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03-18-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ron Harry

Garmin map question, March 2018

Have edge 1000...old one. Haven't engaged it other than turning it on and just riding for years; forgotten any deeper manipulations and so many bugs originally, one finds something that works and...
02-06-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,896
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Views: 369,933
Posted By Ron Harry

ah...does me well to see this. Hope you guys...

ah...does me well to see this. Hope you guys have many more years with one another. Riding tandem with that special partner...something santa clause never brought a lot of us [me,ha]. Always just...
Forum: Southeast
01-22-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,913
Posted By Ron Harry

If you get over to east side of county, there's a...

If you get over to east side of county, there's a nice ride called the loop in Ormond beach. Park east side of Granada bridge, ride along John Anderson heading north, and take every left turn you...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,708
Posted By Ron Harry

Hey Machka; have enjoyed your posts for a few...

Hey Machka; have enjoyed your posts for a few years now. Our bike club has this challenge and it's a great way to add another goal to one's training and riding. Believe it or not, it is not as easy...
01-21-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ron Harry

Don't know if there are other threads on this...

Don't know if there are other threads on this guy...but I did my monthly century ride the other day, and along about mile 85 or so,
I contemplated what sort of feat doing this 75,000+record is. It...
01-17-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,186
Posted By Ron Harry

What I failed to see was the REQUIREMENT to...

What I failed to see was the REQUIREMENT to collect 'x amount' just to ride. I had ridden this event in past years, and yes, I knew
it had a charity function to it. But there was never a...
01-16-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,186
Posted By Ron Harry

All good points everyone makes here...and read, I...

All good points everyone makes here...and read, I do admit to being a curmudgeon on this subject. Several points however...
1) I'm observing a trend in events going this route of REQUIRING certain...
01-16-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,186
Posted By Ron Harry

Little rant: I hate charity events...

Well, all for a good cause and all...yada, yada...I know...and I'm being a curmudgeon on this point. But, let's consider.

I try and attend anywhere from 15 to 20 cycling events every year...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,581
Posted By Ron Harry

are 'new' aluminum frames really better than the old?

Was at LBS and new aluminum bike frames looked impressive [thought they were carbon on first look]. These newer versions
seem sleeker than what I remember early 2000's when I decided I didn't like...
10-27-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By Ron Harry

I would have agreed with the OP about 'no bad...

I would have agreed with the OP about 'no bad weather', and always thought I had a pretty thick bark that could take just about any kind of environment and still enjoy it on a bike. But then on...
Forum: Touring
10-16-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,667
Posted By Ron Harry

anyone else 'hate' bar end shifters?

Was planning to do some longer touring that never came to fruition last year, so the Long Haul Trucker I picked up has gotten virtually no use. It rides good, but I hate the shifters on it. So,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,374
Posted By Ron Harry

I see some posting what I would think more...

I see some posting what I would think more touring or cross bikes maybe. I haven't sampled 'all' the world's steel bikes out there [sic..a joke]...but I can tell you that my Bianchi Vigorelli rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ron Harry

Surely more knowledgeable people here, but it's...

Surely more knowledgeable people here, but it's been my experience that the most demonstrative way to improve one's ride is 'better wheels'. There must be some reason to justify the high cost of...
Forum: Southeast
05-26-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,073
Posted By Ron Harry

Oh, love this question and chance to 'hawk' an...

Oh, love this question and chance to 'hawk' an area of the state I love. I've biked most all over the state now [except Miami area...south of Vero say, but I have lived in Stuart and Naples so have...
03-11-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Ron Harry

Consider statistics rather than nutrional or health science for training controls...

I was reading how latest thinking in nutrition circles is discrediting many of the standard numbers we've been taught that were accurate. A pound as being equal to 3500 calories, for example, is now...
03-10-15, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,985
Posted By Ron Harry

Not sure if thread still active, but I have a...

Not sure if thread still active, but I have a case that might be pertinent. I live in Florida, near the coast. I bought a mountain bike a few years back [specialized rock hopper]. Mtn. bikes in...
02-24-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ron Harry

A Rant about gadgetry wires

I carry a good 'Nightrider' bike light in my jersey back pocket whenever I ride near dusk in case I'm out after dark. I got back from such a ride several weeks ago and found the light was gone; it...
Forum: Touring
02-23-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,436
Posted By Ron Harry

Lot of good info this thread; but no one mentions...

Lot of good info this thread; but no one mentions prices/costs.
I know that is MY first consideration. Would love a rivendale build or some expert wheel builder. PRICE is everything; Must start...
Forum: Touring
02-23-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Ron Harry

Ha, your question reminds me of when I got out of...

Ha, your question reminds me of when I got out of the service and lined up a fella to meet me in France to tour there. I only knew the guy as an acquaintance really. Anyway, he showed up carrying a...
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Harry

Just a follow up in case someone else has this...

Just a follow up in case someone else has this question [unlikely, ha].
I slapped a spare 10 spd cassette on the ultegra-pure tour rim wheel and just traded it out for the alex wheelset that came on...
Forum: Touring
02-11-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Ron Harry

see if the mirror at the link might be a...

see if the mirror at the link might be a solution.


Amazon.com : Ultralite German Mirror : Bike Mirrors : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Touring
02-11-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ron Harry

As time passes, my opinions change; since I've...

As time passes, my opinions change; since I've been perusing the touring market lately, here's some more thoughts of another cyclist [me].
Bike fit is very important of course, but what are we...
Forum: Touring
02-04-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Harry

actually, this probably makes most sense really. ...

actually, this probably makes most sense really. I just screwed up ordering wheels before I'd purchased the bike. I'm swimming in wheelsets just now, LOL. Plus, when I go to choose one of my bikes...
Forum: Touring
02-04-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Harry

thank you, thank you, thank you...I somehow...

thank you, thank you, thank you...I somehow suspected this.

Maybe I need to go into more detail on my dilemma to explain [to any others trying help]. I put the 'cart before the horse' last...
Forum: Touring
02-04-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Harry

Hmm...appreciate everyone's input here. Still...

Hmm...appreciate everyone's input here. Still confused. And yes, I tried to research this beforehand, but I only get more confused [my brain starts swimming from all the numbers; old age brain...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Harry

Need primer on drop out width, wheel hub interchangeability [surly LHT to road bike]

I hate starting new threads [unless it's really interesting], but I've done several forum searches for the info I'm needing with no luck...sooo...

I just need to understand about dropout widths,...
Forum: Touring
01-08-15, 04:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,616
Posted By Ron Harry

you and your spouse sound very fortunate.

you and your spouse sound very fortunate.
Forum: Touring
01-07-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,976
Posted By Ron Harry

in the spirit of the thread... I separated from...

in the spirit of the thread...
I separated from the Air Force in Germany in 1975 and proceeded to 'bike tour' Europe through that summer into fall logging about 3500 miles in all. I find it amusing...
11-21-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,945
Posted By Ron Harry

Yes, mavic is now suspect to me, so hard to sink...

Yes, mavic is now suspect to me, so hard to sink more $$$ for replacement simply on that aspect. I liked how they rode however. Dura ace hubs jacked the price up some on the 'open pro' build. My...
11-20-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,945
Posted By Ron Harry

what do other 'clydes'do when rear rims fail leaving you with mismatched front wheel?

Thought the clydes forum would be a good place to 'rant' on this subject. I'm 230 lbs, but I have two sets of wheels [about $750 a pop range per set], where rear rims have cracked on me [both were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,864
Posted By Ron Harry

what do you do with your keys and wallet when riding?

I'm posting this here instead of the general cycling group because most cyclists here are probably equipped similar for the kinds of rides I do...century events, organized sagged stuff, even some...
07-25-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 49,864
Posted By Ron Harry

Just wanted to say thanks to all the thoughtful...

Just wanted to say thanks to all the thoughtful posts this thread...especially of course to Ragball and his most helpful reviews. Price point is important to me, and the edge 800 is being...
07-25-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ron Harry

Just for a word of encouragement, I did something...

Just for a word of encouragement, I did something similar after a century event last October where I left a pair of leg warmers, a nylon jacket, replete with cellphone in the pocket on top of my...
06-15-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,539
Posted By Ron Harry

Not excusing bad manners in joggers [who should...

Not excusing bad manners in joggers [who should get out of the way of cyclists on bike paths], the sidewalks are made of concrete, and can create harsher impact for running. Some can feel it more...
06-15-14, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By Ron Harry

Me too. It sounds like one might 'confront' the...

Me too. It sounds like one might 'confront' the thief...which begs the question, what does one do then? What if there is a struggle? Regaining the bike seems only half the story somehow. Any fear...
06-15-14, 01:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,539
Posted By Ron Harry

Hmm...pet peeves; ok I'll bite. I hate to say...

Hmm...pet peeves; ok I'll bite. I hate to say it, but I want the sport to grow in the minds of the 'culture' at large...and when I see other cyclists 'breaking the law', but scooting on through red...
06-08-14, 11:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,695
Posted By Ron Harry

-------- Ha, had this same problem as OP;...

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Ha, had this same problem as OP; coffee shops, the Y, even convenience stores just to get a Gatorade [I must look nutty, dashing in and out, checking the bike, dare not leaving it more than...
06-08-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ron Harry

---------- I'm just curious, but some of these...

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I'm just curious, but some of these 'benefit' money raising rides seem to demand a lot of 'volunteer' fund raising to enter. I was thinking about doing Jackson Co. Brevet [Georgia] until...
02-18-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ron Harry

------ I'd love to do the blue ridge parkway. ...

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I'd love to do the blue ridge parkway. I try and do cycle north carolina annually now, but we're pretty much out of the mountains by second or third day usually on that event (only problem...
01-07-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Ron Harry

I'm recouping now, 3 days out from cracking my...

I'm recouping now, 3 days out from cracking my collar bone. I feel lucky too, as it is only a hairline crack so just rest and it should heal itself. Insurance can be a nightmare when it comes to...
Forum: Southeast
01-06-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Ron Harry

I did this weekend event in 2011. Great low...

I did this weekend event in 2011. Great low traffic back roads, some skirting along swannee river; quite picturesque. I enjoyed it. One thing I remember though is that it was cold being in...
01-06-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ron Harry

Hey, looking at doing BRAG myself this year;...

Hey, looking at doing BRAG myself this year; might see you there. Then...I dunno; I just broke my collar bone yesterday LOL. It'll be healed by June of course...but you just never know what's...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,760
Posted By Ron Harry

All these stories are great; as I read, brings...

All these stories are great; as I read, brings back memories...been there done that [well, except for the crank arm breaking and falling into a ravene, LOL].

I was gonna start a new thread...
11-29-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ron Harry

Best Events [centuries] in the South? Opinion?

I asked this question in another thread [about Horrible Hundred event], but thought it might be interesting enough for it's own thread.

I listed my idea of the top events in the south as:...
11-18-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Ron Harry

it was nice day; good ride. Opted out of...

it was nice day; good ride. Opted out of sugarloaf since coming out of hospital just 2 weeks ago [not enough training this year; did the century last year and sugarloaf several times before, so...
09-24-13, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ron Harry

I have mixed feelings on this subject of car...

I have mixed feelings on this subject of car drivers vs cyclists. As a cyclist, we've all encountered the idiocy of motorists yelling obscenities or throwing things at us for no real reason. It's...
Forum: Southeast
09-19-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Ron Harry

This was probably wrong forum to post this...more...

This was probably wrong forum to post this...more about sore necks than a regional event; sorry. The neck soreness is slowly going away, back to training, getting stoked for CNC. Anyone interested...
Forum: Southeast
09-17-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Ron Harry

Mountains to Coast N Carolina ride and possible neck nerve damage

Just a rant; to get it off my chest I suppose...
been training all summer for this week long ride. Last weekend, did century ride with N.Fla bike club [annual Watermelon Ride in Fernandina Beach;...
08-20-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,976
Posted By Ron Harry

Son of a gun...these guys are right. Took my...

Son of a gun...these guys are right. Took my unactivated [only activate it when I go to events] android phone on ride this morn, and sure 'nuf, the maps gps worked fine. Thanks guys; didn't know...
08-15-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,976
Posted By Ron Harry

Thanks for a very relevant thread as having maps...

Thanks for a very relevant thread as having maps when riding is a major issue with me also. I go out of state often, and have gotten LOST more often than I like to admit...and it ain't fun getting...
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