Bicycle thread

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

  1. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    yup ... no worries
  2. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Today's ride will go into the "Sometimes I Do Stupid Shit" file.

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    The first half was great, I felt good and was riding well. Took in some epic views and played a little hillbilly bowling at the top of the climb. We stopped for lunch in Lewiston and then started the climb out. That's when I blow'd up real good...several times. :bluduh A few of us went into survival mode and did a little hike-a-bike from shady spot to shady spot. The Garmin indicated 110º.:knary Everyone managed to make it without losing their lunch or passing out. So...win-win, I guess.
  3. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    Uhm, I call winner of the "sometimes I do stupid shit" award for TODAY. See my blog for a report on my Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. Short version, I got the silver buckle and just under 12 hours in my first try. Now I'm real f'n tired.


    --Donnie
  4. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    :huh

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  5. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Great job!

  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Good job dood :clap
  7. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    2:25 on the bike today. Including 2 x 2min over/unders. I was short :20 on the ride, but the way my legs felt after that second set of intervals, I don't mind. It took LOTS of willpower to even toodle home. :nod

    I've been to Leadville. Even walking around is tough. Onya for actually racing up there! :bow

    M
  9. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Thanks, Kev. It was a blast, as always. We rode down 112 through Colrain to 116. Roads that we take on the M/C's. A whole different perspective! Legs are a bit sore, but I'll be back out there Tuesday!:deal
  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Good man. Me and Greg (and his GF) went on a trip to VT last weekend actually - we did a few notches and saw tons of cyclists. I totally agree , when you ride a cycle on the road, you see 'slight' inclines in a whole new light :lol3

    104 miles for the weeks for me - first time in a while I've cracked 100 miles.
  11. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    It feels good, doesn't it? In an excruciating kind of way!:lol3 We went up some hills that were something like 2 miles uphill, and just when you think you are near the top, it goes up for another 1/2 mile!!! We did a hill in Mass, called West Leydon Rd. that was near vertical at one point! Totally kicked our butts... Can't wait to see where we're going on next years trip.
  12. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    I don't know how to suffer like you guys.

    0700 out the door and back at 0900.

    Leisurely pace for 29 miles.

    Just a modified version of my regular route, which consists on mostly flat riding with a few modest climbs giving a rather insignifican 400 feet of elevation gain over the first half of the route.
  13. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    If it's saddle pain that bugs you when it comes to going longer, I just wrote a piece on my blog about that today...

    Now if it's the legs and/or lungs, you just gotta keep working at it. :D


    --Donnie
  14. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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  15. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    so the sun ringle zuzu BMX pin pedals I'd put on my last hybrid are in fact bent and damaged from the car crash that destroyed pretty much every other part of the bike.

    [​IMG]


    does anyone have a favorite brand of BMX pin pedals for my new hybrid? I like pedals that spin freely, and aren't too heavy, and of course, aren't too expensive (say, under $50 for a pair online...)
  16. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Truvative have some nice ones. Bit over $50, though. Had some of those Suns for a good number of years. Decent pedals. Can't stand bent spindles.
  17. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, me either. hate having my foot squirm around a circle on each pedal stroke. the suns have cromoly spindles, they only bent slightly, but there's a chip out of the aluminum casting exposing the bearing seals, so as far as I'm concerned, they are toast. the FSA crank arms actually bent. the frame and wheels are twisted like a pretzel.


    these truvativs? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?PartnerID=3370&ModelID=31556
  18. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Those are the ones. Pretty spikey, but the spindles and bearings are very nice and they are relatively light weight.
  19. HOT DAMN!

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    :deal

    I'm about a 2 hour sissy max, and then ready to move on to something else. :lol3

    Somebody said it earlier, "just because you have a bike dosen't make you a cyclist"

    Word up, I'm not even pretending to be one. :ricky
  20. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    I rock THESE Wellgo B150's on my jump bike, cheap and best of all bullet proof.