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08-06-03, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By RollingGeek

To answer my own question (in case someone...

To answer my own question (in case someone searches for this in the future):

The myrtle beach area is VERY flat (no suprise) and for the most part -- shoulder-free (doh!).

So, I did two rides,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-03, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By RollingGeek

Sidi shoes are like wearing slippers they are so...

Sidi shoes are like wearing slippers they are so comfortable. I have a pair of the Genius 4 shoes - but the narrow cut. I had Nike's beforehand, and they simply cannot hold a candle to these...
07-18-03, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By RollingGeek

Awesome - thanks July 26th - Aug 2nd I...

Awesome - thanks

July 26th - Aug 2nd

I am staying at Grand Shores:

201 77th Avenue North Myrtle Beach,
07-17-03, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By RollingGeek

Myrtle Beach Roads

I am going to Myrtle Beach for a week vacation and will miss two Saturday training rides.....anyone ridden a bike down there?

If there are good roads/trails, then I definitely bring my bike - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By RollingGeek

I was as heavy as 340 lbs when I bought my...

I was as heavy as 340 lbs when I bought my Raleigh Competition.

It came with these wheels (Shimano WH-R540):
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By RollingGeek

Well, remember I posted these in the Road Cycling...

Well, remember I posted these in the Road Cycling section.

Of course, as silly as they are, I don't have any reflectors or a kickstand on my road bike, and recently gave up my CamelBack -- so what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By RollingGeek

Too bad for the guy that had that tatoo - wasn't...

Too bad for the guy that had that tatoo - wasn't there someone on the board that had a chainring tattoo on their calf?

This goes in the list of silly bicyclist beliefs that I have heard hear...
06-17-03, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By RollingGeek

Hey now - I wasn't bashing Dallas - just was...

Hey now - I wasn't bashing Dallas - just was amazed to see no one out. I have been in and around Addison - I guess the roads are pretty busy....

I gotta get a folding bike - this not riding sucks...
06-16-03, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By RollingGeek

Day two in Dallas ......

And still have not seen one cyclist. We have seen a lot of the 'burbs, yet I have seen no one on two wheels. I have seen a bike shop, but thats it.

Sheesh - its better for me because it helps me...
06-12-03, 11:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,763
Posted By RollingGeek

You can't win either way. I have startled the...

You can't win either way. I have startled the crap out of people by hollering (or even saying) 'on your left.'

So - do I startle them and have them possible veer into my path - or go past with...
06-10-03, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By RollingGeek

Wow - where do you live where June 10th is...

Wow - where do you live where June 10th is considered spring :)

Usually its a boiler oven around here by now - but it has been chilly and wet this year, so it still feels like spring here too.
...
06-05-03, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By RollingGeek

Well, considering the person, I am sure she did...

Well, considering the person, I am sure she did the long ride. In fact, she trolls here, maybe she will pick up the thread. I will try to get her to chime in.

Her advice was start up front, but...
06-05-03, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By RollingGeek

How long a ride is that? That sounds like a...

How long a ride is that? That sounds like a great ride !!

Remember NOVA's - I have never ridden in VA, just DRIVEN there. But, the reason people don't speed in NOVA is because they CAN'T - too...
06-05-03, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By RollingGeek

Here is your money-maker site: ...

Here is your money-maker site:

http://www.waba.org/new/paths/index.php

I hear the WO&D trail is cool, pretty long too.....

From my suburban MD perspective, Northern VA is a traffic hell...
06-04-03, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,107
Posted By RollingGeek

Contrary to what you might think, not all guys...

Contrary to what you might think, not all guys are out to impress women 100% of the time.

I look like HELL is spandex, but it is a neccessity for me on long rides, and I am happily married, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By RollingGeek

1. Are you assuming all police personnel are...

1. Are you assuming all police personnel are good, law abiding people themselves? (Of course not, people are human).

2. Licensed Private Detectives can get this information I am fairly certain....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-03, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By RollingGeek

Shane: I heard a great quote yesterday - a...

Shane:

I heard a great quote yesterday - a lot of the Internet is like a dark alley - with lots of seedy folks hanging out.

Please don't assume that liking bikes makes somebody a good person,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-03, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By RollingGeek

WOW !! This it ? ...

WOW !!

This it ?

http://www.marinoni.qc.ca/html/eng_deltaxtra.asp

What a sweet ride.........
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-03, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By RollingGeek

Beat me too it, thats pretty much what I do. ...

Beat me too it, thats pretty much what I do. Only thing different is that I give it a pretty vigorous shake for a minute or two, then take it out and rinse/dry the chain.

I had one of those chain...
05-21-03, 10:30 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 193,180
Posted By RollingGeek

So lets review. You originally posted this...

So lets review. You originally posted this question:


You got tons of reasons from people in the forums, most of which you dismissed on the flimsy excuse that since most of the people hadn't...
05-18-03, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By RollingGeek

HOLY CRAP - Wanna dig that knife in a little ? ...

HOLY CRAP - Wanna dig that knife in a little ? My lord those are some great shots. I just got back from a ride in our nations capital - spent the morning looking at the muddy, swollen potomac...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-03, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By RollingGeek

***(run my 650x23's at 160)*** HOLY S! ...

***(run my 650x23's at 160)***

HOLY S!

That must be one rough ride - isn't that really stiff riding at such a high pressure?
05-01-03, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By RollingGeek

Make sure the bike really fits - especially make...

Make sure the bike really fits - especially make sure that your seat height is ok.

If your seat height is off, especially if it is too tall, you will really see a difference at higher cadence. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-03, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By RollingGeek

Ditto on limiting yourself to steel, I recently...

Ditto on limiting yourself to steel, I recently purchased a 2003 Raleigh Competition that comes with the silly-light R540 rims (sweeeeet).

I know steel kicks ass for its own reasons, but you can...
04-28-03, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By RollingGeek

So, right under the very stylish signature, is...

So, right under the very stylish signature, is hand scrawled 62/100 in silver pen ?

Sheesh - that looks so jarringly ugly..........is that just scrawled on the picture or do you think it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-03, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By RollingGeek

DAMN !! Reality Check - Yesterday I went...

DAMN !!

Reality Check - Yesterday I went flying up a hard right turn at a really good pace and felt the back end slide about a foot.

I thought it was cool - felt like I was racing on a dirt...
02-17-03, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By RollingGeek

If Subaru ads drove you crazy .....

Remember that post about NASCAR jerseys ? I took such a beating by chiming in to that thread and saying that I was a NASCAR fan, that I just have to post this link.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-03, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By RollingGeek

The MTB style shoes are often recommended for...

The MTB style shoes are often recommended for people that want a shoe they can walk around in. They have a high tread that allows the cleat to be recessed, ie below the walking surface of the shoe....
01-28-03, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By RollingGeek

Used Bike Donations

Anyone have any feedback on this place ?

http://www.p4p.org/

Sounds like a neat way to donate an old bike and have someone get a really good use out of it.......
01-18-03, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By RollingGeek

Thats complete AppleSauce !! I demand a...

Thats complete AppleSauce !!

I demand a recount - there is no way Pokey could lose the crankiest member competition ---- its a FIX !!!!!

:mad:

:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-03, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,339
Posted By RollingGeek

As many times as I have read the recommendation,...

As many times as I have read the recommendation, I finally got around to getting a taller post (other one was too short).

Oh lordy - I went up prob 1/2 inch to 1 inch and the difference is AMAZING...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-03, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By RollingGeek

Sugoi Long Sleeve Jersey - Suprisingly Warm and...

Sugoi Long Sleeve Jersey - Suprisingly Warm and just absolutely stunning customer service.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-03, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,339
Posted By RollingGeek

Are you using clipless pedals (ie with cleats...

Are you using clipless pedals (ie with cleats that click lock in) ?

If so - make real sure your knee is centered over the pedal properly. Search the forum for advice on how to measure, but the...
12-31-02, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By RollingGeek

Spinner1 I dont know how adjustable the seat...

Spinner1

I dont know how adjustable the seat is, but I noticed when I moved my seat back some (probably less than 1/2 inch), I crossed some magic line where suddenly my right knee (the one with a...
12-31-02, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By RollingGeek

I think some of them are round trip. I am pretty...

I think some of them are round trip. I am pretty sure the website for the Maryland one stated that it was a figure eight course, so you always ended up back at the starting point.
12-28-02, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By RollingGeek

These ? ...

These ?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=84&subcategory=1040&brand=&sku=7520&storetype=&estoreid=
12-28-02, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By RollingGeek

Paging Mr Abominable Snowman

Simple Question:

I need to find shoe covers (booties) to match my Yeti-size feet (48 metric, 14/15 US).

My current pair were too small, but I lived with them until they are now shredded to...
12-28-02, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By RollingGeek

Cool - I will try that for the ride this morning...

Cool - I will try that for the ride this morning and see how that works !!

Thanks !!!
12-27-02, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By RollingGeek

HOLY CRAP THAT PICTURE IS HUGE !!! Really...

HOLY CRAP THAT PICTURE IS HUGE !!!

Really sorry about that - first time posting pictures - but it gives great detail I guess. Sure am glad I cleaned my chain first :)
12-27-02, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By RollingGeek

Shimano Altus-LT Help

The attached picture is of the rear derailleur on my Schwinn LeTour in the following gear:

Small ChainRing / Small Cog

So, I know that this is a bad gear combination, but is there a problem...
12-21-02, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By RollingGeek

The press found it - sorry on the stale link - I...

The press found it - sorry on the stale link - I just saw this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2533829.stm

I found this link in James Raia's TDF times in the Road section.
12-19-02, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By RollingGeek

A few pieces of advice from another 'big guy': ...

A few pieces of advice from another 'big guy':

1. I would go with a road bike - parodoxically, despite my size, I felt MORE stable and in control on a road bike. Therefore, I was much more...
12-18-02, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By RollingGeek

Ever had one of those days ? (LONG)

Somebody did not want me to ride today. Ever have one of these days ?

I finally got out of the house today planning to tackle some serious road, maybe 20 - 30 mile loop. Plenty of hills, all on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-02, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By RollingGeek

I have been griping to myself about the wind a...

I have been griping to myself about the wind a lot lately. This is my first winter riding (just started in June) and it seems to be always windy, and always in my face. Its hard enough to climb at...
12-16-02, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By RollingGeek

Washington Post on Cyclo-Commuting

I thought it was a pretty even-handed article, and definitely makes me feel optimistic about more attention being paid to bicycles in the DC area. Unfortunately, no mention of any MD counties, all...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-02, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By RollingGeek

WOW !! And I really dig the flashy colors :)...

WOW !!

And I really dig the flashy colors :)

I am sure within 100 miles it will feel a part of you - for sure !!

Congrats !!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-02, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By RollingGeek

Welcome to the club :) !! I did it out in...

Welcome to the club :) !!

I did it out in front of my house - thank goodness my wife was not watching, she would have collapsed in laughter.
12-12-02, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By RollingGeek

Thanks for all the feedback. I got the link...

Thanks for all the feedback.

I got the link back in - but it was pretty stiff. I took it in to the LBS to see what I did wrong, and he checked out the chain gap and it was definitely due for...
12-11-02, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By RollingGeek

Chain, Chain Tool, Inexperience, DOH !!

So, just how bad off am I that I pushed a chain pin/rivet all the way through ?

I knew I had to be careful, just wanted that last turn of the tool and *ping*, out it came and bounced around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-02, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By RollingGeek

Its really no fair - we normally don't have to...

Its really no fair - we normally don't have to deal with actual winter until January / February around the DC area. I take up cycling, and suddenly it has been nothing but cold and snow, today with...
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