135. These don't have any maps or nav right? I was wanting a computer for the LHT but you can get a decent Cateye for ~$30 and if I want to track a ride I usually just use my phone. Is the extra $100 for the Garmin going to get me anything?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #31919
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Garmin Edge 500 on the local craigslist, guy wants $135. These don't have any maps or nav right? I was wanting a computer for the LHT but you can get a decent Cateye for ~$30 and if I want to track a ride I usually just use my phone. Is the extra $100 for the Garmin going to get me anything?
My Garmin 510 gives me much more precise data than my phone tracking. If the cell signal is weak or drops out anywhere, my ride data can be sporadic or missing from using the phone plus I don't have to burn through the phone's, already limited, battery. The Garmin UI is pretty intuitive and easy to extract if you like keeping up with the metrics.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #31920
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+1 to what Ridge said. Also, $135 is a smoking deal for that unit. You can probably resell it for more if you don't like it. My bottom of the barrel Edge was $10 less and it doesn't do jack shit, except record the most basic functions.
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