I "Road" My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Grego, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Lebec, California
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    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Yeah, RIGHT, like there is a right thread to post anything here, ha ha!
    Ben! Don’t sweat it. These guys derail every thread so feel right at home, lol!
    I’m just SO GLAD you are here Brothah!
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Simi Valley
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    Edward Bottorff
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    I told you! Just combine all of the threads and posting on the wrong thread will be a thing of the past. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Active Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    Ha ha thx! So then does that mean this is ok in here?


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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk MTB Addict

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  5. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

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    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro


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  6. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Active Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    I road my bike today with some friends. Happy Independence day everyone!
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  7. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Active Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    107 degrees for a very very long time on a very very long climb from SCV back to Palmdale. Bikes are DUMB! In the video, you can see the dance my nerves are doing inside my calf (I don't know how to upload it). It's not that exciting lol. It's a damn techno dance party in there! Great ride today. I only say great because I made it back home under my own power. I almost didn't think I was able, really. That heat did a number on me. First, the physical dehydration and cramping were tough but then the mental game gets involved and that gets even tougher. I am pretty sure I was daydreaming about a cold bath or even a hose from someone's yard on the way back. What an experience in the hurt locker.

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  8. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Chris
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    Yeah - don't do that... :thumbsdown: :confused:

    Glad it wasn't a tale of tragedy. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Active Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    I am with you 100% on that. When the weather said a high of 95 it just never occurred to me to calculate how hot the beat back from the pavement might make it. I mainly ride mountain and the dirt just doesn't present that kind of problem so I ride in 106 on the mountain without a problem. The 22-mile climb in that temp was the pressing the limiter for sure. I have no desire to do that again but sometimes you gotta learn stuff through experience.
     
  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    That which does not kill us makes us smarter. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Active Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    No doubt about that! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

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    David
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    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    True that.
     
  13. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Active Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    83 miles on Monday and then I Peddled out a century yesterday. Flat tire on lake Hughes plus a nasty headwind all the way down making for a very slow decent. Dropped by @dvosuspension to say hi, then stopped in at @performancebike for a new tube then up San Fran. Dipped onto bouquet but when the headwind made me come to almost a complete stop I turned around. Almost home had 95, my OCD required the hundo. Listened to my #otushelmetspeakers for 5 hours until the battery died. That's with the volume up. Pretty dang good! #truckercoposse

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