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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-08-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,286
Posted By Poppabear
I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker for daily...

I ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker for daily commuting, weekend jaunts, century rides and touring. I'm currently at 270 down from 400.
Forum: Northeast 10-07-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Poppabear
The recumbent fourm here has a sub-forum for...

The recumbent fourm here has a sub-forum for selling recumbents. Also Craiglist is a good place to offer it up for sale.
Forum: Touring 10-03-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,195
Posted By Poppabear
As a suggestion to the orginial poster Tarwheel,...

As a suggestion to the orginial poster Tarwheel, with the budget woes spoiling your C&O ride plans. You might want to consider riding the Greenbrier River Trail, and the North Bend Rail Trail in...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-03-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,720
Posted By Poppabear
My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1...

My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1 Oct start weight was 280.
2 Oct 278
3 Oct 276
8 Oct 270
Forum: Commuting 10-01-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,246
Posted By Poppabear
My commuter is also my tourer it's a Surly...

My commuter is also my tourer it's a Surly LongHaul Trucker and has both front and rear pannier racks with a Topeak rear trunk bag. I've never weighed it but I know it's heavy. It's a sweet riding...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-01-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,893
Posted By Poppabear
I'm in for 200 miles and shedding 12 pounds. 1...

I'm in for 200 miles and shedding 12 pounds.
1 Oct - 11 miles
2 Oct - 11 miles
3 Oct - 11 miles
Total - 33 miles
Forum: Northeast 10-01-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Poppabear
Ditto to Ferrous Bueller post! I have riden this...

Ditto to Ferrous Bueller post! I have riden this event for the past five years and will continue to do so. It is well organized, staffed by friendly people and the ride as always is very pleasant. To...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-24-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Poppabear
Been there done that! I checked that off my life...

Been there done that! I checked that off my life time list of silly things to do a long time ago.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-10-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By Poppabear
Ouch! Glad your okay and that damage to your bike...

Ouch! Glad your okay and that damage to your bike was minimal.
Forum: Touring 09-19-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Poppabear
Looks good! You should be justifiably proud of...

Looks good! You should be justifiably proud of yourself. Great job!
Forum: Touring 09-14-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Poppabear
You can't go wrong with a LHT IMO. I would't part...

You can't go wrong with a LHT IMO. I would't part with mine for love nor money. Congrats!
Forum: Northeast 09-12-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Poppabear
I'm registered and will be there.

I'm registered and will be there.
Forum: Touring 08-26-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Poppabear
I've got my fingers crossed for you. I wish you...

I've got my fingers crossed for you. I wish you luck and have a great time on your tour.
Forum: Touring 08-20-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Poppabear
Trailer Idea

Has anyone ever converted a child's trailer bike such as this http://www.amazon.com/WeeRide-96455-Co-Pilot-Bike-Trailer/dp/B000I4255G/ref=sr_1_2?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1313884026&sr=1-2 for use a...
Forum: Touring 07-31-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Poppabear
My set up is very similar to 10 Wheels set up and...

My set up is very similar to 10 Wheels set up and I have been riding that way for years. All my bikes are set up that way and I have no plans on changing anytime soon. I did try clip less for a stint...
Forum: Touring 07-31-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Poppabear
Two thumbs up on this! I will give this a try...

Two thumbs up on this! I will give this a try next weekend. Hammock camping and bike touring fit well together except when you can't find that second tree at the right distance. I hate sleeping on...
Forum: Northeast 07-20-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By Poppabear
Mike, I am shooting to be at the Ashland...

Mike,
I am shooting to be at the Ashland parking loot by 08:30. A cool dip along the way will be just what the Dr ordered. Me and speedos weren't made for each other either. It fact if I were to...
Forum: Northeast 07-19-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By Poppabear
The predicted heat does not thrill me. But I am...

The predicted heat does not thrill me. But I am game and my hat is still in the ring.
Forum: Touring 07-17-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Poppabear
Nashbar component quality

My grandson has expressed an interest in doing some touring with me. This is good news on a couple of levels. The most obvious one is being able to share and pass on one of my passions to my...
Forum: Touring 07-17-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,925
Posted By Poppabear
I never considered tire pinch as being the...

I never considered tire pinch as being the culprit! I guess this is a classic case of not being able to see the trees for the forest being in the way. I know to be careful of tire pinch when...
Forum: Touring 07-17-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,925
Posted By Poppabear
700c Tire pressures?

I had a strange thing happen today. I am currently using Continental Contact tires the side wall list the max pressure as 85 psi. I noticed that my rear tire was flat this morning. After removing...
Forum: Touring 07-17-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Poppabear
I was a scout as a boy the motto "Be Prepared"...

I was a scout as a boy the motto "Be Prepared" was ingrained into my soul. It has served me well ever since. No matter what I'm doing I always kept that motto in mind. This means that my gear and...
Forum: Northeast 07-15-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By Poppabear
Bump

Bump
Forum: Touring 07-11-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By Poppabear
Try looking here...

Try looking here http://www.bepreparedtosurvive.com/Misc.Conatiners.htm scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you will find some vials / containers that may fit your needs.
Forum: Touring 07-11-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,170
Posted By Poppabear
There are numerous ways to stay warm while using...

There are numerous ways to stay warm while using a hammock. Pads, under quilts are two methods that come immediately to mind. Check out www.hammockforums.com (http://www.hammockforums.com). It s...
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