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Forum: Introductions
07-13-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Texasfietser

Dag, Gerard.

Dag, Gerard.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,261
Posted By Texasfietser

I've been commuting exclusively on a Henry...

I've been commuting exclusively on a Henry Workcycles Opa bike for almost six months, and it works great for me. My commute is about 6.5 miles each way, and I have to say that the first couple of...
03-01-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,562
Posted By Texasfietser

When, at age 20, I found myself the evening...

When, at age 20, I found myself the evening Charge Nurse in an ICU full of very sick patients.
01-31-10, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 831
Posted By Texasfietser

Gefeliciteerd!

Gefeliciteerd!
Forum: Commuting
01-13-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,523
Posted By Texasfietser

I have a Pashley Roadster Sovereign in the...

I have a Pashley Roadster Sovereign in the somewhat rare green color. Beautiful bike -- almost too pretty to ride, in fact. It's slightly lighter than my Dutch bike, but it's no lightweight. Nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,713
Posted By Texasfietser

dauphin - German and Dutch actually are different...

dauphin - German and Dutch actually are different (but closely related) languages, as I'm sure you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,713
Posted By Texasfietser

Heel goed. Ik spreek ook Afrikaans, maar geen...

Heel goed. Ik spreek ook Afrikaans, maar geen Spaans of Frans. Ik intereseer me niet voor Romaanse talen. Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar.
12-30-09, 05:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 10,713
Posted By Texasfietser

German and Dutch

German and Dutch
Forum: Introductions
09-15-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Texasfietser

Welcome

Welcome to Bike Forums -- you'll find it a very good-humored and helpful community. My compliments on your English, by the way.
Forum: Foo
08-20-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,002
Posted By Texasfietser

Nigel Tufnel

Nigel Tufnel
Forum: Touring
08-15-09, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Texasfietser

J&G Patrol Shorts

You mention that you're looking for padded shorts, and the J&G Patrol Shorts (although great - I have three pair) do not have an integrated pad. If I'm going to be on the bike for any length of...
Forum: Texas
08-08-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,169
Posted By Texasfietser

UT Austin

You should absolutely lock up your bike any time you're on campus, day or night, and I recommend you purchase the best Kryptonite U-lock you can afford for this purpose. It's an open campus, and...
Forum: Foo
07-23-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,335
Posted By Texasfietser

Dutch, Afrikaans, and some German

Dutch, Afrikaans, and some German
Forum: Foo
07-23-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,077
Posted By Texasfietser

I always found it amusing that the character...

I always found it amusing that the character played by Horst Bucholtz confessed to having grown up in a Mexican village just like the one the Seven were protecting. Must have been one of those...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Texasfietser

I have a Roadster Sovereign and ride it...

I have a Roadster Sovereign and ride it occasionally. It's a beautiful bike, but not terribly well suited for commuting in the rolling hills around here. My daily commuter is a generic Surly LHT,...
05-20-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,186
Posted By Texasfietser

I use a ReLoad for commuting - I think the model...

I use a ReLoad for commuting - I think the model is called the Deluxe. It took a while for the very stiff webbing straps to become pliable enough for easy adjustment, but I've been very pleased with...
Forum: Foo
05-14-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,646
Posted By Texasfietser

When I lived in Stuttgart years ago I traveled...

When I lived in Stuttgart years ago I traveled pretty regularly to Geneva on Cross Air, a Swissair subsidiary that flew Saab 340 turboprops. Flying over the Swiss Alps in those little planes was...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Texasfietser

I love half of it.

I love half of it.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Texasfietser

I rode W&OD today (5 March) from the I-66/Lee...

I rode W&OD today (5 March) from the I-66/Lee Highway intersection out to Vienna, and it was pretty craptacular for much of the way at 6:00 AM. The Virginia Lane hill was a sheet of solid ice. It...
Forum: Texas
03-02-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Texasfietser

Happy Texas Independence Day

I plan to celebrate by taking my Karate Monkey out in the snow we're getting here in Northern Virginia.
Forum: Foo
02-25-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,580
Posted By Texasfietser

Scissors up the nose was good enough for Eric...

Scissors up the nose was good enough for Eric Stratton (Rush Chairman).
02-25-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,869
Posted By Texasfietser

When I was quitting smoking (ten years ago) I...

When I was quitting smoking (ten years ago) I wore a heavy-duty rubber band around my wrist. Every time I wanted a smoke I'd snap that sucker as hard as I could. This cut-rate negative...
Forum: Foo
02-23-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,661
Posted By Texasfietser

A young puppy doesn't sound like a very good...

A young puppy doesn't sound like a very good idea, given your schedule. An older dog might be able to go for the extended periods you describe without having to urinate, but a puppy couldn't. You...
02-13-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,946
Posted By Texasfietser

"Nescit vox missa reverti" - the voice, sent...

"Nescit vox missa reverti" - the voice, sent forth, can never be recalled. In other words, think before you speak (or write).
Forum: Introductions
02-06-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Texasfietser

Welcome and Hook 'Em Horns.

Welcome and Hook 'Em Horns.
Forum: Foo
01-11-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,452
Posted By Texasfietser

Leffe Blonde

Leffe Blonde
Forum: Foo
12-15-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,475
Posted By Texasfietser

mayonnaise, natuurlijk.

mayonnaise, natuurlijk.
12-11-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 13,474
Posted By Texasfietser

Let's see - Shave with straight razor (I...

Let's see -

Shave with straight razor (I have a rotation of Dovos and Henkels), brush and Erasmic cream
Live in a 1920s Sears Bungalow
Use fountain pens (either Yard-o-Led or Parker)
Carry a...
Forum: Foo
12-05-08, 04:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,953
Posted By Texasfietser

Nah, we lived just up the road in Stuttgart.

Nah, we lived just up the road in Stuttgart.
12-04-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,306
Posted By Texasfietser

I hauled passengers sidesaddle on the rear rack...

I hauled passengers sidesaddle on the rear rack with my old Batavus in Holland way back when with no problems. I'm guessing the current Batavus Favoriet or Azor Opa would work for this. They're...
Forum: Foo
12-04-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,953
Posted By Texasfietser

Best wishes to you both from a fellow eloper...

Best wishes to you both from a fellow eloper (1991, Basel, Switzerland).
11-28-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,161
Posted By Texasfietser

Odessa TX 1956-1968 Midland TX 1968-1976 ...

Odessa TX 1956-1968
Midland TX 1968-1976
Denton TX 1976-1977
Dallas TX 1977-1979
Grand Rapids, MI 1979-1982
Austin, TX 1982-1984
Washington, DC 1984-1985
Southern Africa 1985-1986
Washington,...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By Texasfietser

Coldest commute yet for me - 26 degrees with a...

Coldest commute yet for me - 26 degrees with a wind chill of 18 when I left the house this morning.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By Texasfietser

Mid-30's and dry on the way in, and upper-30's...

Mid-30's and dry on the way in, and upper-30's and light rain coming home. Enjoying a nice Hoegaarden beer to celebrate my epic achievement. Did not see many other bike commuters on either leg of...
11-07-08, 04:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 842
Posted By Texasfietser

Surly LHT

Surly LHT
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By Texasfietser

Nice enough going in (temps in the high 40s, no...

Nice enough going in (temps in the high 40s, no wind), but nasty coming home (cold, steady rain).
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,449
Posted By Texasfietser

I biked to my polling place this morning on my...

I biked to my polling place this morning on my way to work. Glad I did it then, because it's raining steadily now... I was the only bicyclist there.
Forum: Foo
10-05-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,431
Posted By Texasfietser

Burmese Harp

Burmese Harp
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,546
Posted By Texasfietser

Gilbert at North Road Bicycles (arguably the best...

Gilbert at North Road Bicycles (arguably the best Pashley dealer in Caswell county, NC) is a great guy - I got a Roadster Sovereign from him last year. I think North Road is a one-man operation,...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,546
Posted By Texasfietser

You might consider the Batavus Favoriet.

You might consider the Batavus Favoriet.
Forum: Touring
09-06-08, 05:34 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-23-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,778
Posted By Texasfietser

I have no experience with the Retrovelo, but...

I have no experience with the Retrovelo, but many, many miles on an Azor Opa. I highly recommend the Azor. It's a rock-solid piece of equipment that requires no upkeep. The steel frame and fat...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Texasfietser

Can't help you with the bike route (i moved away...

Can't help you with the bike route (i moved away from GR in 1982 and went to Calvin anyway), but I can highly recommend Yesterdog, if you haven't found it yet.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,887
Posted By Texasfietser

Do yourself a favor and get a Long Haul Trucker. ...

Do yourself a favor and get a Long Haul Trucker. You won't be sorry.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By Texasfietser

We're having unseasonably cool, dry weather here,...

We're having unseasonably cool, dry weather here, which makes for a pleasant commute. I'm sure we'll be back to hazy, hot, and humid before long, but I'm enjoying this while it lasts. The LHT...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By Texasfietser

Today's Commute

I had a great commute today - very mild weather for August in Northern Virginia. I installed clipless pedals on the LHT on Saturday and am kicking myself for not having gone clipless sooner.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By Texasfietser

Bike Registration

Here in Arlington, Virginia, it doesn't cost anything to register your bike with the police. They claim it will aid in getting your bike back if it gets stolen, but happily I haven't had to test...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,665
Posted By Texasfietser

Cycling Shorts

J&G cyclewear out of Oregon makes very good, reasonably priced cycling shorts. I have several pairs that are holding up nicely under heavy use and frequent washings.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-08, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Texasfietser

Wrinkle-Free Commuting

I leave my business casual shoes and belt (along with a dop kit with soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) at the office. My shirt and pants go in an Eagle Creek folder that I got at REI. The folder, a...
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