Bicycle thread

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

  1. melville

    melville Long timer

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    The younger boy turned 12 yesterday, and has been given the freedom to roll about. Here he's descending in the local city forest (click for vid):

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  2. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I got out for a quick 33 miles, last night. Managed it in 2:09 for just over 15mph average. And, that includes going completely through my town and two others, each direction.
  3. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    We rode back to back days for the first time in a while, due to work, weather, etc. I'm starting to feel strong... VT trip in August. I'll be ready...:deal
  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Me too actually - albeit more modest miles than you did. As always, great to get out.
  5. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Linville Mountain.

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    North Fork of the Catawba River. A few miles downstream, the water quality is seriously compromised.

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    I turned around and headed back up the OMVT. Some of it is pushing, but I think it's the easiest way to get to the top.

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    There is so much water lying in the flat foreground area.

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  6. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Just to give everybody a break from the more heroic efforts here, I made it out for 33 miles today. That's my record since I did my bicycling merit badge :lol3
  7. HondaBob

    HondaBob Been here awhile

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    Awesome fathers day weekend! Took the boy on a 10 mile ride on the trail a bike Saturday and did 20 miles hashing on the single speed today. Good stuff!

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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :nah

    That's what high-powered LED lights are for!

    :ricky

    edited to add: not that I brought em tonite. Forgot em. Went out ~12-13mi on the W&OD trail, then turned around and rode back. Got in appx 2hrs tonite after work. :clap The trail map woulda looked like Mr Head's: straight out the trail, then straight back. Boring as all get out, but there was a co-worker to ride with and talk cyclocross with, so not all was as bad as it sounded.

    I think what's gonna happen is if I work Sun, I'm going to start bringing my mtn bike and riding the trails just down from the shop. If I'm off, I'm gonna ride 4hrs of gravel. I'm hoping to be off 'cause you don't NEED the lead tech there on Sundays. :nah (and that was the schedule we agreed on!)

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  9. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    So here's yesterday: Ebbet's Pass from Markleeville. It's a pretty decent climb with amazing views. Waterfalls, alpine lakes, beautiful forests and amazing alpine meadows. It's a tricky descent at the top, but at the bottom, the pavement is glass smooth, the road just swoops up and down and around the corners. When I ride Death Ride, this will be the second of three passes. Monitor will be first.

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  10. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    And here's today. We rode Carson, which was pretty awesome. We rode right by the spot where we had the first ADV event, Hope Valley. That was pretty cool.

    While we were heading up today, Tina was playing roving SAG, same as yesterday. Yesterday, one of our guys took a tumble up near one of the lakes and needed to get SAGged back down to Markleeville. It was a great thing Tina was around; she got him down to town, where the wife of one of my team members took a look at him. She's a doctor, so she assessed him and off he went in the ambulance. He's OK today, but he went down hard.

    Today's descent from Carson was pretty thrilling. I don't believe I've ever gone that fast that long on a bicycle. At the bottom of the hill, where we turned right, I was carrying a ton of speed and just kicked it up the next hill. I was about halfway up when I finally had to shift down out of top gear and get back in the saddle for the rest of the climb. :lol3

    It was great. On Death Ride, this is the pass with the ice cream, so the objective is to get there before they run out!

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  11. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Good stuff, rbrsddn. :thumb That's a pretty big weekend!

    Dave, you're killing it. :gdog

    In other news, I continue to suck out loud on the MTB. :p3rry I need to watch some YouTube vids, get some DVDs, read a book, get a brain transplant from Johnny T....SOMETHING! Even the forest critters avert their eyes in embarrassment. Maybe I should down a couple of martinis before saddling up...courage and anesthesia all in one magic elixir!:loaded
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It's been pouring down here every evening for a week, so when the sun appeared briefly, I thought it might be time for a quick ride. 'Quick' turned out to be about 15 minutes... and then the sky opened up again. :bluduh

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  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Britain is known for it's soccer hooligans, now it appears that bicyclists have followed suit. From a post on the UKGS forum today:

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  14. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    What stopped the ride?






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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Father's Day ride fail.
    I failed to ride on father's day.
    But, I did get up early, make breakfast and watch MotoGP warm up.
    Then my wife and I drove to south county got GPS lost and found. Bought a table for her to re-make into a home desk. Then found a quiet place for lunch at noon exactly. :lol3
    It's like I'm retired on weekends! I get hungry at noon, and five. :huh
    Then back home to clean up the garage so my wife could play with the table project and I would have room for the "Move The TV Project" next weekend.
    That involved filling one recycling bin with cut up cardboard boxes.
    Saved the big pieces for garage work, but ran out of room before I got to the bicycle frame box.

    By the time I got done assembling the last of the clothes racks, (Two daughters and a wife. do the math):lol3
    I had sweated through my clothes and was leaving puddles of sweat when I sat on the concrete floor. Yes, it was warm in the garage. I retired to the couch for a bit to re-hydrate and watch the MotoGP race.

    Then prepped stuff for dinner, cause it was Father's Day so the grilled had to be fired up.My wife then told me she had to drive to Long Beach to pick up the oldest daughter from the airport.
    Hmm, dinner delayed.
    I know! Moto2, and Moto3!:clap
    Nobody talked the entire time. :rofl
    I finally gave up and grilled the chicken and put aside to rest, figuring if they didn't get home soon, I'd just eat alone.

    Plane was late, wife took a wrong turn... Dinner finally at 9PM.
    yummy.
    Got to bed way too late, but will get a ride in tonight.
    Short one though.
    As of Saturday I'm over 500 miles since getting home from Arizona in May.
  16. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I didn't want to get my bike wet. :baby
  17. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Oh, brother.

    Boeshield, man. Boeshield. :freaky
  18. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    This thread made me to;

    1. Get back into cycling after 8 yrs off
    2. Open a Cycle Shop - July 2012
    3. Organise a bicycle race - June 16

    Some pics of from yesterday... report and more pics later

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    Waiting for race start

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    Female Elite Start line

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    Ex CAAD8 wheel.... taxi/bike clash 500m to finish
  19. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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  20. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I love it, inyang!!!