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Old 05-19-08, 02:35 PM   #1
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Climbing a wall

Here's a picture just before the suffering began. It was pretty tough, but I made it all the way. The total climb is about a mile and there's not much time to rest. My little Air Friday was more than happy to oblige. For the record, I knew I had some climbing ahead of me and so I ditched the buzzsaw chainrings and put on a standard, bottom gear is a 39-23.

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Great job! Don't you love the lactic acid burn in your quads ?

What was the total elevation?
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Old 05-19-08, 07:50 PM   #3
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What was the total elevation?
About 25 miles!

I don't really know. If you're familiar with the Sea Otter Classic race, this is where it's held. It's a big hill.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:27 PM   #4
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wow just saw an air friday owner at the LBS in toronto last week. the thing looks a bit bigger in real life...

really.. the "thing" haha
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wow just saw an air friday owner at the LBS in toronto last week. the thing looks a bit bigger in real life...
I am able to put the same basic fit on this bike that I can put on my road bike. I actually am about 1/2 a cm too far forward, but.....

Anyway, the interesting thing about the Air Friday is that it travels in a suitcase much easier than the Downtube IXFS that it has replaced. It folds, but isn't a folding bike in the sense that the DT, tikit or a Brompton is, but it fits my requirements perfectly.
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I bet the ride back DOWN the hill was a blast!
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I wimped out. I took a different way back down (primarily because I went out of my way to take that hill in the first place). However, off of a different hill I registered 44.8mph on my computer. The bike was rock solid. No hint of anything that would make you worry.
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