Bicycle thread

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

  1. ScootTour

    ScootTour Long timer

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    I know that feeling. My first year of cycling I thought I was doing good until a couple on mountain bikes and huge tires passed me up on the paved road while having a conversation. I was riding a carbon fiber road bike.
  2. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    LOL! Wrong feeling. He was starting from the parking lot as I finished, I have no idea how fast he was. That said, he looked like he had been doing this for a long time, so I bet he would have been faster/more efficient than me.

    I just meant that I really respected the guy for doing something he loved, even though the odds were against him.
  3. ScootTour

    ScootTour Long timer

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    dig it, yeah it was at that moment that I fully understood that it is indeed the rider, not the bike.
  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    With only one leg, he'd certainly have a weight advantage.


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  5. Mr Head

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    his working form home deal and working a split shift allowed me to go for another ride today. I didn't even feel like the half awake dead since I got a whole 6 hours sleep last nght.:clap

    Middle of the day, (hot if you stood around in the sun, perfect at 15 mph), so down and back up the trail for an hour each way. Stopped at the park for water and a Gu. Then up the face. Feeling better. Down to 165 today. Ten more and I'll be closer.

    We did this health accessment at work every year. First year I did it they told me I was borderline obease at 180 and 5'10". :huh
    So, I got more serious about diet and this bike. Then a year later similar story only I was maybe two pounds lighter.

    Maybe...

    Then I bought the Roubaix, and got more serious.
    Now, I'm looking at this as how I have to live since this past winters lower back disk fun. I still have this lump-feeling in my left side but it isn't really painful, just a tight feeling spot if I sit or stand too long. It is supposed to work out with stretching and strengthening my core. I guess that means crunches.

    The tape:
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  6. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    :huh Jesus. Lolo didn't have that big a meltdown and she lost the !$^@$^ Olympics. I think if I were that cameraman, it'd be hard for me to keep from :razor but then I am a bad person sometimes.
  7. Mr Head

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    Great so the cops are really on to the baddies.
    As usual the least common denominator is a cop.
    Big surprise.

    "I focused on the purple clad chick".
    Loser.

    Just drive on by and go look for some teens skateboarding, you might be able to handle that.

    I'm guessing the officer a single, OK lets just go with big boned, white guy with issues...

    Yes, I came of age in the 60's and I think most people in charge are asshats. Other than that I'm good.:lol3

    I know a couple of lawyers who would beat that guy like rented mule.

    :mulie

    :rofl

  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I used to race against a guy at the track in Sandy Eggo with only one leg. He was tough to keep up with

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  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Oh yea? Well, I once raced against a guy with NO legs and... :lol3

    Seriously, I did once encounter another rider on the trail who was missing both legs. He was riding a specially designed recumbent which allowed him to pedal with his arms. I remember thinking to myself that he couldn't go far because the arms just don't have enough strength in them. Imagine my surprise as I was heading back to see him still on the trail, not far behind me. He had traveled about 15 miles by then. :huh
  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    HEY! :ken
  11. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    On Sunday my Daughters and I went for a ride on the tandem and trail-a-bike. It was a 20 mile ride on a rail trail. About 3 miles in we passed a guy with one leg...... It was quiet for a couple of minutes, I was hoping they missed it. I answered questions about it for the next 17 miles. When we hit the end and turned around I knew we were in for it when we saw the guy again. As soon as they saw him they started yelling "HEY DAD! THERE IS THAT GUY WITH ONE LEG!!!! HOW DOES HE DO THAT! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE STOPS!! etc. etc" Luckily he seemed to have a good sense of humor.
  12. Uncle Pollo

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    hop and change ... gears?
  13. ScootTour

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    totally off topic execpt that its bicycle related.

    bicycle was my gateway drug to the motorcycle universe. Now that I have been in the motorcycle universe my poor bike hasnt been ridden in a month not to mention it has been missing my general attention and focus. I enjoy both but I do miss my bicycle.
  14. HOT DAMN!

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  15. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Strange as it sounds, for me it was just the opposite. Since I started bicycling, I haven't ridden the motorcycle once. I put a new battery in it yesterday and was surprised to see that it fired right up after having sat still for so many months. :huh
  16. Mr Head

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    My Adventure gets ridden daily. Until the weekend then I generally ignore it and take the bicycle. There was a time when putting 500 to 1,000 miles on that bike over a weekend was pretty normal.
    And the bicycle as often as I can. When I only work 8 hours I can ride everyday as long as I have daylight. Don't like riding in the dark with the critters.:cry

    I don't mind the bunny rabbits, squirrels, and toyland deer. It's the coyotes and mountain lions I am not fond of coming upon in the dark. So far I've only seen coyotes and bobcat at night. This time of year we get more snakes about. I've seen rattlers here and they seem to like the climate so they get good sized. I also say a turtle on the trail it was a good 15" long at the shell and flopping along rather than scuttling. Very flat, green with a long snout. And it headed away from the river.

  17. pierce

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    sigh, my cruiser/hybrid that I built up from recycled junk and a lot of new parts got destroyed on sunday... I'd JUST switched the pedals to some BMX 'pin' pedals, which I was really happy with. it was on a hitch rack on the front of our E150 van, my wife was driving down I5 coming home from a 5 day camping trip up north, and had a blowout, lost control when she overbraked on the gravel and the trailer jackknifed, forcing her back out across the traffic lanes and into the side of a FedEx semitruck. Everyone is OK (ok, I have a busted #5 metarsal in my right foot), just wiped out the trailer, van, and bikes.

    an hour earlier, we'd picnicked in Mt Lassen...
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    then, blam. next day at the tow yard, where we were loading our camping gear and my astronomy and photo gear into a u-haul...
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    RIP, Hybrid :(

    a couple weeks before, just after I'd installed the pin pedals...
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  18. Aurelius

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    Jeebus! :eek1 Sorry to hear about the loss of your bikes, but you're incredibly fortunate that something much worse didn't happen.
  19. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Thank goodness it wasn't worse - that's a scary story bud.
  20. kannonbal

    kannonbal Been here awhile

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    holy crap! Sorry to hear this, but thank goodness it wasn't worse.

    scary...