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So i'm doing my morning run and ....

Old 09-01-15, 09:41 AM
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So i'm doing my morning run and ....




I see this streak in front of me off the street, jumps the curb and proceeds to leave me like a bad habit.

I had seen this guy twice before last couple months try to close in on me but i kept way ahead.

Today we raced on a 5.3 mile course in the park which is a challenge doing 30 mph+ with joggers and baby strollers.

As i'm drafting on his "6" i look at his rear hub and see a single speed .... im like OMG.



This guy was like an F-4 Phantom II with J-79's in burner.

I got my hour workout in about 20 minutes.

I need the extra gears to get up hills but the Cinelli Vigorelli is an ultra light ultra fast frame for sure.

I saw the guy later at the local Strabucks and we had a good chat.

If you tap on the frame it sounds like Carbon but it's a special alloy of aircraft aluminum.

He said he was having trouble staying in front of me which me and my ego appreciated.

I have a new repect for single speed bikes ...
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Old 09-01-15, 09:42 AM
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Nothing like doing 30 mph around baby strollers to get a mom's heart rate up.
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So much BS here.

If no BS, and youre doing "30mph + with joggers and baby strollers", then you're just a reckless idiot.
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Did the moms yell at you?
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So much BS here.

If no BS, and youre doing "30mph + with joggers and baby strollers", then you're just a reckless idiot.
Especially on a bike with no brakes.
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Originally Posted by CNC2204 View Post


I see this streak in front of me off the street, jumps the curb and proceeds to leave me like a bad habit.

I had seen this guy twice before last couple months try to close in on me but i kept way ahead.

Today we raced on a 5.3 mile course in the park which is a challenge doing 30 mph+ with joggers and baby strollers.

As i'm drafting on his "6" i look at his rear hub and see a single speed .... im like OMG.

This guy was like an F-4 Phantom II with J-79's in burner.

I got my hour workout in about 20 minutes.

I need the extra gears to get up hills but the Cinelli Vigorelli is an ultra light ultra fast frame for sure.

I saw the guy later at the local Strabucks and we had a good chat.

If you tap on the frame it sounds like Carbon but it's a special alloy of aircraft aluminum.

He said he was having trouble staying in front of me which me and my ego appreciated.

I have a new repect for single speed bikes ...
You got lucky.

If you were close enough to see his cog, you could have crossed his jet wash and entered a flat spin.

Using your ejection seat around all of those babies and joggers would have been dangerous.
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Old 09-01-15, 10:05 AM
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Did that Starbucks have the bike stand for photo's? That's cool...perfect after a 30mph sprint through the park.
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Did that Starbucks have the bike stand for photo's? That's cool...perfect after a 30mph sprint through the park.
Note that the guy brought his pedals into the Starbucks to keep would-be thieves away.
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30mph plus people, don't undersell the OP.
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not much I can say to this...
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Originally Posted by 69chevy View Post
You got lucky.

If you were close enough to see his cog, you could have crossed his jet wash and entered a flat spin.

Using your ejection seat around all of those babies and joggers would have been dangerous.
https://youtu.be/z_BEJmY911s?t=10s
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not much I can say to this...
I say we drope the subject.
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Damn - you run fast.
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CNC2204, with all that speed you should consider the Gateway Cup this coming weekend. It really is a fantastic event and the courses are quite nice. Good prize money as well.

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Can I enter on my hybrid? What cat should I sign up for?
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Can I enter on my hybrid? What cat should I sign up for?


Hybrids are only allowed if you ride like this guy.
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not much I can say to this...
Speechless? Awestruck? Flabbergasted?
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Speechless? Awestruck? Flabbergasted?
well, you are getting in the right area for sure.
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Can I enter on my hybrid? What cat should I sign up for?
Switch to a road bike, you will be 14.7% faster!
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.fit file or it didn't happen.
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OP needs to stop spinning his wheels and work on his game.

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I thought this was going to be a thread about running.
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you were running at 30 mph?
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So, which one of you two national champions got the strava KOM?
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Track bikes are for people who either don't know how or are too lazy to keep a proper bike tuned and running tip-top.
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