Bicycle thread

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

  1. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    +1 Aspire to finish as there is no point in trying to hang with the local fast guys. Some old fart here is doing it in the single speed class.:huh Looks like you are ready.




    PS Post up your ride on Strava so Aurelius can come up here and show us how fast he really is.... Without all the slouchy racers slowing him down.:wink:
  2. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    Thanks all. I do like the Honey Stinger products and the bonus of crumpling Lance's effigy just adds to the reward. I think they (Honey Stinger) are trying to distance themselves from him as they were blowing out all of their products through Chainlove cheap! It'll be curious to see if their next packaging has any reference to him at all.
  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Ten plus hours on a bike? A mountain bike?
    Wow.:thumb
    Go get 'em.
    10+hours in my cube beats me like a rented mule.

    Looking forward to the story.

  4. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Go get 'em ridge! :clap:clap:clap
  5. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Yeah, when you first mentioned your efforts pondering keeping yourself fueled as you ride, I thought Hmmm, WWLD? What would Lance do? Oh, wait, better not do that or you'll get DQ'd!

    Best of luck, hope you can get some sleep prior!

    Doug
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Knock em dead Ridge!

    I did a little more than a tenth of what Ridge is fixin to do. 1:24 loop around Fountain Head Park. 11ish miles. I'd been looking at my forlorn mtn bike sitting in its corner quietly mourning its lack of action. It finally talked me into riding it.

    :ricky

    I'm way rusty off-road. :nod Fitness is there but technical skills? :nah Oh well. As often as I ride my mtn bike, it stands to figure. :nod

    M
  7. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Yeah, give it hell! To Strava,and Beyond!!!!!!!:lol3
  8. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    Many thanks all. I know you're all there in spirit and my goal is to simply finish... in one piece. Pics and report to follow if I can type.

    As for Strava... I'll defer to one that I give utmost respect; Drunkcyclist:

    http://drunkcyclist.com/2012/11/14/strava-system-that-records-all-vain-activity/

    [​IMG]
  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Fucking awesome...and spot the fuck on :clap

    Got out for 25 miles tonight and I doubt I managed a 14 MPH average (I have no idea since like a dork I forgot to turn my Strava on :lol3....NOT). It was uphill all the way with the wind in my face all round the loop that I do and I was shagged 5 miles in...and I fucking LOVED every minute of it :D
  11. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Ha! Well said! I've already beaten STRAVA - I don't have a smart phone at all! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We live out in the stix and don't even have cell service at home, much less most of the back roads I ride, so it wouldn't work anyway even if I had the right phone.

    I got out for 21 miles on my lunch break, very quiet roads today for some reason, got passed by maybe a dozen cars in the time it took to ride most of the way into town and back. Yeah, the wind was swirling and felt like it was in my face most of the way home. My cycling computer said I did a reasonable pace, anyway, and I felt tired but refreshed at the same time. But the best part was the scenery - so GREEN! - with gorgeous red bud trees, dogwoods, flowers, and the birds singing, saw two osprey but not the young bald eagle I see frequently.

    I love to ride, not so interested in quantifying and competing.

    Doug
  12. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    Not that anyone asked, but here's my $.02 on Strava: I like it and will keep using it to log rides. I like being able to see the ride charted out and being able to share it. The competitive aspect of it though, I could do without, and I wish there was a way of disabling that part of it. Maybe there is and I just haven't figured it out...either way, I'm not racing so I don't care where my times wind up in relation to anyone else's, and I definitely don't ride with Strava as a motivation. :deal
  13. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Good Luck Ridge,:clap:clap
  14. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    + 1.

    Get 'em!
  15. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Well, I'm fairly well organized for the drive to Texas beginning on Sat. The ride starts Wed and with a little luck, I'll be 420 miles into by this time next week. If all goes well, I'll finish late Saturday night. If not, well, I'll figure that out when the time comes.

    I won't have a support vehicle. I realized that on the CO Last Chance, there was a group of six into the first control. Of that six, four had support vehicles. They all withdrew from the event on the spot. Yeah, I was cold, wet ina few places and a little tired but quitting after 70 miles? It's easy to say you wouldn't but having a nice warm vehicle would be tempting.

    I'm tired just thinking about it. :eek1
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Fixin to go on a 4-ish hr gravel/road ride. After missing the Wed ride due to a raging headache, I need some riding time. :ricky

    MFTS: Garmin computers will record everything and then you can upload to Strava to see if you've gotten the KOMs. :evil You don't need a smart phone. :nah

    Knock em dead K7!

    All y'all already know my views on Strava, so I won't reiterate em. :nah

    M
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Upper left.

    Just sayin

    :augie

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  18. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Y'all let me know when you're done being dicks.
  19. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    The "STRAVA Made Me Dope" shirt is awesome. I'd wear it and I happen to like and use STRAVA. It's like Doc Holliday said in "Tombstone": "It would appear that my hipocracy knows no bounds." :lol3

    A couple of WTFs from the MTB world-

    http://www.clubrideapparel.com/ I get that you may not want to dress like an XC (AKA "mountain roadie") dork, but is looking like you're waiting for a lunch table at Chili's any better? What's next, DH-specific chinos with integrated knee/shin armor?

    Also, what compels a certain segment of MTBers to invent Secret Squirrel names for trails that already have posted names? Yes, "Terminator" sounds way cooler than "Mule Mountain Trail", but you're not some grom trying to protect his little loop of illegal singletrack from other trail poachers and The Man. You're a soft, white, suburban dude north of 35 just like me. Just use the names on the maps and the signs and it'll save everyone a lot of hassle.

    /rant :ace
  20. bogieboy

    bogieboy Been here awhile

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    Around here the illegal trails are just called out by the forest preserve they are in....LOL