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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:14 pm 
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All good but make sure you wave or they’ll think you’re a snob!

Or so I’ve read :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:08 pm 
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Hawg don't wave to nobody! :D :lol:


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I rode I waved

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Mini, people didn't wave to you, but at you, since they thought your bike was broken.

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It’s like the semi hot chick tactic where they’re only seen in public with another hyena faced chick. The ‘ax is so fugly it makes me look good.
Or at least makes me look like I stole my big brothers bike


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:13 am 
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Another road bike ride this afternoon. I wanted to get over to the trail head that leads up to El Prieto to confirm that it is indeed closed. It couldn't be more closed, lol! Barriers everywhere and police tape.

The new chain ring and cassette combo are nice. I lost a lil' bit of top end speed but she still flies fast enough.

13ish miles of smiles...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Didn't you go down to only 42T in front?


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Magura wrote:
Didn't you go down to only 42T in front?


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Yes sir and it climbs a bit easier now but I have not yet gone out on a prolonged climb ride with it yet.

42 tooth chain rings are the big thing now on modern gravel bikes. My friend's Lauf has a 42 tooth chain ring and a 42 tooth granny on the cassette. That's gotta be one long ass chain! :shock: :lol:


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Well, so you have 42-11 as the highest ratio?

Yeah, 42-42 must be a pain, sporting the worlds longest der. arm.


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Magura wrote:
Well, so you have 42-11 as the highest ratio?

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Yes, and it's plenty fast on level ground.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:57 am 
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That's like 33kmh at 75rpm, yeah that'll work on flat land, but flat land and solo riding only.
Here you'll run into the occasional hill, and then it's on the low side.
Normally after a regular ride, my max speed is above 50kmh, occasionally kissing 70kmh.
At 50 you'll hit 110rmp, that's a bit much for an old guy like me.

For most of my more versatile bikes, I have a 12-23 x 38-53. That's more humane in the upper end.
For the faster bikes I think I've got 56x12 or around that.

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Magura wrote:
That's like 33kmh at 75rpm, yeah that'll work on flat land, but flat land and solo riding only.
Here you'll run into the occasional hill, and then it's on the low side.
Normally after a regular ride, my max speed is above 50kmh, occasionally kissing 70kmh.
At 50 you'll hit 110rmp, that's a bit much for an old guy like me.

For most of my more versatile bikes, I have a 12-23 x 38-53. That's more humane in the upper end.
For the faster bikes I think I've got 56x12 or around that.

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I get you but I'm not a roadie. I'm a mountain biker, pure and true and I ride alone 95% of the time. Riding is my escape from reality.

The gearing on my mixer is far faster in the top end than my FEX so it's uplifting in comparison. I dig the efficiency of a road bike but I don't care for rolling on roads unless they are void of people and vehicle traffic. I only ride my mixer when I cannot ride on dirt, like now, but I am glad that I have it for times like now. It sits in storage for an honest 335 days a year, or more. Poor thing.


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That's a whole different approach. That's probably also where we differ a fair bit.
I'm a roadie at heart, riding a MTB once in a blue moon. I did the MTB thing exclusively for about 10 years, but now it's not happening every month.
That makes for a whole different perspective I guess, as you see MTB as the bench mark, so anything that's faster than a MTB on knobbies is fast.
I'm looking at it from the other side, any MTB is slow per definition, so I just have an old DH bike for general purpose FS, which is probably in AM territory today, and a rigid SS. It's so slow anyway, that it makes no difference if it's the perfect bike for the job.
When going road riding, I pick the bike according to the distance, terrain, weather, road conditions, and so forth.
That gets me the last few % that I happily disregard on an MTB.

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Magura wrote:
That's a whole different approach. That's probably also where we differ a fair bit.
I'm a roadie at heart, riding a MTB once in a blue moon. I did the MTB thing exclusively for about 10 years, but now it's not happening every month.
That makes for a whole different perspective I guess, as you see MTB as the bench mark, so anything that's faster than a MTB on knobbies is fast.
I'm looking at it from the other side, any MTB is slow per definition, so I just have an old DH bike for general purpose FS, which is probably in AM territory today, and a rigid SS. It's so slow anyway, that it makes no difference if it's the perfect bike for the job.
When going road riding, I pick the bike according to the distance, terrain, weather, road conditions, and so forth.
That gets me the last few % that I happily disregard on an MTB.

Magura :D


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I have been going stir crazy with this new wave of rain we've got here this week. This morning, there was a window between waves so I jumped on board the Kona and hit the road. I've been wanting to climb the forest hwy here for some time so today was the day. I eventually want to do a loop through the lower forest from home and today was a trial to see how the major climbing part of it would go. So, I pedaled up to the highest point of that loop. I almost went for it today but the forecast stated that the next wave of rain would arrive within an hour or two so I chickened out and rolled back down the way I came up. That's several consistent miles of DH. It brought a smile to my face. :D

21.90 miles
2523' gain


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Nice.......... 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:10 am 
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CLEAN UP ON ISLE 7!

I crashed today on a roadie ride with a friend. Luckily it's not too bad but I am banged up pretty good. My right wrist swelled up and I feared it was broken but the swelling has gone down a bit after two icings. I've got bruises and knots on my legs and right shoulder. I popped a hydrocodone and powered a beer. That helped as well.

My bike came out of it pretty good. Knocked the handlebars out of alignment, as well as the rear shifter and rear brake lever. I also knocked the front wheel out of true and I broke the Garmin mount.

Basically, I was giving a friend who recently moved here a guided tour of the community. I was pointing at a good grub place and not watching the road and I rolled into a curb and slammed to an instant stop on a traffic post. Dohhhh!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:27 am 
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Doh!
You were lucky that the traffic post stopped you, from hitting the ground at speed.
At least you seem to be walking away reasonably unharmed.
Counting out the dodgy wrist, I'd say you can drink away the rest.

To walk away from a crash like that, just having to get a new Garmin mount, is fairly lucky as well.

Healing vibes!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:11 am 
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Jeeeze, Hawg......
Din't we have a talk about how as we age, trauma accumulates, like radiation. Why are you still pushing for an LD50 event?

Best go to a Easter Sunday church service, and maybe even join into the egg hunt. Who knows, you might find an egg stuffed with norco's...just what yer gonna need.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:31 am 
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Not the time to be in a hospital. Like it ever is but now is critical.

Glad you avoided that. Heal up guy


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Thanks guys. I'm sore this morning, as expected. Sleeping last night didn't go great, but it wasn't horrible either.

The guy I was riding with thought the ride was over and he was ready to call an ambulance. A few cars actually pulled over to offer assistance as well. From my end it wasn't that bad but it must of looked bad from their perspective.

Anyway, other than the crash, it was great ride. 40+ miles and 2400' gain. Until the crash, I was feeling good and ready to keep going. The crash happened near the end of the ride, which is good.

We had planned another road ride several days back, for tomorrow. I hope I'm up to it.


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Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:

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norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:


.......also when a hottie is in view!


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norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:

norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:


Speaking of hotties, yesterday was the first warm and sunny day we have had in a solid week. The hotties were out in force yesterday. I almost crashed at least 700 other times. ;)


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Hawgzilla wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:

norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:


Speaking of hotties, yesterday was the first warm and sunny day we have had in a solid week. The hotties were out in force yesterday. I almost crashed at least 700 other times. ;)


Aha. Another layer of the onion of forensic diagnosis is revealed!

Many if not most of my crashes have tended to occur during the last 25% of a long ride. I think a certain amount of fatigue and inflammation slowly heats up during the ride to the point where it distracts my attention. Then, kersmush!

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Ray Dolor wrote:
Hawgzilla wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:

norton55 wrote:
Eyes on the road.................. :naughty:


Speaking of hotties, yesterday was the first warm and sunny day we have had in a solid week. The hotties were out in force yesterday. I almost crashed at least 700 other times. ;)


Aha. Another layer of the onion of forensic diagnosis is revealed!

Many if not most of my crashes have tended to occur during the last 25% of a long ride. I think a certain amount of fatigue and inflammation slowly heats up during the ride to the point where it distracts my attention. Then, kersmush!


You hit it on the head there Ray. After we got going again I almost caused another crash, this time between us. Fatigue. And the adrenaline was covering it up. :x


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It's a fact, Hawg is simply a liability.

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