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Forum: Texas
09-30-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Jtgyk

You can still ride, it's not raining too...

You can still ride, it's not raining too hard....and no lightning.
One of the reasons that most of my bikes have fenders.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,182
Posted By Jtgyk

With that much seat post showing, I don't see...

With that much seat post showing, I don't see how it could be too big for you, unless you have short arms/torso.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,182
Posted By Jtgyk

CL here in the DFW area has gone completely nuts!...

CL here in the DFW area has gone completely nuts! People are trying to list old stuff for as much or more $$ than when new!
I'm finding better prices on used bikes at the LBS.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,182
Posted By Jtgyk

Please be aware of the recall involving the bike:...

Please be aware of the recall involving the bike:

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/pdf/Final%20Carbon%20Fork%20Recall%20Poster.pdf
Forum: Touring
09-01-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,374
Posted By Jtgyk

Nashbar touring frame w/ flipped mustache bars. ...

Nashbar touring frame w/ flipped mustache bars. Originally had them the other way around, but out too much pressure on my wrists. Flipped them over just so I could ride until my new trekking bars...
Forum: Texas
08-11-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jtgyk

Thanks to Lynn and the rest that put this...

Thanks to Lynn and the rest that put this together! It was good to meet you all, had a great time, and am glad I got so much info at the Trail meeting.
Depending on when the meeting is (in New...
Forum: Texas
07-30-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jtgyk

Bumping this. Anyone else going? ...

Bumping this.

Anyone else going?

"Bueller? ......Bueller?............ Bueller? "
Forum: Texas
07-28-12, 01:57 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jtgyk

More elaborate ones were called a Draisine. ...

More elaborate ones were called a Draisine.

Pics here: ...
Forum: Texas
07-25-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jtgyk

So, is that 2 so far that need transport back to...

So, is that 2 so far that need transport back to Farmersville? (you can actually call me that day, too, if you need to SAG from somewhere on the trail (wherever it meets a road)
I have 2 more slots...
Forum: Texas
07-19-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jtgyk

Kinda what I had in mind...(depends on how many...

Kinda what I had in mind...(depends on how many people think that they'll need rides back, though)
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,751
Posted By Jtgyk

I've fallen in love with the Take a Look mirrors...

I've fallen in love with the Take a Look mirrors and don't have any problem mounting one on my helmet visor. It could use a zip tie or some tape just for security (hangs by itself very well for...
Forum: Texas
07-18-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By Jtgyk

I'll try to reschedule clients on August 10, so I...

I'll try to reschedule clients on August 10, so I can offer SAG up to 4 bikes. I think it would be cool to make a respectable showing at the meeting in Roxton.
Forum: Texas
07-18-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jtgyk

Don't know how much of the ride I could do, but I...

Don't know how much of the ride I could do, but I have a ginormous 4 bike rack on my Ford Escape and may possibly be available for SAG duties for some of the one way-ers. Sounds it would be great to...
Forum: Texas
06-26-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By Jtgyk

Good for Farmersville! It's good to see they...

Good for Farmersville! It's good to see they realize there is value in doing this.
Forum: Texas
06-24-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By Jtgyk

Mountain bike....definitely a mountain bike.

Mountain bike....definitely a mountain bike.
Forum: Texas
06-08-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By Jtgyk

Just got back from doing a 114 mile section of...

Just got back from doing a 114 mile section of the Katy Trail in MO. No pavement, just crushed/packed limestone and it rides like a dream without as much maintenance as concrete or asphalt. Some of...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,978
Posted By Jtgyk

Contributed what I can on Chip In...wish I was...

Contributed what I can on Chip In...wish I was able to do more.
Can't donate blood since we were in England at the wrong time.
(Went for the education....stayed for the mad cow disease.)
Forum: Texas
05-16-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jtgyk

Thoughts and prayers going out... Let us know...

Thoughts and prayers going out...
Let us know more when you know .
05-08-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Jtgyk

I need to watch this every time I start to punk...

I need to watch this every time I start to punk out.
03-18-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 6,938
Posted By Jtgyk

11.5 Slow Miles today with my favorite (and only)...

11.5 Slow Miles today with my favorite (and only) wife.

This month total is just shy of 120 miles. (119.95)
03-17-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 6,938
Posted By Jtgyk

14.5 mile neighborhood tour of community gardens...

14.5 mile neighborhood tour of community gardens / gawk at the landscaping / bike date with the wife. Stops for looking and Starbucks. Total time out 3-ish hours. Actual riding time 1.5 hours for...
03-15-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 6,938
Posted By Jtgyk

91 miles so far for me this month. Mostly my...

91 miles so far for me this month. Mostly my short commute and dog running.

371 - ish miles for the year.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,182
Posted By Jtgyk

My Big Three Commuters: First - "The Flying...

My Big Three Commuters:

First - "The Flying Avocado" (Nashbar Touring Frame)
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Next - "Silver" (Trek 700 Multitrack seen here on vacation in Carbondale, CO)
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And Last - "The...
03-13-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 29,982
Posted By Jtgyk

The Flying Avocado showing off in Albuquerque, NM...

The Flying Avocado showing off in Albuquerque, NM (click to embiggen)
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The Flying Avocado posing with my Lovely Wife beside Baffin Bay, near Riviera, TX
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Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By Jtgyk

None for me. Just wheel it out the front door of...

None for me. Just wheel it out the front door of the house and in the employee door at work. XD

When I lived in Pittsburgh (many, many moons ago) I carried my boat anchor Huffy road bike up (and...
03-01-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Jtgyk

I'm only at 289 miles this year (148 in Jan - 141...

I'm only at 289 miles this year (148 in Jan - 141 in Feb).
Forum: Commuting
02-23-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Jtgyk

Probably storage for a bike rental company.

Probably storage for a bike rental company.
02-23-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By Jtgyk

1) Stuffed Jalapenos. Preferably in large...

1) Stuffed Jalapenos. Preferably in large quantity.

2) Pizza

3) Fresh baked bread with butter and/or cheese

And Neil_B and Chefisaac, I agree, up to a point. I find I'm more satisfied with...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Jtgyk

I've done the...

I've done the "rolling-everything-and-strapping-it-under-the-top-tube" thing and it works pretty well if your bundle is not too big.
I've also strapped the bundle across the drops and rode the hoods...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Jtgyk

I have 2 full sized versions and they do a pretty...

I have 2 full sized versions and they do a pretty good job.
I did have one lock "stick" closed once, though (key turned but lock didn't disengage) and that was pretty nasty...had to carry the bike...
01-17-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By Jtgyk

Too bad you're not near Dallas...I'm in the midst...

Too bad you're not near Dallas...I'm in the midst of thinning the Bike Herd.
Good luck.
We're all pulling for you!
01-17-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Jtgyk

New bike for running the Hounds

My dogs need LOTS of exercise (so do I) so I'd been using the Walky Dog (http://www.thedogoutdoors.com/dog-bicycle-accessories.html) fixture on my mountain bike. the problem was hiking my leg up,...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By Jtgyk

Since I've had pneumonia around this time for the...

Since I've had pneumonia around this time for the last three years, I've been less inclined to ride to work when rain is predicted.
Of course half the time it doesn't happen (which winds up pissing...
Forum: Texas
10-21-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By Jtgyk

Well Stephen....maybe he wants to take the...

Well Stephen....maybe he wants to take the loooong way. :D

Tate, That sounds like a new and wonderful adventure. If you manage it, we expect updates and pics.
Forum: Texas
10-13-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,568
Posted By Jtgyk

I'd say, from some of the areas I rode, you'd...

I'd say, from some of the areas I rode, you'd want the mountain bike (or 29er) with some wide tires.
Forum: Texas
09-22-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Jtgyk

The CL poster probably had a "near miss" with a...

The CL poster probably had a "near miss" with a cyclist (..."Not only are you idiots going to get killed ,but also ruin someone elses life from having to live with hitting your stupid butt and most...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,785
Posted By Jtgyk

I'm 5'11" and started commuting when I was...

I'm 5'11" and started commuting when I was 398lbs. Lost 40lbs just from riding that first year.
My lowest weight over the commuting years has been 350.
I put back on 35lbs after a bout of pneumonia...
09-08-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,794
Posted By Jtgyk

Dang Hoss! I've been through the Achilles tear...

Dang Hoss! I've been through the Achilles tear thing and managed (just) to avoid surgery. You've definitely experienced insult on top of injury. Good luck with the surgery, and here's hoping...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Jtgyk

I have both the ATB and Waterproof Nashbar bags....

I have both the ATB and Waterproof Nashbar bags. The waterproof bags hold a heck of a lot more and have added security of velcro straps to reenforce the simple hooks on the top of the rack. I've...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Jtgyk

Yes, but I usually just hang the bike from under...

Yes, but I usually just hang the bike from under the nose of the saddle instead of clamping. easy on and easy off.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,502
Posted By Jtgyk

I have a short commute too. Sometimes I wear the...

I have a short commute too. Sometimes I wear the bike shorts under reg shorts, sometimes underwear and regular shorts, sometimes (when it's cool outside) I'll just wear my work clothes. It all...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jtgyk

tsl The "Hey library guy!" is definitely a...

tsl

The "Hey library guy!" is definitely a sign that you are having a great positive impact in your area.
Good luck and keep up the good work.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jtgyk

We're a city of about 107,000, and only have the...

We're a city of about 107,000, and only have the one library building (81,650 sq/ft). During the summer, we can easily hit 1000 items/hour check out :twitchy:(we serve a very large area - having...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jtgyk

I flinch a little when I see patrons approaching...

I flinch a little when I see patrons approaching the desk with rolling luggage.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jtgyk

Jeeze! It must be nice. Our limit is 100 items...

Jeeze! It must be nice. Our limit is 100 items out per card. (Multiple cards per family. Yikes)
Our numbers look great, but we're buried most of the time. (We, in Circ, have been lobbying for...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jtgyk

Well, "Hey there" fellow circ person! (and we...

Well, "Hey there" fellow circ person! (and we know that all the best cycle commute).
Verifying that discs are in cases is easy...I have more of a problem with them forgetting one entire item. I get...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jtgyk

This was a cool thing to do. That being said, I...

This was a cool thing to do.
That being said, I would be careful about what you accept for return from them. I could see some of our patrons (Richardson Tx) forgetting one of their DVDs or CDs and...
Forum: Texas
08-23-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Jtgyk

Aaaaaannnnnd.....the posting has received the...

Aaaaaannnnnd.....the posting has received the requisite number of flags and is gone.
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