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Old 03-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #27871
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These look just like the Conti Cyclocross Speed, but it appears the Speed Ride is more puncture resistance. I've been thinking about a set of tires suited for dirt, gravel and pavement and these look pretty good. My LBS owner has been running Clement X'plor USH with good luck, but they're a bit pricey. I like the look of the Clement LAS, but they're only available in 33 mm and seem too light to be durable. Decisions, decisions.
those cyclocross tires tend to have soft tread, if you do many miles of pavement they will wear down pretty fast til they are no good for offroad.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #27872
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These look just like the Conti Cyclocross Speed, but it appears the Speed Ride is more puncture resistance. I've been thinking about a set of tires suited for dirt, gravel and pavement and these look pretty good. My LBS owner has been running Clement X'plor USH with good luck, but they're a bit pricey. I like the look of the Clement LAS, but they're only available in 33 mm and seem too light to be durable. Decisions, decisions.
In addition to the Conti Country Plus, I'd been looking at the Clement X'Plor MSO. But, I wanted to see 'em before I bought 'em.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #27873
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These look just like the Conti Cyclocross Speed, but it appears the Speed Ride is more puncture resistance. I've been thinking about a set of tires suited for dirt, gravel and pavement and these look pretty good. My LBS owner has been running Clement X'plor USH with good luck, but they're a bit pricey. I like the look of the Clement LAS, but they're only available in 33 mm and seem too light to be durable. Decisions, decisions.
Been running the griffo challenge xs tires, and really like them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #27874
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Been running the griffo challenge xs tires, and really like them.
Those look really nice, but I'm too lazy and cheap for tubulars.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #27875
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I went for a little ride yesterday AM. 27mi. 4200'ish feet of climbing. 2:12 on the bike.

Ugh. After Friday's ride my legs were dead. Last time I went up the long gravel climb I was spinning. This time? Pound pound pound at a lower cadence than I prefer to ride.

Reed's Gap wasn't as bad as last year. The top section is still STEEP with a capital STEEP! I heard one rider saying her GPS was telling her 28-30% in sections. Managed to get up all the hills without stopping (last year) or walking (lots of other people).

If you come do DBB, remember short does NOT equal easy.

2:20ish today of Small Ring Sunday. Supposed to snow, so I went out early and missed the race. Oh well. Its better for me to ride than sit on the couch eating bon-bons and reading a book.

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #27876
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25 miles today. In the upper 20s and, trying to be positive, frozen mud rides pretty well as long as it's not too rutted, and it doesn't get the bike dirty...


Hopefully, next week this road will be an unridable mess.


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Old 03-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #27877
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Internal 3 speed w/drum brakes, ordered Wheelsmith spokes and nipples, which I'll lace up to some 26" DH hoops.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #27878
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I went for a little ride yesterday AM. 27mi. 4200'ish feet of climbing. 2:12 on the bike.

Ugh. After Friday's ride my legs were dead. Last time I went up the long gravel climb I was spinning. This time? Pound pound pound at a lower cadence than I prefer to ride.

Reed's Gap wasn't as bad as last year. The top section is still STEEP with a capital STEEP! I heard one rider saying her GPS was telling her 28-30% in sections. Managed to get up all the hills without stopping (last year) or walking (lots of other people).

If you come do DBB, remember short does NOT equal easy.

2:20ish today of Small Ring Sunday. Supposed to snow, so I went out early and missed the race. Oh well. Its better for me to ride than sit on the couch eating bon-bons and reading a book.

M
That be some climbing. Also, never underestimate the curative powers of bon-bons.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #27879
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That be some climbing. Also, never underestimate the curative powers of bon-bons.
The only reason I went on the 'blinky retrieval ride' was because I knew my buddy was wanting me to help score the ride yesterday. If I'd taken the day easier, I do think I could've gone faster up the hills.

Maybe I'll talk Richard and/or Fred into showing me around down there sometime during the month. Since they keep gushing about the long route. I've never seen it.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #27880
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Internal 3 speed w/drum brakes, ordered Wheelsmith spokes and nipples, which I'll lace up to some 26" DH hoops.



I'm still new to bicycles, so I can't help but drool over any new parts
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #27881
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I'm still new to bicycles, so I can't help but drool over any new parts
Long time no see, hope all is well with you man.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:36 AM   #27882
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #27883
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So much for that!

5"ish of snow last nite.

...and its still coming down!

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:29 AM   #27884
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Long time no see, hope all is well with you man.
It is good! Only problem is school keeps me so busy now that I've never made it back to Chi-town
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:31 AM   #27885
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So much for that!

5"ish of snow last nite.

...and its still coming down!

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I rode around in the flurries yesterday and had a good time, was wondering if I could ride to work today. I assumed it would be too icy, but better yet when I looked out the window it had snowed again overnight!
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