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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Not sure. Was more referencing that my wife is even hotter with her glowing skin - I have thought about doing something to Vicky's outer layer though.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby RTW » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:33 pm

So, my old friend Jeff's face plant has drawn me out of the woodwork. Sorry to hear about Victoria. I forgot to bring the skinsuit to Germany this week to send it you (I could pay postage myself I suppose) it is short sleeve though, I have to warn you.

Any thoughts to replacing the frame? My knowledge of what is out there isn't what it was (but I miss that a bit, and riding more lately I have started to obsess about bikes again) but there are lots of aero offerings around now.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby BMANX » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:50 pm

I say buy an S5 and call it a day.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:22 am

I still think BMC's are the best built bikes out there and nicest to ride, but what do I know, I bought a Storck! :grin:

Jeff, ask your friend at Cervelo why it has cracked along the mould join line. I find that a little off putting, it suggests a weak point to me, but I'd have to ask our 'guy' to see what his thoughts are.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby mdeth1313 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:39 am

pritchet74 wrote:Yup. I love that both my wife and girlfriend are Canadian, but both are indeed awesome California girls.
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eh? :applause:


which reminds me, I need to watch Strange Brew!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby BMANX » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:52 am

Good Day Hey!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:24 am

RTW wrote:So, my old friend Jeff's face plant has drawn me out of the woodwork. Sorry to hear about Victoria. I forgot to bring the skinsuit to Germany this week to send it you (I could pay postage myself I suppose) it is short sleeve though, I have to warn you.

Any thoughts to replacing the frame? My knowledge of what is out there isn't what it was (but I miss that a bit, and riding more lately I have started to obsess about bikes again) but there are lots of aero offerings around now.


Great to see you back here!

Short sleeves are great - it is HOT here all summer long!

The idea of something new is tempting, but we are hoping to buy a house in 3-4 months, so a new frame just isnt an option. Best for me to not even go down that road. :angelMrGreen:

That said, I do really like the new BMC frames that their team is just starting to use.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:31 am

So i decided to support the local photographer and buy the pic of me at the race.
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A few observations:
I love the look of the basebars with the brake levers turned in so its clean like the USE Tula.
I need some new shoe covers. Those ones are awful.
I actually LOOK fit, even though there is a severe lack of horsepower in the engine.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby mdeth1313 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:17 am

pritchet74 wrote:The idea of something new is tempting, but we are hoping to buy a house in 3-4 months, so a new frame just isnt an option.



Some creative financing would work-- roll the cost of the new frame into the mortgage! That way you can use the "it's tax deductible argument as well." :mrgreen:
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby RTW » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:43 am

pritchet74 wrote:So i decided to support the local photographer and buy the pic of me at the race.
A few observations:
I love the look of the basebars with the brake levers turned in so its clean like the USE Tula.
I need some new shoe covers. Those ones are awful.
I actually LOOK fit, even though there is a severe lack of horsepower in the engine.


I have an observation - your position looks great, but I am worried what will happen, if you don't look up at the road ahead :lol: Sorry.

Have you thought about getting a Tula bar, or are they not all that?!
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby BMANX » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:53 pm

When you roll the frame into the mortgage, I can send your wife some Canadian Beer so she will feel like she is back home and with the alcohol content being over double what she drinkds down there, after a couple of beers she will not even remember agreeing to it.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:37 pm

I was good about looking up pretty frequently to ensure that the road surface didn't have anything had coming up and also checking to ensure the straight road was always straight.

At some point a frame will come around that I must have - that time just hasn't arrived though. Also, I have a MTB that is about 30% complete and that will he finished before I even consider anything new for a road bike.

Maybe I need to start a thread with the new MTB project....
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby RTW » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Do a thread about the MTB project please. I might even be tempted to do one too - then I really would be back in the house, wouldn't I?
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby Ypsylon » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:18 pm

What the heck is it with the bears nowadays. Armstrong broke her collarbone after being pushed over by a bear during an ITT. I wonder if it was the same one.

Maybe Kristin, Andy and you should open a club and watch the Tour together.
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Re: Introducing Victoria....... (with new shoes on Page 21)

Postby pritchet74 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:25 am

Excellent idea. I will bring the chips and beer!

Victoria has a tentative surgery date set for the 22nd of June. My friend who told me that the repair is easy has agreed to help me do it. I just have to order some parts. I will be sure to take pictures of each step of the repair for you guys.
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