Bicycle thread

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

  1. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Thanks dude, I'll let you know how it goes.

    Actually, have you ever heard of Strava? It's a website where you can follow other people's cycling.........:lol3

    Ah I almost got it out without cracking up.....Fack I'm funny.

    oooooo, nothing to see here...on your way. :zilla

    pui
  2. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Have a link? Or, is it like a lighting battery pack?

    I was kind of drooling over this, if I ever went to a dynamo hub.

    I have the pace and nutrition worked out. I gotta' get to this place, and ride a USS, as they have a few I'm intersested in. And, I don't need much more reason to go to that area.

    I'll get to reading.
  3. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :rofl
  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  5. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I was scrolling while reading this.... :lol3
  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Back on my bike after a very long time. I think the last time I rode was in July.
    I only managed an hour and it wasn't pretty, but I never had to stop and puke and I caught the old woman walking up the little hill! Take that Strava!:lol3

    In her defense I think her little dog and the shopping cart were holding her back.:rofl
    I did get to ride in what is cold for me. My feet were cold for about half my shower after. But, that felt great! I really like that Roubaix. After five months of not riding the first pedal stroke felt entirely natural.

    I'll be running in Phoenix as getting the bike there is a pain right now. And work looks to again be heated up to full boil. Weekend overtime. :clap
    Felt a like a good way to close out the year. Tomorrow I'll spend the day driving.

    Happy New Year everyone.Here's to a new year and hopefully a shrinking me.:freaky
  7. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Got out for 9.8 miles of single track with the fast boys today. They disappeared. It was 37F and breezy. But something was amiss you see, because for the first time they were behind me instead of leading off the front. The look on their faces at the intersections was priceless. It feels good to be the one who has to wait. The one who is ready for more when they have their tongues dragging the ground after 9+ miles. I have not ridden with these guys in a while and man did it feel good to drop them like a bad habit. The goal was to get down to 205lbs from 218lbs by year's end. Two weeks ago the scale said 201lbs. Mission accomplished. Ready for more.
  8. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Keep up the good(i.e. Hard) work everybody! We just got 10+ inches of snow, so our New Years ride has morphed into a X country ski adventure. No shortage of laughs there!:lol3 Anyway, carry on, and have an awesome New Years!!!:freaky
  9. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    It's a simple battery pack. Nothing fancy - not this one but very similar: http://www.gomadic.com/garmin-edge-500-portable-aa-battery-extender.html

    Bicycleman has a good reputation. Personally, I'm not a USS fan - not an aerodynamically efficient as a hi-racer. Your intended purpose will drive the selection as you might guess. BROL has tons of info and this thread has good info: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/753173-Choose-wisely-recumbents-vary-a-lot-(long)

    I have a dynohub but haven't considered a USB device yet. I am leery of too many wires all over the bike- too many failure points. I just removed my dynohub-driven rear light. The led versions are brighter and more efficient anyway.
  10. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Oh yeah, I've seen kids with those hooked to various devices. Never though of using one for my Garmin.

    Well, you know my health issues, so that's why I was considering one.

    I'll get to reading that thread. Thank you.

    I was looking at the info at PW's site and was convinced I wanted a dyno headlight, as it's a PITA to carry spare rechargeable AAs, for the LED headlights I currently have.
  11. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Opps...may have left the wrong impression. Front dynohub- driven headlight: the best option for LD rides. I'm just not convinced that the USB charger and rear lights are necessary. I keep my iPhone off except at night when I need the alarm. Even then, it's on only for a few hours. It'll last for 4-5 days like that!

    Peter know his stuff....check out Longleaf Bicycles if you want a custom-built front wheel w/ the dynohub option. http://www.longleafbicycles.com/. He's a little more...shall we say personable than Peter. :lol3. I'm a satisfied customer fwiw.
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Never heard of it. Tell us more. :ear







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  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So my riding buddy is dead set on doing a century tomorrow.

    ...except its supposed to rain. :bluduh While I have Gore Tex, riding 6-8hrs in the rain in the winter don't sound like what I'd call fun. :nah

    Wed is supposed to be cold, but clear. Trying to talk him into moving it back a day or possibly even splitting up the ride over 2 days. I can handle a few hours of misery, but 6-8? Pass.

    M
  14. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Yeah, Peter is definitely different. Saved the Longleaf link.

    I've been over at BROL reading your threads, BTW. I didn't know Ultracycling existed, either. That's seems to be a cool organization; inspiring, to say the least.
  15. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I bet, if you don't go, he won't make it. And, am guessing, even if you did go, he'd probably realize the misery and want to bail.
  16. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    I'm all for hard riding, but at the end of the day this is still supposed to be fun.
  17. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Rain isn't too bad. Cold isn't too bad. Rainy and cold? You can keep it.

    45F, but dry when I left on yesterday's ride. About 53F when I finished. The rain moved on two days ago, but the roads still have wet patches and lots of run-off.

    I was going to ride with a local club this morning for a quick trip to the Hollywood sign before work. 10 month-old YakSprout had other plans that involved him screaming from 3 to 4:30am. Fingers crossed he'll sleep through tonight so I can get out there tomorrow when everyone else is still sleeping off their hangovers.
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Rescheduled for Fri. Instead of doing 45mi on my birthday, we're doing 100

    It's been tossed about to do 113 just because

    We just got back from 14mi mtn bike ride. Little on the :vardy side

    M
  19. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    Well that just plain ol' sucked. The past three months have been a perfect storm of bad weather, injury, sickness, and a healthy dose of laziness thrown in for good measure. I only managed 433 miles in three months, which leaves me at 3138 for the year, well short of my goal of 3500.

    So, how did I do this year? My first goal was 3500 miles. did I reach it? No. My second goal was a century. Did I do that? No. My best ride was about 80 miles. My third goal was twenty miles in an hour. Did I reach that? No. My best was 19.25 miles. In short, suckage, suckage, and suckage.

    That's not going to keep me from setting even grander goals for enxt year though. Here they are: 4000 miles, a century, and 20 miles in an hour. I have absolutely zero confidence that I'll make any of them.

    As a note, I'm at 5488 this morning.
  20. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Anyone know of a source of tyres for 28" wheels? Obviously these are older so expect them to be NOS.