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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:37 am 
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I use the Crank Bros pedals and like them - except - any time I've biked since getting my mtb shoes and pedals, I get a hotspot on the ball of my left foot that hurts the entire time I'm riding. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:32 am 
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Insoles? I hear Specialized makes some good ones...

I tallied up my rides for July: 592 miles/32,217 feet of climbing. I'm pretty pleased!

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:58 am 
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Stoked Clara Hughes did so well in the Women's TT: 5th place!

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:27 pm 
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I use the Crank Bros pedals and like them - except - any time I've biked since getting my mtb shoes and pedals, I get a hotspot on the ball of my left foot that hurts the entire time I'm riding. Any ideas?


could try moving the cleat a bit forward or backwards depending. ive read some newer developments that riding with the cleat farther back can do wonders. havnt tried it myself though.

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I tallied up my rides for July: 592 miles/32,217 feet of climbing. I'm pretty pleased!


badass! i couldnt get that much climbing done if i wanted to! on the opposite end of the spectrum i was able to do 70miles with a max elevation 11ft. Take that SF! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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just signed up for the first cross race/s of the season. double header weekend and my first go at the 2/3/4 field. time to get in shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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Looks like my first cross race miiiight be Sept. 23!

Thinking I'm going to try and get my hands on a CAAD X cross bike. I had no idea they existed, but if I like the CAAD X cross as much as I love my CAAD X road bike, I will be stoked.

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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ahh go for the superx! :) what happened with the shop bikes you allw ere looking at. Marins irrc?

how different are the geo of the caad10 vs the caadX?

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:24 pm 
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They're pretty similar, as far as I can tell. The bottom bracket of the X is higher, of course, and the frame is a bit shorter overall, but it's quite similar otherwise.

I'm still going to look at some other bikes, but it appears the Marins are all out of stock (they didn't make enough to keep up with demand, apparently) and the other options in my price range don't look as appealing as the Cannondale.

Also! BSNYC wrote up an article I sent in today: http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:22 am 
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ahh got yah.

thats a shame. i mean its good that there selling well but sucks if it fit well and you cant find any. at least used cross bikes are much easier to pick up than they use to be.

nice! whered you find that at?

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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Really starting to love clipless pedals. Hadn't noticed the extra power they provide the first few days I had them as I was solely focused on unclipping and not falling over, but I totally notice it now. Clipless flicks the weasel!


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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Clipless flicks the weasel!


haha

on the hunt for a SSCX bike with larger clearance ~42c. anyone have any suggestions other than a crosscheck?

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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The GB cyclists have been rocking my world of late. What with Victoria Pendleton, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins et al, all showing their cycling might. Inspire a generation - absol-bloody-lutely!


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I got a tandem!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Eric. wrote:
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Clipless flicks the weasel!


haha

on the hunt for a SSCX bike with larger clearance ~42c. anyone have any suggestions other than a crosscheck?


What's your budget? You could check out Geekhouse (http://www.geekhousebikes.com/bikes/cyclocross/) or get a custom from my friend Carl Shawver (http://shawvercycles.com/)

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:20 am 
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I got a tandem!!!!


pictures? also jealous.



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What's your budget? You could check out Geekhouse (http://www.geekhousebikes.com/bikes/cyclocross/) or get a custom from my friend Carl Shawver (http://shawvercycles.com/)



Ahh Geekhouse's are sweet! Ive never heard of Carl Shawver before though. Id love a custom bike one day but dont know if I would know exactly what i wanted in a setup quite yet. The SSCX was for a city/rain commuter but i picked up a IRO Rob Roy from a friend for a set of cranks +$100. Hoping to have some of the build done soon!

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I got a tandem!!!!


pictures? also jealous.

i spilt wine on my camera :( i don't have a new one yet... (any recommendations?)
but it's the burley duet in a weird maroon color that i hate
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:57 pm 
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The GB cyclists have been rocking my world of late. What with Victoria Pendleton, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins et al, all showing their cycling might. Inspire a generation - absol-bloody-lutely!


laura trott too. tiny, relentless machine. william fotheringham being prescient...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/ju ... NTCMP=SRCH

mind you - thought the british media gave anna meares a raw deal. same with marianne vos. two amazing champions.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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how do you like it?

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it's nice but i've liked others better.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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I'm trying to fundraise for some charity ride I'm doing and I'm having nothing but problems finding people to give money. Largely, I think part of the problem is that this is not my first charity ride of the season and people might be burnt out on giving. I put a link up on my shop's website and am going to throw out another round of emails but I'm only 37% of my way to my $300 commitment. Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:33 pm 
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I've seen people set their trainers up outside grocery stores with signs about what they're fundraising for and then just riding for a few hours for whatever donations people drop in the ol' fishbowl. My sister and her friend set up at a farmar one day when they were fundraising for LLS Team in Training and did pretty well. Downside is that you may have to explain what the trainer is and how it works 367 times.

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