Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'm not one of those, but I think my parts have been the coolest since I figured out what you can do with em. :nod

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    You may disagree, but *I* know *the truth.*

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  2. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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  3. McDuff

    McDuff Been here awhile

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  4. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  5. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    A thousand pardons if this is 205.


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  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    One huge plus to riding at night: you can't tell how steep the hills you're climbing are so you just go up em

    :ricky

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  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Cat says, "Screw Strava, get me some tuna!"
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  8. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    Went up a several climbs much faster during a predawn ride, just the cone of light in front, wisps of water condensing out of the fog on my face and glasses. Kept changing gears and spinning. Thoughts not on how long or steep the hill was.
  9. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I think "thoughts" are why many cyclists hate climbing and sometimes fail to make it to the top. My GF and MTB partner absolutely hate climbs, whether it be on the trail or road. I embrace and conquer them. I love it!
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    for me its less 'thoughts' than 'I can't keep up with the skinny SOBs.' :nod I ride/rode with some 130-pounders. At 165 (+) it takes me darn near 2.5x their wattage to get up the hill at the same speed. I can do it, but it takes it out of me VERY quickly.

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  11. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :lol3

    My GF is 125lbs, but, a girl that doesn't ride as much as I. And, my MTB partner is 6'4" and ~250lbs. You need different riding partners that'll make you feel better. :evil
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    How do you calculate wattage? It would be interesting to know how much energy I'd save if I lost 10 lbs. :ear
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yeah, and I *should* race the Cat 4 cross races, but I don't. I typically ride with the 1s and 2s and get my ass handed to me.

    Last nite was a case in point. Former pro and another buddy were up chatting away going up the hills I couldn't see as I'm behind em huffing and puffing like a steam engine that couldn't. :bluduh Last week it was the same former pro and a current Cat 1 chatting away. One of these days...

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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    analytic cycling.com

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  15. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Going up Mt Mansfield, VT. Working at it, but, not killin' myself. Two matching-kitted women ride by me carrying on a casual conversation and laughing. I know the feeling.
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Give me a nice sprint or the banking on the track and I'm a happy camper. :nod Hills? 4-letter word. :baldy

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  17. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    First duathlon of the season in Missouri. I get passed on the first run portion by a SEVENTY YEAR OLD. I turn on the burners, pass him and keep him passed.

    ....and he passes me again in the biking portion. :lol3:baldy
  18. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Beware old age and treachery. There, be dragons there.:lol3:clap

  19. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I was on a climb last summer and some old fart who looks just like you passed me like I was going backwards. Every time you post a pic of yourself (which happens a lot in this thread), I have bad flashbacks.:cry
  20. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I ride regularly with guys in their 60's, who leave me for dead on climbs... It probably helps that they weigh 150, and I'm 175. Not much I can do but pace myself. It evens out a bit on the flats!:D