I have so much admiration for that group. Awesome.
Lots of soft tails.
Lots of soft tails.
LOL...especially considering her chain tension at the start. I wonder how far she made it before she had to retension.Guitar Ted said:The gal on the fixie......yeah. That is going to be a tough row to hoe there.
I see what you did there and I like it.Steve_N said:I particularly like the bikes of Bruce Giroux and Cannon Shockley...
Heh, she's probably like my friend V. She did a mtb race once with a borrowed 43cm long haul trucker frame (that was too small for her) with 26x1.35 cross tires, and the rest of us couldn't keep up with her. Of course, she does spend a crazy amount of time on her bike, so I guess it shouldn't be that surprising.Dogdude222 said:LOL...especially considering her chain tension at the start. I wonder how far she made it before she had to retension.
She's finished the 508:Dogdude222 said:LOL...especially considering her chain tension at the start. I wonder how far she made it before she had to retension.
Mine too, it's just that riding fixed is going to be a lot different on the GDR than on the Furnace Creek 508. It's going to be brutal, just remembering Matt Chester's and Rudi Nadler's woes on the '06 version.justinb said:
Our man Joe Meiser is rockin the drop bars on this rig for the Tour Divide.mvi said:Looking at the bikes at TD at http://picasaweb.google.com/marniplesko/TourDivide2009Start?feat=directlink#5347253838472659618
Observations: few rigid; few FS; no dropbars. A lot of sense in most set ups and luggage.
ps That girl on the fixie with skinny cross tires and a massive gear must have strong hiking legs!
Holly [email protected] I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around what she's trying to accomplish with the bike/gear she's using. And I can't even imagine starting a race without a front brake. :eekster:Hollis said:she lost her front brake & her chain popped off.
per her call in here
Thank you for your well thought out post. Now I remember why your post count is so high.Padre said:The fixie is the tribal arm band tattoo of the bicycle world.
You're welcome. The fixie seems to be more bragging than riding.GrumpyOne said:Thank you for your well thought out post. Now I remember why your post count is so high.
She's definitely got cujones, that's for sure. I just think that Bike Snob NYC would have a field day with her...that's all. Props to her for realizing that it is far more about the rider than the bike.bsdc said:I'm rooting for her.
"First I would like to declare the bicycle/style:
To those who are not aware-- My fixed gear is an old school 10-speed from the 1980's that I turned into a fixed gear during the winter of 2008-2009. The bicycle brand is a Shogun model 300 series, and I refuse to repaint it. I named it Phoenix-because it's an old bicycle reborn into a new life. I'm running a 46-17 ratio. I love this ratio on, and off the roads. The back wheel I built learning off of Youtube. The front wheel is built by Steve at High Gear Cycles located in Prescott, AZ. The wheels are 700X32. I'm using BMX pedals. I honestly lose track of time when I ride the fixed gear. I feel like it almost contains a legendary magic. I do not ride with Spandex nor butt padding. I prefer cut off pants, Patagonia Capliene, and slip on Vans my personal choice when riding this non-stop beast. I will be wearing my finisher's jersey of the FC 508. I normally don't like to wear a finisher's jersey, because it makes me feel pompous. But, I'm wearing it so everyday when I look down at that jersey I will know that I am mentally, and physically capable of enduring through the Great Divide Route."