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Old 09-06-16, 03:48 PM
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Should've put some Ourys on it.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Should've put some Ourys on it.
Those are only for mountain bike pumps.
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Old 09-06-16, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
Today I rode my geared bike. 54 miles, with 2000 feet elevation gain. It took me about 3 hrs. and 20 minutes, including the stupid-steep climb for the last 3/4 mile. (I went all the way down to my granny 34x28, and my legs were still screaming.)

I'm good and tired now, but it was a nice ride overall.
Nice ride Broc.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Should've put some Ourys on it.
Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Those are only for mountain bike pumps.

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Yesterday was my birthday. Squirrel got me a nice pair of boots.

Today I was going to ride, but am sick.
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Nice ride Broc.
Thanks. I tried this ride about a week ago, but at mile 45 my rear tire blew out. It was not a puncture. The casing just failed. I've never had that happen before.

So with new tires, I made another attempt and was successful this time. I'll probably repeat this ride from time to time.

This Saturday I'm in the LoToJa race:

L O T O J A 2 0 1 6

I'm not ready to tackle the whole 206 miles myself, so I'm doing it on a 2-man relay. My part will be about 113 miles, including a bunch of climbing. At least I'm hoping we're still on. My teammate has been incommunicado for several days.
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yikes! Hopefully he/she pops up soon.
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Survived my first cross race and didn't even crash once! 9th/30 in cat 5. So much fun.
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Old 09-07-16, 12:28 PM
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Survived my first cross race and didn't even crash once! 9th/30 in cat 5. So much fun.
Nice!
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Survived my first cross race and didn't even crash once! 9th/30 in cat 5. So much fun.
Well done!
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Old 09-07-16, 01:54 PM
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I noticed that you wrapped it all the way to the stem. That's a bad look.
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I got a pair of Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith as my backup wheels. I don't think I'm ever gonna need another wheelset haha
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I noticed that you wrapped it all the way to the stem. That's a bad look.
I'm open to suggestions and corrections.

Still have plenty of light blue around as well as black and grey.

Its a late model Specialized Air Tool FWIW.

Maybe I'll have it powder coated to match the bike?


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Today I started assembling some stuff for a big race coming up.

I have an extra front wheel I thought I'd take along... you know, for a spare. On looking at it, I noticed the tire is mounted backwards. It's marked for the correct rotating direction, and that's not the way I had it. I don't believe that makes much difference, if any (especially not on dry pavement). But I thought I might as well turn it around. I went to all the trouble to remove and reinstall it. And then it occurred to me that all I had to do was turn the skewer around.

So today I proved that I'm not always the sharpest crayon in the box. (In my defense, I had just gotten done fiddling with a rear wheel. I'd checked that its tire was on the right way, so I was in that mindset.)
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Today I realized my road bike was shifting like dog **** because I've been trying to adjust the RD by turning the barrel adjuster in the wrong direction. Learning is fun.
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Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
Survived my first cross race and didn't even crash once! 9th/30 in cat 5. So much fun.
Trophy Cup?

Put in 130ish miles for a race this weekend only to race again on Tuesday at the trophy cup, my legs are so blown right now but hoping to make some more cross this weekend. We also get a fixieboy crit this weekend that I can't wait to heckle.
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Turns out that after ~4000 miles my SRAM chain has stretched a little. Shocking, I know.

EDIT:

Also, I spent over two hours cleaning/working on my bike last night and still have at least an hours worth of work left to do on it tonight. Commuting on wet gravel is bad for bikes.
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This is the story of my life.

Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
Today I started assembling some stuff for a big race coming up.

I have an extra front wheel I thought I'd take along... you know, for a spare. On looking at it, I noticed the tire is mounted backwards. It's marked for the correct rotating direction, and that's not the way I had it. I don't believe that makes much difference, if any (especially not on dry pavement). But I thought I might as well turn it around. I went to all the trouble to remove and reinstall it. And then it occurred to me that all I had to do was turn the skewer around.
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turn the skewer around.
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Trophy Cup?

Put in 130ish miles for a race this weekend only to race again on Tuesday at the trophy cup, my legs are so blown right now but hoping to make some more cross this weekend. We also get a fixieboy crit this weekend that I can't wait to heckle.
Yep Trophy Cup. What cat did you race in? I'm hoping to go heckle the finals of the fixie crit Sunday night too.
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Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
Yep Trophy Cup. What cat did you race in? I'm hoping to go heckle the finals of the fixie crit Sunday night too.
SS but should be racing SS and 3/4 next week.
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SS but should be racing SS and 3/4 next week.
Nice. I dunno if you watched the 5's, but I was the one dude on an mtb (blue, ss) instead of cx bike :-P

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I watched the 5s but didn't pay attention to anyone, I'll make sure to heckle you next week.
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