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Old 08-06-16, 11:50 AM
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Road ride was awesome, got about 2.5 hrs in including an hour solo beforehand. Kicked ass and took named.

I'm currently cleaned up, at work tying up loose ends , and munching on a breakfast burrito and waiting for some friends to meet me here in about an hour for a mtb ride. I'm actually going to work too, in 3...2......
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Old 08-06-16, 01:10 PM
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Proud of my fellow Belgian, Greg Van Avermaet, for winning gold in the olympics!
That was probably one of the most exciting races I've ever seen.
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Old 08-06-16, 02:15 PM
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https://www.yelp.com/biz/mapo-galbi-los-angeles Thank me later

You can also check out Bicycle Coffee in Hollywood. While you're at it, you can visit the bike co-ops Bicycle Kitchen and Bikerowave
Woo thanks! We found out this morning that the hotel we're staying at rents bikes, they're just townie bikes, but look pretty nice.
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Old 08-06-16, 03:06 PM
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Today I did 54.8 miles and 2996 ft climbing on the fixed gear bike.

48-16 gearing and I'm pretty wiped out.
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Old 08-06-16, 03:17 PM
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Today I started piecing together a new drivetrain for my TK2 down at the shop. Mine is officially trashed. Crank and ring came stock off a 2009 Jamis Sonik. When I got it, it was in great shape. It has been ridden hard and not taken care of. I have put just a hair under 5400 miles on it, and who knows what the previous owner of the bike had put on. Sucks that the style ring that is on there is no longer available. Damn you FSA!!!!

It is so bad that I am not going to post any pictures of it due to the level of embarrassment on my part. Shark tooth? Sharks would kill to have teeth like this. So. Much. Wear.
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Old 08-06-16, 04:10 PM
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fsa stuff is not very high quality.
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Old 08-06-16, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
fsa stuff is not very high quality.
Everything FSA I have ever owned I have been very happy with.
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Old 08-06-16, 04:34 PM
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Today I took the new whip out -- did 25miles.. First real bike i've had that can actually go someplace other than a road

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Old 08-06-16, 04:39 PM
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Nice! Looks like a fun bike.
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Old 08-06-16, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Everything FSA I have ever owned I have been very happy with.
Yeah, I really don't know where that generalization is coming from.


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Old 08-06-16, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Today I did 54.8 miles and 2996 ft climbing on the fixed gear bike.

48-16 gearing and I'm pretty wiped out.
I can't see how going up hills would be enjoyable with 80GI.
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Old 08-06-16, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Everything FSA I have ever owned I have been very happy with.
You can't post your bike with FSA parts on Instagram though.
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Old 08-06-16, 08:48 PM
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I doubt id be able to climb at that gear ratio. I struggle with my 72 already
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Old 08-06-16, 08:59 PM
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I struggle climbing with 36 x 28 lmao
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Old 08-06-16, 09:01 PM
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I'm also thinking about building/buying a cross bike for this season, but I just bought a mountain bike...
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Old 08-06-16, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I can't see how going up hills would be enjoyable with 80GI.
78.9 but who's counting?


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I doubt id be able to climb at that gear ratio. I struggle with my 72 already
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I struggle climbing with 36 x 28 lmao
The funny thing is that the rest of the riders were on road bikes and I was the first up almost every hill.

Granted, these weren't the A group but every time a hill came they just shifted to their 36-28 or whatever they had. I didn't have a choice other than to up my cadence, settle in and go. I've spent a lot of time on the fixed gear bike this past year and it has helped my ability to climb tremendously.

We are not talking mountains here, just very rolling terrain. If I can keep it above 55 or 60 RPM or so then I'm generally alright. At one point I had to zig-zag though.

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Old 08-06-16, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
I struggle climbing with 36 x 28 lmao

Those must be some really steep hills. The hills on my route doesnt even last half a mile and I easily get tired trying to get over it. I dont think I can even call it hills... hump maybe, idk.

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The funny thing is that the rest of the riders were on road bikes and I was the first up almost every hill.

Granted, these weren't the A group but every time a hill came they just shifted to their 36-28 or whatever they had. I didn't have a choice other than to up my cadence, settle in and go. I've spent a lot of time on the fixed gear bike this past year and it has helped my ability to climb tremendously.

We are not talking mountains here, just very rolling terrain. If I can keep it above 55 or 60 RPM or so then I'm generally alright. At one point I had to zig-zag though.
I do the zig zag thing all the time, with my tongue hanging out. The worst is when I ahve to start at the bottom of the hill on a red stoplight
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Old 08-06-16, 10:10 PM
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Those must be some really steep hills. The hills on my route doesnt even last half a mile and I easily get tired trying to get over it. I dont think I can even call it hills... hump maybe, idk.
Kings Mountain and Old La Honda are my two favorite segments right now, and Tunitas Creek Road is pretty high up there too.
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Old 08-06-16, 11:44 PM
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You can't post your bike with FSA parts on Instagram though.
My Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/idonthavein...onthavetoworry

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Old 08-07-16, 12:07 AM
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Everyone knows you judge a bicycle off of it's instagram likes.

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Tonight I am watching Olympic women's beach volleyball.

and of course
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Tonight I am watching Olympic women's beach volleyball.

and of course
<3 Olympics. Gymnastics has always been one of my favorites. The things they do are just amazing. And then there's the track cycling of course. Really excited to see what Anna Meares can do this time around.
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Old 08-07-16, 06:58 AM
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The track cycling events are on Thurs, Aug 11 at 3PM eastern.


There is some road cycling today.
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<3 Olympics. Gymnastics has always been one of my favorites. The things they do are just amazing. And then there's the track cycling of course. Really excited to see what Anna Meares can do this time around.

Yeah I watched some men's high bar stuff. Some of the twists and rotations are insane. I can't believe they can hold on when the generate some much rotating inertia. And the dismounts. I can't even see what they do until they replay it in slow motion.
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First gold medal for the us this Olympics was in a sport that involves firing a gun.
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