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Forum: Touring
08-24-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By TonyS

Sexy!

Sexy!
Forum: Touring
08-19-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,388
Views: 2,062,773
Posted By TonyS

That last one looks a little like...

That last one looks a little like @yesiamprecious...
Forum: Touring
08-12-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,539
Posted By TonyS

Yeah but the answer to this question could be...

Yeah but the answer to this question could be VERY relevant if you were, say, planning your first tour and thinking "Ok, I know I can do about 100 miles a day on my road bike... how far am I going to...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By TonyS

To all those saying that drivers are going to be...

To all those saying that drivers are going to be jerks anyway, consider that maybe jerks will still be jerks, but if you aren't a jerk, you might avoid creating new jerks out of the people who saw...
Forum: Touring
08-07-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By TonyS

Cool... I might consider that... it would...

Cool... I might consider that... it would definitely make it easier to have friends and family meet me at the end if we ended on the coast where all of them live. But one of the reasons I chose west...
Forum: Touring
08-07-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By TonyS

That's indeed what I meant, because the summary I...

That's indeed what I meant, because the summary I found seemed to include ice core data and tree rings as well as the (100 and some year old) weather service data.

Unfortunately, I can't find that...
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By TonyS

Finding cooler places is getting harder... July...

Finding cooler places is getting harder... July 2010 was the hottest July that has ever been recorded in the entire history of the Earth. :(
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By TonyS

Labor Day

Hey guys, some friends and I will be doing part of the Katy Trail over Labor Day weekend, starting in St Charles. We'll be riding out and spending Saturday night at Klondike Park... if anybody else...
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By TonyS

So... if you had it to do over again (west to...

So... if you had it to do over again (west to east) , would you start the same time, earlier, or later?
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,388
Views: 2,062,773
Posted By TonyS

@Zeppinger: you might want to try this: The...

@Zeppinger: you might want to try this:

The Plug (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=23036&src=froogleUS&currency=USD)

It'll charge anything you can charge by USB, and it fits inside...
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By TonyS

The book I had on the route suggested starting in...

The book I had on the route suggested starting in May... but now that I'm looking through CrazyGuyOnABike I've been noticing a lot of June dates. So, good catch! I'll be updating that immediately. ...
Forum: Touring
08-04-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By TonyS

Cool idea! I plan on doing a West to East...

Cool idea!

I plan on doing a West to East TransAm in the summer of 2012, and I have the route and everything set up with Tour d'Afrique. Full Disclosure: They have a program where if enough...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,217
Posted By TonyS

I've noticed this too, but this is a great...

I've noticed this too, but this is a great example of how statistics can lie: *at least* 85% of the cars on the road in this area are either SUVs or pickups. So they could actually be safer and...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By TonyS

We have one road here in Springfield that does...

We have one road here in Springfield that does crazy hairpin bends on either side of an underpass that goes under a train bridge. The speed limit is 15 there, and they put several white speed-bump...
Forum: Touring
07-31-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By TonyS

I've learned something in my travels... In a lot...

I've learned something in my travels... In a lot of ways what people think of me is none of my business. :)
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By TonyS

Yeah... I definitely CANNOT relate. I am...

Yeah... I definitely CANNOT relate. I am completely unable to imagine a situation in which I would feel uncomfortable eating free food. ;)

Actually, regarding extroversion, I was once a VERY...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,142
Posted By TonyS

Hardboiled with shell off.

Hardboiled with shell off.
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By TonyS

Yup... a refresher course for those of you who...

Yup... a refresher course for those of you who have forgotten (or were never familiar with) Wheaton's Law:

"Don't be a dick."

It's so simple and easy to ask someone where a good place to camp...
Forum: Touring
07-29-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,770
Posted By TonyS

As far as the bad back, two surgeries and a nasty...

As far as the bad back, two surgeries and a nasty infection left me without a disc at L4-L5 (the very bottom one) and I have some words to say regarding lower back issues:

Get a bike which has you...
Forum: Touring
07-28-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By TonyS

Beats me... when I was on the Katy I became some...

Beats me... when I was on the Katy I became some sort of remorseless eating machine... as did the rest of the group. There was one day we had probably a 2,000 calorie lunch...

Mozzerella sticks...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By TonyS

"For you see, it is not WE who play The Game, but...

"For you see, it is not WE who play The Game, but rather it is The Game that plays US..." :)
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By TonyS

This. I built my bike with my own two hands, and...

This. I built my bike with my own two hands, and I wouldn't dare tour on anything else.
Forum: Touring
07-25-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By TonyS

Emphasis on "slightly". The tread on tires can...

Emphasis on "slightly". The tread on tires can VERY slightly affect the height of the top tube... maybe by a quarter inch between the shortest and tallest tires you could get.


@MJH: Yes, off...
Forum: Touring
07-24-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By TonyS

Yeah other than swap meets, $56 is ridiculously...

Yeah other than swap meets, $56 is ridiculously cheap for a pair of 8 speed barcons. I got mine for $76 from Jenson, and any LBS will charge you close to $100 a pair.

So, if you only want...
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By TonyS

I measured from the ground to the top of the top...

I measured from the ground to the top of the top tube, btw.
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TonyS

DUUU EEET!!!! Great bike.

DUUU EEET!!!!

Great bike.
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By TonyS

The standover height isn't going to change based...

The standover height isn't going to change based on which tires you put on, and it's... 32.5 inches.

I've got stubby legs, too, and mine fits great.
Forum: Touring
07-22-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TonyS

That doesn't compare to the sale prices though. ...

That doesn't compare to the sale prices though. I got mine for $80 on sale. These things are SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive now. Glad I got mine while the getting was good.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By TonyS

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2514/4058163613_591...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2514/4058163613_591bc7a2eb.jpg

SWEEP THE FLOOR, JOHNNY!
Forum: Touring
07-22-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TonyS

Sweet! I think I cut my steer tube just a tad...

Sweet! I think I cut my steer tube just a tad too short, and it would be awesome to be able to buy just the fork... especially if it's Chromoly.

Think I might be ordering one of those soon.
Forum: Touring
07-22-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By TonyS

My bad, I thought he was wanting to buy a 132.5mm...

My bad, I thought he was wanting to buy a 132.5mm frame for some reason.
Forum: Touring
07-21-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,340
Posted By TonyS

Save us, Sweeping Generalizations Man! :rolleyes:...

Save us, Sweeping Generalizations Man! :rolleyes:

I've had most of those problems, and they weren't at all CamelBak related.

Anyway, I've got one... use it sometimes, but not others. I find...
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,142
Posted By TonyS

Yup, unless they're pickled or smoked, they don't...

Yup, unless they're pickled or smoked, they don't last very long.
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,097
Posted By TonyS

Those bars are pretty cool! I think I'm...

Those bars are pretty cool!

I think I'm going to call them "Manta Ray Bars".
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By TonyS

Right, just some of the advice was aimed at your...

Right, just some of the advice was aimed at your current frame and I didn't want you thinking you'd have to spread the new frame if you got a 132.5mm frame. :)

Anyway, as I said, I love mine.
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By TonyS

Yeah I would suggest a different business model: ...

Yeah I would suggest a different business model: buy a metric crapton of bikes, or make a deal with someone in the opposite city, and rent bikes out. Tourers can rent a bike, ride it to the other...
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By TonyS

To the OP: If you have 132.5mm spacing, you...

To the OP: If you have 132.5mm spacing, you don't need to see Sheldon's page or have anyone do anything to your frame. It is meant to work unmodified with either 130 or 135mm hubs. So please don't...
Forum: Touring
07-19-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,537
Posted By TonyS

I think we were looking for more of something in...

I think we were looking for more of something in a "SUCCESSFULLY negotiable" though... ;)

And that will probably require firing your boss. Which I did. And I think I'll end up better off for it,...
Forum: Touring
07-19-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By TonyS

I have the Nashbar touring as well and it works...

I have the Nashbar touring as well and it works great with 130mm hubs after 600 or so miles (just finished building it not too long ago)
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By TonyS

Macguyvver would be proud. :)

Macguyvver would be proud. :)
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By TonyS

Yeah I'd recommend finding another bike for...

Yeah I'd recommend finding another bike for touring.

You're looking for:

1: Long chainstays
2: Braze-ons for racks and such
3: Steel or aluminum
4: Low gearing
5: Relaxed geometry
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By TonyS

Ahh, I see you've played bikey-breaky before! :) ...

Ahh, I see you've played bikey-breaky before! :)

Zip ties are the new duct tape.
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,677
Posted By TonyS

Hmm, things I learned on my first tour (Katy...

Hmm, things I learned on my first tour (Katy Trail in mid October, when we suddenly had a cold snap that week):

1: If I can help it, I will never ride in 40 degree rain ever again. Riding in the...
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,097
Posted By TonyS

THIS! If I could've comfortably had some sort of...

THIS! If I could've comfortably had some sort of analogue to the "corners" position on the Katy and FH, I would've been just fine. But there isn't one.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By TonyS

Touring. Nashbar Touring frame, Surly LHT, or...

Touring. Nashbar Touring frame, Surly LHT, or Surly CrossCheck.
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,097
Posted By TonyS

Also, North Road bars and moustache bars!

Also, North Road bars and moustache bars!
Forum: Touring
07-17-10, 04:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,097
Posted By TonyS

Groovy, turbineblade! One cool thing about the...

Groovy, turbineblade! One cool thing about the Frisco Highline is that they have now paved the first 10 miles on the Springfield end, and by the end of the month will have an additional 3-5 more...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 04:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,248
Posted By TonyS

If you head on over to the touring subforum,...

If you head on over to the touring subforum, staehpj1 was the dad in that trip. He posts frequently, and AFAIK loves his Windsor.
Forum: Touring
07-16-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,097
Posted By TonyS

For me, the aversion to flat bars is they wreck...

For me, the aversion to flat bars is they wreck my wrists pretty fast, even with bar ends.

I did the Katy and the Frisco Highline with flat bars and decided I never want to ride with them for...
Forum: Touring
07-16-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,537
Posted By TonyS

I fall under all of that you just mentioned...

I fall under all of that you just mentioned (except I refuse to sell my bike to pay the bills, because I will need it to ride around on) and I read both of those quotes you replied to as sarcasm...
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