ache ache ache

Arrrgh,

I went down to the woods with some mtb riders yesterday night and I’m
really hurting today.

Other people who ride with bikers, how the hell do you manage to not totally
die, I was pedalling like mad just to keep up at a slowish pace on the
fireroads and I took much longer on the singletrack than they did.

Joe

Re: ache

Learn to glide on the fire-roads and fit as short a crank as you think you can
get away with is what I do

Joe

RE: ache ache ache

Challenge them to a riding backwards competition.
Insist they wheelie all the way.
Shout “your tyre’s flat” every so often.
Lasso the fastest rider for a pull glide.

Don’t all laugh at once now ya hear :wink:

Neil

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From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
Joe Marshall
Sent: 27 February 2002 11:16
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: ache ache ache

Arrrgh,

I went down to the woods with some mtb riders yesterday night and I’m
really hurting today.

Other people who ride with bikers, how the hell do you manage to not totally
die, I was pedalling like mad just to keep up at a slowish pace on the
fireroads and I took much longer on the singletrack than they did.

Joe


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RE: ache ache ache

> Other people who ride with bikers, how the hell do you manage
> to not totally
> die, I was pedalling like mad just to keep up at a slowish pace on the
> fireroads and I took much longer on the singletrack than they did.

Who rides with “normal” bikers? I ride sometimes with people who go real
slow, or on rides where the bikes are an add-on to a group of unicyclists,
so they are expected to go slow.

I went once on a group ride with the local trail building/advocacy group,
FATRAC. Since it was a round-trip ride on a relatively short trail I felt I
could handle it. I got a head start and rode my butt off to the other end,
where I was met by most of the other riders. They all passed me (again) on
the way back. But what a workout!

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

“You’re not supposed to wash your Roach armor” - Nathan Hoover, on safety
equipment cleaning methods

Re: ache ache ache

Well, when im riding single track with bikers, I tend to beat them. but
maybe the bikers im with are just sissys.

Joe Marshall wrote:

> Arrrgh,
>
> I went down to the woods with some mtb riders yesterday night and I’m
> really hurting today.
>
> Other people who ride with bikers, how the hell do you manage to not totally
> die, I was pedalling like mad just to keep up at a slowish pace on the
> fireroads and I took much longer on the singletrack than they did.
>
> Joe
>
> ___________________________________________________________________________
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Re: ache ache ache

“dingeman” <dingeman@citilink.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1014859727.27945.rsu@unicycling.org
> Well, when im riding single track with bikers, I tend to beat them.
but
> maybe the bikers im with are just sissys.
>
Yeah, either you’re a lot fitter than me which is possible, or they’re a
lot slower than any bikers I know. They were going fast (12mph +) on
difficult twisty very muddy singletrack where I could only keep up 6 mph or
maybe a little bit more in parts. As for the fireroads to warm up, that was
just taking the piss.

I reckon they should ride it all backwards in a nose wheelie to make it
fair, but none of them could do that at all, let alone offroad, so maybe not
so fair.

As for gliding the fireroads, would be great if I could, do you actually
glide on rocky fireroads? I don’t think I’d want to glide as fast as people
bike either, going at 25+mph down a steep rocky hill would not be a nice
time to fall off.

I’ve got some 110 cranks and a 29" wheel in the making, which should give me
an equivalent gear to a 1.7 to 1 gearing up on a 26" mtb with 170 cranks, so
hopefully gonna be a bit better at keeping up once I’ve got the leg strength
up enough to ride it up hills.

Joe

keeping up with the riders

i have to confess to not being quite at your level yet
had a race in a park against a toddler on a black push bike
u’ll be proud to know that i was leading untill i looked over my shoulder once to often
i’m sure the kid was impressed
(about 5 if u must know)
i was on my lil’ 20’
i’m not going back there till i get my 24’ fixed up!
:slight_smile:

namaste!
dave