Bicycle thread

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

  1. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Nice start to my Monday


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    I like the look of a classic steel fork
    and the way they feel !!

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  2. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    :imaposer
    That was a fun time James. Great finally meeting face to face. Next time we'll have to figure a ride.
    I raced back to the beach after, stopping for some fuel as I was going to be riding further in my two days of motorcycling than the 990 and elevated SoCal freeway speeds would allow.
    Got to the house, quickly changed as the kids had dinner plans for me.
    A short walk that warmed me back up a little and it was cocktail hour at the kids.
    (resident bartender at work):clap
    Off to dinner, then back for a movie where we all laughed hard and had a great time.

    Now, back to reality. I need to finish my breakfast, (I managed to sleep in to 8!) then go for a ride. Probably shortish, as I'm cold and feeling stiff and limpy.

    MAybe this evening I'll work on my bicycle/motorcycle rack? :deal
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  3. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    It was an excellent visit, though short. Hopefully the business side of this trip will allow me to make more trips out as the project expands North. I’d love to bring a bike out next time.

    As to forks; I’m with Chipper, I love the simplicity of a well-designed fork like the Steelman on my Moots and the Cutthroat on the Hayduke.

    The Moots: (old pic w/ old brakes... shaddup Gummee)

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  4. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    I love the Cutthroat fork. Sucks up the chatter really well and gives me a place for a couple water bottles....win win
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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Got out late for my ride because it felt cold. Warm in the lee of the house in the sun. Out on the street as I cleared the windbreaks the houses aford I was chilled. Then down right cold.
    At North Beach where the path begins a woman came by at a good pace. better pace than my best is usually. Closer to 100% effort to me. She was nowhere near 100% effort. Looking like warm up mode.
    Farm dog and postnam mode kicked in and I spun up, shifted, spun, shifted spin to hammer mode up on top of the gear.
    I could hold, but not catch. I held for a mile, maybe a little more. Dropped back and caught my breath, spun back up on top of the gear I'd shifted down to.
    Oh, and warm now.
    But, that wouldn't last.
    She stopped across the tracks at the beach I continued up through the beach parking lots where she caught and came around just across the creek.
    I wisely turned north up the street when she went left.
    I think I had enough of this chasing thing.
    I headed to Ortega. I figured I'd decide what I'd do once I got there.
    I decided to turn around and head back to the harbor. Maybe climb up Golden Lantern if it was warm.
    It wasn't and kept getting colder.
    Well, chillier.
    Then as the overcast increased and I got out into the wind I was downright cold.
    I should have stopped and pulled my vest back on, but my fingers were not happy and I was lazy and getting colder.
    Got some sun out on the path then the clouds blew in.

    Home to cold. A quick lunch and the kettle is on.
    25 miles and flat. Not a big day but some miles. I hope I figure out this dressing thing by next winter. :lol3

    I know it was cold today because my nose kept running and my eyes watered almost the whole time.
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  6. OC

    OC Long timer

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    I would have gotten away with it, maybe not the bedroom part, not that I would have wanted to, a good woman trumps toys every time...
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  7. Motocicletta

    Motocicletta ridetowork

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    On the Sunday ride saw this Miura on PCH, the instagram photo was taken about the same time, not by me, at the intersection of Malibu Canyon and PCH, the Pepperdine U. Campanile is in the background. We have been riding around here since '92 and have never seen a Miura, rare even by any Sunday standards here.

    The rides:

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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'm sayin nuthin. We all know hipsters ain't real bright.

    :augie

    In other news, I sold the Boone frame. I've got a 9k/6800 group that needs a home...

    I think I'm going to try and find a deal on a Crockett. That way I can combine* the Langster, the All City Nature Boy 853, and the Crosshairs into one bike. Don't feel too bad, I'll still be in double digits for bikes. :shogs

    Oh! and I'm pretty sure I've found an Italian manufacturer for the next version of the FN Cross. :thumb

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    * as in... *GASP!* I'm gonng try and sell em. As soon as I get to it, they'll be in the FM
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  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I rode the surly again on the b+ hoops.
    you know a 25oz can of Busch ice only costs 1.95$ at the corner store on the way to the trails and fits perfectly in a revelate feed bag? amazing.
  10. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Low temps, rain and high winds mean that this week is turning into a Tour D' Kitchen on my rollers. Hopefully conditions will improve enough by Thursday to get oiut and do some climbing and dirt on my Cutty.

    In other news, I got my warranty Pro 1 yesterday. Sweet...3 days after telling the place I got them from and I have a replacement. Looks like they have a repeat customer now. Good timing too, because my Cutty needs new treads and the Lynskey needs a chain.
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  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Well that confirms our long held suspicion... that you’re NOT a hipster. :beer:0-0
  12. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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  13. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Was that pic from Ballast Point’s new brewery in Roanoke, VA @Ridge. Some epic mountain biking there.
  14. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    Nope, San Diego... the original Ballast Point brewery.
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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Got out for a ride today. Leg and arm warmers and the vest.
    51 miles in 3:32, 3,100 more feet of climbing, one flat on the front. First cylinder blew its contents over me and my leg. Yes, it was cold.
    Second got it to work.
    But, before I got to that a tiny little bee stung me as I came under an underpass. Exploring a bike path.
    He died for his trouble and I have a fat finger, hand and stiffening wrist I itch up my forearm.
    That was at about mile 30, so twenty or so more to get home.
    I took a Benadryl so maybe I'll start seeing some relief in a bit. I got the stinger out early there wasn't a big sack attached so that went with the bee. Stung me at the second knuckle of my ring finger.
    My hand is quite fat now on both sides and the finger doesn't work so good.
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    I'm sure changing the flat was somehow therapeutic.

    I decided not to do the big climbs. I've been trying to work up a 100KM route, but keep coming up short.
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  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Ballast Point? Aren't they now a sellout brewery eschewed by the bearded hipster intelligentsia?
    Let me know as soon as you get up here to the Bay area Ridge, we'll go on a kick ass trail run and then have beer at an Independent brewery.
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  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Hell, even Devil's Backbone sold out to Budweiser. Shame really

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  18. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    Seriously? Damnit! I do (did) like their beer. Same for Wicked Weed... Dead.To.Me.

    It’s definitely a possibility I’ll be heading north as the project “might” extend up to Fresno in a year or so, but no word beyond that point. I definitely want to get up there!


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  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Bummer, I swell up like a balloon too, especially in the hands or face.
  20. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    I'm there too
    Swell up like the Michelin Man