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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
thunderthighs wrote:
23..21..19..17..15..13..  my favorite block...


I rode:

12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/21/23

I like the 18 cog.  That was new for me this year.


When I was a schoolboy, that would have required two blocks  Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
thunderthighs wrote:
23..21..19..17..15..13..  my favorite block...


I rode:

12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/21/23

I like the 18 cog.  That was new for me this year.


Only 10 gears Cape?  Wink

When I was a kid I liked 13-21.  I could ride anything with a 42-21 back in the day.  These days its all compacts and 26 tooth granny cogs!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
thunderthighs wrote:
23..21..19..17..15..13..  my favorite block...


I rode:

12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/21/23

I like the 18 cog.  That was new for me this year.


Only 10 gears Cape?  Wink

When I was a kid I liked 13-21.  I could ride anything with a 42-21 back in the day.  These days its all compacts and 26 tooth granny cogs!


I still have a 42-21 on my winter bike.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sheeponabike wrote:
Cape - sorry about the thread drift, but I thought you might appreciate this



Is it any good?  I like the label.    Thanks, sheep.  I think it fits perfectly in this thread.  It's one of the reasons why some us started racing:  more beer!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kellyrocheearly wrote:
Bartali wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
thunderthighs wrote:
23..21..19..17..15..13..  my favorite block...


I rode:

12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/21/23

I like the 18 cog.  That was new for me this year.


Only 10 gears Cape?  Wink

When I was a kid I liked 13-21.  I could ride anything with a 42-21 back in the day.  These days its all compacts and 26 tooth granny cogs!


I still have a 42-21 on my winter bike.


Anyone here pulling a 55-11?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone here pulling a 55-11?

Probably TT  Wink or me on the Tourmalet descent.......
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
Anyone here pulling a 55-11?


Ha ha.  Them's TT gears!

I couldn't turn that sort of gear ...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By accident truthfully - started racing I mean.

I had been riding for fitness and weight loss. After a short while I realized I was quite taken with the sport.

It was a natural progression to first ride with a club then finally make the transition to racing about 3 years ago.

Best successes? A few wins in category 3.

My problem is one typical of women's racing in some smaller areas of america - with so few competitors and few flat races - it makes it hard for someone of my strengths to win. I've got a classic power profile of a strong sprinter with excellent anaerobic power but quite modest aerobic and threshold power.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enchantress wrote:
By accident truthfully - started racing I mean.

I had been riding for fitness and weight loss. After a short while I realized I was quite taken with the sport.

It was a natural progression to first ride with a club then finally make the transition to racing about 3 years ago.

Best successes? A few wins in category 3.

My problem is one typical of women's racing in some smaller areas of america - with so few competitors and few flat races - it makes it hard for someone of my strengths to win. I've got a classic power profile of a strong sprinter with excellent anaerobic power but quite modest aerobic and threshold power.


Did you race this week?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:


Did you race this week?


Only against the deadline of having all my stuff in the moving van!  Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

55 x 11... thats a nasty gear the fatigue creeps very slowly ..but it KIlls you.. tryed that gear last year in a local ride.. when i went to he front, i killed the guys.. they cursed me.. 6 gears or plenty uless you are Lance..then u need many more....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started cycling because of my dad. He got me into bikes. I will always have fond memories of him and bikes.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
I could ride anything with a 42-21 back in the day.  These days its all compacts and 26 tooth granny cogs!


A compact with a 26 at the back is little more than middle-aged aunt, rather than a granny in my book. Grannies have at least 30 teeth, preferably 32. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing  Laughing

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