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Merry Christmas - Wish Me Luck

Old 12-23-18, 10:50 PM
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Merry Christmas - Wish Me Luck

Merry Christmas to all and happy holidays. Hope you have a great time.

I'm celebrating Christmas in grand style with my new build. I'm climbing Mt Hamilton and then Quimby Road on my new Raleigh RXC Pro. Hey if you have a 16 pound bike, you have to see how it climbs!

Then this will be me descending

I hope to hit 50+ mph just to see what it feels like.
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Old 12-24-18, 08:28 AM
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Awesome!
Can you tell us about the bike? Any pics?
Rim versus disc?

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-18, 08:52 AM
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Very cool, ride safely and enjoy!
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It appears by your shadow on the video that it is a riser bar bike. 50mph with riser bars is pretty intense!

Be safe!
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I wouldn’t try that without a drogue.
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Old 12-24-18, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Clipped_in View Post
It appears by your shadow on the video that it is a riser bar bike. 50mph with riser bars is pretty intense!

Be safe!
Just to be sure, that isn't me. But it will be me on Christmas day!
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Old 12-24-18, 09:53 AM
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Not going to hit 50 with lightweight flatbar road bike.
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Old 12-24-18, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
Awesome!
Can you tell us about the bike? Any pics?
Rim versus disc?

Merry Christmas!
I'm using this bike King of the Cheap But Picky Bastards - $700 < 16 pound bike

V-brakes with Kool stops!
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Old 12-24-18, 10:37 AM
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still no pics of the bike
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Old 12-24-18, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I wouldn’t try that without a drogue.
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Looks like a massvie amount of rocks in the road in video at 1:03-1:07.
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Old 12-25-18, 07:42 AM
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I reached 48 mph on a bike once. That was enough.
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I reached 48 mph on a bike once. That was enough.
I once hit 52 drafting a tandem. Not something I ever want to do again.
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I once hit 52 drafting a tandem. Not something I ever want to do again.
Yup...double farts are the worst!
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A 16 pound MUP touring bike! Cool.
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Heading up there now starting to climb

Pics posted in main thread of bike build

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Awesome!
Can you tell us about the bike? Any pics?
Rim versus disc?

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-18, 01:30 PM
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Not even quarter way up

Climbing is hard exclamation
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Old 12-25-18, 03:47 PM
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And this why we climb

See you at the bottom or in hell!
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Old 12-26-18, 02:26 AM
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Hope you had warm clothes on, it was pretty cold at the top of Mt Ham today, making descents not very pleasant...

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Old 12-26-18, 09:26 AM
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Been up/down Quimby a few times on a motorcycle. Don't think I'd want to descend that one without disc brakes. Very steep with some switchbacks and not great pavement. Good for the thrillseekers.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post

I once hit 52 drafting a tandem. Not something I ever want to do again.
I had to draft a semi in a blizzard leaving my grandma's Christmas Eve in my car the night my girlfriend died, Then I did it on the way back after she called and told me my girlfriend had died five minutes after I left.

Been in a ditch twice, and a field. All in a car. I got my rear wheel tacoed once by a driver looking and just pulling out and I've had a kid look at me, stop and dart out as I pulled onto the road.

I've laid the bike down on a hill and had road rash when the pedal sheared off (near the hospital thank god) and I had the bottom bracket break loose, hit the ground that stretch the frame out to ruination at speed (I was able to stop standing)...

Something I ate years ago or a microbe is probably going to get me. Stop worrying about death and make sure that your children have some financial and familial assistance when you do go because it was guaranteed when the first homeowners violated the gardening bylaws of their HOA and were kicked out.
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