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Old 06-05-2014, 10:48 PM   #1901
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Does 30 miles and 1900' of climbing at 18.5mph mostly solo garner any respect from California crew? Am I still your bottom?
Personally, I hate/love climbing, kudos to you for finding 1900' of it in Texas. I might repeat this ride in a month or so, but my fat *** needs to recover:

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Not nearly as impressive as Hustler's, but every bit as debilitating. Surgical consult scheduled for Monday.
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Ow. How'd you manage that?
Remember how I was bitching and moaning about how rim brakes suck in the rain? Well, in the dry, the combination of Kool-Stop Salmon pads plus Michelin Pilot City tires = instant endo when you slam on the brakes while standing on the pedals in response to a pedestrian stepping out in front of you on 40th st.

On the plus side, I didn't land under the wheels of the bus that was beside me. On the minus side, I'm now a leftie. And of course this had to happen three days before Nicole and I are moving into our new house...
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Remember how I was bitching and moaning about how rim brakes suck in the rain? Well, in the dry, the combination of Kool-Stop Salmon pads plus Michelin Pilot City tires = instant endo when you slam on the brakes while standing on the pedals in response to a pedestrian stepping out in front of you on 40th st.

On the plus side, I didn't land under the wheels of the bus that was beside me. On the minus side, I'm now a leftie. And of course this had to happen three days before Nicole and I are moving into our new house...
I'm not saying "I've been there" but I smashed my right thumb like someone stomping on a ketchup packed the night before a move once, it was not fun.

I never really gained much in the way of dexterity in my left hand, surprisingly. You're in for a real treat over the next few months. Not that it needs to be said, but be very nice to the woman. I had a very difficult time alone.
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Ouch, Joe.

Not sure if I should even point this out now, but it's helpful to shift your weight rearward while braking. You probably didn't have time though.

Pedestrians are probably the most dangerous thing on my commute, since most of it takes place on a bike/running trail. Runners cutting corners, tourists who think it's a sidewalk, foreigners on the wrong side, etc.
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This thread is kinda awesome.

I raced bikes, mountain and road, for over 10 years at a mildly competitive level, not like Emilio and a couple other guys on here, just a mere cat 3, but you guys that have been riding for a little over a year or less know WAY more about the equipment than I ever did. I just made sure I had air in my tires, my bike was clean and my chain was lubed up.

I did have a power meter though. Best money I ever spent on a training tool. Way better than deep dish carbon wheels. Not as cool looking though.
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My new, obscenely expensive lid, behold it:
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This thread is kinda awesome.

I raced bikes, mountain and road, for over 10 years at a mildly competitive level, not like Emilio and a couple other guys on here, just a mere cat 3, but you guys that have been riding for a little over a year or less know WAY more about the equipment than I ever did. I just made sure I had air in my tires, my bike was clean and my chain was lubed up.

I did have a power meter though. Best money I ever spent on a training tool. Way better than deep dish carbon wheels. Not as cool looking though.
We need to pedal again, not on the MTB since those are for trogs and homeless people.
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We need to pedal again, not on the MTB since those are for trogs and homeless people.
Gimme a few weeks and then we can go for a Sat morning ride. I need to get back on the bike. I'm letting you know now, I'm good at sitting on wheels.
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Did you pay full price for it Trey?
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Did you pay full price for it Trey?
Bro price was $245.
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Remember how I was bitching and moaning about how rim brakes suck in the rain? Well, in the dry, the combination of Kool-Stop Salmon pads plus Michelin Pilot City tires = instant endo when you slam on the brakes while standing on the pedals in response to a pedestrian stepping out in front of you on 40th st.

On the plus side, I didn't land under the wheels of the bus that was beside me. On the minus side, I'm now a leftie. And of course this had to happen three days before Nicole and I are moving into our new house...
I almost feel bad for steering you towards wacky high performance pads. Probably saved your hide when it was wet though. Sorry you're hurt man.

FWIW, race brakes are often only one or two finger in any conditions. Once you get back riding, you might experiment with two finger braking if you weren't already. Since they can nose wheelie at will, another trick is to shift you weight way low and back on the bike when braking at max decel. Something you might practice in case you ever need to panic brake again. Heal up.
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I never really gained much in the way of dexterity in my left hand, surprisingly. You're in for a real treat over the next few months.
I'm not too surprised. I shattered my right clavicle about 15 years ago, and went through this same exercise.

Biggest gripe is that, with me moving out to the 'burbs, I'm gonna need to buy a car with an automatic transmission until the hand is usable again.


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Not that it needs to be said, but be very nice to the woman. I had a very difficult time alone.
She's been great through this whole thing. Took care of reserving the U-haul truck, lining up some helpers, and getting her old place all packed up. All I've gotta do is sign the checks.

I'll probably delay moving out of my place for a little while, at least until the surgery is done, I can get a car lined up, etc. Taking it one day at a time.

Sidebar: typing with my left hand is more annoying than I remember it being.




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Ouch, Joe.

Not sure if I should even point this out now, but it's helpful to shift your weight rearward while braking. You probably didn't have time though.
Well, I've been getting a little too comfortable riding in the city, and I wasn't being as alert as I should have. If I'd have been at 100%, then I might have been able to react quicker and/or put the bike somewhere less damaging. But **** happens, and you live and learn.

Just kills me to think about how out of shape I'm going to be in 2-3 months...
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:35 PM   #1916
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I typed left handed from November through the end of February. That was awful, couldn't work a knife until March either.

My first month back was tough considering fitness, but after that I was back to where I left off.
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Just kills me to think about how out of shape I'm going to be in 2-3 months...
Stationary trainer. They'll kill your back tire so buy a cheapo for that.
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Sidebar: typing with my left hand is more annoying than I remember it being.
Learn Dvorak?
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Pretty sweet setups.

Why so Cannondale fetishy
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