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Old 04-21-12, 11:49 AM
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Good luck Tom!
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Old 04-21-12, 12:43 PM
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So apparently, if youre under 19, tiding on the track, and renting a bike is free
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Old 04-21-12, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
So apparently, if youre under 19, tiding on the track, and renting a bike is free
At Hellyer? I'm fairly sure if you're 18 you have to pay.
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Old 04-21-12, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Pretty women, Fixed Gear bikes, tailwinds, and Fat Tire Ale, of course!
I was with you up until Fat Tire. Haha, kidding. Best of luck, Tom.

Today a friend checked himself into rehab again. Hopefully this time it works.

After work tonight, Midnight Marauders. All-night cycling adventure. Rad.
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Old 04-21-12, 12:53 PM
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Finally dusted off the Guzzi for a ride on this beautiful spring day. She ran great for sitting for 4 months.
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Old 04-21-12, 01:02 PM
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Today I did a windy/hilly (for central Illinois at least, lulz) 40 miles. Idk what the rest of today entails.
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Old 04-21-12, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
At Hellyer? I'm fairly sure if you're 18 you have to pay.
Could be 18. Im still under that though.
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Old 04-21-12, 03:22 PM
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Today I went to the track and (quite literally) bumped into Muffin Man. In a couple hours I'm doing some sprint racing hosted by a SJF.
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Old 04-21-12, 03:26 PM
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Today, I bought a bunch of clothes. Time to look good!
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Old 04-21-12, 03:33 PM
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Today I slept in after a wild night of junk food and movies with my daughter, have been doing the weekly tidy and weekly cage cleaning and working on some recall and training exercises with the feathered kids.

Nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon... will be going on my first fixed ride of the season after dinner and am looking forward to that.
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Old 04-21-12, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by nick burns View Post
Finally dusted off the Guzzi for a ride on this beautiful spring day. She ran great for sitting for 4 months.
Makes me miss my old bike... Honda CB750F with an 812 big bore kit that we had set up for vintage racing but was a beautiful road machine that never gave me a moment of trouble and was disturbingly fast.
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Old 04-21-12, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Makes me miss my old bike... Honda CB750F with an 812 big bore kit that we had set up for vintage racing but was a beautiful road machine that never gave me a moment of trouble and was disturbingly fast.
1981 Honda CB650 was my baby back in the 90s. When I was stationed at Barber's Point, I rode around on a 89' Kawasaki 600R until I flipped it, literally.

Last bike I got to ride there before I left:

Not this exact one, but a pawn shop there in Honolulu had one in it and I was a friend of the owner.. Good times were had by all and it only cost me a 6er of Guinness.
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Old 04-21-12, 05:03 PM
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Continued on my quest to find good pizza in this godforsaken place. Sadly, the search must continue.
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Old 04-21-12, 08:09 PM
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Today I have gotten a great 80 miles in. It's also raining FINALLY.
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Old 04-21-12, 08:50 PM
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Saw some guy at Picnic Day 2012 that reminded me of Dave:



Stopped by to say hi to everybody!
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Old 04-21-12, 08:53 PM
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Hahaha...I love how you took sneaky pics of the dude.

How the hell have you been, Calv? What's up with your Kagero?
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Old 04-21-12, 09:01 PM
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Wheels done (not by me, not enough time to even attempt to finish truing it even though I bought a truing stand ) and should be up and running by Monday!

I've been off the grid for a while haha..
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Just an observation:

I really am amazed at how doing a few minor adjustments on a bike can completely change ride quality and comfort. It makes me wonder how many bikes I got rid of, thinking they were altogether wrong for me, when I could have done just as well by continuing to tweak the fit.
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Old 04-21-12, 10:47 PM
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Did my commute to work in 38 minutes. This ride used to take me 45 on most days. I'm a little pumped.
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Old 04-21-12, 11:09 PM
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Theres a guy by me who rides a brown masi with track drops real slow with huge dreads, i said whatup to him S i passws him the other day
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Old 04-21-12, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by striknein View Post
Just an observation:

I really am amazed at how doing a few minor adjustments on a bike can completely change ride quality and comfort. It makes me wonder how many bikes I got rid of, thinking they were altogether wrong for me, when I could have done just as well by continuing to tweak the fit.
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This last year I have found I am very sensitive to minor adjustments all over the bike. It just makes tweaking the bike more time consuming
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Old 04-21-12, 11:34 PM
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Today Davis was hot Picnic Day was ok, plus it's funny watching Davis police respond to things (sprinting through downtown, on foot and on bikes). I didn't see calv though, nor did I see a Scrod lookalike.


Honestly after ~10 years Picnic Day is just meh.
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Old 04-22-12, 12:32 AM
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Dude I would have loved it if you spotted me. DIdn't spot any Davisfixed people either. I spent a lot of time where the dogs were.
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Old 04-22-12, 01:07 AM
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Today I went to the Sea Otter Classic and had an amazing time. Tons of pictures that I'll upload tomorrow probably.

Today I also learned that CX is amazing and I want a CX bike NAO.
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Old 04-22-12, 01:28 AM
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Today i walked about 4 miles in my clipless shoes because i got a flat on my gatorskins ive had less than a week and didnt have a spare on me :|
luckily my specialized elite touring are actually quite comfortable to walk in.

sigh...
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