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Forum: Touring
09-12-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,881
Posted By raydog

Nun, of course many folks prefer doubles over...

Nun, of course many folks prefer doubles over triples, I totally get that. My response would be the following however, first, my triple bike is my third in line roadbike and only use it for real...
04-21-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,306
Posted By raydog

Warning.....some bragging ahead.............I'll...

Warning.....some bragging ahead.............I'll be 65 in June, I ride with mostly 25-45 year olds (some racers, triatheletes, etc.) and it has really resulted in me getting quite strong and fast...
03-19-12, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By raydog

I didn't need to but having cash from a...

I didn't need to but having cash from a motorcycle sale, I went ahead and bought a Pinerrello (FP2). I am 210 pounds, 64 years old and ride it over 100 miles weekly. I never imagined how much I could...
01-11-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

Well, the shop...Great Basin Bicycles in Reno,...

Well, the shop...Great Basin Bicycles in Reno, owner Rich Staley, has a big loft where Rich has installed 8 Computrainer platforms facing a big screen. Dozens of us train there almost daily (I just...
01-11-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

That sums it up well and I would add the one...

That sums it up well and I would add the one point I was trying to add in the first place.....My LBS owner is a friend of mine, I never try to nitpik him on tubes, water bottles, gel shots, etc. BUT...
01-11-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

Well we certainly have different experiences at...

Well we certainly have different experiences at bike shops, I guess I'll stay here in Reno where it seems to be less complex doing business.
01-10-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

We all have a sense of "what's fair" and where I...

We all have a sense of "what's fair" and where I differ from your reasoning is, I ALWAYS go to my LBS first, he knows that and appreciates it. He also knows that if I can buy his $35 pump for $25 on...
01-08-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

I don't see anywhere where he said he "hates...

I don't see anywhere where he said he "hates them". I believe he indicates dissatisfaction which is his prerogative. Also, I don't think he is "crying" about anything, just being honest about his...
01-08-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,280
Posted By raydog

I have all THREE types....the third being a rear...

I have all THREE types....the third being a rear mounted spare tire Yakima, which is my favorite since the bikes swing out when mounted (however, some latest hitch mounts also swing out on their own...
01-08-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

Well, the owner of my LBS (also a riding buddy)...

Well, the owner of my LBS (also a riding buddy) said it first, "don't ever buy anything on the internet unless you ck with me first". That was 3 years ago and his shop is the most financially healthy...
01-08-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By raydog

You know, find your product on the internet, get...

You know, find your product on the internet, get the best price, print it out, go to the LBS, ask them to match it.....I've NEVER been denied from $10 to $700 parts.
01-08-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By raydog

I'm just gonna say it because I bought a Bike...

I'm just gonna say it because I bought a Bike Direct bike some years ago. In certain corners of the bicycle culture there is some resentment of mail order bikes....usually purchased without the usual...
01-07-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By raydog

Yeah, re: the Garmin, It asks for much personal...

Yeah, re: the Garmin, It asks for much personal info during setup (age, weight,etc.) and mine (an Edge 800) compares exactly to the Computrainer system at my LBS. If the Polar asks for personal info...
01-07-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,650
Posted By raydog

I think there are probably hundreds of different...

I think there are probably hundreds of different types of bicyclists, not just two. I love the craftsmanship and feel of my Pinarrello but I'm not a snob/elitest about it. Whenever I'm choosing...
01-07-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

So right about Reno. In Wintertime, I live for my...

So right about Reno. In Wintertime, I live for my LBS Computrainer set up (did 55 miles tonight so I don't miss any training). My $50 rollerbike seat is really comfortable too. eventually that Brooks...
01-06-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

Just a note....yesterday I put a lot of the...

Just a note....yesterday I put a lot of the Brooks product (Proofide) on the underside, let it sit in the sun and this morning when I push with my thumbs onto the center top area, it still feels like...
01-05-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

Well today I lathered up the underneath quite...

Well today I lathered up the underneath quite heavily and will reinstall it on my road bike for more miles. One other thing, as mentioned above, I noticed that my Ti Pro is VERY much thicker than any...
01-03-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By raydog

I use Strava, have an Edge 800 and you know what...

I use Strava, have an Edge 800 and you know what I use the most? I print out a blank monthly calendar and write in the daily mileage and comments! To me, my mind registers a lot more personal info by...
01-03-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By raydog

All good stuff above, I'm 64 and have seen 178 on...

All good stuff above, I'm 64 and have seen 178 on a few sprints when I started way too early! I've also rode at 160 for very long times. I love my HR monitor, eventually you get go know your BPM so...
01-03-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

where it hurts

Please refer to post #11 for the pain location.
Yesterday (Monday Jan 2) I rode 112 miles with a gel seat and the last 30 miles was awful, I believe, due to residual "damage" from last weeks Brooks...
01-01-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

You hit that nail on the head, in about 3 years,...

You hit that nail on the head, in about 3 years, I already have two boxes of higher end "take off" parts....it seemed so important at the time! So far the end result for me is, I have some great back...
01-01-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

This thread has been very enlightening for...

This thread has been very enlightening for me.....one thing I'm now doing is only using the Brooks for outside/road use, including the completion of it's breakin. I (during the Winter) ride about 130...
01-01-12, 01:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

Well, some of the guys I ride with make fun of me...

Well, some of the guys I ride with make fun of me because I bought a Brooks (they all have skinny little San Marcos and the like). Statements like, "why would you buy a 90 year old design?" SO, I...
12-31-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

And I remember years ago being told to use...

And I remember years ago being told to use neatsfoot oil for leather products. I'm going to buy some and apply it with a small paintbrush (kind of in between the above two posts). Since my seat is...
12-30-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By raydog

I called my agent (State Farm in Nevada) and was...

I called my agent (State Farm in Nevada) and was told that it's not about "riders" if my bike is stolen anywhere in the US, my homeowners would cover it as "personal property". Also, it would help if...
12-30-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

Well, I didn't pay retail but I'll refer you to...

Well, I didn't pay retail but I'll refer you to the Brooks retail price list. I really value my freedom so I would really resist being locked up.
12-29-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

OK, another thanks, I'll log another 500 before I...

OK, another thanks, I'll log another 500 before I make a decision. I'm doing a century on Jan 2nd so for that I'm using a seat I know is comfy!
12-29-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

No, I bought it from my LBS and the owner (good...

No, I bought it from my LBS and the owner (good friend of mine) suggested I not buy it but I insisted!
12-29-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

BTW, thanks to all of you for opinions, it's a...

BTW, thanks to all of you for opinions, it's a $350 seat so it's a pretty important aftermarket issue!
12-29-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

Yeah, if you sit on the seat (narrower than most...

Yeah, if you sit on the seat (narrower than most Brooks) and went out 2-3" all around the fanned portion (widest part of the seat) as though you were tracing the seat shape on my hiney. That area...
12-29-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

That's interesting, because one guy (tandem...

That's interesting, because one guy (tandem rider) told me to submerse the seat into warm water THEN apply the Brooks paste stuff.
12-29-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,499
Posted By raydog

Brooks seat owners?

A couple of months ago I purchased a Pro Ti Brooks seat (with the pretty brass rivets), installed it and have about 800 miles on it...also, I lathered it down with the Brooks product suggested. MY...
12-21-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

I know what you mean about "pit stops" in...

I know what you mean about "pit stops" in civilization! I'll go anywhere and do anything, just let me shower and eat at a cafe occasionally. This Great Divide route is way more primative than that so...
12-20-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

I see, but it was fun reading, and very creative.

I see, but it was fun reading, and very creative.
12-20-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Corvus, were you in "the Nam"?

Corvus, were you in "the Nam"?
12-20-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Thom, go to AdventureCycle.org and read the...

Thom, go to AdventureCycle.org and read the "companion" section....some people looking to hook up with other riders at all levels!
12-20-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Hey, all you guys (including the guy that speaks...

Hey, all you guys (including the guy that speaks Latin) I had a revelation....I have a Kawasaki KLR 650 dual sport and was thinking that I would make this into two trips. The first one would be a pre...
12-19-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

OMG, that is funny!

OMG, that is funny!
12-18-11, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Thanks Corvus! That PLB and the SARSAT system...

Thanks Corvus! That PLB and the SARSAT system look like the solution for rescues in the middle of nowhere. I'm cking into it and will report back (including rental possibilities).
12-18-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

I forgot to say, I am 65 in June '12 and it would...

I forgot to say, I am 65 in June '12 and it would be in late June.
12-18-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

No horntooting here about how manly I...

No horntooting here about how manly I am....having said that, I am a 64 year old Viet Nam vet Marine, have riden 120-200 miles weekly for last 3 years(year round), am not a trained survivalist but...
12-18-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Excellent points, thanks for puting it in...

Excellent points, thanks for puting it in perspective! Maybe I will start at the border...basically, I'm thinking the actual waypoints will be determined by access to ANY kind of lodging, including...
12-18-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

You know how, if you buy a Miata, you suddenly...

You know how, if you buy a Miata, you suddenly see that the roads are full of them? Well, since I thought up this adventure idea, yesterday I ran across a book entitled "Bear Attacks" and this...
12-17-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Thanks for that info....I just got a Garmin Edge...

Thanks for that info....I just got a Garmin Edge 800 so that should be awesome for navigation. I rode the Bicycle Tour of Colorado last June and even with a good mummy AND full tent....I froze... so...
12-17-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

Small world! I didn't ride it this time (I'm a...

Small world! I didn't ride it this time (I'm a teacher and it was the second week of school) BUT my good friend Rich Staley (owner of Great Basin Bicycles here in Reno)did and he's still talking...
12-17-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By raydog

The Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail

I"m considering riding about 500 miles of this trail, starting somewhere south of the Canadian border. Bivy bag camping when I can't get to a motel, etc. Carry everything in a back pack so super...
12-04-11, 11:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By raydog

Well, my understanding is that it (riding in...

Well, my understanding is that it (riding in level 2 of heart range for long distances) does MUCH MORE to body chemistry than just the caloric math you refer to. I can't speak to it now since I am...
12-04-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By raydog

[QUOTE=Neil_B;13562065]I had a good day...

[QUOTE=Neil_B;13562065]I had a good day yesterday. I went to the gym and exercised a little, because I'm obsessed. After all, that's part of pushing my body "past what's normal for it" - meaning 400...
12-04-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By raydog

Wow! I just ck'd back after a day and this...

Wow! I just ck'd back after a day and this conversation has really evolved. I must say, although there are opposing viewpoints abounding in this strand, I find a lot of truth in most all of the...
12-01-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By raydog

Well gee folks, I do know that, although I am...

Well gee folks, I do know that, although I am quite strong and have great endurance, I am carrying around 40 extra pounds. I see guys my height and think, "he's a pretty big guy". Then I ask what he...
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