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    Yeah, climbed Soquel Road over the pass, which...

    Yeah, climbed Soquel Road over the pass, which runs parallel to 17. Then down Old Santa Cruz Highway (funnest descent ever) to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. The first mile or two of the trail is unpaved...
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    Today I feel like I can barely walk. Went on my...

    Today I feel like I can barely walk. Went on my longest ride yet on Saturday, 125 miles -- SF -> SC -> SJ. 7.5 hours moving time, 2.5 hours drinking/eating time, 3 hours waiting for my friends to...
  3. Thread: Ride Pics

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    So bummed I missed the LeMond ride too. Was stuck...

    So bummed I missed the LeMond ride too. Was stuck at work until 6 :(
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    Haha, usually a bulletproof plan buuuuut I'm just...

    Haha, usually a bulletproof plan buuuuut I'm just gonna be honest about it and hope for the best. Only tricky part is that I need to get a semi-important meeting rescheduled first.
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    ^ I rode my SS hardtail MTB to work today on the...

    ^ I rode my SS hardtail MTB to work today on the off chance I can get off early to join that ride. But it's not looking like I'll be able to either :(
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    Oh yeah, I most definitely don't leg brake when...

    Oh yeah, I most definitely don't leg brake when actually riding on the track. Learned just to float, or go up track to scrub speed, early on. But it doesn't stop me from still having fun doing it on...
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    It's certainly not practical, but I really enjoy...

    It's certainly not practical, but I really enjoy only using my legs. Not to say that I'd ever recommend running brakeless on public roads, I'm glad to have my front brake on my city fixed gear bike...
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    I had a few occasions when putting significant...

    I had a few occasions when putting significant backpedaling pressure on them to slow down, my foot came unintentionally unclipped. I think it was actually on the upstroke when pulling more than...
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    Nice, commuting on track bikes can be fun...

    Nice, commuting on track bikes can be fun sometimes. Although I personally would never use normal SPDs fixed, after having a couple harrowing unintentional unclipping incidents with them when...
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    Whoa, that sounds fun. I might try to take off...

    Whoa, that sounds fun. I might try to take off work early to come along on my SS MTB. What's funny, I have an Instragram account and might even be following mashsf too, but never remember to actually...
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    That's my favorite saddle too! The new ones...

    That's my favorite saddle too! The new ones definitely are different. My favorite is a really tattered old suede feeling one.
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    Added a new front dynamo wheel (built by LIT in...

    Added a new front dynamo wheel (built by LIT in Portland with an SP PD-8 hub, and DT Swiss rim and spokes) and Vega headlight to my fixed gear commuter. This weekend's project is to install a new 47T...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FK9njyGjohE/VTQ...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FK9njyGjohE/VTQyGmJpzdI/AAAAAAAAMAI/PGE7IVAU440/w1111-h625-no/20150419_155418.jpg
    Devil's Slide Trail, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  14. Thread: Ride Pics

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    Yesterday was extremely windy and overcast, but I...

    Yesterday was extremely windy and overcast, but I went for a ride anyway of course. Had the entire Devil's Slide path all to myself... practically unheard of on a weekend, normally teeming with...
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    I just built up an SS MTB too, 26" on 2.0" tires...

    I just built up an SS MTB too, 26" on 2.0" tires and running 33/19. Feels pretty good to me so far (lots of steep climbs that I haven't had to walk, barely). What're you running now?
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    When standing out of the saddle most people tend...

    When standing out of the saddle most people tend to lean forward to keep their weight centered, so the typical forward mounting of bar ends feels very natural. Same thing with grabbing the horns of...
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    :lol:

    :lol:
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    That's a lot of racing for one day, sounds like a...

    That's a lot of racing for one day, sounds like a blast!
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    Right, I realize it's newer and nicer than the...

    Right, I realize it's newer and nicer than the actual one from 84, I definitely just meant that it's an olympic/world-class facility. I was blown away by how nice it is.
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    Thanks! Yeah, I definitely need to start digging...

    Thanks! Yeah, I definitely need to start digging a deeper hole inside my pain cave if I want to keep attempting the 1k, that's for sure... and start doing some off the bike leg strength training for...
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    Just started getting into track racing this year,...

    Just started getting into track racing this year, and had my first event this weekend at the Carson velodrome with LAVRA. I attempted the 1k and the 4k. Went out way too hard in the 1k and couldn't...
  22. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    Hey Scrod, first off thanks a ton for the quick...

    Hey Scrod, first off thanks a ton for the quick and awesome service on my last order, those sparkly clear grips look sick!

    To my question: I just picked up a Mavic Ellipse wheelset for a song, and...
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    How about some sparkly silver metallic bar tape?

    How about some sparkly silver metallic bar tape?
  24. Thread: saddle swap

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    Sticky: Have: White w/ red center stripe Fizik Arione CX...

    Have: White w/ red center stripe Fizik Arione CX w/ K:ium rails. Ridden only a couple times, like new. Only picture I have handy of it (it's already off the bike, which I just sold with the stock...
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    Wow, that's a huge upgrade! Congrats!

    Wow, that's a huge upgrade! Congrats!
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