Bicycle thread

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Good Luck Ridge,:clap:clap
  4. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    + 1.

    Get 'em!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Upper left.

    Just sayin

    :augie

    M
  8. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Y'all let me know when you're done being dicks.
  9. 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
  10. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    3:58 total time. Spent some time looking at the map going :scratch so we didn't hit 4hrs of moving time. Oh well.

    What an awesome day for a ride!

    Awesome dirt roads.

    Kicked my own ass attacking the hills.

    Now its nap time

    M
  12. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    +1:poser

  13. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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  16. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    You may be on to something... We should make a jersey that looks just like an iPhone screen. Then 40% of drivers will see us, but 10% of them will wave dismissively and say to get an Android phone.
  17. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    If gravity is the weakest of the fundamental forces, why is it so gawddamned hard to pedal my ass uphill? :twitch


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    Anybody heard from Ridge yet? :ear
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Dude! WTF?!
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dNFaAqS2f18?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    M
  19. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Holy schnikees! :huh

    Glad to see the guy that took the brunt of it able to walk off. It looked really bad getting folded up the way he did.
  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    that motorcycle rider looked like a total beginner. he had no control on that turn, and when he hit the first bike, he had his feet off the pegs and forward like they were going to stop him.

    I really wish we didn't let total beginners get on 650 or 1000cc supersport bikes without some serious training first. yes, I know, that was probably a SV650, not exactly a supersport, but still a pretty serious motorcycle.