Cyclists here?

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  1. mrcrassic

    mrcrassic TPF Noob!

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    Any cyclists around here? I know you're out there!
     
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    Double H TPF Noob!

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    *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.
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    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 ;)
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    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 :D.
     
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    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..
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    Chiller Mental case

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    :D The best way to travel, and take pics too.
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I used to be more than I am now. I was a Cat 2 roadie way back when. I mountain bike on ocassion now.
     
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    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

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    I mountain bike, but without the mountains:confused:, hop fully the mountain part will change next year, and then I can get a downhill bike maybe.
     
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    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.
     
  10. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    :confused: 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.
     
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    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 ...

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    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.
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    here is a teammate's TT rig
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    Here is my baby, aluminum frame, steel forks. It handles superbly. (I got the frame & fork for $200!)
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