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Old 06-17-2010, 08:51 AM   #14821
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I aspire to be that someday.
Me too.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #14822
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Tour Divide

Dunno who here follows such things, but the Tour Divide commenced this past Friday, June 11th.

http://tourdivide.org/

5-time winner, Matthew Lee is once again in the lead and is riding approx 154 miles per day.

13 out of 48 have already retired from the race. Hypothermia is a very real concern with record rainfall and snow on the course. Mechanicals are ever present.

The 2008 Tour was filmed and is playing at various locations.
We saw it Tuesday night and were both just awe-struck at the labor of this race.

http://www.ridethedividemovie.com/screenings/

I don't know if I'll ever attempt such a race, but man is it dream-inspiring!
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:27 AM   #14823
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Dunno who here follows such things,

Not me.

I'm not sitting in my office pouring over the leaderboard, contemplating my own entry someday.

No sireee.




This year, I'm rooting for this guy: http://trackleaders.com/tourdividei....=Tsai__Patrick

He did the Almanzo 100 with his full Tour Divide setup.

And if he can do it....
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:40 AM   #14824
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Camelback on sale here. Someone else sent me this link. I've never bought from these people so I can't vouch for them - they may be crooks for all I know...

The sale only lasts today.
My wife just ordered one for me for father's day.

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #14825
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My wife just ordered one for me for father's day.

Happy father's day, early!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:04 AM   #14826
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Happy father's day, early!
We were looking at them at the LBS yesterday. They have little one liter bags for $30, but it's really more of a bag holster with straps and I wanted something that might be able to carry some bike tools or something too but all the decent size bags are ridiculously expensive no matter where you buy them.

Thank you!

Getting a good sized one for that cheap means we can get a bike rack for our cars!

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:28 AM   #14827
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Not me.

I'm not sitting in my office pouring over the leaderboard, contemplating my own entry someday.

No sireee.




This year, I'm rooting for this guy: http://trackleaders.com/tourdividei....=Tsai__Patrick

He did the Almanzo 100 with his full Tour Divide setup.

And if he can do it....



Very cool. I had wondered if any of the midwest riders had done any of the AGRS.

Well, we're off to a vacation trip this Saturday, so not much until we get back. Then it'll be back to training for this fall. I'm really looking forward to doing the Ragnarok and Almanzo next year.



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Old 06-17-2010, 10:48 AM   #14828
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Dumb question. Can you run a SRAM chain with Shimano Ultegra components?

I kind of like the ideal of the master link in the SRAM chain over having to install new pins with the shimano.

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Old 06-17-2010, 11:28 AM   #14829
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Dunno who here follows such things, but the Tour Divide commenced this past Friday, June 11th.

http://tourdivide.org/

5-time winner, Matthew Lee is once again in the lead and is riding approx 154 miles per day.

13 out of 48 have already retired from the race. Hypothermia is a very real concern with record rainfall and snow on the course. Mechanicals are ever present.

The 2008 Tour was filmed and is playing at various locations.
We saw it Tuesday night and were both just awe-struck at the labor of this race.

http://www.ridethedividemovie.com/screenings/

I don't know if I'll ever attempt such a race, but man is it dream-inspiring!
Thanks for the heads-up. Tickets booked for the showing
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:54 AM   #14830
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Camelback on sale here. Someone else sent me this link. I've never bought from these people so I can't vouch for them - they may be crooks for all I know...

The sale only lasts today.
phew, thats a huge one, tho. for cycling, you want a thin sleek one like the Classic.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #14831
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Just ride it like it is and stop messing with it.

My next build is a coaster brake .... I don't want any cable so I can swap bars back and forth.
hope you don't ride where they have significant hills. ain't no coaster brake for the front wheel which has 80% of your stopping power, and coaster brakes heat up fast on downgrades and fail. catastrophically.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #14832
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phew, thats a huge one, tho. for cycling, you want a thin sleek one like the Classic.
Opinions will invariably vary.

I'm partial to my 100 oz. Camelback. At 30-40 oz/hour, that sucker gets drained every long ride.


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Old 06-17-2010, 12:48 PM   #14833
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I don't think it'll make much of a difference considering my current riding outfit.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #14834
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hope you don't ride where they have significant hills. ain't no coaster brake for the front wheel which has 80% of your stopping power, and coaster brakes heat up fast on downgrades and fail. catastrophically.
For the hilly stuff I have a 2007 fuji roubaix.

To tool around town I want a coaster bike.

Now I use only my legs to stop on the fixed gear/
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #14835
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For the hilly stuff I have a 2007 fuji roubaix.

To tool around town I want a coaster bike.

Now I use only my legs to stop on the fixed gear/
well, I hope this is a fat tire bike, with a long wheelbase. back-brake-only on skinny 700c would be serious suckage if you had to stop fast. back brake only on a short wheel base bike just skids. I'm actually pleasantly surprised how much braking I have with just my back v-brake on my fat tire 7-speed cruiser-thing, its got a rather long wheelbase, so the weight doesn't transfer nearly as much to the front on a stop. the front v-brake is still the hard core stopping power (and holy crap, these 26x1.9 geax evolution tires got some good bite on pavement).
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