Bicycle thread

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

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Maybe just once. :evil

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  2. 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.
  3. 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!

    M
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.....
  7. 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

    M
  8. 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.
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Next windmill to tilt at:
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    Wool, mesh, base layer. I love my Garneau mesh base layer. I can only imagine that making it wool would be mo bettah.

    German ebay has em for 30EUR but my German's so rusty I can't figure out if they'll ship here. :confused Nor do I know if that's a good price or not. :dunno

    M
  10. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Luddite

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    Ask Cuttle. She can translate it for ya.
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'm sure I can puzzle it out. My German is rusty, not non-existant. :nah

    (that and I'm trying to raise fundage for the Giant I just agreed to buy, so I don't have $ to toss at baselayers)

    M
  12. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Well several years ago NPR did a April fools gag . They said that Canada had annnexed AZ . There were interviews
    with State dept people on both sides of the border. It was quite a gag, Maybe the Dutch thought it was true.:D

    Poof your a Canadian, don't ya know! :lol3
  13. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I blame it on the Dutch. :clap. They were very apologetic - yeah, being called a Canuck is beyond the pale - and will update their site and send me a new stamp for my brevet card which was returned in the mail yesterday. In the grand scheme, it's not a big deal....I was happy with the change online.
  14. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Just to warm you guys up a bit here is a ride I did today in Aus.

    I was speaking to my mate Kev and we decided we needed to do a 100mile singlespeed mtb ride before we went back to work.

    With riding slow singlespeeds we started at 3.30am.

    Waiting for Kev to ride down the hill

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    The Bum tree on Bolong Rd between Nowra and Gerroa.

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    We rode the Kiama Coastal walk which is about 12kms from Gerringon to Kiama and mostly grass and sand.
    Sunrise.

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    Playing with the Gopro.

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    This is what most of the track is like.

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    The beach shortcut around Warrawong. It was more pain than shortcut. 4.8kms at an avg spd of 13.2km/h and an avg HR of 161.

    Kev did it easier as he weighs 70kgs and I weigh 122kgs. He would ride over sand and I would sink in.

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    The end of the beach of pain.

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    The Aussie standards approved straw hat.

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    Almost the end waiting for the train at Kiama after 167kms.

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    Then it was 8km home from the train station for 175kms all up and just over 9.5hrs in the saddle.
  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Awesome.

    You. Suck. (3"of snow here this morning :cry)
  16. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Excellent pictures too!
  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Outstanding! :clap
  18. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    We collectively hate you.

    I gotta add Australia to my pedaling list.
  19. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    +1 Thanks for sharing. We are on our 8th day in a row of rain here.:cry That's our winter, while most areas get snow.
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I just got back from a ride. The couch monster had me, but my riding buddy came over and pulled me out of its grasp.

    Did the '4 dirt roads' loop. 1:22 of muddy, slippy, nasty, wet fun. :ricky First thing I did when I got back was hose off the bike. Second was toss the stuff I had on into the wash. I was brown from toes to thighs. Fenders make things mo bettah when its nasty out. :nod

    I discovered that I'd mis-read the blurb on the PI Barrier Lite booties I ordered. Thought they were waterproof. Nope. Water resistant. No freaking WONDER my feet were wet and cold 2 days in a row! :norton on my part for not paying farging attention! Oh well. I'm still owed a pair of Tarmac booties. Here's hoping I'll see em sooner rather than later.

    M