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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-13-09, 01:19 PM   #1
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sufferage today

99.6mi
~4300ft vertical
19.5mph avg
78GI
8 other riders, all geared
>90*F

i consumed roughly 10lbs of liquid (over a gallon) and still finished 4-5lbs lighter than i started.

brutal.
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Old 06-13-09, 01:30 PM   #2
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sounds like an awesome ride. What was your gear ratio? 4-5lbs lighter?? that's not good...
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Old 06-13-09, 01:32 PM   #3
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I thought this thread was going to be about voting rights
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Old 06-13-09, 01:33 PM   #4
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that's intense, more man than i
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you couldnt be bothered for another 0.4 miles?
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I thought this was about voting rights too.
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Sufferage indeed means "the right to vote". Glad you had a good ride though.
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Sufferage indeed means "the right to vote". Glad you had a good ride though.
That's 'suffrage'. It's a pun. Get it?
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Old 06-13-09, 03:47 PM   #9
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you couldnt be bothered for another 0.4 miles?
God help me, I thought exactly the same thing.

19.5 mph average over 100 miles is really excellent, man. I'm impressed!
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That's 'suffrage'. It's a pun. Get it?
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99.6mi
~4300ft vertical
19.5mph avg
78GI
8 other riders, all geared
>90*F

i consumed roughly 10lbs of liquid (over a gallon) and still finished 4-5lbs lighter than i started.

brutal.


I don't mind the total altitude gain, it's the steepness of the grade that hurts.
what's the steepest grades you climbed?

...and 4-5lbs lighter at the finish, I know how that feels, not nice.
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Old 06-13-09, 08:04 PM   #12
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Where was this? Sounds like a grueling but good ride. I hope you're taking care of yourself post-ride. Rest up. Take any pictures?
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One of the Descendents' weaker tracks, in my opinion.
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sounds rad
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What was your gear ratio?
46x16...actually 76GI, not 78 as stated.

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you couldnt be bothered for another 0.4 miles?
god no. when we hit the parking lot i couldn't get helmet/gloves/shoes off and flop in the grass fast enough.

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what's the steepest grades you climbed?
7-8% for less than a mile. most of the elevation gain came from endless rollers.

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Where was this?...Take any pictures?
central NC. pictures? as in carry another 1/2lb of camera? not likely.
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you're doing it wrong.
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Old 06-14-09, 04:39 PM   #17
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That is intense... I've been pleased if I can average around 16 for a 100 mile(-ish) ride. I need to find places to ride with more rollers and less mountains.
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you couldn't go another 0.5 mph faster?
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+bar spinzzz?

Sounds like an epic ride. Nice job.
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same here
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god no. when we hit the parking lot i couldn't get helmet/gloves/shoes off and flop in the grass fast enough.
way to push it!
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Old 06-15-09, 07:58 AM   #22
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way to push it!
that was the previous 5hrs.

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you couldn't go another 0.5 mph faster?
maybe if i were being chased through the raleigh ghettos by a crazy white boy trying to 'reclaim' my bike...
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I thought this thread was going to be about voting rights
As did I, and was considerably underwhelmed that it was not.
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maybe if i were being chased through the raleigh ghettos by a crazy white boy trying to 'reclaim' my bike...
I talked to that guy yesterday, he said they pulled up to the house w/ his bike sitting out front, there was someone sitting outside also. He said he wanted his bike back, the guy said he had bought it for $10, so my friend offered him $6 (all he had on him) and got his bike back. He said it was fine but showed evidence of an out of control ride/emergency bailout!
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