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#76 2009-09-25 11:14am

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

BMX for this challenge...U Rock! yikes
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#77 2009-09-25 12:03pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Miko wrote:

Didn't catch this thread the first time around.  Truly amazing.  I wonder what the road bikers thought of "the guy on the BMX bike".

I have no doubt "the guy on the BMX bike" is a legend and is mentioned whenever at least half of those guys tell their story about it.

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#78 2009-09-25 1:37pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

how did I not see this post before.....awesome man! That would be a great time!

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#79 2009-09-25 1:58pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Crazy cool.   coolcool


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#80 2009-09-29 3:03pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

ok, ive read everything and seen all the pictures.
im completely impressed but not satisfied with reading
about this, so i want to hear more.



why would you not want to ride that bike again or do this again with a bmx bike ?
that bike is now a legend IMO and you doing this with a bmx is far more interesting
then if you had posted completing this trek with a road bike.

do you think a 2 speed hole shot set up geared for the road would of helped ?

were the tires brand new and freshly installed for the race or were
they the same ones you trained on ?

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#81 2009-09-29 3:13pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Draw wrote:

ok, ive read everything and seen all the pictures.
im completely impressed but not satisfied with reading
about this, so i want to hear more.



why would you not want to ride that bike again or do this again with a bmx bike ?
that bike is now a legend IMO and you doing this with a bmx is far more interesting
then if you had posted completing this trek with a road bike.
do you think a 2 speed hole shot set up geared for the road would of helped ?

that's funny 'cause i've thought a lot about it and i can't not do it again on this bike. big_smile
the tires were the same ones i trained on, they had three or four hundred miles on them but it didn't show. i think the duration and road temp combined with the side to side "pumping" climbing the hills ate them faster than what is normal. this year was the fourth hilliest of the 39 (i think) years so it was likely the hardest possible year to do it for quite some time, meaning next few years will be a breeze in comparison so i figure "why not?" lol. from the info i've come across, next year will be a northern route which is flat as a pancake, i'll step the gearing up to 41/42 - 13, take my time, and really enjoy the trip cool feel free to join me next July!

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#82 2010-06-21 6:53am

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Bump


One of the most awesome thread here.  Are you doing it again?  IF there's a cause you wanna raise money for, I'm sure many of us would pitch in.


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#83 2010-07-23 11:58am

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bumping my old thread, leaving to do ragbrai again in ten minutes. big_smile
but on this instead:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj81/yellow99s/1279836302.jpg


"This should be a no brainer guys. If you think the wife would disagree with the bike/price tell her "Honey, I bought this for you. I LUUVVVV you...". And then proceed to put it with your other bikes and tell her she can never ride it. lol"

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#84 2010-07-23 12:33pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Good luck!!! have fun and watch out for those giant robots and t-Rex!


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#85 2010-07-23 12:55pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Good luck!


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#86 2010-07-23 1:09pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Fuggin awesome big_smile i would love to do something like that.
you think this will make it hmm
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/alainmagana/BMX%20Parts/woodbike.jpg

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#87 2011-01-27 5:02am

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

wow so cool awesome pics


When I'm not riding BMX my other ride is a Husaberg FE 390.

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#88 2011-06-11 7:09pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Anybody else doing ragbrai this year?


"This should be a no brainer guys. If you think the wife would disagree with the bike/price tell her "Honey, I bought this for you. I LUUVVVV you...". And then proceed to put it with your other bikes and tell her she can never ride it. lol"

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#89 2011-06-11 8:05pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

what a killer ride...the food didnt look to good,but at least it got ya through it...i would have selected better tires and ran rims with the disc set up instead of spins..congratz on that haul..beautifull country and awesome adventure...cool

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#90 2013-08-26 4:33pm

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Re: riding 450+ miles next week, ON A BMX BIKE!

Badass. Thanks for posting this link on my page. One more incentive. big_smile

I did the 575 miles from san fran to los angeles on my mtn bike when I was 17.

Next time will be a BMX   cool


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