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    Good job! Mad Props to IF's Eric Roman

    Keeping it short. I can't say enough about IF's sponsored Eric Roman.

    This weekend at the Lodi Farms 12hr race he over heard I was having bike problems, noticed I was riding an SS 29er and offered up his steel steed (he was riding his new pink Ti29er, sweeet rig). Nice guy, great bike, in fact I'm ordering one instead of a Moots.

    IF couldn't have a better spokesman, thanks again Eric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftless
    Keeping it short. I can't say enough about IF's sponsored Eric Roman.

    This weekend at the Lodi Farms 12hr race he over heard I was having bike problems, noticed I was riding an SS 29er and offered up his steel steed (he was riding his new pink Ti29er, sweeet rig). Nice guy, great bike, in fact I'm ordering one instead of a Moots.

    IF couldn't have a better spokesman, thanks again Eric!

    Spence
    indeed... he is an excellent rep for the company. i finally got to meet him (i had heard about him and been at same races) just before the race and it was as if i had known him for years, super nice guy.

    and what a nice rig. the paint on that thing is remarkable. it's like a pink pearl flake flame job on top of a solid pink that ends just behind the seat tube with naked Ti stays. he said he always rides a pinky, but the IF guys wanted to showcase the Ti frame which is why the stays are naked Ti. excellent job guys... just might have to go IF for my custom SS frame.

    BTW... he turned the fastest lap @ 38 minutes. i was glad his team moved out of the SS class and up to the expert 3 man team class. otherwise, my SS duo team would've been knocked off of the podium. thanks eric.

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    How many laps?

    How manys laps? What were your best splits?

    Fun race! Glad the rain held off till the a.m.!
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    just want to continue the praise of Eric. Met the guy this year and he is not only super fast, but super cool. I'm glad I have had a chance hang and race with him. I am looking forward the his race at the end of the month. It should be a great singles gathering... Hell while I'm at it, I'll say I have been really blown away by the coolness of the entire State College Mafia, Travis, Frank, Harry, Eric, they all are fast as hell and cool too. That's the kinda of thing you hope people think of your riding group... All super cool guys...

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    7 for me, 6 for teammate

    i ran the first lap right around 51:00. then, my second was my fastest at 42:00. most of them were right around 45:00 - 50:00. i think my slowest was 55:00... i had to swing by the pit to adjust chain tension on that lap. this year, the course was backwards from years past and it had quite a bit of climbing. with me running 2:1 i couldn't help but turn fast laps.

    we got third in the SS class - which was all teams SS. the first and second place teams were both 3 man teams. had we run duo, we would've had second.

    running a SS duo team was the most fun i've ever had at a race. my teammate is a hoot anyway, so we were having a blast all night!!

    yeah, i hear you on the rain... last year was a disaster for me in solo.

    how did you do at the race??

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    The guy's a jerky and he'll steal your fries and chicken wings!

    Just kidding! We had a bet over at the City Bikes camp to see who would get the fastest lap. Eric cut the pot short (and thus his winnings) by signing up too early. Once he signed up, no one else wanted to get on it! Of course Mr. Modest gave his winnings to the chicken wing food fund. How much cooler can you get than that?

    Another point that Eric brought up after the race is that everyone was cool. I agree. Nice bunch of people on the course. Maybe it was the ol' southern hospitality as well.

    So how'd y'all do? DmofoT and I are supreme out-of-shape slackers. We managed 5 laps each. Team Sweet Cheeks will never rule at any race. OTOH, JoeP and his geary lackey managed 7 laps each! That boy's riding has ramped up so much this year. Even though he blames his higher speed on his new 29er, I think it has something to do with his (unregimented) training: go top speed ALL THE TIME. Good job!

    I'm not sure if I met or talked to anyone else on this board. My last two laps I was wearing the "happy" yellow shorts and City Bikes jersey, riding the ti bike with the "happy" white flite saddle. I didn't really mix it up with any other SSers except a guy with a Guiness jersey, who took off after swapping leads for about 7 minutes.

    Anyways, it was a good race and course, the weather couldn't have been better, and the company was just fine. Thanks Team Bike Works and gang, I'll be doing it again next year!

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    Some Pictures.....

    Here are a few shos of Eric @ "Escape from Granogue".
    After the race I was checking out the painrt on his frame, definately cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftless
    Keeping it short. I can't say enough about IF's sponsored Eric Roman.

    This weekend at the Lodi Farms 12hr race he over heard I was having bike problems, noticed I was riding an SS 29er and offered up his steel steed (he was riding his new pink Ti29er, sweeet rig). Nice guy, great bike, in fact I'm ordering one instead of a Moots.

    IF couldn't have a better spokesman, thanks again Eric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMan
    Here are a few shos of Eric @ "Escape from Granogue".
    After the race I was checking out the painrt on his frame, definately cool!

    KMan
    nice pics, and that is one sweet ride.

    hey drevil, i think i rode with one of your city bike guys on the last lap. he was mashing the big ring cuz his middle was shot. we rode just about the whole lap together (til he dropped me on one of the long climbs by the orchard).

    he needs to be riding a single with legs like that.... still mashing after 7 laps. this is us popping out of the woods on the last lap...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sperry
    nice pics, and that is one sweet ride.

    hey drevil, i think i rode with one of your city bike guys on the last lap. he was mashing the big ring cuz his middle was shot. we rode just about the whole lap together (til he dropped me on one of the long climbs by the orchard).

    he needs to be riding a single with legs like that.... still mashing after 7 laps. this is us popping out of the woods on the last lap...

    That's Eric W. His team ended up third for the open Duo class. I'm not sure if he already mashes SSes like he does geared bikes.

    Anyways, good going Sam!

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    aw shucks...

    I'm happy the bike worked for you and that I got to see/meet everyone again. There's something about Lodi Farm that always feels like a home coming. Hope everyone can make it at the end of the month, the trails are in perfect shape and the hike a bike is gone, promise...now about stealing your wings and fries, well, I'm only human and Scott works wonders on the kitchen- want more fries and wings? ECNASSCU Paer Deux suck'a

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    hello kitty....

    definitely a cool dude, with a cool frame. be sure to check out the Hello Kitty logos on the top tube =)

    also be sure to come out to the ECNASSCU on May 30 here in Rothrock State Forest... great riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennstatebiker
    definitely a cool dude, with a cool frame. be sure to check out the Hello Kitty logos on the top tube =)

    also be sure to come out to the ECNASSCU on May 30 here in Rothrock State Forest... great riding
    what is ecnasscu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookykinkajou
    what is ecnasscu?
    East Coast North American Single Speed Championships of the Universe

    http://www.mtnittanywheelworks.com
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    http://www.mtnittanywheelworks.com/e...u2%20frame.htm

    Put on by Eric and company

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    Some Lodi pix (very few)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    The guy's a jerky and he'll steal your fries and chicken wings!

    Just kidding! We had a bet over at the City Bikes camp to see who would get the fastest lap. Eric cut the pot short (and thus his winnings) by signing up too early. Once he signed up, no one else wanted to get on it! Of course Mr. Modest gave his winnings to the chicken wing food fund. How much cooler can you get than that?

    Another point that Eric brought up after the race is that everyone was cool. I agree. Nice bunch of people on the course. Maybe it was the ol' southern hospitality as well.

    So how'd y'all do? DmofoT and I are supreme out-of-shape slackers. We managed 5 laps each. Team Sweet Cheeks will never rule at any race. OTOH, JoeP and his geary lackey managed 7 laps each! That boy's riding has ramped up so much this year. Even though he blames his higher speed on his new 29er, I think it has something to do with his (unregimented) training: go top speed ALL THE TIME. Good job!

    I'm not sure if I met or talked to anyone else on this board. My last two laps I was wearing the "happy" yellow shorts and City Bikes jersey, riding the ti bike with the "happy" white flite saddle. I didn't really mix it up with any other SSers except a guy with a Guiness jersey, who took off after swapping leads for about 7 minutes.

    Anyways, it was a good race and course, the weather couldn't have been better, and the company was just fine. Thanks Team Bike Works and gang, I'll be doing it again next year!
    Had a blast racing the monkey, though I only managed 6 laps (had time for a 7th, but not the drive!). Had some lighting-related problems and I didn't show up till about 10:30 Saturday night, but man that was fun.

    Here's a few lame pix--sorry, no action shots...

    City Bikes camp (just beyond the blue easy up)...drevil and DmofoT's sponsor...

    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/citybikessetup.jpg">

    What's wrong with this picture? DmofoT (center) in the arms of Morpheus and drevil (left), who was snoozin' as well about 10 seconds before I snapped the evidence. These guys were on the same duo team...shouldn't someone be out on the course?

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    <b>Base camp...</b>

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    <b>My ride, 29 and single, post-race...</b>
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/KMpostrace.jpg">

    <b>Things got a little sloppy near the end, when a gentle rain began to fall. Hey, considering all the weather reports had it hammering non-stop from 10 Saturday night till late Sunday, I guess we did all right! Gotta love Doppler 900000000...</b>
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/crankmuddy.jpg">
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    As for Eric Roman, yeah, that dude is the cat's ass. Incredible rider and the most humble guy on the trail. Every time he passed me on the trail, he always had some encouraging words and never failed to thank me for getting my slow ass out of the way.

    Great time!

    Oh yeah, BIG thanks to Joe for letting me tag with him for a few miles when my piece-of-excrement NiteRider light crapped out prematurely 2 miles into lap 2. Thank your favorite deity that I had a min-flashlight in my pack, though it only put out a pitiful piss-yellow disc about the size of the diameter of a beer bottle. Joe, I still owe ya a beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennstatebiker
    East Coast North American Single Speed Championships of the Universe

    http://www.mtnittanywheelworks.com
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    http://www.mtnittanywheelworks.com/e...u2%20frame.htm

    Put on by Eric and company
    Is this a for real race or a beer drinking get together. do all the ss'ers race together or different categorys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubeless
    Is this a for real race or a beer drinking get together. do all the ss'ers race together or different categorys.
    yes. Beer, trails, smiles, relax, everyone rides and "races" together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERoman
    yes. Beer, trails, smiles, relax, everyone rides and "races" together...
    Don't be fooled by Eric though. It is a race of monster proportions and the winner has the chance to drive away (well be towed away) in a very special prize...

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ERoman
    yes. Beer, trails, smiles, relax, everyone rides and "races" together...
    ok then,looks like an epic road trip. three of us here in alabama are thinking of coming up to see what you yanks are made of. Just a joke on the yankee thing.I promise we're not rednecks. eric what gear will you run?

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    Thats all right

    Quote Originally Posted by tubeless
    ok then,looks like an epic road trip. three of us here in alabama are thinking of coming up to see what you yanks are made of. Just a joke on the yankee thing.I promise we're not rednecks. eric what gear will you run?
    So, the kids down in Fredericksburg hit us with the Yankee thing already so I'm gettin used to it (even though I was born in southern Virginia....what ever). Us yanks be made of rock ridin' fools who loves us some beer and epic ridin...if your not up for fun and hanging with a ton of great people then perhaps this is not the evnt for you. There will be new products from companys, tons of riding, plenty o beer, and the best "fries" around...beware- you might want to cash in your confederate money and stay a while...

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