Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-15-03, 05:26 PM   #1
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
Thread Starter
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Geek level reality check

Your opinion please...
we are packing for a trip to Hawaii; leaving tomorrow. I've packed my helmet as I plan to borrow my sis-in-law's MTB for some recreational/scenic cycling on the island.

Here's the geek factor: should I take my shoes and pedals. It is a quick install, but do I really want to do that or just put up with her toe clips??? What do you think?
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-03, 05:45 PM   #2
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Take the shoes and pedals if you can find the room in your bags.
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-03, 05:46 PM   #3
Rowan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 14,935
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 247 Post(s)
Take them. You'll feel much more comfortable much quicker.

FWIW

R
Rowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-03, 06:01 PM   #4
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
Thread Starter
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
by the time I hit "post new thread", I'd pretty much decided to pack them. Turns out there is plenty of room for them in my bags. WAHOOO gonna have so much fun! Liz
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-03, 06:15 PM   #5
KevinG
Little Debbie Fiend Club
 
KevinG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Back To New Orleans Again
Bikes:
Posts: 697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I say take your saddle too.
__________________
NADS #138
Braaaaaaaaap!
Go Medium Or Go HOME!!!!!
Bob Roll:
"Toour DAAAY Frantz!"
KevinG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-03, 06:29 PM   #6
khuon
DEADBEEF
 
khuon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
Bikes: 1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Posts: 12,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by KevinG
I say take your saddle too.
Don't forget the seatpost while you're at it.

In all seriousness, I always forget something when I'm packing so... other things you might want to remember to bring along: gloves (if you wear them), sunglasses, socks (if you're so inclined), jersey and shorts (depending on the kind of riding you expect to be doing or if you even normally wear them) and (since you're bringing your shoes), cleat covers if you you have "those kind of shoes".
__________________
1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
"Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122
khuon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-03, 06:52 PM   #7
KevinG
Little Debbie Fiend Club
 
KevinG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Back To New Orleans Again
Bikes:
Posts: 697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by khuon
Don't forget the seatpost while you're at it.

No sense in bringing the seatpost unless he knows for sure it will fit the loaner bike.
__________________
NADS #138
Braaaaaaaaap!
Go Medium Or Go HOME!!!!!
Bob Roll:
"Toour DAAAY Frantz!"
KevinG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-03, 05:24 AM   #8
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
Thread Starter
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for all the helpful hints. I have packed: helmet, shorts, jersey, socks, shoes and pedals...and...oopS! forgot the gloves! Luckily, I've read the post before leaving. and there is still room in my bag for those, too! (I'm trying to travel light-with the exception of the bike stuff, of course).

I'll try to remember to post pix when I get back. Or, If I'm really clever, then I'll post while I'm there. fancy eh? Liz
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-03, 07:13 AM   #9
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by CycleMagic
Here's the geek factor: should I take my shoes and pedals. It is a quick install, but do I really want to do that or just put up with her toe clips??? What do you think?
Take the shoes and pedals. You can thank me later!
bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-03, 07:29 AM   #10
ChiliDog
Senior Member
 
ChiliDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Clermont County, Ohio
Bikes: Electra Townie 21D, Fuji Saratoga 1.0
Posts: 734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't forget the miini-tool and pedal wrench! HAVE FUN, you lucky devil!
ChiliDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-03, 12:44 PM   #11
stateman
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Take em. Make it feel as much like your bike as you can.
stateman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-03, 11:53 PM   #12
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
Thread Starter
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK...day 3 in Hawaii (on Oahu)....been doing a lot of sight seeing, but very little folks out bike riding. I get to borrow my sis-in-law's Specialized Rockhopper whenever I want...maybe tomorrow? thanks for the suggestions! I have everything I need to 'make the bike like my own'.

Funny thing, while driving around, I notice LOTS of bike lanes, but not a whole lot of riders. the riders I do see are riding around in 'slippers' (flip flops to you and me). one out of every five riders has a helmet. I'll post pix when I get home. Cheers! Liz
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 PM.