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Forum: Touring
08-01-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,788
Posted By MadMabel

The Nashbar touring frame used to go for about...

The Nashbar touring frame used to go for about $200 but the price has dropped to $100.

I'm pretty happy with the one I bought and built up.
Forum: Touring
04-10-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By MadMabel

Sports Express doesn't seem like any bargain. ...

Sports Express doesn't seem like any bargain.

Plugging an imaginary trip, Portland, OR, to Honolulu, HI in late May into the calculator on their site gave a charge of $611. Ouch!
04-05-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By MadMabel

By the way, since Mt Vernon has come up and since...

By the way, since Mt Vernon has come up and since its April, its time for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. http://www.tulipfestival.org/.

Tulip fields are or will be in full bloom soon. Other...
03-31-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By MadMabel

Thank you Phil. That's good to know.

Thank you Phil. That's good to know.
03-30-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By MadMabel

I've looked at Amtrack from Portland to Vancouver...

I've looked at Amtrack from Portland to Vancouver several times over the past couple of years. From their site it looks as if Amtrack is using a bus between Seattle and Vancouver. If I have to ride...
Forum: Touring
03-16-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By MadMabel

Across the US from Portland Bend Klamath...

Across the US from Portland
Bend
Klamath Falls
Reno
Highway 50 - the "Loneliest Road"
Southern Utah Canyon Country - Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, Moab
Four Corners
Santa Fe
Alamogordo
Roswell
03-16-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By MadMabel

One of my problems with automobiles is their...

One of my problems with automobiles is their consumption of petroleum products.

However much oil is still in the ground the amount is finite. Petroleum contains some extremely useful chemicals....
Forum: Touring
03-09-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By MadMabel

Wow. Those are really amazing!

Wow. Those are really amazing!
03-05-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By MadMabel

Thanks GriddleCakes. That was just what the guy...

Thanks GriddleCakes. That was just what the guy had.

REI's price is $25. For a winter commuter its well worth it.
03-05-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By MadMabel

Unusual lighting

I was driving into the Portland VA hospital parking garage a few weeks ago. At the same time there was a cyclist coming out the other doorway.

This guy had some form of lighting on his bike that...
Forum: Touring
03-04-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By MadMabel

[QUOTE=mijome07;10473118]Kinda like this? ...

[QUOTE=mijome07;10473118]Kinda like this?

What kind of panniers and rack are those? The Nashbar panniers I have overlap the rear triangle causing some heel strike. The ones in the picture are...
Forum: Touring
03-04-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By MadMabel

What kind of panniers are those? My...

What kind of panniers are those?

My Nashbar panniers overlap the rear triangle. These look like they give more heel clearance.
02-23-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By MadMabel

"Open Pros Suck" is not a very informative...

"Open Pros Suck" is not a very informative comment. What about them is unsatisfactory?

I read this group for factual information and opinions from informed people. There is no factual...
02-22-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,579
Posted By MadMabel

When I had to get my first pair of bifocals.

When I had to get my first pair of bifocals.
02-22-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By MadMabel

That's a great looking jersey. I would order one...

That's a great looking jersey. I would order one if you were not having so much trouble.

When you talk to them again mention that the way your order has been so mishandled has cost them at least...
Forum: Touring
02-16-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,429
Posted By MadMabel

Add another vote for REI service. I had a...

Add another vote for REI service. I had a Thermarest mattress that developed a slow leak after years of use. Took it into REI and they swapped it out with absolutely no hassle.

They are not the...
01-31-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,557
Posted By MadMabel

Did the police do anything other than file away...

Did the police do anything other than file away your complaint?
01-30-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,557
Posted By MadMabel

The usual array of soda and beer cans, fast food...

The usual array of soda and beer cans, fast food wrappers and the like. Plus having cars pass as close as they can - within inches - and yelling. Startles me every time.

The worst thing thrown at...
01-27-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By MadMabel

I do hate it when they give me the senior...

I do hate it when they give me the senior discount without me asking first.

Curiously this happens mostly with waitresses. Waiters usually wait until I ask for the discount.
01-20-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,014
Posted By MadMabel

Gear chart

Could you please explain this gearing chart? Most of the numbers make no sense to me.

Example: first line, 2130 622 Huh?
Second line: 26.7 30 39 50. That's 30 on the casette, 39 on the...
01-18-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By MadMabel

I hope the OP comes back with more pictures or at...

I hope the OP comes back with more pictures or at least a better description.

The pictures look as if they show a couple of techniques. The upper left looks like two cable ties daisy chained with...
01-18-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,699
Posted By MadMabel

Unfortunately there is only one alternative to...

Unfortunately there is only one alternative to getting older, but no one wants that to happen to you or to anyone else here. :eek:
Forum: Touring
01-17-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By MadMabel

Cincinnati chili. Very different from the chili...

Cincinnati chili. Very different from the chili in other parts of the country. Cinci chili is made with the usual beef, chili powder and beans but uses unusual spices. Depending on the cook...
01-10-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,804
Posted By MadMabel

Have you considered a small pickup? Most makes...

Have you considered a small pickup? Most makes have something like that in their lines.

Room for several bikes if you need that much space. I had a Ford Ranger until last summer and really miss...
01-10-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,699
Posted By MadMabel

And each of us is older than we have ever been...

And each of us is older than we have ever been before. With luck we will all get even older.

But that certainly beats the alternative.
12-27-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,706
Posted By MadMabel

From being stationed at Hellonikon AB in Athens:...

From being stationed at Hellonikon AB in Athens: the sandwich is called a yee-roh.

From having been stationed at AFSOUTH, near Naples: the race is jee-roh.
12-24-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By MadMabel

You mean this song? I Want a Hippopotamus...

You mean this song?

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Gayla Peevey, recorded in 1953
Lyrics and music by John Rox
http://www.links2love.com/love/romance/pictures/midi_on.gif...
Forum: Touring
12-18-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By MadMabel

Interesting, if impractical for the reasons...

Interesting, if impractical for the reasons already noted.

But what is with the other carts on that German site? Most of them have casters rather than wheels. Moving them around on anything but...
Forum: Touring
12-15-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By MadMabel

Nashbar touring frame

FYI Nashbar is having a 25% off sale. The price for the Nashbar touring frame is $112.50. From what I've read on this forum its a respectable frame. If it lives up to its reputation this sounds...
Forum: Touring
11-08-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By MadMabel

Thanks for the BG info, Yan.

Thanks for the BG info, Yan.
Forum: Touring
11-07-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By MadMabel

This may be a dumb question but where is...

This may be a dumb question but where is "BG"?
10-26-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By MadMabel

FYI Nashbar has been out of trekking bars for...

FYI Nashbar has been out of trekking bars for several months. There is nothing on their site about when, if ever, they will be back in stock.

McGreivey, the picture of the OPs bike is a stock...
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By MadMabel

On the aluminum sheet you could check hobby...

On the aluminum sheet you could check hobby shops. They sell it in various thicknesses.

At Home Depot you might have to buy a much bigger piece.
10-16-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By MadMabel

Frame, heck! Demand the driver get you a new...

Frame, heck! Demand the driver get you a new bicycle.

The wheel is taco'd and if he hit you on the drive side the rear derailleur may be damaged. Besides, people who are not into bikes tend to...
Forum: Touring
10-08-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,176
Posted By MadMabel

Living in Alamogordo for a few years taught me...

Living in Alamogordo for a few years taught me that when the sun goes down the temperature rapidly gets colder. Its a much quicker drop than in moister climates. It also rises more quickly in the...
Forum: Touring
09-28-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,053
Posted By MadMabel

Chain lube costs less than college...

Chain lube costs less than college...
Forum: Touring
09-28-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,571
Posted By MadMabel

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-20-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,571
Posted By MadMabel

What threading is on the eyelets? In other words...

What threading is on the eyelets? In other words what would I buy from the metric hardware box at Home Depot?
09-04-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By MadMabel

Your stories are far from unique. This sort...

Your stories are far from unique.

This sort of pettiness is precisely why I have never owned and will never own a house in a community with a Home Owner's Association.
09-03-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By MadMabel

"Crapped out" is kind of vague, don't you think? ...

"Crapped out" is kind of vague, don't you think?

What failed on it?
09-03-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By MadMabel

Injured Cyclist

According to a news site, WIsconsin State Journal (http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/latest/464005):

"Clark was cited for running a red light but no further action is being taken in the case, Madison...
08-28-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By MadMabel

I don't think that you can count the credit...

I don't think that you can count the credit report ad as pro-bicycling. If its the same one that ran here the guy is riding the bike because he can't get a car loan due to his poor credit rating.
...
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,942
Posted By MadMabel

This is one of the reasons that my same-sex...

This is one of the reasons that my same-sex partner and I usually camp up in British Columbia.

Several times when camping at US state parks there have been guys drinking too much at other sites....
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By MadMabel

I keep seeing "BBB" used in Bike Forum...

I keep seeing "BBB" used in Bike Forum discussions. Most abbreviations are easy enough to figure out, but not this one. Can someone tell me what it is short for?

BHP and BHS, too.

Thanks
08-22-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,298
Posted By MadMabel

Scars. Let's see.... Right cheek. First day...

Scars. Let's see....

Right cheek. First day of first grade when a kid hit me with a stick that had a nail in it.

Left side of scalp. Another bully, another stick. No nail this time, though....
Forum: Touring
08-20-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By MadMabel

The nearest equivalent to what you may be...

The nearest equivalent to what you may be suggesting is someone rowing across an ocean. Here is a link to a woman who is doing a solo row across the Pacific. Not exactly the same but her equipment...
08-18-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By MadMabel

If you inherited ten or fifteen sets of...

If you inherited ten or fifteen sets of everything why don't you sell off the duplicates? You might get enough to keep you alive while going through training.

But as has been said before, don't...
08-18-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,651
Posted By MadMabel

Isn't that a steel spindle/aluminum arm joint? I...

Isn't that a steel spindle/aluminum arm joint? I used anti-seize compound (the silverish stuff) when I built up a bike last winter (first time). Would grease have been a better choice?
08-18-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By MadMabel

It might work for an adult little person. (Dwarf...

It might work for an adult little person. (Dwarf or midget I mean)
08-16-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By MadMabel

Besides much of the above I carry a pocket pack...

Besides much of the above I carry a pocket pack of Kleenex. Great when sinuses are acting up and if nature calls...
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