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01-21-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,624
Posted By c3hamby

Man, that confronting drivers is NOT a good idea....

Man, that confronting drivers is NOT a good idea. But I understand why the rider would feel that anger. I can't watch this. I never want to get into a confrontation with a driver. I hope I can stay...
01-19-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 177,977
Posted By c3hamby

As a composer, I have music running in my head...

As a composer, I have music running in my head all the time. Most of it is mine but sometimes I get a tune stuck in my head. Most recent was Sprinsteen's 'Dark Side of the the Moon.' I don't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 782
Posted By c3hamby

It generally takes me an hour to get to work, but...

It generally takes me an hour to get to work, but it took me a 1' 15'' Tuesday, which wasn't too bad considering the wind. The ride home took an hour. I have made it to work in 45 minutes, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 782
Posted By c3hamby

I live in Austin, just down the street from you....

I live in Austin, just down the street from you. Yeah, I took advantage of that too on Tuesday. I work 12-9PM and my commute from Central Austin to Round Rock is 17 miles one way. The weather was...
01-17-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 655,361
Posted By c3hamby

Here is me just moments after arriving in Little...

Here is me just moments after arriving in Little Rock, Ar from Austin, Tx
01-16-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 24,107
Posted By c3hamby

I'm so happy with my LHT that after we go for a...

I'm so happy with my LHT that after we go for a ride I just sit next to her and stare into her eyes for hours....

But if I were to stray I might like a Surly Pacer. Or one of the new LHTs with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,114
Posted By c3hamby

This is a pic of my Hammond C3 at home. My dad...

This is a pic of my Hammond C3 at home. My dad was working at a funeral home and the manager told my dad he wished that someone would just come and get the organ out of his way. All I had to do was...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By c3hamby

I also like riding at night for the same reason....

I also like riding at night for the same reason. I find it hard to do commuting this time of year though, even though it's only 30-40 at night and I have the right clothes for it.
01-14-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,217
Posted By c3hamby

Looks good to me. Doesn't look like anything that...

Looks good to me. Doesn't look like anything that will affect it in the future. It's leather, so it's pretty tough. 11 billion cows can't be wrong. My Selle Anatamica didn't have any problems!
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,567
Posted By c3hamby

On my first bike, I would have never considered...

On my first bike, I would have never considered it. Too race conscious. But now that I am into touring, I will never ride another bike without it.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,718
Posted By c3hamby

That will probably be the next purchase for me. I...

That will probably be the next purchase for me. I have one on my left side, Blackburn, that mounts on the handlebar near the brake lever. And I ride a standard upright bike, not a recum.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,114
Posted By c3hamby

The reason my handle is c3hamby is because I own...

The reason my handle is c3hamby is because I own a Hammond C3 organ, and had one previous to that which I used to cart around Austin.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,114
Posted By c3hamby

Maybe the equipment isn't everything, but a...

Maybe the equipment isn't everything, but a Hammond Organ with a Leslie 147 sure sounds a heck of a lot better than a Leslie 710.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 10:46 PM
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,240
Posted By c3hamby

Typically, in order to answer that kind of...

Typically, in order to answer that kind of question, it would be much more helpful to know the make of the bike and the components, the size, etc.

If you simply look thru craigslist and see...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By c3hamby

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Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By c3hamby

oops

oops
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By c3hamby

Messed Up Bike

Was walking thru the parking garage of The Domain, an upscale retail/living space here in Austin and came across this messed up Wal-Bike. Both wheels were warped to heck and the top and bottom tube...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By c3hamby

First Ride of the Year

Have done a few short rides within the neighborhood, but last night I did a 14 mile round trip to see a friend.

Left late afternoon. Overcast, 60 degrees with light precipitation. Rode my LHT...
12-29-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,829
Posted By c3hamby

It would be dumb to ride your bike if the only...

It would be dumb to ride your bike if the only bike you had was completely apart and you had no way obtain another one.
Forum: Touring
12-29-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,717
Posted By c3hamby

That wasn't me. I was quoting somene earlier in...

That wasn't me. I was quoting somene earlier in the thread. But if you have something better, please share.

I'm not sure that the problem is other people not understanding what you are doing. I...
Forum: Touring
12-27-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,717
Posted By c3hamby

"I go camping, and carry everything on my bike." ...

"I go camping, and carry everything on my bike."

That's It!!! Use that.
12-26-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,572
Posted By c3hamby

231539

231539
Forum: Touring
12-26-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,717
Posted By c3hamby

The service that would be provided would be a...

The service that would be provided would be a good beginner's introduction to bicycle touring. We always talk about doing these million mile treks, and sometimes that can overwhelm people to plan out...
Replies: 243
Views: 27,778
Posted By c3hamby

My first century was in Columbus, TX, May 2011,...

My first century was in Columbus, TX, May 2011, the Rolling Hills Challenge put on by the Lions Club. I drove there from Austin on a Friday night and tried to camp in the park from which the ride...
12-21-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,900
Posted By c3hamby

That leaf in the wheel is hard to find on any...

That leaf in the wheel is hard to find on any bike, entry to high end. When they get brown like that they get real crunchy but that's how you can tell it's been there awhile.

Most likely if you...
12-20-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By c3hamby

The OP is not questioning about whether his...

The OP is not questioning about whether his relatives should ask him about cycling. It's that they are asking if he is STILL doing it.
12-15-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By c3hamby

Local question, answers vary by state and city...

Local question, answers vary by state and city sometimes. In Texas, if there is no sign prohibiting bicycles then it is ok to ride the shoulder. If no shoulder is available ok to occupy the right...
Forum: Foo
12-15-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,110
Posted By c3hamby

I do. I bought my parents a flat screen TV and...

I do. I bought my parents a flat screen TV and they gave me their old TV because I don't have one. I have to get the converter for it, so I just use it for watching dvds. Not much into TV anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,965
Posted By c3hamby

If you use steel it makes the wind disappear. ...

If you use steel it makes the wind disappear.

Not good on hot days, makes ya sweat more. And ya can't get a tailwind either.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By c3hamby

Agreed. I like to compare my LHT to a 71 Plymouth...

Agreed. I like to compare my LHT to a 71 Plymouth Fury-nice soft ride and powerful-loaded or unloaded.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By c3hamby

If you are thinking of doing RAAM read this book....

If you are thinking of doing RAAM read this book. If you have a Kindle you can dowload the first couple of chapters free. I read that much and decided I will never do RAAM. If you aren't done by the...
12-10-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,693
Posted By c3hamby

I recently read a quote from a bicycle...

I recently read a quote from a bicycle engineer(?)who said the material is immaterial. Ride and response, he said was all about angles, not the composition.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,074
Posted By c3hamby

I'd buy a Surly Pacer, make some mods and keep...

I'd buy a Surly Pacer, make some mods and keep the change.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,459
Posted By c3hamby

I did a thread on this in May because I had the...

I did a thread on this in May because I had the same problem during my 1st century.

You should definitely be thinking of another saddle. It was highly recommended I go with the Selle Anatomica,...
12-06-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,936
Posted By c3hamby

Oh, sometimes when I come to a stop my knee hits...

Oh, sometimes when I come to a stop my knee hits the right bar shifter and knocks it out of place. I found a solution for this-move it back! I may get shorter shifters someday.
12-06-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,936
Posted By c3hamby

The first day I got my LHT, I was going over 20...

The first day I got my LHT, I was going over 20 mph and got confused and shifted my left bar end shifter with my right hand. This is the way I shifted downtube shifters on my old bike. I accidentally...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,375
Posted By c3hamby

You got a flat and you are thinking about...

You got a flat and you are thinking about quitting for the season?

If I were you, I would sell the bike and get a car. You gotta be more determined than that to ride a bike.
11-23-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,129
Posted By c3hamby

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
11-22-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,701
Posted By c3hamby

227943 'Highway Star'. I've thought about getting...

227943 'Highway Star'. I've thought about getting some big reflective stars sewn on the the sides of the bags.
11-22-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,129
Posted By c3hamby

If you have to ask, you probably aren't the one...

If you have to ask, you probably aren't the one to deliver the message.
11-21-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,129
Posted By c3hamby

I think the key phrase here is 'they don't want...

I think the key phrase here is 'they don't want to hear it'. Don't give it, if you want a fight join a boxing club, that way you get to wear gloves and a mouthguard.
Forum: Touring
11-21-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,416
Posted By c3hamby

I found this review at roadbikereview.com: ...

I found this review at roadbikereview.com:

"I rented a Four Corners from Blue Heron Bicycles in Eugene OR for a week-long tour along the Oregon coast. The bike is solid, finish is good, the bike...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,653
Posted By c3hamby

Summer 2010. 20 year old Centurion Sport DLX....

Summer 2010. 20 year old Centurion Sport DLX. Cost to have bike shop re lube the bike and get it ready-$200. First ride...flat. Changed tube, got home. Next day, tube flat. Ended up going to thru 4...
Forum: Texas
11-19-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,210
Posted By c3hamby

This is rather full of hillarity. There is no...

This is rather full of hillarity. There is no speed limit in a parking lot? So I could go 100 mph in a parking lot, and no body could say nothing???
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By c3hamby

Spend a bit extra and get the Surly LHT.

Spend a bit extra and get the Surly LHT.
Forum: Touring
11-15-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,444
Posted By c3hamby

My first tour was March of this year. Drove up to...

My first tour was March of this year. Drove up to Benton, AR to see my parents, and the last 2 days I did an overnite. Got up early and rode out to Pinnacle Mountain and met my family. I also climbed...
Forum: Touring
11-15-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,702
Posted By c3hamby

Here's my two cents, keep the change.... ...

Here's my two cents, keep the change....

Sounds like she supports it, but I would ask her the question that you posed to us. I would say, 'hey thanks for the money but honey I'm concerned about...
Forum: Touring
11-15-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,603
Posted By c3hamby

You could put flat bars on an LHT....

You could put flat bars on an LHT....
Forum: Touring
11-14-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,620
Posted By c3hamby

Not sure what the Southern Routes are. But don't...

Not sure what the Southern Routes are. But don't go through Denver and Oklahoma, that would seem out of the way anyway. Try to go thru the actual southern states, like Lousiana, Texas, Arizona....
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