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i can't decide how much of a douche i would be if i laced my old 105 hubs to deep-v's...?

 

thoughts?

 

These Wolber rims have seen better days....

 

 

On the subject of fixed gear freestyle: I think it's about as cool as long-boarding.

I ride my '88 Sirrus the same way I ride my T-1 (another possible reason why the Wolbers are on the outs)

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For the last three years I've been designing custom paint options for SAGE Titanium customers. Definitely fun to work with customers to come up with something they love and are excited to ride. Here's

Lap around the lake today

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Goat Jug, you're in the bay? That was Survivor Mud run in some cornfield out towards Tracy. http://survivormudrun.com/ If you're into mud and chicks then there's a thousand reasons to go next year.

 

Minus, i do have have a hard time loosening up my calves. I looked online and found something called "the stick" but i dunno if its worth the $30, or if there's something else i can do. Lunge stretching doesnt seem to do enough. If you or anyone else has tried any leg massaging things let me know.

 

Blahh, I've never payed that much attention to cleat placement. A shop will align it with the ball of your big toe, and center it to the middle of your heel. If you have a hard time placing the cleats, just start by pushing them all the way back and move them incrementally (1 mm) forward if something doesnt feel right. Just make sure your cleats are straight, and your feet are flat and facing forward when you pedal.

 

I wouldn't invest in the stick as of now. Try these stretches:

 

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-241-287--8969-0,00.html

 

also, my favorite stretch is calve dips off of a curb. Go low and slow and don't bounce. I noticed the longer the stretch, the less pains later.

 

As a side note, I have similar issues with cleat issues. Any ride over 20 miles makes my toes go numb. Not sure if it is cleat placement or just cheap shoes. If I had the extra money, I'd go to my LBS and pay for a proper fit.

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Well... hello there

 

Soup - get the stick. It's invaluable for working out the kinks. You know you're doing it right when it's hurting... if that makes any sense. I usually roll around the calf and IT band till I find a particulalry sore spot, and then just dig at it. I also have one of those little massage balls that works awesome, but you can get the same effect with a tennis ball. It's phenomenal for working out kinks in muscles. And of course... the foam roller. Each one does it's own thing but I've found them all to be a great 'go to' when I'm having issues.

 

Blah - cleat placement is so tricky and really personal. If you can afford to have someone professionally fit your cleats, do it. The measurements they take, the video to monitor fore/aft and all that wack-a-doo stuff really does make a difference. Also, insoles really help. You can pay around $125 for custom ones that are amazing, or you can go with SOLE insoles that are heat moldable and do a pretty damn good job. Insoles take a few rides to get used to but once you do, you'll notice a difference. If you can't afford a cleat fitting, definitely go with the insoles and work out your fitting on your own. It's a huge pain in the ass to do yourself, but it can be done.

 

I'm still riding, just not as much due to work. I'm starting to ramp things up, though, thanks to the weather getting nicer and the desire to be fit come September for CX season. What sucks is that I live in Seattle most of the time and only get home to Portland a few weekends a month. Trying to learn all the good riding roads in Seattle has been a struggle, considering my work schedule, so I've been stuck with the same three loops since November. A little bored, but still getting out there.

 

Hope everyone is doing good...

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hope i can cop this bad boy soon, if no one else buys it. $1000. What do you think?

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Pinarello frame and fork. All steel.

Full Ultegra group. Flight deck integrated brake lever shifters, front/rear derailleurs, cranks

Chris King headset.

Ritchey PRO handlebar.

Ritchey stem and seatpost.

Crank Bro pedals and Shimano shoes size 10.5ish. (I wore them twice)

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Fist... thanks for the heads up. Fortunately, I live near Whole Foods and they have plenty of GF beer on hand. I drink cider more often, though.

 

Stoked for the start of the Tour but bummed I don't have access to watch it. No cable and this computer is so old that any live streaming is like watching a slow running stop-motion film. Just horrible...

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lately my hands have been going numb when riding. this just started about a month ago. i've been riding the same bike for the last two years with the same bullhorn handlebars and seat height. some forums say it has to do with the way i'm positioning my wrists but it really doesn't matter which way i grip the handlebars, they go numb about 15 minutes into my ride. i've broken both of my wrists and a couple of fingers on one hand but they've never bothered me before. anyone else have this shit happen and know if a different style of bars or a way to alleviate the issue?

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dunno

 

i have nonspecific joint pain that sometimes would cause a lot of distress while riding a bicycle

it arose out of nowhere and got worse and worse over time.

after about 4 years of careful research, i determined it was due to a milk allergy

i know this probably doesn't apply to your situation.

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Any of you guys run too? Thoughts on running? I've avoided it for eight years but recently i did a "mud run" which was a 5k obstacle course thing with some friends of mine and I realized running on dirt doesnt hurt my knee. I bought some "support" trail running shoes and started running eight miles every other day with cycling. Maybe at some point I'll do some triathlons, if for anything just as an excuse to own a tt bike.

 

 

 

That's a white shirt.

 

 

i used to run, a lot. training for the terrapin 50k (not a typo) gave me IT tears. still did it though, just not as fast as id like... but that was a long time ago, havent ran since due to travelling.

are you a heel striker? 10 bucks says thats why your knees ever hurt in the first place.

distance running really isnt about stamina, its more about technique and mental shit. if you can learn to be a neutral or forefoot striker and to understand how to run slow as fuck you can run forever. best way i can describe the latter part is to go from driving to work every day and then just walk to work, if you can mentally be alright with taking 2 hours to do something you can easily do in 10 minutes with a car, i think it will help a lot with your running.

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lately my hands have been going numb when riding. this just started about a month ago. i've been riding the same bike for the last two years with the same bullhorn handlebars and seat height. some forums say it has to do with the way i'm positioning my wrists but it really doesn't matter which way i grip the handlebars, they go numb about 15 minutes into my ride. i've broken both of my wrists and a couple of fingers on one hand but they've never bothered me before. anyone else have this shit happen and know if a different style of bars or a way to alleviate the issue?

 

I had that same problem about 5 years ago & for some reason it just stopped. I went for a 15km ride today with no numbness or pain but I just started working out/exercising a lot since the start of summer. Are you hydrating properly? I'm not sure if that can cause it, just a thought.

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my brother recently got a new road bike so gave me his Specilized Allez road bike, it is a couple of years old and pretty basic (tiagra/sora i think) but has SPDs and did him ok from Paris to Geneva so as soon as it stops fucking raining and I can get it serviced I should be back cycling again!!

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