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Old 07-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #11566
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Thanks to everyone that recommended a thorough cleaning and lubrication for a dead shifter. I did and now the bloody things run through the cogs better than the much newer Deore stuff on my Raleigh!

Mini-rant: was at an LBS this afternoon checking out tires and handlebars and got to looking at the MTBs on the floor. WTF is it with the giant logos and stickers on the rims and tires? I recognize that I'm more than a little out of touch, but jeebus. It just kinda screws up a good looking machine.

Those stickers come off if you don't want to be a poser.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:11 AM   #11567
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Those stickers come off if you don't want to be a poser.
Wanna bet?

Most of em are under the clear coat

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Old 07-12-2009, 08:35 AM   #11568
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Looking for bicycle trade

I'm dying from boredom over in fleamarket. Thought i would drop a note hear to see if there is any interest in my ST1100 for ? Please see post 20 before you blow it off. Thanks.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=474510&page=2
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:41 AM   #11569
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I'm dying from boredom over in fleamarket. Thought i would drop a note hear to see if there is any interest in my ST1100 for ? Please see post 20 before you blow it off. Thanks.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=474510&page=2
I'll pass, but thanks for keeping us in mind

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Old 07-12-2009, 03:42 PM   #11570
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I tell you we've been getting beautiful riding weather every wknd here. Did a 36 mile fixed gear ride (first fixie ride in a yr!!!)

Did okay but the hills were pretty slow going. Was still able to zip past a few roadies uphill......downhills though, they cruised right past me
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:55 PM   #11571
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Those are mine roof feelers sticking out of my helmet.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:57 AM   #11572
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I gotta tell ya...

....... bonking SUXXXXXXX
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:00 AM   #11573
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Those are mine roof feelers sticking out of my helmet.
shhould have had one on your arm.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #11574
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Those are mine roof feelers sticking out of my helmet.
You guys have bird issues in the UP? Lots of folks in Brisbane would dress up their helmets like that to discourage swooping birds (usuall magpies) during nesting season. Those little f'ers don't mess around, swooping was a daily event.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #11575
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:30 PM   #11576
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:47 PM   #11577
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....... bonking SUXXXXXXX
My wost bonking moment was in August of 1993. I was working a graveyard shift in Flagstaff, and had returned home at 7am. My roommate was heading out for a ride to Camp Verde and back; and I'd just found my second wind. We regularly rode the 89A route, so it wouldn't be a big deal...boy was I wrong! I bonked at the base of the switchbacks, and started to nod off. So I learned no matter how fit a 24 year old road racer is, riding 80 miles after being awake for over 24 hrs is a stoooooopit idea.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:56 PM   #11578
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Only time I can remember bonking was when I was out explorating around my parents' house in NoVA. Went right when I shoulda gone left...

Turned a 60-ish mi ride into a 100-ish mile ride and I bonked at about the 60mi mark. NO convenience stores in outer nowhere VA between The Plains and Warrenton. THAT sucked out loud 'cause there's these rollers out there!

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #11579
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My wost bonking moment was in August of 1993. I was working a graveyard shift in Flagstaff, and had returned home at 7am. My roommate was heading out for a ride to Camp Verde and back; and I'd just found my second wind. We regularly rode the 89A route, so it wouldn't be a big deal...boy was I wrong! I bonked at the base of the switchbacks, and started to nod off. So I learned no matter how fit a 24 year old road racer is, riding 80 miles after being awake for over 24 hrs is a stoooooopit idea.
I feel ya on that!!

I had a back to back weekend this one past. On Saturday, the XC... 24 mile race - on my beater hardtail (and blown front fork)... and I moved up a cat too

I caught up to the lead group of 4 - my chain came off!

I start to catch up to them again..... CHAIN OFF AGAIN!!!!

then over bars, I lose all my food and water (somewhere around mile 7)!!!

Chain comes off a THIRD time at another point.... and finally I totally BONKED with 3-4 miles to go. I wanted to find a ledge and throw my bike over

I am cussing every single rock, root, bump in my path (literally)

somehow, I still finished 8th - and no, that was not OUT OF 8


oh, I did have a sprint at the end I somehow pulled out of my arsk... chick made fatal mistake of saying....

chick: "coming around"
me (pissed): "not this time....."

and the velodrome kicked in...... so did the urge to puke!
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #11580
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Heading off for a couple of day mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking trip. Going with an insanely brave new rider but with little skills, should be fun. Plans is to hit White Clay in Delaware, then climb Seneca Rocks in WV, hit some rapids in either the Gauley or New River Gorge, then do some climbing, and then ride Snowshoe, or wherever.
No real itinerary, just a bunch of gear, bikes, a tent, and a truck. Any advice from anyone who rides these areas would be appreciated.
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