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Old 02-17-15, 03:30 PM
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That must be one hell of a donut...
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That must be one hell of a donut...
It was honestly one of the best ones I have had in my life I also had 3 more (shhhhh dont tell weightwatchers)
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Old 02-19-15, 11:41 AM
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Good effort on the donuts, far better than gels.

As luck would have it, got a bit of carb loading done at the weekend, in London - drinking flat beer - though saw lots of bikes at the bike show, so no biking but plenty of flat southern beer and rugby to watch.

Note:The picture below is not Blacksheep



It is southern beer, flat as a f@rt.

Eventually got back 'up North' and whilst tinkering with the Sirrus noticed this:



First time I've used a Shimano chain for 15 years, it only lasted 4 months so SRAM is the replacement as have had no problems with them in the past.

So - no biking, but would probably have had a chain failure, plenty of carb loading in London, bike show and the Sirrus now has a SRAM chain. Happy days.
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Old 02-21-15, 10:24 AM
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Made the most of the weather today as snow forecast tomorrow. Still fresh but some warmth in the sun.

Nice house



Ducks






Thirsty work!



Only 8 miles to get home.



Time to get comfortable and watch Tour De Andalucía on TV, Contador was epic yesterday.
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Old 02-21-15, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Ajh800
Made the most of the weather today as snow forecast tomorrow. Still fresh but some warmth in the sun.
I enjoy the views and quietness of English country side. That's what I'm looking for for my rides. Me and the nature...
Nice ride bud!
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Old 02-21-15, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by lopek77
I enjoy the views and quietness of English country side. That's what I'm looking for for my rides. Me and the nature...
Nice ride bud!
You're welcome mate, the further away from the hustle & bustle the better
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I did a 77.1 mile ride from san jose to fremont and back, nice ride.
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Originally Posted by Ajh800
Thirsty work!


It'll take a lot of riding to work that off Love seeing your part of the world too!!
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
It'll take a lot of riding to work that off Love seeing your part of the world too!!
JBC, think I'm still trying to ditch the pints from the London visit!
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I'm new to the forum and got back into riding last year. I picked up a '13 Trek 7.1FX and it fits my needs just fine at the moment. We shall see if that changes down the road.

Yesterday's ride was just over 26 miles. Near the end I stopped to have a talk with this fine looking animal. He didn't say much but I can tell he enjoyed the visit.

Being from Texas I felt it was a little obligatory to include something appropriate.


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Originally Posted by starman99
I'm new to the forum and got back into riding last year. I picked up a '13 Trek 7.1FX and it fits my needs just fine at the moment. We shall see if that changes down the road.

Yesterday's ride was just over 26 miles. Near the end I stopped to have a talk with this fine looking animal. He didn't say much but I can tell he enjoyed the visit.

Being from Texas I felt it was a little obligatory to include something appropriate.


Hello Starman, more pics mate. JBC invited me and asked me to include more photos to my explorations, which I gladly do. Never been to Texas, though Yuma, San Diego, Breckenridge, Fruita, Moab, Florida - yes enjoyed every second.

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I was looking through the sticky picture thread on these Hybrid bikes.

I saw road bikes without drop bars and slightly wider tires with some tread better suited to managing city streets.
There were a few I saw In there with somewhat fatter tires and light duty front suspension that looked like they could handle the occasional gravel road or through the grassy fields..

The latest category I saw was called, 'Gravel bikes' are these considered Hybrid ?
Cyclocrosss bikes are a specific racing category I assume ?,, They look like road bikes in the mud,,funny

So Is a Hybrid bike any bike that's not a full on roadie race rig or on the other end a true mountain bike ???
I guess that is my question,,what's the parameters that make a bike a Hybrid ??

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Old 02-22-15, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by starman99
I'm new to the forum and got back into riding last year. I picked up a '13 Trek 7.1FX and it fits my needs just fine at the moment. We shall see if that changes down the road.

Yesterday's ride was just over 26 miles. Near the end I stopped to have a talk with this fine looking animal. He didn't say much but I can tell he enjoyed the visit.

Being from Texas I felt it was a little obligatory to include something appropriate.


Hey neighbor! I'm in Lewisville. You might recognize a lot of the pics from my rides on this thread.

Cheers!
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Today I tested my new FME bar, and as well had one of the funniest rides I've lately had. Most of it, I'd done before, but I discovered a couple new roads that I'd never taken and that I seriously plan on riding them often, from now on. The usual combination of dirt, tarmac, gravel and a bit of hike-a-bike too! I didn't remember that in a stretch, the road turned to trail and the trail to stairs!





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Old 03-02-15, 05:53 PM
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To work today, man I need to get back in shape for springtime


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Originally Posted by Ghostknife
To work today, man I need to get back in shape for springtime

That is sexy!
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I took mine to the office for some rollers action. I wish it was a real ride lol Can't wait for spring.
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I wish I could get the nerve not to break my face on those rollers lol. Thanks btw, not too many people like the Interval Carbon. Picked it up a lot cheaper than what they are selling for now. Plus I like that it's different.
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Completed a 104 miles event on Sunday using my Specialized Sirrus Pro Carbon Disc, not too bad at all, no pain on my hands, arms, shoulders, or butt, just tired legs.

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I did 65 miles on Saturday then 70 miles on sunday and 36 miles on monday.
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Originally Posted by sqgator
Completed a 104 miles event on Sunday using my Specialized Sirrus Carbon Expert, not too bad at all, no pain on my hands, arms, shoulders, or butt, just tired legs.
NO! That is simply Unpossible, sqgator. "Everyone knows" that flat bars are good only for rides of under 10 miles; exceed that distance, and you will suffer serious personal injury or even [worse].
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NO! That is simply Unpossible, sqgator. "Everyone knows" that flat bars are good only for rides of under 10 miles; exceed that distance, and you will suffer serious personal injury or even [worse].
lol. Three months ago I actually did a 80 miles event with a flat-bar Bike Friday Pocket Llama, that's tougher because BF only has 20" rims, but that darn thing can fly especially going down hill.
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Hah ... it was you I must have seen on the cover of the Nationwide Questioner the other day:

"Cycling Shocker: Man Survives Two Rides Over 10 Miles on Flat Bars Without Arms Falling Off!"
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Guess both the BF and Specialized Sirrus must have been correct geometry for me. BF was custom made while Sirrus was off the rack. I had to change the handle bar on the Sirrus, raising it by 18mm by replacing the original with FSA SLK carbon. If there is still a minor fault on the set-up, that would be the bar ends that come with the Sirrus. The grips are soft and comfortable but bar ends are awkward and offer very little in changing positions. And of course both bikes have Brooks B17 Select saddles for maximum comfort.

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I thought I would ride around Tallahassee while getting my car serviced. I ridden most of the Mtn Bike trails around here but this is the 1st time around the Capital City.





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