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09-12-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By snarkypup

Thanks, Mark! I think Melbourne will be our base...

Thanks, Mark! I think Melbourne will be our base of choice. I hear it's great and my friend knows lots of cycling folks there, so hopefully we'll hit on something that works for me in that area.
09-11-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks guys. I feel like I had a serious brain...

Thanks guys. I feel like I had a serious brain fart. I just asked my Facebook friends, and my friend who works at Phil Wood noted that she knows many bike folks in Australia. Duh. So I've emailed...
09-11-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By snarkypup

I know it's expensive there, don't worry. I'm...

I know it's expensive there, don't worry. I'm really looking for someone local who wants to earn some extra dough. Anyone? Bueller?
09-11-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By snarkypup

No worries. It's a seriously legit travel...

No worries. It's a seriously legit travel business, and we have full liability insurance already. And yeah, it wasn't cheap. :)
09-09-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By snarkypup

No, Al, still obsessed. Just starting a new...

No, Al, still obsessed. Just starting a new business and consequently buried by my life ;).

The Gazelle is making me a bit nuts.
09-09-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By snarkypup

Anyone in Australia interested in leading rides?

Hi everyone,
I've been off-list for a while (rideblog is still going strong), since I've been starting my own company and am leading trips to various spots around the world. I'm trying to put...
05-14-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,142
Posted By snarkypup

Okay. Now I want a Bike Friday (more research is...

Okay. Now I want a Bike Friday (more research is not necessarily a good thing). I'll need $2000 for the bike and travel case that converts to a trailer. Who's on this for me? :)

Dang you all.
05-14-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,142
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks, Clubman. I'll have to see if I can check...

Thanks, Clubman. I'll have to see if I can check it out.

rhenning, there are Bike Fridays on my local CL (okay, 1), but it's $700. On their site, the used BFs run over $1k. That's a bit out of my...
05-13-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,142
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks, all. Sigh. I was sort of hoping not to...

Thanks, all. Sigh. I was sort of hoping not to hear "buy a Brompton," as I just don't like them all that much visually. I realize that shouldn't matter, but they're expensive!

Well, I'll be in...
05-13-12, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,142
Posted By snarkypup

Raleigh Twenty Travelling?

Hello (mostly) Gentleman and (a few) Ladies, it's been a while since I've been on Bike Forums! Life's been busy. I'm still running rideblog (http://rideblog.wordpress.com), and still teaching, but in...
08-29-11, 12:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks guys. How ironic that I got a new reader...

Thanks guys. How ironic that I got a new reader from this :).

I still can't understand all of this, really. Two years of talking to me, wrenching my bikes, doing good work, showing off his new...
08-28-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Done. Rideblogged.

Done. Rideblogged.
08-27-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

And no, it wasn't Gregg's. It was GHY bikes, who...

And no, it wasn't Gregg's. It was GHY bikes, who have lovely reviews on Yelp. They've always been very nice to me... until now. I just don't get it.

As my seven year-old pointed out, all he had to...
08-27-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

I think tomorrow, when I blog it, will be rather...

I think tomorrow, when I blog it, will be rather good revenge, as I have about 5000 reads a month, and growing. I'll be classy, but firmly angry.
08-27-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Update... So some good news, and some not so...

Update...

So some good news, and some not so good. The best news is that the Raleigh is now totally fixed and clean. The bad news is that I paid someone else to do it. I did not get any money back...
08-27-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks folks. For a full explanation of my...

Thanks folks. For a full explanation of my disease, I'll send you to rideblog. Click on the Benign Joint Hypermobility link. Trust me: no wrenching. There are days when I can barely type, like today,...
08-27-11, 01:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,156
Posted By snarkypup

Fun thread. The other day I found my dream...

Fun thread.

The other day I found my dream car: a pristine 1960's Mercedes SL 190 convertable in the exact shades of beige with tan "trim" as my Viva Kilo. I had an immediate this/that...
08-26-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

God, he'd be hopeless! Not all men are...

God, he'd be hopeless! Not all men are mechanical, trust me :). He's a sweetie, but not at all capable of that!
08-26-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Unfortunately, I have a condition that causes me...

Unfortunately, I have a condition that causes me to have very painful hands and an inability to turn things with any strength, so wrenching my own bikes is out. I have to use a good mechanic. The one...
08-26-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Well biked, that was always my understanding! My...

Well biked, that was always my understanding! My other bikes do not have greasy chains, nor did this one... until now.

Riding in Ireland, all our bikes had chains as disgusting as this one and...
08-26-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

This is all really alarming. Sigh. I don't think...

This is all really alarming. Sigh. I don't think he filled the rear hub with grease. The hub cap is on tight, and not leaking as far as I can tell. I rode it three miles tonight and everything is...
08-26-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,942
Posted By snarkypup

Please explain what's wrong with my Raleigh

Warning: this is half-rant. There is a question at the end, I promise.

So, before I went to Ireland, I left my '69 Raleigh Sports with my local mechanic for a "yearly tune-up," and to fix a loose...
08-22-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

It's finally done. All of Ireland is now posted,...

It's finally done. All of Ireland is now posted, including the last six miles when I had a near-death experience with my Co-Worker, and an explanation for the saber toothed tigers attached to my...
08-19-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,991
Posted By snarkypup

Very different sentiment though! :)

Very different sentiment though! :)
08-19-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,991
Posted By snarkypup

I once showed BA to an entire class of 8th...

I once showed BA to an entire class of 8th graders. Despite their initial reluctance, they loved it.

It's all those "eeni" foods... I love the dad in the movie. The moment when he takes off his...
08-16-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

I've put two more posts up: the completion of my...

I've put two more posts up: the completion of my day on the Aran Islands, and our ride from the ferry to Cashel. Very photo heavy on the last one! Almost done with this trip write-up. It's been fun...
08-13-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

They are expert rock-stackers, that's for sure. I...

They are expert rock-stackers, that's for sure. I was always unsure how the rocks stayed.

Part 2 of the Aran Islands went up today:

http://rideblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/0806201127.jpg
...
08-13-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Ha, Velognome, given my co-worker's affinity for...

Ha, Velognome, given my co-worker's affinity for donkeys, the temptation to call him a "fecking dare-tee jacka$$" was almost overwhelming! It was just too much fun...
08-12-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Jon, those cliffs were one of the highlights of...

Jon, those cliffs were one of the highlights of the trip. We talked about how amazing it was to be able to just BE there (and that they let three of our boys, who were travelling around without us...
08-12-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

It's going to be amazing. You'll love the area,...

It's going to be amazing. You'll love the area, the people and the sights. Perfect spot for a honeymoon!
08-12-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Well, come on over to rideblog! Jon, it was...

Well, come on over to rideblog! Jon, it was great, and your advice was invaluable. We found few of the roads too busy to cycle, but whenever we could we got the kids onto smaller and smaller...
08-11-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks Walks... I didn't know I had a band, but I...

Thanks Walks... I didn't know I had a band, but I like their grove! Very cool.
08-11-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

We didn't go there, but we did get to hear some...

We didn't go there, but we did get to hear some good stuff. The kids were far less interested in listening to Irish music than I thought they would be. Mostly, they just wanted to hang out and watch...
08-11-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

One nice thing: manual is set up just like here,...

One nice thing: manual is set up just like here, in the H shape with all the gears in the same spots, just you shift with your left hand. Otherwise, no new gear set-up to memorize.
08-11-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Thin Man, congrats! What a lovely place to get...

Thin Man, congrats! What a lovely place to get married. It was really pretty.

Advice? Don't drive. I know that's impossible, but drive as little as you can and rent something small. The roads are...
08-11-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Some photo highlights so far: ...

Some photo highlights so far:

http://rideblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/08032011171.jpg

http://rideblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/0804201120.jpg
...
08-11-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Well, I'm home safe and sound, with no crashes of...

Well, I'm home safe and sound, with no crashes of any magnitude. I do have the Worst Headcold Ever (tm). Fortunately, it came on as we were headed home. It made me LOVE flying even more!

I have...
08-09-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

The cycling is actually pretty good. None of us...

The cycling is actually pretty good. None of us were hit (we're done now and heading home tomorrow morning), and the drivers seemed pretty used to groups of cyclists. We stayed off the main roads...
08-09-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

Watch my six? As they say here... "What the...

Watch my six? As they say here... "What the feck?"
08-08-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By snarkypup

rideblog is in Ireland!

Yes, we're here, and I'm slowly processing the billion photos I've taken, then writing up our adventures and posting them when the crappy internet connections allow.

Please enjoy our little bike...
08-01-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By snarkypup

Consensus is: leather. I'm going to try CL when I...

Consensus is: leather. I'm going to try CL when I get back from cycling in Ireland in a couple weeks. There are two B-17s on there now, each new, each under $80. I like this! I'm sure there will be...
07-31-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By snarkypup

My seven year-old son was watching the Tour with...

My seven year-old son was watching the Tour with his dad. Then Veloria offered to send us the pop-up TdF book she was sent to review. Now I've been to the local Velodrome and found out that they have...
07-31-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 397,699
Posted By snarkypup

Anyone in the Seattle area want one for $150? ...

Anyone in the Seattle area want one for $150?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/2523132764.html
07-31-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63,981
Views: 9,861,096
Posted By snarkypup

Anyone want a Super Course for $150? For tall...

Anyone want a Super Course for $150? For tall gentlemen.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/2523132764.html
07-31-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By snarkypup

I don't think we can tell until we see the bike...

I don't think we can tell until we see the bike itself, and if it's been repainted, maybe not even then. Take loads of pics and load 'em up!
07-31-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By snarkypup

Thanks all. I'll have to ask him what he thinks...

Thanks all. I'll have to ask him what he thinks about leather saddles... when he gets back from climbing mountains and skiing down them. He's a maniac!
07-31-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 861,954
Posted By snarkypup

Mitten the Magnificent, two days ago, as I was...

Mitten the Magnificent, two days ago, as I was learning to take photos in low light:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5995069838_e9ce10a22d.jpg...
07-30-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By snarkypup

Here's the other thread on rideblog about the...

Here's the other thread on rideblog about the restoration of the Shogun:
http://rideblog.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/shogun-restoration-madness/
07-30-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By snarkypup

Nope, that one's for my own bike, a 71 Raleigh...

Nope, that one's for my own bike, a 71 Raleigh frame that will need a respray before it becomes my Dream Bike. I love this color now that it's clean... maybe I have the inspiration right in front of...
07-30-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By snarkypup

This bike was once this: ...

This bike was once this:

http://rideblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/shogun4.jpg

I did a lot of cleaning, scrubbing off all the rust, and general replacement of broken parts. Someone, now I...
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