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Forum: Touring 04-03-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By fantom1
I'm sure you saw the mountain lion, but your...

I'm sure you saw the mountain lion, but your distance guessing skills might be a bit off. 500 yards is pretty darn far away to positively ID something unless you're Superman.
Forum: Foo 02-06-15, 10:54 PM
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Views: 160,323
Posted By fantom1
Nice work guys. Gotta upload some to Photobucket...

Nice work guys. Gotta upload some to Photobucket or somewhere to post here. Until then, Home - David Isaac Photography | San Diego | Orange County | Los Angeles | California | Hawaii...
Forum: Touring 01-29-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By fantom1
+1. NorCal will be pretty rainy, windy, and...

+1. NorCal will be pretty rainy, windy, and possibly cold at that time. I agree with the others that the South West might be a bit nicer. The weather is pretty perfect out there in the deserts,...
Forum: Touring 01-03-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By fantom1
Sorry, but again, this is wrong. If you take the...

Sorry, but again, this is wrong. If you take the coastal route it is actually one of the warmest places in Spain during that time. This is because of the ocean and relatively warm, wet air that...
Forum: Touring 01-03-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By fantom1
From the guy who lives and has lived throughout...

From the guy who lives and has lived throughout most of Spain (me)- You said even in fountains, which is terrible advice. Don't assume the tap water and especially local fountains, etc. is...
Forum: Touring 01-03-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By fantom1
This is not true, please don't believe it. You...

This is not true, please don't believe it. You might not die from drinking it, but that doesn't make it potable. It depends on where you go. If you see other people drinking there, you probably...
Forum: Touring 01-02-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By fantom1
Roads- The main roads in Spain are generally...

Roads- The main roads in Spain are generally horrible for cyclists, especially around Madrid. Too much traffic, although the people are conscienscious of bikes. Look for small, side roads. In...
Forum: Europe 05-14-14, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By fantom1
The camps or myself? I'm a photographer in...

The camps or myself? I'm a photographer in Palma, but work throughout the island. David Isaac Photography | Ridiculously Good Looking Photography | Luxury Photographer Spain Espaņa| Architecture |...
Forum: Foo 03-01-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By fantom1
Hahaha. That is awesome

Hahaha. That is awesome
Forum: Living Car Free 03-01-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,740
Posted By fantom1
100F is about all I can handle depending on wind,...

100F is about all I can handle depending on wind, humidity, etc. That said, a ver humid day at 90 is much much less enjoyable
Forum: Europe 02-27-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,539
Posted By fantom1
Depends on how much off roading you want to do...

Depends on how much off roading you want to do and how adventurous you want to be. You could take backroads, farm roads, etc. and probably never see a car. The highways that are smaller are still...
Forum: Europe 02-27-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By fantom1
Lots here in Mallorca if you're up for a trip.

Lots here in Mallorca if you're up for a trip.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-11-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By fantom1
I guess I'm not being clear. What I mean to say...

I guess I'm not being clear. What I mean to say is which current model is the same as the then "hi-mod." Most makers don't actually discontinue the older models, they just downgrade the...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-11-13, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By fantom1
Yes, it was the hi-mod, which was the only model...

Yes, it was the hi-mod, which was the only model at the time.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By fantom1
Which Current Cannondale SuperSix is equivalent to the 2010 SuperSix?

I had a 2010 SuperSix that was an amazing bike. Frankly, it was plenty of bike for me and can't justify the extra $$$ on a few grams. But...I don't know which current SuperSix model would be the...
Forum: Touring 07-05-12, 01:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,867
Posted By fantom1
Anyone ever flip out and say **** it all?

I'm at a point where I'd just like to have some peace. I don't want any personal relationships, long-term jobs, security, etc. I just want to feel free and live each day by the day. I used to have...
Forum: Southern California 12-08-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By fantom1
Free cycling clothes- Leucadia/Encinitas

Paper grocery bag full of cycling clothes. Free to pickup from Leucadia. Must take all. Off hand there are a few sets of decent booties, jerseys, a set of tights, a few bibs (one is new/unused). ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-13-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By fantom1
Photoshoppers, pchoppers, some help?

Trying to figure out a nice color scheme for my dream bike, and need some help. Using the bike below as a base, could anyone to pchop it into two different versions:

1) Replace red anodized...
Forum: Touring 07-29-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,008
Posted By fantom1
Cheap Brooks saddle knock-off (broke in the...

Cheap Brooks saddle knock-off (broke in the middle of the desert). Bad idea.

Trying to re-hydrate dried beans in a ziploc during the day....I just ended up carrying around several pounds of beans...
Forum: Touring 07-29-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,348
Posted By fantom1
The fun of touring is the adventure and freedom...

The fun of touring is the adventure and freedom of it. Part of that is not worrying about the bike. I'd:

Buy a LHT with a great build.
Go for baroque on the things that actually can make a tour...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By fantom1
Cool, good knowledge. Thanks.

Cool, good knowledge. Thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By fantom1
Are King headsets still the defacto best?

With all the new(ish) offerings from Cane Creek and Crank Bros. are CK headsets still considered the "best"?

Mainly asking mechanics that see bunches of bikes each day, not just personal opinion.
Forum: Touring 07-13-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fantom1
You could also put a light there for sure.

You could also put a light there for sure.
Forum: Touring 07-07-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By fantom1
LHT 26" or Bruce Gordon's offering (if...

LHT 26"

or

Bruce Gordon's offering (if it's still on sale)
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-06-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By fantom1
Everyone's body is different. You need to find...

Everyone's body is different. You need to find what works for you.

I know that around mile 75 I will need something like a soda (I prefer Dr. Pepper) if I'm going to keep a high pace. Before...
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