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Forum: Southeast
01-26-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 589
Posted By dobovedo

Charleston this weekend?

I'm up here in Asheville and thinking of heading south for a three day weekend of flat, warmer (if only slightly) riding. Right now my tentative plan is to head down Saturday morning, ride that...
Forum: Southeast
12-25-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By dobovedo

I don't know if it is "allowed" according to the...

I don't know if it is "allowed" according to the park regulations but if it isn't, the rule is definitely not enforced. Night riding is quite common in Bent Creek. I live in the Bent Creek...
Forum: Southeast
10-25-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By dobovedo

A little late with the response.. just seeing...

A little late with the response.. just seeing this topic. When I ride that area I always do one "triangle" or the other: Neel's/Wolf Pen/Woody or Unicoi/Jack's/Hogpen. I usually choose the latter,...
Forum: Southeast
09-03-10, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By dobovedo

Interesting. I just signed up for Six Gap - it...

Interesting. I just signed up for Six Gap - it only took me five years and a move to NC for my schedule to work out right - and I plan to go up Brasstown as a little "kicker" to the route. No ride...
Forum: Southeast
08-29-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By dobovedo

I've ridden over the same nickle, dime, etc. on...

I've ridden over the same nickle, dime, etc. on various routes dozens of times without stopping. To answer the question... it would probably have to be quite a bit. I'm usually in a zone of some kind...
Forum: Southeast
08-29-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By dobovedo

There's a Tuesday night ride from Motion Makers...

There's a Tuesday night ride from Motion Makers in Sylva at 6pm. Visitors welcome. 24 mile out 'n back from Sylva up about 1500' to Balsam. Format is a neutral group ride to about halfway up, then a...
Forum: Southeast
08-22-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By dobovedo

I didn't know what was going on until I got...

I didn't know what was going on until I got there, but I pulled into that rest stop at Richland-Balsam just a couple minutes after the rider who had hypothermia got there. As I was starting to get...
Forum: Southeast
06-16-10, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By dobovedo

I'm planning on doing this, but if I do, I'm...

I'm planning on doing this, but if I do, I'm gonna add a trip up Brasstown Bald onto Jacks Gap. I just can't imagine riding past the entrance and not going up.
Forum: Southeast
06-16-10, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By dobovedo

A bit late on the reply here, but I did the Ruby...

A bit late on the reply here, but I did the Ruby 100 route. I thought it was a great ride and event, even though it is fairly new. I would agree about the two sections, coming out of Nantahala Gorge...
Forum: Southeast
08-10-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By dobovedo

Hmm... from the description of the climbs, it...

Hmm... from the description of the climbs, it appears I was visualizing it backwards. Does it run clockwise, meaning the Parkway part starts from the end/Cherokee? I've been up to Waterrock from that...
Forum: Southeast
08-09-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By dobovedo

So... anybody done this ride before? I just moved...

So... anybody done this ride before? I just moved to the area (the road I live on is towards the end of the route) and have heard only a little about it so far. I'm doing the 100. Wondering how it...
Forum: Southeast
08-08-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By dobovedo

http://asheville.craigslist.org/apa/ A lot...

http://asheville.craigslist.org/apa/

A lot of the entries are for houses and majority include pics.
04-20-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,116
Posted By dobovedo

I've actually got a lot of time.. Ironman Florida...

I've actually got a lot of time.. Ironman Florida isn't until November. I'm probably going to convert one of my road bikes and go fully integrated. I can't use clipons with my current bars...
04-20-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,116
Posted By dobovedo

You mean like the Ironman and 100 mile Time...

You mean like the Ironman and 100 mile Time Trials (Calvin's Challenge) I am doing this year? CC is only 2 weeks away and I'll be riding my standard road bike, but by this time next year I'll be...
04-20-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,116
Posted By dobovedo

Hmm... that's a bit more complex than I thought....

Hmm... that's a bit more complex than I thought. My plan was to order the bars, then have a friend with lots of TT experience help set me up and get fitted. I have a borrowed TT bike right now and...
04-19-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,116
Posted By dobovedo

Aero Bar Length

I am looking at Vision Tech Trimax Integrated aero bars. They come in four lengths:

90/230=320
90/250=340
90/270=360
100/290=390

This may be incredibly obvious and I'm really stupid, but...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-31-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,393
Posted By dobovedo

I gotta wait one more year to do that 300k. Can't...

I gotta wait one more year to do that 300k. Can't do it this year, but in 2010 I'm headin' northwest. Gotta see what all the fuss is about.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-31-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,950
Posted By dobovedo

I love seeing people taunt the weather gods. Nice...

I love seeing people taunt the weather gods. Nice try with the reverse psychology, but it won't work.
Forum: Touring
03-16-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,344
Posted By dobovedo

OK, since it was OK for juggleadict (whatever...

OK, since it was OK for juggleadict (whatever that is) to call another forum member a "dick" for their obviously baiting and flame-inducing responses, I'm gonna go ahead and turn the tables on you....
Forum: Great Lakes
02-27-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,950
Posted By dobovedo

Hey Frank... yep. Vince and I are registered, and...

Hey Frank... yep. Vince and I are registered, and as far as I know we have Don Brown and Chuck, plus Jim, a buddy of mine from last year's RAINSTORM week. You gonna get back into it this year?
Forum: Great Lakes
02-26-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,169
Posted By dobovedo

My bike is offended that you would ask such a...

My bike is offended that you would ask such a personal question.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-26-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,950
Posted By dobovedo

I fail to see the problem with any of this! I've...

I fail to see the problem with any of this! I've done it 5 years in a row (plus once in 1985 when I was a young lad), and I love it for all the reasons leinad hates it. It's TOSRV! :lol:
Forum: Triathlon
02-22-09, 01:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,402
Posted By dobovedo

I hear ya. They also need to realize that you...

I hear ya. They also need to realize that you can't exercise just to eat. Working out hard doesn't serve much purpose if ya just burned 1000 calories and then follow it up by eating a 2000 calorie...
Forum: Triathlon
02-22-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By dobovedo

Been cycling for years, 10,000+ miles / year....

Been cycling for years, 10,000+ miles / year. Started running last October and I'm new to triathlon, but going big. These are my key events:

April: Xenia OH 1/2 Marathon (ORRRC)
July: Muncie...
02-20-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By dobovedo

I've heard that for running, the 'centerline' of...

I've heard that for running, the 'centerline' of efficiency is about 50 degrees. It takes more energy moving outward in both directions, warmer and colder, and in roughly equal measures. But this can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,592
Posted By dobovedo

Hey just for fun I'm going to raise an old topic...

Hey just for fun I'm going to raise an old topic from the dead which was raised from the dead once before. Should be really stinky with decay by now, worms crawling in and out... :twitchy:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By dobovedo

All I know is there are 7 pairs of Nike Poggio...

All I know is there are 7 pairs of Nike Poggio II's in my 'collection'. Don't know who actually 'manufactures' them. Don't much care either. Best shoes ever. Various sizes in my range, some snug for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 26,477
Posted By dobovedo

I don't get it... what's wrong with that? ...

I don't get it... what's wrong with that?

Except maybe the mistaken assumption that anyone who can drop cash on an F1 car probably wouldn't be driving to anything called 'work'. :lol:


I think...
01-06-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By dobovedo

I had fenders first, because they came on my...

I had fenders first, because they came on my Raleigh One Way (primary winter bike).

I just bought and started using studded tires before the holidays.

In my area, I will encounter wet, rainy...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,577
Posted By dobovedo

must be the neighbor's cat. If it's your cat.. it...

must be the neighbor's cat. If it's your cat.. it ain't free. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
01-01-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,501
Posted By dobovedo

All my roadie friends repeatedly told me that......

All my roadie friends repeatedly told me that... so I kept my beard and shaved my legs.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By dobovedo

In 2007 I used a percentage as a goal. Set out to...

In 2007 I used a percentage as a goal. Set out to ride to work 80% of the time. It turned out to be 85ish.

In 2008 I set it at 90%. I ended up with 96%. Only rode 9 times, and those were all...
Forum: Foo
12-31-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 763
Posted By dobovedo

I did a book report in 9th grade for The Stand....

I did a book report in 9th grade for The Stand. Took nearly the whole dang class. The other kids were ticked off 'cause they didn't get time. I got a lower score for not being able to summarize it...
Forum: Foo
12-31-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 763
Posted By dobovedo

Interesting. Did you read the part where the...

Interesting. Did you read the part where the author himself told you you weren't going to like the ending and maybe you shouldn't read it?

When I got there, I put a paperclip over the rest of the...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-30-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By dobovedo

Flat vs. Rolling: I don't know where they're...

Flat vs. Rolling: I don't know where they're going to find anything to call "rolling". Maybe the eastern part of the route could be slightly rolling. I grew up in Fostoria and for the western half of...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-30-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,844
Posted By dobovedo

2008 = 11,345 (assuming I don't ride on NYE) ...

2008 = 11,345 (assuming I don't ride on NYE)
2009 = No idea.. I'm signed up for Ironman Florida, so my riding mileage will likely drop to allow for swimming and running. So.. let's just say 11,344.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-30-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By dobovedo

Me neither. I know, or know of, a lot of riders...

Me neither. I know, or know of, a lot of riders in this area, but not that name. How do you define "serious"? Most of the guys I know should not, under any circumstances, be taken seriously!...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,521
Posted By dobovedo

Apparently you didn't read rule #1. :D I...

Apparently you didn't read rule #1. :D

I finished today at 11,345. Likely not riding tomorrow, so I guess that's it. There are some trainer miles in there though*. Not many. Looks like 283. So......
12-17-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,720
Posted By dobovedo

Read the directions. Different warmers - not just...

Read the directions. Different warmers - not just brands, but 'styles' as well - work with different amounts of oxygen and are intended for different uses.
12-17-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By dobovedo

Yep.. that's why I said shame on me. Especially...

Yep.. that's why I said shame on me. Especially when the cold temps came six weeks early and stayed. :innocent:
12-17-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By dobovedo

I ordered a pair of the Kendas from Niagara....

I ordered a pair of the Kendas from Niagara. Since I've never tried anything else except skating around on slicks, I have nowhere to go but up (or rather... NOT go down!)
12-17-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,720
Posted By dobovedo

Wool baby! I'm riding in wool socks for the first...

Wool baby! I'm riding in wool socks for the first time this winter and it makes a huge difference. Just a single layer and over my shoes I wear Performance Neoprene Booties. My commute is 11 miles...
12-17-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By dobovedo

Good to know.. I seem to be able to find those....

Good to know.. I seem to be able to find those. May be the solution, especially if they roll better.



Nope.. that's one of the places I tried, only to be told later they weren't in stock. Said...
12-17-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By dobovedo

Bit more information: My rims are Alexrims AT400...

Bit more information: My rims are Alexrims AT400 that came stock on a Raleigh Oneway. Rim width is 14mm. There are stock 700x35C on it now, which I think is about the limit for such a narrow rim....
12-17-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By dobovedo

Studded 700x35 tires.. in stock anywhere?

OK, I've been reading recommendation after recommendation about studded tires, and after riding home on ice two days ago, I'm ready to buy.

Only problem is I can't find anything in stock anywhere...
12-17-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dobovedo

I would suggest going into any sporting goods...

I would suggest going into any sporting goods store and looking for balaclavas that are simply thinner than the others. I have three of them in various material "weights" and the lightest one works...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By dobovedo

+1

+1
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By dobovedo

+1 on the "nice way to usher out the hard riding...

+1 on the "nice way to usher out the hard riding of summer". Hilly Hundred really is a nicely run ride and the routes are scenic and fun. I've done it the last three years, and am bummed I'll be...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,768
Posted By dobovedo

Definitely. It's the number one cool weather...

Definitely. It's the number one cool weather accessory I put on before anything else. This time of year (I'm in Ohio), it's just chilly enough in the morning to need them, and they they go in a...
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