Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    Guess for me, it all started with a bicycle. Never realized that my body was capable of wondrous things till I pushed down on a pedal.

    Perhaps I am patting myself on the back, but at least it is 'thread appropriate'.

    Circa 1973, morning of my solo cross-country departure; Chico Ca. to Boston, Mass.

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    A couple of years after, here I am heading to La Paz. Some long lonely days on the road, as days can be for a solo adventurer.

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    One of my current mounts. Not nearly as physical, but still lots of fun. Gerry

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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ...and I've pulled more'n a few that I *thought* were screwed in tight only to have the tool pull out with threads attached, but no crankarm. :baldy

    If anyone needs one, I have a French thread crank puller I'll loan ya for a 6-er of your favorite local adult beverage.

    M
  3. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Would that be TA or Stronglight?

    Back on the bike for the first time in a long time. A trail just a short bit from my house:

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    Feels good. I may do more.
  4. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Great year for it. Trails were nice and dry and the course was great - 28 miles of singletrack. I was shot on the second lap but saw the photographer so I gave it a little loft for him.

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    Got my 7 yr old on the trails this year too. I was apprehensive until about ten minutes in he says :This is cool, Daddy". It was all good after that.

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  5. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    22 miles today, from downtown Bawlmer to the BWI trail. That trail is *amazing*.
  6. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    "I've pulled dozens and dozens of crankarms....."

    "I've pulled hundreds of crankarms....."

    Yeah? Well I've pulled a BAJILLION crankarms, so there!!


    :D
  7. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    A little over 100 miles between yesterday and today, with a shitload of hills... I rode in the woods last Sunday for the first time in a few weeks. The road miles really make it so much more fun, as I can ride whole sections without blowing up!
  8. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Do you have long red hair or is that the leaves on the tree:D
  9. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    I just walk into the room and crank arms start pulling themselves. :deal
  10. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    Sweet! Would love to see more pictures from those trips, if you have them.
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :dunno

    I'd have to go look. The puller came with a bike with French thread HS and BB. Gave the bike away. Kept the tool.

    M
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I was out Fri with a Marine over on Quantico. He took us on a tour of the little trail system next to his office. :ricky Lots of fun, but he was getting tired at about the 50min mark.

    Buddy of mine that 'found' the guy and I went out for a 4:14 road ride after. Coupla thoughts:
    McD's doesn't make good pre-ride food. :nono
    Dose your efforts if you're going out for a 4+ hour ride. Don't burn all your matches in the first 30min

    I had to pull the last 75min or so 'cause he'd blown up right before the halfway mark. :norton

    M
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    If you get the Park tool, they usually have 2 sides: Shimano and Campy. The thread pitches are different enough that you *shouldn't* be able to screw one into the wrong crank

    M
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nod I've come to the conclusion that anything greasy/oily is to be avoided before a strenuous ride. I ate some Chinese takeout on Saturday and went riding an hour later. Two laps around a trail comprised of steep climbs, and I began to feel sick, but decided to press on. Eventually I had to get off the bike and take a breather. By that time I not only felt like I was about to vomit, but had gotten quite dizzy on top of it. I had to lie down next to the trail, as I was afraid I might pass out. :eek1 Lying down seemed to do the trick, as after about 10 minutes I felt totally recovered and just walked my bike back to the trail exit. I'm thinking that in future it might be wise to forego any 'real' food before a ride and just eat an energy bar or two.
  15. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    For me, a big bowl of oatmeal at least 45 minutes before a long ride works great. The whole grains contain complex carbohydrates that last longer than simple sugars.

    YMMV.
  16. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    That's my breakfast almost every morning. Banana and Brown Sugar too. Good pre ride meal.
  17. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    My new tool showed up on Saturday. I've pulled two!
  18. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    My wife swears by steel-cut oatmeal before a ride, but it gives me terrible stomach pain and heartburn about 30min into the ride. I'm good with a hard-boiled egg and a banana about 30-45min prior to the ride. And it helps soak up the coffee I drink while driving to the meeting point. :D
  19. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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  20. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    ... maybe you would consider donating to my Booty team? It's a group of 8 motorcycle buddies who decided to participate in a 24 hour BICYCLE ride to benefit cancer research. Should be interesting :lol3