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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2970 on: January 10, 2019, 10:54:51 PM »
Friend of mine, who totally didn't need it,  just bought a new carbon fiber road bike with hydraulic disk brakes, tubeless tires, electronic shifting, and a 1x11 drivetrain with a 9-tooth cog.  I feel like such a relic.

ETA.   *WIRELESS *   electronic shifting.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2971 on: January 11, 2019, 04:29:16 PM »
Friend of mine, who totally didn't need it,  just bought a new carbon fiber road bike with hydraulic disk brakes, tubeless tires, electronic shifting, and a 1x11 drivetrain with a 9-tooth cog.  I feel like such a relic.

ETA.   *WIRELESS *   electronic shifting.
Think of it as a fun hacking opportunity...

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2972 on: January 11, 2019, 04:32:18 PM »
What happens with a rig like that if you have an equipment failure.  Can you manually shift it or are you stuck with whatever gear you're in?
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2973 on: January 16, 2019, 07:45:25 AM »
Flat batteries are common enough. You can't change gear.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2974 on: January 22, 2019, 03:23:46 AM »
Saint James Cycleway,  a hard two day ride... I really liked it.  Overnight at Lake Guyon; absolutely fabulous.

She elected me to do the 26km vehicle reposition.  9 years my junior but I generally do what she says.


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Re: The Cycling Thread
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2976 on: March 03, 2019, 12:23:33 PM »
Another back county bicycle adventure in Godzone.  Overnighter on Arrowsmith station, riding what's left of fifty kms of the old farm tracks with views of what's left of the old(er) glaciers in the mighty Arrowsmith Range.  The ride starts with a 700 m climb in the first 5 kms.  I first did this ride on my fiftieth... some years ago.  I did nearly twenty years of hell-ski guiding amongst the mountains out there... very nostalgic, but heart rending seeing the loss of ice.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2977 on: March 03, 2019, 07:54:12 PM »
I'm trying to start again. Just 20-30 min sessions on the indoor trainer for now. Going OK. Perhaps by next week I'll try something outdoors.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2978 on: March 04, 2019, 02:25:02 AM »
Good friend of mine has been riding a Trice (he has two) for the last decade, after cancer surgery on his spine left his entire left side rather useless.  But... his physio- trainer had him up on two wheels a couple of times lately and she has been very encouraging. It is all very exciting.  We had a good look at my old Rocky Man Blizzard 26 and we think with a drop seat, cleats on his left foot and a flat pedal on the right it might be a winner.  I got a lot of use in the old days with Rocky, it would be a good second life for a still excellent bicycle. 

Good luck with the rehab, dude.  Just don't get doored.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2979 on: March 10, 2019, 01:20:03 AM »
Venison burrito and a flat white on a fine day.  Lots of catch up at the cafe.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2980 on: March 21, 2019, 05:03:32 PM »
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2981 on: April 05, 2019, 02:57:00 PM »
The Ghost Road, Lyell to Seddonville, 84km of great sngletrack.  Two nights out (great huts), amazing riding... can't wait to do it again.

The wild West Coast at its best.  Great pizza and craft beer at the finish, showers, too.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2982 on: April 05, 2019, 03:43:11 PM »
Profile for my big event Sunday.  Should be epic.
And I won't be able to watch Flanders until after.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2983 on: April 08, 2019, 11:47:43 AM »
Profile for my big event Sunday.  Should be epic.
And I won't be able to watch Flanders until after.



Which Garmin model is that?  It looks like a 35, which I have, but I haven't seen that screen.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2984 on: April 09, 2019, 12:46:24 AM »
Profile for my big event Sunday.  Should be epic.
And I won't be able to watch Flanders until after.



Which Garmin model is that?  It looks like a 35, which I have, but I haven't seen that screen.

Edge 130.  Lots of neat features, battery life isn't great; I carry an external charger for rides over 4 hours or so.
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