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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 08-07-09, 09:50 PM
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Posted By blankgen
Sacramento Cyclocross

Hi, I'm moving to Sacramento next month and found out about the cross series so I think that I will be buying a cross bike and racing for the first time. My questions:

What kind of fitness level...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,919
Posted By blankgen
What is the fit like?

What is the fit like?
Forum: Road Cycling 06-28-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,212
Posted By blankgen
This^ And Sonic ends up with 100% of my fast...

This^
And Sonic ends up with 100% of my fast food business due to their walk up order stations outside.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-08-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,621
Posted By blankgen
I live in the middle of a valley so whenever I...

I live in the middle of a valley so whenever I want to do any climbing I have to ride 40 miles to the hills anyway. By the time I get some decent climbing in and get home I've usually hit 100. I have...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-03-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,328
Posted By blankgen
Maybe my skinny jeans are especially tight or...

Maybe my skinny jeans are especially tight or something but they are by far the worst thing that I have ever worn on the bike.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-03-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,328
Posted By blankgen
I tuck it up and to the left. Tucking it down...

I tuck it up and to the left. Tucking it down would be a recipe for disaster imo
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By blankgen
lol I remember that ...

lol I remember that
http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/01/cruelty-of-fate-victimized-velos.html
I wonder how much they dropped for the bike...

hmm looks like the stem and saddle height are...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-12-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,366,976
Posted By blankgen
man the past two pages are gold nvm more like 4...

man the past two pages are gold
nvm more like 4 pages
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-09-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 57,191
Posted By blankgen
I'd dig unwrapped bars if: 1. I never rode hard...

I'd dig unwrapped bars if:
1. I never rode hard enough to sweat
2. I never rode in the rain
3. I never rode for more than 5 minutes at a time
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-07-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,727
Posted By blankgen
Sweet, time to brush up on my Italian though...

Sweet, time to brush up on my Italian though...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-07-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By blankgen
I have rollers but if I had to go back and chose...

I have rollers but if I had to go back and chose again I'd probably go with a trainer or save up enough for rollers with adjustable resistance. As is, my rollers are really only good for 2x20...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-05-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,366,976
Posted By blankgen
lol. Imagine what it would feel like to rear-end...

lol. Imagine what it would feel like to rear-end a car or something while attempting to skid to a stop, then having to explain to the owner of said car why you have a brake but were unable to use it.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,166
Posted By blankgen
I do it on this road: ...

I do it on this road:
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3086/lane.jpg
It is stupid but it is a calculated risk.
The speed limit is 35 and the massive bike lane means that I can just move to the side...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-04-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By blankgen
I broke mine playing soccer as well, hurt like a...

I broke mine playing soccer as well, hurt like a mother when I tried to raise my arm but other than that it was just kinda numb at first. Good call on seeing the doctor.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-03-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By blankgen
Delta Century? I got in about 50 miles today and...

Delta Century? I got in about 50 miles today and the rain was no big deal, even enjoyable at times due to the lack of wind. I was worried because I wasn't able to find my knee warmers but I ended up...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-29-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,126
Posted By blankgen
Go join some group rides (with road cyclists)....

Go join some group rides (with road cyclists). Start with the slow ones then move up from there. I noticed more improvement in a month or two of group rides than I did in a few thousand miles of solo...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-29-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,789
Posted By blankgen
What kind of bars are you using?

What kind of bars are you using?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-24-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,534
Posted By blankgen
I'd bring a few gels or energy bars even if you...

I'd bring a few gels or energy bars even if you have food stops, it's good to have something just in case. Try to eat and drink according to some kind of schedule because if you wait until you are...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 04-22-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By blankgen
Same exact thing and everything looked normal...

Same exact thing and everything looked normal before I did a firefox update.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,462
Posted By blankgen
I am very indecisive ...

I am very indecisive
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3715/bike037.jpg
I lost my shortest socks, then I lost my mid length socks so I ended up using my longer socks for a bit. The tricolor is...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-13-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,255
Posted By blankgen
Speaking as a hipster and a road cyclist, it is a...

Speaking as a hipster and a road cyclist, it is a non-issue for me.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-12-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By blankgen
Saw something in the road forum where a squirrel...

Saw something in the road forum where a squirrel ran, no tried to run, through the front wheel and was killed by the spokes. Blood spatter on the bike and everything.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-12-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,398
Posted By blankgen
:lol: By the time I dropped the gel the only...

:lol: By the time I dropped the gel the only thing that I could do was laugh and hope that the bike gods were finished with me. Overall it was a great ride and I've been meaning to replace that tire...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-11-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,398
Posted By blankgen
100 miles to the hills and back today. The ride...

100 miles to the hills and back today. The ride was perfect until miles 85-90 when the following happened:
First: Stung by a bee
Second: Dropped my chain
Third: My sweaty hands dropped my last...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-09-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,979
Posted By blankgen
Someone didn't take intro to logic...

Someone didn't take intro to logic...
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