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Forum: Winter Cycling 12-27-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 76,700
Posted By Pynchonite
Short commute, 16 degrees F: Rab Inferno Hoody ...

Short commute, 16 degrees F:
Rab Inferno Hoody
Another Rab hoody... one o' their cotton ones
A T-Shirt
Pants
Also: underwear.
Specialized Defroster Trail boots
Marmot gloves (big 'uns)
A Rab...
Forum: Touring 03-23-15, 12:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,463
Posted By Pynchonite
See, it's all about genre. Can't get too fancy...

See, it's all about genre. Can't get too fancy here. Get in, get out, keep moving.

So: there are no useful moral distinctions between non-human animals and human animals. Language matters (try...
Forum: Touring 03-21-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Pynchonite
I didn't do exactly that route, but some friends...

I didn't do exactly that route, but some friends and I just finished a tour north of where you're planning, on the Pony Express Trail from Wendover to SLC. There was almost no water on that entire...
Forum: Touring 03-09-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Pynchonite
This next week is going to be the first time I've...

This next week is going to be the first time I've toured, but so far I've churned out half a dozen spreadsheets, three hand-drawn packing diagrams, called the BLM and the Fish and Wildlife Service,...
Forum: Touring 03-05-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Pynchonite
tourist - they're independent: Salsa Down Under...

tourist - they're independent: Salsa Down Under rack. The route isn't exactly 4x4, but it is popular with ATV'ers...
djb - We're headed out on a loaded test run this week. I think that I'll be...
Forum: Touring 02-27-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Pynchonite
Thanks for the replies - I'm heading to the...

Thanks for the replies - I'm heading to the hardware store this very afternoon! The standoff would be my ideal choice, but the Down Under has a strut that mounts to the inside boss on the fork.
...
Forum: Touring 02-27-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Pynchonite
Shim!

Hello! I'm doing my first tour in a couple weeks across Utah's West Desert and I have a question. So, I've got a Surly Ogre with Salsa Down Under racks and they didn't quite fit. So, a ton of spacers...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-01-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By Pynchonite
Pedal Idea

So, for the last three seasons, I've ridden with shoe covers. That's three seasons featuring temps anywhere from -11 to 40F. My shoe covers are officially done for, but I'm having a hard time...
Forum: Commuting 08-19-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By Pynchonite
Bumped. Have any of you tall, statuesque...

Bumped.

Have any of you tall, statuesque people tried Specialized or Pearl Izumi? I've been using PI WxB pants for a couple years but they were too short (medium). My size is a 32 waist, 34...
Forum: Mountain Bike Racing 04-17-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,485
Posted By Pynchonite
Rigid Racin'

Hello! Has anyone here competed in XC with a fully rigid bike? I'm looking for tips, experiences, remembrances. I have a Surly Ogre that I want to race, but I'm nervous about my chances of...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-01-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,129,612
Posted By Pynchonite
Here's my parts beast '12 Surly MeanOGREeno. ...

Here's my parts beast '12 Surly MeanOGREeno. Wearing the commuting pants, but when it finally dries out they'll come off as all pants must. Getting it ready for fire road racing this summer (and...
Forum: Commuting 03-20-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,220
Posted By Pynchonite
Commute was good: only one driver inexplicably...

Commute was good: only one driver inexplicably believing that they could share the lane with me. Since I was hugging the center line, this was somewhat baffling, but then the driver did the same...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-20-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Pynchonite
WTB's coming out w/ a 35c tubeless tire...

WTB's coming out w/ a 35c tubeless tire (http://www.cxmagazine.com/wtb-cross-boss-35c-tcs-tubeless-cyclocross-tire) later this year, but that's pretty much it. I'd look at gravelgrindernews.com,...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-23-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 206,887
Posted By Pynchonite
Ditto that. Love that look.

Ditto that. Love that look.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-23-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By Pynchonite
Dirt Fondo recs

Hello! I'm doing the Dirt Fondo (http://www.dirtfondo.us) in July and I was wondering if anyone who'd ridden the fireroads outside Cedar City, UT could gimme the low-down. I've ridden plenty of...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-09-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Pynchonite
The Tire Report

Hello!
I thought it would be helpful to have a kind o' tire clearinghouse thread (if one doesn't exist already... I'm quite lazy, you know) where people can look for winter-specific tire reviews.
...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-09-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,252
Posted By Pynchonite
I've got last year's (I think) Pearl Izumi Elite...

I've got last year's (I think) Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell (http://blog.artscyclery.com/tag/pearl-izumi-elite-softshell-jacket-reivew/) jacket. My only complaint is that it's almost too warm for 30...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-06-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,514
Posted By Pynchonite
I smoked for about a decade and my circulation is...

I smoked for about a decade and my circulation is still recovering, so my hands and feet are perpetually frigid. I've found that XC ski gloves are good for fit, ie, having fingers that'll fit between...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-30-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,163
Posted By Pynchonite
You'll have to let me know how they work out....

You'll have to let me know how they work out. These are falling apart.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-22-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pynchonite
+1 whoever said that bike Co-ops and shops can...

+1 whoever said that bike Co-ops and shops can co-exist. I worked at a bike library and a shop for awhile, and what I found was that the bike library not only introduced people to cycling who would...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-22-13, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,848
Posted By Pynchonite
Thumbs skyward.

Thumbs skyward.
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-20-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,163
Posted By Pynchonite
Durable shoe covers.

Do they exist? I bought a pair of Pearl Izumi WxB covers last season and - granted - they bore daily use all last winter, but I went to put them on a few weeks ago and lo! they're falling apart. ...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-16-13, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,783
Posted By Pynchonite
Stay in a low gear and pedal at a fairly high...

Stay in a low gear and pedal at a fairly high cadence. Make sure it's a gear that you like because you might end up stuck in it if the derailleur ices over.
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 12-02-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,087
Posted By Pynchonite
My experience has taught me that taking the lane...

My experience has taught me that taking the lane is far and away the safest option if you're in town. If there are more than two lanes I don't even think twice: riding far to the right is an...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-07-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By Pynchonite
Long sleeve jersey, with a base layer of...

Long sleeve jersey, with a base layer of bad@$$ery.
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