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sunday boomer roll - cruised the riverside greenway, shit up the rapha clubhouse, then headed up the east side.
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on the way back, decided to try these new fangled trek ebikes. black one assists to 20mph, red one to 28mph. no wonder everyone on an ebike rides like shite - its too damned easy.
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>>1299538
Commuted to work via bike, ran into a fellow /n/igger.
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I was buzzing around the airport and came across a new gate out by the ball diamonds.

My rims were extra filthy after todays ride. I used a small hand pump pesticide sprayer to get the sand off the bike. Then made numerous paper towels black with brake pad dust.
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After the blizzard of the past week and some extra shifts at work I finally got out for a nice little ride today, was out on the road for about two hours. Traffic in the touristy area of my town was remarkably heavy for a Monday afternoon in mid-March, but I shouldn't complain since that's suggests the local economy is likely to do pretty well this year.

Almost crashed, but didn't, while making an awkward detour to avoid a big snowbank that sits in the way of a shortcut back my house, because if I haven't been on my Falcon (pictured) for a while I forget about the toe overlap I experience on this bike.
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>>1300042
yea man that surprise toe overlap almost got me the other day.
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>>1299538
Ive passed under this bridge a few days a week for a few years and apparently never looked up
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thebirdburbs,,,comfy closeto bugsandrink.
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birdseat,,mosquitos.,, Getmall!
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I went for a night ride on St. Patrick's day. I thought I would see more drunks, but only encountered one other person over 40 miles. Night rides are great if you like the solitude. I almost crashed on a pothole I didn't see, so there are some drawbacks.
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>>1300105
Its just barn swallows.
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>>1300113
Wow, that's really warm. I feel like it was only a month ago you were showing freezing temps. Which temperature do you prefer to ride at Bacon?
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>>1300112
...oh birds are fine. though it was bugs.
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>me when taking a shortcut through a busy parking lot
Bad enough when traffic can come at your from all the usual directions, but when drivers start cutting diagonally across the lot ... whew.
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>>1300110
I rode st. Patrick's at noon. Saw a drunk girl falling down outside our town's irish pub. Saw an arab in a white E class rear end a MILF dressed in green driving a mini-van.
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>>1300118
I think the temp fluctuates a lot with the time of day out in the desert: afternoon=hot; dawn, dusk, night=cold
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>>1300328
i like this bike and i like where it takes you.
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Just going to work.
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Riding in this wet sandy spring melt is bad for my rims. The wear indicator groove is just about gone on one side of my rear wheel. Disc brakes would definitely be helpful in the kind of crap I ride through.
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>>1299538
On today's ride:
>Me: 1
>Squirrel: 0
..and nothing of value was lost.
>fuckng suicidal squirrels
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>>1299538
I almost ran into some rat brains on the road. I also make a salmoning citibiker crash.
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>>1299547
oh shit its the pool on 1st ave and 110? shout out to el barrio
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>>1300620
orange surly bro here. yes it's that pool. haven't been in the neighborhood too long but its chill.
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are rollerblades allowed ?
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>>1300499
>being fat
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>>1300695
If you use them for transportation and not just recreation, sure.
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>>1300746
i do ! grinds are a form of transportation. right ?
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>>1300749
Get the fuck out
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>>1300752
joking, i want a place where i can discuss sick tricks on the chans, you have any idea ?
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>>1300753
Nomally /asp/ would be the board for that but I hear it's now a wrestling board exclusively so you're fucked. Go find a subreddit or something.
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>>1300754
>using reddit

i'd rather go on a half pipe at full speed without helmet
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>>1300695
just stay out of the bike lane. knocked one of you 'bladers down the other day, felt a little bad about it.
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>>1300763
not all bladers, i mainly use the broadwalk
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>>1300714
Lol it is the backpack or my jacket shadow. In fact i need to get few kilos cause i am like 1.86cm around 70kg. I am stickman/lanklet if anything.
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With the warmer weather I've gone for a 2+ hour ride for the past 11 days straight. My legs are starting to crap out.

Today it took an hour and 20 minutes to work out the soreness. Its funny how my legs don't feel sore, until I get on the bike. I really feel it the first time I get out of the saddle.
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>>1301055
>what are recovery days?
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>starting a nice afternoon ride
>pumped up to be away from the wagie cage
>stop at a busy intersection
>lots of other cyclists and people
>got pole position
>green
>aw yea boiii
>go to clip in
>critical failure
>slip
>other foot pops out
>crotched on top tube
>slam into stem
>didn't fall tho
>kept going and set some PRs anyway
>mfw
I hope someone was entertained by my ineptitude but jesus fuck my ribs hurt
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>work on bike this morning
>hellyeaitsdoneridetime.jpg
>hop on, roll up street
>see hotties, affix eagle eyes to their asses
>look too long, taxi stopped in front of me
>pull front brake, cable comes out, no brakes
>sub 15mph crash into back of taxi
>face hits trunk lid, balls smash saddle nose
>somehow back wheel takes side load, on landing, tacoed
>land on left foot, never touch the ground
>taxi driver looks at me with disgust, drives off
>drag sorry ass onto sidewalk
>pridedamaged.jpg
>observe bent rack bracket, but rack seems fine
>forkseemsbentatcrownrace.jpg

fuck my life. spent time and money building this vintage 26er up and fucking crash it. do not comprehend how low speed collision could've bent the fork. i guess i'm glad i found out i had no brakes then, and not when it could've meant death.
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>>1301073
>mfw I found out that the reason for the slippy slip is that the chain is stretched way the fuck out and park tool's chain checker is useless bullshit
I guess I should do deep reads of service manuals instead of trusting generic tools
>>1301121
I'm glad you're ok man, I've almost been killed by ass before so iktf
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Nice and windy ride today, spring is awesome.
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>>1301073
I see tryhard retards like you every day, it's hilarious. I especially like when they race out of the green light just to stop at the next red light a couple of blocks away, while I slowly roll next to them. Dummies.
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>>1301380
Cool.
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notslurpy,,,dry heat.,, ican soakdown and Freeze,,stopandboil.,
,,,,todayslurpy.
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>>1301166
Park Tool CC-3.2 has worked fine for me for years. What are you on about
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Got my longest ride of the season in today, 83 km. I was going to get some truck stop pizza at the half-way point but they didn't have any ready. Nice tailwind when I turned around, I cruised along at 40 km/h while drinking a coke.
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>>1301513
Lucky, 40km on an empty stomach with a headwind would have been pretty shitty
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>pain below knee while riding bike last fall
>no pain while riding same bike for past week with winter clipless boots
>pain returns first day switching back to summer shoes
Going to have to try and figure out the difference tomorrow. Its got to be either a difference in saddle height or cleat position.
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>>1301500
This looks amazing. Where is this? CO?
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>>1301609
bacon lives in rural nevada
can't remember the name of the town
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>>1301608
I bought a goniometer in the fall to help figure out fit issues. With my shoes in the summer saddle height my leg was about 5 degrees straighter at max extension than with my winter boots at the winter saddle height. So I lowered the saddle a bit more to bring the angle down er up.

I should look into getting an app that calculates knee angle. I bought a cheap used trainer for doing fit related stuff, but I keep lending it to my brother so its never around when I need it.
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>>1301608
Could be cleat position (fore-aft or left-right) or cleat angle
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What's the best Carbon handlebars for MTB?
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Planned an 80 km route, but side missions brought it up to 96 km by the time I finished. Dropping saddle 1/8" made a huge difference.

Rode past a new intermodal yard under construction. All container picking will be done by a pair of rail mounted gantry cranes. The cranes span the rail spur, container yard and loading lanes.
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A slow gravel grind up a bunch of hills. I ate a sandwich and some dates.
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Pretty good ride today, I started going a bit too hard for the distance but in the end I actually managed to hold my power for the entire time. Legs did end up stinging towards the end though.
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The rigid mtb I converted from 7 to 9 speed in the fall won't shift to the big ring. Not a huge deal at the moment since the middle ring will get me going quick enough. I'm pretty sure the LBS sold me a square taper BB that is too wide. When it warms up again I'll pull the bottom bracket out to see what size it is.

A lot cooler today than it had been all week so I took the mtb out as its saddle is still at my winter boot height.
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>>1302279
>Carbon handlebars
>MTB
kek
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Short ride yesterday, windy as fuck.
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rode about 60 miles on the south and north county trails. meant to take the trailway up to the bridge over croton reservoir, but it was closed. got fries and beer on the way back. really pleasant day with warm sun and cool air. super comfy.
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>>1303408
based baiku, anon
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Just did a quick 50km on my magnetic trainer :^)
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>>1303474
Thanks, first ride with stupid wide bars and v brakes.
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>>1303438
We made like 60 miles also but with 300m elevation. Here in Bulgaria we dont have nice roads but we have very picturesque nature.
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>>1303635
You must have a similar climate, Bulgaria is exactly as green as Western Missouri right now.

Also ORAG is a great name. Sounds like what a caveman would ride in his caveman cycling club for his 100km weekend rolls. :-)

Watched your countryman Kubrat Pulev come back from a terrible cut to beat a Romanian on ESPN Top Rank last night.
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>>1303484
Go to bed mom
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>>1303635
was this road and trail/cross riding? do people let you ride across their fields?
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>>1303656
Yeah its almost spring here and we had a very warm weekend. Everything starts to get green its beautiful.

The brand is DRAG not ORAG and it is good brand they make some real competition bikes i think.

I missed him but i will watch it later. I will watch our other countryman that is top player in tennis he plays today in Miami Open.
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>>1303687
Well here you can ride wherever there is something that resembles road cause we dont have bike lanes outside of the cities so we ride on the right of the road or on the sidewalks or road that goes by some field. This trip was mostly road but the road itself is not very flat the asphalt is grainy i mean and there are holes on the road. All and all i dont recommend such bike as in the picture the one with the slim tires if he puts fatter tires it will be excellent. Gravel bike is great for what we have here.
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>take morning dump
>bibs, and tights on, just start to tie my shoes
>bowel: "Uh, sir just one more thing."

I like to refer to that as a Columbo Turd.
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The local museum had a exhibition on bikes in New Yawk. Went there with a fellow /n/egro.
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4/7
comfy
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6/7
2 real 4 me
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>>1304024
Peter Falk and his one working brown eye
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Rokucho pass, short and steep, everything afterwards is easy.
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>>1304491
where 7/7
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>>1304490
3$ a minute!? That is so expensive no?
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5 minutes feels like forever when waiting for a train to pass. I'm not a fan of not moving, if I come to a light that I know will be long, I'll often go right so I don't have to stop even if its longer.

Warmest day of the year so far, I had to take my jacket off near the end. Pairs of Canada geese are starting to pop up everywhere. Windy tomorrow then meh temps rest of the week.
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>>1304507
(7/7)
WATTTTTSSSS NIGGGGGGGAAAAAA
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Stopped by target on the way home to pick up some dried fruit. Decided to see if my meme machine fits in the target carts.
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Just did my first non winter clothing commuter bike ride since October and I didn't lose any pace. I bulked up almost 20 pounds since then so I'm pretty surprised. Still a bit off my fastest which is usually in July.
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>>1305306
>Just did my first non winter clothing commuter bike ride
Same, t-shirt and shorts for the whole ride.
Only did 81km but it was a pretty good length ride considering I've hardly been riding lately. This is the highest I've ever seen the river in my life. The marina's bottom level is half underwater.
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Cool stretch through Mendota Heights
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>>1305507
its still less than 10 Celsius here and some strong winds so i won't be wearing short sleeves for a while still. just starting to be able to go on rides for enjoyment now.
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Until it gets warm enough to go for longer rides on the highway I've been doing loops around town hitting as many different roads as I can. Its been going faster than I expected and I have about 1/3 of the city covered already. Its been reminding me of a bunch of shortcuts I forgot about.

Over a week until the temp gets back up to over 10C.
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Newbie here, also pretty fat. Only been on 4-5 rides averaging 5 miles. I did 10 miles today, felt good. Actually felt like I was just starting to really warm up near the end and could have kept going for awhile. Going to see just how far I can go this weekend
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My first after work ride of the year! I love riding out in the setting sun, and with not a soul around once you get off the main roads.
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>>1306318
Except for some comfy cows, if those have souls. I imagine they do, you cant be that comfy without having a soul.
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i went downtown with my black bso to do some stuff and i didnt had my lock at hand
i spotted a old dude on a bench with a Caloi Sport (2000's hybrid) with 26x1.95" tires and decided to ask him to look out for my bike while i go inside the bank
as i approached i noticed his cockpit was full of eletronics and weird stuff, he even had a head unit, his pedals had some homemade thick leather straps and his seat was the highest i've ever seen a old dude with
before i said anything he asked me if my bike was "modified", to which i said yes, he asked "90's?80's? that a nice frame allright"
i explained it was a 90's mtb conversion to which he seemed amused by the idea, he then started to recall his time as a racer "those are nice clips, cant ride far without them! specially with that 15 by 46 ratio you have (dude's made out my ratio just by looking at it), you take it to Stocco's track with the fixed gear side? hoho i remember when it was all bush"
i talked a bit more with him and he eventually said "well, your bike is quite cheap but the most important thing on the sport is training! back in the day we used to do everything by bike, the very same bikes we raced on"

dude was cool and i asked his name, went home and searched it
boomer wasn't joking, he indeed was a racer back in the day and still receives tributes and awards from the city/state officials to this day, never would thought this just by looking at his walmart-tier bike full of wacky stuff

ride hard anons, old people are wise
pic related is he, Charuto Delphino
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forgot pic related
here, he's the one i marked with the red arrow
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>>1306419
Those are some big pinecones.
>>1306417
I've always wondered if those things move automatically or how farmers get them to rotate around their fields.
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I was riding around an area today with really shitty visibility. Houses close to the street blocking view of the cross roads. Lots of pickups / SUVs parked on the street further blocking the view. There were plenty of times the road looked clear of cross traffic but I could hear tire noise so I knew it wasn't. Makes me appreciate how much listening can contribute to not dying.

So much starting and stopping today. I was riding up and down every road / alley in the area but had already covered the main roads the other day. Due to the visibility I had to come to a near stop every time I encountered another road. Probably 250+ stops in a 68 km ride.
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>>1306439
Wheelines,,,first,disconectheadvalve from theriser,,getsoaked,,rideto motorbox in middle ofline,,,,lift cover,pull starter cord on Briggstratton 6hp,,,pull more,,,splash gas everywheres,,pulllll more,,clean sparkplug,,pull till you bump sharp rustegde,,,nowyourset!!!PULLLLLL,,PULLLLLL I SAY!,
,,,,Dogebless,,motorstarts,,,wheeline moansqueekshivers 40 feet(13.3 yards),,motoroff.,
,,,ride to riser/headvalve,,attach,,Next.
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>>1306439
soheresmy,,mission.,

,to solar power a wheeline.,
,,,ifican bluetooth control,,,,,,,,
,victory,,,,atwhat cost?
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>>1306347
>>1306345

That's a cool story anon. Old bike guys are fun.
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>>1305936
at that pace by the end of the summer you'll be approaching the endurance to ride 40-50 miles. bicycle endurance comes fast and big guys have big strong legs you just aren't going to gofast up hills, it's just physics.
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Thanks for the encouragement. I used to squat pretty big weight(years ago) so I know the strength is there once I condition it. Once I start hitting the 20-30 mile marks I'm going to try to work on speed because I move pretty slow, especially uphill. I'm dieting as well so hopefully by that time I will have lost enough weight for my climbs to greatly improve.

Weather is kind of shit today so I don't know if I'll get out for that ride I was planning
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First randonneur club ride of the season today. Was supposed to be a nice 50 km ride to encourage new people to come out before before we start into our brevets. Last night's overnight low of -10C scared off everyone. It was -2C at the start, and since I ride all winter I found it quite pleasant.

There were just 3 of us for the ride and the pace was pretty slow. My winter riding usually gives me a leg up for the early season rides. My max HR for the ride was lower than my avg HR on a typical solo ride.
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>>1300014
How does that work
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>>1306347
Sorry, gonna need a red circle.
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Didn't go exactly as planned, but at least I got a ride in. Cold and wind was kicking my ass and killing my ears, felt like I was riding against the wind the entire time. Tomorrow shall be better I think. I'm planning to ride nearly every day in April and get a lot of miles in
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>convince 2 coworkers to get road bikes
>Ok I guess I have to organize group rides for them now
>One is kind of in shape from other activities, one can't maintain 15 mph longer than 2 minutes
>Boomer who bought a tommaso imola 7 years ago (bartape looking immaculate white) decides to join us but bails after 3 miles due to back pain
>Take remaining two up a local beginner climb, picrel
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>>1305507
madison wi?
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>>1306709
I'm >>1306688
used to play college FB and got into bike riding for the challenge and to save my knees. 2 years ago I was riding a BSO around my neighborhood park at 11mph at 325 lbs first time riding a bike since grad school. Last year I bought a road bike and rode 2500 miles and dropped 31 lbs during bike season. This year looking to break 3k miles.

My advice is to condition yourself to not just chow down after a ride. It's like weightlifting where the last thing you want to do is lift and then sit down at the table and eat away your gains (or losses). They even have a similar saying: you can't out pedal the fork.

This means smaller granola bars and a juice/gatorade bottle that I put half ice in. Most of the time don't even eat the bars unless I go over 30 miles or so.

The juice is helpful to have a take a tiny sip every once in a while.

If I would have figured out to watch my eating after rides and eat 1/3 as much during rides earlier in the season I swear I would have lost 50.
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>>1306897
Those don't look like bad numbers for 3 bros out having a good time on their roadies. In fact I'd be impressed that a couple of newbs almost averaged 15 over 40
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1,234 km for this month a new personal best for March by about 50 km.

Occasional flurries and ice pellets while I was out riding today. Got to break through the thin ice covering some long shallow puddles. I love the sound / feel of breaking that ice. When a vehicle does the breaking it ejects a bunch of ice fragments from the puddles and they look a lot like broken glass.
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>>1303392
Crappy weather so I decided to do some maintenance. Sure enough the LBS sold me the wrong bottom bracket. The axle is 123.5 instead of 113.
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>>1306826
i was walking to the grocery store, he passed by on his bike. what's the mystery?
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Mounted some lights onto my old-ass mtb at last.
Night Ride Mode - Unlocked
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Pulled a shard of what looked like a stanley knife blade out of my tyre today. Spent far too long waiting for sealant to do its job before jamming a dynaplug in there which worked perfectly.
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>>1308655
cool, my hesher car tire shop uses those
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>>1308655
>Pulled a shard of what looked like a stanley knife blade out of my tyre today

likely the spent part of an EZ cutter box opener. Do you have a construction project on your street or maybe an arab family with pilots licenses?

>>1308372
Looks like the main appeal of Rapha club is lifting one of their daintyboi cup and saucers. :-)

>>1307975
I think he meant how did you know it was him? Anime jersey, right?

>>1307928
Fieldmouse Birkenau/Watership Down

>>1307394
These goats are rented out at $100/hr to the Rapha clubhouse for sunrise goat yoga.
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>>1308687
>Do you have a construction project on your street
not my street but yeah there's stuff going on I'm passing through
fucking lazy cunts
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I've rode 100 miles over the last 3 days which is a lot for me coming into actually getting into bike shape.

Only problem is I've got a marble sized ingrown hair/saddle sore right on my fucking taint. I have a lancet that I use for face zits and whatnot should I lance it bros? Or should I just hit it with neosporin and wait it out?

I heard hydrocortizone works but IDK if they mean injections or topical cream. HELP
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>>1308735
There are a few things that contribute to saddle sores. Saddle too high causes side to side rocking. Saddle too far back and you end up sitting on the nose with your weight on your taint instead of on your sit bones.

Popping saddles sores tends to lead to infection due to the climate down there. Some people recommend acne cream for saddle sores BUT the peroxide will bleach any clothing it comes in contact with, underwear, bike short chamois, and shirt / towels if you wipe your hands on them without having first thorough washed your hands after applying it.
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>>1308687
The baby lying directly where the split wood will get launched to really ties the pic together.
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>>1308778
underrated movie but I think Franco just put her in the flick so that people would be interested in an old Steinbeck novel. Duvall is in it too.
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>>1307387
Of course it excludes all 9 stops we had to take tho
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Weather for tomorrow is looking good to ride out to a potash mine. I've had that ride in mind for a year and a half but never got around to doing it last year. There is an extra wide road to accommodate moving large vessels, fresh pavement and practically zero traffic apart from shift changes.
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>Checking the Forever Shinkansen
>only 78 out of 588 club members have ridden this week
>it's april
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Not really ride related but
>get fancy, expensive new computer specifically for maps and shit
>system to load maps just doesn't work at all
sigma m-more like sugma amirite....

>>1309236
A lot of them haven't been active on strava for years.
I was going through the member list recently and it was a bit sad seeing dudes I used to follow disappeared.
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>>1309236
Honestly I got bored of tracking my every ride
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>>1309236
I'm getting back into. Just posted one ride out of a few for the year. Thinking about getting an HRM and maybe cadence sensor since I'm always pushing too hard and fast and slow is hard for me. When I lived out west it was a lot easier to ride around with no gps or anything, now I'm back in roadie land and rambling around the 'burbs isn't quite so fulfilling.
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I really hate when the current day forecast is wrong. I always wonder how they managed to horribly screw up the forecast for the next few hours.

The wind was supposed to be light but ended up being 30 gusting to 40 km/h most of the day, starting about an hour into my 130 km ride. Rather than turn around early I just got in the drops and chugged along at 20 km/h for the next 2 hours. Wind shifted 45 degree from straight on just before I turned around so I didn't get a huge boost on the way back.
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>>1309236
jesus I scrolled through the group activity and 90% percent of it was 3 mile rides to the store. who even uploads that stuff.

explain yourselves anons
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>>1309590
My policy is that if I upload a little 5 mile fun ride I'll at least include a nice pic. But in the defense of the short commuter uploaders every mile counts.
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>>1309590
there are a couple of hardmen on there who ride 50 miles + multiple times a week. There was a boomer on there who took an ill advised 750 mile bike trip to Laos from Thailand. An anon is going north along W. Australia coast.

You'll find a lot of my 25 mile boomerrolls on there but it's nothing to brag about I'm just having fun.
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>>1309684
>There was a boomer on there who took an ill advised 750 mile bike trip to Laos from Thailand

Bob does trips like those often, they might be ill-advised but he ain't new at this.
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>>1309734
we were rooting him on but seemed a little despirited at the end. Guy with the Dr. Strangelove glasses who takes the pictures of cats, right?
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It's been a funny week - up the hill on Monday and it was snowing, just lightly but enough to cover the tree canopy with icky slushy stuff which falls precisely on top of my helmet, melts and is generally nasty. Tuesday- Thursday fine but a bit cold. Friday, sunny and 20 Celsius.

Bikes and trains...
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>>1309798
goddamn, that bike is extremely beautiful
Is that bare stainless?

>>1309789
ye
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>>1309801
Thanks Anon., it's a titanium frame.

I've had it for about five years, it's been out in 40+ degree heat and snowstorms and it still shines like new. Tomorrow is another sunny day!
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>>1309812
Ah, cool. Didn't know panasonic worked with TI.

It's been good weather here this autumn too. But fuck me my left knee hurts and it hasn't been getting better.
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>>1309813
start cooking with this stuff if you can find it
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>>1309813
They do Ti road, CX and mountain bike frames, these are made to order -- google "Panasonic POS" and you should hit the "Panasonic Order System" site (Japanese only). They've recently added an anodised finish option for Ti frames, this is cool because, unlike aluminium, there's no external colouring involved, I believe that the colour depends on the thickness of the anodised surface.

Hope the knee sorts itself out over the winter.
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>>1309590
I started working as a bike courier so I'd hate to post the ~40km I ride daily since it's always around the same area. I do upload my weekly long ride though, usually on Saturdays.
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>>1309683
>But in the defense of the short commuter uploaders every mile counts.
What does even mean though. Its just a way of inflating your mileage on strava (lel) without having the fitness to back it up. Yea riding 5 miles has its benefits but 20 minutes of riding doesn't make a stronger rider.
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>>1309829
I would respectfully disagree, there are benefits to being on the bike even for a half hour. Also keep in mind doing that means you run the risk of people muting you from their feed for being boring.
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>>1309829
gotta get dem virtual badges
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Discovered first slow leak flat of the year this morning, very tiny hole. Weather isn't shaping up to what was forecast so I'll take the mtb out this afternoon. I've been switching between bikes a lot the past few weeks. Good for whipping the legs into shape.
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fire roads were a bit damp today.
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>>1310066
fenders are for pussies I'm so hard amiright guys haha look at me I rode my bike in the rain haha
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>>1310067
sorry, next time to you need me to include [sarcasm][/sarcasm] tags so you don't get triggered? obviously fenders would have been really nice, you thick fuck.
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Temperature for the next two weeks is right on the line where its too warm for my jacket but too cool to not wear one. That is unless I'm riding with slowpokes.

Sometimes my rain jacket works at that temperature so I'll see. No selection of cycling jackets locally, and my buying online last spring didn't work as I ended up with an even warmer jacket.
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holy fuck anons it's goddamn too hot, i never sweated on the legs before
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Ye olde new england. Gorgeous out today but only saw 4 other riders, maybe all the freds don't come out till it hits 70
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>>1310545
forgot to add that I'm currently huddled in a bush where nobody will see me drinking beer in public because Cook County and fuck Illinois
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>>1310545
comfy looking bike. get a clamp on can holder and fuck da police
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>>1310548
links pls
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>>1310548
will do
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>>1299538
Haven't been out since I got chased by a dog.
>riding to church on a Sunday
>know there's a rowdy pair of german shepherds in a yard on the way
>sun is out, wind behind me, feelin good it's skyline time
>speed up like a madman when I aoproach the german shepherds
>they don't make a sound
>get out of church, speed up again past the german shepheds
>not a single sound
>relax and enjoy the rest of the ride home
>until I reach my new neighbors place.
>His angry mongrel loses his mind and starts chasing me after I just finished climbing a hill against the wind.
>I can just barely stay ahead of it, have to go up another hill, totally out of steam
>it finally gives up the chase, feel like my heart is going to explode
>die
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Yesterday i did a big riverloop and stopped to see a big cruise ship depart. Drank some wine and got some beer battered chips. Indulged too much and decided to catch the ferry back home. Comfy AF.
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>made the fit on my pro miyata slightly more aggressive
>take bike to the local volcano for a lil' whippin
>when I'm tucked it feels like the air is still
>bike feels like it's going slow as shit tho, almost too stable and smooth
>people are looking at me like I'm insane even though I'm just in a t-shirt and jeans and going slow
>look at my ride recording
>was going over 50mph at one point
>mfw
I've ridden a lot of great bikes in my life but this one is something else.
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>>1310620
post pic of your pro Miyata pls
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went to central park for sunset laps. smoked some weed in the north woods like degenerates, then played dodge the tourists.

>>1310568
you need bear mace friend.

>>1310578
the cafe on my favorite greenway isn't open yet. i'm jelly.

>>1310620
show us this bike immediately
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After checking this 1980 TdF bike through and adjusting it to me, I went on the first serious test ride today.
And this may just be the best bike I ever owned. It just doesn't want to go slow or stop. Before I knew it, I was 4 towns over from my home, so I decided to go 20 more miles and spontaneously visit my mom. She was happy.
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>>1310788
that looks like a very comfy place to ride anon
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>>1310789
12 million tourists a year seem to like it too. It's near Heidelberg, Germany.
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>>1310792
that must be annoying lol
german tourists shit up nz every summer though so i think you sort of deserve it
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>>1310932
God I hate when those asses block the road.
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Took Trezure on our first century today. Got three flats, two at once running over a rock I think (was wheelsucking, didn't see it coming).
Thought I could handle the main climb of 1200 ft at 7% with a 36/28 but I had to stop a couple times.
Felt mostly fine until around mile 88, ate a bunch of raisins and was drinking plenty of water and the provided Gatorade but felt weak and could only push 140 watts. That was the longest 12 miles of my life. I had only done 55 miles before but even that was in the fall. Had to ditch my mates too around mile 83, they couldn't keep up (asses and various other parts numb) and at the pace they were going the finish line was going to close.

A literal grandma finished right after me, kek. I could have maintained 19-20 in the first half tho if not held back. I think I'll keep training for longer rides, most of my club has several double centuries under their belts. How often do I have to do longer rides to keep the fitness gains to be able to handle them?
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>>1311072
>5k felt and 5k cervelo turned incorrectly
>Trezure posing perfectly for the cameras

Congrats on the 100 mile ride! Sounds like you ran out of food/fuel.
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Got a flat while I was out today. I always check Strava when I get home to see how long it took me to swap tubes. Today it was a shamefully slow 8.5 minutes. Puncture was on the rim side but the rim tape looked good. I should order a few more tubes. I've been mostly using thinner 700x25 road tubes instead of 32 because I had extra of those laying around.

Nice and warm, didn't need a jacket. A few days in the middle of the week with a 3C high, so we aren't into consistently warm weather yet.
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>>1311072
well done. sounds like you just need to eat more during the ride. 50 mile rides twice a week should be enough.
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~60 miles with domaneman today. it went slowly; city miles are kind of a bitch. got personally called out by the bikepath by floyd bennett airfield. stopped by rapha shop on the way back, they gave us coffee even though the cafe was closed. only minimal normie traffic on the greenway on the way home. a good sunday.
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>>1311077
>>1311079
Thanks, and meant yesterday whoops.

I did actually pass by a rest stop without knowing it, at mile ~85, and was eating a fair amount at each. I thought ~150 calories of raisins at mile 87 would make up for it but I guess not. I'm just now realizing too that the sugars are probably split between glucose and fructose and fructose has to be converted to fat before it can even be used as energy.
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>>1311077
that felt is probably a lot more than 5k, zipps are dummy expensive
and that bike (the felt not ops) is fuckin ugly too
>>1311078
what do you consider nice and warm in your corner of the world, anon?
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>>1311085
Does this mean go home if you are not a hipster? Go home because there are no hipsters? I'm so confused.

Also those bikes look kinda cheap for venturing into the Rapha Experience, I'm shocked they let you inside.
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>>1311212
they omitted the punctuation, should be like this: no, hipster! go home! you're not wrong, our bikes are cheap in that context. they're chill people though - there was a little ice to break at first, but some ride talk and generally being personable took care of it. i think they're pleased to have people who aren't snotty rich dudes in there now and again.
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>>1311221
Should it though? It's like the graffiti version of No Woman No Cry, it means whatever we want it to mean.
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>>1311222
well, someone has the need to be right. think what you think, obviously someone who lives in the area wouldn't know better than yourself.
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>>1311211
>what do you consider nice and warm in your corner of the world, anon?
15C was pretty warm for this time of year.
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>>1311212
>Also those bikes look kinda cheap for venturing into the Rapha Experience, I'm shocked they let you inside.

Relative to the $10,000+ meme machines that are often hung on the walls of the shop, our measly $2k bikes are cheap. The people working there are pretty *really* chill, and often ask us about or rides or how our other bikes are doing (one of the rapha guys also works at a brompton shop). On multiple occasions the manager has given us free drinks and, shown us cool shit normal customers don't get to see. Overall the Rapha shop is not as pretentious as people make it out to be, 10/10 would recommend after a long ride.
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>>1311072
If all you had to eat during the whole ride was some raisins, it's amazing that you didn't completely bonk.
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A strong headwind gusting to 50 km/h for the 15 km return leg of my 70 km ride today. I was looping around a neighborhood on the other side of the city filling in roads I haven't visited yet this year.

I'm going to skip riding all the roads in the shitty part of town time round as its got much sketchier in the 5 years since I covered every road in the city. These days people are getting shot there a few times a week, though that's mostly at night, and not random. I passed through it on the way home and saw several groups of gang members and a couple guys with a stolen bike, assuming the 2 they were riding weren't also stolen. Last time I did a full ride of that area, I noticed that any time I saw people walking, they were walking in the alleys not on the streets. It was like that today too.
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I sat on my Kickr for 30 minutes and averaged 170 watts because my legs are tired from the weekend.
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I bought this bike today, second hand. It’s fully carbon weighs about 9kg only downside is that there are hairline cracks in the forks.

I got it for £230. Did I do good?

I got it to cycle to uni and other places around the city. Is it a bit overkill because I’m probably gonna wear my normal clothes while riding
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>>1311431
>there are hairline cracks in the forks.
>Did I do good?
No.
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>>1311432
Be honest anon, how bad is it? It’s a straight line and it’s underneath the sticker.

He ducted some money for it though
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>>1311430
>trainer "rides"
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>>1311434
That's a trashed bike bruh, completely unsafe. Its actual value is £0
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>>1311442
The other option was riding in a thunderstorm with rush hour traffic. I know what it's like to be casual, but I don't know what it's like to be retarded.
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>>1311446
Did just that this morning, CAT6ed a dozen other mentally challenged psychos in a miserable downpour in traffic, and won. Shit was cash. A real premium rush if you get what I mean. You should try it sometime.
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>>1311451
I don't think you understand, 170 watts is recovery. Slow. Not breathing hard. Spinning heaviness out of my legs. Getting ready for a good stretching session. Why am I going to go outside in a thunderstorm for extremely light and casual calisthenics? Am I making sense anon? I accumulated 545 TSS over the course of the previous 4 days. I needed to *recover*.
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>>1311453
Shoulda said that in the first place. Your first post made it sound like you are just a soft cunt who bing bing wahoos the zwift
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>>1311454
>averaged 170 watts because my legs are tired from the weekend.
read the entire post I guess
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>>1311455
You didn't specify why your legs were tired, ya dingus. You could have been squatting on dicks for all I know. You'll not get anywhere expecting people to read your mind.
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>>1310732
>you need bear mace friend.
I'm that guy. I carry a double stack 9mm everywhere. Just don't want to have to use it unless my life is threatened. I outran him easily and he was small. Another factor to consider is how feud-y people are in the country. If I sprayed my neighbors dog, he would basically be my enemy forever and try to fuck me over in subtle ways.

The last few days I've just been hitting the trail around my place for an hour a day, goin up and down the local hill like a spastic. Trying to get some stamina and lose some weight. Walking seems like a waste of time for calorie burning.
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>>1311434
Blud why didn't you just buy a normal ebay bike lmao

It's a commuter bike, you didn't need a trashed fucking carbon bike when you could've bought a well kept aluminium bike for the same price without the inherent risk of suddenly eating shit
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>>1311444
>>1311509
Fuck you two have got me sweating now lol. Gonna take it to Evans cycle maybe they can take a look and know for sure.

I used two phones with flash to take that pic just to highlight that line. But all those other lines are just surface scratches. And needs a good wash.

Also I picked the bike up and I was amazed at how light it was lol. I can replace the fork if need be I guess.
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Still cleaning up after tropical storm Jebu. The details are being dealt with, I saw a couple of work teams replacing barriers and fixing road edges today.
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>>1311676
Jebu, I mean Jebi. I appear to have lost the ability to push buttons!
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>>1311584
Honestly it's probably just a surface crack but who knows for sure.

I'll tell you this I have zero sympathy for some asshole who goes out and buys a $400 piece of trash without even doing their research. Fuck you and fuck your bike.

Oh and by the way it's not fashionable AT ALL. Looks like a mid 2010s copy of what cool carbon looked like in 2002.

Asshole.
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>>1311584
>Gonna take it to Evans cycle maybe they can take a look and know for sure.

lol yeah Im sure the place that sells new bikes and doesn't fix frames will give you an honest word! you are the dumbest motherfucker alive. How you didn't just ride directly into a car and die your first 5 minutes on the bike I have no idea.

Also telling you the bike is trashed and worth nothing is an /n/ meme but you may have actually been the dumb fucker who went out and bought a trashed bike. Take it to a couple of real bike shops not glorified big box bike retailers aka people who fix more bikes than they sell.
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>>1311800
seething

I thought cycling was supposed to make you happier. How can you be angry at a stranger on the internet? You salty my bike is carbon and yours is steel or some shit? Get fucked Steel nigga

>>1311797

The guys at my local evans are pretty chill, to be honest. But you do have a good point I'll go to a local bike shop ty. Wish me luck anon
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>>1311676
tallumber.,
,,
,is ultrasound bestesting garbon?,,orjust ride todie?,,maybe precautionary ductaping,, andrunk.
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fellow bongs, whats a decent sub 250 bike I can buy for daily uni commute?
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>>1311979
A good condition used hybrid or rigid MTB
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>>1311797
>Honestly it's probably just a surface crack
No such thing with carbon, the fibers themselves may as well be string without the resin holding everything together and for a crack to develop without impact means the entire layup was stressed to the point of breaking the resin.

It can be fixed but it will cost more than he paid for the bike and it's very likely that the frame also has cracks that he can't see.
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Rode from Waukesha to Milwaukee via the New Berlin Trail and Hank Aaron State Trail, then back via the Menomonee River Parkway and Bugline Trail.
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>>1312025
I meant a crack in the clear-coat. Is that a thing with carbon bikes?
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Normally I'm laid back bro on my road bike cruisin' the suburbs but I swore at and spat on a cager in front of children and their dad (who were on bikes). Asshole honked at me for taking the center of the lane in a 25mph suburban planned neighborhood with those 1.5 width streets. I caught up with him at the stop sign and spit on the car and told him "Fuck you asshole, fake Hyundai faggot" (he was in a Genesis).

While the cager deserved that and more I feel bad about doing that in front of children. I would have just let it go but I let my anger get the best of me. Also it didn't help I yelled it at the top of the hill and the ....HYUNDAI FAGGOT part echoed back at me from houses a half mile away.

On a lighter note I was riding at dusk last night and there was a little kid on a BMX that was riding like he stole it so I pulled alongside him and rang my bell. He looked over and said with genuine awe, "WOW you got a light on your bike! Cool!" Made me smile.

All the migratory birds are back in the area. I've seen about a half dozen herons this week it's pretty cool.
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I've had this annoying pain in the right peck area for about a month now. Doctor couldn't find anything wrong and figures its probably muscular.

It kind of feels like a fascia injury I had on my leg years ago. That one took forever to get better. Its a very annoying feeling.

>Andy I am disappoint
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>>1311979
Raleigh Detour 1 is 269 on the corporate portal for raleigh (just sign up). It's a neat bike and unlike a lot of comfort hybrids- no suspension, 700c tires, huge wide gears up front with a large ring and wide gears in the back. EZ fire shimano 3x7 setup which people will poopoo but it is practical and at 269 you can't complain about the lack of a freehub.

The Cadent 1 is a flat bar commuter/hybrid similar to the Detour but with more aggressive flat mtb style bars. It's 269

One oddball you might consider is the Preston- it's 269 as well- but only if your campus is DEAD FLAT. It's a steel frame ss/fixie with turquoise paint, a spring saddle and upside down copper mustache bars. It's stylish a.f. but don't buy this if campus has hills. 269
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>>1312057
if you do a ton of riding you can strain the inner boobius maximus by deathgripping the hoods and pushing inward or just riding too long. Also the likely culprit if you have done dumbell flys recently.

>>1312030
that's a cool bridge anon

>>1311973
El Tocino just told it a funny horse walks into a bar joke.

>>1311508
>Walking seems like a waste of time for calorie burning.

Try walking on your rest days. Treadmills have shocks and inclines now which make them comfy and more efficient calorie burners.
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What speed of winds are you willing to ride in? Does that change for moderately loaded touring?

I had a plan for an 3 day out-and-back camping trip but the weather channel says it's going to sustained at 30mph for the next 3 days.
I took a 3 day weekend for an out-and-back tour
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>>1312077

Anything less than gusts to 50mph

Touring should not change that; your touring logistics should include fucked up conditions.
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>>1312077
>>1312077
part of the mystique of touring is that you are like the US Mail. Neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night will stop you: this bar ended 36 lb biotch must go through.
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>>1312078
Gusts are at 47.
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>>1312067
>if you do a ton of riding you can strain the inner boobius maximus by deathgripping the hoods
I can't really pinpoint the initial cause of the problem. I know I was still on the fat bike at the time so its unlikely it was caused by riding. 2 likely possible causes would be snow shoveling or maybe hefting the fat bike into the repair stand. When loading a bike into my repair stand I lift them one handed by the top tube with my right arm while using left hand to tighten the clamp. If don't manage to get the balance right when lifting the bike there can be some awkward mid-air repositioning of my right hand.

Riding does seem to be aggravating the injury. Maybe I need some sort of brace.
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>>1312088
do a barrel (bob) roll
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>>1299547
God I wish that were me.
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>>1312080
Isn't US mail notoriusly slow and bad?
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>>1312148
They're sometimes faster than UPS and FedEx, treat packages better, and are always cheaper. They're really good and should be treated a lot better than they are by Congress and the public.
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>>1312148
that was a 70s and 80s meme. they seem pretty competitive nowadays
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cowpunchin,,,well,morelike cowpettin.,,punchin soundsmore macho,,,,butitwas petting,calming down,,ease into trailer nofuss.,they got spooked by "Chariso the pony.,
,,im cowcrip now.,,,i worked at a ranch asa "large animal genteler".,,itsall aboutrust.,dontrustme cows.
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>>1312567
Chalk your trike and ford it across
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>>1312151
They are faster than UPS 100% of the time.
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Runwaysecure.
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Weather for the next week is looking warm enough to stick with my summer shoes. That will give me time to get my saddle height dialed in before the first 200 of the season next Saturday. It feels like I'm just a few mm too low. Windy and light rain today so perfect time for a rest day as I have been riding every day since last Sunday.

The conditional formatting in my Excel ride log is telling me my RD cable is due for replacing, so I'll get that done today.
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>>1313652
>>1313651
Was this in a crash or did they scrap it for parts?

Very dystopian and very cool pictures, Bacon.
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One of my first mountain bike rides. It is very difficult and scary at times, but pretty fun. Went on a flow track.
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>>1313654
Careful with that banana BacònRidér
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>>1315116
You'll get used to it!
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ngl lads this was fucking awesome, go do it next year.
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>>1315225
No need to hide your average speed, if I remember correctly, that route is hard.
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>dog chewed off the rubber mount for my cadence sensor magnet
>magnet is nowhere to be found
I hope it's a generic size and easy to replace.
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>>1315225
Would love to but who knows with my bloody work schedule.
>>1315231
Probably opsec.
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>>1315231
yeah opsec I think the results get published and I don't want to be implicated with 4chan.

Cracking ride I had a great time.
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>>1315231
you could work it out from the time and distance fairly trivially
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>>1314865
Bellyflop,,crash.,
,,,replaced with P51,,,,did lowroll,,mostly,,,mostly.
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>>1315635
feel better bacon!

>>1299538
Went down to Harrisonville, Mo and back along the historic Jefferson Highway which was built in the 1920s to connect New Orleans with Canada. Did the return leg in a bit over an hour while down there took 2 hours due to sustained winds of 25 mph. I rode around the courthouse square on their old brick cobbles since Roubaix was this weekend, ha.
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Just did a 82km fun ride with a friend and his new bike. Not bad, since it was our first time after so long. The climbing was so hard for both of us
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>>1316899
Weather was perfect.
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>>1316900
We didn't even know we were climbing an important climb
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>>1316899
siiiips,,gulps.,,ahead,the pathnarrows,,bound by water, thebridge gently rises,,,,darkfiigure ripples,
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>>1304583
>Manhattan
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Rained about 4 inches yesterday, so I should have stayed off the gravel roads. A semi hauling some farm equipment left some wavy tread patterns in the road which pulled my bike all over the place. The next vehicle to pass smoothed them out.
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>>1317662
stay cool, Bacon
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>>1317024
Montana Idaho Wyoming or Utah.. which is it
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>>1318156
None of the above actually...
>>1317662
Make sure to pack extra water for your rides, Bacon.
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went for a cruise up and down the river after work. no incidents or near misses, though the greenway was packed with peds and other cyclists. stopped for a beer on the way back, then ran into a friend on her way back from a show. rode with her a bit, then peeled off for home. light, cool rain started as night fell, very pleasant and comfy.
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I went for a ride to the nearby vineyards today. Also rode by a golf course (pic related, tho not really visible). The ride had some steep climbs and rewarding descends. I had a good time.
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Hit Sisters for some XC fun and god damn I suck at MTB. Fun as hell tho
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Did my first 200 km ride of the year. Annoyingly strong NW wind all day made the middle 70 km brutal, averaging only 17 km/h for that part. Nice tailwind for the last 27 km.

Time for a new saddle. Brooks saddles can do funky things as they age. They stretch out during a ride as they are moistened with taint sweat messing up your fit and making it nearly impossible to find a comfortable position.
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>>1318623
Berthoud saddles will last longer as they're made from much thicker and higher quality leather than Brooks, but eventually the same shit will happen. It's why I typically ride with a cover on mine if I'm putting in effort.
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Had 30 minutes to burn and followed a fire road on my beater road bike.
No grass on the fire road. Managed to collect 11 patches worth of these though.
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Steep hills, a heavy bike and my fat ass do not a good combination make.
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>>1318720
How did your 2 day trip go?
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>>1318653
>ride your brooks with a cover for effortful rides

yes, this anon knows. if you haven't already, lace the skirts together.
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Gone at the bottom of the hill but it's cooler further up -- pretty bus stop.
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>>1309798
How many times are you going to post this bike
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>>1318912
>Daily ride thread
>300 replies
>Stop posting your bike more than once
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>>1318803
Thank you for this picture, my wife loves those trees.
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>>1318653
I turned a tension bolt a few times today which stiffened it back up. I had already laced it long ago.

I ordered a Fizik Aliante Gamma to try on my brevet bike.
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>>1318926
>>1318803
Would have been even better with the bike included, but still nice.
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>haven't cycled seriously in over a year
>only done a few short rides since the beginning of the year
>get it in my head today that I'm gonna do a 30 miler
>didn't bring any food, hardly ate anything all day
>start of ride goes well
>near the end of the ride my legs barely work
>I'm absolutely starving
>debate stopping but push through
>finally get home
>smash a granola bar and fall asleep for 2hr w/o even showering
>Still had fun

LESSONS FUCKING LEARNED...not really I'll try to do some more dumb shit beyond my current ability in a few more weeks
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>>1319004
Better learning curve than most people on /n/ will ever experience.

Good for you, I always bring water for atleast 2 hour ride and some kind of bar. Sometimes the weather hits you and you want to be out for a long time, sucks if you have to go back home.
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>>1319004
>crashing after 2 hours of 100 watts
Damn man you're really out of shape, hope you make a routine out of it!
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>>1313653
Your pics are the bomb man.
Iphone?
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>been using ride with GPS to plan routes
>would always get pissed becasue every time I got a wonky route marker I would have to start over or revert to last save becasue there's no fucking undo button
>really wish they would add an undo button
>I'VE BEEN USING THIS SHIT FOR FUCKING YEARS
>just now, literally just now, as I was planning a new route saw there's an undo/redo button
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>>1319130
yestill,,poor.,the promise ofreedom,,,slowork tochains.,folks demand/beg while outin thebrush.,
,"What if you Die?",,,,ill phonehome!
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after a short day at work, doing my daily commute home; as I was doing my steep climb, I was passed by an ice cream van.
3 blocks later, I pulled up next to it at a red light and ordered a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar which I ate over the rest of the way home.
also found this stone on the side of the road a bit later. put it with the step stones in front of my apartment.
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>>1301502
Bacon what town in NV? I live in Fernley. This looks exactly like Fernley.
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>>1319255
>>1319153
I knew knew it was the NV wasteland!
I've been there for a couple days in 2016. We stopped by a hotel in Ely.
Man, the memories. I loved it



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