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03-30-19, 03:55 PM
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Posted By mzeffex

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The final piece
03-29-19, 07:12 PM
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Views: 400,663
Posted By mzeffex

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 81,578
Posted By mzeffex

I intended to do a nice long ride today, since I...

I intended to do a nice long ride today, since I have the day off, but then that blizzard came.

Somehow I found the mental fortitude to ride for four hours on the trainer. Not sure how that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,592
Posted By mzeffex

Vittoria Corsa

Vittoria Corsa
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,592
Posted By mzeffex

Haha, they're 3T Rotundo Pro handlebars. Classic...

Haha, they're 3T Rotundo Pro handlebars. Classic bend, always been my preference. Definitely not old bars, just old style.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 81,578
Posted By mzeffex

It's snowy and cold enough here that the dog...

It's snowy and cold enough here that the dog prefers to pretend she doesn't have business to take care of outside, and then does it inside. It's great.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,592
Posted By mzeffex

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New tire day
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 81,578
Posted By mzeffex

Dura Ace 7800

Dura Ace 7800
03-03-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7,318
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Posted By mzeffex

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My new one!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 81,578
Posted By mzeffex

It's my first Italian steel bike, I've always...

It's my first Italian steel bike, I've always longed for one. Put about 200 mi on it this week and it's... kind of worryingly like my much fancier, modern bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 81,578
Posted By mzeffex

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Hi everyone. I seem to only show up here when I get a new bike. So,...
03-03-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 666,955
Posted By mzeffex

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Picked up this Treviso on rough shape, pretty happy with how it...
06-21-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By mzeffex

The epic (especially the WC) is pretty much as...

The epic (especially the WC) is pretty much as close to a hardtail as you can get while keeping the rear shock, if that's what you're looking for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

IMHO electronic brakes should never happen

IMHO electronic brakes should never happen
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

I got my warrantied Red derailleur today. First...

I got my warrantied Red derailleur today. First time I took out the fancy road bike in a month-ish. That bike flies. Sometimes I think about selling it (to get a new one), but then I have a ride like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

those shoes are awesome

those shoes are awesome
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

Pretty good day on the bike. 40 miles on the...

Pretty good day on the bike. 40 miles on the mountain bike, then for some reason I accepted an offer to go on a road ride. So I did another 25 on that.

What about you all?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

The point where I took the photo from is one of...

The point where I took the photo from is one of the eastern-most foothills of the rockies. Behind me its mountainous for... I don't know, 250 miles? And obviously ahead of me it's flat for a thousand.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

Not sure if I've posted a photo of the new bike...

Not sure if I've posted a photo of the new bike yet here, but here it is from today's ride.
...
06-08-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,987
Posted By mzeffex

Here's one of my new one ...

Here's one of my new one

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

I think it was the carbon wheels

I think it was the carbon wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 73,427
Posted By mzeffex

So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on...

So I raced the new mountain bike that I got on Friday today.

At 9000 feet (4000 above where I live)

With a headache

After having ridden many a mile yesterday

And then I won.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

So I got the new bike. Day 1, first ride, and I...

So I got the new bike. Day 1, first ride, and I ate **** riding down a boulder and destroyed the saddle, scratched the rear section of the frame, the rear derailleur, ripped a shift cable, and messed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

There will be pictures. Here's a hint ...

There will be pictures.

Here's a hint

http://stwww.bikemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Shimano-M9000-111.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

Today is the day, the new bike is arriving.

Today is the day, the new bike is arriving.
05-28-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,035
Posted By mzeffex

2015 Epic Elite WC

2015 Epic Elite WC
05-25-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,035
Posted By mzeffex

Today's the day. Ordering my first ~new~ mountain...

Today's the day. Ordering my first ~new~ mountain bike. I've always bought used for whatever reason, but no more.

I could not be more excited.

She's pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

~It has carbon wheels~

~It has carbon wheels~
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/products/15281/photos...

http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/products/15281/photos/16890/s780_2015_Specialized_Epic_Elite_M5_World_Cup.jpg?1413175990

I really dislike SRAM, though, so I'm pulling that off and putting XTR on.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

Today's the day; the new bike is getting ordered....

Today's the day; the new bike is getting ordered.

I don't know how I feel about immediately upgrading parts on a $5000 bike, but whatever I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

I friggin wish.

I friggin wish.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

I usually just tape over that, or hit it with a...

I usually just tape over that, or hit it with a razor blade if they aren't carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

On the bright side I made Dean's List at school...

On the bright side I made Dean's List at school for both semesters this year, taking all upper-division courses. I'm pretty stoked about that, so I can lessen the blow with that information.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

I'm more afraid to tell her what happened, she's...

I'm more afraid to tell her what happened, she's gonna kill me.

Something about braces costing a fortune and a half when I was younger.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

My mom always half-jokingly told me that I should...

My mom always half-jokingly told me that I should wear a mouth guard while riding to protect my teeth.

I always thought that was the most ridiculous notion.

Last night I went down and hit one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

I broke a sram red rear derailleur yesterday. ...

I broke a sram red rear derailleur yesterday.

Crying. Lots of crying.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

57 miles today, first ride in a week and a half...

57 miles today, first ride in a week and a half due to school, work, and endless rain.

3600 feet of climbing, almost entirely by mile 28. 6 miles of unpaved roads. It was pretty fun.

I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

I've actually never ridden one, but I've coveted...

I've actually never ridden one, but I've coveted one of these for the past 7 years. Well before I had a job where I could "afford" nice things I would peruse the Specialized site day in and day out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

It's decided. This is coming home soon.. ...

It's decided. This is coming home soon..

http://shop.edelrad.de/1528-5826-thickbox_default/specialized-epic-comp-carbon-29-xt-2015.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,786
Posted By mzeffex

I crashed and cracked a frame once. Another...

I crashed and cracked a frame once.

Another time while mountain biking my chain got hung up in the chain guide, pulled it hard, which threaded the bottom bracket. Then I had a bottom bracket and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

Got a 96 on my 30 page seminar paper for one of...

Got a 96 on my 30 page seminar paper for one of my classes.

Today is a good day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 84,122
Posted By mzeffex

I made some pan-fried chicken and a medley of...

I made some pan-fried chicken and a medley of roasted vegetables tonight.

I vastly underestimated how long it takes to roast veggies, and ate my chicken an hour before the rest was done.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

I have the car mod bug again. I wish I...

I have the car mod bug again.

I wish I didn't have two money-pit hobbies.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

I pretty much only get As.

I pretty much only get As.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

I cannot wait, I'm going to treat myself (soon)...

I cannot wait, I'm going to treat myself (soon) to this

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Specialized/127304?$Hero$
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

Podium girls? This is collegiate racing, we...

Podium girls? This is collegiate racing, we didn't even have an actual podium.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

Oh, then it's even easier. Skip the taping part....

Oh, then it's even easier. Skip the taping part. I've just had a ton of headaches with road tubeless. A friend of mine built up a set of stans road wheels 2 days ago, he put the tires on and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

Gorilla tape the rim, make sure it's seated...

Gorilla tape the rim, make sure it's seated really well; thumb along the flat portion, use a tire lever and run it along under the bead to ensure it is seated.

Valve in, sealant in, good to go....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

Well, this weekend wrapped up my first year of...

Well, this weekend wrapped up my first year of really focusing on collegiate racing, both mountain and road.

6 podiums and a conference title

Not a bad year
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 115,171
Posted By mzeffex

spot on

spot on
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