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Offline CJames0569

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #325: April 04, 2012, 05:12:22 PM »
I ride to work some days, its 9.7 miles each way (19.4 total). Set a new personal best today, rode to work in 36 minutes door to door. That's 16.7 mph and over 400 cals burned.

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« Reply #326: April 04, 2012, 05:18:34 PM »
I ride to work some days, its 9.7 miles each way (19.4 total). Set a new personal best today, rode to work in 36 minutes door to door. That's 16.7 mph and over 400 cals burned.

Bad ass.  What kind of bike do you ride?

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #327: April 04, 2012, 05:27:50 PM »
I'm only rolling 1 bike right now, Kona Paddy Wagon. Fixed gear is a beotch for climbing hills, but it's fairly flat here.


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« Reply #328: April 04, 2012, 05:38:54 PM »
What did that set you back and does it have a flip-flop hub?  It's a really sweet looking bike.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #329: April 04, 2012, 05:52:23 PM »
Ascended the highest peak in Charleston SC today - the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River, 186 feet above the water.  Frankly it's an easy ride but the scenery is breathtaking.

Oh, and a  :w: sighting at the top as well.   

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #330: April 04, 2012, 05:56:34 PM »
I want to go to Charleston, and that looks great.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #331: April 04, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »
Bad ass TommyT.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #332: April 04, 2012, 06:09:10 PM »
All this bike talk made me go for a ride...the same 25 mile ride now takes twice as long as it used to, but I survived my second ride in 2 1/2 or 3 years.  Effing pollen is off the hook right now.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #333: April 04, 2012, 06:09:45 PM »
Having worked up such a powerful thirst on such a steep ascent, I was unable to make the full return trip without stopping along Shem Creek for a couple of refreshing beverages and an oyster po'boy.

One must plan trips meticulously in order to have resources available when needed.

Not to mention I was thinking this might be the place to watch opening day tomorrow.  Plenty of TV's along the outdoor bar.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #334: April 04, 2012, 06:11:08 PM »
Forward thinking!
Having worked up such a powerful thirst on such a steep ascent, I was unable to make the full return trip without stopping along Shem Creek for a couple of refreshing beverages and an oyster po'boy.

One must plan trips meticulously in order to have resources available when needed.

Not to mention I was thinking this might be the place to watch opening day tomorrow.  Plenty of TV's along the outdoor bar.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #335: April 04, 2012, 09:45:14 PM »
What did that set you back and does it have a flip-flop hub?  It's a really sweet looking bike.

Yea it has a flip-flop hub and MSRP is ~$800 but I got it for $325 off gearscan.com this winter. I like it but I miss my Jamis, might scoop up an 80's touring frame bike to circut ride this summer. I'm going to start riding with a group on a 21 lap around the city, they run M-F all summer long. Should be fun.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #336: April 04, 2012, 09:56:42 PM »
That is sweet. Bad-ass looking. Damn, to be young and able to push that thing around again...

I'm only rolling 1 bike right now, Kona Paddy Wagon. Fixed gear is a beotch for climbing hills, but it's fairly flat here.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #337: April 04, 2012, 10:07:37 PM »
Nice, Tom.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #338: April 04, 2012, 10:08:58 PM »
I'm going to start riding with a group on a 21 lap around the city, they run M-F all summer long. Should be fun.

Definitely.  I'm getting up tomorrow and doing 15 miles in the morning before I hit the gym.  Nothing quite like doing a nice long ride to start the day.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #339: April 04, 2012, 10:10:55 PM »
Nice, Tom. I remember when Fuji was  a new name brand. :)

Ascended the highest peak in Charleston SC today - the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River, 186 feet above the water.  Frankly it's an easy ride but the scenery is breathtaking.

Oh, and a  :w: sighting at the top as well.   



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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #340: April 04, 2012, 10:21:52 PM »
Nice, Tom. I remember when Fuji was  a new name brand. :)



and I remember Fuji when he was a cook for Lt. McHale.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #341: April 05, 2012, 09:28:44 AM »
That's racist.
I'm only rolling 1 bike right now, Kona Paddy Wagon. Fixed gear is a beotch for climbing hills, but it's fairly flat here.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #342: April 05, 2012, 09:39:42 AM »
Hitting the gym for a quick circuit and then heading down to Spokes to get the ol' bike tuned up.  What a glorious day.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #343: April 06, 2012, 10:06:04 AM »
Finally brokedown and bought the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit.  If I ever have to get involved in some street justice this thing is going to come in handy.  It and my old OnGuard Bulldog for comparison:


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #344: April 06, 2012, 10:37:30 AM »
My bro-in-law suggested a way to find thorns poking through a tire tread - rub a cotton ball around the inside.    :idea:

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #345: April 06, 2012, 10:40:44 AM »
My bro-in-law suggested a way to find thorns poking through a tire tread - rub a cotton ball around the inside.    :idea:

That would catch them.  I usually just take the tire off complete and make sure there's nothing in either.  Some times debris gets stuck in spots you wouldn't find without really exploring. 

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« Reply #346: April 06, 2012, 11:02:17 AM »
Beefy!
Finally brokedown and bought the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit.  If I ever have to get involved in some street justice this thing is going to come in handy.  It and my old OnGuard Bulldog for comparison:

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #347: April 06, 2012, 11:30:36 AM »
'the hell?? 

What does that thing weigh??

And do you need a permit to carry it?

Finally brokedown and bought the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit.  If I ever have to get involved in some street justice this thing is going to come in handy.  It and my old OnGuard Bulldog for comparison:

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #348: April 06, 2012, 11:35:16 AM »
It's really, really heavy - like around 6lbs.  It'd be great as a weapon, but it's hard as hell to get out of this:


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #349: April 06, 2012, 12:03:46 PM »
It's really, really heavy - like around 6lbs.  It'd be great as a weapon, but it's hard as hell to get out of this:

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Looks like a chastity belt.