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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 05-17-13, 06:12 PM   #251
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You could introduce the dna into yourself via blood stream. You may become a faster sprinter, but you still will suck at climbing.

Today I put in yet another 40 miles, which put me close to being back at last year's pace.
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Old 05-17-13, 06:57 PM   #252
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Oh, today I got a flat on Metcalf road, which is the final climb where the ToC finished.

Gettin' real sick of GP4ks.
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Old 05-17-13, 06:58 PM   #253
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Oh, today I got a flat on Metcalf road, which is the final climb where the ToC finished.

Gettin' real sick of GP4ks.
Graduate to GP4S's.
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Old 05-17-13, 07:02 PM   #254
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Graduate to GP4S's.
Going tubeless, I do believe.
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Old 05-17-13, 07:53 PM   #255
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Today I; http://app.strava.com/activities/54773279 on 75 GI, FML. My legs hate me right now. time for a hot Epsom salt bath.
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Old 05-17-13, 08:27 PM   #256
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Today I finished building my Leader 725 and took it for a short 5 mile test ride, still dialing in the fit (will probably raise the bars a hair) but it was sooo nice. I was worried that since it's an aluminum track frame it would be a harsher ride than my clockwork, that wasn't the case. In fact the ride was as smooth as my dual suspension mtb. I had no issues with the clipless pedals either. The only thing that ruined the experience was a loud ass creak coming from the saddle rail clamp on my seatpost (apparently that's a common issue with the Fizik Cyrano seatpost).
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I bet nobody knew this whole time that I was a girl, huh?





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Old 05-17-13, 08:59 PM   #260
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when you said that my letting my wife choose my stickers was "cute" it made me wonder.
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Old 05-18-13, 12:54 AM   #261
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Today I watched the finale of The Office because a scene was filmed at my neighborhood bar.
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Old 05-18-13, 01:28 AM   #262
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So I have been tinkering around with again with PSP's recently (after finding 2 at a garage sale and rediscovering my own) and taking full advantage of Chinese part PSP suppliers on ebay.
Today my sqrl came home with these today for me:





I thought she was trolling me with some old PSP game cases and photoshoped cover sleeves but low and behold the UMD's were inside.
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Old 05-18-13, 08:29 AM   #263
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Ha, that's awesome!
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today i rode home in the rain and decided i should do it more often

next day i have to do a ride on a day off and its raining im going anyway
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Old 05-18-13, 12:29 PM   #265
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today i took off the fenders and swapped saddles:

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Is that a nalgene size bottle?
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Old 05-18-13, 12:55 PM   #267
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Is that a nalgene size bottle?
pretty much. TACX Tool Tube.
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Old 05-18-13, 12:56 PM   #268
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pretty much. TACX Tool Tube.
Is that a regular cage? Ive been wanting to use my metal nalgene with tools for bike camping, cant find a cage that fits one
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Today I found the ultimate sqrl wheels.

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Old 05-18-13, 01:24 PM   #270
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Today I cat6d my commute, 9 miles each way spinning 44 /17 taking a half hour each way
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Is that a regular cage? Ive been wanting to use my metal nalgene with tools for bike camping, cant find a cage that fits one
Planet Bike button cage. cheapy via Amazon.
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I rode 30+ miles with an avg speed of 19.3 mph yesterday. I really wanted to break 20, but oh well. Lot's of headwind too. Feel really solid about that ride.
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11 mile climb on a local trail with the mountain bikes; my tech riding abilities are greatly lacking.

Planning on getting a ride in town with the FG tomorrow if all things work out
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Old 05-18-13, 04:46 PM   #274
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Today was first day as a bike mechanic. I woke up late, and got three tickets on the way to work. Still had a great day
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Did the Echelon Gran Fondo in Sonoma today, in just under 5 hours (total time, ~4:30 riding). 75 miles and 6k feet of climbing.

http://app.strava.com/activities/54950255

Felt good at first... averaged 21.5 mph for the first hour or so in the lead pack, but got cramps trying to keep up on the long slog of a climb. I forgot how much cramps suck, first time in awhile getting them bad, used to more often. I'm getting better at keeping cramps from totally derailing me, but they definitely slowed me down still. Time for a nap.

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