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06-11-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,298
Posted By heavyMetal

Thanks for the replies. Good to know about the...

Thanks for the replies. Good to know about the Discover Pass and alternatives.
06-10-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,298
Posted By heavyMetal

Access to Iron Horse Trail near I-90 exit 38?

I've been riding the SVT and Iron Horse Trail in small out-and-back segments. Last time out, I did Snoqualmie Falls to the Carter Creek Campground; next time I'd like to start as close to Carter...
06-06-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By heavyMetal

zacster - There is a light mounted to the bars....

zacster - There is a light mounted to the bars. Tightened it, and one brake pad, as well as a bottle cage. The last time this happened, now that I remember it, it turned out to be a bottle cage. I'll...
06-06-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By heavyMetal

Noise from Front End When Exceeding 20 mph

This just started the other day on my steel Davidson. Mostly happens on descents or on flats with a tail wind in those rare moments when I get above 20 mph. I hear a faint, tinny rattle coming from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By heavyMetal

Did you throw away your Garmin?

Did you throw away your Garmin?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,873
Posted By heavyMetal

I have a long sleeve wool-blend bike jersey that,...

I have a long sleeve wool-blend bike jersey that, worn over my base layer, is good for me down into the upper 40 range. Just looked around and they can be got for around $50.

My cold weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,103
Posted By heavyMetal

Only if you want to knowingly violate Rule #32...

Only if you want to knowingly violate Rule #32 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By heavyMetal

:lol: This being BF, I thought you guys ...

:lol:

This being BF, I thought you guys would appreciate the detailed carnage.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By heavyMetal

Point taken. Done.

Point taken. Done.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By heavyMetal

The recall letter that I found online had...

The recall letter that I found online had instructions on how to ID the ones subject to recall, and mine were made in Oct 2005 (recall was for those produced from 2004 until Dec 2005).

Thanks to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By heavyMetal

Equipment Failure - What Would You Do?

I was riding on a paved country road when I came to a series of rollers. I got out of the saddle and began climbing when there was a loud CRACK; my right heel smashed into the pavement, followed by...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,831
Posted By heavyMetal

It goes beyond grammar - the education system is...

It goes beyond grammar - the education system is failing us. Too often you can ask for 3/4 of a pound of something in the deli department and get a blank stare, or hand over $1.09 for a 79 item, and...
10-16-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By heavyMetal

Didn't the parents appear on some wife swapping...

Didn't the parents appear on some wife swapping reality show? Sounds like they are publicity-seeking hoaxsters, IMO.
10-14-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,580
Posted By heavyMetal

Noise on the hybrid-electrics is a good thing. I...

Noise on the hybrid-electrics is a good thing. I can usually hear cars coming up from behind, but have been suprised once or twice by those.
10-14-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By heavyMetal

What work?

What work?
10-14-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,199
Posted By heavyMetal

Depends on the year - this summer it hardly...

Depends on the year - this summer it hardly rained at all. Last October, I logged 470 dry miles, but last December, it rained or snowed almost every day.
10-14-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,199
Posted By heavyMetal

In the Pacific Northwest it's days of rain,...

In the Pacific Northwest it's days of rain, showers, down pours, drizzle, and repeat.
10-14-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,313
Posted By heavyMetal

The other day the average temp on my ride was...

The other day the average temp on my ride was 46; I used leg warmers under my bib shorts and felt great. I also have knickers, but they were still drying from the day before. My rule of thumb is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,509
Posted By heavyMetal

I raid my ski clothes stash - Goretex thinsulate...

I raid my ski clothes stash - Goretex thinsulate ski gloves work really well, as do wool sweaters, as already pointed out. When it gets really cold, Helly Hanson long underwear as a base layer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,594
Posted By heavyMetal

It doesn't usually get really cold here; I just...

It doesn't usually get really cold here; I just avoid rain and snow if I can.
10-13-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By heavyMetal

Cycling pretty much IS my social life, so I guess...

Cycling pretty much IS my social life, so I guess it enhances it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,537
Posted By heavyMetal

About $1000 per year (bikes, schwag, clothes,...

About $1000 per year (bikes, schwag, clothes, nutrition).
10-13-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,141
Posted By heavyMetal

Forecast here is for rain today through Friday,...

Forecast here is for rain today through Friday, showers Saturday. Got a ride in this morning just before the rain. About 20 minutes from the finish a front came through with high winds blowing all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,803
Posted By heavyMetal

Mitigate the risk by riding smart. Also, get a...

Mitigate the risk by riding smart. Also, get a huge life insurance policy, and make sure you have tons of medical coverage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,719
Posted By heavyMetal

Asphalt-colored clothing, no lights, riding at...

Asphalt-colored clothing, no lights, riding at night is just wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By heavyMetal

Nah, I don't inhale. But if the world were going...

Nah, I don't inhale. But if the world were going to end, I might.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By heavyMetal

Let's see, Dec 12, 2012 is roughly 27 months...

Let's see, Dec 12, 2012 is roughly 27 months away. A kilo of BC bud should do the trick nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,151
Posted By heavyMetal

Lose 60 lbs, put your jersey on over your bibs,...

Lose 60 lbs, put your jersey on over your bibs, and stop wearing your helmet backwards. That'll shut up the elitist arrogant bastards.
10-11-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25,518
Views: 2,524,512
Posted By heavyMetal

Rode my age+ today (b'day is next week, but the...

Rode my age+ today (b'day is next week, but the weather was perfect!). Average temp was 56, average speed 15.6 with >2500 ft of climbing. Solo ride on mostly country roads with spectacular views of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,964
Posted By heavyMetal

My wife's family is from Barrie; next time we go...

My wife's family is from Barrie; next time we go there (when the ground isn't covered in snow) I'll have to rent a bike and do the lake.

Did a solo ride today around the Snoqualmie Valley with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By heavyMetal

For your penance, my son, say 12 Our Fathers and...

For your penance, my son, say 12 Our Fathers and 12 Hail Marys

http://www.fathersarducci.com/images/frsarducci.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By heavyMetal

Exactly. My Campy Record gruppo is pretty quiet,...

Exactly. My Campy Record gruppo is pretty quiet, and it qualifies as expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,921
Posted By heavyMetal

Ha, I experienced (1) on my ride this past...

Ha, I experienced (1) on my ride this past Sunday; only I did turn and wave her up closer. (2) drives me crazy, especially when they do it on a descent!
10-08-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25,518
Views: 2,524,512
Posted By heavyMetal

Did a nice 57 miles around the Snoqualmie Valley...

Did a nice 57 miles around the Snoqualmie Valley with 2700 feet of climbing. Got interesting when a motorcycle crashed (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=592290)in my path.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By heavyMetal

Saw This One Coming

I was 40 miles into a 57 mi ride, going 20 mph down a flat farm road when I heard a group of motorcycles approaching. I was coming to a 90 left turn when 3 crotch rockets come into view to my left,...
Forum: Foo
10-06-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By heavyMetal

Clos Pegase (http://www.clospegase.com/hm.html)...

Clos Pegase (http://www.clospegase.com/hm.html) makes some very nice wine. I also like Stags' Leap (http://www.stagsleap.com/).
Forum: Foo
10-06-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By heavyMetal

http://cache.io9.com/assets/resources/2008/04/Meli...

http://cache.io9.com/assets/resources/2008/04/Melies_TripMoon_largest.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,390
Posted By heavyMetal

I'd rather listen to the music of the spokes as...

I'd rather listen to the music of the spokes as the wheels cut through the air, the sound of vehicles approaching from behind, the streams cascading down the hills, the rush of wind on a fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,641
Posted By heavyMetal

Campy on both bikes. Mixture of Veloce, Centaur...

Campy on both bikes. Mixture of Veloce, Centaur and Chorus on the steel, and Record on the carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,382
Posted By heavyMetal

I know a guy that unclips and uses his shoe over...

I know a guy that unclips and uses his shoe over the rear wheel to scrape the glass. Probably less likely to get caught anywhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,080
Posted By heavyMetal

You're kidding, right...

You're kidding, right (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=589855)?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,997
Posted By heavyMetal

Don't know where the OPs parents went, but the...

Don't know where the OPs parents went, but the main facility is in Vicenza (http://maps.google.com/maps?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS344&q=vicenza%20italy&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl), ~50 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By heavyMetal

Does your pump have a gauge? Make sure you are...

Does your pump have a gauge? Make sure you are inflating to the correct PSI for your weight. I had a problem with pinch flats years ago because I wasn't putting in enough air (no gauge).

From...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,600
Posted By heavyMetal

My pace really fell off from August; for...

My pace really fell off from August; for September it was just 440 miles with 23,560 ft of climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,029
Posted By heavyMetal

That was me - here's...

That was me - here's (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=581396&highlight=lycra+wash+bike) the thread
09-29-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By heavyMetal

I did see some apple markers; not sure if they...

I did see some apple markers; not sure if they were connected with CEF.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By heavyMetal

The prayer didn't work...

The prayer didn't work (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20070623-72901/Cycling_priest-peace_advocate_loses_bike_to_thieves).
09-28-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By heavyMetal

Anyone know what these rides are?

I was riding in the Snoqalmie Valley, then up Woodinville-Duval Rd towards Woodinville, and saw painted markers for "CEF" and "CW". Ok, I found CEF - Chris Elliott Fund (CEF) for Glioblastoma Brain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,281
Posted By heavyMetal

50 mile solo ride around the Snoqalmie Valley....

50 mile solo ride around the Snoqalmie Valley. Great views of Mt. Baker, the Cascades and Rainier. There was a Classic Car and Hot Rod show in Snohomish with some nice GTOs, Vettes, old pickups, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,039
Posted By heavyMetal

I've used clear nail polish on scratches (on my...

I've used clear nail polish on scratches (on my steel bike) to keep rust away. It's worked so far.
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