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Spring(ish?) 2021 thread.

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Grifter, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. HairyAss

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    ArodArod - That’s a nice looking bike btw. My mountain bike is 30 years old at this point and I’ve yet to convince my wife on the need to buy a new one. Next on my list is actually a gravel bike. There are some longer routes (trails) here I’d like to tackle where my carbon road bike isn’t the best option, I wouldn’t trust my 30 year old mountain bike and the tank I use for commuting is just too heavy.
     
  2. HairyAss

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    I love biking.
     
  3. HairyAss

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    Me geeking out on a recent ride:

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  4. Arod

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    TITS and proper bike fit are a cure for a sore ass.
     
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  5. BlackFire

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    I switched from a padded seat to a bare leather saddle from Brooks and couldn't be happier
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    The first 1 or 2 rides for the season can leave you a little sore but the trick is to get your butt toughened up and the muscles used to riding again.
     
  6. Arod

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    It started off as a stock bike but the only thing left that's stock is the stem, wheels and frame. I have bigger brakes on the way. I love bashing a hard tail around. It is a fair bike on the flats too when the fork is locked out.
     
  7. Arod

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    I have a bare carbon saddle on the way. Brooks saddles are nice!

     
  8. RoryTate

    Buffer the streaming media unto me.

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    HairyAssHairyAss Temp $3 fix until the saddle sores heal. It's a hell of a lot better than nothing.
     
  9. Wayne

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    Well bike and seat was fitted, so I guess I need to focus on tits.
     
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  10. Scott

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    Getting a new hand me down bike today. Hope to get a few rides in this summer, maybe even ride to work the odd day.
     
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    You know what you have to do...its all about tits :D
     
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    Always focus on tits
     
  13. Grifter

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    Bluh?

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    I don't understand anything ya'll are talking about other than focus on tits....
     
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  15. HairyAss

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    If the gel padding is small, it might be comparable to the padding in most bike shorts.
     
  16. HairyAss

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    WayneWayne - The other acronym you'll need to get up to speed on is MAMIL. It's your next step.
     
  17. Wayne

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    Do mountain bikers really doll up in Lycra?
     
  18. HairyAss

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    You can and should. It's part of your declaration to the world that you've arrived fully in middle age!
     
  19. Grifter

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    Bluh?

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    I'll go ahead and compare that to folks that jumped on the minivan bandwagon.

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  20. Scott

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    Now to find some sweet jumps
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  21. HairyAss

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    Weather wasn’t perfect (a bit chilly) but got a 70km ride in the books - second 70+km ride already this Spring which is much earlier than I normally hit this distance. Will be aiming for 100km before the end of May - definitely had the legs to do more today. With about 20km up, I really ramped up my speed and even with that, could have kept going.
     
  22. Scott

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