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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-04-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By dbikingman
Nice looking bike. Thanks for the detailed report...

Nice looking bike. Thanks for the detailed report and information I found it useful. :thumb:
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-31-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By dbikingman
Podagrower I'm glad you're ok, but I'm so...

Podagrower I'm glad you're ok, but I'm so jealous. I'd love to have 7 miles of level road. :)
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-30-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By dbikingman
Nice bike. Glad you changed stores after...

Nice bike.

Glad you changed stores after "getting blown off". I'd been riding for awhile and knew what I wanted, but the bike sales person looked at my size and tried to steer me towards some...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-30-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By dbikingman
I'm in the camp of a mountain bike/flat bar bike...

I'm in the camp of a mountain bike/flat bar bike for this distance. I commute on a road, but have a longer distance and there are times I'd wish I could use a different bike.

I'd look for a used...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,701
Posted By dbikingman
I've test rode the Trek Crossrip LTD and enjoyed...

I've test rode the Trek Crossrip LTD and enjoyed the ride. I like the options on the bike and it is high on my list. Another bike I really liked was the Novara Gotham, this bike comes with fenders,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-17-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By dbikingman
Nice to hear a ride report. This was a local...

Nice to hear a ride report. This was a local ride, I should have done, but I did another ride. It was great day for ride, except for the wind that came up later and it sounds like you done before...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-17-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,601
Posted By dbikingman
Nice looking bike. Glad you had the skills to...

Nice looking bike. Glad you had the skills to get it tuned for yourself.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-08-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By dbikingman
Here is a blog of person who did the ride from...

Here is a blog of person who did the ride from Idaho to Seattle. You may find some useful information and there are numerous photos. 26InchSlicks: Crossing Washington State On The John Wayne Pioneer...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-08-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By dbikingman
I'm going with the assumption this is a supported...

I'm going with the assumption this is a supported bike ride and not a race. I can't imagine racing a distance where my goal is "making it the whole 40".

As has been mentioned I find it easier to...
Forum: Texas 03-07-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By dbikingman
I'll be staying in the area of Hwy 6 and...

I'll be staying in the area of Hwy 6 and University.

SAGit, thanks for the tip on Society Cycles. A quick check shows they are nearby. Now I'm checking to see if they do rentals.
Forum: Texas 03-01-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By dbikingman
Visiting Sugar Land, April 20- 24

I would like to get a ride or two in while I'm in Sugar Land. I'll be there for a conference and I don't know yet where I'm staying or much else other than the date. I will have to rent a bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-08-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By dbikingman
I've considered doing this ride for years, but it...

I've considered doing this ride for years, but it has never worked out. I use to live on the route when it first started so I've seen it grow from the beginning. I'd like to make it a one day ride,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-08-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By dbikingman
How about a trainer specific tire? ...

How about a trainer specific tire? http://www.amazon.com/Vittoria-Zaffiro-Home-Trainer-Fold/dp/B003TNRYKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1423414724&sr=1-1&keywords=26+tire+trainer
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-22-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By dbikingman
Mindcrime, the travel plans are a bit up in the...

Mindcrime, the travel plans are a bit up in the air, but it appears arrival on Monday and departure on Friday. This is still a very much work in progress, plus I'm be with a group so have accomodate...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-21-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By dbikingman
Visiting Sugar Land, TX

I may be visiting Sugar Land, TX in April. It is still up in the air, but I thought I'd check and see if anyone here from around there.

It will be a work trip, but if I can get in a couple of...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-21-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,875
Posted By dbikingman
Sir Black Wallnut, Congratulations. I...

Sir Black Wallnut,

Congratulations. I haven't been on here for awhile and thought I'd check in to see how you did. I couldn't remember when you were doing it, looks like I'm not too late....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-22-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,107
Posted By dbikingman
I'm not in, but you can officially call me...

I'm not in, but you can officially call me jealous. Rides in February, I'm just hoping there is no snow on the roads, but experience has shown it isn't likely.
Forum: Foo 10-21-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,138
Posted By dbikingman
Thanks Tom

Thanks Tom
Forum: Commuting 10-13-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,017
Posted By dbikingman
Put me down for always wear. I wear clear at...

Put me down for always wear. I wear clear at night/dusk. I wear contacts and one eye is especially sensitive. A few years ago I had a problem with a contact fitting properly and if I looked...
Forum: Commuting 10-02-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,412
Posted By dbikingman
I don't own a crossrip, but recently have done...

I don't own a crossrip, but recently have done several test rides and some comparisons.

I rode the LTD both 54 and 56 cm, with 32 mm tires. Both bikes the LBS adjusted the stem for me. The stock...
Forum: Commuting 10-02-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By dbikingman
I enjoy good sox. I've only worn merino wool...

I enjoy good sox. I've only worn merino wool socks from Costco. Can anyone tell me how they compare to highly favorable smartwool socks recommended here?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-30-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By dbikingman
Progression of hill riding

Ok, maybe I spend too much time contemplating this, but here it is; the five progressions of hill riding.

Phase 1 You ride halfway up the hill, turn around and coast home and take a nap. You...
Forum: Commuting 09-27-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,080
Posted By dbikingman
Anyone have any experience with Grand Bois tires?...

Anyone have any experience with Grand Bois tires?

I have a set of 25 Conti Grand Prix 4 season tires, but after reading this thread I'm thinking of going with 28s. The 28 is as large as my bike...
Forum: Commuting 09-26-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By dbikingman
Winter shoe recommendation

After reading the thread about what pedals people use I thought I'd ask for recommendations for a winter shoe.

Last winter I work my bike shoes with a neoprene foot warmer. For most purposes this...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-25-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By dbikingman
Good luck sounds like it would be a fun ride.

Good luck sounds like it would be a fun ride.
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