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Old 09-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #31081
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I thought I could hear his teeth gnashing through my computer. Turns out it was just the dog chewing on his rawhide...

Nevertheless, a good tip for somebody to stumble on to!


I know you like the 80's road stuff, but here's a couple vintage MTB shots just for fun...






Those are amaing shots. I remember those guys saying "man, that is so moto" when someone had a big, kludgey set of brake levers or a massive stem or 4' wide bars.

Thanks for posting. I really like the drops on that thing!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #31082
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Man, who hasn't had days like that on the bike? It must be cathartic to toss the bloody thing when it all goes pear-shaped. Of course, it's a lot easier when you didn't buy it yourself.

No bikes were flung in today's ride. Went up to Yreka and rode the Siskiyou Century for the first time. A very nice event; rural mountain valleys with little vehicular traffic, decent roads and good scenery. There are only two climbs of note, one at either end of the ride, so the pace quickly ratcheted up to Ludicrous Speed. I don't know if I've ever been on a ride in excess of 40 mi. with this high an average speed (I've never raced, BTW). In the last 20 miles, I only thought about voluntarily sitting up and slipping off the back about every 5 seconds or so. Gonna sleep good tonight.

5,000 + feet of climbing? Today I think I did about 500'. I climb well for a guy my size. That looks like a pisser of a ride, though. And sub 6 hours. You must have been cooking on the downhills and rollers.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #31083
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If there was a thread of Bicycle Awesomeness, this would be the first post:







The Millarcopter.
Bjarne Riis did the same thing with his TT bike during the 97 tour.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #31084
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did all you knuckleheads search for this at once?





Here's the throw.

1. it's nice to hear Stephen Roche again
2. Cannot fathom for the life of my why the wheel change and not the bike change, unless Riis insisted.


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Old 09-08-2013, 07:37 AM   #31085
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Speaking of throwing, I thought this was brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4XxCZagAjk
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:10 AM   #31086
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Say what you want about Cipo; he never fails to entertain.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #31087
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Also the most handsome man in the peloton. Just ask him.

Chip chip and Cavendouche. Say what you want about them both, I respect their speed and who could dislike a Manxman?

Plus, the first time I say Andre Greipel in classic German grey, tight legged trousers with blue socks and brown suede shoes with a buckle on the side. What self respecting... Mario would have been puking blood.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #31088
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After paying all the bills, purses ($2500) and State Highway Patrol, I think I netted about $200 after promoting the Ohio State Championship Road Race.
Organised a race mid June this year.

Barely recovered expenses

Was fun though and I learnt a lot plus was invited to be on the the planning team for an upcoming race this November that will go through 7 countries in West Africa

I'll put up a report soon

Line up before team presentation..

From CycleFest2013 Stadium lineup


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Old 09-08-2013, 10:56 PM   #31089
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Finally managed to sort out my rear wheel (Hed sent a new freehub, but I needed new bearings pressed into the hub as well) and my schedule and made it out for a spin today. Oy. Two weeks off really takes a toll and the heat wasn't much fun either.

Thanks for the recco on Tailwind, Ridge. I brought a bottle with one scoop in it and that worked pretty well, though I could tell I'd need more salt if I was going to ride much further. Went through three large bottles total in about 2.5hr.


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Old 09-09-2013, 06:44 AM   #31090
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Thanks for the recco on Tailwind, Ridge. I brought a bottle with one scoop in it and that worked pretty well, though I could tell I'd need more salt if I was going to ride much further. Went through three large bottles total in about 2.5hr.
the great thing about the Tailwind is adjusting the strength level to your liking or limit. Since it's so light at one scoop, I'll usually add a bit more powder if it's a hotter day and I'm losing more in sweat. Cooler days and I'll back it off quite a bit. Glad it's working well for you.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:08 AM   #31091
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Bet ya never thought of THAT one, did ya Gummee!
Nope. News to me!

On more 'brake squealing' notes: did the first Sportif Cup race of the year yesterday. Did the Masters 1-4 race. Lined up at the back of a 30-man field. By the end of the first lap I was in 11th. By the end of the race, I'd gotten to 7th. 'Course, the officials missed me one lap and had me down as lapped 2x. Had to correct that mistake ASAP. I didn't get anything from it but pride, but still. LAPPED?! ME?! Not hardly!

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:14 AM   #31092
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Gone are the days of a cobbled together rig, hoping for a prime to offset your 84 Suburban's fuel costs, and food....and that was the 1/2 field. I felt fortunate to have a matching set of GP4's and good tires.
Sorta. Depends on what field you're racing... These days, get out of the 4s and 5s and you get back to 'too busy training/too broke to fix it' categories and you get lots of mish-mashes of bikes.

I know when I'm building a bike, I'll typically use whatever I have on hand and upgrade to Red/D/A as I find deals. My CX bike(s) have gotten to Red that way. The road bike? Mostly Rival. The Crosshairs is Rival and Force mixed with a D/A front derailleur. All seems to work and not slow me down.

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #31093
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Sorta. Depends on what field you're racing... These days, get out of the 4s and 5s and you get back to 'too busy training/too broke to fix it' categories and you get lots of mish-mashes of bikes.

I know when I'm building a bike, I'll typically use whatever I have on hand and upgrade to Red/D/A as I find deals. My CX bike(s) have gotten to Red that way. The road bike? Mostly Rival. The Crosshairs is Rival and Force mixed with a D/A front derailleur. All seems to work and not slow me down.

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My buddy fell in with a group that rides for a high-zoot shop in Santa Monica. Most of the CAT4-5 guys are competing over grams and shiny bits made of metallic Helium or something. The faster guys just seem to ride. A lot.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #31094
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My buddy fell in with a group that rides for a high-zoot shop in Santa Monica. Most of the CAT4-5 guys are competing over grams and shiny bits made of metallic Helium or something. The faster guys just seem to ride. A lot.
Just like at the track, beware the graybeard with the late 90s super sport, he may just know how to use it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #31095
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Line up before team presentation..

From CycleFest2013 Stadium lineup
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