CREW Cycling Crew 2022 - Older, slower, fatter, makes you badder

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
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Anyone interested in three size-L The Black Bibs Aero Speed II jerseys?
All three washed once, never worn, stupidly forgetting I wear a medium and not a large. $150 for the three and I'll cover shipping.
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
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Five hours on the gravel bike and half a lap of easy single track today, alone, in the heat. FML. Rule of Three is two weeks away, pray for me, sons.

Also, FTP is up a colossal number after my 3-4 weeks of VO2 work. Yesterday's small group ride was awesome now that I am "recovering" where I was at or slightly over threshold prior. :coold:
I survived but this Topstone AL on single track is probably a lot like doing auto-cross in a Suburban. In other news, R8020 or whatever cable/hydro Ultegra is on the way in a care package from a friend to save this SRAM Apex bike from further compliant.
 
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6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
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Five hours on the gravel bike and half a lap of easy single track today, alone, in the heat. FML. Rule of Three is two weeks away, pray for me, sons.

Also, FTP is up a colossal number after my 3-4 weeks of VO2 work. Yesterday's small group ride was awesome now that I am "recovering" where I was at or slightly over threshold prior. :coold:
That's awesome! The heat kicked my ass this morning. I started blowing up after 40 miles, by 60-65 I was cramping bad and was back home by 75 :wtc:
 

Scottwax

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Went out to ride my MTB the other day, right pedal was all wobbly. Felt like a loose cleat. But they were tight, realized the pedal had some movement so tried to tighten it. No go. The thread insert in the crank arm shit the bed. And of course they are carbon cranks so $$$ to replace. Should be here next week.

Weighed my bike minus the pedals (still had two bottle holders, bracket for the taillight and the computer. 20 lb, 1 oz. Not bad for a bike that started off at 26.5 lb.
 
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ʎǝʞsoɹƆɔW

Looks like I picked the wrong week....
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buy a bottle or 10. :(



cliffs: gravel rider came to austin for gravel locos ride, stayed with a friend....got shot/murdered in the friend's house by somebody who hasn't been caught yet.
 
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chrislehr

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Feb 20, 2001
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oh hai

I'm back in the saddle for 2022.

About 1000 miles in to a 1500 mile goal for the year.

My main hog:

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I also have a 90s MTB 26" that I still use for rougher terrain.

Considering a road bike. Or a gravel. Why not both. Road first since the hybrid here is just fine in gravel.
 

{hydro}

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Aug 1, 2005
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Upstate CA
Ran over a rattlesnake for the first time.

Saw a guy on the path up ahead turning around and didn't think anything of it. He saw me coming up quick but waits until I'm a few feet from him to yell something, he repeats "rattlesnake," and I don't see shit until my tire hits..

I appreciate him telling me but it was like 20ft away and I was going fast and didn't have time to react.

The weird part was that earlier in the ride, I was thinking about what I'd do if I saw a snake in the path (slow down to try and swerve, speed up, etc) because it was pretty warm. Not even common to see them around the river area I was riding as far as I know.
 

SeaMack99

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Aug 7, 2005
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Nebraska
Top tip guys.

Occasionally check your saddle pack. My dumbass got a flat 2mi from home. Went to change it and I had an old tube and empty c02.
 

ʎǝʞsoɹƆɔW

Looks like I picked the wrong week....
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Cliffs....the Austin PD issued an arrest warrant for the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson.....

Apparently moriah wilson went swimming with another cyclist at a public pool then his current girlfriend came to the house moriah wilson was staying at and killed her

cliffs:cliffs: bitches be crazy


 
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{hydro}

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Aug 1, 2005
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Upstate CA
I'm not sold on anything but solo rides so far. I'll admit I've only been out with a couple riders slower than me but I enjoy the company and feel like talking and it breaks up the workout too much.

Maybe I should find a faster group one day but cycling is when I enjoy zoning out, no music, just doing my own thing. Not trying to stop and grab food or drinks like it seems some groups do.

Anyone try fast group rides but still prefer solo?

I still need to ride with @Alias but I don't want to slow him down :mamoru2:
 

jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
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Cliffs....the Austin PD issued an arrest warrant for the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson.....

Apparently moriah wilson went swimming with another cyclist at a public pool then his current girlfriend came to the house moriah wilson was staying at and killed her

cliffs:cliffs: bitches be crazy



"swimming"... But holy fuck, bitches do be crazy.
 
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Alias

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Dec 1, 2004
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I'm not sold on anything but solo rides so far. I'll admit I've only been out with a couple riders slower than me but I enjoy the company and feel like talking and it breaks up the workout too much.

Maybe I should find a faster group one day but cycling is when I enjoy zoning out, no music, just doing my own thing. Not trying to stop and grab food or drinks like it seems some groups do.

Anyone try fast group rides but still prefer solo?

I still need to ride with @Alias but I don't want to slow him down :mamoru2:
I prefer riding solo too but I'll totally ride with you, we're practically neighbors :o
 
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chrislehr

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cycling is when I enjoy zoning out, no music, just doing my own thing. Not trying to stop and grab food or drinks like it seems some groups do.
So much this. I get very little free time ALONE. I can get an hour, sometimes two or three. My wife doesn't understand how I don't listen to music or something - I wouldn't even try.. Every group ride I went on was a stop and chit chat until I was cold and wet. At the time, those guys were kicking my ass and I could probably hang now, but they keep doing 2 hours out of town + 3+ hour long rides with a lunch stop planned and I just don't have that kind of time. and if I do, its stop, eat. drink, ride.
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
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Denton, TX
Cliffs....the Austin PD issued an arrest warrant for the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson.....

Apparently moriah wilson went swimming with another cyclist at a public pool then his current girlfriend came to the house moriah wilson was staying at and killed her

cliffs:cliffs: bitches be crazy


There was a gossip fire-storm over this in Bentonville over the weekend.
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
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Denton, TX
Also, my Apex shifter broke at mile 11 and I did 50-miles of Rule of Three as a single speed and it was incredibly type-2 fun, if I had a headline I might have convinced myself to do the full 100. Also thunderstorms and lighting so close you could taste it.
 
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