Bicycle thread

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

  1. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    whale.... as you may or may not recall, I was trying to figure out what to do about a Moxie suspension seatpost who's elastomer block had gone soft... for laughs, I hit up the local auto parts place (not a chain), and picked up a rubber coil spring booster. with just a bit of trimming, this fit in place of the elastomer and seems much firmer than the old block. and hey, 2 for $6, so I got a spare!!
  2. HOT DAMN!

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    What's the story on that oval? :tb
  3. ducnut

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    You simply can't buy a saddle online, without trial and return. You'll pay all the shipping, which will get expensive. I'd suggest heading to your LBS. There, you can try anything they have without spending a dime, until you find something that feels good. Unfortunately, that may take more than just a spin around the parking lot.

    You're doing mileages that are pretty ambitious, on a MTB. I imagine you're sitting fairly straight-up. That puts an awful lot of weight on just your butt. LD MTB riders run their setups pretty far forward, so that they're evenly distributing weight between their butt, hands, and feet. That's partly why road bikes are setup with the rider in a forward lean.

    Lastly, when you see cyclists wearing lycra clothing, they're wearing that because the shorts have a chamois pad in the seat of the shorts. That pad isn't there to "pad" the butt, it's there to break the friction between seat and skin. The outer of the shorts/chamois stick to the seat and the inner to the skin. Without such shorts, your skin is taking all the friction and torture. The weight distribution, cycling shorts, and time on the road all contribute to one's comfort.
  4. Ridge

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    Getting a bit burned out of racing on the road, so I'm trying a new racing series next year. The National Ultra Endurance MTB series is one of those that will test every facet of my fitness both physically and mentally. All races are a minimum of 100 miles off road with a mix of single track, fire access roads and gravel roads. Most are set in the mountains and feature an extensive amount of elevation change. The first race in the series is the Cohutta 100. Approximately 17,000 feet of elevation in 100 miles of racing.

    Training begins now...
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    fixt

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  6. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Good luck with that! Now there's a challenge you can sink your teeth into!
  7. Ridge

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    True.. I was back in the gym again beginning last week. Squats and lunges are inventions of the debbil; I'm certain of it! :lol3

    Edit: and OF COURSE I needed a new tool for the upcoming series, so stay tuned to this bat channel.
  8. ducnut

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    :huh I've ridden the trails, at Ocoee. That's going to be brutal!
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dm5B_pyPd20?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>While I'm not a DHer, I AM a dog guy.

    This video makes me :D

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  10. ducnut

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  11. Aurelius

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    Jeebus, that dog can RUN! :eek1 :clap:clap
  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    That was a fun vid.

    My dog (boxer) does the same pretty much when I take him out. Of course....I 'aint going that fast :lol3
  13. Aurelius

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    My German shepherd must have been slow by dog standards. In a sprint, I could always outrun him to the mailbox up the street. :lol3
  14. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    I love how she cuts the corners:clap

    Great dog!

  15. pierce

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    my son and a couple friends rode theire road bikes to the next town over to go to a brew pub, Ian brought a burley trailer thinking his border collie would want a ride most of the way back.

    HAH! Seamus, the border collie, ran the entire 25 mile route home pacing the bikes when they were basically going flat out. and then acted like he wasn't even tired.
  16. Ridge

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    Yeah, my teammates that raced it last year were full of all sorts of the same "encouragement"... :lol3
  17. Gummee!

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    I encourage you to have a beer and re-think that.

    Go race the track instead. LOTS fewer hills. :augie

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  18. Ridge

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    Oh, I've had the beer(s) mmmmmm... imperial stouts... :tb oh, back on topic. I've rethought it and hemmed over it, but the decision is made. I really enjoy road racing and crit racing, but last year just had me chasing goals that were attainable, yet just beyond the tip of my fitness level compared to the other racers in my area. I'll still hit the bigger omniums and road races in the state, just skipping the speedway training series and short track crits that consume time/money yet yield nothing in points or fitness. I'm always seeking out new challenges and the NUE series seems to be a great avenue for that. Racing against the likes of Jeremiah Bishop and others, I have no aspirations at podium finishes... merely to change up the scenery, reset the soul and challenge the body in a new way.
  19. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Fixed that for ya. :D

    Good luck, Ridge, those races sound brutal.
  20. Ridge

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    Ha! You're probably spot-on with all those... thanks? :lol3