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WhyFi 10-24-21 12:28 PM

Also, I have to say that I'm kind of enjoying watching KC get humbled every now and then.

Mojo31 10-24-21 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22281329)
I like it, a lot.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22281476)
So do I. :thumb:

Thanks. Here is the other one by the same artist.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...44d6c8e625.jpg

WhyFi 10-24-21 12:32 PM

^^^Not that I dislike the other, but I like this one more.

LesterOfPuppets 10-24-21 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22281512)
Also, I have to say that I'm kind of enjoying watching KC get humbled every now and then.

I'm watching The Football Team visit Lambeau Field, hoping it starts to snow, but it's probably not cold enough.

LesterOfPuppets 10-24-21 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22281523)
I'm watching The Football Team visit Lambeau Field, hoping it starts to snow, but it's probably not cold enough.

Nope not even close. The way Rogers is bundled up on the sideline, I thought there might be a chance.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d1cea93f85.png

big john 10-24-21 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22281402)
Today, Nature seems to be saying, "You thought that was rain earlier this week? That wasn't rain. THIS is rain." So, no outdoor ride for Mrs. Smith's baby boy.

I think this is what you'd call a driving rain, though I can't imagine anyone wanting to drive in it.

Hope some of it finds it's way into the reservoirs. They claim it's going to rain here. I'll believe it when I see it.

bampilot06 10-24-21 01:21 PM

Reached out to a local race team, want to get this party started for next season. There was a local cross race today, seeing the pictures makes me want to go buy a checkpoint. sigh.

Mojo31 10-24-21 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22281576)
Reached out to a local race team, want to get this party started for next season. There was a local cross race today, seeing the pictures makes me want to go buy a checkpoint. sigh.

They will sell you one of those also!

WhyFi 10-24-21 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22281576)
There was a local cross race today, seeing the pictures makes me want to go buy a checkpoint. sigh.

Boone. You want the Boone for CX.

Mojo31 10-24-21 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22281520)
^^^Not that I dislike the other, but I like this one more.

Thanks, so do I.

big john 10-24-21 02:17 PM

I went to ride with club #2 today, a little 25 mile ride with a few small climbs. It was billed as a no drop, casual pace ride and had about 20 riders. First time I've ridden with them in a while and it was a fun time. One friend who was very fast has been having back trouble and claims to have lost fitness but it didn't look like it to me. The big casualty of his back problem was his wife's fitness. She told me she stopped riding when he stopped but kept on with Zwift and eventually gave that up, too. She was huffing and puffing early and later in the ride she dropped out the back.She was discouraged and told her husband to go on and she would ride in alone.

I dropped back and tried to block the wind for her and we rode in together. I hope she keeps at it but she has a ways to go.

big john 10-24-21 02:23 PM

Bicyclist kicks attacking 500-pound brown bear as it mauls him, Alaska cops say (yahoo.com)

LAJ 10-24-21 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22281126)

Weird

BillyD 10-24-21 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22281347)

Nice shots. I recognize one of them was in my yard a couple weeks ago.

BillyD 10-24-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22281518)
Thanks. Here is the other one by the same artist.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...44d6c8e625.jpg

Yep, like it better.

LAJ 10-24-21 03:30 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...011e2d811.jpeg

bampilot06 10-24-21 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22281622)
Boone. You want the Boone for CX.


I thought the boone was just a moore expensive checkpoint. Maybe I am thinking crockett.

bampilot06 10-24-21 03:49 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98bdf0e863.png


yes please.

big john 10-24-21 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22281730)
I thought the boone was just a moore expensive checkpoint. Maybe I am thinking crockett.

Most of the people I know who have raced CX have used the cheapest bikes they could. CX bikes take more of a beating than any other bikes when raced in mud. They just hose them off after the race.
Redline bikes were fine but I think they stopped making them.

LAJ 10-24-21 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22281576)
Reached out to a local race team, want to get this party started for next season. There was a local cross race today, seeing the pictures makes me want to go buy a checkpoint. sigh.

Should you think about cross, I would make sure there is a skills clinic as part of the deal. Many teams offer them, and cross is skills intense.

big john 10-24-21 04:20 PM

Some pics were posted from today.
Ride start. I'm hidden at the far end.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...55d777cbc4.jpg
A little bike path on the way out. I'm standing on the line.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58c3c04511.jpg
Some of them did an organized ride yesterday. This pic is from that ride.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b42b483f96.jpg

genejockey 10-24-21 04:28 PM

Since it ain't a fit day out for man or beast, I spent the late morning/early afternoon in the garage, Zwifting. Completed the Zwift Academy Finish Line Ride, so I've graduated. No pro contract was offered to me, so I guess I'll keep my day job.

After that ride was done and I'd cooled off a bit - the big climb was just at the end of the ride - I road a couple shorter routes, and I was just finishing up the second one when Dory starts barking non-stop. I didn't know at what, but it just kept on going, so I came upstairs and asked. Seems a section -well, TWO sections, really - of the fence with the neighbors had come down. Standard suburban 6' fence, posts every 8 feet, so when one post goes down, two sections fall, and that's what happened.

So, we got to meet the neighbors. And we'll get to replace at least 16' of fence. We had some 2x4 mesh fencing, so we strung that across the gap, since Rango thinks he wants to meet their dog.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...798812dd15.jpg

Trsnrtr 10-24-21 04:37 PM

We are absolutely getting hammered right now. It's been storming all day but the last half hour has been biblical. :eek:

WhyFi 10-24-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22281730)
I thought the boone was just a moore expensive checkpoint. Maybe I am thinking crockett.

Checkpoint is gravel - slower/more stable geometry, more tire clearance (in UCI races, CX is limited to 33mm or something like that), has IsoSpeed front and rear, and more mounts for ADVENTURE!!!!

Boone and Crockett are both CX; Boone is CF and Crockett is Al.

bampilot06 10-24-21 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22281780)
Should you think about cross, I would make sure there is a skills clinic as part of the deal. Many teams offer them, and cross is skills intense.


Ill ask, cross would be next fall, thereís no way I would try it this season. Plus I donít have a bike.


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