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TDIFest 2012 Discussion about TDIFest 2012 on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012) in Ypsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan.

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Old August 31st, 2012, 09:08   #16
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I do 50-60 mile rides on my fixie averaging 19-20 if anyone thinks I am a hipster !
Awesome! What gears you running? I am not a hipster either but ride a fixie. I just did the MS Great Maine Getaway which was a 100 mile Saturday and 75 mile Sunday, both on my fixed gear, which is all I ride. I've done the ride 3 times now, the Trek Across Maine twice on it, and all 57 miles of the Acadia carriage trails in an afternoon.

We need to get together sometime since almost no one rides them longer than a few miles. I'm running 46/17 on the road for the hills and 46/19 when I put the dirt tires on it for the woods. My highest average is 19.1 mph but I'm usually in the 16-18 range.

Wish I was there at the Fest because I'd certainly bring it.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 19:59   #17
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Old September 1st, 2012, 18:53   #18
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I didn't get in until 2:30am Saturday morning... stupid work. This afternoon I had a great ride out to Ann Arbor mostly on trails. Had lunch at a Jamaican restaurant near downtown and it was fantastic. Anyway, the ride was about 30 miles and the trails were great except for about a half mile stretch that was in disrepair and a bit painful with no suspension.

Anyone up for a late morning ride tomorrow? I'm thinking of heading North toward West Bloomfield to see a buddy of mine, but would be okay with riding wherever.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 21:10   #19
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Damn, I wish I were there! Going for a nice, Sunday morning, dally. You know. A sashay. A cruise! A ramble! What did you see? What was fun? How was it???
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:59   #20
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Just a heads up, the trails are quite awful. Full suspension or bust (and I don't have it), and there's a section of tight hairpin curves on a downhill that's fun on the trike, but you'd want to walk a bicycle (and there's signs to that effect).

Oh, and I'm inclined to say to avoid cutting through the golf course, there's not much time you have to be on the road to get to the bike path. I may have pissed off some golfers this morning...
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I didn't see any bicycles while at fest yesterday. I think I showed up at the wrong time. A ride would have been nice.
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Awesome! What gears you running? I am not a hipster either but ride a fixie. I just did the MS Great Maine Getaway which was a 100 mile Saturday and 75 mile Sunday, both on my fixed gear, which is all I ride. I've done the ride 3 times now, the Trek Across Maine twice on it, and all 57 miles of the Acadia carriage trails in an afternoon.

We need to get together sometime since almost no one rides them longer than a few miles. I'm running 46/17 on the road for the hills and 46/19 when I put the dirt tires on it for the woods. My highest average is 19.1 mph but I'm usually in the 16-18 range.

Wish I was there at the Fest because I'd certainly bring it.
I run a 48/16 on the hilly windy roads of the cape, on flat ground rides I run a 13 tooth rear sprocket. I average 20 mph with the 16 rear, top out at 33 mph.
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