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Old 07-10-15, 03:35 PM
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I broke 200 this week. Was at 198.2 yesterday. I was quite excited. Goal right now is 185 and the ultimate goal would be 175.
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Old 07-10-15, 03:40 PM
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I broke 200 this week. Was at 198.2 yesterday. I was quite excited. Goal right now is 185 and the ultimate goal would be 175.
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Old 07-10-15, 04:03 PM
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Nice. I'm 5'6" and recently broke 140, would love to hit 130 but will be happy staying around 135.
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Old 07-10-15, 05:05 PM
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today im getting super amped about building my first set of wheels and 650b-ing the roadie

i realized im not about that goin fast life, and more about the enjoying the **** out of my rides and going wherever i want life. so **** all that superlight aero 700c wheels ****

650 wheels with tires are still gonna weigh less than my current 700c wheelset tho.

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Old 07-10-15, 06:57 PM
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Today I rode my geared bike for the first time in months. Rode a pretty hilly route and enjoyed it, but gears allow me to be lazy.
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Old 07-10-15, 07:01 PM
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I'm about to kick ass at ebay.. Mwhahaha 5mins left!
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Old 07-10-15, 07:16 PM
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i love ebay now.

"sniping" used to be the scumbag thing to do but now with their notifications theyre basically encouraging you to wait till the last hour
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Old 07-10-15, 10:36 PM
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I'm about to kick ass at ebay.. Mwhahaha 5mins left!
I kicked ass recently on a nice bottom bracket.

Also went in for an interview at another bike shop, and they sell Pinarello so maybe I might get me one of them fancy-schmancy plastic bike what gots them wavey tubes (Dogma).
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Old 07-11-15, 12:11 AM
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New frame day
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Old 07-11-15, 08:09 AM
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Last hour?? Bro, you gotta hit that **** at the 15sec mark

I got a durace 9sp cassete for $20 shipped!

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i love ebay now.

"sniping" used to be the scumbag thing to do but now with their notifications theyre basically encouraging you to wait till the last hour
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Old 07-11-15, 11:21 AM
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Typical non rest or race Sat routine: Do the chili's group ride (~1.75 hr), then stop at the apt. to use the bathroom, get some food, and check bf before heading back out.

ahorita: Back out on the road for another hour. Will ride steady, 'cept for a couple efforts near the end, when I feel like it.

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Old 07-11-15, 01:28 PM
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another 24 miles today on the mtb. drove out to a park with real mtb specific trails for the first time. pretty cool, lots of sand, but maybe a little too easy. bombed some hills and hit a couple jumps and got ~4ft of air a couple times. on a full rigid mid-fat touring bike with dirt drops and one speed. **** your rules.

super weird to see other people riding on trails, especially on bikes. if i see anyone on the island its someone trail running and thats like 1/5 times im out there. gonna go to another park tomorrow with hopefully a higher dirt:sand ratio

im starting to think most of the trails i ride in my hood all range from blues > black diamonds, who knew.
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Old 07-11-15, 03:00 PM
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took my friend hiking today to celebrate him dumping his cheating girlfriend

Breakneck Ridge, Cold Springs NY
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Old 07-11-15, 04:34 PM
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Did a popular roadie loop this morning. For some reason I thought my 52:17 gearing would be okay for climbing a mountain
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Old 07-11-15, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
Did a popular roadie loop this morning. For some reason I thought my 52:17 gearing would be okay for climbing a mountain
Would it be safe to assume that you are reevaluating that?
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Old 07-11-15, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Would it be safe to assume that you are reevaluating that?

I'm on the couch drinking now.
43 miles. Nearly 3200 feet in climbing. And I decided on my full route after leaving home. So I was in a tee shirt with a messenger bag.
Not prepared at all
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Yesterday morning's race was surprisingly easy, but I still managed to let myself get dropped - just kept taking it easy and didn't put in any real effort at a point about 80% of the way through when everyone else kicked it up. So as punishment for not trying, I took the fixed gear out and rode it up to the GWB and back down. Not that it was exhausting, but FG is new to me, and I wasn't even sure I could do it, so only 700' in about 12 miles, 6-8% in spots (though not for more than a couple hundred yards) was occasionally painful. Actually, it was a test; I'm taking it in to the shop today to tweak the fit, and was wondering if I'd have to put it in the car or if I could actually ride it up the hill. Except for a couple of spots, it was OK, so this morning it looks like I've got about 35 miles and 1500' in store.

edit: turns out the tough spots are more like 10-12% No wonder I had such a hard time.

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Old 07-12-15, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
took my friend hiking today to celebrate him dumping his cheating girlfriend

Breakneck Ridge, Cold Springs NY
Hiking the pictured mountain next week. Hope to get to Breakneck Ridge this fall. Tough as some of the trail reports say it is?
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Old 07-12-15, 11:04 AM
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Sellers win with sniping too. Nothing beats buyers placing in their highest offers at the last seconds and watching their items price rocket upwards.

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Also went in for an interview at another bike shop, and they sell Pinarello so maybe I might get me one of them fancy-schmancy plastic bike what gots them wavey tubes (Dogma).
There's so many chinarello's out there that even though you forked over good money for yours, everybody just assumes the prior. Better opt for the less copied 'nago or wilier instead.
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Old 07-12-15, 12:45 PM
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Hiking the pictured mountain next week. Hope to get to Breakneck Ridge this fall. Tough as some of the trail reports say it is?
It was pretty tough. I don't run or workout like I used to, I just bike and I didn't have too much trouble. I'm also stupid and try to go up the hardest ways I see possible. Bring lots of water and some food since it takes a few hours depending on how you go and if there are people ahead of you.
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
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trolling craigslist for a cheap 4x4 with room for bikes and crap
No Geo Trackers yet?
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Old 07-12-15, 02:41 PM
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Oh wait you said with room.
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Did a 27 mile round trip on teh FiXiE for ice cream. Was worth it.
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