Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    My legs hated me this AM. Between mtn biking Sat, hashing/running yesterday, and UW Hockey. they really protested being part of this union this AM.

    ...so I said 'eff you! I'm going for a ride before the weather gets here.' I got about halfway thru the ride when it started snowing on me. [​IMG] Much mo bettah than raining on me! [​IMG]

    Legs feel better now.

    M
  2. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Got in 9.8 miles of single track yesterday in the fog. Almost got taken out by a downed tree across the trail in a blind corner. Screeched to a halt, bumped into it, and hiss... burped the front tire.:eek1 Pumped it up and spent the next 20 minutes muscling the tree out of the way, since it was in a very dangerous spot. The best part of the ride was I stayed in front of little brother and dropped him a few times. That has never happened before as he is quite the accomplished racer. Goal accomplished.
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Really foggy out this AM. Last time it did this, it was foggy all day.

    For your watching enjoyment:
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CI7T2iuGjjc?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    M
  4. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    ^^^ Pretty cool! That took some work.
  5. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    heh, the kid with the water bottle was priceless :clap
  6. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Made my day. :clap:clap:clap:clap
  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Today I realized my dream of breaking the six minute barrier by turning in a fast lap of 5:59 at my favorite local mountain bike trail. Only five months ago, I would have considered it impossible. Now my name occupies a place on the leader board inhabited only by the Strava gods. :clap:evil
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  9. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Yay! I think. :lol3
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It was my life's goal. :norton
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Boy is it windy!

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  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  13. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I just test rode a Pugsley Neck Romancer. I have never thrown a leg over anything like that. The studs on the tires combined with the ponderous, inevitable track it carves combine to make it feel like you're pedaling a tank. I have never met a bicycle before, however, that would eat a Baltimore curb without blinking like the Neck Romancer. Grins per minute factor was high.
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  15. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    Did it have studded fatties???
    I bought an original Pugs.
    Bought a Necro and sold the Pugs to my brother.
    Bought a Moonlander with 100mm rims and 4.7" tires and sold the Necro.
    Fatties are like pedaling around with two flats while dragging a cinder block behind you.
    It's one hell of a workout.
    I can't wait for some snow.
  16. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I believe it did, in fact, have studded fatties. I didn't think it was like pedaling two flats & a cinder block. I thought the ride was pretty comfy - I didn't spend nearly the time choosing a line and going around anything as I would on any other bike.

    I just rode right over anything & everything. I'd say the workout was different. I liked it. Not '$2k new' liked it, but maybe 'a few hunnert $' used liked it.
  17. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    I'm into my Moonlander for $2,000.
    I sold the other 2 for for exactly what I paid for them so I sorta worked my way up to that $2,000.
    Cheapest was my used Pugs for $1,250 so I think you'll be somewhere between $2,000 and a few hundo.

    Did you try any single track on it?
    That's what I was referring to with the workout comment.
    It's WAY more work in the woods compared to my Giant Anthem X 29er (or any of my other bikes).
  18. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    You sure that was a bicycle? :lol3
  19. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I live in urban Baltimore, so no, no singletrack. I might wait a year or two for people to start upgrading before I get one.

    :evil
  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Beautiful day here in New England. Well, aside from the ice on the roads that is :cry

    So, first time on the rollers in a very long (long) time. Little tricky for the first couple minutes and then, well, it's like riding a bike :D Really enjoyed that - not as good as riding on the street but I didn't fall off so that's always a good thing....