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  • Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    The best part is, we’ve no clue what the playlist is.  It’s been pieced together by a friend of ours.  He’s done this on a couple special occasions.

    The first of which was an eclectic mashup of everything from funk to EDM.  His last effort was a special disco mix that included an insane variety of awesome unheard of jams from the late 70s.

    Unfortunately we don’t have the equipment to do the lights this week.  Look forward to doing that sometime in the future.

    #46434
    Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    Master says faster!

    This week fast is back.  We’ll be doing another out-and-back.  So strap on your gloves and helmet and expect to get winded.

    As always, remember your own safety as well as the safety of others.  Don’t do anything dangerous.  That makes it less fun for everyone!

     

    #46541
    Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    Hi everybody.  It’s back!  This week will be special with extra riders, a guest mix put together specially for the ride, and a buy one get one free special on beers.  Oh.  And did I mention there’s also more free stuff and goodies for our beloved community?

    The date on the poster is wrong.  It’s this Friday the 5th at the standard 8 p.m.  Rentals are free for use for this ride, although we’ll still need a security deposit on the bike.  Call in advance Friday to reserve yours.

    #46641
    Dan
    Dan
    Moderator

    For anyone wondering what music was playing this Friday, here’s the mix we were listening to. Tracklist included. Enjoy!

    Natooke Take 2ki by Dan Engel on Mixcloud

    (Follow this link if the player doesn’t load)

    #46715
    Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    This week fast is in.  Expect 30 to 40 quick kilometers.

    Diverse group of riders so there’s no need to worry about leaving behind or being left behind.

    Hope to see you there!

    #46986
    Dan
    Dan
    Moderator

    Another mix for you guys! This one was played during the Pride Ride two weeks ago. Click through for a tracklist if you like what you hear!

    Pride Ride 2015 by Dan Engel on Mixcloud

    #47251
    Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    Thanks, Dan.  See you all this coming Friday.

    #47268
    Ray
    Ray
    Participant

    Cool bike-related reddit IAMA
    http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3d1huk/iama_pro_bicycle_mechanic_bike_tool_and_parts/

    (and I admit, I understand maybe 10% of what this guy is talking about. Will be hitting Natooke shortly with a list of questions)
    Things get heated near the end when they rumble over disk v. hydraulic brakes. Bike geek smackdown ensues…

    #47275
    Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    Attention:  Friday Night Ride, Slow ride tomorrow at 8 p.m.

    Thanks for the AMA, Ray.  Read through it.  Some interesting pointers.  That type of bicycle culture/community doesn’t exist in China.  Like so many things, bikes here are built like short term expendable tools.

    There’s a complete lack in the market for things of a higher quality that last through the ages.  Picking up an old Phoenix abandoned in your apartment complex is the closest thing to scoring a sweet ride or bit like he says.

    As for bamboo he’s a bit off the mark too.  The biggest challenge with bamboo frames is how to process the raw tubing to last against things like splitting, rot, etc.  The joints (if done right) are built in a way similar to a handmade carbon frame and are the least likely area of issue.

    He vows by steel, but steel, too, if left to the elements will rust and go to ruin.  Even carbon these days is far more outstanding a material than it was even 20 years ago.  I would not be surprised that in 30 to 40 years time there will still be carbon parts from today floating around.

    The dude is definitely bike savvy, but is very much the “if you know everything about bikes they’re essentially free” type of dude.  This is true, but for most average cycling joes is a tough-to-attain goal.

    #47295
    Peggy
    Peggy
    Participant

    This Friday.  Join the cruise.

    #49085
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