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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-15-19, 06:06 PM
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They got permanently thin blood. If I lived there I would want to spend my winters in Flagstaff.
If I lived there, I'd want to live in Flagstaff.
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Old 10-15-19, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Yes, same event. Unpaved PA is called I think. I think I will give it a go next year, sounds like fun.
I want to do a bunch of gravel events next year. One of my friend did Unpaved last weekend. Maybe I'll join him next time.
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So what are the bestest, most fastestest, ligthest, most resistant, best bang for your buck gravel tires out there.
So many choices...
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Seems Panaracer is the tire of choice. I ran 26mm Race A EVO3 at Boulder Roubaix
I'm interested in the Race A Evo4 tubeless - they're the lightest on the market and occasionally priced pretty well.
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News Flash!

This week’s GCN show has a section of questions that can determine if you are a serious cyclist.
Presumably, number one on the list is subscribing to the GCN channel.
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Old 10-15-19, 06:19 PM
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Mine is a CF Specialized post with a Specialized Toupe saddle. Photos on request.
Hey, me too.
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If I lived there, I'd want to live in Flagstaff.
Better than dying in Flagstaff.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I want to do a bunch of gravel events next year. One of my friend did Unpaved last weekend. Maybe I'll join him next time.
Maybe I will join as well. The full route seems like a 7+ hour endeavour though, not sure I have the patience for that.
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Oh boy.
They're going to be available in tan walls, man. Tan walls.
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Say what??
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Presumably, number one on the list is subscribing to the GCN channel.
Close. I think number one is “Do you watch GCN?”
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Maybe I will join as well. The full route seems like a 7+ hour endeavour though, not sure I have the patience for that.
Two guys in my club did it and it took them 8 hours. Ouch.
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Ouch indeed. Not sure my butt could handle that.
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They're going to be available in tan walls, man. Tan walls.
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Maybe I will join as well. The full route seems like a 7+ hour endeavour though, not sure I have the patience for that.
My general rule for gravel is to add 33% to the mileage and that's about what you'd be looking at in an equivalent road ride effort. Mile-for-mile, gravel is much more of a grind.
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Close. I think number one is “Do you watch GCN?”
I got 4 outta 6. I think in miles and I drink from a water bottle.
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I got 4 outta 6. I think in miles and I drink from a water bottle.
I was hoping for a question about the bidon flip.
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So we're just starting to think about our annual trip to VA to visit my in-laws. I'm thinking that we haven't had a DC outing for about 4 years, so it might be time to float that idea. I'm sure that the boy would love to check out the Air and Space on the Mall, among other things.

And no, none of this has to do with the fact that I saw that there's a Rapha store in Georgetown.
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Ouch indeed. Not sure my butt could handle that.
I'd probably do the 54 mile route.
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Seems Panaracer is the tire of choice. I ran 26mm Race A EVO3 at Boulder Roubaix
My endorsement is useless. I went into Ubikes and since I'm an FOU (Friend of Ubikes) and get a discount, I bought the Panaracers at their suggestion. I like them, have ridden them in snow and on mtb trails, but have nothing to compare them to.
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I'll take a Cards sweep.
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If I lived there, I'd want to live in Flagstaff.
My sister in law left Fort Collins and moved to Flagstaff with her family last year. They moved back to Fort Collins last month.
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My sister in law left Fort Collins and moved to Flagstaff with her family last year. They moved back to Fort Collins last month.
I have relatives in Phoenix metro. Some of whom used to live in Flagstaff. I have fond memories of blasting along US 17 in a rented car.
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I have relatives in Phoenix metro. Some of whom used to live in Flagstaff. I have fond memories of blasting along US 17 in a rented car.
US17 ?
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US17 ?
Winding through the foothills at inadvisable speeds on the lookout for errant elk.
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