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Forum: Touring
03-30-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,533
Posted By 77midget

Took this across Ireland, Scotland, and England...

Took this across Ireland, Scotland, and England last summer. This pic is in the Republic.

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Forum: Touring
03-15-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By 77midget

Almost as soon as got back into biking in 2008 I...

Almost as soon as got back into biking in 2008 I started thinking about touring. A buddy and I 'jumped off' and booked plane tickets in April of '09 for an August trip. As they were...
Forum: Touring
03-15-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,469
Posted By 77midget

an FYI FWIW but I think that the U.S. and Mexico...

an FYI FWIW but I think that the U.S. and Mexico released an advisory for foreigners traveling in any of the border towns, as kidnapping/ransom is on the rise. I hold no opinion on this, as you need...
Forum: Touring
03-14-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,826
Posted By 77midget

I boxed mine to Ireland last summer and while...

I boxed mine to Ireland last summer and while they did open and check it, they returned it to proper packed condition. I bagged on the way back, which was a bit more of a pain IMO as it was a bit...
Forum: Touring
03-07-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By 77midget

I did Aer Lingus from Boston to Ireland last year...

I did Aer Lingus from Boston to Ireland last year and they required that you register the bike, but there was no extra charge as long as your total weight was under the limit. It was fantastic. We...
Forum: Touring
03-07-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By 77midget

140490(This is my bike outside a small church in...

140490(This is my bike outside a small church in Ireland)

You can manage just fine with that bike! Last August, I did Ireland, Scotland and England on my Trek 4300, which I think is an even...
Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,643
Posted By 77midget

Check some of the expedited passport services-I...

Check some of the expedited passport services-I got mine in a couple days back in 2002 when I had a short notice trip to the UK. Costs a premium, but it is better than the above mentioned full cavity...
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 77midget

Thx!

Thx!
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 77midget

Thx Anto- I am gameplanning a number of routes-I...

Thx Anto- I am gameplanning a number of routes-I will def look into your wisdom here. Is it ok for me to PM you with any questions/advice? Cycle maps are quite scant, as you doubtless are aware...
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Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 77midget

I am actually a dual citizen through heritage (my...

I am actually a dual citizen through heritage (my family hails from Skibbereen, down on the SW coast), and my buddy is Irish-American. We are planning on hitting, in various ways, Dublin, Belfast,...
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 77midget

Now I've gone and done it-booked for Ireland

A buddy and I have jumped off and booked the tix for our August Ireland/Scotland/England/Ireland bike tour. The trip will include some train and some ferry, and about 500 miles of biking. There are a...
05-27-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By 77midget

weighed in at 227, but have not biked since...

weighed in at 227, but have not biked since Sunday. For the rest of this week, I am hoping to:
weigh in @ or below 225
fit in a couple 25+ mile rides.
05-27-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By 77midget

well, weighed in at 227, so making progress in...

well, weighed in at 227, so making progress in the right direction. Happy so far.
05-21-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,774
Posted By 77midget

5'11" and 230, so I guess I can hang out...

5'11" and 230, so I guess I can hang out here...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,446
Posted By 77midget

I second the used option. There are tons of bikes...

I second the used option. There are tons of bikes on CL. You can get a good deal, then ride a bit and see what things are important. I am 5'11" and 230 and I ride my old mountain bike that I put road...
05-20-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,908
Posted By 77midget

This morning, as most mornings, I hauled 230lbs...

This morning, as most mornings, I hauled 230lbs of human to an office building, along with 10lbs of support gear for said human. 10 miles each way. On way home tonight, going to hit the package store...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,180
Posted By 77midget

good ole' fashioned willpower. I have the same...

good ole' fashioned willpower. I have the same problem, and I have come to the conclusion that I just need to get up and get going. No trick has ever worked. As mentioned above, however, you do need...
05-20-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By 77midget

weigh in of 231, which is up from last week's...

weigh in of 231, which is up from last week's 229, but I had not been getting enough water, and I have been making a conscious effort to drink more h20, so that is the increase, me thinks. Anyway,...
05-20-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By 77midget

231 for me on Monday, so as I suspected, I was...

231 for me on Monday, so as I suspected, I was water-light last weigh in. lately I have had a hard time getting enough water.
Forum: Touring
05-19-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By 77midget

That is a good question about the hub size...

That is a good question about the hub size support-I will have to ask him. As for learning to adjust and check himself, he is learning, and part of that learning has made him think that even a proper...
Forum: Touring
05-19-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By 77midget

question on some e-bay wheels (for a friend)

**asking for a friend, so don't worry about hurting my feelings**

My friend and I will be doing a bunch of shorter weekend tour-rides in advance of a trip to Ireland in late summer/early fall....
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By 77midget

+1 on the socks!! I am new to touring, but I have...

+1 on the socks!! I am new to touring, but I have been commuting for a while, and wool socks are a godsend, in warm or cold weather. In truth, I am becoming a full-blown wool convert! Merino/Smart...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,242
Posted By 77midget

I bought mine at the local hardware store as...

I bought mine at the local hardware store as denatured alcohol, and it was a plastic quart bottle, much like a quart of oil. I believe you can get it at the big box stores too (Walmart, Target), and...
05-12-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By 77midget

well, I have been as much as 250lbs, but weigh...

well, I have been as much as 250lbs, but weigh 220s now, and I ride a 7 year old Trek 4300 Mountain Bike that I have modified a bit for a commuter/tourer. It has a front suspension fork, but given...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By 77midget

Having worked in IT for the last 11 years, I...

Having worked in IT for the last 11 years, I never really thought there was an 'end of the day' for us. I have been 24x7x265.25 for all that time. Mileage incurred during the day is reimbursable...
Forum: Touring
05-12-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By 77midget

I believe they are on the axle inside the mount...

I believe they are on the axle inside the mount flange right up against the sealed bearing. Apologies if these are not the correct term. I have an MTB and the dust covers on mine are plastic. They...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By 77midget

If it is warm, I just wear a water-resistant...

If it is warm, I just wear a water-resistant shell, with either an under-armor or otherwise synthetic wicking shirt, with bike shorts, wool socks and regular shoes that I bike with. if it is cold,...
05-11-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By 77midget

looking for some mongoose information

Hello all-I generally do my own maintenance, but have not had to delve too deep into full build ups until now. I dug an old (dunno-maybe 10yrs) Mongoose Dynametric 735 out of my brothers barn. Though...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,148
Posted By 77midget

4 traffic lights in 10 miles. It is rare that I...

4 traffic lights in 10 miles. It is rare that I hit all greens, but considering that either way my route ends with a long incline, I am ok with a quick breather, though I don't really NEED it...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By 77midget

I got into it up here near Boston this past...

I got into it up here near Boston this past winter. I talked to Peter White and ended up with the Schwalbe Marathon Winters-my commute route leaves concern more for ice and frozen slush than deep...
05-11-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By 77midget

Was 229 this morning. Hoping to make it to 224...

Was 229 this morning. Hoping to make it to 224 this week, and average 20 miles/day minimum.
05-11-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,216
Posted By 77midget

yeah, mine is about 1.5 miles into the ride in...

yeah, mine is about 1.5 miles into the ride in the morning, so about 8 into the ride home. There is a traffic light at the top of it, though, and a convenience store, so I normally stop in the store...
05-11-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,216
Posted By 77midget

Here it is-I need to measure it w/ a GPS because...

Here it is-I need to measure it w/ a GPS because I think the grade is a bit more than what mapmyride reports....
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/ma/hopkinton/664124205566098639
05-11-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,216
Posted By 77midget

I usually ride alone, so I just compare my...

I usually ride alone, so I just compare my numbers to my own from the previous ride. I know if I have not pushed myself, or if I have pushed too hard. I don't mind getting passed, and don't think...
05-11-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By 77midget

been away a while due to some employment...

been away a while due to some employment shenanigans, which also have me a bit behind on my goals. However, I am back to a regular routine, and weighed in this morning at 229 on the dot-first weigh...
04-29-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By 77midget

FWIW, I usually set the low, reset the cable in...

FWIW, I usually set the low, reset the cable in the clamp with a couple turns on the barrel adjuster, then set the high. from there, I am usually able to adjust the middle with the barrel 1 click...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,593
Posted By 77midget

Make sure have clean laundry night before Check...

Make sure have clean laundry night before
Check weather night before
wake up and make coffee
watch news/sports scores and have coffee/bagel/peanut butter
Make lunch
pack pannier
put bike on...
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,172
Posted By 77midget

I bought a pair of the ATBs at $20, and I might...

I bought a pair of the ATBs at $20, and I might even still think about it at 35, though at that price you could probably just get better quality for a bit more. I am using them already for commuting,...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By 77midget

Big time. I do most of my grocery shopping on the...

Big time. I do most of my grocery shopping on the bike, and pick up a couple different types to augment the kegs of my homebrew. Best was a bunch of funny looks I was getting whilest loading some...
Forum: Touring
01-27-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By 77midget

You will be going within 5 miles of me up in MA -...

You will be going within 5 miles of me up in MA - I'll wave!
01-27-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By 77midget

great work! The sugar stuff is a killer. this is...

great work! The sugar stuff is a killer. this is the same approach that I am taking, though I need to buckle down with the exercise every day thing. I find that when I am consistent there, diet, etc,...
01-27-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,290
Posted By 77midget

5'11" and 236ish. People do not think I weigh as...

5'11" and 236ish. People do not think I weigh as much as I do, as it is mostly in my legs, but I would guess that I basically look like my height, given the overall lack of comments. I am the...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By 77midget

I roll Specialized Nimbus 26x1.5 at 85psi. They...

I roll Specialized Nimbus 26x1.5 at 85psi. They are rated for 50-80, I believe, so I am cheating a bit, but they have been fine. I notice a big difference when they are down 10psi, but I am also a...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,412
Posted By 77midget

I have Specialized Nimbus 26x1.5 on mine. I have...

I have Specialized Nimbus 26x1.5 on mine. I have over 1000 on them so far, and they are in great shape, so I hope to get a few thousand, at the least. I got 2 flats last year-a pinch flat that was my...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By 77midget

Some Thoughts on Scwalbe Marathon Winter tires

Hey all-
I have read a number of posts regarding studded vs non-studded recently. until this week, I was in the latter category, having never really commuted in the winter, or otherwise cycled much....
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,499
Posted By 77midget

Get it-it will save your life. ...

Get it-it will save your life.

http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Survival-Guide-Complete-Protection/dp/1400049628/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232631374&sr=8-1
Forum: Commuting
01-21-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,569
Posted By 77midget

Ride home was not bad at all. Amazing that after...

Ride home was not bad at all. Amazing that after this morning's ride, 20*F on the home route seemed warm. Actually pulled over to lose a layer. This was the first commute on this route, though, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By 77midget

I run an 'el cheapo' Topeak 150 Wireless, and...

I run an 'el cheapo' Topeak 150 Wireless, and have never had a problem until this morning, when it was close to 0*F, and the problem was intermittent. I knew that I was due for a battery, so I will...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,569
Posted By 77midget

Fantastic-first bike commute in 5 months due to a...

Fantastic-first bike commute in 5 months due to a number of reasons/issues. Also, my first winter commute-it was ~+8*F this morning. I spent the last couple weeks equipping the bike for winter...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By 77midget

It is done! I won't double post the details, so...

It is done! I won't double post the details, so check the 'How was your commute thread', but in summary, got up at 5am (normal) ate some breakfast and got the bike together, and headed out at 6am....
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