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Old 06-14-08, 05:34 PM   #101
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true, I wasn't familiar. However, I'd choice to spec a bike with a longer head tube, and fewer spacers, but it's your face.
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Old 06-14-08, 06:07 PM   #102
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true, I wasn't familiar. However, I'd choice to spec a bike with a longer head tube, and fewer spacers, but it's your face.

That's great if you're buying custom but as I'm sure you know, you can't "spec" head tubes on off the shelf frames, but what you can do is purchase the proper components, like the correct fork and dial in the fit, which I did and my face is just fine thanks and the bike fits fine and ride great.


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Old 06-14-08, 07:04 PM   #103
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why not run a stem with 17 degree (or more) rise, and eliminate some spacers?
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Less tech talk, more photos!

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Not the best shot due to the extreme backlight but the only shot we've ever had of ourselves before, during or after a ride. This is the finish line of the '08 Reach The Beach ride in Oregon. Begins in Portland and ends at the beautiful Oregon coast with a tire dip in the surf.

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Beatiful bike and look at the legs on you two! Nice picture!
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Happy tandem couples (minus the tandems)



Northern California District Time Trial Championships, Sattley, CA - June 8, 2008
First and second place winners in the 40K 110+ mixed tandem category
Hermes and Velodiva in the Webcor skinsuits on the left (second place)
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Old 06-15-08, 04:35 PM   #107
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another happy couple

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Having some trouble figuring out how to submit a pic hopefully this works. 9% for 1.25 miles winery on top, it worked out.
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another hppy couple (2) (2)

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Having some trouble figuring out how to submit a pic hopefully this works. 9% for 1.25 miles winery on top, it worked out.

Where is that, US or Europe, inquiring minds want to know... Nice shot.

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Hahn winery, Monterey county. Tired legs wanted wine!
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Northern California District Time Trial Championships, Sattley, CA - June 8, 2008
First and second place winners in the 40K 110+ mixed tandem category
Hermes and Velodiva in the Webcor skinsuits on the left (second place)
Congratulations you two. Next year we plan on giving you guys a run for your money as we will be in your category. This year has been a big bust for my training as work has forced cycling to take a bit of a back seat. Next year I plan on training harder, smarter, and being more focused. You two are my examples of what you can do at our advanced age LYMI
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sans tandem, but one of us together on a ride.


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Next year we plan on giving you guys a run for your money as we will be in your category.
Let's do the math - the 110+ tandem combined age category - sweet - that must mean that since Red Rider and I are only 39, you and Hermes must be at least 71! You guys look pretty darn good!
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Let's do the math - the 110+ tandem combined age category - sweet - that must mean that since Red Rider and I are only 39, you and Hermes must be at least 71! You guys look pretty darn good!
We are going to try that TT next year.

25+27 = 52.... I guess that's.. uh... open class??
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Let's do the math - the 110+ tandem combined age category - sweet - that must mean that since Red Rider and I are only 39, you and Hermes must be at least 71! You guys look pretty darn good!

That would make you and RR the trophy brides.

"We are going to try that TT next year.

25+27 = 52.... I guess that's.. uh... open class??"

You young whippersnappers have no respect.
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[/I]You young whippersnappers have no respect.


I have much respect. I really hope to see you guys on the northern cal. coast ride in a few weeks.
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That is awesome you guys!!

This was last Sunday. First ride on the new tandem, with cast on right hand



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Northern California District Time Trial Championships, Sattley, CA - June 8, 2008
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Old 06-18-08, 04:51 PM   #118
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^^^ Lookin smooooth!
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A recent photo by Evergreen Tandem Club photographer Barb Angell. Near-vintage Kuwahara (with previous Reynolds single-bike all-carbon fork, recently swapped out for a Wound Up tandem fork). Trudy is in back.

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And a picture from last year on a trip to - well, I'll let y'all figure it out... - L.
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Gonna try and get some of us actually on the bike this weekend! In the meantime ...
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Near the end of the Enchanted Circle loop coming into Taos, New Mexico. What a great ride.

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After a ride

This is a pic of us after finishing this year's BAK (Biking Across Kansas). The Missouri Rivr is running at near capacity in the background as you can see. Feel sorry for all you Iowa folks!

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This is my favorite of us about 10 or more years ago.

Phoebe and Jim at the 1998 NWTR Spokane Washington.

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