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Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

Darn you fellows back in the Old World. You make me really, really miss it!

Beautiful pictures, by the way.
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

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Tinea Pedis
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Rush wrote:Nice training wheels. What are they?

Training wheels?

I race on these bad boys. H+ Son on Royce hubs. 28 front, 32 rear. Sensational wheels.


And CulBaire, sounds like it's time for A grade ;) getting close to my times.

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Tinea Pedis wrote:
Rush wrote:Nice training wheels. What are they?

Training wheels?

I race on these bad boys. H+ Son on Royce hubs. 28 front, 32 rear. Sensational wheels.


And CulBaire, sounds like it's time for A grade ;) getting close to my times.



Ha! A few more races in B Grade still to come, a bit more road racing experience is needed before I go there!
I'm hoping to be hanging onto the back of A grade by the end of the year. :thumbup:

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by efeballi

Set out to do a quick ride... then remembered the Gran Fondo challenge on Strava. So yeah, 135 km ride.
Blazing sun and 32 C was no good, even worse as I had only one bottle.
[url]http://www.strava.com/activities/146879579[url]

The beach at the Black Sea shore.
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The road along the Bosphorus(this is near the north end, near Sariyer). Only one lane each way, cars maneuvering for parking or making U-turns frequently block the road.
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by HammerTime2

HammerTime2 wrote:
wojchiech wrote:I visited family this past weekend in Marin County. The riding up there is unreal.
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Who designed that road? Pinarello?
Is Pinarello going to redesign this road now? Less squiggly --> more aerodynamic, less road mass. Nanoparticles in road surface, etc.

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by rainerhq

djm wrote:Awesome photos lately!

Yesterday, kitchen sink-style ride.. 125 km and about 30 km gravel.

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Which tyres?
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by djm

Vittoria Corsa Evo SC 25 mm :-)

Seem to have held up pretty well!

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by JamieL

Getting a bit hot in Dubai at the moment:

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But i can always escape to the mountains in Oman, 20C less at 2000m and some sweet roads and climbs:

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by Rush

Tinea Pedis wrote:
Rush wrote:Nice training wheels. What are they?

Training wheels?

I race on these bad boys. H+ Son on Royce hubs. 28 front, 32 rear. Sensational wheels.

Sound like it. But I thought all you lightweight whippersnappers raced on lightweight low-spoke count fancy wheels?

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by Tinea Pedis

Welcome to the real world, outside of World Tour.

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by basilic

In Liguria last week-end
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by 53x12

If everything goes as planned, I should be able to get a ride in here.


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by erty65

53x12 wrote:If everything goes as planned, I should be able to get a ride in here.
Where is it?

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by 53x12

Sorry forgot to mention that. It is the "Going-to-the-Sun" Road in Glacier National Park, Montana.

32 mile ride with 3,300 feet elevation gain with most of the climbing taking place in the last 10 miles with an average gradient of 5.7% during those 10 miles.

Supposed to be a beautiful ride in person.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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by toride

53x12, that first shot is breath taking, it sort of feels 3D to me.

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