Bicycle thread

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

  1. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Do you like riding road? I've been thinking of a road bike for the days when my spine says no.
  2. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    My wife grew up in Manchester, and her brothers used to ride dirt bikes in Case. I would like to check it out sometime. I live near the shore, so ride Cockaponset in Chester, mostly. I would love to have a fast trail like Gatorback here! That does look like fun!
  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I started out on a road bike but then I discovered mountain biking, which I think is a lot more fun. I still ride the road bike on occasion, but only to work on my endurance and pedaling technique.
  4. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Small world! Lots of family grew up in Manchester. Let me know if you get up this way, I can point ya to some good stuff up there.
  5. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Will do. It's nice to check out different places once in a while.
  6. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    A friend want's me to do with him before I turn 50. I'm 44 now.

    Trip of a lifetime, might hurt a bit though.

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  7. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    All are welcome here. My observation wasn't pointed in your direction anyhow. :D
  8. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Just a bit?

    100 peaks? 10 straight days in the saddle? 120mi day? 13,000' of climbing each day?

    :eek1
  9. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Utah. Moab, Utah. So freakin' cool and different....and scary to think back on what I've ridden out there.

    I'm still more scared on the side of a busy road though. That's dangerous. :deal

    Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
  10. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    :lol3

    I know, he's serious too. I puked in my mouth and passed out with just the thought of it.

    Looks like I need to get training, I have six years to prepare.
  11. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    No link showed up for me.
  12. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Cent Col Challenge.

    More details at the link above.
  13. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Been to Moab, wasn't on a MTB at that point, unfortunately. I'll be back with the reign eventually. Those trails made me drool..

    Yak, if it was me that bunched your panties, my bad. I actually follow this thread pretty closely, and wasn't looking to start a big hubbub (not that it was)
  14. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Funny how what we like varies so much. :clap

    It is ALL good!
  15. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    'One man's meat is another man's poison,' as the saying goes. :deal

    This is the kind of riding I love: fast and flowing with lots of elevation changes, but not the kind that leave you exhausted.

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  16. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Nobody bunched my panties. Pedal on. :D



    Peddle on! (for Gummee)
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :fyyff

    :D

    Gotta love the innerwebs. :nod Saw an ad for an NOS Sun Mistral/105 wheel on another forum. Since the ex- taco-ed one of mine for me, I've been wanting another wheel. Traded the guy a pair of SPD pedals for it.

    Came in the mail today. Yup. Brand spankin new. Never been ridden. :thumb Can't wait to tear it apart! I'm gonna put the lighter rim I have now on there. The heavier rim on the new wheel is going to make a new rear wheel so it'll hold up better.

    I think I know *just* the wheel... Its at the shop my buddy works at. Ultegra... Looks like poo, bearings are smooooooth.

    M
  18. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Looks like a great place to ride and real fun. And I agree with you...whether its twisty roads for the street bike, or trails for the dirtbike or mountain bike, I like fast and flowing too. :thumb
  19. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    +1

    I *love* rolling hills on the recumbent. It's fun to haul ass up and down!
  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah... but that mtn bike video, it all looked pretty darn flat to me. little bumps in the terrain aren't rolling hills.