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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Slow down.
    You’re gonna roast yourself before the fun even starts.
    I am frustrated and I am trying to travel 20 years back in time.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Slow down.
    You’re gonna roast yourself before the fun even starts.
    That's what we call #peakingearly

    I fly out to Venice Beach tonight and am there riding bikes through the following Sunday

    Work is busy AF, so that should be interesting.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by eboos View Post
    I am frustrated and I am trying to travel 20 years back in time.
    Exactly. It took you 20yrs to get to where you are now. Trying to force the clock backwards too quickly won’t yield the results you’re ultimately after.
    So sit up and look around and enjoy riding your bike too. Smell the roses.

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    Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    That's what we call #peakingearly

    I fly out to Venice Beach tonight and am there riding bikes through the following Sunday

    Work is busy AF, so that should be interesting.
    How do you keep riding through the busy season... I havenít been able to ride since early December. By the time I get home and eat itís time for bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    So sit up and look around and enjoy riding your bike too. Smell the roses.
    Most of my riding is in my basement. It don't smell like roses.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    How do you keep riding through the busy season... I haven’t been able to ride since early December. By the time I get home and eat it’s time for bed.
    Check the times of my rides...

    Monday is rest day, I work as much as possible, at least til midnight.
    Every other day I work 8-8 or so, go home and ride an hour, then back online til midnight at least.
    I skip a day when I need to.
    I’ll work from home a day a week to be more efficient with work. Ideally I time this when weather is good so I can ride outside in the afternoon.
    I work on weekends to supplement.
    I don’t really sleep.

    It’s a struggle every day this time of year.

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    Just one hill guys. Was just a shake out ride, but I'm fairly confident I had early stages of hypothermia on the way down. Did not prepare correctly for that one. Despite the small amounts of snow we saw on the way up, they were only in the shade so we kept on going. Sadly, the last 5 miles were 100% in the shade, and I could never recover from how cold I got in that section. My body basically shut down while descending. It was very scary actually.

    48.0 mi Ride Activity on February 23, 2018 by Gennaro A. on Strava

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Hawt.
    I have to hide it at work for a while though. Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.


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    Oddly enough due to the wind, it was a great weekend for riding. My "group" ride on Saturday only included two other people, and I did a solo on Sunday. Both rides were pretty steady efforts and were tough, but not hard. 101% and 107% intensity level. The biggest difference I am seeing is on my ability to hammer through a climb. Also the speed of recovery after a climb is getting better.

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    So MTB shoes for flat pedals, just buy a set of 5.10 free riders? Anything else to look at?

    Also, been having a lot more fun on the road bike than I thought I would. I have about 100 miles so far and Iím enjoying it. Rehoboth has a lot of really nice roads where I can stay away from substantial traffic and keep on good pavement. Only regret so far is not buying something with drop bars.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    So MTB shoes for flat pedals, just buy a set of 5.10 free riders? Anything else to look at?
    The grip on fresh pins is so good I have nearly crashed trying to get my feet off the pedals. And they wear really well too, which is strange given how soft the rubber is.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    510’s have a stiffer midsole through the heel and arch, which you want if you’re pedaling. Otherwise, for just pharting around I’d say a pair of vans. But vans are floppy, and you want the support for actual cycling type activities.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    510’s have a stiffer midsole through the heel and arch, which you want if you’re pedaling. Otherwise, for just pharting around I’d say a pair of vans. But vans are floppy, and you want the support for actual cycling type activities.
    Cool. I actually don't own any vans or anything of that ilk; boots, flops, and air max. The only thing I have close to what looks like an mtb shoe is a pair of low top hiking shoes, maybe I'll just run those for a while. I'm swapping to a clipless setup on my road bike very soon, I hear I'll want to do that on the mtb as well. Perhaps best strategy is to get used to clipless on the roadie and then when I'm comfortable there go ahead and make the switch on my mtb?

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I use MTB pedals (Shimano PD-M530) on both my MTB and road bike, and use the same pair of shoes (Shimano SH-XC61) for both. Am very happy with both.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I use MTB pedals (Shimano PD-M530) on both my MTB and road bike, and use the same pair of shoes (Shimano SH-XC61) for both. Am very happy with both.
    Can’t go wrong with this when you’re ready for clipless. But for now, rip the flat pedals and some sneakers.

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    I think I have Shimano PD-M520L pedals on my road bike. I like them. Whatever they are they are double sided and fairly compact. Useless with sneakers on, but work really well with clipless shoes.

    I've tried a pair of those one-side flat, one-side clip pedals (PD-M324 maybe?). I bought these used from a friend to "try out". I hate them. Pedals are always upside down for whatever shoe I have on. Having the clip lump in your foot with sneakers on is annoying. And its slippery. Having to look down for the first 200' after each stop trying to clip in sucks. Worst of both worlds.

    I got my Timberjack with some cheapie oversized plastic (nylon?) flat pedals with those insanely sharp aluminum spikes that tear up your calves in them. I bought them because I needed pedals, the pedals were bright orange, and looked nice on the bike. I like them a lot pedaling with sneakers. They hold well. I don't trust myself to use clips in the woods yet. Not nearly coordinated enough.

    I'd buy a pedal wrench and a selection of pedals. Swap in the pedal for the mission of the day. Flats for fucking around and commuting; clips for the serious.

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    Just registered for a butt load of races. One is the state qualifier for the National Senior Games At least the term "Masters" sounds better.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by eboos View Post
    Just registered for a butt load of races. One is the state qualifier for the National Senior Games At least the term "Masters" sounds better.
    First race of the year is this weekend in NYC...might be a bit...snowy.

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    First race of the year is this weekend in NYC...might be a bit...snowy.

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    Good luck! I still have two weeks before my first event. Have a clinic on the 24th, then Chris Hinds for my first race on the 31. It will be pretty much a race every weekend from then on. I will be toast after Michael Schott, Monson and Quabbin.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I've never ridden the Minuteman trail before.. once the snow melts, where's a good place/loop to start out? I'm in Waltham but don't mind driving.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I've never ridden the Minuteman trail before.. once the snow melts, where's a good place/loop to start out? I'm in Waltham but don't mind driving.
    You’re in the great area for riding out there! Strava heat maps is an excellent way to find routes. You’re going to see a lot of orange in that area. Minuteman gets real busy and can be tough to navigate. Not sure what mileage you’re pushing, but head to Concord center via Walden Pond, there’s some good loops out there.

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    I was able to grab second today in New York. Feels good to know I didn’t forget how to navigate the knife fight and to grab a result when my legs aren’t quite shooting lazer beams yet. Chipping away at those upgrade points...

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    Good job!

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    You’re in the great area for riding out there! Strava heat maps is an excellent way to find routes. You’re going to see a lot of orange in that area. Minuteman gets real busy and can be tough to navigate. Not sure what mileage you’re pushing, but head to Concord center via Walden Pond, there’s some good loops out there.

    Strava Global Heatmap
    Thanks! I have Strava, though I never would have thought to check it to find places. I guess 20-30 miles is probably where I want to start..?

    Congrats on the podium!

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    Sick jay.
    According to the heat map, my secret stash is indeed secret.
    In reality, it’s not secret at all, it’s public, but nobody is out there at all.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Thanks! I have Strava, though I never would have thought to check it to find places. I guess 20-30 miles is probably where I want to start..?

    Congrats on the podium!
    Heat maps are great for it. Here are a couple routes I’ve done this year in the concord area that should be your mileage range from Waltham (depending where in Waltham I guess).

    69.5 mi Ride Activity on January 27, 2018 by Gennaro A. on Strava
    68.5 mi Ride Activity on February 17, 2018 by Gennaro A. on Strava


    If you’re working up to bigger rides, check out riding to the Harvard general store.

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