Bicycle thread

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

  1. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    Same here... All the shop guys know me, and while they do give me a small discount, i never have asked for a better price, or a discount... I also try and help people find stuff when the shop staff is swamped, and the staff will actually ask my opinion of stuff like how a pump worked out for me, or a multi tool, and they use me to sell bikes and accessories...LOL
  2. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Just got home from a difficult, Rule#5 ride. 55.8 miles, 3:32, 3319 feet^, 15.9 average. I am shot, and making a big sandwich!:deal I hope everyone had a safe, asshole free ride...
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    2:45 of safe-ish riding that included at least 3 :asshats that I can remember. Mostly passing into oncoming traffic. :bluduh

    I looked at the weather maps for around here (DC Area) and saw a big ole open space in the rain clouds so I decided to go for it. Applying rule #5 like rbrsddn, I didn't even put on the fenders. :nah After all, its gonna dry out, right?!

    Not so fast, Private!

    While it didn't rain on me but for a little bit, the roads were anything but dry. Finally put on the rain jacket (Xenon w/ half sleeves rawks!) at about the 1:15 mark. Then I got too sweaty to take it back off. Thank doG for wool!

    So I got back and everything I was wearing was either soaked with water or soaked in sweat. ...but I was perfectly comfortable! Like I said: wook rawks!

    My legs are toast (again.) Its been a long week. :nod Easy tomorrow, off on Mon and it starts over.

    M
  4. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    I blew off the century I had been planning on riding today and instead paid down my sleep debt a bit then went on a solo multisurface ride. Temps were in the low 80s and there was a nice breeze to make the slog up to the South Fork lookout tolerable. No regrets. :thumb


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  5. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    What size is that front tyre? Looks massive for a cx tyre.
  6. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    It's a Clement LAS 700x33, the largest size allowed in cyclocross competition by the UCI. They measure 35mm wide as you see them in the photo. I've been running Kenda Slant Six and Small Block Eight in 700x35 and the Clements appear to have a greater volume than the Kendas...very cushy.
  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Would a bike designed for cyclocross be any good on hard, smooth singletrack trails?
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Short answer: yes

    Mine's gone farther off-road than your DS bikes have gone. It takes more skill to get em there though.

    :ricky

    M
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I was wondering about that. I've gotten very fast on my road bike, and that cycloross bike looks a lot like it. The idea of seeing if I can beat my mtb lap record on the road bike is very enticing. I'm pretty sure I'd have to do something about those skinny road tires, though. :lol3
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    My best sprint result yet. I moved up on the leader board from 6th place to 2nd place out of 460 riders.

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  11. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    :thumb
  12. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Nope. 23s.
  13. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Saturday's ride. It included King Ridge Road, Annapolis Road and then a spectacularly beautiful ride back down 1. In a couple places, the road climbs way up above the water so you're at least several hundred feet up. The water was spectacular from up there; all manner of blue and green and every color in between.

    What a terrific day that was. King Ridge Road is exactly that - up on the ridge, so you're presented with spectacular views on either side - once you make the climb up. There were a couple sections where I saw north of 20% on the "current grade" indicator on my GPS. :eek1

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  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    As usual, my plans for a bike ride or two vaporized with errands and spur of the moment visits. Still a good weekend.
    I arrived back in the heat completely beat. I drained and re-filled the camel-bak twice on the way across. Then a couple more liters while i cooled down in the hotel waiting for my phone to charge, then a walk to pizza and a cold beer. I gave a second pint a go but could only manage half if it. Only two slices of the pizza as well. Must becoming a light weight? :lol3

    Three more mornings here then vacation. :clap
    And vacation for me means riding time. relaxing and cleaning the garage. :poser

    and my honey will be home..:raabia

    I promise to ride, take pictures and lose some weight. And see if in my out of shape state I can beat up my little brother with a bicycle. :gdog

    Could be a tough call this time, as he is retired and runs. I can always put him on an old mountain bike and drag him up a steep trail. :evil
  15. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Hey all,
    Does anyone know of a true (as in Aerostich) high vis yellow rain jacket? I wear a visibility vest right now, but it would be nice for more.

    Just got done with a nice 1 hr ride in a warm rain..... It was pretty nice, found some new roads.:clap
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    There's lots, but showers pass springs to mind first.

    After that: Gore bike wear, then Mavic, then...

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  17. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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  18. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Interesting to note.

    It is amazing how many DO NOT offer their rain jackets in high viz.
    The really nice stuff is in blue, red and black typically.
    In other words, totally invisible in the rain to drivers.

    Showers pass have some sweet high viz pants.
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    IME High viz helps, but blinkies are better.

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  20. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Oh yeah,
    They really catch peoples eye.