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Old 07-20-11, 10:28 PM
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....ugh, pedestrians man, WHY?!
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Old 07-20-11, 10:41 PM
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TONIGHT I - finally got my seatpost exactly where i want it
then was ambushed by one of the sales reps employed by my company
with a joint

took the long way home
delightful

EDIT: And came home to roast chicken, zucchini and onions, and a dance with dragons
what up life, how'd you get so great so quick?
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Old 07-20-11, 11:07 PM
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Today I rode 60+ miles. Goodnight SSFG.
Clipless?
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Old 07-20-11, 11:08 PM
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Clipless?
Only 60?
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Old 07-20-11, 11:56 PM
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rode through town with pedalingatx

good times.
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Old 07-20-11, 11:57 PM
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Downtown ridin' yayuhhh
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Old 07-21-11, 12:36 AM
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sounders game meant traffic like crazy on first, threaded hundreds of cars.
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Old 07-21-11, 12:46 AM
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Put another sixish miles on the SS riding downtown. It feels so good to be active again!
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Old 07-21-11, 04:59 AM
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Clipless?
Yessir.

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Only 60?
It was 90+ degress.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:27 AM
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made some minor adjustments. tighter chain, raised saddle/stem (had room to move a spacer below it, which was on top), wore cycling shorts for the first time ever and learned I still need to htfu (Deda CronoNero Lowrider still beating the **** out of my hand muscles).

I feel much more efficient pedaling with the raised saddle, I always felt I could use a bump up, but didn't bother because I'm a lazy sob and didn't want to raise the stem as well (seriously lazy I know) or ride that aggressively. Feels great, though somehow with the adjustment being probably 10mm on both ends, completely different. I almost felt like I was on a different bike. I love it but will take some getting used to. Also I felt like my cycling shorts were trying to turn me into a woman and that passing cars should've tipped me on the way. No idea how anyone wears those for rides under 20miles, felt like I was going to slide off my saddle too when I was wiping my forehead/handless.

also further reaffirmed that the soma frames have the most delicate paint job on the planet. barely started to slip off a walgreens trash can and made a nice 3" long rubble scratches that lightly nicked the paint (as if it had hit gravel after a crash). Had also previously scratched it from hanging it on my bike hangers and from when the wind knocked it over once while taking a picture (that also went through the cc). The thing does not take punishment very well and would explain how the first one shipped to me arrived with a gash on the headtube.

yesterday I dropped my leader fork off to get cut by a LBS. told them I wanted to add 30mm of spacers after the headset and woke up with the fear that they would cut the steerer tube at 30mm up instead of 30mm up+stem then cut. so now I'm just waiting for them to open so my anxiety will go away.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
(Deda CronoNero Lowrider still beating the **** out of my hand muscles).
Those bars are tough. I have a serious love/hate relationship with mine.

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yesterday I dropped my leader fork off to get cut by a LBS. told them I wanted to add 30mm of spacers after the headset and woke up with the fear that they would cut the steerer tube at 30mm up instead of 30mm up+stem then cut.
If they're dumb enough to do that I will personally come drive a rental car through the front window of the shop.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:44 AM
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god lol
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Old 07-21-11, 11:42 AM
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sounders game meant traffic like crazy on first, threaded hundreds of cars.
did you see me? i was the guy on the red cannondale looking angry as ****
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Old 07-21-11, 11:45 AM
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did you see me? i was the guy on the red cannondale looking angry as ****
You should've seen me, I thought he was coming to Vancoober to ride with me but well oh well.
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Old 07-21-11, 11:50 AM
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i need to come to vancooler to ride... got nothing better to do these days
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Old 07-21-11, 12:54 PM
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Got my GR-9s in and installed them. Wasn't long before I realized that my clipping in issue was definitely the old stock pedals. Now I need to try and bend the clips a bit to get them to not kill my big toe.
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Old 07-21-11, 12:57 PM
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i need to come to vancooler to ride... got nothing better to do these days
STV.....one day
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Old 07-21-11, 01:14 PM
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STV.....one day
easy, winds are the right direction at least

what are you doing this weekend?
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Old 07-21-11, 02:40 PM
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Rode to work. Still can't get used to OTS without hoods (had a roadbike). I think it may be time to get some bullhorns.
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Old 07-21-11, 02:42 PM
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what are you doing this weekend?

Not riding with you to vancouver, since someone doesn't have a passport
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got my new tires. and ate lunch
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Not riding with you to vancouver, since someone doesn't have a passport
oh. thats right, I'm doomed
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Today I got yelled at by a six year old on a razor scooter riding down the middle of the street to get on the sidewalk.

what is this i don't even
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Old 07-21-11, 07:25 PM
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Not riding with you to vancouver, since someone doesn't have a passport
Would love to hear your touring stories if you ever come up here.
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