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Forum: Commuting
03-31-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By doublegg66

512732Right next to my toolbox,I'm sure my vaya...

512732Right next to my toolbox,I'm sure my vaya misses me........been on the fatty since Oct.
Forum: Touring
03-13-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,215
Posted By doublegg66

509347Mountain hardware drifter 2,sadly...

509347Mountain hardware drifter 2,sadly discontinued,awesome size and weight for travel.
02-26-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,016
Posted By doublegg66

Funny! Ya I ride most of the winter(it's cold...

Funny! Ya I ride most of the winter(it's cold here) and snot rockets keep the cars at a safe distance!
02-02-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,514
Posted By doublegg66

I agree to a point,use the car less,and if I was...

I agree to a point,use the car less,and if I was in a place where it was feasible,i would most definitely cycle all the time.But I also depend on cars for my living(auto tech) and vehicles have...
01-12-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,134
Posted By doublegg66

498075Taken after I put the studs on last month-A...

498075Taken after I put the studs on last month-A week before the snow hit-now it's an icy mess here.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 17,313
Posted By doublegg66

Automotive Technician here,since 1993,ride all...

Automotive Technician here,since 1993,ride all year and have private parking next to my toolbox,and yes I have been the weird guy in every shop I've wrenched in!
Forum: Commuting
10-17-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,725
Posted By doublegg66

and I also carry open when riding in this part of...

and I also carry open when riding in this part of the country-not just for dogs-have seen critters that put me lower on the food chain-but dogs can be scared off-even trained ones.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,725
Posted By doublegg66

Sad,but only the rider knows what the motivation...

Sad,but only the rider knows what the motivation was.
07-14-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,194
Posted By doublegg66

I work three miles from home,takes from 10-15...

I work three miles from home,takes from 10-15 minutes to bike in,and some evenings I race my driving co-workers downtown for a beer-always waiting on those slow car guys!
07-03-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By doublegg66

Very nice,I live in western Nebraska(Chadron) and...

Very nice,I live in western Nebraska(Chadron) and alot of my short tours are done in the black hills-nice to see others enjoy the sights as well.
06-21-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 31,426
Posted By doublegg66

13 salsa vaya-so far it has been a great ride.

13 salsa vaya-so far it has been a great ride.
05-16-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,217
Posted By doublegg66

As with anything built by Man,It will fail and is...

As with anything built by Man,It will fail and is prone to error.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,842
Posted By doublegg66

Kind of a road bike,but it is red!

Kind of a road bike,but it is red!
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 102,256
Posted By doublegg66

my new salsa vaya is steel,many companies produce...

my new salsa vaya is steel,many companies produce steel frames............even today.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 102,256
Posted By doublegg66

A well used 90 something diamondback ascent...

A well used 90 something diamondback ascent ex-makes a good trail bike
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,671
Posted By doublegg66

What's a bike lane?(no we really don't have...

What's a bike lane?(no we really don't have anything close to those)
05-22-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,067
Posted By doublegg66

plastic rod, and spray soapy water in between the...

plastic rod, and spray soapy water in between the bar and grip,twist and pull,should work.
Forum: Touring
05-10-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,704
Posted By doublegg66

unloaded and riding to work,I find my Vaya almost...

unloaded and riding to work,I find my Vaya almost lively and quick on acceleration,this is my one bike that does all I need it to do-and I got the 2013 model because the red/tan colors are really...
Forum: Touring
05-09-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,704
Posted By doublegg66

bought the 2013 model last November-after looking...

bought the 2013 model last November-after looking and trying a lot of others,can say now after I have almost 500 miles on it,I love it,was worried the granny was'nt low enough,but I only carry 30lbs...
Forum: Touring
05-02-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,543
Posted By doublegg66

all three are fine rides-and I test rode all...

all three are fine rides-and I test rode all three and went with a Salsa vaya 3-and changed the small ring to a 26,so far so good.
04-09-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,098
Posted By doublegg66

too lazy to walk the three miles to work, and too...

too lazy to walk the three miles to work, and too bull headed to buy fuel to drive to the hills for camping-between 10-50 miles-but mostly I just like to ride!
Forum: Commuting
03-19-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,023
Posted By doublegg66

I've been an auto tech since '92-lots of walking...

I've been an auto tech since '92-lots of walking ,pushing, pulling, lifting, and a form of yoga to get under the dashboards of most cars nowadays.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,878
Posted By doublegg66

My old ones live in the garage-new bike is in the...

My old ones live in the garage-new bike is in the basement,unless my butt is on it.
Forum: Introductions
02-27-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By doublegg66

Welcome-I'm in Chadron,Ne-90 miles south of...

Welcome-I'm in Chadron,Ne-90 miles south of you,but I ride the black hills all summer,yes you should stop in and talk to Tim at ACME.The Mickelson trail is a great ride when the snow melts and there...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-14, 09:43 PM
Forum: Commuting
02-12-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,542
Posted By doublegg66

mine sits behind my toolbox at the...

mine sits behind my toolbox at the dealership-can't see it hiding there!
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,948
Posted By doublegg66

Have been a lowly automotive tech since...

Have been a lowly automotive tech since 1992,before that I shot cannons for the Army.
Forum: Touring
12-27-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,773
Posted By doublegg66

Take this with a grain of salt,only had my Selle...

Take this with a grain of salt,only had my Selle on for about 200 miles,and I do love it-but I've not tried a Brooks.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,753
Posted By doublegg66

bar ends are a cake walk after using down tube...

bar ends are a cake walk after using down tube shifters for years-one gets used to it.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,753
Posted By doublegg66

Might I throw in the Salsa Vaya?-nice ride,good...

Might I throw in the Salsa Vaya?-nice ride,good disc brakes and I got this years model for $1100
Forum: Touring
12-15-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 353,519
Posted By doublegg66

355193Here is my 90 something 10$ yard sale...

355193Here is my 90 something 10$ yard sale diamondback,Rides awesome and has done most of the Mickelson trail in south Dakota,Just bought a new 2013 Salsa vaya to short tour with,so this one will be...
12-15-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By doublegg66

I believe they lucked out,I often hunt and am off...

I believe they lucked out,I often hunt and am off road in the snow here,but I carry survival gear and know how to use it.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,194
Posted By doublegg66

after riding used and rebuilt bikes most of my...

after riding used and rebuilt bikes most of my life,I brokedown and bought a new 2013 Salsa Vaya3,swapped the racks and bags from my mountain bike,also mounted the lights.now if the snow clears from...
Forum: Touring
11-14-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,692
Posted By doublegg66

cable lock through both wheels and the frame, and...

cable lock through both wheels and the frame, and lay it down behind the tent,a piece of black string tied to a tent pole will help you sleep better.
10-21-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By doublegg66

I had an awesome trip,decided to start in Hill...

I had an awesome trip,decided to start in Hill city,and spent three days wandering up the Mic to Deadwood and back,Can't wait for next years time off!
Forum: Touring
09-09-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By doublegg66

nice area there,I live in Chadron,and do a lot of...

nice area there,I live in Chadron,and do a lot of my riding farther north in the Black hills.
09-02-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,080
Posted By doublegg66

this area is also rich in diesel trucks-ya some...

this area is also rich in diesel trucks-ya some are jackwagons,I tell those guys I don't fix diesels when they show up at 5:30 on a Friday evenin needing repair because our shop is still open.
08-21-13, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By doublegg66

all are great suggestions and yes,I love living...

all are great suggestions and yes,I love living so close to the black hills-makes for great riding.
08-18-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By doublegg66

have done that section of the Mic-nice ride but...

have done that section of the Mic-nice ride but not much on scenery-Hill city and keystone are a gotta-do,suppose I'll wing it,and have the bride come find me if I run out of return time!
08-16-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By doublegg66

need help with a route from pringle,S.D to anywhere-have seven days off.

leaving Chadron,NE,the 14th of Sept,and plan to park and start riding from Pringle.Don't have to be back on the job till the 21st-any suggestions for a nice ride through the black hills-I can...
07-29-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,746
Posted By doublegg66

we use zep brake clean in a re-fillable...

we use zep brake clean in a re-fillable pressurized can in our auto shop- it does not damage rubber,works good on my bicycles.
07-07-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By doublegg66

Yep,a pair of jeeps here also,bride drives an 08...

Yep,a pair of jeeps here also,bride drives an 08 compass 45 miles a day to work and my 89 Cherokee sits at home while I bike to work,I have been an auto tech for 25 years now.
06-23-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,934
Posted By doublegg66

have never seen a flat road,or no wind so I don't...

have never seen a flat road,or no wind so I don't pay attention to the speed,(don't have one of those either)-just ride and enjoy every minute of it!
Forum: Commuting
06-07-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By doublegg66

I put my butt in the jeep seat and drive to...

I put my butt in the jeep seat and drive to work-no shame.
05-02-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By doublegg66

#41-Nebraska is only concerned with the folks on...

#41-Nebraska is only concerned with the folks on the eastern egde,and that's the way most of us on the western side like it.
04-21-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By doublegg66

Good one!,but what about us Native guys that dont...

Good one!,but what about us Native guys that dont have much facial hair?
Forum: Commuting
04-04-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 137,476
Posted By doublegg66

listening to the wind and watching the curtains...

listening to the wind and watching the curtains move,wondering what the morning has in store-oh well -drive on!
03-05-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,260
Posted By doublegg66

Maybe I dont get "it" we moved to a small town...

Maybe I dont get "it" we moved to a small town almost three years ago to maybe give our teens a chance at the values and lifestyle my bride and I enjoyed at their age-ya we both took a huge...
03-03-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By doublegg66

Not 10-15 miles,but we do have some nice climbs...

Not 10-15 miles,but we do have some nice climbs in the Chadron/Pine ridge area
Forum: Commuting
02-20-13, 09:38 PM
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