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Old 03-08-2009, 03:14 PM   #9856
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Great pictures. Can I ask where they are from?
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #9857
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Great pictures. Can I ask where they are from?
Its a old railroad bed turned into a trail. It's called Iron Springs Trail. The trailhead is two minutes from my place. Nice and easy trail for me to get into shape on. Located between Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:43 PM   #9858
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It's mud season, here. It's sunny and warm, today -- shorts weather, as far as I'm concerned. But all the meltwater means most trails will be a mess for at least another month. We went for a hike yesterday and came back caked.
I hear ya. Took the dog for a walk and my wellies were caked in mud and the dog was a complete mess.

My doG though, what a beautiful day today - even took the XR out for a spin. Nearly went out on the bycycle - saw tons out today - but the roads are just still too crappy for me.

Spring just cannot get here too soon.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #9859
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but the roads are just still too crappy for me.
They're called fenders you big pansy!

And Oz - they're called roads. Or have you given up road riding?


I, for one, totally overdid it. The lusty spring weather infected my brain and made me think I was superman... or at least 18 again... or at least someone who rides more regularly. Easy double session yesterday totalling about 4 hours of saddle time with a pause in the middle to hang at the LBS.

So I decided today to hammer a bit, headed out south and over the Notch, plenty of climbing. I would say I did 3 hours today, but the last 30 minutes was a post-bonk snail pace barely worthy of counting (I would have killed for bar, or a banana).


If I can keep this up, I'm so gonna kick some 'cross ass this season.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:33 PM   #9860
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They're called fenders you big pansy!

And Oz - they're called roads. Or have you given up road riding?


I, for one, totally overdid it. The lusty spring weather infected my brain and made me think I was superman... or at least 18 again... or at least someone who rides more regularly. Easy double session yesterday totalling about 4 hours of saddle time with a pause in the middle to hang at the LBS.

So I decided today to hammer a bit, headed out south and over the Notch, plenty of climbing. I would say I did 3 hours today, but the last 30 minutes was a post-bonk snail pace barely worthy of counting (I would have killed for bar, or a banana).


If I can keep this up, I'm so gonna kick some 'cross ass this season.
Only 1 bike and no fenders. Even if it did have fenders, it's still shitty out there. I'll stick to rollers for now or I may just take my stone-age MTB out (which I don't give a crap about).
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:03 PM   #9861
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Took a friend out for a ride yesterday. We rode our mountain bikes on the road and did about 18 miles. She was shot and the pace was making me tired because it was slow.
Today i got up and went for a ride on my own on my CX bike and did about 45-miles through the streets of Queens. My legs are pretty shot, and I will be hurting tomorrow. But I want to get up to doing a century by memorial day. So time to put miles on the road, which will only improve my mountain biking.
Then this fall I want to hit a CX race or two.
But let's hope the mud dries a bit so I can hit the trails.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #9862
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I went for a slow 15 mile ride today. First ride in a long long time.

I pulled a hamstring playing rugby yesterday and didn't want to just stay home feeling sorry for myself so i thought i'd go for a lil ride, slow pace to not aggravate my hamstring any more.
Thankfully you don't use your hamstrings as much while you're casually riding as you would when you're pushing it.

I feel a lil better. But I think i'll keep doing this after rugby days.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #9863
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Today we sprung forward and took a ride up the canyon about three miles from the house. We finally made it to the top. Looks like Spring has indeed sprung here in the OC.



We got lucky with a dry couple of days and the cloud cover burned off as we made our descent.

The top, and a couple of bikes,


Some of this trail is tough on old men,


We stopped for the flowers,


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Old 03-08-2009, 08:47 PM   #9864
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And Oz - they're called roads. Or have you given up road riding?
Nah. But it definitely doesn't excite me like getting on some dirt does.

Part of it is where I live: Two hours of mountain biking means I spend 30 minutes pedaling to/from the nearest trails (which are pretty decent) and 90 minutes actually on the trails. Two hours of road riding means 90 minutes of dealing with traffic in the Boston burbs and 30 minutes on the quiet roads west of 128. I can deal with traffic, but it's a chore that takes a lot of the fun out of a ride.

I'm *really* looking forward to doing D2R2 again this year, though.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:33 PM   #9865
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Rip David

The owner of a local bike shop was killed while peddling to work Friday morning. He was very active and well respected in the local cycling community.
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_146214.asp
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:26 AM   #9866
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Sorry to hear about the accident and the death. I have a limited concern for traffic, as I am in a small town. But, I have been close to accidents even in my small town and I can be easily seen as I am not small.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:14 AM   #9867
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:18 AM   #9868
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I read about that on RBR.

At least he went out with his Sidis on!

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:35 AM   #9869
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:08 PM   #9870
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WTF is wrong with cagers around here? In addition to David getting killed, one of fullwife's coworkers was knocked off her bike and taken to the hospital with a concussion yesterday. Thankfully, she's ok otherwise. She had been interested in doing triathlons and recently bought a roadbike. Get well soon Kim.
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