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Old 12-25-2015, 03:22 AM
Joxster Joxster is offline
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Insane work out man, that made up for the 8 seconds difference we had hehehe... you were allowed to keep one of the bikes?? Technology changes so much that every national team end up with a lot of crap that is not used no more...

How much you were doing in training but with a normal bike with normal whels??? like 1:03 ???
All my training was done on normal wheels and tyres so when the race wheels came out the bike felt better and faster. We did lots of miles on the road (500-800 miles a week) for endurance and recovery and on the track there was lots of standing starts to work on technique and flying 500's and 1000's behind the derny. Most of my kit I gave away to younger riders to help them out and hopefully inspire them.
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:57 AM
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new guy - who am I?

Real Name: Damon Strub
*Where do you live? Queens, NY
*Explanation of your forum handle. Nomad is Damon spelled backwards. And the name of our bike shop
*Explanation of your avatar. I can relate to Elmer - he keeps chasing the rabbit - even though he never quite catches him.
*Age: Old.
*Occupation: Bicycle shop owner
*How did you find the Paceline? A friend suggested I check it out
*Favorite Bike. Depends on when you ask. Right now, my 92 Eddy Merckx Century.
*Whatç—´ in your stable? I have about a dozen bikes that I ride and half a dozen more waiting to be restored. So, the running ones worth mentioning:
2012 Nachlin CX (a NYC framebuilder)
2013 Guerchiotti Gemini
1992 Eddy Merckx Century
1981 Eddy Merckx Professional
1953 Drysdale (made in NYC)
1930s? BSA track bike
1960's? Bottecchia converted to commuter w/ f & S two speed hub
1982 Colnago Nuevo Mexico
1992 Bianchi Project 7 (funky rigid frame mt bike with 700c wheels)
1992 GT Zazkar
1982 Trek 950,
1982 Trek 736,
1982 Trek 710,
1983 Trek 700
1978 Trek TX300
1973 Trek 660


*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When?
*How many miles did you ride last year? Last year was a bad year - but ussualy ride around 7000
*Picture of yourself, your ride, or both together.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:27 PM
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  • Real Name: Kevin McDonald
  • Where do you live? split Washington DC/Denver resident
  • Explanation of your forum handle: i guess i'm not that creative
  • Explanation of your avatar: pic of me on a ride up Trail Ridge Rd in RMNP
  • Age: 40s
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • How did you find the Paceline? another member
  • Favorite Bike: my titanium Mosaic Road
  • What's in your stable? in DC, the Mosaic Road, and a stainless steel Mosaic SSCX; in CO, an old Cannondale CAAD8 that I just replaced with an All-City Mr. Pink (the pink one!)
  • Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When? a hair under 50 mph, descending rt 40 coming off Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO
  • How many miles did you ride last year? a hair over 5000
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:56 PM
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:16 PM
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Well hi y'all.

Just your ordinary Joe cyclist. Nothing fancy about me. I don't break records or ride the latest and greatest. Just living the life of pedal power. Have been watching the threads for a while and decided to man up. So here I am.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:10 PM
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Howdy from TX!

*Real Name (first or full - up to you) = Brian
*Where do you live? = Houston, TX but originally a "Masshole"
*Explanation of your forum handle. = college userid
*Explanation of your avatar. = I don't have one
*Age (General or specific). = late 30s
*Occupation. = Research Engineer for Big Oil.
*How did you find the Paceline? Teammates.
*Favorite Bike. Right now? Time ZXRS
*What's in your stable? Time RXRS, Time ZXRS, SpeedVagen Road.
*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When? = 57 mph, Trondheim, Norway @ Skistua, 2009
*How many miles did you ride last year? = 11,200.
*Picture of yourself, your ride, or both together.
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:36 PM
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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*Real Name (first or full - up to you): Michael
*Where do you live?: Pullman, WA (for now, home is Vancouver, BC)
*Explanation of your forum handle: initial+lastname, simple and lazy
*Age (General or specific): 27
*Occupation: (Digital Applications) Librarian
*How did you find the Paceline?: Longtime lurker... probably through a co-worker?
*Favorite Bike: Haven't found it yet.
*Whatç—´ in your stable?: ~2004 Saeco team CAAD. All-City Macho King. Old Ritchey Swisscross (plexus stays)
*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When?: 60km/h? I'm a speed wimp. Vancouver.
*How many miles did you ride last year?: Nowhere near enough...
*Tell us something fun: Librarian by trade, but I'm probably a much better knitter.



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Old 01-24-2016, 08:36 PM
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*Real Name (first or full - up to you) = Ben
*Where do you live? = Oberlin, OH, I also spend time in Washington, DC and Santa Cruz, CA
*Explanation of your forum handle. = Tom Boonen's nickname is Tommeke
*Age (General or specific). = 21
*Occupation. = Student
*How did you find the Paceline? = heard about the classifieds from a friend
*Favorite Bike. = anything by Mosaic or Firefly
*Whatsď˝´ in your stable? = CAAD10 with SRAM Red, Cannondale CX9 with Ultegra (2009 TJ national champ edition), Stumpjumper FSR 29er, Nashbar SSCX
*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When? = 55 mph descending Bonny Doon Rd near Santa Cruz, CA
*How many miles did you ride last year? = 5k
*Picture of yourself, your ride, or both together.

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*Make up an answer to at least one additional question. = I used to only ride MTBs but now I'm a full blown roadie
*What is the biggest lie you ever told? = I've been training all winter
*Tell us something fun. = One time I mixed up my embrocation and my chamois cream... and I kinda liked it
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:04 PM
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Hello, this is me and some of my collection...

*Real Name (first or full - up to you): Tres
*Where do you live?: Silicon Valley
*Explanation of your forum handle: I own two of them, one was built by the inventor
*Age (General or specific): My bikes mostly date from when I was an amateur racer
*Occupation: Test Engineer - I tear stuff up for a living!
*How did you find the Paceline?: Recommended by a user of Bike Forums
*Favorite Bike: Teledyne Titan (rode one to work today!)
*What's in your stable?: Hi-E Cosmopolitan, Speedwell Titalite, Teledyne Titan, Exxon Graftek and LineSeeker, Rigi track, Look Equipe La Vie Claire Team, Masi, Colnago Master, Trek R200, and a Rideable Replicas "Boneshaker".
*Fastest speed on your bike? over 55 mph on my Teledyne, descending the Front Range from Evergreen CO in the late 80's
*How many miles did you ride last year?: Not enough...
*Tell us something fun: I'm currently building a Hi-E Cosmopolitan using pieces Harlan Meyer made but never finished.

Recent pictures from Sunnyvale, CA...the one of me is from this past weekend. Enjoy!
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:19 AM
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Recent pictures from Sunnyvale, CA...the one of me is from this past weekend. Enjoy!
How do you get on and off that thing??? Welcome!
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:03 PM
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How do you get on and off that thing??? Welcome!
There's a small step just above the rear wheel - you put your left foot on it and push off with your right, then raise yourself over, then on to the seat, using your left leg. Then get your feet on the pedals before you lose your momentum, since with loss of momentum comes loss of balance - you need your balance since your head is close to 7 feet off the ground.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:14 PM
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There's a small step just above the rear wheel - you put your left foot on it and push off with your right, then raise yourself over, then on to the seat, using your left leg. Then get your feet on the pedals before you lose your momentum, since with loss of momentum comes loss of balance - you need your balance since your head is close to 7 feet off the ground.
I gotsta know (and have for years), is it more difficult (read dangerous) to get on or get off ?
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:21 AM
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I gotsta know (and have for years), is it more difficult (read dangerous) to get on or get off ?
That depends on what part of riding a bicycle (any type) that you consider dangerous. Getting on, you are going slower than when you start off on most bikes. It's a slightly different set of skills to mount or dismount. The hazard comes in the involuntary dismount, as you have much farther to fall.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:18 PM
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Some time lurker, first time poster. Figured I'd do somewhat of an intro before I started posting. A few details left out or left vague, because I like to keep people guessing or something like that.

*Real Name (first or full - up to you)
Marco
*Where do you live?
Alberta, Canada
*Explanation of your forum handle.
I don't do randonneuring, but I'm interested. I'm more drawn to the root of the word, which is ~random, more or less, which I feel describes my set of interests.
*How did you find the Paceline?
I lurk across the hall quite a bit too, so this was inevitable.
*Favorite Bike.
the next one.
*What’s in your stable?
road bike, track, commuter, FS mountain
*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When?
low 90s km/h, outside of Drumheller, downhill with a wicked tailwind.
*How many miles did you ride last year?
Not enough
*What is the biggest lie you ever told?
My ex-wife would probably have a better answer than I.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:34 AM
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Hello fellow Albertan

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Some time lurker, first time poster. Figured I'd do somewhat of an intro before I started posting. A few details left out or left vague, because I like to keep people guessing or something like that.

*Real Name (first or full - up to you)
Marco
*Where do you live?
Alberta, Canada
*Explanation of your forum handle.
I don't do randonneuring, but I'm interested. I'm more drawn to the root of the word, which is ~random, more or less, which I feel describes my set of interests.
*How did you find the Paceline?
I lurk across the hall quite a bit too, so this was inevitable.
*Favorite Bike.
the next one.
*What’s in your stable?
road bike, track, commuter, FS mountain
*Fastest speed on your bike? Where? When?
low 90s km/h, outside of Drumheller, downhill with a wicked tailwind.
*How many miles did you ride last year?
Not enough
*What is the biggest lie you ever told?
My ex-wife would probably have a better answer than I.
Hey Marco. I'm fairly new here also. I grew up in Alberta, and my high speed story is the same as yours, but dropping down into the Lethbridge river valley instead of Drumheller. Travelling East, of course. There are few other winds like the fearsome Southern Alberta West wind. I remember as a younger, and much lighter young man, getting blown uphill. So much fun to sit up with your jacket open like a sail, and fly uphill.
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