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Forum: Commuting
02-25-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By NCbiker

I use the Lone Peak HB bag. Has all the features...

I use the Lone Peak HB bag. Has all the features you're looking for and it's slightly cheaper that the Ortlieb. I have really enjoyed mine.
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01-27-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By NCbiker

A heart healthy diet along with exercise worked...

A heart healthy diet along with exercise worked for me.
Forum: Touring
01-24-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By NCbiker

Start out with a LHT and when you get below...

Start out with a LHT and when you get below 200lb, it will feel like you're on a carbon fiber race bike. :)
01-05-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,532
Posted By NCbiker

I agree that comfort bikes are smooth as glass...

I agree that comfort bikes are smooth as glass and are great for the first 5-10 miles. It's after that point that they start to wear on you with their upright position, fat tires and power robbing...
06-11-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,226
Posted By NCbiker

A "Fixie" has a fixed gear, no freewheel. Hence...

A "Fixie" has a fixed gear, no freewheel. Hence the name.
05-11-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By NCbiker

If your experience is anything like mine has been...

If your experience is anything like mine has been since I switched to a drop bar road bike, you just won't ride the Navigator anymore. Sell it!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 5,990
Posted By NCbiker

1,421.47 YTD as of this afternoon. :)

1,421.47 YTD as of this afternoon. :)
03-31-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By NCbiker

No Problem :thumb:

No Problem :thumb:
03-31-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By NCbiker

Give us a link to one of your photos so we can...

Give us a link to one of your photos so we can take a look for a problem.
03-30-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,067
Posted By NCbiker

I always wave or speak to other riders as I pass....

I always wave or speak to other riders as I pass. If they don't care to wave back that's fine. It doesn't stop me from being friendly. On my daily ride I pass a young fellow who rides a classic...
03-22-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,345
Posted By NCbiker

I can't stress enough how important diet is to...

I can't stress enough how important diet is to losing weight. You can't lose weight with exercise alone. Take this from someone who has lost 85 lbs over the last 2 years. You have to restrict your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,518
Posted By NCbiker

This one get me going: ...

This one get me going:

http://youtu.be/uoERl34Ld00
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,220
Posted By NCbiker

Take this for what it's worth. Remember it's free...

Take this for what it's worth. Remember it's free info and you usually get what you pay for.

I took the picture you posted and rotated it so that the wheels are horizontal. I then drew a vertical...
Forum: Touring
02-13-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,257
Posted By NCbiker

What's wrong with just saying "thanks, but I...

What's wrong with just saying "thanks, but I don't drink" ? I don't find that at all rude.
02-12-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By NCbiker

I bet you're really gonna enjoy that bike!

I bet you're really gonna enjoy that bike!
Forum: Touring
02-01-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,363
Posted By NCbiker

I ride my LHT lightly loaded almost everyday. If...

I ride my LHT lightly loaded almost everyday. If It was any more comfortable or enjoyable, it would be against the law.:D
Forum: Touring
01-25-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,363
Posted By NCbiker

I like Surly's Long Haul Trucker and the Jamis...

I like Surly's Long Haul Trucker and the Jamis Aurora Elite.
Forum: Touring
01-24-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,896
Posted By NCbiker

LBS had a 520 with a sticker of $995.

LBS had a 520 with a sticker of $995.
01-23-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,671
Posted By NCbiker

Can't comment on your points as I use the old...

Can't comment on your points as I use the old points values, but I can tell you that I hit plateaus. I would lose quite a bit and then the weight lose would just stop. Sometimes for weeks. I would...
01-22-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By NCbiker

I started on a Trek Navigator with my weight at...

I started on a Trek Navigator with my weight at 265. I rode it for 1500 miles before I bought a road bike. I think I needed those base miles to get fit enough to make the transition to a road bike...
01-20-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,671
Posted By NCbiker

I've gone from 265 down to 179 on WW and I don't...

I've gone from 265 down to 179 on WW and I don't count activity points. I just try to stay fueled during rides. Today I did 25 miles over 1 hr 45 mins and during my ride I stopped and eat two bananas...
01-19-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,945
Posted By NCbiker

I see, well I guess it's best I let you two carry...

I see, well I guess it's best I let you two carry on without my interference, so I'll leave you with this. In the event of a knock-down, you will be directed to go to a neutral corner. You are both...
01-19-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,945
Posted By NCbiker

I think you're getting a little carried away...

I think you're getting a little carried away here. Unless I missed something, all John said was that he was happy he was wearing a helmet when his front wheel came off. That's hardly what one would...
01-19-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,945
Posted By NCbiker

Wow! It's hard to believe you can't see that a...

Wow! It's hard to believe you can't see that a potential mechanical failure is more reason to where a helmet. They happen to even the most diligent mechanics. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...
Forum: Touring
01-19-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By NCbiker

I don't really consider my LHT "slugish", I...

I don't really consider my LHT "slugish", I prefer to think of it as stable. It feels really solid and while it's not what some would call responsive, it's still a bicycle and quite maneuverable. I...
01-18-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,945
Posted By NCbiker

I really don't understand why you choose to toss...

I really don't understand why you choose to toss about insults and snide remarks. Does it make you feel like a bigger person? It's very narrow minded to suppose that I live in a "fantasyland" when...
Forum: Touring
01-16-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,523
Posted By NCbiker

If you don't care about the extra weight, no...

If you don't care about the extra weight, no reason not to give it a try. I love my Brooks, After 6000 miles it has become a part of me. I've become very attached to it, whenever I walk by my bike I...
Forum: Foo
01-15-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By NCbiker

The friend of Ken's that keeps the site up just...

The friend of Ken's that keeps the site up just told me it's been hacked, but they are working on getting it back up.
Forum: Foo
01-15-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By NCbiker

I sent a message to the person that was keeping...

I sent a message to the person that was keeping the site up. I'll let you know if they get back to me.
01-09-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,945
Posted By NCbiker

Give me your number, I'd be glad to discuss it...

Give me your number, I'd be glad to discuss it with you, Buck-O.
Forum: Touring
01-09-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,968
Posted By NCbiker

I love my cast iron, but not that much.

I love my cast iron, but not that much.
01-09-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 462,945
Posted By NCbiker

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10796827 ...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10796827

From the above link:
REVIEWER'S CONCLUSIONS:Helmets reduce bicycle-related head and facial injuries for bicyclists of all ages involved in all types...
01-08-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,640
Posted By NCbiker

The best way to determine what size frame you...

The best way to determine what size frame you need is by riding bikes and the main thing you want to consider is your reach to the bars which is defined by the top tube length. Get to your local bike...
01-08-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,640
Posted By NCbiker

The LHT is a great bike, but you should keep in...

The LHT is a great bike, but you should keep in mind it is designed for loaded touring. While it's capable of do centuries and randonneuring, it would not be my first choice for that task. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By NCbiker

Durable: Very, Comfortable: extremely,...

Durable: Very, Comfortable: extremely, Responsive: not so much. The LHT is designed as a loaded touring bike. That's what it does best. With that being said, I ride mine just about every day and love...
01-03-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,469
Posted By NCbiker

I agree with Machka, if the seat height feels...

I agree with Machka, if the seat height feels good, leave it. Lowering your bars will help, but I've found that if I have too much weight on my hands, I need to move my seat back. I start with KOPS...
01-01-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,627
Posted By NCbiker

5742.9 miles. Would have made it to 6000 if my...

5742.9 miles. Would have made it to 6000 if my mountain bike and a large pine tree hadn't tried to occupy the same space at the same time. This knocked me out of service for about three weeks. :)
Forum: Commuting
12-28-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,782
Posted By NCbiker

I have the Ortlieb rollers and love them. I don't...

I have the Ortlieb rollers and love them. I don't think you can find a better all weather pannier, go ahead and pull the trigger, you won't be disappointed.
12-26-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,469
Posted By NCbiker

When your setting in that totally upright...

When your setting in that totally upright position, all the road shock and vibration is transmitted directly up your spine. By lowering your bars, you'll be in a more aggressive position that will...
12-25-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,469
Posted By NCbiker

Seems that you are in a very upright position....

Seems that you are in a very upright position. How far above the saddle are your bars? You might want to try dropping the stem some and see if that helps.
12-14-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By NCbiker

I've found the machines that auto inflate with a...

I've found the machines that auto inflate with a digital readout to be so inaccurate as to be useless.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By NCbiker

52 would be way too small for you. I'm 6' and...

52 would be way too small for you. I'm 6' and ride a 58.
Forum: Touring
12-01-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,797
Posted By NCbiker

Not necessarily, the perfect camp stove comes...

Not necessarily, the perfect camp stove comes from a Coke can and a bottle of Bacardi 151. Rum and Coke with a hot meal anyone?
Forum: Foo
11-24-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,571
Posted By NCbiker

My brother wanted to be a garbageman at that age...

My brother wanted to be a garbageman at that age also, but he wanted the job so he could have all the left overs. :)
Forum: Foo
11-24-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,571
Posted By NCbiker

Fortune 500 company CEO. Only job in the world...

Fortune 500 company CEO. Only job in the world where you can totally screw up and still get a huge bonus.
11-23-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By NCbiker

Triple Pie Ride

My eleven year old great nephew rode his new bike 11 miles on his birthday. I believe that qualifies as a triple pie ride. :)

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Forum: Touring
11-19-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,027,945
Posted By NCbiker

Yep, a hole through the stem does the trick:

Yep, a hole through the stem does the trick:
Forum: Foo
11-17-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By NCbiker

Martha White Corn Meal Mix

Martha White Corn Meal Mix
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By NCbiker

I have the same jacket and like it a little on...

I have the same jacket and like it a little on the large size as I layer underneath it. I agree with others, I think a smaller size in that style jacket would probably be too tight in the shoulders.
Forum: Touring
11-11-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,399
Posted By NCbiker

Very Nice! Now it's time to update your...

Very Nice! Now it's time to update your signature. :)
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