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Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,721
Posted By daskobtimburt

Here are a couple more thoughts about the...

Here are a couple more thoughts about the squirrels.

If I were to be involved in a crash in my local park that resulted in my death and the death of a squirrel, some people would be very happy. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-05, 01:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,721
Posted By daskobtimburt

I love the cute furry grey squirrels in my local...

I love the cute furry grey squirrels in my local park. There is this one spot in the park where they line up on the curb and wait until you are rolling past (even if you are aware of them and slow...
12-11-05, 03:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,636
Posted By daskobtimburt

I'll try. My husband says I can use his camera,...

I'll try. My husband says I can use his camera, but I have to learn how first.
12-10-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,636
Posted By daskobtimburt

LOTS of hand tools and sockets, a tape-measure,...

LOTS of hand tools and sockets, a tape-measure, and a nice mini-multi-tool.
A Timex Ironman watch on the side of a trail at the top of a ridgeline. This past spring, after the rains, a boot with a...
11-04-05, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By daskobtimburt

Ha! I have a Grand Sport, too. I still ride it,...

Ha! I have a Grand Sport, too. I still ride it, sometimes. It has served our family well over the years. A very dependable bike.
There is even a website devoted to the parkpres that are still in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By daskobtimburt

I have purchased 2 complete mountain bikes ('04...

I have purchased 2 complete mountain bikes ('04 sugar race, '03 sugar 29er) and one frame ('04 big sur) this year off of e-bay. The sugar race was so perfect that I couldn't believe it when I saw...
10-23-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 896
Posted By daskobtimburt

MMM...Dim Sum and a bike ride. (sigh) Lucky you....

MMM...Dim Sum and a bike ride. (sigh) Lucky you. No Dim Sum here...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,079
Posted By daskobtimburt

My husband says he needs one of these for his...

My husband says he needs one of these for his 29'er. Where do you get one?
09-25-05, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By daskobtimburt

When I only had 1-23lb dachshund, a pannier...

When I only had 1-23lb dachshund, a pannier basket with a solid, modified bottom and a counter-weight worked very well. Gained a second dachshund, (22-pounder) and it was a perfectly balanced load....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-05, 08:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,527
Posted By daskobtimburt

I always listen to my music while riding alone. ...

I always listen to my music while riding alone. I like to use the old-type headphones,(light ones with a head-band) but I just hang them around my neck. I wrap the extra headphone cord around the...
07-29-05, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By daskobtimburt

I agree with joe pozer. Unless you have your...

I agree with joe pozer. Unless you have your eyes on it, it might be gone. I don't think that there is any lock on earth that the thieves have not figured out how to open in just a few seconds. I...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-05, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By daskobtimburt

Hello!

Hello!
07-29-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By daskobtimburt

The new Blur XC, the one redesigned this year. It...

The new Blur XC, the one redesigned this year. It is supposed to be even lighter-faster-better than previous Blurs. According to the ads in MBA, they are also offering a beefier version of the Blur...
07-19-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By daskobtimburt

I recently bought a pump that had to be converted...

I recently bought a pump that had to be converted before I could use it. When I turned over the rubber piece, It still wouldn't work. It just did not fit right. Finally I discovered a plastic...
07-17-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By daskobtimburt

This guy can climb mountains like a man possesed....

This guy can climb mountains like a man possesed. See him in the 2003 tour? He couldn't race the TDF in 2004 because of injury. I would like to see this guy on a different team.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,289
Posted By daskobtimburt

With time, I have learned who is bike friendly in...

With time, I have learned who is bike friendly in the areas where I ride/shop frequently. These are the people who earn my business.

Our local mall has a bike rack just a couple hundred yards...
06-22-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,815
Posted By daskobtimburt

'those' (as you can see) is spelled with and 'e'...

'those' (as you can see) is spelled with and 'e' on the end, by the way.

Thanks for the advice about the thumb shifters, but I got the same advice from my guy at the lbs, and he was nice about it!...
06-22-05, 08:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,815
Posted By daskobtimburt

It drives me crazy that I cannot indent my...

It drives me crazy that I cannot indent my paragraphs using the tab key. So, if I can't indent them the way I learned to decades ago, (I often type quickly, using both hands, the way I was trained.)...
06-22-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,815
Posted By daskobtimburt

I dug up this ancient thread hunting for the wise...

I dug up this ancient thread hunting for the wise thoughts of people who actually have had experience with these shifters.
06-20-05, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By daskobtimburt

I just had to come back and post this. All this...

I just had to come back and post this. All this talk of bicycles and assulting and the holiday reminded me of an experience my husband and I had once, and I guess it is sort of related, just goes to...
06-20-05, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By daskobtimburt

My daughter (18 yrs old at the time) was shot in...

My daughter (18 yrs old at the time) was shot in the face and neck with a paintball gun at such close range that it broke her skin and left big welts. It was a drive-by shooting, and there were...
06-20-05, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By daskobtimburt

I am attempting to replace all my unhealthy bad...

I am attempting to replace all my unhealthy bad habits and vices with biking, and it would work, if only I could ride 24/7!!!
06-20-05, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,330
Posted By daskobtimburt

My family has, as of three days ago (when the...

My family has, as of three days ago (when the newest one was added) a total of 5 fishers. Three people in our family, and a total of...um...let's see...eight bikes in our stable, I think. We have a...
06-20-05, 04:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,815
Posted By daskobtimburt

Three days ago the long-awaited, much...

Three days ago the long-awaited, much anticipated, slightly used but new-to-me '04 bike arrived. So beautiful, so light, so perfect. Until it was time to adjust the integrated XT shifters, that is. ...
06-18-05, 12:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,279
Posted By daskobtimburt

I can't get on my bicycle from the right side. I...

I can't get on my bicycle from the right side. I can only mount/dismount from the left. This is because I grew up riding horses and ponies and they were trained to be mounted/dismounted only from...
06-04-05, 11:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,803
Posted By daskobtimburt

My family has four fishers with genesis geometry,...

My family has four fishers with genesis geometry, (1 capitola, 1 big sur, 2 sugars)with another on the way.(sugar) I'm 5'10 and3/4, my husband is 5'7 or so and my daughter is just about 5'. In...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,556
Posted By daskobtimburt

I have not driven a car in over a decade. (even...

I have not driven a car in over a decade. (even though I own two) Sometimes I miss driving, but mostly I'm pretty sure that I am the lucky one when I send my husband or daughter on some errand. I am...
06-03-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,112
Posted By daskobtimburt

Sometimes, no matter how much skill and practice...

Sometimes, no matter how much skill and practice you have, that rut will still suck.
I mean suck you into it, and spit you out with rocks embedded in your helment, plant life embedded in your flesh,...
06-03-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By daskobtimburt

I dunno... dosen't sound right to me. Some years...

I dunno... dosen't sound right to me. Some years ago my daughter's giant had a defective weld that failed and they replaced the whole bike with a new one even though hers was a few years old, AND we...
06-03-05, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,402
Posted By daskobtimburt

I ride up hills. Mountains, sometimes. It is...

I ride up hills. Mountains, sometimes. It is always easier when you know the trail. If for whatever reason I can't ride up a particular hill I will walk. If I can't walk, I will crawl, dragging my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,885
Posted By daskobtimburt

I'm a female mountain biker, forced to wear men's...

I'm a female mountain biker, forced to wear men's clothes and shoes because I am BIG. Not fat, BIG. Big Big Big. I look at the tiny little women's clothes and remember back in 6th grade or so when...
05-30-05, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By daskobtimburt

I love my sugar, but it is not a 29er. Has...

I love my sugar, but it is not a 29er. Has anyone out there ridden a 29er on a trail? (29ers have 29" wheels, and are supposed to roll over stuff like rocks and ruts easier than 26" wheels.)
05-30-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,486
Posted By daskobtimburt

I wouldn't want to have to ride without my...

I wouldn't want to have to ride without my powergrips. I use lightweight pedals like the ones in eko's high p. kit, and the lightest 3/4 hiking boots with the stiffest sole I can find. I wear a...
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