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Old 08-02-2013, 01:47 PM
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perhaps i came across a little ruder than necessary, but my point was that someone asked, basically,

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i've never done this ride before, what type of terrain is it, and what kind of equipment is recommended
the response of it's just another road ride and any road bike with 23s is fine, certainly is insufficient information. it's incorrect, and it's inconsiderate to tell someone new to the area that it's just another road ride.


now PLEASE, let's get back to the topic at hand, pictures of your d2r2 set-up.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:26 PM
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:29 PM
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I already posted three potential bike choices for D2R2;-)

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I don't know the answer to your question. Those weren't words I used.
Do you know the answer to my question? Because I'm genuinely curious.
I chimed in because I didn't think his post came off the way people were responding to him. Rich is a big boy, but my point is I didn't interpret his response as one that put down anyone else's thoughts on the subject.

It's okay for people to disagree. I just think it's time to drop the snide remarks the often come along with responses. It's not a unique problem to any one person/thread/topicforum. It's just something that as I have gotten more and more sensitive to and have made a personal attempt to stop doing. It isn't necessary and leads to ill will.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:34 PM
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D2R2 Bikes 2013

More bikes, less jibber jabber!

D2R2 2012 - Grifo/Fango 46/30x12-27
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D2R2 2010? - Hetre 46/30x12-27


2009? - Panaracer 35s? 26/36/46x12-27
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:40 PM
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to each their own... I've personally vowed to never ride anything smaller than a 25mm on any bike I own from now on... and 28s are really my minimum if there's room... actually my recent bike buying has reflected this..

never done D2R2, would love to if I get stationed back east at some point... pretty sure of the bikes I have now, it would be my Black Mountain Cycles cross (nice friendly gearing)... although I may take off the 43mm Rock 'n Roads and replace with the Conti Speeds...
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:42 PM
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But in 2011, didn't you ride your cx bike? I rode my Merckx with 23mm tires last year. IOt was fine, but I got two pinch flats. I might do my Colnago with 25mm tubs this year, but I'm strongly leaning toward the Zanc cx, just for the option of mounting 28mm or 32mm tires. Let's face it, it's more fun to really let the bike roll on the downhills!
Yes - with my road wheels. I wouldn't ride all that pavement with Grifos. I used a 12-28 cassette.
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perhaps i came across a little ruder than necessary, but my point was that someone asked, basically,



the response of it's just another road ride and any road bike with 23s is fine, certainly is insufficient information. it's incorrect, and it's inconsiderate to tell someone new to the area that it's just another road ride.


now PLEASE, let's get back to the topic at hand, pictures of your d2r2 set-up.
You disagree with me. I get that. Aren't you the one who told me, on two occasions today, to lighten up? How about letting all the opposing POVs rest.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:43 PM
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"what is really comes down to is the riders athletic ability and level of fitness.

if you're out of shape, fat, and can't handle a bike, get all the extra help you can.

if you're in shape, can handle a bike really well, 23's or whatever will be fine.

i'm guessing most people here are in the first category. just a guess.
nothing else matters really."

LOL! Yep, I fit into that first category. Plus I smell kinda funny and like drinks with little cocktail umbrellas in them. I've never ridden D2R2 and won't be doing it this year either. However, if I was, it would be on this all the way....

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:46 PM
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LOL! Yep, I fit into that first category. Plus I smell kinda funny and like drinks with little cocktail umbrellas in them. I've never ridden DRR2 and won't be doing it this year either. However, if I was, it would be on this all the way....

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Too funny, I was just thinking about one of those. A neighbor kid had one back in the day. I could use you for motor pacing. What you doing next weekend?





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Old 08-02-2013, 02:52 PM
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I think those tires . . .

. . . are just the right width.

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"what is really comes down to is the riders athletic ability and level of fitness.

if you're out of shape, fat, and can't handle a bike, get all the extra help you can.

if you're in shape, can handle a bike really well, 23's or whatever will be fine.

i'm guessing most people here are in the first category. just a guess.
nothing else matters really."

LOL! Yep, I fit into that first category. Plus I smell kinda funny and like drinks with little cocktail umbrellas in them. I've never ridden DRR2 and won't be doing it this year either. However, if I was, it would be on this all the way....

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:57 PM
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What you doing next weekend?

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I dunnoh big boy. Whatcha got in mind?

Just kidding!

We had one of these 70s when I was a kid. I think that it was inherited as part of a trade on a dune buggy. Anyway, it lasted about a month before becoming bent beyond repair after hitting a tree during a "jump gone bad". It was soon replaced with a go-kart that a neighbor and I built out of 2X4s, some, pipe, lawnmower parts, and other odd scraps that we had around. It didn't work very well. Needless to say neither the neighbor or I became automotive designers. Otherwise, the world could have ended up with something FAR worse than the Pontiac Aztek...

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:09 PM
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:03 PM
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Don't know about you guys, but this is what I'm bringing...

That's awesome! The Monster Truck of bikes, umm or would that be trikes, or what exactly WOULD that be???

On a serious note, there are some REALLY cool bikes in this thread (even if Christian didn't deliver on his promise of a 27.5 Extreme Power). I'm jealous and wish that I could be there to ride with you guys. It looks like it would be a blast!

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Old 08-02-2013, 04:08 PM
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In the spirit of less talk and more bikes, here are my previous D2R2 rides...

Years 1-3, '71 Raleigh Grand Prix 650b conversion, friction shifted 2 x 7, 650 x 38 tires, 28 x 32 low gear
Years 4-6, '83 Bianchi Cross, friction shifted 2 x 7, 700 x 32 tires, 28 x 32 low gear
Years 7 & 8, Ritchey BA Cross, indexed 9sd bar ends 2 x 9, 700 x 35 tires, 34 x 34 low gear
9 will be the Team SJ, indexed 7sd bar ends 3 x 7, 26 x 1.95 tires, 24 x 28 low gear
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:34 PM
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I am on these roads daily - with a Gaulzetti bicycle and some Challenge 23mm clinchers. There's no need to gear up (equipment) for this event.
Here's the problem - no ATMO!

I did a night time gravel grinder two weeks ago. Now, that's fun.

What a great week of riding in NE - the RI Red Ramble last week, and D2R2 this week. Ya'll have a great ride, whatever your steed.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:37 PM
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Here's the problem - no ATMO!

I did a night time gravel grinder two weeks ago. Now, that's fun.

What a great week of riding in NE - the RI Red Ramble last week, and D2R2 this week. Ya'll have a great ride, whatever your steed.
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