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Old 07-12-17, 03:22 PM   #10851
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I love the fork lock out. Definitely "on the fly" quick change.
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As I am preping some bikes for this weekends 40K the wife comes out to the shed and asks.... "Why do you have two of the same bikes?"

I respond.. Spare for when I crash next.

She was *not* amused

The one on the right is a team mates with my wheels. She has a shot at a podium. Me. not so much

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I'm no doubt biased in the Chessie department, but they are tough dogs at their core. Surviving 9 months on her own and through an Idaho winter...
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There once was a a trackie from Austin
Who thought his sprint was so awesome
He entered a crit with right turns to hit
Found out that clockwise flummoxed him
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Old 07-14-17, 11:49 AM   #10855
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Turning left practice...

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Old 07-14-17, 02:35 PM   #10856
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I haven't seen flat track in a while. I do remember Kenny Roberts trying to beat XR750s with the vertical twin Yamahas and actually succeeding on occasion.
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Old 07-14-17, 06:10 PM   #10857
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I haven't seen flat track in a while. I do remember Kenny Roberts trying to beat XR750s with the vertical twin Yamahas and actually succeeding on occasion.
KR was one of the best riders I ever got to watch. Google Indy Kenny TZ750...
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Old 07-14-17, 06:20 PM   #10858
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I haven't seen flat track in a while. I do remember Kenny Roberts trying to beat XR750s with the vertical twin Yamahas and actually succeeding on occasion.
KR was one of the best riders I ever got to watch. Google Indy Kenny TZ750...
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KR was one of the best riders I ever got to watch. Google Indy Kenny TZ750...
And he was one of those guys who could ride anything. I grew up just south of Flint MI, a lot of great flat track action around there back in the day.
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There once was a roadie from the flatlands
Who rode the prairies like a madman
He came to our hills with no descending skills
Was so shakey he soiled his shorts in Leakey
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Dang, I hope you ride better than you rhyme!
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And he was one of those guys who could ride anything. I grew up just south of Flint MI, a lot of great flat track action around there back in the day.
I remember the Michigan Mafia. Some great riders in there.
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I got see Kenny Roberts at Laguna Seca a couple of times. Not knowing much of anything about riding a motorcycle fast didn't diminish the fact that even I could see he was a great, way above everyone else at the time. I saw him coming down (what was then) turn seven, "hanging off", bike almost flat on it's side (as it looked), and he was riding around other people like they were parked. Just so impressive!

I knew a mechanic in one of the local motorcycle shops back then who raced flat track, and had competed against Roberts on many occasions. He had a photo of himself holding off Roberts in one of the turns. I remember him telling me that racing with Roberts was "comfortable". That says a lot!
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Old 07-17-17, 07:13 AM   #10864
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@Voodoo76 I suspect is is the center of gravity shifting forward when you go down hill. I have a similar problem with my road bike. Try sliding back on the saddle and take a little weight off your hands. I bet it goes away.
This seemed to help. Did a hard Sunday ride that had a couple of short & steep downhills. 35mph+ w/o the wobble, talking myself into staying off the brakes . Need to get some confidence back now, it's almost embarrassing feeling that timid.

I'll have to revisit my Track bike setup as well. Only trip to Alkek last year I was struggling transitioning into the turns at speed. I chalked it up to rust, but I had moved my setup foreword quite a bit on that bike.
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Old 07-17-17, 09:27 AM   #10865
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PSA: The aero helmet people (@heathpack) were drooling over is on serious sale:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...-ultimate-mips
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Old 07-17-17, 10:09 AM   #10866
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PSA: The aero helmet people (@heathpack) were drooling over is on serious sale:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...-ultimate-mips

Looks like the price in that link is $550, which is the normal-ish price for that helmet, on the slightly expensive side actually.


???


I already have it anyway.
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Oh interesting - maybe you have to be logged in to see it at $330...
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Old 07-17-17, 12:37 PM   #10868
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Oh interesting - maybe you have to be logged in to see it at $330...

You should get one. They are fast and look badass.


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Oh, i did. ;D
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You should get one. They are fast and look badass.


Agree, very cool looking helmet. Very comfortable, quiet & feels fast. Only issue I have is sweat dripping down on the inside of the visor now and then.
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You should get one. They are fast and look badass.


Wish there was one around here I can try on. My issue is that the Selector I have, which is a 55-61 is just a bit big but the small that I tried on is like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
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I've gotten sticker shock over the entry fees for Worlds. No new helmets for me. I'll wear my helicopter helmet if I have to....
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Sadly, my old helmet still tests out the fastest on me. 5%er.

On the other hand, it's paid for.
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I've gotten sticker shock over the entry fees for Worlds. No new helmets for me. I'll wear my helicopter helmet if I have to....
Take the headset with mic along as well. that would be a hoot of a picture...

Sadly, I used to know who made those... 3 concussions ago
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Physical therapy is going pretty well. The PT guy told me he's going to have to put my leg in an apparatus that looks like a large blood pressure cuff to increase the exercise difficulty - apparently, I'm too fit for the prescribed exercises or something. Never thought I'd hear that. I also got to ride a bike...well, a Schwinn Airdyne, it's sorta like a bike. It felt good to spin, just some soreness around the surgical incision. I was only allowed ten minutes, it was like bikeride-us interruptus!

I put a new left hood, cables, housing and bar tape on the Allez Comp Race, which is the bike I was riding when I crashed. The only remaining signs of the crash are scratches on the left shifter and a ground-down place on the rear quick release, which took the brunt of the sliding. The new frameset is at the shop, and the Ridley is in the car. I'll transfer the parts from the Ridley to the new bike tomorrow and clean up the Ridley frameset for sale. I actually got my first set of carbon bars for the new bike, looking forward to seeing how they ride.
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