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  1. http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/whites-6.JPGhttp://met...

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  2. Custom White Industries/Velocity/Sapim CX-Ray aluminum clincher wheelset

    This is a custom set of purpose-built bullet-proof "climbing" clinchers (yes, you can have both!). Built by former professional cycling mechanic John Ackley who was also the head wheel builder at...
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    Bringing the MTB and doing the North Yuba Trail. ...

    Bringing the MTB and doing the North Yuba Trail. It fits the bill perfectly! Thanks!

    Sonny
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    Road rides near Downieville

    Hi All:

    The Mrs and I are heading up to Downieville tomorrow morning and we'll be heading back on Sunday.

    My MTB friends will probably kill me for asking this, but are there any good road rides...
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    I'm from the East Bay and I don't have a ****ing...

    I'm from the East Bay and I don't have a ****ing attitude problem!! ;)

    Most of the people I encounter are friendly, but there's always the occasional jerk. I used to get annoyed that people I...
  6. I've owned a set of the 7900 C24 wheels. I'm not...

    I've owned a set of the 7900 C24 wheels. I'm not hard on wheels but I had 2 spokes break. The first was a front. With only 16 spokes up front (like the Ultegras), the wheel went so far out of true...
  7. Ran the Ti rail Romin today. It's a major...

    Ran the Ti rail Romin today. It's a major difference in comfort. For the 50g weight penalty, I think I'll take the compliance!

    Sonny
  8. Specialized saddles with carbon rails -- less compliant?

    Are the carbon-railed Specialized saddles *less* compliant than their steel/titanium counterparts?

    I got a Romin with carbon rails on a bike I just built and it feels like someone filled my rear...
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    Change of pace and scenery

    With fog, early sunset, and an excess of flat land in the Brentwood area, I've been spending more time on the trails with my CX bike.

    I've fitted this bike with SRAM X9 MTB crankset for lower...
  10. As mentioned above, just hard code the ANT+ ID...

    As mentioned above, just hard code the ANT+ ID that you want to the Edge to pair up with.

    I ran 2 Garmins and 2 PMs at the same time for awhile. Edge 500 paired to a Powertap SL+ and an Edge 510...
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    I signed up for the Early Bird Road Race. I've...

    I signed up for the Early Bird Road Race. I've never done this race before and watched some 2013 footage posted on youtube. The road looked really treacherous in the shady parts of Del Puerto...
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    Haha...you guys are much more supportive than my...

    Haha...you guys are much more supportive than my wife who took a look at my shoe covers and said "It bothers me that this doesn't bother you." :lol: Function over fashion in this case! At the Soda...
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    When I'm out there on weekdays, I go up and down...

    When I'm out there on weekdays, I go up and down OLH then reach Kings via Portola/Sand Hill/Whiskey Hill. Here's a course map of that:
    Bike Ride Profile | Build 2-15: OLH spin + Kings @ 98% FTP...
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    Homemade shoe covers using old wool socks and...

    Homemade shoe covers using old wool socks and Tyvek tape. Made these for yesterday's cold ride through Napa. They worked great. :thumb:

    http://metal-matrix.com/tmp/tyvek.jpg

    Sonny
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    Did the Napa Five Fingers ride today except we...

    Did the Napa Five Fingers ride today except we chopped off Mt Veeder due to time constraints. What an amazingly beautiful ride! Really enjoyed the scenery on Atlas Peak. I thought Wild Horse...
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    qft Sonny

    qft

    Sonny
  17. I'd definitely agree with flat vs hill FTP. 90%...

    I'd definitely agree with flat vs hill FTP. 90% FTP up old La Honda doesn't feel too bad, but on flat ground it is hard as hell! Same with headwind/tailwind.

    JAK: Can you put knobby tires on your...
  18. I do my FTP tests on Old La Honda. Sonny

    I do my FTP tests on Old La Honda.

    Sonny
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    Thanks for all of the input, guys. Lots of good...

    Thanks for all of the input, guys. Lots of good options up there and I'll be pursuing many of them in the coming months!

    Given the time constraints (needed to be home by 2), we ended up doing a...
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    Epic Bay Area ride -- need one!

    I have about a 6 hr window this coming Saturday that I'd like to use for a big ride. Problem is...I'm not sure where to go. Looking for some new ideas.

    Some big rides I've done this year:
    1....
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    Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few...

    Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll make a few adjustments.

    @grtob -- I'm not sure how you got 50 efforts. It's either 10 or 12 efforts based on 2 sets of 5 or 3 sets of 4, respectively.
    ...
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    30-30s @ 200% FTP recovery

    I've been doing a 30-30 workout once a week for the last month. I feel like it has really helped my ability to respond to surges in pace.

    The workout has been one of these:

    1. 30s @ 200% FTP,...
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    I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would...

    I've purchased 2 bikes from this place and would definitely buy from them again.

    goride - Close Outs

    Sonny
  24. Great ride that did not disappoint! Sonny

    Great ride that did not disappoint!

    Sonny
  25. Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route...

    Thanks a lot for the feedback! This is the route we've got planned:

    Mt Tam #2 - Fairfax, CA

    Sonny
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