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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby Fuchs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:19 pm

Nice...I'll make some coffee. :)
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby dalai » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:53 am

Coffee? Now you are talking!
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:58 am

I love coffee!!!
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby Cyco » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:12 pm

I only ride early morning when its hot - even then can be a close call. On Xmas day a 1.5hr planned MtB ride saw me running out of water (3l) at the 2.5hr mark when it was over 40 at 10:30am...

Other option is on the velodrome in the evening
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby pritchet74 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:03 pm

The velodrome would be fun, but going in ovals might get boring after a while.
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby Cyco » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:57 am

Got to give it a try.

Having no brakes, and banking introduces you to a whole new world.
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby Fuchs » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:25 pm

I loved the oval which was in the town i was born (same as jan ulrich ;) )
I kinda miss it here in Sweden as there is just one oval in Sweden and it is 250km away :(
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby dalai » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:22 pm

Must say we are very fortunate in Australia. Most capital cities have an indoor timber velodrome plus other outdoor tracks and most country towns will too!

Racing and training on the velodrome is anything but boring! 8)
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby pritchet74 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:44 pm

I actually would live to ride the track. There is a lot going on at the track only 100km from my house, but I just don't have time for it. That's in my list of things to finally do when my kids are all grown. That and scuba diving.
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby dalai » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:15 am

That is main benefit of riding road - can ride straight from your door. Though I have four velodromes including our International level indoor timber track within a ~10km radius from home...
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:25 am

Must be nice! And ya, that's why riding the road is so convenient. For a good MTB ride I have to toss the bike in the car and drive. Just too much extra time required. On weekends I have a very limited window of time to ride or the wife isn't happy. Happy wife = happy life.
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby j0m » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:01 pm

Fuchs wrote:I kinda miss it here in Sweden as there is just one oval in Sweden and it is 250km away :(

It does kind of suck, but on the other hand my father in law lives about 235 km away in the same direction. I've been meaning to try it out but it hasn't happened yet. Between visiting all the relatives, skiing, and skating, there's not that much time left. And in the summer running and road riding is nice too (there be hills, which we don't have in Stockholm).
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby Ypsylon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:43 am

j0m wrote:Jeff, while Andy's a nice guy I wouldn't travel from the US to where he lives. There are more exciting parts of Germany. Honestly even Stockholm is more exciting than Andy's hometown. :D


Which is why George Clooney is in town. He must be tired of the nice places.

And while we're at it, how much is a beer where you live?
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Re: Vanilla Sky

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:26 pm

12 bottles of Bud Light Platinum is $14 here. What's beer cost there?
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