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Forum: Introductions
09-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome, what trails have you ridden?

Welcome, what trails have you ridden?
09-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes thanks ooga and everyone! I humbly tip my hat...

Yes thanks ooga and everyone! I humbly tip my hat to Str8jakett who like Majka humbly pushed me to fourth. :thumb:

Shout out to team EF, even with the catastrophe lent me a total of 1,376 points...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By GrainBrain

Salsa garden! Tomatoes, peppers, onion. Or a...

Salsa garden! Tomatoes, peppers, onion. Or a pickle garden? Cucumbers, onion, dill.
09-13-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe...

Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe Craddock helped me stay on the podium so long. Looking forward to some more greatness from this guy!

I fear I can't hold off Velocrank much longer,...
09-12-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

woooooo!!!!!!!!

woooooo!!!!!!!!
09-12-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Looks like Str8jakett and I will be racing for...

Looks like Str8jakett and I will be racing for third. My Majka fears are materializing and the third week has proved decisive. Oh woe is me that I traded off Roglic and Gilbert :lol: How awesome was...
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh look finally a Paramount in my size! If I had...

Oh look finally a Paramount in my size! If I had that dough I'd immediately go to a small builder instead.
09-08-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

My wild guess for 16 - Ben King. Although...

My wild guess for 16 - Ben King. Although Rodriguez would be fantastic. Brutal stage, will any of the GC teams really try to chase?
09-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

How awesome is Lawson riding right now huh? As 15...

How awesome is Lawson riding right now huh? As 15 wore on I was hoping for a defining Lawson-Rodriguez one-two. As it were on this stage I was 186th out of 14,899 so that's kinda cool.

Sepp...
09-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By GrainBrain

It would be nice to see more all rounder stages....

It would be nice to see more all rounder stages. Replace the mountains with incredibly narrow cattle roads and walk paths. Pandemonium!

A great tour stage last year was Arras to Roubaix, where...
09-06-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow killer price! Great looking condition.

Wow killer price! Great looking condition.
09-06-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah Pogacar is incredible! I made a huge mistake...

Yeah Pogacar is incredible! I made a huge mistake not going with Roglic, he didn't seem to impress at the Giro but holy vaca he just rightfully claimed his vuelta spot after today's stage 13!
...
09-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Awesome Lawson helping me out the last few...

Awesome Lawson helping me out the last few stages. I fear now I'll start to slip from my podium.
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By GrainBrain

Can't find much when I looked it up but I think...

Can't find much when I looked it up but I think you have it misnamed? Seems like it was from a small builder named Chris Chance, who started Fat City bikes.

Got a link or pictures? This could...
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By GrainBrain

Can't argue with this. When I got mine I just...

Can't argue with this. When I got mine I just happened to see it posted at 10pm and inquired, got a reply at 11pm and said I'd buy it. It was posted for $250. I picked up then took it to my LBS for a...
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By GrainBrain

Looks just like mine, it's a 96. I paid $250 and...

Looks just like mine, it's a 96. I paid $250 and it was nearly all original but I put new tires and cables on. I'd try $300 for it if decent. Be wary of the longer top tube.

Also the stem and bars...
09-03-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Roglic more then delivers on stage 9! Nice...

Roglic more then delivers on stage 9!

Nice job to Lawson Craddock, I was wondering if he'd go for this stage, a great run.

Wow Pogacar! The gigs up kid, everyone knows you now! No more lurking...
09-03-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By GrainBrain

Valverde's done a fantastic job of continually...

Valverde's done a fantastic job of continually pulling Roglic along in his attacks
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By GrainBrain

Oof not at $400 shipped! Checkout the classic and...

Oof not at $400 shipped! Checkout the classic and vintage for sale section here to see what $400 shipped can get you!

I'd say ~$250 shipped would be reasonable. Plus you better communicate and...
09-01-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By GrainBrain

The CNC boom era produced some neat stuff :lol:

The CNC boom era produced some neat stuff :lol:
08-31-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 19,802
Posted By GrainBrain

I love my drops, I'm probably in them 95% of the...

I love my drops, I'm probably in them 95% of the time, no kidding. I'll use the tops if it's a longer climb or a really long ride to move around the cockpit a bit. Same with the hoods, not on them...
08-31-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Stetina looking good :thumb: I think he'll get a...

Stetina looking good :thumb: I think he'll get a stage win yet.
08-31-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,920
Posted By GrainBrain

I think I'll checkout the new Dark Crystal series...

I think I'll checkout the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix soon.

I also dig a lot of shows on PBS with the exception being the aforementioned BBC crime dramas or period pieces.

Love watching...
08-31-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,455
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah, going to do a century this Tuesday, last...

Yeah, going to do a century this Tuesday, last warm morning and upper 80 day for us I think.


I've been staring at my old Panasonic with 27" tires, probably going to swap in my 700c wheelset...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By GrainBrain

All hail Ashtabula! Incredible ride, 90...

All hail Ashtabula!

Incredible ride, 90 miles/day!? Thanks for the post :thumb:

What was faster, New York to Iowa, or Iowa to San Francisco?
08-30-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Missed watching this stage but will definitely...

Missed watching this stage but will definitely watch the ending tonight. From just the results it looks like a crazy GC battle. Is Valverde actually trying for GC or is this all a clever ruse to...
08-29-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

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08-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

ARGHHHH :injured: Ironically I had Herrada...

ARGHHHH :injured:

Ironically I had Herrada in the Tour but not Vuelta. I find my lack of faith, disturbing.
08-28-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Hey my continental rider netted me two points...

Hey my continental rider netted me two points today!
If only I had put Pogacar for a climber and Quintana on the wild card. Roglic looked just awesome. Sepp Kuss was an awesome surprise as well. Him...
08-28-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Summit finish will be a good one to watch....

Summit finish will be a good one to watch. Wondering if my Continental rider Rodriguez will make a showing today? It would be a treat to watch EF dominate but Pogacar lurks in wait.
08-28-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: Nice. Better then the TV helicopters taking...

:lol: Nice. Better then the TV helicopters taking footage of each other in the Vuelta the other day. Haven't really watched the highlights for this race.

I'm frustrated that you're watching this...
08-27-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,151
Posted By GrainBrain

Marginal gains!

Marginal gains!
08-27-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Jakobsen just gets it with a perfect leadout....

Jakobsen just gets it with a perfect leadout. Bennett showing amazing form by just missing out by what must've been a cm.

EF once again deals with crashes and wind but no time lose. Phew.
08-27-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

I saw stage four has a late cat 3 climb, tons of...

I saw stage four has a late cat 3 climb, tons of roundabouts in the final km's and apparently crappy weather today. I'm just hoping there's not a GC catastrophe for EF.
08-24-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Wtf UAE hit the deck as well!? Some idiots garden...

Wtf UAE hit the deck as well!? Some idiots garden hose broke apparently.

https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1165351458285469698?s=20

I guess the car crash was during the recon not...
08-24-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah that was a heart stopping moment! That...

Yeah that was a heart stopping moment!

That was kind of a crazy stage - I want to know the story on the Euskadi - Murias car crash, and what happened to Sepp Kuss!? JV's crash was totally a...
08-23-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Okay I think I'm set. Swapped out Ben King for a...

Okay I think I'm set. Swapped out Ben King for a Spanish continental rider because it felt like the right thing to do - when in Rome, er, Madrid right?

We got any takers for the TTT? I'm saying...
08-23-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By GrainBrain

I pay for Gold but your idea makes alot of sense....

I pay for Gold but your idea makes alot of sense. Gold's nice in that sometimes I can have it on to watch for the weekends or have it as a background at work. But often I'll just catch the race...
08-23-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

Shenanigans! I had him as well. Is Nairo throwing...

Shenanigans! I had him as well. Is Nairo throwing his weight around for his last few months with moviestar?

EF is looking strong, I instantly selected Craddock because I don't care how he does,...
08-21-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,940
Posted By GrainBrain

It would be sweet to have a localy built steel...

It would be sweet to have a localy built steel frame, but I would never leave it unattended! Equally awesome would be a nice CF road bike in the $4k range. Or a nice hard tail mtb in that $4k range....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,827
Posted By GrainBrain

I recommend ignoring those people.;)[/QUOTE] ...

I recommend ignoring those people.;)[/QUOTE]

FWIW I was in this camp as well, hating my previous experience on 25mm gatorskins. I'm a 185lb rider, and had been running at 90-95psi. After educating...
08-19-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By GrainBrain

Giant. Giant really offers a good price point and...

Giant. Giant really offers a good price point and quality, when talking about LBS bikes. Bikes direct may be cheaper.
08-19-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By GrainBrain

Now that's insane! I never try to "work with"...

Now that's insane! I never try to "work with" drivers. Since I don't wear prescription sunglasses it's hard to see a friendly gesture to go through so I always smile and wait it out. I treat vehicles...
08-18-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By GrainBrain

Guy from my great state and from a tiny town...

Guy from my great state and from a tiny town initiated the break Saturday on stage 5 and ended up 9th. Kinda awesome :D
08-17-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By GrainBrain

It wouldn't accept the mini league code of...

It wouldn't accept the mini league code of 1423956809961 :foo:


​​​​​​Sweet I'm in. Disappointed I couldn't select a US Postal jersey :eek:


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08-17-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By GrainBrain

Lol this is the most anticlimactic ending I could...

Lol this is the most anticlimactic ending I could think of. Kid got lucky the truck driver stopped and was watching or that would've ended with alot more blood :eek:

Kids on bikes: Hey! Why'd you...
Forum: Introductions
08-16-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome! I was doing work up there and was...

Welcome! I was doing work up there and was surprised to see so many paved trails! Stopped into Walker's once, cool guy :thumb:
08-15-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,869
Posted By GrainBrain

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The point where you know you've done something stupid but...
08-15-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,869
Posted By GrainBrain

I was being dumb and reckless on an early spring...

I was being dumb and reckless on an early spring century this year and rode through a flooded section of paved trail with moving water. At the deepest it was WELL over the bottom bracket!! Probably...
08-11-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By GrainBrain

Reported. Lighting and fenders are a...

Reported.



Lighting and fenders are a big deal. You could probably squeeze in wider tires, up to 35c maybe? I'd get a specific winter tire like the Continental Top Contact.

The salt will...
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