Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That was awesome! 2:15 of working on my tan lines. ...in JAN! Woot!



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  2. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    After a google search, three bikes in that comparo seem irrelevant... since they're only available in South Africa where the test was performed: Momsen Dual Link 7, Pyga Industries ONETEN29, and Silverback Mercury Elite.

    I'll go ahead and throw my 2 cents in for a demo ride on a Pivot Mach 429, since I like mine so much. Here's a dealer locator for thechickencow:
    http://www.pivotcycles.com/dealers/region/usa
  3. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  4. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    and it left out... SANTA CRUZ.

    :D

    no bias here, oh no. :deal


    :lol3:lol3:lol3
  5. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Oh my! This is better than that whole Larry Armstrong/Doping/Skinny tire ride around France scandal thing!

    Everybody was talking about it at the trails last night, people are taking sides, friendships will be destroyed.

    Seems the whole fat bike vs. skier thing has really come to a head.

    At the race last weekend, they started the fat bikes just 2 hours after the last wave of skiers on the 50k course. The fastest fat biker beat the fastest skier by almost 10 minutes. Even I was catching up to the last few poor souls on skis praying for it to just be over.

    Seems it didn't go without incident- the winning biker apparently crashed into a skier or two en route to victory.

    The race result comments are interesting if you catch them before they get edited. :lol3

    Guess I need to go ahead with my "FATBIKING IS NOT A CRIME" sticker order. :evil
  6. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  7. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    I'll take one! Maybe two!
  8. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  9. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Very nice. Here, I drive to work and back to the hotel in he dark.
    I think more people have cell phones stuck to their heads and in their laps here than in Southern California! :eek1
    Only here they don't even bother to fake paying attention to what's outside the car/truck/beaterwagon.:huh
    I have to carry two cell phones now, thanks to work. And I ignore them in the car, even with bluetooth connections.
    I'm acquiring this sort of dank phosphor pallor. You know that sexy gray, clammy look of the dead guy in the haunted house?:lol3

    When I run it seems to always be cold so I'm wrapped up like the kid from "Christmas Story".
    At least I have avoided licking any flag poles.








    ... so far.:rofl
  10. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Uh oh, This is not going to end well.....

    Here the fat bikes don't really share very many trails with skiers. Good thing I guess. We also have not gotten enough snow lately to ski anyway.:huh
  11. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    Only 407 miles... they really did cut out that pesky riding stuff. :huh Was debating on whether to go or not this year. Think I'll probably stay home and race instead.
  12. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    No way could I HTFU for that without some serious alcoholic-induced courage first...
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    @Ridge: it ain't so bad once you convince yourself to get out the door. :nah Getting out the door is the hard part. DAMHIK

    I got in 3hrs today. Luckily, the massive headwind that I fought to get to the meeting spot was on the 'I'm going to ride Zone 1-2' section of my ride. Met my buddy and toodled around SW of Warrenton. Dropped him off at the top of Bealeton Rd and headed home.

    Got to the corner of Rogues Rd and Ritchie Rd I put the hammer down and did an effort all the way to the bridge on Courthouse Rd. (I haven't DL-ed the Garmin, so don't quite know how long I went) Kept the HR in the zone I was looking for and was FLYING! That tailwind pushed me right along! :ricky Looked down at one point and was doing mid-50s kph. Gotta love hammering with a tailwind! Makes you feel fast. I know better, but I can dream.

    Now its threatening rain and I'm gonna bet that the Wed night ride is gonna get cancelled.

    To top off feeling good it was over 60 deg again today. One lightweight wool base layer and I was overdressed! :ricky

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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Very hard to get out the door as you say but I did today - I overdressed also.

    2nd bloody puncture in 2 rides, one of them on the bloody rollers - how the hell do you get a puncture on rollers :lol3

    Felt good to get out but damn it was wet and windy...
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Very easy to do. :nod I practically always overdress and I'm down to a mesh base, then a thin wool layer, then a Gore Phantom. STILL get too farging hot. I had to sell my Assos jacket 'cause I just couldn't wear it without getting too hot. :bluduh Too bad 'cause that was a fantastic bit of kit. :nod

    I'm not saying nuthing. Nope not a darn thing about excess tonnage. Nope. I wouldn't do that. :augie

    No wet, but LOTS of wind around here. :nod

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  16. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    What is the temp when you wear that? If it is over 60-65 I wear a pair of board shorts, and a MTB specific Alpinestar jersey I picked up cheap from Huck 'n Roll before they were bought out. In only that I still work up a sweat. Granted, on the MTB I am likely going slower so less windchill to contend with.
  17. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    From a local police report website:


    WOODSIDE
    Canada and Woodside roads, 10:35 a.m. Saturday A group of cyclists, about 50 altogether, caught up with a driver who had passed them earlier, surrounded his vehicle, then punched and kicked his window and mirror.
  18. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Ride bikes with your friends. Good to see you FFs out there in it! Here's how we start the new year around here:

    [​IMG]

    Sadly, that's the most snow we've had in almost 2 years.
  19. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Riders,

    I have a couple 54s for sale over in the FM:

    CAAD7/Record
    S-Works Tricross CX brand new full carbon F/F/HS with S-works carbon crankset/post

    Ane now, back to your off-season riding season!
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That'd be what I'll wear when its in the mid-40s. Add a thicker wool layer when its 30-ish. Delete the Phantom and substitute a piece of plastic under my jersey when it gets 50-ish.

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