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Old 03-19-07, 02:03 PM   #21426
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Oh and a question, for the poker ride would the community get pissed if a bunch of longboarders come out to ride in solidarity? A lot of those kids would be totally down to do the ride 'cause its a good cause but I don't want to post it unless I know it won't 'cause drama...
I highly doubt anyone would mind.....it is a fundraiser after all and the more folks that join in the better.
So you want to race huh. Road I assume. Come over to the dark side....get a mtn bike and come out with Bradyn, Wes and me. Not only are there way more cute girls but the attitude is way better also.
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Old 03-19-07, 02:08 PM   #21427
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Come over to the dark side....get a mtn bike and come out with Bradyn, Wes and me. Not only are there way more cute girls but the attitude is way better also.
Plus I need to get a 24hr team together since Keith (and potentially Bradyn) are already committed to a team. I think I've got 3 people including myself right now.
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Old 03-19-07, 02:09 PM   #21428
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I highly doubt anyone would mind.....it is a fundraiser after all and the more folks that join in the better.
So you want to race huh. Road I assume. Come over to the dark side....get a mtn bike and come out with Bradyn, Wes and me. Not only are there way more cute girls but the attitude is way better also.
I would race mtn if I had the bike! Probably next season if money works out and I don't end up in Tokyo. Right now I just want to get better on the bike and they always say practice makes perfect.
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Plus I need to get a 24hr team together since Keith (and potentially Bradyn) are already committed to a team. I think I've got 3 people including myself right now.
How *serious* does your team take it? Are you Sub 1hour serious, or do you alternate between laps and beers?
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Old 03-19-07, 02:21 PM   #21430
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I would race mtn if I had the bike! Probably next season if money works out and I don't end up in Tokyo. Right now I just want to get better on the bike and they always say practice makes perfect.
I do have the loaner rig if you want to come out on a non-race day for some dirt fun. That bike is gonna get HAMMERED this year. Leave yer bike in the shop for 10 months and this is what you get.
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Plus I need to get a 24hr team together since Keith (and potentially Bradyn) are already committed to a team. I think I've got 3 people including myself right now.
I think T.J. is interested as well.
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Old 03-19-07, 03:11 PM   #21433
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Plus I need to get a 24hr team together since Keith (and potentially Bradyn) are already committed to a team. I think I've got 3 people including myself right now.
Ok racing sounds like fun, entry level mtb = $?

P.S I posted this before but BF kept crapping out.
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Old 03-19-07, 03:20 PM   #21434
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24hour team?

I'm in!
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Old 03-19-07, 03:22 PM   #21435
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i'm down for some mtn. biking this summer. i rock this (i would definitely consider it entry level):

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Old 03-19-07, 03:24 PM   #21436
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I have my 47 pound SS kona smoke. That thing just FLIES!
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I have my 47 pound SS kona smoke. That thing just FLIES!
Shiznaz is a weight weenie.
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yeah come to think of it, I could stand to lose a few pounds of body mass as well. Water diet here I come!
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Old 03-19-07, 04:02 PM   #21439
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well you could pull me around in a bike trailer. that would lose ya alot of weight
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Old 03-19-07, 04:05 PM   #21440
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heh.. so I guess putting together a half-assed team might not be a huge problem. The only issue I foresee with alls yalls racing 24-hr is lighting systems for night laps. What say you, Keith? How do folks normally deal with that? I actually don't have a lighting system for myself yet anyway, so that's something I'd like some advice about for myself at some point.
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Old 03-19-07, 04:15 PM   #21441
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Offhoff: do it! Road racing is the ****! F*ck MTB (sorry guys). I regularly do the CNE, even now, and you'll find guys there most evenings after dark once the weather gets a touch better. Otherwise, there's a quality fast-paced ride every Thursday leaving from high Park, and of course the infamous donut ride. You can find me at any of these rides on a regular basis. Also, I should give a plug to my club, who does a learn-to-race weekly program (check out midweekclub.ca for more info). Aside from being affiliated with them, it is an excellent program (I can say so b/c I did it myself)

OK, PM me if you want to ride sometime.
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Old 03-19-07, 04:25 PM   #21442
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Rofl, pot has been stirred!
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Old 03-19-07, 04:33 PM   #21443
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oh, oops, was that a declaration of war?
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Old 03-19-07, 05:25 PM   #21444
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So tovi, what's the deal with the "learn to race" program. Is it worth it if I don't actually intend to race? I wouldn't mind doing some group riding etc. It's pretty much on my commute home so it sounds interesting.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:34 PM   #21445
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I'm just too lazy to work out and eat gross supplements. When I do I can pack on a few but I've never been heavier than 160 and felt like freaking he-man when I was 155! I'm trying to put on some extra fat and muscle for my bike trip because I can see my body consuming itself over the trip if I'm not careful.
your underweight dilema is nothing a few fried peanut butter sandwiches couldn't cure. may i suggest you reference our discussion a while back on items suitable for deep frying?
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racing sounds like fun but it's the training i'm not interested in.
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iBrad: I think it's a very good graduated program geared to give you the confidence and skills to race, but given that many local unsanctioned group rides morph into defacto races, there's something you could still get out of the Monday night events. From week to week there's different lessons, eg. cornering, drafting, paceline (and paceline ettiquette), braking, sprinting, etc. The speed is controlled during the lessons and there are coaches there to teach you and ride with the group. All the riders who show up are broken up into smaller groups so we can keep the ratio of coach:rider down. After the lesson portion (about 45-60min), you guys all reassemble and do your own race for 1/2hr or so. Everyone has someone of similar ability to ride with, and nobody gets dropped/neglected. You'll find that after a couple weeks that you feel more confident in your skills, and your feel more comfortable at speed, so you'll bump up into the next category. Between the Monday and Teusday night events, there's four categories: two on Monday (least experienced and some experience) and two on Teusday (intermediate and elite). The whole idea is that there's a place for everybody and it's broken up enough that you can notice your improvements as you go.

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24hour team?

I'm in!
My shop is putting a team together too. Hope to see you guys there!

Recently been freshening up my ride too. All XTR except my XT crank and SRAM brake calipers. Snap!
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i was just at the xtr website. how do they make the derailleur shoot lightining? that's frickin' awesome!
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