Bicycle thread

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

  1. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Could also be that the core of your body isn't warm enough. :dunno FWI've experienced, once I start to get chilly, the rest of me follows quickly. The core stays warm enough, hands and feet are never a problem.

    :dunno

    I'm no AKDuc, but I do ride outside pretty much year round

    M
  3. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Me too.

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  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Humph. I don't wanna hear it from you.

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  5. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    It could be that your shoes are fastened too tightly now that you're wearing thicker socks and restricting the blood flow. Try loosening the straps a bit and see if that helps.
  6. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I use plastic wrap over socks ,it's thin and keeps air off the toes. I've got huge feet and I wear mt bike shoes,so booties are hard to get on .
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Great advice - I don't think they are too tight but I will try them a little looser to see if that's the issue.

    Might try this one too...

    Thanks :thumb
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Gore Tex socks are somewhat breathable and LOTs more expensive. ...and highly recommended for mtn biking.

    I ever tell y'all the 'ice covered mud puddle' story? If I haven't, the short short version is 'Gore Tex socks rawk.'

    M
  9. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Thanks Yeti. Note to self: store Saran Wrap in back of car with mtb shoes, helmet, and gloves.
  10. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Nah, just cram Wal-Mart bags in a corner. That's what I use.
  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    That crinkling sound will drive me nuts. Leaves caught betwixt the tires and frame are bad enough.:deal:D
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Sunday's race
    Right before the loops round the ponds.

    Water was from the bike washing station set up by the Wicked Wash guys.

    M
  13. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    +1. Suprisingly effective.
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Some good video footage of the state championship I was at a couple of weeks ago.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/51PPQNb2_cA?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Went mtn biking at CAMBO today. Didn't particularly feel like going, but my buddy guilt-tripped me into it. It was ~45 and blustery, so road was pretty much right out. :nod

    Actually had a pretty good ride considering how I was feeling when we left his house (in the car). First few hills kicked my rear end, but then again, the first few hills ALWAYS kick my rear end. :nod (and the next one, and the next one... in short, they ALL kick my rear end)

    7-ish miles of looping about in the woods. :ricky

    Got to thinking about DS and/or 29ers watching my buddy on the DS Epic 29er riding away from me on all the little 1" dia or smaller roots that jolted me around. One the one hand, I don't ride the mtn bike often enough to justify the $. On the other, a little equipment help would make up for my lack of mtn biking... :augie. We'll see what the new year brings.

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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  17. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    2" of rain since yesterday. hah. no pedal love today here in mudtown.
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Humph. That's why people invented knobbies!

    :ricky

    No riding for me today. Rode mtn bike at CAMBO yesterday, then hared the hash today. Little bit of running. Lots of walking. Everyone had a good time in the woods. :thumb

    That's what its all about. People having a good time. :nod

    M
  19. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    My plan for the families short holiday to the desert was to haul my bicycle along. My first indication that this was likely not going to work was my early morning errand run with the rack in place.
    Yow! hideous noise, I was not about to want to deal with for the hours it was going to take to get over the river and through the desert to Grandmother house. Then when I got back to the house on the hill to ind the front hall filled with what I figured was a good bit more than I figured would fit in the car. I eliminated the biking gear, rack, and tools which as it turned out would never have fit. Ah, well. Maybe I'll get a run or two and a hike?
    When I get back home I'll give the bike a wash and hit some seat time. Then truck the beast to Phoenix.
    The new hotel and I will fit the bike in much easier. Heck I even found my lights. :clap