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12-12-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By droobieinop

To follow up on this I'd like to say there are...

To follow up on this I'd like to say there are many different bikes used on an MS ride however, the most efficient way to do the longer distance is on a road bike of some sort. Be it a full on racer,...
11-24-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 2,600,861
Posted By droobieinop

My new San Jose SSCX. 228170

My new San Jose SSCX.
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11-13-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,500
Posted By droobieinop

Six years later and I'm not finding much on these...

Six years later and I'm not finding much on these tires either.
Do you still use these? Have you moved on? What would you say today about them?
10-31-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,382
Posted By droobieinop

Here's how my Origin 8 700CX built up. It's heavy...

Here's how my Origin 8 700CX built up. It's heavy but, rides fine. Note, it does fit a mtb crankset best.
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10-31-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,942
Posted By droobieinop

I am using clinchers, last year with latex and...

I am using clinchers, last year with latex and this year with FOSS tubes.
In the middle of last cx season, my first, I learned an interesting way to determine tire pressure.
Overlay your thumbs...
10-31-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,382
Posted By droobieinop

225261 Just passed this frame off to a friend...

225261
Just passed this frame off to a friend who wanted to do cross on a cross bike.
It was a house brand hybrid from a shop in Wisconson that I bought off CL for $100. Wheels custom built from...
08-18-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,407
Posted By droobieinop

I'd cut and tip that guitar string of a rear...

I'd cut and tip that guitar string of a rear derailuer cable.
02-13-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,407
Posted By droobieinop

Holy cow... How much of what are you...

Holy cow...

How much of what are you carrying? I know randoneurs who travel with less.
Certainly hope you don't come across any must haves while you're out.

In my younger days, when I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18,650
Views: 3,692,735
Posted By droobieinop

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Forum: Southeast
02-12-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

This moving thing and weather is killing my...

This moving thing and weather is killing my saddle time.
Relatively short and cold ride yesterday. Bailed on morning shop ride today but, tried to save face by riding to work.
02-10-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By droobieinop

I got my 500 a little over a year ago. I now have...

I got my 500 a little over a year ago. I now have a year's worth of data that is tracking my fitness and training progress.
I have target zones and am developing a training program for this racing...
02-10-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By droobieinop

Living in Florida we ride year round, barring the...

Living in Florida we ride year round, barring the really nasties. I haven't really used my fixie very much this winter, and I haven't used it on the trainer at all, however. If you use a fixed gear...
Forum: Southeast
02-07-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Rain, rain. Go away. I might use, the...

Rain, rain.
Go away.
I might use,
the trainer today.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,223
Posted By droobieinop

You can ignore most of what has already been...

You can ignore most of what has already been said. An upgrade to 105 is easier than you'd think. If you do go with 105 10s brifters you will need to change your cassette and maybe chain. You already...
Forum: Southeast
02-03-11, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

I just might be in Lake Mary, we'll see. For some...

I just might be in Lake Mary, we'll see. For some reason I thought that was further south but, it's not too much past Deland.
I do think that I prefer road races to crits, however, I've only done...
Forum: Southeast
02-02-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

I'm in the middle of the move that never ends, so...

I'm in the middle of the move that never ends, so riding is taking a back seat. I'm not sure of miles etc right now but, they are fairly low.
I did a race in DeLeon Springs, FL on sunday and got...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,847
Posted By droobieinop

Gainesville and Clermont are both good places to...

Gainesville and Clermont are both good places to ride. Especially if you get some ride maps from the big century rides.

Here's a link for the Gainesville Cycling Festival.
...
Forum: Southeast
01-27-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Too much to do before work this afternoon, so no...

Too much to do before work this afternoon, so no ride for me. Maybe later, like on the trainer. Maybe, I hate the trainer.
I did get in a solid 30 yesterday, and let me tell you it was windy. Early...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,847
Posted By droobieinop

Not missing much this time of year in J'ville...

Not missing much this time of year in J'ville anyway.

Clermont is good riding though. Find the afore mentioned roads to ride. get with the local shops or find a map for the Horrible Hundred.
Forum: Southeast
01-25-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

A little ride in the rain today. It wasn't...

A little ride in the rain today. It wasn't miserable, even though I was soaked through by the time I was done. Any colder than it was and it'd have been nasty.
...
Forum: Southeast
01-20-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Back on the road bike again. 20+ miles today on...

Back on the road bike again. 20+ miles today on the fixie though, just for fun this morning.
Decent and comfortable weather for riding.
01-06-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By droobieinop

A tight geometry cross frame under full load will...

A tight geometry cross frame under full load will spread and be more comfortable on a tour.
01-06-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By droobieinop

^^^ because scram is the latest, greatest and...

^^^ because scram is the latest, greatest and lightest thing out there, although I'm still not ready to jump on that bandwagon.

IMHO wheels are the best, single, upgrade. Other things that...
01-06-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By droobieinop

I started out on a single speed 36x18. Then I got...

I started out on a single speed 36x18. Then I got a new ride with a 46/36 x 12/25, I live in florida where its quite flat and luckily we've had no mud, so this has been fine for me. I normally run a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,251,919
Posted By droobieinop

What's up with your fit? Is your seatpost really...

What's up with your fit? Is your seatpost really backwards?
01-02-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,784
Posted By droobieinop

It may be too late for that 720 but, keep your...

It may be too late for that 720 but, keep your eyes open for others. I have a '95 750 that I bought new. It has been through many transformations and is now a 2x7 RS briftered commute/tour/backup...
Forum: Southeast
01-02-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Went out for a 75+ mile ride from Orange Park to...

Went out for a 75+ mile ride from Orange Park to Keystone Heights. We did a couple miles on the new PLB Trail where we saw a vehicle on the driving in front of us. Turned out to be a deputy looking...
Forum: Southeast
12-31-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

CycliStats™ - Summary - Rides - Year to Date ...

CycliStats™ - Summary - Rides - Year to Date
From: 1/1/2010 To: 12/31/2010

This Year to Date:
Rides 336
Distance 10,692.89 miles
Time 605:25:13
Avg. Speed 17.662
Calories 348,090 ...
12-30-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,352
Posted By droobieinop

Thanks, it was the Bianchi Pista Via Barrera that...

Thanks, it was the Bianchi Pista Via Barrera that I built that introduced me to this hub. However, I prefer not to post too much about my shop and products since I would rather share thoughts than...
12-29-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,352
Posted By droobieinop

I know this is a two year old thread but, I just...

I know this is a two year old thread but, I just had my hands on one of these wonders for the first time today.

I can definitly agree that this does have a bit of a limited aplication. Since you...
12-23-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,407
Posted By droobieinop

Those Avocet inverted tread tires were some of...

Those Avocet inverted tread tires were some of the best all purpose tires I'd ever come across and you are damned lucky to get some NOS. They, as I'm sure you know, made in both 700s (28-38?) and...
Forum: Southeast
12-20-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

I've been such a wuss lately. Well and sick too....

I've been such a wuss lately. Well and sick too. The temp has been cold with about 3 days of hard freeze, so I have very few miles in the past week or two with less than 100 miles last week.
12-13-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 46,083
Posted By droobieinop

I started riding as an adult on a hybrid. Did my...

I started riding as an adult on a hybrid. Did my first road race on a hybrid. My first fixie was a converted hybrid. And I did my first cyclocross races on a converted single speed hybrid. Now I'm...
12-12-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 2,600,861
Posted By droobieinop

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12-12-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,927
Posted By droobieinop

After doing a few training races in Jacksonville...

After doing a few training races in Jacksonville on a single speed, I was able to get a new Bianchi Cavaria and started riding that a few weeks ago.
Since then I've finished out the last 3 training...
Forum: Southeast
12-09-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

I'm not gonna bother with data right now but,...

I'm not gonna bother with data right now but, I'll say that it's been cold here too. Hard freeze warnings for the last 2-3 nights. I've been riding my new cyclocross bike since I got it a few weeks...
Forum: Southeast
11-30-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Sorry for the data overload, I'm usually too busy...

Sorry for the data overload, I'm usually too busy pedalling to take any pictures. And I'm usually too busy with life to provide a full write up about my dailly rides. Please don't be discouraged by...
11-29-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 42,506
Posted By droobieinop

When researching the same question I found that a...

When researching the same question I found that a 2:1 ratio was popular.
I did 3 training rides and ended up with a 36x18 and found myself wishing for a 34.

good luck
Forum: Southeast
11-28-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

2010.11.28: Velobrew Penny Farms Short Loop ...

2010.11.28: Velobrew Penny Farms Short Loop
Distance: 77.95 mi
Time: 03:55:44 h:m:s
Avg Speed: 19.8 mph
Avg HR: 131 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 84 rpm
Avg Power: 217 w
Elevation Gain: 557 ft ...
11-26-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By droobieinop

my 2 cents Fit your road bike with 25s or...

my 2 cents

Fit your road bike with 25s or 28s ride it everywhere that you can during the winter in all the weather conditions that you can handle. Ride across and around play grounds and fields,...
Forum: Southeast
11-21-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

This year's Horrible Hundred in Clermont, Fl. ...

This year's Horrible Hundred in Clermont, Fl.
The hilliest ride in Fl, as far as I know.
The winds were supposed to start at 5 mph but, seemed like most of the day was spent fighting a 10-15 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,810
Posted By droobieinop

This year's Horrible Hundred in Clermont, Fl. ...

This year's Horrible Hundred in Clermont, Fl.
The hilliest ride in Fl, as far as I know.
The winds were supposed to start at 5 mph but, seemed like most of the day was spent fighting a 10-15 mph...
11-19-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 2,600,861
Posted By droobieinop

Cell pic of my new ride. 179115

Cell pic of my new ride.
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Forum: Southeast
11-18-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Wow, nice stuff. Things here in FL aren't so...

Wow, nice stuff. Things here in FL aren't so interesting. Your Soma is nice and your surroundings, just as nice.
btw, where are you?
Forum: Southeast
11-16-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

2010.11.15: AB am Ride Distance: 22.49 mi ...

2010.11.15: AB am Ride
Distance: 22.49 mi
Time: 01:21:26 h:m:s
Avg Speed: 16.6 mph
Avg HR: 127 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 86 rpm
Avg Power: 137
Elevation Gain: 190 ft
Calories: 753 C
Max...
Forum: Southeast
11-14-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Week of Nov 8-14 Distance: 176.87 mi Time:...

Week of Nov 8-14
Distance: 176.87 mi
Time: 10:39:37 h:m:s
Avg Speed: 16.6 mph
Avg HR: 130 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 76 rpm
Elevation Gain: 2,155 ft
Calories: 6,349 C
Max Speed: 31.8 mph ...
11-09-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By droobieinop

We started a cx training race series last week,...

We started a cx training race series last week, and for this I repurposed an old hybrid frame (originally from CL) that I had previously set up as a FG.
It had canti brakes, a double crankset, drops...
Forum: Southeast
11-09-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

2010.11.09: AB am Ride Distance: 19.03 mi ...

2010.11.09: AB am Ride
Distance: 19.03 mi
Time: 01:21:10 h:m:s
Avg Speed: 14.1 mph
Avg HR: 120 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Avg Power: 100 w
Elevation Gain: 256 ft
Calories: 559 C ...
Forum: Southeast
11-08-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 373,473
Posted By droobieinop

Week of Nov 1-7 Distance: 165.76 mi Time:...

Week of Nov 1-7
Distance: 165.76 mi
Time: 10:18:29 h:m:s
Avg Speed: 16.1 mph
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 72 rpm
Avg Power: 173 W
Elevation Gain: 2,237 ft
Calories: 5,476 C
Max...
11-08-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,168,407
Posted By droobieinop

If you don't like the basket, look for a touring...

If you don't like the basket, look for a touring handlebar bag. They are big like a lunchbox and will easily halod a sixer and a deli sub.
Grocery panniers are also a great investment, especially...
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