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    First ride 2007

    12:15am EST.

    OK it was only a little over 3 miles in a nearby development, but I still went.

    22F out. There were a few frozen puddles.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Were you wearing that heavy-duty winter-wear scuba get-up?

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    Goggles, balaclava, no face mask. I probably didn't need the goggles but my face was comfy.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    I'd ride, but I'm still sick.

    WTF.

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    Just posted our first ride of 2007!
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    I'm a little bummed that bikejournal is still showing 2006 data. I want to see where I'm at for 2007!
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Just a little over three miles?

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    Yeah, I didn't want to fight with the crazies on the road.

    Besides, its been a whole year since I last rode...2006 ya know?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Likely not till march at the earliest. To much snow.

    Besides, its been a whole year since I last rode...2006 ya know?
    Old joke, but still funny.

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    My first ride? As soon as I can hook up with flyingscotsman to get my tire back on my wheel. I'm afraid even he will have to call in the kilted reserves to help!

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    Simple solution...buy a new bike! It will have two new tires with new tubes already installed.

    OK, next problem?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    Simple solution...buy a new bike! It will have two new tires with new tubes already installed.

    OK, next problem?
    Or simply learn how to do it yourself. It ain't hard.

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    PS at least you are biking in something remotely cold. -5c is a respectable temp to be out in. Most people whine at 5c which is shorts weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Or simply learn how to do it yourself. It ain't hard.
    Yes. Old Weinmann 630 wheels. Modern tires. A real sunuvabaitch.

    Everything between gettin' the cursed thing off and gettin' it back on, as you so astutely point out, "ain't hard."

    I've ordered a nifty little tire jack:
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...&item_id=KS-TJ

    But won't have it 'til the ninth.

    Yes, R-dad, I'm gonna be buying a new roadbike soon. And then this sweet beater is going on the trainer!

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    haha sorry didn't mean to stir some feathers, I was kidding. I deal with dh race tires, amongst the loosest on the planet. My fiance can take them off by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    haha sorry didn't mean to stir some feathers, I was kidding. I deal with dh race tires, amongst the loosest on the planet. My fiance can take them off by hand.
    No feathers ruffled. That sunuvabaitch was aimed at the bleepin' wheel/tire interface.

    Yeah, I look forward to getting my new roadbike. With modern wheels. And modern tires. And no more fingernails turned backwards.

    It's all good.

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    someday, someone will make a tire remover for bikes, commercial for public. You roadies need it

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    I'm gonna pass on the 2007 ride, Im afraid portis brought his rain up to us

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    I think I'll pass on a ride today. Freezing rain outside.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Or simply learn how to do it yourself. It ain't hard.
    You know, they make a pill for that. I'm sure your fiance will appreciate it too.

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    I'd love to go out but with having a cold and it being cold rain weather... no thanks, don't want pneumonia!
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    An hour and 45 minutes on the mountain bike this morning. Rode most of my hangover away thankfully. I was reminded of the rolling resistance of studded tires. Between the deep snow yesterday, and the studded tires today, my legs have been adequately zonked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    You know, they make a pill for that. I'm sure your fiance will appreciate it too.
    Thanks I will take that into consideration next time I finish a 26.

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    Nach... Any time. What are friends for.

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    35 miles this morning, start time was 9:00, 43 degrees, and no rain. Maybe 100 riders, and a fast pace.
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