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For those looking to get into clipless pedals and worried about getting out of them before falling, let me HIGHLY recommend speedplays, for road or mountain.
http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.zero
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Nice lookin ride SBR. I'm diggin the disc brakes.

Sick Bird Rider wrote
Hey, Harv, can others post bike TRs in this thread?
Yes!

I'd say if you take an exotic ride, post a separate TR.

But anyone should feel free to pile on with whatever they are up to bikeridewise.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Harvey44 wrote
Nice lookin ride SBR. I'm diggin the disc brakes.
It will be a quantum leap in bike for me. Kind of like going from straight skis to modern skis. My current bike is an ancient Bianchi MTB with no shocks. Despite many upgrades over the years it is still pretty old-school. The guys at the bike shop refer to it as the "Mongroloid." I have test-ridden some bikes with disk brakes and the stopping power is unreal compared to rim brakes. I am sure that I will get launched over the handlebars a few times in the process of getting used to it. Plus the discs are pretty removed from the mud and debris that collects on your rims, so your brakes remain effective in wet conditions.

Just ordered the bike today, I should have it in a week. Stay tuned for a first-ride report!
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Got up this am at 5:30 to get into the city for a meeting at 11. Had to arrive in NYC by 9am to finish our prep, then off to the meeting, lunch, another internal meeting and we were on a 3:30 out of the city.

It's funny that while booking at five gets noticed, nobody would fault you for going home straight from the train at 4:45.

It gave me a chance to get a ride in, and still possibly make dinner at 6:30.

I rushed out the door when I got home.

I leave my camera home most days, and most days I regret it. Today was no exception.

The colors were blue with clouds and that early season bright green.

I did the whole ride without music until the last few Miles...

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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The Chameleon is in the house. Took a short ride around the dog walk trail when I got it home on Monday, still in my work clothes. Got muddy, only a few dismounts due to wet logs. Today I went for a longer trail ride. Let me explain our trails - these are vague walking paths through the hardwood forest, slightly more developed than a deer path. So imagine SBR in his retro bike outfit pedaling through the forest in super-low gear, grabbing trees, falling a lot, missing the trail a few times. It was a bit technical, shall we say. Good training for tree skiing. Much fun! Sorry no pics due to gloomy light conditions.
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"Love this time of year?" Sorry Harv, but I can't identify. Speaking just for myself, It was hard to leave Whistler and I'm in mild depression. I am looking forward to mountain biking at Gore and Whiteface... But other than that "mild depression" will be my state of mind until the Octoberfest on Columbus Day Weekend!!
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Today's bike ride was all about saying goodbye to the old bike and saying hello to a renewed interest in biking. I brought the Mongroloid out of storage, cleaned it up a bit, removed a few cherished parts (like the original Joe Breeze Hite-Rite), took it for one last ride down and up the driveway, then it was off to the bike shop for a final tune and storage in a bike box for transport. The Bianchi mutt is going to its new home in Cuba, where it will become the main mode of transport for a certain  Cuban man. This is all part of Blue Toe's “Cuba Project,” and will be the fourth bike she has arranged to be sent to the Granma region of Cuba. For details, check out her blog here. Even though, there are a lot of great memories with this bike it is not hard to let it go. Funny how it seems to be easier to get rid of stuff as we get older. Particularly if you know it is going to a good home.




While I was in the bike shop, I have to admit I dd a shopping to upgrade my new bike accessories. Although I may wear my very old-school Bell V-1 Pro every now and then just to get certain people going, I broke down and got a new helmet, padded butt trail riding shorts, a mini-pump, tube and other trail essentials.

Tomorrow we test it all out.
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I did a little report about my ride today (to and from work for National Bike Commuting Day):

http://skiequalsmc2.blogspot.com/2011/05/bike-commuting.html

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Ok P.Mac I admit it I don't like this time of year that much. Winter is best. Spring is awesome during the skiing part. The rest of spring is ok, fall is fantastic and summer bites.

Sick Bird Rider and Matt - I will carefully read your posts after I get this off my chest.

I am convinced that the Chinese have a well thought out plan for destroying our morale and moving our cheese. Sell us these crappy toys with microscopic illustrated assembly instructions with no words.  Have a bag full of an insidious collection of dozens of nearly identical screws, nuts and bolts. Smugly pretend that every father has an engineering degree and a laugh as formerly happy couples end up filing for divorce halfway through the assembly process.

Neve ... you'd better dance with glee tomorrow at your birthday party when I wheel this sucker out ...



Actually it's a pretty nice now that it's together. Happy Birthday sweetie.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Today's my daughter Zoe's B day too..
I see Neve is getting her first set of wheels and so is Zoe. My 03 Corolla. Happy Birthday...
"Peace and Love"
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