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Old 06-18-2009, 05:29 PM   #11176
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It actually was the end of the housing that broke. The little doohickey that keeps the housing from sliding through the arm thing that moves the shoes.
doohickey and arm thing
my professional bike mechanic diagnosis: bring the whole thing into a shop!

not sure if by doohickey you mean the cable ferrule (silver cap on the housing) or the housing stop on the brake caliper itself? Either way, easy fix at a bike shop, and I definitely suggest getting new cable, housing, and a ferrule (still under $10).
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #11177
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Hey Oznerol: you registered for D2R2 yet? you doing the 100k or the 100mi?

I don't think I'm in good enough shape for the big one.
I think I was registered a few hours after I got the email announcing that registration was open.

I'm doing the 100k, same as last year. Last year I had a good time, but the ride was pretty near the limit of what I could do, and I'm no more fit this year and probably won't be in 2 months.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #11178
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I think I was registered a few hours after I got the email announcing that registration was open.

I'm doing the 100k, same as last year. Last year I had a good time, but the ride was pretty near the limit of what I could do, and I'm no more fit this year and probably won't be in 2 months.
Sweet, we'll ride it together
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #11179
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I call 'em Gruppo Guys, Tri Geeks ........ or just fags

...them aero bars and the way they have the saddle adj. way forward, the fuckers never pull in a paceline either WTF!
I never draft if I'm on my aerobars...

And the saddle way forward makes it easier to run afterwards.

...say, where did I leave my glass of kool-aid?
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:22 AM   #11180
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I have the front brake on the right lever
Doesn't everybody?
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:19 AM   #11181
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Doesn't everybody?
Not unless yer Italian or a Brit.

OR are racing cyclocross

My bikes are all standard left = front except the cyclocross bike which is left = rear

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Old 06-19-2009, 09:08 AM   #11182
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how's this? 5 minute pedal from downtown or my house to the bottom, maybe 15 to the top. Default ride when we're too lazy to go anywhere else
Oh my..... nice

I am jealous! What is the temperature right now? and at it's warmest?
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #11183
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Not unless yer Italian or a Brit.

OR are racing cyclocross

My bikes are all standard left = front except the cyclocross bike which is left = rear

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You really should fix it proper, the front brake is on the right side of the handle bar
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:36 PM   #11184
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So, my evening mtb ride didn't go completely as planned...

Started off nice, stopped and looked over the traffic, There is an ocean out there about 28 miles away, but from here all I see is traffic heading inland...


Tuesday evening I turned around at this point. The sky is nice this evening so I figure I can ride a bit further. This is almost 6 PM. I've met two other riders descending so far, so I'm keeping my eyes open for more.



I got to here, and decide to take it back down. It is another two miles to the saddle where the trails split. There is sand up further and much deeper ruts.



Ruts,


More uphill,



I dropped the saddle crank in some fork travel and head down. A moment on the slick rock section with sand leads to a dab. No harm, I continue.

About three miles from the bottom, Ive just traversed the boulder field of small loose fist-sized rocks and ruts to a right hand sweeper. I manage to drop the front into the outside rut as I'm looking at the traffic scene and lighting for another possible photo op, and tuck the front. My right foot sticks just a half beat too long before unclipping and I'm going down hard. Right knee right hand is flying out to touch ground.

"Don't Do IT!" my mind shouts. I pull up on the hand at the last instant elbow glances off solid dirt, impact on upper underarm and rib cage as I attempt to roll to my back, the pack and scapula take the hit as well. The impact is enough to shoot the bite valve about four feet.

I come to rest head down on my back at the inside of the curve in the larger rut I was avoiding. So much for that idea. I feel things without moving. Collar bone is fine. Hand works, fingers, I can see. I attempt to rise. Not that way. The weight of the pack combined with the slope hold me in place. I squirm out form under the bike and sit up. I'm bloody, but mostly fine so far. Ribs feel it so does my back. I've unhitched the front brake cable. Fix that, check alignments and brakes. All is well.

Six miles home. Three down and two across the river trail and a mile climb back up the hill.
I make it.
Damage,


The rest are more graphic.
Today a visit to the ER after a near sleepless night of short breathes between winces and sighs. I can barely sit. Standing is tougher. I manage to sit through a two hour telecon, and call the doc when the office opens. She sends me to the ER for pictures. The doc there says that all looks well, probably a deep bruise, but ribs can be cracked and never show, until you cough or sneeze... Oh, goodie.

He tells me he quit mountain bikes after too many tip overs. I figure I'll just add some armor.

The bruise at the ribs and scapula are slowly presenting themselves.

So they should make nice pictures over the weekend.

Meanwhile the VSPN for my work computer died, I need to figure that out. Must be some stray signal or voodoo of some sort.
This may have made my RAGBRAI bike decision for me...
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #11185
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You really should fix it proper, the front brake is on the right side of the handle bar
I've been doing this for 20+ years. Its not about to change now.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:13 PM   #11186
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96 degrees, winds 18mph gusting to 23. I thought I would just call it a skip day and drink a few beers. Instead, I'm getting ready to head out for a 30 mile loop. Is this normal?
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #11187
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96 degrees, winds 18mph gusting to 23. I thought I would just call it a skip day and drink a few beers. Instead, I'm getting ready to head out for a 30 mile loop. Is this normal?
Is for me



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Old 06-19-2009, 04:11 PM   #11188
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Ouch Mr Head I hope you heal up quick. Almost had a nasty wreck yesterday. I was coming around a corner pumping away because I knew there was a nice little incline on a small walk way bridge that is fun to jump. Only this time there a big black dog hogging the bridge (little wider then my handlebars). I some how mange to panic stop and get unclipped. The owner says "Oh my, Bubbles come here. I'm sorry I should have had her on her leash, Good thing you weren't hurt." My hearts in my throat and I squeak out "yeah". I really hate when idiot dog owners allow their dogs to run free on a multi-use trail. Kids are almost as bad, they think because I'm yelling on your left or right means please run in front of me.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:50 PM   #11189
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Healing is underway. OR rather my color change... Yikes!

When ever I come into an area where there are likely a lot of people I take the opportunity to rest and slow way down. I don't like those kid and dog surprises.

The damn ducks, and bunnies are bad enough.

I hope my wife gets home soon with my new drugs. My last nap is wearing off and sitting up is killing me.

Just discovered the "joys" of hiccups... ouch...

I'm gonna go lay down now.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #11190
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You know what I really, I mean really love?

Rebuilding a hub after I'm into my pre-race beer/carbo-loading ritual.



There's like, lots of little tiny things in there. I hope that fucker stays together tomorrow.


Could be worse I guess, could be me in need of a rebuild (heal up fast, Mr. Head!)
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