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Old 04-03-07, 08:13 PM   #22676
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I have 172 and 170 cranks. Neither as good as dura ace though. Think its and older 105 (172) amd exage at 170.
aren't you using those old 105s?
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you putting 170s on that beach cruiser i saw you riding?
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Old 04-03-07, 08:34 PM   #22679
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i'd be interested in getting a group of fixed gear riders doing it as a group this year. i'm certainly not a mitch-speed rider so i'd need to ride with people that are comfy with a 25km/h pace or so. and stopping for lunch. and stopping for chocolate milk. you get the idea. i haven't been training thus far but i think i could be motivated to if i could drum up some interest from folks who aren't there for a hammer-fest.
I might be interested in doing this... 25kms/hr is fine for a few hours but I'm not sure if I can keep it up for a double century!

Farthest I've done was a metric century... and that was on my road bike. What is a realistic starting point for this thing fitness wise?
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i had a big old bonkfest happening my during my first hairshirt
Obviously I didn't read the fine print. I'm IN!!!!

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Wow, I didn't check the forums until now. Thanks for posting that awesome photo Colin Colin and I both mastered riding with one leg over the bars and then sort of transitioning from that into a crappy awkward skid. Did anyone else feel let down by the "tricks" aspect of the night? I mean the being on bikes part was cool and the hanging out part was cool but I dunno... tricks are kind of um boring. I prefer riding. Maybe it's just me. Jumping off of stuff/riding down stairs and stuff on a bmx or mountain bike those kind of tricks are fun

I really want to do the off-road ride friday. If I get my mountain rig moving before then and I haven't gone home to my folks' place by then, then I'm in too.

Oh, and go to Dumpling House on Spadina. Seriously it's awesome. Monday night I went there twice!
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I might be interested in doing this... 25kms/hr is fine for a few hours but I'm not sure if I can keep it up for a double century!

Farthest I've done was a metric century... and that was on my road bike. What is a realistic starting point for this thing fitness wise?
i think increacing your distance from 100km+ is a good launching point. what i did was start w/ 200kms and ride at 25lm/hr no matter what (not pushing) forcing myself to eat regularly and drink regularly. and get off the bike and stretch every once in a while. obviously having a spedometer helps. in a nutshell i would say just ramp up your distance every week until you reach a weekly total of about 300 km. the week before do a 200km or so ride and take a rest day the day following. you shoud be good to go. i'm always amazed at what the human body can do if you just push it a little and don't take no for an answer...

i would personally try some longer rides (like a 200 km brevet as Wes said) before i would attempt a double century. But, from my experience, a long ride on a fixie is no more diffucult than a long ride on a road bike (i've done 200km+ rides on both). in fact, long miles on a fixie help keep your legs from cramping as they have no time to sit idle and build up lactic acid.
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Old 04-03-07, 08:55 PM   #22685
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Wow, I didn't check the forums until now. Thanks for posting that awesome photo Colin Colin and I both mastered riding with one leg over the bars and then sort of transitioning from that into a crappy awkward skid. Did anyone else feel let down by the "tricks" aspect of the night? I mean the being on bikes part was cool and the hanging out part was cool but I dunno... tricks are kind of um boring. I prefer riding. Maybe it's just me. Jumping off of stuff/riding down stairs and stuff on a bmx or mountain bike those kind of tricks are fun
what did you say at urbane yesterday? my only trick is going fast! i like that.

i also like being mistaken for a messenger and getting some street cred. i thin i'll stop telling people i'm a cook...
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*Stephen* awesome job on the video! Nice footage. The Sunny/Sean quotes at the end were so good.
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DanHalen, hopefully your deadlegs are coming to by now
HA! I stayed until 2am ish. So much for "going for a bit". I had a blast though good times indeed. Yeah I was a bit slugglish monday morning.
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Wes I checked out your band's myspace and you guys sound great! Keep me posted on future shows. I can't make it this sunday, I have family obligations in the burbs.
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and keep scrolling and scrolling to see my pathetic time. i think it was over 15 hours. that was with stopping for lunch at timmy's a couple of times (and photo ops in niagara falls).
15 hours is not really that bad of a time
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Old 04-03-07, 09:48 PM   #22691
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15 hours is not really that bad of a time
when you're rolling in 5 hours after the lead group it feels a bit strange. that said, this is not a typical 300km ride so 15 hours isn't all that bad i suppose...

have you got you're recumbent yet or what? haven't seen you on the road in a while.
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four months no riding but the recumbent is comming soon , then training for randonneuring, wanna do the 400K ?
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ha, ha! no. not really. 300km is about my limit. anything above that the missus gets anxious.
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Lake Simcoe run is cool I'll let ya know when it's happening,,
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aren't you using those old 105s?
I have them on the s/s project I'm working on, so yes and no. The 170 cranks are the shimano exage I have on the red rocket.
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Lake Simcoe run is cool I'll let ya know when it's happening,,
yes. i have a nice route to jackson's point and back starting in Maple all mapped out.
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I have them on the s/s project I'm working on, so yes and no. The 170 cranks are the shimano exage I have on the red rocket.
red rocket, red rocket! i love 170 cranks.

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yes. i have a nice route to jackson's point and back starting in Maple all mapped out.
coolies post it please Edit ,, Maple ? near Vaughan??

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If you have 170s... i'll take those
If you need to trade for 170's no problem. I think the dura ace are a touch better than the shimano exage sports I'm running now. All yours though if you want to trade.
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coolies post it please Edit ,, Maple ? near Vaughan??
yup, maple near vaughn. starts at keele and major mackenzie.
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