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04-28-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,318
Posted By Desert_Donkey

It'd be sweet to catch one of these scumbags...

It'd be sweet to catch one of these scumbags stringing wire or fishing line across a trail or thoroughfare. I think it would be poetic justice to work them over with a good ass whipping and then tie...
04-28-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,515
Views: 2,430,199
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Hello, everybody. I've lurked...

Hello, everybody.

I've lurked occasionally, but never posted here before.

I never thought of myself as a Clyde, but it seems I'm skating on the ragged edge of Clydeness at 205 pounds. I used...
Forum: Foo
04-28-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,629
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Columbia River Knife and Tool makes good outdoor...

Columbia River Knife and Tool makes good outdoor knives for reasonable prices.

Check out the M16-14 Series; these are big knives that fold to a reasonably small package, and are tough as hell. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,458
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I bought an OCR 2, and for riding on clean,...

I bought an OCR 2, and for riding on clean, well-kept pavement, it really rocks, but I can't bring myself to subject it to my commute.

The roads I have to ride to and from work are a nightmare...
Forum: Foo
03-04-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 3,303,330
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I wish I could take credit for that, but the rack...

I wish I could take credit for that, but the rack is the Sherpa model by Old Man Mountain. They make rear suspension-specific racks for just about any MTB. It's rock solid, and will carry 50 pounds....
Forum: Foo
03-03-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 3,303,330
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Updated pictures of my ugly duckling DBR: ...

Updated pictures of my ugly duckling DBR:

non drive side
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/doubleclaw/DBR001.jpg

Non drive side front...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 11,622,898
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Here's my commuter/do-it-all bike: ...

Here's my commuter/do-it-all bike:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/doubleclaw/Cycling/DBR008.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/doubleclaw/Cycling/DBR001.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,688
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Despite their low-end quality, those Roadmasters...

Despite their low-end quality, those Roadmasters are a rather pure expression of the bicycle as a useful form of transportation as opposed to an expensive toy. All of the people I've ever seen riding...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,688
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I've seen a great many of them. In fact, I...

I've seen a great many of them.

In fact, I know a guy who's been using one to commute all over town for the last year. He's gone through four of them so far because he doesn't do even the most...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Good on you! I just started commuting...

Good on you!

I just started commuting myself, after three years of either not riding at all or a few spotty little town rides between long hiatuseses. Now I'm riding home from work five days a...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

An update on the Krazy Glue flat fix that I...

An update on the Krazy Glue flat fix that I forgot to mention: It wasn't all roses when I took the tube out; The KG made a sizeable lump in the inside of the tire that I had to dissolve with acetone....
Forum: Commuting
02-29-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I wonder if SRAM Grip Shifters could be made to...

I wonder if SRAM Grip Shifters could be made to work on a moustache bar?

That might alleviate having triggers in a awkward position on the bar...
Forum: Foo
02-29-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,354
Posted By Desert_Donkey

My wife bought me a bottle each of Givenchy's...

My wife bought me a bottle each of Givenchy's "Pi" and some other brand variety called "unforgiveable"(Some rapper put his name on this one, can't remember which one).

I hardly ever use them,...
02-29-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I don't even like PowerPoo bars, but this is just...

I don't even like PowerPoo bars, but this is just one more reason not to eat them.

Clif bars and real fruit are my energy foods.
02-29-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Come to think of it, I wonder if the "Liquid Ass"...

Come to think of it, I wonder if the "Liquid Ass" air odorizer would work on the angry dogs on my commute?

Ah, it would probably act as an aphrodisiac for them, and then they'd want to hump my...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,224
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I'm saving Anywhere from $40.00 to $50.00 a week...

I'm saving Anywhere from $40.00 to $50.00 a week right now on a one way 18-mile commute from work every day. Once I get my "bike legs" back I will be riding 36 miles round trip every day, and saving...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

OMG, what a ride yesterday! The temperature...

OMG, what a ride yesterday! The temperature dropped to the low 40's and we had steady 15-20 MPH winds coming from the North all day. Guess which direction I ride to go home?

Whew! I was...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Well, it was only a matter of time; the Krazy...

Well, it was only a matter of time; the Krazy Glue quick-fix has finally given up the ghost. I checked my tire pressure before loading up for work this morning, and the rear tire has leaked down...
02-23-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 13,382
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I like this one a LOT better. I would definitely...

I like this one a LOT better. I would definitely purchase one of these. I'm not too keen on the whole "Save a Soldier" thing, because I don't believe that we need saving.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Careful, it's probably got East German antifreeze...

Careful, it's probably got East German antifreeze in it.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Did the socialist Koolaid taste THAT good?

Did the socialist Koolaid taste THAT good?
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

To a certain extent, it depends on the area you...

To a certain extent, it depends on the area you live in, but 99% of the commuters I have seen in this area are using $50.00-$100.00 Wally-World Specials. It would be gratifying to see more people...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Made the trip again yesterday in beautiful,...

Made the trip again yesterday in beautiful, perfect 71 degree weather. Not much traffic on the road, and the jackasses were few in number. The longer days of spring and summer will be most welcome,...
02-20-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,998
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Racism is dying like a leaky tire. I think...

Racism is dying like a leaky tire.

I think that it is in the best interest of several well-known lobbying groups to KEEP it "alive and well", so that they can continue to bilk people for money...
02-19-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,998
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I understood his point perfectly. However, Bro...

I understood his point perfectly. However, Bro Max said "The South", not Greensboro, North Carolina, which is using a very broad brush to paint us all into the corner of racism and intolerance. The...
02-19-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,998
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Exactly where in the South do they do that? I've...

Exactly where in the South do they do that? I've lived here my whole life and have never seen what you describe. I would hazard a guess that your information about the South comes from the lurid and...
02-19-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By Desert_Donkey

So, does this weapon of terror have dispensers...

So, does this weapon of terror have dispensers for the "Liquid Ass" fart spray in the four-bottle pack?
Forum: Commuting
02-19-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I can see the "Felon in possession of a firearm"...

I can see the "Felon in possession of a firearm" charge, but "Carrying a firearm in a public place" is a crime? WTH?

People nowadays scare much too easily, I swear. Next thing you know, there'll...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Well, made that 18-miler again today with little...

Well, made that 18-miler again today with little ill effect. Only a couple of jackasses this time, but perfect sunny weather in the mid-sixties.

I'm getting my "bike legs" back again after three...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,561
Posted By Desert_Donkey

All I'm saying is that the government is best...

All I'm saying is that the government is best that governs the least.

Personally, I don't see much of a need for ridiculous vehicles such as Hummers and Yukons, especially if they are used as...
02-13-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Looking for X-Links

Howdy y'all!

I'm in the process of building me a mighty herd of bikes, and I'm looking for a Diamondback X-Link frame to build into my full-time trail rig. I've been looking all over the web, but...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,561
Posted By Desert_Donkey

The very idea of anyone in the government telling...

The very idea of anyone in the government telling me what I "need" or am allowed to have is anathema to me. I can make informed decisions on my own, thanks very much, and I don't need some overpaid,...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Desert_Donkey

We're not so "civilized" down here, which means...

We're not so "civilized" down here, which means that if someone gets caught stringing wires across a trail, or hurts somebody's child, said offender stands a very good chance of being shot or beaten...
Forum: Southeast
02-11-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I have a GPS receiver that I've zip-tied to my...

I have a GPS receiver that I've zip-tied to my stem, and I use it to clock my time and mileage on my commute. I've got it set on the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), and it will give me a...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

P.S. The Krazy Glue is STILL holding pressure....

P.S. The Krazy Glue is STILL holding pressure. Not bad for two bucks...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

My first choice of commuter bikes was not a FS/XC...

My first choice of commuter bikes was not a FS/XC rig, but given the appalling road conditions and the fact that there is no shoulder on many of them, I had to go with what works best.

The rack...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By Desert_Donkey

It was 34 this morning, but it's 74 right now,...

It was 34 this morning, but it's 74 right now, with abundant sunshine and moderate winds. The weather for the ride home is just about perfect!
Forum: Southeast
02-11-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Matt, Love the trails! I'm glad I came for...

Matt,

Love the trails! I'm glad I came for the work day on Sunday, but now I have to get a new wheelset so that I can make an easy swap between my street and trail tires! Just when my wife...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I've been thinking about some bars, but I'm still...

I've been thinking about some bars, but I'm still pretty stoked about the Easton Monkeylite riser I have now. As a sort of stop-gap measure, I just shift my hand position inboard of the levers when I...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Hoo, Boy! My Sherpa came in today! I am happy as...

Hoo, Boy! My Sherpa came in today! I am happy as a clam, and my wife is madder than a dog crappin' roofing tacks! I think I'll be able to convince her that it'll pay for itself inside of a month when...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

My buddy at my LBS is pestering me to let him...

My buddy at my LBS is pestering me to let him build me a tubeless wheelset, and I think I just might take him up on that! It'll be nice not to have to carry tubes anymore.

I'm all about saving...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I lightly modified my Diamondback X-Link FS/XC...

I lightly modified my Diamondback X-Link FS/XC rig for commuting, with the addition of a set of Michelin Transworld X's with reflector sidewalls, an Easton Monkeylite CF riser bar, Hayes HMX-1 discs...
Forum: Southeast
02-06-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Hob684, I haven't installed a headlight on...

Hob684,

I haven't installed a headlight on my ride yet, so I don't do the early morning ride. My wife drops me off at work and then I ride home. The roads I take out in Dixie are entirely...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Commuting on a 28 Pound FS/XC Rig...

Well, I finally bit the bullet and started commuting the 18 miles from work to home, after a three-year hiatus of hardly riding my bikes at all. My wife drops me off in the morning, and I ride home...
Forum: Southeast
02-05-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Well the Krazy Glue held up marvelously on the...

Well the Krazy Glue held up marvelously on the way home yesterday, and the tire held good pressure all the way.

Traffic wasn't as bad as the other day, and a couple of folks even waved at me,...
Forum: Foo
02-04-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 32,735
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Riding to my home, My tire goes flatter than...

Riding to my home,
My tire goes flatter than hell,
NO! How can this be??
Forum: Foo
02-04-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By Desert_Donkey

The beauty of a shotgun is that you can load it...

The beauty of a shotgun is that you can load it with CS gas, paint marker, rubber buckshot and plastic baton rounds, for an effective but non-lethal deterrent.

I would definitely pepper someone's...
Forum: BMX
02-04-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,834
Posted By Desert_Donkey

I've had a Diamondback X-Link since 2000, and...

I've had a Diamondback X-Link since 2000, and it's been an awesome bike. Climbs any terrain, bombs any descent, and is infinitely upgradeable. I'd get another one if I could find one. I just swapped...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,581
Posted By Desert_Donkey

What's really a treat is when the Mississippi...

What's really a treat is when the Mississippi summer heat brings the rattlesnakes out to bask on the roads; they look like your plain' ol' run-of-the-mill pine branches lying in the road, until you...
Forum: Foo
02-01-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,064,552
Posted By Desert_Donkey

Cocteau Twins- Four Calendar Cafe Country Bob...

Cocteau Twins- Four Calendar Cafe
Country Bob and the Bloodfarmers- Bowlful of Noses at My House
Kate Bush-Aerial
Anything by Hank, Sr.
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