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Dstl1
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"OK Cyclists...y'all still out there?"


          

What's up, fams? What's good with your cycling life, lately? So...looks like I'm back in the build game. Last year I sold my road bike...my Fuji SST. Kinda hit me in the chest as I watched dude drive away, because I built it from scratch. Sourced every part. My plan was to cop a gravel bike as my all-around rig...and I did. I bought a Specialized Crux. I love it. It's sturdy. I beat the hell out of it, too. I'd recently starting getting the itch, to build again, though (the Spesh was bought online as a complete bike). I also miss having a dedicated roadie for the times I just wanna hammer in the big gear on some smooth pavement. So, last night I started looking at framesets. Man, finding parts is intoxicating, LOL. I don't really have a preference, this time, as far as brand. Last time, I knew exactly what bike I wanted. This time, I'm fucking with any brand and any material. Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Time, Look, Felt, Fuji, Wilier, Argon 18, Pinarello, carbon, aluminum, titanium, steel...I'll know it when I see it. I'm also open to a new or used frameset. Once I secure one, I'll get to groupsets, wheelsets and tires. Those will all be new. I'll probably go with the newest version of 105. I had it on my Fuji and I have it now, on my Spesh. Pretty bombproof. Although, I could go Ultegra if I find a good deal.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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I bought a Ribble CGR last year
Jul 12th 2021
1
Damn, Ribble…that’s a brand I didn’t think of…thanks
Jul 12th 2021
9
gettin it with this guy
Jul 12th 2021
2
I wanted my gravel bike to be a 1x11…
Jul 12th 2021
10
      Mine's been a journey. I started with 26s to make it "gravel"
Jul 12th 2021
28
Wouldn't call myself a cyclist but...
Jul 12th 2021
3
looks like it can take a 38mm…
Jul 12th 2021
12
      It came with 38mm
Jul 12th 2021
18
           Right on. It’s amazing what a difference that 4mm would make, too…
Jul 12th 2021
27
           Did you buy your bike from a local bike shop?
Jul 13th 2021
39
                Yes
Jul 13th 2021
41
I've lost it.
Jul 12th 2021
4
RE: Vanmoof
Jul 12th 2021
5
Is it lack of time, desire…
Jul 12th 2021
13
      all three.
Jul 12th 2021
24
lost it
Jul 12th 2021
6
I bought a trainer off a coworker…
Jul 12th 2021
15
I can't stand trainers...
Jul 12th 2021
16
Out of curiosity, what's the city?
Jul 12th 2021
21
      in savannah
Jul 12th 2021
22
           My mom lived in Savannah,
Jul 12th 2021
23
                yeah
Jul 12th 2021
26
Steady Mobbin' © Cube
Jul 12th 2021
7
Bro! Part prices are wilding!!
Jul 12th 2021
17
*email me when this item becomes available*
Jul 12th 2021
19
      I had to source most of my stuff eBay second hand or NWT
Jul 12th 2021
33
Are you part of the Good Company Bike Club?
Jul 12th 2021
25
      That's fam right there...
Jul 12th 2021
29
2021 TD Five Boro Bike Tour (8/22/21)
Jul 12th 2021
8
There's a NYC Century Ride as well in September
Jul 12th 2021
11
      Keeping my eye on that event as well...
Jul 12th 2021
14
Barely. No reason to for the past year. Fall though….
Jul 12th 2021
20
Did you lose the love, fam? I feel like I remembered you…
Jul 13th 2021
38
      It def. became ultra utilitarian for me once kid # 2 came along
Jul 13th 2021
40
Brother and I are doing a cycling documentary.
Jul 12th 2021
30
Homey, this is amazing!!
Jul 12th 2021
31
Thank you!
Jul 12th 2021
34
      Ha, 324 miles…sounds about right…
Jul 12th 2021
37
fantastic...
Jul 12th 2021
32
      Word up.
Jul 12th 2021
35
           Inbox...
Jul 12th 2021
36
Welcome to the Velodrome © Public Enemy
Jul 14th 2021
42
you had an SST?! nice. my first roadie was an SL1
Jul 14th 2021
43
I’ve looked at a couple of Fuji SL frames…
Jul 20th 2021
47
      dont go aero!
Jul 23rd 2021
49
Copping some 28c gator skins for the Cannondale
Jul 14th 2021
44
Fam, swallow your pride…
Jul 15th 2021
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      ^^This^^
Jul 16th 2021
46
1000+ mi so far this year on my '88 Cannondale
Jul 20th 2021
48

MEAT
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1. "I bought a Ribble CGR last year"
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It's been mainly used as a road bike, less worry about tubes and frames, it's rugged and fast enough.
I bought it so I could hook a kids trailer up to the back so we could be more outdoorsy, so we'll see how that goes.
I haven't been riding much. I try not to burn more than 300 calories a day and I don't have the time or desire to put in distance. Most of where we live isn't that scenic and once that sun comes up, lol, nah
So I'm mainly getting my miles on the trainer.

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Dstl1
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9. "Damn, Ribble…that’s a brand I didn’t think of…thanks"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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magilla vanilla
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2. "gettin it with this guy"
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Mon Jul-12-21 10:04 AM by magilla vanilla

  

          

Schwinn Cruiser frame. Old Dura-Ace crankset. 1x9. Might end up jumping the chainring up a bit to get some more sprint speed, but this thing goes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO_436EBx2s/?utm_medium=copy_link


As far as those framesets go I really like the Wilier throwback joint (the steel frame in this one): https://youtu.be/3E1vOhBcsdg

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10. "I wanted my gravel bike to be a 1x11…"
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found a couple, but then I came across the deal on the Specialized, that I couldn’t pass up. Yeah, I really like Wilier…kinda pricey, but dope.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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magilla vanilla
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28. "Mine's been a journey. I started with 26s to make it "gravel""
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It didn't love the knobby tires and there was way too much rolling resistance. So I got a set of 26" slicks for it and it went hard. At that point it was just 1x7. Then I realized I had a TON of clearance and got 700s for it. I was originally using a mountain shifter on the right hand drops. Found a good 9 speed STI lever, and so after I was running *THAT* 7 speed for a while I did a trick I learned from Spindatt, since my freehub body is 7/8 speed - I got a 10 speed cassette and deleted one cog to make it 9 speed. It's a fun build.

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3. "Wouldn't call myself a cyclist but..."
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I just got a Specialized Sirrus X 5.0. It's a pretty cool bike and Ive been enjoying it. First bike Ive had in about 10 years. Prior to this I had a Cannondale 29er hardtail mtb and I never really enjoyed it much. This time I just wanted a nice do anything general purpose bike. Not interested in super long rides or super crazy trails. The Sirrus X has fit that bill pretty much perfectly with the trails around me. Ive always had mountain bikes so its cool to have something light and quick. On some of the rockier trails its a bit rough but still fast. Need to start playing with tire pressures and go tubeless. Then maybe see if I can fit a wider tire if needed.

The more dedicated gravel bikes like the Diverge look cool but realistically I think would be overkill for what I do and I'd rather have the more upright riding position of the Sirrus X.

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12. "looks like it can take a 38mm…"
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what do you have on there, now?

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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18. "It came with 38mm"
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Wondering if I can squeeze a 42 on there. Ive seen one pic of a guy that did it but it looked pretty tight.

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27. "Right on. It’s amazing what a difference that 4mm would make, too…"
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When I finally went from 23mm to 25mm on my road bike, I couldn’t believe I waited so long.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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39. "Did you buy your bike from a local bike shop?"
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Just curious because if you did, it might make more sense to ask a mechanic what kind of clearance you have with your wheels and max tire width.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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41. "Yes"
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If/when I get more serious about wanting to change tires, I will do that. Ive only ridden the bike a handful of times and have just been poking around seeing what mods others have done to theirs.

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4. "I've lost it. "
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Mon Jul-12-21 11:25 AM by double negative

  

          

My wife says that I'm fast, but I know what I've lost. I no longer ride, being a cyclist is no longer a big part of my identity.

My daily driver that I lived with for 15 years is sitting outside rusting. It was a bike with many lives. It began as a really road bike for its time. Trek 760 in purple fleck paint. I purchased it for nearly zero dollars (2005 for 60 dollars) it came with full Shimano 105 (pre three stripe years) with cocaine white details like tires, bar wrap, hoods, brake lines. It was fucking sick. Then I converted it to a single speed bike with a mix of old and new parts.

I rode it daily when I lived in SF, then I moved to NYC and rode it some of the time, then I met my wife and I rode it never.

My carbon road bike just sits.

We moved to NJ and our house is in the hills. I went for a ride to see how I stacked up and the hills are not a fucking joke here. I had to walk the last part up.

So, I feel like a piece of shit who lost his legs and strength.



Related/new topic:

I am really interested in getting a vanmoof electric bike to get up and down the hills when I have to start commuting to the train station. I was thinking about getting a bromton or some other folding bike - but I think with a pedal assist e-bike I would be able to get down the hill to the station without arriving at the office a sweaty mess, and I would be able to get up the hill after work without dreading the run or dragging ass.

https://www.vanmoof.com/en-US/s3?color=light

The big selling point for me is their payment plan - 83 bucks a month for 36 months. I'd just sell the bike at the end of the 3 year period and buy another one.

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5. "RE: Vanmoof"
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It's a cool bike, but if you go the electric route i'd recommend a bike with a removable battery. Reasons are: you don't have to take the whole bike into your house or wherever to charge it and also much less hustle if you have to exchange the battery one day.

I'm on my ride almost daily, best purchase of the last couple of years tbh: https://ibb.co/822H90Z

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13. "Is it lack of time, desire…"
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or just knowing what it would take to get back to where you would want to be?

when I threw the rifle in the river,
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24. "all three. "
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and I'm isolated.

Like, before I had a community and cycling was a way of life. Here in the suburbs of NYC, cycling is akin to golf, or fencing and while I live amongst those types who think of it that way, I in no way feel bro-y about cycling. Its not exercise, its fun.

And yeah, there is a fear that I wont be able to hold on to any gains I would make on the bike because I would need to give up my time even more for dad or husband shit.

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6. "lost it"
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just moved to a non bike friendly city and it's a struggle because
cycling was a part of my lifestyle. something will have to give. i
bought a peloton about to try it out.

  

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15. "I bought a trainer off a coworker…"
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thinking I would use it hella, in the winter. I didn’t. Just couldn’t get into it.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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16. "I can't stand trainers..."
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..same for all stationary bike scenarios.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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21. "Out of curiosity, what's the city?"
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I'm assuming its the lack of biking infrastructure that's stopping you. Is that accurate?

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22. "in savannah"
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Mon Jul-12-21 02:40 PM by Crash Bandacoot

          

virtually no bike lanes outside of some parts of downtown. a lot of the
city doesn't even have adequate pedestrian sidewalks. coming from dc,
i miss the lanes. south carolina, which isnt too far, is much more bike
friendly.

  

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23. "My mom lived in Savannah, "
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St. Simons Island, GA and Charleston and Savannah was easily the worst when I would try to ride while I was visiting.

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26. "yeah"
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Mon Jul-12-21 03:03 PM by Crash Bandacoot

          

good beaches and food but, lacking basic infrastructure. they're
content with preservation vs making most of it better. but i mostly
like it here outside of that, they just need a few strategically placed
lanes and it would make a huge difference

  

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7. "Steady Mobbin' © Cube"
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Mon Jul-12-21 01:56 PM by CyrenYoung

  

          

Building another track monster but getting parts has been a serious challenge. Carbon frame & fork, mixed wheel set, etc. My mechanic is under siege lol.

*Who knew that cycling would be the ideal social-distancing, group activity? Cycling year round means I don't have to take unnecessary risk in public and likely kept my sanity in the midst of this crazy world.

A LOT more cyclist on the streets of NYC since the start of the pandemic. All my brothers bought bikes in the past year. My crew has been putting in work since spring, but I've only been able to join a few group rides (work schedule on grind-mode). Over 100 miles for charity so far this season with more to go (shout out @onelovecommunityfridge & the Knight Ryders). Our weekly rides average 35-50 riders now. The special event rides bring out hundreds. The past 2 Juneteenth rides brought out thousands of riders from all over the tri-state area. Steady mobbin' © Cube.

Missing the Red Hook Crit (no updates).

Currently contemplating the return of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour in August.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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17. "Bro! Part prices are wilding!!"
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I was looking at groupsets, this morning. The same place I bought my 105 set from, for a shade under $400, in 2014…now has the current edition for a bit over $800. I know inflation is real, but damn. Oh and every iteration is currently sold out. No matter what crank length, number of teeth, sprocket size I mocked up…had to do the “email me when it becomes available”

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19. "*email me when this item becomes available*"
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..That notification has been the bane of my existence for almost 2 years now.

LBS can barely keep anything in stock and theft is at an all time high on the mean streets of BK.

Crazy.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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33. "I had to source most of my stuff eBay second hand or NWT"
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And some random vendors I’d likely have never bothered with before.
Fortunately it wasn’t high end level stuff I needed.



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25. "Are you part of the Good Company Bike Club?"
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I'm too much of a solitary soul to want to join a cycling club, but props to them for forming a Black-based cycling club in NYC.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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29. "That's fam right there..."
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..I ride with The Brooklyn Bike Crew and Knight Ryders, but we've held joint rides with Good Company Bike Club. Great energy in that crew.

There might've been a handful of Black cycling clubs before, but those numbers increased ten fold in the past year. Kinda strange having so many random Black people asking for advice/shop talk, but it feels good to see the community growing.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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8. "2021 TD Five Boro Bike Tour (8/22/21)"
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https://www.bike.nyc/events/td-five-boro-bike-tour/


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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11. "There's a NYC Century Ride as well in September"
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https://ipedalnyc.com/

Transportation Alternatives isn't hosting it as I guess they've lost too much money over the years running it, so one brave soul is hosting it by himself.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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14. "Keeping my eye on that event as well..."
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..Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of the way this ride is typically organized, but perhaps they'll improve on that moving forward.

*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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20. "Barely. No reason to for the past year. Fall though…."
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Been thinking about selling my Benno since the little one won’t be on the commute with me anymore I really hate we missed a year + of commuting together…fucking COVID man….

I still have my first build from the mid aughts…it’s pretty much a gravel bike format these days.

I have a bucket full of parts that was supposed to be a restored and custom painted mixte for the wife…. Haven’t had time or energy to paint the frame up though, maybe come fall….

If I sell the Benno…I’ll still probably get another electric to replace it. I really like what BMC is doing with their e-bikes. I don’t see going back to a non- eBike for commuting. It’s just so practical for my 2 kid, living UPHILL from my job lifestyle.


"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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38. "Did you lose the love, fam? I feel like I remembered you…"
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just loving being on the bike. Did it become more utilitarian?

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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40. "It def. became ultra utilitarian for me once kid # 2 came along"
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Hobbies in general just fell by the wayside. Biking is probably the only one I was able to flip into something still practical to fit into the parent lifestyle.

As they're getting older...and old enough to ride....I foresee it becoming something less utilitarian again.

For instance, copped our 8-year old her first brand new bike that's closer to a "grown-up" bike now that she's in the height range where she shouldn't outgrow it at least until middle school (hopefully).

  

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30. "Brother and I are doing a cycling documentary."
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It's called Bike Vessel.
https://www.bikevessel.com/


We've been working on it for about 2(?) years now. We've been applying for grants so we can finish it, but the documentary field is very competitive.
Streaming services are looking for content, so EVERYBODY has a doc out about something.

This past weekend we drove to Dayton, OH for the Major Taylor ride to film my father for the documentary.
It was really inspiring seeing all these Black people on bikes.

In a couple weeks we're going to do a ride from St. Louis to Chicago
for the main storyline of the film. Should be fun.

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31. "Homey, this is amazing!!"
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How can we help? Also, what is the ride from Stl to Chi?

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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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34. "Thank you!"
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The St. Louis to Chicago trip is our own ride specifically for the film.
My father, brother, and anyone else that wants to be part of the ride are going to be cycling from St. Louis to Chicago.
What do y'all call it? A century for two days and two metrics? (ha, I'm still learning).

But yeah, there's a small group of people riding with us.
I'll be part of the filming team following the riders those 4 days.
This ride is essentially going to be the main storyline of the film.
We'll be weaving interviews and other stories about Black riders in and out.

I don't know if we're planning on doing a kickstarter or some other fundraising campaign for Bike Vessel,
but if that changes I'll let people know.
Eric made it to the last round of the Hulu/Kartemquin Accelerator Program, but didn't make it.

Funny thing is, he was the DP and I was the editor of one of the finalists..ha. So yeah.

https://deadline.com/2021/07/hulu-kartemquin-accelerator-program-documentary-grants-directors-resita-cox-latoya-flowers-news-1234787105/

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37. "Ha, 324 miles…sounds about right…"
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seriously man, this is so dope. It hits home, too, because my pops had a stroke, last June…the day after Father’s Day. He still her, but unfortunately he’s paralyzed on his left side…so the rest of his time will be spent not being able to do anything for himself. He drank, smoked and abused other drugs for my entire lifetime and he’s paying for it.

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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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32. "fantastic..."
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..Its always great to see you and your fam continuing to bring these stories to the masses. Heard good things about the Major Taylor Ride in Dayton. That St. Louis to Chi trip sounds like fun. Your Pops is a G, for real. Can't wait to see this all come to fruition. d

A few members of my crew are currently doing the same (capturing the Black cycling experience here). We're hoping to capture the Red Hook Crit next season to bring the NYC cycling experience full circle.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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35. "Word up."
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Thank you.

>A few members of my crew are currently doing the same
>(capturing the Black cycling experience here). We're hoping to
>capture the Red Hook Crit next season to bring the NYC cycling
>experience full circle.

Maaan, that is huge! I'm learning that there are SO many stories of Black cyclers that need to be told.
I'd love to know more information about their project if possible.

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36. "Inbox..."
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..I want to know more about your project as well and how we can contribute?




*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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42. "Welcome to the Velodrome © Public Enemy"
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Switching gears in my training/workout routine to include laps on the local velodrome (always working to improve balance/stride). The route to the park is one of my favs, so that's a bonus.

Anyone else with velodrome experience?


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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43. "you had an SST?! nice. my first roadie was an SL1"
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I am pretty mad at myself. like you, I built my road bike from the ground up. my current set up:

KTM Revelator 3500 frame(came with 105 group)
Dura Ace 9100 groupset
Shimano Pro Vibe handlebar and stem
Fulcrum Carbon Zero race wheels

the wheels are basically brand new. Bought them in November and went into a HEAVY riding kick from December to February, but sadly... havent done shit for the last 3 months. hopefully i get the bug again.

it took me about... 6 years? to build this bike. the 105 is so bulletproof, and i didnt *need* to get rid of it but i always wanted Dura Ace, and wanted a 16 lb bike after I sold my Fuji SL1. with the Dura Ace and the Fulcrum carbon wheels, this bike is so amazingly capable and fast. It is just up to me to get back out there. i used to crave the Arizona summer season to ride but i havent been able to get out. this post may inspire me though.

i have two centuries under my belt, a tour de scottsdale race, and a ride up Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, so to basically "be retired" when my bike has never been faster is frankly upsetting the shit out of me as i type this.

very curious what you decide to buy!

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47. "I’ve looked at a couple of Fuji SL frames…"
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wouldn’t mind one of those Fuji Transonic joints. I’m looking to do a century in September, but that might be pushing it for getting my build done. Doing a century on a gravel bike, while not impossible, is definitely not ideal.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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49. "dont go aero!"
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>wouldn’t mind one of those Fuji Transonic joints. I’m
>looking to do a century in September, but that might be
>pushing it for getting my build done. Doing a century on a
>gravel bike, while not impossible, is definitely not ideal.

i nearly bought a Transonic... but those bikes, any aero bike, is meant to be ridden on flats with a high spin rate. you mentioned you like climbing in OKS, same with me, and those aero bikes weren't designed for out-of-the-saddle mashing. obviously they can handle it, but i think you should go for a race-frame style. especially if you wanna start knockin out centuries. if you train in hilly subdivisions and then increase the mileage, you'll find your century easier. im not sure i ever want to endure one of those monsters again.

i set a goal of 3500 miles this year. only at 366 LOL... ugh. pathetic. cycling is strange you are either knee deep in it or not even close. no in between. good luck on your century!

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44. "Copping some 28c gator skins for the Cannondale"
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Gotta figure out what attire to wear because tights and 12 inch gym shorts hurt on long commutes.

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

"root for everybody black haters say that's crazy, wow..."

  

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45. "Fam, swallow your pride…"
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cop some padded bib shorts and thanks me later. Lol…you will be mad at yourself for waiting this long.

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46. "^^This^^"
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..I'm not sure why more people aren't investing in better gear, but its essential for me.

Comfort makes the difference on any ride.



*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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48. "1000+ mi so far this year on my '88 Cannondale"
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edit: 1070mi / 37k ft climbing so far in 2021

I just got into cycling this year to add more variety into my fitness plans. Decided to buy something cheap from Craigslist and happened upon my beloved Cannondale: https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/DWPR8sjFJV7JL--3eVTUCsxQ4tGmqYJmOH-RQw2QFKE-1536x2048.jpg

The old school downtube shifters were a bit challenging at first, but I honestly didn't know a lot about gearing in general. Now I feel super comfortable and I love climbing hills. Out here in Oakland we have some ridiculous grades, 15-25%. I can go on a quick lunch ride and easily hit 1k ft climbing in under 10 miles.

I just did a 70mi ride this past Saturday. Planning for ~90mi over 3 days on roadtrip this weekend.

  

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