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Posted 16 August 2020 - 09:37 PM

View Posttangy, on 14 August 2020 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 14 August 2020 - 01:30 PM, said:

My wife and I have had my bikes forever, though she was never one to really ride in the hills.  She was recently given a one-speed cruiser which she just loves.  (I put a basket on front, of course)

So, we've been riding around town a lot, but I have to lol while she struggles up the slightest incline.  I am wondering why anyone would go from 18 speeds to one by choice.  :P

actually she has a 3 speed. sitting, standing and pushing!

i rode a single speed mountain bike for 4 + years. got gears now but can go back to SS if wanted.

a single speed is tougher but will make you a better cyclist IMO. also low maintenance as well.

its a different experience not thinking about gears. something to the extent of riding a bike, not operating a bike.

I think of the stuff I tackled as a kid on an old one-speed.  Wasn't even a bmx bike.  I think I'll stay spoiled.  :lol:

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:46 AM

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View Postblackhawkrush, on 05 August 2020 - 03:17 PM, said:

Horrible crash at the end of stage one of Tour de Pologne today. Fabio Jacobsen is fighting for his life.  :(

that sucks. i had not heard that but i just pulled up cycling news and they say he is now stable but in a coma. scary stuff. apparently it was caused by another rider who has apologized.

http://www.cyclingne...facial-surgery/

i am not a road rider but love watching them race. except for the crashes.
Well, he's out of coma, but he lost all his teeth and can't talk because of all the facial injuries. At least he's alive. :)

and doing really well. he walk to the ambulance on route to returning to his home country. in surprisingly good shape. like i said those guys are tough

http://www.cyclingne...ays-team-doctor


and then i just read about the hailstorm pounding these dudes took. yikes. incredible

https://www.cyclingn...and-spectators/
Now I hear the winner of Tour de Pologne fell off a bridge in Italy. I guess he hit some trees on his way down so they're saying he'll be all right. :unsure:

another crazy crash!

death on the left and plight on the right.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:49 AM

View Postgoose, on 16 August 2020 - 09:37 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 14 August 2020 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 14 August 2020 - 01:30 PM, said:

My wife and I have had my bikes forever, though she was never one to really ride in the hills.  She was recently given a one-speed cruiser which she just loves.  (I put a basket on front, of course)

So, we've been riding around town a lot, but I have to lol while she struggles up the slightest incline.  I am wondering why anyone would go from 18 speeds to one by choice.  :P

actually she has a 3 speed. sitting, standing and pushing!

i rode a single speed mountain bike for 4 + years. got gears now but can go back to SS if wanted.

a single speed is tougher but will make you a better cyclist IMO. also low maintenance as well.

its a different experience not thinking about gears. something to the extent of riding a bike, not operating a bike.

I think of the stuff I tackled as a kid on an old one-speed.  Wasn't even a bmx bike.  I think I'll stay spoiled.  :lol:

back when men were men, the tour de france had longer days and everyone rode singlespeeds!
Single Speed Freewheeled / Fixed Gear Bike History

Until 1937, when they were first permitted to use derailleur gears, those giants of men who competed in the Tour de France – and in all other races up to a similar year – rode bikes with just a single gear, that's 34 years from the start of the tour in 1903. Initially, in the case of the Tour until about 1906, they were not permitted to use freewheels, thus rode fixed-gear or fixed-wheel. Whenever the rear wheel was rotating, so the pedals were rotating too. The advent of the freewheel at least allowed the rider some respite from constant pedaling, and helped average speeds increase. However many races were won at very respectable speeds despite the absence of derailleur gears: most riders mounted sprockets of different size on each side of the rear wheel, and could thus change gear by removing the wheel and flipping it over to use the other gear. Later some put double sprockets on one or both sides, and changed gear by manually shifting the chain from one to another. The Tour de France of 1936 was done with a single gear and freewheel with the winner maintaining a 19.3mph average speed, the following year of the tour was the year in which they allowed the use of a derailleur setup and the winner maintained an average speed of 19.7mph both tours were 2700+miles long and had similar mountain stages.

https://hizokucycles...e-speed-history

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 11:50 PM

^^^ Thanks for the cool history!

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 06:44 PM

one of the most gifted riders . an oldie but goodie



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Posted 06 September 2020 - 09:22 AM

The speeds these TDF riders are riding on their descents are simply scary as well. The fastest decent I've ever had was 57 mph and the whole time I was think my brakes better be able to slow me down. I commend these riders for what they're capable of doing, one slip on places could lead to permanent injury or worse.

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 08:08 AM

View Postg under p, on 06 September 2020 - 09:22 AM, said:

The speeds these TDF riders are riding on their descents are simply scary as well. The fastest decent I've ever had was 57 mph and the whole time I was think my brakes better be able to slow me down. I commend these riders for what they're capable of doing, one slip on places could lead to permanent injury or worse.

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no doubt about it. it kinda makes me nervous watching them descend. 57 MPH is hauling ass.

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 07:47 PM

View Posttangy, on 08 September 2020 - 08:08 AM, said:

View Postg under p, on 06 September 2020 - 09:22 AM, said:

The speeds these TDF riders are riding on their descents are simply scary as well. The fastest decent I've ever had was 57 mph and the whole time I was think my brakes better be able to slow me down. I commend these riders for what they're capable of doing, one slip on places could lead to permanent injury or worse.

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no doubt about it. it kinda makes me nervous watching them descend. 57 MPH is hauling ass.
The speed record of 63.1 mph was set last year.  Insane.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 08:13 AM

View Postgoose, on 10 September 2020 - 07:47 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 08 September 2020 - 08:08 AM, said:

View Postg under p, on 06 September 2020 - 09:22 AM, said:

The speeds these TDF riders are riding on their descents are simply scary as well. The fastest decent I've ever had was 57 mph and the whole time I was think my brakes better be able to slow me down. I commend these riders for what they're capable of doing, one slip on places could lead to permanent injury or worse.

Peace

no doubt about it. it kinda makes me nervous watching them descend. 57 MPH is hauling ass.
The speed record of 63.1 mph was set last year.  Insane.

no doubt . those little wheels on asphalt sketch me out. it seems the speed record for mtn bikers is even higher though.



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Posted 29 September 2020 - 09:14 AM

UCI mountain bike racing is back on redbull starting today in 15 minutes!!!

Usually the replay is available after the love broadcast. Xc and downhill

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 09:58 AM

Rode 3 times this week

All 6 races on redbull kicked ass. Highly recommend

But, no UCI downhill.

Tmmrw is the world's championship.

On redbull everywhere in the world except for USA and Canada.

NBC sports has the rights for that race.

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 11:26 PM

Anybody see the massive crash caused by a fan with a sign at the Tour de France?

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 09:32 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 June 2021 - 11:26 PM, said:

Anybody see the massive crash caused by a fan with a sign at the Tour de France?

Yes, and flogging would be too good for that careless, selfish, short-sighted t**t who caused the crash. What the hell, people? Sorry if that seems excessive, but this isn't some "accident" or over-enthusiasm like Steve Bartman catching a fly ball. Her actions were deliberate and interfering and showed a total lack of situational awareness or regard.

The Tour says it will sue her when it finds her . . .

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 09:41 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 June 2021 - 11:26 PM, said:

Anybody see the massive crash caused by a fan with a sign at the Tour de France?
Yeah, I posted the video in the Facebook thread.

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 12:58 PM

Yes  how terrible !  

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 04:24 PM

Ride on amigos!



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 08:15 AM

Im riding in the Old Orchard Beach Maine Michael J. Fox Parkinsons ride coming up Sept. 11th.  This will be my 8th or 9th year.    Great cause !

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 07:50 PM

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Im riding in the Old Orchard Beach Maine Michael J. Fox Parkinsons ride coming up Sept. 11th.  This will be my 8th or 9th year.    Great cause !




Good deal . Hope you had a great ride.
Great time of the year to be riding!

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 01:38 PM

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View PostChicken hawk, on 06 September 2021 - 08:15 AM, said:

Im riding in the Old Orchard Beach Maine Michael J. Fox Parkinsons ride coming up Sept. 11th.  This will be my 8th or 9th year. Great cause !




Good deal . Hope you had a great ride.
Great time of the year to be riding!

Perfect weather. and .the ride is ALWAYS   every year , so organized.       It was great..thank you Tangy.





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