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    The Seven Hells ride covers a few of these. That...

    The Seven Hells ride covers a few of these. That 40%+ kicker on Bradford is beyond ridiculous... my legs have never wobbled so much after an effort before, but I did clean it all, with a 34/32. And...
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    I get that same constant soreness when I ride...

    I get that same constant soreness when I ride fixed gear too often without taking a few rest days. I never get it riding my road bike constantly, but I'm pretty good at staying in zone 1 or 2 for...
  3. I'm going to offer a dissenting opinion here and...

    I'm going to offer a dissenting opinion here and say you should go straight to riding fixed. If you get used to riding with the freewheel, you will be a LOT more likely to accidentally try and coast...
  4. Thread: Ride Pics

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    New favorite hobby: watching tourists crash...

    New favorite hobby: watching tourists crash paddle boats at Stow Lake while drinking mid-ride beers.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/G-1Duu1FrzF1QQUeHn9d1llWrFMIzYM4W794JvDgQw8=w1438-h809-no
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    Went on an awesome ride Saturday night... the...

    Went on an awesome ride Saturday night... the full, semi-famous "49 mile scenic drive" which visits a bunch of cool landmarks and views all around SF. Weather was so perfect and a great group of...
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    There are a couple pretty good ones in SF, but...

    There are a couple pretty good ones in SF, but the coolest one is in Oakland, Bicycle Coffee.
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    Nice. I'm 5'6" and recently broke 140, would love...

    Nice. I'm 5'6" and recently broke 140, would love to hit 130 but will be happy staying around 135.
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    Dang, nice! How tall are you?

    Dang, nice! How tall are you?
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    I wouldn't still be living here if I wasn't lucky...

    I wouldn't still be living here if I wasn't lucky enough to have scored a nice rent controlled apartment 10 years ago under the older, stricter laws. It only goes up ~1.5% per year max; some years...
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    Haha. Trying to keep up with them hurts, but it's...

    Haha. Trying to keep up with them hurts, but it's a good hurt.
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    Wolfpack Hustle is going to do theirs within the...

    Wolfpack Hustle is going to do theirs within the next few weeks I believe... much faster pace than we did it, though.
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    I work on one of the steepest blocks of...

    I work on one of the steepest blocks of California (between Kearny and Grant) and walk up it fairly often on my lunch break. It sucks at first, but it's not that bad after awhile.
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    Yup! Met Ruskin on it, he's cool. A lot of people...

    Yup! Met Ruskin on it, he's cool. A lot of people were smart and brought MTB gearing; I was not. But at least I got some trophies out of the pain, I guess......
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    Last night, over 4k feet of climbing in under 30...

    Last night, over 4k feet of climbing in under 30 miles, all within the heart of SF. Pretty crazy that's even possible in a city.
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    Pumping myself up to do the Seven Hells ride...

    Pumping myself up to do the Seven Hells ride tonight... sorry in advance, legs.
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    Today my legs are STILL sore from a brutal,...

    Today my legs are STILL sore from a brutal, headwind infested 200km ride on Friday.
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    El Cerrito is great, I've got a good friend who...

    El Cerrito is great, I've got a good friend who lives there as well.
  18. @ Carson Velodrome / Velo Sports Center, on a...

    @ Carson Velodrome / Velo Sports Center, on a borrowed rear Zipp disc. Soo nice.

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  19. Thread: Ride Pics

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    Albany Bulb. Really amazing place, very tranquil,...

    Albany Bulb. Really amazing place, very tranquil, with lots of burning man style art just lying around. Right on the edge of the bay, with some fun little trails around it all.

    I took a cool video...
  20. Thread: Ride Pics

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    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9QqehO8oYaU/VYd...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9QqehO8oYaU/VYd-en5DTQI/AAAAAAAAMl4/4FLqqREZxLY/w1067-h600-no/20150621_200811.jpg
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    As in for a singlespeed conversion? I use a Surly...

    As in for a singlespeed conversion? I use a Surly Singleator and it does the job well. A little finicky to adjust and you have to bolt it down scary tight for it not to back out when hammering, but...
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    Today I'm having super awesome random leg cramps...

    Today I'm having super awesome random leg cramps / spasms, after pushing myself way too hard on a short (~30 miles) and fun but stupid ride yesterday. Climbed twin peaks twice (once from each side)...
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    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Mpd3mlyGr5A/VWu...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Mpd3mlyGr5A/VWuAWCnuZjI/AAAAAAAAMZg/40dp7YiXhxE/w1067-h600-no/20150531_144419.jpg

    Visited Portland this weekend (my old stomping grounds) and rode my trusty old...
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    I have a Mataro, it does the job just fine and...

    I have a Mataro, it does the job just fine and was ridiculously cheap.
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    Gorgeous wheels for a gorgeous bike. Super...

    Gorgeous wheels for a gorgeous bike. Super nice... approaching ideal super-commuter status.
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