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Old 11-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #25981
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Getting better at spinning and figuring out what gears to change up/ down to to maintain my cadence. Did my 30 mile ride in 2:09 yesterday for a 2nd best ever time and average speed. Took 2:34 the last time I rode when I just didn't have the legs, lungs or willpower.

Starting to suck at mashing though.....
your bicycle will appreciate that. mashing is not only hell on your knees, its murder on the chain, sprockets, and the whole bike.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 AM   #25982
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And I love torque riding. Slow speed heavy pedaling. What I assume you call mashing.

Maybe that is why my knee hurts on occasion.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #25983
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You suck.

My wife bought me a GPS and a nice bottle of Scotch for my 40th
Waah! Cry me a river!

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who doesn't have either a loving wife OR a fatbike
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:58 AM   #25984
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Starting to suck at mashing though.....
Good. Mashing sucks.

Spin to win bay-bee!

I'm fixin to head over to a buddy's here in a bit to do a cross workout. 2 x 3-lap 'races.' Its his 3rd day in a row going hard and my 2nd. We'll see who 'wins the workout.'

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #25985
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who doesn't have either a loving wife OR a fatbike
No fatbike. Live with a GF, but, not sure if I'd classify her as loving.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #25986
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No fatbike. Live with a GF, but, not sure if I'd classify her as loving.
Dude - send us her email - we'll ask her opinion on your behalf.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #25987
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Dude - send us her email - we'll ask her opinion on your behalf.
She's, self-admittedly, less than stellar at emotions. Those who know her say the same.

And, they say I'm a bit , for sticking around. But, this isn't a relationship thread, so..........
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #25988
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She's, self-admittedly, less than stellar at emotions. Those who know her say the same.

And, they say I'm a bit , for sticking around. But, this isn't a relationship thread, so..........
Well, I wish you the best. I was married for 13 years and spent 12 of them asking myself the same damn question. My second wife, a hot Brazilian, is the best thing that ever happened to me. She's a rare find of sexuality, brains, single-minded determination to improve herself professionally, volunteers a ton of hours at CASA to advocate for three kids in foster care and possesses a type-A personality with an iron hand wrapped in a velvet glove.

The next 3 days are some of the most important days over the last year and where were her thoughts this morning? She called me at work just before she left home to tell me that she missed me. I'm a lucky man.

To get this back on track - she also supports my hobbies and has never once, complained about cycling and the costs of my brevets.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #25989
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Okay, the big reveal. Here is my brand-spankin-new NUE series weapon of choice!



This is one of the primary reasons I opted for the Lefty PBR. Pop that blue button and the fork goes rigid for climbing; slam the red crown and she's right back in the mix of soaking up 90mm of rough stuff.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #25990
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yer fooked. Shoulda gotten the Scalpel. Send me that hoopty and I'll put you out of your misery. (just kidding. Nice bike!)

My light just came in.

Box:


Pretty durn small.


Battery: new vs old






Man has battery technology come a long freaking way! (course that lead acid was a replacement for some C/D cell NiCads for longer run times. Its a 4ah battery)

Light + battery


Orange Peel on the reflector




Finned for cooling. Seems solid enough. We'll see. For $40 shipped from China, I'll take a chance.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #25991
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yer fooked. Shoulda gotten the Scalpel. Send me that hoopty and I'll put you out of your misery. (just kidding. Nice bike!)

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Damn... knew I should have struck that deal with old scratch while I was in the store.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #25992
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Okay, the big reveal. Here is my brand-spankin-new NUE series weapon of choice!



This is one of the primary reasons I opted for the Lefty PBR. Pop that blue button and the fork goes rigid for climbing; slam the red crown and she's right back in the mix of soaking up 90mm of rough stuff.
A friend of mine got a lefty about a month ago, and he loves his! He used to do some semi-pro MTB races, but switched to street riding about 2 years ago. He got to the point were he really missed the trails, so bought a new bike and signed up for a couple of local races later this winter. To me, they look to be the same bike, except his is a dark gray color instead of mostly white.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #25993
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Finned for cooling. Seems solid enough. We'll see. For $40 shipped from China, I'll take a chance.

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I'd plan on using it on low 99% of the time, it doesn't get nearly as hot, and its plenty, WAY plenty, bright enough to piss off anyone you accidentally get in the spot. as I said, on low, with the Action spreader lens, it lights up my couple acre field and all the trees beyond it :)
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #25994
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I'd plan on using it on low 99% of the time, it doesn't get nearly as hot, and its plenty, WAY plenty, bright enough to piss off anyone you accidentally get in the spot. as I said, on low, with the Action spreader lens, it lights up my couple acre field and all the trees beyond it :)
I don't do a lot of off-road nite riding, but I've been told the guys from the shop are gonna go do gravel road rides all winter. Wed nite at 1800. Awful dark at 1830 these days... They bailed on the first one. Let's see what happens.

Plugged in the light and the led on the back was red so I'm charging the battery as we speak. How long ya think I should charge the thing? No destructions at all with mine.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #25995
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Is that your endurance MTB?
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