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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-26-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By therunt
I ride the same bike trail everyday, usually only...

I ride the same bike trail everyday, usually only going about 15 to 20 miles, but I like to make playlists on spotify to ride to. Every few days I change up the playlist completely. This helps me get...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By therunt
I'm 6'2' and ride a 58" frame. I love it.

I'm 6'2' and ride a 58" frame. I love it.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By therunt
There's a stretch on my path called, "kamikaze...

There's a stretch on my path called, "kamikaze squirrels sprint." The squirrels there will dart right across your front wheel. Sadly, I must confess to having hit a couple over the years.

Along...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-09-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By therunt
Ride The Divide was interesting. I'm not sure if...

Ride The Divide was interesting. I'm not sure if it's on youtube but I watched it streaming on netflix
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-07-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By therunt
I would suggest going with the duel sided pedals....

I would suggest going with the duel sided pedals. I just put a set on my mtb/commuter and it really makes a difference. They are easy to clip in and our of and if I'm at a stop but need to get up to...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-02-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By therunt
Thanks for the replies everyone. And...

Thanks for the replies everyone.

And @B888s, you are right, with the way the weather has been I suppose I picked a good week to get sick.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-01-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By therunt
Been off the bike since Sunday. ..

Wasn't sure where to post this, but being as I'm a definite Clyde, I figured why not here. Sunday night I experienced the worst pain is ever felt in my life from what I thought was appendicitis. A...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-28-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
Posted By therunt
Speaking of bike path etiquette, This reminds me...

Speaking of bike path etiquette, This reminds me of the first time I ever road our local trail. It was a late Saturday morning in March, with clear skies and 65°weather; no wind. I was heading to...
Forum: Commuting 02-26-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By therunt
I just had Avid bb7s installed on my commuter,...

I just had Avid bb7s installed on my commuter, sadly it'll be at least another week before I can test then out as my doctor has sidelined me from any physical exertion while I am recovering from...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-16-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,612
Posted By therunt
When I first got back into cycling I didn't know...

When I first got back into cycling I didn't know anything about bikes, so naturally my first inclination was to check out what Target offered. I found a hybrid that I loved the look of but luckily I...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-14-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,187
Posted By therunt
I just had Shimano A530s put on my mtb/commuter....

I just had Shimano A530s put on my mtb/commuter. 3 rides in so far and I'm really liking them. Having the platform on one side and spd on the other is nice. It's amazing how much of a difference it...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-11-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,621
Posted By therunt
In 2011, I bought a Specialized Hardrock, new...

In 2011, I bought a Specialized Hardrock, new from an lbs, for around $360. My weight at the time was around 290. I rode it for a year before I finally broke a spoke and decided to upgrade the wheel...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-07-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By therunt
it spins great!

it spins great!
Forum: Commuting 02-06-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,193
Posted By therunt
Had a wet one today. Wasn't dressed for it all,...

Had a wet one today. Wasn't dressed for it all, but my commute to work is only 2 miles, and being we so desperately need the rain out here I didn't mind. The only annoying part was the water kicking...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-06-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By therunt
The Tiagra would be a fine choice for the hub...

The Tiagra would be a fine choice for the hub IMO. I had a local wheel builder put together a wheel for me about 18 months ago for my Specialized Allez. I had been breaking spokes and need the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-06-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By therunt
I'm going to readopt a plyometric based...

I'm going to readopt a plyometric based resistance band program that we used to use in high school for baseball. It's something that I'll have to gradually work into, as it requires quick, large...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-06-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By therunt
Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try. It...

Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try. It might even be cheaper than replacing the old saddle. I'm also going to get the bike refitted. It's been a few years since and my riding style has changed...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-06-14, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By therunt
I popped into my local lbs today as well, looking...

I popped into my local lbs today as well, looking for a new saddle to put on my mtb/commuter. I'm looking for something more akin to the body geometry saddle that is on my Specialized Allez. It might...
Forum: Commuting 02-04-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By therunt
We don't get snow here in Bakersfield, CA very...

We don't get snow here in Bakersfield, CA very often (in fact there hasn't been snow on the streets since Jan '99), but reading this post just gave me a thought that may help those of you who do have...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-03-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,733
Posted By therunt
Before you make your decision you might want to...

Before you make your decision you might want to figure in any extra costs that might come along to make the ride comfortable for you. I have a friend that used to assemble the bikes at Target, and on...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-03-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 547,601
Posted By therunt
I'll post a now pic soon. I am currently 322lbs....

I'll post a now pic soon. I am currently 322lbs. Since I was 18 (I am 31 as of this past Friday) my weight has fluctuated quite a bit - at my best I was around 235, at my worst 340ish. I have a...
Forum: Introductions 02-02-14, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By therunt
Thank you all for the welcome. There is some very...

Thank you all for the welcome. There is some very extensive/useful content on this forum this might be just what I need to help keep myself motivated to ride.
Forum: Introductions 01-31-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By therunt
New here, from Bakersfield, CA

Hello all! Andrew here. Within the last 4 years I've gotten really into riding, mostly commuting to work, though I do enjoy the occasional longer rides. Some back issues that I began experiencing a...
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