Bicycle thread

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

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
  2. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,374
    Location:
    St Pete
  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    I've been reviewing some racing vids filmed at Santos on the same trails I travel to get some idea of my progress. The video below is of particular interest because I did my best run on it last Sunday, averaging about 12 mph, without feeling that I was pushing too hard. These guys are going faster - probably 15 mph average - which is what I'm shooting for. The video is deceptive in that the turns are much tighter than they look, and there's some rough terrain which is difficult to notice. One thing I see these guys doing that's different is that I tend to coast through corners to give my legs some rest, whereas they're pedaling non-stop. I can go 15 mph on that trail without fear of crashing, but I don't have the stamina to keep it up like these guys do. If I ever get to the point where I can pace these guys, I'll die happy. :freaky

    <object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/df7SMM0NrAw?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/df7SMM0NrAw?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="360"></object>
  5. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,374
    Location:
    St Pete
    My bad I thought you may have been interested in saving $$.

    So my answer is no I have no dealings with them.
  6. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    I'm interested in saving money, but the bike I want to save money on is a 2012 Stumpjumper Expert Evo.
  7. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,815
    Location:
    Garibaldi
    If you forget about lap times, cadence and heart rate, forget that others are even on the trail and just ride your own ride, you can be happy now. :brow
  8. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    Nah. I'm very goal oriented. Setting goals and achieving them is what makes me happy. :thumb
  9. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Oddometer:
    21,044
    Location:
    SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    :dunno It no longer matters because my local Specialized dealer is willing to match the price on that website. :clap:clap
  11. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Oddometer:
    21,044
    Location:
    SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
    Perfect!
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    I'm picking it up tomorrow. :happay
  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    22,650
    Location:
    Masshole
    Holy crap, how many bikes is that now :lol3
  14. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Oddometer:
    21,044
    Location:
    SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
    You damn sure didn't let that money burn a hole in your pocket now did you? Congratulations! I'm happy for you.
  15. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    Only three. :dunno

    Hell, there's a local rider I know who owns NINETEEN bicycles. :lol3
  16. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,815
    Location:
    Garibaldi
    How many can he ride at once?
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    22,650
    Location:
    Masshole
    Well it's not so much that as the turnover....see, I'm a bike BUYER, not a bike SELLER :D
  18. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    It was this ad that sold me on it. I'm sure I'll be able to ride just as well when I get mine. :norton


    <object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hmgZxmkNdFk?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hmgZxmkNdFk?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="360"></object>
  19. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Oddometer:
    21,044
    Location:
    SOP - south of Phoenix, hotter n hell
    Florida has sure changed a lot since when I was born there.... :lol3
  20. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    22,910
    Location:
    Altamonte Springs, Florida
    Yeh, it looks a lot more like Colorado now. :lol3