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Author:  xherbivorex [ Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:58 pm ]
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so i got my commuter on saturday, and it's a revelation to me! so much faster on the road than my mtb was (but i guess that's no real surprise, just mostly a good feeling for me to make the journeys so much easier now).

here it is, pre-pedal fitting:

Image

Author:  MoniDew [ Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:55 pm ]
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wow! you guys really are hardcore badazzes! love the pics!

I recently took up cycling, after all my kids were grown. I found a 20 year old mountain bike in my garage and on a whim decided to ride it around the block. Oh, man! Wind in my hair, felt like flying! I *L O V E D* it! And I haven't stopped yet! That was 20lbs ago. It really whipped my vegan butt into shape! I'm 52 years old, and - who knew you could find a new love of cycling at that age! I have tons more energy now and look forward to my little trips more each day (by the way, I can ride for almost an hour now. That's phenomenal for a little old granny, in my not so humble opinion. Haha!)

Author:  fupapack [ Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:14 am ]
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I did really well at the cyclocross race last night!

Author:  Eric. [ Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:52 am ]
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xherbivorex wrote:
so i got my commuter on saturday, and it's a revelation to me! so much faster on the road than my mtb was (but i guess that's no real surprise, just mostly a good feeling for me to make the journeys so much easier now).


skinny non knobby tires will sure make pedaling easier :) New bike looks sweet btw!

fupapack wrote:
I did really well at the cyclocross race last night!


nice! racing a ridley for cx?

Author:  fupapack [ Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:34 pm ]
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naw a caadx

Author:  abbierae [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:00 am ]
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Riding The Whole Enchilada in Moab in two weeks! Anyone done it? This video is getting me so psyched: http://vimeo.com/32878878

Author:  fupapack [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:28 am ]
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lucky puppy!

Author:  joshua [ Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:20 pm ]
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any time I have pedals and cleats on a table in front of me, they end up as one. and now I'm full of regrets.

oh and hey, I have a bike with gears again. the longer cranks are weirder than the revelation of freewheeling..

Author:  ~Sz [ Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:51 pm ]
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joshua wrote:
any time I have pedals and cleats on a table in front of me


Dinner?



(I'm trying to picture a world where I have pedals and cleats on a table in front of me and I realize I want to live in that world!)

Author:  joshua [ Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:17 pm ]
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heh, no, just a package from Amazon.. I tore it open next to my laptop....and then the inevitable happened. took me 15 minutes to get the cleat off the pedal. aahhh

Author:  ~Sz [ Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 pm ]
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I was laughing thinking about that. And how you would undo it!

Author:  joshua [ Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:13 am ]
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anybody tried www.skratchlabs.com products before? I got a bag of the orange (arrived today), and it's (so far) inoffensively tasty and doesn't leave that kind goopy feeling in the mouth. I haven't taken it for a ride, but I'm interested if others have any opinions..

Author:  fupapack [ Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:15 am ]
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I biked 130 miles yesterday! Phew!

Author:  ~Sz [ Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:24 pm ]
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joshua wrote:
anybody tried http://www.skratchlabs.com products before? I got a bag of the orange (arrived today), and it's (so far) inoffensively tasty


That's how I feel about Nuun; I like the orange (tangerine?) and grape flavors. It has been my lifesaver this summer hiking long distances in the heat. 2L of Nuun + 5L of plain water. (I am a camel).

I'll keep my eyes open for the stuff you mention.

Stuff I don't like (but thought I did): Ultima and Vitalyte.

Author:  heiemi [ Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:54 pm ]
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fupapack wrote:
I biked 130 miles yesterday! Phew!


NICE

You know you're dating a cyclist when you're meeting up for the weekend and you have to discuss which bikes you're each bringing...

Author:  zwingtip [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:51 pm ]
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Bikers, I think I'm starting to get obsessed with bikes (more so, if this is even possible). I just ordered a Surly Cross Check frameset with plans of getting it built up from all the parts worth keeping from my current Fuji.

Hopefully the 46 is the right size. I spent a long time staring at geometry charts and it seems closest in specs to my bike back in Boston while the 50 looks huge?

Author:  queenofpainting [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:03 pm ]
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I didn't ride as much as I had hoped to this summer, because I was doing a physically exhausting job full-time, doing additional work at home every weeknight, and taking summer classes. And the heat. Oh lawd, the heat. But enough excuses! I did reach my goal of riding fifty miles early on in June, but my other rides were never past thirty, I think.

Author:  fupapack [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:15 pm ]
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I went out too hard in my race today but I still did ok considering I biked over 100 yesterday...

Author:  Eric. [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:48 am ]
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joshua wrote:
anybody tried http://www.skratchlabs.com products before? I got a bag of the orange (arrived today), and it's (so far) inoffensively tasty and doesn't leave that kind goopy feeling in the mouth. I haven't taken it for a ride, but I'm interested if others have any opinions..


Ive heard the name but havnt tried any yet. i did listen to a pretty interesting podcast where a sports nutritionist was explaining his take that one doesnt need electrolytes during exercise.

~Sz wrote:
That's how I feel about Nuun; I like the orange (tangerine?) and grape flavors. It has been my lifesaver this summer hiking long distances in the heat. 2L of Nuun + 5L of plain water. (I am a camel).


have you ever tried the natural Nuun?

zwingtip wrote:
Bikers, I think I'm starting to get obsessed with bikes (more so, if this is even possible). I just ordered a Surly Cross Check frameset with plans of getting it built up from all the parts worth keeping from my current Fuji.

Hopefully the 46 is the right size. I spent a long time staring at geometry charts and it seems closest in specs to my bike back in Boston while the 50 looks huge?


hmm crosschecks run on the large side. what geometry specs are you comparing to your old frame?

fupapack wrote:
I went out too hard in my race today but I still did ok considering I biked over 100 yesterday...


your putting in some crazy miles for this late in the season! nice work.

i havnt been on the road bike in months now that is cross season. mostly try to keep the legs fresh other than commuting for the next weekends race.

Author:  zwingtip [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:56 pm ]
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Eric. wrote:
zwingtip wrote:
Bikers, I think I'm starting to get obsessed with bikes (more so, if this is even possible). I just ordered a Surly Cross Check frameset with plans of getting it built up from all the parts worth keeping from my current Fuji.

Hopefully the 46 is the right size. I spent a long time staring at geometry charts and it seems closest in specs to my bike back in Boston while the 50 looks huge?


hmm crosschecks run on the large side. what geometry specs are you comparing to your old frame?


So I ride a 52 Fuji Cross Comp (big) and a 49 Specialized Tricross (good fit). The geometry on the 46 seemed to match the 49 Tricross the best except for a tiny bit longer top tube which is okay as long as it's not the 52 Fuji-length.

Author:  joshua [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:43 pm ]
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Eric. wrote:
joshua wrote:
anybody tried http://www.skratchlabs.com products before? I got a bag of the orange (arrived today), and it's (so far) inoffensively tasty and doesn't leave that kind goopy feeling in the mouth. I haven't taken it for a ride, but I'm interested if others have any opinions..


Ive heard the name but havnt tried any yet. i did listen to a pretty interesting podcast where a sports nutritionist was explaining his take that one doesnt need electrolytes during exercise.

heh, yeah, I've heard the same. I can't remember who was being interviewed, but I heard it on a BBC podcast in July or so? in the same way that most of us aren't influenced by vitamin C when we have a cold?

either way, I'm not opposed to a bit of sugar and flavour to mix up the monotony of water, even if I don't *need* it. and, well, mind over matter :) if I climb that hill a minute faster after a quick chug? great!

Author:  Eric. [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:18 am ]
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i agree. i like the using products and seeing what works for you personally. even if its all mental its still a gain.

when riding i rarely if ever use anything in my water unless its a really long ride and im looking for liquid calories. i would like to experiment though but hate having to thoroughly clean my bottles :).

Author:  ~Sz [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:19 pm ]
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Eric. wrote:

have you ever tried the natural Nuun?



No! But I will now!


Also, when riding, I put electrolytes in my Kleen Kanteen and drink water out of a camelback. The kleen kanteen with the sport top is easy to clean. I don't use plastic bottles. Mr. Sz cleans his with bleach.

Author:  Eric. [ Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:43 am ]
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I havnt either but just heard a bit about it the other day.

I wish I could use a stainless bottle but they arent so good for quick hydration unfortunately.

Author:  Catalina [ Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:23 pm ]
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We've had really weird weather all year - super early spring, ridiculously hot summer, and now it's been perfect fall weather for weeks. Today was 70 and I finally got in a great ride. Fifty perfect miles. I love finding those perfect days when the temperature, the wind, and a day off all cooperate.

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