Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    60mi on the road today with my buddy J. I'm tired, but could've gone another while to make Hilly Billy mileage

    M
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  2. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    . I was lucky enough to ride the Colorado 300 one year , I drove home from Crested Butte to calif in 23 hours and 12 Red Bull's, man I was messed up for days after that !!!
  3. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    104 at my house, think I'll pass on riding today
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  4. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I don't know how people drink that stuff...it tastes awful.
  5. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    You just need to add more vodka to it.
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  6. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    Well, father's day ride complete. 105 km with an average moving speed of 19.7 km/h.
    I know, not much to brag about compared to some of the inmates here but it's early in the season for me
    and I'm hauling alot more lard than most of you.


    Yeah me.
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  7. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    I did 20km at 20kmh but at 105-108 temps I'll call that good, so ya beat me by over 80km
  8. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    Well shit.

    Competitor, Eric Fishbein, killed by vehicle in Trans Am race across America

    American cyclist Eric Fishbein was struck by a vehicle and killed over the weekend as he rode the 7,000 kilometre (4,300 mile) Trans Am bike race.

    The Kansas Highway Patrol Reports 61-year-old Eric Fishbein, of San Luis Obispo, California was headed east on his bike when a passing car hit him from behind. Fishbein was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The 61-year-old mid-field rider, who had been covering about 240 kilometres a day in-between long rest breaks, was over half-way through the ultra-endurance race. Fishbein had just come down from the climbs of Colorado onto the long flat roads of Kansas when he was hit. It happened about 10:10 p.m. Saturday along K-96 about eight miles east of Leoti.

    Nathan Jones, organiser of the Trans Am reported on the official Facebook page for the race:

    “We’ve just spoken to the Kansas Highway Patrol and confirmed rider Eric Fishbein was struck and killed last night on highway 96 in West Kansas. We are terribly saddened and our thoughts are with his family during this time. We are all reeling from this and are doing our best to get through today. To all racers, please know we’re all pedaling together wherever we’re sitting. Let your loved ones know where you are and what you plan to do. Some will keep pedaling, some will go home. We urge all to take the time to find the quickest path to healing. At this time we are discussing next steps to move forward. We ask for patience and understanding as we all try to get through this.”

    It had already been an incredibly difficult year for the tight knit endurance racing community, which was sent into mourning by the death of Mike Hall during the Indian Pacific Wheel Race in March.

    CyclingTips would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to Eric Fishbein’s family and friends as well as the organisers of the Trans Am bike race.
  9. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    Looks like ridges team is high enough to beat the heat now, cruzbike will be in flagstaff soon and that is a cool down.

    This year has been tough on pro/experienced cyclist unfortunately raam seems to have something go wrong each year recently and that is with support vehicle's.
    Transam is just the cyclist out there.

    We all take our chances
  10. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    The road they're on now (Mormon Lake to Flagstaff) is a great road. Lots of big shoulders, hills aren't too large, 87F in Mormon Lake. We'll be up there next weekend...can't wait.
  11. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    That's a killer place to ride. I love it. I was happy to get out early enough to beat most the heat today (I Know Gerry, I have no room to complain compared to you, but 100 is still really hot for me).
  12. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    It's too early in RAAM to predict the ending but at this point, I'm enjoying it the expense of @Ridge. I know 3 of the 4 riders on one of the recumbent team. The recumbent team has about an 175 mile lead over @Ridge's team (685 miles v. 863) Here are their approximate positions:

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    There are faster 4 person teams but Cruzbikes is only about 50 miles or so off the lead. I haven't checked the makeup of the teams out front but three of the Cruzbike's riders are probably well over 50...and one is female. The recumbents will kick ass once they're out of the mountains but clearly, they're not giving up a lot there and are leading the majority of teams on conventional-framed bikes.
  13. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Any one watching Baily Ward Henry and Dymond
  14. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    "Can't dance, might as well screw"

    That's a line my father claimed to have used at college. :lol3

    In light of the heat when riding is a challenge, I decided to drop some weight. "Can't ride, might as well diet." Just under two weeks ago, I was pushing 218. Today, I'm at just over 210. That's about 1/2 pound per day of weight loss accomplished by a strict protein diet and a bit of riding here and there. Mostly, it's cutting out carbohydrates and sugar. Everyday, I step on the scales first thing in the morning expecting to see a plateau. So far, it keeps declining. The goal is 200 by July 4th but we've agreed to celebrate the 4th with ice cream and pie regardless of my weight. I can always pick that up again on the 5th. :smooch
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  15. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    The desert really zapped us east coasters, so we pulled out for a few hours of sleep and reboot. We're back in the hunt as of this morning. Cruz bike is doing really well, and a lot of teams have already pulled out completely.


    Sent from my PU-286 Explosive Space Modulator
  16. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    play safe.
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  17. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    Be safe man - you know I'm just wanking your chain!

    Oh yeah - the Parkers are from Lumberton NC. Larry Oslund is from Ohio and lives in....wait for it.........wait.......... Asheville NC. He's my age (59-ish) and also went to Auburn. :lol3

    None of these are "ordinary riders" - all are very accomplished. To wit, one of Larry's rides from a few years ago on a surveyed 100-mile course:

    October 11, 2015
    100 Miles
    3:59:31
    25.07 mph average speed
    On top of that, they're all great people.
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  18. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    We haven't talked about Ragbrai in quite some time but those on the ride may remember meeting this lovely lady on the evening before the ride started:

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    This is my friend Kristly who's husband, David, rode the first day of Ragbrai with us. Kristly had a rare form of cancer and they were seeking treatment over in Omaha. She felt well enough to visit our Bubba camp that evening and we talked about riding Ragbrai this year to celebrate her beating cancer.

    Sadly,it wasn't meant to be. This was the last time I saw her alive. All of 2016 was spend in treatment and when she finally came home in late, late December, it was to say goodbye to her family and friends. She passed away in early Jan. barely a year after her cancer was discovered. David joked with me that he met his 2016 deductible in the first 30 seconds of New Year's Day.

    Live, love, ride and celebrate- our time on earth is limited in one fashion or another.
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  19. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I did not meet her. However, the pain David emitted while he was out trying to have a good time for a day was tangible, even I could tell his mind was elsewhere. I don't wish that on anyone.

    Do those things, indeed.
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  20. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    ADV been out modifying monuments in UT?

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