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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 08-12-17, 08:16 PM   #4926
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One of our Cat 3 gals decided to enter the Women's P123 National Hill Climb Championships up Pikes Peak today. She finished fourth, which does hit the podium in the Nats. Pretty amazing.
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One of our Cat 3 gals decided to enter the Women's P123 National Hill Climb Championships up Pikes Peak today. She finished fourth, which does hit the podium in the Nats. Pretty amazing.
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I dropped all but 2 riders when the group ride actually went over a small rise in the road today. That's probably as close as I'll ever get
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Hmmm. Looks like Campy hubs have a collar with a pinch bolt on 'em nowadays. Wonder what's up with that.

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Hmmm. Looks like Campy hubs have a collar with a pinch bolt on 'em nowadays. Wonder what's up with that.

Like a WI I would guess? Seems to work well for them.
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Well, probably the most time-consuming is this basketball tournament for HS kids aimed to improve their academic achievement and get into college. That entails an 85 mile drive to the city four days a week, shooting 2 games, 85 miles back home, then half the next day processing photos. Then repeat. It's a labor of love.
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Hmmm. Looks like Campy hubs have a collar with a pinch bolt on 'em nowadays. Wonder what's up with that.

Is that enough space to put a disc on, if you so choose? I don't even know how the disc fastens on to the hub.
Can someone enlighten me?
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One of the green organizations made them pave it all the way to the top.
Which is a harder climb? Pikes Peak or Mount Evans?
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Is that enough space to put a disc on, if you so choose? I don't even know how the disc fastens on to the hub.
Can someone enlighten me?
No disc mount on that one.

In MTB there's 6-bolt and Centerlock (which is a splined mount). Haven't really paid much attention to road discs, but I'd imagine they'd go with the same standards, or maybe just one of 'em.
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Did 30.66 miles today in 75 degree dew point at noon. Thankfully, I was only going 75%. Did not need a vest or arm warmers.

To recap the past 24 hours: vinyl is good, serviceable bottom brackets are bad compared to a cartridge BB, tubeless is now bad, tubulars are now good, visors are bad but a cycling cap under a helmet, albeit hot as hell, is good. This thread is about food or photography, seeds ain't hip to avant garde John Lennon or Styx and Billy D is busy in August. Oh yeah vests are the best thing ever.

What did I miss, please advise. Thanks.

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Naps. You omitted naps. Muy importante.

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True or false: Inner city basketball players are tougher than other basketball players
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Which is a harder climb? Pikes Peak or Mount Evans?
Pikes Peak. It's much steeper as it approaches 14,000 feet. Plus, the race starts at 7:00 am, because the road has to be open to cars by 9:00, I believe. Not to mention the weather thing that goes on above treeline. It's really a different world up there, and weather moves in pretty early.
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I'm eating key lime pie. Just thought you'd like to know.
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Does BikesDirect sell these?
I wish. BD Pfar would be sweet.
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Does BikesDirect sell these?
I'm holding out until they release disc brake and tubeless compatible models.
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I just polished off the chips and salsa and the pistachios. I need to go raid the kitchen again to fuel up for 3 more innings of Mariners action.

Ooh, there is more peach cobbler dump cake in there. #notquitepie
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203mm rotors would be almost as big as the rear wheel.
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Guy wearing red is the only one authentically attired, but he should be riding sans helmet. #OldSchool
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