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Old 05-06-07, 11:38 AM   #1
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This is why "it's" more fun+other random stuff.

Well a few weeks ago my computer died, and I found out the motherboard and/or processor was completely bad. I had to go into sf a day yesterday to get a new computer(windows vista is annoying). So I decided I actually had to do something if I didn't want to pass out from boredom. I went out to a thing with friends, wore my pink shirt, and had a great time. Everyone loved the pink shirt, but naturaly people can't help but make fun of my skin tone and how it matched my pink shirt.

So I got a call from the bike shop I had boughten the road bike from. The guy asks me if I still want them to hold the bike, for some reason he seems to think I've only put a 100 down. I told him I put another 310 down, and I have the receipt to prove it. Hopefully that got taken care of, because I never followed up.

So I wanted to go mtbiking. I almost lost my fire to go mtbiking and I thought road was going to take over when I got my new roadie, but I thought wrong. I got to my friends house and he was in the process of trying to fix his rear wheel which had 3 broken spokes and a flat tire. His neighbor walked over, and started chatting with us. I showed him my mtb, he started hysterically laughing and going "Nice Frankenbike!!!!", bastard. After almost an hour of talking somehow we started talking about road bikes and I had told them what I was going to get. I then went on to tell them how I was going to put platform/clipless on the bike, and they both freaked out. My friend was like "WHAT???", and the neighbor started laughing and thanking me for the great story he now will have to share with the bike buddies at the shop. They both went on laughing and cracking jokes, they couldn't believe I'd put any form of platform pedals on my road bike.


After ride "self portrait", I was dizzy.



Weee!!!!!! Cruising down the hill. We just had walked up a section called the mile, and we were going to try to do the crack before we went down the mile. I went ahead and somehow ended up off in the distance while my friend was putting the camera away. I was standing there watching him, and he get's on his bike and instantly goes over the handle bars. Poor guy.



"attempting" to carry my bike up a ledge on the crack.



This is a section of the mile, we were having a hard time riding the very first section of the mile. I tried, bailed off the bike, and tried again. But wasn't working so well.



Got a little bit of air off a bump in the trail.


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Old 05-06-07, 11:40 AM   #2
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So Scotty wants his turn on it. Bouncy BOUNCY boing.... *THUD* How does the dirt taste? I'm such a bad friend, taking pictures of him and on the brink of laughing when he falls.




We go on to a section where there are some jumps, after trying to get a picture of me mid air, and coming out with only one where I'm in air, the batteries on the camera die. So we go back to the car.



Anyways, we decided our next ride needs to be somewhere other than montara.




To make this foo related, I want people to prove to me how road biking is so much more fun.

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Old 05-06-07, 12:07 PM   #3
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Do you wear a helmet normally?
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Hope your roadbike is still being held for you.

Nice pics, nice ride report! Looks like you had a great time, Jon! You should post pics from your night out in the pink shirt on the "All you've ever seen us in are bike clothes" thread....

Your friend resembles a younger version of someone I know.
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Old 05-06-07, 12:16 PM   #5
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All these pictures were taken on the way to the top. Once we were going ALL downhill I put on my helmet.
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Old 05-06-07, 12:18 PM   #6
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Hope your roadbike is still being held for you.

Nice pics, nice ride report! Looks like you had a great time, Jon! You should post pics from your night out in the pink shirt on the "All you've ever seen us in are bike clothes" thread....

Your friend resembles a younger version of someone I know.
Me too.

Thanks VV! I did have a good time, luckily I never took a spill, but my buddy fell a couple times.

So really. Why IS road biking better? When you come out VV we need to do a mtb ride along with a road ride, just so you can compare the two.
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As I've never been on a MTB, I can't say what the differences are.

I just love ridin' on pavement, lost in the moment of what I'm doing, fast descents, challenging long uphill grades, the feel of climbing out of the saddle to crest a steep hill, the tranquility of a quiet country backroad, the sense of satisfaction at the end of a long 2- to 3-hour ride, spinnin' along in a fast paceline, ridin' time trials and feelin' the burn in the last mile, and, very soon, road-racin'. I also love that my resting HR has dropped by 25-30% since I started ridin' lots of miles.

Um. Not sure I want to ride MTB with someone who will be laughing and snappin' pics when I take a spill.
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I don't get the point of this thread.
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Does there have to be a point?
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I just wanted to post some mtb pictures.
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Keep posting Jon!!!
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Old 05-06-07, 12:51 PM   #12
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As I've never been on a MTB, I can't say what the differences are.

I just love ridin' on pavement, lost in the moment of what I'm doing, fast descents, challenging long uphill grades, the feel of climbing out of the saddle to crest a steep hill, the tranquility of a quiet country backroad, the sense of satisfaction at the end of a long 2- to 3-hour ride, spinnin' along in a fast paceline, ridin' time trials and feelin' the burn in the last mile, and, very soon, road-racin'. I also love that my resting HR has dropped by 25-30% since I started ridin' lots of miles.
Wow, you just got me excited again for road biking. That's the reason mtbiking is fun, being on a trail, away from everything else. I just love try to guide myself over rocky terrain, it's alot of fun, and it just feels so good to taste the dirt. Of course I try not to taste the dirt if I can help it.

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Um. Not sure I want to ride MTB with someone who will be laughing and snappin' pics when I take a spill.
Don't worry, for some reason the only person I can laugh at falling is my friend Scotty. He always falls in the most random ways. I would never laugh at you VV.
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Hey Jon, I was at my LBS the other day doing...something ...and happened to notice your bike. I know now what you mean by the windows in the frame to see the carbon...cool! Nice bike, but a little more than I want to spend, however.
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Hey Jon, I was at my LBS the other day doing...something ...and happened to notice your bike. I know now what you mean by the windows in the frame to see the carbon...cool! Nice bike, but a little more than I want to spend, however.
It was a little more than I wanted to spend too.

How much was it at your bikeshop?
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On sale for about $1350, with my daughter's discount it would be about $1050.
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Old 05-06-07, 01:16 PM   #17
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This is my new road bike. Actually it's my dad's, but I'll see if I can buy it off him for $5. It's kinda fun, but I don't like getting jarred by every single bump I ride over. Suspension is good.

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HAHAHAHAH Taerom has a road bike. We turned him!
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No, I haven't been turned. I just don't have my mountain bike with me right now. So it's either this bike or my mom's Trek cruiser. And I'm not totally anti-road biking. I actually want to buy this bike from my dad, maybe convert it into a fixie.
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Uhuh, sure. Just remember to post the pictures of you in your yellow polka dotted spandex, when you ride your new "bike".
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No helmet, and that snot rag is almost covering your eyes. No wonder you were crashing!
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One usually needs mountains to mountain bike. There are no mountains where I live. I enjoy a little single track every once in a while, but I'm usually happier lying down the road. The physical demands of riding a road bike hold my interest well. Along with that I am a speed freak. My former passion was longboard and downhill skateboarding.
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Heh. I used to skateboard about 30 years ago, when the boards were nearly all wooden, and most still had metal wheels. Learned to watch carefully for even the small pebbles in front of the wheels as I would go down hills, a skill that has translated well to watching the road well ahead on my road bike.
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VV is a sk8r gurl?
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What I like more about road biking is that I can maintain the same speed for more than 200 meters.
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