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Forum: Northeast 05-14-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Anyone attempted the Mt. on a single speed? I'm...

Anyone attempted the Mt. on a single speed? I'm thinking that might be my new training goal.
Forum: Northeast Rides and Events 07-03-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Mt. Greylock Challenge 9/24/11

Hey all,
I just signed up for this ride and wondered if anyone here had done it in the past? This is the MS Society ride in September, not the Greylock Century that's coming up this Saturday. I...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,017
Posted By BigDaddyPete
First commute with clipless was uneventful. The...

First commute with clipless was uneventful. The ride home was a little more interesting. At the time, I worked on a major university campus. Leaving work, my path was suddenly crossed by a group of...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-14-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,364
Posted By BigDaddyPete
My distance bike and sometime commuter is my...

My distance bike and sometime commuter is my Surly Pacer. It has full aluminum fenders, a small front rack and bag. It isn't light, but it is comfortable, and most of my riding right now is in the...
Forum: Commuting 04-12-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 92,018
Posted By BigDaddyPete
From phrases.org Plugs are the holes made in...

From phrases.org

Plugs are the holes made in coins, which is then filled with a cheaper metal. Coins so tampered with are no longer legal tender and are thus worthless if spotted. The phrase is,...
Forum: Commuting 04-09-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Had a really nice post about the Bike Kitchen in...

Had a really nice post about the Bike Kitchen in SF, but I see you're in Alameda County. I used to have the pleasure of living in Hayward and riding through Oakland frequently before I moved to the...
Forum: Commuting 04-08-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By BigDaddyPete
I have a 17 mile commute. If I take the bike...

I have a 17 mile commute. If I take the bike path that is 11 miles of it, I have no problem doing it on my single speed. But if, like now, the path is impassible, I'm on a bike with gears. ...
Forum: Commuting 04-06-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,111
Posted By BigDaddyPete
$20 sounds about right. I went through a really...

$20 sounds about right. I went through a really bad patch a couple of years ago where I was breaking spokes on all my bikes every time I rode. I learned how to replace my own spokes then, as well...
Forum: Commuting 03-27-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,109
Posted By BigDaddyPete
I have the Fantom CX in blue. I'm 6'3" and...

I have the Fantom CX in blue. I'm 6'3" and bought the 61cm. It's got 3 years of commuting/utility riding on it and I love it. Swapped out the stock tires for some Gatorskins, fenders and a rear...
Forum: Commuting 03-27-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,030
Posted By BigDaddyPete
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hkHyTGIF-hc/TWV...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hkHyTGIF-hc/TWVFCXVijqI/AAAAAAAAE9Q/__J3vN4eim8/s640/IMG_20110223_115642.jpg
Acorn Small Bag (http://www.acornbags.com/smhdlbarbag.html) and Boxy Rando...
Forum: Commuting 03-22-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Continental makes the Gatorskin in a 25. It's...

Continental makes the Gatorskin in a 25. It's what I use on my commuter, never had a flat in a year and a half of commuting in New Haven, CT. And they're still on my bike, on my second set because...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-14-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,936
Posted By BigDaddyPete
I rode with an Acorn Med/Large bag...

I rode with an Acorn Med/Large bag (http://acornbags.com/medlgbag.html) on my bike until recently when I purchased their http://acornbags.com/boxybag.html for the front. Both of them hold enough for...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-11-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,356
Posted By BigDaddyPete
I have a Saris Bones...

I have a Saris Bones (http://www.saris.com/bike-racks/vehicle-racks/trunk-racks.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=28&category_id=7) that I use to move bikes around...
Forum: Commuting 03-08-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,131
Posted By BigDaddyPete
I love my moustache bars on my single speed...

I love my moustache bars on my single speed commuter. Enough upright to be comfortable in traffic, but I can get down to go fast or get out of the wind if I need to....
Forum: Touring 03-02-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By BigDaddyPete
I would second the recommendations for the Salsa...

I would second the recommendations for the Salsa Vaya, or the Fargo if you're looking for something even more heavy duty. They are both on my wish list right now, the Vaya for vanishing for days and...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Depends who you ask. I think that there's always...

Depends who you ask. I think that there's always something I can add to my collection. I'm constantly seeing something somewhere that I need. If you asked my wife, she'd tell you I have a ridiculous...
Forum: Commuting 02-27-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 11,092
Posted By BigDaddyPete
$3.25 - $3.40 per gallon here. I haven't noticed...

$3.25 - $3.40 per gallon here. I haven't noticed a lot of other riders here lately, but winter has been pretty rough here, and it's a pretty small town. But I'm sure there will be more people on...
Forum: Commuting 02-27-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,319
Posted By BigDaddyPete
It's one of the reasons I keep my hair short....

It's one of the reasons I keep my hair short. Also it's nice and cool in the summer.
Forum: Commuting 02-24-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,716
Posted By BigDaddyPete
All 3 of my current rides have a Brooks on them,...

All 3 of my current rides have a Brooks on them, although only 2 are the B17. The other one is some Brooks Gel abomination from the 90's that just fit, but it's ugly. I'm pretty sure I'm the only...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-24-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 446,316
Posted By BigDaddyPete
You say it like it's a bad thing! ;) ...

You say it like it's a bad thing! ;)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_hkHyTGIF-hc/TWVFCXVijqI/AAAAAAAAE9Q/__J3vN4eim8/s720/IMG_20110223_115642.jpg
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-23-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By BigDaddyPete
So here it is all set up and out for a shakedown...

So here it is all set up and out for a shakedown this morning. I'd forgotten how nicely this bike rides.
...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-15-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Those things look really cool. Anyone know if...

Those things look really cool. Anyone know if they'll fit into the eyelets on the rack for mounting lights?
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-15-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Light mounting question

So I recently purchased fenders and a rack for my bike, along with the Boxy Rando (http://www.acornbags.com/boxybag.html) from Acorn. Previously I had my lights mounted on my bars, but with the bag...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-11, 04:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,146
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Beer....oh....while commuting? Then water. I'll...

Beer....oh....while commuting? Then water. I'll use a "sports drink" if I'm doing a distance event, but for my round trip of 34 miles, just water. Most sports drinks have added sugar and sodium to...
Forum: Commuting 02-12-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By BigDaddyPete
Hey Albany, NY area commuters!

I have a strange question for you. We're thinking about moving to somewhere east of Albany, most likely the East Greenbush area. And I want to find a job teaching in Albany, which shouldn't be too...
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