Search: Posts Made By: Hickabod
Showing results 1 to 50 of 207
Search took 0.11 seconds.
10-21-06, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,247
Posted By Hickabod

I'm no seasoned wrench, but I wanted to give my...

I'm no seasoned wrench, but I wanted to give my brother's old Schwinn World a new lease on life.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Trashish/myfixie2smaller.jpg
I just got it put together today...
10-05-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Hickabod

I had a dream that I had discovered some new...

I had a dream that I had discovered some new technique for climbing hills. I can't remember what the technique was other than it allowed me to climb so fast that I had to fight to keep the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Hickabod

16.6 isn't taking it easy from my saddle,...

16.6 isn't taking it easy from my saddle, especially climbing a mountain. Great job!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Hickabod

My First Metric Century and then some.

Well, this is my first metric century post (I don't plan on starting a thread each time hereafter). It was an organized fund raiser for the American Diabetes Association starting at Milliken in...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By Hickabod

Rain is wet and wet is sexy!

Rain is wet and wet is sexy!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Hickabod

I'm glad I opted for the 26 mile route. The...

I'm glad I opted for the 26 mile route. The combination of that heat and those hills would have put a whoopin' on me. It was nice to meet you Plainsman, maybe next time Ostuni. Were you able to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Hickabod

Put some glasses on and it would be scarily...

Put some glasses on and it would be scarily close. :eek:

Thanks for the directions Plainsman and good luck finding a way up Tio.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Hickabod

I have a couple of cue sheets in my bag but I...

I have a couple of cue sheets in my bag but I can't remember now if they were for the Tour of Hope or the Tour de Leaves. It makes little difference since I usually get lost, so I'll be hoping to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Hickabod

I plan on joining in on this ride, though I'll be...

I plan on joining in on this ride, though I'll be sticking with the 25 mile route. I have yet to try a metric century and though I feel I could finish it, I don't know how long it would take.
...
09-18-05, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 51,013
Posted By Hickabod

These were taken on my phone, so they're not the...

These were taken on my phone, so they're not the clearest pictures.
If I remember correctly, the first pic on HWY 11 in near Table Rock in SC. The second pic was one of the many scenic turns. What a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Hickabod

I wish I would have looked for this earlier. I...

I wish I would have looked for this earlier. I rode in the Tour de Paws and had a great time. It was the first group ride of that size that I've participated in. I stuck near the rear so as to stay...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Hickabod

This week was the first time I encountered...

This week was the first time I encountered another commuter as well. He was huffing along on a BMX bike. I made some comment like "It's the best way to travel don't you think?" and he replied "Maybe...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,221
Posted By Hickabod

Thank you! I admire your spine and fully...

Thank you! I admire your spine and fully functional brain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,798
Posted By Hickabod

I had a nice ride this afternoon with what seemed...

I had a nice ride this afternoon with what seemed like an omnidirectional headwind. It was fun to have invisible hills sneaking up on me. What a workout.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-05, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,559
Posted By Hickabod

That feeling never seems to pass, even when I've...

That feeling never seems to pass, even when I've had a week where I don't even hate my job.

I caught a nice sunrise as well this morning. I had several uniforms to carry in this morning. Instead...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By Hickabod

I've consumed several bugs lately. Instead of...

I've consumed several bugs lately. Instead of shutting my mouth, I tilt my head down so as to minimize the strike zone.
08-30-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Hickabod

That works for me. I don't even have a computer...

That works for me. I don't even have a computer at home, so something simple near the bike racks works best. I have a large desktop calendar that has room for all the essential stats as well as...
08-29-05, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Hickabod

Buying a bike for a friend...

A good friend of mine is getting married soon. He's mentioned how he'd like to have a bike several times. At first I thought he was just going along with my enthusiasm, but several months later he's...
08-25-05, 09:43 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,789
Posted By Hickabod

I finally got the famous whistle the other day (I...

I finally got the famous whistle the other day (I don't know what you call it, you know the one). I didn't get a chance to see who had whistled. It makes no difference, it was just nice to hear...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,559
Posted By Hickabod

This morning was so nice out that it made my day....

This morning was so nice out that it made my day. Even my jerk of a boss had no ill effect on me. I stopped at the gas station and bought one of those strawberry eclaire popsicles and ate it on the...
08-23-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,073
Posted By Hickabod

I finished up a ride last night and when I got...

I finished up a ride last night and when I got the bike in the house, my computer read 22.9 miles. I remembered this thread and laughed like an idiot.

Perhaps "least significant bit-ter" for a...
08-22-05, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Hickabod

I saw a show once about a couple of guys that did...

I saw a show once about a couple of guys that did a lot of mountain unicycling in China. The way they would freewheel down hills was remarkable.

I can ride a unicycle by the way, unfortunately...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-05, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By Hickabod

I recognize that style of riding as pure...

I recognize that style of riding as pure insanity, but the devil inside says "Go try that at once!" Fortunately, I rarely ever see that kind of traffic. It's painful to watch stuff like this at work,...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,173
Posted By Hickabod

I was riding along a trail once and a squirrel...

I was riding along a trail once and a squirrel fell out of a tree right on the path in front of me. It didn't land on its feet like I was expecting. It hit the ground like a sack of potatoes and...
08-17-05, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By Hickabod

A friend of mine has the portable XM receiver but...

A friend of mine has the portable XM receiver but I don't think he's tried out that aspect of it yet. I think he's just used the home base unit. If I'm not mistaken, his came with a smaller antenna...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Hickabod

How long does it take you to warm up?

After my short commute (3 miles) this morning, I looked at my computer and it said that I averaged only 12mph. Over the weekend, I put in a longer ride (40 miles) and averaged almost 16mph.
...
08-15-05, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Hickabod

Wrong-Turn may be putting it harshly.

This weekend I dragged out my local map and began making a cue sheet for a custom good time. There's a lake about twelve miles from home and I was hoping to go there, have a quick picnic brunch, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-05, 05:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,041
Posted By Hickabod

Another member of the church of Jim-Bob. ...

Another member of the church of Jim-Bob.

Today I was having a great ride, low temps and low traffic. Then it got hot and I had a flat.
The lord giveth and the lord taketh away. :D
08-12-05, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By Hickabod

Perhaps you could customize a jersey with holes...

Perhaps you could customize a jersey with holes all over it. Then you could have a polka-dot farmers tan that would resemble the red polka-dot jersey I keep seeing. Not knowing much about racing, I...
08-11-05, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By Hickabod

My arms. MY ARMS!

OK so I've got a car but I rarely use it. I'll need to keep it for gigs and other long hauls.

Anyway, something I noticed last night was that both of my arms are the same color. This time last...
08-10-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,493
Posted By Hickabod

This might be encouraging if MapQuest didn't...

This might be encouraging if MapQuest didn't suck, but from my experience they do. They have steered me in the wrong direction more than once. I think they must be sponsored by the oil industry, as...
08-10-05, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Hickabod

If you don't know much about bikes, it would...

If you don't know much about bikes, it would probably be in your best interest to buy a cheap bike from the LBS. That way you have a place to take it when something breaks or something gets out of...
08-10-05, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Hickabod

Try this site....

Try this site. (http://www.bikebuster.com/stelguide.cfm) It was right on the money for me.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-05, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Hickabod

I'll have to try that with some Napalm Death....

I'll have to try that with some Napalm Death. 100+rpm should be easy, as long as I don't rock myself off the bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-05, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Hickabod

I definitely prefer to concentrate on cadence,...

I definitely prefer to concentrate on cadence, instead of AVG SPD. Maybe it's because cadence is an immidiate value, where AVG SPD is taking too much into consideration. That and my AVG SPD is pretty...
08-09-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hickabod

I've got the same stand, just came in last week....

I've got the same stand, just came in last week. I was able to true the wheels on my old bike, which was great because I didn't know if I'd be able to pull it off. Now it's running smooth.

I'm...
08-09-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,120
Posted By Hickabod

Amen to that!

Amen to that!
08-09-05, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Hickabod

That bike looks similar to the Raleigh C40 I...

That bike looks similar to the Raleigh C40 I bought in February. It's been a great bike (though it's not getting as much use since I upgraded). No complaints from me, and that's saying more than you...
08-08-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,816
Posted By Hickabod

Keep the decals, find a Police jersey. Have some...

Keep the decals, find a Police jersey. Have some fun.
08-05-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By Hickabod

I sure have been doing my part to stimulate the...

I sure have been doing my part to stimulate the LBS economy. This year I've bought a Raleigh C40 hybrid bike; along with a rack, head light, rear blinkie, shorts, jerseys, pump, tubes and a...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-05, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Hickabod

Way to go Tx. I like to keep up with milestones...

Way to go Tx. I like to keep up with milestones like this. Next thing you know, you'll be counting the months.

When I first started commuting, everyone asked if my car was broken and offered me a...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Hickabod

I had a guy from our shop approach me today to...

I had a guy from our shop approach me today to tell me about how he went for a bike ride with his kids and that it was humiliatingly difficult. I offered a few encouraging excuses, like maybe the...
08-05-05, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By Hickabod

I think it was a bored cop. Hell, we still have...

I think it was a bored cop. Hell, we still have people riding in the back of pickup trucks around here. Public safety seems to be one of those election year issues.
08-05-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By Hickabod

This kind of thing reminds me of the Andy...

This kind of thing reminds me of the Andy Griffith episode where Gomer starts hollering "Citizen's arrest, citizen's arrest!" at Barney for his illegal U-turn. Sure he had every right to do it, but...
08-04-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Hickabod

Get ready for the "what's that on your nose?"...

Get ready for the "what's that on your nose?" remarks.
08-04-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Hickabod

Consider yourself lucky. Whenever you go to buy...

Consider yourself lucky. Whenever you go to buy pants, see how many 32"Wx37"Inseam you spot. I'm guessing they'll be somewhere near the snowballs chance in hell.
08-04-05, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Hickabod

As long as you got a bike that fits you, you...

As long as you got a bike that fits you, you should be alright. I'm 6'7" myself and recently pruchased a Cannondale R900, just barely fit on the 63cm.

Other than the fit, I was unaware of any...
08-01-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Hickabod

There's an arc welder collecting dust in my Mom's...

There's an arc welder collecting dust in my Mom's garage. Time to drag it out and start looking for bikes to Frankenstein.

Way to go Cranky.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,559
Posted By Hickabod

Today was the first day that I managed to drag...

Today was the first day that I managed to drag myself out of bed early enough to take a longer route. It still onlyl came out to five miles, but that's still nearly double my normal hop and skip.
...
07-26-05, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,656
Posted By Hickabod

I've never dealt well with the heat, so I'm...

I've never dealt well with the heat, so I'm trying to take it easy. The breeze I read of earlier seems to be little to no relief.

It's supposed to get up to 102 here this afternoon and I get off...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 207
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.