March 7th.......... 1st ride outside

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March 7th.......... 1st ride outside

Postby JeffM » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:38 pm

Got in my first ride outside today, a nice easy 28 miles.. R to NN to O to B to Burma to KK ........... It felt great to ride. I'm ready for spring.......... Time to clean the XC skis and cover them with storage wax. I always find it hard to ski again after my first ride............

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Postby kaNUK » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:58 pm

While my first (non-commuting) ride is not far off, I love skiing this time of the year. Too much of my skiing takes place in bone-chilling cold to skip spring skiing.

I'm looking forward to my first "triathlon" day of spring. Skiing, biking and white water kayaking on the same day. :D

Followed by a serious helping of sleep.

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Postby enevala » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:23 am

Time to take the bike in for the pre-season tuneup I guess. Better to do it now while the lines are short.

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Postby kuan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:25 am

Oh jeez I can't find my bike shoes.
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Bike ride

Postby JeffM » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:37 pm

Take your bike in????????????? Don't you wrench your own?

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Re: Bike ride

Postby enevala » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:44 am

JeffM wrote:Take your bike in????????????? Don't you wrench your own?


I'll do the routine maintenance all season, but still prefer to have a mechanic give it a full once over to get the year started.

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Postby kuan » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:07 am

What's a tune up anyway, minor adjustments here and there right? I normally ride mine first and then adjust along the way. Except for major wheel truing and parts replacement I just do it myself. The Park Tool site has good info.
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Tune ups

Postby JeffM » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:41 pm

I've been riding since 1972............ I started when I was 3-LOL. I have almost every tool a shop has except Thread Tapping die's and BB and Head tube facing cutters........... My bike's haven't seen the inside of a shop for any kind of repair for over 30 years.............. You know the old saying...If you want a job done right, do it yourself.............. I get such screaming great deals on parts and stuff from my LBS, I have a constant running tab there....

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Re: Tune ups

Postby kuan » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:42 pm

JeffM wrote: I get such screaming great deals on parts and stuff from my LBS, I have a constant running tab there....


Ha ha ha! They got you too! :D
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Postby Biffbradford » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:35 pm

I've been out a number of times this year. Rode a bit this morning before heading out to the first bike race of the year. Felt like April not March! Hard to believe that there's still great skiing up north. :D

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Postby ChrisM » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:33 pm

How come they aren't racing at UW-Parkside anymore?

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Postby Biffbradford » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:22 am

ChrisM wrote:How come they aren't racing at UW-Parkside anymore?


There's a lot of construction on campus. I drove by there this past winter and the road used for racing was even closed off. :?
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Postby MN Hoser » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:39 pm

Normally this time of year I'm lazy. I put in a couple 5 hr weeks after the Birkie, and then get involved in other projects and the 5 hr weeks seem to pile up.

I'm trying to be different this year. Last weekend was my third and fourth rides this year, and I did over 2 hrs on Sat and 3 hrs on Sunday. I was riding a cross bike that I built up ($75 frame), but hadn't used because I didn't own a short stem. So I tweaked the bike after Saturday's ride and then broke a spoke near the end of Sunday's ride. (Replaced that and tightened up the wheel.) Otherwise I think the bike is riding well. I'm glad I didn't try to ride the good bike because there's a lot of water and salt out there and the roads have some serious holes.

Today it's 65 F, but I think my butt needs a break.

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Postby MN Hoser » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:31 pm

40 miles today on the cross bike. Lots of folks at the Irish Pub near my house (as I'm finishing up). Fortunately they were inside dropping $6+ on a tap and not outside trying to figure out how to get their keys in the door.

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