Bicycle thread

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

  1. 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
  2. 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

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/activities/60835369/embed/15397f1982bd160f5ca55968173f63afff5cabeb'></iframe>
  3. 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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  4. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    ?

    What stopped the ride?






    Rule 9
  5. Mr Head

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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.
  6. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Oh, brother.

    Boeshield, man. Boeshield. :freaky
  8. 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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    OldBastids - my riding group


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

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  10. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I love it, inyang!!!
  11. Ridge

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    Outstanding!

    :lol3
  12. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Whew! Saved by the kid. I was planning to do a hill ride, and had figured to add at least one more to the last loop I did. It wasn't till I was coming home I realized it was much hotter and humid than I thought it would be today. I knew I couldn't use that as an excuse to back out on the ride, so came home with the intentions of sucking it up and heading out half an hour ago. When I walked in the door, the wife told me she had to take our daughter somewhere at 6, so I have to take the boy to baseball practice at 5:30. Man, I'm heart broken I can't ride ride now. :cry

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  13. Mr Head

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    inyang, very cool!:clap
    I hope the biker didn't hurt with that Taxi thing.
  14. pierce

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    besides, all that wet stuff will mess up your strava times :deal
  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Naw, it's like on "Top Gear" the time gets labelled "WET".:lol3

  16. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Well, looks can be deceiving. :evil I know a few people in this year's GRR - it should be an outstanding event.

    Who remembers this line from a relatively famous cycling movie?

    "He was as normal as pumpkin pie and now look at him. His poor parents."
  17. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    :lol3
    I used to run into the author of that while riding around Denver. A few time at Washington Park and once out by Chatfield.


  18. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.

    FUCK YEAH. :clap
  19. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    hot - check (feels like was 98) humid -check 69%

    but after waiting three + weeks my new wheelset arrived. Swapped the cassette over and did a 25 mile shake down ride yesterday afternoon. No issues , wheels rolled very nicely ! Love having the sram cassette back in the mix, drivetrain is silent and shifting is crisp once again. Sorry no strava I am not a member.
  20. Aurelius

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    :ddog