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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-16-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Askel
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Not sure if you can get them in 27.5, but Continental...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-16-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,512
Posted By Askel
It sounds like you might have a pretty good gut...

It sounds like you might have a pretty good gut to thunder thigh ratio (that's a good thing!) I sort of have the same problem. In the larger sizes, the legs aren't big enough in relation to the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Askel
I left the grill at home. I was going for speed.

I left the grill at home. I was going for speed.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Askel
Yup! You can't miss me. Unless you start riding...

Yup! You can't miss me. Unless you start riding before noon and finish before dark, then you'll definitely miss me. :)
...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-20-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By Askel
Thank you for sharing that. It'd really...

Thank you for sharing that.

It'd really suck to plow through 3 more years of school and then drop dead of some lifestyle inflicted ailment shortly thereafter.

Glad to hear you're still out...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-20-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By Askel
Motivation, Second Time Around

So a few years back, I jumped into the cycling thing with both feet. Bought a bunch of bikes, did a bunch of races. Hung out with all the cool kids. Lost a bunch of weight.

Then, I decided to go...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-02-12, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By Askel
The weight loss *is* the reward. If you try to...

The weight loss *is* the reward. If you try to make it some kind of game show where you win fabulous prizes by subjecting yourself to systematic torture because of sub-par equipment, you'll have a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-26-12, 04:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,191
Posted By Askel
Ah, and almost to illustrate the point perfectly-...

Ah, and almost to illustrate the point perfectly- we just had two people on both extremes of the morality issue.

Which is rather unfortunate, because I think the vast majority of people would...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-24-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Askel
This. Even if I do qualify and there is a...

This.

Even if I do qualify and there is a Clyde class, I never race in it anymore.

And it's a trend I've noticed amongst my fellow relatively fit clydes. None of us race clydesdale class...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-24-12, 04:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,191
Posted By Askel
I'd highly recommend trying it. I went vegetarian...

I'd highly recommend trying it. I went vegetarian a few years ago, and greatly enjoyed the benefits while carrying a training load similar to yours. I've since gotten more in tune with my body and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-22-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By Askel
..and don't get discouraged if that particular...

..and don't get discouraged if that particular club ride doesn't work out. Not all groups work together and ride well together. Try a couple different group rides to find one that fits your riding...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-22-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Askel
So I got a Fargo. Man, this thing will ruin...

So I got a Fargo.

Man, this thing will ruin your life.

Showing up late for work with a mud stripe up your backside. Getting home after dark, covered in cuts after bushwhacking your way out...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-18-12, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By Askel
Yes, 29ers are very good. I have 3 of 'em. :D ...

Yes, 29ers are very good. I have 3 of 'em. :D

But be careful around cheap forks if you ride off road aggressively. They are perfectly serviceable, but tend to be pretty flexy. If I ever get a...
Forum: Touring 04-17-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Askel
ACA has a great route that goes from near grand...

ACA has a great route that goes from near grand rapids to the UP: http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/northlakes.cfm

I've ridden both the MI side and the WI side. Lots of farm land on the WI...
Forum: Touring 04-17-12, 03:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,511
Posted By Askel
I understand the low tech sentiment, but consider...

I understand the low tech sentiment, but consider a coil sprung fork. They're dead simple to work on, and in my experience have been very reliable.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-16-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Askel
I'm intrigued by the Ribmos. How would you say...

I'm intrigued by the Ribmos. How would you say they compare to the Paselas?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-16-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,834
Posted By Askel
Do you *need* one? I dunno. Technically, you...

Do you *need* one? I dunno. Technically, you really only need one gear, front and back.

But I like triples.

Keep in mind, it's not just the highest and lowest gears in the range you need to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-16-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Askel
I'm with Clifton on this one- when it comes to...

I'm with Clifton on this one- when it comes to road tires- I look for the label on the side that says "Pasela TG". I even had my own gatorskin phase. :D

It's always a push and pull between feel,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-15-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,232
Posted By Askel
You can, of course, get a lower and more...

You can, of course, get a lower and more aerodynamic position with *any* bar configuration. It's maybe just more comfortable to stay there with drops.

I've commuted to work on everything from a...
Forum: Touring 04-12-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,155
Posted By Askel
If I was stuck with your budget, I'd go for a 26"...

If I was stuck with your budget, I'd go for a 26" wheeled mountain bike. Should be able to get it racked and panniered within your budget and have a couple bucks left over for some slick tires.
...
Forum: Touring 04-12-12, 04:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,511
Posted By Askel
The bike that hooked me on the concept: ...

The bike that hooked me on the concept:
http://www.feep.org/gallery/d/52422-2/SANY0720.JPG

Got both a Pugsley and a Fargo this winter to do more of such. Fargo for things that sort of resemble...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-08-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Askel
Clyde Torque: Tighten until stripped, back off...

Clyde Torque: Tighten until stripped, back off one quarter turn. :D


I just finished building up a bike from a frame. While I've done nearly everything involved in that process, never all at...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-07-12, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,570
Posted By Askel
Met it halfway and put some salsa woodchippers on...

Met it halfway and put some salsa woodchippers on my single speed last fall for a gravel road race and cyclocross season.

http://www.bialas.org/blog/heck.jpg

Stem is way too long there, but...
Forum: Touring 04-06-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Askel
Blasphemy! I only buy road bikes with pro...

Blasphemy!

I only buy road bikes with pro wrestling themed names. :D

(Currently riding a Jake, considering a Macho Man or a Nature Boy)
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-06-12, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Askel
"First Bike" Stories

For whatever reason, the internet seems positively abuzz with "What bike should I buy?!"threads. And the internet is usually pretty horrible about giving some kind of coherent answer. Thus, I see...
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