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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #775 on: October 12, 2017, 12:17:18 PM »
Also San Juan’s a few weeks back...






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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #776 on: October 12, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
Nice rides!

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #777 on: October 12, 2017, 09:06:42 PM »
Those riding spots look amazing Asava.

How do post pics.  Anytime I try to upload a pic it says file too big.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #778 on: October 12, 2017, 09:13:40 PM »
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« Reply #779 on: October 12, 2017, 09:23:43 PM »
I feel so limited when I’m on a computer now, someone posts before me there a delay, photobucket being dead it’s and stuff, Tapatalk being so great now I almost feel alone because I never see who else is in the threads I post in.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #780 on: October 15, 2017, 01:21:49 PM »
Did a 53 mile ride with this hack today.  Pretty disappointed in myself as I did not know the route and got caught in a split on a big downhill on a blind turn.  That was at mile 20.  Spent 15 miles soloing and then remainder of the ride leading a charge of 4 other riders that were spit out the back of the lead group and hitched onto me as I was passing.  We worked well together but finished just under 6 minutes down of Lance or 1 mile an hour below his pace.

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« Reply #781 on: October 15, 2017, 01:27:53 PM »
And the riding was brutal.  2000' + gain and winds of 25mph with gusts over 40.  Happy with my 19.3 ave pace but could have done much better if I was trading turns during those solo miles.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #782 on: October 15, 2017, 01:29:32 PM »
That's pretty neat, AST. Cheers!

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« Reply #783 on: October 15, 2017, 01:45:13 PM »
Finally downloaded Tapawhatever so I can post pics again.

Here are pics from ride in Ojai, CA.  Pine Mountain summit.



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« Reply #784 on: October 15, 2017, 01:47:14 PM »
That's pretty neat, AST. Cheers!

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Thanks man!  I will surely remember this ride for some time.

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« Reply #785 on: October 15, 2017, 05:49:55 PM »
That's pretty neat, AST. Cheers!

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Thanks man!  I will surely remember this ride for some time.

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Very sweet. Did you end up making a decision on Ti Bikes? Moonmen would be another one id check out if I was going the custom route. Would also be cool to look into a custom steel ride like Retrotec or Sklar.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #786 on: October 15, 2017, 05:51:01 PM »
lance looks a lot different dressed as a teenager

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« Reply #787 on: October 15, 2017, 05:51:25 PM »
That's pretty neat, AST. Cheers!

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Thanks man!  I will surely remember this ride for some time.

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Very sweet. Did you end up making a decision on Ti Bikes? Moonmen would be another one id check out if I was going the custom route. Would also be cool to look into a custom steel ride like Retrotec or Sklar.

I have not.  I am thinking 6-12 months before I pull the trigger.  I will check them out.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #788 on: May 03, 2018, 04:29:45 PM »
Pisgah is pretty amazing. The amount of stuff in Brevard, NC supporting MTBing is fantastic.  Dupont was great too.  Very flowy, lots faster then I expected. 
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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #789 on: May 10, 2018, 08:58:56 PM »
Got a new bike a couple of months ago.




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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #790 on: May 24, 2018, 12:27:12 AM »
Some big names coming to Emporia next week. Including a former Giro winner.

Looks like a hot day... #yuck

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« Reply #791 on: May 24, 2018, 07:45:40 AM »
i have been cruising to work lately on a schwinn that was $80 on craigslist. it has 21 speeds!

this thing was a piece of trash so i went and got a real commuter bike (century 1). ama

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #792 on: July 05, 2018, 08:59:25 PM »
welp guess I'm a bike nerd now

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« Reply #793 on: July 06, 2018, 07:27:30 AM »
I bought a Trek dad bike and got mrs dave a trek mom bike and lil sd a Woom and lil girl sd a burly trailer I tow the crap out of and a quat bike hitch carrier deal for the bikes.


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« Reply #794 on: July 06, 2018, 08:07:04 AM »
I bought a Trek dad bike and got mrs dave a trek mom bike and lil sd a Woom and lil girl sd a burly trailer I tow the crap out of and a quat bike hitch carrier deal for the bikes.


You do get that there is bike culture outside of hipsters right? Not saying that the bike culture created by fixed gears is fundamentally flawed or anything like that, but just because someone likes bikes doesn't automatically make them wear rolled up jeans and and deep v's. also: brooks does not belong to the hipster movement. Maybe you are just jaded by San fran?

OK, now that I am work and have a little free time, you deserve to be slapped for this. I'm fully aware that non-hipsters. I mean seriously? I think it's all hipsters? Here are the classes I see regularly:

Fixie hipsters: Complete dangerous assholes - they cut in line at red lights and then try to run them if possible. eff these guys
young casual professionals: Public bikes are really popular with women in this category. the men like classic frame road bikes (this is what I pictured asava fitting into).
folding bikers: they have these obnoxious commuter folding bikes so they can take them on trains at busy times. they look like complete morons when they ride off. eff these guys and their dorky ways
middle aged parents: these people ride like a mile on bike lane roads to the train station and look like they're on a bike safari - packs on each side of the back wheel, neon safety vest, reflective strap for their pantleg, flashing light on helmet and backpack. Usually a big ass trek bike or something, lots of them with empty baby seats. HEY LOOK, DAD'S ON A BIKE.
weekenders: these guys are usually in their full suits and crazy expensive road bikes. they often drive to go to the highway they are riding their bike. Pretty good about traffic laws except for 4 way stops. (most bikes are bad, but these clowns are the worst).
mexicans: Usually riding a chrome kid's bike in the bike lane on the wrong side of the road

There are more, (especially black kids in East Oakland) but this is a pretty good summary.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #795 on: July 06, 2018, 05:23:54 PM »
Yes, rusty was consulted prior to this purchase irl


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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #796 on: July 06, 2018, 08:57:47 PM »
Yes, rusty was consulted prior to this purchase irl


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You are different from the middle aged parent I described way back when. You're a casual family  weekender with a trailer or a ride behind on your way to your local town festival downtown. (Suburban downtown, not real downtown)

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« Reply #797 on: July 06, 2018, 09:15:30 PM »
Exactly right


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« Reply #798 on: July 06, 2018, 09:50:53 PM »
Maybe it's a harvest festival? Art fair? Who knows. But the SD family bike train will make parking a breeze

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« Reply #799 on: July 07, 2018, 12:29:01 AM »
I am a combo of yuppie traditional road bike guy and hipster fixie guy in that I am a yuppie road bike guy but I have been on multiple hipster fixie-friendly rides.
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