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06-30-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,538
Posted By mudmouse

Holy back from the dead! I started this thread...

Holy back from the dead! I started this thread back in the dark ages. Still have my Miyata, but haven't ridden it in ages. Nice to hear folks are still enjoying their Miyatas.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-16, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By mudmouse

I like my Specialized Jett saddle for regular...

I like my Specialized Jett saddle for regular rides, and Brooks B17 Imperial when touring.
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By mudmouse

Mine is pretty humble. I've been biking a lot of...

Mine is pretty humble. I've been biking a lot of years, and did a trans-am last year, but I've never done a century, so my goal this year is to ride my first century. Maybe even several. :)
01-03-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,881
Posted By mudmouse

6 miles on Jan 1. Came down with a cold right...

6 miles on Jan 1.
Came down with a cold right after Christmas and feeling lousy ever since. At least it waited until after the holidays. Rested on the couch a few days befored attempting a ride....
Forum: Foo
09-21-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By mudmouse

Some friends of mine used a type of radio...

Some friends of mine used a type of radio transmitter that connected to their itouch/ipod and transmitted through unused radio frequencies to their car radio. It seemed finicky and a bit of a pain to...
Forum: Touring
04-07-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By mudmouse

I would suggest that if youíre trying a Brooks...

I would suggest that if youíre trying a Brooks for the first time, get it early on so that you have time at home to see if itís going to work for you. Brooks donít work for everyone. For some there...
Forum: Touring
02-22-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By mudmouse

Thanks. The mirrors are new. I went from a little...

Thanks. The mirrors are new. I went from a little eyeglass one to this one. It is big and sometimes intrudes on my view. The jury is still out on which one I prefer. Name on the mirror: Efficient...
Forum: Touring
02-17-15, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By mudmouse

We rode up from the Sister's side on Sunday (Feb...

We rode up from the Sister's side on Sunday (Feb 15). Road was clear all the way to the summit with only a bit of snow in some shady areas near the top.

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blog post here...
12-23-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By mudmouse

Been off and on Brooks saddles for years...

Been off and on Brooks saddles for years depending on bike/season/mood. My best recall is that I had a little bit of break in when I first started using Brooks, but it was less painful than what I...
11-07-14, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,525,963
Posted By mudmouse

My little '95 Rockhopper. Had her since new. She...

My little '95 Rockhopper. Had her since new. She was my first mountain bike and now is my errand/fun bike.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By mudmouse

I've done that trick too. The one that really...

I've done that trick too. The one that really burns me is when we get home and Dh has made his mileage, but mine has come up short somehow. It's always me that ends up doing a few loops around the...
01-19-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Finally got out for a short ride today. Didn't...

Finally got out for a short ride today. Didn't have a lot of time so just did the waterfront, over to Ballard and back.
Per traveling anywhere in Seattle it wasn't long before I ran into a road...
01-16-14, 04:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

I've only mtn biked in Bend. I've heard Century...

I've only mtn biked in Bend. I've heard Century Drive is a nice road ride, but haven't done it myself. I've ridden the Old Mckenzie hwy (242) from Sisters. Great if you can catch it in the couple of...
01-15-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Awesome photos! I'd love to ride some of these...

Awesome photos! I'd love to ride some of these roads.
01-10-14, 01:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

I'd love to sometime. We mostly paddle flatwater...

I'd love to sometime. We mostly paddle flatwater rivers, but I'd love to get out on some of the lakes/bays. Not sure I'm skilled enough for venturing too far out in the sound.
01-09-14, 01:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

OMG If a local can't find the trail I haven't got...

OMG If a local can't find the trail I haven't got a chance! If we get a chance to ride anywhere I'll try to post up. I always have a camera and feel the need to torture folks with my pics :)
01-09-14, 01:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Veering is good. I call it exploring and it...

Veering is good. I call it exploring and it occurs on bikes and in kayaks. All roads and waterways must be checked out. Dh just follows along. :)

Bumpy roads? Steep hills? In Seattle? Say it ain't...
01-09-14, 01:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Hi Catgrrl, Yeah, I think we'd like to go out...

Hi Catgrrl,
Yeah, I think we'd like to go out along Alki. We've done part of it on foot and I really like it along the water. I wondered if a ride to Lincoln Park was doable. It looks like the...
01-09-14, 12:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Scuzzy Industrial sounds great. I love industrial...

Scuzzy Industrial sounds great. I love industrial areas. The scuzzier the better. Love the cat! :)

Okay, West Seattle is looking more and more intriguing all the time. I'll be pouring over my maps...
Forum: Introductions
01-08-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By mudmouse

Hi and welcome.

Hi and welcome.
Forum: Introductions
01-08-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By mudmouse

Hi and welcome! :)

Hi and welcome! :)
01-07-14, 01:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Thanks for the route suggestions and...

Thanks for the route suggestions and destinations. It's going to hard to choose where to ride first! :)
01-05-14, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Thanks, lots of great options to string some...

Thanks, lots of great options to string some rides together and access the water. I didn't know about the skybridge down Bell. We'll probably head toward Seattle Center first, and save Pikes...
01-05-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Thanks, I didn't know there was a lighthouse out...

Thanks, I didn't know there was a lighthouse out there. Great destination for a ride. I love being near the water.
01-03-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

I'm staying in the same area as REI (Cascades, S...

I'm staying in the same area as REI (Cascades, S Lake Union?). Starting from this area I'm looking for interesting routes to explore the city. I've walked to the Space Needle down Denny Way. Most of...
01-03-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Awesome! Thanks for the links. I'm something of a...

Awesome! Thanks for the links. I'm something of a map/route *****. I'll look them over tonight.
I drove down along the waterfront a few weeks ago and it was a mess. Typical of my wanderings, I made...
01-03-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Most of my rides are under 20 miles due to time...

Most of my rides are under 20 miles due to time constrants. Hills are fine. Too late on the Shilshole warning. I rode out to Ballard the other day. Fortunately traffic wasn't too bad, but yeah, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,360
Posted By mudmouse

I didn't even think about the date today. I was a...

I didn't even think about the date today. I was a little bored this afternoon and had a road/route I wanted to check out. I'm learning my way around an unfamiliar city. It would only be a couple of...
01-01-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By mudmouse

Seattle best down town routes

Hi Seattle riders

I'm looking for recommendations on best routes in downtown Seattle. I'm in the Seattle area for a while and like to get a ride in when I can. I have google maps and SDOTs bicycle...
08-13-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By mudmouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WmhMKWt8DI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WmhMKWt8DI
07-21-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By mudmouse

Thanks. 28 would probably work for most of my...

Thanks. 28 would probably work for most of my riding, but I'd love to try 32. May have to take a closer look at CX bikes.
07-19-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By mudmouse

Max tire width on a Trek Pilot frame?

Can anyone tell me the maximum width tire that can be used on a Trek Pilot 2.1?
I'd like to replace my frame with a frame that would allow for wider tires, fenders and a rear rack, and was...
06-22-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By mudmouse

My husband has the same issue. Ask around some...

My husband has the same issue. Ask around some LBS and see if they have an extra crank laying around that they would sell cheap. Dh tried that for a while and thought it helped, but eventually ended...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By mudmouse

My first few years riding I wore shimano sandals...

My first few years riding I wore shimano sandals and seal skinz socks all year long in the pacific northwest. My feet were never dry at the end of a ride, but they stayed warm. That was good enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,092
Posted By mudmouse

We use glueless patches and have never had one...

We use glueless patches and have never had one fail. Normally we carry tubes for on the road with patches as back up. Once a tube is in the tire it stays there until it flats. I can't say that the...
Forum: Touring
05-24-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By mudmouse

Can't help with your question on Hwy 34. Our...

Can't help with your question on Hwy 34. Our usual route to the coast is Hwy 20 > Summit Hwy > Logsden Road (2.5 miles of gravel) > Siletz Hwy that comes back out to Hwy 20. We drop down toward...
05-01-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By mudmouse

http://www.harvestcentury.org/ ...

http://www.harvestcentury.org/
http://cyclethelakes.com/

http://www.tourdeblast.com/

http://www.salembicycleclub.org/content.plx?page=majrides

http://www.farmtofarmride.com/
...
04-23-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By mudmouse

Thanks for posting. Nice to read something so...

Thanks for posting. Nice to read something so inspiring.
11-06-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,928
Posted By mudmouse

Hello :) Long time lurker with a few post...

Hello :)
Long time lurker with a few post floating around here somewhere.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

03 Allez Vita
11 Trek X-caliber
90-something Miyata Triplecross
95...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,936
Posted By mudmouse

From our tour of Eastern Oregon last summer. I...

From our tour of Eastern Oregon last summer. I love riding these roads.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8162/7611974326_746f331699_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluekatpics/7611974326/)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By mudmouse

Saturday Ride. A little over 30 miles. Not much...

Saturday Ride. A little over 30 miles. Not much fall color yet, but great sunny weather!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/8041200573_c51134cb68_n.jpg...
09-27-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By mudmouse

I use a Brooks B17s and a Specialized jett. ...

I use a Brooks B17s and a Specialized jett.

My sitbones love the Brooks, the girly bits want a saddle with a cut out. After a somewhat painful week-long tour last summer with the jett, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 56,367
Posted By mudmouse

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/7611486344_6661...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/7611486344_6661cacb4d.jpg
Eastern Oregon Tour, Strawberry Mountains, July 2012
08-11-12, 06:11 PM
08-02-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By mudmouse

Perhaps he wants the whole kit 264976 My...

Perhaps he wants the whole kit
264976

My bike is an 03 with zebra stripes. Fortunately burgundy/maroon, so they don't stand out too much. :lol:
08-01-12, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By mudmouse

Sorry, not great pics I have plenty of single...

Sorry, not great pics I have plenty of single bike shots, but never thought to take a nice pic of both together.

Our "old school mtn bikes now replaced with a couple of Trek x-cals. His Giant was...
Forum: Introductions
07-07-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By mudmouse

Hello and welcome! Can't help with the frame...

Hello and welcome!

Can't help with the frame & maintenance, but if you're in the mid-WV here's a few links that might be useful.

http://oregonscenicbikeways.org/OPRD/PARKS/BIKE/WVSB_main.shtml...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By mudmouse

29 miles today. Missed my regular Saturday ride,...

29 miles today. Missed my regular Saturday ride, so went for a short quick ride this morning.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7190496816_f06bdc1f11.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By mudmouse

I'm about your height and have an 03 Allez Vita...

I'm about your height and have an 03 Allez Vita road bike, 50cm. It was a little big for me, but I switched to a shorter stem and drop bars with less drop, and she now feels perfect. Congrats on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,662
Posted By mudmouse

46 mph on my road bike almost hit 50 mph once...

46 mph on my road bike
almost hit 50 mph once on the tandem.
I'm picky, it has to be a known road with perfect conditions and no sharp curves. I drove dh crazy sometimes when we had the tandem.
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