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    I'm simply not credible. Terrapin Ben's Avatar
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    Confessions of an Uninspired Mountain Biker

    I'll apollogize in advance for this disturbing post, but i need to get it off my chest. I have been having these desires lately. I don't feel like I am being untrue, but I still feel dirty. I want a cross bike. I really want a cross bike.
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    dig the title man.......close second as the best thread title of the year....
    "....You are never lost, if you dont care where you are...."

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    why?
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Get one, they are super fun. Once you have one, race it, it's super fun. After you are done racing, go drink beer, it's super fun.

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    can you define "super fun"?
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    as much fun as you could have when your not on a mountain bike

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    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin Ben
    I'll apollogize in advance for this disturbing post, but i need to get it off my chest. I have been having these desires lately. I don't feel like I am being untrue, but I still feel dirty. I want a cross bike. I really want a cross bike.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin Ben
    I'll apollogize in advance for this disturbing post, but i need to get it off my chest. I have been having these desires lately. I don't feel like I am being untrue, but I still feel dirty. I want a cross bike. I really want a cross bike.
    uh oh man. before you know it, you'll be buying a road bike. before you know it, you'll be wearing a discovery channel jersey, riding a 5000 dollar madone, and riding zipp 404 clinchers as your training wheels. At 14 mph.

    lets face it--you're doomed.

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    keep moving forward... jcivic00's Avatar
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    dont go into the light...DON'T GO INTO THE LIGHT!!!!!!
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    OMG. It's too late. I'm right behind ya, brother! I got your back!
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    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
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    Looks like a triathlon bike. Freaks.
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    And nobody cares that I went to BMX, oh well.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    And nobody cares that I went to BMX, oh well.
    BMX is kindred with Mtb.

    Honestly, I also see Cyclocross closer to MTB than to road bikes.

    Pete has some great pics of Cyclocross racing. Below is one taken from his web page: http://www.petefagerlin.com/album.html

    Hope you don't mind, Pete. I think you've posted this one here before.

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    I think that guy just figured it would be faster too run around the course and just carry the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin Ben
    I'll apollogize in advance for this disturbing post, but i need to get it off my chest. I have been having these desires lately. I don't feel like I am being untrue, but I still feel dirty. I want a cross bike. I really want a cross bike.
    It's funny.....I went the opposite way. From road biased to MTB
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    I like em both-why not? why not get a tri bike while you're at it? and a bent-what the hey? dabble in some beach cruising-i'm game! bikes bikes bikes bikes!! yehooeyheehee!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gattm99
    I think that guy just figured it would be faster too run around the course and just carry the bike.
    The thing about CX racing, the mindset in particular, is that they look for racing efficiency. They don't see the need for extreme granny-gearing because if the hill is that steep, you're faster running it. In the pic above it looks like the guy figured it would be quicker to run that particular mud pit rather than try to power through it.
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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    The thing about CX racing, the mindset in particular, is that they look for racing efficiency. They don't see the need for extreme granny-gearing because if the hill is that steep, you're faster running it. In the pic above it looks like the guy figured it would be quicker to run that particular mud pit rather than try to power through it.
    If you look right behind him you will see that he had to dismount regardless. Since he was already off of the bike he might as well run. Personally, I'm just amazed at how clean his bike is.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    The thing about CX racing, the mindset in particular, is that they look for racing efficiency. They don't see the need for extreme granny-gearing because if the hill is that steep, you're faster running it. In the pic above it looks like the guy figured it would be quicker to run that particular mud pit rather than try to power through it.

    I actually noticed that there doesn't seem to be a speck of dirt on the bike.

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    Maybe he waxed his bike. We make fun of Sui for doing this but I think waxing would help out here.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Yeah, see? Hmmmph!!! *turns nose up at all you guys*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin Ben
    I'll apollogize in advance for this disturbing post, but i need to get it off my chest. I have been having these desires lately. I don't feel like I am being untrue, but I still feel dirty. I want a cross bike. I really want a cross bike.
    Do it. Tis' better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.
    (I confess, I own a C'dale roadie and a Trek 560 vintage roadie.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatman
    uh oh man. before you know it, you'll be buying a road bike. before you know it, you'll be wearing a discovery channel jersey, riding a 5000 dollar madone, and riding zipp 404 clinchers as your training wheels. At 14 mph.

    lets face it--you're doomed.
    hahahahahaha............are you my neighbor? No, wait, my road bike has Topolino wheels.
    signatutes are overrated.

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