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11-01-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,752
Posted By zorak8me

It is a forum heavily populated by sad little...

It is a forum heavily populated by sad little indie kids that take themselves waaaay too seriously. On the other hand there are many cool people to meet there and everyone is on a bike so they're...
11-01-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,752
Posted By zorak8me

It's fun! Especially if you live on flat land...

It's fun! Especially if you live on flat land (one gear is enough for me...I pound at 14mph and spin at 24mph). The connection to the bike is at another level, it's like you are one with the bike.
...
11-01-06, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,437
Posted By zorak8me

Dragons are a combination of snakes, big cats...

Dragons are a combination of snakes, big cats (tigers, etc.), and giant birds-of-prey. They appear in all cultures because it is biologically wired into our brains to fear these three ancient...
11-01-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By zorak8me

Yet everyone keeps replying to it, therefore this...

Yet everyone keeps replying to it, therefore this thread has meaning and value.

To answer the other question, I think Fabian posted somewhere in the thread and you can find him on myspace. He...
11-01-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By zorak8me

I hate everybody

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09-17-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,240
Posted By zorak8me

Wow. The "it'll never happen" reason to have a...

Wow. The "it'll never happen" reason to have a front brake.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,084
Posted By zorak8me

We should all carry those spike strips the cops...

We should all carry those spike strips the cops use...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By zorak8me

Terrapass promoting bike commutes

If you haven't seen this, check out:

http://www.terrapass.com/terrablog/posts/000180.html

Make sure you follow the link to Crazy Cycle Lanes...
06-20-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,098
Posted By zorak8me

Jimbo brings up another point; it has alot to do...

Jimbo brings up another point; it has alot to do with your frame. When i was training for a half marathon as an overweight 210 pound 5'11' guy, my body eventually broke down and i lost a month or so...
06-20-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,252
Posted By zorak8me

that's cause commuters can smoke most...

that's cause commuters can smoke most riders...the roadies HATE it (whereas we would think it is kinda cool)
06-20-06, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,098
Posted By zorak8me

I don't think a specific mileage really matters,...

I don't think a specific mileage really matters, really, just run to the point where you feel comfortable running. If you're hitting pain that usually means something bad is going on...most running...
06-20-06, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,098
Posted By zorak8me

One caution: Because of your biking, you will...

One caution: Because of your biking, you will have the aerobic fitness to run much further than you should. Your legs are built for biking at this point, and the stress from running could injure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By zorak8me

I'm glad to see the roadies are just as bad as...

I'm glad to see the roadies are just as bad as the fg/ss group.
06-20-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 626
Posted By zorak8me

...tossed the fixie, put on a helmet, lots of...

...tossed the fixie, put on a helmet, lots of spandex, a stupid smile, and went for a pleseant ride on a hybrid bike with big knobby tires, full suspension, and a shock-absorbing seat post.
Forum: Touring
06-19-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By zorak8me

Central Florida Rides: Lithia Pinecrest/640, 60, Wildwood to NPR

Has anyone ridden from the Lake Wales area to Brandon?

Alternately, has anyone ridden from the Wildwood area to Pasco county?

I'm looking for a pleseant Friday afternoon ride, one way, that...
06-18-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,383
Posted By zorak8me

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
06-17-06, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By zorak8me

Also, what about Lithia Pinecrest / CR 640? Is...

Also, what about Lithia Pinecrest / CR 640? Is there a shoulder on this road (West of 98)?
Forum: Touring
06-17-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By zorak8me

Central Florida Routes: Route 60?

Next Friday I'm driving back from a meeting, from Boca Raton, Fl to Gainesville, Fl. The other guy I'm driving with wants to end up in Gainesville, but I want to end up in the Tampa area, so I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 12:32 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,111
Posted By zorak8me

So, is everyone still angry or can we be friends...

So, is everyone still angry or can we be friends now?
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 12:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,378
Posted By zorak8me

I agree with the other dude, you don't sound like...

I agree with the other dude, you don't sound like a Fred. I think Fred would never buy a hybrid even if it suited his needs. Fred wants what Lance rides.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,111
Posted By zorak8me

Why not just commute to work in a CAR? It's air...

Why not just commute to work in a CAR? It's air conditioned, you've got a radio, you can drive faster, etc. Why on earth spend all that extra effort riding a bike?

Oh, and the car is soooo much...
06-03-06, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By zorak8me

Ahh, drunken crash in gainesville. You must know...

Ahh, drunken crash in gainesville. You must know Matthew A. Brown (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=2485064#post2485064)
06-01-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,199
Posted By zorak8me

I almost bought a San Jose but the owner of the...

I almost bought a San Jose but the owner of the only shop in town that sells them is a total asshat and I just couldn't justify giving him any money.
06-01-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,236
Posted By zorak8me

+1

+1
06-01-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,486
Posted By zorak8me

matthewandre was kind enough to change "zorak8me"...

matthewandre was kind enough to change "zorak8me" to "dude"

Actually, when you said 'tour' I thought you meant 'bike tour' and not 'band tour'. I was kinda wondering how you could pee into a coke...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 08:43 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 24,111
Posted By zorak8me

He used the 10 grand to put a down payment on a...

He used the 10 grand to put a down payment on a Hummer, and promptly tossed his bike in the trash.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,238
Posted By zorak8me

+1 Exactly

+1
Exactly
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,238
Posted By zorak8me

The most important attribute of a good commuter,...

The most important attribute of a good commuter, on bike or in a CAR?

The ability to take your time and not get pissed at every little transgression fellow commuters commit. In other words, enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By zorak8me

During our last 6 hour highway trip, my wife and...

During our last 6 hour highway trip, my wife and I played a game where we guessed which drivers flying by at 90 *****ed the most about gas prices. It was our first trip in a few months, so I kind of...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By zorak8me

Congrats - and you have your first trash find!...

Congrats - and you have your first trash find! (read your blog)

Also, you probably burned about 2000 calories in the morning (given your weight/speed/time), which is a bit more than half a pound...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,696
Posted By zorak8me

In a trend reminiscent of previous public-health...

In a trend reminiscent of previous public-health fashions, affluent professionals seem to be leading the charge of commuters on bikes, just as they were among the first groups to embrace organic...
05-11-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By zorak8me

OP- please clarify. Is this before or after...

OP- please clarify.

Is this before or after the **** goes down?

Cause if its before, then def city.

After, burbs.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,808
Posted By zorak8me

Work on non-urban college campus, 4 miles away: ...

Work on non-urban college campus, 4 miles away:
(door to desk)
Bike: 15 min *cost of bike, lock, etc.
Car: 20 min - possibly a very long time depending on parking availability *cost of car, $220...
05-08-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,897
Posted By zorak8me

I would avoid using the yellow swoop thing; that...

I would avoid using the yellow swoop thing; that is part of the generic logo used by the forum software (methinks). I see it from time to time on random forums sites.
05-08-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By zorak8me

+2

+2
05-03-06, 12:06 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 6,438
Posted By zorak8me

I have been consumed by the villin Zorak, of...

I have been consumed by the villin Zorak, of SpaceGhost fame.

The avatar is my bike's former chainwheel. It was slick, but sadly, also bent.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By zorak8me

Skinny enough to be fast, but big enough that you...

Skinny enough to be fast, but big enough that you can carry a bag along with you. I ride 700x28 gatorskins on a steel frame, and it is a fast/comfy setup. Being in a college town, I run over piles of...
04-29-06, 07:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,481
Posted By zorak8me

There's an LBS in town that WAS my LBS, but...

There's an LBS in town that WAS my LBS, but they're off the list due to superb jackassedness. Everytime I go in and get the owner, the guy tries to sell me extra crap. While I'm waiting to talk to...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By zorak8me

Are you saying that I can ride my bike across the...

Are you saying that I can ride my bike across the old Gandy? Is that open already?
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,578
Posted By zorak8me

You were avoiding his dog, not your fault! I...

You were avoiding his dog, not your fault!

I LOVE dogs, but I HATE dog owners like that.

My message to dog owners...
-Don't let your dog off the leash on trails!
-Your animal is an ANIMAL,...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
Posted By zorak8me

This is kind of a silly thread. Having commuted...

This is kind of a silly thread. Having commuted on both, they can both be safe, it depends on many factors.

-What are the road conditions?
-Are there adequate bike facilities?
-Is the public...
04-26-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,309
Posted By zorak8me

lock

lock
04-26-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By zorak8me

I'm gonna take everyone's advice and get a new...

I'm gonna take everyone's advice and get a new helmet.

Yeah, face injuries suck. Getting smacked on the temple sucks too.

If you want a freak accident, read "Crash and Burn" in the commuter...
04-26-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By zorak8me

I totally agree. There is no reason to say, "I...

I totally agree. There is no reason to say, "I hate hip hop/country/rock/gospel", cause how can you hate a form of expression? Maybe you don't like the entire spectrum of pop artists within a genre,...
04-26-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By zorak8me

And like all music, it got commercialized and...

And like all music, it got commercialized and glamourized whatever aspects of culture execs thought would make the most money (in this case greed, misogyny, and violence).I wish more good indy...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,264
Posted By zorak8me

Edit: Old thread indeed...I didn't check the...

Edit: Old thread indeed...I didn't check the dates.

I think I need to repost my SS Forum contribution from an hour ago...It looks like I had basically the same crash, similar injuries but at a...
04-26-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By zorak8me

It's solid. Brooks saddle is scratched on one...

It's solid. Brooks saddle is scratched on one side, left brake hood scratched up, and I snapped a metal piece off the front brake.

It rides fine. After going to a clinic (I left after an hour...
04-26-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By zorak8me

I agree. Now I know I was right to want...

I agree.


Now I know I was right to want to go to a lower gearing and get nicer pedals. Which I was going to do this afternoon. Irony is hilarious sometimes.
04-26-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By zorak8me

Helmets are your friends...

I don't recall the context, but a week or so ago someone made a post about how they (or a friend) crashed and broke his/her helmet. That inspired me to start wearing a helmet again, which is good...
04-25-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By zorak8me

The derailleur I took off my conversion was an...

The derailleur I took off my conversion was an old shimano 5/6 speed, it actually bolted on the wheel axle, so it could be used on any bike. Of course, then you have to route cables. Just get another...
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