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February 8, 2009, 12:28 PM

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Let me do a little research of routes out near EF.

Craig! Craaaiiiiggg!


EDIT: It seems most stuff out there is really, really tech and climby. I'm totally game. I'll call Half Moon Outfitters tomorrow and see what's up.


Next Saturday?
You must not have a wife or girlfriend. Saturday is valentines day. How about Sunday instead?
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February 8, 2009, 12:40 PM

WHOA! Thanks for the reminder! eeeeek!

Sunday I have plans for the 500. Maybe the following weekend.


Get Astle to set it up. He's the uber-planner.


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February 8, 2009, 12:42 PM

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February 8, 2009, 02:33 PM

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WHOA! Thanks for the reminder! eeeeek!

Sunday I have plans for the 500. Maybe the following weekend.


Get Astle to set it up. He's the uber-planner.
Huh? Whah?

What am I planning? A mountain bike ride?


Chris
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February 8, 2009, 03:11 PM

Looks that way. Interested?
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February 8, 2009, 03:51 PM

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Huh? Whah?

What am I planning? A mountain bike ride?



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February 8, 2009, 04:08 PM

Just got back from my first ride on the tarmac. Bike is insane On the way back I hit 50mph down spriggs thanks to a nice tail wind and slight downhill...the look on the car next to me was priceless


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February 8, 2009, 04:15 PM

Nice! I just ran the trails with my dog today. Took the new whip back to the shop, and my old one's there too. Working out the fundage and stuff. Really too sloppy to ride today anyway, doing more damage than good.

Great day for a run! About 6 or 7 trail miles, and alot of mud.


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February 8, 2009, 06:02 PM

Ben Spies has pretty good taste in bikes. Looks like an s-works tarmac SL2 w/campy? Wheelset looks to be the same one I have (roval E5 w/carbon hubs)

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=35526


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February 8, 2009, 06:51 PM

I actually just watched that.

I'm sure he's more than capable of getting whatever he wants on the planet, bike-wise.

They say he and BB have VO2 and other physiological traits right up there with TdF guys. Pretty impressive.


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February 8, 2009, 09:40 PM

Hell...after today's ride even if I had a million dollars I'd still get another tarmac...yes it's that good

Speaking of which, this is my first "carbon" bike so I wanted to know how carbon bikes hold up in a crash and found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVbmcnsXXs

Seems that they are actually stronger than steel/aluminum frames which is good to know. The key is making sure the carbon is not compromised...which comes back to any frame. In over 30 races in two seasons I only had 1 crash...which lucky for me allowed me to still take 2nd in the race although...my leg was covered in blood. The only crash I ever had that damaged the bike was hitting an object that bent my fork. I flipped again at right around 40mph and the bike was 100% fine and I actually somehow managed to walk away with just a few scrapes...guess it's all in how you land.


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February 8, 2009, 09:55 PM

Yeah the fall doesn't hurt, but the landing does.


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February 9, 2009, 09:02 AM

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Yeah the fall doesn't hurt, but the landing does.
Yeah, road rash sucks! My first big crash was my worst, that was the one where the fork bent (easy fix) but I landed and slid on my hip so I had a huge deep scrape (we were pushing around 30mph when I crashed) which took about two weeks before I could ride again. Other than that the others were not so bad...the second crash was in a sprint and the computer said I was topped at 40mph when the frame flexed and threw the chain so I landed on the bars and flipped but that one I ended up kinda rolling and the bike was pretty much 100% fine except for a scrape on the pedal. I did hit my head and crack my helmet into several pieces though. Next day I moved the components off that frame back to my trusty cannondale. I can't remember the name of the frame but it was a pretty rare titanium frame with a really weird design. Other than that I had a lot of close calls but managed to stay up. One race a guy crashed and fell into me and don't ask me how but I lifted him up and neither of us fell Closest call was in a crit where me and another rider got our bars tangled together but we stayed calm and both stayed up, that was freaky though. From there on out I learned to stay in the drops when people were next to me


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February 9, 2009, 09:13 AM

here are my bikes Trek 4300 disc brake hardtail MTB and 05 Ironhorse Triumph comp.




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February 9, 2009, 10:17 AM

I don't have any pics available right now but I ride a Trek 4900 with aftermarket wheels, disc breaks and rock shock front suspension.

I'm running a rear flat right now and I just purchased new pads but I'm having some difficulty getting my disc to slide into position due to the thickness of the new pads.

I might need to pay for some help on this one, it's got me baffled on how to address it...


^^^I like that burnt orange on that 4300! Nice bike!!!

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