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Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,789
Posted By Buckshot77

I seem to be on the more open side of things as I...

I seem to be on the more open side of things as I just lent my CX bike out for a little weekend ride (http://epictrain.blogspot.com/2009/05/trans-iowa-video.html).

Rick
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,640
Posted By Buckshot77

Somehow I don't think I'd have to twist much......

Somehow I don't think I'd have to twist much... Damn bike geeks anyway! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,640
Posted By Buckshot77

Well, at least we broke you in properly! Can't...

Well, at least we broke you in properly! Can't wait to see if you're crazy enough to come back and do TI V.6. You've got a free place to crash, but I dunno if the bike will be available again as I...
04-29-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Buckshot77

OK, so it looks like wheels are pretty much the...

OK, so it looks like wheels are pretty much the no brainer upgrade and then save my pennies for a better bike and work on improving myself first. Works for me. Now on to the wheels. For...
04-28-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Buckshot77

Worthwhile to upgrade my bike?

I'm just getting into racing and while I don't have any real expectations, I'd prefer it to be a lack of training more so than lack of equipment holding me off the back. I'm torn on whether or not...
01-06-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By Buckshot77

Most of the base models are going to be similarly...

Most of the base models are going to be similarly equipped in that price range so it boils down to appearance and how they feel when you ride them. Basically, ride it, if you like it, buy it. If...
01-06-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By Buckshot77

Do you have to have new or can you go used? You'd...

Do you have to have new or can you go used? You'd probably get a pretty equivalent bike to what you want albeit a few years old for a pretty decent chunk under your current low end of the range. What...
12-17-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,791
Posted By Buckshot77

If you're interested, I've got a 2005 Giant...

If you're interested, I've got a 2005 Giant Rainier (http://archive.giant-bicycles.com/us/030.000.000/030.000.006.asp?year=2005&model=11037) with an upgraded crank, Thomson seat post, and a few other...
12-02-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,651
Posted By Buckshot77

High point is about 5'. There's another easier...

High point is about 5'. There's another easier one he built further down the trail that's only a couple feet at the high point.

Rick
12-01-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,651
Posted By Buckshot77

A new skinny the guy riding in the video just...

A new skinny the guy riding in the video just built (I'm shooting the video). Time to start working on my (lack of) skills...

Child's Play (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11544279@N02/3065229161/)
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06-15-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Buckshot77

Actually, it's a leftover 06 Axis. I ended up...

Actually, it's a leftover 06 Axis. I ended up picking it up yesterday since the LBS shot me a deal I couldn't refuse. He sold it to me for cost (under $900) just to get it out of the shop. They don't...
06-12-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Buckshot77

Bianchi Axis vs Salsa La Cruz

I've decided it's time to add a more multi-purpose style bike to my stable in addition to my road and mountain bikes. The seemingly perfect mix is obviously a cross bike. While I haven't raced cross,...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Buckshot77

The bottle won't stay cold more than a couple...

The bottle won't stay cold more than a couple hours in 80 degree heat with ice cubes and cold water at the start. Even if you freeze it solid, it will pretty much thaw out completely in 3-4 hours at...
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Buckshot77

I hope you're both kidding about this... ...

I hope you're both kidding about this...

Just in case you're not, I'll elaborate. The biggest training you need to do for Ragbrai is being able to consume large amounts of food, alcohol, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Buckshot77

Under a lot of full coverage policies that would...

Under a lot of full coverage policies that would be covered under the comprehensive part of the policy. In that case, it shouldn't count against your insurance for rate increase.

Rick
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Buckshot77

Good job on finishing. This was a race to be...

Good job on finishing. This was a race to be earned for sure. I didn't think to put on any sunscreen so my legs got toasted completely.
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Buckshot77

My long ass race report....

My long ass race report. (http://buckshotsblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/almanzo-100-race-report.html)

My buddy Squirrel riding it fixie....
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By Buckshot77

My thought is, do you need 4 water bottles? I'm a...

My thought is, do you need 4 water bottles? I'm a water hog especially in hot weather and I'll only go through a bottle an hour at most and can stretch that if needed. If it's a supported ride and/or...
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Buckshot77

Hmm, I did a couple gravel centuries this winter...

Hmm, I did a couple gravel centuries this winter all ready. If the road is going to be soft 25% or more of the time, opt for the flotation of wider tires on the 26" rims versus CX tires. You'll need...
Replies: 129
Views: 6,425
Posted By Buckshot77

Hmm, I did a blog about this not too long ago. My...

Hmm, I did a blog about this not too long ago. My .02 (and then some) is that anyone that has the desire to ride 100 miles probably can if they're in any type of "reasonable" shape. Even at that, I...
04-03-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By Buckshot77

Hey ya'll watch this!

Hey ya'll watch this!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,028
Posted By Buckshot77

I did around 7,000' this winter on a gravel...

I did around 7,000' this winter on a gravel century on my hardtail MTB. Temp ranged from 5-27F. I was also carrying a rack and bag with needed supplies and spare clothes. Definitely a tough day in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By Buckshot77

How did the rental/ride go? I'm headed to Vegas...

How did the rental/ride go? I'm headed to Vegas next week and would really like to rent a bike and do the red rock loop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By Buckshot77

Just my .02 on this topic. I bought a lightly...

Just my .02 on this topic. I bought a lightly used 2005 OCRC3 last spring and promptly put almost 3000 miles on it since the beginning of May. Granted, it's my first road bike, but I did test ride a...
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Buckshot77

One of the local guys is all ready signed up for...

One of the local guys is all ready signed up for the race. I'm thinking about it as I've all ready got 2 gravel centuries in this year so at least I've had some training. We'll see what the doctor...
Replies: 207
Views: 9,264
Posted By Buckshot77

I'm a bit late to the game here and missed...

I'm a bit late to the game here and missed January, but I'm hoping to get at least one a month for the remainder of the year.

February 23- 110.9 miles, 11.2 mph moving average, 10 hours in the...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

A couple of us hammered out another gravel...

A couple of us hammered out another gravel century yesterday 3/8. 100 miles right on the nose, depending on what GPS information you use the elevation gain was from 5700-6700. The temps started out...
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Buckshot77

Brooklyn, good job on exploring the causes of...

Brooklyn, good job on exploring the causes of your problems. The platform actually should make no difference in use if you've got a stiff enough sole on the shoe. A road shoe that you'll want to use...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

I noticed that too when browsing through Mozilla...

I noticed that too when browsing through Mozilla on a friends computer. Not sure what it would be considering it's a standard blogger template with very few tweeks to put some sidebar info in.
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

http://buckshotsblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/long-slo...

http://buckshotsblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/long-slog-in-saddle.html

My write up.

Rick
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

Not sure when I'll get a chance to do a write up,...

Not sure when I'll get a chance to do a write up, but here is one from another guy on the ride: http://cyclinglyfestyle.blogspot.com/2008/02/saturdays-hundynot-epic-but-rather.html

FYI, I'm...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

Brief synopsis (I'll post a write up later)- ...

Brief synopsis (I'll post a write up later)-
110.9 miles, 10 hours ride time, 13 hours total out, gravel, headwind, mud, 4 total riders made the full ride out of 5 that attempted. 3 others started...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

I'm planning on less than 10 pounds in the pack...

I'm planning on less than 10 pounds in the pack and possibly less than 5. I'm just packing a few clothing spares in case I get wet or sweat soaked and then a 24 oz water bottle since we've got stops...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

Thanks for the advice on the bottles Godwin. One...

Thanks for the advice on the bottles Godwin. One of the other guys rides with a vacuum bottle, but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe a swing by the store is in order for tonight.

I'm still debating...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

Believe it or not, even in below freezing temps...

Believe it or not, even in below freezing temps the water takes quite a long time to feeze due to being in constant motion. You're more likely to freeze up the valve on the bottle or hose on a...
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Buckshot77

Wish me luck (1st century of the year on 2/23)

I'm headed out for the first century of the year Saturday. Should be interesting. I did a couple last year on the road bike, but this one is a bit different. We're doing it on gravel and I'll be on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Buckshot77

Not exactly road biking, but I went out on the...

Not exactly road biking, but I went out on the MTB today and managed to have my first tree collision. That wouldn't have been so bad, but the first collision sent me head first into another tree. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,556
Posted By Buckshot77

Now maybe I'm too new to understand this, but why...

Now maybe I'm too new to understand this, but why in the heck do you want to be beside a car in the first place unless there is an actual bicycle lane? You're supposed to be a part of traffic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,816
Posted By Buckshot77

Thanks for the info Coyote. Definitely gives me...

Thanks for the info Coyote. Definitely gives me more perspective on it. I'm still on the fence, but considering I won't be making a purchase until early spring, I've got plenty of time to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,816
Posted By Buckshot77

Coyote, what generation/model of Neuvation wheels...

Coyote, what generation/model of Neuvation wheels were you riding on? I know he's been through several revisions as I've been researching picking up a pair of these as well. Is it possible in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Buckshot77

FYI, I bought a Thomson seat post from them a few...

FYI, I bought a Thomson seat post from them a few months back and had good luck with it. However, their site has been screwed up for a while so that alone would make me wary about going back to them....
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Buckshot77

Heh, he asked for volunteers....

Heh, he asked for volunteers....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By Buckshot77

Hero, the above post was a joke about most...

Hero, the above post was a joke about most salesman not being very helpful.

I think I finally found the LBS I want to work with the other day too. I took a wheel in that I bought from REI and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By Buckshot77

I have the same issue and after my bike fitting...

I have the same issue and after my bike fitting (I bought a CL bike), the fitter recommended that whenever I decide to upgrade bikes, I should look into some of the women specific designs (as long as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,531
Posted By Buckshot77

Just a couple of thoughts here as most of this...

Just a couple of thoughts here as most of this has all ready been hashed out.

1) As a cyclist, it's my responsibility as well to act in an accident avoidance manner. Ever heard of defensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,018
Posted By Buckshot77

Something interesting I've noted is that my rides...

Something interesting I've noted is that my rides where the average cadence jumps by more than a few RPM's correspond with me having a higher average speed too.

Rick
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Buckshot77

Hell, takin a trip to the bathroom before a ride...

Hell, takin a trip to the bathroom before a ride could solve that problem for many people....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Buckshot77

I wouldn't worry about mounting accessories to my...

I wouldn't worry about mounting accessories to my carbon bars (I'm using the FSA Kwing) personally. I'd just avoid things with clamping loads that also will bear weight light aero bars. It's mainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Buckshot77

You can always do Ragbrai just to put it on your...

You can always do Ragbrai just to put it on your list. Not terribly difficult, but it can be a lot of fun. Another that is on my radar is the Balltown classic race- double century hosted by...
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