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Old 05-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #10786
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Another Bicycle Adventure

Started off early this morning to get ready for a ride.
Found this,


Old C-Record axle broken. I have no idea how long I've been riding it like that but I just thought I was so out of shape it felt like the rear brakes were on all the time...

Pulled my old 36-hole campy super record wheel off the ceiling and found a twenty year old tire in a drawer, and a tube with only a couple of good patches. Fired it up with the re-assembled 7-speed freewheel, and off we went.

Wow! what a difference an axle makes.

Got home after 27 miles and cleaned up the bike, and fixed the axle.

All better.


When I quit riding this I'll fix the decals and put it inside on a shelf.
Parts are beginning to be a problem. Regina CX-S and America Freewheels are hard to come by. As are the old Campy parts. And of course fiddling with the new stuff makes me want a CF bike with 11 cogs and maybe a triple, maybe a compact...

Good day though, time for a glass of single malt and fire up the pool.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:16 PM   #10787
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Utah!

So for the second spring in a row my girlfriend and I have road-tripped from Boston to Utah. Oh, how I love the riding in this state.

We spent the first part of last week down south near Zion NP, did a few rides and hikes there. Me on the JEM trail outside Hurricane:



I also rode Gooseberry Mesa while we were in that area. Brutal fun; It seemed like every 30 seconds brought another explosive max-effort technical move.

For the past few days we've been in Park City visiting a friend who moved out here a year ago. Many of the trails here are still snowy or muddy, but the stuff that's open is fantastic fun.

Tomorrow morning we'll do one last ride here, then probably head to Moab and spend a day or 2 there, then some time in Fruita, CO and/or Boulder before heading back home next weekend.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:16 PM   #10788
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For all you touring folks, check this guy out

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?..._id=3279&v=3AT

Good reading!
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:18 PM   #10789
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Originally Posted by Oznerol
So for the second spring in a row my girlfriend and I have road-tripped from Boston to Utah. Oh, how I love the riding in this state.

We spent the first part of last week down south near Zion NP, did a few rides and hikes there. Me on the JEM trail outside Hurricane:



I also rode Gooseberry Mesa while we were in that area. Brutal fun; It seemed like every 30 seconds brought another explosive max-effort technical move.

For the past few days we've been in Park City visiting a friend who moved out here a year ago. Many of the trails here are still snowy or muddy, but the stuff that's open is fantastic fun.

Tomorrow morning we'll do one last ride here, then probably head to Moab and spend a day or 2 there, then some time in Fruita, CO and/or Boulder before heading back home next weekend.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:58 PM   #10790
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I rode 48 miles today on my Rhygin Stainless. I feel like I've been beaten with a bat! A good kind of pain though.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:38 PM   #10791
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I rode this cx from Estonia to Iran last summer and it's currently filling the job of a roadie.

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Old 05-10-2009, 07:04 AM   #10792
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So for the second spring in a row my girlfriend and I have road-tripped from Boston to Utah. Oh, how I love the riding in this state.

We spent the first part of last week down south near Zion NP, did a few rides and hikes there. Me on the JEM trail outside Hurricane:



I also rode Gooseberry Mesa while we were in that area. Brutal fun; It seemed like every 30 seconds brought another explosive max-effort technical move.

For the past few days we've been in Park City visiting a friend who moved out here a year ago. Many of the trails here are still snowy or muddy, but the stuff that's open is fantastic fun.

Tomorrow morning we'll do one last ride here, then probably head to Moab and spend a day or 2 there, then some time in Fruita, CO and/or Boulder before heading back home next weekend.
Sweet trip (again)! I'm so jonesing for a mountain bike these days. The western MA trials are prime for riding! I've been bouncing around the cross bike, but a friend totally ruined it for me by letting me borrow his full suspension bike last week.

btw, is that a new full-squish bike? I don't remember you getting a bike with a dual-crown fork.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #10793
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The Horror, The Horror

Large- XXL Man- needs bicycle shorts.

No, I don't want to be seen in public in lycra.

Hell, 100 pound lighter me isn't so sure about that.

But, I do need some shorts. Suggestions on where to look for the aaah plus sized guy.

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:27 AM   #10794
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So, I wasted....er, worked...through 2008 in South Pole, Antarctica. Far away from motorcycles, nice bicycles, mountains, sunshine, so many lovely things.

And, 2009 is my year to make up for those losses. In preparation for riding a KLR through Mexico and Central America, I need to get myself semi-fit and get into the minimalist mindset.

I have my travel bike, a Rocky Mountain Team Scandium with Dura Ace 9, waiting for me in Madison, Wisconsin. I shipped it to my extended family from Lago di Como, Italy in 2007. I have a small rear rack and panniers on it, with road front 42/53 cranks and XT mountain rear der and 13/32 cluster. Hybrid road tourer in an 18lb, 73/74 degree criterium package.
http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/w...g?t=1241976581

I've never bicycled across the country. No better time than the present. So, probably on Wednesday or Thursday, I'll fly from Denver to Madison, and ride back. Only 1000 miles. But, I'm so out of shape, 80 mile days will be tough at the beginning. Hopefully I'll be banging out centuries with ease by the end of it.

I totally believe that my gear lust for motorcycles morphs to road bicycles to mountain bikes, into snowboard season and back to motos. Everything helps, sustains and feeds the cycle.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:32 AM   #10795
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Hey Jurgen

Deal



Now that I'm done , try Performance or Nashbar for yer first pair(s).

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:37 AM   #10796
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Hey Jurgen

Deal

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/23...74e582.jpg?v=0

Now that I'm done , try Performance or Nashbar for yer first pair(s).

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Will do, noticed the other day (they've probably been there for a year or two) we now have a Performance store.

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #10797
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Y'all may be askin: Why's Gummee! not out ridin? Don't he live in sunny AZ?

Well... if you check the old thermo-meeter outside the back door, it reads 120+ (because its in the sun) and a quick trip outside sez its in the upper 90s already. As much as I -ed people back east thru the winter, I geta pay for that from now till Sept.

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Old 05-10-2009, 01:08 PM   #10798
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Y'all may be askin: Why's Gummee! not out ridin? Don't he live in sunny AZ?

Well... if you check the old thermo-meeter outside the back door, it reads 120+ (because its in the sun) and a quick trip outside sez its in the upper 90s already. As much as I -ed people back east thru the winter, I geta pay for that from now till Sept.

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I on the other hand rode to the beach and back before it heated up. 54 miles on the old fat body...

Now, I need a nap.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:13 PM   #10799
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I on the other hand rode to the beach and back before it heated up. 54 miles on the old fat body...

Now, I need a nap.

All I want to do after a long ride is put a big dent in the couch, and drink painkillers. I did 48 yesterday, the longest this year, and had to go to a 50th birthday party last night. I went through the motions, but I was flogged,
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #10800
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I on the other hand rode to the beach and back before it heated up. 54 miles on the old fat body...

Now, I need a nap.
I miss Sandy Eggo

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