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    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
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    My First Century Tomorrow

    Well... This will be my first century in preperation for the Tour De Cure with tom and crazylady in Indianapolis. I'm pretty stoked and i bought a new Dawes so this will be my first long ride on it.
    I plan to do a small write up on how the bike handles the trip... seeing that there is so many clydes looking for cheaper options. So far so good! if i survive... we'll see! lol

    Been putting in alot of miles since winter went away! and i have more and more events coming up

    My moto is this is the Summer of the *** show! it's on! hahaha


    Happy riding Everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    My moto is this is the Summer of the *** show! it's on! hahaha

    Man I like that. Thats cool. Good luck on your century. I wish I was there joining you and Tom, but I cant.."waaaaaaaaaaah"
    ~ "I like the way the brake cables come out of the top of the levers and loop around to the brake calipers!...I like those downtube shifters too!...No no no, don't take 'em off, don't take 'em off,...leave 'em on, leave 'em on! - Thats right baby!!

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    have any more information on the bike?

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    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
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    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt1000.htm - The bike

    I know I know.. but i compared it to the Trek 1000 and it's not much different.. i put the bike together and it feels good, seems to ride well also.. but thats the early review.. we'll see after this weekend and this summer.

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt1000.htm - The bike

    I know I know.. but i compared it to the Trek 1000 and it's not much different.. i put the bike together and it feels good, seems to ride well also.. but thats the early review.. we'll see after this weekend and this summer.

    Thanks for the comments everyone!
    cool..i blew a tire on my bike, now the gears wont change correctly. last thing i need to do is build a bike and strap my big butt to it.

    any ideas on why my gears wont change...im a newb lol.....nice looking bike btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdavis
    cool..i blew a tire on my bike, now the gears wont change correctly. last thing i need to do is build a bike and strap my big butt to it.

    any ideas on why my gears wont change...im a newb lol.....nice looking bike btw
    I assume this was a rear tire? Did you bend the rear derailler out of alignment?

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    Dawes Lightning. My very first racer was a Dawes Lightning. This was back in 1986. Wow. I'd take the Dawes over the Trek anyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    Well... This will be my first century in preperation for the Tour De Cure with tom and crazylady in Indianapolis. I'm pretty stoked and i bought a new Dawes so this will be my first long ride on it.
    I plan to do a small write up on how the bike handles the trip... seeing that there is so many clydes looking for cheaper options. So far so good! if i survive... we'll see! lol

    Been putting in alot of miles since winter went away! and i have more and more events coming up

    My moto is this is the Summer of the *** show! it's on! hahaha


    Happy riding Everyone!
    May the road rise to meet your wheel..... Good luck!

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    Good luck today!

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    I'm back and it went great! I surprised myself but my riding buddies cautioned my hydration technique or lack there of... so i started drinking wether i wanted to or not every 20 mins.. I did notice i had that extra pump when i needed it too... The dawes lightning performed exellent! how did i EVER live without STI
    shifters?

    I had one near accident taking a turn hard in gravel.. duuhhh but i somehow recovered and straightend up....300 something pounds.... it would have been nasty! hhahaha

    oh and the factory velo seat...almost killed me! .....i'm putting my brooks B17 on...

    I PUMPED! can't wait until the 30th ..a night ride in indy!

    I have pictures and will post later

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    Superb!!! Great job. You're an inspiration, ChunkyD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    I'm back and it went great! I surprised myself but my riding buddies cautioned my hydration technique or lack there of... so i started drinking wether i wanted to or not every 20 mins.. I did notice i had that extra pump when i needed it too... The dawes lightning performed exellent! how did i EVER live without STI
    shifters?

    I had one near accident taking a turn hard in gravel.. duuhhh but i somehow recovered and straightend up....300 something pounds.... it would have been nasty! hhahaha

    oh and the factory velo seat...almost killed me! .....i'm putting my brooks B17 on...

    I PUMPED! can't wait until the 30th ..a night ride in indy!

    I have pictures and will post later
    Looking forward to those pics, Bro!

    Looking forward to meeting you as well!
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    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
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    Thanks for the comments everyone! If it wasnt for me running into this forum several months ago i probably would have relapsed into my old ways....

    So thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    I'm back and it went great! I surprised myself but my riding buddies cautioned my hydration technique or lack there of... so i started drinking wether i wanted to or not every 20 mins.. I did notice i had that extra pump when i needed it too... The dawes lightning performed exellent! how did i EVER live without STI
    shifters?

    I had one near accident taking a turn hard in gravel.. duuhhh but i somehow recovered and straightend up....300 something pounds.... it would have been nasty! hhahaha

    oh and the factory velo seat...almost killed me! .....i'm putting my brooks B17 on...

    I PUMPED! can't wait until the 30th ..a night ride in indy!

    I have pictures and will post later
    Congratulations! What a success!

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    OUTSTANDING!!! Will be looking for the pics. How long did the century take and how much did you eat? I'm taking notes for my attempt, some day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by guybierhaus
    OUTSTANDING!!! Will be looking for the pics. How long did the century take and how much did you eat? I'm taking notes for my attempt, some day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian
    Lancaster, August 19!
    I'll be watching the weather for Lancaster, Aug 19th. Plan on 31 miles; but if it's to be HOT, I will fall back to 15. You ride the long route, all the ice cream is gone when you return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guybierhaus
    I'll be watching the weather for Lancaster, Aug 19th. Plan on 31 miles; but if it's to be HOT, I will fall back to 15. You ride the long route, all the ice cream is gone when you return.
    If you ride the century, Guy, I will buy you ice cream. Deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian
    If you ride the century, Guy, I will buy you ice cream. Deal?
    Still no deal. Actually the Lancaster CB has NO 100 mile ride per their web site...it's 100Km. Again, depending on weather, I will try the Metric Century in Sept. on the Amish Country Tour. http://www.visitdover.com/linksPages/eventbiketour.html

    Please don't tell anybody about this ride. All flat roads, three types of pie at rest stops, live band and catered roast pork sandwiches at finish. Manageable crowd. Don't need 3000 riders showing up like the Lancaster Covered Bridge event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guybierhaus
    Still no deal. Actually the Lancaster CB has NO 100 mile ride per their web site...it's 100Km. Again, depending on weather, I will try the Metric Century in Sept. on the Amish Country Tour. http://www.visitdover.com/linksPages/eventbiketour.html

    Please don't tell anybody about this ride. All flat roads, three types of pie at rest stops, live band and catered roast pork sandwiches at finish. Manageable crowd. Don't need 3000 riders showing up like the Lancaster Covered Bridge event.
    So I guess you don't want me to cover it on my blog? I only get an average of 150,000-250,000 hits a month!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    So I guess you don't want me to cover it on my blog? I only get an average of 150,000-250,000 hits a month!
    Too many people attend and they are going to run out of pie.
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    Ummm PIE!!! hahah

    I don't have a cycle computer but it was roughly 6 hours something..
    it was a metric century Btw i didnt know if i mentioned it.

    At the rest stops i had PB&J and Bananas, My water bottle had 50 50 water and gatorade. I would do pure gatorade at the stops.

    i ATE like a madman all day afterward.. i was starving all day afterward... but i kept from splurging ....kinda! lol

    I don't think i've ever been that exhausted...ahahha..

    Oh and i got a compliment from a cutie cyclist on my Calfs it honestly made my week! lol I officially love this sport!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkyd
    Ummm PIE!!! hahah

    I don't have a cycle computer but it was roughly 6 hours something..
    it was a metric century Btw i didnt know if i mentioned it.

    At the rest stops i had PB&J and Bananas, My water bottle had 50 50 water and gatorade. I would do pure gatorade at the stops.

    i ATE like a madman all day afterward.. i was starving all day afterward... but i kept from splurging ....kinda! lol

    I don't think i've ever been that exhausted...ahahha..

    Oh and i got a compliment from a cutie cyclist on my Calfs it honestly made my week! lol I officially love this sport!
    Well you didn't mention it was a metric century. That does make a difference. But since a cutie cyclist checked you out, I'll let my congrats stand.
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    Pictures

    picture174 is from a routr66 ride i did 3 weeks ago..

    the rest are from this past weeks ride.

    I warned you! i'm huge! hahahah Go CLYDES!
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    Go clydes is right! I'm needing some "real" pics of me riding, as it's almost amusing the way that the lycra and UnderArmor complement my clyde rolls

    Also nice ride! That white bike really does look good.. keep us informed on how it holds up, I need a "real" road bike sometime, and don't have the bank account to get the beautiful rides i'd love to get

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