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Old 08-14-2009, 06:38 PM   #321
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Well now we know why there aren't more cycling related rap songs.
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up in Maine this week.

Have already done 170 miles. With 2 mountain passes in there.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:49 PM   #324
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Sounds like fun, you there with a group?
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #326
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Wow. That's nuts.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:04 PM   #327
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #328
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Sounds like fun, you there with a group?
Nope family vacation, there are a few other people that come this week that ride, and I ride with them.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:08 PM   #329
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Officially the most bizarre "sport" I have ever seen! Not the bike tricks, but doing a synchro routine out of it.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:59 PM   #330
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Officially the most bizarre "sport" I have ever seen! Not the bike tricks, but doing a synchro routine out of it.
And the beauty of it is, the "Germany or Florida" rule remains unbroken.
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I saw the Dr. today,...and I have a concussion.

I had a good crash on Monday, and have had headaches, trouble sleeping, and some problems concentrating at work etc. I had a bad concussion a number of years ago, so I am not surprised based on the symptoms I have been having. I didn't want to believe I maybe had another one, but I stopped being stupid and got checked out. Sigh,.....

Anyway, long story short,............I was on a little downhill bit that has a right turn, but the trail slopes downward to the left (off camber turn). What I THINK happened, is that maybe my rear suspension compressed on a bump or something and my pedal hit the ground or a root or something on the high side (my right pedal), and it sent me over the bars. It happened so fast, I dont think I will ever know. I was in a normal DH position etc,.....all I remember is thinking,.as I went over my bars in slow motion was,....how is it possible I am flying over my bars right now. I basically went face first into the ground, with my shoulder taking a good hit. I have the typical cuts and bruises, but don't care about that stuff.

First thing I checked was my bike to make sure it was ok LOL. I finished my ride, and then started to feel shitty after.

I'm outta commission for a little bit. It sucks sitting around seeing how nice it is outside and not being able to ride. I must be patient.
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glad you're "ok". going over the bars sucks.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #333
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Sorry to hear. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Get a new helmet too. They're only usually good for one crash.

Where were you riding btw?
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Ya, I'm gonna get a new helmet. I think that maybe the visor on my helmet helped push it away so my face took more impact than helmet kinda deal. I examined the helmet after and the padding on the inside had been shifted kinda on the right side,..and the clip on the right side that attaches the matrix thing that hugs your head,...had popped out. Not a scratch on the helmet that I can see. I know my face hit the ground, so my suspicion is my helmet didnt take much impact. I will get a new one regardless, just to be safe.

I was in hydrocut, and on a trail I have ridden before. I think previously I had my rear shock locked out where I crashed, but this time I didnt. My hunch is that maybe that contributed,...and maybe I had the wrong line in the turn or something like that. I had a minor spill in the same spot a few weeks ago actually. I had to bail on the little bridge at the bottom of the hill cause I got a bit offline before hitting the bridge and couldnt save it. I guess if you get the line wrong or take it too fast,...problems. I am pretty aggressive on anything DH, so maybe I just took it too fast.


When I am better I'm going to check out where I crashed and try to figure out what might have happened.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #335
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Glad you're mostly OK. Good in getting yourself checked out. I know that is the last on my mind after a crash. I just want to make sure the bike is OK.
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Well now we know why there aren't more cycling related rap songs.


O then you def would not appriciate this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE


Might be welcome to 2+ yrs ago but that ish never gets old.



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Old 08-21-2009, 03:28 AM   #338
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^ahhh..... straight from the Bay Area!

check out their wiki.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunk_Boiz
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Wat! You have a Haro Monocoque that has only been ridden twice? You wanna send it my way? I used to sweat that bike when it first came out.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #340
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Wat! You have a Haro Monocoque that has only been ridden twice? You wanna send it my way? I used to sweat that bike when it first came out.
been hangin in my room for 8 years... you know how hard it is to NOT ride this shit as a kid lol

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guess you dont know what the bike is...



no red text needed... i'd sell my car before this bike...

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #342
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no red text needed... i'd sell my car before this bike...
It's a BMX bike, presumably considered best of breed. But still BMX. Meh.
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exactly. like some ancient BMX bike is a reason to end this thread
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my /thread post hurt some feelings i see.. score!

i guess i was never impressed by mountain bikes and touring bikes... sorry

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closer to /thread?? lol

red text <<<^^^

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fixed.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:49 AM   #348
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Went on my first group ride yesterday. It went pretty well. Hoping to keep up with the main group next weekend (I was the noob in the back of the pack).

Wishing I could work my way up to this, but I'm thinking I'll have to wait until next year.
http://tourdeleaves.com/
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Ugh. I just broke my second chain this week. Nothing like smashing your knees into the handlebars...
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Well I did the LIVEStrong Philly Century yesterday. First century for me in about 6 years or so. All in all it went pretty good albeit pretty slow for what some of you guys ride. Had a blast though, extremely well run event. Stats from my GPS:

94.56 miles in 6:24:01 (course was not exactly 100)
7410 calories burned
Average cadence of 77 rpm
Average speed of 14.8 mph
Average heart beat of 144 bpm
Max speed 40.6 mph
Max heart rate 173 bpm
Total elevation climbed from the course map is 4,263 feet. (not sure my GPS records the total elevation, just elevation changes)

course map can be found here:
http://www.livestrongchallenge.org/s...Course_Map.htm
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:10 PM   #351
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Thanks! Looking back at the rides I did leading up to this, farthest was a 40 miler, I am pleasantly surprised with how my legs held up. I really need to start doing some hill repeats during my rides though. Some of the shorter hills at the end just destroyed me.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:18 AM   #353
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Congrats!!
My Dad did a 100 miler in Alabama this last weekend. I'm going to give it a shot next year.
http://www.tristates100.com/
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Hitch Racks

I have a quick question for those of you that have hitch racks.
The two below are just examples of what I'm thinking about. The first one is a "top tube hanger". The second one is the "set-on" type. These are not necessarily the exact one's I'm thinking of buying. I will definitely look more into Thule and Yakima
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Top Tube Hanger
http://www.saris.com/p-370-t-bones.aspx
Something I like about this particular rack is the fact that it can be turned into a stand when not on the car.
Experts: Do you think that this stand could be used for light maintenance/repairs/bike washing?

Set-on
http://www.saris.com/p-298-thelma-2-bike.aspx
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I'm leaning towards a hitch rack because it will probably be a little cheaper than a roof rack, and when I'm done with it for the day/week, it's a heck of a lot easier to remove and store.
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By no means am I a rack expert but, they both look like capable racks. The t-bones is pretty nice that you can turn it into a stand. But I think that stand is more so for storage only purposes. If you try to do some wrenching on your bike while on the stand, it might not work out to well. Washing would be fine i would think.
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By no means am I a rack expert but, they both look like capable racks. The t-bones is pretty nice that you can turn it into a stand. But I think that stand is more so for storage only purposes. If you try to do some wrenching on your bike while on the stand, it might not work out to well. Washing would be fine i would think.
I've got the Bones trunk-mount rack. It holds the bikes solidly and keeps them from banging into each other. You do have to secure the front wheel so it doesn't turn, and my rack didn't include the straps for that.

I'd think as a maintenance stand it'd be fine for washing and light maintenance, though I wouldn't want to be torquing a bottom bracket with it.
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I got pretty muddy racing the 24hour of Hot August Nights this weekend!


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Great job Astro Were you able to ride most of the trails or did you have to hike a bike a lot due to the mud?
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