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    STP fixed gear foolishness

    So, I want to find some co-victims to do the STP on fixies this year. If a bunch of old French bast@rds can ride far on one, why can't I? I am thinking of doing a few longish experimental rides to test the feasibility of it. I did 60 mi. as the maiden voyage of my new fixie, and it seemed ok. Any takers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloyaj
    So, I want to find some co-victims to do the STP on fixies this year. If a bunch of old French bast@rds can ride far on one, why can't I? I am thinking of doing a few longish experimental rides to test the feasibility of it. I did 60 mi. as the maiden voyage of my new fixie, and it seemed ok. Any takers?
    No way you mad bastard, but I'll buy you a celebratory beer if you pull it off

    What fixie did ya get ? I've just built up a fixie Crosscheck, fun bike but I'm still getting used to it...

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    Not me!

    Matt Chester is planning on riding his fixie from Sandpoint to Oakridge. Riding the Cream Puff and then riding home.
    Mapquest says it is 575 miles one way.
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    I converted an old sekei I had. Matt Chester is hard as woodpecker lips if he has a crack at that. I feel like a wuss now. maybe I'll put broken glass in my chamois. Something to increase the challenge...

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    202.25 miles STP route... using say 700x25 tires with, what, a 42x16 gear ?

    That'll be 58734 crank revolutions then One day or two ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Not me!

    Matt Chester is planning on riding his fixie from Sandpoint to Oakridge. Riding the Cream Puff and then riding home.
    Mapquest says it is 575 miles one way.
    If I buy his frame, will it come w/ his legs?

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    # Total distance (miles) 202.25
    # Uphill distance (miles) 30.87
    # Uphill altitude (feet) 1,951
    # Maximum altitude (feet) 463

    Looks pretty flat to me. If it wasn't way the hell out there on the wrong coast I'd give it a shot.
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    What is STP? Seattle to Portland?
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    Indeed, Seattle to Portland

    Some do it in one day (the racers) and others do it in two (the sane). If you want to do some serious fixed riding, speak with this man:
    http://www.mile43.com/peterson/rando.html
    He regualrly does 200-600k brevets on his fixie up and over the cascades and back in one ride.
    When are we going to play polo again?
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    Even better...

    Quote Originally Posted by veloyaj
    So, I want to find some co-victims to do the STP on fixies this year. If a bunch of old French bast@rds can ride far on one, why can't I? I am thinking of doing a few longish experimental rides to test the feasibility of it. I did 60 mi. as the maiden voyage of my new fixie, and it seemed ok. Any takers?
    Ride the Tour de Blast (Mt St Helens ride) on your fixie, its shorter but has LOTS more climbing/descending, like about 8000 feet in 88 miles. I'm thinking of riding it from my house again this year, 135 miles and 10,000 + feet of climbing. I shoulda trained...

    If ya gonna do the STP, give a yell, I'll cheer ya on as you head up the Lewis n Clark bridge (near my house)

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    polo

    There is a polo match in tacoma area once a week. Sundays @ 7PM. Call the gang @ the tacoma performance bike for info...As far as tour de blast, going downhill on the fixie is as hard as going up for me. I'll stick to flatish stuff for now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloyaj
    So, I want to find some co-victims to do the STP on fixies this year. If a bunch of old French bast@rds can ride far on one, why can't I? I am thinking of doing a few longish experimental rides to test the feasibility of it. I did 60 mi. as the maiden voyage of my new fixie, and it seemed ok. Any takers?
    Hmmm.... this one has been sitting in the back of my mind, now up front again since i moved back to WA. Are you doing one or two days? what are the dates? will someone push?
    I need to get back on my bike more.
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    one or two days...hmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by gpsser
    Hmmm.... this one has been sitting in the back of my mind, now up front again since i moved back to WA. Are you doing one or two days? what are the dates? will someone push?
    I need to get back on my bike more.
    I'm not sure. If you are interested in exploring options, PM me & maybe we can get together for a few rides and see...

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