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09-17-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By MadMan2k

Thanks for the replies. I had not considered...

Thanks for the replies. I had not considered balance bikes because in my mind I was thinking they were for kids under 3.

I think I will try taking the training wheels and the pedals off of my...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,574
Posted By MadMan2k

Pelican makes a laptop case, maybe several sizes....

Pelican makes a laptop case, maybe several sizes. The one I have is big enough for my 17" MacBook Pro so it should fit most laptops except certain gaming ones. It has foam you cut to the exact shape...
09-16-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By MadMan2k

Impatient boy

Do you guys have any pointers on getting your kid to "stick with it" until they learn to pedal and then on to balancing?

My oldest son is 6.5 and he is tall and skinny but not too weak to carry...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,853
Posted By MadMan2k

I just try to coast almost to a stop when I know...

I just try to coast almost to a stop when I know I'm going to stop, and try to avoid going too fast for conditions and look out for hazards so I can get ready for them in time. That way I don't worry...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,090
Posted By MadMan2k

An 18" frame might not be so comfortable,...

An 18" frame might not be so comfortable, depending on your inseam. I'm 5'11 but I have a 30 or 31" inseam and I fit my 17" frame mountain bike pretty well.

Before pulling the trigger on this, I...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,440
Posted By MadMan2k

I have always used cash or bank account money to...

I have always used cash or bank account money to buy my bikes, occasionally use the credit card for parts, etc.

I do think it would be nice if there were more options for longer term/lower...
03-24-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By MadMan2k

I have a coffee cup holder on my handlebars,...

I have a coffee cup holder on my handlebars, found it at Target I believe. It does tend to spill to varying degrees based on the type of cup and the bumpiness of the surface you're riding on, though....
03-23-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By MadMan2k

http://www.sdhe.com/san-diego-commuter-ferry.html...

http://www.sdhe.com/san-diego-commuter-ferry.html


Hope this helps.
03-23-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By MadMan2k

Ready to start taking the San Diego-Coronado ferry

First time I've posted here in the regional discussions. Hopefully some of you will know the places I'm talking about.

I just got my box of bike goodies in the mail today, and after installing the...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,054
Posted By MadMan2k

242402 242403 Just installed the Brooks...

242402 242403

Just installed the Brooks B17 saddle, Cateye 320 LED headlight and Blackburn Mars taillight today. Ready to start tackling the journey from my house to the San Diego-Coronado...
Forum: BMX
03-16-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,753
Posted By MadMan2k

06 to 09, sounds about right. I was on this forum...

06 to 09, sounds about right. I was on this forum a decent bit. Life was simpler as a teenager, but I wouldn't want to relive those years again.

Do the rest of you guys still have BMX bikes? I...
Forum: BMX
11-08-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,169
Posted By MadMan2k

Do you really want to take a chance by riding a...

Do you really want to take a chance by riding a frame you found in a junk yard, when you could buy a good second hand frame from someone else for like $50-100?

As to figuring out what type of...
Forum: BMX
09-15-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By MadMan2k

Just my old Specialized from home, but I might...

Just my old Specialized from home, but I might get a different frame or at least paint that one because I'm pretty sure it'll rust through within a year if I leave it raw, being in San Diego.
Forum: BMX
09-14-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By MadMan2k

Well, the Navy, but yeah. I should get my bike...

Well, the Navy, but yeah. I should get my bike here at the end of the month though, looking forward to it.
Forum: BMX
09-12-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By MadMan2k

mude-dude Damn, i remember when all of us...

mude-dude

Damn, i remember when all of us used to post here so much. And I used to ride every day because I had nothing else to do... sometimes I wish I had nothing else to do now. I don't even...
Forum: BMX
08-15-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,834
Posted By MadMan2k

It's more fun and it's better. But most...

It's more fun and it's better. But most importantly, it's your own decision so don't worry about what other people think and set up your bike how you damn well please.

Yep, I had to bring this one...
Forum: BMX
05-20-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,836
Posted By MadMan2k

That's cool that you started racing and having...

That's cool that you started racing and having fun at it.

I joined the Navy so I haven't been able to ride a bike for like 4 months. I hope I'll get to race a little when I'm on leave. I also hope...
Forum: BMX
01-17-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,425
Posted By MadMan2k

His bike is so heavy the parking lot caves in...

His bike is so heavy the parking lot caves in under him, so as he rides forward to escape the ever deepening hole he has to ride in an upwardly direction.
Forum: BMX
01-08-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By MadMan2k

Well, the smaller ones tend to be slightly...

Well, the smaller ones tend to be slightly smaller. The larger ones, on the other hand, are larger.

Longer cranks give you more leverage but you can smack them on stuff easier.
Forum: BMX
01-08-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By MadMan2k

My internet connection decided it didn't want me...

My internet connection decided it didn't want me to see more than the first 30 seconds of that, but it still makes me wish it was summer already here and racing was going on again.
Forum: BMX
12-04-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 294,656
Posted By MadMan2k

That's a really long couch.

That's a really long couch.
Forum: BMX
08-09-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By MadMan2k

Keep it, get a job for the other stuff you want.

Keep it, get a job for the other stuff you want.
Forum: BMX
07-12-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By MadMan2k

which makes it harder to manual.

which makes it harder to manual.
Forum: BMX
07-12-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By MadMan2k

High PSI makes my bike feel like crap, every...

High PSI makes my bike feel like crap, every little bump makes it rattle and it's a lot harder to manual.
Forum: Foo
07-09-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By MadMan2k

Bring a car, so you can bring all the gear you...

Bring a car, so you can bring all the gear you want.



...just kidding.
Forum: BMX
07-08-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By MadMan2k

I raced today in Aztec - got a third place...

I raced today in Aztec - got a third place ribbon! There were only 3 riders in the main though, and I might not have got to the main if one guy hadn't sat the race out because his ankles hurt.

I...
Forum: BMX
07-07-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By MadMan2k

Nice. I don't know that I'd like flatland riding...

Nice. I don't know that I'd like flatland riding on a bike that big, but if you like it that's what counts.
Forum: Foo
07-07-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By MadMan2k

Outdated? Do you think the S5 is sophisticated...

Outdated? Do you think the S5 is sophisticated enough to use better than E-TTL? Or supports anything else the 430 has over the 550, which isn't much AFAIK?

Just out of curiousity, what other TTL...
Forum: Foo
07-07-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,957
Posted By MadMan2k

Good stuff, all nicely lit. I'm pretty...

Good stuff, all nicely lit.

I'm pretty pleased with this one I shot the other day - don't normally use the wide angle lens for sports but they came right to the top of the berm so it worked out....
Forum: Foo
07-07-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By MadMan2k

When you adjust the shutter speed, you either...

When you adjust the shutter speed, you either adjust the ISO and aperture to match or decrease the overall exposure.

Since you don't have to shoot through glass and they don't mind direct flash,...
Forum: Foo
07-07-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By MadMan2k

That's actually pretty good for a point and shoot...

That's actually pretty good for a point and shoot camera.

If you want to improve the quality of natural light images, the next step is going to have to be an SLR with a fast lens (wide aperture;...
Forum: Foo
07-06-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By MadMan2k

That VW concept is pretty sweet. Here's another...

That VW concept is pretty sweet. Here's another link with more pictures.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/07/vw-282-mpg-1-one-liter-car-production-2010.php

That would be great if they could...
Forum: Foo
07-05-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,581
Posted By MadMan2k

The hospital here turns away people if they don't...

The hospital here turns away people if they don't have insurance. A lady I know ruptured her appendix when she was camping - got to the hospital and they wouldn't admit her so she had to be driven 60...
Forum: Foo
07-05-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13,148
Views: 950,438
Posted By MadMan2k

Yep, it's the internet, that's what it's for. ...

Yep, it's the internet, that's what it's for.

But thanks to those who explained their thoughts on the matter. I didn't really expect that people said stuff like that in public, but I had to...
Forum: Foo
07-05-08, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13,148
Views: 950,438
Posted By MadMan2k

Do all you guys who fawn over every lady who...

Do all you guys who fawn over every lady who posts a photo of herself in this thread do the same thing in public every time you see an attractive woman?

I mean, just wondering. I'm sure they...
Forum: Foo
07-04-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,957
Posted By MadMan2k

http://jonbuder.com/images/AD4F7511.jpg I...

http://jonbuder.com/images/AD4F7511.jpg

I had a nice fourth of July - hung out at the BMX track in Durango and watched the fireworks with some of the folks from there, shot some photos, rode my...
Forum: BMX
07-01-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By MadMan2k

And they're completely right.

And they're completely right.
Forum: BMX
06-30-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By MadMan2k

Cool. What did you think of the track? I...

Cool. What did you think of the track?

I didn't make it there yesterday. Probably next Sunday, and/or Wednesday.
Forum: Foo
06-28-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,067
Posted By MadMan2k

My web site comes up 2nd and 6 of the top 10 are...

My web site comes up 2nd and 6 of the top 10 are me. Apparently there's a musician with my name too.
Forum: BMX
06-27-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By MadMan2k

Going to ride while you're there?

Going to ride while you're there?
Forum: BMX
06-27-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By MadMan2k

Take off everything you don't need like...

Take off everything you don't need like reflectors, kickstand, brakes, etc. Get some good tires without too much tread, some good pedals, and make the bars parallel to the fork or you'll never be...
Forum: Foo
06-27-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,957
Posted By MadMan2k

Those infrared ones are sweet. I like the first...

Those infrared ones are sweet. I like the first one of the train a lot.
Forum: Foo
06-26-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,493
Posted By MadMan2k

I have one but don't really use it on a daily...

I have one but don't really use it on a daily basis. When I had a day job last winter I used it most days to talk to my boss(es), or for them to reach me.

But it's the phone number I use for...
Forum: BMX
06-24-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By MadMan2k

Well, I raced today. I made it to the main...

Well, I raced today. I made it to the main because the fastest rider let me and the other people win, but I came in last there. It was fun, though, I'll try to do it again sometime.
Forum: BMX
06-24-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By MadMan2k

I've got a fuse 3, but I've hacked it up quite a...

I've got a fuse 3, but I've hacked it up quite a bit and changed some parts. It's a good bike though, I didn't really need to change anything but I felt like expirementing.
Forum: BMX
06-24-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By MadMan2k

Cromoly frames are just more comfortable to ride...

Cromoly frames are just more comfortable to ride than aluminum ones. The metal gives a little and absorbs vibrations. If you get one of those super light race bikes and ride it on the street,...
Forum: Foo
06-23-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,355
Posted By MadMan2k

And if you were using windows you could just...

And if you were using windows you could just right click instead of having to go all the way to the top of the screen and back.

I don't think there's anything wrong with the mac OS when used on a...
Forum: BMX
06-23-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By MadMan2k

Plus it's meant for little kids, there's usually...

Plus it's meant for little kids, there's usually a weight limit on those. You can tell by the short cranks and weird seat, and the 'expert' in the name. The ones that say 'pro' are for normal sized...
Forum: Foo
06-23-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 903
Posted By MadMan2k

****, piss, ****, ****, **********, mother****er...

****, piss, ****, ****, **********, mother****er and tits.

I just had to find out.... don't ban me....

RIP, he was a funny dude.
Forum: Foo
06-22-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,957
Posted By MadMan2k

Some shots from today - shot the NM state...

Some shots from today - shot the NM state qualifier BMX race that was in town and also some motocross.

http://jonbuder.com/images/aztecbmx0622_1w.jpg
...
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