Bicycle Thread Deux

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

  1. MA

    MA Surprisingly normal looking
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    Good: Climbed 1,000 ft on a ride for the first time

    Bad: Did not know I'd be doing that much and had to take a $50 Uber back to my car
     
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  2. a.tramp

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    :roll:
     
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  3. MA

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    Beat my longest ride by 50% today. Also got lost. Also crashed.
     
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  4. MA

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    Did my first 40 mile ride today. Last 3 miles just killed me. I basically live at the center of a bunch of trails, that all shoot off like spokes. So pretty much all of my rides are out to some point and back. Today I rode out to and up a dam. Here are a couple pictures from that:
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    That's Red Rocks in the background.
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    This is just looking back East.
     
  5. MA

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    Just did this:
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    Just a little 70% increase over my previous max. But this time on a 5.4% average grade and 6.8% max.

    Oh, and I did actually ride back to my bike this time (because it was all downhill).
     
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  6. AHebrewToo

    AHebrewToo Albino Hebrew Extraordinaire
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    Today my wife was struck broadside by a hill billy in a beater truck running a stop sign. She will be OK, but I’ve never been less interested in an apology in my life. Fucking dickhead.
     
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  7. MA

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    Jesus. Glad she'll be okay.
     
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  8. a.tramp

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    Glad she is going to be fine.
     
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  9. AHebrewToo

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    No broken bones but a severe psoas strain. She can’t move without assistance from me. It’s pretty rough. Looking at wheelchairs now.
     
  10. prerecordedlive

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    Bought a Cannondale Optimo today. First road bike for me so I just went with the Claris groupset. I don’t need anything too fancy just yet.

    I’m excited to start pushing past 25 milers.
     
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  11. colonelrascals

    colonelrascals Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push miracle whips
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    Are people still riding bikes?

    I've gone full mountain bike
     
  12. prerecordedlive

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    I am. I’m fully outfitting my garage for working on our bikes and going to eventually get one of the indoor cycle stations to toggle my road bike onto. Been having a blast but haven’t logged anything past 15 miles yet.
     
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  13. ohbluefan

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    Thinking of doing an Ironman next year, anyone know of a cheap tri bike to get me thru training and the race? Would hate to spend more than a grand for something I’ll use for only a year or so.
     
  14. nofatchildren

    nofatchildren Bull Moose Till I Die
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    I did the Prudential Ride London a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty fuckin incredible.
     
  15. MA

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    Just did my first half century today.

    I was really unprepared for it and shouldn't have done it, but frankly I just needed the distraction.
     
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  16. colonelrascals

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    I hear its a bit of a clusterfuck...were you able to get out ahead of all that
    fuck yeah dude
     
  17. nofatchildren

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    There's probably too many people, but that didn't affect my enjoyment of it any.

    There were certainly some spots that were full on clusterfuck. We had to come to a complete stop at the base of Leith Hill and wait 20 minutes or so to ride up. It was just too narrow for that many people, and to make things worse there were too many people who couldn't make it up, so half the road is blocked with people walking.

    Having said that, it's not a race, so it doesn't really matter, unless you are being way too much of a try hard.

    There were some ugly crashes though. I think there are too many people who have no idea how to ride in a group, compounded by the fact that you'll have people out there that can barely go 14mph, and then full on pacelines coming through them at 25+ mph.

    Still totally worth it.
     
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