Bicycle thread

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

  1. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Did an hour of intervals around Druid Hill Lake. Legs felt like crap. Did it anyway.
  2. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Good on ya man.:clap The imagery you drew in the mind's eye with that story was wonderful.:deal Congrats on your first century of the year, even though for you, it's just a warmup for the real rides.
  3. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    We got a bit over 50 for the weekend. It was wet and in the 40's both day's. Felt good to get back on the skinny bike.
  4. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, those lugs don't look like anything I remember seeing on any decent 531 frame, way too thick. and the top of the seat stays say 'cheap mass produced bike' to me, not 531.
  5. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.

    One of the problems I have with watching race videos on the rollers is leaning with the motorbike camera as it rounds a bend. I don't do it on purpose but it is responsible for the bulk of my ride-offs.

    But I liked that site, thanks for linking it. I will try one!
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I managed to get out 3 times last week - it was cold but sunny most of those rides. I really wanted to get out this past weekend and they said it was going to quite nice but it was too wet for my liking - I did get out on the XR thought...

    I have finally figured out the cold toes issue - heat packs. I put one on top of toes on each foot and it works a treat and when I get back, I put them in a ziploc bag and they stop generating heat.
  7. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    got off my lazy couch dwelling arse and got in an hour on the fixed gear yesterday. Not bad at all even pushing 80 gear inches.
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I've got sad news: the track project in DC is on hold. Evidently the city doesn't want to cough up their part of the $ for the land the track, a skate park, tennis courts, and b-ball courts are supposed to go on. :baldy

    Not that that affects but a few of us, but the thought of a FG brought it back to mind. I'm gonna stop looking for a D/A small-flange rear hub. :cry

    M
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    This Saturday I decided to put my new found climbing skills to the test, and took another run at the dreaded John Brown trail at Santos. My first effort six months ago was an unmitigated disaster, and I ended up having to walk half the trail. This time I expected to only do slightly better, but to my complete amazement, I managed to make it all the way through, having to put a foot down only occasionally at the beginning. I pedaled up steep, treacherous hills that not long ago I would have considered impossible climbs, or just too dangerous to even attempt. The worst climb is the last one near the highest point of the trail. After that, it's pretty much all down hill. What made that last climb particularly difficult is that it's a long one, and it starts right after a hairpin left-hander, so you can't get a running start like you can on the others. Big roots snake across the trail from both sides, forcing you to steer around them to avoid getting your wheels stuck. It took me three tries to conquer it, switching to a lower gear on each successive attempt. I finally made it with one low gear to spare, and with my rear tire fighting for traction all the way up. The way down was no picnic either. There were steep descents where it was more like controlled sliding rather than riding. It wasn't pretty, but I made it without any dabs. Words can't express the exhilaration that I felt when the green sign at the end of the trail finally came into view. Once out, I just sat there for a few minutes replaying the entire experience in my mind and savoring every second of it. :wings
  10. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Yea been real lazy lately. Drew me a 16 mile loop in San Francisco with google maps and rode that Saturday on the TDF bike, turned out to be a good ride ! After that I brought the fixed gear in from the shed and got her road ready for Sunday. Needed to get out in the world for a change of pace. Was refreshing even though it was 79 .
  11. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :thumb
  12. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    So, do you still feel difficult trails are not worth riding?
  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Maybe just once. :evil

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  14. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    Did not get to see my mum this past Christmas holiday. First time in 22 years.

    Went to work some 140km from where she lives last Friday and carried the bicycle along. Meeting over in good time and I made it to her place.

    Next morning, ride from Calabar to Akamkpa, some decent hills at last.

    Met this accident spot at 35km out. A petrol truck fully loaded went off the road and turned over, it was avoiding a swerving car or something. Tank had multiple holes and petrol was gushing out. The people nearby took off (they have experience of such). Some chap decided to rescue his car parked close by, cue ignition, big bang and several houses and cars burnt.

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    The tar on the road was melted in patches and the vegetation across the road burnt off.


    Sad.

    Did 82km.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That don't look/sound good! :eek1

    On a safer note: I swapped out a sloppy silver Rival rear derailleur for a new, tight black Rival rear derailleur on the QA just now.

    I'm :scratch over the way my QA and FTB are fitting. #s say they're similar, but they feel completely different!

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  16. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I haven't had to use the chemical warmers yet this year, but they really work well down into the teens, with good shoes /booties. Good idea on the ziploc.
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Just agreed to buy an 09 Giant TCR Advanced SL F/F/HS (with seatmast) for $700. Gotta love it when people are nice to the un(der)employed.

    (but now I gotta come up with the $$! :eek1)

    M
  18. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    From here, it was a special feeling that I didn't expect. [​IMG]

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    For those who have never been homologated, it means, "to approve or confirm officially." not.....you know.

    :lol3

    Now, if I can just get them to change my location from Canada to Estados Unidos.....
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Zat mean you don't have to do any more P-B-P qualifiers if you want to go? :ear

    I just got back from 2ish hrs on the bike. 40 deg and drizzly/rainy. I kept wondering WhyTF my toes were chilly. ...then I got home and peeled off my booties (and the rest of my riding stuff) and found everything outside my base layer was soaked! :eek Aaaah that'll do it! :nod I feel very Belgian.

    Fenders are a doG-send. :nod

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  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I know that for most 1200's, I don't need to qualify for that year if I did one in the prior year. I have no idea about PBP though.