Riding around LA before the Marathon Crash race: My buddy (in the MASH kit) got top 10 overall, he's a beast.
Another geared bike pic, but as you can see here this was not a singlespeed ride: http://app.strava.com/activities/44712050
This section would be perfect for the SS, but it is in between two big climbs. I'm the one in front with the GoPro on my helmet.
I don't have any pics of me on the climbs, unfortunately. I do have this, though (caution heavy breathing!):
I love Morgan Territory road. It makes me hate living.
Local Alleycat that I got wrecked in after taking a bad route to the second check point and not knowing where the third was. Next time I'll just stick with the group
Primal wear makes some really odd jerseys.
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
I have two primal jersey's, they were $30 each. Not the best but easy on the wallet nonetheless.
One was from the Performance clearance rack, the other was in the nashbar clearance section. haha.
They may have helped, or my usual hard climbing rides are working their magic. This is the highest average speed I've recorded so far. It's still slower than the hammerheads in my area, but I'm not going to complain since I still have the extra weight to get rid of: http://app.strava.com/activities/48219133
Here's the last singlespeed video I made. These aren't really steep climbs, so they're perfect for a SS (caution heavy breathing!).
Damn! You're an inspiration to ride more.
Holy crap! That max HR. O_O. Way to go.They may have helped, or my usual hard climbing rides are working their magic. This is the highest average speed I've recorded so far. It's still slower than the hammerheads in my area, but I'm not going to complain since I still have the extra weight to get rid of: http://app.strava.com/activities/48219133
The other more expensive pair is even better because it doesn't have that rubbery part. My riding partner suggested chamois cream, and I'm sure that's been helping me a lot also.
I also got a 2012 Giro Atmos helmet on clearance at biketiresdirect.com for $99.99. The normal price is $180. It is lighter and has better ventilation than my old Bell Lumen. It looks better too.
http://app.strava.com/activities/48219133#844469100 My 42x16 is a little too high for that one, so I really struggle to climb it. My vintage Peugeot mixte frame conversion with the 42x17 and wider moustache bars does better. In fact I got a PR on that climb when I rode the Peugeot, even though the last time I climbed that hill I was on my geared road bike.
The Langster is still a faster bike on most hills though, and definitely on flat ground.
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Guadalupe in San Jose with my GF today.
gfs longest ride before today was 40. did 89 today in preparation for the MS150 next week (our entire team is track bikes only)
I'm the ugly one
wolfpack hustle marathon crash race starting line
gold sprints in a panda suit (I won my heat~)
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EDIT - I just read my response to hairnet last night and I can see how the wording can be confusing. My bad. I hope this post is more clear, though.
Last edited by Training.Wheels; 04-14-13 at 02:29 PM.
I'm guessing she does what I do sometimes, lift slightly off your saddle and lock the knee/straighten the leg. Stretch the leg a bit and give your arse a break for a couple of seconds.