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Posted By tbdean

Man, at 5 minutes past midnight I got 7pm and...

Man, at 5 minutes past midnight I got 7pm and there were 30 slots left.
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Posted By tbdean

When do you think it'd fill up? My longest is a...

When do you think it'd fill up? My longest is a 600.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By tbdean

Thanks pdoege, I'll order the Yksions!

Thanks pdoege, I'll order the Yksions!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By tbdean

Experience with Mavic Open Pro UST and Hutchinson Tires

I'm having a wheel set built with Mavic Open Pro UST rims. I've seen some reports that the Mavic UST tire, the Yksion, doesn't have great longevity. I know the actual tire is made by Hutchinson so...
Forum: Southeast
12-17-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By tbdean

I've rented high end CF road bikes in Los...

I've rented high end CF road bikes in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. I know San Diego has at least one shop that rents as well but that trip ended up getting cancelled....
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Posted By tbdean

Thanks everyone, looks like a consensus!

Thanks everyone, looks like a consensus!
Replies: 47
Views: 2,395
Posted By tbdean

How much of a help is caffeine?

I don't normally take caffeine due to health reasons. But I could build up a tolerance and then I'd probably be fine. I see my neurologist later this week and he's supportive of me doing PBP. The...
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Posted By tbdean

Iíve got an AirBnB in Versailles. Itís right by...

Iíve got an AirBnB in Versailles. Itís right by the train station so itís a quick trip to the start with no transfers.
Forum: Southeast
02-28-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By tbdean

My in laws live not far from you, in Cherry Log,...

My in laws live not far from you, in Cherry Log, and I can't say I've ever seen a group riding out there. But, like Ron says, if you don't mind driving to Vogel and riding from there the riding is...
Forum: Southeast
08-05-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By tbdean

This looks like a fun little side adventure off...

This looks like a fun little side adventure off of the SCT. Would you recommend this for a standard road bike with 25mm tires?
Forum: Southeast
07-18-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By tbdean

I live in Atlanta and, yeah, I feel you. Nearly...

I live in Atlanta and, yeah, I feel you. Nearly 100 degrees and 100% humidity.

Here is what I use that works well.

Bibs - Assos
I use the T.CENTO_S7 because they're designed for longer rides...
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Posted By tbdean

Forgive my ignorance, but how did you get that to...

Forgive my ignorance, but how did you get that to work? The Diverge doesn't have rack mounts, correct?
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Views: 1,556
Posted By tbdean

Steve, were you able to watch Brevet? It's really...

Steve, were you able to watch Brevet? It's really a great video. It was my first purchase of a video on Vimeo as well but it was easy enough to do. You just give them your credit card then you can...
Forum: Southeast
11-01-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By tbdean

Forget premium. They didn't have non-ethanol gas,...

Forget premium. They didn't have non-ethanol gas, even for a week after the premium gas came back. Some of us only like classic cars when we're not on our bicycles. :)
Forum: Southeast
09-17-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,905
Posted By tbdean

Hey Ron! I'm doing well, just been on the injured...

Hey Ron! I'm doing well, just been on the injured list. I'm on track to be back on the bike in March!
Forum: Southeast
09-16-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,905
Posted By tbdean

Wonderful photos, thank you. I've ridden it...

Wonderful photos, thank you.

I've ridden it a few times by parking my car at the Atlanta end and then having my wife drop me off at the end of the Chief Ladiga in Alabama. I wasn't able to do it...
Forum: Southeast
08-18-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By tbdean

You might have luck with a Strava Segment search....

You might have luck with a Strava Segment search.

https://www.strava.com/segments/explore
Forum: Southeast
05-21-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By tbdean

I've ridden the trail several times alone. (Also...

I've ridden the trail several times alone. (Also a fat, ugly dude). As you get towards Alabama the trail gets more and more empty. You'll go long stretches without seeing anyone. Yes, there have been...
Forum: Southeast
05-16-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By tbdean

The only full century I know of in November is...

The only full century I know of in November is the Tour de Tugaloo on November 1st.
Tour de Tugaloo Benefit Bicycle Ride (http://www.TourDeTugaloo.com)
Forum: Southeast
04-18-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By tbdean

I live in the area you are describing - hour from...

I live in the area you are describing - hour from the airport, north east suburbs. I would also like to find a community that likes cycling. Because it's not Lawrenceville, I can tell you that.

In...
Forum: Southeast
06-25-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By tbdean

I've never done all six - but I've done the back...

I've never done all six - but I've done the back three and front three unsupported a few times. If it's really hot I'll bring two bottles of water on my bike, two attached behind the seat (like a...
Forum: Southeast
05-22-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,165
Posted By tbdean

6% source: Bridge Run 5k Entry Form...

6%

source: Bridge Run 5k Entry Form (http://www.goldenisles.com/files/attachments/gi_event_marquee/bridge_run_2012_entry_form.pdf)
Forum: Southeast
01-14-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By tbdean

LOL, thanks Ron. I got some nice rides in on my...

LOL, thanks Ron. I got some nice rides in on my birthday, and every day since. Now my legs are killing me and it's time for a couple days off!
Forum: Southeast
12-20-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By tbdean

You can ride all the FL trails you want. When you...

You can ride all the FL trails you want. When you come back to visit us in ATL we're going to drop you on the hills! :)
Forum: Southeast
07-15-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By tbdean

Thanks again for the info guys. I did the ride...

Thanks again for the info guys. I did the ride yesterday. My wife and I dropped my car off in the Publix shopping center Friday afternoon and drove up to Jacksonville where we stayed the night. In...
Forum: Southeast
07-10-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By tbdean

Thanks guys, I'll be sure to bring lots of water...

Thanks guys, I'll be sure to bring lots of water then!
Forum: Southeast
07-09-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By tbdean

Silver Comet / Chief Ladiga Water and Parking

On Saturday I'll be riding Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet West to East.

It'll be a little warm, should I bring more than two water bottles, or will there be enough water fountains to fill up at?
...
Forum: Southeast
03-14-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By tbdean

I'll be there. Haven't done it since 2008, when I...

I'll be there. Haven't done it since 2008, when I rode back you with Ron. I may have my 13 year old daughter with me.
Forum: Southeast
10-11-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By tbdean

Very well written, thanks for that. I don't know...

Very well written, thanks for that. I don't know how many times I've been on a hill and thought "man, this hill is just unnecessarily large. Who's idea was it to make is this large?"

I do have to...
Forum: Southeast
07-16-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By tbdean

Thanks Ron, you too! I've been lurking a bit from...

Thanks Ron, you too! I've been lurking a bit from time to time. Work has me stuck indoors so I haven't been much a cyclist the last couple of months. :(
Forum: Southeast
07-16-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By tbdean

That's Scott Patton, he runs FixedGearFever.com....

That's Scott Patton, he runs FixedGearFever.com. Don't think he hangs out here.
Forum: Southeast
01-08-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,674
Posted By tbdean

Yup, I wussed out today too. I don't mind the...

Yup, I wussed out today too. I don't mind the cold but the ice was curb to curb in my neighborhood. I can just imagine slipping and falling down in the traffic lane, or someone sliding into me.
Forum: Southeast
01-07-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,674
Posted By tbdean

Yup. Worked at a startup in Buckhead with my...

Yup. Worked at a startup in Buckhead with my brother for a year. We ran out of funding (had a blast though) so now I'm at Comcast in Vinnings.

I'm watching the snow fall and wondering how much of...
Forum: Southeast
01-06-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,674
Posted By tbdean

20 degrees on the way in. My water bottle froze! ...

20 degrees on the way in. My water bottle froze!

http://pingfmmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/img/uqaFCfT5/pEa7u6FD9WjbnQFx.jpg

The way home was a nice, warm 36.

The snow tomorrow should be fun.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By tbdean

I commute on a Trek 1000. I'm pretty sure it's a...

I commute on a Trek 1000. I'm pretty sure it's a 2005 but may be 2004. Bought it new for a heck of a lot more then $100!



So I'm a bit biased here. I think it's a great deal.



This was my...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By tbdean

You're asking for a long thread! I suddenly...

You're asking for a long thread!

I suddenly started having disabling Migraine's about a decade ago. After 18 months and over a dozen trips to the E.R. I found a drug cocktail that took the pain...
Forum: Southeast
09-20-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By tbdean

+1 on the layers. When I moved out here I bought...

+1 on the layers. When I moved out here I bought some different stuff and kept a spreadsheet of the different temperatures, what I wore, and if it was too hot, or too cold. I'm now comfortable in the...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,745
Posted By tbdean

Many people don't get it. The facts, and in most...

Many people don't get it. The facts, and in most states the law, are clear though:

http://www.bikeleague.org/action/trashtalk/getofftheroad.php

In Atlanta, drivers yell "get on the sidewalk"...
08-05-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By tbdean

Awesome guys, thanks. dminor: I have thought...

Awesome guys, thanks.

dminor: I have thought about a new bike instead... I'm still considering it. But I like the idea of being able to upgrade one piece at a time.
08-05-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By tbdean

Can this bike take disc brakes?

I've searched this forum and done some research online. I'm pretty sure that I need a new fork (which I want anyway) and an adapter in the back, plus new hubs. But there appear to be mounting holes...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,990
Posted By tbdean

> What are you using? Garmin Edge 305 ...

> What are you using?

Garmin Edge 305

I'm thinking about getting the 705, mainly for the ANT+ features. The road mapping would be nice, but I'm not sure I would use it all that often. All of my...
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By tbdean

Ha, well I'm definitely in the right forum. :) ...

Ha, well I'm definitely in the right forum. :)

MNBikeguy, thanks for the CrazyGuyOnABike site. TONS of info there. I had no idea you could camp for free!



Here you go. The bus:
...
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By tbdean

Just laid off. Touring a bad idea?

So I was just laid off. No huge surprise, I've been working for a startup and that comes with an awful lot of risk. I've got some savings, I'll be okay for a couple months.

I've always wanted to...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By tbdean

I've tried a few pumps and found they often are...

I've tried a few pumps and found they often are off in gauge accuracy. My Nashbar pump was off by 30 lbs at 100 psi! I'm judging accuracy by testing pumps against each other, and against a digital...
07-12-09, 06:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,899
Posted By tbdean

+1 Astana is playing this well. When...

+1

Astana is playing this well. When Contador attacked it certainly looked like Lance was blocking.
07-12-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By tbdean

On the east coast it's great. In earlier...

On the east coast it's great.

In earlier years I worked from home. I have an LCD monitor mounted on one wall of my home office to show server and team stats. During July this switched to a...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-09, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By tbdean

This never goes away, it just takes more miles...

This never goes away, it just takes more miles (or harder effort) to make it happen.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,853
Posted By tbdean

So, the facts: the cop was right. You should have...

So, the facts: the cop was right. You should have stopped, you shouldn't be wearing headphones. He could have given you a ticket for either. Legally.

But the truth is, as you know, you can ride...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By tbdean

1 hour 45 minutes (25 miles). I'm hoping to get...

1 hour 45 minutes (25 miles). I'm hoping to get that down, but with Atlanta traffic, I'm spending a full 15 minutes stuck in traffic or at red lights.

That's coming home. On the way to work it's...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By tbdean

I had a semi truck pull up behind me a few weeks...

I had a semi truck pull up behind me a few weeks ago and blow his horn. I calmly pointed to the lane next to us. I wasn't taking the lane, I was just to the left of the white line and there wasn't...
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