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Old 07-24-11, 04:32 PM
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@calv I clearly needed an aluminum frame as well.

This July heat has me making questionable decisions.
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Old 07-24-11, 04:41 PM
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Today I went to fuddruckers with my wife and my brother in law for lunch; he challenged me to eat the 1 pound burger. I was massacred in the matter of minutes. I did not finish and let my wife finish it because she ordered something from the kids menu. Manlyness -10.

Also I realized I had scrod send my rb - 002's to the dept office at work on Saturday. Poo.
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Pound sign: Kilo TT
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Wrenched on my Le Tour conversion - cranks and lockring were loose. The ride home from the bike coop was a million times better than the ride there.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Today I went to fuddruckers with my wife and my brother in law for lunch; he challenged me to eat the 1 pound burger. I was massacred in the matter of minutes. I did not finish and let my wife finish it because she ordered something from the kids menu. Manlyness -10.

Also I realized I had scrod send my rb - 002's to the dept office at work on Saturday. Poo.
how dare you
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Old 07-24-11, 04:52 PM
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@calv I clearly needed an aluminum frame as well.

This July heat has me making questionable decisions.
Clearly!
Lol
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Old 07-24-11, 04:56 PM
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Getting my brother on a bike has been great... for me. I gave him my helmet and bought a new Specialized Echelon in white with the reflective stripes. I dont have a mushroom head anymore
Yeah, my brother just bought a FG and I've been helping him along. I gave him a Nashbar Arione knockoff I wasn't using, my pedals/clips/straps setup, helped him get fit more accurately, etc. He seems to love it and love riding it, which is awesome.
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Old 07-24-11, 05:13 PM
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Today my gf and I picked up our Mercier Kilo TT's from our LBS, who had been assembling them over the past week while we've been out of town.

Other than needing to do a few small adjustments after the fact, and the fact that the store sold my gf the wrong sized freewheel, then tried to sell her a new chain instead of swapping out for a proper sized freewheel, we're pretty excited about the new bikes.

I also tested out my work commute, which ends up being about 4.5 miles and 25 minutes each way. Will definitely look into commuting every day.

Oh, and I also got a flat (pinch, I think) on the way back from my ride, literally 50 yards from my apartment.

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Old 07-24-11, 05:37 PM
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Today...

I cleaned up everything on my bike for an evening ride. But it started to pour rain and I didn't get to ride. At least my bike is all clean now though
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Old 07-24-11, 05:54 PM
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Today I:

1. Rode the Scrambler 32 miles on the rollers with the resistance unit on high. Slowed down towards the end because I was getting tired, did the same thing yesterday for 40 miles @ ~19mph average plus sprints. Stayed indoors because of the heat and storms, saw a great lightning show.

2. Sold my motorcycle, racing leathers, and some bike parts. Should have sold it last year instead of letting it sit. Now if only the buyer will come through with payment and pickup.

3. Did some cleaning on my neglected Schwinn High Sierra. It makes me sad to think I don't ride it enough.
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Old 07-24-11, 07:30 PM
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Today I stepped on a skate



while frolicking in the ocean and it freaked me the **** out.
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Old 07-24-11, 07:34 PM
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Swam 1/2 a mile-ish, ate some donuts. Now if I can actually get good at running I can do triathlons...



I'm the opposite.. I just started running a few weeks ago and it's already easy for me. Cardio-wise I feel like I could go forever, but my calves and ankles start screaming at four miles or so. I would try to train for a triathlon if I could do more than a lap at a time in a swimming pool. -_-
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Old 07-24-11, 07:39 PM
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Today I bought a spinergy from jdgesus:
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today i met up with my old college roommate at 830am and rode to piermont ny, then i came home, ate a big bowl of ice cream, napped, ran to the supermarket and produce store, made dinner(tostadas), drank some espresso, went to band practice, then ate some flan my lady had made, now i'm sitting on the couch, less sore than expected but def hitting the hay early tonight

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Old 07-24-11, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Today I stepped on a skate



while frolicking in the ocean and it freaked me the **** out.
When I used to row crew a friend of mine stepped on one right after a race and it stung him. **** luck

Today I'm hosting another ride and I hope more than 4 people show up and that they aren't people I'm going to drop at 16-18mph
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Today I am in a karaoke room. Singing journey.
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Old 07-24-11, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
just do the one that replaces the running potion with donut eating.
Yup, that's the plan...
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Old 07-24-11, 08:03 PM
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Today I pounded out about 13 miles in the heat and humidity in about 40 minutes, saw the girl for a bit, and cleaned/tightened everything down on the bike.
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Originally Posted by Higher Class View Post
I'm the opposite.. I just started running a few weeks ago and it's already easy for me. Cardio-wise I feel like I could go forever, but my calves and ankles start screaming at four miles or so. I would try to train for a triathlon if I could do more than a lap at a time in a swimming pool. -_-
Interesting. If I wanted to I could probably be great at running if I actually trained for it but I find it somewhat boring compared to riding.
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Old 07-24-11, 08:11 PM
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Interesting. If I wanted to I could probably be great at running if I actually trained for it but I find it somewhat boring compared to riding.
I think most people can train fairly easily to be good runners, especially if it is just for a 3 mile run. I have **** knees and running was tough to get used to but I became pretty good at pacing myself for a couple hours. Running just takes a long time to build a base and some say you should do it for almost a year before taking to a competitive level. There's running "right" and running "wrong" and it may take some people that time to really get how to run "right" and not hurt themselves

I wouldn't say running is fun in the same way as cycling but runners high takes you to a different place and any need for any stimulation just disappears.

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I think most people can train fairly easily to be good runners, especially if it is just for a 3 mile run. I have **** knees and running was tough to get used to but I became pretty good at pacing myself for a couple hours. Running just takes a long time to build a base and some say you should do it for almost a year before taking to a competitive level. There's running "right" and running "wrong" and it may take some people that time to really get how to run "right" and not hurt themselves

I wouldn't say running is fun in the same way as cycling but runners high takes you to a different place and any need for any stimulation just disappears.
I agree with your first point. Running does take a long time to build a good base. I have to say though, running can really get you in the "zone" if you are working hard.
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Today I bought a spinergy from jdgesus:
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Old 07-24-11, 08:35 PM
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Today I got home from a weekend with the lady to a two sets of bullhorns, cross levers, and a stem. Yay!
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which horns?
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I agree with your first point. Running does take a long time to build a good base. I have to say though, running can really get you in the "zone" if you are working hard.
i freakin love running. get a friend, jog a while, and slowly build up your mileage. within a few months youll be able to do 30/40+ mile weeks (with a rest day).
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