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Today was the annual Tour of the Tucson Mountains. Its a 74 mile ride around, not over, the mountains on Tucson's west side.
I've thought it would make for a nice fixed gear ride, so this year, me and a pal rode it on our fixies. I increased my gearing just a bit, from 42x16 to 42x15 and it was the right choice.
We rode into headwinds for most of the ride, but finished in just over 4 hours with an average speed of 17.1 miles per hour.

I'm beat now, but still riding an endorphin high.

I guess next we'll have to ride a fixed century.

Steve
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Pegorider said:
Today was the annual Tour of the Tucson Mountains. Its a 74 mile ride around, not over, the mountains on Tucson's west side.
I've thought it would make for a nice fixed gear ride, so this year, me and a pal rode it on our fixies. I increased my gearing just a bit, from 42x16 to 42x15 and it was the right choice.
We rode into headwinds for most of the ride, but finished in just over 4 hours with an average speed of 17.1 miles per hour.

I'm beat now, but still riding an endorphin high.

I guess next we'll have to ride a fixed century.

Steve
Tucson
ouststanding.......what bike were you riding?
 

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Congrats!

I really miss Tucson, especially this time of year.
I love Tucson, at all times of the year. That's why we live there.

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My Waterford. I picked up this Waterford cyclocross frame from Ebay last year while I was waiting for Salsa to receive a batch of Casserolls. No need for the Casseroll now.
The frame is Reynolds 531 throughout, built up with a mix of components: Brooks B17, Salsa stem and seatpost, Dura Ace hubs laced to Open Pro rims, 32mm Paselas, an old Ultegra triple crank reduced to a single, Noodle bars by Riv, and Shimano XT canti brakes and road levers.
It's heavy, but just right for commuting.
Next I'll install a Nitto fornt rack, Velo-Orange Ostrich bag and ditch the Shimano levers for Tektro's Campy clones.
 
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