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Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By hokie cycler

Look into the Kona Sutra. All steel with a Brooks...

Look into the Kona Sutra. All steel with a Brooks B-17, rear rack and fenders for $1500 new. Got mine last year and love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By hokie cycler

I am 6'4" and have a 58 cm Sutra. My Madone is a...

I am 6'4" and have a 58 cm Sutra. My Madone is a 60 cm so it sounds like the 56 might be right for you.
Forum: Touring
12-11-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By hokie cycler

The Capital Trail in Virginia connects Richmond...

The Capital Trail in Virginia connects Richmond and Jamestown. 53 miles long.
Forum: Touring
11-28-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,898
Posted By hokie cycler

I purchased one a few months ago from a shop in...

I purchased one a few months ago from a shop in Oregon and it has the same features and must be the 2019 version in 2018 paint. I have used mine for commuting only and will take it on a tour this...
07-24-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By hokie cycler

Any ideas what this is? Executive 3 speed?

A friend in upstate New York is looking to sell this and is curious what it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By hokie cycler

You've got the year right. I have the same bike.

You've got the year right. I have the same bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By hokie cycler

I've been commuting for 2 years with Banjo...

I've been commuting for 2 years with Banjo Brothers panniers and I have been caught in a few downpours and the inside of the bag has been completely dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,835
Posted By hokie cycler

I Strava everything. Gran Fondos, commutes and...

I Strava everything. Gran Fondos, commutes and short hops to the 7-11. Strava sells heat maps to localities which are then used to determine where to put bike lanes etc. Average speed is irrelevant.
Forum: Touring
09-23-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By hokie cycler

360 from South Boston to Richmond is pretty...

360 from South Boston to Richmond is pretty scary. Lots of traffic and it moves fast. Go to Lynchburg and then ride north out of the city on back roads along the James to route 60. From there 60 is...
07-16-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,351
Posted By hokie cycler

Ukrops has been closed for years so your...

Ukrops has been closed for years so your statement is a little outdated. As for vegetarian reataurants, I have no idea.
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By hokie cycler

Best Bike Touring Videos Ever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiyZzm2I8eI

I stumbled across this the other day. Watch all 5 parts, it's hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 93,309
Posted By hokie cycler

2011 Madone 3.1

Upgraded wheels, crankset and brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,960
Posted By hokie cycler

I'd chose the Defy. Get the best groupset and...

I'd chose the Defy. Get the best groupset and carbon.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,540
Posted By hokie cycler

I never considered bike commuting until this...

I never considered bike commuting until this year. I rode to work for the first time in September of 2015 during the Worlds here in Richmond as my office was on the course. I liked it so I took my...
10-17-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,752
Posted By hokie cycler

Dehydration is not the reason there were fewer...

Dehydration is not the reason there were fewer finishers. The wind is, it split the peloton and then the race officials pull riders who are too far behind so they don't have lapped traffic. They...
10-09-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,752
Posted By hokie cycler

Not many spectators. Unlike last year in Richmond.

Not many spectators. Unlike last year in Richmond.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,852
Posted By hokie cycler

Castelli Race Rain Bag. It's nice and compact and...

Castelli Race Rain Bag. It's nice and compact and has a vented compartment on the bottom for shoes, it fits a helmet and then has mesh pockets for gloves, gels, etc. Also has zippered compartments on...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,206
Posted By hokie cycler

You use the bus and the transit authority is...

You use the bus and the transit authority is probably corrupt.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,206
Posted By hokie cycler

There is a HUGE difference between sponsorship...

There is a HUGE difference between sponsorship and ownership. Citi is helping support the program which reduces the cost to the taxpayer. You may hate or resent big corporations but they are not...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By hokie cycler

Don't over think it, just ride to work one day...

Don't over think it, just ride to work one day and then after work ride home. Any bike will work.
08-05-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,385
Posted By hokie cycler

One missed test was a month before the worlds and...

One missed test was a month before the worlds and another a month after the worlds. Coincidence? Every one that gets caught has a dog ate my homework excuse.

So after missing the first test, why...
Forum: Touring
06-12-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,299
Posted By hokie cycler

So I cut this tour in half and only did two days....

So I cut this tour in half and only did two days. At the end of day one I realized I bit off more than I could chew and I had a little blister forming on my foot. In the end I did two days of 122...
Forum: Touring
06-10-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,299
Posted By hokie cycler

First Tour This Weekend!

I've never toured and I am dipping my toe in with a 4 day credit card tour. Riding from Richmond, VA to Blacksburg VA and back. Day one will be to Lynchburg which is 120 miles and day 2 to Blacksburg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By hokie cycler

Rode from Richmond, VA to Williamsburg and back...

Rode from Richmond, VA to Williamsburg and back on the Capital Trail. Left from my house which is 7 miles from the end of the trail and went to Colonial Williamsburg to have lunch with my daughter...
04-28-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,861
Posted By hokie cycler

I just got back from a 32 mile club ride that is...

I just got back from a 32 mile club ride that is pretty quick with a few hills so I put the wheels through their paces. No creaking whatsoever. I did notice that the coasting sound was more muted...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By hokie cycler

I have not ridden these but I have driven some of...

I have not ridden these but I have driven some of these roads. The road going towards Ironto is very curvy and hilly. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By hokie cycler

I haven't ridden the Roanoke climbs. While in...

I haven't ridden the Roanoke climbs. While in Blacksburg, you'll want to ride up to Mountain Lake. There are two routes up the mountain and both are killers. I have attached a link to a route I made...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By hokie cycler

Do you have a compact or standard crank? If...

Do you have a compact or standard crank? If you're running a compact and put the 11-28 on, you should be fine. What mountains are you planning on climbing?
04-26-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,861
Posted By hokie cycler

I removed, cleaned and regreased it. The QR and...

I removed, cleaned and regreased it. The QR and cassette are tight. I'll let you know if this solves it. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By hokie cycler

By the end they all looked pretty grimy. I doubt...

By the end they all looked pretty grimy. I doubt they washed anything the entire time.
04-25-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,861
Posted By hokie cycler

Easton R4 Hub Replacement

I have a set of Easton EA90 wheels with the R4 hub. The freehub is making a creaking sound and my LBS put some tri flow to try and quiet it. It worked for a few days and the creaking is back,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By hokie cycler

"His legs are filled with Lactic Acid" I've...

"His legs are filled with Lactic Acid"

I've watched it a few times too.
Forum: Touring
04-14-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By hokie cycler

You should look at US Bike Route 1, that might be...

You should look at US Bike Route 1, that might be a bit safer.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/usbrs-interactive-map/
Forum: Commuting
04-11-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,986,732
Posted By hokie cycler

2004 Lemond Nevada City. Stock everything plus an...

2004 Lemond Nevada City. Stock everything plus an EVO Robin frame rack and Banjo Brothers panniers.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By hokie cycler

Oh dear, I sense someone among us who has a frame...

Oh dear, I sense someone among us who has a frame mounted pump.
Forum: Touring
03-16-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,362
Posted By hokie cycler

You're asking for advice and not happy with the...

You're asking for advice and not happy with the answers. It sounds like you are set on using SD cards and a hard drive as back up.

What else do you want everyone to say?

I suggest you solve...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By hokie cycler

How about a ziplock bag?

How about a ziplock bag?
Forum: Touring
02-28-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By hokie cycler

I'm not sure I understand the goal of this ride....

I'm not sure I understand the goal of this ride. You said it is to raise awareness. I am somewhat skeptical of awareness campaigns especially for something that is well known such as Autism, cancer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,373
Posted By hokie cycler

Fabian Cancellara has done ok on a Domane.

Fabian Cancellara has done ok on a Domane.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,874
Posted By hokie cycler

On a difficult mountain century, at the mile 80...

On a difficult mountain century, at the mile 80 rest stop, someone picked up a packet of chamois cream and thought it was a gel. I was laughing for the next 10 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,874
Posted By hokie cycler

That's gold Jerry, gold!

That's gold Jerry, gold!
Forum: Touring
02-08-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,490
Posted By hokie cycler

You could park at Rockett's Landing which is very...

You could park at Rockett's Landing which is very near the Richmond end of the trail. There is a surface lot there that I would trust.

As for camping, the Chickahominy Riverfront Park near the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By hokie cycler

I find the coffee shop covers pretty easy to slip...

I find the coffee shop covers pretty easy to slip on and they stay on really well. They won't work with the Keep on Kovers but you can use them instead of the KoK.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By hokie cycler

I bought the UL after riding SPDs for years and...

I bought the UL after riding SPDs for years and the clip in is about the same. With the float, the clip out takes a little more twist but after a few days, it is now second nature.
02-01-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,981
Posted By hokie cycler

Seriously? The only reason to put a motor in a...

Seriously? The only reason to put a motor in a bike for use by a top level rider is to cheat. Period.
Forum: Touring
01-18-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,627
Posted By hokie cycler

I think the ferry option to Tangier would be fun....

I think the ferry option to Tangier would be fun. I have taken the ferry from Virginia (Reedville) twice although not with a bike. It's quite a nice ride and Tangier is the type of place you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,215
Posted By hokie cycler

Having the UCI Worlds here in Richmond was a once...

Having the UCI Worlds here in Richmond was a once in a lifetime treat so my favorite ride was riding the course on Friday night of worlds week. It was only 3 laps around the 10 mile circuit and it...
12-27-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By hokie cycler

It's kind of a coffee table book but Paris...

It's kind of a coffee table book but Paris Roubaix - A Journey Through Hell is pretty cool.

http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Roubaix-A-Journey-Through-Hell/dp/1934030090...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,218
Posted By hokie cycler

There is a difference between riding 7-8 hours a...

There is a difference between riding 7-8 hours a day for a week long tour, or even a month long tour, than to do so EVERY day of the year to reach some insane mileage total like 20k or 30k miles in a...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,218
Posted By hokie cycler

A few comments: 1. No I cannot walk away...

A few comments:

1. No I cannot walk away from the power grid nor do I want to, period. I'll live with the risk of an EMP attack, whatever the heck that is. Take the doomsday prepper talk somewhere...
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