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12 Aug 2015 10:46

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Tricycle Rider, wool has a surprisingly wide temperature range, quoted at 10-27 Celsius for that jersey single layered. I've never ridden in temperatures that high but it is certainly fine in the low 20's.
I think it's a nice jersey, but is it a pain to take care of in terms of laundering? (I'm thinking of my grandma's old, knitted wool sweaters - you had to hand wash them and then lay them out on a towel and shape them to air-dry, about a week later they would actually be dry. Heh.)

Hats off to what sounds like a hell of a workout on a fixie, nonetheless. :cool:


Haven't washed it yet but I have washed other wool jerseys on a delicate cold wash and they have come out ok so I think it should be fine. I went for a a more relaxed fit so at worst it'll turn it into a race fit jersey...

Cheers, was great fun!

Surely that would itch? I've never had a true wool jersey, here in Aus there would be about 6-8 weeks at most where you could wear it :D


Surprisingly not and wool usually does irritate me. You can get merino wool baselayers cheap, I highly recommend you try at least one. I was sat in 23 degrees Celsius with no wind yesterday and it felt fine. I'd say I'd have the baselayer off you if you didn't like it and we were the same size so you can try one, postage might be a bit much though...
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Re: the face/person behind the member

12 Aug 2015 23:14

kind of sad that so many pictures here are gone. I am quite interested how many people in the forum here look like and its kind of frustrating when these people post a pic here but I can't watch it.
Also while reading through this thread I noticed some things:
-50% of the posts here are just there to boast with the posters gf :D
-Big Mac and Netserk are way younger than I expected
-I am probably the only person in this forum who doesnt cycle a lot.
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13 Aug 2015 21:05

King Boonen wrote: You can get merino wool baselayers cheap, I highly recommend you try at least one.
I have a merino wool shirt from my X-country skiing days, it is surprisingly comfy and easy to take care of. I now wear it for cycling when it gets a bit cooler out... I actually wear a lot of my old X-country ski clothes for cycling in the winter, didn't think they'd come in so handy now.
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Re: the face/person behind the member

14 Aug 2015 03:26

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-I am probably the only person in this forum who doesnt cycle a lot.
Hon, you're in the cafe right now, so any chitter-chatter goes as far as I know, anyway. So just chitter-chatter away. :)

Do you have a recent picture of you you could post, btw.?
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Re: the face/person behind the member

14 Aug 2015 12:40

Tricycle Rider wrote:
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-I am probably the only person in this forum who doesnt cycle a lot.
Hon, you're in the cafe right now, so any chitter-chatter goes as far as I know, anyway. So just chitter-chatter away. :)

Do you have a recent picture of you you could post, btw.?

I have hardly any pictures which only show me and I am not the biggest fan of selfies :D
But I can search if I find a good one.
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15 Aug 2015 12:59

Afrank wrote:King Boonens is clearly a rebel. He lives by his own rules. :cool: :p



I also adhere to the caveat of rule #33.

Rule #33 // Shave your guns. Legs are to be carefully shaved at all times. If, for some reason, your legs are to be left hairy, make sure you can dish out plenty of hurt to shaved riders, or be considered a hippie douche on your way to a Critical Mass. Whether you use a straight razor or a Bowie knife, use Baxter to keep them smooth.

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15 Aug 2015 17:18

Dishing out the pain to the hairless! Well done! :D
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16 Aug 2015 02:02

And there he goes again, sporting an evil smile while rocking a fixed-gear...

Cool photo, BK.

Was everyone riding a fixie in this race?
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16 Aug 2015 07:15

Tricycle Rider wrote:And there he goes again, sporting an evil smile while rocking a fixed-gear...

Cool photo, BK.

Was everyone riding a fixie in this race?


As far as I'm aware, out of 3000 riders I was the only person on a fixed wheel.

Not a race, was a sportive. I've been asked to race a few times but I don't really fancy it :)
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19 Aug 2015 01:06

Finally back on the bike. Been a while so here's one sent to me, at friend's house after a ride. I have almost no photos of myself. :p Next ought to be on the bike.

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Re: the face/person behind the member

19 Aug 2015 01:35

Gigs_98 wrote:kind of sad that so many pictures here are gone. I am quite interested how many people in the forum here look like and its kind of frustrating when these people post a pic here but I can't watch it.
Also while reading through this thread I noticed some things:
-50% of the posts here are just there to boast with the posters gf :D
-Big Mac and Netserk are way younger than I expected
-I am probably the only person in this forum who doesnt cycle a lot.


Of age now. :D

Nets is not young. He's nearly 100, has braided beard, sleeps with an axe by his side and dreams about Fuglesang.
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19 Aug 2015 04:37

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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP WA
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19 Aug 2015 10:55

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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP WA
Damn, dude... you look all mean, clean, and just about ready to mountaineer!

How you doing up there in WA State, btw.? I mean, in the ways of wildfires and such.

Nice photo, btw.
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Re: the face/person behind the member

19 Aug 2015 12:24

BigMac wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:kind of sad that so many pictures here are gone. I am quite interested how many people in the forum here look like and its kind of frustrating when these people post a pic here but I can't watch it.
Also while reading through this thread I noticed some things:
-50% of the posts here are just there to boast with the posters gf :D
-Big Mac and Netserk are way younger than I expected
-I am probably the only person in this forum who doesnt cycle a lot.


Of age now. :D

Nets is not young. He's nearly 100, has braided beard, sleeps with an axe by his side and dreams about Fuglesang.

Netserk:
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19 Aug 2015 12:38

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irondan wrote:Image

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP WA
Damn, dude... you look all mean, clean, and just about ready to mountaineer!

How you doing up there in WA State, btw.? I mean, in the ways of wildfires and such.

Nice photo, btw.

Thanks! I'm in the mountains a lot.

Fires are not good, obviously. We have fires every year but they're out in the vast forests in the eastern part of the state for the most part. Last year a few towns were burnt pretty bad and this year is looking even worse. Even the west side of the state is in a heightened state of alert because it's so dry. Chelan was a beautiful mountain town and now it's devastated. Very sad.

Btw: I didn't know that was neserk, I thought he would be... taller. :p
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19 Aug 2015 15:43

irondan wrote:Image

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP WA


Cool pic, I'm hoping the MTB is just out of the frame. First thing I did was scope lines... :)
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Re: the face/person behind the member

20 Aug 2015 02:24

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It was all I could do to submit this comment I don’t know where the inspiration came from…
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Re: the face/person behind the member

21 Aug 2015 02:04

krebs303 wrote:Image
Not sure if this is an invitation for us to guess what krebby looks like, but if it is I'd go with something like this. (Based on a post where krebby had described himself as rather old-ish.)

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Btw., cool photo, BigMac. (Crikey, you look young enough to be my son!)
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21 Aug 2015 03:15

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Well hullo there, krebby! :cool:

You don't look nearly as mummified as I had imagined you would.

Based on the pics you post I take it Mexico is treating you well?
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21 Aug 2015 12:21

irondan wrote:
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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP WA
Damn, dude... you look all mean, clean, and just about ready to mountaineer!

How you doing up there in WA State, btw.? I mean, in the ways of wildfires and such.

Nice photo, btw.

Thanks! I'm in the mountains a lot.

Fires are not good, obviously. We have fires every year but they're out in the vast forests in the eastern part of the state for the most part. Last year a few towns were burnt pretty bad and this year is looking even worse. Even the west side of the state is in a heightened state of alert because it's so dry. Chelan was a beautiful mountain town and now it's devastated. Very sad.

Btw: I didn't know that was neserk, I thought he would be... taller. :p

Edit: As of today 8/21/15, the fires have tripled in size overnight. It's an "unprecedented cataclysm" according to the governor, who also put out a call for any citizen to join the fight on the fire lines. That's never happened before here in Washington.

Another windy day is with high temperatures is in the forecast today making the firefighting effort, futile. Mandatory evacuations is the order of the day.

3 firefighters were killed when they had an accident trying to get away from a firestorm but they were engulfed by the flames, instantly killing them. A survivor fights for his life in hospital in Seattle.

I'm not the type of guy that gets all emotional but as I write this simple comment on an internet forum far away the thought of what damage these fires are doing to my 'home' right now have me welling up...
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