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Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,600
Posted By HWS

Picked up 2 XL Club jerseys and the SNOW code...

Picked up 2 XL Club jerseys and the SNOW code worked. Thanks for posting this!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By HWS

Rode about 100 miles since Friday. Warmer temps...

Rode about 100 miles since Friday. Warmer temps in the U.S. mid-west have been nice for getting out on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By HWS

I've been running Gatorskins front and back for 5...

I've been running Gatorskins front and back for 5 years (about 15k miles) and have only flatted once when I was forced into a gutter and hit a pothole. I'll sacrifice a little ride and handling...
12-13-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By HWS

A group of us from work are hitting it in 2013....

A group of us from work are hitting it in 2013. All RAIN virgins. :D
02-11-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,326
Posted By HWS

I quit April 30, 2005 at 10:00 AM. I...

I quit April 30, 2005 at 10:00 AM.

I remember because that's when I decided I needed to go to the hospital because I couldn't catch my breath. By the time I told my wife I was having problems...
07-24-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,584
Posted By HWS

A PB&J immediately after getting off the bike,...

A PB&J immediately after getting off the bike, prepared pre-ride if necessary, chased with a small glass of chocolate milk staves off the post ride munchies for me.

I read that tip on this very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By HWS

Nice pics, Machka, looks like a wonderful ride. ...

Nice pics, Machka, looks like a wonderful ride.

Yesterday, after five hours of yard work (90F), I went out for my 35 mile loop of the county, got caught in a thunderstorm but made it home alive....
04-26-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,885
Posted By HWS

Good to hear you're still at it!

Good to hear you're still at it!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By HWS

Performance Elite. ...

Performance Elite.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1084512_-1_400000_400000_400000

Padding is thinner than the Ultra and these can be found as low as $50 from time to...
01-30-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,885
Posted By HWS

Nice job man. :thumb: Got myself in a bit of...

Nice job man. :thumb:

Got myself in a bit of a rut too, looking for some inspiration. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 985
Posted By HWS

I've been taking the "other bike" out this...

I've been taking the "other bike" out this weekend. Probably the last good weekend for it:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j282/HWS1870/09FJR130001Monte003.jpg
11-12-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By HWS

I had one. As far as trainers go, it was fine. I...

I had one. As far as trainers go, it was fine. I used it with Spinnervals DVDs or would just watch a flick while spinning away. I eventually got bored with it and sold it on EBay.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,019
Posted By HWS

I use Pyramid tubes with threadless stems. Those,...

I use Pyramid tubes with threadless stems. Those, combined with Gatorskins have proven relatively bulletproof, IME.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-10, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By HWS

You would need to grow a beard and start smoking...

You would need to grow a beard and start smoking first.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,215
Posted By HWS

Does BikesDirect.com sell them through EBay yet?...

Does BikesDirect.com sell them through EBay yet? :innocent:
Forum: Southeast
10-11-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,467
Posted By HWS

George Hincapie lives in Greenville. I think the...

George Hincapie lives in Greenville. I think the odds of finding good riding are on your side.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By HWS

5 years as a roadie, somewhere around 25,000...

5 years as a roadie, somewhere around 25,000 miles, one crash. It was last year, riding in the rain went into a small puddle that turned out to be a deep pothole and endo'd.
Forum: Southeast
10-02-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By HWS

It's incredible, back home it's 50 and drizzle....

It's incredible, back home it's 50 and drizzle. One thing I do wish is that I had trailered down my FJR.
Forum: Southeast
10-02-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By HWS

This morning, I parked under the Cooper River...

This morning, I parked under the Cooper River Bridge on the Mt Pleasant side, rode back and forth over the bridge 4 times and went down 703 to Isle of Palms and tooled around there. I got in just shy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,764
Posted By HWS

Elliptical and weights.

Elliptical and weights.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,681
Posted By HWS

I hope to get 7000 miles out of the Metzlers on...

I hope to get 7000 miles out of the Metzlers on my FJR.

If I get 4000 out of bicycle tires, I'm a happy camper.
Forum: Southeast
09-26-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By HWS

Thanks for the ideas and links to maps. The...

Thanks for the ideas and links to maps.

The tour de rondo looks like it might be in the cards, depending on my work schedule.
Forum: Southeast
09-26-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By HWS

In North Charleston, SC until October 29th

I brought my bike and have been hard pressed to find anywhere as bike friendly as home. Can anyone recommend some good roads/areas to ride? I don't mind tossing the bike in the cage to find good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By HWS

Performance Elites or Ultras. Both are on sale...

Performance Elites or Ultras. Both are on sale right now.

I got 14,000 miles out of my last two pair of Ultras.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,983
Posted By HWS

+1 Replaced my Alex 260's with these after...

+1

Replaced my Alex 260's with these after 11,000 miles. I am more than pleased.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By HWS

I gave up on tires last year and went to...

I gave up on tires last year and went to Gatorskins, front and back. No flats, and 4000 miles later, I can honestly say I'm pleased.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,848
Posted By HWS

No, but I wonderif there isn't something MORE...

No, but I wonderif there isn't something MORE comfortable for me out there. Since I don't know of an LBS in the area that allows you to test saddles, I have to shoot in the dark, something I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,848
Posted By HWS

I'll have to look around for an LBS that offers...

I'll have to look around for an LBS that offers this. My last experience at buying a saddle had me shooting in the dark and going by recommendations from others. Not that it turned out bad with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,924
Posted By HWS

Very nice. I remember the tales of this frame...

Very nice. I remember the tales of this frame before your days as a mod here. Glad to see you got some closure.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 16,868
Posted By HWS

After six months off the bike, your ass is going...

After six months off the bike, your ass is going to hurt more than your legs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,009
Posted By HWS

I just picked up a couple pair of Elite II's from...

I just picked up a couple pair of Elite II's from Performance. So far so good, and I usually buy Volers. At 60 bucks a pair, the price is right, but I'll have to wait and see about the longevity. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By HWS

Yeah...I tried the physical therapy thing on the...

Yeah...I tried the physical therapy thing on the recommendation of my doctor. After months of traction, stretching and strengthening exercise I still wasn't able to tie my own shoes so she...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By HWS

First Ride in SIX months Today

Had a boat load of back trouble last year and barely broke 1,000 miles in 2009. Between pain, therapy and a bunch of useless drugs, I put on about 20 pounds and lost all respect for myself, as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By HWS

Last year, I got a nose hair trimmer and 2 pair...

Last year, I got a nose hair trimmer and 2 pair of jeans. :notamused:

This year, I got a crap load of motorcycle stuff...crash bars, pegs, grips, luggage, a backrest, jacket, boots, and a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,414
Posted By HWS

I'm lazy.

I'm lazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,244
Posted By HWS

I have a set and am very happy with them, even...

I have a set and am very happy with them, even after hitting a pot hole and wiping out at 20 mph, they still roll true.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,129
Posted By HWS

I toss it in the dishwasher once a month.

I toss it in the dishwasher once a month.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By HWS

I ride an 05 Roubaix with 105 brifters and...

I ride an 05 Roubaix with 105 brifters and derailleurs, Truvative crank & Tektro brakes...pretty much stock. It has given me 16,000 trouble free miles. Your mileage may vary.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By HWS

Bleh, me too. Although I've upped my running...

Bleh, me too. Although I've upped my running mileage. (Is that a good thing?)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By HWS

Chainmail

Chainmail
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,621
Posted By HWS

Same here. Sorry to hear about all of this,...

Same here.

Sorry to hear about all of this, hope your recovery is speedy and full.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,047
Posted By HWS

http://www.bandaid.com/ourProducts.jsp ...

http://www.bandaid.com/ourProducts.jsp

http://www.bandaid.com/images/img_products.jpg


Nasty wreck yesterday so until the road rash heals, I'm looking at these bad boys.
07-16-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,563
Posted By HWS

Nasty. I don't know how anyone can tolerate the...

Nasty. I don't know how anyone can tolerate the taste.

Though I have heard it's not bad with vodka.
07-16-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By HWS

Well, it's not for his lack of trying...:lol: ...

Well, it's not for his lack of trying...:lol:

It would be great to see the tour make it all the way to Paris without someone getting tossed. But I'm not naive either.
07-14-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By HWS

I missed it? :wtf:

I missed it? :wtf:
07-13-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By HWS

Nobody's been busted for doping this year.

Either they got the hint or got better hiding it. Personally, I think (hope) they got the hint.
07-13-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By HWS

That's why I only weigh myself after long rides....

That's why I only weigh myself after long rides. :D
07-13-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By HWS

Sorry, I don't have any advice, but sorry to hear...

Sorry, I don't have any advice, but sorry to hear about your wrist. Casts suck.
07-13-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 42,943
Posted By HWS

Probably depends on how much you have eaten. I'll...

Probably depends on how much you have eaten. I'll get on the bike 10 minutes after eating a banana. A full meal (+400 cals) and I'll wait an hour.
07-13-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By HWS

Wake up, put on the coffee, take a whiz, flip on...

Wake up, put on the coffee, take a whiz, flip on the tube, grab a cup of joe, sit and watch.

Working swing shift has it's bennies.
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