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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-30-20, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
That's a big bike!
that’s what she said.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
that’s what she said.
then the bed broke.....
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Old 03-30-20, 06:48 PM
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Speaking of steel and stiff, I need to get my Gianni Motta off of the trainer and back into the road ride rotation.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:49 PM
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rjones28 hasn't been this muzzled since he was banished from Trollheim.
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Bite me
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Old 03-30-20, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Speaking of steel and stiff, I need to get my Gianni Motta off of the trainer and back into the road ride rotation.
Your post led me to disengage my Carl Strong Foco steel racer from its own bondage on the trainer for a jaunt tomorrow. Thanks. I have missed the old girl. Looking forward to a cruise on Force 10 speed and Spinergy Stealth PBO wheels from back in the day.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:14 PM
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To a point. The LandShark is generally in the Super Competition class, which has an 8.90 breakout. That means you can't go quicker than that time. The difference in that rail compared to others, is the wheelbase. Those are around 200 inches, give or take a foot or two, either way, compared to the full sized jobbies, that carry the full 300 inches. Trailering them, and storing them is the upside, along with maneuverability around the pits. The pro classes get all the help and space they need in the pits, and the sportsmen classes get the dirt and the cheap seats.
I worked with a guy who did bracket racing with a Vega with a 500 inch big block. Talk about an expensive hobby! Race car, maintenance/tires, gotta have a trailer and a truck to pull it with, fuel, entry fees, etc. Makes high end bicycling look cheap. He did have a little help from sponsors but his big break came when he was offered a ride with a team that owned 2 cars that were faster than his Vega. All he had to do was show up and drive.

One day he mouthed off to the media about the team owner's son being stupid and that was the end of it, back to paying his own way.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:18 PM
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I am weak and light, but don't think I know stiff from Shinola.
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That's cool. I had no idea. In Denver.
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I found the map. Green counties have self serve in OR:

This can't be real.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:25 PM
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She fell backwards down a full set of stairs and hit a wall at the bottom. This was in 2018. Our tandem crash was in 2016 and her breast surgery was in 2017.
yikes. I have no words. Give her a hug for me
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Old 03-30-20, 07:26 PM
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That's a lot of nose up. Is that an Aliante?

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Way better all black:

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Old 03-30-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
My Tange Prestige Paramount is the stiffest bike I own. Maybe it's the oversize tubing.
My Landshark was the old standard diameter tubing. The Tesch is oversize heavy gauge True Temper tubing. So stiff I would wince when I saw a crack in the road. OK when I was 36 and strong and the roads were better.
In 2001 I got a CAAD5 which is a stiff frame but compared to the Tesch it was smooth. My Seven feels a lot like the CAAD5, great on smooth roads or in a twisty canyon but jarring on crappy roads.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:31 PM
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So, just looked at my ride on Strava from this morning. In 35 minutes, I managed a little over 99 miles. Average speed of 167 mph. I did hit 220 mph in the sprint. Not bad for 140 watts.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:34 PM
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That's a lot of nose up. Is that an Aliante?
Charge Spoon. All my saddles end up a little bit nose up, if you look at the rear it's parallel to the ground. That's where my sitbones hit so it both keeps me from sliding forward but still doesn't cause any other pressure issues.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:34 PM
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I worked with a guy who did bracket racing with a Vega with a 500 inch big block. Talk about an expensive hobby! Race car, maintenance/tires, gotta have a trailer and a truck to pull it with, fuel, entry fees, etc. Makes high end bicycling look cheap. He did have a little help from sponsors but his big break came when he was offered a ride with a team that owned 2 cars that were faster than his Vega. All he had to do was show up and drive.

One day he mouthed off to the media about the team owner's son being stupid and that was the end of it, back to paying his own way.
500 cubic inch ego.

I hauled and changed rear tires on pit stops a car for a guy and team based here. He earned the nickname of High Plains Drifter from Larry Nuber when we were racing the Milwaukee Mile one year. It stuck. Racers with nicknames are the best.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:44 PM
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The second fall in 9/18 is what finally did her back in. That was 11 fractures including 3 vertebrae. Her spine is lumpy as heck but the orthos say there is nothing they can do - no surgeries, reconstruction, etc. Just this morning, she asked me to rub her back and it almost made me cry to feel the irregularities in her spine.

Poor girl went from 5k miles a year to ~800 miles a year and almost all is now on a tadpole trike.
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Old 03-30-20, 07:47 PM
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I am not always that fond of my somewhat fussy neighbors as a group, but today on the listserv there was a long series of posts from people who were committed to paying their housekeepers, landscapers, and nannies to stay home for the duration. We are going to need a lot of that spirit going forward.
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So, just looked at my ride on Strava from this morning. In 35 minutes, I managed a little over 99 miles. Average speed of 167 mph. I did hit 220 mph in the sprint. Not bad for 140 watts.
One of those miles was stolen from me.
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500 cubic inch ego..
You got that right. He was a service advisor and some of them are, let's say, hard to get along with.
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Old 03-30-20, 08:12 PM
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One of those miles was stolen from me.
no proof, it never happened.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
One of those miles was stolen from me.
besides, I found it, it fell off a truck...
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I worked with a guy who did bracket racing with a Vega with a 500 inch big block. Talk about an expensive hobby! Race car, maintenance/tires, gotta have a trailer and a truck to pull it with, fuel, entry fees, etc. Makes high end bicycling look cheap. He did have a little help from sponsors but his big break came when he was offered a ride with a team that owned 2 cars that were faster than his Vega. All he had to do was show up and drive.

One day he mouthed off to the media about the team owner's son being stupid and that was the end of it, back to paying his own way.
There are 2 guys at work the do this. One is bankrolled by his dad, the other has the super sponsor gig.
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You got that right. He was a service advisor and some of them are, let's say, hard to get along with.
Hey, be careful there, part of my job is, if I can't repair it remotely, I set up field service, or recommend it come to the shop. As far as I know, I'm pretty easy to get along with.
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My commute from the bedroom to the computer room is taking its toll.
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Old 03-31-20, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My commute from the bedroom to the computer room is taking its toll.
Did you Strava it??
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