Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-05-07, 09:30 AM   #1
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
Thread Starter
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2 day tour- want to come along?

Im doing a 2 day ride with one other rider leaving about 2pm on Friday June 8 from the east side of Plano,
going to Eisenhower State park on the TX/OK border and back the next morning. We're looking for a couple
of other people to come along. We are carrying overnight gear and expect an average speed of appx
12+mph due to the cargo in tow. From our start it should be about 65 miles each way.

Would anyone like to come along? A larger group is a safer group!
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 10:48 AM   #2
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Not able to come along, but I hope ya'll have good weather, safe travel and a great ride.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 10:55 AM   #3
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
Thread Starter
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr
Not able to come along, but I hope ya'll have good weather, safe travel and a great ride.
Too bad- you were the first person I was hoping could attend since Cuda isnt available.
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 11:25 AM   #4
TechJunkie
Reposting Yuppie Scum
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wylie, TX
Bikes: '98 Cervelo Eyre, '80 Centurion Lemans 12, '96 GT LTS-3, '05 Specialized Allez Elite Cro-Mo
Posts: 442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Unhappy

I'll probably have to work on Friday, and definitely Saturday. I have wanted to do a multiple day tour for a while, but I work odd hours.
TechJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 11:28 AM   #5
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
Thread Starter
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ive been talking about doing this ride for a long time, but after I get one in I think Ill schedule more.
We are renting a shelter at the campground so we dont have to bring a tent!
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 12:03 PM   #6
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,486
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Wish I could make this ride, but just not ready for back to back Metric's in 2 days yet.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 12:14 PM   #7
Doggus
half man - half sheep
 
Doggus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Allen (Dallas), TX
Bikes:
Posts: 2,453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn. This is something we love to do. Unfortunately I am racing Copperas Cove that weekend. We even have a Burley Nomad for such occasions.

Keep us (me and the wifey) in mind next time you do this. We have tandem, will travel!!!
Doggus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 12:19 PM   #8
tailchaser
Big Meanie Head
 
tailchaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doggus
Damn. This is something we love to do. Unfortunately I am racing Copperas Cove that weekend. We even have a Burley Nomad for such occasions.

Keep us (me and the wifey) in mind next time you do this. We have tandem, will travel!!!
I'll avoid threadjacking by saying I'd REALLY enjoy the trip, but I'm otherwise committed for the weekend.

Doggus... The wife and I are pondering going tandem and doing some self-sufficient touring once we both lose a little more weight... Anything negative about the Nomad?
tailchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 01:52 PM   #9
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
Thread Starter
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looks like theres enough interest for another scheduled trip. Maybe after the heat of the summer when the highs are 85ish. Ill post about it later.
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 01:58 PM   #10
MMACH 5
Cycle Dallas
 
MMACH 5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Land of Gar, TX
Bikes: Lucinda--2010 Jamis Aurora Elite & a few others
Posts: 3,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Post a thread when you set another date. If I have enough notice, I can probably make it.
MMACH 5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 02:10 PM   #11
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
Thread Starter
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The reason I scheduled the departure on Friday mid-afternoon is that we return saturday and can rest all sunday before hitting the grind again monday morning.

Any thoughts on this format for next time?
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 02:35 PM   #12
Doggus
half man - half sheep
 
Doggus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Allen (Dallas), TX
Bikes:
Posts: 2,453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne
The reason I scheduled the departure on Friday mid-afternoon is that we return saturday and can rest all sunday before hitting the grind again monday morning.

Any thoughts on this format for next time?
I prefer to leave later on Friday or Saturday morning as I don't have any days off. I have been known to disappear from work however.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tailchaser
Doggus... The wife and I are pondering going tandem and doing some self-sufficient touring once we both lose a little more weight... Anything negative about the Nomad?
The nomad is a great little trailer. It is a little pricey but it is built to last forever. I went ahead and bought the alternative hitch (skewer attach vs. frame attach) as I didn't want the trailer touching our fancy-smancy paint job. I also opted for the Nomad cargo rack which increased the amount of bulky stuff I could carry.

The only thing negative about it I could find are the tires. I would highly suggest finding some high pressure 16" tires if you plan to roll long distance at any kind of 'speed'. I never could get the trailer to stop bouncing with the cheapo tires I was running.

I pulled the Nomad across the U.K. (Lands End to John O' Groats), Netherlands and Germany on our 7 week bike trip last summer.

My favorite pic from that trip with my lil Burley Nomad in tow along the great Rhine river in Germany.
Doggus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 05:34 PM   #13
c_m_shooter
Senior Member
 
c_m_shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Bikes: Surly Cross Check, Redline Monocog 29er, Generic Track bike, Surly Pugsley, Salsa Fargo, Schwinn Klunker
Posts: 1,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The time frame sounds good, its just too far for me to drive to meet up with you.
c_m_shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 06:50 PM   #14
forensicchemist
40 something and counting
 
forensicchemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: dallas/ft.worth texas
Bikes: Colnago,Tsunami, Kestrel, Univega
Posts: 421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would love to but am committed......earlier in the year I was looking for someone (anyone) to do the Red River ride out of Clarksville...anyone here interested for next year? Its usually the first week of June, and its Wednesday thru Sunday....anywhere from 30-100 miles per day. I was ready to do it this year, but finally decided such a ride would not be any fun without someone to do it with.......I will post another thread next year when the dates are set, but if anyone would be interested in such a ride, give me a shout. Its fully supported and each days starts and ends in Clarksville, so touring bags / trailers are not needed.....

mark
forensicchemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 09:13 PM   #15
kevinmcdade
ONE DOWN, FIVE UP...
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: McKinney, TX
Bikes: LOOK KG281, Bianchi Pista, Fuji Roubaix
Posts: 1,462
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I had the right gear I would join you guys. I don't think I could carry much equipment on my Tarmac.
kevinmcdade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-07, 10:07 PM   #16
RC_spinner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Royse City
Bikes: 90's Fuji, bought off ebay, Trek 1500
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
safe travels!!!
RC_spinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:24 AM.