Bicycle thread

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

  1. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    I need to haul off the boxes we were given and never used. Then stop by the home center and get speaker wire. And find beer. I have not found my bike helmet, gloves and lights yet. I saw my fred-pak and I even think I can reach it. Wonder where my tubes are?

    This garage will never hold a car. The bench will swivel to along the front wall. The welded up tool chest will get painted and moved to a new home. The Kennedy will move to the side wall under the crap wooden shelves. Once the roll up door is installed and we get the garden jungle sorted we can easily park two cars in the driveway. When the extra stuff is gone I'll probably do hooks along the wall for the bikes.
    Oh, and I found my bicycle bottles! :clap
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Garage is for cars.
    Man cave is for toys :D

    :norton

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  3. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    will you be my dad?
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    My buddy just messaged me: "You bought the first bike in the world from Lauf - way to go".

    He was just talking with Iceland and apparently my order was the first processed .... fwiw
    :norton

    I rode 4 hours with a buddy today... it was an interesting combination... :rofl

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  5. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    i can see some "blow air mountain biking" happening :p

  6. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    So I'm signed up for a race tomorrow.

    For some reason, their facebook page is really pushing their post race masseuse service.

    Admittedly my neck is kind of jacked up and I could maybe really go for that tomorrow.

    But you know, I've come to terms with the fact that I peg most people's creep-o-meters.

    Plus I'll be even more gross, sweaty, and muddy than I usually am by the end of the race.

    What is protocol here? 10% tip? Bring my own latex gloves to offer them? Have the restraining order already filled out?
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  7. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    Just bring the biggest bottle of Jergens lotion and the masseuse will get the hint. Or. Not
    Lol
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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I just bought (another) bike with bitcoin.

    The best part? Now when people say to me "bitcoin isn't real... what can you do with it?" I can reply "I bought this bike with bitcoin"
    :rofl

    (ps I am a crypto miner.. hence the server rack in the mancave photo above )
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  9. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    When I was in high school I remeber my Dad rolling up the garage door in preparation for working on a car (in the driveway) and with both hands on his hips exclaiming, "Just what the hell does anyone need seven motorcycles for!?!? You can only ride one at a time!!!" I started to answer, "Well that one's a motocrosser, those two are trials bikes, that's an enduro, that's a flat-tracker, and the others..." He was gone by then, shaking his head and muttering under his breath. I don't think he ever got a car in the garage until my little sister moved away to college. :D When it was my turn to have a garage full of my kids' crap I made sure there was a significant area set aside for MY stuff! :lol3

    Once the roll up door is installed

    Oh good, getting rid of the bomb shelter door will save your back some aches and pains! That is one hell of a stout door, man.
  10. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Took the rear wheel (HED Ardennes) to the shop because I noticed a couple of loose spokes that needed to be tensioned. The mechanic called to inform me he found a crack near one of the spoke holes.:eek2 No wonder it was making a creaking noise.:doh This wheel had 12,730 miles on it. What I'm thinking is have him lace the existing HED 28 hole hub to a new Belgium+ rim so I can continue running a tubeless wide tire and still be rolling on a pair of HED wheels. However, I'm open to suggestions from you guys who have BTDT. What I really want is a stout rear wheel capable of handling a 200lb rider that is tubeless compatible and reasonably (not weight weenie)light with a wide profile to handle 28-30C tires.:ear
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    We are trapped today as the Colorado Classic goes by our house (they are closing our road). This should be pretty cool - the second place finisher in the Tour de France is in the pack.

    I just happen to live at the beginning of the steep section where the KOM will be. I will see if I can get some cool pics or a video of them going by :-)

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  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    See if HED will warranty that wheel 1st.

    Deeper = stronger (typically) ...mebbe a carbon somethingoranother? I've been reading up on Knight rims/wheels lately. Also heard good things about Gigantex (bikehubstore) rims

    HTH

    Oh, me? Headache day 2. Took enough drugs this am to make a horse feel better so I'm so-so pain-wise.

    M
  13. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    When we bought our place a year and a half ago, the 2-car garage (with two separate doors) had been converted into a sort of semi-finished hobby room. The overhead tracks for the doors had been removed, and a wall built to conceal the doors entirely. There was a low workbench along one wall, and lots of deep cabinets everywhere. The floor was still concrete, but had been painted with some sort of sealant.

    The day we moved in a buddy and I demo'd the wall covering the doors. A month or two later I paid a local overhead door company to install overhead tracks and get one of the doors working again. Since I only planned to use the garage for motos and bikes and general projects and storage I only needed one working. Leaving the other nonfunctional means another area where I can put storage.

    My wife was kinda nonplussed -- "It'd never occurred to me that we wouldn't park our cars in the garage". My response was that it never occurred to me that we'd waste such valuable space on cars when we have a driveway.

    After seeing how useful the space was for other purposes (e.g. we stripped paint from and nicely refinished a bunch of shelving within the first month or two, doing most of the work in the garage) and how much enjoyment I get from having it as a space for my hobbies, she's never again brought up the idea of parking cars in there.


    Ride report: I didn't make it up to Skeggs for my usual after-work ride on Wednesday; none of my buddies could make it and without their peer pressure I couldn't work up the energy to make the drive through rush hour traffic. Instead I went to some closer, easier, less-fun trails and did a shortish loop just to move my legs a bit.

    Today I'm prepping the WR for a 4.5 day / 4 night dual-sport camping trip to the Sierras that'll start next Wednesday afternoon. I'll try to get a road bike ride in today or tomorrow, but it's not really a priority this weekend.
  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    I walked down to the pier and got a coffee and a breakfast sandwich. Walked back to the house and ate while watching MotoGP practices. Stopped watching partway through because I was feeling guilty. Went back to the garage to unstack and search out the helmets.

    Found them. Didn't find my front blinkie light. I'll have to use the big one for now. Then my daughter stopped by for some stuff for the memorial this evening that I'd also uncovered. I've been sidetracked now for a few hours soldering speaker wiring for the surround sound system. I figure I can get a ride in tomorrow morning before stuff starts around here. I'm thinking mtb down to the beach trail and ride south as far as it goes then come back north.
    There is a shop at Dana Point that has a coffee shop next door. And nearby is an mtb shop.
  15. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    Devil's Backbone Mountain Cross today. Not first, not last, but a good, solid ride and provided a good fitness test for the gravel stage race next month. New top speed today... not bad for 38c Gravel tires. :1drink

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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Gotta love Cub Creek! (for those that don't know, Cub Creek is the pointy bump on either end of the profile map)

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  17. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Nice job, Ridge. I'm exhausted from just looking at your route and stats. 53 MPH on fatties actually sounds kinda scary...
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    It's actually quite fun

    :ricky

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  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I rode a trials today. I think all of my bicycle tires must be flat by now...
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  20. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Good job! Looks like a fun ride. Makes me feel like a slacker for only climbing this once yesterday :lol3

    Takaka Hill, from the bottom at Upper Takaka. After what you can see, the road cuts left through the gully and then swings back to the saddle in the centre-left:

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    Not bad a for a winter's day. Thankfully I took off my thermal top before I set off; would have cooked otherwise.
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