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  • nelja
    nelja Posts: 282 Member
    We have a lot of out door time.Our winter is from may/june until September at the latest.But it is still not that cold to ride outside.It rarely goes under 0 degrees.That is an advantage.But in the summer,it gets really hot again.
    mitch16 wrote: »
    nelja wrote: »
    Doing a road race on Sunday.4 laps which is 54km in total. And there is one huge hill at the end of each lap. Do you have any races coming up? Tell us about it.

    54 km seems like a really good distance--and on the road, too! I had to cut back on my running (was doing half marathons) because of my ACL injury (plus the surgeon identified some arthritis on x-ray/MRI) so I am getting back into riding more than I was. I did a sprint triathlon this fall (1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5k run) and did really well on the cycling portion--I think I might like to do more cycling races to keep myself busy. Cyclocross seems a little too rough and tumble for me still, and a gran fondo just seems too long...

    I am a fair-weather cyclist though--my outdoor season is just about done--I prefer to ski in the winter time.

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,943 Member
    nelja wrote: »
    Doing a road race on Sunday.4 laps which is 54km in total. And there is one huge hill at the end of each lap. Do you have any races coming up? Tell us about it.

    No races ... just ongoing long distance rides. :)

    We were supposed to be doing one this coming weekend but had to put it back a week because a simple tooth extraction turned into a complicated and difficult surgical extraction. We'll wait to do a long ride until I get the stitches out and can eat food again!

  • nelja
    nelja Posts: 282 Member
    Hope you get better soon
    Machka9 wrote: »
    No races ... just ongoing long distance rides. :)

    We were supposed to be doing one this coming weekend but had to put it back a week because a simple tooth extraction turned into a complicated and difficult surgical extraction. We'll wait to do a long ride until I get the stitches out and can eat food again!

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,943 Member
    My 7-year old HASA ...

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  • JetJaguar
    JetJaguar Posts: 801 Member
    JetJaguar wrote: »
    Alright, back to bike pics. My mountain bike is an older Cannondale Trail SL2, 26-incher. I just realized that I don't have any good pics of my mountain bike, this is the best I could find:

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    My road bike is a Chinese carbon frame that I built up myself. "Cerberus" is a made-up brand that I came up with because IMHO an unpainted frame looks unfinished. Bonus points to anyone who can figure out the inspiration for the paint job.

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    Canadian flag?

    Actually, it's Senna-era McLaren F1 car. The red is the same Pantone code as Marlboro red, and the name is written in the same font, albeit stretched horizontally to better fit the shape of the downtube. The main "tell" is the barcode stripes on the top tube. In the early 90's, when the first European countries started banning tobacco advertising, they used the barcode logo to replace the Marlboro name at races in those nations:

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  • besaro
    besaro Posts: 1,859 Member
    ruthannbike.png Scott, aka Raven. Although I must admit its fun to say I ride Scott.
  • AgileK9
    AgileK9 Posts: 257 Member
    Oooh...bike porn...lol! I always joke with a friend of mine who likes to take pics of her bike while we are out on the trails. I just recently got back into biking. I had a road bike in high school and loved it. I bought a mountain bike in college and did some trails but nothing serious. I had a hardtail I bought a couple years ago and started going on some trail rides the local bike shop guides and got totally hooked again. I only did trails this summer and now we do some night time winter rides which are fun. I have a half a pic of my bike...lol. It's a Specialized Rhyme Mid Fattie (not carbon :'( ). I should have bought the carbon but I bought my son a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR at the same time so I'm majorly bike poor!

    Thinking about either a fat bike or maybe a Specialized Diverge for road/gravel.

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  • ClovisMan
    ClovisMan Posts: 15 Member
    Geez, I gotta take some pictures! My bike is a Nishiki Kodiak! I've owned it for 25+ years, and while it's heavy, I wouldn't part with it. I've ridden it countless miles near the city of Gunsan and later, near Clovis, New Mexico. My new slicks are out for delivery as I type this.
  • brig220
    brig220 Posts: 52 Member
    This summer I got myself a Waterford road bike and it was build to fit my long legs and short torso. It is very comfy, more upright for my aging neck. I am so happy with it. It looks something like this, baby blue. I love it,
    got some thicker tires, it rides beautifully. tn_23149-X22.jpg
  • UmmSqueaky
    UmmSqueaky Posts: 715 Member
    brig220 wrote: »
    This summer I got myself a Waterford road bike and it was build to fit my long legs and short torso. It is very comfy, more upright for my aging neck. I am so happy with it. It looks something like this, baby blue. I love it,
    got some thicker tires, it rides beautifully. tn_23149-X22.jpg

    Squeeeee another Waterford! Mine is second hand, but built for a fellow shorty. I've been riding it as much as possible before the snow comes.

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  • brig220
    brig220 Posts: 52 Member
    @UmmSqueaky there you go, lovely! I have the same fork too. I really like it, it is a smooth ride, it is my first "new" bike that finally fits me. I hope to get on some long distance rides next summer but I am looking at wrist surgery after a trip to the doc and an MRI :( Anyway, ski season has started today in Colorado, so that will be my focus on the weekends for the next few months, yay...
  • DivaHI
    DivaHI Posts: 2 Member
    The road racer:
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    The bomb-proof bike:
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    The Tri Bike:
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    The mountain bike:
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  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 19,943 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    nelja wrote: »
    Doing a road race on Sunday.4 laps which is 54km in total. And there is one huge hill at the end of each lap. Do you have any races coming up? Tell us about it.

    No races ... just ongoing long distance rides. :)

    We were supposed to be doing one this coming weekend but had to put it back a week because a simple tooth extraction turned into a complicated and difficult surgical extraction. We'll wait to do a long ride until I get the stitches out and can eat food again!

    Got back on the bicycle again for a short ride!! Just checking to see how the jaw would cope with bumps ... mostly OK.
  • StepsVelado
    StepsVelado Posts: 1 Member
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    I Have been riding these two old bikes for many years. Maybe its time for another!
  • NorthCascades
    NorthCascades Posts: 10,712 Member
    @DivaHI Those are sweet wheels!
  • brig220
    brig220 Posts: 52 Member
    @DivaHI I used to live in Crested Butte, rode all the wonderful trails for a few years, missing the trails but not the cold
  • DivaHI
    DivaHI Posts: 2 Member
    edited November 2017
    @brig220 Just visited there every summer for about 5-6 years, always brought the MTB with me. Also enjoyed the trails at EVO Park. Always got my behind whipped good at the free Wednesday night race series, but always fun!!! Only spent one winter there...the skiing was amazing that particular year. But yeah, I'm a warm-weather girl for sure!
  • kieranar
    kieranar Posts: 57 Member
    edited November 2017
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    Specialised diverge carbon pro
    Trek fuel ex7.3 29" full Susser
  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,563 Member
    brig220 wrote: »
    This summer I got myself a Waterford road bike and it was build to fit my long legs and short torso. It is very comfy, more upright for my aging neck. I am so happy with it. It looks something like this, baby blue. I love it,
    got some thicker tires, it rides beautifully. tn_23149-X22.jpg

    Beautiful! Out of curiosity, is your top tube shorter than standard? If so do you have issues with clearance on the front wheel?
  • suzjmac
    suzjmac Posts: 14 Member
    How do you put photos on this discussion.