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Forum: Recumbent
04-20-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By markw

How tall are you? What's your X-Seam? I would...

How tall are you? What's your X-Seam? I would only go with a Giro 20 if you were short and couldn't put your feet down with the 26/650c bikes. You will also notice a huge difference in seating...
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,985
Posted By markw

I use the Brain Box and I find that it lets me...

I use the Brain Box and I find that it lets me pack way more crap than I should be carrying. :) With Bacchetta the dual 26/650c bikes are going to be more aerodynamic. The Giro 20 was aimed more...
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By markw

If you have a roof rack, get some wheel forks and...

If you have a roof rack, get some wheel forks and store them on top. Also, keep them from spinning when they're up there. Definately if you have a support vehicle, bring spare parts. :)
04-15-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By markw

There's a track at Cactus Park in Lakeside. ...

There's a track at Cactus Park in Lakeside. There's also a skatepark in Santee.
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By markw

The problem with the 508 is that it's become too...

The problem with the 508 is that it's become too popular. It's a race, and there were people sleeping before Townes Pass last year, treating it like a Brevet or something. They have to limit the...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By markw

Distance touring, or distance go fast/racing? Go...

Distance touring, or distance go fast/racing? Go fast/racing I don't think you can touch a performance Bacchetta like an Aero, or Corsa. Last couple centuries I've done, my legs were the _only_...
03-25-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,910
Posted By markw

No, it doesn't make you more of a man. It can...

No, it doesn't make you more of a man. It can save your life. There have been two recent cases down here where it was used in self defense, and both were acquitted. I don't own a gun, but I also...
03-25-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,910
Posted By markw

He'd be great on the climbs though. :)

He'd be great on the climbs though. :)
03-25-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,910
Posted By markw

It's not killing someone over an ipod, it's...

It's not killing someone over an ipod, it's defending your life. Agreed, killing over an ipod is dumb, but staying alive when you're being attacked isn't. He could've been killed, law enforcement...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By markw

Sell some, raise your budget, and get a Bacchetta...

Sell some, raise your budget, and get a Bacchetta Corsa, or a dual 26" Giro with the Euromesh seat. IMHO the best bang for the buck recumbents out there. 25lbs or less depending on model. You can...
11-11-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,961
Posted By markw

This is where a mirror comes in handy. :) ...

This is where a mirror comes in handy. :) Wobble a little bit before they get to you a few times, they'll give you more room. :) Otherwise, show them an elbow.
11-08-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,824
Posted By markw

I built up a $139 leader frame for my daughter,...

I built up a $139 leader frame for my daughter, nice frame, went with their fork and a bunch of swap meet parts. She's running a mix of 105/ultegra 53cm and it weighs in at 18lbs.
Forum: Touring
11-02-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,347
Posted By markw

Is this the right size frame for you? I'm asking...

Is this the right size frame for you? I'm asking because usually everthing is proportional, and if you're feet are big enough for toe overlap to be an issue, then you might be too tall for the frame...
11-02-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,824
Posted By markw

Look for something used on craigslist, sdreader,...

Look for something used on craigslist, sdreader, etc... If you're going to ride it at school, it needs to be beyond fugly so that you still have it after the 1st day. :) You'll get much more...
10-26-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,998
Posted By markw

Here's my buddies neighborhood off of Via Rancho...

Here's my buddies neighborhood off of Via Rancho Parkway and Via Loma Vista. Some really nice places up there. One of his neighbors was the first to build there in 1972 and had 21 classic cars pre...
10-25-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,998
Posted By markw

Or she's like mine and knows that the bicycles...

Or she's like mine and knows that the bicycles exceed the value of everything else in the whole house. :)
Pictures, papers, bikes. RV was hooked up with the jeep in tow, and minivan was loaded...
10-22-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,885
Posted By markw

We're keeping an eye out. Have all the bikes...

We're keeping an eye out. Have all the bikes loaded. :) I'm up against the south side of the hills which are south of Sycamore Canyon. They've evacuated Wildcat canyon down to Willow which is...
Forum: Touring
10-18-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By markw

Flew last year on Southwest, bike was free. ...

Flew last year on Southwest, bike was free. They allow 3 checked bags. 1 box was seat/bars/wheels, and a skibag held the frame. :) No extra charge. Check the carrier, but more and more...
10-13-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,641
Posted By markw

Ever consider Campy?? Shimano Brifters can't be...

Ever consider Campy?? Shimano Brifters can't be rebuilt if they die. (I killed the set of DA's on my Paramount). You can still run shimano cassettes, but get better shifting of Campy. Since you...
10-13-07, 09:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,641
Posted By markw

Notice the smileys on my post..... Ever try...

Notice the smileys on my post..... Ever try keeping with a bent downhill? :)
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By markw

Climbing is about power to weight. You'll want...

Climbing is about power to weight. You'll want something light. I'd look at the Bacchetta Corsa or Aero's.
They climb exceptionally well. MW had the 4th fastest time on the Townes Pass leg of...
10-13-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,641
Posted By markw

Man, you're looking at the wrong bikes if you...

Man, you're looking at the wrong bikes if you want to coast down a hill fast. :) It's fun passing Tandems on descents, but you won't do it on a DF. :)
10-13-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By markw

If you're just a rec rider with the occasional...

If you're just a rec rider with the occasional time trial, and brevet, try BentUp Cycles in Encino on Balboa. You shouldn't have any pain (other than your legs) when you're riding a bike.
10-12-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,641
Posted By markw

What size you ride? I've got a really nice 59cm...

What size you ride? I've got a really nice 59cm 9spd DA Paramount that's collecting dust. :)
10-09-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,397
Posted By markw

Jim who was on the bike told me before his pull...

Jim who was on the bike told me before his pull to skip that running crap. :) So I was emphasizing the stand still and hold the bottle by the nipple technique. Have to keep the riders spirits up....
10-08-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,603
Posted By markw

I was climbing the 52 once and saw a wrench up...

I was climbing the 52 once and saw a wrench up ahead. Swore I wouldn't stop unless it was a Snap-On, so now I have 1 snap-on wrench in my tool box. :) Go figure.
10-08-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By markw

It's a timed event, self supported. I'm guessing...

It's a timed event, self supported. I'm guessing a time station at the far end and one at the start/finish. You get credit for it and your name listed somewhere, plus a medal if you opt for it. :)...
10-08-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By markw

Not sure, write it up and give it to him Saturday...

Not sure, write it up and give it to him Saturday Morning, you are going right?
10-08-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,039
Posted By markw

We refer to it as Aero Belly on the recumbent. :)

We refer to it as Aero Belly on the recumbent. :)
10-08-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,397
Posted By markw

Yeah, Jim was the guy on the road that passed...

Yeah, Jim was the guy on the road that passed George. He went out too hard, and got into a deficit also. He somewhat recovered, but Michael was blazing on his pulls, so Jim didn't get the recovery...
10-08-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By markw

Mike's changing it up a little bit. It will...

Mike's changing it up a little bit. It will probably be similar, but he wants to drop Reche Road as there have been too many bike/car incidents. I'm sure he'll take suggestions on improving the...
10-08-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By markw

What a race. If you ever get a chance to crew...

What a race. If you ever get a chance to crew for one of these, do so. We finished at 2:31 yesterday afternoon for a 29:31 total time. 1st in 2 man recumbent, 5th 2 man, and 8th fastest overall....
10-08-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,397
Posted By markw

I'm surprised George didn't have 2 bikes geared...

I'm surprised George didn't have 2 bikes geared differently, one for climbs and one for flats/descents.
10-08-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By markw

200K Brevet

San Diego has a 200K Brevet next week. Got to check my daughters game schedule, but I'm thinking I'll do this one.

http://sandiegorandonneurs.com/brevets.html
10-08-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,397
Posted By markw

Just watching him struggle up the climb to...

Just watching him struggle up the climb to Johannesburg made me grimace. I can't imagine Townes Pass on a fixie. Now you know why they invented gears and deraileurs. :) Good job George!
10-04-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By markw

I'll be there, crewing for Jim Verheul and...

I'll be there, crewing for Jim Verheul and Michael Wolfe. Ron Smith is riding with another guy on his Bacchetta recumbent. I think there's like 3 solo recumbent racers and 3 or 4 recumbent teams...
Forum: Touring
10-01-07, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By markw

Ok, get the seat height dialed in. Get the set...

Ok, get the seat height dialed in. Get the set level. Then while you're on the hoods or in the drops, see if you can't see the front hub. It should be obscured by the handlebar. If it's behind...
Forum: Touring
10-01-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By markw

I'd do XT deraileurs, but that's me. I did campy...

I'd do XT deraileurs, but that's me. I did campy ergo 10spd brifters with 9spd XT.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-07, 01:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,228
Posted By markw

The guy that posted that holds the distance...

The guy that posted that holds the distance record for 24hours. 647 miles. He trains on a lowracer, and would probably do that stuff to roadies on a road bike too. :)
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Forum: Touring
09-29-07, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By markw

I did mine for about that. ...

I did mine for about that. Fleabay/craigslist/veldrome swap meet. His tour is in July, which is why I suggested start piecing it together now. Spread that 1200 over a few months, build it like...
Forum: Touring
09-29-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By markw

What type of gold plated LHT were you building? ...

What type of gold plated LHT were you building? If the tour is next July/August, order the LHT F/F and start piecing it. You can build it for way less than the cost of a new 520.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-07, 11:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,228
Posted By markw

Bingo... Good motor with an Aerodynamic body,...

Bingo... Good motor with an Aerodynamic body, watch them ride away. I'd fear the weight going uphill though. Climbing is a light bike/light persons game.

edit: -> Almost forgot, does he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-07, 10:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,228
Posted By markw

Yeah, I remember that post. Too funny. Problem...

Yeah, I remember that post. Too funny. Problem is, you've got to be able to pass those guys and keep the hammer down for a few miles to make it stick, and hope they can't climb worth a damn if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,228
Posted By markw

Of all the cyclists on the road, it's usually the...

Of all the cyclists on the road, it's usually the roadies who are more into themselves than any other group. It really doesn't matter what a person rides, they're riding. However, the roadies that...
09-29-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,389
Posted By markw

Kelbaker going downhill. Or uphill, don't...

Kelbaker going downhill. Or uphill, don't remember. We'll be on it next Sunday though. :) FC508, yeah baby... (I'm doing SAG, not riding) btw.
09-29-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,453
Posted By markw

Man, I didn't even catch that. What's wrong...

Man, I didn't even catch that. What's wrong with east or north county? Too many hills for a city rider? :)
09-29-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,226
Posted By markw

That's where I got the ones on the Aero. Nice...

That's where I got the ones on the Aero. Nice cranks. It looks good, have you weighed it yet? It needs like 2lbs of chain. :) Check the Paramount link, should qualify as OCP, besides I think...
09-29-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,226
Posted By markw

Hehe, we're nit picking his new ride. What...

Hehe, we're nit picking his new ride. What floor does the stem stop at?? Why didn't you do carbon cranks??? What no 404's??? :)
Forum: Commuting
09-29-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By markw

Some people don't buy cars for fuel economy. ...

Some people don't buy cars for fuel economy. Some of us own Jeeps (http://www.wolfenet.org/gallery2/v/Jeep/bigbear/IMG_3981.JPG.html) for getting far into the wilderness where a car can't go. Or...
09-29-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,453
Posted By markw

If she's going to SDSU, don't rule out Santee. ...

If she's going to SDSU, don't rule out Santee. It's just over the hill, and the trolley line ends here. If you're looking for a place to live, don't want a long commute, I'd go north of the 8. ...
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