Bicycle Thread Deux

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by a.tramp, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    its on my shortlist for bike vacation rn
     
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  2. Arkadin

    Arkadin Doctors orders, go fuck yourself
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    I was there with some family and my uncle is an Italian who moved to the states at 26. He LOVES to bike but was having double hip replacements after our vacation and couldn't do it. You could see some of him dying inside every time we passed some bikers
     
  3. goheels10

    goheels10 Well-Known Member
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    Like Arkadin said, Mallorca is the shit for cyclists. Chances are you'll bump into pros on the road.

    Also, Basque country is some of my favorite cycling in the world. My favorite of all time though is Portugal. I could've died on the roads in rural Portugal and I would've died a happy man.
     
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  4. a.tramp

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    Only 2 people out of the 6 going are cycling. So although they are onboard with going to a cycling rich place like Spain, final say on where we go is going to be decided by the group. I can only hope that the majority will be convinced to go to Mallorca or Basque.

    And completely agree on Portugal. It felt like I was finally home when I was there. Love that damn place.
     
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  5. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Think I am knocking another of the bucket list next weekend and riding the Hotter Than Hell 100. Riding buddy backed out but I have finally maintained my ability to ride the distance over the hot Texas summer. Probably due to a rather mild summer that has kept me on the bike instead of retreating inside to the a.c.
     
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  6. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Set a new max HR tonight during a quasi sprint in a group ride, 192. Not too shabby for a 41 year old.
     
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  7. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    and yes, I thought I was going to die at that HR
     
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  8. Lifeiskilingme79

    Lifeiskilingme79 Well-Known Member
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    I've decided to undertake a new project due to my overwhelming hatred for people who walk 3 abreast taking up the entire bike path.

    I'm going to have a small button on my handlebars that blasts a train horn through a smallish Bluetooth speaker.

    Either that or a message of "Get the fuck out of my way you stupid twats!"
     
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  9. MA

    MA Surprisingly normal looking
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    I went for one of my faster sprints during my ride today and now something on the back middle of my knee hurts. I'm not liking it.
     
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  10. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    :roll: had no fucking clue I could keep this pace for this distance.

    Wonderfully organized ride. If you ever get a chance ride the Hotter N Hell guys.

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  11. Drew63

    Drew63 Well-Known Member

    Fast as hell. Great work
     
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  12. cyclist

    cyclist King of the Mountains
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    Tried to do this ride in 1993 and in 1994.

    In 1993, we did 25 miles in the first hour and then 48 miles in 2 hours. Alas, I dehydrated and got saline IV at about 60 some miles and had to be sagged in.

    In 1994 the heat was 'hotter n hell' and while I did ok. I got to about 91 miles and got sagged in.

    So, this ride did kick my ass and I've not been back.

    However, as a.tramp has said, it is a wonderfully organized ride.
     
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  13. a.tramp

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    Fortunately we topped out at about 85 degrees on the ride today. I gambled on water from the 30 miles remaining point as I was in a small group of 5 that was pacing nicely and working together. It almost got me though and luckily there was a final stop with 5 remaining that I stopped at and limped on in.
     
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  14. a.tramp

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    I fear for the safety of our beloved comrade colonelrascals . Godspeed my friend and get some time in on a paddleboat to keep those legs in shape.
     
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  15. a.tramp

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    :beaver: Finished 23rd out of 271 in age group and 198th out of 3000+ overall. Thinking maybe I need to train specifically for this next year.
     
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  16. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    Been off the bike for a few days :(
     
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  17. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Stung by a bee/wasp/hornet thing last night on my ride. I have still yet to have a flat tire but have been stung while riding so many times it is ridiculous. Sucks because I have been stung so many times now I have gone from not having any reaction at all to now having huge swelling and pain for a couple of days when it occurs. So much for keeping benadryl with me, I fear I might soon have to start carrying an EpiPen.
     
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  18. a.tramp

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  19. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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  20. Drew63

    Drew63 Well-Known Member

    Consistently riding every weekend now. Feels good man
     
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  21. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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    What do you guys keep on your bikes for flats. I have a CO2 pump, and patches? Been lucky so far but don't go too far out yet.
     
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  22. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    I have 2 tubes, tire levers and CO2.
     
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  23. Lifeiskilingme79

    Lifeiskilingme79 Well-Known Member
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    I seem to be the thread expert at this now. I had 2 flats in 2 rides.

    I would suggest just throwing an extra tube in your bag, co2 filler, and some levers.

    The first flat I didn't have anything and I had a walk home that took about an hour. The second time I had everything I needed and it took 6 minutes to change my tube and ride off.
     
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  24. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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  25. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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  26. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    handlebars slipped
    needs carbon paste
     
  27. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Was worried you cracked your frame
     
  28. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    thank god no
     
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  29. Drew63

    Drew63 Well-Known Member

    Got new tape on the bike

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  30. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    Drew63 learn how to wrap your own if you're going to do white.
     
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  31. Drew63

    Drew63 Well-Known Member

    Not too difficult to do? Just a bit hard living in an apartment without a garage or driveway type of area.
     
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  32. Lifeiskilingme79

    Lifeiskilingme79 Well-Known Member
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    Not at all. There are several videos on youtube that will teach you. Super easy.
     
  33. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Daniel Ocean I am gonna be in Ventura Wed-Fri 1st week of October. You gonna head up the coast and have a beer and a ride with me?
     
  34. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    If I can. Not sure what I have going on that weekend. I am currently "training" for a half marathon at the end of October.
     
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  35. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Cross training and carb loading, perfect fit
     
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  36. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Just mapped out my ride for Ojai, CA in October. 64 miles with 6200'+ of elevation gain. So basically, first half is all uphill, 2nd half all descending back to starting point. Once again, not super steep gradient but unrelenting climbing for 2+ hours. So geeked.

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  37. a.tramp

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    dallasdawg speak to me/us about what you are doing now. Unless I am mistaken are you not involved with sports recovery now? If not, carry on.

    I lost 10lbs in water weight on my 2 rides today, 7 alone tonight. I feel as if a bus full of fat women ran me over. Could you possibly provide services for a guy like me?
     
  38. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    1) drink water
    2) electrolytes
    3) eat some pussy
    4) kick some ass
     
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