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    First day of Spring!



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    85 degrees here, I spent the day watching TV, washing clothes from my trip, and fixing the little things on the Pegoretti that bugged me last week. I'll ride tomorrow.
    I heart burnt bikes.

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    Recovery ride on Monday afternoon. Spring bings rains for the next days, so I guess I'm having some rest.

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    Last ride I did was March 6th. Looks like March 30th is the first chance I'll have to do anything like even touch my bike. Blagh.
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    The more climbing I do, the more pictures I take. Today's 90 kilometer ride was without flat road.













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    Shakedown ride around 30 miles with some pitchy hills on this beast! I have never owned a carbon bike, just ti and steel, and this is easily the most stiff bike I own, or have owned. It begs to be hammered. I think once we get to know one another we will get along famously.
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    Amazing commute to work today and tonight.

     

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    I've decided that before I leave this blue orb, or just get too darn old to think about it, I'm going to do a 200 mile ride. First up--more than likely last if I finish, is the STP in July. So in preparation, off we go: East Side
    West Side
    And in between. Got to start racking up the miles.
     

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    Our ski season got refreshed last week so I'm still chasing the dragon. There's a little long-closed ski area nearby that's part of Green Mountain National Forest now, and a local advocacy group is working with the Forest Service to thin out the growth and make it viable for skiing, so I checked it out after work the last couple of days. The T-bar line is still visible but very tight:



    And no base at all:



    Lots of promising skiing though.
     

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    I got out for a few miles on Monday. Good ride and I stopped to take a picture of the only color I saw.

     

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    going hard around the village ;() off road

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    Quote Originally Posted by bking View Post
    I've decided that before I leave this blue orb, or just get too darn old to think about it, I'm going to do a 200 mile ride. First up--more than likely last if I finish, is the STP in July. So in preparation, off we go. Got to start racking up the miles.
    I've done the one day STP a bunch of times, it's more about being comfortable in a pack of poor bike handlers for the first 40 miles, strategery about your rest stops, and finding a nice group of 7-8 riders to work with in a paceline. I did a handful of organized century rides (riding in packs with unfamiliar riders) and lots of time in the saddle. You'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bking View Post
    I've decided that before I leave this blue orb, or just get too darn old to think about it, I'm going to do a 200 mile ride. First up--more than likely last if I finish, is the STP in July. So in preparation, off we go: East Side
    If only the STP was that scenic...
     

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    "If only STP was that scenic..."

    Lovely photos. If only VT was that scenic (in late March)...

    Did get out for 5 rides in 5 days Friday-Tuesday, about 150 miles overall. Now it's back to snow and cold for a stretch.
    Not a great March, unless you like winter and late-season blizzards.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bking View Post
    I've decided that before I leave this blue orb, or just get too darn old to think about it, I'm going to do a 200 mile ride. First up--more than likely last if I finish, is the STP in July. So in preparation, off we go: East Side
    West Side
    And in between. Got to start racking up the miles.
    I assume you have already registered, but you might reconsider your choice of a 200 mile route. Portland is a nice destination point and I would spend some time post-ride if you may. The route is pretty darn boring and you'll be with 1000's of riders with questionable bike skills. You could sell your registration. It's a very popular ride, but there are some very popular (but horrible) television programs as well. The riding in your area looks pretty darn nice.
     

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    The Canyons, UT

    You stand on the left. I'll pan by, you run over and take the phone, I'll run over to the right, you finish the pano. It might work.
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    Also, a wedding shoot - a tux, a strapless floor length wedding gown dragging in the slush, and boots and skis. At 8300 ft.
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    I rode the Pegoretti yesterday afternoon for 32 miles. It was making noises in Arizona last week and I noticed the FD was not parallel so when I got home, I fixed that with a gentle bend of the hanger. And the noises continued. When I installed the Chorus group last month, I noticed the driveside UT bearing wasn't buttery like I'm used to. It was tight but I assumed it was the seal and it would break in. I went out for 21 miles on the Gunnar after work and then put the Pegoretti up on the stand and pulled the crankset. The driveside bearing was shit, metal on metal, came that way from campy. I live in Paris Texas, I live two hours from the nearest decent bike shop, I've got UT bearings in my toolbox. It was easy, even the snap ring wasn't a pain to remove. I'll try it out tomorrow.
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    Honeymoon period, love it
    [IMG]SLOW by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I rode the Pegoretti yesterday afternoon for 32 miles. It was making noises in Arizona last week and I noticed the FD was not parallel so when I got home, I fixed that with a gentle bend of the hanger. And the noises continued. When I installed the Chorus group last month, I noticed the driveside UT bearing wasn't buttery like I'm used to. It was tight but I assumed it was the seal and it would break in. I went out for 21 miles on the Gunnar after work and then put the Pegoretti up on the stand and pulled the crankset. The driveside bearing was shit, metal on metal, came that way from campy. I live in Paris Texas, I live two hours from the nearest decent bike shop, I've got UT bearings in my toolbox. It was easy, even the snap ring wasn't a pain to remove. I'll try it out tomorrow.
    Thanks for the reminder, i gotta change out some bearings on my compact soon.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzilliox View Post
    Honeymoon period, love it
    [IMG]SLOW by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]open road by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Dude, that thing is just perfect. It sits like it owns the road. Enjoy the hell out of that.
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