Bicycle thread

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

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    While you're sitting in that Starbucks, tell my friend, Adam, I said "Hi!". :lol3
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    If it won't improve my standings on the Strava leader boards, I'm gonna pass on it. :lol3
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I hear it comes with a larger, much improved Big Dick :dunno
























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  4. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Seems like lots of money to (very) marginally improve the ride.

    Something like a telescoping seat post, on the other hand, would seem to be a more worthwhile investment. Haven't bought one yet though, because I'm cheap.
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nah Big dick = more weight = slower Strava times.
  6. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    A local rider I know just posted this on his Facebook page:

    "I cleared the trail of storm debris on the few couple laps, then was doing a lap for time (and KILLING it) when a tree fell across the trail right in front of me! I slammed on the brakes, but was going too fast to stop. I hit the tree and launched over the bars. I'm so bummed, I was 3/4 of the way through and I know I had the KOM in the bag. Also, my bib shorts ripped wide open, and all my bits and pieces were flapping in the wind. There was nothing I could do to hide it, either! I did the Gravity Destroyed climb KOM with my dick quite literally flapping in the wind. :/ Be careful, the tree is still across the trail, I could not move it."

    :poser :rofl
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  8. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    i'd guess some Stravadiots would consider that an even better excuse for not holding a KOM than not having this years newest coolest parts. :rolleyes
  9. 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

    :augie

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

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  10. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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  11. McDuff

    McDuff Been here awhile

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  12. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  13. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    A thousand pardons if this is 205.


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  14. 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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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Cat says, "Screw Strava, get me some tuna!"
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  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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