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  1. #8851
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    It was a snowstorm. We've had them before, we'll have them again. Overall we got about 30" that varied from none to 4' drifts. I was really surprised that we didn't have more power outages 'cause the wind was HOWLING! But the snow was really light. The 30" of light fluffy stuff would have been more like 12" of wet heavy stuff. It did make for some good XC skiing. These trails were totally bare on Friday morning.

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    We had a manageable 1', but it really helped out the ski areas when southern New England knew the storm was coming, school would be closed Friday, etc., so they got out of Dodge and came up here to ski. At 1 ski area, Friday was the biggest non-holiday weekday ever.

    This morning's ride was pretty speedy, which was good, because I got a late start after hitting the snooze, reading e-mail, and the foster dog reading the p-mail. It was supposed to be rising temps and an icy mix, but so far it has only been snow. My glasses has an awful film of dried salt spray on them by the time I got to work. It was supposed to get up to 40F, but they've revised that to 33 for my ride home, so maybe it won't be as sloppy as I expected.

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    Slow one today. Took my just over an hour to make it 4.5 miles. A system came through last night and dumped quite a bit of fresh pow - about a foot, I'd guess. Made for a heavy bike, but a nice ride. I'm ready for a nap now!

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    Yup, 4.5mph can be a little discouraging.

    We were supposed to get rain and have a high of 45. It's made it all the way up to 23 now with 4" of so so far. I'm going to have to stick to the back roads as much as possible on the way home and walk across the lake with 3 feet of snow on it, not ideal. I was counting on the rain to solid up the trails, herumf.

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    ^^ That sounds rough, hope you made it home OK. Maybe I misunderstood, I thought your wife worked in the same building, she won't give you a ride?

    I was lucky on the way home. The roads were sloppy and my dirt road was greasy with snow, but the most I got was some mist, and when I got home I talked to a friend maybe 25 miles away as the crow flies, and it was pouring there.

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    How was your commute today?

    I couldn't figure out why I was soooooo cold on my way in this morning...it wasn't that cold out, but I just grinned and carried on. When I went to put my jacket back on to go home I noticed that I had the air conditioning on full blast (pit zips fully open) from my ski yesterday. We skinned up the Cog railway on Mt Washington.... I needed the AC. It rained for a second on my way to get my hairs cut, but had cleared out by the time I was done for the ride home. Could possibly have another biggen on the way this weekend!! Fingers crossed.

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    Looking back on today's ride.

    Snow long gone. 51 F and Windy. 20-30 with some gusts over 40. So I avoided the open areas where the wind always seems to be 10 mph over the forecast.

    Resurrected the POV camera that had the lens over cover shatter. Mounted it CB style but the mount apparently vibrates a bit.



    I like the Dali-esque effect,or is that just the wind?



    Here comes the sun!



    This guy was shadowing me at times today.



    I can adjust the mount out some so it sees past my leg more and will try to take some of the bounce out of it. Curious how overtaking traffic will look.

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    Motorpaced on the way to work. Had a super long shower at the end, and felt great for doing it. Did a fast, hilly ride on the way home which made me feel happy. No shitty drivers to make me feel bad either! Today was a good day. The worst part was that there was rain mist, and really in the grand scheme of things, when the east is copping snow storms, etc. rain mist is a walk in the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    ^^ That sounds rough, hope you made it home OK. Maybe I misunderstood, I thought your wife worked in the same building, she won't give you a ride?

    I was lucky on the way home. The roads were sloppy and my dirt road was greasy with snow, but the most I got was some mist, and when I got home I talked to a friend maybe 25 miles away as the crow flies, and it was pouring there.
    She works a different schedule from me but did some local errands and came back to get me. The roads were a mess. It's like they didn't really expect 4" of wet snow so they didn't bother to clean it up. I had to take the truck today 'cause they are still about the same. We never did get any rain but it is supposed to be warm today.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    I like the Dali-esque effect,or is that just the wind?
    or your rims really need to be trued.


    Big snow this weekend?

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    Fixed a persistent creak over the weekend! Ever since I built my TI commuter, I have had a creak when I stand on the pedals to crank up a hill. I've tried every remedy that I could think of. Finally over in the Bike Forums mechanics forum I read about another guy who had a similar problem and he fixed it by wrapping Teflon tape around the threads of his external bearings. I thought "why not?" and over the weekend I pulled my bearings, cleaned them up and reinstalled them with Teflon tape on the threads. Creak gone! Yay!

    I had an encounter with an over-polite motorist this morning. Four-way intersection and I had the red light. Car approaching from the right had the green. I went into slow-creep, kinda trackstand mode waiting for the car to clear and then I was going to ride through the intersection. It was 4:45am and there were no other cars in sight - I ride through this light every morning after checking for cross traffic. Anyway, the gal in the car slows down and actually comes to a stop and starts waving me through the intersection. I look up and sure enough she has the green light, but she is stopped and waving me to cross! Why can't she just go? After I got over my initial shock I just thought "screw it" and went through the intersection. I know that she meant well, but I always hate it when drivers don't act predictably.

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    Warm enough to go hatless this morning! I could probably have lost the jacket too.

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    Well yesterday turned epic after I realized that in addition to me having the day off, my wife was working all afternoon and childcare was already lined up... this combination of events never happens, and I took full advantage. 56.8 miles, 2537 ft of elevation gain. Just under 4 hours of glorious solitude. I couldn't bust out the shorts Rodar, but the weather was still pretty great... hovering around 40 degrees.

    Started with a monster climb:How was your commute today?-picture7.jpg

    topped out with a nice view:How was your commute today?-picture8.jpg

    Obligatory summit sign shot: How was your commute today?-picture6.jpg

    Then the questionable "will it be a mudfest" 1st dirt road section: How was your commute today?-picture5.jpg

    Wide open spaces. I spooked a Golden Eagle in this area, eating a rabbit on the side of the road. Massive birds! How was your commute today?-picture4.jpg

    Then I went looking for a new bike: How was your commute today?-picture3.jpg

    Didn't find one. On to some Americana: How was your commute today?-picture2.jpg

    Decisions, Decisions: How was your commute today?-picture1.jpg
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    Absolutely lovely ride report, CB! Was it a loop around Eagle Lake? I need to get up and try some of those roads one of these days- I bet 139 is really low traffic. You were moving pretty good. The climbing is similar to my Redrock loop and I can`t quite get the 62 mile version under 4 hours with skinny tires. With Apples or dirt detours, I don`t know what it would be.

    I like the Dali rim
    Camera looks a lot bigger than I imagined it. Or maybe it`s Dallied too.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    Fixed a persistent creak over the weekend!

    I had an encounter with an over-polite motorist this morning.
    Whoo, noise abatement program! I`m currently going nuts over an occasional squeel from my dynohub. Sounds like the seals, so I dripped a little Triflow around them, but it didn`t help. Unfortunately, the bearings are a "don`t touch" thing, so I dunno what else. At least it never makes any noise above about 25 degrees.

    Overpolite drivers who want to give away their rights of way are kind of frustrating too. At a 2-way stop, where he driver doesn`t have a stop sign is not unusual, but I don`t think I`ve ever heard of one stopping at a green light. Good thing it was Oh-dark thirty, and didn`t back up any other traffic.
    Recalculating....

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    OH don't get me started on overpolite drivers. I've had them stop in the middle of an intersection on a green light, backing up traffic in their lane, while the other lanes keep going and the people behind them start honking, all the while thinking that they're doing the biker who's actually following the laws a big favor. It's horrible. Idiots.

    Rodar, it was up 139 towards the north shore of Eagle, but then a right turn down a dirt road canyon back to the valley.
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    Nice ride CB. I'm still in winter mode where long rides like that aren't even on the radar. Although we did break the freezing mark for one of the few times in the last month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Absolutely lovely ride report, CB!
    Yes. Nicely done.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    I like the Dali rim Camera looks a lot bigger than I imagined it. Or maybe it`s Dallied too.
    Check the rear rim's cubist side step and warped bottom. It isn't tiny but not that large. Just the camera phone in macro.

    Compared to newer, smaller helmet cam:



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    They are set at the 0" mark, so the older one is 5.25" long, not the 14 inches or so it appears to be in the close up. I have inverted the mounting bracket for less torque on bounces hoping to reduce the funky effects. We don't have front plates, so reading them is not an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Over polite drivers who want to give away their rights of way are kind of frustrating too. At a 2-way stop, where he driver doesn`t have a stop sign is not unusual, but I don`t think I`ve ever heard of one stopping at a green light. Good thing it was Oh-dark thirty, and didn`t back up any other traffic.
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    OH don't get me started on overpolite drivers. I've had them stop in the middle of an intersection on a green light, backing up traffic in their lane, while the other lanes keep going and the people behind them start honking, all the while thinking that they're doing the biker who's actually following the laws a big favor. It's horrible. Idiots.
    They are especially nice when sprinkled in with impatient, blind, and cyclist hating motorists! One 4-way stop intersection and I am over half way through when a car arrives to my right and the driver proceeds to go *then* looks (could be the bright helmet light aimed right at him got his attention?) then the next block and you are 100' away when the car to our left gets there and the driver doesn't go until you madly wave them through. They don't until you post. Then you have the dolt behind bunny tail them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    You were moving pretty good. The climbing is similar to my Redrock loop and I can`t quite get the 62 mile version under 4 hours with skinny tires. With Apples or dirt detours, I don`t know what it would be.
    Strava said 14.7 for an average speed. Better than I thought it would be, especially with that climb... I was definitely not pushing myself up that, stopping for pictures and what-not. I got slow towards the end too... dragging. Should have brought more food.
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    Sweet pics, CB!

    How many of you upload to Strava? I upload everything, commutes and all. Is there enough interest to form a MTBR-Commute Strava group?

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    I only use Strava on 'fun' rides like that, or stuff I'm curious to map. For just mapping, I actually use MyTracks because it uploads to google maps if you want it to, and you can save the map file. So I'm not religious about using Strava at all.
    I don't generally record the commutes at all. Sometimes if I'm trying a new trail combination. I map them once so I know the distance, and that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Rodar, it was up 139 towards the north shore of Eagle, but then a right turn down a dirt road canyon back to the valley.
    I see a Rice Canyon Rd that goes from the summit to the prison, guess that was your southbound route? Looks pretty cool on sat images. I don`t recognize that sandwich shop- not on the highway? I used to stop at 7 Acres (RIP) in Litchfield for bread pudding every time I was out that way. Yum.
    Recalculating....

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    Great pix, CB, glad you were able to get away. We have a Bianchi St. as well, courtesy of the graniteworkers/sculptors I'm sure. I didn't ride today, had to pick up the BFL (big fat lab, 101 lbs) for dogsitting. So far he and the foster dog are doing great. Tomorrow the car is being inspected, so I will ride from the shop, which cuts off the 4 mile downhill and 4 mile uphill, which means the pups will have a shorter day at home.

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    got bored waiting behind the minivans and luxury sedans, turned onto the snow-covered grass and said "fuggit!" and shot across the parquette diagonally.
    hey, you know those slushie looking patches? ooh dang! a foot deep compared to the surrounding snow!! wet park ground dips up n down!
    packed the bb area and derailleur with nice icy slush! grinned like a moron anyways.

    unimportant!
    the fun part? getting out of work and finding that it had not all fallen off as I'd hoped, but rather froze solid!
    HEHEHEHE!
    "FUGGIT!"
    pedal off and just watch the ice shards shatter off the chain and club their way through the derailleur cage.
    some days... world's just awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    I see a Rice Canyon Rd that goes from the summit to the prison, guess that was your southbound route? Looks pretty cool on sat images. I don`t recognize that sandwich shop- not on the highway? I used to stop at 7 Acres (RIP) in Litchfield for bread pudding every time I was out that way. Yum.
    Yep, and hang a left when you get to the bottom (prison), take that till it hits the highway in Litchfield, and you're basically in the parking lot of Heard's Market. Just a stone's throw from this (a treasure from my private collection...note the 'vintage' 916 area code ):

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    Sweet pics, CB!

    How many of you upload to Strava? I upload everything, commutes and all. Is there enough interest to form a MTBR-Commute Strava group?
    I went so far as to make an account last summer. For the most part I can't be bothered with starting it every ride and it sucks my battery dry pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Overpolite drivers who want to give away their rights of way are kind of frustrating too. At a 2-way stop, where he driver doesn`t have a stop sign is not unusual, but I don`t think I`ve ever heard of one stopping at a green light. Good thing it was Oh-dark thirty, and didn`t back up any other traffic.
    *cough cough*
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    Sweet pics, CB!

    How many of you upload to Strava? I upload everything, commutes and all. Is there enough interest to form a MTBR-Commute Strava group?
    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I went so far as to make an account last summer. For the most part I can't be bothered with starting it every ride and it sucks my battery dry pretty fast.
    I upload every ride. This is one I did on Sunday in response to a LBS's challenge: Bike Ride Profile | E004 This is what I think of Woodinville Bicycle's elevation challenge. near Seattle | Times and Records | Strava

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    ^^ Haha. good one! Strava art!

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    Nothing like a 25F shower of water and slush up the rear in the morning! I switched to the cross bike and forgot to switch the rear fender. The mistake was evident in the first ½ block from where I dropped the car for inspection. Everything is filthy and my pants and shorts are soaked through. It was nice to go studless and knobless for a change though. If I’m lucky, the pants will dry but I expect it to be a chamois-less ride this evening. I did at least remember to switch over the lights, and was glad I grabbed the booties at the last minute.

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    How was your commute today?

    Yeah, slushy commutes for sure. I've just been expecting it and embracing it. Waterproof feet and fenders, go. Dropped in on trail above the house on the way home late last night. Riding was firm thanks to snomos, until just a couple hundred yards above the house, which was a nice descent of Nemo snow. It would have been a good ski.

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    No slush, but took a hell of a piece of road debris today. 1/8" hole in the tire casing, broke ~8 threads in the tire. First time I've had to boot a flat on the road :/

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    No slush, no road debris. Actually a nice ride home with some light in the sky when I left and temps right around freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    No slush, but took a hell of a piece of road debris today. 1/8" hole in the tire casing, broke ~8 threads in the tire. First time I've had to boot a flat on the road :/
    Glad you were fine. Rode by a new house on Saturday and picked up a sharp wedge shaped trimmed piece left by gutter installers on the new house there. Nice. This time the tire went flat over about 100 feet after a turn. Decided to swap the tube out so did not mark the spot on the tube. Replacement tube shed its valve core. Expletive deleted. Got to change the tube twice.

    Last flat was a sudden coring of the front tier in the middle of a turn and I suffered some loss of face.



    Wish I knew about the macro feature on the phone then, but that lighter color is the casing inside the tire and that is a 3/16" plug that is cut about 7/8 of the way around down through the center rib of a low mileage tire (about 3/16") and the kevlar belt. Yes a hell of a piece of road debris.

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    harrumph.
    tried to skip across the park through the slush.
    bastard slush had turned into ice-crusted slush which I assure you is a lot harder to zip through.
    ah well, a couple dabs'll do ya!
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    Byknuts, you`ve been having quite an adventurous week! Did you ever get a new crankset for your studmuffin wife?

    No flats on my commute in a long time, but had one Sat on a pleasure cruise. I`m terrible at spotting debris before I run over it- same thing every time... Bump! Whawaz dat? PFt,ft-ft- fffft,pffffft. Flat.

    And no slush, ice, or rain either. I`m taking advantage of the warmth and sunshine, but really would rather see some kind of precip from time to time. I`d even take it if it came with cold. Well, not my decision, so I`ll just enjoy what we do have. Did a personal 9 mile TT around my valley this morning in 53F temps. Shorts, long sleeved poly shirt, no gloves or jacket. Sufferin. I was trying out a new stem for my new bike, it saved me over a pound, believe it or not. It`s working well, but I`m still hankering for something more lighter more roadier in a couple years. Maybe a Rodriguez Rainier?
    Recalculating....

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    Rodar, did you miss my coffee mug post? I was so proud of the coffee mug, and not even a mention.... You can't just trade Litchfield lore with anyone...first opportunity I've ever had, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter006 View Post
    Me too, I use both Strava and endomondo. Nice to keep track of your rides. To much work to log them all down.

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    CB, I did indeed see your totally awesome coffee mug, and was duly impressed by both the fact that it was from the nearly forgotten Seven Acres Cafe AND the period correct Ma Bell era area code. I didn`t mean to slight you by not commenting, but I remained dumbstruck because I couldn`t come up with any response appropriate to express my immense admiration.

    Recalculating....

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    Had four solid days of commuting this week so that's 152km in the can.

    As I rode in this morning, I crested a small rise to see a large bunch of high-viz cyclists around the upcoming intersection. At first I thought it was some sort of early morning critical mass thing, but as I got closer, I saw it was a cyclist down in the middle of the road.

    I was great to see a crowd of other cyclists crowding round the guy to protect him from the surrounding traffic while they waited for the ambulance.

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    I'm just going to say it.

    It would have been a great day for a fatbike trail commute. The regular mountain bike, not so much. The trails were just good enough to make me think I could ride them. I had to walk across the lake because there were no trails packed enough. The temps were right around freezing so the trails were soft.

    If I were the cyclist down and all the other cyclists in the area gathered around me...I'd be alone.

    BrianMC, a picture is worth 1000 words but I think that one is only worth about 142. Pretty fuzzy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Maybe a Rodriguez Rainier?
    That Rodriguez Rainier is a pretty sweet looking ride rodar. Course if you want to shave a few more pounds off, I can recommend a certain TI Habenero CX build to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    CB, I did indeed see your totally awesome coffee mug, and was duly impressed by both the fact that it was from the nearly forgotten Seven Acres Cafe AND the period correct Ma Bell era area code. I didn`t mean to slight you by not commenting, but I remained dumbstruck because I couldn`t come up with any response appropriate to express my immense admiration.

    Thank you. That feels much better. I had the underage cowboy kids in my class that were served the alcohol that led to the police being involved that led to the 7 Acres being shut down. Punk kids. No place else local can touch the steak and eggs or biscuits and gravy that came out of that place.


    I've been trying to figure out a GoPro mount for the rear that works with the smaller size of the chainstay, and also doesn't interfere with the derailleur, chain, or foot...I think I'm finally on to something...How was your commute today?-muddy.jpg
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    Only commuter in my area with tons of cars and buses around. Wish everybody could appreciate the smile on my face and join the environmental friendly, physically healthy and psychologically rewarding bike-commute. A nice wish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    I've been trying to figure out a GoPro mount for the rear that works with the smaller size of the chainstay, and also doesn't interfere with the derailleur, chain, or foot...I think I'm finally on to something...
    Which GoPro model do you have CB? I'm thinking about buying one...

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    The big dog. The Hero 3 Black Edition. It will take a picture, run down to the art store, purchase a frame, adjust exposure and color levels, crop, matte, make you a sandwich, and prepare a place for you at a table in front of the picture after it hangs it on the wall. And it will do all of that 30 times in one second. It's rediculous.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    Good commutes both yesterday and today. Yesterday I had to take a different route home as I was working at my main office. The change of scenery was nice. Good trails all around. Fairly firm and fast. Glad for the wide tires on part of the commute, though, as one section has not firmed up quite as much after grooming as the rest - less traffic on it overall. Good temps, good snow, good legs. What could be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    The big dog. The Hero 3 Black Edition. It will take a picture, run down to the art store, purchase a frame, adjust exposure and color levels, crop, matte, make you a sandwich, and prepare a place for you at a table in front of the picture after it hangs it on the wall. And it will do all of that 30 times in one second. It's rediculous.
    That's the one I was thinking about. I have read dissatisfaction with battery life and problems with the firmware (camera locking up requiring battery removal, etc.). You experience any of those issues?

    BTW - why did you not mount the camera on the non-derailleur side? Seems like the mount would be simpler on the non-derailleur side and if you are riding on the road, that's where all the interesting action is going to be...

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    Rodar: she's rocking FSA carbon roadie cranks. debating the options for long-term, she's insisting on having cross gearing on the bike (it's a 29er mtb so clearance for the chainrings is tough)
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Nice ride today...after I got started. Got down to the garage with a few minutes to spare before I HAD to go, and...the tire was flat. Apparently, more threads gave way last night after I got home, and pushed the boot out far enough to spear it and the tube on the mudflap's pointy mounting screw thing (SKS fenders). So, with a few minutes to spare, I had to run back upstairs, ditch the shoes I was wearing, grab my pair of clipless, switch my lights, and hopped on the mountain bike.

    Got to practice wheelie-ing though. fun.

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    Nice ride in tonight, it was a bit chilly until I got warmed up. I was ridding in shorts and tee shirt and it was in the high 30's. Strava crashed and would not upload however, Endomondo was working and I copied over to Strava. Even though I feel lazy most nights I do feel much better when I ride in to work. It is only 6 miles but I am on a heavy Mtn bike so I still earn it.

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    Not to sound like a broken record.

    Or these days I guess it would be a dirty DVD. But damn that was a hard ride in. I thought fatbikes were supposed to make you happy. I'm just pissy that I don't have one. The trails looked perfect but it took me nearly 2 hours and that was bypassing some of the trails. It would have been a damn good ride on a fatty. I may have to step up my search from *****ing to looking. If I could find one under $1200 this weekend it would be mine.

    Anyway..

    byknuts, I'm still waiting on that pic of your wife's legs. I can't imaging having the power to snap a crank..

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