Bicycle thread

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

  1. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    4707 as of yesterday. 331 miles in August. Not bad, especialy considering I nmissed two rides the week because isaac was fucking up our weather. I'm at 2357 miles. I should be at 2333. For the first time this year I'm ahead of schedule. Sweet!
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Did you upload it to Strava? Doesn't count unless you did. :nah
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Rule 5 mothereffer! Follow it.

    Be less like Barney and more like Jens. :nod

    Did I mention my legs are toast from yersterday? :ear Well, if I didn't, they are.

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  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'm sure one of my buddies did. Here's at least the first 2/3rds. ...at D's speed anyway. The other buddy may or may not have uploaded anything. :dunno I'm not about to join just to go look him up. :nono

    M
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its Ti. How bad can it be?

    I don't remember who Trek was contracting with to do their Ti bikes, but its probably Litespeed (like pretty much everyone else)

    M
  6. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    :nono solo rides only for strava. I'm petitioning the sanctioning body over one of my kom's. Top three times were all ridden as a group. Should be disqualified.throw them out and I'll be 43rd. :clap
  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    All the kewl kids are on Strava. Don't be left behind. :evil
  8. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Riverside Trail saves you a jaunt over the mountain, but it ain't worfit. Let's just say that should be called Riverotherside.


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  9. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    The LBS thought this one came from Merlin, FWIW. Irregardless, TheWifester signed off on the capital expenditure, so I will be pulling the trigger on this. Can't wait!
  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Well, I *was* gonna make the Baltimore-York run today & do a little bike camping, but 70% chance of rain with 1/2 in of rainfall tonight says bollocks to that. :dog
  11. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Merlin is litespeed now. I would be carefull, though. I've seen a number of ti lemonds fracture at the down tube cable stop. It's a poor design that caused a stress riser. I might be able to get a photo to post. I've got a friend with one hanging in his garage.
  12. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Just got back from a hard 55 miler, on top of yesterday's 44. The wind was brutal along LI Sound!! It's amazing how much fitness you lose if you don't ride for a couple of weeks... I don't have a mileage goal for the year, but am somewhere around 2300. I can still fit into the 42 Vanson, so that's good.:D
  13. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I did a Sunday morning ride with the local bike club today - a first for me although I've done six Saturday rides with the same club. I was a little nervous - I expected this would be a faster group. I was right too.

    As others gathered, there were clear signs that this was a fast group. It was made even more obvious when an older couple came up and the ride leader kind of glanced at me and said to one of the others, "There must be another group meeting here also."

    *giggle* This could be fun. Or not.

    As he made his announcements, the ride leader added that this wasn't a "no-drop" ride and the speeds were going to be "aggressive". OK - now I'm a little worried.

    They formed a nice paceline and the speeds were fine at 18-20 mph. As we made a couple of turns and warmed up, the speeds started getting more, well, aggressive. For about 25 minutes, we were averaging 24 mph...and dropped riders left and right as we rode into the wind. I'm not paranoid but I think the leader was trying to drop me! He came close to succeeding too.

    When we hit the re-group point, we were down 5 riders. I grabbed a couple of Gatorades and talked a bit to the others outside. One guy was especially friendly and even the leader paid me a nice complement - "that bike is really fast".

    I warned him that when we hit the hills that I knew was coming, they'd probably drop me but I'd meet them at the next re-group point. I knew we'd hit some rolling hills and I could push out ahead a bit but on the return, it'd be more difficult. This is my riding area so I knew it very, very well.

    Oh, at the stop, several of the others still in the group mentioned that the speeds were faster than normal. (What? Me? Paranoid? )

    The route didn't exactly follow the map but when we hit the hills, I was in fact dropped a bit. I had to make a decision at one point: it was either take the climb that's probably about 1.5 miles at 4-6% or go straight towards the meeting point. I took the climb.

    The closest rider was about 75 yards in front of me. As I hit the climb, a kid in a Mustang was approaching the street I was on from my right and I could tell he wasn't paying attention.

    Luckily, I was going pretty slow and anticipated he'd roll right in front of me. His window was down and he heard me as I yelled, "Stop STOP gotdammit". I managed to stop within a foot of his door and he couldn't apologize enough. No harm so I didn't chew him out any more...he knew he goofed up.

    The rider in front of me stopped and saw I was still upright and so he started up again. I topped the hill and enjoy a nice 30-mph run down to the regroup point.

    By now, it's getting hot - probably pushing 95. We stayed at the regroup point for about 10 minutes - someone said, "it's not going to get any cooler - let's get going".

    I knew the rest of the route was flat and on one of our busier streets so I was a little nervous about the return route. Luckily, traffic was light and we were given plenty of room - no issues at all. This is 2 or 3 lanes each way so there's no excuse for someone to yell or even be rude to us.

    We ended with 50 miles and a 19 mph rolling average on a very urban route that has tons of lights. The temp in the car read 99 when I loaded up.

    At the end of the ride, I hope that they understand that recumbents can mix well with DF's... and even keep up. I didn't do anything stupid, took my share of turns at the front, dropped them on an overpass (marked as a sprint on the route), pushed the speeds at times and showed that I was steady & predictable on the bike.

    These are all things that means they should have nothing to fear from me on the next ride.

    Tomorrow.

    Morning.

    :drums
  14. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Welp, had a bike stolen off of the front porch last night. Bye-bye, Lurleen.

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    Welcome to Baltimore.
  15. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    2013 Specialized are up.

    If one remembers the Specialized vs Volagi lawsuit, Volagi claimed that bicycle color can't be sued against (or some such wording). Take a look at the following. I think Specialized is thumbing their nose at Volagi.

    Volagi Liscio
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    Specialized Roubaix
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    I'm really digging the steel, Tricross disc. Though, I wish it had a different component spec.

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  16. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  17. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    WTF
    It's PUI Holiday!
    So, zero exotic location., but we are fighting the semi good fight.

    Damn!
    That air smells good!
    Sorry I've been lost in the Wasteland for a bit.
    Re thinking that whole assignment thing, you know?
  18. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    wohoo 27.5 miles last night after work. Felt really good ,could've done more. But had to feed the cats and myself and get to bed at a decent hour.
  19. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    :clap
  20. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Ever head up to Santos?