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  1. 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,...
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    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...
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    Nice looking bike. Glad you had the skills to...

    Nice looking bike. Glad you had the skills to get it tuned for yourself.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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,...
  9. 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
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    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...
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    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...
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    Sir Black Wallnut, Congratulations. I haven't...

    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....
  13. 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.
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    Thanks Tom

    Thanks Tom
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Good luck sounds like it would be a fun ride.

    Good luck sounds like it would be a fun ride.
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    Something like these laser lights which create...

    Something like these laser lights which create lane lines. I'm not sure how well they work, but I like the idea.

    http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/xfire-bike-light-laser.jpg
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    Looks nice, has fittings for some fenders and...

    Looks nice, has fittings for some fenders and disk brakes all a plus for Seattle weather. Your name on it a nice added touch.

    I'm not sure if it was nice of them to send you a photo or some...
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    I was thinking of doing the 84. I'd like to do...

    I was thinking of doing the 84. I'd like to do the 47 with the boat ride, but I'd rather do the boat ride in the afternoon.
  25. Congrats. Sometimes it isn't the speed or the...

    Congrats. Sometimes it isn't the speed or the miles, but the company you keep. A guy on a group ride said he would rather ride 25 miles with someone rather than 50 solo.

    I would think in Boardman...
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