Bicycle thread

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

  1. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Nice! Next a teeter-totter!
  2. FinlandThumper

    FinlandThumper Has Cake/Eats it Too Super Moderator

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    Guys, thanks to all for the info on the pedals, that is very helpful.

    Nokian winter tire it is..,I don't know if you're even allowed to use anything else in Finland :lol3
  3. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    I had a BIG cup of coffee this morning and came up with this obstacle, for Aidan to try.
  4. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Has he gotten back on a motor bike? Seems to me like when he does he's gonna be giving Villapoto a run for his money. :deal

    How'd you guys do last weekend?
  5. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    No motobike and NO motocross.

    He's starting bicycle trials events, in a couple of months. They're put on by a moto trials club. If he likes it, I'll get him a fancy moto trials bike. That's the goal. But, it's still full steam ahead with BMX racing. The trials thing is for the 'fun' of it. :evil.

    He got two 2nds, a 3rd and a 4th. Very tough track and riders. He's got 19 wins, 6 more to go, till he turns Expert.
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    well, better Trials than the crazy sheet my son's old school friend is doing. Jack has gone pro freestyle and "Slopeside", and is competing in international events doing the sort of stuff that will break your neck if you blow it. He was at the Crankworx Whistler Red Bull event this weekend, and had a bad run so came in next to last, but his riding buddy came in 3rd. J, his buddy, and his buddy's brother were the only 3 americans in the finals, the rest of the field were international. this slopeside stuff is insane, doing backflips off 60 foot jumps.

    A couple years ago, he was still doing trail stuff like....

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/18hotrCS37w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    and now he's doing jumppark stuff like...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/38834688" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/38834688">Fogelsode Season 3 #8: Morgan Hill</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user325501">Jack Fogelquist</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    anyways, I dunno how someone can do this stuff for a couple years at a competitive level and not end up breaking every bone they got. eek.

    I'm glad MY son took up a nice safe sport like rock climbing, hah!
  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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  8. ScootTour

    ScootTour Long timer

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    this is what I tell a new road cyclist if they ride with me (which I might add I avoid busy roads as much as possible).

    If a cyclist is being an ass a motorist will consider ALL cyclists to be a jackass, if a cyclist is considerate a motorists will consider just that cyclist to be considerate, not all cyclists. its a simple reality you cant change so accept it.
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I absolutely hate, loath, abhor, despise those Cholla

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    (so does the dog. Eventually he got better at recognizing em. :deal)
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    When I visited Arizona, there was a story about a kind of cactus that could actually hurl its spines at you like little spears. I thought at first that someone was just pulling my leg, but I met lots of other Arizonans who believed it. Still sounds like BS to me. :huh
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I haven't met one of them, but I'm sure that its out there somewhere. :nod Cholla on the other hand are just evil.

    Buddy of mine was out running (hashing) thru the desert and got into a patch somehow :norton (not quite sure how, they're easy to spot) and got stickered up like the dood in the pic above.

    Evil. Nasty. Painful. Ugh

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  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I hear they have multiple hooks in the spines that makes them much more difficult to pull out, once they get ya. :eek1
  13. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    Well, it is an exaggeration - but the name of that cholla is "jumping cholla" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylindropuntia_fulgida

    It doesn't actually jump, but the spines are very aggressive/velcroey and the "pods" break away very easily. Just barely brush against one and it's on you.
  14. Hair

    Hair Outside the boxer

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    But after a week or so they work themselves out. I had one push though a pant leg on a airplane trip. The Stu saw it come out. She gave me one of those WTF looks. :lol3
  15. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    I carry a comb on my dirtbike to scrape those nasty cholla bastards off.
  16. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    if they are as big as that picture of the dude (golfer?!?) with the EMTs above, I'd want an 'afro rake' for that :eek1
  17. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    That's an awesome vid :clap The Santa Cruz Mtns have the absolute best Mt Bike trails that I've ever seen, the first time I rode there was at Skeggs in late August a few years back on a Demo bike and it blew my mind how the trails flowed, the scenery, the temperature it was a surreal experience.

    If my job had been in Santa Cruz instead of Sunnyvale, I don't think I'd have ever moved away from California.
  18. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    You lucky bastages in Colorado ! What an awesome bike tour. Neat to see the adv sticker on motorcyclist helmet that had TV dude on back. Nice ride Tejay !


    and the fat tire commercials are pretty cool as well. Wish we could get the stuff here.
  19. Aurelius

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    It seems many riders are timing their rides at off road trails and posting the results on Strava's leader boards. I recently purchased a Garmin Edge 800 and did some test runs at a local mtb trail. In two cases, Strava couldn't distinguish between one trail segment and another that runs along side it, and twice it credited me with an uphill run when in fact I'd done a downhill run. :scratch

    Another rider who holds several KOM's on that trail tells me that errors like that are not uncommon. Strava's website states that even in optimal conditions, GPS tracking is only accurate to within 10 meters (33 feet). Variations that great can easily account for errors of several seconds in calculating the time it takes a rider to complete one segment. It can also invalidate a timed run through a segment when it mistakenly thinks you haven't traveled the full distance. Since positions on various leader boards are often determined by differences of as little as 1 second, are riders placing entirely too much faith in their GPS to provide the degree of accuracy these results require?
  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You take shit way too seriously...