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Old 10-04-17, 08:22 PM
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Today I found the best bottle cage and I must have it: https://ridepdw.com/products/lucky-cat-cage
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Old 10-05-17, 08:21 AM
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Since starting to ride more (finally) I've been getting some good sensations. Yesterday morning I piloted a new ~2 hr MTB commute that is a mix of roads and canyon trails. On the way home I rode straight back (40 min) on the road and really smashed a few sections - wish I would have had a PM for the I-15 bike path. I felt great.

All this after a successful Laguna MTB weekend. Friday I rode 3 hrs on the road in the AM, with another 90 min in the mountain meadows PM. Saturday was the typical Noble Canyon run with a climb back up on the hwy - 90 min of mostly climbing.

Things are going to stay more or less put between now and my Sierra backpacking trip in two weekends. Then after that it's on!
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today i found the best bottle cage and i must have it: https://ridepdw.com/products/lucky-cat-cage
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Old 10-05-17, 10:26 AM
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Ive got 2 of the bird cages and they rule. This cat one is.. to hello kittish for me

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Today I found the best bottle cage and I must have it: https://ridepdw.com/products/lucky-cat-cage
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Old 10-05-17, 01:41 PM
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to hello kittish for me
No such thing.
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23 mile short road bike ride today, kept the pace a little spicy and averaged 18mph. Also tore down my beater so I could use the TRP levers on a road cockpit for the track bike. Been feeling like doing fixed road rides again. Probably gonna want to get rid of the 23's on it in about a week.
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Damn. Be proud of that track record. Mine was forever ago.

Didn't ride yesterday. Went out super early again this morning (same time as Wednesday); Guess what? Flatted. Didn't snap the valve stem this time and beat the rain.
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Did you fix it or did you have to get a ride home?
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Did you fix it or did you have to get a ride home?
Today? Fixed it and rode home.
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25mi road ride. Didn't realize it was 95 degrees until I got outside and I had already decided to ride up hills.
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Today I started the process of putting a front deraillieur on the Portland and bumping it to 9 speed.
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Hiked ~9 mi this morning with a loaded pack, in preparation for my High Sierra trip next weekend.

Tomorrow I'll ride MTB for 3 hrs w some (road) racing teammates/buddies.

Good times!
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Almost fell over on the podium bc I didn't realize how wide the steps were lmao
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nice racing @Muffin Man. Also, who's bike? Its hawt.
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nice racing @Muffin Man. Also, who's bike? Its hawt.
Im pretty sure his name is Kell McKenzie. Oakland native, p fast
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Meant to go out for an easy evening cruise, wound up alternating mild/spicy laps on this 5k loop I ride a bunch. Temperature dropped like 10 degrees while I was out, which was super nice.
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I got off work several hours early today and decided to ride a little. That was cut short by a broken spoke on my roadie bike and decided I really dont like the Dura Ace triple on there. Anybody got a 7800 compact double?
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Anybody got a 7800 compact double?
That's not a thing that exists. 7800 was standard only.
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Almost fell over on the podium bc I didn't realize how wide the steps were lmao
Since we are one the BFSSFG weekend podium topic:



First place is a fast Masters Cat 2.

This weekend was the last race of our local series. Time for the state wide stuff.
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Good job, boys.
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Went on a ride on one of my routes less ridden.
Since the last time I rode there, a ghost bike has been dedicated.
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Bailed on going to track because of unhealthy air quality. I was an hour into the commute. #lasucksforcycling
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That's not a thing that exists. 7800 was standard only.
Damn. I have a 105 5600 compact crank but it's black and I want silver.
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Went out for a ~25mi fixed ride on one of the routes I usually do on my road bike. Not super climby, but there's a few hills that I thought would kick my ass without gears. I PR'ed on pretty much all of them and my average speed for the ride was slightly faster than my usual on the road bike. So that was a nice little surprise.
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