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redkow97 last won the day on February 11 2017

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About redkow97

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  • Birthday 04/01/1983

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    2016 Framed Minnesota 3.0

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  1. redkow97

    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    The through-axle on my fat bike is seized to the threaded grommet, and the grommet is rotating in the fork “dropout.” i haven’t drilled it to hold the grommet in place so i can remove the axle yet, but i did order a Chinese carbon fork yesterday. I will drill and hack the current fork AFTER the new one arrives. Still riding the bike as is until then. I just wanted to swap my tires!
  2. redkow97

    I'm baaaaaaakkkkk!

    Post some pics with the top up!
  3. redkow97

    What i did in guns.

    If you want to carry in 45 ACP, that’s the way to do it.
  4. redkow97

    Bicycle racing season

    I took 9th in a poorly attended fat tire race in February, but “regular” racing is coming soon! I almost registered for the 3/23 mtb race in Chillacothe, but i’ll Be out of town. I am doing gravel races until the MTB trails solidify. 5/4 is the black fork gravel grinder. It’s really well organized, and if you don’t mind climbing, it’s a hell of a way to gauge early-season fitness. Haven’t looked much at MTB events yet, but will plan on racing at Vulture’s Knob, and maybe elsewhere around Ohio. I’d also like to buy a season license for CX this year. Anyone besides @jhawk going to come beat me?
  5. redkow97

    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    Well i guess i know myself better than i thought. I’m pretty beat, and finished in 2:58. Hard to be disappointed knowing that it’s 18 minutes faster than last year, and my first real ride on my CX/gravel bike. Fun time.
  6. redkow97

    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Road it 41.6(?) miles. And got it dirty.
  7. redkow97

    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Got a professional fitting on the CX bike last Friday. Ordered a spare 700c tube. Road Apple Roubaix Saturday. Been mostly working on myself until then. Need to test ride the CX bike with the new cassette, but it’s shifting well on the stand.
  8. redkow97

    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    (Related: my $1200ish in bike purchases is earning my wife a much nicer spa package for Valentine’s Day)
  9. redkow97

    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    Bought a CX bike. Swapping it from 11-32 cassette to 11-42, so it climbs more easily on gravel rides. professional bike fitting scheduled for 2/15 😎
  10. redkow97

    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    (For reference, that 20mph spin bike claim is based on my average speed on the bike at my old gym. Real-world results are more like 15 mph average)
  11. redkow97

    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    I just registered. Not sure how i will handle the distance. I can’t track mileage on the spin bike, but i don’t stay on it for much more than an hour, so MAYBE 20 miles at a time. My longest 2019 outdoor ride has been 13.6(?), and that felt good, but not as easy as it should have. Target time for the 40 miler is 2.5 hours, but “under 3” is probably more realistic. Hoping to ride this Sunday. 37, but sunny. I need a good 30 mile reminder of how 40 is going to feel.
  12. redkow97

    What did you do to your bicycle today?

    A little late... replaced the derailleur cables and got the shifting super dialed in on the fat bike a couple weeks ago. Race ready for 2/23. rode a quick 13.x miles on the old Trek 850 “road” hybrid on Saturday. Been putting in some work on the spin bike before work. Looking at a CX bike on Thursday. RAR is 3/2. Need to start getting some longer rides in, rather than just 40-60 min HIIT rides.
  13. redkow97

    OMRL 2019 Season

    Just adds weight. Super easy to bump-start.
  14. redkow97

    OMRL 2019 Season

    You could spend $200 on gear or $2000. My first set of gear was $140 eBay leathers, and clearance boots/gloves. I already had a helmet. Current suit cost me $650 used... a set up stock xr100 tends to be $1300ish. It’s easy to find really clean bikes for more, and not all that hard to find older ones for less.
  15. redkow97

    Roadapple Roubaix 2018 (3/3/18)

    2019 RAR is coming up soonish. I won’t be in shape, but i will do it. Fun time with only 1 real hill. Good beer sponsor though.