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04-21-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By gonesh9

sorry, i realize now that was pretty insensitive...

sorry, i realize now that was pretty insensitive of me to ask.
04-21-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By gonesh9

General LBS price markups?

I've decided to have a bike built... I am on a racing team, and the deal we have with our bike shop sponsor is his cost plus 20%. I'm just curious how much a typical markup is on parts at most bike...
04-03-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,981
Posted By gonesh9

To whomever it might matter, I've been vegan 11...

To whomever it might matter, I've been vegan 11 years, and don't find any problem with protein in my diet. I'm a CAT 1 mountain bike racer and also race a lot of road races. There's just so much...
04-03-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By gonesh9

There's actually a lot of people who ride it...

There's actually a lot of people who ride it fixed.
Vive le Ronde!
04-03-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,322
Posted By gonesh9

Mountain cassette on road bike?

This might be a stupid question, but would it work to just put my XT mountain bike cassette on my road bike? They're both 9 speeds...
The reason I ask is that there's a super hilly death ride this...
03-27-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By gonesh9

Ronde Portlandia! Some of the best climbs...

Ronde Portlandia! Some of the best climbs around. I've seen some strong climbers resort to walking up Brynwood Rd. Pain is bliss.
11-19-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,940
Posted By gonesh9

Material properties of steel vs. aluminum

I'm just a bit baffled and was curious if anyone could shed some light on a particular matter:

I'm currently taking an advanced Materials Science course, and have learned that steel has a higher...
10-01-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By gonesh9

O.K.- so I went to my favorite LBS and asked what...

O.K.- so I went to my favorite LBS and asked what they thought. Turns out it's quite common that the sifter itself fails- What happens is there's a plastic cap (black) that covers the pressed disc...
09-29-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By gonesh9

Bar end shifters losing strength

Hey all, I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with my bar end shifters... I've used them for the last few years, and they've been great (Dura Ace shifters). Now the front shifter, which is...
08-28-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By gonesh9

I can't seem to find the map of the exact route...

I can't seem to find the map of the exact route for the 100 miler, but I know it's mostly the 65 mile route, but then goes a bit further NE. We will be marking the course this weekend, if I get...
08-21-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By gonesh9

...Just a reminder to register for the ride soon...

...Just a reminder to register for the ride soon if you are interested. We keep getting more businesses on board to help out. New additions: Dave's Killer Bread will be supplying bread items, Raw...
08-07-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By gonesh9

Yeah that really shouldn't be an issue, if you...

Yeah that really shouldn't be an issue, if you want to e-mail or IM me I'll make sure that we get hooked up with you in Vancouver. We will be stopping at the Vancouver farmer's market, along with a...
08-07-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By gonesh9

Yeah, I know what you mean- Looking at the...

Yeah, I know what you mean- Looking at the schedules there really were conflicts on just about every weekend through the summer. Anyways, if you know anyone else that might be interested, please...
08-06-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By gonesh9

Tour d' Organics century (Portland/Vancouver)

Hello fellow riders-

Just wanted to let you know about a really great ride, Tour d' Organics, that my cycling team is organizing for September 6th. This is a fully supported, organized ride with...
06-25-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By gonesh9

Great job fishmel, you were looking super strong...

Great job fishmel, you were looking super strong out there. For some reason I've lost my climbing legs this year, could have used them last weekend!
02-09-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By gonesh9

Thanks for the replies. To answer the few...

Thanks for the replies. To answer the few questions-- yes, I do have faith in my coach, and have been discussing this with her. I just wanted to see what other people's experiences are, as this is...
02-08-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By gonesh9

lifting during pre-season training

This is the first year I've been serious and dedicated to training properly for the season. I've got a good coach, who has me lifting for strength during these early months, on top of plenty of base...
02-07-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By gonesh9

It's a DT Swiss RR 1.1. rim with Speedcific hubs...

It's a DT Swiss RR 1.1. rim with Speedcific hubs (Mike Garcia special)

Maybe not the nicest race wheel out there, but it is a nice wheel. Just can't afford too much more.
02-07-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By gonesh9

Using race wheel on trainer

I have two sets of wheels, one for racing and one for training. The problem is that my rear training wheel is being used every day on my daily training bike. So when I go to ride the trainer, I...
11-20-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,371
Posted By gonesh9

True cyclocross, NW style. ...

True cyclocross, NW style.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/CX/9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/CX/2-1.jpg
...
11-05-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,371
Posted By gonesh9

Your guys' cross races all look way too clean and...

Your guys' cross races all look way too clean and tidy! Oregon cross is where it's at! :)

This was Barton last year:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/CX/6.jpg...
10-31-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,596
Posted By gonesh9

Wow, nice resurrection! Since this post was...

Wow, nice resurrection! Since this post was started over 3 years ago I'd like to add a few more:

Veloshop
Nice little shop downtown, run by a true racer and better yet a friendly vegan. Lots of...
10-25-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By gonesh9

Hey D****, nice to see you there, too... now that...

Hey D****, nice to see you there, too... now that you're racing up a cat I don't have to race against you any more! :)
The Astoria Halloween race is the only one I will miss for the rest of the...
10-23-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By gonesh9

I'm sure it will be good fun. The Cross Crusade...

I'm sure it will be good fun. The Cross Crusade people do help out with the event, so even though it's a GP race it will still have a bunch of the raw culture that is so great here.
10-21-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By gonesh9

Portland Cross Crusade

Just have to gloat about the historical and unparalleled sweetness of the Cross Crusade series in Portland. At Alpenrose we had the largest participatory cyclocross race in world history with over...
Forum: Foo
09-08-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,850
Posted By gonesh9

I met my wife on www.veggiedate.com, would surely...

I met my wife on www.veggiedate.com, would surely recommend that if you're looking for a super sweet vegan girl.
Forum: Touring
08-18-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By gonesh9

We actually didn't cover that many miles, instead...

We actually didn't cover that many miles, instead opting for lots of trail riding, swim stops, and enjoying the scenery. The entire area is great for riding, though- we took off from Oakridge, went...
Forum: Touring
08-17-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By gonesh9

Smooth road, no cars ...

Smooth road, no cars
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/cascade%20wanderings%202007/25.jpg

Rough road, no cars...
Forum: Touring
08-17-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By gonesh9

In the forest: ...

In the forest:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/cascade%20wanderings%202007/17.jpg

Long nice gradual climb:...
Forum: Touring
08-16-07, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By gonesh9

Me with 5 days of gear and vegan food: ...

Me with 5 days of gear and vegan food:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/cascade%20wanderings%202007/8.jpg

A perfectly serene lake, Suzanne Lake. Totally secluded, we had it all to...
Forum: Touring
08-16-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By gonesh9

Wandering through the Cascade mountains

Just got back from a 5 day tour up in the Cascade mountains in central Oregon with an old friend. Although it was only 5 days, it was an epic journey involving riding world class singletrack while...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,185
Posted By gonesh9

No, as soon as you pick it up we're climbing...

No, as soon as you pick it up we're climbing Germantown Rd, descending Newberry, and then we can stare at it together at the coffee shop.
07-31-07, 12:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,093
Posted By gonesh9

I commend your search for more ethical products- ...

I commend your search for more ethical products- Don't know about any whole bike manufacturers that are necessarily vegan minded, but one product I do use is bio-lube. It's made from vegetable...
07-10-07, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By gonesh9

I've done it the past two years, but this year...

I've done it the past two years, but this year I'm just planning on riding up to St. Helens Saturday afternoon and help pull a few friends back to Portland to the beer garden. Anyone else want to...
06-29-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By gonesh9

I don't know why the general consensus here is...

I don't know why the general consensus here is that roadies can climb better than mountain bikers. Where I come from going mountain biking means you ALWAYS have to climb at least 1000 ft. before you...
06-29-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By gonesh9

Different races are totally different for every...

Different races are totally different for every person. I myself have finished well in endurance mountain bike races and road races with lots of sustained climbing. I found Mt. Tabor to be really...
06-28-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By gonesh9

Great job Fishmel! The Tabor races are tough as...

Great job Fishmel! The Tabor races are tough as is, I've been thinking about trying one fixed, but just pulled my quad muscle so looks like I'll have to wait till next year.

jfmckenna- yes,...
06-25-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,822
Posted By gonesh9

haha yeah guess so. gotta say though that since...

haha yeah guess so. gotta say though that since then, in the last 2 years, i've ridden a double century in a race paceline averaging 20mph fixed, commute 14 miles every day fixed, and have gone...
Forum: Foo
06-20-07, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,255
Posted By gonesh9

I dig the choco soy milk! As for non-chocloate I...

I dig the choco soy milk! As for non-chocloate I usually drink almond milk so as to not over-do the soy. Not that I believe the negative hype of it, but it's not good to over-do anything and as a...
06-14-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By gonesh9

It's got some good singletrack at first, then a...

It's got some good singletrack at first, then a pretty big fire road climb... then down some more singletrack and a few pretty bumpy rocky downhill sections. I flatted from a sharp rock last time,...
06-14-07, 12:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By gonesh9

I eat grains, vegetables, fruit, legumes, beans,...

I eat grains, vegetables, fruit, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds. That includes a lot of food, everything I need to fuel my cycling habit. I ride 200-300 miles a week, and have been finishing...
06-10-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By gonesh9

Are your XC races comprised mostly of road racers?

I just finished the Test of Endurance race, a 50 miler with about 7500 feet of climbing in Oregon's coast range. Great race, but I just need to vent a little bit...Now I'm all fine with road racing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,354
Posted By gonesh9

Awesome pics, it's such a beautiful place here. ...

Awesome pics, it's such a beautiful place here. Makes me want to ride up there myself this weekend...
05-27-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By gonesh9

Eugene Memorial day ride?

I'm down in Eugene for the weekend visiting the family, and brought my bike so I can get out on a ride. I was wondering if anyone's planning on getting a ride in on Monday? I'd love to check out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By gonesh9

The traffic wasn't ever very bad besides the few...

The traffic wasn't ever very bad besides the few miles we had to ride on I-84. I'm including a link to the general map... On the Oregon side of Bridge of Gods there is a nice path that parallels...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By gonesh9

Just to clarify, I did bring tubes/patches, but...

Just to clarify, I did bring tubes/patches, but was relying on one of the others for a pump. The flat of course happened right at the end just after I'd split up with the group heading home. From...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-07, 12:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By gonesh9

At the top of the climb up Crown Point: ...

At the top of the climb up Crown Point:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/bikeforums/wh11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/gonesh9/bikeforums/wh12.jpg

On the final stretch...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-07, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By gonesh9

Pics of my saturday century - Oregon Gorge

This saturday a few guys and I joined our friend for his annual birthday century. We rode from Portland across to Washington, East along the Gorge, crossed the Bridge of the Gods, and came back on...
05-09-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By gonesh9

Yeah, I went down last night- There was a crash...

Yeah, I went down last night- There was a crash in front of me with 2 guys down on the first lap, and I was able to react quick enough to pick a line to go around them. Just as I was about to pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-07, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By gonesh9

I feel fortunate to be one of the few on here to...

I feel fortunate to be one of the few on here to have ridden with him and got to know him on a personal level. I've got to say that he's the real deal: a strong all-around rider, has a big heart,...
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