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Old 12-25-2013, 05:20 AM   #32131
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Well, Another month is almost gone and no riding from my side of the fence. Once I get back to my neck of the woods/palms I'll wrestle the bike off the hooks and see if the tubes hold air and if I can swing my belly far enough out of the way to sit on the seat, and ride without tipping over.

And I plan on doing a little more riding of this motorcycle I am forced to pound the pavement on.

Merry Christmas all. Thanks for the continuing inspiration. It does have an affect if only to make me feel guilty. That works too.

I am both easily distracted and motivated. Right now my plan for 2014 is either to ride thee KTM on one hell of a lot of dirt or not, and maybe sneak off to Iowa for a week or so. My baby brother turns 60 this year and wants me to celebrate with him on bicycles.

At any rate, happy holidays all. You guys rock. This stuff is fun. and so far good for us.
The good news is you CAN get fit and fast pretty quickly on minimal riding the bad news is it means lots of intervals.

Hang tough there Mr Head 'cause this too shall pass.

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Old 12-26-2013, 05:12 AM   #32132
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What does the collective think of this?



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Old 12-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #32133
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I'm busy moving to San Diego.

......I'm going to need better tires for my Trek, I have big apples on it at the moment. Pretty sure there are like a million miles of trails in San Diego county, so I'm going to be getting a LOT of riding in.

With no winter Well, nothing I would call winter anyway, I'm sure the locals call it a season.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #32134
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If I want a powered two wheeler I've got motorcycles. Otherwise, its my two legs providing power. And I like riding up hills. So its not for me.

But other people might find it appealing, and anything that gets more people on two wheels is good.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:33 PM   #32135
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I feel your pain man. I've had the crudd since last Monday and it has kicked my ass. Double sucks because it happened during the nicest December ever. Managed to sneak out last Tuesday for a road spin on the Roubaix for 36mi at a slow 18 avg. That may have exacerbated the crude situation, but it was too nice not to enjoy the 61F sunny weather. Get well soon.

Well no riding at the very least this week, Probably most of next week.I'm really hoping this Crudd doesn't turn in to Pneumonia " sic" .If i could cough up a lung I know I'd feel better They wouldn't hurt any more.

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Old 12-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #32136
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It seems interesting, especially if you're commuting to work. Then again, I'd rather not have the back wheel decide to lock itself up.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:11 AM   #32137
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I'm busy moving to San Diego.

......I'm going to need better tires for my Trek, I have big apples on it at the moment. Pretty sure there are like a million miles of trails in San Diego county, so I'm going to be getting a LOT of riding in.

With no winter Well, nothing I would call winter anyway, I'm sure the locals call it a season.
There really isn't all that much mtn biking in the area that's 'close.' PQ Canyon, some down by the border, some up north of Escondido, and Mission Valley Park (I forget the real name). If you've got military connections, there's great trails on Miramar.

...but otherwise, you're headed to Idylwild, Big Bear, Borrego Springs, or Mammoth for 'big rides.'

LOTS of roads and gravel roads in the East Co. tho. Great place to have a big-tanked DS bike.

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Old 12-27-2013, 06:26 AM   #32138
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Well no riding at the very least this week, Probably most of next week.I'm really hoping this Crudd doesn't turn in to Pneumonia " sic" .If i could cough up a lung I know I'd feel better They wouldn't hurt any more.

Well, I said "F&%$ the crud" and rode Xmas day, yesterday, and more singletrack today. Still hacking the loogies though.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:54 AM   #32139
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Well, I said "F&%$ the crud" and rode Xmas day, yesterday, and more singletrack today. Still hacking the loogies though.
There's just some times when ya gotta get out. If for nothing else, to clear out your sinuses. BTDT

One ride in my memory was a winter ride. 20deg out before the wind chill and I had a head cold. You shoulda seen the green crap coming outta my nose within the first mile! I could breathe as long as I was riding. Got home and my nose stuffed right back up again.

My buddy Dave was just here. He used to run the PBS where I'm working now. Went to work for Trek and moved to Madison. If today's ride was any indication of his 'slow' I'm in trouble!

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Old 12-28-2013, 05:00 AM   #32140
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I'm constantly amazed at 2 things on this site:

A. how many of us ride pedal-powered 2-wheelers

B. how many of us are hypocritical SOBs that hate on cyclists

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #32141
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I'm constantly amazed at 2 things on this site:

A. how many of us ride pedal-powered 2-wheelers

B. how many of us are hypocritical SOBs that hate on cyclists

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Old 12-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #32142
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Roof racks. Does anyone have experience with VW roof racks versus say Thule? It looks like the Thule system will be almost one and a half times the price of the VW system. Is the Thule system that much better?
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #32143
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Roof racks. Does anyone have experience with VW roof racks versus say Thule? It looks like the Thule system will be almost one and a half times the price of the VW system. Is the Thule system that much better?
I've got a bunch of Yakima stuff. excellent stuff, very secure, sturdy.

pick up what you can via craigslist and you'll save a bundle.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #32144
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I've got a bunch of Yakima stuff. excellent stuff, very secure, sturdy.

pick up what you can via craigslist and you'll save a bundle.
Thanks, now I have more to look into. Tho Yakima seems to have explodified on my mac and android phone.
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I'm constantly amazed at 2 things on this site:

A. how many of us ride pedal-powered 2-wheelers

B. how many of us are hypocritical SOBs that hate on cyclists

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I'm not sure which one of us it is, but it would seem one of us doesn't quite grasp what the word hypocrite means.

If someone as a bicyclist obeys the traffic laws, stops at stop signs/red lights, doesnt block the pedestrian crosswalk or race across them at red lights, as well doesn't block traffic - it's not hypocritical to biatch about those bobbleheads that do engage in that behavior.

In the same manner, I can bitch about loud pipes/pirates/bar to bar drunk riders without hypocrisy until I buy a cruiser, toss on pirate gear, toss on loud pipes then ride drunk from bar to bar, or hold up traffic with my slow ass brothers because a 25mph corner is too much while making sure my tassels have maximum hang time.

To wit: Until you engage in the behavior you're complaining about its not hypocrisy.
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