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chrisrenrut
02-19-2013, 05:04 PM
Do to knee problems, I'm not able to ride nearly as much or as hard as I used to. I'm still a gear head though, and still lust after all things carbon and titanium. I know we have some accomplished and even casual riders on this board. I'd love to hear about what others ride, both road and mountain.

I currently have an Ibis Mojo hardtail, just for riding around. It's a classic and timeless bike and design. It's got the Moron steel tubing (more on their ends, a dig at Genius tubing), but sadly doesn't have the famous Ibis Hand-Job rear brake cable guide.
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kccougar
02-19-2013, 05:14 PM
This fall I decided to give road biking a shot and started with an entry-level Specialized Secteur. I like it quite a bit for what it is, and I'm hoping to use it quite a bit this spring when the weather improves. I passed my old Rock Hopper on to my son.

Dwight Schr-Ute
02-20-2013, 10:05 AM
I've been riding road bikes for more than 20 years now. I'm 6'6" and have had a hard time finding a set up that suits me, especially at high speeds where things tend to get a little squirrelly.

I've ridden Trek, 3 different styles of Bianchi (one of which was a solo coast to coast adventure), and Tomassini. I currently ride a custom Co-motion frame disguised as a Fish Lips which is owned by a good friend of mine.

After trying my hand at with other metals and composites, I don't think I'll ever own a non-steel frame again. I'm probably too much of a traditionalist, but for comfort and performance, that's the bang for my buck.

The 64 cm frame is complimented by a carbon Wound-Up fork and geared out in full Dura Ace. The biggest issue is that, like my music collection, little has been invested into it since I got married 7 years ago. Which has been okay since it's only been ridden about that many times a year since, but as my kids get a little older, I'm holding out hope that this improves.

About the time that I got married, I got connected with a frame builder in Montana who owns a company called Kirk Frames. This guy shares my identical build (tall and skinny) and so I was intrigued on what kind of machine he could put together for me. Well, since I didn't have any complaints about my Fish Lips and lacked the funds to build up a completely new bike, this thing has sat in a frame bag in my garage for 8 years. An unfortunate tragedy.

Pheidippides
02-20-2013, 10:17 AM
I've been riding road bikes for more than 20 years now. I'm 6'6" and have had a hard time finding a set up that suits me, especially at high speeds where things tend to get a little squirrelly.

I've ridden Trek, 3 different styles of Bianchi (one of which was a solo coast to coast adventure), and Tomassini. I currently ride a custom Co-motion frame disguised as a Fish Lips which is owned by a good friend of mine.

After trying my hand at with other metals and composites, I don't think I'll ever own a non-steel frame again. I'm probably too much of a traditionalist, but for comfort and performance, that's the bang for my buck.

The 64 cm frame is complimented by a carbon Wound-Up fork and geared out in full Dura Ace. The biggest issue is that, like my music collection, little has been invested into it since I got married 7 years ago. Which has been okay since it's only been ridden about that many times a year since, but as my kids get a little older, I'm holding out hope that this improves.

About the time that I got married, I got connected with a frame builder in Montana who owns a company called Kirk Frames. This guy shares my identical build (tall and skinny) and so I was intrigued on what kind of machine he could put together for me. Well, since I didn't have any complaints about my Fish Lips and lacked the funds to build up a completely new bike, this thing has sat in a frame bag in my garage for 8 years. An unfortunate tragedy.

64cm!! I get crazy looks on my 58cm bikes (I could step up to 60, but it would be a stretch - and then I couldn't stick it in the back seat of my truck as easy).

I am now in triathlon mode so I ride a Cervelo P2, which I love. My road bike - the one I share with my lovely wife, who is also tall enough to warrant a 58cm frame - is a Specialized Tarmac. I have SRAM components on the Tarmac (Rival grouping) and Shimano on the P2 (Ultegra). I think the Shimano shift a bit crisper but I like the SRAM lever system much more on non-tri bikes.

Dwight Schr-Ute
02-20-2013, 10:38 AM
64cm!! I get crazy looks on my 58cm bikes (I could step up to 60, but it would be a stretch - and then I couldn't stick it in the back seat of my truck as easy).


Oh, it gets worse. I have to use a mtn bike seat post to get the length needed to be properly fitted. Needless to say, I was a popular drafting target back in the racing days.

Pheidippides
02-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Oh, it gets worse. I have to use a mtn bike seat post to get the length needed to be properly fitted. Needless to say, I was a popular drafting target back in the racing days.

Lol, that's the way I am in a group - the guy everybody likes to draft off of. I'm not a huge guy but I'm pretty big as people who know me can attest.

In the group I used to ride in there was a woman who was a very good cyclist. I always hated trying to draft off of her because she was so small. It was like getting no effect at all.

Viking
02-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Lemond Ti frame. Favorite bike ever.

Rocker Ute
02-22-2013, 10:04 AM
I ride an Orbea Opal. I rode a Kestrel for years until it got stolen from my garage, the Orbea had a similar ride. I used to ride a 61cm frame, but switched to 58cm on my Orbea, not certain if I like it as much. I kind of like being stretched out a bit.

Jarid in Cedar
02-22-2013, 10:08 AM
I ride a mid range(components) Sectaur. It is my first road bike, and it has served me very well.

Pheidippides
02-22-2013, 10:30 AM
I ride a mid range(components) Sectaur. It is my first road bike, and it has served me very well.

I think the secteur is a good bike. I think it's pretty much like the Roubaix except aluminum instead of carbon fiber.

NorthwestUteFan
02-22-2013, 10:56 AM
What is the name of the carbon bike manufacturer in Utah County? My brother has one of those and loves it, and I am contemplating getting one. I need to get back into riding so I can lose the 30# or so I have packed on over the last 15 yrs of having a desk job...

Rocker Ute
02-22-2013, 11:01 AM
Is it Fezarri?

Rocker Ute
02-22-2013, 11:06 AM
I ride a mid range(components) Sectaur. It is my first road bike, and it has served me very well.

How do you like the compact frame? My first road bike was a Giant with a compact frame that got squirrely in fast descents, massive speed wobbles (one time so bad that once I got the bike back under control I had to sit on the side of the road and think about what exactly I wanted to do with my life for a bit).

At the time I was told it was because I was 'too tall' for a compact frame. I switched to a more traditional frame after that and had no issues. Since then I've had guys as tall and taller than me ride compact frames with no issues.

NorthwestUteFan
02-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Is it Fezarri?

I think so. Any thoughts? I kind of dig the thought of a custom sized frame.

Looking back I should have purchased a bike from Ted Wojcik when I lived near him (and knew his son). They are fully custom built and are GORGEOUS. I love the flame design on the lugs.

http://www.tedwojcikcustombicycles.com/road-anniversary-frame.aspx

(And to be honest, when I said 30# I really meant 55#. But I am 6'6", so perhaps I carry it better...)

Rocker Ute
02-22-2013, 11:50 AM
I haven't heard much about them actually, just positive stuff. Truth be known, if you like the ride and it is a quality bike then it is a good bike. The main cost differences really come down to grams lighter on a bike. 99% of cyclists can shave more grams on their body cheaper than on their bike.

The other thing to consider is the type of riding you are going to do, if you are going to do lots of centuries an aluminum might be harsh, if you are doing short rides it is just fine.

NorthwestUteFan
02-22-2013, 12:14 PM
When I was a teen our scout/YM group did a lot of riding. We would ride to Lake Powell every summer, and many of us got hooked. For a number of years I would ride 10-20 miles before school every morning and then do a 50+ ride every Saturday with my friends. One dream was to do a cross-country ride. (Note: Dwight Schr-Ute, you need to tell the story of your trans-America ride sometime)

Then life got in the way for 15 yrs. I am ready to put on some road miles again. Some of the rides near me offer world-class views of some of the most stunning scenery in existence, and it is a shame that I do not take advantage of it!

IdahoUteTroutHead
02-22-2013, 12:16 PM
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Eat my dust.

NorthwestUteFan
02-22-2013, 12:30 PM
Dude, I doubt I could even catch up to that big wheel. My wife does triathlons and teaches spin classes and she just laughs at me...

Sly Cat
02-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the compliment. I have completed a triathlon and I have not taught a spin class in oer a month but I do love to ride bicycles. I would love it if you would start by riding your bike the 6 miles to work. I know it is up hill both ways but you have strong legs and would save us $5 a day in parking. Health, money, fun......what more do you need to motivate you .

Jarid in Cedar
02-22-2013, 08:35 PM
How do you like the compact frame? My first road bike was a Giant with a compact frame that got squirrely in fast descents, massive speed wobbles (one time so bad that once I got the bike back under control I had to sit on the side of the road and think about what exactly I wanted to do with my life for a bit).

At the time I was told it was because I was 'too tall' for a compact frame. I switched to a more traditional frame after that and had no issues. Since then I've had guys as tall and taller than me ride compact frames with no issues.

I am 6'0", but I am more torso than legs(cursed Scottish genes!), so the compact frame really fits me well. I hit 55 going down Snoqualmie without a wobble or any scary handling. I may eventually upgrade, but probably not until I decide that I want to try more challenging rides like LOTOJA.

hostile
02-23-2013, 08:27 PM
I have a Cannondale R2000 that I bought new in 1998 when we moved to Philadelphia. It has Ultegra components and I upgraded the wheels to Mavic Kysrium. I'm a bit over 6'5" and the 63cm frame works pretty well. In Philly I rode quite a bit - we had a group at work that would go out weekly, and during the summer and fall I would ride the 8 miles into work and add some more on the way home. There are some great bike trails as well. From our house to Valley Forge and back was about 30 miles all on a paved trail. Since moving back I don't get out much at all due to work, family, laziness. I've priced out a Santa Cruz Tall Boy but haven't pulled the trigger yet - maybe this spring.

dabrockster
02-25-2013, 12:41 PM
I ride a Motobecane mtn bike. Actually getting ready to pull it out of the basement to ride to work.. But I may need to wait another month.. But I am excited to pull it back out...

RC Vikings
02-26-2013, 08:34 AM
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http://kelsonbikes.com/

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/02/gallery/gallery-custom-road-machines-on-display-at-2013-handmade-show_275638

Brian Williams, a riding buddy from Ashton, makes custom TI and carbon bikes under the Kelson name. This is a picture from the NAHBS show this past week in Denver.

Jarid in Cedar
02-26-2013, 08:54 AM
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http://kelsonbikes.com/

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/02/gallery/gallery-custom-road-machines-on-display-at-2013-handmade-show_275638

Brian Williams, a riding buddy from Ashton, makes custom TI and carbon bikes under the Kelson name. This is a picture from the NAHBS show this past week in Denver.

Welcome, RC. I hope you drop by on occasion to share your biking exploits.

chrisrenrut
02-27-2013, 07:10 PM
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http://kelsonbikes.com/

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/02/gallery/gallery-custom-road-machines-on-display-at-2013-handmade-show_275638

Brian Williams, a riding buddy from Ashton, makes custom TI and carbon bikes under the Kelson name. This is a picture from the NAHBS show this past week in Denver.

:drooling:

Blue Goose just won this thread.

LA Ute
03-08-2013, 05:24 PM
You guys need to be careful.

S.F. bicyclist to be tried for gross vehicular manslaughter (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/sf-bicyclist-to-be-tried-for-gross-vehicular-manslaughter.html)

Dwight Schr-Ute
03-10-2013, 10:40 AM
You guys need to be careful.

S.F. bicyclist to be tried for gross vehicular manslaughter (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/sf-bicyclist-to-be-tried-for-gross-vehicular-manslaughter.html)

This probably should have been used as its own thread.

Felony manslaughter sounds pretty harsh, but it sounds like he was being very reckless. Running two red lights and a stop sign leading up to the collision pretty much tell you all you need to know. I would have no problem with the charges if the guy was in a vehicle, so why should I feel different because he was on a bike?

I get really tired of the cycling mentality where no rules apply to them. Red lights become brake checks, stop signs even less. It makes those of us on the road trying to demand some respect from motorists all the more difficult. I've been involved in road rage incidents that I know had very little to do with how I was riding.

Around the corner from my house is a four way stop coming out of a canyon and I would say that, at best, half of the cyclists that go through the intersection without touching their brakes. Which I couldn't care less if I haven't already been waiting at a stop 5 seconds before they go flying through. If I were in the business of killing cyclists to prove a point, I'd be a busy man.

Then there's the large group rides of 50+ riders that consider themselves a single entity no matter how much space there is between themselves and the bike in front of them.

I don't really know why I'm ranting this morning. In fairness of full disclosure, I used to be the exact guy discribed above. But it was stupid and dangerous. Now that I'm not 20 any more, I can see that. It confuses me when 50 year old guys don't.

wuapinmon
03-12-2013, 03:45 PM
Anybody thinking of getting one of these?

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2013/03/introducing-32000-lamborghini-bicycle/4954/

Rocker Ute
03-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Three flats in one ride = a bad day on the bike. First flat was my back tire about 2 blocks from my house. Second flat was on my front tire about 15 miles out from my house. Third flat was on my back tire about 10 miles away from returning home. I had enough for 2 flats, but not 3. Had to make the call of shame to my wife to pick me up.

I don't think I've ever got more than 2 flats in single 1 hour-ish ride ever.

I think my bulk discount tube purchase from chainlove.com may have been a mistake.

Jarid in Cedar
03-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Three flats in one ride = a bad day on the bike. First flat was my back tire about 2 blocks from my house. Second flat was on my front tire about 15 miles out from my house. Third flat was on my back tire about 10 miles away from returning home. I had enough for 2 flats, but not 3. Had to make the call of shame to my wife to pick me up.

I don't think I've ever got more than 2 flats in single 1 hour-ish ride ever.

I think my bulk discount tube purchase from chainlove.com may have been a mistake.

Sorry. That is a very crappy ride. My record is two. Both on the front. I missed the glass embedded in the tire the first time. It took inverting the tire to actually find it.

bluegoose
06-18-2013, 09:08 PM
:drooling:

Blue Goose just won this thread.

I just saw this thread. Thanks for the award, chrisrenrut, but I haven't posted my ride yet. I've got a picture of my bike on my office computer.

I ride a Giant TCR limited. Its a carbon frame with shimano ultegra components. Compact chain ring with a wacky 50/36 combo. I changed out the rear cassette for a 12/27 to handle some of the big boy climbs that I've had to do, and have been too lazy to change it back to the standard 11/25.

I think it was the 2006 frame. It's got a purdy black and white paint job and is still in great shape, despite a poor maintenance schedule by me and about 4,000 miles per year since I got it.

chrisrenrut
06-18-2013, 11:39 PM
I just saw this thread. Thanks for the award, chrisrenrut, but I haven't posted my ride yet. I've got a picture of my bike on my office computer.

I ride a Giant TCR limited. Its a carbon frame with shimano ultegra components. Compact chain ring with a wacky 50/36 combo. I changed out the rear cassette for a 12/27 to handle some of the big boy climbs that I've had to do, and have been too lazy to change it back to the standard 11/25.

I think it was the 2006 frame. It's got a purdy black and white paint job and is still in great shape, despite a poor maintenance schedule by me and about 4,000 miles per year since I got it.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh74/MissKayasha/Smileys/1j2q1i.gif I'm not sure how I mixed up Blue Goose with RC Vikings.

LA Ute
06-25-2013, 12:17 PM
I saw this and thought of my UB5 cyclist buddies:

Montague Paratrooper Pro Folding Bike (http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/reviewed-montague-paratrooper-pro-folding-bike-15623770?click=pm_latest)

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The Montague Paratrooper Pro (http://www.montaguebikes.com/paratrooper-pro-folding-bike.html) bike is built like a tank, folds like a Swiss Army knife, and weighs less than body armor. Backed by a DARPA grant, David Montague designed the original Paratrooper bike in 1997 to be used by the U.S. Marines. The result was a cycle that a paratrooper could unfold as soon as he hit the ground. The Paratrooper line hasn’t been changed much for civilian use, but the expanded line now includes the Paratrooper Pro, a bike that’s great for the daily commute but truly excels at extreme-terrain trail riding....

chrisrenrut
07-09-2014, 12:59 PM
The School of Medicine has been pretty dead for a while. Hopefully people are still out there, being healthy in secret.

The triathlon my brother and I have been training for the past 9 months is just a couple of weeks away. I'm feeling pretty good about the swim, something I never thought I'd say. I won't be fast, but I won't drown either.

I have been trying to run, but stupid injuries keep hampering my efforts. I sprained my right ankle stepping on a rock one morning in May, and then the past few weeks I can't run more than 3 miles without getting a calf muscle strain in my left left leg. It's always in a slightly different place, and a compression sleeve doesn't seem to be helping. I am resigned to possibly walking part of the running portion, not because of lack of fitness, but due to calf pain.

The one thing I have been struggling with is getting time on my bike. I don't like going out early in the morning when it is dark, and riding at night hasn't been much of an option lately. So I decided to start commuting to work on my bike once or twice a week. It is 19 miles from my house in Centerville to my office west of the airport. Most of the way I am on the Legacy/Jordan River trail, so I feel pretty safe. Our building has showers, and I'll bring my work clothes to work the day before so I don't have to lug them on my back.

I am riding an old mountain bike (seen in the OP of this thread). I decided not to invest in a road bike until after the triathlon to see if it is something I want to continue doing, and see how my knees hold up. I tend to get tendonitis in my left knee especially, but I have been able to keep it under control pretty well by trying to spin smoothly on the pedals, and at a higher cadence than I used to use in my younger days.

I was having problems finding a street tire that worked well on my mountain bike. I tried some WTB slicks from Performance Cycle, but kept getting pinch flats or torn sidewalls. I finally found some Continental GatorSkins that fit a 26" wheel on Amazon. They have been amazing. There is so much less rolling resistance, and they look like a road bike tire (see pics below). The issue was getting them on. I struggled for hours, and couldn't get the last little bit over the rim. I pinched 4 tubes trying to use levers. I finally took them to a bike shop and paid them to put them on. It took 3 bike techs 45 minutes and 4 tubes as well to finally get them on. I felt a little bad paying them just $4 per tire. Luckily, GatorSkins are pretty flat resistant, many users claim they have gone 2,000 miles without a flat. It's a good thing, if I were to get a flat on a ride, there is no way I would be able to patch or change the tube.

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Rocker Ute
07-09-2014, 10:31 PM
I finally found some Continental GatorSkins that fit a 26" wheel on Amazon. They have been amazing. There is so much less rolling resistance, and they look like a road bike tire (see pics below). The issue was getting them on. I struggled for hours, and couldn't get the last little bit over the rim. I pinched 4 tubes trying to use levers. I finally took them to a bike shop and paid them to put them on. It took 3 bike techs 45 minutes and 4 tubes as well to finally get them on. I felt a little bad paying them just $4 per tire. Luckily, GatorSkins are pretty flat resistant, many users claim they have gone 2,000 miles without a flat. It's a good thing, if I were to get a flat on a ride, there is no way I would be able to patch or change the tube.


Conti's are always hard to get on the first time, but will stretch so you should be able to get at least one side of with tire levers. Gator skins SHOULD be pretty good with flats, but I haven't had a tire yet that can with stand a heavy duty staple on the road.

Brian
08-07-2014, 12:36 PM
I'm going to get my first bike soon. Ride it to work, and do some pleasure riding along the paved/dirt trails. Nothing rough, so I think a hybrid will suit me just fine.
I know ZERO about bikes, and I don't want to pay a lot of money. Maybe if I really get into it, I'll drop $1K on something down the road.

Would I be dumb to buy something like this online?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/avenue_fb.htm

I'm not sure I really care about a perfectly sized bike. It's a 4-5 mile drive to work, and I just looking to green up my life a little, and get some more exercise.

Rocker Ute
08-07-2014, 03:00 PM
I'm going to get my first bike soon. Ride it to work, and do some pleasure riding along the paved/dirt trails. Nothing rough, so I think a hybrid will suit me just fine.
I know ZERO about bikes, and I don't want to pay a lot of money. Maybe if I really get into it, I'll drop $1K on something down the road.

Would I be dumb to buy something like this online?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/avenue_fb.htm

I'm not sure I really care about a perfectly sized bike. It's a 4-5 mile drive to work, and I just looking to green up my life a little, and get some more exercise.

The truth is a bike frame is a bike frame until you start getting up in the $$$ range, the question is about quality of components. The Shimano Sora components are the entry level for Shimano, I've never heard of C-star.

At that price range it is hard to go wrong, you aren't going to get cheaper. I always tell people to not spend a ton of money on their first bike because they won't know the difference and may not like it. If you end up liking it, then you'll figure out quickly what you like or don't like and you can get what you want.

My other advice is when it comes to recreational riding like you described, the places to 'splurge' are you contact points on a bike. So spend money on a seat, pedals and in this case handlebar grips. This is a compact frame, meaning they should be able to get one that reasonably fits you.

I would also recommend spending a little extra money to take it into a bike shop and have them help fit the bike for you once you get it. A bike that fits right will be a big determining factor after fitness in if you keep riding. I've seen people hate a bike and then have the seat put down a quarter inch and they loved it.

Finally, and this is important, since it is being shipped to you, I would have a bike mechanic look it over before you ride it to make sure it is put together right.

Brian
08-08-2014, 06:36 AM
Thanks. That was my suspicion all along.
I'm hoping I really enjoy it and in a few years upgrade to something a little more custom.

Brian
08-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Weather cooperated, and I made my first ride in to work this morning. 7 miles, a little longer that I thought.
My moon is sore. But I feel refreshed! We'll see how I feel in the morning....
A guy at work suggested a gel pad until i get used to the small seat. And to sit as far back as possible.

Rocker Ute
08-19-2014, 08:54 PM
Weather cooperated, and I made my first ride in to work this morning. 7 miles, a little longer that I thought.
My moon is sore. But I feel refreshed! We'll see how I feel in the morning....
A guy at work suggested a gel pad until i get used to the small seat. And to sit as far back as possible.

I'd say avoid the pad or get cycling shorts. You'll get used to it in about a week... if you are still sore after two you probably: Have a seat that doesn't fit your properly; have a bad angle on your seat that make it uncomfortable; or aren't distributing your weight right on the bike (meaning your seat is too high or you aren't putting enough weight on your arms).

Congrats on the ride, it will definitely get easier. If you are concerned about recovery drink some chocolate milk or ovaltine right after your ride (seriously). It has the right mix of carbs and protein to help you recover (the football team drinks chocolate milk after practice).

Brian
09-16-2014, 08:08 AM
cycling shorts are a lot more effective than I thought. And it does make me look quite a bit more sexy.

I've really enjoyed using strava to track my progress. Is anyone using the Premium version? Is it worth it?

Since I generally do the same ride each day (to work, to home), I'd like to be able see several rides overlayed, and see how my speeds change/improve over time. I also wish it would recognize the rides as the same, and automatically name them. Does the Premium give you that? Or is there a better app to use for this?

Devildog
09-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Every time I pass this thread title on the front page... I think of this clip. Probably NSFW


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ue996GQMC8

LA Ute
10-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Some of you will laugh but I now have a Vespa S150.

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chrisrenrut
10-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Sweet! Two words- lane splitting

justaute
11-06-2014, 12:25 AM
Might have to get me one of these and put drum-n-feather stickers on it.

http://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/large/68767.jpg

chrisrenrut
11-06-2014, 11:28 AM
I'd go with this plus a D&F decal:

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http://retrobikegear.com/new-biltwell-bonanza-le-racer--redwhite.html

Diehard Ute
11-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Some of you will laugh but I now have a Vespa S150.

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Is this what comes after the sports car?

LA Ute
11-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Is this what comes after the sports car?

Skipped that step. Also skipped the motorcycle. But, chrisrenrut, I do have a Biltwell helmet.

chrisrenrut
08-09-2017, 09:49 PM
I got a new mountain bike this year. It was our 20th anniversary this year, and my wife wanted a ring. The deal was that I got to spend as much as her ring costs on a new bike for me. I went with a Santa Cruz 5010.

Last friday, a friend text me and asked if I wanted to ride with him that night at 9:00 pm. We both have good lights, ands know the Mueller Park trail well, so we went. Everything was fine, and we were on our way down about 1/4 mile from the bottom of the trail about 10:30 when he went down. He was behind me, and I heard h. Yell "ahhh" and suddenly couldn't see his light behind me anymore. I Stopped and went back to see what happened and help him. I found him laying across the trail, his buke partially on him. He said he hurt his hand, but otherwise was ok (we found out the next day he broke his metacarpal bone on his left pinky).

I looked around to see what might have caused him to crash. It was a straight, smooth section of trail. He said something hit his head that threw him off balance, but there were no branches sticking out anywhere. Best we can figure, a large bird, maybe an owl, swooped down an nailed him. He does have a small dent in his helmet. I guess I may have spooked it as I went by.

His is bike was ok, but he could put any pressure on his hand so we walked the rest of the way down.

mUUser
08-10-2017, 10:32 AM
Some of you will laugh but I now have a Vespa S150.

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Awesome....I like your style my friend!

bestellen
08-19-2017, 02:19 PM
I have to use a mtn bike seat post to get the length needed to be properly fitted.

chrisrenrut
03-04-2018, 07:32 PM
Spending a 4 day weekend in St George mountain biking with a couple of friends. Itís been decent weather, while it snowed 6 inches back home tonight today.

St George has a great divirsity of riding. I donít get crazy with the Redbull Rampage downhill stuff, but there is still plenty of challenging trails. Friday we rode the Zen trail by Green Valley. Very challenging with a lot of rocky terrain to ride up, over, and down. Then we rode the Paradise Rim trail in the afternoon.
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Saturday, we rode Gooseberry Mesa. It is a world famous mountain biking king trail, and deserves its reputation. Very scenic, chalking no, and fun. On friend who is less experienced ended up walking about 1/3 of the trail.
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Sullyute
03-04-2018, 09:43 PM
That looks like a blast. Perfect time of year too.


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chrisrenrut
03-05-2018, 08:42 PM
One friend had to leave sunday, and he was the weaker rider. So Sunday and Monday, we rode a bit harder.
Sundey was and afternoon ride on the Barrel Roll/Sidewinder trails in Santa Clara. Rocky trails, but more traditional in that you go up then come down. The pictures are from the top looking west.
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today wa the last day, and my 4th day riding I a row. My legs and butt were very sore when I woke up, and I knew this early in the season I am not in the best shape yet. So of course, we chose the longest, harvest trail we could find. Just outside of Virgin, we did a loop out of the Hurricane Rim, Gouldís Rim, and JEM trails. 25 miles total, 2300 vertices feet, and a mix of rocky/technical from the first 8 miles Hurricane Rim) and dirt road and single track with some sustained climbing until Mile 19 (Gouldís) , then fast and fun single track (JEM trail) for the last 6 miles. I nearly gave up at about mile 18, but am glad I pushed through, because the downhill was as much fun as I ever had on a mountain bike.

The 4.5 mile drive back to Centerville was a nice rest. I expect leg cramps tonight. Each trail was so different, but each had a good mixture of fun and challenge, and incredible scenery. My friends and I talked about how if we didnít mountain bike, we likely would never see or experience these places.

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