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Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By edkruzel

Thanks for the link, I think I may have to go...

Thanks for the link, I think I may have to go with the pannier. I really need to conceal my gear as I ride. This town thinks it's funny to drive by and get close to riders and there are groups that...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By edkruzel

Thanks, but that's not quite big enough for my...

Thanks, but that's not quite big enough for my needs. I'm checking out the LBS today, but other than bikes, there's not a great selection.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By edkruzel

Saddle bag recommendation plzzzz?

Hello,
I commute on my mountain bike and up until lately have been able to keep my uniform and gear in a locker, however there is constuction on our job site so I'll have to carry everything from...
11-22-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,768
Posted By edkruzel

Sorry I didn't see this in time; I rode but no...

Sorry I didn't see this in time; I rode but no pics. It's currently 75 degrees and sunny here.
10-29-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,768
Posted By edkruzel

I miss riding the east coast, the desert is rocky...

I miss riding the east coast, the desert is rocky and in many areas too steep so it's packing time.
Here's a moderate area I ride.
...
10-17-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,616
Posted By edkruzel

Brian, I rode a Trek 4300 pretty hard for...

Brian,
I rode a Trek 4300 pretty hard for awhile and still have it, but I found a Fuel EX6 at the LBS with a sale price of 1200; I love it and gave the Trek to my son to beat up before getting him a...
10-12-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By edkruzel

I'll check into that... Thanks!!!

I'll check into that...

Thanks!!!
10-11-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By edkruzel

Puncture Proof Tires???

What are the top recommended tires for abuse? Here in West Texas we have a vine like plant that grows at ground level and produces a nasty multi-thorn burr about the size of a pea which has been...
09-10-06, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,768
Posted By edkruzel

Flak, Sweet pics; I'm from NE Pennsylvania and...

Flak,
Sweet pics; I'm from NE Pennsylvania and that's the kind of terrain I'm used to riding; unfortunately I'm in El Paso, Texas now and although there are some nice trails, they're in the desert...
08-30-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By edkruzel

I was in Pa back in May and these are a couple of...

I was in Pa back in May and these are a couple of the shots from around the lake.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/edkruzel/trail3.jpg
...
08-30-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By edkruzel

I'm looking forward to some trails I know in the...

I'm looking forward to some trails I know in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania. They're nothing extreme, but moderate long old logging trails around some lakes and through heavily wooded areas.
A very...
08-30-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,768
Posted By edkruzel

Well here in the desert we have been getting...

Well here in the desert we have been getting pounded with heavy rains and flooding (go figure). The weather was nice this past weekend with mild temps (upper 80's) and heavy cloud cover.
I hit my...
08-11-06, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By edkruzel

Too bad for you Tag, I'm sure there are many...

Too bad for you Tag, I'm sure there are many valuable points in life you've passed and/or will miss in life.
What I was trying to express is that if an average guy like me, who's no pro athlete and...
08-10-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By edkruzel

I'm 41yrs old and look like those guys in the...

I'm 41yrs old and look like those guys in the bowflex commercials; I eat mostly healthy foods but because I like them; when I want to splurge, I do, when I play I play hard and ride even harder.
...
08-08-06, 12:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By edkruzel

Check out this link for some trails in the Pa...

Check out this link for some trails in the Pa area...

http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-states-trails/trails-pennsylvania/PLS_4573CRX.ASPX
08-07-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By edkruzel

You'll have to travel a bit but Kingston,...

You'll have to travel a bit but Kingston, Pittston, Jim Thorpe and Wilkes Barre all have bike shops near you.

Some great trails in those areas as well.
Good Luck,
Ed
08-07-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By edkruzel

And you're in what town???

And you're in what town???
08-07-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By edkruzel

Where in Pennsylvania are you? I was recently in...

Where in Pennsylvania are you? I was recently in Wilkes Barre and found a few good shops.
I don't recall the name but there is a rather large shop in Kingston on Market st.

With the multitude of...
08-03-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By edkruzel

I just put a set of Bombshells on my Trek and I...

I just put a set of Bombshells on my Trek and I love them; they really grip and are super light weight but durable.
Plus they only cost 20 bucks...
...
07-30-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By edkruzel

I guess the aluminum foil in my helmet keeps me...

I guess the aluminum foil in my helmet keeps me protected; I'm still a Trek fan. :D
07-30-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By edkruzel

Specialized Comp???

I found this on the trail and have no idea how to work it; it appears to be on, but what is what for???

http://www.specialized.com/media/equip/04ComputerSpeedzoneCompClassic_d.jpg
07-28-06, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By edkruzel

I had a little over 160, and tonight I ran the...

I had a little over 160, and tonight I ran the river run (exactly 30mi) but don't really count it because it's just a regular bike path.

The decals are cheap but high quality (actually free for...
07-28-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By edkruzel

E, You better start racking up the miles if you...

E,
You better start racking up the miles if you want to catch up to me :D
I just got the bike out of the shop and will be on the trails tomorrow morning.

I had a new tube put in (hate those...
07-26-06, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By edkruzel

When I shopped around I looked at Specialized and...

When I shopped around I looked at Specialized and although I liked them, I liked the feel of the Fuel a bit more.
I bought the EX6 and the only component piece above and beyond on the Specialized...
07-26-06, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By edkruzel

Damn nice deed, I wish you were in the NY area...

Damn nice deed, I wish you were in the NY area when I had three bikes and a BBCue grill (all chained together) stolen as a whole.

I keep my bikes locked in the garage here in Texas.
Texas law...
07-20-06, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By edkruzel

We have some Kona riders here and there pretty...

We have some Kona riders here and there pretty nice bikes, Specialized are big here but pricey for the components. (My wife cracked her frame and she's far from hardcore) (It was fixed without...
07-18-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By edkruzel

I have to agree that any decent hardtail is...

I have to agree that any decent hardtail is better than an X-Mart FS, however the difference between a decent HT and FS is quite noticable; I have a Trek 4300 that can take quite a beating (more than...
07-17-06, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By edkruzel

Two of us hit the Redd Road trails this evening...

Two of us hit the Redd Road trails this evening and it was a pleasure ride to say the least.
We went about 5-7mi and only walked about 100yrds; I would rate the trail mostly beginner to moderate.
...
07-17-06, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By edkruzel

They say real men wear pink, and I reply, "so do...

They say real men wear pink, and I reply, "so do their boyfriends".
One color I'll never own unless that red shirt ends up in the whites again.
07-16-06, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By edkruzel

Cool Pix Guy! I checked with a few shops and...

Cool Pix Guy!
I checked with a few shops and they really don't have the best advice on what trail is good for any specific ride.
I'm getting out and mapping some of my own trails and marking which...
07-16-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,524
Posted By edkruzel

If you're happy with it then it's a good deal. ...

If you're happy with it then it's a good deal.
I still feel a little bad for you as I'm getting ready to sell my 2004 Trek 4300 (in excellent condition) for $150.
07-14-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By edkruzel

Any El Paso, TX riders out there???

I'm looking for riders in the area to hit the trails with; I've been riding the Franklins and the New Mexico stateline water ways. Franklins are tough and you'll end up walking it for at least three...
07-11-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By edkruzel

Here's my new ride, sale price 1200 and change......

Here's my new ride, sale price 1200 and change...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/edkruzel/Picture296.jpg
07-11-06, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By edkruzel

Thanks Everyone, I'll keep playing with it....

Thanks Everyone,
I'll keep playing with it. I've been on it everyday since its purchase and providing I don't work overtime tonight I'm hitting another unknown (to me anyway) trail in the area.
...
07-10-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By edkruzel

Just picked up my new FS a Trek Fuel EX6 and did...

Just picked up my new FS a Trek Fuel EX6 and did the same thing. Look at me I'm superman, well I flew like him but had a tough time with the landings.

Glad to hear your OK...
07-10-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By edkruzel

RockShox Tora 318

Well I pulled out the wallet and the Washingtons squinted from the long period in the dark.
Yes I'm a cheapskate but I've been shopping around and when I saw the sale on Trek Fuel EX6 on sale for...
04-24-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By edkruzel

I'd recommend the Trk 6500 w/disc brakes. You...

I'd recommend the Trk 6500 w/disc brakes.
You should be able to find it for about your price range.

Ed
04-21-06, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By edkruzel

I've got a 4300 that I've pushed way beyond its...

I've got a 4300 that I've pushed way beyond its supposed limits and it takes it without fail.
Occasionally some of the bigger hits (over 5' drops) jump the chain, but that's not a big deal and the...
04-20-06, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By edkruzel

I've had a little experience here; we have a...

I've had a little experience here; we have a large cat in the Franklin mountains were I ride and of course the occasional big dog on the loose.
Seeing the attacker before the hit is the difference...
04-18-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By edkruzel

Thanks for the reply; I'd love to read that...

Thanks for the reply; I'd love to read that article.
I think the brakes would be a simple (but important) upgrade.

I believe I'll go with the 6 and slowly upgrade from there as I see component...
04-18-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By edkruzel

17 people looked at it and nobody has an...

17 people looked at it and nobody has an opinion???
04-17-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By edkruzel

Trk Fuel EX6 or the 8?

My local shop has quite a few of the Trek Fuel EX6 in stock and on sale for around $1200; they also have the EX8 for about $600 more.
I figure with my riding style being cross country and some...
07-01-04, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By edkruzel

I'm down in the desert, what are all those white...

I'm down in the desert, what are all those white patches?
I can barely recall snow its been so long since I've seen any.

Damn nice pics...

Ed
07-01-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By edkruzel

I just got back from the LBS and took a few...

I just got back from the LBS and took a few models of Rocky Mountain and Trek for a test ride.
I like them both, but RM comes with more upgrades as standard features.

Still shopping though...
07-01-04, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By edkruzel

Thanks for the quick reply; that's a sweet...

Thanks for the quick reply; that's a sweet looking bike that pretty much meets my needs.
Are there any recommended online vendors for the best deals, or are the prices about the same as the local...
06-30-04, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By edkruzel

Done hibernating, Need Advice Please...

I began MTBing back in the mid 80's in Central America while in the military. I jumped from riding the jungle to rock hopping and down hilling back in my home state of Pennsylvania and upstate NY.
...
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