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Old 03-30-20, 05:04 PM
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I found the map. Green counties have self serve in OR:

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had a steel Trek, a 660 I bought new in 1988, I think. The frame broke around the bottom bracket @ 15K miles. Trek warranty covered it but they didn't have any steel bikes left and offered me an aluminum frame, I think a 1400. I declined so they gave me store credit and I got a very slightly used Landshark frame for $150 and the store switched the parts.
Helluva deal for a Landshark!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Helluva deal for a Landshark!
It was a nice bike, lightest steel frame I ever had but a wet noodle under my (at the time) 210 pounds. Tange Prestige tubing, 63cm and very comfortable it would flex all over when I stood up on it. I rode it for a year and sold it to a friend who is 170, or so. He rode it for 11 years and sold it to somebody else.

John Slawta of Landshark used to live near here and his shop was close to where I live. He came to our club meetings to speak and answer questions. Nice guy.

After the Landshark I bought a Tesch s-22. Stiffest ride ever. I rode it for 10 years and I got too old for it. I gave it to a friend who is 6"5" and around 250#. He doesn't ride much but it's the only bike he's ever been on that could handle his size and weight.

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Old 03-30-20, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Way better all black:

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Another LandShark

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-30-20, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm no doctor but that sounds bad.
The second fall in 9/18 is what finally did her back in. That was 11 fractures including 3 vertebrae. Her spine is lumpy as heck but the orthos say there is nothing they can do - no surgeries, reconstruction, etc. Just this morning, she asked me to rub her back and it almost made me cry to feel the irregularities in her spine.

Poor girl went from 5k miles a year to ~800 miles a year and almost all is now on a tadpole trike.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Way better all black:

That's a big bike!
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Another LandShark
Is that what they call an "econorail"? Big block Chevy?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I bet I could sneak across the border.



If that’s where you choose to cross, sadly yes.
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Old 03-30-20, 05:43 PM
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Wrong.
In what language? English?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Bite me
dont tempt him.
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In what language? English?
liked the old name better.
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Old 03-30-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
The second fall in 9/18 is what finally did her back in. That was 11 fractures including 3 vertebrae. Her spine is lumpy as heck but the orthos say there is nothing they can do - no surgeries, reconstruction, etc. Just this morning, she asked me to rub her back and it almost made me cry to feel the irregularities in her spine.

Poor girl went from 5k miles a year to ~800 miles a year and almost all is now on a tadpole trike.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 03-30-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
The second fall in 9/18 is what finally did her back in. That was 11 fractures including 3 vertebrae. Her spine is lumpy as heck but the orthos say there is nothing they can do - no surgeries, reconstruction, etc. Just this morning, she asked me to rub her back and it almost made me cry to feel the irregularities in her spine.

Poor girl went from 5k miles a year to ~800 miles a year and almost all is now on a tadpole trike.
Fall? From a mountain? Out of a plane?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
dont tempt him.
He says that he doesn't have rabies.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
liked the old name better.
Huh?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Is that what they call an "econorail"? Big block Chevy?
To a point. The LandShark is generally in the Super Competition class, which has an 8.90 breakout. That means you can't go quicker than that time. The difference in that rail compared to others, is the wheelbase. Those are around 200 inches, give or take a foot or two, either way, compared to the full sized jobbies, that carry the full 300 inches. Trailering them, and storing them is the upside, along with maneuverability around the pits. The pro classes get all the help and space they need in the pits, and the sportsmen classes get the dirt and the cheap seats.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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He says that he doesn't have rabies.
No comment.
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If that’s where you choose to cross, sadly yes.
What's wrong with Bristol?
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What's wrong with Bristol?
Nothing. Drag Racing, Short Track and Football. What's not to like? Racing on the short track is equated to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium, the drag strip is nicknamed Thunder Mountain, and it hold the record for the largest college football crowd ever, at over 150,000.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Nothing. Drag Racing, Short Track and Football. What's not to like? Racing on the short track is equated to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium, the drag strip is nicknamed Thunder Mountain, and it hold the record for the largest college football crowd ever, at over 150,000.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It was a nice bike, lightest steel frame I ever had but a wet noodle under my (at the time) 210 pounds. Tange Prestige tubing, 63cm and very comfortable it would flex all over when I stood up on it. I rode it for a year and sold it to a friend who is 170, or so. He rode it for 11 years and sold it to somebody else.

John Slawta of Landshark used to live near here and his shop was close to where I live. He came to our club meetings to speak and answer questions. Nice guy.

After the Landshark I bought a Tesch s-22. Stiffest ride ever. I rode it for 10 years and I got too old for it. I gave it to a friend who is 6"5" and around 250#. He doesn't ride much but it's the only bike he's ever been on that could handle his size and weight.
My Tange Prestige Paramount is the stiffest bike I own. Maybe it's the oversize tubing.
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I think most of Oregon still forbids self serve. Like only farming/logging counties are allowed to self-serve, or something like that. City slickers can't be trusted with flammable liquids.
It's their goldurn mobile phones!
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Fall? From a mountain? Out of a plane?
She fell backwards down a full set of stairs and hit a wall at the bottom. This was in 2018. Our tandem crash was in 2016 and her breast surgery was in 2017.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
My Tange Prestige Paramount is the stiffest bike I own. Maybe it's the oversize tubing.
I am weak and light, but don't think I know stiff from Shinola.
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