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Old 05-06-2009, 08:12 AM   #10711
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jesus.....what's she got down there a baseball mit...... What kind of seat does she have?


I tried the cheapos for about 3 months and they're worthless to me, nothing beats a good HQ pair of shorts, and some ass butter or like product.

I don't have any issues with nutcrakers either, they support and protect....
I have not been down there, but seriously you just get used to riding. As a kid I rode my BMX bike EVERYWHERE, when I was 15 I met a girl who lived in Bayville and I lived in Flushing. In the summer I rode my bicycle out to visit her a few times a week. Ass butter, padded seats, it is all placebo.
I do know she went through three seats before she found one she liked, and no she doesn't have a Brooks since she is a vegan like me.
But yes the support and protect part is key.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:22 AM   #10712
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I have not been down there, but seriously you just get used to riding. As a kid I rode my BMX bike EVERYWHERE, when I was 15 I met a girl who lived in Bayville and I lived in Flushing. In the summer I rode my bicycle out to visit her a few times a week. Ass butter, padded seats, it is all placebo.
I do know she went through three seats before she found one she liked, and no she doesn't have a Brooks since she is a vegan like me.
But yes the support and protect part is key.

Yeah we all did when we were 15...but shorts and bikes have come a long way since then, and our bodies don't recover like they did when we were kids.

I totally disagree that ass butter (I don't have padded seats if it is it's ultra thin and not worth a damn anyway) is a placebo. If you ride at a fast clip like me -for say 50 miles. it creates a hell of alot of friction from the heat alone, and the lube helps big time. I don't know any fast club roadie riders that don't use some form of lube, and good shorts. They'd be numb for days if they didn't.


If you're riding Mary Poppins speeds or a suspension bike/fat tire commuter then maybe no pads and gel works......


ps - and I loves my Brooks Ti Swallow....
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:34 AM   #10713
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Yeah we all did when we were 15...but shorts and bikes have come a long way since then, and our bodies don't recover like they did when we were kids.

I totally disagree that ass butter (I don't have padded seats if it is it's ultra thin and not worth a damn anyway) is a placebo. If you ride at a fast clip like me -for say 50 miles. it creates a hell of alot of friction from the heat alone, and the lube helps big time. I don't know any fast club roadie riders that don't use some form of lube, and good shorts. They'd be numb for days if they didn't.


If you're riding Mary Poppins speeds or a suspension bike/fat tire commuter then maybe no pads and gel works......


ps - and I loves my Brooks Ti Swallow....
Lube... swallow, I am not sure what you are doing
Seriously I am not a roadie and I often stand a bunch. If I ride my cyclocross bike I end up standing, bunny-hopping, wheelying. etc. a lot. Maybe if I rode sititng on my ass for 50 miles, my tune would change. Same thing on the motocycle, so many enduro racers use different monkey butt, shit, I just odn't and don't have a problem.
Added: I also wear a helmet with a peak, and a Camelback
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #10714
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Lube... swallow, I am not sure what you are doing
Seriously I am not a roadie and I often stand a bunch. If I ride my cyclocross bike I end up standing, bunny-hopping, wheelying. etc. a lot. Maybe if I rode sititng on my ass for 50 miles, my tune would change. Same thing on the motocycle, so many enduro racers use different monkey butt, shit, I just odn't and don't have a problem.

you just see things differently.....

Yeah, heavy cadence + mileage nonstop will fry yer nutssack, especially on a fixed gear....
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #10715
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If anyone is in Colorado and wants to see some excellent road racing this weekend, come up to Fort Collins for the Collegiate Road Bike National Championships.
Road Race Friday, Criterium Saturday, TT Sunday.

The crit on Sat is a great course, right in town and very fast.

Info Herehttp://www.fccyclingfest.com/may-schedule-of-events
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:44 AM   #10716
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you just see things differently.....

Yeah, heavy cadence + mileage nonstop will fry yer nutssack, especially on a fixed gear....
BTW I saw the craziest thing at the 5 boro. A tandem fixed gear, and no the rear rider did not have any kind of freewheeling crank. Talk about coordination.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:47 AM   #10717
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Hey, cold wet weather dudes...

What's the best road and/or mountain shoe for cold wet weather riding.

Need shoes in extra wide sizes - Sidi Mega fits well for reference.
Sidi makes a winter riding shoe. Ditto with Lake. Me? I use some Gore Tex socks over some thin wool socks, with some toe booties over all of it. You don't wanna wear too much 'cause if you constrict yer feet, they'll get even colder. DAMHIK

Trick to cold and wet riding it to realize you ARE going to get wet.

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Old 05-06-2009, 08:47 AM   #10718
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BTW I saw the craziest thing at the 5 boro. A tandem fixed gear, and no the rear rider did not have any kind of freewheeling crank. Talk about coordination.

I built a tandem into a fixie last summer, rode it maybe 2 or 3 times before it was decided to be a deathtrap.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:54 AM   #10719
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Hey, cold wet weather dudes...

What's the best road and/or mountain shoe for cold wet weather riding.

Need shoes in extra wide sizes - Sidi Mega fits well for reference.
+1 to what Gummee said. I wouldn't even mess with a winter specific shoe. Just put on toe covers or the gore-tex sock. I found I prefer just the toe cover. My wife uses a full bootie. For us our choices worked well down to around 30 degrees.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:11 AM   #10720
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Sidi makes a winter riding shoe. Ditto with Lake. Me? I use some Gore Tex socks over some thin wool socks, with some toe booties over all of it. You don't wanna wear too much 'cause if you constrict yer feet, they'll get even colder. DAMHIK

Trick to cold and wet riding it to realize you ARE going to get wet.

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Lake also makes a great winter boot, very wam dry and cozy.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #10721
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Sidi makes a winter riding shoe. Ditto with Lake. Me? I use some Gore Tex socks over some thin wool socks, with some toe booties over all of it. You don't wanna wear too much 'cause if you constrict yer feet, they'll get even colder. DAMHIK

Trick to cold and wet riding it to realize you ARE going to get wet.

M

I live in Seattle. I'm actually afraid of being dry!

So, think 4 to 6 hours in 35degree wet weather.

Winter riding shoe
Winter riding shoe + all the recommended
Standard shoe with the recommended goodies.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:52 AM   #10722
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+1 to what Gummee said. I wouldn't even mess with a winter specific shoe. Just put on toe covers or the gore-tex sock. I found I prefer just the toe cover. My wife uses a full bootie. For us our choices worked well down to around 30 degrees.
So I have neoprene booties. Below 40 and my toes are frozen within 2 hours.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #10723
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So my buddy I ride with at lunch wasn't going out today. He let me use his Cannondale. Something like this I guess, but yellow:



Jesus H. Christ, I feel like I've been riding around on a shopping cart.

Fast!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #10724
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...Jesus H. Christ, I feel like I've been riding around on a shopping cart.

Fast!
Sublime, isn't it.

Shop for last year's models when you go looking for one.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #10725
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Sublime, isn't it.
I covered the same distance I usually do at lunch in half the time.

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Yeah. I'm going to end up with one of these, I think:

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