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    Never ending Bike thread [Temp 1]

    Just got back from a site visit, that included dropping my mtb off for an oil change. While there I ended up buying a new Giro Pneumo Helmet, special lance armstrong edition for really cheap ($160 CDN tax in). Don't worry MikeD, i won't put the visor on it. I'll probbaly peel teh lance armstrong stickers off of it too. Hope that is stylie enough for you.

    I also bought my first camel back. The only reason i bought the camelback is to hold my helmet light's battery for night riding (mtb only). Don't worry Mike, I won't road ride with it.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I haven't gone on a ride in mi mtb in quite a while... and it's very boring to ride alone or in the rain. So that explains why I don't ride too much... I can only ride it for like 4 months or so a year...

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    Hopefully going to get the bike out of the storage locker and fixed up next week. I hope to be riding into work before the end of September.

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    learned a valuable lesson over the weekend
    have eat more before I go out for a ride longer then 45 min.
    afterward tested my blood glucose - way too low under 60 - big hurt
    Oddball
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    JNA, for somewhat humourous eating suggestions, check out bicycling magazine. Each month they say if you ride this hard you get to eat this. Considering it sounds like you are a diabetic, you may also want to talk to your Dr., a cycling coach or a nutritionist for their advice. I never worrry about eating on rides less then 2 hours.

    When I did my 180 km/6.5 hour ride 2 weeks ago here is what I ate and drank

    3 large water bottles - water
    2 600ml cokes
    2 gatorades
    8 mollasses cookies
    2 granola bars.

    I should have eaten more earlier, but the pace we were setting was a bit too high to eat.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Originally posted by donk@Sep 4 2003, 04:54 PM
    I also bought my first camel back.
    An ex b/f wore his camelback all the time... I started to think it was permanently attached. It was a wee bit geeky wearing it round town!

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    Like I said about the camel back, i only bought it to have a small pack for my light's battery pack that is too heavy for jersey pocket. Night riding in the woods is soo much fun. We got stopped last year by the cops because they were curious if we were "jacking" deer.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Originally posted by donk@Sep 4 2003, 09:45 PM
    Like I said about the camel back, i only bought it to have a small pack for my light's battery pack that is too heavy for jersey pocket. Night riding in the woods is soo much fun. We got stopped last year by the cops because they were curious if we were "jacking" deer.
    Thats disgusting!

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    Whee! We have a TROPICAL STORM moving in today and my son made me go biking with him after I picked him up from school. Hey, he was right, it was cool out for FL in Sept, but very, very wet. Kinda fun, though; I haven't biked in the rain in, well, way too long.

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    Originally posted by Zoning Goddess@Sep 5 2003, 12:28 AM
    Whee! We have a TROPICAL STORM moving in today...



    Of course they finally get a storm after I have to go back to NoVa. Very evil of Mother Nature. I love tropical storms because its so much fun watch all the Yankees freak out about their house that they bought in low lying areas get flooded. Tee hee. Good Floridian fun!

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    Originally posted by Trail Nazi+Sep 5 2003, 12:40 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Trail Nazi @ Sep 5 2003, 12:40 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Zoning Goddess@Sep 5 2003, 12:28 AM
    Whee&#33;  We have a TROPICAL STORM moving in today...



    Of course they finally get a storm after I have to go back to NoVa. Very evil of Mother Nature. I love tropical storms because its so much fun watch all the Yankees freak out about their house that they bought in low lying areas get flooded. Tee hee. Good Floridian fun&#33; [/b][/quote]
    JUst like tornadoes, tropical storms/hurricanes seek out trailer parks. The land of the bitter Yankees...

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    I did an hour ride at sunset this evening -very nice out. I&#39;m getting up at 5:00 am for a 2 hour ride. I bought these ortlieb panniers and sent them back. Now I&#39;m getting Arkel&#39;s -a canadian brand, oh wait excusez moi -il sont quebecois. :blink:

    Zoning Godess, Your ride must have been very nice. It&#39;s always fun to get back on the bike after a long time with no riding add rain sounds like your boy was having fun.

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    What was wrong with the ortlieb&#39;s?
    I though they were the cadillac of panniers.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    The Ortliebs are nice but I need breathable panniers. People pimp Ortlieb all of the time and I just got caught up in the hype. I did some serious thinking about the qualities most important to a pannier on tour and breathability is high up there for very important reasons. If I need something waterproff I&#39;ll put it in a ziploc bag like I always do. It&#39;s unfortunate that Ortlieb doesn&#39;t sell a breathable bag cause the sizes are perfect for long distance touring and commuting as well.

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    Originally posted by Zoning Goddess@Sep 5 2003, 12:28 AM
    Whee&#33; We have a TROPICAL STORM moving in today
    Hey Goddess, mind if I come for a visit? With that storm coming through now would be the perfect time to be out on a board. Sometimes I really miss the beach...

    Maybe I could try riding the wake behind a coal barge on the Ohio River.

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    Maybe I could try riding the wake behind a coal barge on the Ohio River.
    some have done that - not very smart.
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Originally posted by JNA@Sep 5 2003, 04:20 PM
    Maybe I could try riding the wake behind a coal barge on the Ohio River.
    some have done that - not very smart.
    I imagine not. But then again, anyone getting in the Ohio River at all probably isn&#39;t all that smart to begin with.
    Sadly, riding barge wake is the closest I could get to surfing around these parts.

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    Maybe I could try riding the wake behind a coal barge on the Ohio River.
    In the surfing movie Step Into Liquid some guys in Texas ride waves generated by an oil liner in the Gulf. The waves ride for as long as 3 miles.

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    Can anybody recommend a good hybrid bike make? Just in case I decide not to fix the old beast. I like road bikes, but I think a hybrid is better suited to my needs (commuting, errands, shopping).

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    I would personally go for a mountain bike and switch the tires to slicks. You may want to even look at some of the newer 29 inch mountain bikes, best of both worlds, mtb on the weekend, switch the tires to slicks for commuting and away you go. The only problem is they are expensive.

    If you want a good bike for the money consider GIANT. They are the primary manufacturer for just about everyone else so you tend to get more bang for the buck.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I would personally go for a mountain bike and switch the tires to slicks.
    that is what I&#39;ve done.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Originally posted by biscuit+Sep 5 2003, 04:03 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (biscuit @ Sep 5 2003, 04:03 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Zoning Goddess@Sep 5 2003, 12:28 AM
    Whee&#33; We have a TROPICAL STORM moving in today
    Hey Goddess, mind if I come for a visit? With that storm coming through now would be the perfect time to be out on a board. Sometimes I really miss the beach...

    Maybe I could try riding the wake behind a coal barge on the Ohio River. [/b][/quote]
    Cyburbians are always welcome&#33; I see in the paper that a new surfing movie documentary is opening today (by the son of the guy who did "Endless Summer") with profiles of surfers in some odd places: the Great Lakes, Vietnam, etc.

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    I see in the paper that a new surfing movie documentary is opening today (by the son of the guy who did "Endless Summer") with profiles of surfers in some odd places: the Great Lakes, Vietnam, etc.
    That would be Step Into Liquid. It&#39;s a fun movie to watch. The Cortez Bank part of the movie is absolutely amazing -66 foot wave.

    Giants are great bikes for commuting. Check out the OCR® 1 It&#39;s "Versatile enough for touring, charity rides, and serious commuting, and spirited enough for entry level racing."

    I&#39;d buy it if I can keep it under &#036;800

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    To top off my rotten day yesterday, I went to pick up my bike to find that I need a new suspension fork, I&#39;ve blown the damping cartridge. There goes the income tax return.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Just a reminder for all of you racing fans the "Vuelta a Espana" is on right now. Along with the Tour and the Giro, this is one of the most prestigious tours of the season

    If you live in the US, it is supposed to be on OLN, if not www.eurosport.com for minute by minute updates.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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