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05-31-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,942
Posted By TomD77

Ya know that "redneck" was at one time a...

Ya know that "redneck" was at one time a descriptive term, not pejorative.
10-04-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,979
Posted By TomD77

This is Florida last Saturday-- Talk to me...

This is Florida last Saturday--

Talk to me about how nice your snow is in about 3 months.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/10024235256_d9aa934e28_z.jpg...
10-03-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By TomD77

Saturday should be great for a ride

As long as I'm going only north. Tropical Storm (or hurricane) Karen is predicted to go barely west of my house so there should be some fun winds from the south sometime Saturday afternoon.
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10-01-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By TomD77

Really? I've had Gatorskins and Gatorhardshells...

Really? I've had Gatorskins and Gatorhardshells in folding and wire but haven't seen the dimples. Come to think of it, you've got a different tread pattern too. There's enough of the tread on my...
10-01-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,025
Posted By TomD77

You guys are making me glad that I don't have any...

You guys are making me glad that I don't have any prostrate problems, or at least don't think I do.
10-01-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,334
Posted By TomD77

Designed by the same aesthetic parameters as is...

Designed by the same aesthetic parameters as is also used to make the new "tennis" shoes?
10-01-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By TomD77

When I had it, definitely not; LBS, almost...

When I had it, definitely not; LBS, almost certainly not.

After reading the replies, the tires early demise is probably due to weight and very rough roads.
09-30-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By TomD77

I have spent a lot more time on the very rough...

I have spent a lot more time on the very rough secondary and farm roads around here than in past years.
09-30-13, 05:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By TomD77

Why would a tire wear out so fast?

This is a Conti Gatorskin with only 1600 miles as a rear tire. Usually I get around 2200 miles for a rear and around 9000+ for a front. Just happened to glance at it while loading it on the rack...
09-27-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By TomD77

It's been since the early to middle 1970's since...

It's been since the early to middle 1970's since I've been to St Augustine. Hope they've fixed what once contested for the most repulsive water supply in the nation (sulfur!!!)
09-07-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,818
Posted By TomD77

I live near you and see the big tractors out on...

I live near you and see the big tractors out on the road all the time over here in farming country. No way can I keep up with them, they run 30+.
08-19-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,801
Posted By TomD77

Somewhere or another with the Marines but was on...

Somewhere or another with the Marines but was on leave in 1970 for the 2nd Atlanta pop festival.
08-13-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,094
Posted By TomD77

Are you talking a camera to constantly carry with...

Are you talking a camera to constantly carry with you or occasionally? For the occasion I have a very comfortable & waterproof Lowepro backpack that's good for a dslr and a lens or three.

I've a...
08-12-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,829
Posted By TomD77

For every one mentioned there are 10 or more that...

For every one mentioned there are 10 or more that the entire company is gone with only the name remaining.
08-12-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,735
Posted By TomD77

Did I get this right? ...

Did I get this right?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3595/3415407536_4669c6db8c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/3415407536/)
scan114 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/3415407536/) by...
08-11-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,622
Posted By TomD77

I've read that 208 minus 70% of age more closely...

I've read that 208 minus 70% of age more closely predicts the mean because the 220 minus age formula overstates age falloff. (the mean figure is that which half of the data points are larger and half...
07-04-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By TomD77

Reminds me of the title of a spoof article on the...

Reminds me of the title of a spoof article on the Onion several years ago: " Motorist says that the squirrel was frantic and indecisive!"
05-31-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By TomD77

I have DT Swiss 240 hubs (and wheels). Recently...

I have DT Swiss 240 hubs (and wheels). Recently the clicking while freewheeling became pronounced. A bit of internet work revealed that it is recommended that the drive hub star wheels be lubed once...
05-19-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,769
Posted By TomD77

Allow??? There's a whole thesis in the use of...

Allow??? There's a whole thesis in the use of that word.

So if you accept the premise that the only acceptable sponsors are those whose products cannot be misused or abused to cause harm, I guess...
04-21-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,916
Posted By TomD77

I like your attitude!

I like your attitude!
04-18-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,377
Posted By TomD77

Shhhhhhh, that's supposed to be a secret. ;-)

Shhhhhhh, that's supposed to be a secret. ;-)
04-16-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,377
Posted By TomD77

No, that's a piece of welding rod to prop the...

No, that's a piece of welding rod to prop the bike for the picture, meant to clone the rod out of the shot.
04-16-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,377
Posted By TomD77

Bianchi Via Nirone CTC ...

Bianchi Via Nirone CTC

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x229/TomD77/misc%20stuff/DSC0018-1.jpg

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04-05-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By TomD77

Warm Up Distance

Recently I've increased my warm up distance from a mile or so up to around 4 miles and have found that I have much more pleasant rides.
04-04-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,811
Posted By TomD77

I took the GCT in Marine basic at Parris Island,...

I took the GCT in Marine basic at Parris Island, the duty DI read the scores to the platoon one evening before rack time. I was the highest in the platoon by a ton (20-25 points). As a result, I got...
03-17-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By TomD77

Well then, it should have a license tag and...

Well then, it should have a license tag and insurance. ;-)
03-05-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,893
Posted By TomD77

I love cool weather riding but have Raynauds...

I love cool weather riding but have Raynauds Disease (inherited) which causes restricted circulation to the extremities. My hands and feet become painful then unpleasantly numb when the rest of my...
02-23-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,536
Posted By TomD77

Bike Magazines?

Someone a few years back gave me a subscription to a magazine with a primary target audience of 20-40 year olds. I found it to be written for people with the attention span of a squirrel, almost...
02-17-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By TomD77

Just as commercial airliners from almost 60 years...

Just as commercial airliners from almost 60 years ago show very little visually apparent change from new versions, once a design has approached the ideal then further changes become more and more...
02-16-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,148
Posted By TomD77

It's a rare day here that I have any problems...

It's a rare day here that I have any problems with the temps. Matter of fact that I prefer the average winter temps to those of high summer here. But the wind, seems like every time I go out I'm...
02-06-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,488
Posted By TomD77

My last motorcycle ride was in the late 90's on...

My last motorcycle ride was in the late 90's on my then already aged GS1100 Suzuki. I lived in Atlanta then and the traffic had gotten too hairy, too many close calls. I now live several miles out of...
01-29-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By TomD77

#2 "the palls sounds fine" What does that...

#2 "the palls sounds fine" What does that mean?
01-29-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By TomD77

Yes, they certainly do that.

Yes, they certainly do that.
01-29-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By TomD77

Shimano SPD maintenance

I've got a set of Shimano 520 SPD pedals with over 13,000 miles. Thought they still rode perfectly I was checking them out and found a barely detectable amount of play in the bearings on one pedal....
01-25-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,560
Posted By TomD77

In my whole 3 years of experience I've found that...

In my whole 3 years of experience I've found that I tend to get very close to 2000 miles before 24 links are greater than 12-1/16th inches (.0625" in 12" stretch), at which point I've replaced. But...
01-22-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By TomD77

Small in front, avoid 2 smallest in rear Middle...

Small in front, avoid 2 smallest in rear
Middle in front, use any rear
Large in front, avoid 2 largest in rear

At least that's what my 1st first adult bike manual (Schwin) recommended for a...
01-22-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,526
Posted By TomD77

It's about ventilation for me. For whatever...

It's about ventilation for me. For whatever reason, up to some price point, there seems to be a direct relationship between price and % of the helmet surface area that is open to air flow. It gets...
01-18-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By TomD77

If the part being measured is steel and more than...

If the part being measured is steel and more than a couple of inches thick, the thermal expansion of steel (0.0000116mm/mm/deg C) will exceed a micron with low temp change.
01-18-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,035
Posted By TomD77

I do gunsmithing on occasion and have some high...

I do gunsmithing on occasion and have some high accuracy measuring tools. Not to that level but I know that they exist. I know that turbine blades in the "hot" section of a jet motor have to be...
01-15-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By TomD77

For the occasions that I carry one of my real...

For the occasions that I carry one of my real cameras either biking or walking, I have a Lowepro backpack. It will carry a large, full frame, pro level camera w/lens attached, a couple of spare...
01-13-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By TomD77

Sailing lesson applied to biking

Around 37 years ago I lived on the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina and bought a Hobie Cat sail boat. Unfortunately I had no tutor. My first day on the water, the wind was from the west and I thought...
01-11-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By TomD77

Here's a youtube of me coming back from a fishing...

Here's a youtube of me coming back from a fishing trip on my boat from offshore in the Gulf. For any of you who haven't experienced this, you've missed something. Though the Gulf isn't always this...
01-11-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By TomD77

Any biking trails, especially the Rails to...

Any biking trails, especially the Rails to Trails, will keep the grades down. Any of those over Gainesville way? How about some flat roads circling Lanier, or along the river? The trails that I...
01-10-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By TomD77

I'm from North Georgia and know what the terrain...

I'm from North Georgia and know what the terrain up there is like, long 20%+ grades everywhere. My recommendation to you is to scout the area and find 3 or 4 places to ride where it is relatively...
01-09-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,734
Posted By TomD77

The three car squashed skunks that I saw in the...

The three car squashed skunks that I saw in the road during my ride Monday come to mind.
01-09-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,210
Posted By TomD77

No need for you to go all the way over to Smyrna...

No need for you to go all the way over to Smyrna right now, the Big Creek Greenway Trail is 25 miles closer and more attuned to your current riding. The trail runs from southern Forsyth County into...
01-05-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,093
Posted By TomD77

Ever listened to one of those rapid fire...

Ever listened to one of those rapid fire disclaimers listing possible side effects that are at the tail end of any TV commercial for prescription drugs? If the line of acceptability for any substance...
01-05-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,093
Posted By TomD77

Just out of curiosity, where is the line between...

Just out of curiosity, where is the line between legal supplements and illegal supplements/doping? Is there some logical point or just whatever the rules happen to say on a particular day?

My...
01-04-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By TomD77

I'm in hiding from the photographers guild...

I'm in hiding from the photographers guild because of the death penalty for revealing secrets. I'm posting from within a sewer pipe within wifi range of a McDonalds in a major city but can't say...
01-04-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By TomD77

Yep, these are the ones, DT Swiss RR 1850

Yep, these are the ones, DT Swiss RR 1850
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