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12-19-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By bransom

Yes, send pictures and ride reports. And sometime...

Yes, send pictures and ride reports. And sometime explain how you came to winter in Sri Lanka as it's not your average snowbird destination. ;-)
12-13-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By bransom

Happy Birthday! I hope to be doing the same at...

Happy Birthday! I hope to be doing the same at your age.
12-13-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,760
Posted By bransom

Fat bikes are sort of an oddity here (St. Louis)....

Fat bikes are sort of an oddity here (St. Louis). Stores stock a few but not a ton of choice. But, as we have a lake house in northern Michigan, I'd like to get one to ride up there. Might have to...
12-09-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,760
Posted By bransom

I've really got to get myself one of those. It...

I've really got to get myself one of those. It looks like a hoot. Which brand/model do you have?
11-16-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By bransom

I just signed up for it again today. It's a good...

I just signed up for it again today. It's a good way to help alleviate some of the boredom.
09-30-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By bransom

Looks amazing! And welcome to the forum.

Looks amazing! And welcome to the forum.
09-30-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By bransom

Great job!

Great job!
09-06-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,672
Posted By bransom

Get the spoke fixed and the wheel trued. Make...

Get the spoke fixed and the wheel trued. Make sure sure they properly tension all the spokes. Keep riding.

Granted, stock wheels often suck, but one broken spoke doesn't mean you've got to buy a...
08-15-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,979
Posted By bransom

You're asking the wrong person. Which feels...

You're asking the wrong person. Which feels better to YOU? That's what counts, not spec sheets. Buy the one you like better. If they feel equally good to you, buy the cheaper one.
Forum: Touring
08-08-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,504
Posted By bransom

If you do go with just a battery, get an Anker....

If you do go with just a battery, get an Anker. They work and aren't very expensive.
08-02-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By bransom

Best of luck with the treatments! Pretty amazing...

Best of luck with the treatments! Pretty amazing that you still feel well enough to ride.
08-02-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,675
Posted By bransom

Bibs rule. At least for us "ample waistline"...

Bibs rule. At least for us "ample waistline" riders.
07-31-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,644
Posted By bransom

And don't feel bad for asking. Everyone asks when...

And don't feel bad for asking. Everyone asks when starting out.
07-31-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,502
Posted By bransom

And I'll end the month well short of my goal:...

And I'll end the month well short of my goal: 220.4. :(

So, on to August!

Edit: It cleared up so I squeezed a short 14.6 miles in this evening. New total: 235.0
07-29-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,835
Posted By bransom

This. Starting up after the winter, for me, takes...

This. Starting up after the winter, for me, takes a lot effort. And the first ride after a long layoff is always tough. After a few rides where I have to push myself, the fun starts again.

Also,...
07-26-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By bransom

I use it, too. Works great. Matter of fact, my...

I use it, too. Works great. Matter of fact, my wife uses it when she kayaks so I can track her progress.
07-26-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By bransom

If you're on Atkins, you should be eating more...

If you're on Atkins, you should be eating more than 15 carbs a day. That low level is only meant for the first two weeks, called Induction. After that, you're supposed to bump the carb level with...
Forum: Touring
07-26-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,712
Posted By bransom

Max, I've enjoyed following your trip on your...

Max, I've enjoyed following your trip on your website. I love seeing and reading about the country from a bicyclist point of view.
07-06-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By bransom

Yeah, once you've done it, you realize it's no...

Yeah, once you've done it, you realize it's no big deal. And the nurses? To them, you're just another a***ole.
07-04-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,537
Posted By bransom

The physics say it's about total weight rather...

The physics say it's about total weight rather than bike weight but I know I *feel* faster on my carbon Diverge than I do on my heavy steel Randonee touring bike. Let her try a lighter bike. She may...
07-04-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,502
Posted By bransom

Okay, I'll dive in. I did 240 miles in June so...

Okay, I'll dive in. I did 240 miles in June so I'll aim for 300 in July.

07/01: 23.84
Forum: Touring
07-04-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By bransom

Nice setup. I'll be interested to hear how it all...

Nice setup. I'll be interested to hear how it all worked out.
06-27-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By bransom

How much you need is highly personal. Some people...

How much you need is highly personal. Some people need relatively little. Others, like me, need a LOT of liquid. I sweat a lot and have to drink a lot. On summer rides here in St. Louis, where it's...
06-27-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By bransom

Might be good to take a week or so to acclimate....

Might be good to take a week or so to acclimate. After that, try a recreational ride of that length to check how you feel. Good? Back to commuting. Awful? Give it another week. Somewhere in-between?...
06-27-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,933
Posted By bransom

Thanks for handling all this, Joe!

Thanks for handling all this, Joe!
Forum: Touring
06-20-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By bransom

He's going international so they should get two...

He's going international so they should get two each (with most major airlines. Not sure about Icelandair.)
06-20-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By bransom

Congratulations, and welcome to the addiction...

Congratulations, and welcome to the addiction —er, I mean sport.;)
06-20-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By bransom

Reach issues can often be corrected by changing...

Reach issues can often be corrected by changing stems, an easy customization. Go ride both bikes and see which feels better.
06-15-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By bransom

Sorry, I didn't realize the poll at the top was...

Sorry, I didn't realize the poll at the top was new!
06-15-16, 08:24 AM
06-11-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,899
Posted By bransom

Okay, so now I'm REALLY jealous! ;)

Okay, so now I'm REALLY jealous! ;)
06-11-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By bransom

Hey, Retro, riding the trike is nothing to be...

Hey, Retro, riding the trike is nothing to be ashamed of! I fully expect that I'll buy one when my balance begins to fade. And the one you bought looks pretty cool. Did you get it in orange?
06-11-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,962
Posted By bransom

You might be overdoing it for your level of...

You might be overdoing it for your level of fitness. Try going every other day (you've got to get some rest days in), starting with low mileage then bumping it up an extra mile each week.
06-11-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,899
Posted By bransom

Nice. And hilly! Did you fly your own...

Nice. And hilly!

Did you fly your own bike(s) over or rent?
06-10-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,160
Posted By bransom

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Touring
06-10-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,036
Posted By bransom

I've got a 2014 model and it's great.

I've got a 2014 model and it's great.
Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By bransom

Have fun! I did it a couple of years ago and may...

Have fun! I did it a couple of years ago and may sign up and do it again next year. The Parks Dept. does a great job of running it.
06-09-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By bransom

Congratulations! Obviously you raised him well....

Congratulations! Obviously you raised him well. :thumb:
06-09-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By bransom

I'd say you took Rule #5...

I'd say you took Rule #5 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/) to heart.
06-02-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By bransom

What recourse do you have in Canada if a doctor...

What recourse do you have in Canada if a doctor or hospital screws up royally? Just curious...

To the OP, best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery.
06-02-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By bransom

Added you as well.

Added you as well.
06-02-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,199
Posted By bransom

I've got Crank Brothers Candys on my road and...

I've got Crank Brothers Candys on my road and mountain bikes, and Crank Brothers Mallet downhill peddles on my touring bike. And a beat up pair of Shimano mountain shoes that I use for all of the...
05-31-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 100,233
Posted By bransom

Yeah, I think that would limit my park walking...

Yeah, I think that would limit my park walking pretty severely. Places I walk usually don't have critters that can eat me.
05-29-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 100,233
Posted By bransom

Okay, I'll jump in. Northport, MI:

Okay, I'll jump in. Northport, MI:
05-29-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,641
Posted By bransom

Until some dude t-boned my wife a couple months...

Until some dude t-boned my wife a couple months ago, we were happy Honda Odyssey owners. Drop the seats, put the kayaks on the roof, the bikes on a hitch rack, and fill up the inside. Absolutely...
05-25-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,779
Posted By bransom

I think everyone is getting too wound up over...

I think everyone is getting too wound up over frame materials. To the OP, just go ride a bunch of bikes in your size that are designed for what you hope to do (long rides, race, gravel, whatever)....
05-21-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,805
Posted By bransom

Congats on making 20. Now get back on the bike...

Congats on making 20. Now get back on the bike and give me 30! :thumb:
05-20-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By bransom

OldsCOOL, I get the same effect after a really...

OldsCOOL, I get the same effect after a really hard ride — one that's long and hard enough that I'm sore afterwards. Weight increase the next day followed by a night of peeing myself back to normal.
05-20-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,928
Posted By bransom

Here's a test using Flickr but with the link...

Here's a test using Flickr but with the link copied using the Flickr iPad app. https://flic.kr/p/HhVTuu

Edit: well, that didn't work.

Maybe this?...
05-19-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,712
Posted By bransom

I really liked both of the AnyRoads that I test...

I really liked both of the AnyRoads that I test rode. And to be fair, the Specialized was a much more expensive bike (the carbon 105 version). When I rode the three, there was a difference between...
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