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    Cleavage Of The Tetons
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    Oooh, shudder, here is a nightmare for a WW!

    OK, so I have a really light Carbon NRS that I spent a month obsessing over, alu bolts, Ti bits, stans, etc, blah blah. Haven't ridden since october. I went on it's third ride last night, Walnut Creek in Austin. Full lights, Water bottle battery, cat eye lights, headlamp with Nicad battery, etc, pretty heavy now. So I pick up my Camelsack, I have tons of water. Ride, drink, I still have tons of water. Ride more, drink more, still have tons of water. Run out of water. Pick up pack, still weighs 20 lbs. or so. What gives? My U-lock was in there, along with two sets of spare keys, two Alien tools, (don't ask), two tubes THREE pumps, (two shock pumps), two tubes of patch glue, and a broken chain. Weight Weenies, are you horrified? I still kicked ass, regardless. Or at least that's what the homeless people told me....
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    I love Pisgah
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    My God man

    ..."oh the humanity"...as Newman put it.

    Bet you'll fly next time. Ha!

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    Cleavage Of The Tetons
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    Or as Conrad experienced in Heart Of Darkness...

    Heads on stakes, Poison darts, and pygmie orgies. Good stuff. Makes one realize how spoiled we are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit
    OK, so I have a really light Carbon NRS that I spent a month obsessing over, alu bolts, Ti bits, stans, etc, blah blah. Haven't ridden since october. I went on it's third ride last night, Walnut Creek in Austin. Full lights, Water bottle battery, cat eye lights, headlamp with Nicad battery, etc, pretty heavy now. So I pick up my Camelsack, I have tons of water. Ride, drink, I still have tons of water. Ride more, drink more, still have tons of water. Run out of water. Pick up pack, still weighs 20 lbs. or so. What gives? My U-lock was in there, along with two sets of spare keys, two Alien tools, (don't ask), two tubes THREE pumps, (two shock pumps), two tubes of patch glue, and a broken chain. Weight Weenies, are you horrified? I still kicked ass, regardless. Or at least that's what the homeless people told me....
    I use my bike (the GT STS and now the 5-spot) to commute to work and go around the city. Sometimes I am carrying my Powerbook, a change of clothes including shoes, papers, plus the usual camelback with my tools pump etc ... all in a messanger bag. It weights enough that I feel like increasing the preload in my shock, but it looks very cool zipping along on a 26 pounds bike with a 26 pounds (wild estimate) load

    By the way ... I just realized that there is little weight gain in using an air vs a coil shock if you have to carry the shock pump

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    Eh, I dont know how bad it is. At one point I was looking at weighted clothing for riding and running (Ha! like I ever run!). Ride with that and when race day cometh thou shalt kick @$$eth. Although it might be fun to ride w/o all that junk. My camelback is pretty heavy with the alien tool, front derailleur (in case - long story) and 100oz of water though I never finish half of it except on those really hot long summer rides. Then again my bike is about 29lbs so I'm not much of a WW. Lets see some pics of your bike when ya take some.
    Herro prease

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    Oh, the horror! :) n/m

    da;d;s
    Quote Originally Posted by rideit
    Heads on stakes, Poison darts, and pygmie orgies. Good stuff. Makes one realize how spoiled we are...

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