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Forum: Touring
04-05-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Posted By Wingman115

My only point is there is no right or wrong way...

My only point is there is no right or wrong way to tour. Just do what works for you. That is what's fun about being on the road. Getting away from the daily grind of life and just cruising taking in...
Forum: Touring
04-05-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Posted By Wingman115

Ride in your comfort zone and keep it fun. Hey...

Ride in your comfort zone and keep it fun. Hey thats why we do this to begin with right. If 40-60 is your
zone great plan around that number. If 100 plus is your thing great as well just make the...
03-25-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,848
Posted By Wingman115

I have a Palomino and I love it....

I have a Palomino and I love it....
03-20-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Wingman115

I live in Chula Vista but have ridden out there...

I live in Chula Vista but have ridden out there before. Your race team club idea sounds pretty cool. I would love to ride out there.
Forum: Touring
02-26-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By Wingman115

There is a KOA campsite in Chula Vista and you...

There is a KOA campsite in Chula Vista and you can get on the bay bicycle loop right from the campsite.. its not near PB but who cares you could ride to Coronado.
Forum: Touring
02-25-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,937
Posted By Wingman115

Ok for what it's worth I've toured with both and...

Ok for what it's worth I've toured with both and I love both panniers and trailers, They both have their place.
Only one thing to consider with the BOB trailer is don't bring more items than you...
02-16-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,118
Posted By Wingman115

One thing to look at is spend the money on a good...

One thing to look at is spend the money on a good saddle, get what works for you, Me I like the Brooks B-17 but there is a break in period but once it's broken in it fits like a glove. Specialized...
Forum: Touring
02-01-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,727
Posted By Wingman115

I would say no custom builds make the frame in 4...

I would say no custom builds make the frame in 4 or 5 different sizes what this does is help with tooling and keeping the production costs down.

#1- Sell it as a custom build (What I mean here is...
10-27-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Wingman115

Titanium Mountain Bike

Looking to sell my Airborne check out craigslist
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/bik/459700254.html
09-30-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 306,315
Posted By Wingman115

Wingman weekly update: 9/23 200.5 9/30 196.5

Wingman weekly update:
9/23 200.5
9/30 196.5
09-16-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Wingman115

My buddy had the same issue and bought a...

My buddy had the same issue and bought a specialized body geometry saddle and his problem went away. It also could be saddle heigth or to much tilt start slow with the adjustments and see how it...
09-16-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 306,315
Posted By Wingman115

Wingman weekly report: Started week at 202 and...

Wingman weekly report: Started week at 202 and ended at 200.5. I'm starting a short bicycle tour this week and that should help me break the 200 pound glass floor I've been stuck on.. My first goal...
Forum: Touring
09-14-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wingman115

I roll with the Specialized Infinity Armadillo...

I roll with the Specialized Infinity Armadillo 700c x 32 tire long wear good price and nice ride. These tires are tough I've toured all over on these tires and they hold up against glass and other...
09-08-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 306,315
Posted By Wingman115

I'm in the 20 pound gig... what should we do a...

I'm in the 20 pound gig... what should we do a weekly posting of our progress?
Forum: Touring
07-11-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,907
Posted By Wingman115

I have a Jandd on the front and rear of my 520...

I have a Jandd on the front and rear of my 520 and they both work great it's been 3 tours now and no problem. I love the platform on the from rack for putting a bike bag.
07-04-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Wingman115

Buy Cosmic Ray's book it lists a lot of trails to...

Buy Cosmic Ray's book it lists a lot of trails to ride. It's a really great guide.

http://2pedal.com/store/productView.php?prod=9780966476965
07-03-07, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By Wingman115

I'm going to ride the local trails here in San...

I'm going to ride the local trails here in San Diego it's to hot if you go to far away from the coast..We have some great singletrack down here near the border....
06-29-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Wingman115

Bearing and Seal Kit

If anyone is looking for a good bearing and seal kit for their bikes check out this website. I just installed a bearing kit on my 2001 FSR Enduro and it works great..They carry a big selection for a...
Forum: Touring
06-10-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,287
Posted By Wingman115

You should write the company that makes the bear...

You should write the company that makes the bear spray and see if you can get a comp can for all the good
press their getting. Glad to hear you were ok it could have been bad..
Forum: Touring
05-20-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,249
Posted By Wingman115

Heres a link to the best road/touring tire out...

Heres a link to the best road/touring tire out there. I've had miles and miles on theses tires and they stand the test of time.
Here's the link.
...
Forum: Touring
05-15-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Wingman115

Try Wheel World in La I think they carry Rocky...

Try Wheel World in La I think they carry Rocky Mtn bikes... I just noticed your in san diego if you ever want to ride let me know I'm in chula vista.
Forum: Touring
03-14-07, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By Wingman115

I'm 5-6' and ride a 19 inch 520. It all depends...

I'm 5-6' and ride a 19 inch 520. It all depends on how long your torso is. I put a Ritchey adjustable stem on mine and it helped out alot with reach.. Think comfort because nothing is worse than a...
Forum: Touring
03-14-07, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,474
Posted By Wingman115

I have Ortlieb panniers and Jandd racks on the...

I have Ortlieb panniers and Jandd racks on the front and rear of my 520. no problems quick to take off and put on the bike and hold up well.
Forum: Touring
03-14-07, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,878
Posted By Wingman115

I've used my BOB on many trips and all I've put...

I've used my BOB on many trips and all I've put in the tire was Slime and air. It has held up great. I make it a point not to over load the trailer maybe thats why it's lasted so long.
Forum: Touring
03-13-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Wingman115

If your happy with the bike who cares what year...

If your happy with the bike who cares what year it is. My buddy has the same one and he loves it. Just enjoy it and ride the thing until the wheels come off. By the way he has ove 10,000 miles on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Wingman115

I'm glad you liked it. I love all forms of...

I'm glad you liked it. I love all forms of cycling and had a bunch of pictures and wanted to share.
Forum: Touring
12-30-06, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Wingman115

Bikes and Friends

I posted a few pictures to music on You Tube thought I would share it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BivpUc20-0
12-30-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Wingman115

Bikes and Friends

I posted a few pictures to music on You Tube thought I would share it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BivpUc20-0
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Wingman115

Bikes and Friend

I posted a few pictures to music on You Tube thought I would share it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BivpUc20-0
Forum: Touring
12-29-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By Wingman115

Heres some photos I've put to music on You Tube. ...

Heres some photos I've put to music on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BivpUc20-0
Forum: Touring
10-11-05, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,727
Posted By Wingman115

I like my Ortlieb they work great and they are...

I like my Ortlieb they work great and they are easy to take off the bike.I can't comment on the other brands since I haven't used anything else.
Forum: Touring
10-03-05, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,788
Posted By Wingman115

I have both panniers and a bob trailer. Both are...

I have both panniers and a bob trailer. Both are great but I did find myself over filling the bob trailer on trips and the extra weight killed me on the hills. That said the panniers were great I...
Forum: Touring
09-27-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,183
Posted By Wingman115

I took the train from San Diego to Santa Barbra...

I took the train from San Diego to Santa Barbra with the bike and I just put it in the baggage car no box.
LA was alittle crazy to get through but it can be done. Just give yourself enough time so...
Forum: Touring
08-29-05, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By Wingman115

I have a 2004, Mods that I've done to the bike. ...

I have a 2004, Mods that I've done to the bike.
I put a stem riser on the fork tube to lift the stem up another inch or two. I swapped out the 105 crankset for a LX lower gear for my poor old knees....
Forum: Touring
08-29-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,696
Posted By Wingman115

I've done Santa Barbra to Big Sur and the winds...

I've done Santa Barbra to Big Sur and the winds were really bad. If you were on the road after 11am the winds were just blowing really hard. Everyone I met on that trip was going north to south.
08-28-05, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,228
Posted By Wingman115

I get those I find that if I drink gatorade and...

I get those I find that if I drink gatorade and some cliff shots I don't get them as bad. but if it's a really hot day and I'm over heated I still get some hay makers.
Forum: Touring
08-17-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By Wingman115

At nashbar.com you can buy a stem extender to...

At nashbar.com you can buy a stem extender to raise the stem up. I believe you have a quill stem on the bike they have them in stock. Mine had the 1 1/8 inch stem and I had to get the extender that...
08-15-05, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wingman115

My question for your buddy is what sort of weight...

My question for your buddy is what sort of weight did he lose? Was it muscle or fat?
If he is not active my guess would be muscle. Check out this book by Covert Bailey he has been working on this...
Forum: Touring
08-12-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Wingman115

Best rule of thumb take a break when your body...

Best rule of thumb take a break when your body tells you. It depends on the day. Sometimes I can ride for a few hours without stopping then there are the days where its every hour. Just go with how...
Forum: Touring
08-07-05, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By Wingman115

I live in San Diego a 40 deg bag is all thats...

I live in San Diego a 40 deg bag is all thats needed on the west coast. Even in the winter months I've never gotten cold and some of the nights were in the mid 30's. The main thing was I wore a...
Forum: Touring
08-06-05, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By Wingman115

I bought a SlumberJack Talon from campmor. It's a...

I bought a SlumberJack Talon from campmor. It's a 40 deg bag and it has lots of room packs up nice and priced well. I just can't stand sleeping in a mummy bag after riding 60-100 miles my legs need...
Forum: Touring
08-01-05, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,448
Posted By Wingman115

It will work great. Most any bike will do. and...

It will work great. Most any bike will do. and the 26 inch wheels might be a plus.
07-28-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,654
Posted By Wingman115

I live in Chula Vista and would love to ride and...

I live in Chula Vista and would love to ride and train with you. I've done 3 24 hour mountain bike races and could show you how to gain fittness without getting hurt. the main thing is start at a...
07-28-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Wingman115

Check to see if the saddle on the bike is level...

Check to see if the saddle on the bike is level if not level it. Also you might have to raise the stem up so your sitting more upright.. or you may have to get a shorter stem because of the over...
Forum: Touring
07-06-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Wingman115

Here's a link to jandd.com for a closeout front...

Here's a link to jandd.com for a closeout front rack.. nice savings.
...
Forum: Touring
07-05-05, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Wingman115

I put a Jandd on mine with Ortieb panniers works...

I put a Jandd on mine with Ortieb panniers works fine.
06-22-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Wingman115

Start by building a base. Then start riding with...

Start by building a base. Then start riding with weight on the bike so you get used to it.
Forum: Touring
06-22-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Wingman115

I love just filling up the panniers and taking...

I love just filling up the panniers and taking off for a day or two. Most of the time I just leave from the house. I'm looking into jumping on Amtrak and heading up to nor cal for a few days. For me...
Forum: Touring
06-16-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Wingman115

See if anyone wants to barter it for anything....

See if anyone wants to barter it for anything. I've done that lots of times.
Forum: Touring
06-13-05, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,818
Posted By Wingman115

For the most part people are really nice. I've...

For the most part people are really nice. I've never had any problem on all my trips, It's how you act and behave as well. If it really freaks you out then I would stay home.To conseal a handgun your...
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