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Forum: Road Cycling 01-29-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,670
Posted By RydeBig
Lot of a good advice, basically its about more...

Lot of a good advice, basically its about more riding, I know your tired of hearing that. May I make a suggestion & a point.
Suggestion: find hill that's not to long & not to steep but steep...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-20-14, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By RydeBig
So are starting in Kenmore? Which would be the...

So are starting in Kenmore? Which would be the end of BGT & the start of LST, If I have that right, parking along the road across from the Kenmore air habor. Pretty simple I would think. Not a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-20-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,305
Posted By RydeBig
Curious, When you say "fixed gear track bike",...

Curious, When you say "fixed gear track bike", are you saying no hand brakes?

As you know from experience stp is a zoo, especially 2 day. Even if your son is experienced track rider, riding...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-17-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By RydeBig
Only thing I would add is just to be really aware...

Only thing I would add is just to be really aware in Woodinville, thru the city there can be a lot of drivers pulling out of driveways, taking lane is a good idea in a lot of places where it gets too...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-10-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By RydeBig
Wildwood, I had really good luck with Seven & had...

Wildwood, I had really good luck with Seven & had 4 fittings in Portland at River City bikes, Dealt with Ward as a fitter & Matt as the sales manager.
Had 2 long & 1 short detailed conversations...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-10-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By RydeBig
Heads up, Seattle bike swap

Just looked at the calendar & realized the Seattle Bike Swap is approaching soon:
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
http://www.cascade.org/node/6882

For those...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 10-23-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By RydeBig
Seems to me as the last time this happened was...

Seems to me as the last time this happened was fall of '87! It is glorious here in the Gorge! its warming up nicely here by 11am
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-20-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,025
Posted By RydeBig
I like Jerseys, because of pockets & I can get...

I like Jerseys, because of pockets & I can get them in colors that makes folks notice you on the bike. Bright colors with contrasting stripes works best or flags jerseys can work also, as long as...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-20-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By RydeBig
How does one avoid blindly glaring sunrise & sunset?

Sunset, Sunrise: There is a time after & B4 each respectively where the sun is in our eyes when driving a vehicle impairing our vision.
Tough on vehicles, tougher on cyclists & peds.

Does...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-01-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By RydeBig
Hood River Area, Ride Around the Gorge

We do Monday night rides in the gorge area all welcome.
Check out Facebook group, Ride Around the Gorge
Hope to see you out there
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-29-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By RydeBig
Yep, it takes all kinds. Sometimes its hard to...

Yep, it takes all kinds. Sometimes its hard to remember that its the individual & not the mode of travel that makes us crazy. Sounds like if he was in a car he would be shaving & smoking & drinking...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 06-27-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By RydeBig
FYI, In Washington State parks have to provide...

FYI, In Washington State parks have to provide accommodations for cycling tourists. They may be a distance to the facilities of the park, but a full sign does not apply to touring cyclists.

This...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 06-20-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By RydeBig
Sorry to hear that. I've had a lot of back...

Sorry to hear that.
I've had a lot of back problems & strangely riding has been my therapy over the years. But as your finding out everything in moderation. Next year is a good goal.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 06-19-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By RydeBig
Hope your training is going well. If you want...

Hope your training is going well.
If you want to leave at 6 am, I strongly recommend having your family drop you off outside of the UW parking lot. At that time of the morning its a long wait to...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 06-19-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,437
Posted By RydeBig
By now things should be going pretty well in your...

By now things should be going pretty well in your training. I assume you've visited the Cascade message board site. It has a lot of relevant info from experienced riders. Expect the unexpected. ...
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