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Old 03-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #27766
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That's the ugliest thing I've ever seen!












































Other than the seat, I wouldn't want it any different.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #27767
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You're just hoping no one bids against you.
Ummm, who has the S-Works?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #27768
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Other than the seat, I wouldn't want it any different.
Aw, come on. How can anyone not like this seat?

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #27769
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One problem; it's way too clean.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #27770
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One problem; it's way too clean.
That's because I just cleaned it. It was FILTHY after my last ride.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #27771
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Back in the.....

....gym after a 14 month absence. I decided my arms, shoulders, back and abs could stand to be strengthened and it would make my next ultra event that much easier....err.....tolerable.

Ride x 3 a week, workouts x 3 a week.... Lick my wounds on the last day of the week. Getting old sucks but I *love* being active.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #27772
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Nope. He'll just ignore me again.

Oh, and on another note: Mtn bikes? Who needs em?! Guero has asked me if his opinion would change on a modern mtn bike. IDK about the author, but *my* opinion hasn't. I'd still rather ride my cross bike off-road over my mtn bike on *most* rides. I go places where DS bike riders go I just have to be more careful where I put my wheels.

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A little on the retro-grouch side for me, but I liked his ten reasons. I will admit to feeling a certain amount of smugness when overtaking the baggies 'n camelbak crowd out on the trail on the 'cross bike.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:19 AM   #27773
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First significant outdoor ride of the year yesterday:



24.5 miles. Only managed a little over 13 mph avg, but we had to pick our way over some icy patches and occasionally through some big, icy puddles. The temp was just below freezing, and when we got done there was about 1/4 inch of ice on the downtube and crank arms of the Vaya.

Felt pretty good to get outside though, and I need to get some real saddle time in to prepare for a century at the end of April.

***it's a crummy cellphone photo, but it shows, pretty well, the difference in geometry between the Vaya and a cross bike. The longer chainstays on the Vaya are the most obvious difference.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:11 AM   #27774
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First significant outdoor ride of the year yesterday:



24.5 miles. Only managed a little over 13 mph avg, but we had to pick our way over some icy patches and occasionally through some big, icy puddles. The temp was just below freezing, and when we got done there was about 1/4 inch of ice on the downtube and crank arms of the Vaya.

Felt pretty good to get outside though, and I need to get some real saddle time in to prepare for a century at the end of April.

***it's a crummy cellphone photo, but it shows, pretty well, the difference in geometry between the Vaya and a cross bike. The longer chainstays on the Vaya are the most obvious difference.
Whatever you do, DO NOT click this link

Don't click if you're thinking about gravel rides.
Don't click if you're looking for bike p-rn
Don't click if you like steel bikes

Nope. Better off ignoring that link altogether.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:36 AM   #27775
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That's because I just cleaned it. It was FILTHY after my last ride.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:50 AM   #27776
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Then find the biggest thing you can and ride that. Most bikes that size are designed for heavier guys.

You will need heavier duty wheels than I do. 36h in the rear. You may be able to get away with 32 in the front. Lightweight and you shouldn't ever be uttered in the same sentence.

edited to add: there's been a few road bikes on DC craigslist. Big ass Serotta and another something else ?Bottecchia?

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Thats along the lines of what I'm thinking. I just want something a little more efficient to ride on the road and dirt roads than my dump truck-esque Reign complete with its downhill tubes and tires, bash guard and 6" travel suspension. Not looking to race or set distance records, this is purely for fitness and joy of cycling.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #27777
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Aw, come on. How can anyone not like this seat?

Hey! I found one just like it!


Durable!

By contrast, the Real MAN ® saddle is made from solid granite from Canada's rugged Gaspé peninsula, shaped and smoothed by eons of pounding by powerful Atlantic breakers. The Real MAN ® saddle is tough enough to stand up to whatever you can dish out!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #27778
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Hey! I found one just like it!


Durable!

By contrast, the Real MAN ® saddle is made from solid granite from Canada's rugged Gaspé peninsula, shaped and smoothed by eons of pounding by powerful Atlantic breakers. The Real MAN ® saddle is tough enough to stand up to whatever you can dish out!
That is pretty much what my saddle feels like. Good thing I kept the box it came in.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:12 AM   #27779
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Aw, come on. How can anyone not like this seat?
Oh! I like it. But, for my ass, I'll keep my WTB Speed V.

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Whatever you do, DO NOT click this link

Don't click if you're thinking about gravel rides.
Don't click if you're looking for bike p-rn
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Nope. Better off ignoring that link altogether.

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Thanks, for that! Like I needed to find out about another cycling forum to get lost in.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #27780
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Aw, come on. How can anyone not like this seat?

I am quite partial to my bontrager ssr saddles... All black one on the roadie and the white/black on the mtb.... Quite comfy for long rides...
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