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Old 10-11-2012, 10:20 PM   #3381 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:28 AM   #3383 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #3384 (permalink)
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Nice find! Pinarello Dogma is definitely the frame for the job, things built like a tank...good thing he didn't use Cervelo. haha

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #3385 (permalink)
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Nice find! Pinarello Dogma is definitely the frame for the job, things built like a tank...good thing he didn't use Cervelo. haha
haha, that's true.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #3386 (permalink)
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Those are some awesome bike riders! I think if I were 10-15 years younger I would be doing some of these stunts. The big tricks we knew of around the neighborhood was a 360, riding on the handle bars, endos, riding backwards, and a couple other lame tricks off of a ramp. We had nothing like this back in my day. It's nice to see how the sport has progressed.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:09 AM   #3387 (permalink)
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After returning home from 25 miles yesterday I decided to weigh my '10 Cannondale SuperSix3 fully loaded and was shocked. It's 16 pounds empty and with two full 23oz bottles, 4 gel packs, 1 energy bar, and saddle pack (spare tube, 2 levers, 2 CO2 cartriges, cartridge adaptor, PSI gauge, wallet, iPhone), it weighed 21 pounds. I never bothered to weigh it fully loaded before, guess I'll have to go tubless with lighter wheels for next season!

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Old 10-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #3388 (permalink)
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"I scratched the lever, which is a shame. And I chipped the fork, that's not too bad."

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #3389 (permalink)
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Fall Tour of St. George 2012 Report

Great weather made for lots of riders (over 300 for the 100 miler) and fast times. It was my second fastest century (by less than 2 minutes), and had 2000' more climbing than my fastest. It was my first real event since having back surgery exactly a year ago Thursday.
I was with the lead group (7 riders) until the last real hill at mile 91. An attack by one of the guys (who's won the event more than once, including last year), blew the pack to bits and I ended up coming in with 2 other guys (behind the lead 3 that had regrouped). The other two guys gave up the chase once we were a couple miles from the finish (they wanted placing), I just wanted time, so I hammered the last couple miles. They both handed me my arse in the sprint. I was 6th. A great ride on some of the nicest, most scenic roads in southern Utah!
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:43 AM   #3390 (permalink)
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Congrats man, especially after recovering from that surgery, how'd your back feel at the finish?

I know what that's like after getting my knee worked on, I'm still working towards competing in a Century hopefully sometime next season. The climb on the first quarter must've been a nice warm up for ya, and the way down at mid point was probably fun drafting in high gear. That elevation is nuts, I'm not used to nearly 5,000 feet, I would've been gasping for air and seeing spots at that thin altitude. haha I climb plenty of mountains including steep/narrow Cat 1's, but the highest peaks in NJ are only about 1,800 feet. The last two short walls you had to scale within the final 10 miles must've been rough especially when you're trying to keep up with a few nutbars powering up them.

What year/make/model/weight bike did you use?

And front/rear gearing?

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Finally, what bibs and saddle do you find to be most comfortable for that distance?

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Great weather made for lots of riders (over 300 for the 100 miler) and fast times. It was my second fastest century (by less than 2 minutes), and had 2000' more climbing than my fastest. It was my first real event since having back surgery exactly a year ago Thursday.
I was with the lead group (7 riders) until the last real hill at mile 91. An attack by one of the guys (who's won the event more than once, including last year), blew the pack to bits and I ended up coming in with 2 other guys (behind the lead 3 that had regrouped). The other two guys gave up the chase once we were a couple miles from the finish (they wanted placing), I just wanted time, so I hammered the last couple miles. They both handed me my arse in the sprint. I was 6th. A great ride on some of the nicest, most scenic roads in southern Utah!
Here's my ride data.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #3391 (permalink)
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Congrats man, especially after recovering from that surgery, how'd your back feel at the finish?
Thanks Man! I've been riding since a couple days after the surgery, but I'm just now starting to feel okay doing really intense efforts. I had to change my riding position a little (slighty lower, more forward seat, pelvis tilted forward, flat back, no pulling on the bars), but it's paid off. My back had no pain at all. One of the side effects of my back problem (ruptured L3-L4 and L4-L5), was loss of strength in my left leg. That took a LONG TIME to come close to what it was, and I still don't think it's full strength (but I'm not complaining)!

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I know what that's like after getting my knee worked on, I'm still working towards competing in a Century hopefully sometime next season. The climb on the first quarter must've been a nice warm up for ya, and the way down at mid point was probably fun drafting in high gear. That elevation is nuts, I'm not used to nearly 5,000 feet, I would've been gasping for air and seeing spots at that thin altitude. haha I climb plenty of mountains including steep/narrow Cat 1's, but the highest peaks in NJ are only about 1,800 feet. The last two short walls you had to scale within the final 10 miles must've been rough especially when you're trying to keep up with a few nutbars powering up them.
You pretty much nailed that! I knew the first climb would separate the men from the boys, and it did. I was in the first 7 to hit the top, but 5 more reeled us in on the descent (it had some good steep turns in it, so it wasn't exactly balls out). After another 50 miles and a few more steep climbs and we were back down to 7 again, until that final steep one, that, if I had cared enough to think about it, was the perfect launch point for the final attacks.

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What year/make/model/weight bike did you use?
I used my 2008 Scott Addict R2 14.5 Lbs (with the alu wheels I used. 13.9 when I put on the carbons).


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I used a 53x39 F and 12x25 R. It's what I have on all my wheels, and it seems versatile enough for almost anything I do. I'd need something more if I did any of the extended > 20% stuff.


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It came with all DA 7900. I've swapped out the BB to a ceramic, TRP 960 brakes, Ritchey Superlogic Evo UD bars, and Ritchey WCS 4 Axis Wet Black stem, Speedplay X-1 pedals.

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Finally, what bibs and saddle do you find to be most comfortable for that distance?
I'm not a big fan of bibs because I overheat a little too easy, and shorts don't bother me. On long rides I always use a little DZ's Nuts or Chamois Butter. I was riding our team shorts from Champ-Sys with the standard chamois, and had no problem. My saddle is a Fizik Aliante carbon rail (very slight nose up position), but as you probably know, saddles are such an individual thing.
I sure hope your knee recovers enough to do that century next year. They are a blast (especially after the fact).
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #3392 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #3393 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #3394 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #3396 (permalink)
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baja designs stryker 2, its on sale right now for $224 and its 925 lumens!

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I've been wanting those lights for the longest time They are local to me.
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I've been wanting those lights for the longest time They are local to me.
best light i have ever had hands down! you have no excuse not to get one since they are local also make sure you get the upraded handle bar mount that is made out of aluminium
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best light i have ever had hands down! you have no excuse not to get one since they are local also make sure you get the upraded handle bar mount that is made out of aluminium
I had a niterider HID but I lost the helmet mount for it. Those lights worked really good. I'll probably invest on a stryker next year
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