Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by mrcrassic, Oct 9, 2008.
Any cyclists around here? I know you're out there!
*waves hand* I am a cat 3 roadie, however I haven't raced in a couple of seasons. Mostly I pull my two little boys around the neighborhood in the bike trailer.
Sort of... Right now, it's just riding to work (20 mi round trip), but come springtime, my roommate and I will be training to do a century alongside my training for a marathon. Then all that's left is swimming
I bike the rails to trails here in western PA. Unfortunately it takes me about 4 hours to ride 6 miles. That's only because my daughters have to stop at just about every flower there is .
Yo Brooklyn, I'm peddling my 40D around all day and night out here on the West Coast...
I'm actually pulling about 24 miles a day running to grab a bite or check in on my homies for blues jams and the like..
I'm racing commuters on my 1 speed beach cruiser! Funny there is a trend to build one speed road bikes now,.. while most of them are geared higher than my 40lb crusier, sometimes I drop a sick cadence on them and climb hills like they are not there squeaking and bouncing along with missing spokes and light on air!
Must be a completely different game out there!
Bike Photos? -Shea
This is the beater I'm killin it on, now with 3 missing spokes - I trued it up a bit with the missing teeth! Spokes are so soft I pulled that last two passing my bud. Guess I should post the Klein Mtn too..
The best way to travel, and take pics too.
I used to be more than I am now. I was a Cat 2 roadie way back when. I mountain bike on ocassion now.
I mountain bike, but without the mountains, hop fully the mountain part will change next year, and then I can get a downhill bike maybe.
Yes! Recently pushed my daily limit to 120km from London to Brighton, we do longer trips with friends on the weekend. Just as a hobby for now, but I worked for a few weeks over the summer and soon I'll be shopping around for my first hardtail MTB, and then joining a club.
IMO it's one of the best sports there is. I think the same thing attracts me to it as to photography: freedom and the ability to explore the natural world. Nothing better than the great outdoors.
Please tell me you don't do that every day! I think I've worked hard doing a couple of circuits round the compound here, which comes in at around 9.5k.
Yes and I would bike longer and more often if it weren't for a problem with my back, and the winters here (I do have winter tyes with studs in, but lack of daylight and my unease on ice means I don't tend to get out much during the winter season). Also the bike feels stiff and heavy below about -15C, gears changes not so fast/smooth ... biking in snow is no fun either ...
Once went biking in -25C, that was an experience
Anyone have any pics of their bikes? The only one I can find of mine is this one, taken with a disposable P&S in the winter of 2002 ...
Here is an untouched image I shot of our team bike last year, I still havemy frameset waiting to be built-up. I have new Token Acura carbon-fiber shifters and derailuers on their way.
here is a teammate's TT rig
Here is my baby, aluminum frame, steel forks. It handles superbly. (I got the frame & fork for $200!)
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