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Old 09-17-17, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
but I took an unnecessary pull for an entire lap and I didn't have enough in the tank for the final sprint.
looks like you learned your lesson

optimal solution: join a team with participation, and either do that for someone else or plan on having someone else do it for you.
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Old 09-17-17, 08:28 PM
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Today I did a 71 mile round trip dirt ride with a few guys for my birthday. Hard packed dirt/crushed limestone. 36:13 ratio on the SS. What an absolute blast.
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Old 09-18-17, 08:04 AM
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Happy birthday @TenSpeedV2, and nice ride!
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Old 09-18-17, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Turns out I was behind BF member @Spoonrobot for the first 30 miles. Here is his video. -Tim-
Been too long since I've done one of these. Gotta love a well supported ride.

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Today I did a 71 mile round trip dirt ride with a few guys for my birthday. Hard packed dirt/crushed limestone. 36:13 ratio on the SS. What an absolute blast.
Sounds like fun. What bike?

Yesterday was CX race #4 of the local series, my 3rd. Managed to pull 8th out 24 in the men's 4/5 on the Nature Boy. Could have finished higher if I had a chance to pre ride the other half the course and not taken a OTB face plant in the volleyball court.
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Old 09-18-17, 09:57 AM
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Yesterday I attended my first cyclocross race (Jingle Cross in Iowa City.) I didn't race it, of course, but it was a blast to watch.
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Old 09-18-17, 10:18 AM
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i did a jazz cigarette with floyd landis.
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Old 09-18-17, 10:35 AM
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haha i saw that in the instas.
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Old 09-18-17, 07:36 PM
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Today I put black Relfexite conspicuity tape on my Gravel bike wheels.

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Old 09-18-17, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Sounds like fun. What bike?
Specialized Carve SL on 700x42 Continental City Ride II tires. Bike is kind of a do all fun as hell to ride monstrosity. Hydraulic disc brakes, Cinelli Pepper risers, Chris King hubs laced to Stan's Arch EX wheels.
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Old 09-19-17, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
i did a jazz cigarette with floyd landis.
srsly? I'm jealous.
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aha yeah man! landis and zabriskie are marketing cbd oil in gelcaps as a recovery aid. think hammer recoverite, but with a lion of judah and some rasta stripes. like, 20-30 of us all drank beers and rode around griffith park for a few hours on saturday afternoon.
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Old 09-19-17, 01:19 PM
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Bought a threadless headset to put on the GT because the threaded one on there is junk and has been pissing me off. Now I can't get the old cups out. I'm ready to throw this thing in the trash.
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you dont think its a steel frame/alu headset cup corrosion issue do you? use a bigger hammer.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Bought a threadless headset to put on the GT because the threaded one on there is junk and has been pissing me off. Now I can't get the old cups out. I'm ready to throw this thing in the trash.
How are you going to use a threadless headset?
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Was going to use it with a 1" threadless fork I had in the closet. Now I'm building my Ridley back up instead. Glad I never got around to putting it on eBay.
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
aha yeah man! landis and zabriskie are marketing cbd oil in gelcaps as a recovery aid. think hammer recoverite, but with a lion of judah and some rasta stripes. like, 20-30 of us all drank beers and rode around griffith park for a few hours on saturday afternoon.
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Today I'm going to figure out what to do with a Bruce Gordon frame i have lying around.. Already have a CX/650b/fixed gear bike so probably something along the lines of a townie/touring setup. What to do! Defo want to change the bars from drops to either flat or upright.. ideas?

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.. ideas?
I vote Townie. Of course.
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Today I learned that my bikes have "pinch brakes" on them.
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Today I learned that my bikes have "pinch brakes" on them.
I learned that I can make my bike lighter by removing the brakes, just as the pro track racers do.
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today a saddle sore has jacked me up. i don't remember the last time i bled this long/this much.
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Last night I found a bunch of cool stickers lying around so I put them on my road bike. Today I rode it and hit a bunch of PR's up one of my local climbs. Obvious conclusion: stickers make you faster.
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Today I am packing up my little dog in my bag and taking him to the bike shop with me for the day. Feel bad for the little guy leaving him home alone all the time, and obviously bike shops and dogs are a perfect match. Hope he has fun!
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