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Old 05-16-2014, 10:43 AM   #33421
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Go Tubeless, and run 80/85 pressures. Instant comfortable ride! Plus puncture repair on the go.. Can't beat that.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #33422
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I just spent more on a bicycle than I have ever paid for a motorcycle! What in the world is wrong with me?!?


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Old 05-16-2014, 05:33 PM   #33423
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I just spent more on a bicycle than I have ever paid for a motorcycle! What in the world is wrong with me?!?


Funny how that happens, isn't it? Whatcha get?
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #33424
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Priorities man, priorities.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:05 AM   #33425
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Priorities man, priorities.
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Motos are great, but they* do absolutely nothing for the roll round yer middle.

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*the way most people ride em. There're exceptions like enduro/dirt riders
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:19 AM   #33426
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Funny how that happens, isn't it? Whatcha get?
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Motos are great, but they* do absolutely nothing for the roll round yer middle.

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*the way most people ride em. There're exceptions like enduro/dirt riders
Thanks guys. After 2 years on my trusty Trek Marlin, I upgraded to a Trek Superfly 8. After 1 short ride, this thing is awesome (compared to the Marlin anyway)!

And yes Gummee!, I have lost about 25 lbs that I can directly correlate to riding that first MTB in the past 2 years. I'll try and get a picture up later; of the bike, not me
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:44 AM   #33427
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Yes, depends on how you ride.
I'd done trackdays where it was a full body workout that took a couple days to recover from. And led some of my younger friends to cramp and hurt the day off. They thought lifting would keep them fit.

OK, time to go ride! Weather is cooled off only 88 for the high today. Birds are singing, just dropped what would buy a very nice bicycle on the A/C repair so there goes the last of the fun-money funds down the blackhole that is the house.

Ride report later. I may even stop and take pictures since I'll be so bloody slow.
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Motos are great, but they* do absolutely nothing for the roll round yer middle.

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*the way most people ride em. There're exceptions like enduro/dirt riders
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:10 PM   #33428
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I should have left on my ride when my wife suggested it. Hot.
I had about 30 miles in me, but I found that out with ten left to go.

On the way out a group of Orange County Wheelmen caught me and I tagged along at the back down to the Santa Ana fill station. I thin the lead riders are drummers. They were playing Marco Polo with the tempo.
So much so the little paceline was rubberbanding like mad. Looked for all the world like a cat 4-5 field.
Hard ride for the first on in a little over a week. Time to lay down with my legs up and rest a bit.

The Tape,

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:29 PM   #33429
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Did my first metric century today.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:03 PM   #33430
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Wheel test

Just got back from a test ride in which I compared a relatively cheap set of stock aluminum wheels which came with one of my bikes to a $2000+ set of CF wheels. After about a dozen trips up and down a nearby brick road, I honestly can't say that the $2000+ wheels did any better at absorbing road bumps. Makes me wonder how many customers just swallowed the salesman's hype and shelled out two grand.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:49 PM   #33431
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Did my first metric century today.
Great job!
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:55 PM   #33432
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From my ride today.


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Old 05-17-2014, 06:01 PM   #33433
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One fun bit on my ride today. The construction at the freeway meant they had about a two foot high dirt runway built across the path for the equipment to use and not damage the path. As we approach this with this group of riders, they all dismount and pick up their bikes.
I sat back a bit and waited track standing until the people had trudged across. I rode across it. Everybody looked me like I'd just pooped in the punchbowl.
Really? A little dirt will hurt your fancy tires?
On the way back this big tough looking guy is there tip toeing his way across like he's going to get the hem of his skirt wet.
I rode around him. Funny.


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Old 05-17-2014, 07:04 PM   #33434
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Did my first metric century today.
congrats

Its a step.

I did about 90min. Spinning easy after my enforced week off. If there's on thing I noticed its that being forced off the bike helps avoid burnout 'cause now I WANT to ride!

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Old 05-17-2014, 07:06 PM   #33435
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Just got back from a test ride in which I compared a relatively cheap set of stock aluminum wheels which came with one of my bikes to a $2000+ set of CF wheels. After about a dozen trips up and down a nearby brick road, I honestly can't say that the $2000+ wheels did any better at absorbing road bumps. Makes me wonder how many customers just swallowed the salesman's hype and shelled out two grand.
depends on the wheels.

My chinese carbon clinchers are MUCH stiffer than my Ritchey Zetas. It almost feels like I'm riding on an underinflated tire when I move back from the carbon wheels.

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