OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by aqua_tek » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:04 pm

yeah I read a few hours later elsewhere that it's still inaccurate in some cities. That sucks. Dangerous. I guess, as with any GPS / maps thing, you should take its directions with a grain of salt.

Anyways a bikes update for the Maps and Google earth apps on the iphone would be sweet... once they get their issues sorted out.

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Post by nicklittle » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:49 am

v76 wrote:Yea! Used to ride about 300km a week. Got sick, now not riding anymore. Still have the first bike, though! The second one got stolen last year. :(
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Post by malutki » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:48 pm

8O yet another great thread!
and hooray for bicycles...

This here

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astoundingly trusty bike

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has taking me many places

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favorite memories include riding towards the sunset through clouds upon clouds of flies,

and this Odyssee:

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with my son riding in the back!


Haven't done any riding in a while and it is starting to show :?
definately have to resurrect the old horse soon,
or get a real bike for a change :D
I'm going home

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Post by derzai » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:25 pm

Milan San Remo today.

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Post by Magik » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:53 pm

Boonen was so close!!!!!!!

Well a few bike lengths away but 2nd isn't bad considering its his best finish in 8 tries at MSR. 4 wins and a 2nd at MSR is a great way to start the season and show hes on form for Paris–Roubaix and Flanders.

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Post by bosonHavoc » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:48 am

just finished day 4 of pedicabing SXSW
ouch.. and ouch ..

time for a J

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Post by aqua_tek » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:01 am

malutki wrote:8O yet another great thread!
and hooray for bicycles...

This here

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astoundingly trusty bike

Image


has taking me many places

Image


favorite memories include riding towards the sunset through clouds upon clouds of flies,

and this Odyssee:

Image

with my son riding in the back!


Haven't done any riding in a while and it is starting to show :?
definately have to resurrect the old horse soon,
or get a real bike for a change :D
Nice pictures.

Where is this? I want to guess somewhere in Greece, but then again I might be wrong.

Those first 15 km look intense!




Anyways instead of splurging on new music gear (which I didn't feel like I needed)... I ended up splurging on a new frame, new rims, and a few other parts (which I also didn't need).

Stuff arrives sometime this week. It'll be a fixed gear as well so it won't take too long to get it up and running.

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Post by Tarekith » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:39 am

Just order a new weapon against falling from heights:

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Got a mechanic bike stand for my birthday this morning too, this will make working on bikes SOOO much easier.

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Post by malutki » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:41 pm

aqua_tek wrote:Where is this? I want to guess somewhere in Greece, but then again I might be wrong.

Those first 15 km look intense!




Anyways instead of splurging on new music gear (which I didn't feel like I needed)... I ended up splurging on a new frame, new rims, and a few other parts (which I also didn't need).

Stuff arrives sometime this week. It'll be a fixed gear as well so it won't take too long to get it up and running.

I could look for some greece pictures some time,
but these were taken along the Rhein/Rhine.
the middle one is at the wonderful Schnirkel festival in Switzerland, now defunct I fear...

I've always admired the simplicity of fixed gear bikes.
this "tone is in the fingers" /"speed is in the calves" minimalism.
and I know the self apointed christmas of waiting for the mailman with the new toys :wink:

is it there yet?

I myself will have to wait with splurging until I paid the dentist/decided on what/sold some software.
But I did go to get my bike from where i stored it. I thought it would be kept in the garage, but from the looks of it, it was outside all winter :? Still was a nice ride home though after a few squirts of WD40
I'm going home

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Post by aqua_tek » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:03 am

oh i see. well in either case, I thought it was greece due to the map. If you have any pics from rides around greek... sure! Share em.

My new bike parts are taking too long to arrive. Getting antsy

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Post by 8O » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:07 pm

Dunno if it's been posted here already, but MapMyRide now has a really nice "Watch Course Fly-By Video" feature in beta. Uses the Google Earth plug-in, works really nice for shorter routes; didn't cope so well with my 800km over the alps trip. :)
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Post by aqua_tek » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:57 pm

8O wrote:Dunno if it's been posted here already, but MapMyRide now has a really nice "Watch Course Fly-By Video" feature in beta. Uses the Google Earth plug-in, works really nice for shorter routes; didn't cope so well with my 800km over the alps trip. :)
That sounds good. Gotta try it.

Anyhoo... It took blood, sweat, and tears building this baby from the ground up right in my living room. So it feels REALLY good to finally have it finished. Already took her out for a spin and it all went like clockwork. Great sense of achievement

Oh and yes... it's TARCK as fuck, as they say :lol:

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Post by LoopStationZebra » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:02 pm

Is it me or is that bike getting more sissy each time you post. :?: :P
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Post by aqua_tek » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:05 pm

Not the same bike. An entirely new one I just finished building up.

but yes, I agree, it looks quite faggy. :mrgreen:

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Post by Tarekith » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:48 pm

Ditch the pink tape, otherwise it looks sweet. How much does it cost to build up a bike like that?

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