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Forum: Foo
04-09-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 70,363
Posted By kstephens

I have been away for a while, and it saddens me...

I have been away for a while, and it saddens me to return to this news. Tom story was inspirational, and helped motivate me to make some lifestyle changes and return to cycling. I can only imagine...
04-09-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By kstephens

I just sold one of my road bikes today, and...

I just sold one of my road bikes today, and bought my first mountain bike since 2005. I am about an inch shorter 6'3" - and I rode a couple between 19 and 21. Ended up going with a 19.5 - just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By kstephens

I have an iphone, and tried the cycling apps. ...

I have an iphone, and tried the cycling apps. They are a battery drain (maybe 3-4 hours - and that is assuming you are managing the battery properly and starting off at 100%). I ended up with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,867
Posted By kstephens

This. Too many variables (a slight bend in the...

This. Too many variables (a slight bend in the roof, excess dust...). For the price a decent, roof rack or hitch can be installed. I have also never used a temporary rack (trunk rack or temp. roof...
Forum: Touring
05-17-13, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By kstephens

You will get the hang of spd's rather quick. I...

You will get the hang of spd's rather quick. I unclip the same foot every time. You will probably have a fall or two - usually after a couple of weeks, after you start to get used to them and quit...
Forum: Touring
05-11-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By kstephens

You should ride out to the St. Joe state park on...

You should ride out to the St. Joe state park on Cape San Blas and camp there for a quick overnighter/test. That is a pretty cool ride through Wewa>Cape.
Forum: Touring
05-08-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By kstephens

Thanks for all of the advice. I ended up calling...

Thanks for all of the advice. I ended up calling Big Agnes to ask some questions about their newer models - mainly the fish hook (zipper less). They have excellent customer service. The guy...
Forum: Touring
05-07-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By kstephens

Thanks everyone! The copper spur looks a little...

Thanks everyone! The copper spur looks a little more like what I need. Hopefully I can find one on sale.
Forum: Touring
05-07-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By kstephens

New tent recommendations?

I am retiring my early/mid 90's North Face arches tent. It has been used and abused since I bought it new in 94 - it even made it through a pretty nasty tornado about 10 years ago.

Here is what...
Forum: Touring
05-03-13, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By kstephens

For shorter tours and weekend trips, I take a...

For shorter tours and weekend trips, I take a pair of under armour heat gear running shorts. They weigh almost nothing, pack up small, and have a lining. I throw them on off the bike for...
Forum: Touring
04-30-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,512
Posted By kstephens

Another vote for the p-38. It is far superior to...

Another vote for the p-38. It is far superior to the one on my swiss army knife or leatherman. However, I find it is so small, and I am often cooking in low light/twilight that I have lost a...
Forum: Touring
04-23-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By kstephens

I've had both. I am actually still breaking in...

I've had both. I am actually still breaking in my first flyer I got for christmas. So far, I like it better than the standard b17. I only notice the springs compressing when I hit pretty good...
04-20-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By kstephens

Congrats

Congrats
04-20-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By kstephens

It works the same here in KY, the extra 38 miles...

It works the same here in KY, the extra 38 miles on the century routes from the metric routes, are usually the more hilly section of the entire ride. If you keep a comfortable pace, and stop, walk...
Forum: Touring
04-10-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By kstephens

djb pretty much summed up wheel size. Four all...

djb pretty much summed up wheel size. Four all around touring, I would prefer a 26. However, I needed a 60 cm frame LHT and, to me, that size looked odd with the 26 wheels. I went with the 700c...
Forum: Touring
04-10-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,749
Posted By kstephens

I love my chacos, but the vibram soles weigh a...

I love my chacos, but the vibram soles weigh a ton (more than any running shoe) - I actually have them on now - I just don't like lugging them around when they are not on my feet. I think this year...
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By kstephens

I have 60 cm lht. FWIW, I have the same inseam. ...

I have 60 cm lht. FWIW, I have the same inseam. With touring bikes, I agree to go with the larger size you are comfortable with. However, I would pay more attention to Top Tube for fit. Being...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By kstephens

You can buy an external card reader for most...

You can buy an external card reader for most tablets. I know my wife has one for the Ipad that works fine.
03-07-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By kstephens

Saddles are a very personal thing. However, most...

Saddles are a very personal thing. However, most people seem to love brooks. I have a flyer (b17 w/springs) on a new touring bike and love it - handlebars are even wit saddle. On my road bike (has...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,025
Posted By kstephens

I have a 1up rack and I love it. It folds up,...

I have a 1up rack and I love it. It folds up, almost flat against my bumper when not in use.
02-26-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,359
Posted By kstephens

As far as a cadence sensor goes - I would...

As far as a cadence sensor goes - I would recommend that. It is not a must - but if you are new to riding and plan on riding for fitness it is a good tool. For a new rider it will help you keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,668
Posted By kstephens

I agree with a 62 probably being too large. I am...

I agree with a 62 probably being too large. I am 6'3 and ride a 60 cm trek, and I still had to make adjustments (shorter stem) to feel more comfortable. I will probably look at a 58 cm next time.
02-15-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By kstephens

The first thing I gave up was fried foods, fast...

The first thing I gave up was fried foods, fast food and soda. I have not eaten a fast food cheeseburger or had a coke in a couple of years. I don't miss the soda's, but crave a cheeseburger every...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,112
Posted By kstephens

Dual speed/cadence sensor.

Dual speed/cadence sensor.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,820
Posted By kstephens

+ 1.

+ 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,319
Posted By kstephens

halfway

halfway
04-16-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By kstephens

Congrats to you for your success and hard work. ...

Congrats to you for your success and hard work. That is a big improvement!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By kstephens

I like Pearl Izumi jerseys. Amazon is the...

I like Pearl Izumi jerseys. Amazon is the cheapest place I have found them. Performance usually runs decent sales too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By kstephens

I just went through this about a couple of months...

I just went through this about a couple of months ago. I debated between the kuat and thule for a couple of weeks, and in the end, I decided I needed a single bike rack more than a double (99%) of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 15,869
Posted By kstephens

Any shorts/bibs with a gel chamois.

Any shorts/bibs with a gel chamois.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,577
Posted By kstephens

Looking forward to a change of scenery. But yes,...

Looking forward to a change of scenery. But yes, very flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By kstephens

I had a specialized avatar saddle that was noisy....

I had a specialized avatar saddle that was noisy. It was comfortable, but it clicked and eventually turned into an annoying squeak. It had a little over 1,000 miles on it, but it got so annoying I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,577
Posted By kstephens

I am spending two weeks on a small beach in the...

I am spending two weeks on a small beach in the panhandle of Florida in June. I am taking my bike and have 3 good rides mapped out. I can't wait.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,709
Posted By kstephens

I'm married, so I self massage quite often.

I'm married, so I self massage quite often.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By kstephens

I would go with the one that fits the best from...

I would go with the one that fits the best from the first day - You are not really walking in them, and the soles don't bend you walk - so there is little break in period for the uppers. My sidi's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By kstephens

http://courses.knox.edu/theatre121/ImageLinks/Mous...

http://courses.knox.edu/theatre121/ImageLinks/MousetrapGame2.jpg
Best trap ever.../Thread
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By kstephens

All but the first four (I ordered the bulk gel,...

All but the first four (I ordered the bulk gel, flask, endurolyte powder and fizz). The final column for each item is what I was billed (it looked much neater on their invoice). It is pretty much a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By kstephens

It was a web order. I about crapped myself when...

It was a web order. I about crapped myself when I saw the shipping invoice, thinking I accidentally ordered a ton of stuff - then I read the bottom, and saw I was only charged for the first four...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By kstephens

Wow - Hammer Customer Service

I finally tried some hammer stuff - and liked it so I thought I would order some. This was my first order with them so they threw in some samples. I only ordered and was charged for the first four...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By kstephens

This trap would be deadly in the single...

This trap would be deadly in the single speed/fixie forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By kstephens

http://seriouslycasual.files.wordpress.com/2010/06...

http://seriouslycasual.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/free_candy.jpg
04-06-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By kstephens

Those are the Vuelta Corsa HD tires - I have...

Those are the Vuelta Corsa HD tires - I have heard they are pretty good, and a good deal at $150. But I think they are machined too. If you were really concerned about it get a reputable wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By kstephens

http://www.yourfunnystuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://www.yourfunnystuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Dog-Poo-Trap.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By kstephens

http://zackmorriscellphone.files.wordpress.com/201...

http://zackmorriscellphone.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/trapperkeeper1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,461
Posted By kstephens

I went from a 110 to a 100 and noticed no...

I went from a 110 to a 100 and noticed no difference at all - so I am assuming the 90 will be similar. You may notice it for about 15 minutes, but otherwise I don't see it as that big of a change. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,691,648
Posted By kstephens

Pearl Izumi PRO In-R-Cool Bibs ...

Pearl Izumi PRO In-R-Cool Bibs
http://media.performancebike.com/images/performance/products/medium/10-6212-BLK-ANGLE.jpg
fizik Bar tape + Gel Kit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By kstephens

The life case for the iphone is far less bulky...

The life case for the iphone is far less bulky than the big otterbox, and more protective - it is 100% waterproof/submersible. It is expensive, but worth it. I coach swimming and dread dropping my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-12, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,563
Posted By kstephens

That is a kick ass bike. I wouldn't do a thing...

That is a kick ass bike. I wouldn't do a thing to it. I think those wheels will handle that weigh fine. If not look into upgrading or actually downgrading to a heavier higher spoke count set. But...
03-28-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By kstephens

Here in KY we have had record highs most of the...

Here in KY we have had record highs most of the month. We have seen 80 degrees (around or above) the last three weeks. My rides have been pretty comfortable - but not near as scenic as your ride -...
03-28-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,820
Posted By kstephens

My first back on the bike was a few miles around...

My first back on the bike was a few miles around the neighborhood. I remember most of my milestone rides (all within the last year) 10 mile, 20 mile, 30 mile, 50, 65 (metric century). I am looking...
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