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Old 01-01-2011, 12:17 PM   #18421
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I didn't know Nottingham still existed.
Of course it does, where do you think the Sheriff lives....

I am from that area so Raleigh is pretty big (or was) around there.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:36 PM   #18422
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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I feel so inadequate. I only did 8mi and really suffered.

I don't know what speed the wind was blowing at, but, it was 28 degrees.


Going single speed and heading into the open countryside didn't help matters.



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I wonder if Specialized is gonna have a cow over Robbie Gordon's livery?

...or is this old news?
He's not listed as one of their sponsored cyclists. IDK.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:17 PM   #18423
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Got Out For the First Ride of the New Year Today

Paul and I rode 23 miles out from Corona this time. A cool trail that would take us all the way to Riverside if I had that much in me. I didn't have anything for the hills. But, Paul did.

Once we got off the roads onto the trail we even got to ride some dirt.
Mud even.
Paul got off and walked that bit, but I figured I had one shot in me, and took the chance. I made it through without taking a dab, so good deal. Though I did not go back for a second try. No need to tempt fate.

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The start of the dirt part, level:


By the time the day had warmed enough to be sort of pleasant riding the clouds were blowing in from the North. But, we stayed warm, I was working very hard to keep pace. I'd drop way way off the back at any hint of a hill.

As we topped a rise on the trail, Paul pointed to some wildlife, I a saw gray something cross the path and run into the weeds. I figured this to be Wile E. Coyote, but instead found it to be Roadrunner and a friend. I stopped and grabbed some snaps,



These two were helpfully crossing and re-crossing the path so I could zoom in and grab shots.



This is the first time I've encountered these birds out in the wild other than my backyard.
I didn't take any more pictures I was in survival mode. just keeping up with Paul back to his house and dinner with friends. My legs hurt to climb the stairs here at home.
Another ride tomorrow. Then they tell me we're looking at a few days of rain to start the work week. Back to wet weather testing the worn out motorcycle gear.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #18424
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Is it this one by chance ?



Nashbar has them for 129 bucks so it's surely not going to break the bank.
That is the one! That is much cheaper than I paid two years ago. Awesome deal! I posted a photo of my racing bike just a few pages back, you can see it on the trainer, if you want. $129 is a steal.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #18425
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That is the one! That is much cheaper than I paid two years ago. Awesome deal! I posted a photo of my racing bike just a few pages back, you can see it on the trainer, if you want. $129 is a steal.
Great, thanks. I'll order one.

Edit: Performance had a coupon for an additional 11% off and that just about paid for the shipping so I got it for 135 bucks shipped.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:34 PM   #18426
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Went for an hour easy this AM thinkin I was going to play UW Hockey tonite. Got a call from my college roommate askin if I was comin over for the birfday dinner they'd planned for me.

Guess I'm not playing UW Hockey tonite.



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Old 01-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #18427
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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I've been doing that for a few years, with my riding buddy. We did 61 for his 59th in November. We're going to do 55 or so on my birthday in April, but might have to break it up into 2 rides, due to it being early in the season.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #18428
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I haven't spent much time on this thread and with work thast lst three months havent spent much time on the bike either.
Anyway, new year, some goals this year so training started yesterday, 48miles with about 800m of climbing and today,

60miles but mostly flat, temperature was 35oC and humidity high.

will try to be more active in this community - if you will have me! might even get a camera and post some pics

cheers, Happy New Year

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Old 01-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #18429
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Another ride today. This time along the River Trail to see the damages up near the golf course.

Cold and beat me good. 20 miles or so.

Track map

On the way out there were a few spots I was forced off the bike due to deep loose sand washed across the path. There was evidence that others had tried to ride skinny tires through and lost a few random bits off their bikes. Bottles and bar ends.

I'm pretty sure this wasn't meant to be parked in a pond.


From the temporary bridge the channel is about as full as it can be and not overflow the banks.
Maybe another foot or so.



NASCAR fencing along the bike path to keep the riff-raff off the golf course. Or possibly all the flying parts when we rub fenders? Rubbin' is racin'??



I'm pretty certain all those forms were meant to be on higher ground.



And finally the channel form the golf course bridge.



As I turned off the trail at this point a guy on a steel Colnago was headed the other way. A few minutes later when I returned down the path he was stopped with a flat, tire off and two flat tubes. I stopped and gave him a tube, then headed to the LBS to re-supply. We re-crossed paths later as I returned home. Cool to see an old Steel Colnago rolling.

I managed to get back up the hill, but it wasn't pretty. I'd caught a couple of racer-looking types as I got to the bridge so I got a tow for a mile or so until they turned into the park. We had a good clip going with me hanging out in the draft. I caught another guy and towed him for a mile or so, until he turned off or dropped.

Once I got home I had all I could do to climb the stairs and get into a hot shower. I was cold. The weather really began to turn cold about the time I got to the LBS.
The rain began as sprinkles about three hours after I got out of the shower, and then a steady rain. So, I sat in my chair by the fire like a big old fat house cat.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:07 AM   #18430
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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I did the same thing! I'm only 16 though.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #18431
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I'd love to have one, too. I thought "Askel" had one on order. He hasn't been around, lately. Hmmm.
Complete Mukluks were only available to actual Salsa *dealers*, so my LBS wasn't able to get one for me.

Worked out OK though as I got to spend that money later on a new fender, door, and hood for my car after a run in with Bambi.

Maybe next year...
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:56 PM   #18432
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I did the same thing! I'm only 16 though.
I did that many minutes today on my spinner thing. I got one last night at Dick's. I didn't fall off it either, although my Lab thought she should try pushing me off it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #18433
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I had an unfortunate run-in with a kamikaze stick over the weekend. Even the damn trees are using IEDs these days!



The wheel's OK, but the chain and possibly the der are DOA. I had a spare hanger in my seatbag, but it doesn't fit this bike. Luckily, TheWifester works nearby and was able to make an impromptu SAG run.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:13 PM   #18434
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I did the same thing! I'm only 16 though.
Gets harder. Trust me.

(course, compared to some *cough* Mr Head *cough* I'm a spring chikken!)



Got the Rival bits x-ferred over to the Crosshairs. Now all 3 built road frames are 10sp. 2 of em are SRAM and one's Shimano. I have my S-Works frame/fork coming back from TX, so I guess I'll hafta figger out how to get parts on that too. Too many toys, not enough $$!

Rode for an hour this AM. Since the schedule called for hills, and I didn't have time to get to em, I did a set of intervals. Ugh. Think I'da rather have done the hills!

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:15 PM   #18435
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The wheel's OK, but the chain and possibly the der are DOA. I had a spare hanger in my seatbag, but it doesn't fit this bike. Luckily, TheWifester works nearby and was able to make an impromptu SAG run.
...and people look at me funny when I suggest they take along more'n a patch kit and a spare tube!



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