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back in the saddle again

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by eric strt6, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Now that I have dropped almost 70 pounds and am well under the maximum rider weight limit I have started riding my Colnago Masterlight X again

    I took it with me to a EMT Stand by gig this weekend

    Show ended mid after noon on Saturday so I took a nice hard climb up to Fremont Peak State Park. Its an 11 mile climb in 90* heat...yeah I know I am 60 but you only live once. I had forgotten how much fun it is to fly back down a canyon road after suffering the climb up











    "Stay off My Lawn"


    freaking hot




     
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  2. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    "Stay off My Lawn"

    The christian thing to do is kill someone for being in the wrong place.

    Good job on your goals!
     
  3. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    been riding 20 to 25 miles after work 3-4 days a week now. Had to break out the lights as it gets dark after about 5 miles of riding these days/nights

     
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    curry99 Chimp

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    I envy you :brows:
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Skinny guy!
     
  6. maddog17

    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    nice to see someone riding a steel frame and not the newest Dr. plastic ones
     
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  7. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I like the road feel that steel gives you when cornering hard at speed coming down a twisty mt canyon. It tells you when you are nearing that edge of control by the frame flex
     
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    joehano218 Chimp

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    awesome, so much excited to see pics. Have rocking adventuring (y)
     
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    Congratulations on maintaining your passion for the bike with your 60 year old
     
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    Silver find me a tampon

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    That's awesome man.
     
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    that's great. ride safe!
     
  12. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    gave the bike an upgrade. Pulled the old lightweight wheelset out of storage (I can ride them now that I'm not a lardass anymore. Had the hubs overhauled. new cassette and chain installed. can't wait to go ride tomorrow





     
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    cliffster5 In dog years I'm dead

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    I remember THAT bike! Hey Pal, how are you? Looking fit! Fremont's used to be in my back yard. That uphill roundhouse wall about 300 yards before the 2 guardrail walls is just brutal (especially in 90 degree heat). Glad to see you breaking out the Colnago. I'm giving serious thought to fixing back up my c40 and selling it to buy a gravel bike. BTW finally got a chance to explore some of the Open Preserve mtb trails above Palo Alto. Some fun stuff in there!