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#1 BrianH

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:58 PM

I've had a few inquiries, from those that have TRL jerseys, about ordering more.
LG said they would offer the same price as before, on a minimum 12 pcs, mens
and/or womens (but not combined 12 pcs) order.

$62.00 each.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

couple things I found out from the PIR race last night.

1)it pays to have spare parts.
while taking some warm up laps, I broke two spokes!
I had one spare in the van.
with 10 minutes till the start of the race, I pulled the rear wheel,
removed the tire , tube, rim tape, and broken spokes, threaded in the one new one I had,
trued the wheel, pretty good, put the rim tape, tube and tire back on, inflated and made it to the start line with one minute to spare frantics.gif

If I had not had that spoke, my rear wheel was so kady-wompas(sp) there was no way i'd have been able to race.

side note:all my spokes were too loose, reason for breakage, I now have a tension gage on order thumbsup.png

2)gearing is soooo important.
for the second week now, i'm sprinting to the finish, and with about 200-300 feet to go, i'm at 35-36 miles per hour
and there just is no more to give! I tried to get off the saddle and jump it, but i'm cranking out all the 12-25 will give me
and with a lack of high end torque, I guess, I thought I'd swap out the 12t for the 11t I have on the other set I just bought.
I just found out though that some are riding with a 53t on the front, while i'm huffing with a 52t.
I think I'll take the 11t off, put the 12t back on and get a 53t for the front. I think that makes more sense.
I'm figuring I should be able to hit 40 mph at the finish then.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:40 PM

Does anyone know of a good bike route by the Lacamas Lake area?
I'd like to do a long ride (30-50 miles) after the Lacamas Lake 4 Miler on Sunday
and figured if there is a decent place to ride in the area, I might as well do it from there, while it's
hopefully still cool out.

Anyone like to join?

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Jul 21 2009, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know of a good bike route by the Lacamas Lake area?
I'd like to do a long ride (30-50 miles) after the Lacamas Lake 4 Miler on Sunday
and figured if there is a decent place to ride in the area, I might as well do it from there, while it's
hopefully still cool out.

Anyone like to join?


I went out for a lovely ride tonight and was just thinking how nice it would be to ride over to Lacamas on Saturday morning to cheer on the runners. Where is the start? I can easily figure out a good route there from my place.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:28 AM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Jul 21 2009, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've had a few inquiries, from those that have TRL jerseys, about ordering more.
LG said they would offer the same price as before, on a minimum 12 pcs, mens
and/or womens (but not combined 12 pcs) order.

$62.00 each.


I'm in for another jersey if we've enough interest. Any word on shorts?

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:32 AM

QUOTE (figuresc8er @ Jul 21 2009, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went out for a lovely ride tonight and was just thinking how nice it would be to ride over to Lacamas on Saturday morning to cheer on the runners. Where is the start? I can easily figure out a good route there from my place.

The race starts at Camas High School. Map and address are in the Lacamas thread in T&R forum.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:50 AM

For those of you who bike commute daily, how often do you need to put air in your tires?

It seems like I always need air in my tires.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:05 AM

For road bike tires?
It was recommended to me that once a week is usually sufficient for weekly commuters, as long as the tires are staying above 100 PSI (mine are 120 psi max but I know they range lower as well, although I thought most are above 100 psi standard) and when I was commuting 3-4 days a week, I was pumping them up at that rate - once a week.

I'm sure overall daily mileage must impact that, and I was only commuting 18 miles a day.

I sometimes don't pull mine out more than once every 2 weeks, and always end up at that point putting air in.

What type of tires are you riding on?




QUOTE (andicamp @ Jul 22 2009, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For those of you who bike commute daily, how often do you need to put air in your tires?

It seems like I always need air in my tires.



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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:08 AM

What type of tires? Um, I don't know really, the kind that came on my bike!
It's a cyclocross bike, if that helps at all. I'm woefully ignorant about such things.

My commute is only about 3 miles each way, so it's not like they're getting a lot of use.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE (andicamp @ Jul 22 2009, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For those of you who bike commute daily, how often do you need to put air in your tires?

It seems like I always need air in my tires.

what kind of valves do you have on your tubes?
I think the schrader's tend to leak a little more as opposed to the presta's, with the ablility to be force sealed.

i've also noticed that it is real easy to pick up very tiny pieces of glass and not be able to dectect it.
i'll have a slow leak, pull the tire and while running my fingers on the inside of the case, feel the glass
that has put a very tiny puncture in the tube, that was not evident from the outside.

with Kim/Jen's bike, I installed a tire liner strip. It's a thin piece of plastic that goes between the tire
and the tube, and will prevent most things from making their way to the tube. Riding over berry thorns and such- no flats thumbsup.png

also, I alway keep 2-3 spare tubes, one on the bike, one in the van, and one at home.
if i notice a slow leak, I'll just replace the tube because I've found out that 1) small leaks can turn into big leaks-REAL FAST
2) it's faster and easier to replace a tube than to patch it.

I think I replace a tube a month hmm.png

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:16 AM

...and I am woefully uninformed compared to Brian happy.png

but just FYI:
http://www.geocities...list/valve.html

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QUOTE (BrianH @ Jul 22 2009, 08:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what kind of valves do you have on your tubes?
I think the schrader's tend to leak a little more as opposed to the presta's, with the ablility to be force sealed.



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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:23 AM

BTW: you can not use a regular tire pump, that for a schrader, to pump up a presta tube.

there are pumps that will fit both, some have a special port, and some have two ports, on the tire pump hose.

with the presta valve, the little nut at the top of the stem needs to be unscrewed, then the air can be pumped in, then
screw the nut back down tight which will pull the seal up tight to the valve housing.
on a schrader valve, the sealing is dependent on the internal spring causing the seal and if any dirt gets in there,
the spring will not overcome it, causing a leak.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:42 AM

[quote name='BrianH' date='Jul 21 2009, 05:16 PM' post='141645']
couple things I found out from the PIR race last night.

1)it pays to have spare parts.
while taking some warm up laps, I broke two spokes!
I had one spare in the van.
with 10 minutes till the start of the race, I pulled the rear wheel,
removed the tire , tube, rim tape, and broken spokes, threaded in the one new one I had,
trued the wheel, pretty good, put the rim tape, tube and tire back on, inflated and made it to the start line with one minute to spare frantics.gif



Wow! If I was a bike racer, I would want you on my pit crew. You are like a bike magician sorcerer.png That is some very impressive and very fast work. thumbsup.png

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:57 AM

QUOTE (Matt T. @ Jul 22 2009, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! If I was a bike racer, I would want you on my pit crew. You are like a bike magician sorcerer.png That is some very impressive and very fast work. thumbsup.png


desperate times call for desperate measures...err something like that.
maybe all the years I worked on a race car pit crew, finally paid off.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Jul 21 2009, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know of a good bike route by the Lacamas Lake area?
I'd like to do a long ride (30-50 miles) after the Lacamas Lake 4 Miler on Sunday
and figured if there is a decent place to ride in the area, I might as well do it from there, while it's
hopefully still cool out.

Anyone like to join?


Brian,

There is some GREAT riding out in that area. Head north and east. Here are some web sites that may have some worthy information: mapmyride.com; also go to rubbertotheroad.com

If you google Lewis and Clark Ultra (I think it is landcultra.com but I'm not sure) you can find the course maps from the big ride that I did in May. Lots o' good roads out toward Battleground and Hockinson. Also, you may be able to piece together a loop that takes you through Battleground then south and east to Washougal and back to Camas.

Enjoy!





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