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09-25-14, 08:52 AM
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Posted By ravnhaus

Here was mine until stolen awhile back. I sure...

Here was mine until stolen awhile back. I sure miss that bike.

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,399
Posted By ravnhaus

http://homepage.mac.com/ravnhaus/motorcycle/LakeBi...

http://homepage.mac.com/ravnhaus/motorcycle/LakeBiking.jpg

'06 Triumph Bonneville T-100. Biking has suffered since addition to the family!
03-01-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,575
Posted By ravnhaus

Keep a journal of your ride. If you are not too...

Keep a journal of your ride.
If you are not too concerned about weight bring along a small camera. You never know when a photo opportunity might arise.
I started a bike journal about a year ago....
02-24-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By ravnhaus

I picked up a huge thorn (as I found later) that...

I picked up a huge thorn (as I found later) that tore through both sides of my tube causing an 1/8" tear on one side. I heard a wet sputtering sound due to so much air and slime being unleashed. I...
02-06-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,155
Posted By ravnhaus

http://homepage.mac.com/ravnhaus/bikes/broodsrear....

http://homepage.mac.com/ravnhaus/bikes/broodsrear.JPG
Here is the Brooks I got for Christmas. :)

http://homepage.mac.com/ravnhaus/bikes/brooksangle.JPG
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01-15-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By ravnhaus

I have had good luck with these. ...

I have had good luck with these.
http://www.recrac.com/bikeRack.html
10-28-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,977
Posted By ravnhaus

Thanks for the link... cool group of sites and a...

Thanks for the link... cool group of sites and a very interesting person!
10-26-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By ravnhaus

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can.
10-19-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By ravnhaus

Thanks for the heads up. Although I am not a...

Thanks for the heads up. Although I am not a student anymore, I do ride through the campus on occasion. It appears that you need the permit to even enter the campus at anytime on a bike :(
That...
10-06-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By ravnhaus

I have been using the Rec Rac for about 9 months...

I have been using the Rec Rac for about 9 months now and I am very happy with it. I like the fact that you do not have to remove the wheels to transport the bike. It is true that the bike tends to...
04-29-05, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By ravnhaus

I decided to get back into it at the age of 50. ...

I decided to get back into it at the age of 50.
It was one of the better decisions I have made. It beats the heck out of jogging and it doesn't seem to beat the heck out of me.
Nature, exercise,...
04-28-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By ravnhaus

I am 5'11" and I ride a 19 inch Tassajara. I do...

I am 5'11" and I ride a 19 inch Tassajara. I do not feel streched out in any way.
You just need to ride one and find out for yourself.
I like mine :)
04-14-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By ravnhaus

Target's got some for $10... for the more...

Target's got some for $10... for the more discriminating shopper ;)
04-12-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,271
Posted By ravnhaus

50 and still counting. When I was a kid we...

50 and still counting.
When I was a kid we didn't have mountain bikes... heck, we didn't even have mountains.
04-11-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By ravnhaus

Smooth ride. Bet you can't wait to hit the...

Smooth ride.
Bet you can't wait to hit the trails!
04-04-05, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By ravnhaus

Custom Painted Bikes

I am about to paint a beach cruiser and I'm searching for inspiration.
Are there any sites out there dedicated to custom painted bikes? I have done some searching, but have not found much yet. I...
03-31-05, 08:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,868
Posted By ravnhaus

So far this spring poison ivy has been the...

So far this spring poison ivy has been the greatest threat. It is everywhere. It seems to be a record year due to constant rain this winter. Riding some of the trails in this area is journey through...
03-18-05, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By ravnhaus

I bought a 2005 Tassajara for $630. It weighs...

I bought a 2005 Tassajara for $630. It weighs about 30 lbs. So far I have been very happy with it.
03-14-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,637
Posted By ravnhaus

I bought a Tass about 6 weeks ago (first MTB) and...

I bought a Tass about 6 weeks ago (first MTB) and have really been enjoying riding the trails and greenbelts of Austin. However, I'm new to these types of bike and have only rode a few others, so I...
03-04-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,447
Posted By ravnhaus

They are lever shifters, but if my index finger...

They are lever shifters, but if my index finger is wrapped around the grip it is directly over one of the levers. I have now been keeping at least my index finger on the brake lever, which sound like...
03-04-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,447
Posted By ravnhaus

I have been trying to find the proper way to...

I have been trying to find the proper way to grip.
Do you keep your fingers or a couple of fingers on the brake lever at all times or only when you are going to brake? If I wrap all my fingers...
02-28-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By ravnhaus

I like the idea of the police on bikes in the...

I like the idea of the police on bikes in the cities. The officer is much more in touch with the area, the people, and more tuned to the local situations. Less gasoline burned by idling patrol cars,...
02-24-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By ravnhaus

I wondered if I should put that in... he's 20, I...

I wondered if I should put that in... he's 20, I don't think it traumatized him too much :)
02-24-05, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By ravnhaus

I took my son for a hike & bike trail ride that...

I took my son for a hike & bike trail ride that cuts through a park on the seedier part of town. The trail winds right by a picnic table at one point. As we approched the table there was a guy...
02-24-05, 05:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,349
Posted By ravnhaus

I ask my doc that question and he assured me it...

I ask my doc that question and he assured me it did. He told me that he is getting away from statins if at all possible and trying niacin as an alternative due to the possible side effects of...
02-24-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,349
Posted By ravnhaus

When I first start using it the effects were more...

When I first start using it the effects were more intense. My skin felt like sunburn feels on the third day, sort of tight and tingly. They lasted about 20 min at first and then less as time went on....
02-24-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,349
Posted By ravnhaus

I went to the Doc's last July and had the test. ...

I went to the Doc's last July and had the test.
Total 333! LDL 235!
Changed my diet (less BBQ, more fish & veggies), began a regular exercise program, and the doc put me on niacin. Started at 500...
02-23-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By ravnhaus

I just bought a Rec Rac...

I just bought a Rec Rac (http://www.recrac.com/bikeRack.html) .
You don't have to take off the front wheel, the bike is very stable, and no holes to drill. I got one at LBS for $60. So far it works...
02-23-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,590
Posted By ravnhaus

As of December 30, 2004 I had one, a 91 GT 24"...

As of December 30, 2004 I had one, a 91 GT 24" cruiser. I now have 5.
Old pink beach cruiser
Trek Navigator 200 comfort bike
Trek 730 MultiTrack hybrid
Gary Fisher Tassajara mountain
...and I...
02-22-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By ravnhaus

Curiously what do you all listen to that just...

Curiously what do you all listen to that just MAKES you want to pedal faster...I'm running out of songs :

John McLaughlin's early album "Inner Mounting Flame"
Johnny Winters "Second Winter"...
02-19-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,814
Posted By ravnhaus

sorry... Misread the thread, it was getting...

sorry...
Misread the thread, it was getting late! The cruiser is SS, not fixed.
02-18-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,814
Posted By ravnhaus

I ride a 91 GT 24" SS cruiser. I got the first...

I ride a 91 GT 24" SS cruiser.
I got the first geared bike of my life a couple of weeks back. The simplicity of the SS is perfection but the gears are pretty cool too.
I guess I just like them...
02-18-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,710
Posted By ravnhaus

I turned 50 the summer of '05. The first bike...

I turned 50 the summer of '05.
The first bike of my adult life I bought in 91. It is a GT 24" cro-moly SS cruiser custom built by LBS. I rode it off and on for a number of years and then it sat...
Forum: Introductions
02-16-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By ravnhaus

Thanks to all for your warm welcome!

Thanks to all for your warm welcome!
Forum: Introductions
02-16-05, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By ravnhaus

Howdy from South Austin! It has been a great...

Howdy from South Austin!
It has been a great few days for biking here. I have been out everyday for a week now. You gotta love Texas weather... at least this time of the year.
02-16-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By ravnhaus

I just got these "Merrell Chameleon Stretch"...

I just got these "Merrell Chameleon Stretch" hiking shoes. They grip my pedals very well and are quite comfortable. No dangling shoe laces, slip on convenience, and they look pretty good. They...
Forum: Introductions
02-13-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By ravnhaus

Will give Flat Creek a try after I hone my...

Will give Flat Creek a try after I hone my skills. I heard Pedernales Falls State Park had some good riding... fairly easy to manage and not too difficult , but with great views. My wife and I may go...
Forum: Introductions
02-12-05, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By ravnhaus

Thanks! It has been raining off and on since I...

Thanks!
It has been raining off and on since I got the new bike. Every time I have been to the trailhead the trail has been closed. I rode it years ago on the cruiser... a bumpy ride as I recall.
I...
Forum: Introductions
02-10-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By ravnhaus

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Hello from Austin, TX.
I am 50 years old. I am getting back into biking via a Gary Fisher Tassajara my wife just gave me. I had previously been riding a 91 GT 24" SS Cruiser that I bought back in...
02-01-05, 05:16 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 11,290
Posted By ravnhaus

50. Graphic arts and offset printing manager with...

50. Graphic arts and offset printing manager with a little book publishing on the side.
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