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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    45km today from Trier to Bernkastel-Keus.

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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I started a 21 stage challenge today. It’s loosely patterned after the Tour de France, but a lot shorter. For grins I thought I would ride as many different bikes as I can. I’ll try to remember to add some photos when I get a bit further into it.

    I’ll be layering in the ongoing TT Challenge I started in May. At week 10mI have a perfect record of covering the 20km a bit faster than the previous week, but it’s getting harder to shave seconds on heart and legs alone. Good thing I have a faster bike in the wings to switch to when I hit my limit of the Giro.
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Some photos of the first week of my stage race. I thought I would toss as many bikes as I could into the mix.
    Stage 1: TT on my traffic friendly stick bike
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    Stage 2: Mountain, so I took the cross bike out to repeat the longest climb within riding distance
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    Stage 3: Flat, so I took Vinnie along the river
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    Stage 4: Mountain, so I took the mountain bike up and down the trails of the moraine
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    Stage 5: Hills, I thought I would make it more challenging by taking the fixie. The downhills were much more work than the up hills - no brakes allowed.
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    Stage 6: long, flat and wet - I reused the Stage 1 bike

    Stage 7: rolling hills so I took the high racer to hang with the time trialers that like to ride the north face of the moraine on Sundays.
    Yes, the pedals are about 20cm above the seat. This is my fastest bike - for now.
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  4. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    How fast is that stage 7 bike?
    Just curious.
     
  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    No need to man-scape with this baby! The chain will catch any stray hairs!:confused:
     
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  6. gtrplyr

    gtrplyr New Member

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    My first good bike when I was a road racer in the mid-60s was a Frejus. Sold it eventually, had kids, got a Schwinn Super Sport, and sold it a few years ago. I decided that when you are over 70 you should not risk falling so I decided to find an adult semi-recumbant bike. I found this one which has an electric-assist and I love it. Here it is:

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    And, while I'm at it....here's my newest PRS:

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    Sorry for the link...I don't know how to insert the pics directly

    Ray
     
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  7. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Cannondale Rize Carbon 3 (modified), 26" tires, 140 mm travel
    Nicolai Helius AM 1.18 Pinion (18 gears gearbox), 27,5" tires, 160 mm travel
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    Installed a new saddle (the white one is back on the Rize)
     
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  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Here’s the bike in line
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Really slow without a rider.

    As shown above, I’m about 10% faster on this than my full carbon road bike with Zipp 404 wheels. It can be made more aero by lowering the seat back - it’s angle is adjustable between 20&50 degrees.
     
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Not if you keep it properly lubed.
     
  11. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    55 miles yesterday. Starting to get my legs back. Most of the trail was in good shape but its Germany so there are a few places like this to be expected.

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    The weather couldn't have been any better.

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    And there were some interesting things to see along the way.

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  12. tiboy

    tiboy New Member

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    This thread is inspirational.
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ll take your word! Haha.

    This is where the padded shorts help!

    Yeah I know you stay on the pedals, but where’s the joke in that?!
     
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  14. ducmike

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    Hell yeah on the 55 miles. It looks amazing. I’m lucky to ride in some great scenery in Austin and the CO Rockies, but the historic views and cobbles...
     
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    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    That is in some cases the nice German countryside. Currently being in the Afghan desert I really miss the forests, grasslands, agricultural fields...
     
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  16. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Dusk>night ride in Cutler Park, MA...

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  17. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    When I see pictures like this I want to move. For those of you that are much more well traveled than I, am I crazy?!
     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    No.
    Not that STL isn’t a decent place.
    I’ve become a big fan of immersion in other places for 10-42 days. When I do that, I feel I get to know the place much better riding a bike.
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I’m with you, bro. I feel the same way every year while I’m watching the Tour de France
     
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  20. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Work has us remote until 2021 at a minimum. I need to do some traveling while I am forced to be remote.
     
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