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MTB Crash

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I just wanted to let my  close friends on Google+ know that I am not up to ridding my bike again.  I had a crash on my MTB last Sunday when my front wheel got stuck in a deep rut on a slight short downhill.  I was through to the ground really hard and my hip hit a rock and the impact broke my femur just below the ball.  I got a complete hip replacement on October 3, 2016.
Today is the first time that I have touched a keyboard in over a week which is a long time for me.  I will post more stuff as I experience it, but I will not be on a bike for a long time.

Home to Chehaw Park

Here is the route that I am riding tomorrow to get to Chehaw Park.

Unplanned 80 mile bicycle ride

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Today I started out planning to do a short Saturday morning bike ride with the Pecan City Pedalers bike club.  It turned out to be an 80 mile ride that I rode by myself for about 55 miles.


I started out riding with the faster group of riders.  I knew that I was not in the best of shape as I have not been riding much at all lately due to work related issues.  I have been down this road before, the sling shot theory.  The sling shot theory is how I re-booted my cycling after being off the bike for five years.  I knew that today was going to be one of those rides where I would get dropped at some point out in the country.  Today I got dropped about 9 AM, one hour into the ride.  I was struggling to keep an 18 MPH pace and when the pace line when up to 20 MPH, I decided to slow down and ride slower.

So here I was out in the country heading up to a town called Smithville Georgia.  I had been there before a year ago with the PCP Race team during a ride.  On that ride we got to Smithville v…

Unplanned 80 mile bicycle ride

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Today I started out planning to do a short Saturday morning bike ride with the Pecan City Pedalers bike club.  It turned out to be an 80 mile ride that I rode by myself for about 55 miles.

I started out riding with the faster group of riders.  I knew that I was not in the best of shape as I have not been riding much at all lately due to work related issues.  I have been down this road before, the sling shot theory.  The sling shot theory is how I re-booted my cycling after being off the bike for five years.  I knew that today was going to be one of those rides where I would get dropped at some point out in the country.  Today I got dropped about 9 AM, one hour into the ride.  I was struggling to keep an 18 MPH pace and when the pace line when up to 20 MPH, I decided to slow down and ride slower.

So here I was out in the country heading up to a town called Smithville Georgia.  I had been there before a year ago with the PCP Race team during a ride.  On that ride we got to Smithville v…

Leslie Georgia

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This is my Saturday morning ride and I decided to write to Leslie Georgia. I don't have fast twitch muscles so I can only ride 18 - 20 miles an hour for about 20 miles. But then my long which muscle muscles take over and that's what I really like to do ride 15 miles an hour all day long.

First Ride on the Black Thumper

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Today after I got home from my trip to Atlanta I rode my Norco Torrent 7.2 for the first time off road.

I rode around on the bar ditches in my neighborhood.  I have ridden these paths before on my Green Thumper, the Jekyll, but this time it was a lot easier on the 27.5 inch tires.
I changed out the stock pedales and added my Speed Play Frogs.  These pedals and my Nike Nuba shoes have been on  five of my mountain and road bikes since about 1989

I won my dream mountain bike in a raffel

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I have been dreaming of getting a mountain bike made in this decade for some time.  My Cannondale Jekyll that I bought used from the first owner way back in the mid 1990s really showed it's age when I went to the IMBA Southeast Mountain Bike Summit in Brayson City North Carolina.  I got to see first hand how MTB technology had changed.  I intentionally have kept my eyes off of new MTB technology because I know if I see it I will want it.

Well last week I got a call from Terry Palmeri, the Southeast Associate Regional Director of IMBA, and she told me that I had won the drawing for a Norco Torrent 7.2 bike, courtesy of Cartecay River Bicycle Shop and Norco Bicycles.  Frankly I had never heard of this company or bike, but I was excited to get a new MTB.  Once I checked out the bike online I thought that there must be some sort of mistake that I had won a bike that I had been dreaming of.

This bike is a bike that can do bike packing.  The tires are 2.9 inches wide and run on 15-35 PS…

Gosoap

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I have been using gosoap for a few months now and I really like it. Gosoap gets all of that biological smell out of my cycling gear a lot better than just regular soap.

Boys an Girls Club Bicycle Ride

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Today I got to ride with the Boys and Girls club of Albany Georgia. We rode around downtown through Albany State and came back on Riverfront Trail. It was a fun ride.
Here is the route.

Maiden Voyage on Trek Pure Cruiser

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I rode my new Trek Pure around my neighborhood last night.  I just got home after a dinner with friends and the wife and I got on our bikes in street clothes and rode around.  It was fun to not have to spend twenty minutes getting my gear on to do a short ride. I am surprised that Trek has phased this bike out. I could only find reference to the Pure Lowstep on their bike archive website.  I did find a review of it here on the Bootic website.




This bike is begging for me to ride it in the rain.  I plan on using this bike for those short commutes to work this winter when I want to keep my Seven Cycles clean and dry. Finally I have a bike with fenders.  I will get the bike trailer hooked up on this bike for the next Flint River Roll on July 1, 2016.