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Old 12-08-19, 06:46 PM
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DAMN!!! I just got a notice that my Wabi is finally shipping. Then I see that it's a 49cm and not the 55 I need. Sent them a message. Hopefully fedex hasn't actually picked it up yet, it is Sunday. In any case, it's going to be an even longer time until I take the first ride. DAMNNNNN
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
DAMN!!! I just got a notice that my Wabi is finally shipping. Then I see that it's a 49cm and not the 55 I need. Sent them a message. Hopefully fedex hasn't actually picked it up yet, it is Sunday. In any case, it's going to be an even longer time until I take the first ride. DAMNNNNN
Damn is right Lazyass! Sorry to hear that, mine came in about a month ago after waiting all summer for the 49cmís to come in. Been doing 100 mile weeks ever since. Loving it! Itíll be worth the wait!
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Old 12-10-19, 12:11 PM
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Damn is right Lazyass! Sorry to hear that, mine came in about a month ago after waiting all summer for the 49cmís to come in. Been doing 100 mile weeks ever since. Loving it! Itíll be worth the wait!
Thankfully they got my email before fedex picked up their packages for the day so it didn't ship. They charged me $35 since they have to build up another frame in my size which is reasonable. Hopefully it ships this week. But I'm pissed at myself, I would have had it this Friday if I didn't screw up the order.
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rode some hills after some flat roads next to the lake


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Today I finished rebuilding my Surly into this apoclypse bike. Deciding to give this bike one more shot before putting it up for sale. It's super fun tho with the 2" Big Ben tires, mtb cockpit, and meat tenderize pedals.





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Today I had surgery. Feeling pretty good already, 7 day countdown to riding again! (Fixed of course).

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Today I swapped saddles. Took the Arione off my Big Block and switched back to my trusty WTB Silverado. It's weird but I can't find a saddle I like more than this cheap one that I randomly bought at a Performance store years ago.
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
rode some hills after some flat roads next to the lake


Nice bike there, I happened to need a replacement and that frame is all Spesh had left and after owning it a bit I am not complaining, that color scheme has grown on me. Though don't like their cable guides I get that these can come off and that is great for the track crowd but I like brakes. So the old frame with welded tabs was better for me but hey it was a warranty on a 11 year old frame that cracked so can't be too picky.

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Is that a PDW bottle cage with world champ stripes?
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
rode some hills after some flat roads next to the lake


Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Is that a PDW bottle cage with world champ stripes?
It is the PDW Floyd's of Leadville edition so not quite world champ stripes but heavily inspired by them. Technically I am not a UCI recognized world champion as enjoying cake while looking at bikes is not yet a UCI event.

I did buy extras if you are interested in one, just PM me and we can work something out!
https://ridepdw.com/products/floyds-...19575101980729
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It is the PDW Floyd's of Leadville edition so not quite world champ stripes but heavily inspired by them. Technically I am not a UCI recognized world champion as enjoying cake while looking at bikes is not yet a UCI event.

I did buy extras if you are interested in one, just PM me and we can work something out!
https://ridepdw.com/products/floyds-...19575101980729
Oh cool, I hadn't seen that one before. I have the Lucky Cat cages on my road bike.
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Oh cool, I hadn't seen that one before. I have the Lucky Cat cages on my road bike.
Nice, I have various PDW cages from Owls, to Birds, to Sparrows and the Cat and Dog ones as well. I am curious to see what the next animal cage they will do? They hold onto bottles really well and look quite nice.
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Started 2020 off with a course record in the Men's 20k TTT at the Fiesta Island Time Trial (FITT) series. The four of us rode a 24:56 20k. To put that result into perspective, the course record for the Men's 20k ITT is only 24:07 ... but that was set in warmer temperatures by a pro (Sam Boardman).

We had zero practice (a mid week session fell through), one of our four was brand new to riding with us and TTT and the island had all sorts of dried mud from the recent rains that sapped speed, and it was cold, and..... Excuses, I know. Our ride was pretty janky/could be smoothed out a lot. In april we will be going for the 40k TTT which is 48:51... yeah we have our work cut out for us.

The ride was good for ~25 minutes of ~29.5 MPH. I spent the first two and a half (of three) scared that I was going to get dropped, then the last half lap hurting a lot... But I think that's a bout right, as far as effort distribution goes. Looking fwd to more ITT and TTT work in 2020!


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Today we finally got a break from 2 straight weeks of rain. Went to get on the fixed gear at lunch, and my back tire was flat :-p

Got the tube out and found the hole-the valve separated from the tube. Got a new dura ace lockring on though. Now I can finally ride fixed-fixed.

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Today I was riding gravel and got hit by the man with the hammer! Fun times.
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