Bicycle thread

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

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I did that every year when I lived up North. :dunno
  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    A SMIDSY got another one.

    Be careful out there!

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  3. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    stories like this are why i try NOT to ride main roads, especially when theres heavy traffic...i prefer back roads and bike paths for the paved riding...
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That's really no safer. I ride back roads and country lanes all the time and get hassled there too.

    See 'dear bicycle riders' in JM if you doubt me. Had 2 people passing me into oncoming traffic yesterday. :bluduh ...and honked at and then smoked at by a diesel PU hauling a 'farm use' trailer. :baldy

    ...on a SUNDAY! WTF?!

    M
  5. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    I dont seem to have that issue on the back roads around here....
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I've had the same thing.

    Sundays it's the "blue hairs'" going to church who, for whatever reason, feel compelled to buzz me. I mean, WTF? I'm in the country, there's no oncoming traffic, and they have to pass a couple feet from me. I've had that a couple times, on the same road, just down the from a church.
  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Happens in the city, too.
  8. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Yup. I was out riding around town this weekend, riding with traffic down a 'back road' hill about 20mph, had a tinted Cavalier with a fart can exahust and gold rims turn into a driveway right in front of me, I could have kissed the trunk on the way by. Lady gets out, still texting with her 2" long fingernails, doesn't even look up. I resisted the urge to slice all four of her low pro tires and kick in her windows, but I knew my tax money would be buying a nicer set shortly thereafter. Instead, I let my adrenaline work for me, and I was flying for the next couple miles!

    This is why I mtb, trees don't move (or text). At least when you're on a moto you have armor on and the option to throttle out.
  9. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Very short ride yesterday. Uphill into a 25kt headwind for 35-40min, then downhill and home with a tailwind for 15min. :lol3

    I signed up for my first race. It's a non-sanctioned event that will crash the LA Marathon course at 4am when they start the road closures. Last year's winner was CA state champ John Gabriel. I won't be riding at that level, but it should be a blast anyway.


    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/23613093?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
  10. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Been here awhile

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    Man, thanks for sharing that! It looks like a hell of a good time! Hopefully you have good weather though, when you race it. I would love to try that someday!!:D
  11. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Old people are the very worst about not wanting to drift into the oncoming lane to make the pass. 1200 o'clock on a sunday, stand by for close passes by a bunch of Ford Crown Vic's and various Buicks.
  12. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    :thumb

    Wet or dry, it'll be a little chilly. I'll run the GoPro for sure just to capture the insanity.
  13. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I did this yesterday. Wicked headwind as I was headed either west or south. Woof.

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/activities/42166095/embed/b7b22002e450fc2be4af1004d3259ea54893b7d1'></iframe>
  14. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Been here awhile

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    Awesome, that should make for quite a video!

    I've ridden along that part of the 101, before you turn East to go to Napa. Pretty scenery, but damn, yeah, the winds...Well done!
  15. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Nice!

    The winds were pretty nuts yesterday. It's always so disheartening when you're cranking along and you can feel your HR spiking, but you look at the bike comp and you're doing 15mph. I was actually chanting "H-T-F-U" while I was huffing upwind. :rofl
  16. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    that's a lovely area; most of the rides that i still do moto-ham support for are in that area. but like an idiot, i was on the bicycle yesterday instead. into the wind,... :cry

    one more reason i don't spoil a ride with a cyclometer anymore,... dang things never seem to be able to sense the wind, and the work i'm actually doing,... :lol3
  17. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    When it gets really windy out, I find myself riding my MTB for some reason. :D At 6'4", I'm more sail than aero. Gimme a nice, long climb over a headwind any day.
  18. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    well, :shog due to some unfortunate circumstances, im gonna have to take Gummees advice....:rofl the fork arrived today, and the idiot seller cant read a tape measure.... or know how to measure a fork steerer... one or the other.... 3 different bidders asked what the diameter of the steerer is...to which he replied 1" every time...guess what...its 1 1/8" with an ID of 1".....so it wont fit the elcheapo frame....so off to the mess of bike parts in the garage...out came the trek 3900 that i retired from mountain use last fall...and all the parts went over to that frame now...spent the last 3 hrs moving what all i can, so far i need a rear derailleur (needed one anyways) and a seat post clamp....and yes, that seat is WAY too high yet....LOL

    :freaky:freaky

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  19. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    No,No.... The bars are protour low. very aero :lol3
  20. bogieboy

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    :rofl:rofl

    well, seeing as i cant make them any higher (drawback of a preowned fork, cant add to the stem hieght...LOL) it may just stay that way depending on where the seat ends up...LOL