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    The gleeful reactions of people riding a fixie for the first time are priceless

    Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?

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    We've currently got a UCI cycling event happening in my city. It attracts a few of the really top riders, so it's cool. It's a 6 stage tour.

    Today we have this thing where you ride the stage that you start several hours before the pros and ride the same route. So we did that. Real top day.

    Here's me at the front the group of my riding buddies and a bunch of other randoms. I was setting a cracking pace.

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    Nice fun day. The intermediate sprint, we were 5km out, my friend got a serious face, and hit some pace, so I stuck on his wheel. Then I ended up on the front somehow, which is not good for tactics because he's just using me as a wind block while I make the effort. 2km out he launched an attack. I dragged him back in but was then back on the front somehow. Then another guy launched an attack, and I dragged him back in again. Then it was kind of pandemonium, because we were about 400m from the end. This guy had been sitting on my wheel the whole time, perfect tactics. He won. I came last. Epic battle.

    I rode 172km. My second longest ride. The last 40km, I started to feel a little sick. It was a real grind. At some points I was sure I was about to vomit. Maybe heat stroke. I had made quite a few big exertion efforts earlier in the day, so probably that too. Average speed of 26-27km/h. I know I'm really unfit, because I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, and don't go for all that many rides. But, it seems alright.

    Beer and pizza at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarydoor View Post
    We've currently got a UCI cycling event happening in my city. It attracts a few of the really top riders, so it's cool. It's a 6 stage tour.

    Today we have this thing where you ride the stage that you start several hours before the pros and ride the same route. So we did that. Real top day.

    Here's me at the front the group of my riding buddies and a bunch of other randoms. I was setting a cracking pace.

    Spoiler: image...


    Nice fun day. The intermediate sprint, we were 5km out, my friend got a serious face, and hit some pace, so I stuck on his wheel. Then I ended up on the front somehow, which is not good for tactics because he's just using me as a wind block while I make the effort. 2km out he launched an attack. I dragged him back in but was then back on the front somehow. Then another guy launched an attack, and I dragged him back in again. Then it was kind of pandemonium, because we were about 400m from the end. This guy had been sitting on my wheel the whole time, perfect tactics. He won. I came last. Epic battle.

    I rode 172km. My second longest ride. The last 40km, I started to feel a little sick. It was a real grind. At some points I was sure I was about to vomit. Maybe heat stroke. I had made quite a few big exertion efforts earlier in the day, so probably that too. Average speed of 26-27km/h. I know I'm really unfit, because I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, and don't go for all that many rides. But, it seems alright.

    Beer and pizza at home.
    172km :O
    Wow! And i think i am cool when i bearly make 100 Kilometres on one whole day - with breaks of course
    I wouldnt call you unfit. Most of my mates wouldnt even dream of riding 172km. Never. Seems pretty professional to me. Im also active in this community and most of us guys there wont make it that fair, i would guess.
    Maybe you should check it out sometime, it a nice and helpful community
    Last edited by maxangel; 03-18-2019 at 09:17 PM.

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