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Old 04-23-2009, 02:14 AM   #10456
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The road shoulders here have a lot of pea gravel on 'em from winter. I wonder if a steady diet of pebbles and low pressure might cause some trouble. Are you riding on really clean surfaces?

Hell no. I live in an old copper mining area. I'm surrounded by crushed mine rock. It's very hard, and very sharp. I use continental gatorskins and haven't had a problem. It's kind of cool when you catch a rock just right with a tire, hear a loud "PONG!" and launch it about 50 feet.

Prior to that, I used the stock bontrager selects. Those things were so tough, you could probably ride on nothing but sharp metal and broken glass and not have to worry. There was a perhaps somewhat perceptible decline in ride quality.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:20 PM   #10457
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Check yer PMs in a bit.

Just got back from a drunkfest 3000 in Rocky Point, MEX. LOTS of from Thurs to Sun PM. Lemme check into hashes in yer neck o the woods online and I'll get back to ya. Worst case, google hash house harriers +your closest major city.

Hashing, while it *involves* running isn't *about* the running. Be careful. I started hashing at about 170 and I'm up to about 195 now.

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I think your last two sentences say enough. Don't worry about sending a PM. I need to find a running partner not a drinking partner. I do that enough when the band gets together to learn a few more songs or to work on our CD.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #10458
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I think your last two sentences say enough. Don't worry about sending a PM. I need to find a running partner not a drinking partner. I do that enough when the band gets together to learn a few more songs or to work on our CD.
well, before you give up entirely on the concept, google "hash house harriers" and read a few pages on the history and practice known as hashing
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:00 PM   #10459
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I think your last two sentences say enough. Don't worry about sending a PM. I need to find a running partner not a drinking partner. I do that enough when the band gets together to learn a few more songs or to work on our CD.
You don't HAVE to drink. There's marathoners that hash... Ultramarathoners too. Also happen to be wankers like me that hash often and drink too much doing it.

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:31 AM   #10460
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did someone say drinking?
I'm weighing in around 200 right now at the lowly height of 5'8", so I run Maxxis kevlar belted tires at 100psi min for road and 40 psi min in the wimpy little XC tires on my single speed
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:13 AM   #10461
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You don't HAVE to drink. There's marathoners that hash... Ultramarathoners too. Also happen to be wankers like me that hash often and drink too much doing it.

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But see, I think I would be very parched and would need to increase my fluid level quite a bit when I was done, and if there were some good tasting beer at the end of a run that was cold, I would consume way too much!!! I like some of the things that they are doing, I just know that I am trying to keep my beer consumption to only when doing certain things. I like some good dark beers, and since I am a clydesdale, I am trying to stay away from them.

A once in a while hash could still be a good thing.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:14 AM   #10462
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did someone say drinking?
I'm weighing in around 200 right now at the lowly height of 5'8", so I run Maxxis kevlar belted tires at 100psi min for road and 40 psi min in the wimpy little XC tires on my single speed
I'm about the same size...

Hashing helps when you don't drink (much). Running with the dog helps more 'cause there's no beer waiting for ya at the end. Well, there is, but its more effort than pouring out of a keg.

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Old 04-24-2009, 10:35 AM   #10463
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I guess I have to google "hashing" now
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:06 PM   #10464
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I'm about the same size...

Hashing helps when you don't drink (much). Running with the dog helps more 'cause there's no beer waiting for ya at the end. Well, there is, but its more effort than pouring out of a keg.

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Yeah, finding that bottle opener for a Fat Tire, is hard work isn't it.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:27 PM   #10465
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Yeah, finding that bottle opener for a Fat Tire, is hard work isn't it
uh no....I can use the one on the drive side of my 1x1 or if I'm too lazy to bend over I've found that metal bar ends work just fine
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:09 AM   #10466
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Which is it? We went over this above... You getting clipLESS pedals ie: Eggbeaters or you getting clips and straps?

If you say Eggbeaters, et al, you'll need special shoes.

AFA wide, Shimano is prolly the widest. They have custom moldable shoes out now too.

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I was thinking of getting the Candy Eggbeaters because they have a semblence of a pedal and I wouldnt necessarily need to have bike shoes on for a quick squirt to the store or something.
However, it looks like i'm going to have to find shoes that are a comfortable fit first and formost, then buy the egg beaters/ clips that go with them.

Thx though.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:26 AM   #10467
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By some weird setup I have four sets of Crank Brothers pedals on two bikes.
Egg Beaters- Not able to ride without being clipped in.
Smarty - Pretty small platform and not a good pedal to ride no clipped in. I imagine the Candy's are similar
Enduro - My favorite all-around. Ok to ride without clips, though I it depends on your shoes and the distance.
Mallet- Though they may look stupid on my Cyclocross bike they are my favorites. Big platforms works decently without being clipped in and when clipped in they have a big strong platform which is nice to just cruise on.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:24 AM   #10468
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By some weird setup I have four sets of Crank Brothers pedals on two bikes.
Egg Beaters- Not able to ride without being clipped in.
Smarty - Pretty small platform and not a good pedal to ride no clipped in. I imagine the Candy's are similar
Enduro - My favorite all-around. Ok to ride without clips, though I it depends on your shoes and the distance.
Mallet- Though they may look stupid on my Cyclocross bike they are my favorites. Big platforms works decently without being clipped in and when clipped in they have a big strong platform which is nice to just cruise on.

wanna ride Piermont tomorrow am?
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:43 AM   #10469
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wanna ride Piermont tomorrow am?
Thanks for the invite but I am racing the Delaware Enduro tomorrow. It looks like an easy one
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:40 AM   #10470
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I was thinking of getting the Candy Eggbeaters because they have a semblence of a pedal and I wouldnt necessarily need to have bike shoes on for a quick squirt to the store or something.
However, it looks like i'm going to have to find shoes that are a comfortable fit first and formost, then buy the egg beaters/ clips that go with them.

Thx though.
If yer in LA, Helen's is supposed to be good. Performance is mostly entry-level stuff. Too bad you weren't lookin for this stuff a few years back 'cause Supergo was THE place to get stuff.

Somewhere bigger is better in this case

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