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Old 09-25-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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best milage WITH bike on back :)

well, i took the advise & kept my ride off the top of the car. I bought a hatch mounted setup that works pretty smoothly.

so i put my bike & an extra set of wheels mounted on the back & headed up to (almost) Burlington, Vt for my first cyclocross race of the season (3hrs away).

Almost all highway miles going about 60mph. I filled up on the way back & much to my surprise it calc'd out at a whopping 44.2mpg!! nice

I may leave the bike on there a little more. hehe
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:16 AM   #2
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Very nice! Go little yaris go!

How'd you do in the race, ?
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:35 AM   #3
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How'd you do in the race, ?
i did 'ok' i still have to take it VERY easy due to my injuries. i cant take ANY risks... which basically means i cant race hard.
that being said, i finished 17th. fitness-wise i absolutely could have been top10... but i lost alot of time being careful on the slick, muddy turns & decents.

i crashed once & it scared the poop out of me. im ok though.
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i did 'ok' i still have to take it VERY easy due to my injuries. i cant take ANY risks... which basically means i cant race hard.
that being said, i finished 17th. fitness-wise i absolutely could have been top10... but i lost alot of time being careful on the slick, muddy turns & decents.

i crashed once & it scared the poop out of me. im ok though.
What kinda of injury you coming back from, collarbone?
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Damn, you must be a beast. It has been a little rainy up here lately, I do quite fancy it, but that's another story.

Perhaps you could find a way to mold your rack into a partial boattail,
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What kinda of injury you coming back from, collarbone?
4 fractured/chipped vertibrae in neck
dislocated right shoulder
type 2 distal (right at the AC Joint) on the left collarbone (then punctured thru my trapezius muscle)
possible rotator cuff damage
lots of ligament/muscle damage to back

i got a plate & 7 screws in my shoulder... in a sling for 10 weeks... out of work for 6 weeks.... still in physical therapy... etc etc etc
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4 fractured/chipped vertibrae in neck
dislocated right shoulder
type 2 distal (right at the AC Joint) on the left collarbone (then punctured thru my trapezius muscle)
possible rotator cuff damage
lots of ligament/muscle damage to back

i got a plate & 7 screws in my shoulder... in a sling for 10 weeks... out of work for 6 weeks.... still in physical therapy... etc etc etc
Ouch! Good luck on the recover and don't push to hard. Were you hit buy a car?
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Ouch! Good luck on the recover and don't push to hard. Were you hit buy a car?

road race. someone went down in the final sprint & thier bike slid across the road, right in front of me.... i hit it at about 35mph. then went head first into the granite curb... ouch.

im almost fully back to normal way ahead of schedule.
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