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Old 03-05-20, 11:18 AM
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I知 ready for some endorphins!

Going to find out very soon. Probably tomorrow 3-6-20... This evening get my bike clothes washed and hydration pack disinfected and my essential bike tools inspected and put together. Now to find out how far I need to go ... been on my CULO since mid Nov. I知 ready for an overdose of endorphins!


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I have a couple motobecanes that color, I love it! I bought a mtb super cheap from bikeisland and named it Bert (short for Sherbert). But my wife liked it so much she stole it, so I bought two more (they were even cheaper by then), parted out the second (third) one for a profit, essentially got paid to accept a free spare wheelset.

So for a while my wife & I were matchy-matchy on the trails, but then I got my Krampus and my moto became my son's mtb.

Anyways, after your long convalescence, you shouldn't have to ride far to get tired! I don't know when the endorphines will kick in though
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Yes I bought some wheel-sets from bike island for cheap and use them as back ups or different tires. I do most of my own wrenching so fixing Motobecanes up is fun and mixing a matching parts.
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Better leave a trail of tortilla chip crumbs so you can find your way home if it's been that long since your last ride.
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Inspection of equipment. All seems good. Do I really need 3 sources of air? Or does that sound like a fat lady in a Texas beauty shop


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Inspection of equipment. All seems good. Do I really need 3 sources of air? Or does that sound like a fat lady in a Texas beauty shop


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First ride back first 30 minutes I was a rust bucket. Afterwards not too bad.

1:37:38. 18.98 miles call it 19. Avg Speed 11.6 mph
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I have a couple motobecanes that color, I love it! I bought a mtb super cheap from bikeisland and named it Bert (short for Sherbert). But my wife liked it so much she stole it, so I bought two more (they were even cheaper by then), parted out the second (third) one for a profit, essentially got paid to accept a free spare wheelset.

So for a while my wife & I were matchy-matchy on the trails, but then I got my Krampus and my moto became my son's mtb.

Anyways, after your long convalescence, you shouldn't have to ride far to get tired! I don't know when the endorphines will kick in though
Is the Krampus a 29 plus bike? Here is my Fat Boris getting a tune up.


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Here are my Motobecane 29er and my Gravity single speed that I tricked out with some after market parts. Getting back into all styles of cycling.



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Have you ever given a thought to doing a ride comparison review of your rides? It could even be a You tube Cav Central type of thing.
That Gravity looks good --but-- Single speed - That sounds like a stretch for this old dude. lol
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Have you ever given a thought to doing a ride comparison review of your rides? It could even be a You tube Cav Central type of thing.
That Gravity looks good --but-- Single speed - That sounds like a stretch for this old dude. lol
After a few rides I could give some comparisons. The single speed is gear just ride for most riding even small pitched hills. At speed the SS will be wanting a higher gear but coasting isn稚 so bad. Fat bike is geared low as an old pulling farm truck is climbs surprisingly very well. The 29er is typical MTB is geared for everything. I put a shorter stem and wider handlebars to get better handling on technical trails with sharp turns.
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What is the Rem Oil for ?
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What is the Rem Oil for ?
Gun oil good for bikes. Cheaper than bike specific oil. Cables, derailleur springs and pivot points stuff like that.
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How often do you run into other cyclists?
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How often do you run into other cyclists?
Never... In 10 years maybe 2 or 3. I have the back gravel/paved roads to myself. If I go MTB at state park then there will be other cyclists or when I go to Missouri to ride the Katy.
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Gun oil good for bikes. Cheaper than bike specific oil. Cables, derailleur springs and pivot points stuff like that.
gotcha 👍

i thought the other small blue bottle was also oil 👍
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30 miles today in 2:41:00 ... I know I’m going in the right direction and making progress when I have to apply this


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Never... In 10 years maybe 2 or 3. I have the back gravel/paved roads to myself. If I go MTB at state park then there will be other cyclists or when I go to Missouri to ride the Katy.
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We have one of those automated bike counter things on the Fremont Bridge. 4k on a sunny week day in July.
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We have one of those automated bike counter things on the Fremont Bridge. 4k on a sunny week day in July.
Everyone here is getting personal spy devices those Fed Ex and UPS predators like ok I will get the mail when you are out of town. You can send an e mail when I was there and when I picked up the mail. ​​​​​​​
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Is the Krampus a 29 plus bike? Here is my Fat Boris getting a tune up.
Yup 29x3. When I got it the stock knards were pretty worn. I had a pretty bad crash sliding out on some loose stuff, tore up my back. I replaced them with some nearly-new Chupacabras off ebay, they're great!
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My neighbor has all the spy cameras everywhere so they can watch there place with a smart phone. You might get caught picking you’re nose as the camera has you in view. Like you saw those Fed Ex and UPS drivers are very mean
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