Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-05-06, 01:18 PM   #151
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
Thread Starter
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTcommuter
Alright Serendipper!! We'll be riding regardless of the temperatures, so just dress in layers and wool and join us. And anyone else who's not doing anything on Sunday mid-day.
Sorry, man...the 24 Hour Race kicked my butt. (I did some support laps) My legs feel like little logs of lit kindling. Next time for sure.

Riding around Atlanta at 4:00 a.m. in 33 degree weather will teach you how to spin for warmth.

Anybody here go to the races?
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-06, 03:54 PM   #152
GTcommuter
Easily distracted...
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Decatur, Ga
Bikes: Surley Cross Check
Posts: 1,067
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipper
Riding around Atlanta at 4:00 a.m. in 33 degree weather will teach you how to spin for warmth.

Anybody here go to the races?
I'm impressed, that race is tougher than I could handle. I was riding to pizza from the Stomp & Chomp and saw some riders go by. It was around 7:30pm outside of Little Five and they were flying.
GTcommuter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-06, 06:12 PM   #153
Map tester
I am not a car
 
Map tester's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Decatur, GA
Bikes: Giant Revel 1, Surly Ogre
Posts: 747
I went last night and this morning and did some spectating. Some serious riders (over 170 entered, 30+ teams) putting in some tight times for an urban route; the best I heard was 28 minutes for a 10 mile route--and that includes punching a lapcard at 5 checkpoints.
__________________
"Bad facts make bad laws." FZ
Map tester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-06, 07:01 PM   #154
Pedal Wench
Senior Member
 
Pedal Wench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Map tester
I went last night and this morning and did some spectating. Some serious riders (over 170 entered, 30+ teams) putting in some tight times for an urban route; the best I heard was 28 minutes for a 10 mile route--and that includes punching a lapcard at 5 checkpoints.
Dang - on any intown route, that's impressive!

Jake - a bunch of us do the Melton's ride on suspension bikes, so you don't have to worry about the roads as much, or swerving to avoid a pothole. I only did it on that bike once, and it was Halloween, so it might have been an especially slow-paced night, but I think I'll be able to keep up on a regular basis. If you stay with a group, you get that safety-in-numbers factor, and the cars will see you. It's fun, so think about it.



Look!!!!!!!!!! Seven pages, and still talking about rides!
Pedal Wench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-06, 10:31 PM   #155
Accident
Look ma...no brakes!
 
Accident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tallahassee
Bikes: Locally built track bike, Kona mtb, Giant Road Bike, Soon to be Surly LHT Tourer!
Posts: 399
Just got home. I went to ATL for the 24 hour race with 4 friends from Tallahassee...that cold shreds your lungs. All 5 of us were fixed with no brakes so we didn't stand a chance against the squids but we pulled in 30 laps. I'll be sleeping in tommorow for sure.
Accident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-06, 12:52 PM   #156
Jake the Snake
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: DAL
Bikes: '07 Pedal Force QS2 , '10 Specialized Epic 29er Comp
Posts: 48
It's my wife I need to convince about night riding, I kind of enjoy it. Are you guys riding tomorrow? If so, I might try to talk my way into the ride.
Jake the Snake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-06, 01:00 PM   #157
Pedal Wench
Senior Member
 
Pedal Wench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,046
90% chance of rain tomorrow night. Might not be riding it this week. Tell the wife to come on out next week if the weather's good. It's a nice group.
Pedal Wench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-06, 02:19 PM   #158
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 15,931
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipper
Sorry, man...the 24 Hour Race kicked my butt.

Anybody here go to the races?
NO!!! No one told me about it. Sounds like I missed a good time.
__________________


And Jesus looking upon them saith, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-06, 03:28 PM   #159
branman1986
Eternal Cat3 Rookie
 
branman1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: 2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
Posts: 1,167
yeah, probably not going to be a big turnout tomorrow night. there will be *some* crazies out there, but maybe just 4 or 5 people. It looks like the Thursday ride will be a nice ride though, reasonable temps and no rain, but it's a little faster and hillier, though you shouldn't have a problem. I'm going to do my best to rearrange my work schedule to get Thursday night off.
branman1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-06, 03:42 PM   #160
Pedal Wench
Senior Member
 
Pedal Wench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by branman1986
yeah, probably not going to be a big turnout tomorrow night. there will be *some* crazies out there, but maybe just 4 or 5 people. It looks like the Thursday ride will be a nice ride though, reasonable temps and no rain, but it's a little faster and hillier, though you shouldn't have a problem. I'm going to do my best to rearrange my work schedule to get Thursday night off.
What do you think for Thursday - winter road bike or mountain bike with slicks?
Pedal Wench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-06, 04:35 PM   #161
branman1986
Eternal Cat3 Rookie
 
branman1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: 2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
Posts: 1,167
I'd say mtn bikes are okay for tuesday, but the two hills at the end on thursdays would be much easier on a road bike
branman1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-06, 10:28 AM   #162
Pedal Wench
Senior Member
 
Pedal Wench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,046
Dang --- I assumed it was going to rain all night, so I agreed to work late. Now I see the chance of rain at 7pm is down to 30%. Oh well. See y'all next week.
Pedal Wench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-06, 11:50 AM   #163
branman1986
Eternal Cat3 Rookie
 
branman1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: 2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
Posts: 1,167
it'll probably still be nasty out though, I'll leave it for the die-hards
branman1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-06, 11:28 PM   #164
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
Thread Starter
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by branman1986
it'll probably still be nasty out though, I'll leave it for the die-hards
I had my rainsuit and new winterbike all ready to ride with y'all after voting, but I was too late.

Nobody was there. So I went to Publix and loaded up the bike with cereal and soymilk (sale on Cheerios!).

________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-06, 10:03 PM   #165
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
Thread Starter
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Hey...where did everybody go???
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-06, 06:53 AM   #166
EuroJosh
 
EuroJosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes: Rossin Track Bike,Canondale Track, RB-1, Ridley Crossbow, Felt Breed, Felt Sector 24
Posts: 663
I'm here!
EuroJosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-06, 08:27 AM   #167
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 15,931
We're all here. Just enjoying the splendid weather.
__________________


And Jesus looking upon them saith, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-06, 08:52 AM   #168
Pedal Wench
Senior Member
 
Pedal Wench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,046
I'm here. Enjoying my cheerios and soymilk too. Need to pack up a bike for shipping over the weekend. Anyone know where I can get some corrugated sheets of plastic? I want to reinforce the cardboard box.

Hey Brandon - I saw that Longhorn's has Pomegranite Margheritas!

Last edited by Pedal Wench; 11-10-06 at 09:12 AM.
Pedal Wench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-06, 12:38 PM   #169
branman1986
Eternal Cat3 Rookie
 
branman1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: 2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
Posts: 1,167
Pomegranites are taking over! They've gotta be stopped!
branman1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-06, 04:10 PM   #170
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
Thread Starter
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedal Wench
Anyone know where I can get some corrugated sheets of plastic? I want to reinforce the cardboard box.

!
The shipping dump at America'sMart or any retail mall store will hook you up.
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-06, 04:00 PM   #171
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
Thread Starter
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Crazy midnight ride/race tonight in the city of Atlanta.

Check http://www.fastermustache.org for details. It will be a cold and fast ride, so prepare accordingly.
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-06, 05:26 AM   #172
skingry
Asshat
 
skingry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 333
Hey I didn't know about this thread!
skingry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-06, 07:00 AM   #173
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 15,931
We've been here having a good time while you've been spending WAY TOO MUCH time on SS/Fixie forum.
__________________


And Jesus looking upon them saith, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-06, 02:43 PM   #174
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 15,931
Any Atl locals want some FREE DH / mtn bike gloves? LG Ergoair, size XL. Worn twice.
Similar to first picture (all black) but with velcro wrist closure like the gloves in second picture.
I bought them last spring thinking they would be good for days when the temperature was ~45F - 55F and a full finger glove would be nice. They aren't very warm. I guess they are designed for protecting the hands from bushes, branches, etc when mountain biking.

<edit> TAKEN. </edit>
__________________


And Jesus looking upon them saith, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-06, 08:33 AM   #175
GTcommuter
Easily distracted...
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Decatur, Ga
Bikes: Surley Cross Check
Posts: 1,067
I had some great rides this weekend. Rode to Palmetto then back through the Hill Country on Friday. And up to Dunwoody on Sunday to hear a talk by a birder from Panama. Great weather all around and I got to explore some really neat roads in the city. I was dreading the ride up to Dunwoody, but there's actually a really easy route with nothing bigger than a state route on it.
GTcommuter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 AM.