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04-05-12, 08:59 AM
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Posted By cycler0707

Sounds familiar, I split my time between...

Sounds familiar, I split my time between Sandpoint and Nine Mile Falls, where in Steven's county do you hang?
Forum: Commuting
07-07-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,769
Posted By cycler0707

I'm in the process of relocating to north Idaho...

I'm in the process of relocating to north Idaho and our new home is almost done. 1 year left before retirement, I decided to commute to work yesterday from the house in Sandpoint, Id to work in...
01-06-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By cycler0707

Thanks for the thoughts, suggestions and humor,...

Thanks for the thoughts, suggestions and humor, not sure what additional info would be helpful, know specific tail of the tape to share other then wife is 5'8" and pretty standard frame when it comes...
01-05-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By cycler0707

That makes two of us, although my absence from...

That makes two of us, although my absence from the saddle was to replace a knee, get married, move to an area that doesn't necessarily have the best riding roads/trails, my wife is hoping to join me...
01-05-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By cycler0707

What Bike To Start With?

Wife (54) would like to begin joining me on the bike. We're looking at a cross between commuter type riding, (3-4 days, 6 - 10 miles) week long camping trips (I'll pull the trailer with most of the...
08-17-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By cycler0707

Washington D.C. on Bike

If you are contemplating a vacation to Washington D.C., may I suggest renting a bike! Bike The Sites is a great little company, right downtown. Connected with Grayline Tours they offer very...
06-25-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,941
Posted By cycler0707

I've got 1800 miles on my Burley Nomad and I...

I've got 1800 miles on my Burley Nomad and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Flexibility for placing a load, never having to consider weight distribution at all......nice. The width of the...
06-25-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By cycler0707

A. Even when breaking in , the brooks was as...

A. Even when breaking in , the brooks was as comfortable as any old saddle I tried.
B. I just finished a 60 miler yesterday and absolutely felt like I was riding on air.
C. I am not a Brooks...
06-25-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,791
Posted By cycler0707

I'm not totally car free but I'm moving closer. ...

I'm not totally car free but I'm moving closer. 2 years ago, average gas consumption right around 40 gals per month. My May consumption was 22 and my June goal is under 15.............I'm at 11.2...
Forum: Touring
06-25-07, 05:47 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,737
Posted By cycler0707

Terrible experience and it shows my vanity and...

Terrible experience and it shows my vanity and stupidity. For Father's Day, son and his wife took me on short 3 day camping trip. They only had road bikes so the gear went on my trailer/touring...
06-25-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By cycler0707

Recovery Time After Hard Ride

I'm becoming a bit frustrated, I find that after a really hard ride........could be distance, elevation, intensity or any combination, after 2 or 3 great rides, the energy level just falls off and I...
06-25-07, 05:28 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 6,333
Posted By cycler0707

How about doctors making house calls with a flood...

How about doctors making house calls with a flood light on their car so they could see the address at night. I would go with my Dad at night.......just to watch him use the light. Last car I...
06-25-07, 05:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,786
Posted By cycler0707

Never thought I'd be posting a reply to a sore...

Never thought I'd be posting a reply to a sore seat but then I never thought I'd ever buy a brooks saddle. I've got a B-17, it took about 250 miles to break in and although it remains a little...
06-25-07, 05:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 973
Posted By cycler0707

During the first gas crisis in 1973, I bought 2...

During the first gas crisis in 1973, I bought 2 SR road bikes with a "bike-a-boose" trailer for the kids. Road hard and fast past the gas lines for a year or two and then stopped riding. Still have...
06-16-07, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By cycler0707

Dust Caps....how truly important

I've got a pretty stock Felt 70 road bike and the dust caps on the front tire NEVER stay on. I've put them back on, the LBS put them back on and they just fall off! How much damage am I doing to...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,167
Posted By cycler0707

My goal was to ride every day this past week and...

My goal was to ride every day this past week and I hit 50%........... a blow to the head by one of our special needs students........severe behavior disorder. Apparently I was out for a couple of...
06-14-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By cycler0707

Suggested Riding Route Out of Ashford WA

Fellow bikers, friends are taking their older children over to the west side to a climb Mt. Ranier next week. Base camp for the family will be Ashford, WA. Mom and Dad will go cycling while the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,066,882
Posted By cycler0707

Thanks Wiles9..........I did it. The photo is...

Thanks Wiles9..........I did it. The photo is the ferry crossing form Lopez to Friday Harbor.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z31/cycler0707/BikeTripSanJuans075.jpg
06-01-07, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By cycler0707

Just got back from my trip to the San Juan Island...

Just got back from my trip to the San Juan Island and highway 20 was a breeze. Overall, nice wide shoulder for 90% of the ride to the ferry terminal in Anacortes. Climb up and down Deception Pass...
Forum: Touring
06-01-07, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By cycler0707

Trip Report...6 days in the San Juan Islands

247 miles in just over 6 days of heavenly camping in the San Juan Islands. I've posted my thoughts before but I'll reiterate them again, the Burley Nomad Trailer is sensational...........carries all...
Forum: Touring
06-01-07, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,066,882
Posted By cycler0707

Ok anyone, is there some secret to posting a...

Ok anyone, is there some secret to posting a photo on this site?
Forum: Touring
05-31-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,066,882
Posted By cycler0707

Having trouble loading my picture onto the...

Having trouble loading my picture onto the sight....sorry if this doesn't come out! On the ferry from Anacortes to Lopez Island on my 6 day San Juan Trip.

http://www.bikeforums.net/C:\Documents...
05-20-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By cycler0707

Whidbey Island Highway 20 / Rosario Road Input

Can anyone share experiences on these roads? I'm heading out to the San Juans for a week and will start the ride at Coupville. Shoulder size, traffic conjestion, safety for bikers, etc. Thanks in...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,338
Posted By cycler0707

I measure average speed (mph) for the actual...

I measure average speed (mph) for the actual riding time and I also keep track of total travel time. My computer will stop calibrating when I hit a stop sign or lite so I get a fairly accurate time...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,515
Posted By cycler0707

After 8 miles of nice shoulders and minimal...

After 8 miles of nice shoulders and minimal traffic, I get 4 miles of no shoulder, narrow lanes, hair pin and tight s-turns that take visibility away, only to come to Big Sandy, 6 tenths of a mile...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-07, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,167
Posted By cycler0707

It's been a nice week with very pleasant weather...

It's been a nice week with very pleasant weather and minimal traffic conjestion. Found a way to ride the entire way out to work and feel safe. (dangerous section of highway last 5 miles) That moves...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,167
Posted By cycler0707

Just finished a week dedicated to leaving my car...

Just finished a week dedicated to leaving my car in the garage. 5 days of commuting, 4 after work meetings/events, a Saturday of grocery and other fun shopping, not to mention my Sunday began with a...
05-06-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By cycler0707

Speaking of Saddles, has anyone had experience...

Speaking of Saddles, has anyone had experience with the moon saddle?
05-05-07, 04:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By cycler0707

Looking for Riding Partner over Long Memorial Weekend

Almost senior citizen, I'm heading out to the San Juan Islands over Memorial Day weekend and looking for possible riding partner. Camping 4 nights, leaving Anacortes Saturday morning. Two days on...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-07, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,167
Posted By cycler0707

I'm wondering if anyone else has the same...

I'm wondering if anyone else has the same problem...........my actual commute is 15.8 miles one way but due to dangerous road conditions, the last 5 miles to work must be driven by car. On Monday, I...
05-02-07, 06:58 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,194
Posted By cycler0707

I took my first organized group ride in my 5 year...

I took my first organized group ride in my 5 year renewed biking life last Sunday..............being essentially a loner, I found 200 bikes both amusing and uncomfortable. I was pleased by the...
05-02-07, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By cycler0707

I'm one of those guys that initially stopped...

I'm one of those guys that initially stopped every few minutes and coasted.............I simply didn't know how to develop a sustainable cadence. I now finish my commute to work each day at a steady...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-07, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,167
Posted By cycler0707

First day with the trailer in tow, pulling 25...

First day with the trailer in tow, pulling 25 pounds of "work", 14 hour work day, before you add the ride time. Some rain riding home in the dark, experienced some chain problems on the way home...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,077
Posted By cycler0707

How Far Is Your Commute

I'm reading with great interest all the wonderful comments on the daily commutes but I'm curious on a couple of questions. How far is your one way commute? What is your average speed? Do you find...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 926,167
Posted By cycler0707

I've committed to commuting 3 - 4 days a week...

I've committed to commuting 3 - 4 days a week from now through the end of the school year. It's just under 20 miles round trip with the AM ride slightly down hill and the ride home a bit up! No...
Forum: Touring
04-07-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By cycler0707

First Camping Adventure a Success

It was probably too early to really camp but with new toys, one never waits for the right time......... spring break was my only chance to test the gear before summer. Bike REI Rondonne, Burley...
Forum: Touring
04-07-07, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,066,882
Posted By cycler0707

First time bike camping

Just finished 5 day shakedown ride with new Randonne and Burley Nomad Cargo Trailer. Minor problems with chain slippage on bike but the trailer worked well and the overall trip was a great success.
Forum: Touring
04-03-07, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By cycler0707

I'm leaving today for my first ever camping...

I'm leaving today for my first ever camping expedition. 5 day/4night, 250 - 300 miles through the Palouse of Washington State and along the Snake and Columbia River. New Randonee with Burley Nomad...
03-21-07, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,533
Posted By cycler0707

My simple pleasure is enjoying the those pain...

My simple pleasure is enjoying the those pain free moments when my knees know longer have to carry my weight but can effortlessly glide through a cadence and down the road.
My simple pleasure is...
Forum: Touring
03-09-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By cycler0707

Pacific Northwest Early Spring Camping Route

I'm on my first self contained camping trip and I'm looking for a modest 5 - 7 day travel plan for the first week in April. I'm concerned about weather at this time of year but I really need to know...
03-09-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By cycler0707

Early Spring Camping Route

I'm on my first self contained camping trip and I'm looking for a modest 5 - 7 day travel plan for the first week in April. I'm concerned about weather at this time of year but I really need to know...
Forum: Touring
03-04-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By cycler0707

I'm looking at the Burley Nomad and doubt I'll...

I'm looking at the Burley Nomad and doubt I'll carry over 40 lbs for any trip. I want off road capability for detours, construction, diversions, etc. I really like the Novara Safari thus far but...
Forum: Touring
03-04-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By cycler0707

Bikes for Trailers vs Bikes for racks

I've decided on pulling a trailer for my journey across the US next summer but now the harder choice, bike selection. Are there touring bikes that pull trailers better then others? I'm leaning...
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By cycler0707

Bikes for Trailers vs Bikes for racks

I've decided on pulling a trailer for my journey across the US next summer but now the harder choice, bike selection. Are there touring bikes that pull trailers better then others? I'm leaning...
03-04-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 9,172
Posted By cycler0707

I got back on the bike 3 years ago to lose weight...

I got back on the bike 3 years ago to lose weight and all I've done is maintain, if not gain a little. I'm 125 to 150 miles a week rider, varying terrains and THR that runs at 137 - 142 and a...
03-04-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,372,586
Posted By cycler0707

6' 2" 220 and I ride a Felt 70 the past 2 years. ...

6' 2" 220 and I ride a Felt 70 the past 2 years. My reality is that riding has not contributed to any appreciable weight loss, at all. I know the many variables involved but the short version is...
03-02-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,603
Posted By cycler0707

Please tell us your age. 58 1. What type of...

Please tell us your age. 58

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

Felt 70, Raleigh Mtn Bike, Navarro Safari Touring

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have...
03-02-07, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 122,063
Posted By cycler0707

Spokane/Coeur d'Alene......ride 4 - 6 days a...

Spokane/Coeur d'Alene......ride 4 - 6 days a week, indoor and out. Road cycling 99.9%. Looking to purchase touring bike and start some easy 3 - 5 day trips. Plans 2009, San Juan County Park to Key...
Forum: Introductions
03-02-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By cycler0707

Hello From Spokane WA

Looking forward to "picking your brain". On my second tour of duty with a bike...........got all fired up back in the early 70's but the time and passion faded with children, career, etc. I'm...
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