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Old 06-16-2009, 09:13 PM   #11206
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Andy Pruitt is back in a Boulder office?
Yup. He's part of the Boulder County Hospital (BCH) system.

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Old 06-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #11207
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(shame about the Ultegra, but no one's perfect)

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Beautiful. I dig the shoulders on that fork. That is an understated paint job for one of those bikes.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:48 PM   #11208
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My first roadie ever was a 1982 Colnago with full Campy groupo. Somewhere there are pictures of that bike I took with my old Nikon FM. I no longer have that bike. Or that camera. God I'm an idiot.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:11 PM   #11209
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Mr Head,

Looks like a nice trail. Where is it? East Orange county? Chino Hills state park is on my list once I move back.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:14 PM   #11210
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I'll take one of these in a Blue Decor with Superbe Pro on it please.

I'll wait over here while y'all get the $$ together.

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(you can skip the Brooks and the red rims)

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Old 06-16-2009, 10:16 PM   #11211
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The Italian bike is hanging up for now. Damn that Colano looks nice.
I need to get me used to the mtb again for Iowa. I figure I'll go comfort over speed. Besides I got new tires,


Took off from work after my last meeting, after ten hours in that saddle.

And split my way home to the bicycle. Loaded up the camel-bak with fresh go-juice and took off down the hill heading out to Coal Canyon. I have not been on dirt for quite a while. In fact last time I "customized" my wheels a bit.

These new wheels and tires are nice.
The Captain on the up side,


Of course there was time to stop and smell the flowers,


About 45 minutes in I got to here and called it a day. I am out of shape a bit. I can ride for a long time with y heart in my mouth, but once I get to the sand, I just bog after that third grind. Whew!


So, I turned tail and ran back down the hill, I am way, way out of practice for this stuff, I felt like an old woman on ice and a walker,


All in all it was good. Now, I need to repeat this a few more times this week, then head over to Chino Hills State Park come Saturday and have some fun.
You need different tires. Ricthey Z-Maxes or something similar would help some. Them tahrs ain't for that dirt.

'Course, my favoritest tire EVER was the original Ground Control. Simple, durable, worked farging EVERYwhere!

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:24 AM   #11212
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I'm running 32x20. It came stock. I'd like to try a 17 or 18.

Yeah, 32x20 would be way too low for me. After finally getting a "real" ride in- 32x17 works out about perfect.

I'm definitely sold on the whole 29" thing for midwest XC duty. Even though wrestling those wheels through corners is kind of a bitch, I still end up going faster than I usually would just keeping that 32x17 spinning.

I might not get a chance to race this thing until August, but I'm looking forward to it- I think it'll be faster.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:51 AM   #11213
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I'll take one of these in a Blue Decor with Superbe Pro on it please.

I'll wait over here while y'all get the $$ together.

Thanks

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(you can skip the Brooks and the red rims)

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Nice color scheme, but I don't think these will fit in the straps:



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Old 06-17-2009, 04:55 AM   #11214
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One of my friends just picked up a new-to-her Griffen Vulcan tri bike. Weighs nothing, looks freaking fast. It's made with boron carbide - does anyone know much about this material?
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:20 AM   #11215
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One of my friends just picked up a new-to-her Griffen Vulcan tri bike. Weighs nothing, looks freaking fast. It's made with boron carbide - does anyone know much about this material?
Boron carbide (chemical formula B4C) is an extremely hard ceramic material used in tank armor, bulletproof vests, and numerous industrial applications. With a hardness of 9.3 on the mohs scale, it is one of the hardest materials known, behind cubic boron nitride and diamond.

sounds like it's good for riding during war times ....
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:23 AM   #11216
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It's made with boron carbide - does anyone know much about this material?
They sprinkle a little bit in to "dope" the frame material. It's like the nano-carbon hockey sticks and handlebars. More hype than anything else... which is fitting for a Tri-bike.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:07 AM   #11217
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A little RR

I thought I would share my latest route. I cirumnavigate this mountain.


South end is a rock quarry.




West side. Utah lake coming into view.




Rounding the north end.




That is Mt. Timpanogas across the lake.




Half way point. Good time to rest. Best spots to take pictures are at the top of a climb right?




Back south along the east side. Home is off in the distance.





Nice loop with minimal traffic 32 miles long every other day. Off days are climbing intervals up the local canyon. Hope you enjoyed.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:46 AM   #11218
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One of my friends just picked up a new-to-her Griffen Vulcan tri bike. Weighs nothing, looks freaking fast. It's made with boron carbide - does anyone know much about this material?
Griffen

FWI remember from being in a shop when the rep was in, they take AL, etc. and smash it all together to make the MMC tubesets. I haven't ridden one to know whether it does any good or not, but they look nifty.

Lots of em running around Sandy Eggo. Not so many elsewhere

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Old 06-17-2009, 09:50 AM   #11219
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Soewe812: gotcherself a Brooks, huh? Wassamattah? Didn't like the Concor?!

Looks like a nice ride. Also looks like yer losin weight.



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Old 06-17-2009, 01:27 PM   #11220
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They sprinkle a little bit in to "dope" the frame material. It's like the nano-carbon hockey sticks and handlebars. More hype than anything else... which is fitting for a Tri-bike.

OK, so it won't spontaneously implode or turn her into a mutant... that's good.

It looked pretty solidly built. Good welds, big tubes, and it didn't weigh much at all. The bike used to belong to a woman who raced it for a few years, and it looked like it was in good shape (minus a few cosmetic scuffs and scratches).

Will send pics once my friend gets the necessary shoes/helmet to enjoy her new ride.
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