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Serendipper 11-05-06 01:18 PM

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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?

GTcommuter 11-05-06 03:54 PM

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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.

Map tester 11-05-06 06:12 PM

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.

Pedal Wench 11-05-06 07:01 PM

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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!

Accident 11-05-06 10:31 PM

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.

Jake the Snake 11-06-06 12:52 PM

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.

Pedal Wench 11-06-06 01:00 PM

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.

RonH 11-06-06 02:19 PM

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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. :(

branman1986 11-06-06 03:28 PM

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.

Pedal Wench 11-06-06 03:42 PM

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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?

branman1986 11-06-06 04:35 PM

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

Pedal Wench 11-07-06 10:28 AM

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.

branman1986 11-07-06 11:50 AM

it'll probably still be nasty out though, I'll leave it for the die-hards

Serendipper 11-07-06 11:28 PM

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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!).:)

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Serendipper 11-09-06 10:03 PM

Hey...where did everybody go???:(

EuroJosh 11-10-06 06:53 AM

I'm here!

RonH 11-10-06 08:27 AM

We're all here. Just enjoying the splendid weather. :beer:

Pedal Wench 11-10-06 08:52 AM

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!

branman1986 11-10-06 12:38 PM

Pomegranites are taking over! They've gotta be stopped!

Serendipper 11-10-06 04:10 PM

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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 11-11-06 04:00 PM

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.

skingry 11-12-06 05:26 AM

Hey I didn't know about this thread!

RonH 11-12-06 07:00 AM

We've been here having a good time while you've been spending WAY TOO MUCH time on SS/Fixie forum. ;)

RonH 11-12-06 02:43 PM

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>

GTcommuter 11-13-06 08:33 AM

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.


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