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Old 12-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #26296
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That's the knock on recumbent riders - gray beard, aero-belly, black socks and a bicycle flag. I'm one out of four.
Oh, I know the stereotype. Don't remember a flag and wasn't checking out his socks.

Cycling tribes crack me up. Maybe because I'm a blend of casual and Fred and I don't really fit in any particular group.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #26297
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I hit 53mph, on my TT bike, once. "No gear" was all I could think.
My personal best is 52 and I had the same thought while tucked in a line of testosterone-fueled MAMILs. I dropped back when it occurred to me, "I normally commute on this road and at this speed in ballistic nylon and a Shoei."
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #26298
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not my taste but nice just the same. I can't imagine the time it took to make those lugs.
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...and I've hit 60 before on a road bike. Most recent high speed was in the mid-50s coming off Mt Weather. That was the day a VW bug pulled out in front of us on the downhill and we both had to ride our brakes down the twisty part or we'da run up his bumper. He'd gun it out of the corners so we couldn't get a clean pass in.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #26299
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...and I've hit 60 before on a road bike. Most recent high speed was in the mid-50s coming off Mt Weather. That was the day a VW bug pulled out in front of us on the downhill and we both had to ride our brakes down the twisty part or we'da run up his bumper. He'd gun it out of the corners so we couldn't get a clean pass in.

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Wen I was younger and riding on roads like the one that leads from Clingman's Dome to Newfound Gap, I thought nothing of jumping cars in left-hand turns to get by them. The same for Cadillac Mountain outside of Bar Harbor.

I'm a little more cautious now... more prudent.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:29 PM   #26300
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Anyone do this stuff?

I'm in my early 50's. I participate various sports & adventure sports. I ride bicycles mainly for fun and cross training for fitness. I'm not a serious bicyclist, but I love riding. My mantra these days is to look for fun things to do which create fitness as a byproduct. Playing soccer, riding enduro dirt bikes, snow skiing, surfing, mtb, are examples.

Last night I went out for one of my typical 45 - 60 minute urban style rides around town on my mountain bike. But, I was bored and decided to just ride to a local area where there is a school and a church. I spent the entire ride time trying and practicing various skills and tricks, such as bunny hops over various structures, jumps off small things such as raised curbs, and amateur tries at manuals and wheelies. My level of proficiency was pretty low, but I enjoyed trying to get better.

At the end, I was pretty worn out. Felt like a good full body workout. Multiple repetitions of sprinting to sections and trying various tricks/skills. It was exhilarating. And, I was pedaling the entire time. Sometimes sprinting, sometimes doing the trick and sometimes recovering while pedaling slowly.

Does anyone else do this kind of thing? Do you see a fitness benefit?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #26301
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That's the knock on recumbent riders - gray beard, aero-belly, black socks and a bicycle flag. I'm one out of four.
That's me as well. Graying beard, black socks, slowly disappearing aero-belly but no flag. Too much drag with the flag.
What can I say? I was told there would be cookies.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #26302
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Anyone do this stuff?
Does anyone else do this kind of thing? Do you see a fitness benefit?
Anytime I ride my FSR in town, I rail anything that I can catch air off of. I don't know about fitness, but, I sure end up with soreness.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #26303
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Welcome zouch. Very cool intro.
thanks, 'Head. having had one similar to yours, i totally understand why you've never gotten rid of that Pinarello; the handling was close to magic.
during my time at 2WTA, Alexi piloted his Aero version that looked like yours to his win over Bauer in Mission Viejo. i lived near the course, and most of the shop workers camped at my house the night before the race; we had 24 bikes in the garage that night (including a few tandems).


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Awesome write up!
thanks. i actually read through this whole thread; i figured there were some here that might relate.


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hey, they made frames-only even b efore that.
that's how i bought mine; a 720 frameset, and you picked for an offering of suggested components to make a pseudo-gruppo. i picked the '08' gruppo; hence the 728 model number.


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Welcome Zouch...
Touring bikes? Yep - Hill Country, Glacier to Yellowstone, north GA into the Smokies and back and a few weekenders in between. I posted some pictures of my favorite brand a page or two back.
saw that. nice indeed.


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Except a recumbent.
OK; you win.


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Anyone do this stuff?... I spent the entire ride time trying and practicing various skills and tricks, such as bunny hops over various structures, jumps off small things such as raised curbs, and amateur tries at manuals and wheelies. My level of proficiency was pretty low, but I enjoyed trying to get better...
Does anyone else do this kind of thing? Do you see a fitness benefit?
sounds like a budding case of Trials-itis.


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I hit 53mph, on my TT bike, once. "No gear" was all I could think.
descending at speed on a good road bike is one of my favorite things to do with clothes on. i always try to tell myself that once i'm going more than a couple dozen miles per hour i'm already going to get ripped up if i fall, so i might as well go for it...
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:00 AM   #26304
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I got some nice road rash once when a sewup-err-tubular rolled off my rim in hot weather flying down a grade going 50MPH+ (hey, thats what the guy in the car behind me said I was doing. I lived where it was usually cool, so generally used the gummy tubular glue (Mastik or something?), and not the dry hard stuff (Clemenit?), because it made it easier to swap a flat tire.

Sewups-er-tubulars were wonderful riding, but I switched to 700c clinchers in the mid 80s, and haven't looked back
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:45 AM   #26305
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Clement was my favourite at home and in the shop. I never had or knew of one that failed, but I know it can happen. You needed to be like Merckx and dump water on your tires as you descended!


When I was at the US Olympic Training Center in about 1989, they used a 3M product which I think was used for automotive trim--- somethingbond. It did fail more than once and the one time I was able to see the tubi afterward the adhesive had failed cleanly, staying with the tire but none of it remained on the rim.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:18 AM   #26306
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descending at speed on a good road bike is one of my favorite things to do with clothes on. i always try to tell myself that once i'm going more than a couple dozen miles per hour i'm already going to get ripped up if i fall, so i might as well go for it...
Back in the day when I was young and naive (before motos and ATTGATT), I used to regularly hit 67-68 mph (according to the calibrated cyclo computer)on a steep hill in Roanoke county, VA called the Wall. The fun part was at the bottom of the descent, the road went into a nice right hand sweeper that would cause you to drift over the double yellow into the oncoming lane, just a couple inches. Talk about a rush. None of the guys I rode with exceeded the low 60's, but they weighed less and used their brakes (brains).
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:37 AM   #26307
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Clement was my favourite at home and in the shop. I never had or knew of one that failed, but I know it can happen. You needed to be like Merckx and dump water on your tires as you descended!


When I was at the US Olympic Training Center in about 1989, they used a 3M product which I think was used for automotive trim--- somethingbond. It did fail more than once and the one time I was able to see the tubi afterward the adhesive had failed cleanly, staying with the tire but none of it remained on the rim.
Fastack. Works really well if it absolutely HAS to be glued on RIGHT NOW. Dries quickly. Like in 20min quickly. Only problem is when you go to take the tire off, the base tape usually stays with the rim. AMHIK

...and while I don't condone this:

I completely understand it

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #26308
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Back in the day when I was young and naive (before motos and ATTGATT), I used to regularly hit 67-68 mph (according to the calibrated cyclo computer)on a steep hill in Roanoke county, VA called the Wall. The fun part was at the bottom of the descent, the road went into a nice right hand sweeper that would cause you to drift over the double yellow into the oncoming lane, just a couple inches. Talk about a rush. None of the guys I rode with exceeded the low 60's, but they weighed less and used their brakes (brains).
Kinsman Notch, NH Hwy 112 going East--12% for 2 miles, wide open. Went down that one with a big guy, and he said his CateyeMate showed 65 the last time I slingshot-passed him.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #26309
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I did a Texas hill country tour in 1979 with two other riders. They were on a Schwinn Paramount tandem - these guys were twins and they were outstanding riders. Back then, Whit Snel had the Schwinn franchises in San Antonio (owns Bike World today) and these guys both worked for Whit.

When we were going down hill, that tandem would take off like a locomotive going downhill. Often, when we'd hit a big hill, I'd reach over and grab their rear rack. It was like the hand of God was giving me a shove. I must have been more stupid back then than today - inches away, one hand on my bike, the other holding on to a tandem.

Sheesh.... that was fun.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #26310
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That is amazing. I just have a mountain bike, and it certainly is geared pretty low. Going down a hill in the highest gear and pedaling as fast as my 59 year old legs could go, I hit 26+ mph according to my bike computer. I only ever use the 7 highest gears, and where I ride I never even have to stand up going up the long, but not too steep hills. When I wear out the sprockets and chain, maybe I'll go to different gearing for some more speed.




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Back in the day when I was young and naive (before motos and ATTGATT), I used to regularly hit 67-68 mph (according to the calibrated cyclo computer)on a steep hill in Roanoke county, VA called the Wall. The fun part was at the bottom of the descent, the road went into a nice right hand sweeper that would cause you to drift over the double yellow into the oncoming lane, just a couple inches. Talk about a rush. None of the guys I rode with exceeded the low 60's, but they weighed less and used their brakes (brains).
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