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09-06-09, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Stujoe

Now in Carterville, IL and not Belleville, IL

Now in Carterville, IL and not Belleville, IL
11-09-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Stujoe

I was watching the Bears game and saw it too. lol

I was watching the Bears game and saw it too. lol
10-26-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,993
Posted By Stujoe

I doubt the CENTURY Ride has that big of an...

I doubt the CENTURY Ride has that big of an inferiority complex that it can't handle talk of a Metric Century. In fact, I bet the Century Ride probably doesn't even feel the need to overcompensate...
10-17-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By Stujoe

Congrats and nice find. Good luck on the ride....

Congrats and nice find. Good luck on the ride. Also sounds like you have a pretty good LBS there.
10-13-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,636
Posted By Stujoe

Same for me except the dSLR goes in the rack...

Same for me except the dSLR goes in the rack trunk. I too have been looking for a bar bag. There is one kind out there that if fairly good size and mounts with a bracket. I forget which brand right...
10-12-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Stujoe

Awesome colors. I just love this time of year.

Awesome colors. I just love this time of year.
10-12-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Stujoe

Man, it sure sounded like you were up here for a...

Man, it sure sounded like you were up here for a weekend ride with that first description of the path. Maybe all the paths around the Mississippi are a little creepy. lol

And I had no idea geese...
10-12-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Stujoe

Geese! That is pretty funny! lol Did you...

Geese! That is pretty funny! lol

Did you take the Old Chain of Rocks across the river? If so, I know the canal path you are talking about and it is a little creepy down there as you head to the...
10-11-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Stujoe

Cool photos! My reduced photo opportunities would...

Cool photos! My reduced photo opportunities would be a big reason I would miss cycling. The ground I cover at 12 miles an hour cycling is more than I can cover at 2 miles per hour walking. And the...
09-16-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Stujoe

Fall is the best. It's pretty and cool and not...

Fall is the best. It's pretty and cool and not too many people around.
09-10-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By Stujoe

BTW: I'd jump on that deal for sure. I may end up...

BTW: I'd jump on that deal for sure. I may end up getting that era bike again and slapping a pair of fatboys on it again instead of buying a flat bar road bike.
09-10-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By Stujoe

I had a Specialized StreetStomper...which was a...

I had a Specialized StreetStomper...which was a class down from the Hardrock (or maybe RockHopper as I don;t know when the Hardrock first came out), I think. Almost a hybrid type bike for that era...
09-01-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Stujoe

Yeah, I would prefer the uphill and windy on the...

Yeah, I would prefer the uphill and windy on the way out. I usually have no choice and end up with the opposite. lol
08-22-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Stujoe

Nice ride! As has been said...gloves, relaxed...

Nice ride! As has been said...gloves, relaxed grip and change hand positions helps with flat bars. Bar ends are very nice because they also get the wrist in a different position too.

Before I got...
08-22-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Stujoe

Instead of saying 'Watch For Bikes', it should...

Instead of saying 'Watch For Bikes', it should say "Watch For Big Huge Sign In The Bike Lane'.

There is a website around that has terrible bike path designs, etc on it. That photo should be one of...
08-22-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Stujoe

lol That is what I thought. Hitting the vehicle...

lol That is what I thought. Hitting the vehicle is going to stop you plenty fast.

I am no expert but my thought is to do whatever I need to do to slow down as much as possible without going down....
08-22-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,000
Posted By Stujoe

My brother, an avid biker, used to volunteer for...

My brother, an avid biker, used to volunteer for it. It was more of a community involvement thing. This was back in the late 80ies/early 90ies. He gave it up after he got interested in special...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Stujoe

6'1 and about 270 here with only a 20 mile round...

6'1 and about 270 here with only a 20 mile round trip.

People commute on just about anything. What kind of riding surface you have to take can have an effect on what might be better (bike path,...
08-22-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Stujoe

It so much depends upon how hot/humid it is and...

It so much depends upon how hot/humid it is and how hard you are exerting/sweating and how hydrated you were before you started. I sweat a lot so I tend to drink a lot. I also tend to be more...
08-22-08, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Stujoe

I know it is overkill, they are expensive, they...

I know it is overkill, they are expensive, they are heavy and affect overall performance and some comfort but I have Specialized Armadillos and I have not had a flat yet (knock on kevlar) in over...
08-21-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By Stujoe

I probably wouldn't even stop and go back on a...

I probably wouldn't even stop and go back on a road unless there was no traffic. If it was on the side of the road, yeah, but in the middle...not unless there is no traffic anywhere near.
08-20-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Stujoe

I haven't even tried it again since the last...

I haven't even tried it again since the last post. I think I am built for a flat bar. I may end up getting a Specialized Sirrus next spring. At least that is what I am currently enamored with. lol
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08-20-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Stujoe

That photo begs for a "You're Doing It Wrong!"...

That photo begs for a "You're Doing It Wrong!" lol
08-20-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,849
Posted By Stujoe

"The Sedentary Society - How Does That Get...

"The Sedentary Society - How Does That Get Changed?"

$10 a gallon gas? lol $4 a gallon gas seemed to get more people out and about on foot or bike in this town.
08-20-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Stujoe

I was there on a business trip last year and I...

I was there on a business trip last year and I saw a lot of bike riders. I was pretty impressed.
08-18-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Stujoe

Awesome on all counts! Congrats!

Awesome on all counts! Congrats!
08-18-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Stujoe

That apple pie tour is the same day as the ride...

That apple pie tour is the same day as the ride to the lake. I will have to look into it.

I am still hoping we get down to Southern Illinois this year but it isn't looking real good. My father in...
08-18-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Stujoe

Well that was about the easiest job I have ever...

Well that was about the easiest job I have ever done on a bike. lol I was expecting all sorts of pieces and stuff to be involved. It took all of about 20 minutes.

Took out the bb, cleaned...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Stujoe

Hardly any. Maybe 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch. Just...

Hardly any. Maybe 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch. Just enough that I don;t hit them but not much to spare. Oh, and sorry about that, and mine are indeed the small size ones.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Stujoe

I happen to have just bought those last week....

I happen to have just bought those last week. They are fairly small but I have an MTB (and size 13 feet) so I wanted to get something that I would not have heel strike with when peddling. Price was...
08-17-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Stujoe

Sounds nice! I thought about doing the Ramble but...

Sounds nice! I thought about doing the Ramble but I had too much going on this weekend. I still would like to do a ride this year as I have never done one. I am thinking my only opportunity might be...
08-17-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Stujoe

It was a long way to go for a lame joke but my...

It was a long way to go for a lame joke but my other option was to finish cleaning the basement. I think i chose wisely.
08-17-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Stujoe

Oh! I see now! This thread was about the cyclist...

Oh! I see now! This thread was about the cyclist in the foreground! Well, he is just plain old screwed. :D
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Stujoe

Unless I was in a big hurry, I would probably...

Unless I was in a big hurry, I would probably ride slow until he got a light or two ahead. Especially since passing can be dangerous in your situation.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,341
Posted By Stujoe

I can add birds to that list. I ride part of my...

I can add birds to that list. I ride part of my commute on a bike path that runs right next to cornfields. I could literally reach out and grab an ear of corn on my ride. I almost had a bird take off...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,341
Posted By Stujoe

I wouldn't ride a $1500 bike in full 'cyclist'...

I wouldn't ride a $1500 bike in full 'cyclist' regalia in my neighborhood let alone someone else's. lol
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,700
Posted By Stujoe

Who makes that bag that is that on the top tube?...

Who makes that bag that is that on the top tube? It looks to be about the exact size I want.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,700
Posted By Stujoe

I didn't plan on having a commuter. I bought my...

I didn't plan on having a commuter. I bought my bike as a trail and bike path bike for recreational rides. It has just morphed into commuter over the last year and change and my 20 mile round trip...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By Stujoe

For me... Advantages of rack/panniers...gets...

For me...

Advantages of rack/panniers...gets the weight off me and eliminates the sweaty back and I can carry more weight/bulk comfortably.

Advantages of a back pack...typically less...
08-17-08, 06:38 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,624
Posted By Stujoe

I won't take the lane on a 40mph or more road....

I won't take the lane on a 40mph or more road. The closing speed between what I can ride and what the cars are coming up on me at is just too much for me to feel comfortable.

In that 25-35 mph...
08-17-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Stujoe

If that is in the US, the rider appears to be...

If that is in the US, the rider appears to be going against traffic instead of with it. If there is a car coming the other way, he could indeed face plant on the hood of a car coming at him. He also...
08-17-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,296
Posted By Stujoe

I really don't care much what other cyclists do...

I really don't care much what other cyclists do as long as it doesn't impact me. For example...coming at me against traffic riles me up but someone taking the lane really doesn't affect me.
08-17-08, 06:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,624
Posted By Stujoe

I will 'take the lane' if there is no other...

I will 'take the lane' if there is no other option (nice shoulder/breakdown lane/bike lane) and I can generally do 60 to 70% or more of the posted speed limit. For example, I don't have an issue...
08-16-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Stujoe

I can;t even do a track stand so I am impressed....

I can;t even do a track stand so I am impressed. lol
08-15-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Stujoe

On the small chainring? ;)

On the small chainring? ;)
08-15-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Stujoe

I went to the 2 other LBS's in town looking for a...

I went to the 2 other LBS's in town looking for a bottom bracket tool and some grease. First place looked to just sell used and vintage bikes that they fix up but they did not have a bb tool. If I...
08-15-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Stujoe

In general, around here I have many more...

In general, around here I have many more considerate than inconsiderate or inattentive drivers. Sometimes it can actually be a little irritating. Like when I come up to 4 way stops and they are there...
08-15-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Stujoe

I called the LBS I wanted to take it to and asked...

I called the LBS I wanted to take it to and asked if they re-grease and tighten the bb during a tune up and they said they inpect it during the tune up and if it 'needs to be replaced', which he said...
08-15-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Stujoe

It annoyed me from the first tick. I am so used...

It annoyed me from the first tick. I am so used to the bike being so silent that I hate any unnatural sounds. lol

I am also, probably unwarranted, worried about it getting loose and messing up the...
08-13-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Stujoe

I am getting more encouraged. I am going to take...

I am getting more encouraged. I am going to take it into the LBS and if it is just loose and needs to be regreased, I will let them do it and buy the tools and grease so I can do it next time. If...
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