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#21 GeddyRulz

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:37 PM

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The Biking thread!,


Bummer.  I opened this thread because I thought you said "bikini thread."   drool1.gif  

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

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The Biking thread!,


Bummer.  I opened this thread because I thought you said "bikini thread."   drool1.gif

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Thought you were in there, like swimwear?

Another killer ride today. Time for cold beer and hammock lounging in the shade.....



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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:06 PM

Doing half of the Virginia Creeper on Saturday with my 9 year old son. You take a shuttle to the top of the VC which is an old railroad right of way. its 14 miles downhill with an approximate grade of 2% and then 3 miles of flatness. Hopefully the colors will be good.





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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:45 PM

This is my bike, the "Green Bastard"........

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:14 PM

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This is my bike, the "Green Bastard"........

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Very nice. I will have to give my grey Giant Trance 4 a crafty nickname like the Grey Lungbuster. Do you ever ride in the snow?  

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 08:11 PM

My bike is named 'Nikki'. tongue.gif I'll have to take a picture of her sometime. smile.gif (but not right now, she has a flat tire... sad.gif )

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:46 PM

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Do you ever ride in the snow?

No. Bikes don't handle slippery conditions very well.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:53 PM

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Do you ever ride in the snow?

No. Bikes don't handle slippery conditions very well.

I used to ride all the time in snow in Colorado. Lots of fun. The snow may be alot drier in CO than where you are though. Typically if a trail had been rode over by a few snowmobiles it was plenty firm for mtn bikes. They sell spiked mtn bike tires for snow riding.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:04 PM

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I used to ride all the time in snow in Colorado. Lots of fun. The snow may be alot drier in CO than where you are though. Typically if a trail had been rode over by a few snowmobiles it was plenty firm for mtn bikes. They sell spiked mtn bike tires for snow riding.

Problem is most of the ground here is solid rock, it hurts like hell to fall off the bike onto frozen granite.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:38 PM

Great day for a ride, nice and cool and the colors are going off. I nearly had a nasty spill after my front tire slipped on a large tree root. Probably my longest mtn. bike ride in the past year.  

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (Jaye @ Oct 17 2007, 01:11 AM)
My bike is named 'Nikki'. tongue.gif I'll have to take a picture of her sometime. smile.gif (but not right now, she has a flat tire... sad.gif )

Here she is, (finally) at 9:30 this morning ready to hit the open road. biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:16 AM

QUOTE (apetersvt @ Mar 22 2007, 12:29 PM)
At first glance, I though this thread was The Bikini thread.  I got excited a little prematurely.

me too

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:27 PM

QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ Oct 17 2007, 07:04 PM)
QUOTE (tangdog @ Oct 17 2007, 12:53 PM)

I used to ride all the time in snow in Colorado. Lots of fun. The snow may be alot drier in CO than where you are though. Typically if a trail had been rode over by a few snowmobiles it was plenty firm for mtn bikes. They sell spiked mtn bike tires for snow riding.

Problem is most of the ground here is solid rock, it hurts like hell to fall off the bike onto frozen granite.

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We rode alott last summer. I am looking forward to this summer as well trink39.gif

BTW.. people here ride them alott during the winter to work. But with the current conditions it isn't wise laugh.gif  

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:38 PM

I got in 20 miles today.  I haven;t been ridin regularly.  Been allowing the pressures of work/life to keep me off the road.  i will start getting out once or twice a week every week now.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:36 AM

Glad there are some other "Spoke Heads" here too.

I got 32 miles in yesterday, making for 102 for the month of February. Not a lot, but more than I have done in a while. mMy part of Colorado is staying dry enough these days to ride this early in the year.


Oh I am a road biker.  

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:49 AM

Lucky.....uh..bikers!



No ridin' for me for at least another 6 weeks. We're just getting into the best snowmobiling of the  season.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:43 AM

I used to cycle a lot until the kids came along.

My eldest loves his bike and has been riding without stabilisers since he turned 4.

I have just bought a rear seat for my wee girl and we had our first family bike ride last weekend and it was great to be back out.

Can't wait till the summer comes along as cycling in Scotland in February isn't always fun.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:30 PM

Keep it going, lads! I look to ride this weekend, no matter the temps (unless it snows again...)

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:05 PM

i read this as The BikinI thread

nevermind

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:41 AM

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This was my ride. Now I have a nice cruiser, no hills in Florida tongue.gif  and it's great for my abs.
Try hauling that with the kid in it on a windy day, niiiiiice workout new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  




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