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Old 09-29-17, 10:47 PM
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today i rode my bike to the state fair and ate too much fried food. but i spent a couple hundred bucks less than i usually do cause i no longer drink.
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Old 09-30-17, 01:35 AM
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Today I sent the final payment on my Red Hornet!
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Old 09-30-17, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Haven't ridden in 2 days because I've been studying for midterms and I'm dying. All I want is to ride

You need to ride to the ER maybe.
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Old 09-30-17, 07:27 PM
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Today I did a mostly casual paced geared road ride with some friends for some greasy breakfast. Cold to start out but warmed up nicely. After 5 years of owning my dream car, finally now have a car that I can easily put my bike in and drive to meet people for rides like this. Was too much of a hassle before, and now it is much easier.
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Old 09-30-17, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
You need to ride to the ER maybe.
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Old 09-30-17, 10:34 PM
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Did the Levi Gran Fondo today, hardest 100 miles I've ever ridden. I didn't expect it to be faster than road race pace (that I've been in), and I finished the 101 miles and 8000ft elevation in 5:45 moving time, 6:50 total time with the rest stops.

I also spent 2:45 at tempo, and 57min at threshold

All in all a great day on a bike, but I couldn't take very many pics because I was on the rivet like the whole time.

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Old 10-01-17, 01:34 PM
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Yesterday I had the good fortune to have a lovely ride in NYC. We drove up to the Ferry at Weehawken and put our bikes on the boat and were delivered downtown on about 8 minutes. Easy as catching a subway. We walked about 30' outside of the dock building and we were on the bike path. The bike path took us to the battery park area and to the Governors Island ferry. Another short ride, we were on the island. This is an old military base that was converted into a park. They have lots to see, two historic forts, great views, museums, a police car show, oyster hatchery and a large outdoor food court. https://govisland.com/hills The actual ride was very easy as it was dead flat and we rolled at an average of 10 mph. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/18094558 Click on the photo to open up a little gallery. It was a great day to have with friends. Ride Safe,
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Old 10-01-17, 04:39 PM
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That's a fun ride! I used to ride that path when we lived up North, except my start would be the Jersey side of the Gwb. Fun times

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Old 10-01-17, 06:50 PM
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Today I grabbed my gravel bike to find the front 38 mm Schwalbe G-One Allaround completely off the rim on one side and sealant all over the place.

Remounted the tire and it blew off the rim at 40+ PSI. I'm thinking it is a broken bead and this is the second one - another did the same thing out of the box. This is a 50% failure rate for these tires. If it is a broken bead then Schwalbe has some serious quality control problems.

I"m bummed because these are amazing tires to ride, supple and just about as fast as any road tire I've ever ridden. I'd welcome recommendations for a light, fast tire for gravel and packed dirt. Maybe Panaracer Gravelking SK?


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I'm really not a big fan of puzzles.
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SquidPuppet? More like ShillPuppet.
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Old 10-02-17, 12:34 AM
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That's not a puzzle, it's a direction clock.
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Old 10-02-17, 01:56 AM
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SquidPuppet? More like ShillPuppet.
I know. But the pay is good.


Puzzle? That was spoon feeding Tim.
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Old 10-02-17, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
today i rode my bike to the state fair and ate too much fried food. but i spent a couple hundred bucks less than i usually do cause i no longer drink.
Send me said hundreds of bucks please.

Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Did the Levi Gran Fondo today, hardest 100 miles I've ever ridden. I didn't expect it to be faster than road race pace (that I've been in), and I finished the 101 miles and 8000ft elevation in 5:45 moving time, 6:50 total time with the rest stops.

I also spent 2:45 at tempo, and 57min at threshold
Killed it man.

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Beat me to it. Talk about a slow pitch too....


Yesterday I finally podiumed in our 4/5 CX series.
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Old 10-02-17, 11:46 AM
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What the hell is wrong with people?

Las Vegas. Tragic.
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Old 10-02-17, 06:58 PM
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Seriously. People need to ride more bikes
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Old 10-02-17, 07:25 PM
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Today I discovered a team kit that I actually want: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZwMHCyn...y=team_cretins
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Old 10-02-17, 10:53 PM
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Hell yeah! I "kinda" rode with Team Creitin's when I did ALC a few years back.. An amazing group of people.. That is Rob's cat Gary

This kit is on my list as well!

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Did an early morning ride, in the rain, flatted, then snapped the valve stem off in my inflator, in the rain. Made my first ever call of shame.
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Jeez.. Like it ripped away from the rubber or the valve literally broke in half?
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Jeez.. Like it ripped away from the rubber or the valve literally broke in half?
I snapped it in half tightening the cartridge into the inflator. User error.
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Yesterday, I went to spin class with the wife after work. Made the rest of the commute home a little more work, but I liked it.
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Made my first ever call of shame.
Damn. Be proud of that track record. Mine was forever ago.
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Flatted on the way home late last night on my beater. I considered just ditching the bike and walking home. I guess I'm glad I didn't do that.
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