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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    More fun in Russia. Two of the three Nephites out for a bike ride.

    If any of my kids ever go to Russia on a mission, I just want to keep them off of bikes. Also, no cars. And no trains. I'm sure there are people they can teach at the airport until it's time to catch a plane home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    If any of my kids ever go to Russia on a mission, I just want to keep them off of bikes. Also, no cars. And no trains. I'm sure there are people they can teach at the airport until it's time to catch a plane home.
    I told him he was a goddamn Nazi Stormtrooper.

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    It's better with some awesome music:

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    Did anyone else catch stage 10 of the Vuelta? Check out this stage profile:





    It was pretty cool to watch...although Aru took the red jersey. I don't know why, but I hate Aru...maybe it's the Astana jersey
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    The vuelta has been a mess this year. So many accidents and race ending injuries to big names (Sagan, froome, teejay etc.) that it has really taken some of the joy out of it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    The vuelta has been a mess this year. So many accidents and race ending injuries to big names (Sagan, froome, talansky etc.) that it has really taken some of the joy out of it for me.
    And Spain is ugly.
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    Well, ugly seems a bit harsh. But it isn't France.
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    If you're bored this year and you want to go after a record here is one for you.

    http://www.bicycling.com/culture/peo...en-in-one-year

    Over 200 miles a day for a year. Lotoja everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    If you're bored this year and you want to go after a record here is one for you.

    http://www.bicycling.com/culture/peo...en-in-one-year

    Over 200 miles a day for a year. Lotoja everyday.
    I read he broke the record. An insane amount of mileage. I can't even imagine it. Saddle soreness?
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    Riding in the rain is such a pain. It takes as long to clean your bike as the ride took.
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    A weird coincidence happened this weekend l. I have been into bikes, especially mountain bikes, for 30 years. I had subscriptions to Bike and Mountain Bike magazines for years. I know most of the brand names, backgrounds, and reputation of most of the major bike companies.

    This weekend I saw two references to a bike I hadn't thought about in at least 15 years. The Allsop Softride mountain bike.


    The first was in an old interview with Rob Roskopp, founder of Santa Cruz bicycles (and famous 80's skateboarder). He was asked what the worst innovation he had ever seen in mountain biking, and he said it was the Allsop Softride.

    Then the next day, I saw a friend of a friend post a picture of himself on an Allsop Softride mountain bike on Facebook.

    I'm trying to figure out what the universe is trying to tell me here. It better not be to track one down and buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    A weird coincidence happened this weekend l. I have been into bikes, especially mountain bikes, for 30 years. I had subscriptions to Bike and Mountain Bike magazines for years. I know most of the brand names, backgrounds, and reputation of most of the major bike companies.

    This weekend I saw two references to a bike I hadn't thought about in at least 15 years. The Allsop Softride mountain bike.


    The first was in an old interview with Rob Roskopp, founder of Santa Cruz bicycles (and famous 80's skateboarder). He was asked what the worst innovation he had ever seen in mountain biking, and he said it was the Allsop Softride.

    Then the next day, I saw a friend of a friend post a picture of himself on an Allsop Softride mountain bike on Facebook.

    I'm trying to figure out what the universe is trying to tell me here. It better not be to track one down and buy one.
    I think that is EXACTLY what the universe is trying to tell you. Please post photos when your quest is completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    A weird coincidence happened this weekend l. I have been into bikes, especially mountain bikes, for 30 years. I had subscriptions to Bike and Mountain Bike magazines for years. I know most of the brand names, backgrounds, and reputation of most of the major bike companies.

    This weekend I saw two references to a bike I hadn't thought about in at least 15 years. The Allsop Softride mountain bike.




    The first was in an old interview with Rob Roskopp, founder of Santa Cruz bicycles (and famous 80's skateboarder). He was asked what the worst innovation he had ever seen in mountain biking, and he said it was the Allsop Softride.

    Then the next day, I saw a friend of a friend post a picture of himself on an Allsop Softride mountain bike on Facebook.

    I'm trying to figure out what the universe is trying to tell me here. It better not be to track one down and buy one.
    If I recall correctly, the Softride was originally designed for time trialing and triathlons, as supposedly it decreased the drag coefficient and made for a softer ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    If I recall correctly, the Softride was originally designed for time trialing and triathlons, as supposedly it decreased the drag coefficient and made for a softer ride.
    I think it was a road bike design first. But with the explosion of suspension in mountain bikes in the 90's there was a minority that thought it was better to suspend the rider instead of the bike frame. Some companies made suspension handle bar stems and suspension seat posts.

    There were some "creative" ideas out there, like:
    Biopace chainrings, slightly oval supposedly to make pedaling more efficient.
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    The Slingshot bike, which flexed at the top tube/seat tube joint to proved an inchworm effect supposedly to make pedaling more efficient.
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    And some of the crazy weight saving tech. I remember seeing a beryllium frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    I think it was a road bike design first. But with the explosion of suspension in mountain bikes in the 90's there was a minority that thought it was better to suspend the rider instead of the bike frame. Some companies made suspension handle bar stems and suspension seat posts.

    There were some "creative" ideas out there, like:
    Biopace chainrings, slightly oval supposedly to make pedaling more efficient.
    image.jpg
    The Slingshot bike, which flexed at the top tube/seat tube joint to proved an inchworm effect supposedly to make pedaling more efficient.
    image.jpg
    And some of the crazy weight saving tech. I remember seeing a beryllium frame.
    Ovalized chain rings made a big comeback in the peloton a couple of years ago, as i recall. I haven't seen nany soft rides yet, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Ovalized chain rings made a big comeback in the peloton a couple of years ago, as i recall. I haven't seen nany soft rides yet, however.
    I only saw them at triathlons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Interesting. Five percent more power for me would still be almost nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Ovalized chain rings made a big comeback in the peloton a couple of years ago, as i recall. I haven't seen nany soft rides yet, however.
    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I only saw them at triathlons.
    My understanding is that UCI disallowed the Softride/Zipp 2001 style frames, so they won't be seen on tour unless that changes. Triathlon has no such rule, and old Zipp 2001/3001 frames and even the new Dimond Bike are gaining in popularity there. The aero savings are significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    My understanding is that UCI disallowed the Softride/Zipp 2001 style frames, so they won't be seen on tour unless that changes. Triathlon has no such rule, and old Zipp 2001/3001 frames and even the new Dimond Bike are gaining in popularity there. The aero savings are significant.
    I was kidding about the soft ride. It does not seem like a good idea for the peloton, to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I was kidding about the soft ride. It does not seem like a good idea for the peloton, to me.
    For an ITT, though . . .
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    This looks. . . interesting.
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    It reminds me of the Graeme Obree superman riding position except with the chain stays welded on backwards.
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