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Posted By danimal123

LWaB is right. I saw that note in Carhaix as...

LWaB is right. I saw that note in Carhaix as well. There was a LOT of talk about "extending the final closing time," but the Controle officials were pretty clear (at least to me) that even if the...
01-13-12, 07:28 AM
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Posted By danimal123

I have a Fantom Titanium CX and it's awesome. I...

I have a Fantom Titanium CX and it's awesome. I assembled it myself and had my LBS fit it for about $50. It's worked great so far for rides up to 1000K. I set it up for long-distance riding, not...
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Posted By danimal123

You carry a coffee maker with you? I just stop...

You carry a coffee maker with you? I just stop and buy mine........
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Views: 4,150
Posted By danimal123

So you're the Octopus! Funny how you read...

So you're the Octopus! Funny how you read people's posts and then "meet" them on rides and never associate the two. I rode with you for the first 200K or so of day 1. I was the guy on the grey...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-10, 05:28 AM
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Posted By danimal123

Also, the woman in the "two hipsters" tattoo...

Also, the woman in the "two hipsters" tattoo would have to have at least an 18" neck to achieve that pose. Look at the image again, you'll see.

There, now the owner will be thinking of that the...
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Views: 1,975
Posted By danimal123

Check that route. I gave a lift to two riders...

Check that route. I gave a lift to two riders on an ACA route that directed them up Krome Ave (far SW Miami). VERY irresponsible on ACA's part....Krome is ranked by the Fla DMV as one of the...
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Posted By danimal123

Are you talking about the Jupiter ride in...

Are you talking about the Jupiter ride in January? That was brutal....10+ hrs, constant rain and the temp at the turnaround was 35F!!!

Probably one of the hardest 200Ks in my recollection.
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Posted By danimal123

Ummm, Machka....not sure if that's right. No...

Ummm, Machka....not sure if that's right. No RUSA brevet I've ridden required a qualifier (i.e., 200km before 300 km, etc.). They may be out there, but I haven't seen one.

I know many RBAs who...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,622
Posted By danimal123

The Mechanic (Charles Bronson)

The Mechanic (Charles Bronson)
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Posted By danimal123

+2. It's my goal for 2011, as well. I finished...

+2. It's my goal for 2011, as well. I finished 2007 in 88 hrs and want to go back when the weather is (hopefully) better. Still, I'm not gonna fret for the next two years about it. I'm just...
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Posted By danimal123

If you were closer, I'd go (I'm in So.Ft....

If you were closer, I'd go (I'm in So.Ft. Lauderdale), but $25 for 2 hrs. of driving and 2 hrs. of focus group isn't worth it.

Good luck, though.
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Views: 1,414
Posted By danimal123

Hammer Apple-Cinnamon. Awesome.... ...and...

Hammer Apple-Cinnamon. Awesome....

...and people throwing empty gel packs on the side of the road really, really irk me. Seriously, that little bit of sticky sugar residue won't wash out of your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By danimal123

Here in Florida USA, Whole Foods sells just about...

Here in Florida USA, Whole Foods sells just about every variety of Clif for $0.99. Most grocery and convenience stores only sell the same 3-5 flavors that I'm sick of (Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter,...
05-29-09, 06:09 PM
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Views: 7,684
Posted By danimal123

....unless you're the guy that stole a frame/etc....

....unless you're the guy that stole a frame/etc. and you're trying to find out how cheaply you can build it up to make a profit selling it. Why'd you put the different seat post/stem in the photo? ...
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Posted By danimal123

Great book, great movie. I'll give the guy...

Great book, great movie. I'll give the guy points for creativity!
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Posted By danimal123

I'm reallllly late to this thread, but: Most...

I'm reallllly late to this thread, but:

Most of my ACP Brevets are a 3-4 hour drive from where I live. I work 50 hrs or so a week, so I have to finish work on Friday at 5-6pm, drive to the start...
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Posted By danimal123

Absolutely! If I'd known about PBP earlier, I...

Absolutely! If I'd known about PBP earlier, I would've started doing brevets earlier. I did do 1-2 centuries (100 miles) every month in 2006 and in 2006-2007 commuted 100 miles/week Mon.-Fri. (plus...
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Posted By danimal123

I started road riding in 2006, did my first...

I started road riding in 2006, did my first brevet (and SR series) in 2007 and finished PBP 2007 in 88hrs. Were you talking to me? Charcoal grey Trek, South Broward Wheelers (South Florida, USA)...
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Posted By danimal123

This harkens back from page one of this thread, I...

This harkens back from page one of this thread, I apologize if I got in too late (or if this has been already addressed....I tried to read all four pages), but I definitely saw riders on PBP 2007...
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Posted By danimal123

I'm planning on 2011! I think there's plenty...

I'm planning on 2011!

I think there's plenty of time to train if you're motivated. I did my first 200K in Jan. 2007 (and the same could be said for the 300-600Ks over the next few months). Heck,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,988
Posted By danimal123

I brew my own, but when I buy some it's Arrogant...

I brew my own, but when I buy some it's Arrogant B@stard.

....now that's good beer!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By danimal123

Anybody remember way back in the 80's when...

Anybody remember way back in the 80's when WalMart was beginning its mega expansion? Their primary advertising campaign for at least a couple of years was "100% Made In The USA." They took it as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,741
Posted By danimal123

Lived in Japan for 6 months. PLenty of racism...

Lived in Japan for 6 months. PLenty of racism there, just like here in the good old USA.

"Gaijin," no matter what your friends may tell you, a pretty perjorative word. Ironically, I was once...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By danimal123

1. There's a company out there that makes two...

1. There's a company out there that makes two water bottle cages that are "welded" together so they fit on one braze-on. The second cage is "stacked" on top of the other so it's the same width as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,106
Posted By danimal123

Doesn't sound like a Tri-guy to me, sounds like a...

Doesn't sound like a Tri-guy to me, sounds like a long-distance rider. Frame pump, check. Reflective triangle for 100 mile training rides that start at 3-4am, check. Clip-ons for an alternative...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-08, 03:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,308
Posted By danimal123

1000 KM between charges? Great...next time I'm...

1000 KM between charges? Great...next time I'm on a 1200KM ride and the deadline is looming, I'll miraculously find an outlet somewhere in the middle of nowhere and just chill out for an hour and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By danimal123

I thought No. Carolina BBQ sauce was...

I thought No. Carolina BBQ sauce was vinegar-based, and almost clear. Good stuff, that.

My beer fridge on the patio has beer and that's it. My gatorade lives in the kitchen fridge, and I make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,155
Posted By danimal123

Do you guys use a dishing tool? I've got the...

Do you guys use a dishing tool? I've got the Minoura truing stand, but no dish tool. Is it necessary?

It looks like you could build one rather easily out of wood or even heavy cardboard.

I'm...
07-29-08, 03:49 AM
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Posted By danimal123

11 Bottles

At one point during a stage (can't remember which one), Phil/Paul were commenting on domestiques and how the rules state that riders can only carry 11 bottles, max. I tried this last weekend, here's...
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Posted By danimal123

I'm w/ Machka on this, too. There are...

I'm w/ Machka on this, too. There are differences between the 200 and the 300 (slightly) and the 300 and the 400 (a little more), but there's a huge jump between the 400 and the 600. I've only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-08, 03:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,290
Posted By danimal123

I hate, hate, hate that stupid "locals only"...

I hate, hate, hate that stupid "locals only" crap. If the cyclist/surfer/etc. is a total barney and is endangering people, then hell yeah strong words or a beat down may be in order. Anything else...
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Views: 1,682
Posted By danimal123

Under 5 hours? Most people who can complete a...

Under 5 hours? Most people who can complete a century take less than this amout? I doubt it.

For me, however, anything > 100 miles is LD.
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Posted By danimal123

Here in S. Fla. we frequently have summer...

Here in S. Fla. we frequently have summer conditions (starting in June, but really bad from Jul.-Sept.) that are temps in the 90s w/ RH over 90%. Pretty awful, but do-able once you're acclimatized.
01-25-08, 10:08 AM
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Posted By danimal123

Sheldon Brown's site says its OK to not use a...

Sheldon Brown's site says its OK to not use a lockring (i.e., put a fixed cog on the freewheel side of a flip-flop hub) as long as you have a brake (and don't want to skid, I suppose). No mention of...
01-23-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By danimal123

They won't travel well, but I'd suggest anything...

They won't travel well, but I'd suggest anything from In-&-Out Burger (we don't have them here), and there's this great hole in the wall on Manhattan Beach that has amazing fish tacos. Don't...
01-22-08, 11:56 AM
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Views: 616
Posted By danimal123

Lots of OT's because in many places around the...

Lots of OT's because in many places around the world it's too cold/snowy/whatever to ride??

...anyway, SSFG has WAY more OTs than other groups. I'm in favor keeping things on-topic, myself.
...
01-17-08, 02:45 PM
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Views: 1,421
Posted By danimal123

+1 It's amazing how many people refuse to patch...

+1 It's amazing how many people refuse to patch tubes. Roadies (and I am one) are the worst. When someone flats on a group ride, I always get the punctured tube before they throw it away. What's...
01-16-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,648
Posted By danimal123

Deathhare: I taught in Tokyo (actually...

Deathhare:

I taught in Tokyo (actually Urayasu just outside of Tokyo) for six months back in 1991.

There's not effin way I'd do ANYTHING EVER to one of those Big Black Mercedes, no matter what...
01-16-08, 09:23 AM
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Posted By danimal123

If I'm riding my bike, nobody can see the image. ...

If I'm riding my bike, nobody can see the image. I suppose it works if you want to park it somewhere prominent and display it while you sip coffee, but my bike's either in the garage, under my butt...
01-09-08, 03:25 PM
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Views: 1,291
Posted By danimal123

I like having a secondary braking system (fixed...

I like having a secondary braking system (fixed rear wheel or rear brake if running a freewheel) in the event the primary (front brake) brake fails, i.e., the cable snaps or something goofy like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,888
Posted By danimal123

Cateye Astrale 8, but you have to order it...

Cateye Astrale 8, but you have to order it separately. See Cateye's website (don't have the link right now, though).
12-31-07, 11:27 AM
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Views: 1,563
Posted By danimal123

I wouldn't chop my B-17N because I want to have...

I wouldn't chop my B-17N because I want to have the ability to lace it if it starts to sag in a few years. I don't have any rubbing issues, though.

That aside, this saddle has maybe 1000-1500...
12-31-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,450
Posted By danimal123

I've lived all over the US and there's redneck...

I've lived all over the US and there's redneck a-holes everywhere. I'm in Ft. Lauderdale and ride every day (6100 miles this year). I wish there were more hills, but I can say two words that sum up...
12-26-07, 07:22 AM
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Posted By danimal123

www.businesscycles.com at 9620 S.W. 77th Avenue,...

www.businesscycles.com at 9620 S.W. 77th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33156 Telephone 305-273-4440

They're pretty much 100% track bikes and all things track-related. There's a velodrome in Broward...
12-24-07, 07:17 AM
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Views: 3,438
Posted By danimal123

George Takei with a pre-paid cell phone.

George Takei with a pre-paid cell phone.
12-23-07, 03:34 PM
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Views: 5,612
Posted By danimal123

I envy you. I lived maybe four blocks...

I envy you.

I lived maybe four blocks from the Oak Lawn WF, so AB was always just a few steps away. Man, I miss that stuff.

So....they're marketing Lone Star for it's kisch appeal? ...
12-23-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,612
Posted By danimal123

Nice.... Anyway, Arrogant ******* is the...

Nice....

Anyway, Arrogant ******* is the greatest beer ever. Sadly, it's not available in S. Florida.

When I lived in Texas I'd drink the ******* if I had money, and Lone Star if I didn't. ...
12-23-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,721
Posted By danimal123

50 miles fixed, 763 miles in 88hrs. on a derailer...

50 miles fixed, 763 miles in 88hrs. on a derailer bike (the same ride Emily did on her fixed bike....there was a link a few posts back).

My 2008 goal is a 200K fixed in January....if all goes well...
12-21-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,132
Posted By danimal123

Warren Zevon and Robert Earle Keen

Warren Zevon and Robert Earle Keen
12-20-07, 10:29 AM
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