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    A 1 mile trip around the block with my daughter. First time she was allowed to cross the street on the her bike. She had a hard time with the hills, but struggled through them. I just dropped a gear and made it easy.

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    I went to get some milk, and went to the farmers market about 2 miles round trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedNole View Post
    A 1 mile trip around the block with my daughter. First time she was allowed to cross the street on the her bike. She had a hard time with the hills, but struggled through them. I just dropped a gear and made it easy.
    Maybe there is nothing better than riding with your kids.

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    Yesterday (Sunday) I went for a quick ride up into the mountains. There is a particular mountain that none of my friends have ridden as they believe the local story that it's next to impossible to ride. Not just for it's steepness, but mainly because of the road condition. (broken up)

    I set off up there just to take a look (on my hybrid) and I feel confident that I could climb it with my triple.

    Anyway, I'm pissed off because it was beautiful up there with snow just off the side of the road, and when I took some pics of a wonderful small shrine in the forrest with snow on it's roof, my phone pooed it's self and I couldn't get it to work again until I got home, hence no pics other than a strange warped one I took lower down.


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    ^^ You know your going to have to do that ride again dont you. Yesterday I snagged a fish 10 feet long but in the struggle to land it I lost the camera overboard. No I'm only joking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Yesterday (Sunday) I went for a quick ride up into the mountains. There is a particular mountain that none of my friends have ridden as they believe the local story that it's next to impossible to ride. Not just for it's steepness, but mainly because of the road condition. (broken up)

    I set off up there just to take a look (on my hybrid) and I feel confident that I could climb it with my triple.

    Anyway, I'm pissed off because it was beautiful up there with snow just off the side of the road, and when I took some pics of a wonderful small shrine in the forrest with snow on it's roof, my phone pooed it's self and I couldn't get it to work again until I got home, hence no pics other than a strange warped one I took lower down.

    exploring japan by bike must be really great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    ^^ You know your going to have to do that ride again dont you. Yesterday I snagged a fish 10 feet long but in the struggle to land it I lost the camera overboard. No I'm only joking.
    Yep I`ll go again. I won`t tell my friends unless I make it to the top of the mountain. It`s a nice area as if you go in the morning, you see chefs trekking the forest for forest vegetables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BridgeNotTunnel View Post
    exploring japan by bike must be really great....
    I am very fortunate to live here and have access to so many courses.

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    Rode a new section for me at the Fullerton Loop Called "BLAIR WITCH" with my Trek DualSPort 8.4. The plateau shows the city at all 4 corners...pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerogravity View Post
    Rode a new section for me at the Fullerton Loop Called "BLAIR WITCH" with my Trek DualSPort 8.4. The plateau shows the city at all 4 corners...pretty cool!...
    Noice.

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    Thanx Bro...gonna post a vid as soon as it uploads to youtube. How's the weather in Kyoto?
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    Went 14 Miles on the Trails today with some MTB buddies. Climed up Cholla Trail twice! STarted cramping at night...way too much fun though! Although i was the slowest climber..i did pretty decent on the Downhills especially the Rock Garden.



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    First metric century of the year today - just over 104km (65mi) in a little under 4 hours riding time (4h20m all in). Felt good.

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    More Dirt with my DS 8.4. Went a total of 14.7 Miles with a bunch of climbing and singletracks.
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    Those are some really cool tracks you have there zerogravity

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    Than AdelaaR...just trying to get my rides in this week before the rainy weekend ahead of me. =)
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    I biked to school this morning to take my last two midterms of the semester. After the tests, I took a ride with my friend. It was 18mi r/t. Half of it, we had a really intense headwind, but on the way back, we had an AMAZING tailwind. I was cruising along at 20mph with minimal effort. On the way back, I stopped at the Cherry Creek mall (literally 50ft away from the Cherry Creek trail) to go to the Apple Store. My MacBook Pro (from here on out, will be referred to as MBP) charger stopped working earlier this week, but because it was midterms week, I have not been able to get a new one. I have been sharing my mom's MacBook charger with her this past week. I walked into the Apple Store and pulled the defective charger out of my backpack. The genius looked up my MBP's serial number in their database and replaced the charger free under warranty. I got a new charger today AND I got to take a ride! It was a good day, except for the midterms part.

    Here are some pictures of my ride (it was pretty bad because the trail was COVERED in water in a lot of places... I should get fenders.)









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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    ... I should get fenders.)...
    No way, don`t do it. A wet brown skid mark up the back of your pants will pull the chicks every time. lol
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    Around the parking lot on the ( new to me ) Cannondale, Posted a full review on the : Post pictures of your Hybrid ( Thread ) Richard : )

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    I spent today at the final stage of the tour down under, 1st round of the world tour.
    It was a 20 lap race around the city and 90km in total won by Green edge racing an aussie team in there 1st year of competition. I also met a guy from France who was there for the race, he asked about my Peugeot that I was on that day because he sells them back home and he confirmed to me it was made in France because some were made in Canada, he thought I had imported it myself and had no idea they were distributed in Australia many decades ago. He was very happy to see it.
    I got on to the center of the course and was able to see them go by up to 3 times per lap riding by bike to different points on the course.

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    Well took it out for it's first real ride without adjusting etc.. And could not be more happy with the Rigid Forks, the bike rides just awesome. Those 26 x 1.6 semi slicks barely touch the road. I did not know what I was missing always having to have suspension bikes. That Trek saddle seems very comfortable already, surprised for a factory saddle. Richard : )

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    63km loop ride down to the river and back. A little on the cool side (~3C) and a brisk north wind in my face for the last 8km. Still managed an average riding speed of 28.4km/h, which is pretty good. Really starting to consider converting my bike to a drop bar at some point this year when I've got some spare cash.
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    ^^ Riding in China sounds interesting, you should carry a camera.
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    Put my cyclocomputer in metric today (I think metric is amazing). I did 20km with an average speed of 35km/h. I am still working on the rest of the ride video, but here's what I have for you today. Both incidents were within 150m of eachother.

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    ^^^Alpha, I would have cursed the guy who buzzed you.... you're a better man then I.

    My mother recently moved upstate to a town just outside Albany.

    I'm visiting for a few days and borrowed a local friends 20yr old Specialized Crossroads.

    This charming beater featured wheels out of true and a front derailleur that didn't always fully cooperate with me.

    It was my first time riding with bar ends and I liked them but I still do not think they are "for me".

    I had tried to pack the necessary clothing for a long cold ride but had underestimated nonetheless.

    Leaving my ski jacket and Boggs boots home was my downfall.

    As the snow really started to come down at mile 25 I felt something wasn't quite right with my body.

    Arriving home completing the nearly 30 mile trip I couldn't immediately place this nauseous woozy feeling I was experiencing.

    I KNEW I was hungry so slammed a banana with little effect. I then had a small glass of skim milk and a tall glass of water, still not very helpful. When I sat down and began to go through my photos I somehow felt that I needed to lie down so I wrapped myself in three blankets but within minutes experienced a very intense chill from my toes to head followed by goose bumps. I called to my mother (who had been concerned and checking on me every 5 or so minutes) for a small glass of juice; again, this did not seem to help. FINALLY it dawned on me that I must be experiencing mild hypothermia.

    I call for a cup of tea.

    I drink the Early Grey with a dollop of milk.

    In 60 secs I feel 100% better and I'm up on my feet bouncing around like nothing happened.

    At about mile 20 I thought to stop for a hot beverage but I thought stopping might be worse, and that it might be best to just power through. In retrospect, I should have stopped. Hypothermia can cloud your judgement, which may have been the case here....

    This trip went from Delmar to Green Island and back which incorporated part of the Mohawk Hudson River Hike/Bike Trail.

    I shot 2100+ pics with a pic every 2 seconds mode on my GoPro Hero.

    I had not gotten around to applying Rain-X to the case yet so the last 300 or so pics were too blurry with snow melt to be any good....

    Activity: Cycling
    Date: 26/01/2012 12:34


    Distance: 29.73 mi


    TotalTime: 02:29:30


    Average Speed: 11.93 mph


    Calories: 2211 kcal


    Start time: 12:34:00

    End time: 15:32:11


    Best(3500 yd): 14.93 mph


    Max Speed: 23.15 mph


    Max Pace: 02:35 min/mi


    Average Pace: 05:01 min/mi

    Total climb: 971 ft


    Total descend: 906 ft


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    ^^^Delware ave has these awesome signs. I knew I was in the right town when I saw those.



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