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08-14-22, 09:03 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Nice few hours on the fixed gear tonight ...

Nice few hours on the fixed gear tonight


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Nice sunset tonight ...

Nice sunset tonight


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Couldnít come up with a reason not to. I had my...

Couldnít come up with a reason not to. I had my bike at the shop anyways and theyíre not all that expensive:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

And while we're doing tunnel pictures... ...

And while we're doing tunnel pictures...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Today I worked on a sadly neglected Cannondale...

Today I worked on a sadly neglected Cannondale F1000 which would be a great candidate for exactly this kind of build. Did you find a "magic ratio" or use an eccentric hub/BB?

I rode a singlespeed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Climbed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway today. What...

Climbed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway today. What a wonderful place to ride!

Highest I've ever been on a bicycle, Strava says I hit about 5600' MSL. Overall 61 miles and 5200', with 3300' of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

New kit day :bday: Gore C5 jersey and bibs...

New kit day :bday:

Gore C5 jersey and bibs in orbit blue, black C3 bib, green daily jersey.

I think this makes 4 sets of bibs+jerseys now, more than Iíve ever had before.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

I ended up with a headwind on the way back as...

I ended up with a headwind on the way back as well, which is rare around here.

The last hour was pretty miserable, I'm wondering if the sting knocked something out of me or whether I just bonked....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Todays ride probably should have been 20%...

Todays ride probably should have been 20% shorter. First time cramping on the bike - I nearly fell over dismounting in front of my house.

Still fun and a ride Iíve wanted to do for a while. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 307,976
Posted By abshipp

My people! ...

My people!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Happy Webb Deep Field day :bday: ...

Happy Webb Deep Field day :bday:

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07-10-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,588
Posted By abshipp

Hard to beat low 70s and mostly cloudy after...

Hard to beat low 70s and mostly cloudy after weeks of mid 90s.

Went to try out a hillier route on the fixed gear. Fun in a weird way going up, going down takes a lot of concentration when youíre...
07-10-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 58,472
Posted By abshipp

Happy Sunday! Drilled my frame for a rear...

Happy Sunday!

Drilled my frame for a rear brake and trying to do more miles off of the bike path on my fixed gear. Hilly around here so itís difficult but so much fun! Having front and rear brakes...
07-10-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,588
Posted By abshipp

Late last night heading home from hanging out...

Late last night heading home from hanging out with friends. The new fixed gear build is really fun to ride.
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07-06-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,588
Posted By abshipp

I finally bit the bullet and drilled the seatstay...

I finally bit the bullet and drilled the seatstay bridge on my amateur built track frame so that I could run front and rear brakes.

This iteration of this bike is a total parts bin fixed gear road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Taxiway, technically ;)

Taxiway, technically ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

1946 Piper J-3 No electrical system, hand...

1946 Piper J-3

No electrical system, hand start, ~95hp 200ci 4cyl.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

I donít think any flatulence was involved.

I donít think any flatulence was involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,794
Views: 46,785
Posted By abshipp

Iíve been spending the last few days with the...

Iíve been spending the last few days with the family in IL.

I missed these summer evenings.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Made a subtle change to my wheels today that Iím...

Made a subtle change to my wheels today that Iím really liking:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but...

Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but I just canít help but tinker, Iíve been really thinking of building disassembling my current fixed gear bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

It's a fun climb, and was a super fun ride. Only...

It's a fun climb, and was a super fun ride. Only ended with 4600' but with my friend unfortunately suffering from some bad allergies that's probably for the best.

It's definitely feeling like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Yesterday my coworker and I were talking about...

Yesterday my coworker and I were talking about some of the local climbs and ended up finding out that we both had the day off tomorrow. I didn't realize that he may have been not totally serious when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Didnít get out until around 3pm today and...

Didnít get out until around 3pm today and overcooked myself a bit. It wasnít excessively hot but there was still a good bit of climbing and the route ended up being a bit longer than I anticipated...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

I had an SL7 Tarmac in my stand the other day for...

I had an SL7 Tarmac in my stand the other day for a brake bleed and creaking noise from the BB.

Brakes definitely needed a bleed, but the seatpost and clamp wedge were absolutely dry. Added some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

We have all had a minimum word limit to satisfy...

We have all had a minimum word limit to satisfy ;)

I was super in to botany when I was in school so I took quite a few biology and plant physiology classes. I'm just delighted that there is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Sounds fun :) I've done quite a few rides...

Sounds fun :)

I've done quite a few rides out of Whitewater, there are some fun roads out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

What a great way to describe every paper I wrote...

What a great way to describe every paper I wrote as a undergrad philosophy major.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

My day started with around 7 miles of gravel road...

My day started with around 7 miles of gravel road plus another mile of steep and slick hike-a-bike earning around 2100í of elevation gain.

Worth it:

...
05-26-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,588
Posted By abshipp

Yesterday I was fully intending on doing a tough...

Yesterday I was fully intending on doing a tough climbing ride on my modern (but somewhat C&V inspired) road bike. Instead, I woke up to wet roads and decided to just take it easy and ride my '76...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Reminded myself today that not all rides have to...

Reminded myself today that not all rides have to be hard.

...
05-21-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,667
Posted By abshipp

I had left this bike back in Illinois before I...

I had left this bike back in Illinois before I moved to South Carolina because I just didnít have the space for it.

Sold a few bikes and tore down my track frame to make room for this lovely bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

First ride on the new Power Roads this morning. ...

First ride on the new Power Roads this morning.

They feel fast and grippy, big fan so far :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Gorgeous! I love snakes.

Gorgeous!

I love snakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Yeah that was fun. 3 hours is a long time...

Yeah that was fun.

3 hours is a long time to be on a mountain bike. 23 miles, 3200í

Im pooped

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Plans for tomorrow are heading to NC and ride my...

Plans for tomorrow are heading to NC and ride my new MTB at Dupont State Forest.

The total loop is about 23 miles and includes a lot of the best singletrack in the park.

I haven't been this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Regular. My rims are not tubeless compatible and...

Regular. My rims are not tubeless compatible and Iím not about to try putting TLRs on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

In bike related news I have new tires on the...

In bike related news I have new tires on the Holdsworth. Iíve had 28mm Gravelking slicks for the last ~2k miles with no punctures but the rear has gotten pretty squared off.

I went with Michelin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Rest assured that the belly is rubbed at every...

Rest assured that the belly is rubbed at every opportunity.



Francis is very docile. Itís our little tabby that likes to draw blood.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Finally got a new phone today. Iíve been...

Finally got a new phone today.

Iíve been using an original Google Pixel for years but the battery has absolutely tanked and will only last reliably maybe 2-3 hours.

So now I have an iPhone 13....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Indeed it did. Bike actually got to the shop...

Indeed it did. Bike actually got to the shop yesterday but I was off and hanging out with my parents.

Coincidentally, my old bike sold this morning! Perfect timing!



Yep. Trance 29 3.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Double the squish, double the fun! ​​​​​​ ...

Double the squish, double the fun!

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First brand new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

If everything goes according to plan, tomorrow...

If everything goes according to plan, tomorrow should be a really good day :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

My R7000 braze on derailleur has nothing behind...

My R7000 braze on derailleur has nothing behind the support screw on my Holdsworth.

It shifts great.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Parents are visiting for a few days. ...

Parents are visiting for a few days.

Thankfully they had room for a special delivery :bday:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Kudos! Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd...

Kudos!

Nearby Mt. Mitchell is something I'd like to climb this year.

Or really any rides involving the Parkway.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Fun ride today. A bit of a chilly 55į at the...

Fun ride today. A bit of a chilly 55į at the start for shorts and a summer jersey + baselayer but I'm glad I didn't overdress. Ended up with 45 miles and 4000'.

For the railroad fans, here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 153,646
Posted By abshipp

Ditto for me. ​​​​Happy metric day :beer: ...

Ditto for me.
​​​​Happy metric day :beer:



RIght? He was hauling.
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