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    Riding the East Central Rail Trail today.

    Lots of swamp on either side of the trail (not shown in pic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    What do crosswinds make a bicycle rider feel like?
    A tumbleweed. Sidewinds aren't as bad as on a bicycle, but headwinds are soul crushing.

    Current bicycle inventory for me:

    • 2000 Gary Fisher Tassajara
    • 2001 Trek USPS 5200 - Dura Ace triple, 9 speed, Rolf Vector Comps
    • 2010 Colnago Ace - Campy driveline, Campy wheel set
    • 2015 Specialized Roubaix Comp Disc Sl



    I rode my first century on the Trek in 2010 after Tina was sick and I started riding with Team In Training for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. A couple years later, I bought the Colnago and rode Death Ride in 2013 on it. 129 miles, 15K of elevation gain.

    After that, I upgraded to the Roubaix because 60 miles of descending taught me that disc brakes are a Good Thing. I've ridden a few dozen centuries and really enjoy the training and the ride. Few things will make you feel more alive than a 50mph descent on a bicycle.

    Let's just say that strong quads make motorcycling better, too and having decent cardiopulmonary health and an appropriate weight is good for anyone.

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    In the event anyone was wondering what I've been doing for the last few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa
    2001 Trek USPS 5200 - Dura Ace triple, 9 speed, Rolf Vector Comps
    That's a good one to never sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    That's a good one to never sell.
    I keep looking at it to sell it, but can't get there. It needs a right hand shifter, but otherwise, it's terrific. The 9 speed cluster is a little limiting vs. current 11sp, but it's still fun to ride.

    But that Roubaix is really something else. Stable, fast, great driveline for starters, but the ride is amazing. Zertz in the seat stays and fork damp out vibration and the rubber insert in the seat post makes it feel plusher than it deserves. It's a sort of "adventure" bicycle, so it has stuff like bag frame mounts and will take gravel appropriate tires. It's like a GS.

    It's my favorite for big fast descents by a big margin. The Colnago was fun, but it was kinda twitchy. This thing is more like my 916 or any of the BMWs - just stable and predictable.

    Tina's got a Ruby Comp she's looking to sell, if anyone is interested. It's a 2010 with a Shimano 105 Triple driveline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The seat on my 2016 is even thinner. Seems strange but it's fairly comfortable.
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    I"m a big fan of the really ugly seats that look like a salmon steak. You have to get the right width by measuring your butt bones, but you sit on top of them and they don't, ahem, "intrude" or make you feel like you're sitting astride a fence.

    ISM Century X, which I believe is no longer made, but it's like one of these: https://ismseat.com/performance-recreation/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    . It needs a right hand shifter, but otherwise, it's terrific. The 9 speed cluster is a little limiting vs. current 11sp, but it's still fun to ride.

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    I looked a couple years for a right side 9 speed Ultegra hand shifter for my Trek 2300 without any luck.
    I settled for a new old stock 105 I found on ebay. At least it was the same vintage and style as the left side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbasa View Post
    A tumbleweed. Sidewinds aren't as bad as on a bicycle, but headwinds are soul crushing.

    Current bicycle inventory for me:

    • 2000 Gary Fisher Tassajara
    • 2001 Trek USPS 5200 - Dura Ace triple, 9 speed, Rolf Vector Comps
    • 2010 Colnago Ace - Campy driveline, Campy wheel set
    • 2015 Specialized Roubaix Comp Disc Sl



    I rode my first century on the Trek in 2010 after Tina was sick and I started riding with Team In Training for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. A couple years later, I bought the Colnago and rode Death Ride in 2013 on it. 129 miles, 15K of elevation gain.

    After that, I upgraded to the Roubaix because 60 miles of descending taught me that disc brakes are a Good Thing. I've ridden a few dozen centuries and really enjoy the training and the ride. Few things will make you feel more alive than a 50mph descent on a bicycle.

    Let's just say that strong quads make motorcycling better, too and having decent cardiopulmonary health and an appropriate weight is good for anyone.

    11377208_10207493274596649_484719123529577386_n.jpg
    In the event anyone was wondering what I've been doing for the last few years.
    Thank you so very much for how you've been riding for too many with Team In Training, LLS, from those of us who have sadly lost too many. Thank you!!! Eugene and Family

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Thank you so very much for how you've been riding for too many with Team In Training, LLS, from those of us who have sadly lost too many. Thank you!!! Eugene and Family
    It's personal for me, Eugene. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to help in some small way for so many.

    My wife's life was saved by a drug that was underwritten by funds from Team in Training (Rituxaban), so I felt an obligation to pass that good deed forward to help others.

    I'm sorry for your loss. Blood cancers can die in a dumpster fire, IMHO.

    Screw Cancer. Ride Bikes.
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    Been riding regularly following social guidelines and rarely crossing paths with anyone.

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    I broke a rear spoke on my newest Cannondale so had to suffer and pull the 2002 Campy Record 9 aluminum CAAD4 back into service. Spent the next ride huffing a bit more with less gearing choices and a few extra bike pounds. I laughed and fussed equally as the Campy shifting mechanism I rode for years is different and strange to me now. Thought I had a flat twice on a familiar set of hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post

    I broke a rear spoke on my newest Cannondale
    Too much power
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Too much power
    Thatís my story!
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    We've been continuing to cycle, too, in this time of "shelter-in-place". Fortunately, our "shelter-in-place" order allows you to leave the house for exercise. We stretch it a bit and drive to an even-lower trafficked area to begin our rides. Yes, we do practice "social distancing" while riding. (We ride tandem, but since we live in the same house, we're good!)

    Our Sunday rides have been really enjoyable, as the roads are running about 10% of what the traffic was before the order was issued.

    Stay safe, and keep pedaling!
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    Is the top one a old Velodrome bike? No brakes.
    Maybe it was setup to break a top speed record?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Is the top one a old Velodrome bike? No brakes.
    Maybe it was setup to break a top speed record?
    I read a story on it last week... the chainring has a company name machined in and yes, a very fast bike

    I’ll look for article
    I rode a Brookes saddle like that in the 70’s
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