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Forum: Touring
11-25-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,213
Posted By Trek Al

About to despair of finding a 520 frame to...

About to despair of finding a 520 frame to replace the one I broke beyond repair in a crash. Need one in 21 inch or 53 cm. Most are complete bikes on Ebay and I want to put my components on....
Forum: Touring
11-06-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,213
Posted By Trek Al

416320416318 No injuries at all. Just a...

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No injuries at all. Just a sore palm of my right hand where I put it out to ease the landing. My wife says I have a great guardian angle. I've punted on the trip, don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
11-04-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,213
Posted By Trek Al

Thanks for the replies. I was crowded off a...

Thanks for the replies. I was crowded off a narrow country road by a passing car onto the dirt alongside the asphalt going about 15mph. The roadside dropped down by seven to eight inches so I...
Forum: Touring
10-27-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,213
Posted By Trek Al

Crashed over the weekend and broke the frame on...

Crashed over the weekend and broke the frame on my 2004 model in two places. Bike shop says it cannot be fixed. I built the bike up using only the Trek frame. Would like to find a replacement and...
09-26-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,060
Posted By Trek Al

Had my first failure with the spray on the Tour...

Had my first failure with the spray on the Tour de Tellico century ride this past Saturday. A collie type ran out on a moderate hill and paced me for about 100 feet. He was running in the grass along...
09-22-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,060
Posted By Trek Al

I don't think the pepper spray gun is designed to...

I don't think the pepper spray gun is designed to be used on a bicycle. Looks like it would come out in a fog and be as likely to spray you as the dog, especially if moving. The spray I use comes out...
09-22-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By Trek Al

I was on Cozzar for years. No amount of exercise...

I was on Cozzar for years. No amount of exercise would reduce the blood pressure. Lost 50 pounds due to a bout with cancer and the blood pressure is normal. I'm on the low end of normal weight at 140...
09-22-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,060
Posted By Trek Al

http://www.dtdistributors.com/foxlama4flto.html ...

http://www.dtdistributors.com/foxlama4flto.html

This is what I use. It comes out in a stream which you can easily aim with no fog to blow around so you don't spray yourself. You can also get a...
09-20-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By Trek Al

Your positive attitude is one of the keys to...

Your positive attitude is one of the keys to beating cancer. You are doing great with the continued exercise. Thankfully your taste in food is temporary. I had throat cancer as did you cousin. The...
09-16-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,181
Posted By Trek Al

I don't care for one, thanks. Al

I don't care for one, thanks.

Al
Forum: Southeast
09-07-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Trek Al

Sounds like a good ride. Not sure about the...

Sounds like a good ride. Not sure about the gravel and dirt roads, only two miles though. I'm doing the Smoky Mtn. Wheelmen century on Sat. 10/08 or I might be tempted to try it. Thanks for the heads...
Forum: Southeast
09-07-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Trek Al

No advice on the rides but wish you the best on...

No advice on the rides but wish you the best on your recovery. I'm sure you can do the ride, just do your own pace and don't worry about the time. I am also recovering from cancer and just started...
Forum: Southeast
09-07-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By Trek Al

It was a heck of a hot ride. My bike thermometer...

It was a heck of a hot ride. My bike thermometer showed 110 degrees for the last ten miles, which took a hour. I must have beat the train in Guthrie. Finished in 5:36 and at 17.8 mph average which I...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,189
Posted By Trek Al

I bought a Trek/Gary Fisher Cronus last week....

I bought a Trek/Gary Fisher Cronus last week. Will be my around bike replacing the Trek Pilot that meet a fatal accident. It should work great for centuries and brevets. It will take fenders or 28...
Forum: Southeast
09-01-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By Trek Al

Sunrise Century/Labor Day Classic

I doing the above ride in Clarksville, TN this Saturday. Anyone else doing it? Hope for an early finish on the flat course, high temperture for the day is predicted at 100.
...
08-25-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Trek Al

Thanks all, don't think I will order from them. ...

Thanks all, don't think I will order from them.

Al
08-24-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Trek Al

cycle-jersey.com

Has anyone purchased clothing from this site: www.cycle-jersey.com. Prices seem too low and their command of the English language is a little weak.

Al
08-19-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By Trek Al

Keep up the good attitude. I went through 8...

Keep up the good attitude. I went through 8 chemotherapy and 40 radiation treatments after surgery. Finished up the treatments in November of last year and started riding again in March. I'm doing 70...
08-15-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Trek Al

Congratulations on the ride, it was a major...

Congratulations on the ride, it was a major victory. It has been almost a year since I had surgery and nine months since radiation and chemotherapy for me. My doctor released me to begin riding in...
08-15-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By Trek Al

I find the miles on the spin bike to be easier...

I find the miles on the spin bike to be easier than road miles, unless you really crank up the tension. Here in East Tennessee it is all uphill or downhill and I find my heartrate is much higher...
Forum: Southeast
08-12-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Trek Al

Yes the Sunrise Century is flat. It will be my...

Yes the Sunrise Century is flat. It will be my first century since a bout with cancer. Training with 15-25 mile days during the week and a 65-75 mile trip one day on the weekend. Using this ride for...
Forum: Southeast
08-10-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Trek Al

Blue Ridge Breakaway

Anyone doing the Blue Ridge Breakaway on 08/20/11 in Lake Junaluska, NC. I'm doing the metric century in preparation for the Sunrise Century Labor Day Weekend.

http://www.blueridgebreakaway.com/...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,253
Posted By Trek Al

I find Lake shoes and sandals to be comfortable...

I find Lake shoes and sandals to be comfortable for whatever distance I ride. My legs tire long before my feet do.

Al
Replies: 28
Views: 3,253
Posted By Trek Al

I'm suprised I saw his comment as I thought I had...

I'm suprised I saw his comment as I thought I had him on ignore. He will be again now, my advice is to do the same. Some people should not be seen or heard. Pay no attention to people like that, most...
07-02-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By Trek Al

Small Triumph

Did the Tour de Rocky Top in Knoxville, TN today. I selected the 51 mile ride but ended up doing 54 as I followed a rider on the last leg in rather than watching the road markers.

My first long...
Forum: Southeast
07-02-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Trek Al

You are quite right. I started in the middle of...

You are quite right. I started in the middle of the pack and stayed there for the ride. Good beer and pizza afterward. Nice day and great ride.

Al
Forum: Southeast
07-01-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Trek Al

Tour De Rocky Top

I signed up for the Tour De Rocky Top tomorrow in Knoxville, TN. Is anyone else riding it?
Planning on the metric century so I picked up my packet at Cedar Bluff Cycles. It had a number in it that...
03-06-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,542
Posted By Trek Al

I pumped gas for a couple of summers at a Texaco...

I pumped gas for a couple of summers at a Texaco station my uncle owned. This was 1967 and 1968. Gas must have been less than 25 cents as that is what it cost when I got my first car in 1971. No...
01-29-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Trek Al

First Ride in Six Months

Sunshine and spring like temperatures, plus feeling a little bit of strength,encouraged me to take my first ride since August. During that month I went in for surgery for cancer on my tonsil and...
01-16-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,045
Posted By Trek Al

Best wishes on the outcome of your tests and what...

Best wishes on the outcome of your tests and what treatment, if any, you need.

Al
01-10-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Trek Al

I'm going to join a wellness center and use a...

I'm going to join a wellness center and use a personal trainer as soon as I am able to eat solid food. Diagnosed with cancer in August. Went through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Am...
12-28-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By Trek Al

Looks like a nice bike. Could be made into a...

Looks like a nice bike. Could be made into a touring rig.

Al
12-03-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,661
Posted By Trek Al

I've got one too. It is like the one above but...

I've got one too. It is like the one above but brown. Bought it around 1989 to 1990. It is a hybrid and a nice bike.

Al
Replies: 24
Views: 3,184
Posted By Trek Al

What is the weight of the frameset, didn't see it...

What is the weight of the frameset, didn't see it on the website. It also looks like the frame costs $750 now.


Al
Replies: 42
Views: 8,771
Posted By Trek Al

Thanks so much for you thoughtful and...

Thanks so much for you thoughtful and well-informed posts. They have really enlighted my thinking on making any changes to my bike. It's a shame I won't be reading any more of them as you just made...
Replies: 42
Views: 8,771
Posted By Trek Al

Barrett - Thanks for the detailed reply. ...

Barrett - Thanks for the detailed reply.

You are correct in getting sustained downhill in this area. I quickly max out the gears on any downhill and lose the ability to pick up some speed. Still...
Replies: 42
Views: 8,771
Posted By Trek Al

Randonneuring Gearing Question

I looking to modify my Trek 520 touring bike to use for randonneuring. It is geared low with a Sugino crank at 26-36-46 and using the Cyclotouriste 13 cassette from Harris Cyclery that goes from 13...
Forum: Touring
02-09-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,056
Posted By Trek Al

had a pair of the randos, but didn't care for...

had a pair of the randos, but didn't care for them. They might be ok if I got wider one's. The tops were very narrow

+10
Used the randos for a few miles. Took them off and threw them in the...
02-05-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,370
Posted By Trek Al

Who cares?

Who cares?
Forum: Southeast
01-30-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Trek Al

Keyed it into Google maps. It corrected the...

Keyed it into Google maps. It corrected the address to:
11874 Heron Bay Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33076

Link to the site
http://maps.google.com/
08-23-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,492
Posted By Trek Al

I don't see my order on the list. I ordered a...

I don't see my order on the list. I ordered a men's club cut large. Here is the payment details.

Payment Sent (ID #1A809752L7194645K)


Name: curtis corlew
Email: curtis@corlew.com...
07-31-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,232
Posted By Trek Al

You are one fast guy, 60 kph = 38 mph. Wow al

You are one fast guy, 60 kph = 38 mph. Wow

al
07-31-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,116
Posted By Trek Al

+1

+1
07-31-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,706
Posted By Trek Al

One strange thread

One strange thread
07-27-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,492
Posted By Trek Al

Sent a pm with the order and payment via Paypal. ...

Sent a pm with the order and payment via Paypal.

Al
07-01-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By Trek Al

J&L also makes a holder that fits on the top...

J&L also makes a holder that fits on the top tube.
http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/spray_holders.htm
Scroll down a half page to see it.

Al
06-20-07, 06:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,244
Posted By Trek Al

+1 Al

+1

Al
06-15-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,171
Posted By Trek Al

Lipitor, 40 MG. Been taking it for 20 years or...

Lipitor, 40 MG. Been taking it for 20 years or so.

Al
06-08-07, 10:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,569
Posted By Trek Al

http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/pepper/Fox/inde...

http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/pepper/Fox/index.htm

I use this type and have it mounted with the bike holder.

http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/spray_holders.htm

Scroll down to see the...
06-08-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,361
Posted By Trek Al

http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/spray_holders.h...

http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/spray_holders.htm
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