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CraigB

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This doesn't really belong here, but I don't think it belongs elsewhere either.

I think my wife is trying to kill me:



Edit: Crap... Why is it sideways? I didn't take the photo that way and I'm too lazy to take another...
 

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Don't worry about it, that's a much more natural position for that deathtrap anyway :D

Also I agree. Your wife must be trying to kill you!
 

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For me in Tapatalk it is rubber side down, saddle side up. So not sideways.
 

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I asked her if she had recently taken out any large life insurance policies on me. She didn't answer...

Hok, you are right it's fine on Tapatalk. Weird.
 

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Pretty serious looking piece of kit there.
 

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With the help of a friend I've put this bike together for when the trails are too wet to ride. I've only gone around the block a few times. It's odd compared to mountain bikes, hopefully I'll get use to that.

 

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I felt the same way at first, but now I wouldn't give my racing bicycle up for the world (ok maybe for another, better racing bicycle).
 
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I'm currently looking for a road bike. Tried a Ghost today, and it does feel a bit weird after riding an MTB my whole life. I did try one last year, too, but can't really remember how that was.

Going to look at a used carbon Cube Agree tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get somehting in the next few days, this waiting and picking thing is annoying me.
 

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Another bike ride through Hamburg, again with lots of other cyclist at the Critical Mass (every last Friday of the month in Hamburg):

 

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I'm just over a thousand combining strava and endomondo. better than last year but I still can't seem to find the time to ride as much as I'd like. And there have been a lot of instances that when I plan to ride I get sick or get a migraine or something.
I hate it.
 

mautzel

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I'm just over a thousand combining strava and endomondo. better than last year but I still can't seem to find the time to ride as much as I'd like. And there have been a lot of instances that when I plan to ride I get sick or get a migraine or something.
I hate it.
Just dump other things you want to do when you're feeling fit and take a ride. ;)

Froze my ass off this morning, maybe it's time to take the car again for commuting to work.
 

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"There is no bad weather, only bad clothing"

If you're cold, just add another layer and grab some gloves. Speaking of which, need to get off my lazy ass and look for some thermal underwear to prevent my thighs from freezing this winter.
 

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Appropriate clothing's not the problem, but me monitoring the thermometer in the morning definitely needs improvement. :)

Btw has anybody of you ever tried our bicycle winter tyres and experienced huge differences?
 

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I had a look into winter tyres, but probably won't have much of use of them, since 99.9% of my route consist of main roads that will be well-swept.
 

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Appropriate clothing's not the problem, but me monitoring the thermometer in the morning definitely needs improvement. :)

Btw has anybody of you ever tried our bicycle winter tyres and experienced huge differences?
I bought a set of studded tyres last winter, and used them maybe 3 times. They make a ton of difference on icy road, but quite a lot more rolling resistance otherwise. But the main issue for me is that I just couldn't deal with glasses/goggles fogging and freezing over, wasn't enjoying the experience at all :/
 
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